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Dustin · Married on 05/02/2020
Planning during a Pandemic
We spent over a year planning our wedding, as we got closer we hired Karen to help keep us organized as we got closer to the wedding. Then the Pandemic of COVID19 hit, Karen provided us with constant updates and recommendations as we continued to plan...After a few weeks we realized we wouldn't be able to keep our date and had to postpone. Karen unfortunately wasn't available on our new date - but that didn't stop her from making sure our wedding would be a success. She helped us find an available wedding planner, sent the new planner all of the information she had for our wedding, and negotiated a discounted rate...Then she still provided us with some additional items we were "borrowing" from her for our wedding...If you have the opportunity to use Celebrated Events/Karen as your wedding planner DO IT!Sent on 04/23/2020
Charlie Coffman · Married on 12/14/2019
Karen was great. Everything was flawless and our guests even commented about that. She was very responsive and super easy to coordinate with. I would recommend Karen to anyone looking for a coordinator.Sent on 01/13/2020
Christine · Married on 11/10/2019
Above and beyond!
We hired Celebrated Events to hang sting lighting at our recent wedding at the Linganore Winery. The lighting added a special touch to an already beautiful venue. Just three days before the wedding we contacted Celebrated Events (Karen Farrow) seeking potential vendors for outdoor space heaters (as it was predicted to be cold the day of our event – we ended up not needing them which was great); in talking with Karen about our upcoming event we also realized that we could really use some help in setting up some décor inside the venue and Karen graciously offered to help without hesitation. With so much to do when you arrive at the venue with prep and pictures, we can’t imagine how we would have been able to get our special décor set up in the reception hall without Karen’s help – she was truly a life-saver! We gave her a list of the items and where they should be set up and she took care of everything. When we entered the hall before the reception started everything was set up so beautifully – picture perfect! We honestly don’t know what we would have done or how we would have found the time to do it. Karen was great to work with and we would highly recommend her to anyone planning an event! Thank you Karen for offering to help - you made our day so much more relaxing and everything looked absolutely beautiful!Sent on 11/20/2019
Bryan wilson · Married on 10/13/2019
Perfect wedding day
Karen was absolutely amazing. We knew she would be the right person for us when she pre-scouted the venue before we even met for the first time! She was extremely easy to work with. The lead up to the wedding was very smooth and the day went off without any problems (that we were made aware of)!!! We would highly recommend her services!Sent on 12/17/2019
Heidi Wood · Married on 09/27/2019
Weddings are stressful - there's no avoiding that! But having Karen onboard made SUCH a big difference on my stress levels. Knowing that someone with her level of expertise, contacts, venue knowledge was there made such a big difference. Having someone to reach out to with questions or for advice made the pre-wedding planning easier as well. Toss in her amazing 'side-kick' Jenny and the service and 'extras' provided helped make an amazing day! Celebrated Events is worth every penny and I would highly recommend!! I'd also strongly encourage the lighting rental - turned our dance floor into a fairy landSent on 10/02/2019
Kathy Hutson · Married on 12/10/2018
Superb wedding team partner
Karen's expertise truly made our wedding event flawless and memorable! She was very easy to work with, made wonderful suggestions, and even offered accessories from her own stock of wedding supplies.Sent on 12/10/2018
Dina · Married on 09/28/2018
Lights looked great . Everyone who attended sparkled under them. Not much else needed to decorate.Sent on 10/04/2018
Ariel · Married on 08/18/2018
