Danielle E.

From planning the Bachelorette Party and Bridal Shower, to helping me get ready on the big day, I couldn’t have asked for a better person! Carolyn will listen to you and will give advice about making it your day. From being so organized and prompt, everything always seemed to be accounted for, even the little things I hadn’t even thought of. I would highly recommend Carolyn for any job!

The Client

Carolyn's years of experience, organization, and unique makeup of her three complimentary businesses set her apart from the competition.  But don't take our word for it, see what her happy clients have to say!

Colleen

Carolyn is the kindest! Our wedding changed to an elopement due to Covid-19, so we were unable to use her for the entire planning process. However, she helped us think of things that I never would have thought of on my own! She is very thoughtful and wants you to feel so special on your day. Highly recommend!

 

Laryssa H.

I recommend Happily Ever afTer Wedding and Event Planning to anyone who wants to be able to plan an event that meets the needs of the guests AND hosts.  Carolyn was the wedding planner for my big day, and I was so grateful to have someone who knew the big picture of what needed to happen to make the day perfect so that questions and concerns were directed to her and not to me or other family members.

A couple of my recently married friends commented on how calm I seemed to be and contributed that peace to having such an amazing event planner that gracefully and professionally took away any stress. Carolyn was there through the whole process.

 

We met on several occasions so that she could understand the flow and vision of the day. She then participated and took charge during decorating days, rehearsal, and, of course, the wedding day. She did everything from decorating to directing, helping with last minute beauty mishaps, directing the flow of the reception, and even cleaning up toward the end of the night.

 

I cannot stress enough how wonderful it was to know that everything was taken care of and at the end of the day, I had a stress free and absolutely beautiful wedding day. Please seriously consider Happily Ever afTer for your event planning needs! You will be able to enjoy your event after all that hard work, and that's what it's all about!

Gianna + Timothy

I met Carolyn at a Bridal Expo and from the moment we met, I knew I was going to be in great hands! Planning a wedding in the midst of a pandemic is no easy task, but Carolyn set off right away to help me secure vendors (even through quarantine while I was out of state), put schedules together, help taste test, and was always available any day of the week for silly questions like 'what's the traditional order of a processional?'

Carolyn knew exactly when to pop into my texts to offer my husband and I encouraging words and reminders when things looked bleak, which meant the world to us. Despite the pandemic, our wedding day (and rehearsal) went incredibly well and it was all thanks to Carolyn's excellent organizational skills. She is a steadfast leader and exuded calmness and grace as she seemingly effortlessly guided my wedding from start to finish. I say seemingly because I know that she put in hours upon hours of effort to make sure that my wedding was exactly the wedding I dreamed it to be. She was always the first one there, the last to leave, and was never out of reach in the moments I needed her the most. The only thing I regret is not having more time to spend with her! If you are looking for your happily ever after, look no further. You've found it here.

Erin

I recommend Carolyn to everyone! After covid became clear it was sticking around I knew I needed some help (especially living in Indiana and planning a wedding in Michigan). From my first phone call with Carolyn, I was at ease trusting my wedding vision with her. Our zoom meetings were on point and extremely helpful. Planning a wedding during a pandemic comes with quick changes, and Carolyn provided useful advice and solutions. She helped us adapt to the changes as if the original plan had intended to be that way. She walked our large bridal party (18) throughout every step from the rehearsal right up to the end of the evening. Everything was on time, and Carolyn made sure every detail was executed. Even though we had never met before hiring Happily Ever afTer, Carolyn and her assistant Nickie fit in with our big family and brought us together. I am forever grateful I said, "YES" to Happily Ever afTer.

My mom was also very happy I decided to hire Carolyn because it significantly cut down on the panicked planning phone calls. 

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Carolyn has 20 years of planning experience, and is a member of The Knot, WeddingWire Pro, and Association of Bridal Consultants and is an active board member of Hillsdale County's CAPA Ball.

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