Jasmine · Married on 03/16/2019
Dream come true
I came to Samantha Jackson's weddings after my previous coordinator cancelled our contract and gave me a full refund 46 days before my wedding because of a simple misunderstanding. I was stressed and worried I wouldn't be able to find someone who could help with my wedding. Luckily, Samantha Jackson's Weddings were available on my date. We quickly got together and began working out everything for my wedding. I had already secured most of my vendors, it was just a matter of planning out the details. Samantha was great and super detail oriented. My wedding was everything I had envisioned and more! I highly recommend them!Sent on 04/17/2019
Samantha Jackson Weddings's reply:Thank you Jasmine for the beautiful review! We were honored to help make your wedding day stress free! :)
User3572414 · 2+ years ago
Our day was perfect. Samantha scheduled my hair and make up appt. hired my violinist, photographer, and bakery for my cake.Sent on 10/01/2013
Samantha Jackson Weddings's reply:Thank you so much, LaTasha! We were honored to be a part of your special day! We really hope you keep in touch!!
Taren · Married on 11/20/2010
Samantha was very prompt to answer all questions or concerns. She is easily accessible. She puts in the time to make sure you are getting the wedding you want plus offers suggestions to those that are unsure or want a different point of view. Her contacts with various vendors that are professional and talented is pricelessSent on 11/30/2010
Samantha Jackson Weddings's reply:It always great to see you sometimes around town, Mrs. Stone! We were so honored to be a part of Windsor's big day :)
Windsor · Married on 11/20/2010
I loved working with Samantha! She had great input and was able to pull out the ideas I had in my head and couldn't put into words. We had decided to use a planner because even though my wedding in my hometown, I was planning from out of town and wanted to keep on track. Day of, she was super organized and helped to keep everything calm. Her timeline was very detailed (something this military family appreciated!) and she kept a cool head. If anything wrong happened, I was none the wiser as she handled it without involving me. If I were to do it over again, she would be the first contract I would sign.Sent on 09/22/2014
Samantha Jackson Weddings's reply:Windsor!!!! :) Thank you so much for being a big supporter of my business :) So happy for you and your little family :)
Karla · Married on 06/02/2010
we travelled from Ireland to Destin to get married and we were very lucky to have Samantha as our co-ordinator. Even with the 6 hour time difference Samantha was always on hand to take calls or reply to emails. I couldn't recommend Samantha and her team enough as they made our day perfect, we didn't have to worry about a thing, Samantha had it all u under control.Sent on 09/23/2014
Samantha Jackson Weddings's reply:Thank you so much, Karla! We were honored to be a part of your special day! We wish you the best luck for the future!! Thank you so much for keeping in touch!
Patsy · Married on 05/15/2010
I am so thankful for Samantha's service to me and my daughter for her destination wedding in May. I would absolutely recommend her for her expertise in every aspect of wedding planning. Even though she was a HUGE help with vendors, she really shined on Caroline's wedding day. I didn't have to worry about or check up on anything. All I had to do was sit back and enjoy my daughter's special day unfold exactly as she had envisioned it to be.Sent on 06/29/2010
Samantha Jackson Weddings's reply:Patsy, We enjoyed working on your daughter's wedding. Please keep in touch! Thank you so much for the kind review!
Caroline · Married on 05/15/2010
She was amazing!! She was on top of everything and communicated well. She made the wedding planning less stressful and the day of my wedding, I didn't have to worry about anything! She made sure I was comfortable and stress-free. I really enjoyed my special day!! It was so nice not to have to worry about anything! People still talk about our wedding and how much fun they had! We want to do it all over again :)Sent on 09/23/2014
Samantha Jackson Weddings's reply:Caroline, We had an amazing time planning your beach house wedding! I am so grateful for your friendship and the opportunity to work with you :)
Ally · Married on 04/25/2010
Samantha is very personable, detail-oriented, professional, & reliable!Sent on 09/24/2014
Samantha Jackson Weddings's reply:Ally, We had a blast planning your beach wedding! We love seeing all the pictures of your family! Thank you for keeping in touch!
