Testimonials

Christina & Retshan (11/14/2015, Admiral Baker Clubhouse)

Thank you so much for all of your hard work in helping with our planning process. I appreciate you getting back to me so promptly with your emails. Thanks for ensuring everything went smoothly and for taking care of things so I won’t have to worry. We thank you for allowing us to enjoy our night!

Julie & Van (10/17/2015, private estate, Murrieta)

Van and I just returned from our honeymoon and received your beautiful thank you card with the picture. We just want to thank you and Robyn both for being absolutely amazing!!!! There is no way our wedding would have gone so smoothly without you girls and we are so grateful Robyn was able to help us on our big day! We will absolutely refer your services to our family & friends. Thank you immensely.

Catherine & Jon (10/10/2015, San Diego Botanic Garden)

Brides, stop what you’re doing and book Holly immediately! She’s exactly the type of person you want on your side on your big day: kind, organized and incredibly on top of the ball. There were literally no issues on the day and I’m confident that’s because of Holly.

Kim & Chris (10/3/2015, private estate, Carlsbad)

I can only say that Holly and her staff were absolutely indispensable and I cannot recommend them highly enough! Our daughter’s wedding was held at a private home in San Diego, and we live in Arizona. There was so much work to be done with set up, timing and the logistics, it was overwhelming to us. At our first meeting, Holly came completely organized and prepared which immediately set our minds at ease. On the day of the wedding, Amelia’s help was crucial and she just took over and did absolutely everything! The wedding was held on October 3rd, and the San Diego heat was intense while they were setting up. I did not need to worry one bit, because everything was set up to perfection and the evening was a magical night for everyone. I recommend Holly and Amelia so highly- they are perfection!

Jen & Gage (9/26/2015, The Thursday Club)

Holly is so amazing! There are so many great things to say, but I think the most telling testament to Holly’s skill is that she enabled my now-husband and I to enjoy every second of our wedding. We didn’t worry about a thing since we knew all the details were in Holly’s extremely capable hands. We just got married at the Thursday Club on Sept. 26, 2015, and the entire day was perfect. Holly ran the rehearsal the day prior, and then she really ran the show from there! And not only was Holly wonderful during our actual rehearsal and wedding…her help and advice about our wedding-day itinerary was so incredibly helpful and reassuring in the months leading up to the wedding. Another great thing was that our family and bridal party members loved working with Holly and commented on her friendliness and professionalism. We will always be grateful for Holly’s role in making our day so special and we would definitely recommend her highly for anyone looking for a coordinator!!!

Jenna & Guillermo (9/25/2015, Hilton Mission Bay)

Holly’s expertise was invaluable to us. We were so grateful to have her guidance in every detail especially since we live in Arizona, and my daughter chose to be married in San Diego. Robyn coordinated a smooth wedding day, and I was free to enjoy the wedding without worries. Holly and Robyn’s services exceeded our expectations.
Carol G.

Kim & Myles (9/18/2015, Temecula Creek Inn)

Myles and I are so happy and deeply grateful we chose you as our day of coordinator! Thank you for going above and beyond your duties and helping us through the whole planning process. Please accept this small gift as a token of our gratitude for all the hard work you did to make our wedding go smoothly! Thank you again for being so kind! I will recommend you to all my friends that marry in SoCal!

Chelsea & Joe (8/1/2015, Karl Strauss Brewery)

Thank you for the hand written note and photos (the photos are still on our fridge!). Honestly, we cannot thank you enough for all you did around and during our wedding. Our day would not have been nearly as special without your help. We are SO happy that we hired you. There are no words. We wish we could get married more often because then we would to hire and get to work with you more often! You are absolutely amazing. Thank you, thank you times a thousand.

Raquel & Christopher (7/18/2015, San Diego Women’s Club)

Thank you for doing such an incredible job coordinating my wedding. My husband and I were very pleased.

Melissa & John (7/12/2015, San Diego Rowing Club Garty Pavilion)

Holly and Amelia were absolutely amazing leading up to and on the day of our wedding. They are extremely organized, managed everything, and did a great job keeping to the timeline, which let us enjoy the wedding without worrying about anything. We highly suggest using their services for your wedding day, it makes a world of difference to have them in your corner on the big day when things can get crazy!

