Stories from Our Clients
We work with incredible people we adore, that fortunately, adore us right back. When you read through these, you'll see why we are so passionate about what we do.
"Thank you for the amazing feat you pulled off this week [Hurricane Sandy]. You were able to execute a venue switch in a 48 hour period and everything ended up being absolutely amazing! We couldn't have done it without you. Thank you always."
Jason and Dimitri
New York, NY
"Thank you for giving us a wonderful wedding experience! We appreciate everything you did for us. Thank you for making our special weekend REALLY special. Love ya!"
Todd and Scott
"We think you are fabulous and you pulled off the party of the century on Fire Island as we have been told from friends who have seen many a party out there. You were great in pushing us to make decisions, finding the perfect band, and all the other things, big and small that made it a great and memorable weekend."
Bob and Henry
New York, NY
"How can we even begin to thank you for helping us get to this all important day? From beginning to end, it has been nothing short of magic. Thank you for guiding us through the process, even when it seemed as if we were planning two different weddings. We've really enjoyed getting to know you and hope that we can keep in touch!"
Marc and Joey
"It was such a wonderful celebration and we are truly incredibly grateful to you for organizing such a perfect evening. Lots of people commented on how good you were - always around, always attentive but in the background, keeping everything moving seamlessly but without any drama. You were really perfect and you are clearly in the right profession. Lots of people have said to us that it was there favorite wedding. I don't care about that but I was just really happy that it all went so smoothly and so professionally."
Kenan and Steve
New York, NY
"Thank you so much for all your brilliant and amazing work making our wedding so beautiful and handling all the stressful details that are too numerous to count. Wishing you all the success in the world!"
Heather and Jessica
New York, NY
"We just had our wedding last weekend and since then we have pretty much talked about it every second we get a chance. It was the best wedding I could have ever dreamed of and there is no way we could have done it without Bernadette and her team at 14 Stories!
From start to finish Bernadette listened to exactly what we wanted and walked us through every single step of making it a reality. Bernadette has a very mellow and calm demeanor which made the process so much more enjoyable and less stressful for my wife and I. Without the organization, vendor contacts and overall knowledge of 14 Stories our wedding would have never come to fruition. The day of our wedding I was able to get up and not stress about about name card placements and last minute tasks because I knew that Bernadette was right on top of everything and we were in good hands.
The wedding turned out better than I could have ever imagined and we have Bernadette to thank for that. It was amazing! Anyone who is looking to have an advocate, friend, listener, knowledgeable, calming influence, organized wedding planner should look no further than 14 Stories! Thank you Bernadette for making Hayley and my wedding everything we ever dreamed of and beyond!"
Hayley and Erica
"We can't thank you enough for all your help putting together our dream wedding! We are so happy you could be here to help us start our new lives together. This is just a little something from Erika's hometown to help you relax after today!"
Jess and Erika
New York, NY
"Chuck and I would like to thank you for everything you did to make our wedding the most wonderful day of our 25 years together.
Once we decided to marry, and were planning long distance from across the country, I didn't know where to begin or what to do, but from the first time we spoke on the phone, I knew I was talking to the right person. I told you a little about us and what type of wedding I would like to to have and you made it happen. I wanted a Church wedding you gave me 'The Old South Church.' I wanted a hotel where we would be treated with respect and dignity and you found the best location and got us a welcome cocktail party and awesome rooms. I wanted a restaurant and you got us one of the best restaurants in town. Two weeks later we saw they received an award for top chef.
Overall, you brought this all together, kept us informed and in the loop everyday. It never could have done it without you two and it was all done by emails, phones calls and text messages. It's hard to believe you brought this together with just one 4 hour meeting when my partner and I flew into town on a layover 2 months before our actual wedding day.
We can never thank you enough for making our wedding day happen without a glitch. God knows I was a nervous wreck. I couldn't have done it without you. God Bless you and Jen for being more then just wedding coordinators - we felt like you two were like long time friends and truly took care of us. Love you guys and will always be grateful. Our door is always open to you."
