Erin · Married on 10/14/2017
Leftwich Event Specialists (LES) was key to the success of our wedding this past October. I worked with Sam and Deborah for over a year in the planning process. They helped me to find great Bay Area vendors like La Tavola (linens) & Burns & Associates (Invitations); they helped me create an vision for the wedding; they created an excellent day-of timeline and helped keep me organized.Sent on 12/03/2017
We had a hard time finding a lighting vendor, especially as I didn't want too much of it - LES went above and beyond to secure the lights and set them up for me. Who does that? They do!
Deborah and Normie were my day-of leads and they made sure I didn't have a single thing to worry about. I felt cared for and was able to have so much fun. I highly highly highly recommend booking Leftwich Event Specialists for your wedding or other special event.
Angie · Married on 06/01/2013
Christopher was our wedding coordinator and after meeting him the first time we felt very personally connected to him. Chris is energetic, fun and gets things done. We were lucky to work with him – even our guests commented on how awesome our coordinator was. The day of our wedding we were able to relax and take it all in because we knew Chris and Erin, his assistant would take care of everything and they did – worth every penny!Sent on 07/20/2013
Lily · Married on 06/27/2010
In another life, Chris might have been a designer, a chef, an air traffic controller or a zen buddhist – such are his interests and/or capabilities – but he has chosen to bring these skills to the art of wedding planning, and passionately so.Sent on 02/17/2011
Chris's background in art and design, together with his experience in the retail and catering professions, helped us achieve the look and feel we dreamed about, while keeping us within our truly limited budget. My husband and I are both artists, and our standards for our guests' experience were very high. At the same time, we had almost no money budgeted for anything other than the venues and dinner. Chris's seemingly limitless inventive ideas, together with his specific knowledge of local retailers, helped create the experience we envisioned from the beginning. The pictures say it all!
From the very beginning we felt that Chris was personally committed the success of our event. He was excited to hear our vision and offered ideas that we felt showed he truly understood what we were after. Because we came to trust that Chris shared our vision, we felt relaxed and taken care of throughout the entire process. This was no easy feat, as both my husband and I are detail-oriented and have very particular tastes, but were incredibly busy and didn't have time to be immersed in every detail.
Chris is not only exceptionally talented, but has a passion for weddings that is contagious. His knowledge of current trends and his relationships with vendors proved invaluable when, for instance, he was able to recommend and personally introduce me to a dress designer that fit my style perfectly. Chris was able to find a stellar pastry chef who could make handmade shortcake when we had a last minute change in the dinner menu, and also found the beautiful peonies that I had dreamed of for the floral arrangements at a surprisingly discounted rate.
I'm sure every wedding has its challenging moments, and ours was no exception. Chris amazed us with his willingness to help and (almost superhuman) availability, so that by the time the big day arrived both my husband and I felt we could call him for just about any wedding-related problem we were facing. The professional and warm manner in which he assisted and guided our rather large and varied family during the rehearsals and wedding day photo organizing made these moments not only seem easy, but fun as well. The same was true of the ceremony and reception, which both went flawlessly and without any stress for my husband and I, thanks to Chris's diligence and ability to remain grounded and calm throughout the long day. Contrary to the stereotype of the high-strung, perfectionist wedding planner, Chris is able to remain focused on a very high standard while radiating a serenity that touches everyone around him.
Chris's passion for weddings was clear throughout every moment we worked with him, from the care and detail with which he attended to all the individual pieces, to the love and vision he showed in shaping those pieces into a complete experience that was beyond all of our expectations.
Cate · Married on 11/07/2009
Having worked with Leftwich Special Events for many years in a professional capacity, I did not hesitate to depend on them to coordinate my own wedding last year. I simply cannot recommend them highly enough!Sent on 02/13/2011
Whether it is a gala for 1,000 guests or my wedding for 100, their dedication and professionalism ensure that every last thing will be perfect.
The team's sense of humor and generosity of spirit make them a favorite of clients and vendors alike. Because they are so respected and connected in the Bay Area, LES clients enjoy an endless network of tried and true vendors from which to choose. From brainstorming to day-of execution, they take care of their client's every need, every step of the way.