Taylor & Parker (7/11/2015, Del Sur Ranch House)

Holly, Thank you so much for making my wedding vision come true! The whole day was everything I dreamed of and more, and it could not have happened without you! We will send you the link to all the pictures once we have them! Love, Taylor

Ana & Vinnie (6/27/2015, St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church/San Diego Hall of Champions)

Hope you’re well! Sorry this is long delayed (we just got back from our honeymoon), but I wanted to send my thanks to Robyn, who was absolutely amazing at our wedding! We didn’t have to worry about anything and she did a great job coordinating and setting up/breaking down. Everything went better than we could have imagined. Please send along our thanks to her. Thanks to you, our timeline worked perfectly and all the details were taken care of. We are so grateful to both of you and the assistants!

Stefanie & Kirk (6/14/2015, Luce Loft)

Thank you SO much for the thoughtful note and pictures! We couldn’t believe how much more colorful everything looked in a printed out photo.

We also wanted to thank you again for all of your hard work on our wedding. It was the absolute best day and you played a huge role in the success. I wasn’t stressed for a second during the entire day, everything looked so beautiful, and I don’t think I was asked anything by any of our vendors….even my mom was shocked about that one and that’s not easy!

David & Al (6/7/2015, Martin Johnson House)

Hi Holly!! First off, you’re amazing and brilliant and yesterday couldn’t have been half of what it was without you…Thank you SO SO much again! We haven’t stopped hearing so many great things about you!

Kimmy & Jon (5/31/2015, Cuvier Park/private residence)

Holly and Robyn were everything I needed to make sure our wedding was beautiful. They exceeded our expectations and the flow of the event was seamless! From our initial consultation, Holly was warm and I felt a TRUST in her in the most important day of our lives. She was seriously available night and day to help make sure this wedding would be memorable! She even came to our home to work out the logistics of having a backyard home wedding be successful! She answered all my emails to the hour and called all our vendors and created a beautiful timeline of the wedding to ensure everything was promptly on time! Robyn was my day of coordinator and she was absolutely everything I could ask for on our wedding day! She was at the house to make sure al the vendors executed my designs to high quality expectations, and even more, she was at the rehearsal coordinating line up and that everyone knew the timeline for the day! The day of seemed to flow without a hitch! Robyn arrived at the ceremony and checked up on the ceremony design and communicated with everyone any questions they might have! During the reception, she kept everything flowing according to the timeline! She even did extra work such as filling our Sangria Bar, lighting ambient candles at sunset, and helping the catering team! Everyone complimented us on how organized the wedding was and we honestly couldn’t have done it without Holly and Robyn. Love this company and I am recommending all my friends and family as well as future brides that THIS IS THE DAY OF COORDINATOR you want if you want a flawless, gorgeous wedding!

Katie & Michael (5/30/2015, Sheraton Harbor Island)

Thank you so much for everything. We had a blast at our wedding and everyone commented on how smoothly the day went. Thank you for everything!

Krista & Bryan (5/30/2015, Catamaran Resort)

Thank you so much Holly!! :) We had such an AMAZING time and Amelia was awesome!! :)…Thank you again, can’t wait to brag about your and Amelia’s services :)

Heather & Craig (5/23/2015, Callaway Winery)

Thank you for all of your hard work. You were both amazing! Holly, you kept everything organized leading up to the event despite my disorganization, and Robyn, you were excellent day of! The venue did not set up our chairs correctly and Robyn made sure it was fixed. Craig did not forget that she saved him a special beer. Everyone in the wedding party commented on how calm but fun Robyn was in helping us through the day! The best man even nabbed a photo with Robyn. Thanks so much!

