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Linda · Married on 10/26/2019
Fabulous , classy Estate
Linwood Estates was like something you would see in a movie !! So gorgeous , everyone went above and beyond for us ! Food , decor and staff was amazing ! Will definetly be back for more of my events !!Sent on 10/31/2019
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Andrea Grove · Married on 06/29/2019
Wonderful Wedding Venue
We celebrated our wedding over a full weekend (friday-sunday) at the beautiful Linwood Estate, and could not have asked for a better experience. This is now our 3rd wedding at Linwood over the last 2 years between our immediate family, and could not imagine going anywhere else. Jessica is wonderful to work with along with the entire JDK staff. They truly take care of everything so all you have to do is focus on enjoying your wedding day. We could not recommend this venue enough and highly encourage anyone looking for the most amazing wedding experience to book Linwood Estate.Sent on 09/03/2019
Amber Kemmerling · Married on 06/01/2019
We had a wonderful experience at Linwood for our wedding day! From the moment we walked on the property, we knew it was the perfect spot for us on our special day:). So many guests commented how it was the best wedding they attending. Gorgeous scenery and being able to utilize so many different areas made it unique for guests to experience a wonderful time at our wedding! Hands down my favorite place for a wedding, and I love the personalization and thoughtfulness of the Linwood staff-still smiling from my special day 💕Sent on 06/10/2019
Emily · Married on 05/18/2019
Linwood Estate is absolutely gorgeous!
I don't even know where to begin. Linwood Estate is an amazing venue and we had an outstanding experience when planning our daughter’s wedding. The mansion, the ballroom, the landscape – from the moment we drove onto the property Saturday morning till we left that evening, everyone was busy doing their jobs! From the groundskeepers to the waitress who followed the bridal party around, the service and hospitality were outstanding. They made every attempt to fill any request made by the bride, and they did it willingly.
Not only is the venue incredible, but the staff is there to accommodate your every request. I worked with Jessica and I honestly have no words to describe how amazing, how supportive, and how personable she is. She always had an answer for our questions, and never made us feel like we were a bother. Our biggest concern was that our guests would have a delicious and HOT meal, and she assured me that they would. Again, we were not disappointed. Our guests raved about the food and the beauty of the venue. Who said fairy tales don’t come true…
Sent on 06/04/2019
Melissa · Married on 04/27/2019
Incredibly Beautiful Venue
We just can't commend Jessica and the entire staff at Linwood quite enough! We were able to accommodate 40 individuals in our bridal party and immediate family for the entire weekend at their properties on site. Wedding day was absolutely blissful with their grounds crew making everything look picture perfect - which isn't hard at this site as it is surrounded by natural beauty with it's gardens and grounds!! Our wedding guests were blown away with their experience and stated it was the most beautiful and luxurious wedding they have ever attended! We absolutely loved Linwood Estate - our day was simply perfect in part by their exceptional services!Sent on 05/08/2019
Samantha Myers · Married on 08/25/2018
Linwood is AMAZING!!!
From start to finish, Linwood was amazing to work with. Jessica helped us make our vision come to life. Staff was extremely professional and responsive. The grounds are beautiful and provide so many options for the ceremony. Lodging on the property was extremely convenient for our out of state guests. The wedding party got ready in the mansion and cottage, which made the morning fun and relaxing. Jessica and staff have so much experience and the day ran so smoothly, I never for a second was stressed about anything. We couldn't have asked for a better or more memorable day and can't thank Linwood enough for making it amazing!Sent on 10/31/2018
Alyse · Married on 06/16/2018