Karen was ESSENTIAL to our wedding at Linganore Winecellars! She was truly amazing and quick to every response and issue that came up through the entire wedding process. The lights that her company provides make the reception hall even more magical! She made the entire wedding planning process a breeze! She had beautiful props and items to use, was well organized during every conversation, and was just a pleasure to work with! Worth every penny! Thank you so much Karen!!!Sent on 09/12/2018
Britnie · Married on 08/10/2018
We had this company do fairy lights over our dance floor. It added so much to the space we absolutely loved it. We never saw them because we didnt need to, they decorated the night before then took down the day after.Sent on 08/18/2018
Sophie · Married on 06/08/2018
I had a wonderful experience with Karen and her daughter at Celebrated Events! She was with me every step of the way for the month before my wedding and was extremely responsive via phone and e-mail. I was planning on not hiring a day-of-coordinator but it turns out my wedding probably would not have gone off right without her! One of my favorite things was her willingness to share the decor and supplies she had available, and her strong connections with all the vendors in the Frederick area which made coordinating them on the day much easier for us all. Karen was also wiling to meet with me in different locations and different times based on my work schedule which was highly appreciated, and stored my decorations after the wedding so that we could go on our honeymoon without stressing about everything that was packed up at the end of the night. We had a lovely experience!Sent on 07/11/2018
Justin · Married on 01/13/2018
Karen is simply the best. She comes into the process really wanting to know what you want the wedding to look and feel like (and also how much you’d like to spend). She’s very in tune with the wedding vendor community and has plenty of suggestions if you need them. She simply goes above and beyond with her work. Throughout the planning process we continually found ourselves looking at each other and saying in unison, “What would we do without Karen!?” She has all the small and last-minute details thought out so you don’t have to stress. We can’t emphasize enough how much Karen helped us have our dream wedding!Sent on 01/22/2018
Peggy · Married on 11/12/2017
Karen did a fantastic job with my daughters wedding. Everything went smoothly and I didn't have to do anything but write the checks. I have already referred her company to 3 other people for corporate events as well.Sent on 11/27/2017
Laura · Married on 09/23/2017
There aren’t enough words to express how happy we were with Celebrated Events! We weren’t originally planning on hiring a day-of-coordinator, but I’m so glad we did. We were able to relax and be in the moment during our wedding instead of worrying about little details.Sent on 10/30/2017
At our last meeting the week before our wedding we were freaking out because we realized we’d forgotten programs. Karen recommended Staples next-day printing to us, then picked up our finished programs for us the day before the wedding.
When my bridesmaids and I arrived at our venue at 10 am to start hair, Karen and Jenni were already there setting up for our 5:30 pm wedding.
Karen left us an emergency bag that came in handy for a myriad of things—there were pens we used to finish escort cards, straws so I could drink after I’d had my makeup done, etc. My MoH kept peeking into the pockets and announcing everything she saw. It was like a Mary Poppins bag!
As vendors arrived, they directed them so I didn’t have to direct a bunch of people while trying to get myself ready.
They directed the run-through and ceremony—no easy task because there were 5 flower girls & ring bearers ranging from 18 months to 9 years, and my FIL has Alzheimers—and everything went smoothly.
I was very busy during the reception but my friends and family were singing their praises afterwards. During important moments like the toasts and dances Jenni was on the floor with some of the little kids, keeping them distracted with her iPad! We didn’t purchase the optional add-on for a kids activity table run by Jenni because we’d made our own activities, but I think she would’ve done a fantastic job if we had!
They handled decor breakdown after the reception, and Karen met up with my mom afterwards to give her some of the larger items we weren’t able to take right away.
Karen and Jenni did so well that I’m STILL hearing family members and guests sing their praises over a month after the wedding.
