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Rosalind · Married on 09/01/2019
Wonderful Wedding Planner!
When I got engaged, I knew I wanted to hire a wedding planner. I wanted someone who would help me stay on track, think of all the little things I had no idea I needed to think about, and most importantly - I didn't want my family or myself to have to worry about a single thing on the big day. Well, I am SO glad I chose Holly to help me plan my wedding. Right from the start, Holly was professional, responsive, and enjoyable to work with. She is very knowledgeable about the wedding industry and has worked with a lot of different vendors - which was very helpful when picking out a photographer, DJ, florist, etc. When my husband and I decided to change our wedding date, Holly was so understanding and flexible - luckily she was available to still help us plan our wedding and we planned the majority of the event in 5 months! She kept me on track and helped me think of things I would have never thought of. On the day of, my family and I were able to relax and enjoy every moment of that day because we knew she had everything taken care of. Thank you Holly for helping to make our day so special - we truly enjoyed working with you!Sent on 10/01/2019
Rachel Parry · Married on 06/04/2019
Couldn't have asked for a better planner!
Holly was an absolute pleasure to work with, and guided us seamlessly through planning the most perfect wedding day. She thought of every last detail throughout the planning process, and kept us on track. She was prompt with all communication, and readily available whenever we needed her. She coordinated with all of our vendors prior to the event and made sure everything was set up perfectly on the day of. Holly made the day go off without a single hitch, putting out fires we never even knew had occurred. I would recommend Holly to any bride - she knows her stuff! Her service was invaluable to us.Sent on 06/03/2019
H&K Weddings and Events's reply:Thank you so much Rachel! I had a blast at your wedding and so glad I got to be part of it. Best wishes to you two!
Whitney · Married on 05/04/2019
Made our wedding day STRESS FREE!!
Holly was so amazing from the very first moment we started working with her! We contacted her about a year and a half before the wedding and she helped keep us organized throughout the whole planning process! The day of the wedding she was a 10/10! Her and her assistant ran around the entire day working with vendors and doing tasks so that our day would run as smoothly as possibly, which it did! Would recommend to anyone :)Sent on 07/02/2019
Troy · Married on 10/06/2018
Holly made our day stress-free!
Words can't describe how happy we were to have Holly as our wedding planner! We were planning our wedding from a distance (800 miles away) and on a short timeline (less than 10 months) and Holly made the whole experience stress-free. She was great at recommending vendors to us, contacting them to find out availability and pricing, and helping us make final decisions. She was extremely responsive via email, went to in-person meetings we couldn't attend and made plenty of time for phone calls both with us and with vendors. She has great expertise and was such a help in trying to make decisions - she was always flexible, but willing to put in her two cents. The week before the wedding was a breeze thanks to Holly - she managed all of our logistics and took so much off our plate. And on the day of the wedding, she made the whole thing run so smoothly - we did not stress about anything, and the ceremony and reception were exactly as we wanted it. Our day was a dream, and the entire wedding planning experience was so much easier than we ever would have thought, thanks to her. We can't recommend her highly enough!Sent on 10/29/2018
H&K Weddings and Events's reply:Awe thank you both so much for the great review. I am so glad you got to enjoy the day itself and not have to worry about anything. Best wishes to you two!
Alyssa Fishbone · Married on 09/15/2018
Holly was such a great wedding planner. We had multiple meetings before the wedding discussing things that I wouldn’t have even thought of. I always sent her emails of random thoughts or ideas I had for the wedding, and she was always honest and extremely responsive. The day of the wedding is where I really have no idea what I would have done without her. She saved everyone so much stress and everything went so smoothly. I would highly recommend Holly!Sent on 10/18/2018
H&K Weddings and Events's reply:Thank you so much Alyssa. I was happy to be part of planning you and Scotty's Day. I can't believe its over. Be sure to keep in touch!
