We can't say enough good things about Courtney and her staff! Our daughter was recently married at The Ranch at Stoney Creek, and we were lucky to find her to coordinate our plans and develop their vision with just the right details. She really listened to what they wanted, and her experience and anticipation of the guests'needs were invaluable. Her passion for what she does combined with her bubbly personality make her a joy to work with. Her assistant, Moselle, was with us on the "day of" and was equally thorough and professional. The entire wedding weekend went off without a hitch. I recommend her highly and am so grateful to have had a "pro" like Courtney to help us pull off a magical wedding. I have never seen my daughter so happy!
Courtney helped me coordinate an event and WOW! I cannot recommend her enough. Not only was the event beautiful but her attention to detail, professionalism, time management, and communication with me was outstanding. My guests felt so taken care of, which took alot of pressure off of me. I am so thankful I found her and plan on working with her again for future events. Oh... and did I mention she's also the sweetest thing ever!!! Seriously, she is so kind and warm. I'm so happy to have met her.
I have to say Courtney Lawhon did an amazing job on our 20th year anniversary. She made sure everything from decorations, food, music and drinks were taken care of we didn't have to worry about one thing. She is full of ideas, friendly and full of energy. I highly recommend her!!!!
Courtney pays attention to every detail. She is very organized and visualizes the big picture. Courtney allows the "hosts" to enjoy the event while she and her team ensure that your needs are met. She actually will exceed your expectations 100% of the time!
Courtney was the event planner for my good friend's wedding. I was very impressed with the service she provided. Not only was she professional and reliable, but she was so fun to work with! She has an incredible eye for detail and her style and taste are impeccable. She took the design ideas we had and then went above and beyond to bring it all together to create an amazing and unforgettable event. The bridal party, family and friends were able to relax and enjoy the day knowing that Courtney was taking care of all the details. I would confidently recommend her to anyone in need of an event planner.
Courtney is as good as it gets! A pleasure to work with! I wish I could give her 10 stars. She's so easy-going and organized and full of great ideas! She made planning fun & easy instead of stressful. I would use her again in a heartbeat.
We recently spent a week touring NYC & upstate with Courtney Lawhon Events. She & her assistant Moselle are excellent in organizing & planning! We had 28 people including children & they took care of everything & everybody! We had a great time, no glitches to speak of. Also have been to a few events such as weddings & anniversary parties & of course she & Moselle pretty much cover all the bases. Last wedding we attended, people were commenting how fun it was & how happy planners kept it running on time & smoothly. Highly recommend Courtney Lawhon Events! In fact we are going to use them again in a couple months for an anniversary party!
Courtney is amazing! Such an eye for detail and creativity. Her along with her assistant Moselle will make sure your event big or small turns out beautifully and trust me you will not be disappointed. Also very impressed with the rental options she has through her sister company, quality glasses and chairs that are unique and beautiful!
I found Courtney last minute through my caterer, Luke & Lucy Catering. I was one of those brides who thought "I can do it all myself". I cannot thank Courtney and her team, Moselle, for everything they did! My husband and I live in Southern California so all of our communication was by phone and email leading up to the big day. Courtney was very professional and thorough throughout the whole process and when the day finally came, she was an absolute doll to work with.
She was present for the rehearsal the night before. It was so helpful to have a professional opinion and her guidance. Our day went off without a hitch! Moselle, her ceremony coordinator was amazing and even has her own mobile nail salon! I had a pedicure and manicure right on-site which was not only convenient but a huge stress reliever! I was able to completely relax and be pampered knowing Courtney was handling all vendors, communications and questions. I cannot thank Courtney enough for making our wedding so enjoyable and relaxing!
I was privileged to officiate my brother-in-laws wedding in Cool in October. Having Courtney take the time to manage even the small details to help me out (I was a little clueless as to what I was doing) was awesome! My observation is that she can adapt to any design of what her clients are looking for, has plenty of resources (Catering, DJing, etc) that can fit. One of the most important things to me is that all entities work as one, and she has been able to capture this which makes for an incredible event and can calm a wedding couple that will be focusing on other things!