Carly & Nathan (5/16/2015, Scripps Seaside Forum)

Just wanted to drop you a quick note to thank you once again. Robyn and her mother did an excellent job on Saturday! We could not have possibly been more satisfied with her work (everyone commented on how on top of things she was and how beautiful all of the arrangements turned out). I will share the pictures with you as soon as they come in and you can see for yourself the excellent work. All the best, -Nathan (Groom)

Ashley & Kyle (5/2/2015, Rancho Bernardo Inn)

Hi Holly, Again, thank you for making Ashley & Kyle’s wedding so special. From the minute Ashley met you, I knew she felt so good about having you coordinate the wedding. I will always remember that last second “champagne glass” show up at the stage! Thanks for everything! Sincerely, Randy (Father of the Bride)

Angie & Casey (4/17/2015, Central Beach Coronado/Private Coronado Home)

I just wanted to write you and let you know how AMAZING my wedding turned out because of you and Robyn. You were a great organizer during the process and Robyn was so awesome. I felt so comfortable with her the minute I met her, and she made my day turn out exactly how I had imagined. Even my family and friends commented on how good she was. I really cannot Thank you both enough. I am off to my honeymoon tomorrow, but when I get back I will definitely be writing a Review on yelp. If there are any other reviews I can write for you guys, let me know. Thanks again!
Angie & Casey Swift :)

Camille & Ryan (4/4/2015, Admiral Kidd Club)

Thank you very much for all of your help over the last couple of months & days! You helped us more than you’ll ever know. Thank you again for making our wedding so organized and beautiful! Amelia was amazing! She made everything look 100 times better than I ever imagined it. Thank you guys again. :)

Leslie & Dan  (3/21/2015, Levyland Estate)

Dear Holly, Thank you x1 million for all of your pre-wedding event help! The day could not possibly have been better. Robyn was a dream and everyone had a blast. I’m pretty sure my mom will still be reliving it into 2017. :) We hugely appreciate your help & hard work! Thanks much, Leslie & Dan

Krista & Matthew (3/15/2015, Oceanside Marina Suites/Flying Pig Pub & Kitchen)

We wanted to thank you again for making our wedding day spectacular! It is clear that what you do is a labor of love and you are so passionate about it. You are really providing such a gift to people, you don’t even know. You are living a life of service to those around you. I can’t imagine our day without you. You were there for us in so many ways, from constant emotional support to logistical support. We would not have had the beautiful lawn ceremony without your expertise working with hotel staff. We thought we would have to compromise for weather and you just took the compromise we made and kicked it to the curb where it belonged. Never in my wildest dreams did I think I would get to walk down from a balcony overlooking the ocean on to the greenest of grass and down a real aisle! You gave us such a gift with that! You took our stress in stride and reassured us that it was normal. There are no words to describe how amazing you are! Thank you so much!

Lauren & Stephen (2/28/2015, Hilton Bayfront)

Thank you so much for all of you help with the wedding. You went above and beyond to always make us feel comfortable and reduce pre-wedding stress. We really appreciate your attention to detail while remaining laid back! We are luck to have found you. I will definitely be recommending you to all of our friends.

Lien & Garrett (11/1/2014, North Chapel/Bahia Resort Hotel)

Thank you so much for all of your help. You are amazing and made our day flow so smoothly. We couldn’t have done it without you. Everything looked so good, so thank you so much for setting up and organizing and cleaning and I could go on and on. We appreciate you and couldn’t have asked for a more perfect person to help us on our big day.

Alex & Addam (10/31/2014, Mission Beach Women’s Club)

You are the best! Thank you so much for a magical day yesterday! You rocked and did a great job!!! Could not have pulled it off without you!

Maritza & Joel (10/9/2014, San Diego Botanic Garden)

All of our wedding guests thought you were amazing! My parents and Joel’s parent’s can’t stop talking about you and how essential your roll was for a successful wedding.

Pippa & Ben (10/4/2014, Miramonte Winery, Temecula)

I can not thank you enough for everything you did for the wedding. It was a tremendous evening and it was thanks to you that it all ran so smoothly. It was a truly magical night for Pippa and Ben.Holly, you were an absolute delight to work with. You were so organized and professional. Please give my name to anyone who wants references and I hope you don’t mind if I give your name out yo anyone who asks. Wishing you all the very best and thank you again! ~Christina (Mother of the Bride)

Maggie & Peter (10/4/2014, Paradise Point Resort)

Just wanted to send a quick note thanking you for all your hard work, as well as tell you what a wonderful job Robyn did yesterday. We so appreciated all her help and she did such an excellent job – nothing but glowing reviews from us & our guests!!

