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Jessica C. · Married on 02/02/2020
Great Experience - would do it again in a heartbeat
So happy we met Sonja. As Napa was a destination wedding for us, we needed someone who was knowledgeable in the area, local vendors and hotels. We knew when we met her that she was the one. Our first two days were filled with so many venue options. Everything was carefully planned and organized from the moment we said yes (to her.)
Over the months, we worked with her from a distance yet we never felt like we were disconnected from anything. She accommodated all our requests, introduced us to quality vendors and relieved us from a lot of potential stressful situations. Sonja always had our best interest in mind and worked hard to make our day perfect. She had everything broken down for a bride who had no clue what came next and she made sure everything was thought about and handled when the time came. She made sure we had our marriage license two months before the wedding, and if it wasn’t for that, we would not have been able to get married. Little did we know, Covid was coming to shut everything down.
Two months before our big day, the pandemic hit and uprooted all our plans. She handled all the communication with the vendors, dealing with canceling, restructuring and re-envisioning everything. We still had our wedding on the same date, at the same time and in the same place. Following the county guidelines, our two hundred guest wedding went down to a socially distanced seven. She worked extra hard to make sure it was still beautiful, intimate and very special for us.
We highly recommend Sonja as a wedding planner or even any kind of event planner. Her knowledge, expertise and super fun, friendly personality make her the best choice for anyone looking to plan any kind of special day.
- Fred & JessSent on 01/27/2021
Intimate Weddings Napa Valley's reply:You two were the highlight of my year! Thank you so much for this incredible review. Made me cry. xo
Leslie K. · Married on 04/21/2021
Sonja is the best
Sonja is incredible. I live in So Cal so in planning an intimate Napa wedding, I needed help. From the venue (Brix), to the officiant (Kimberly Thompson), the photographer (T.J. Salsman) and the flowers and cake, everything was absolutely perfect. Words cannot adequately express sufficient thanks to Sonja for making our day amazing.Sent on 05/06/2021
Intimate Weddings Napa Valley's reply:Thank you Leslie! It was a joy to be a part of yours and Johns special day. I very much appreciate you sharing your experience. xo
Lauren B. · Married on 09/29/2019
First Class Experience AND Team
Within minutes of talking with Sonja I knew she was the one for us!!! There is this sense of calm to her that I LOVED! Sonja really works hard to make your dreams come true! We had an idea of what we wanted but after talking with her and narrowing ideas down, our wedding day far exceeded my vision. ALL of her recommendations we amazing and the vendors that we ended up using per her recommendation we first class! We wanted a no stress wedding, small, intimate, and personal it was all of this plus more! I would highly recommend Sonja! We live out of state and having her be a part of our day helped SO much!Sent on 10/22/2019
Intimate Weddings Napa Valley's reply:Thank you Lauren! I loved being apart of your special day. You and D are the sweetest couple! Sending many moons of happiness to you always. xo
Jenna · Married on 07/12/2019
Beautiful, Flexible, One on one
Caring, flexible, one on one and professional. Sonja made my day just perfect! I asked a lot of her and she brought it all out! Thanks!! We have the beat day!Sent on 10/17/2019
Intimate Weddings Napa Valley's reply:Awe Jenna, thank you! You guys win for BEST first dance ever!
Terri · Married on 06/21/2019
Sonja was a pleasure to work with. She was very responsive and committed to turning the vision for our wedding day into a reality. She helped us to stay within budget, offering creative solutions and alternate vendors. Sonja really shone shone on the day of our wedding, ensuring that every minute went as planned. The groom and I didn't have to worry about any of the details. We were able to fully enjoy a magical evening with our family and friends. Our special day was perfect!Sent on 10/09/2019
Intimate Weddings Napa Valley's reply:Thank you Terri! It was a fun challenge to help make your vision a reality. I loved how the design turned out.
Judy · Married on 06/09/2019
Sonja is without a doubt accommodating wedding planner ever ! She worked we me on our budget and not only had the same excitement in the planning but also the dedication to make our dream wedding come true! Truly what we wanted to the tee!Sent on 10/05/2019
Intimate Weddings Napa Valley's reply:Judy! Your wedding floral dream was an amazing journey to make it a reality for you. I will miss our late night texting giggles. Hugs to you and N! Xo
Janet L. · Married on 04/25/2019
Best Wedding Planner Ever!!
