To try and find words to thank Katie Arbogast and her team at 59 & Bluebell are hard to find. With the most important day on the line, my nerves were definitely higher than normal and Katie knew just what to say to make us feel at ease. Everything from the walk thru of the space to negotiating price, was handled by Katie. Having her on my side made the wedding planning so much more enjoyable. I was actually able to live in a “wedded bliss” state of mind during our year and half engagement versus the “pinching pennies” and “counting every dollar that went out of pockets” mind frame.
On the day of the wedding, Katie was great. She checked in often and made sure I felt comfortable and at ease. I was very calm that morning which is 100% because of her. She left me enjoy the day getting ready and spending time with my bridal party and family. She did her job so well that it wasn’t until later I found out she asked the lawn maintenance team at the Country Club to chop a few tree branches down as they were in the way of my Chuppah. To say the least, the video of seeing a tree branch getting sawed down to accommodate your wedding, is a story I will always cherish.
To say that Katie and her team at 59 & Bluebell are invaluable is an understatement. She made our wedding one of a kind that no one will ever be able to compare to. I am lucky enough to keep in touch with Katie now and I am lucky to call her more than just my wedding planner, she is only a friend.
We met Katie 4 months before our wedding and after speaking with her we knew she would be a great investment. Initially a wedding planner was never in our budget and never thought we’d be able to have someone to help us plan but from her professionalism, confidence, and out-going personality it made our decision to hire her so simple. From that point on, she made our lives so much easier with the planning and execution of our wedding. Katie helped negotiate contracts, gave great advice, kept us on track, knew so many contacts for vendors, wanted to get to know us more as a couple and family, always offered a helping hand (even if it wasn’t wedding related – decorating our daughter’s first birthday party), and was just really easy to work with. Our wedding weekend was flawless. She did such a wonderful job listening to what I envisioned and this sounds cliche, but we honestly could not have done this without her. We had no idea how much work, time, and effort goes into a wedding and she was with us all the way through. Katie was fabulous – I would recommend her to anyone in a heartbeat and with full confidence she would make the vision of your wedding a reality.
In a last minute planning decision I met with Katie Arbogast to help me tie up loose ends and discuss coordinating the most anticipated day of my life. From the minute we started talking about the details and what I was looking for I felt completely at ease in her hands. I was able to easily get across the things that were the most important to me that day and the things I needed her to take the lead in without me. She gave me the confidence every bride needs going into their dream day. She made her self available to me when ever I needed leading up to the day of the wedding. When the day finally came I can say I truly had the most magical experience and it is with no doubt that Katie made that possible for me. With an outdoor, and untented, ceremony planned and a few wedding sprinkles just before I was planned to walk down the aisle, there was nothing that could have happened that I didn’t feel completely prepared for. When the day came I was able to say to Katie, “You know what I want and I trust you will make it beautiful.” To be able to step out of planning mode and truly enjoy each moment of my day allowed me to have the most incredible memories to last a lifetime. None of that would have been possible had it not be for the assurance I felt in Katie. If I could have that day over and over again I would, but not unless I could have Katie there!
Katie was absolutely fantastic! She was instrumental in the planning, budgeting and overall wedding experience for my wedding in October 2013. There were so many things that I didn’t know the process on or that I even had to do before the wedding (Seriously, who knows that you have to tip all your vendors at the end?? And how much!) Since I had never planned a wedding before, Katie was amazing in helping me realize what I would be able to get for my price point and what vendors were overcharging. She practically paid for her services by saving me money in other places! She made things easy – which is such a big deal when compared to the stress that normally comes from planning a wedding. I couldn’t recommend Katie more!
My husband and I were married October 2016 and I’d like to share how thankful I am that Katie was there on my big day. For those who are uncertain if they need a wedding coordinator, let me just tell you it’s worth every penny. I chose Katie as I immediately felt comfortable with her after sitting down and discussing my expectations and vision. I fully trusted that she would ensure everything ran smoothly on the day of my wedding and I think that’s so important to have as you are sharing one of the most important days of your life with your planner. I was one of the first of my friends to get married so I was totally lost on where to begin and what I could find on the internet. Well, what the internet does not share is how overwhelming the week before the wedding is and how fast the day of your wedding goes by. I thought I had everything done, and once the week of the wedding came I was swapped with appointments, friends and family flying in and that’s where Katie stepped in, allowing me to keep my sanity. From stopping by my house and taking all of the gift bags and signs days before the wedding to running around picking up my cake the day of the wedding, dropping off the guys boutonnieres, and setting up the reception exactly how I envisioned it (and this she did spur of the moment since my catering manager decided to go rogue and do his own set up) , allowing me to sit back , relax and take in how amazing a wedding day truly is. Katie delivered on every task I envisioned, even bringing out IT skills she probably didn’t know she had, when I insisted the Gator game play at my reception! At the reception she made sure I was having a good time, reminding my husband and I to eat, grabbing us drinks when every family member and friend was approaching as we were trying to start rounds to say hi and come to them J. Even as the reception was ending I didn’t have anything to worry about other than heading back to the room with my new hubby! Katie took care of boxing all the decorations and guest book and had them ready for me with out my family or friends worrying about a thing! Needless to say, Katie is some one you can trust to deliver and believe me this is WORTH YOUR INVESTMENT. THANK YOU KATIE!!!
Katie and her team truly made my wedding celebration a dream come true. We were able to enjoy our day knowing that Katie was taking care of everything. From setting everything up, to making the caterer fix their mistake, to picking up my flowers and putting together the arrangements, her team took care of it all! I originally planned on doing most of the setting up myself, and I am so happy that my sister recommended Katie. When we arrived, there was nothing for use to do, it looked incredible. It was amazing to be able to celebrate our special day with our friends and family without having do worry about a thing. Thank you so much for making our special day of beautiful and stress free.

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