Brittany & Dustin (9/6/2014, The Prado)

Only six weeks before our wedding, my husband and I decided we needed a day of coordinator. We were having a wedding of 65 people, at a venue that was very capable, with a great DJ and Photographer, so we thought we didn’t need one. We were wrong! So, so wrong! Holly did a wonderful job of following the directions I gave her, setting out the decorations, coordinating the vendors, keeping it on schedule, and running the rehearsal. Having her there, allowed us to be completely absorbed in enjoying the day. I didn’t even know what time it was most of the night! At one point before grand entrance, Holly was trying to wrangle our bridal party (who at that point were a few drinks in), and my husband looks at me and says thank god that’s not us! Not to mention, she answers all of your emails and texts from the moment you hire her. She helps coordinate all of the vendors the month and week before, and she’s affordable too! Thank you Holly!

Alexandra & Ryan (7/19/2014, Montana Cielo)

I met Holly two weeks ago when I was a bridesmaid for a friend’s wedding in San Diego, and I couldn’t have been more impressed! Holly is exactly the kind of coordinator I would want at my wedding. She was organized, her instructions were clear and concise, and she helped our frantic bride relax on her special day. Holly was the picture of professionalism. I helped the bride finalize the details in the weeks preceding the event; whenever I would e-mail or text Holly she would respond promptly and help allay any concerns we had. The day of the rehearsal she was able to get our large rowdy group to run through the ceremony a few times, answer our questions, review the setup, and she wrapped everything up quickly and efficiently so we could go enjoy our rehearsal dinner. On the morning of, our group was meeting at a Hotel about 25 miles from the venue for makeup and pictures while Holly was at the venue overseeing the setup. Instead of bothering the bride-to-be, Holly and I texted over some last minute details which really helped the Bride relax and enjoy her day. During the event it was evident that Holly had mastered the skill of managing the wedding. I was able to just hand her the envelopes of payments for the different vendors at the wedding and she made sure that everybody was paid and that Bride and Groom didn’t have to worry about anything. She ensured that the Bride and Groom had full plates and glasses by the time they sat down, she made sure that the DJ had the last minute changes we requested, and most importantly- she made sure that the Bride and Groom had the best day of their lives. I could go on and on about how professional she was, how much attention to detail she had, and just how much of a nice person she is! Once my big day comes I will be giving Holly a call!

Suzie & Alex (7/11/2014)

Holly was absolutely awesome! From the first time we meet to the end of the wedding I was at complete ease with her. She is a true professional from start to finish. She called all my venders had everything ready to go in the exact layout and timeline we discussed. Our wedding was flawless or so it seemed with Holly. :) I would highly recommend her to anyone planning a wedding or large event.

Thank you again for being such an amazing day-of. You really made the day go smooth and worry-free. So happy I found you! Thanks!

Leslie & Frank (6/21/2014, Marina Village)

Thank you so much for being there for us and to help us on this very important day for Leslie & Frank. I am so glad you were able to come to our aid on such short notice! Excellent job! ~Carole (Mother of the Bride)

Mariam & Dennis (5/10/2014, The Prado)

I can’t say enough about Holly! We couldn’t have pulled this wedding off without her. Although we hired her as a wedding “day” planner she provided an event timelines, numerous suggestions regarding floral arrangements, music and practical solutions to the numerous logistical problems you have at a wedding. During the rehearsal she was there on time and ready and on wedding day she was everywhere coordinating with the vendors, making sure the reception decorations were “right” and covering last minute issues. One of Holly’s talents is the ability to project a very calm, confident demeanor during a time where things could get high stressed!! I would recommend Holly without reservation.

Denise & Victor (3/20/2014, Tom Ham’s Lighthouse)

Holly was our day of wedding coordinator for our wedding on March 20, 2014 and was an absolute pleasure to work with! Her services were friendly, very organized, patient and flexible. She listened and followed through with our set up making sure everything was perfect! I had a vision of what I wanted the ceremony and reception decorations to look like and Holly made it come to life. We had no worries on our wedding day with the limited time frame that we had because she made sure everything ran smoothly and on time. At the end of the wedding she was there to make sure our gifts and decorations made it back to us. We would highly recommend Holly to anyone for a day of wedding coordinator as we were very pleased with her services! Thank you, Holly!