I fell in love with this venue the first time I went to visit! I couldn’t imagine our wedding anywhere else once I had discovered this hidden gem! Our guests are still raving about how beautiful the property was and that it was the best wedding they have been to. We owe all of that to the wonderful venue manager and team! They were readily available for any questions I had during the planning process and even the week of for last minute things, we had some quests show up unexpectedly and they were more than happy to accommodate those guests and ensured they had a place to sit for dinner! My one bridesmaid described the venue to her friends as “if unicorns were real, they would live there.” The venue is magical and the perfect place if you want everything at the same place!! So glad I came across it while searching for venues!Sent on 07/23/2018
Greg Hartmann · Married on 05/26/2018
Linwood da GOAT
Absolutely fantastic. Couldn’t have asked for anything better. Exactly what my wife wanted and well worth the price. Thank you Jessica.Sent on 10/31/2018
Julia · Married on 04/28/2018
I don’t even know where to begin!!! My husband and I couldn’t be more happier with our choice of wedding venue. We only looked at one other venue but we knew nothing would even come close to what Linwood could offer us, so we signed the contract the very next day. The Estate is so beautiful, our guests could not stop raving about it. The best part was that we were lucky enough to stay on the property the whole weekend. As for, Jessica and Michelle they were absolutely amazing throughout the whole process. They made everything so simple, were quick to answer any questions we had, and just a joy to work with. The day of the wedding they were there to orchestrate everything flawlessly. If there were any problems (which there weren’t), we had no idea because they know how to handle any situation thrown at them. Our dream fairytale wedding came true thanks to everyone that is a part of the Linwood family. We can’t thank them enough and recommend them to anyone looking for a wedding venue that does it all!!!Sent on 06/21/2018
Cathy · Married on 11/18/2017
We drove through the opened gates and up the driveway to an amazing picture of the Linwood Estate Mansion; we knew at that moment that this was the place! Linwood is nestled away amongst beautiful landscape, which gives you the feel of peace, warmth and beauty. This beauty does not end there as you step through the front doors of this lovely mansion. The warmth and excitement continued with our planner Jessica. Jess was perfect from start to finish and she was always on call for us. They say there is no such thing as "perfect" but I can assure you that this is not always true, because our day was perfect! Jess and her staff continued with much professionalism and were always enjoyable to be around. We were fortunate to have the venue all weekend to accommodate our out of town guest. Our overnight guest and our guest that attended the wedding couldn't say enough about the atmosphere of Linwood Estate. Our experience was amazing!Sent on 10/31/2018
ellen · Married on 10/15/2017
Linwood Estate offers a place to make your dreams to come true. My son wanted a wedding facility that had a silhouette of the mountains and my daughter in law wanted true elegance. This is it!!!Sent on 10/30/2017
Linwood Estate is the most stunning venue in Central Pennsylvania. The amenities are beyond gorgeous, with an amazing staff. Michelle Hare, Director of Venue Marketing and Sales, provided a smile and warmth thru the entire wedding planning. Michelle and Erika Hegedus, Director of Design and Innovation, made the bride’s every dream come to reality.
Our request for a Kosher Menu, even though never done before, was provided by JDK, without a complaint and to shear perfection. The JDK staff, that served during the cocktail hour and dinner were beyond fabulous.
Linwood Estate is truly a one of a kind venue and a beautiful place to celebrate a wedding or any other wonderful event with your family and friends.
Ellen and Wayne S
Anna · Married on 10/07/2017
Linwood Estate was amazing from the moment that we went to go visit when we first got engaged! Michelle really is the BEST wedding coordinator ever! Their entire team was amazing! Our entire wedding planning process was made stress free with Linwood! And when our big day came, I didn't have to worry about anything! It was the best day ever! We are very happy that we decided to have our wedding at Linwood!!Sent on 07/17/2017
Linwood Estate's reply:Hi Anna! Thank you for taking the time to write such a kind review! Your wedding was absolutely beautiful and we are so thrilled that you chose Linwood to host your special day. Our goal is to take care of all the extra stressors so that you can just focus on enjoying your day. We are happy to hear that we exceeded those expectations!