Kelly · Married on 03/25/2017
I hired Karen for day-of coordination for our wedding at Linganore Winecellars, and it was probably the best investment we made for our wedding day! It was so convenient to be able to drop off decorations early with Karen, so that my family and I didn't have to haul them to the venue and decorate on my wedding day. Karen took care of setting everything up and has thorough knowledge about Linganore, she and her husband setting up the lovely string lights in the hall. She took all the burden of wedding day stress from me and my family, even making sure I wasn't aware of a tuxedo mishap until it was taken care of. My family, husband and I were able to truly enjoy the day without worrying about setup, cleanup, or running the show. If you're planning a wedding at Linganore, hiring Karen is a must!Sent on 04/06/2017
Alicia · Married on 10/30/2016
Our wedding went exactly as planned thanks to Karen! She went above and beyond through out the whole process. She took care of so many aspects of the wedding and had so many helpful suggestions along the way. She was so easy to work with and always responded immediately to emails. It was a great experience!Sent on 11/15/2016
Jon · Married on 09/10/2016
Karen is superb, her attention to detail and knowledge of the kinds of vendors is second to none. She arranged meetings, got quotes, dealt with an assortment of people up to and well past the date of the wedding. The only thing we would suggest is allotting some time so the Bride and Groom can enjoy some of the wonderful food. We both very highly recommend signing with Celebrated Events!!Sent on 10/17/2016
Lori · Married on 08/27/2016
Karen was a lifesaver. There is no way I could've done my wedding without her. At first I didn't think I needed a day of planner then I realized it might be a good idea. Karen handled everything beautifully on my big day and also got involved a little bit before with helping me contact vendors. This was the best money spent!Sent on 08/29/2016
Anna · Married on 08/06/2016
My husband and I used Karen for our wedding at Linganore Winery and she was fantastic. She knew more about the property and where things were for the wedding more than the event coordinator at the Winery. She was extremely prompt with answering emails and having meetings, and she did a fantastic job the day of to make sure everything was set up perfectly, and everything went smoothly! If you're having your wedding at Linganore Winery, having her there is an absolute MUST!Sent on 02/22/2017
Dana · Married on 07/31/2016
We hired Celebrated Events to put up string lighting for our wedding @ Linganore Winecellars. They were prompt and the lights made the wedding ceremony/reception look wonderful. Certainly wouldn't have been as nice as it was without the lights.Sent on 02/22/2017
LisaMarie · Married on 06/24/2016
We used this company for lights over our dance floor. We got married at Linganore Winery and the lights over the dance floor just made it seem magical. Karen contacted Linganore herself with the set up and take down times, so I did not have to worry about it! Great to work with!Sent on 07/05/2016
User5194279 · 2+ years ago
I feel grateful to have Karen as my DoC. She was always very accessible, often responding to my emails within the hour! Even though I'm pretty organized on my own, I definitely needed Karen's opinion and consultation throughout the wedding process: should my bridal party stand at an angle, how much decor do I need at my venue, who were the best vendors, etc. She also helped me in a bind since I didn't want to spend top dollar for wooden slabs I would never use again; she got some slabs of her own and we rented them from her. Especially if you get married at Linganore Winecellars, I would DEFINITELY book Karen as your DoC. The staff knows her intimately as she does ~50% of the weddings there, I was told by Linganore. Finally I would say Karen is just a sweetheart - in one candid photo of us cake cutting, I could see her in the background smiling. It's nice when your vendors also take part in your happiness on your wedding day.Sent on 05/30/2016
Teri · Married on 06/27/2015
The one thing I new I wanted for my daughter's wedding was an event planner so on the day of the wedding I could enjoy the occasion. Without Karen - no way would this happen. At the end of the planning process there were times were I just handed her the reigns. The event was incredible. Everything was beautiful and she was the calm during the storm of planning.Sent on 06/30/2015
Allison · Married on 08/30/2014
Karen was so flexible and helpful with all the tiny details that comes with wedding planning. So nice and understandingSent on 09/23/2014
Allison · Married on 08/30/2014
Karen was so helpful with all the little details that wedding planning entails. Very nice and a great resource!Sent on 09/23/2014
User3343599 · 2+ years ago
I would highly recommend Celebrated Events for any of your wedding needs. My partner and I used several of their services and we couldn't have asked for more. Karen was very easy to work with and our wedding was just how we wanted it. Invitations were a breeze because of the efforts and organization Karen brought to the table. We were married in Sept. 2012 and people are still saying it was the most beautiful and fun wedding they have ever been to!Sent on 06/22/2013