Ru's Farm Wedding  | Ashley + Mike :  We hired Cristina for our July wedding in Healdsburg, CA. She is truly the BEST! If you are looking for an organized, creative, and thoughtful wedding planner, look no further! Cristina made our wedding vision come to life and created some of the best memories of our lives. Because we lived out of town, Cristina was extremely helpful and knowledgeable about local vendors. She truly goes above and beyond for her clients. Cristina made sure every detail was taken care of and our wedding day could not have gone any smoother. Five stars for Heald Wedding Consulting!!

Ru's Farm Wedding | Ashley + Mike:  We hired Cristina for our July wedding in Healdsburg, CA. She is truly the BEST! If you are looking for an organized, creative, and thoughtful wedding planner, look no further! Cristina made our wedding vision come to life and created some of the best memories of our lives. Because we lived out of town, Cristina was extremely helpful and knowledgeable about local vendors. She truly goes above and beyond for her clients. Cristina made sure every detail was taken care of and our wedding day could not have gone any smoother. Five stars for Heald Wedding Consulting!!

   Ru's Farm Wedding | Bryn + David:   Cristina was our planner for our May 2017 wedding in Healdsburg, CA.  Where do I begin?!  First, we found Cristina based on a recommendation from our wedding site coordinator / owner.  She let us know that there are a lot of good planners out there, but only a few very awesome ones.  Totally correct - we looked around a bit and nobody else seemed quite on top of it as much as Cristina.  She was also reasonably priced...score! We booked her almost a year in advance, getting the medium-range package (more than day-of, but less than the full package, since we already had our site booked).  Cristina helped us to find most of our other vendors and her recommendations were spot on.  She worked with our budget and our vision- fun and relaxed but classy summer BBQ complete with brisket, pie, and an ice cream stand. We were able to gain access her discounts, saving us extra money. She definitely knows the ins and outs of the local vendors and won't steer you wrong, but she doesn't "over-direct" you.  If there is something that you want, she'll work to make it happen. On the day of our wedding, Cristina showed up early with delicious donuts and plenty of reassurance.  Her entire day-of team was amazing to work with as well. They were constantly checking in on us and making sure that everything was going smoothly, offering champagne and smiles!  Needless to say, the day went flawlessness (as least as far as I know!). Did I mention that Cristina had a baby just 3 weeks prior to our wedding?!  She didn't miss a beat!  We kept telling her to take it easy but this lady won't stop - she will work her butt off for you and make it look easy!  We miss her already.  Thank you, Cristina!!!

Ru's Farm Wedding | Bryn + David: Cristina was our planner for our May 2017 wedding in Healdsburg, CA.  Where do I begin?!  First, we found Cristina based on a recommendation from our wedding site coordinator / owner.  She let us know that there are a lot of good planners out there, but only a few very awesome ones.  Totally correct - we looked around a bit and nobody else seemed quite on top of it as much as Cristina.  She was also reasonably priced...score! We booked her almost a year in advance, getting the medium-range package (more than day-of, but less than the full package, since we already had our site booked).

Cristina helped us to find most of our other vendors and her recommendations were spot on.  She worked with our budget and our vision- fun and relaxed but classy summer BBQ complete with brisket, pie, and an ice cream stand. We were able to gain access her discounts, saving us extra money. She definitely knows the ins and outs of the local vendors and won't steer you wrong, but she doesn't "over-direct" you.  If there is something that you want, she'll work to make it happen. On the day of our wedding, Cristina showed up early with delicious donuts and plenty of reassurance.  Her entire day-of team was amazing to work with as well. They were constantly checking in on us and making sure that everything was going smoothly, offering champagne and smiles!  Needless to say, the day went flawlessness (as least as far as I know!). Did I mention that Cristina had a baby just 3 weeks prior to our wedding?!  She didn't miss a beat!  We kept telling her to take it easy but this lady won't stop - she will work her butt off for you and make it look easy!  We miss her already.  Thank you, Cristina!!!

  Twenty Five Lusk Wedding | Mike + Allie:  I am pretty sure I would not be married today if it hadn't been for Cristina!   We called Cristina at a low point in our planning process. The point when we were completely overwhelmed and we were seriously thinking of eloping. After one meeting with Cristina, the whole mood around our planning changed! She became our advisor, our ridiculously organized manager, and our friend! We seriously wanted to party with her at our wedding as much as our friends that we've known for 20 years! My only advice to anyone reading this is to not wait for the low point to call Cristina. Call her the day that you get engaged! And that's a guy saying that. I didn't even know what a planner did when first we got engaged.  My wife and I just got married two days ago and as we go over every detail and geek out over the big day, the following has come out of one of our mouths at least a dozen times.."Seriously, I don't even know how that would have happened without Cristina!" Whether it was the coordination of three shuttle buses, the flawless management of all of our vendors (who all adored her BTW), or the fact that we showed up at home the next day and she had neatly stacked all of our wedding stuff in our garage the night of our wedding! She didn't even leave our wedding until midnight! We can't even figure out how and when that could have even happened!  We absolutely love Cristina and we also want to give a shout out to Melissa (her right hand woman) who designed all of our wedding materials and did all of those super detailed tasks (like tying ribbons to favor jars) meticulously and with a great sense of pride!  We seriously couldn't recommend Cristina enough. Thank you so much Cristina! We love you!