Laura · Married on 10/07/2017
Linwood Estate is the most breathtaking venue in Central PA by a long shot! After finding them on Instagram when they first opened as a wedding and events venue, I knew I wanted to get married there. Fast forward to my proposal, and the first thing out of my mouth (after all of the "OMG"s and crying) was "I know where I want to get married!". Luckily they still had the date open that we wanted and we jumped on it. Everything from start to finish was absolutely magical. The two girls from JDK who manage the venue are the two sweetest girls you will ever meet and they will take care of your every need and wish! We rented the estate for an entire weekend, and boy was it worth it. To be able to bring everything in on Friday morning, unpack, relax, and have the rehearsal right there is invaluable. The morning of our wedding was a breeze because everything was already there and in it's proper place. The staff made our Sunday morning exit as easy as possible by packing up as much decor as they could ahead of time. Every little detail is well thought out and perfectly executed. It was definitely the most magical weekend of our lives!Sent on 10/17/2017
Erin · Married on 09/22/2017
Words cannot describe how wonderful Linwood is! The grounds, cottage, mansion, and reception hall are stunning. Jessica was a joy to work with. She was so helpful, and we couldn't have made the wedding day as amazing without her guidance. The staff was awesome as well! They were attentive and kind. They set up everything better than we imagined. The day was absolutely perfect and I cannot reccommend Linwood and the staff highly enough! Thank you so much!Sent on 09/29/2017
Sam · Married on 10/15/2016
Booking at Linwood Estate was the best decision we made for our wedding! Everything about it is beautiful and the staff did an amazing job! We highly recommend LinwoodSent on 12/13/2016
Linwood Estate's reply:Hi, Sam! Thank you so much for your genuine review and recommendation! It was such a joy and honor to work with you and provide the day of your dreams. Thank you for choosing Linwood!
Julie · Married on 10/08/2016
It only took a short amount of time on the property for us to FALL IN LOVE with this venue! We wanted an outdoor ceremony and a reception space w/a dance floor big enough to accommodate 175 guests. One of the major reasons we selected Linwood Estate was the option of a stunning inside back-up plan - as it turns out, we had to take advantage of this. There were definitely mixed emotions; however, since we had chosen such beautiful back-up plan, it was hard to be upset! We were allowed to make this decision up until 3 hours prior to ceremony time - we never felt pressured, and it allowed us to see what the weather was going to do! The wedding ceremony was PERFECT! The team at Linwood smoothly transitioned the room for the reception. The weather had let up enough for us to take pictures outside on the property - since there are SO MANY beautiful options, we were grateful that we were able to take advantage of them! NUMEROUS guests commented on the character of the mansion - everyone loved it! The reception was everything we wanted - phenomenal food, non-stop dancing and superb service. Linwood Estate provided an amazing wedding experience for us - it was EVERYTHING we wanted (and more!). The cost of booking Linwood Estate is a bit pricey, but it’s helpful to keep in mind everything that comes with it (the ENTIRE property for 24 hours, an events coordinator - including preparation and set-up, food and catering - including on-site preparation and service). Also, Linwood Estate does not provide alcohol. This was NOT an issue for us, as we found that it was actually cheaper to provide the alcohol. The events coordinator, Michelle Hare was BEYOND AMAZING! She worked with us every step of the way to make our big day exactly what we wanted and stress-free. She ensured that everything went smoothly and that above all else, we remained happy! Michelle is simply amazing! Thank you, Linwood Estate - for providing the BEST wedding experience!Sent on 10/29/2016
Linwood Estate's reply:Hi Julie! Thank you for taking the time to write a review and for such kind words! It was such an honor to host your wedding. Despite the rain, we are so happy that we could still provide you with a beautiful Plan B! Being flexible is something we strive for so that you never have to worry about the details. Thank you for choosing Linwood for your special day!
Elyse · Married on 09/04/2016
I don't know even know where to start in order to express how perfect Linwood Estate was for our wedding. First off, it is an absolutely beautiful location. We fell in love with it on first sight. I can't tell you how many guests told me it was the most beautiful wedding venue that they had ever been to. We got married on the front lawn, had the cocktail hour in the mansion and the reception in the Appalachian Ballroom. I loved getting ready with my bridesmaids in the bridal suite in the mansion. Plus, my husband and his groomsman enjoyed hanging out in the cottage prior to the ceremony. Also, there are 9 bedrooms within the mansion and cottage. My husband and I obviously stayed in the bridal suite and our family stayed in the other rooms. Each room is more beautiful than the next. It is beyond words stunning.Sent on 09/24/2016
In terms of service, Michelle, Director of Events at Linwood Estate, is completely amazing. She is not only professional and on top of it, but she is one of the sweetest people I have ever met. She was so helpful and responsive throughout the planning process and on the big day. I honestly want to call the owners of Linwood to make sure they know they have an absolute gem and to never lose her! In addition to Michelle, everyone at the JDK Group is very talented and professional. In regards to catering and food...fantastic. The chef is brilliant and the menu options were great. Guests raved about the food. Further, the floral team is wonderful. Erika, our florist with the JDK Group, is so accommodating and helpful in addition to unbelievably talented. She immediately got my vision and brought it to life perfectly.