Rick and Chuck
Los Angeles, CA
"We've been scheming for months about how we can appropriately thank you for all the work you did for our wedding including all logistics, technical, scheduling, emotional, categorical, hair-brained ideas that we floated out there, and you made happen. Every time we share a story about our wedding we reflect on how grateful we are to you and suggest to all our friends who are getting hitched that they hire you. Seriously, you helped make it all flow like a dream! To not have been stressed at our own wedding was surely the biggest gift that we received."
Sarah and Meg
"Thank you so much for your contributions to our wedding day...we say with pride that our wedding was the nicest we've been to.
When we started planning our wedding, we initially did not want to hire a consultant, having been to some weddings where the planner was too visible and seemed more interested in keeping to a schedule than letting people have fun...During our initial consultation, we realized that you were someone we could work with who would help us create what we wanted rather than forcing us into a standard wedding. One of our big concerns was holding the reception in a church community hall while not wanting the community hall look. You managed to completely transform that space into something fabulous.
You had a number of creative suggestions throughout the planning which went beyond our preconceived notions from family weddings over the years. Many of these ideas would have never occurred to us and were ultimately very successful...In spite of having been involved in all of the decisions, when we finally saw the space right before the wedding, we were blown away with how it looked. You had successfully transformed a simple hall into an elegant wedding space. All of the details were handled and the event went very smoothly. Thank you for all of your help in making our day special."
Mark and Jody
"I just wanted to drop you an email now that we’re home and say thank you again. I will apologize in advance because I am about to just gush about the entire wedding process. When we first reached out to you back in September, we had no clue what was in store for us as far as what decisions we’d need to make, the people we’d meet, or what our wedding would ultimately be like. With our lack of wedding experience, we weren’t even sure what a wedding planner did completely. What we found out last weekend was that you are a PRO!!
You took the time and effort to line up vendors that you thought would work best with us and, not only did they make our wedding absolutely perfect, but we found them to be such a good fit, we’re actually missing our interactions with them. This includes you and Jen. We came away feeling like we made new friends in MA. I think that must speak volumes to your ability as a planner to gauge your clients personalities and wishes and align them with vendors that fit best.
I know a lot of couples must say ‘Oh our wedding was perfect in every way’, but I honestly feel that way. From the time we got into MA and started kicking into wedding mode on Thursday, everything went so smoothly. The license process was a breeze and the hair and makeup trial was a blast. I can’t believe I am the one saying that since it’s hair and makeup.
I am a worrier by nature and found I didn’t have one worry Saturday because I knew y’all had it covered. The wedding itself was amazing and perfect, full of tears and laughter, and Duff and I agree that we both have never felt so much love as we did that weekend. People consistently commented that it was a ‘classy’, ‘romantic’, ‘fun’ wedding. That is all we could have hoped for with our friends and families. For everyone to feel the love that Duff and I have for each other and to carry away memories of it for a lifetime. For that I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart. You helped to give Duff and I the most special memory in our lives together to-date and you and Jen will always hold a special place in our heart. If you are ever down this way, please let us know. We’d love to stay in touch."
Kathy and Duffy
Willow Spring, NC
"Thank you so much for making the donation to Point Foundation in honor of our first anniversary! It brings back all of the wonderful memories from 9/4/10, of course, but also of our sessions together as you guided us through planning that magnificent event. Remember looking for the gown at Yolanda's? What a hugely special day that was – I found the perfect gown when I thought that would be impossible given my history. I'm so glad I hired you...we will always have the honor of saying 'and she was the wedding planner for our wedding!' Best of luck in New York and beyond – we're cheering for you!"
Joanne and Terry
"Keep doing what you are doing for OUR community. You are an inspiration to many. We appreciate everything and will stay in touch."
Shaunte and Tynisa
New York, NY
"We are so lucky to have found you! Our wedding was more beautiful and elegant than we could have imagined and at the same time it seemed so totally "us!" It was perfect and we literally would not have changed a thing. Please let Jen know how stunning the flowers were. We can't wait to recommend you to everyone we meet who is getting married. Keep in touch and good luck with the new arrival. With love,"
Cristin and Brian
Jamaica Plain, MA
"We could not have asked for a better, more enjoyable person to work with. You are quite amazing! We hope all is well with you and your family."