Nick · Married on 07/21/2018
Holly and her team were incredible. They went above and beyond for 12 months up to and including the wedding day. We were on the fence about hiring a wedding planner to begin with but at several moments throughout the process we realized we could not have pulled off this event without Holly and her team. I couldn't recommend them highly enough. They were wonderful and coordinated flawlessly with the caterers, makeup, rental groups, pie makers, dj's, photographer, bar tenders, and all of the other groups that get involved in weddings. Trust me, the process gets complicated and it is worth it to have Holly on your team!Sent on 08/09/2018
H&K Weddings and Events's reply:Thanks Nick! You and Allison had a beautiful wedding with so many heartfelt details. I am so glad I got the chance to be part of it. I will miss you both.
Andrea · Married on 06/23/2018
We had a wonderful time working with Holly. Our wedding was exactly what we wanted, and the day went perfectly because of Holly's hard work. We would highly recommend Holly without any reservation to anyone who is looking to hire a wedding planner.Sent on 08/09/2018
Jenny · Married on 06/02/2018
I cannot thank Holly enough for making our dream wedding become a reality. My husband and I live in VA but wanted to get married closer to our families in PA, so we knew we'd need a coordinator to help us stay organized. Holly went above and beyond from the moment we hired her. She kept us on track with our planning checklist, was available to answer any questions we had throughout the year, and was flexible in meeting with us since we were traveling from out of state. Holly is professional and really took the time to get to know us and understand our vision so that she could make sure our wedding was exactly what we wanted. As the date got closer, she attended vendor meetings with us, helped us create a detailed timeline for the weekend, and communicated with all the vendors to confirm arrival times and final details. She was there to help finalize set up the morning of our wedding and worked tirelessly to make sure everything was exactly the way we wanted. She made sure everything ran smoothly once the event started - from the processional in the ceremony, to moving guests to the cocktail hour and the reception, to communicating with the DJ to start the next thing on our timeline (cake cutting, dancing, etc.). She even stacked the ceremony chairs, picked up the rose petals that the flower girl threw, and cleaned up the cocktail hour and reception space enough that we had an easy job the next day!
There is SO much to do to plan a wedding, and I can't imagine trying to pull it off without Holly. Most brides are stressed leading up to their wedding day, but I was able to relax knowing that we were in good hands. Our wedding was truly perfect, and we owe a lot of thanks to Holly for making it unforgettable.Sent on 06/19/2018
H&K Weddings and Events's reply:Thank you so much Jenny for the wonderful review! I enjoyed working with you and Garrett so much. I wish you two a lifetime of happiness!
Emily · Married on 05/19/2018
Holly was absolutely amazing! I cannot say enough that our wedding would not have been what it was without her. We hired Holly as a day-of planner but she went above and beyond! Our wedding was somewhat of a 'destination' for us. We were married in State College but currently live in New York. Holly gave us recommendations for most of our other vendors as (who all turned out to be just as great as she is). Holly was extremely responsive and really made us feel at ease with the entire process. Leading up to our big day, Holly was in contact with all of our vendors and she made certain that everything we had hoped to happen actually happened. On the day of our wedding, she was somehow everywhere at once! We would absolutely recommend Holly to anyone looking to have an amazing, stress-free day! Holly took care of everything - everything!! I basically had a room in our hotel room full of random things for the cocktail hour and man did she deliver on making everything look put together and purposeful. We can't say enough wonderful things about Holly! If we could give more than 5 stars we would.Sent on 08/16/2018
H&K Weddings and Events's reply:Thank you so much Emily for the wonderful review! It was so great getting to know you and Nick and helping to put your wedding together. I really enjoyed meeting and working with you both and wish you two the best!
