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Planner in Newport Beach,
(949) 444-3754
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  • 103 Reviews


    Jennifer Erazo

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  • Karen made sure that my reception went smoothly and did a fantastic job at it. Working with her really took the stress off of me and i knew that i was in good hands. She made sure everything looked perfect at the reception and even met with me a few times before to get to know each other and walk through the venue. She really went above and beyond! I loved working with her and would 100% recommend California Dreamin Weddings and Events to any future brides looking for a coordinator. Thank you California Dreamin Weddings and Events for helping me with my dream wedding.

    Claire Keadle

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  • Never a worry with Karen in charge! She was professional, friendly, and knowledgable. She respected our choices, but encouraged us to follow her lead. Her experience helped us relax and enjoy our wedding.

    Clorie Kraner

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  • With all the chaos in 2020 we had to change our wedding venue 28 days prior to wedding date. We would have never been able to manage everything without Ali and Karen. They were wonderful and helped with every little detail that we may have overlooked. Even down to me forgetting my flower girls basket and Ali shopping for one hours before the wedding! They were perfect!

    Cathy Ross

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  • Karen is calm,confident and caring. She made our day flow so smoothly. If you are getting married anywhere in the OC you should give her a call.

    Steve So

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  • Karen is amazing. I really cannot emphasize that enough. She has so much experience, offers advice that is not pushy but very well thought out, and is beyond responsive. There is so much to worry about with a wedding and the current situation with the world, but Karen made the whole experience nearly painless and worry free. The wedding was amazing, everyone was so happy, and I truly cannot do justice to the amount of effort, focus, and support Karen provided to us to get us through our wedding day. There is no doubt that if you want someone you can rely on, who truly embodies the ideals of "experience" and "professional", I cannot recommend Karen enough.

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    Thank you Angela and Steve!! It was a pleasure working with you and your families. I'm so very glad it did not rain during the ceremony, it was perfect! Best to you both, always and forever!

    Angela

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    5 out of 5
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  • It was awesome working with Karen. I hired her for day of coordination. She was always prompt to appointments and made sure everything was in order the day of my wedding. She contacted the vendors the month of my wedding and made sure they knew when and where to set up at the venue. The day of my wedding went smoothly despite a lot of changes during the week. She is very patient and flexible with all the changes with did during our wedding planning. I am so glad we hired her!! Thank you Karen!

    Brittany Crumly

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  • Karen was a great help for day of coordination. I didn't have to worry about anything- which is exactly what I wanted! I highly recommend Karen's services!

    Aileen Almazora

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  • Karen was the best coordinator a bride and groom could ask for. I swear I felt like I may had been all over the place when it came to discussing the timeline and other details. I'm not even sure if I had given her enough to work with. But, Karen understood me regardless! She knew my style, my vibe, everything! She made me feel absolutely calm throughout the entire process -- from beginning to the end. When I first met her, I felt like I connected with her very well! She was so easy to talk to and incredibly flexible. She was also quick to respond to any questions I had. I felt at ease during my wedding because I knew I can trust her. Her help with the wedding made everything go so smoothly and to be honest, the day was nothing but perfect. My husband and I would recommend her to everyone and anyone! She will truly make your wedding day the one special day to remember for the rest of your lives.

    Patrick Schaefer

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  • Karen worked out amazingly for our wedding, not just the day off but the time leading up to it as well. The whole day everything went so smoothly and flawlessly, and she made it all happen. She was always there with suggestions, and a wealth of knowledge for all of our questions. Thanks again Karen!

    Isabella

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  • Oh my, to say Karen saved the day would be an understatement. When I first found out my venue required a coordinator, I was so confused as to why. I thought what would I possibly need help with? I can do it on my own. Boy was I wrong and glad I went with Karen. It started with texts back and forth and then meeting at Starbucks. Her personality is so calm and she makes you feel like even if you say something silly or have a silly sounding request, she makes you feel heard. Fast forward, she came to our wedding rehearsal, she gathered all of our decor and told me that she would hold onto it. I didn't know what to expect, I was nervous because I wasn't sure how or where I wanted things placed, but she insured trust and I was excited to see how it would look. On the wedding day I was a ball of nerves and anxiousness. I had an incident where guests walked into my bridal suite and I got quite flustered, she handled it so professionally and made sure no one else was trying to get a peak. She ... Read more

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    Thank you so much darlin' for taking the time to write this lovely review! It was a pleasure working with you and your lovely families! Best to you both, always and forever!!

    Rachel Krumwiede

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  • Originally, I wanted to book Karen as my day-of wedding coordinator but she ended up being booked before I gave my deposit. No problem, though, her assistant Ali was available for my day. I was initially a little weirded out that I did not really talk to Ali for any pre-wedding communication other than meeting her once (but they were both super nice when we met so it was helpful). All communication was filtered through Karen, but I trusted that they were communicating and had a plan and WOW everything turned out perfectly! Ali was amazing on the day of, she kept everything running smoothly and we never had to think about anything on the timeline. It was super affordable for all of the pre-wedding support I received and for everything they handled on the day of! Thank you both!! Our wedding was perfect and we couldn't have done it without you

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    Thank you so much darlin' for taking the time to write this wonderful review! You were such a beautiful bride!! I'm sooooo happy you had a wonderful day. Best to you both, always and forever xoxox

    Kelly Parker

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  • Karen was a lifesaver as my wedding planner! It was so wonderful to not have to worry about any details on the big day, and she was so helpful in making sure all my vendors were on time and knew what they were doing and where to go. Can't thank you enough for making my wedding a totally stress free day for me!! Thank you, Karen! 💕

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    Thank you Kelly! It was a pleasure working with you and both of your awesome families. I wish you the very best FOREVER :) Karen

    Jason Schulte

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  • Karen was a dream to work with. From our first meeting with her, to saying our good-bye's after the reception, she was always pleasant, friendly and had a smile. She offered her advice when it made sense, but was also able to step back when we had our own idea. Our ceremony and reception went off without a hitch...and on time throughout the entire evening! Thanks again for all your hard work Karen!

    Amanda

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  • Karen was extremely flexible and professional. At times my scattered brain had a hard time articulating what I envisioned for my wedding day but Karen knew exactly what I wanted! The day went off without a hitch. She's AMAZING!

    Priscilla Lee

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  • Karen was absolutely wonderful to work with. I knew she was doing the most perfect job because a lot of people were amazed at how calm I was throughout the entire day. I got to say, part of that had to do with Karen for being so professional and efficient with working with the staff at the venue and 3rd party vendors. Would definitely recommend her to anybody! Thanks Karen!
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