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LOVE NOTES

 
Zero Photography

Zero Photography

I don't know what I would've done without Joanne and Jade on my wedding day. If there was one thing every single bride recommended to me, it was to get a wedding coordinator for the day of at the very least. They were the last things on my budget because I thought I could do it all. I was wrong...very wrong! I needed them and I am forever grateful that I had them there to help us coordinate and allow our day to run as smoothly as it did. They thought of things I wouldn't have. They were there to make sure everyone was in place on time. They met with all my vendors and provided them with a timeline so everyone was on the same page. They made sure my husband and I had a plate in front of us for dinner and a drink in our hands all night long. They were one of the best investments we made, without a doubt! Thank you girls for all you did to make our day such a memorable one!!”

-ROCHELLE S.

BlueFire Photography

BlueFire Photography

“What can I say about Lasting Impressions by Design?? I know…IT WAS THE BEST DECISION I MADE HIRING THEM!!! I love them. I want to be their BFF. I was uncertain about hiring a day of coordinator because I really didn’t want to spend the money and I absolutely wanted to plan my own wedding…. I have dreams about being a wedding coordinator/party planner someday. But, after thinking about all the logistics for the day of and how busy I would be as the bride, I thought again and decided to look into it. As luck would have it, I had an email from LIBD that came at the right time from one of the wedding shows. My mother and I met with Joanne and knew I was going to hire her within the first 10 minutes. She was fantastic. Let me tell you, it is worth every cent. She started the day we hired her and was available to answer any of my questions. She sent monthly check-ins to keep me on track. I’m a fairly organized person and was pretty on my game with planning my wedding, but inevitably I met some bumps in the road with a few things. Joanne took the time to review things with me and offered recommendations. She even reached out to a few people for me. I felt this was outside of the scope of the day of coordinator since it was months prior to the wedding, but she did it without hesitation and not once did I feel like I could not reach out to her. Above and beyond in my opinion. In regard to the weeks leading up to the wedding and the day of…Fantastic, just fantastic. She kept me calm about the weather, sent me updates, communicated with people for me, sympathized with me, let me have a few bridezilla moments. The day of, she and Katie took all the items I had and set them up for me and everything looked amazing, beyond what I had envisioned. Every time I would say, “What about…”, the response before I could even finish was, “Already taken care of” or “We have it here…”, etc. I felt like they were reading my mind. The day went off without a hitch. If I went near the bar or to get my own drink, one of them was right there asking why I was getting my own drink or why I wasn’t letting them take care of something for me. At the end of the night, they slowly started gathering things up and putting them away, without anyone even noticing. After I left, my parents said that Joanne and Katie had most of the items packed away and there was minimal to take care of after the fact because they had already done it all! They were like mind reading ninjas. If you’re thinking about hiring a planner or a day of coordinator, you can’t go wrong with Lasting Impressions by Design. What are you waiting for?? Do it! I can’t express how grateful I am for their assistance and hard work they put in for my wedding day. I’m happy to be married to the love of my life, but I’m sad that I don’t get to interact with them on a regular basis any longer. Like I said, BFFs!!”

-MONICA S.

Art and Heirloom Photography

Art and Heirloom Photography

“There are not enough words to say how incredible these ladies are.

From the monthly emails, month out meeting, planning session at the venue, rehearsal, and most importantly day of, I felt like I was the only bride they were working with. Their attentiveness to details made me feel so heard, and I knew that I wouldn't have to worry or stress about a thing. It is so hard for me to let go of control and trust others with my vision, but they understood my thoughts before I could vocalize them, which made it so easy to let go. The wedding day was amazing, and I could not have gotten through it without them. They carried the day perfectly. Even when I knew that our timing was off and we were behind schedule, you would never know with the way that they seamlessly covered every base and kept moving everything forward. I felt supported, cared for, and overwhelmed by their kindness, genuine hearts, and ability to make things happen. Hiring them was one of the best decisions we made for our wedding. The process and the day of was perfect, which was mostly due to them and their ability to take everything off my shoulders and carry it out beautifully. Forever grateful.”

