Testimonials

 
Sasha Israel Photography

Sasha Israel Photography

“My husband and I hired Gillian as our month-of coordinator, and she was an absolute pleasure to work with! We met Gillian at the Wedding Crashers event at our venue, The Green Building, last year and felt an immediate connection with her. Gillian is extremely buttoned up, detail-oriented, naturally creative, and has GREAT instincts. Not to mention that her energy is extremely calming, which is so important leading up to your wedding. Gillian approaches her work as there to not only support your wedding and all the details, but she really cares for you and wants to ensure you are feeling great during the process. We completely trusted her to make important decisions, work with our vendors in the final weeks, and communicate directly with our family and friends. Gillian went above and beyond to help, and take whatever we needed off our plate. As we worked together on our day-of timeline, Gillian presented different options and scenarios, so that we could make informed decisions and feel great about the schedule. On our wedding day itself, Gillian was SO calm and collected, and things worked out perfectly! She pays attention to every SINGLE detail, makes sure your vendors have what they need (and are doing their job themselves!), and checks that your family and wedding party are taken care of too. We LOVED working with Gillian and can't recommend her enough. Hire her!” - Ariel + Robert, Bride & Groom

 

“We love Gillian! Gillian came on as our month-of coordinator for our wedding. From our first meeting, we knew she was perfect for us. Gillian is so chill and gives you a sense of calm within the crazy of wedding planning. We had a challenging venue for which we had to bring in everything, our photographers didn't speak english and were flying in from Italy, our best friend was making the cake and a lot of other elements were totally DIY. By the time we were a month out my husband and I were SO ready to have Gillian's help and she DELIVERED. She handled everything from unresponsive vendors before the wedding to lighting problems on the day of quickly and seamlessly. She is great at working with other people and was able to negotiate on our behalf with the venue with regards to rain plan, arrival time for vendors and a multitude of other things. She even found a way for our dog to be included in the ceremony and then be brought back to the hotel during the party. My husband and I were totally able to soak up and enjoy every moment of the wedding because of her. I would recommend Gillian to anyone! She's a great planner and person.” - Elizabeth, Bride

 
Eager Hearts Photography

Eager Hearts Photography

“Where do we even begin. My husband and I cannot recommend Gillian highly enough. From the very beginning we felt instantly connected to her in a way that made it possible for us to enjoy the wedding process rather than resent it. She is meticulous and thorough while still allowing your vision to be the most important part of the planning process. On the day of the wedding we didn't have to think about a single detail knowing she was there taking care of everything. We are beyond grateful to have had this time to get to know and work with her and are especially thankful now to call her a friend. You will not regret hiring this fantastic woman!” - Caty + Dave, Bride & Groom

 
Maggie Marguerite Studio

Maggie Marguerite Studio

“Gillian really is the best you could ask for. Our wedding decor was entirely DIY and not only did she handle hundreds of custom pieces, create beautiful table-scapes, handle difficulties with the venue, kept timelines and the wedding party on track, but she kept me (the bride) reassured and comfortable on the day, and the month preceding the wedding. Any worry or concern we had she handled with the perfect combination of professionalism and kindness and it was clear that she cared about our vision coming to life. I would recommend Gillian a thousand times over!” - Janel, Bride

 
Karen Obrist Photography

Karen Obrist Photography

“We discovered Gillian less than one year out from our wedding at a time when we needed serious help to move forward with our planning. Work was overwhelming, logistics seemed a hopeless tangle, and we had chosen a DIY venue that required us to bring in absolutely everything from seating to plates to alcohol to food (without a kitchen or source of water). We planned our NY wedding from DC and felt super stressed about finding the right vendors remotely. But from the moment we first spoke with Gillian we knew we were in good hands. Gillian was kind, knowledgeable, easy to work with, and passionate about helping us plan a wedding that was truly “us” from top to bottom. She took the time to get to know us personally, understand our vision, and balance the competing needs of bride, groom, family and friends. From the start we expressed that we needed help finding and band and florist--in less than a week Gillian had found some amazing options and we jumped on a call to discuss the style and pricing of each. Gillian has a music background, which made the bands she presented us and the advice she gave us all the more valuable. We ended up with a fantastic band that fit our style to the T (and at a reasonable cost). Gillian was willing to work with us on our budget and helped us identify what our actual spend-range was when we weren't sure what to splurge on and what to leave out. Through Gillian's work, Monday check-in emails, her follow-ups, and her attention to detail, ideas became a plan, and a plan became a wedding.