Dee · Married on 04/15/2010
Samantha was amazing! Very responsive and very willing to work with me. Due to a death in the family, we had to move the date back and she was very understanding. The ceremony went off with almost no issues (there was a guy who didn't want to move... but he did). It was gorgeous! The guitarist was perfect. It was just wonderful. It couldn't have been better!Sent on 09/22/2014
Samantha Jackson Weddings's reply:Dee, Thank you for being such a great friend and advocate. We enjoy keeping in touch! I am so grateful for our friendship! Thanks for the review!!!
Traci · Married on 09/19/2009
Samantha was FABULOUS! She is organized and personable. I felt that no detail was over-looked with her on-board. She is more than a wedding planner. It is obvious that she loves her job and it shows in the results. I would hire her again and again and again!!!Sent on 11/09/2009
Samantha Jackson Weddings's reply:Awesome, Traci! Thank you so much for being my friend and advocate our business! We loved working with you and Daniel. Thank you so much for keeping in touch!!! :)
Jennifer · Married on 06/14/2009
I found Samantha Jackson on the internet. I'm from Chicago and knew that I couldn't plan a destination wedding in Florida without some local help. I knew Samantha was the right one for me when I sent out inquiries well after 10pm and I had an initial response within 10 minutes! Unlike some other planners that I researched, Samantha didn't charge me by minute or by email...she was there for me no matter what time of day and for however long I needed her. We often had 2 hour phone conversations about the wedding planning and we eventually grew to be alittle more than just a client/planner type of relationship. I consider Samantha a friend as well. She never made me feel rushed or out of the loop or like my opinion didn't matter. She handled everything very professionally and promptly.Sent on 06/18/2009
Samantha helped me navigate thru EVERY SINGLE DETAIL of the wedding planning. I literally only had to take care of myself. Samantha and her staff arranged for EVERYTHING to be handled...ceremony rentals, officiant arrival time, guitarist arrival time, dj set up and services, receiption site location, ceremony & reception decorations, floral arrangements and shuttle services to the ceremony, etc. You name it and she covered it. I've witnessed my girlfriend's wedding days and how stressful it can be for some brides. They obviously didn't hire Samantha. I was as relaxed as relaxed could be. So much so, that the day of the wedding I went parasailing and out to lunch with my girlfriends and wedding party.
The vendors and site locations were outstanding. I couldn't have asked for anything more. The folks at the Culinary Center were fabulous. Mary Beth and Tim Creehan are amazing. The food was absolutely fabulous. Our guests raved about how our wedding was one of the only weddings they'd remembered having great food! East Hill Photography with Rick Schamberger was incredible. Rick is such a talented artist, his showroom of portraits speak for themselves. I'm waiting for the day when his pictures blast the cover of Vogue magazine! And Samantha and her staff were so accommodating and easy to work with.
Should anyone be looking for a great wedding planner to keep your vision, find the best venues and vendors for your "big day", I wouldn't hesitate in recommending Samantha Jackson as your wedding planner. She did a fantastic job from the day I hired her to post wedding. I'm going to ask her to plan my 5th year anniversary party! :-)
Samantha you rock. Our day wouldn't have been as successful without you and your team. Thank you, thank you, thank you!
Samantha Jackson Weddings's reply:Hi, Jennifer, You are awesome! I loved planning your intimate beach wedding! You were a pleasure to work with! We were honored to be a part of your day!!!!
Janeen · Married on 05/23/2009
Our wedding was absolutely beautiful! It went off without a hitch! Initially, everyone was completely taken aback by the very rigorous events timelines that our wedding planner, Samantha Jackson, provided. It included EVERYONE who had ANYTHING to do with our wedding. The day before and the day of proved the timeline to be a perfect idea...it was as smooth as smooth can be. No one had questions as everything had already be outlined. According to Samantha, our wedding was her largest. However, one would never have known this considering the professionalism, attitude and seamless work she put into helping to make our day so very special. Our wedding was spot-on in terms of timeliness and ensuring that everything and everyone was in the proper place. When we walked into the reception hall, we were simply awed by how beautiful it was--it was simply beyond what we had even envisioned. Samantha Jackson certainly went beyond and above the call of duty.Sent on 06/25/2009
Samantha Jackson Weddings's reply:Jan, You are amazing. I am so glad we keep in touch. Thank you for all your kind thoughts and wishes. I am so grateful to be have been a part of your day!!!!!
