Nothing makes us feel all warm and fuzzy inside
like a sweet thank you note from our clients.
We truly pour our heart and soul into each wedding to make it the best it can be!
So when we receive a sweet note of gratitude from the clients we have grown to know and love, it means everything to us.
"Only hire Jessica if you want someone awesome. If you're thinking to yourself, "I'd like to hire Jessica, but I only want someone kinda awesome", she may not be for you. Make a list of the traits you want out of your wedding planner, Jessica ticks all the boxes. She's great at understanding and working with family dynamics and strong personalities. She was outstanding at executing our vision and most importantly helped us stand our ground for the things that mattered to us when parents didn't necessarily want or understand. It's also worth mentioning our wedding was 175 people and was pulled off in 8 weeks...at a venue without running water, no kitchen, and had never had a wedding. From the beginning, we put our trust in Jessica and we were rewarded by doing so with the best day of our lives." - Zak (Greenhouse @Platform)
"Jessica from Art and Soul Events is truly amazing at what she does. From my initial conversation with her about her services to the end of our wedding day, she took so much time and effort to share her knowledge and ensure we had everything we needed to make our wedding incredible. She is not afraid to give her input on things that she knows about, given that she is the professional, and for most of us, this is our first time planning a wedding. She relieved so much stress in the weeks prior to the wedding by taking over communication with our vendors, figuring out logistical problems, coming up with creative solutions, etc. She has a great eye and you can trust her to ensure things look perfect and stylish. We had high aesthetic demands in a dusty desert landscape and she pulled it off in what looked (but i know was not) effortless. She was so effective that even our guests commented on what a great job she was doing! We have said many times that hiring her was one of the best decisions we made for our wedding. She is also really cool and down to earth, easy to work with and super accommodating. I cannot recommend her enough!" - Sara (29 Palms Inn, Joshua Tree)
"Jessica of Art & Soul Events is seriously a dream come true! We initially found her on Pinterest (crazy I know) when I found photos of a wedding she had done that had previously at our wedding venue near Joshua Tree. We completely fell in love with the look and vibe of that wedding and knew we had to reach out to see if she might be available to help with the design and coordination of ours. From the initial coffee date, we knew that she would be the best investment we would make to pull off the desert wedding of our dreams. Throughout our entire wedding planning journey, Jessica consistently kept us on track and on point - whether it was with scheduling our vendors and booking our rentals on time or helping us make sure we stayed true to our vision despite some changes to our overall color palate late in the game. Fast forward to the week of our wedding when the weather forecast called for 50 mph winds during the setup of our ceremony and reception. We began to get concerned about what would happen with pieces of our decor such as the place cards and sage wedding favors on the tables and our awesome neon sign but Jessica and her assistant completely handled the situation and pulled off the most beautiful wedding we could ever ask for. It's been 3 weeks since our wedding day and our family and friends are STILL posting photos and talking about how beautiful and perfect the day was and it couldn't have been possible without the guidance and support of Jessica and her team. We can't thank Jessica enough and will definitely recommend her services to all of our wedding planning friends!" - Samantha (29 Palms Inn)
"The only regret I have about working with Jessica is that we didn't hire her sooner. She truly went above and beyond when we were getting down to the wire in planning our wedding. Super-cool and easy to work with. Can't recommend her enough." - Wesley (Millwick, DTLA)
"Jessica is absolutely incredible! From our first conversation with her, we felt at ease putting our wedding in her hands. We truly felt like she understood us as a couple. She was also incredibly warm and easy to talk to, and we loved that she had experience with same-sex weddings. We knew we could entrust her with our big day. She made the month leading up to our big day so much less stressful, as she took over with vendor communication, scheduling details, and everything else under the sun! On the day of the wedding, everything was perfectly seamless (or at least it seemed to be to us, which is exactly what you want!). She had all of our decor arranged beautifully. The ceremony was coordinated expertly. As soon as we sat down for the reception, she made sure we had food and drinks immediately, which was so appreciated. We had a tight timeline, which she kept us to, which is a feat unto itself! Overall, we just felt that she had everything handled, so we didn't have to worry. We are forever grateful to her for making sure we had the most beautiful and stress-free wedding day! -Rachael (Ebell Club of Long Beach)