Courtney planned a music event for us in Sacremento, CA. Honestly did not have to worry about a THING- she took care of everything, she went above and beyond and was an ultimate pleasure to work with. From finding the perfect location to making sure we were looked after- she did it all. Event planners can sometimes be too intense or too business- but a really good event planner- in my opinion- would take care of everything with ease and calmness to the point that you aren't aware of alot of the moving pieces. Courtney did that for us- there was no stress, no miscommunication, nothing of that sort. We're from the East Coast so we basically just flew in to Cali and everything was taken care of. If we have any events of this sort in the future, we would love it to be with Courtney Lawhon Events!
A few months ago Courtney Lawhon events executed a trip to New York City with 24 of us in our group. Everything went flawlessly! She took care of plane tickets, car rental, hotel , list of restaurants, maps provided suggestions for the city and outside the city. Our family had a wonderful experience!! And if there was ever a hitch Courtney is a problem solver and had things figured out so there were no big bumps on the trip. Highly recommended
Courtney did an amazing job planning and coordinating our vacation to New York. She thought everything through and was very intuitive to the needs of our family. She is very detail oriented. She had great suggestions for the adults and children alike to enjoy the trip. She had ideas I would have never thought of and made our trip so much more enjoyable. Courtney has a great way of making you feel comfortable asking questions and giving you information so you feel confident. You can tell she enjoys what she does and is very good at it. My husband is not a fan of traveling, but because of Courtney and all her great planning and coordinating my husband loved it! So now we get to do more trips! Thank you Courtney and your helpful staff!
My Sister used Courtney and her crew this past weekend for her wedding and it was great. The wedding had originally been intended to be outside in the mountains but the forecast changed the week before and we were on the search for another venue. Despite all the last minute changes and scrambling, Courtney and her team rolled with the punches and put on a terrific wedding that no one will forget. Thank you to her and all her hard work!
I can't recommend Courtney and her team highly enough! I was lucky enough to connect with her as my day-of coordinator through another wedding planner and I feel like I must have done something so right in the universe for things to have worked out so well! Courtney met with me and my husband a few different times before the day of the wedding and she obviously knew exactly what she was doing and brought so much experience and knowledge to the meetings that we both immediately felt less anxious about the whole wedding process. For any brides (like me) who get really overwhelmed at the thought of how many moving parts need to work together to make a wedding day happen, Courtney is the exact type of planner you need! On the day Courtney seriously felt like my own personal fairy godmother. It felt like she and her team were everywhere at once, making things happen seamlessly. My family literally still mentions "the super adorable planner, she was so great!" Every time we talk about the wedding. In summary, do yourself a favor and hire Courtney, she's the best!
Wow! I really can't say enough positive things about Courtney, her team, and the service they provide. As a bride, I dreaded the wedding planning process, but she made it so easy and enjoyable! She saw our vision and helped us turn it into reality with ease. Not only is she great to work with, but her connections with others in the industry and "teamwork mentality" make for a seamless day when working alongside other vendors. Most importantly, I felt through out the entire process that this wasn't just a job for her. She genuinely cared about me, my fiancé, our family, and our big day. She checked in daily and took the time to make what was most important to us, most important to her. I think it's that love she has for people paired with years of experience that makes her so great at what she does! Book her, book her, book her. Just do it!
My daughter was married at High Hill Ranch in Placerville last weekend. Planning a wedding in CA, while living in AZ and the bride in NV was becoming stressful. The moment I connected with Courtney, I knew she was the person to help make our vision come to life. She is professional, calm and great with recommendations of vendors in the area, listens to your wishes and makes gentle suggestions to improve things, but always stays true to you and your wants. She felt like an instant friend and was prompt with replying to texts, e mails and calls. We appreciate her staying in touch with all the vendors and helping to make our wedding one we are so proud of and happy that everyone had such a great time at and most importantly, our daughter and son-in-law say was the BEST DAY EVER!! Thank you Courtney, Moselle, Jessica and your great team!!