Sally · Married on 10/28/2017
Holly and Kacy were awesome! They helped us plan a wedding in DuBois from the other side of the country (New Mexico and Colorado). They gave us great recommendations on other vendors to use, and they helped us out with so many of the little details on the wedding day. Highly recommend!Sent on 02/03/2018
Ashley · Married on 09/23/2017
Holly was an absolute delight throughout the entire wedding process. I had the pleasure of working with her for 2 years since my husband and I were living in separate states at the time. Not only did she help keep me on track but my wedding ran perfectly without me having to think about anything! If you are considering getting a wedding planner Holly is the only person you need!Sent on 10/11/2017
Orr · Married on 09/09/2017
Holly was a dream, and I can't imagine having a better, kinder, more competent person helping us plan our wedding. In the months of planning leading up to the wedding, she helped educate us and offered advice whenever we needed it, while also listening to us and truly getting to know our personal needs and style. She helped us with so many things, from broad outlining to helping us find vendors. My partner and I live in NY and were planning our Central PA wedding remotely, and Holly made this as easy as possible with Google Docs, video chats, and clear communication on all fronts.Sent on 09/11/2017
The day of the wedding, Holly couldn't have been more calm, having every detail under control while gently deflecting our best attempts to do some of the work ourselves. Somehow, there wasn't one moment on our wedding day when my partner or I felt any planning stress, as Holly ran everything smoothly and almost invisibly. She was also wonderfully kind and thoughtful with our (sometimes insistent) family.
I can't say enough about H&K - they were amazing!
Deanna · Married on 09/09/2017
Holly was amazing! We couldn't have pulled off our wedding day without her. From the beginning, Holly's professionalism was something I noticed right away. She asked us to fill out a survey so she could get to know me and my partner as a couple and understand the type of wedding experience we wanted to have.Sent on 09/19/2017
Holly was there to answer many questions that came up — from thinking through what rentals we needed to the logistics of the day of timeline. She was incredibly responsive and thoughtful throughout it all. She even helped us think through our ceremony (we wrote it ourselves) by forwarding some examples and letting us know what phrases needed to be included to make it official.
On our wedding day, we didn't have to worry about a thing. Holly really let us sit back and enjoy the day. Everything that needed to be done got done. I don't know how, but it did! It seemed like magic to us, but really it was lots of hard work from Holly and her assistant. From arranging the place settings, to setting up the dessert table, along with making sure everyone received their corsages and cueing the musicians while coordinating with our caterers and corralling our roving family for dinner service and at the end of the night, doing the final walk through with our venue director — these were a mere handful of things Holly and her assistant did for us on our wedding day.
If you're on the fence about hiring a wedding coordinator — just do it. You will not regret it. If you're having a wedding in central PA, I highly recommend Holly and her staff. They are truly THE BEST.
H&K Weddings and Events's reply:Thank you so much Deanna for the wonderful and kind review. I was happy to be part of your day and help make it memorable for you and your husband!
Stevie · Married on 08/12/2017
Holly made my dream wedding a reality down to every last detail! I planned my Central PA wedding from Austin TX, & I can truly say that my mother & I would have been absolutely LOST without Holly! She spent 14 months working with us to understand & execute our wedding vision. I would throw out an idea that I had one day and she would come back with personalized options for me to pick from the next. The knowledge/experience that she has in regards to wedding details & planning was exceptional. There are so many things with planning a wedding that you just never think of & she knew exactly what we needed to be doing/when. She's an invaluable resource & an expert in all things wedding in the area. She know just about every vendor, venue, & rental option in the around. The relationships that she had already built with these individuals made piecing our wedding together so much less stressful than it would have been searching on our own. She had planner discounts coordinated & her own stock of inventory that we were able to use! She understands how to coordinate every piece of your big day in a way that we could not have done ourselves. She knows exactly what to look for in vendor contracts, how much to order of what/when to order, & was so helpful when it came to keeping track of all the dates/deadlines/payments that you naturally acquire with wedding planning. She went above & beyond & truly was my "boots on the ground" when it came to many vendor meetings, calls, & coordinating. Over the course of our planning time there were MANY phone calls/Facetime/emails to ensure that everything would come together perfectly. She was an absolute saint the day before/day of my wedding and kept me sane! Our big day simply would not have happened without her help! I am forever grateful for all of the hard work that she put in, it made our day flawless! Hiring a planner was a good decision but hiring H&K as our wedding planner was THE BEST decision, it was worth every penny & more!Sent on 09/25/2017
Jenna · Married on 08/05/2017
Holly was amazing. We couldn't have had a better experience with her. She answered all emails, coordinated with all vendors, and executed our vision of the wedding perfectly.Sent on 08/06/2017
Meredith · Married on 05/27/2017
My wedding day simply would not have been possible without H&K. I worked mainly with Holly, but Kacy also assisted with some vendor contact and TONS of coordination day-of. I planned a wedding out-of-state and was concerned that I would not know where to start looking for vendors, but Holly knew exactly which way to point me. She took the time to get to know me as a bride, and what my style and tastes were for our big day. Every list of possible vendors she sent me was filled with high quality professional who fit it well with the vibe of our wedding. She responded to emails and texts very quickly, and every minor snag that sent me reeling had an easy fix- Holly was always able to calm my nerves and find the solution quickly. Our wedding day was perfect and went by so smoothly. We were able to have fun and enjoy every moment with Holly and Kacy working tirelessly in the background to keep everything flowing. I would have been utterly lost without them and would high encourage any bride getting married in the Central PA area to seek out their expertise. Thank you, H&K, for making my dream wedding a success!!!Sent on 06/13/2017
H&K Weddings and Events's reply:Thank you so much Meredith for this wonderful review! We absolutely loved working with you and your wedding turned out beautiful. Best wishes for you and Justin!