"I had the pleasure of having Jessica from Art and Soul Events plan our elopement and it was MAGICAL! I never thought planning a wedding/elopement could be fun. I'm a terrible planner! Jessica made it fun from the start to end! I was even extremely sad that I wouldn't be in constant contact with her. She truly makes you like a friend or even family. She made our Los Angeles retro elopement BEAUTIFUL! She will forever be special to me for giving us the most amazing day of our lives. She really covers everything and is SUPER PREPARED! Our day went so smooth, because she was on top of things and didn't miss a thing. I am forever grateful for such a beautiful and caring person! She was meant for this and I totally recommend her services for any event. Whether it's an elopement, party, or a wedding, Jessica is your go to gal! You will not regret it because she is totally worth every penny. She will help you keep your sanity, be your wedding bestie, and will help walk you through each and every step." Stephanie (Culver Hotel / Beverly Hills Courthouse)
"Jessica was with us every step of the way as we coordinated our Art Deco dream of a wedding- her experience is invaluable!! Time after time, she would make suggestions and adjustments that had never occurred to us, but made everything flow effortlessly on the day of. We would have been utterly lost without her. It was such a relief knowing that we could get wrapped up in the moment and trust that she would give us a little nudge when it was time to keep things on schedule. The decor was exactly how we had envisioned, and we didn’t have to worry about any setup or teardown. Our wedding was perfect, and we know that we have Jessica to thank for this, working swiftly and tirelessly behind the scenes! We will be insisting that our friends use her for any future weddings." - Sara (Oviatt Penthouse, DTLA)
"Where do I even begin!? I met with several planners before meeting Jessica and I knew the second I spoke with her that I wanted her to be my coordinator and I trusted her to do an amazing job. Jessica is responsive, organized, knowledgeable, experienced and will put you at ease. She made me feel confident that things would go smoothly the day of my wedding and all my hard work planning would come together. She never made me feel like I was bothering her with questions, she had an answer for everything and made our wedding day so perfect. She remembers all the small details that make a wedding day way it is. Our wedding day was a dream and one of the main reasons is because Jessica was here making sure everything went according to plan. She knows so many people in the wedding industry and is so helpful. I loved working with her and couldn't sing her praises enough!! Choose her and you won't be disappointed!!" - Teal (Malibou Lake Mountain Club)
"Jessica of Art & Soul Events was one of the best decisions we made for our wedding day. She was more than just a planner to us and instead was part best friend, confidant, therapist and absolute rock star. Our wedding wasn't simple nor easy to plan and had a lot of moving parts, quite literally. She went above and beyond and supported us during the months leading up to the day and guaranteed that the actual day went off without a hitch. We'll be forever grateful for her and highly recommend her to anyone planning their wedding. - Evangeline (Private Estate, Encino)
"AMAZING! I'm a worrier in life, but I totally felt relaxed on the big day. Mike and I knew you guys had everything covered. And we felt so comfortable around you. We felt like we were among good friends who supported and cared about us. You were so sweet and comforting throughout the whole fun, but stressful process of planning a wedding. Thank you for everything!" -Lynn (Botanical Garden, Claremont)
"Art & Soul Events took our vision and all of the pieces we threw at them and turned them into the most perfect site I have ever taken in. Prior to the wedding weekend, they were there to calm every single one of my stresses. I absolutely loved and looked forward to each meeting with them because I knew that no matter what I was freaking about in that moment, I was going to feel sooooo much better about everything after talking things out with them. On the day of the wedding, if there were any hiccups along the way, I knew of none. They took care of making sure everything came together seamlessly to us. All of this took place under the blazing desert sun and with one of them being seven months pregnant. They are seriously amazing!" -Breanna (29 Palms Inn, Joshua Tree)
"We chose Art & Soul because they embraced our needs as a same-sex couple with a nontraditional wedding. Not only did they take care of every detail so we could fully enjoy our day, but they also made us feel very cared for in the process. They truly pour their heart and soul into their work. " -Missy (Carousel, Santa Monica)
Jessica was a dream come true. I literally don't know what we would have done without her. She was incredibly hard working and always professional. She handled everything with great care and made our bid day run smoothly. She went above and beyond working with our other vendors, setting up all of the decorations and handling the guests at the reception. I sincerely recommend her to anyone!!! - Liz (Millwick, DTLA)