Rebecca & Matt (1/14/2012, Coronado Community Center)

What can I say Holly is amazing! I could not have been happier with working with Holly. She has an amazing eye for style, and takes the initiative to assist in creating the perfect wedding day. She has GREAT contacts – do not be afraid to use them! Not only was my wedding beautiful, but it ran smoothly. Everyone knows that a wedding can be stressful! I had very low tolerance for any hiccups. Holly’s contribution to our big day went so smoothly I didn’t have to worry about a thing. For everything in her control, she controlled! She made sure every detail was in place. Not only was she great to work with professionally, but by the time my wedding day was over, I felt as though I had a friend at my event helping me to celebrate. I would recommend her a million times over!! Not only did my friends and family comment to me about how great and on point she was from their observations – but my other vendors said she was the best wedding planner they had ever worked with!! That says everything about Holly.

Leah & Drew (12/2011, Carlsbad Inn)

Holly! You are such a life saver! Thank you for all of your hard work in bringing our special day together! You were definitely a wonderful wedding present! Thanks!

Amy & Louis (9/24/2011, Montana Cielo)

Thank you so much for everything you did to make sure our day was perfect. My family was so impressed with how organized, efficient and on top of everything you were with every detail of our day! I don’t know how we could have done it without you. I will definitely be referring you to friends!

Andi & Joe (7/2011, private home)

Thank you so so much! We couldn’t have done it without you! You were the biggest help ever to our day! We were able to sit back and just enjoy our day because we had you. Everything ran so smoothly and we have you to thank for that! Thank you again!

Sianne & David (2/19/2011, North Chapel/Admiral Kidd Club)

I honestly think that hiring Holly Kalkin as my Day of Wedding Coordinator was one of the top three best choices that I made in my wedding planning!! (besides finding the perfect dress & perfect groom :) Holly is so professional, kind & eager to impress. She took the time to listen to my vision for my wedding and went above & beyond to make sure it happened. She paid attention to the details that were most important to me and she made sure that it came together as I had planned. I especially appreciated the kindness & professionalism she displayed on our wedding day. She kept me, my bridal party & family members calm and on-time with the busy schedule of events. I received many compliments from my family & guests about Holly’s professionalism & kind demonor…she was a pleasure to work with! I have to say, what I liked most about working with Holly is that she truly cares. She wholeheartedly wanted my wedding day to go as well as I did. She is genuine and hard working. I trusted Holly in helping me pull off one of the most important days in my life and she delivered. I would hire her again in a heart beat.

Lindsay

Holly is incredible and absolutely essential for any bride-to-be that you may know! I have referred Holly to two very different brides, and they both felt that she greatly exceeded their expectations on their wedding day (well, all the way from the initial consult, to the rehearsal, the ceremony, and then the reception, actually!). Holly has phenomenal attention to detail, is tremendous with all people, knows how to conduct business with vendors and keep them on track and organized, and also knows weddings inside and out!! The brides she worked for both said that they simply couldn’t have enjoyed one of the biggest days of their life without her involvement. One of the brides she worked for actually made a point of pulling me aside during the reception to tell me: “Holly is AWESOME! THANK YOU!” I recommend and refer Holly with reservation. You will not find a better wedding coordinator!

 

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    Leah & Drew – Beachside Bliss

    April 7, 2014
    Fun loving couple, Leah & Drew got married at the Carlsbad Inn overlooking the Pacific Ocean. The ceremony site at this quaint seaside inn could not be more perfect for ocean views. It is perched a top a hill with a glass wall that separates you and the sand and homes below. Your view is […]
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    Mariam & Dennis – Marathon Marriage

    February 28, 2014
    Marathon runners, Mariam and Dennis, tied the knot at a beautiful ceremony at the Prado in Balboa Park on May 10, 2014. Having met in a running club, their ceremony was tied to what initially brought them together. Reception decor was running shoes, bright yellow flowers, florescent colored shoe laces as favors and memorabilia from […]