Justin · Married on 05/06/2017
I totally recommend hiring Holly for your wedding day. It is so much better knowing someone will be there to coordinate your big day. It gives you the option to focus only on you and your future spouse.Sent on 06/16/2017
Holly was a tremendous help from beginning to end. She was always available to answer our questions and went above and beyond with everything that she did.
I know for a fact our picture perfect wedding wouldn't have been as perfect without her help.
H&K Weddings and Events's reply:Thank you so much Justin for the review! Your and John's wedding was absolutely wonderful. I wish you both nothing but the best and hope to run into someday in your world travels as you cross places of the bucket list.
Annette · Married on 07/30/2016
I don't know where to begin! We had the Orchid package & these ladies were worth every cent if not more! They went above & beyond our expectation to ensure our daughter's wedding day was the best it could be! We HIGHLY recommend them & will certainly tell all our friends!!??Sent on 07/31/2016
Abby · Married on 07/30/2016
Words cannot describe the gratitude my husband and I have for the work H&K Weddings and Events put into making our wedding so special. Every step of the way, they were not only professional but personable. Given the "challenges" presented on our big day, the precision of their execution and willingness to settle conflicts was all the more appreciated. Our friends and families had nothing but praise for their work. For our part, seeing as we never left the dance floor or stopped smiling, it was the celebration we had dreamed for. Thank you H&K Weddings and Events for starting our life off together on the perfect note.Sent on 09/08/2016
H&K Weddings and Events's reply:Thank you so much Abby! We had such a wonderful time helping to plan your day. We are so thankful this wedding introduced us to you two and your wonderful families!
isaac · Married on 06/04/2016
We really appreciated (and needed) the help Holly and Kacy provided. Really the people to go to keep a wedding on budget but most importantly, fun!Sent on 06/14/2016
Ryanne · Married on 06/04/2016
My best advice is to book these ladies! Holly is amazing. We thought we would just have a laid back wedding but there are so many things to consider and think of. Holly kept us on track with timelines (despite our quick 6 month window). She really helped us create the wedding we were hoping for and it was truly a wonderful day! If you don't think you need help in prior planning, Kacy and Holly's work the day prior and day of the wedding was 100% necessary! These ladies are absolutely wonderful!Sent on 06/15/2016
Alicia · Married on 05/14/2016
In short, Holly and Kacy are AMAZING! I was very skeptical about hiring wedding coordinators, but I am SO glad I did. From my first conversation with Holly and Kacy, I knew I wanted to work with them. They really wanted to know about my story, and in doing so, made my husband and I feel so comfortable placing our special day in their hands. I hired Kacy and Holly under their sweet pea package for day/month of coordination. Yet, throughout the whole planning process they checked in with me and answered my many questions. As the day grew closer, I became more and more anxious, but after every conversation I had with Holly and Kacy, I felt so much more at ease. Their calm, kind, and organized personalities made the whole experience fun.Sent on 05/23/2016
The week of my wedding it was forecasted to rain, so I had to change a lot of things around. Holly and Kacy were there to support me in my decisions and even make some for me when I got overwhelmed. The day before my wedding I had a mini breakdown, but they calmed my nerves and assured me everything would be amazing...and it was. I did not have to worry about ANYTHING on my wedding day. My wedding was at General Potter Farm with lots of different vendors, but Holly and Kacy had everyone working like a well oiled machine around the timeline they created. I definitely recommend hiring Holly and Kacy for your special day. They are the best!