Fred and Dean
"I just wanted to congratulate you once again for the absolutely heroic and fantastic job you did coordinating Amy's and Leigh's wedding weekend. Everything was as perfect as it could be given all of the crazy factors that popped up in the last week and all the rain on the day of. You pulled together a great team, and I appreciated both your efficiency and the respectful manner in which you interacted with everyone.
It was stunning - when the sun went down on Saturday and the pirate-like sail boat was floating toward the candlelit dock, it was absolutely mystical, and the walk up the path to the hill was stunning and magical!!! Just the way they wanted it to be. When they reached the top of the hill and stood under the tree, Amy looked at me and whispered 'Perfect.'
I am sure they have thanked you profusely, but I just wanted to add my thanks to theirs. It was beautiful and it was a true joy and honor for me to be a part of this very special moment in their lives."
Deb Goldman, Celebrant
"I want to be sure and let you know that you made it possible for me to have the wedding of my dreams. Great job. We are so grateful for all of your help. Many people have said it was the best wedding they ever went to!"
Gail and Paula
"I wanted to take a quick moment this morning to say thank you - I truly feel the weekend was PERFECT! Everything you did for us was so appreciated, not only by me and Deb, but by all of our guests. I feel so good about everything we planned and how it was executed. It will certainly be a weekend that we will never forget. Thank you, thank you, thank you, Bernadette."
Michelle and Deb
"No words could ever express the level of gratitude. You have been nothing but amazing since the day I first spoke with you. Everything went so smoothly and was perfect! I enjoyed working with every single person on your staff. Thank you for operating a company that makes such huge contributions to the fight for equality. Much love and gratitude,"
Teresa and Cecilia
"Our wedding was unforgettable and beautiful. Bernadette took our ideas for a once in a lifetime candlelight celebration on a harbor island and made it a reality. From musicians to caterer to lighting designer and florist Bernadette put together an amazing team to pull off our 'moonless night' - thank you thank you thank you!"
Leigh and Amy
"Now that I have had a little time to breathe, I wanted to thank you so much for coordinating our wedding this past weekend. Everything was fantastic, from start to finish. Even my almost meltdown at City Hall was transformed into a hilarious story. All weddings should have at least one hilarious story. The room was beautiful, the wedding was gorgeous, the flowers, the dinner, the cake, THE WEATHER! Your team was wonderful - Kristin was fantastic and Nancy was superb. I wish I could put into words how happy I am without blubbering at work. If you would like to give me out as a reference for future out-of-towner weddings, I would be more than happy to talk to anyone, seriously. A million thank yous and tons of appreciation,"
Jenn and Sandy
"We cannot thank you and associates enough for the amazing experience we had when working with you all. Lisette was AWESOME! We felt so worry and stress free. Everything ran so smoothly, no issues what so ever. Everything was so beautiful that day! We will definitely be recommending your services to any of our friends that are interested in tying the knot. I am so happy that I can finally call her my WIFE and its legal! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! We could not have asked for more."
Sophia and Laura
"We live in Fayetteville, Arkansas, so we could not have planned our wedding without Bernadette. She is an amazing planner! Our wedding and all of the events surrounding it went off without a hitch! We did not have to worry about a thing, so we actually got to enjoy our day! We are so grateful to Bernadette for giving us such a beautiful memory."
Jeff and Danial
"Thanks for being the best wedding planner ever! We couldn't have done it without you! Hoping we can stay in touch. Love,"
Chris and Kristen
"Now that Frank and I are husbands and back in 'the real world' here in Arkansas, I wanted to make sure that I thanked you for all your help during the phases of planning and executing our special day. Frank and I both agree that just your help alone in Boston getting the license and jumping through all the hoops was invaluable. There was no way we would have been able to navigate the process without you. You made a possibly stressful and long process a pleasant one - and both of us couldn't be more thankful.