Sonja made our daughter's wedding day one we will not forget. Her pre-planning, attention to detail and working tirelessly the day of the wedding to make everything perfect was nothing more than what we could have asked for.. I would highly recommend Sonja to anyone that wants to enjoy the big day without having to worry about ANYTHING!! She is the best!!Sent on 06/19/2019
Intimate Weddings Napa Valley's reply:Thank you Janet!! I couldn't ask for better clients, I LOVED working with you, and you already know how I feel about your daughter. It was my honor!! I must thank our vendor team, made my job easy!
Cori · Married on 10/10/2018
Sonja made our day magical!
Working with Sonja was the best experience with our wedding planning!! Sonja was so helpful with any questions or ideas. She was always there and responded to everything so quickly! We planned our wedding from NY and had never been to Napa Valley. She was so helpful with recommendations for vendors and accommodations. She paid attention to all the special details! She made sure my bouquet had had orchids and roses because those were my late mom’s and grandma’s favorite flowers. She helped me with all the details so I didn’t miss any special touches. The venue was beautiful and she helped coordinate the whole day to go smoothly and stay on track. She made sure we took pictures with the wine train! I fell in love with other pictures I saw online before our wedding. Our photographer Marc Blondin, that she arranged was so funny and amazing! I can’t wait to see our photos. The cake was delicious and so petite and adorable! Every detail was perfect for our cake. We had a very small intimate wedding but everything was planned out to have an unforgettable special day. We can’t thank Sonja enough for making our wedding day one of the most amazing days of our lives!!Sent on 10/25/2018
Sarah · Married on 09/27/2018
We had high expectations, and somehow Sonja blew them away and created the most beautiful, romantic and memorable day ever!Sent on 10/03/2018
Katie · Married on 09/20/2018
Sonja has been a great person to work with. She was always there with every little question we had. See even setup time for us to visit wedding locations and meet vendors in Napa. She did a beautiful job making my wedding day so special and her setup of the wedding venue was phenomenal! I would highly recommend Sonja and her services to anyone having an intimate wedding in Napa.Sent on 10/02/2018
Sarah · Married on 05/26/2018
Sonja has been a dream come true! She is very reliable, professional, calm, collected, and all the while made sure that we had fun and were in the moment on our big day. She is highly skilled in managing and planning all the details, and was amazing at helping us choosing vendors. All of the vendors that she referred to us was top-notch and we cannot be happier. Sonja is amazing!Sent on 06/04/2018
Megan · Married on 06/10/2017
Sonja was absolutely amazing!!! We worked incredibly well together and Sonja made my wedding such a smooth ride. My husband, mom and I were able to enjoy ourselves during the ceremony and reception and not worry about one single detail, as we knew Sonja would have it covered. We got our dream wedding, and it was all because of our amazing planner!! HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!!!!Sent on 07/05/2017
Katie · Married on 04/29/2017
Sonja was an exceptional planner for our destination wedding in Napa! She helped us find the perfect venue and paired us with the perfect vendors (band, flowers, favors, videographer, etc.) She made our dream wedding come true all while keeping us in check around what's most important. She is s well connected in the Napa Valley area and it showed in her ability to make things happen. We are forever grateful for all that Sonja did for us! We have decided that we will have a party every 5 years and she will be our planner. We love Sonja!!Sent on 07/15/2017
Erica · Married on 04/28/2017
Sonja put together our PERFECT day. I had some ideas of what I wanted and Sonja turned them into the most special day of my life. She was so easy to work with and made everything soooo easy. I can't recommend Sonja more enthusiastically. She can make your perfect day too!Sent on 06/27/2017
Kori · Married on 04/28/2017
Sonja was the Best! She was professional and efficient. The wedding was beautiful and she was instrumental in achieving that. I would highly recommend her.Sent on 07/18/2017
Katherine · Married on 04/06/2017
Thanks to Sonja, planning a California wedding from Texas couldn't have been easier! She was so quick to respond to my MANY questions, had great vendor suggestions and overall was a pleasure to work with. We only had one trip to Napa to get everything done (see the venue, food & cake tasting, etc) and she was kind enough to spend the day with us to knock it all out at once. Loved working with her leading up to the wedding, but especially loved having her there the day of. Sonja was cool, calm and collected while it rained all over my outdoor ceremony & helped us quickly come up with a way to make it all happen. She can/ will do everything to make your big day great (just short of controlling the weather)!Sent on 07/19/2017