Renee · Married on 04/19/2009
Could not have dreamed of a better experience for my daughters wedding! I didn't have to worry about one thing including the fact that the florist went out of business the week before the wedding. Samantha had that handled as well. There was no stone unturned and it turned out to be a wonderful and happy day. Everyone, including the bride's mother had a great time. I would never consider having an event without Samantha Jackson's expertise! She is definitely the BEST!Sent on 10/01/2013
Samantha Jackson Weddings's reply:Renee, We were so honored to be a part of your daughter's special day. We are so grateful to keep in touch. Thank you for the glowing review!!!
Ronda · Married on 03/21/2009
Samantha was an excellent wedding planner she helped me save so much money and helped me plan the perfect wedding. Whenever I had a question, she always got back to be quickly and helped to keep me on top of the endless details involved in planning a wedding. On the day of the wedding, she made sure that everything moved smoothly. She went above and beyond the call of duty to make sure that the wedding was a perfect.Sent on 04/10/2009
Samantha Jackson Weddings's reply:Ronda, Love to you and Adam :) I am so grateful we keep in touch :) I am so honored to be a part of your special day!!!!
User4420264 · 2+ years ago
She was extremely helpful and flexible to what we wanted. She helped make our wedding an absolute success and fun time for everyone! Thank you, Samantha!Sent on 09/23/2014
Samantha Jackson Weddings's reply:Thank you, Adam :) We were honored to be a part of your special day!! Thank you for keeping in touch :)
Janice · Married on 04/13/2008
I'm a military Soldier an at the time I was station in Korea. I had a hard time trusting my vision in someone else's hands because I could not be there to physical touch an fall in love with everything. Samantha sent examples ran all over Pensacola trying to find me the perfect location. She did an amazing job.....once in the US if there's wasn't something I liked she had it replace an fix within 24hrs. She was always respectful an professional even when I had the I don't like attitude.....lol. (This was over 6yrs ago the only thing I would like to see would for her to dress in the same colors as the wedding. ) I say that cuz when I look thru my photos you could spot the wedding planner....lol. I cap off my long story......I was very please with everything she did an provided for me......So Please I already have plans to use her for my 10yr Annversary weddingSent on 09/23/2014
Samantha Jackson Weddings's reply:Janice, Thank you so much for all your kind words! I am grateful to have been a part of your special day! I look forward to seeing you soon!!
Stacie · Married on 05/04/2007
Thank you Samantha Jackson Weddings for planning and executing a beautiful wedding. I am from Missouri and planning a Florida wedding proved to be challenging. After placing my trust in Samantha for all the preparations I was able to relax and enjoy my special day.Sent on 09/23/2014
Samantha Jackson Weddings's reply:Stacie, Thank you for the review! I am grateful to get to be a part of your special day! I love keeping in touch and seeing pictures of your family. Best of luck.
User4420819 · 2+ years ago
A wealth of information and ideas; Samantha Jackson helped me plan my wedding in another state. She was able to locate great vendors, ensure they were reputable, secure a fair price, and set up appointments to meet with me locally. Ms. Jackson was always an email or phone call away. I never waited more than an hour for a response from her. She did a great job working with me in my unique situation.Sent on 09/23/2014
Samantha Jackson Weddings's reply:Thank you, Desiree, for the review. We loved being in touch with you! I was so happy to be a part of your planning process!!!!
