Testimonial – Joel & Kathleen 2011 InStyle Event Planning

Decor & Design, Destination Weddings, Reviews

Hotel Del Coronado CA InStyle Event Planning Testimonial Kathleen

We booked with InStyle for our wedding and were very pleased. We were really impressed with the food when we did our tasting and she really delivered on our wedding day as well.  I’ve heard stories where the food at the tasting and at the actual even can differ with some vendors and everything was very consistent–great quality and our guests could not stop raving about the food we selected.

Shellie also helped us pull off a miracle when our cake vendor flaked and did not show up.  She recommend a local vendor and we had 120 cupcakes delivered and set up from this other vendor within less than 1 hour.  Her staff was friendly and provided great service and Shellie provided many extra touches to help make our evening unforgettable.  I highly recommend using InStyle for your wedding or special event.

~Kathleen M.


Scott & Erin Wedding – Zlac Rowing Club – Pacific Beach, California 

Flowers Bouquets Table Centerpeices, Weddings

I knew from the moment I met Erin, me and her would be friends for a long time. When Erin and Scott first stepped into my office and showered me with compliments I knew this was going to be a good thing 😉

Scott and Erin came to me because I have done weddings in the past for their friends and co-workers. I will be the first to say that the biggest form of flattery is to not only have one client come to you because their friends raved, but several.

The ceremony took place on the beach directly in front of the Zlac Rowing Club. Followed by a wonderful, beachy cocktail hour and reception where the guests enjoyed steel drums.

Her design included white chinese paper lanterns, string lighting, white pin tuck linens, cranberry satin accents and white and pink peonies.

It was one of the most beautiful San Diego Beach Weddings I have seen!

Beautiful Beach Ceremony Shoes!

The Amazing Bride

Waiting For His Bride

Intimate Beach Ceremony

Floating Orchids

Erin And Her Bridesmaids


Fun Cupcakes


Guests Enjoy The Reception

Escort Cards With A Special Touch

Zlac Rowing Club Reception Room

The Happy Couple

Venue: Zlac Rowing Club – Pacific Beach, California

Guests: 80 people

Services Provided:

Linen             Catering          Flowers

Design             Bar Service      Cupcakes

Décor              Rental

Testimonial – Craig & Melanie 2010 InStyle Event Planning

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Craig & Melanie Testimonial InStyle Event Planning

InStyle Event Planning Letter of Recommendation

February 14, 2011

We were referred to Shellie by a colleague of my hairstylist at Tops Salon.  We spoke with several other event planners for our wedding planning, but were most impressed with Shellie’s credentials, references and previous work, including the “Best of Knot” recognition she received for her wedding work.

We were so thrilled with all aspects from planning our wedding to the clean up on our special day.  Shellie knew how to find just about any resource to accomplish her client’s needs.  We wanted to have our wedding in our backyard and she was literally able to take every one of our ideas and transform our yard into a tropical paradise…exactly what we had envisioned.

She also put together a menu consistent with the theme, including foods that would appeal to adults and kids alike.  We must admit that her recommendation for the mac & cheese bar was the hit of the wedding.  We know this wasn’t part of the “theme,” but sometimes, kids and theme don’t always go together.  Shellie and her team were able to make it work.  In fact, we’re not sure who like the mac & cheese bar more, the kids or the adults!

Not only was she able to create a beautiful, memorable scene in our backyard, she did it within our budget, which can be a challenge with events.  She was very easy to work with on all details and accessible for any updates needed.  In short, we would highly recommend Shellie.  She was a one-stop shop for everything we needed, including day of coordination services.  She made sure everything, from the flowers, to the chairs, to the food, to the beverages, and the timing of the event came together exactly on schedule and as desired.  She turned our beautiful day into a magical moment and we will be forever thankful.

We don’t know what we would have done without her and would strongly encourage anyone who has event needs to hire her and her team.  You will be dazzled!

Craig & Melanie