-Claire F.

 
Carly Barton Photography

Carly Barton Photography

 

“I could not have had my wedding without Lasting Impressions by Design, more specifically without Joanne and Katie. As dramatic as that may sound, I never understood just how important a day of coordinator was until we booked with LIBD. Every month leading up to my wedding day, I received emails keeping me on track for my wedding and reminding me of even the smallest details that I might forget! I sent every contract to LIBD to ensure that any breaches of contracts (I'll revisit that) could be taken care of appropriately. When the days were getting close to the wedding, I met with Joanne and Katie to discuss every detail down to the 10 minutes my groom and I would have alone time in the bridal suite after our ceremony. (A necessity by the way!) Joanne and Katie even helped me with some last minute rental items for small details at my wedding that I wanted but had a hard time finding on my own. Come the day of the rehearsal and they were able to lead my wild and crazy wedding party the right way and just as I imagined my wedding to be. Finally, on the day of the wedding, I didn't have to lift a finger. Joanne and Katie teamed up and took care of every detail for me, set up my signage and decor that I brought from home. These ladies made sure that my groom and I never had to stand in line at the bar and had a drink in hand at all times. They reminded me to breathe, kept me on track, and took care of our gifts and cleaning up the items we brought from home and loaded our cars. The photo-booth at my wedding showed up over 2 hours late and Joanne and Katie made sure that we received a full refund without me having to say a word to the photo-booth company. We have already recommended to a couple friends about hiring a wedding coordinator because of what a pleasant experience we had, we also will be sure to recommend LIBD to any local friends and family members of ours getting married! Thank you Joanne and Katie for every big and little feat you did for Frank and I. We cannot thank you enough!”

-Nicole F.

Dawn Elizabeth Studios

Dawn Elizabeth Studios

“We had such a great experience with Joanne! I hired her as a day of coordinator – but she did so much more than just help on the day of! Starting a year and a few months out from my wedding, she would check in every now and then and see if I needed help with anything. She would also send more formal “monthly check-ins” with a list of items I needed to get done that month, which was great in affirming that I was on the right track! One of my favorite things is that she contacted ALL of my vendors to confirm their attendance and give them day of details. This saved me a ton of time! She also came out to the venue twice before my wedding day – once to meet the new venue manager and get a better feel for the space and again the day before the wedding to help set up and run rehearsal. On the day of, I didn’t have to think about a thing as far as timing, greeting vendors, final set up, etc. Joanne and her team had that completely covered. It was such a weight off of my shoulders, as well as my mom’s! If you are deciding between getting a day of coordinator or not – DO IT! I can’t imagine how stressed I would have been if I hadn’t had Joanne.”

 -KATELYN G.

 
Solar Shot Weddings

Solar Shot Weddings

“Joanne and Katie were the perfect combo in helping my husband and I prepare for our wedding. We met them back in June of last year at the JW Marriott bridal fair and were so glad we chose them for our day-of coordinators! They are absolutely sweet and helpful but really know how to get things done! They were available throughout the year as well to help with suggestions and coordinate all of our vendors and contracts. On the day of our ceremony they were at my venue early before I got there and were already putting out our decorations, getting my input on specifics, and working with all of our vendors to make sure everything was perfect! A couple of my friends tell me they are working on their wedding and don’t think they need a day of coordinator and I think they are crazy. We couldn’t have enjoyed our wedding nearly as much as we did without the ladies of Lasting Impressions! Thank you so much!”

-ANNALISA E.

