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Planner in Saint Petersburg, FL,
(727) 231-5541
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  • 19 Reviews


    Heather Zampella

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  • Tori Elkington was THE BEST wedding coordinator I could have ever asked for! She made it her mission to make my wedding day the most special day possible for me and my now husband. If there was anyone who bent over backwards for me, it was Tori. She showed us that she is truly committed to her job and her brides. Tori made my day as special as she wanted her own wedding. Tori, Julie Manes and Maria Slater were the most helpful in answering the million questions I had. All of them got back to me right away when I needed a question answered. I am blessed to have had such a solid group of staff to work with from both Driftwood and TradeWinds. I really couldn't have had or asked for a better experience. Wedding planning doesn't have to be stressful when you have such an amazing group of people who have your back and are there to help you every step of the way. Tori and the rest of the staff I worked with have a lifelong impact on me and my husband for the rest of our lives. We were truly b... Read more

    Donna Wagner

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  • Cherish made my daughter's wedding everything she wanted. We were all from out of town and she handled every detail for us. And made sure every thing was on time and every detail was perfect for the wedding.

    Kelly Leach

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  • Wow - where can I begin? Jason and I got married on June 8, 2019 at the Sandbar Restaurant in Anna Maria Island. Expert productions took care of our lighting, dj, coordination, photography, videography, steel drum, ukulele, officiant and so much more. Right from the beginning of the wedding planning process I spoke with Tori and Sydni to get everything straightened out with what we wanted. The website makes it very easy to see what kind of services they offer, and they are EXCELLENT at communication. They responded to every single one of my requests often within half of a day. Just talking with them it eases a lot of stress as a Bride who didn't hardly know what direction to turn. I shortly after met Carrie, our coordinator. Carrie was a God sent. She truly cared so much for everything that we wanted and made sure everything was executed perfectly. She made sure to make copies of the wedding day itinerary for the bridal party, so people would not have to ask us when they needed to be w... Read more

    Tasha Arrascue

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  • We chose to get married at the Tradewinds and they recommended the Driftwood to us. THANK GOD we decided on this because Cherish and Tori 100% outdid themselves. They were both so easy to work with and so open to anything I wanted to do. I wish they were guest at my wedding because we had the best time leading up to the big day. I literally did not have to think about one thing the entire day. If something went wrong, I still wouldn't know since they took care of it all. I will forever be so grateful for them both! Thank you!!

    Darcy Oppolo

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  • Carrie helped make our day a success! From our first meeting all the way through our wedding she was there answering all of my questions and even came through for us when we both ended up with the flu the day of our wedding!!

    Kayla

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  • You are in good hands if you have the pleasure of working with Driftwood Weddings and Events. Cherish was my main point of contact leading up to our wedding day and that lady knows her stuff. They were highly organized and seriously helpful in keeping me on track. Planning a wedding for nearly 200 people is some legit work, and for a procrastinator (guilty as charged) with a demanding full time job, she was my absolute savior more than once during the planning process. When trying to save money in certain areas, Cherish gave me some brilliant tips and ideas. This woman is an ABSOLUTE ROCK STAR, not to mention a pleasure to chat with. I live a few hours from the venue so we never met in person until the day of, but I felt like I had already known her for ages. Carrie was our backup coordinator and was also a total boss in the best kind of way. She ran our reception and it went fantastic! Our ceremony was on the beach and it was a bit of a walk to where the first row of chairs began... Read more

    Courtney Vasold

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  • I don't even know where to begin...Cherish from Driftwood is beyond amazing! Planning a destination wedding was quite the task but Cherish made the process seamless. She asked questions about things I never even thought of (and I thought long and hard about everything...I'm a hardcore overthinker)! She knew the ins and outs of everything weddings and there was not a detail she missed. She solved every little problem I had leading up to our big day. My main goal was to have a beach wedding with a beautiful arch...and Cherish was willing to do whatever it took to make that happen. HOWEVER, mother nature had a different plan. The weather on our wedding day was awful...rain, extreme winds, not a sight of sun, and FREEZING. Cherish was still willing to make this work outside since she knew that's what I really wanted. Thirty minutes before our wedding was to begin, I walked outside and realized how awful a beach wedding was going to be not only for me in a backless dress, but also for our g... Read more