Anne · Married on 09/10/2016
Our experience with Sonja, was fantastic! She was easy-going, understanding of our needs/vision, dependable, and managed the day perfectly. We just enjoyed the reception because we knew we could count on her to run the show. Everyone that attended our reception, said it was not only beautiful, but that it was "magical"..We attribute that to Sonja! ;)Sent on 10/16/2016
John · Married on 09/02/2016
Getting married is nerve racking enough but when you are trying to coordinate it across the country it can really be daunting. Sonja made our wedding happen. Due to our busy schedules we were unable to travel to Sonoma before the big day. This was not a issue for Sonja and she handled everything for us before we arrived. Her knowledge and sense of humor set us at ease during the many phone calls we had sorting out the logistics. The day of the wedding was wonderful and Sonja made sure everything went off without a hitch. I could not recommend her more!Sent on 09/29/2016
Ashley · Married on 08/09/2016
Sonja is amazing! I love live in Orlando, FL and was planning a wedding in Napa, CA, and didn't have to worry about anything. Sonja helped me with absolutely anything I needed and helped me stay on budget. I'm a control freak and was able to just fly in, show up, and everything was perfect.Sent on 09/28/2016
Intimate Weddings Napa Valley's reply:Thank you Ashley! I loved being a part of your special day. All my best to you both!
Lisa · Married on 08/08/2016
Absolutely book this vendor, Sonja made the day more perfect than we could have imagined!Sent on 09/23/2016
Intimate Weddings Napa Valley's reply:Thank you so much Lisa! I totally enjoyed the process with you and your Mom. Your honeymoon looked amazing. Wishing you continued joy! Sonja
User6765710 · 2+ years ago
Being honest, I often have very high expectations, and you can imagine my nerves as I searched for a wedding planner to plan my intimate wedding day that was taking place on the opposite side of the nation from where I lived. Thankfully, I found Sonja and my wedding day was a dream come true! She executed my vision perfectly, always being very prepared, patient, flexible & having every detail perfected! I truly just showed up hair & make up ready & Sonja handled every other detail! Thank you Intimate Weddings Napa Valley for giving us such a special experience!!!!!Sent on 05/28/2016
Intimate Weddings Napa Valley's reply:Thank you so much for your glowing review of my services. I truly enjoyed being a part of your very intimate moment. Wishing you the very best! Sonja
Almer · Married on 09/12/2015
Sonja is the sweetest and most helpful wedding planner you'll ever meet. She's very organized, detail oriented, and does her job with love and so much passion.Sent on 09/21/2015
She made my wedding day the best day of my life. There was no stress and no headaches!! Sonja if you're reading this, I want you to know that I love you!
Jessica · Married on 08/26/2015
We had a magical wedding day all thanks to Sonja! She made the wedding planning easy and stress free and she made sure all the special little details I wanted were taken care of. She also knows the area so well and was able to recommend lots of other great vendors to me. She is organized and creative, and also lots of fun to work with! Thank-you for everything Sonja. Our wedding day was even better than we could have imagined!Sent on 09/14/2015
User5469261 · 2+ years ago
Sonja was absolutely amazing, connected us with the best vendors, and really made sure that everything went smoothly on our wedding day. My husband and I are both very busy, constantly traveling professionals, and needed someone who could make sure that all of the planning and coordination was done - but took into account everything that's important to us. I cannot recommend her enough!Sent on 09/25/2015
User3800581 · 2+ years ago
When I first decided to do a destination wedding out in Napa I was excited but nervous and then I found Sonja! Her elopement package was just what I was looking for and made my wedding planning experience a breeze. All of the vendors she works with are top notch and you can tell they have a great working relationship that shows in the quality of all the services they provide. Throughout the process I liked to call them the 'Dream Team' and they truly were. If you are looking to plan a wedding in the Napa Valley I highly recommend using IWNV and Sonja as your planner. She is very knowledgable, professional, organized and most of all sweet as ever! You will not be disappointed and you will be treated to the best wedding day possible!Sent on 09/10/2015