Aria Productions

Aria Productions

“Joanne and Katie are the best in the industry! I had the pleasure of working with these wonderful ladies for the day of coordination. However, Joanne was working with me since the very beginning and was available whenever I needed her. She really helped me keep my sanity. LOL! Both Joanne and Katie are fun and down-to-earth individuals who take pride in their work. They made the wedding of my dreams one to remember and all that I could ever imagine it to be. Both executed exceptionally well the day of my wedding; Joanne and Katie work so well with each other. One thing I’ll always hold dear to my heart: I was in Invisalign treatment during that time. I had been wearing my Invisalign trays all day and forgot to remove prior to photos. My bridesmaids and I were set to go for photos when I requested that I remove myself briefly so I can place my trays back in the bridal suite with my belongings. You know what?! Joanne just reached out her hand and told me to place my trays (with traces of my saliva) on them so she can put them away for me. Y’all. That’s beyond 5 star customer service. That’s love!! LOL!! You can tell they care about their clients; Joanne and Katie go above and beyond. Im so grateful I found them at the JW Wedding Fair. Im so appreciative for all they have done for me. I highly recommend Lasting Impressions by Design!!”

-SYLVIA R.

 
Daniel Grove Photography

Daniel Grove Photography

“How does one begin to write a review for someone who has been so amazing as Joanne Doll of Lasting Impressions by Design? She singlehandedly saved our wedding countless times, and made our vision come to life in the most spectacular way! After having been BURNED by two other so-called wedding planners from a “preferred vendor” list from a venue that did “their homework so you don’t have to!”, I was reluctant to risk any more money to hire another wedding planner. The first wedding planner I had hired did nothing her contract said that she would do for me (like negotiate contracts and help me find vendors), so I cancelled with her - during which she had made me sign a non-disclosure agreement. The next wedding planner simply took my money and ran. That was a loss of $2K, right there. Gone forever from our wedding budget. Even so, when it came to planning, I was in over my head. I decided to give it one more try. I asked around and my friend gave me Joanne’s number. Joanne and I met at Bakery Lorraine and I immediately just adored her. She arrived exactly on time, if not a little early. She was the sweetest, most down to earth person. I was impressed by how organized she was, even at our first meeting. She was 100% supportive and enthusiastic about our theme. She told me about her background in teaching and showed me examples of her work. She was upfront about her company’s pricing and her contract was written in clear, easy to understand (without needing to have a law school degree!) language. I was VERY PLEASED that her contract did not have a non-disclosure (“no negative review”) clause in it. I hired her right then, at that meeting. From before day one, Joanne was responsive, and ALWAYS did what she said she was going to do, when she said she would do it. I would get a super helpful email every month with check-in on various aspects which was insanely helpful. When my father passed away, Joanne gave space when needed and support when needed. Over the course of the past year, I grew to care for her as a friend, if not family, because she was just such an anchor at times. When things hit a snag, Joanne always was able to find a solution quickly and with the greatest of finesse. I was seriously impressed. When the week of the wedding cane, of course, some things went awry, but as usual, Joanne got it handled. Our wedding day would have probably not happened without her excellent judgment and fantastic problem solving skills. I was so very grateful to have her on our team. She really did MAKE our wedding happen! In fact, I was having trouble with the ceremony music, and she was able to, with her skills as THE BEST WEDDING PLANNER EVER, and her knowledge of us as a couple, recommended the perfect song for me to walk down the aisle to. Joanne has absolutely earned a place in our hearts and in our family for her incredible work on our wedding. Our only regret was that we didn’t hire her FIRST, as soon as we got engaged. I HIGHLY recommend LIBD, especially their FULL PLANNING package, because even if you think you already have everything planned out, Joanne will be able to take your vision and make it happen within your budget (if not under), keep you calm when life gets crazy (and IT WILL!), and make the entire process so much smoother. Even if you think you can’t afford to hire a wedding planner, I say from experience: YOU CAN’T AFFORD NOT TO HIRE JOANNE FROM LASTING IMPRESSIONS BY DESIGN!”

-KRISTEN P.

