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Planner in Santa Cruz, CA,
(831) 471-5534
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  • 8 Reviews


    Jen DiVittorio

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  • I had the pleasure of working with Katie Hillenga for my wedding and I could not have asked for a better wedding coordinator!! She is very knowledgeable of vendors in the area, responds quickly to emails, texts and phone calls, remains organized throughout the process, and has a very professional and calm demeanor. She was very accommodating to making my vision for my wedding a reality and was always available to answer any questions I had or offer advice based on her experience in the field. I cannot say enough good things about Katie and my experience working with her. I would recommend anyone looking for a coordinator to book her ASAP! You won’t be disappointed!

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    Thank you Jen for the review! I had so much fun planning with you and your family, I hope to see you soon! Wishing you and Phil the best honeymoon! xx

    Kaitlyn

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    5 out of 5
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  • Katie will turn your wedding into a stress-free dream wedding!!! She is seriously everything you could want in a wedding coordinator - organized, professional, communicative, detail-oriented, knowledgeable, artistic eye, money saving tips, and an all around pleasure to be around. She was an advocate for us with our less than responsive (or new to the business) vendors in the weeks leading up to the wedding and kept everything running smoothly and on schedule day-of. She was flexible when I last minute decided not to do bouquet/garter toss, but also efficient with gentle reminders when it was time to get things rolling. I highly recommend hiring her for your wedding! I could not imagine this day without her.

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    You are so sweet! I loved planning with you and Lalo and had so much fun at your wedding with everyone! Can't wait to see the wedding photos :) xx

    Natalia W

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    5 out of 5
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  • Katie was great!! I could not have done it without her. I was so maxed out before my wedding and Katie would let me know what needed to be done and by when. She would do things I thought I had to do myself - she always had a can-do attitude which was so relieving. When I was overwhelmed with options, Katie would help narrow them down and once I had made a decision, Katie executed on them so well. On my wedding day, Katie was always close enough to ask her a question or make a request but was also expertly keeping an eye on everything else.  Finding a wedding coordinator is an incredibly stressful task because so much is at stake. Go with Katie - you will not regret it!  Thank you, Katie!! You made our day so special and we're so thankful for you!! 

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    Thank you Natalia!! It was so great to plan with you, and loved being a part of your special day! Wish you and Evan the best :)

    Meghan

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    5 out of 5
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  • I would highly recommend Katie as your wedding planner AND I would also highly recommend you get a wedding planner for your wedding, especially Day-of, because there are just so many things to think about and timing to keep track of that it really helps to have someone professional like Katie who can take care of everything so you can enjoy your day. We just got married in July at Holman Ranch and we were lucky to have Katie be our Day of Coordinator. She was amazing and I can't imagine having our wedding without her help. She is super organized, professional, responsive to emails/texts/calls, and she knows her stuff and is on top of it. She was a calming presence on our wedding day, and was good at keeping us on schedule to get photos done, hurry to not miss the sunset for photos, remind us of cake cutting time, etc Overall she made sure everything was taken care of so we could enjoy the day and spend time with our loved ones. I was also really impressed by all of her work before ... Read more

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    Thank you Meghan for the sweet review! I absolutely loved working with you and so excited for you and Linas! Looking forward to seeing what the future brings you two :) Xx Katie

    Savannah Jones

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    5 out of 5
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  • Katie is the most professional, organized, and dedicated event planner I have had the pleasure of working with. She goes above and beyond to bring your visions to fruition. Katie excels at providing creative solutions when unforeseen circumstances arise and works tirelessly to ensure everything runs smoothly. Her eye for design is a refreshing break from the sea of everything Pinterest. Surely, you will have a wonderful experience working with her just as I did!

    Nicole Winterhalder

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  • I could not have asked for a better day-of coordinator for our wedding at Holman Ranch in Carmel. Prior to getting married, I honestly did not feel I would need to hire a wedding planner, as I am kind of a perfectionist and had a very particular vision and spent months planning every detail of my wedding. However, I can genuinely say that looking back, hiring Katie as my wedding planner for the month leading up to my wedding was probably one of the most important and critical elements to making our day so special, effortless, and stress free. Katie’s attention to detail, organization, and professionalism in dealing with vendors is so valuable in the wedding planning process. Her knowledge of the wedding industry, vendor connections, negotiating contracts, and invaluable experience coordinating countless weddings was so valuable. In hindsight, I wish we had her with us along the entire planning process. Katie made me feel so comfortable throughout the entire process and gave me the... Read more

    LESLIE

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  • Katie H. was so great to work with! She is patient and was more than willing to work with me on my very specific vision and what I wanted for the day. My expectations were beyond met. Once the wedding was over, I actually missed having our frequent interactions. Every time I am in Santa Cruz, I will be reaching out to her. Amazing!

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    Thank you for the sweet review Leslie! I miss working with you as well, I hope to see you next time you are in town! Wishing you and Jarrod the best, Katie

    Travis

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  • Katie was excellent, she was very detailed and made the wedding process easy and fun! She was also prompt to responding to us.

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    Thank you for the review! Loved working with you and Soula, I hope you two have been loving married life! Best, Katie

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