I also wanted to let you know how successful the other aspects you helped us with were - including the delicious cake and Stephanie - who we now consider the PERFECT photographer! We haven't gotten the photos back from her yet - but we thoroughly enjoyed working with her. She put us at total ease and really made us feel special. We got rave reviews for the cake you picked out - and they were deserving. It was delicious - and some say the best buttercream white cake they've ever eaten. It was perfect - and exactly what we were wanting.
We were glad we got to meet you in Boston - and spend the hours we did getting to know you. You offer a valuable service to out-of-towners, and if we ever have any friends who want to marry in MA - we will definitely give them your name!"
Frank and Matt
Little Rock, AR
"Wow! We truly can't thank you enough for all of your help with our wedding. From helping us choose aesthetic details of the day to your 'backstage magic' during the festivities, there wasn't one moment where we questioned having It's About Time for our special day. You truly went above and beyond for us and made our day so stress free and seamless, and perhaps even more importantly, you were a joy to work with and so nice to us!
The wedding felt so magical and really was the best day of our lives, and it never would have been this way without you. We are singing your praises to everyone we know!"
Lesley and Todd
"Julie and I just wanted to say thank you so much for all your help planning our wedding! We had such a wonderful time and our wedding day was the best day of our lives and you were a part of making that dream come true! Congrats again on your upcoming new baby and please tell Jen we say congrats to her as well. Thanks again for everything!"
Kim and Julie
New Orleans, LA
"It was great to have you and your team coordinating our big day! You were ready for anything and bent over backwards to help us through the pouring rain of our planning meeting and on the day of the big event. Thank you for making our day so special!"
Mo and Carly
Jamaica Plain, MA
"Margarita and I wanted to thank you for your help in making our dream to marry and solidifying our love for one another a reality. We are very happy and fulfilled with this next milestone in our lives and we wanted to let you know that we appreciate what you do and for helping people like us fulfill our dreams. We wish you a wonderful wedding day on July 03rd and much love, happiness, togetherness, etc, thereafter."
Margarita and Cica
"We cannot thank you enough for all your help in making our special day a perfect time. You really made a difference and allowed us to have a worry-free wedding. From applying for the license, to your recommendations on florist, musicians, photographer, rabbi, and all that was involved with the venue, etc., your first-class services provided exactly what we needed. Your professionalism was evident from day one, making sure everything was addressed and no detail or follow-up was omitted. Bernadette, thank you again."
Neil and Jan
"Josi and I cannot thank you enough for making the day work perfectly for us. I just found a note with my wedding vows in it and it made me think of the wonderful wedding you helped us create. Thank you again for everything you did for us. You truly helped make the day joyful and not stressful at all. Thanks to you, we did not have to worry about a thing! You were AMAZING to work with."
Josi and Katie
"Hope this email finds you and your wife well!! We just wanted to send a great big THANK YOU your way. We appreciate the work that you did to get us our license so fast (much faster than we all expected)! Thank you for your assistance and for the work you do everyday to make weddings like ours possible. We wish the best for you and your wife as you start your family."
Jill and Emily
Delray Beach, FL
"Rest assured that I'll be recommending you to anyone who needs a planner. We've been telling everyone how thrilled we were with the way things went off, and how we know that wouldn't have happened without you. All the STRESS of the event went away, because it was so clearly under control. Thanks again."
Tim and Cooper
"Your relaxed manner, ever present smile and complete understanding of our vision allowed us to enjoy every minute to the fullest extent possible. We were so at ease hosting our guests, fully confident knowing that you and Jen were right there keeping us on schedule...and calm."
David and Jim
"Our wedding was fantastic and everything went so smoothly. Thank you again and again. Everything was smooth, and comfortable, and fun. We wouldn't have changed a thing about the entire evening. You did a superb job. We had nothing but fun and joy and good times with friends and family."
Catlin and Laurie
Jamaica Plain, MA
"Thanks again for everything! All the little details (like the funny hats) made our whole wedding just so wonderful!"
