Beth & Stephen Blumenfeld – August 2011
Ana far exceeded our expectations in the entire planning process. From the beginning, she used her vast connections to secure reliable vendors, from the furniture rental to the floral arrangements to the violinist, and never once caused me to worry. She negotiated directly with them and made sure they showed up when promised. She did not give me a hard time when I wanted to bring my own photographer and videographer, although she has great ones to recommend.
Ana was extremely thorough and responsive to my many, many, many, MANY emails, whether it was related to finding a place for our rehearsal dinner, changes in furniture requests, or the specifics we needed for our Jewish wedding (chuppah, easel for the ketubah, table for the Kiddush cups, etc…). We worked through pinterest so she could see my vision and everything turned out as I would have expected!Ana provided a detailed budget and updated frequently with all of our requests for changes so we knew what to expect. The day of the wedding.
Ana hired an assistant to help with the details and had a few other reliable hands on deck in case the weather shifted and we would have to move the ceremony location. If anything went wrong, I never knew – it was a perfect day and I attribute a lot of that to Ana!
It wasn’t until our one pre-wedding trip down to Costa Rica, in May, that we actually go to meet Ana. As warm and pleasant as she was over email, in person we really connected with her. Immediately, she felt like someone we had known forever and also someone we would want to know forever. She offered options when asked and decisive opinions when it was needed.
Without reservation, I (and my whole family for that matter) can absolutely attest to how wonderful it was to work with Ana. We wholeheartedly recommend her and I will gladly speak to any potential clients. I consider Ana my friend now, not just my wedding planner.