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“OMG they are amazing!!!!! That’s pretty much how I can summarize our experience with Joanne and Jade during our wedding planning process. They walked us though every detail we needed or may have missed and were always responsive to our many questions we had through the months. We hired them for ‘Day of planner’ but they really were there for us through out the entire process. Based on a recommendation from our venue it was the best wedding related decision we made. We met with them and immediately after our first conversation we knew we wanted to work with them. They both are lovely and could not (or want to) imagine what the whole wedding planning would have been without them by our side.”

-TATIANA M.

Palicios Photography

Palicios Photography

“Best decision we made for the wedding was choosing Last Impressions. They are EXTREMELY organized. We hired Joanne and Katie to coordinate only the wedding day but because they are so thorough in their planning, they work with you throughout the entire planning process. It’s amazing the effort they put in to planning and executing the ideas you have for your wedding. They get in contact with every single vendor to make sure everyone is on the same page. Also, if you need suggestions for anything wedding related, you won’t be disappointed with their recommendations. When we saw the headsets on the wedding day I knew it was game time!”

-JORGE AND CLARISSA M.

 
Virginia Ann Photography

Virginia Ann Photography

“Katie and Joanne did a incredible job helping us with our wedding, which was not an easy task! We got married on NYE and my wife and I did not have much time to dedicate due to our hectic schedules. They were exceptional in guiding us through the process, consulting us on best practices and incredibly helpful leading up to and on the day of our wedding. We really appreciate all of your help and thankful for your support throughout the journey!”

-TYLER AND ALANNA P.



 
Paige Vaugn Photography

Paige Vaugn Photography

“Joanne and Katie were so helpful through the entire wedding process as I was planning a wedding in a different city than I live. They provided me so many options and hunted for more if I requested. They are both so kind and they become your own mini therapists. They made everything I wanted happen and when my ideas were too grand for my budget they provided options to still make my vision happen!”

-SKYELER C.


 
Photo by Me

Photo by Me

“Katie and Joanne are the most incredible women! My husband was deployed the entire year we planned our wedding and they made me feel so taken care of during that time. I am so grateful for everything they did and they helped make our day so special. They went above and beyond for us and I know they will for you too. Book with them now if you want 100% peace of mind for your special day!”

-BRITTNEE C.





 
Monica Roberts Photography

Monica Roberts Photography

“Joanne, Katie, and Jade are simply amazing! Joanne led our rehearsal, and it ran so smoothly thanks to her organization and help throughout the process. The day of we had Katie and Jade by our sides! We were so lucky to have had such wonderful women take charge that day. They were able to make decisions on the spot and worked incredibly hard to make our day perfect! Without them, I think my husband and I would have been so stressed! Our guests had a blast with the ladies, too! Thank you all so much! :)”

-KALEIGH AND DANIEL C.

 
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“Joanne and Katie are sweethearts and it was a pleasure to have them coordinate our big day! They are knowledgeable about everything! In the early stages they recommended some awesome vendors and kept us on track each month. If I ever had any questions they were prompt in responding. Our wedding day was magical because of them! They executed everything with grace and excellence. If there was an issue on our day I literally had no idea; everything was perfect. They are amazing women, experienced, and most of all genuine sweethearts. If we did it all over again we would definitely have them again!! We love them!!”

-CHELSEA A.

Photo by EmaReide Photography

Photo by EmaReide Photography



“We would love to thank you two wonderful lady's at Lasting Impressions By Design for helping make our day perfect. Even with the complications and minor setbacks, you guys rock. I will miss having you message and call to get updates, and I'm so glad that you have been a part of our memories and wonderful day. I recommend this company to anyone for any type  of celebration. They have the imagination to work with you and it's fun to watch it all come together.

We love you guys”

 -Rebekah and Lisa M.





 
Privlovsky Photography

Privlovsky Photography

"I'm going to miss our emails and texts back and forth talking about wedding festivities and what not. I can't believe a week has already passed, but I'm still glowing. ... Ok so where to begin:

Thank you both so much for the best wedding I could have ever imagined. Its hard to imagine how everything is going to pull together when planning a wedding, but with you two, I didn't have to worry one bit. And even when it looked like I was worried, you both just had the answer I needed. 