In sum, Linwood Estate is the most beautiful venue and the team of people you will work with is of the utmost talented and professional out there. This venue was a dream come true. We are so happy and grateful that we found it. Our day was perfect. Thank you Linwood Estate and JDK Group!!! Elyse & Brian
Linwood Estate's reply:Hi Elyse! Thank you for your kind and thoughtful words! We really take it to heart and are honored to have been chosen to host your and Brian's beautiful day. We aim to provide nothing short of excellent service and are thrilled to hear that we accomplished that for you!
Jenna · Married on 07/16/2016
There is no way to express how absolutely incredible Linwood was for our wedding! My husband and I got married at Linwood on July 16, 2016! First, the venue itself is breathtaking--something out of a movie! My husband and I looked at this venue before any others, and NOTHING else compared. It gives you that romantic, modern-vintage look and you can't find many other places. It really felt like a scene out of a Nicholas Sparks movie. Also, the fact that we got to get ready on-site before the wedding/ stay in the beautiful mansion the night of our wedding was a huge plus! We could continue the party with our family and closest friends who were staying on property after the reception! Also, allowing the girls to get ready in the mansion and the guys in the groom's cottage also kept us from seeing each other before the ceremony without feeling like we had to "hide" all morning and afternoon. Second, the grounds staff, house crew, and JDK catering company are so good at what they do! The definitely don't skimp on preparation or quality! The staff put so much time and additional detail into the littlest things that a bride or groom wouldn't typically think about. They create an entire "look book" page in your profile and base their decorating schemes around your visions. Trust me when I say our minds were all over the place when it came our vision, but somehow everyone knew exactly what we wanted. They're true professionals and absolutely outstanding at what they do! Lastly, Michelle... where to begin?! Michelle was my saving grace from the day I sent in an email saying we were interested in looking at the venue. She is one of the nicest people you will ever meet and ALWAYS has a smile on her face. She is SO organized and always willing to answer questions, and was able to produce a wedding we thought we could only dream of! I wish I could give Linwood and the staff more than 5 stars because they TRULY deserve it! Our day was perfect and we owe it all to them.Sent on 10/12/2016
Linwood Estate's reply:Hi Jenna! Thank you for your kind words! We are so happy to hear that your day is everything you could have dreamed of and we are honored to have been a part of it! Your day was truly beautiful and we are so grateful that you chose Linwood. (P.S. - we're still blushing from your Nicholas Sparks reference - we're obsessed with those novels!!)
Krystal · Married on 06/18/2016
Linwood is truly one of a kind venue and an absolutely beautiful place to celebrate a marriage. I fell in love with everything at Linwood Estate. I stayed there for a weekend in June 2016 and the celebration of my marriage to my husband could not have been anymore perfect. I realized it takes an army to make sure everything runs smoothly and Linwood’s team and the Director of Events, Michelle, are without a doubt the best there is. We not only had our reception there but also our rehearsal dinner and a Sunday morning brunch with our bridal party and family. Friday night, all of my bridesmaids stayed in the estate with me while my now husband and his groomsmen stayed in the cottage, making it such an amazing way to wake up on my wedding day. My girls and I woke up on Saturday and had make up and hair done in the bridal suite while the guys roamed the property and enjoyed the cottage. We had our ceremony elsewhere but as soon as we returned to Linwood, the whole bridal party and my husband and I had our own servers ready with our requested drinks and appetizers as we hopped out of our limos. We freshened up where we had begun our day and quickly ventured the land to take breathtaking photographs thanks to the gorgeous property with a pond and beautiful landscaping while our guests enjoyed cocktail hour in the estate and on the patio. Throughout the reception, the entire Linwood team was wonderful and catered to every guest’s need.Sent on 09/30/2016
Michelle made my wedding day better than I could have ever imagined. Leading up to the day, she answered my countless emails and made the whole process so enjoyable. She always greeted my family and me with a smile and made things happen when I thought the ideas were impossible.
I continue to hear from people telling me how beautiful Linwood is. This was truly a once in a lifetime celebration and I can honestly say my dreams would not have come true without Michelle, her team, and this beautiful property.