    April

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  • Tori was an absolute joy to work with! My husband and I were planning our wedding from a different state, so to have Tori working with us to ease our minds was great! She provided us with so much support throughout the planning process and her personality is just so pleasant and wonderful! To me, working with someone who loves their job and is so happy to work with you is so important! I knew she was going to be a great fit for us since the consultation! She made sure our reception, ceremony, and cocktail site were done as I had envisioned! When I saw the reception site, it almost looked like I had set it up myself! Thank you so much Tori for everything that you have done for Gene and I and I am so thankful to have you help and partake in our special day!

    Heather

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  • Tori and Elwanda were the best! They had great ideas when I was stumped and were always one step ahead of the game. They kept me organized and stress free! The day of our wedding, I had not seen the amazing work they did until 5 minutes before walking down the aisle. I had full confidence in them and they didn't let me down. The reception was beautiful and our guests kept raving at how great everything was. Highly recommend these girls! They know their stuff!

    Michelle

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  • Cherish and Carrie were AWESOME! They made our day 100% stress free and running smoothly!

    Dale

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  • My husband and I renewed our vows for our 25th Anniversary with Driftwood and they did an amazing job, we could not have asked for a better celebration. They made sure everything was just as we wanted it and it was perfect. We highly recommend using them for your special event, you don’t be sorry.

    jennifer

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  • driftwood wedding helped me have an amazing wedding on the beach and all of my guests had a great time and commented on how beautiful everything was. Cherish was very helpful and responsive throughout the whole process and Tradewinds was more than accommodating to all of my guests. I had a perfect beach wedding and highly recommend.

    Michael

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  • The wedding planners at Driftwood Wedding and Events helped make my son, Michael, and his bride, Sherry’s, wedding the perfect day! Tori Elkington and Carrie Pulice were organized, meticulous, and thoughtful. They were always willing to answer any questions I had during the planning stages, and answered emails and phone calls quickly. They took care of all the details from beginning to end and worked with all the vendors to make sure the day ran seamlessly. They both also went above and beyond what was expected in order to make sure the day went exactly as planned. Most important they kept us from feeling stressed and created a happy, joyful event. We can’t thank Carrie and Tori enough for making our son and daughter-in-law’s wedding day truly amazing!! Thanks again, Liz Strickland

    Carrie

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  • Driftwood Weddings and Events are amazing! I really cannot say enough about how wonderful and professional they are. Tori created beautiful accent lighting for my daughter's wedding reception and Cherish... well she was a Godsend! Not only was she super friendly, knowledgeable and professional but she also made sure that everything went perfectly and it did! There was not one thing that went wrong and that was mainly due to Cherish's total organization and exceptional attention to detail. I would absolutely reccommend Driftwood Weddings and Events to anyone who would like to have a stunning, worry-free and extremely pleasant experience at their next major event. Thanks Driftwood you are the best and also a huge thank you to the TradeWinds Resort and Julie Manes for their large part in making my daughter's wedding truly memorable!!

    Bree

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  • If I could rate them higher than 5, I would. Cherish and Tori (paired with Julie and Maria at Tradewinds) were my absolute dream team. Thanks to them, I had a fairytale wedding on April 14th. Any obstacle or limitation was overcome with ease. Communication was outstanding. Their vision, recommendations and assistance were second to none. This was the best decision I made in the entire wedding planning process... I just wish I had hired them sooner! Their passion and dedication to this craft is a must have for any bride... and I would also recommend upgrading to the pamper service. Just do it. It’s worth it I promise ❤️ Some of our items they took care of... - set up of tables including charger plates, placing name cards and details, linens, sash placement on chairs and tables, overall “look” / vision to create a romantic atmosphere :)

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