H&K Weddings and Events's reply:Thank you so much Alicia for the kind words. Your wedding was so much fun and full of so many details. One we will remember fondly for a long time!
Paige · Married on 04/30/2016
I knew when I got married that I wanted a wedding planner. I always thought it would be out of my reach and it was something only celebrities used and it wasn't even a possiblity. I was wrong, it was so affordable and in my opinion..a necessity. Holly and Kacy were indispensable. I can't make a decison ever, and I often have freak out moments. I had to text them numerous times and ask them to tell me, "It will be ok." They kept me on track by sending me updates for the month and a to-do list. I would have waited until the last minute without them. They recommended amazing vendors based on their experiences. I can tell you that I had total peace about my wedding and how it was going to turn out. Those wedding horror stories that some brides tell of were not even a concern to me. The day of the wedding I just had to focus on getting myself ready and marrying the man of my dreams. Holly and Kacey had the ceremony all set up and ready to go like it was magic. During the wedding, they kept it all running smoothly. I could enjoy the evening with my new husband and our families, with no stress. It was those last minute things they did that made all the difference. From the person who freaks out all the time, my wedding day was beautiful. It was relaxed and full of love and joy. We have had so many people tell us that our wedding was a blast and they didn't want to see it end. They also told us it was the most beautiful wedding they had ever attended. I credit them 100 percent with helping me turn my wedding day dreams into a real life dream of a day!Sent on 06/14/2016
H&K Weddings and Events's reply:Thanks so much Paige! We had such a wonderful time helping you make those decisions and your wedding turned out stunning. We are so thankful we got to be part of it and got to know your wonderful family!
User5545485 · 2+ years ago
Holly and Kacy were great to work with as mother of the bride I thought I was able to handle everything and found out I couldn't.We saw H&K at a wedding expo in State College and decided to hire them it was the best thing we did they were so helpful and a pleasure to work with and I would recommend them to anyone looking for wedding planners.Sent on 11/27/2015
User5437998 · 2+ years ago
It’s been a week since my wedding and I still can’t believe how perfectly the entire day went! I know that it could have never been achieved without H&K Weddings and Events. I hired Holly and Kacy one year and 4 months ago and bought their Orchid (full service planning) package. This package is amazing value and definitely money worth spending! Holly and Kacy were as dedicated on day one as they were on wedding day. They are professionals who have great vendor connections, a lot of experience, and are always a pleasure to work with. They were prompt to answer emails and texts and were always prepared whether we were meeting face-to-face or having a Skype call. They were so attentive that it made me feel like I was their only bride. This level of attention and care gave me full confidence in Holly and Kacy’s abilities as wedding planners.Sent on 09/15/2015
As a student living in Pittsburgh and planning a wedding in State College, PA, there were several times when I was just too busy to meet every deadline. During those times, Holly and Kacy were more than willing to step in. They assembled and mailed each of our wedding invitations, as well as managed the RSVPs. Holly went out of her way to find escort cards that matched my theme in order to save me time and ordered them within the week after I had chosen a design. They filled our hotel gift bags and even created a welcome letter for our guests. They were with us at every vendor meeting and knew the answers to all questions (many of which I didn’t know the answer to). Holly and Kacy even created a comprehensive timeline that made it so easy for our vendors, families, and wedding party to follow.
A number of our guests were surprised that my husband and I were so calm on our wedding day. Holly and Kacy not only planned every detail with us for over a year, but also they truly allowed us to peacefully enjoy our wedding day. We can’t imagine planning a wedding without them and highly recommend them to every engaged couple!
H&K Weddings and Events's reply:Thank you so much Helen and Jimmy for the great review. We had a wonderful time planning your wedding and the day itself was just as amazing. We are thankful and honored we got to be part of your lives for this special day.