Linwood Estate's reply:Hi Krystal! We are truly grateful for your kind words! We loved working with you to create your dream day. Our goal is to be there for you throughout the entire wedding planning process, and we are so happy that we could achieve that for you! Thank you again for choosing us and we wish you a lifetime of happiness.
User6846990 · 2+ years ago
I want to reiterate what an amazing job you and your team did at the wedding. As I mentioned, from the first time we met you, touring Linwood Estate, the booking process, follow up meetings, helpful tips and information, to the actual wedding day, working with you has been an absolute pleasure. We never could have imagined a more perfect weekend than what we had for our daughter at Linwood Estate. The bridal suite is gorgeous and so functional. The rooms were comfortable and beautifully decorated and the extra toiletries were such a nice touch. The house is so lovely and elegant yet comfortable and welcoming. The atmosphere there was integral to setting the tone for the day. The gardens and peaceful vistas make it a magical place. The train just adds to the charm, given the history of the property. Set up for the wedding never interfered with the bridal party. The house and the ballroom were beautiful with the extra touches you included. You took every detail mentioned, and went above and beyond our provisions with additions that exactly fit their design. The food was superb and the staff were so friendly and attentive. I was told many times how wonderful the food was. Our guest asked for gluten, dairy free, & no seasoning said this was the first time in 10 years of attending events that he actually could eat his meal! I want to commend you on the fantastic job you did producing the brunch and wedding in one day! You provided everything we could ask for & things we never even thought of. You as always, were cheerful, maintained a sunny disposition for 16 hours, organized every aspect of the day, every staff member working to achieve perfection for us while dealing with any issue that arose without asking us to get involved. I know there were issues, but you wouldn't let anything interfere with our day. Our guests told us it was "the best wedding ever!" Much of that had to do with you Michelle, the JDK team and the beautiful Linwood Estate.Sent on 06/16/2016
Linwood Estate's reply:Thank you so much for your genuine and glowing review! We are here to provide you with services from start to finish, without you having to worry about anything. We are thrilled to hear that we accomplished that! We are happy to accommodate anything. Thank you for choosing Linwood to host your beautiful day!
Kelsey · Married on 06/04/2016
Linwood is the most stunning wedding venue in the central PA region! The estate, cottage, and ballroom are all styled in beautiful taste. The grounds are just amazing with beautiful gardens and mountain views. We loved that booking the place included the 9 rooms for the night; it was super convenient for getting ready and relaxing the night of. The venue includes a lot which took a lot of stress off when it came to planning.Sent on 01/16/2017
The venue coordinator, Michelle, was wonderful to work with. She had great communication the entire time and was a huge help the day of. About 30 mins before our ceremony, the sky opened up and started to rain. The Linwood team was able to flawlessly move the ceremony location to the ballroom without a delay. The staff were so helpful in getting us & the wedding party around the property in the rain via golf cart. Besides the rain, everything went perfectly according to plan, and we have Linwood to thank for that.
We had so many compliments from our guests with regards to the venue and food. Overall, we could not have chosen a better venue. Book Linwood they are worth every penny - you won't regret it!
Linwood Estate's reply:Thank you for such a kind review! Our goal is to create a flawless day, without you having to worry about any extra stressors! We are so happy that we could achieve that for you. Congratulations again and we wish you nothing but happiness! Sincerely, Linwood Estate
Ashton · Married on 05/29/2016
There isn't a better venue in Central PA, than Linwood Estate. It is elegant, beautiful, and absolutely incomparable to anything else. We were so thankful to have Michelle, the site coordinator, throughout the entire process. You will not find a better or more genuine person, let alone coordinator. She understood our vision from the first meeting and was always there for us throughout our entire planning process. Linwood Estate will wow guests and leave a lasting impression. Our guests were telling us from the moment they were there, "This is the most beautiful wedding and venue I have ever been to." Not only is the venue beautiful but it has everything you could ever want. A beautiful lawn for an outdoor ceremony as well as a beautiful indoor "back up" ceremony location. There are sprawling gardens, a pond, a beautiful gated entrance way, an incredible terrace for cocktail hour, and a huge ballroom equipped with jaw dropping chandeliers. You and your bridal party can get ready on property, and the evening of your wedding the bride and groom can sleep in the Bridal Suite (King size bed, claw foot bathtub, walk in shower). You also receive 8 complimentary guest rooms with the venue rental. We had our parents and bridal party stay on property with us.Sent on 06/05/2016
If you want a beautiful and classy wedding with touches of vintage decor and grandeur... Linwood is it. We would do it all over again we could!