On the big day, Gillian again went above and beyond to make sure everything went smoothly. It rained, the dinner caterer didn't have everything he needed, we ran out of gin--Gillian moved the ceremony indoors without a hitch, she handled the caterer, and made sure we didn't run out of booze. It was NOT easy, but Gillian handled it all with grace and professionalism. We simply cannot recommend Gillian highly enough. She exceeded our expectations in every conceivable way, and we have the utmost respect and appreciation for all her help. Thanks for bringing the magic, Gillian.” - Adrienne, Bride

 
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“Where to even begin... Gillian is a friend and colleague first, before she became my business card designer, baby shower host extraordinaire, and wedding day (let's be honest, month really...) coordinator. This woman has so many gifts! She is calm, confident, creative, uber organized and resourceful. Since I've had a lot of big life events this year including moving and a baby on the way, I really wanted to keep my wedding day intimate, low budget, detailed but simple, and mostly DIY. Gillian helped me brainstorm, make lists, offered ideas, went with me to buy my flowers, built all of my arrangements, bouquet, boutonnières and flower crowns herself, provided some of her own linens and decor, and was a rockstar on the day of the wedding. Of course my husband and I forgot a few important things, and didn't give her clear instructions for everything, but she managed to handle each situation seamlessly, without me knowing until much later about a few snafus... such as my step-father leaving all of our cheese for the reception in the car for several hours :) She is chill and graceful, but knows how to take charge and delegate tasks as necessary. I highly recommend Gillian for your wedding, and any other memorable event needs. She really gives of herself, going above and beyond, as if it were her own special day.” - Lauren, Bride

 
Cottonwoods Studio

Cottonwoods Studio

“Gillian was beyond dedicated, with an extremely adept critical eye, helping to refine our visions step by step, from the big picture to every last detail. In the days leading up to the wedding, she was by our side without fail keeping us on track as we neared the big moment. But what really dropped my jaw was the magic wand she waved over the reception space - the last time I saw it, it was an overwhelming empty space filled with too many boxes. When I arrived with my bride, it was the "Daydream Ballroom" of our wildest dreams. Her eye for detail and personal aesthetic is classy, refined, and simply beautiful.” - Conly + Daniel, Bride & Groom

 
Photo by Cathy Lee

Photo by Cathy Lee

“When our daughter became engaged we were wondering how we were going to help plan a wedding long distance (Michigan-New York). Once Gillian and Willow Weddings were on board our worries were over! Whenever there were questions or concerns about anything, Gillian was there with a solution. The wedding day itself was wonderful. There were no last minute details to worry about as we knew Gillian had everything well in hand. We were able to enjoy the day to its fullest. I have never seen post-ceremony photos go so smoothly and quickly! Gillian was a joy to work with and we highly recommend her services for any occasion. Thank you Gillian!” - Doug & Dianne, Parents of the Bride

 
Photo by Cathy Lee

Photo by Cathy Lee

“Gillian coordinated my best friend’s wedding in September. As maid of honor to the bride, it was important to me that the day went smoothly with no unexpected or last minute issues. To say I was impressed with Gillian’s abilities as a wedding planner would be an understatement. A few days before the wedding, Gillian sent out a detailed time line of the big day to the entire wedding party, personalized for each person. This included hair and make-up times for the bridesmaids, crucial addresses/phone numbers and a time table for the wedding and reception. On the day of the wedding Gillian was easy to get a hold of and if I needed anything, she was just a call or text away. She also kept me updated on anything important the day of, so we didn’t have to bother the bride with any details.

The wedding day was the most organized wedding I’ve ever been a part of. Everything started on time from the ceremony to the reception, and everyone knew exactly where to be and when even with the large wedding party we had. Even post ceremony pictures, which can be a serious hassle and time suck, went so smoothly because Gillian had printed out a list of all the pictures the bride wanted and gathered all the necessary family members together right after the ceremony. I don’t think a single thing went wrong that day and if something did go wrong, I didn’t know about it because I’m sure Gillian fixed it before anyone noticed. I’d highly recommend Gillian as a wedding coordinator to anyone! She is a breeze to work with, and she’s clearly dedicated to making the day special and stress free for all involved!” - Erin, Maid of Honor

 
Photo by Cathy Lee

Photo by Cathy Lee

“Gillian was a full planner for my September 6th wedding. My husband and I had ideas and a limited budget and she helped us organize and implement our vision every step of the way. Gillian also was instrumental in helping us get creative about how the event was structured. (We had really traditional elements and new ways of doing things) Gillian was responsible for shaping our ideas so that decision making was seamless, she thought of everything so we didn't have to! The day of the wedding my husband and I didn't have to lift a finger, and there wasn't a single hiccup that we knew about. Our day was joyful, stress-free, and a huge dance party. All thanks to the vision, organization and hospitality of Gillian and her team from Willow Weddings. Highly Recommend her services for AT LEAST your day-of coordinator, and most certainly as your go-to person throughout the process!” - Katherine, Bride