As I began planning my 20th anniversary party I felt overwhelmed. After meeting with Courtney she helped us get a timeline together. We started working quite early and she was always there for us. The night of the anniversary went according to plan. We were able to enjoy our time with our family and friends, that was important to us. We knew she had everything under control. It seems like we will never be able to thank her enough for all her help with our anniversary planning and all the beautiful pictures. Thank you for making this a wonderful memory that we will treasure!!!
Simply put, there's no way I could have had such a beautiful, well thought out, seamlessly organized and perfectly executed wedding day without Courtney. She's not only the talented planner who is an expert in her field, but she's also the honest friend you need throughout the process. I had an intimate destination wedding and knew that I would need someone there to help with all of the moving parts that come with a destination wedding. Courtney was there every step of the way leading up and then when the day finally came, she handled everything so that my husband and I and our guests could just relax and enjoy the day. Courtney was an absolute dream to work with from start to finish. I work in the wedding industry as well and know an excellent planner and coordinator when I see one. Courtney, thank you for going above and beyond and making all of my wedding dreams come true!
I chose Courtney for A-Z package and she was PHENOMENAL to work with. I work full time and planning for a wedding of almost 150 people sounded like stress for me. She was worth every single penny! She followed up with me throughout the planning process, helped me find vendors that suits my preferences, contacted vendors, created budget sheets, etc. I don't think anyone would have done a better job than her. And I'm saying this because I am a perfectionist and I'm super picky. Not only that she's super detail-oriented, she also has a spectacular taste that will make sure your wedding looks the best within your budget! She's there to provide second opinions and she's experienced enough to guide me from 0-100. On my wedding day, everything worked out so well. She made sure I'm there to eat, drink, relax, be pretty and have fun. She blocked out all the possible negativities and stress from me and all I need to worry about is to 1. Show up and 2. Not to trip over my ball gown dress. I cannot thank Courtney enough for her and her team, and I'll let the pictures to speak for her efforts and hard work. Love you Courtney!
I'm a wedding DJ in El Dorado County and have worked with many coordinators and planners over the last 18 years of DJ’ing weddings. Courtney is one of the best. She makes things happen in a timely manner with no stress. She takes care of all the behind-the-scenes work that no one thinks about but is very important...as well as everything in detail the day of the wedding. Contact her if you want the job done right. It was great working with you Courtney, you made my job much easier. Hope to work another wedding with you soon.
Courtney is amazing! I met her when I first needed help throwing my business a grand opening party. It was off the hook! As a new business owner I felt overwhelmed at the idea of having all the responsibility of this party, but I also wanted to enjoy the party myself! I didn't want to worry over food, drinks, set up or clean up. Her and her team did amazing! Prompt, easy to communicate with, fun and professional. They achieved just what I had hoped for ten fold. Years later I worked with her again for an event and I couldn't be happier! Courtney has the cutest style and look herself! She knows some rad people, places, and food! She's always out scouting for the newest, latest and best out there. I couldn't imagine anyone else to help me with my events whether personal or for my business!! I couldn't recommend her enough! Best part is that's she's local to El Dorado County!!! Such a gem.
Courtney is simply amazing. She has no limits to her imagination and can make your dream event come true. Best of all, she listens to what you want and what you invision and helps you achieve your goals.
Courtney is so amazingly organized and thorough which alleviates so much stress when planning a wedding. She took care of reaching out to all of the vendors well in advance so that everything ran smoothly. Courtney is such a life saver when it comes to planning a big event. Our wedding would not have come together so perfectly if it were not for her. I would definitely recommend her for future events. She is awesome!
We can't recommend Courtney and her crew enough! Our daughter just got married and it would have been such an overwhelming day were it not for the tireless assistance. She's always cheerful and responds so quickly. Thank you, Courtney, for a beautiful wedding day!
