"I don’t know where to begin this review. Kayla was recommend by a friend so there was some hesitancy in using ‘a friend of a friend.’ Kayla quickly put me at ease as she is the ultimate professional. She came to the first meeting ready to work and listened intently to what my daughter wanted for her day. (I cannot emphasis enough that she is a good listener). She asked many questions and took many notes. She is creative and offered suggestions to enhance the ideas my daughter had. These suggestions were the small touches that made the day perfect.
The thing I appreciated the most about Kayla was her demeanor — she always appeared calm and everything was handled beautifully. I did not want to be concerned with details on the day of my daughter’s wedding — I wanted to enjoy it and not make any further decisions. Kayla made sure she knew all of our wishes ahead of time. When we walked into the reception, it was stunning. In the beginning I would have said we didn’t need an event planner. I could not have been more wrong. There was so much to do that day that I never would have enjoyed the day and I would have been uncomfortable asking that many people to help. I will always be eternally grateful to Kayla for implementing our vision for that day and making it perfect." - Kelly (Mother of the Bride)
"I plan events for a living, however the idea of planning my wedding seemed overwhelming. I wanted to enjoy the day, and not be at the helm of logistics, but knowing so much about events I thought it would be hard to turn things over to a planner. Well, I can tell you ALL of my worries went out the window the minute I met Kayla!!! Not only did she instantly demonstrate that she GETS weddings and events (when we started talking event flow I just knew she was the one!), but she even helped me brainstorm ideas that would help give us the wedding of our dreams, within our budget. My husband was a wedding planner skeptic, supportive that I was interested but questioned the value of hiring someone, and I suggest you check out his review of Kayla because he was SO impressed and we both know she was the all star of our wedding. Everything from including the ice cream bar my husband wanted, to incorporating our dogs into the ceremony, projecting an old video of my dad and I dancing for our father daughter dance, to making sure our decor was elegant, practical, and beautiful, Kayla did it all.
But what stood out most to me in the entire experience is that the wedding was so reflective of US. My husband and I got so many compliments - ‘this is the best wedding I have ever been to’ - ‘this was the most beautiful and perfect wedding’ - ‘your wedding was the most fun and down to earth wedding, so perfect for you two and so much fun!’ - and Kayla’s secret? Besides being extremely talented, she gets to know you as a couple, and makes sure things that were important to both of us were incorporated, and that is was a shared vision and reflection of our love. Not only did Kayla help us find great vendors, brainstorm ideas for decor and activities, provide rentals for decor, AND made sure everything the day of was executed flawlessly, she is truly now a friend of mine. I can’t recommend Kayla and Simply Gorgeous Events enough - especially for the bride who wants to be involved and is capable, but also wants to truly enjoy the day and be present. I worry a lot about details and timeline, but can truly say my entire wedding weekend I was comfortable, relaxed, and present thanks to the trust I had in Kayla.
I think too many people have blurry recollections of their wedding, or spend more money than they wanted to, or passed on things they wanted to incorporate because it was too hard or too expensive to execute - well I’ll tell you, the sky is the limit with Kayla, and the wedding of your dreams IS possible, and you can ENJOY it all!!! Just meet with her, and you’ll see how passionate she is about making couples dreams come true and celebrating love. THANK YOU KAYLA!" - Claire L. (Bride)
LETTERS OF LOVE
"Amazing. Awesome. Fantastic. There are not enough words to describe how perfect our wedding day was, thanks to Kayla! We planned our destination wedding to San Diego from Michigan and Kayla made it easier than we ever imagined. We had Kayla as our day of coordinator. She is so sweet, responded quickly, offered opinions, and became a friend. She was at our side the entire day (and before!) making sure everything went smoothly, our drinks were filled, and helped me out when my lace dress was stuck walking down the aisle :) Everything was set up so beautifully and exactly what I imagined. It’s all the perfect memory and we want to do it all over again! Thank you so much, Kayla." - Kim W. (Bride)
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"Kayla was an absolute doll to work with! She made the wedding planning process low stress and actually FUN! I appreciated all of her insight to the logistical nightmare that weddings can sometimes be - but she had a solution to everything. On the day of, Kayla made everything a smooth and simple process handling any issue that may have arisen (but never let me or my family in on any of the issues). She handled it with grace, and her assistants were awesome as well. Our day went off perfectly because of her guidance. Because of her, my now husband and I were able to be in the present moment and enjoy our incredible wedding day.
I would recommend Kayla to any future bride, especially ones who want someone who is extremely talented and organized but also very polite and kind-hearted. I only wanted to work with vendors who made my wedding day actual feel like a WEDDING celebration and not just a production or event, and we got that with Kayla. She kindly reminded us to have a second for ourselves during the chaotic day, eat when we had a moment and helped me to bustle my dress as well. She also made sure our champagne glasses were never empty :) Kayla even had to lift 100+ pound speakers into our car at the end of the night when everyone had left the venue in order to help us avoid an overnight charge. She is seriously the best and cannot thank her enough for all that she did for us!" - Erinn T. (Bride)
"Kayla was recommended by my husband's friend, and we were thankful they did! Kayla was a pleasure to work with, and made me feel at ease when I had a ton of questions about everything along my 2-year wedding planning journey. She was my go-to for all advice, even about dress alterations, and she was extremely responsive and informative. It made a difference since planning a wedding can feel foreign at times.
Where Kayla truly shined was the weeks leading up to the wedding - where it matters most. She executed everything PERFECTLY (vendors, communication, decor, accessibility, etc.) AND most importantly had a smile the entire time while putting me at ease with her kindness and warmth. She even saved the day before I walked down the aisle by deterring a rude person who entered the venue with intentions to walk down my path in the outdoor space after he wouldn't listen to me. As you can see, she is flexible, dynamic, and ready to jump in to ensure your day is flawless no matter the circumstances. My husband and I highly recommend Kayla and her team, and we are so grateful she helped make the most important day in our lives perfect. THANK YOU KAYLA! :)" - Jessica G. (Bride)
"Where do I begin! Kayla is so talented and amazing at what she does. We recently had a destination type wedding in San Diego, so being an out of town bride of course made me a little nervous. From the very beginning, Kayla really took the time to get to know my Fiance and I and made all of our wedding dreams come to reality!
She really listened and understood our styles we were looking for, and made sure everything went smoothly and it turned out perfect! We will be forever grateful for Kaylas help in making our big day so special. XOXO" - Laura A. (Bride)