Linwood Estate's reply:Hi Ashton! Thank you for your thoughtful and caring review! We were so happy and honored to host your dream day. Thank you for choosing us to create your special wedding!
Rachel · Married on 05/21/2016
Linwood ensured our wedding day was perfect! The amenities and venue are beyond gorgeous, which was very important. However, more importantly was the fact that I (the bride) did not have to worry about anything the day of the wedding. Michelle and the staff took care of everything. Michelle was honestly the best part of our experience at Linwood. Before the wedding, we went to the venue at least five times. Every time she opened the venue so we could look around and plan small details. The day of the wedding Michelle SAVED the day. Three days before the wedding Maggie King our make-up artist canceled. We only had one person doing our make-up and the bridal party would not be finished in time. Michelle personally and without hesitation opened the venue a few hours early. Words cannot describe how much I appreciate what Michelle did for us.Sent on 09/29/2016
It ended up raining our entire wedding day but the indoor option for the ceremony was gorgeous. We had our ceremony in the ballroom under the chandelier facing the mountains. Even though it was raining, Linwood had a ton of covered areas for the bridal party to take pictures. We were thrilled about how many outdoor pictures the photographer was able to take despite the rain.
The service was exceptional. The bridal party had their own servers who brought us drinks and food while we were taking pictures during cocktail hour! Our drinks were always filled and we all got to taste every appetizer. At one point, the staff was standing out in the rain when we were taking pictures. They really went above and beyond to ensure the bridal party was taken care of. Our menu was customized to our preferences. The groom mentioned preferring another vegetable than the one we chose for guests. They made a special plate for him with his preferred vegetable. It was all the little detail that made our experience so positive. Our wedding day was perfect and much of that was thanks to Linwood and Michelle!
Linwood Estate's reply:Hi Rachel! Thank you so much for your kind words! It's our job to take care of all the stressors so that you can just enjoy your day, and we are thrilled to hear that we could accomplish that for you! Thank you for choosing Linwood to host your special day!
Olivia · Married on 03/02/2016
Linwood Estate is a stunning venue, with an amazing staff. We got married at Linwood Estate in July of 2016. Throughout the wedding planning process, Michelle was so helpful, friendly, and felt like an old friend! The food and service provided by JDK catering was phenomenal. Michelle and JDK provide top notch service and do everything in their power to please the bride and groom.Sent on 07/26/2016
Linwood Estate is a GORGEOUS venue. Its grounds are well taken care of with beautiful flowers and blossoming trees. There are so many beautiful locations outside of Linwood Estate that the photos produced on the wedding day are out of this world. The actual estate is super awesome because the inside is completely redone-it looks like something straight out of a pier one magazine. The new ballroom is breathtaking with the large glass chandeliers.
Everyone that attended our wedding could not get over the venue. It is so unique and different from typical weddings. Our ceremony was outside, cocktail hour throughout the mansion(guests loved this), and reception in the ballroom.
Our wedding was the best day ever and I think that Linwood Estate, Michelle, and JDK have a large role in that!
Linwood Estate's reply:Hi Olivia! Thank you so much for your kind words! We were honored that you chose Linwood to host your wedding. Our goal is to create your Best Day Ever and we are so excited that we could achieve that for you!
Megan · Married on 10/17/2015
Wow, I don't even know where to begin! From the moment I stepped onto the property while attending a bridal expo in July of 2014, I was swept away by enchantment. There is elegant charm behind every little detail in the mansion, ballroom and beyond. Even the bathrooms are gorgeous! My husband and I could not have made a better selection in choosing the Linwood Estate for our special day, and our wedding is now being described by friends and family as "the event of the century." Michelle, the estate's coordinator is ABSOLUTELY WONDERFUL and a true gem of a person to work with. I truly have never met a more genuine and accommodating individual. I can honestly say the Linwood Estate deserves every bit of a 5 star rating and I will continue to recommend this lovely venue for years to come!Sent on 10/21/2015
Linwood Estate's reply:Hi Megan! Thank you so much for your glowing review and recommendation! We were so honored to work with you to create your special day and are thrilled to hear that it exceeded your expectations.