"These guys rocked it. They took all the pressure off of us and made our special day all about us. We focused on each other while they took care of every little detail." -Michael (Private Estate, Santa Barbara)
"I don't even know where to start! First of all, I'm quite a stickler for timely responses and questions getting answered and they were ON IT from the very get-go. I decided a little late in the game that a wedding coordinator was needed and began my hunt. I contacted many but Art & Soul stood out to me. They seemed like loads of fun and responded to me in no time at all. That was just the first thing that gave me total confidence in them. The last couple of months leading up to the wedding was a whirlwind but everything was put in order and organized (we all know I needed that). We had a couple of meetings prior to the wedding, one at the venue and the other at the reception site. Plans were drawn out and I had no doubt in my mind things would go as planned. Vendors were handled with the utmost professionalism and come the day of the wedding, these girls were ON FIRE. I didn't have to worry about a single thing that day. It flowed beautifully and I had one of the best days of my life. Throughout the night they were keeping everything in order, grabbing me another drink, making sure plates were cleared. I honestly couldn't have picked better wedding coordinators. They totally got "us" and made everything happen and exceeded our expectations by far. They were amazing to work with. 10/10 would do it again." - Jayme (Park Amphitheatre & Private Home, Huntington Beach)
"The ladies of Art & Soul Events were absolutely amazing! They went above and beyond our expectations. They followed up with vendors and made sure all details were covered, ones that we didn't even think of. Day of, they were all over it! They made sure everyone was where they were supposed to be, they made sure we were fed and had drinks, they went with the flow of the wedding, making sure all the little events happened, but not interrupting the party. They dealt with any issues seamlessly (I'm sure I don't even know about most of them and I wouldn't want to :) They are professional, warm and welcoming, and know what they're doing. Highly recommend!" - Sherissa (Private Estate, Santa Barbara)
"Art and Soul Events was the greatest decision of the entire wedding for us, even though we wanted a DIY wedding it helped us enjoy the planning and actual wedding day so much more. I was so worried before we hired them about so many details, like who was going to clean up the decorations after the reception, pay the vendors their remaining balance and making sure the DJ played the right songs at the right time, and with them there we were just able to relax and have fun!" - Ruby (Center for the Arts Eagle Rock)
"If anyone tries to tell you that don’t need a wedding coordinator/day of planner, either they have never had a wedding, or are just plain crazy. From the moment Art & Soul Events began to help us with our wedding, I knew we made the right decision. They were always available and quick to reply. One of the first things they did, was contact all of our wedding vendors. They introduced themselves and became the main point of contact, always cc-ing us. This immediately relieved stress and put us at ease. They knew the right questions to ask, and reviewed all contracts. This wasn’t their first rodeo! Even if you want a “relaxed” wedding, as we did, a timeline is crucial! Art and Soul Events worked with us to develop a timeline that was perfect for us. The day of the wedding they stuck to the timeline without rushing anything or making us feel like we were “behind”. The rehearsal was well organized and executed, and really relieved any stress we had about what to do during the ceremony. As far as the day of the wedding, I could never begin to thank them enough for all the work they did to set up the venue. These hardworking ladies got into gear at 7 am and really didn’t stop until midnight! They worked with all vendors and set up every square inch of the venue. They tackled any and all issues that arouse the day of, and trust me there will be some! I really felt like they were an extension of myself and my husband, doing all the things I would want to do if I was the one setting up. They knew everything we wanted to happen and made it happen, plus way more! They really take the time to get to know you and it shows in how they operate. - Shane (Alamo Motel, Los Alamos, CA)
"My big fat MEXICAN CATHOLIC wedding...and by big, I mean well over 450 people. They handled this many people with ease, very professional and helped out tremendously. And tremendously is an understatement. Everyone that came from out of town and my parents were in awe of how well, even with a language barrier, they were able to communicate, help and dance the night away with my ginormous family. From beginning they advised me on what to do and what would work best and what would be more economical, never pushy. I would get married and relive that whole moment again if they were there by my side again." - Stacey (SFV Mission)