I know there is so much that went on behind the scenes that I don't even know about and I want to thank you for those unspoken favors as well.  Everything you all did to make our day perfect was beyond exceptional. As I mentioned before, our guests too noticed how on top you all were with making sure everything ran as smooth as possible and I've received so many compliments in regards to the service. The phrase "The Ladies with the Headsets" are going to be somewhere in my wedding scrapbook alongside your pictures! ... The best gifts were all the details that you provided: from packing the cars, to making sure Dave and I had our cocktails at the table before dinner, to bustling my dress up, to making a special boxed dinner for Dave and I; it was all just freaking amazing. 

Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!"

                   -Sara s.

 

 

"Joanne and Katie are such sweet, kind-hearted people and made this wedding planning stress free. They are absolutely wonderful!!! I felt completely comfortable letting go of all control and trusting them to make executive decisions on our wedding day. They took charge and carried out our wedding vision. I felt so well prepared with them that on our wedding day I could just focus on marrying the love of my life and enjoy the day. It was so nice having them carry out the day logistics and not having to worry about a thing! We are so blessed to have found them because they made our day truly special. Thanks ladies!"

                   -Nicole N.

 

Dawn

"Joanne and Katie are amazing. They truthly make a bride feel like Cinderella throughout the wedding planning and they are the like fairy godmothers.
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Omg I woke up on Sunday feeling like my wedding was a just a dream. I woke up to my phone beeping from the pictures being sent from to me from the photographer and family. I could never thank Katie and Joanne enough for creating the fairy tale wedding I always wanted. My husband and I spend the entire morning looking at pictures and videos of our wedding. Laughing at the moment we couldn't find the garter and these lady created a garter for us within seconds. There is nothing these ladies wouldn't do to create the most amazing night for their bride. And we couldn't believe that day went so perfect!
Thank you so much ladies" 

                    -Carol A.

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"Joanne and Katie were amazing at keeping me in track which it's not an easy task. Having two coordinator was super helpful, they were in constant communication between the ceremony location and venue to ensure everything went without a hitch. Our wedding was everything we hope it would be and that was thanks to all the hard work of this lovely ladies. I would definitely recommend them to anyone who is looking for an amazing job at their event."

                    -Luz P.

 

 

 

"I can't begin to tell people how wonderful these 2 ladies were. I hired them with 6 weeks to go and was a hot mess. They took the reins, gave me assignments and literally put me on track for a gorgeous and successful wedding. Everything ran like clockwork and they were so professional throughout the process. I received so many compliments from all the guests. My son will be getting married soon and I will definitely use these awesome women to coordinate the event."

                    -Anna D.

 

"Lasting Impressions by Design helped the Andy Mireles Charitable Foundation with their "Comedy Hour" fundraiser! They made the event a special night of fun and relaxation for all who attended. With their outstanding attentiveness to our needs, they took the stress out of our lives! We received many compliments on the evening. Thank you, Joanne, Katie, Catherine, and Natalie for your wonderful assistance. We will certainly see you again with our future events."

                   -Margaret M.

 

"The girls were on the spot and answered any questions I had. They really took the time to make sure I understood what packages were available and really helped to set my expectations on how weddings go. I never knew there was so much attention to detail needed. The girls were a pleasure to work with and I thank them for their time!"

                    -STEVEN m.

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"We can't thank you enough for being there on our special day. These two ladies (Joanne and Katie) are so amazing. I swear we had everything planned out but boy....we were wrong. These ladies did last minute DIYs to create an aisle, garter and all sorts of little touches. If you planning a wedding or special event you need then...trust me if they weren't there... our special day wouldn't have gone so picture perfect. Thank you so much Katie and Joanne for working so hard and making sure our day was exactly like Carol's wedding Pinterest board." 

                    -John O.