YY and Kate
San Francisco, CA
"Thank you so much for everything. We've had lots of smiling faces, lots of compliments, lots of happy experiences...I could see how hard you worked and how much time and attention you put into everything. We really appreciate it and you really did a great job. I'm so glad we had you to work with on this project and I don't think it would have gone as well as it did without you. Thanks a million."
Major Corporate Client
"This will be our easiest thank you card to write because we have no shortage of great things to say about you! You were a dream to work with - fun, chill, yet professional enough to get stuff done and crack the whip when needed. We both decided that our wedding was the funnest we'd ever been to, 100% awesome."
Tina and Ariadne
"There are not enough words to thank you for your amazing hard work, energy and perfect execution of this year's conference. You were professional, calm and graceful - not easy but you pulled it off!"
"Thanks for everything! You both have been so supportive throughout our wedding process. We couldn't have done it without you! All our best."
Tina and Laura
"Thank you so much for all your help. Everything went so smoothly and really felt like we could enjoy ourselves and not worry about xyz. It was so wonderful to work with you and everything was perfect - better than we had imagined!"
Rachael and Sarah
"Thank you so much for assisting us in bringing our dream of getting married to a reality. We got so many compliments from family and friends on the wedding and we owe it all to you! The whole day was wonderful and well planned - thank you for all your hard work!"
Joan and Cecilia
"Thank you so much for everything you have done. You guys are great! You definitely have our recommendations - next time we throw a big party, we are going to fly you down to help plan it. Thanks again!"
Josi and Rosie
"Thank you for all your help with our reception. Everything went so well and looked beautiful... the day was very special and exceeded our expectations. We wish you all the best with the business."
Annie and Kristy
"Thanks for all you did - we had a great time on the day, and a million times less worry than we would have had if not for you two! The wedding was incredible and it is such a credit to you two and all your hard work."
Mary and Beth
Jamaica Plain, MA
"Thank you so much for everything you did. When I think back to how little I had to think about the day of the wedding, I realize how incredible you guys are. It was flawless."
John and Andy
Jamaica Plain, MA
"All in all, we could not have done any of this without the two of you. Your help in EVERY way was so crucial and RIGHT on target! And to top that off, you both are so much fun to be around! Thanks for carting us all over that day, finding frizzy paper, returning frizzy paper, and finding the beautiful orchids Lisette delivered. Thank you for everything! We wish you only the best in your terrific business and in life."
Rusty and George
"Thank you both! Our wedding was even more wonderful than we imagined. You helped us make that happen. Thank you so much for all your special care on the day of our wedding. We are so happy we chose to work with you!"
Jodie and Susan
"It's About Time made our wedding flawless! Without their support and knowledge of local wedding services we would have never pulled off our wedding in a week. They also truly made our day effortless, so we could enjoy it with each other and our friends. The compliments we received from all of our guests about the cake, flowers and music really showed their knowledge of local talent, and more importantly their insight into our wishes."
Carlos and Anthony
"I strongly encourage anyone ready who's sick of juggling wedding minutia to RUN, don't walk, to hire yourself a wedding coordinator! Bernadette and Lisette will decrease your stress and increase your peace of mind. Instead of marrying your computer, those crazy-making magazines, or your well-worn credit cards, you'll actually have time & energy to marry your honey! And hey, this way, you'll even remember it."
Eve and Brenda
"It's About Time did a phenomenal job with our wedding. We asked the impossible - a "soup to nuts" wedding weekend completely planned and flawlessly executed in 96 days - and they delivered big time. Bernadette and Lisette always seemed to be (at least) one step ahead of us, anticipating our questions and handling the wedding "issues" before they became crises. More importantly, they did it with humor, professionalism and a passion for their work and client service that most small businesses only talk about but don't deliver. Congratulations on a job well done. With sincerest thanks and highest regards."
Deb and Jackie
"It was a pleasure to work with you! We are so exhausted, but soooo happy about the whole weekend. We are so grateful for your help and attention to every detail! We'll be singing your praises to anyone who asks!"
Elizabeth and Tracey