If you are reading this testimonial, you are likely looking for an event coordinator and considering hiring Allora Even Designs for your wedding or next special event. The coordinator you hire for your wedding makes a huge impact! You will have memories; not only of your wedding day, but of the entire planning process. Erin helped us make so many beautiful memories. This is because she is professional, creative, and kind.
We hired Erin to help us plan our wedding because she came highly recommended by friends of ours. Unbeknownst to us, this was the most impactful decision made in the entire planning process. We had high expectations for our wedding day! The weddings you see in magazines don’t just happen! There are fashion stylists, floral designers, lighting specialists, and many other skilled professionals behind these events! Erin offers a true wealth of information, creative input, and referrals to the individuals and companies that can make your dream event a reality. Erin and her staff helped us create our own detail-oriented and glamorous event. Our wedding was better than any spread in a wedding magazine because it represented us as a couple and truly celebrated the life we will share.
A number of our guests made mention of how courteous and professional Erin and her team were on the day of our wedding. As you have likely heard, there are usually hiccups on the wedding day. We were not immune to this unfortunate rule of nature: hair and makeup delayed the start of the ceremony for 1.5 hours. The Allora staff invited our guests to partake in (an impromptu) cocktail reception. Beverages and hors d’oeuvres were served as the piano set the mood for a beautiful evening.
Perhaps you don’t have friends who can refer you to a coordinator for your wedding. If that is indeed the case, please consider this our friendly recommendation of Allora Event Designs. Because of Erin, our dream wedding became a reality. Every love story deserves this happy beginning!
– Brett & Emily Woollum
I can honestly say that planning our wedding was the MOST stressful thing I have ever done in my life. People say that the first year of marriage is the hardest; in my opinion, if your relationship can survive through wedding planning then the first year of marriage should be a breeze! My now husband originally felt that getting a wedding planner was an extra unnecessary expense. We soon came to find out that it was the best investment that we made through the entire wedding. Erin was more than just a wedding planner for us, she was a lifesaver. I felt really comfortable discussing all of our wants and needs and she was great about putting everything into perspective, offering helpful suggestions and tips, or being completely honest and letting us know that wasn’t feasible. She always kept us on track and was always willing to take on new projects for us to ease our load. I love my husband more than words can say but without Erin I am not sure we would have ended up in the same blissful marriage that we are in now.
-Samantha & Ruben Garg
If you’re on the fence about hiring a wedding coordinator to help with your rehearsal and day-of planning and logistics, my wife and I highly recommend doing so and choosing Erin.
We got married in June 2012 at the Golden Gate Club in the Presidio. Erin did an excellent job coordinating all our vendors during the months leading up to our wedding and during the crucial days right before.
Erin made sure all our vendors were on time and handled all the last minute confirmations and details. My wife and I didn’t have to think once about those details on our wedding day and were able to enjoy every bit of the celebration. She even happily handled a last minute request from one of our family members to have bubbles for after the ceremony. Erin will take on any request or plan with a smile and make it happen all seamlessly.
Planning your wedding is fun, but you don’t want to work and worry about last minute details on your big day, so give Erin a call. She is the best.
Doug & Ciji Madey
“Erin provided excellent service to us throughout the planning process and on the day of our wedding! She was very professional, punctual and organized. She introduced us to a wedding venue we hadn’t heard of and it turned out to be the perfect location for our wedding! In addition, she made sure everything was in order for our big day so we could relax and enjoy ourselves. Erin is excellent at what she does and we highly recommend her to anyone looking for a wedding planner!”
– Allison & Krishna Vasudevan
Erin Russo is the best decision we made for my daughter’s SF Palace Hotel wedding. I cannot sing her praises high enough! I am a professional photographer who has photographed weddings for 30 years. My demands were high. I have seen many coordinators and our lengthy list of needs would have tested the best. There is no doubt about it, she is simply the best! Erin made everything run flawlessly, We never knew of the problems that arose behind the scenes because she addressed them creatively, all the while fighting for our vision when roadblocks presented themselves. She created calm when chaos threatened so we were able to enjoy an exquisite wedding. Erin is very professional, beautiful, serene, task oriented, unbelievably hard working and flawless in execution. I only wish we could have paid her more. Any bride would be incredibly blessed to have Erin on board.
– Sharon Dutra
“Allora Event Designs did an amazing job helping design & coordinate our mayan summer themed wedding at San Francisco City Hall. Anyone who ever plans or dreams of having a wedding at this gorgeous landmark venue should know about the complexities of booking this venue and Allora helped pull it all together.
Erin is superbly professional and was a pleasure to work with from the day my wife & I chose to work with Allora Event Designs. Erin, thank you for creating a lifetime of memories and moments that have inspired us to build a happy life as Mr. and Mrs. both personally & professionally!”
– Vincent & Angela Lau