Nancy · Married on 06/04/2010
I had the pleasure of working with Samantha since September, 2009. Since we live in Colorado and the wedding was in Florida, June 4th, I needed direction on all the choices that make a wedding successful. Samantha was very professional and all the vendors that she recommended were perfect. We couldn't have had a more magical wedding were the mother of the bride had just as much fun as everyone else. Samantha was the most organized person I have ever met and I had no worries because I knew that Samantha would take care of it all.Sent on 06/15/2010
Samantha Jackson Weddings's reply:Ami, We enjoyed your beautiful and unique wedding in Destin :)
Megan · Married on 04/25/2009
I selected Samantha from an internet search engine mere months before the big day when as I planned my destination wedding it became increasingly apparent that planning a wedding from Texas was not going to happen on my time schedule. I've never been the type to dream about what my wedding would be like and Samantha helped me navigate through each detail. Samantha is extremely conscientious with a natural focus on detail that makes her very good at her job. The day of the ceremony, with the hard work of Samantha and her assistants, things went very smoothly. I felt like my only job was to enjoy myself. I highly recommend Samantha Jackson weddings especially to those less-organized brides (like I was ;-) who want a smooth, well-planned, destination wedding. **Please note that I rated the value 4 stars as Samantha was well within normal/industry standard for cost (I shopped around and looked at 2 other planners one that was exactly the same another that was more expensive) I felt that even standard pricing for a destin destination wedding was not a gteat value for many of the wedding services*Sent on 05/10/2009
Samantha Jackson Weddings's reply:Megan, I love keeping in touch and seeing all your pictures of your developing career! You go, girl!!! We enjoyed so much being a part of your day!!
Brittany · Married on 06/21/2008
Even though I had 90% of my wedding planned, Samantha came in at the last few months, tied everything together, put the finishing touches on and took the stress off of my wedding day. She was very professional and I enjoyed working with her! I wish I would have found her earlier in my planning. I would recommend her to anyone wanting a destination wedding or in the Fl area.Sent on 09/23/2014
Samantha Jackson Weddings's reply:Thank you, Brittany! I was glad to be a part of your special day! Thank you for keeping in touch :) Thank you for the review!!
Jill · Married on 10/03/2010
Samantha was wonderful. My family could enjoy the wedding instead of having to take care of everything in the wedding. The wedding was the most beautiful wedding I have ever seen, and this wasn't just because it was my own. I would hire her again.Sent on 12/02/2010
Samantha Jackson Weddings's reply:Jill, Congrats to you on your second child :) Give a hug to Ricky for me :) Hope to see you the next time I am in Georgia :)
User3670292 · 2+ years ago
We used Samantha Jackson Weddings for our destination wedding. Samantha was willing and able to meet my mother and MoH while they were on vacation in the location of my eventual wedding. She made her way way from Pensacola to the Destin in a torrential downpour to meet with them on the week of Thanksgiving. Pretty awesome way to start a contractual relationship.Sent on 07/28/2014
Samantha wants you to have exactly the wedding you want. She is easy to contact and serves as the buffer between you and the vendors. If there is any miscommunication between the client and vendor, Samantha clears it up before it has a chance to settle. She will be your biggest advocate.
Samantha has great contacts, a good eye for detail, and is extremely organized.
Samantha Jackson Weddings's reply:Thank you so much, Julia! We were honored to be a part of your special day! We wish you the best luck for the future!!
Jodi · Married on 06/27/2009
Samantha was a life saver! She was able to book all of my appointments around my crazy schedule, and she also gave me ideas on where to get things cheaper so I could stay near my budget. On the day of my wedding, everything seemed to go smoothly. If something happened, I didn't know about it, and that's how I wanted it. I was totally stress-free.Sent on 08/25/2009
Samantha Jackson Weddings's reply:Jodi, We have enjoyed keeping in touch with you all these years! We love seeing all your pictures of your family and we loved planning your wedding! Best of luck!!!!
Teresa · Married on 09/15/2008
WE ONLY HAD A FEW WEEKS TO GET ALL OF THE THINGS DONE, BECAUSE I THOUGHT I COULD DO IT BY MYSELF, BOY WAS I WRONG!!!!!!!!!!!! SAMANTHA JACKSON GAVE ME NAMES OF DJ'S, CATERING, AND SHE HANDLED THE REST SHE WAS GREAT! THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR ALL YOUR HELP, COULD NOT HAVE DONE IT WITHOUT YOU!!!!!!!!!!!Sent on 11/05/2008
Samantha Jackson Weddings's reply:Thank you Theresa for your review! Best of luck to you! We were honored to be a part of your special day!