What makes Courtney Lawhon Events exceptional is the fact that Courtney Lawhon herself is exceptional. Courtney is genuine, creative, passionate, and kind. You will feel like you and your special event are top priority because to Courtney, you ARE her top priority! I have worked as an Event Planner in the NYC area for the past decade and know the challenges of coordinating events. I had the privilege of working with Courtney Lawhon Events on a number of occasions in the NYC area and was blown away by her ability to simply execute a multi-faceted, highly complex event! And best of all, she made it FUN. She never bullies you into an option that she likes best. She listens to your vision or can help you create a vision that truly reflects you. Courtney has lived on the east coast, west coast, has traveled extensively and is bilingual. These experiences influence her creativity and allow her to create truly unique, special and inclusive events. I am so excited to work with Courtney again in the near future – whether it be East Coast or West Coast or somewhere in the middle – I have the utmost confidence in her ability and know we will have a great time while we’re at it!
I wish I could find the perfect words to describe Courtney’s creative ability to put together an unforgettable event. She has the right touch to create an atmosphere of delicate beauty, sophisticated romance, and simple elegance. I love that she can coordinate a dramatic themed event or even polished and precise. She can fashion modern style with a vintage flare in a beautiful way. The way she designed my parents 40th anniversary with electrical spools for tables, wine barrels for decor, warm candlelight and a nice array of appetizers was just perfect for their taste. The hall for our friend's wedding reception went from dark and drab to sheer classic beauty, all because of her artistry. When we had our 10 year anniversary, Courtney planned such an amazing surprise for us. Our friends from two other countries were there, my sisters from across the country came, as well as our best of friends living nearby. They all awaited us in a sweet, little home full of wonderful appetizers, fresh recipe drinks from the “bar” in a joyful atmosphere . We enjoyed great drinks, great food, great ambience, with amazing friends and memories, all credit to an incredible planner. An evening we will always cherish. Courtney is talented and knows how to plan events with seeming simplicity. She has an eye to create beauty, and a passionate heart to fulfill a dream. She truly has the ability to coordinate events calmly. Her kind, warm smile, and caring nature makes her a pleasure to be around. She is amazing! I would highly recommend Courtney Lawhon Events to anyone. Every event will be truly memorable.
Courtney Lawhon Events was the perfect choice for our Annual Electrical Company party. Everything from the food, beverages, decor, entertainment and location were top notch. Everyone raves how this year's party was the absolute best that they have ever attended.
Let's just say, I didn't even want a wedding reception to begin with. Living in New York away from the majority of the many potential guests made me uneasy. New York was where my husband and I met but not where we would get married. I had always dreamt of having a destination wedding. But I was at a loss for how that would happen on such short notice.. After speaking to Courtney, she really made me feel everything would work out just fine. She would take on the worry and stress that comes with planning a destination wedding FOR US. I only gave her a basic idea of what style I was looking for and so many guests stated it'd been the most beautiful wedding they'd attended. Most importantly, I could trust that she would make everything run smoothly. So many of our friends and family lovingly wanted to have a share. Courtney checked in often to make everything come to life with their help. You know how everyone says "soak up each little moment because the day goes by in a flash"? You can only really soak everything up if you have someone like Courtney behind the scenes.
Thank you so much for all your help with our wedding. It was an amazing day, made possible largely by your efforts. I can't say enough about how happy we were with how everything turned out. The reception was beautiful and so well coordinated. From our perspective, it was completely stress free. Everything went just as planned, and the decorations were beautiful. There was so much energy at the reception, I've never witnessed a dance floor like that. You guys were great. I hope that you guys enjoyed it also. And also your help at the rehearsal was priceless. Speaking for Adriana and myself, our wedding day would not have been so perfect if it wasn't for you guys.
Having Courtney Lawhon Events work with us on our wedding day was invaluable! At the time, my husband (then fiancé) and I were living on opposite ends of the country and we could not have gotten everything organized in 3 months time if it hadn’t been for Courtney. She was with us every step of the way, helping us get our wedding time table organized, meeting/communicating with the vendors, and working with our budget. We love that she put so much effort into taking care of many small details we had overlooked. We also appreciated her insight, experience and creative wedding ideas. Her frequent updates and communication with us, made the whole experience stress free. We would recommend Courtney Lawhon Events to anyone thinking about having an event.