Twenty Five Lusk Wedding | Mike + Allie: I am pretty sure I would not be married today if it hadn't been for Cristina! 

We called Cristina at a low point in our planning process. The point when we were completely overwhelmed and we were seriously thinking of eloping. After one meeting with Cristina, the whole mood around our planning changed! She became our advisor, our ridiculously organized manager, and our friend! We seriously wanted to party with her at our wedding as much as our friends that we've known for 20 years! My only advice to anyone reading this is to not wait for the low point to call Cristina. Call her the day that you get engaged! And that's a guy saying that. I didn't even know what a planner did when first we got engaged.

My wife and I just got married two days ago and as we go over every detail and geek out over the big day, the following has come out of one of our mouths at least a dozen times.."Seriously, I don't even know how that would have happened without Cristina!" Whether it was the coordination of three shuttle buses, the flawless management of all of our vendors (who all adored her BTW), or the fact that we showed up at home the next day and she had neatly stacked all of our wedding stuff in our garage the night of our wedding! She didn't even leave our wedding until midnight! We can't even figure out how and when that could have even happened!

We absolutely love Cristina and we also want to give a shout out to Melissa (her right hand woman) who designed all of our wedding materials and did all of those super detailed tasks (like tying ribbons to favor jars) meticulously and with a great sense of pride!

We seriously couldn't recommend Cristina enough. Thank you so much Cristina! We love you!

   Ru's Farm Wedding | Michelle + Jake:   I knew that she was organized, reliable, and most importantly, detail oriented. She eased the stress of the process. She helped me find vendors, all of which were great and reasonably priced! She understands the planning process and executes perfectly. She helped us pick the linen colors and even folded all the napkins to make them look like bows the day before the wedding. Every meeting, every phone call, she was there on time. You plan and plan for that one special day and hope that everything goes fine. I did not show up until an hour before the actual ceremony, trusting everything to Cristina. I was amazed! Everything was perfect! The tables were beautifully set, the bar, the desert table, the table with all the favors, everything was perfect. I used a lot of Cristina’s decorations and she did a fantastic job setting everything up. The ceremony, dinner, everything went smoothly. At one point, one of the guest spilled some wine on her dress. I brought her to Cristina. She had wine off and everything you could think of to remove a stain. My friend’s response was, “It is certainly worthwhile to hire a good wedding planner!” I can not thank Cristina enough because my daughters wedding was PERFECT! There is one more very important thing. Cristina is not only a great wedding consultant, she is one of the nicest people you will find. Always calm, always pleasant. Just a great person!

Ru's Farm Wedding | Michelle + Jake: I knew that she was organized, reliable, and most importantly, detail oriented. She eased the stress of the process. She helped me find vendors, all of which were great and reasonably priced! She understands the planning process and executes perfectly. She helped us pick the linen colors and even folded all the napkins to make them look like bows the day before the wedding. Every meeting, every phone call, she was there on time. You plan and plan for that one special day and hope that everything goes fine. I did not show up until an hour before the actual ceremony, trusting everything to Cristina. I was amazed! Everything was perfect! The tables were beautifully set, the bar, the desert table, the table with all the favors, everything was perfect. I used a lot of Cristina’s decorations and she did a fantastic job setting everything up. The ceremony, dinner, everything went smoothly. At one point, one of the guest spilled some wine on her dress. I brought her to Cristina. She had wine off and everything you could think of to remove a stain. My friend’s response was, “It is certainly worthwhile to hire a good wedding planner!” I can not thank Cristina enough because my daughters wedding was PERFECT! There is one more very important thing. Cristina is not only a great wedding consultant, she is one of the nicest people you will find. Always calm, always pleasant. Just a great person!

   Ru's Farm Wedding | Jessie + Jonathan:   We were blown away by Christina Heald and her expert planning services. She was so friendly, and attentive. She had worked our venue before and knew what worked and what didnt. She was always willing to provide her opinion and tell you her thoughts on your ideas. I am not a creative person, and she was able to bring it all together. Our day was beyond beautiful and perfect! She was always available and responsive to my endless questions. She referred vendors when we asked and she always hit the mark with them. The one time I strayed (hair and makeup), I wish I had listened to her. She really knows what she is doing, and other vendors love working with her. Hands down, I dont know what I would have done without Christina. She is AMAZING, and well worth it! Cant wait to have another big event...she will be the first person I call to plan!

Ru's Farm Wedding | Jessie + Jonathan: We were blown away by Christina Heald and her expert planning services. She was so friendly, and attentive. She had worked our venue before and knew what worked and what didnt. She was always willing to provide her opinion and tell you her thoughts on your ideas. I am not a creative person, and she was able to bring it all together. Our day was beyond beautiful and perfect! She was always available and responsive to my endless questions. She referred vendors when we asked and she always hit the mark with them. The one time I strayed (hair and makeup), I wish I had listened to her. She really knows what she is doing, and other vendors love working with her. Hands down, I dont know what I would have done without Christina. She is AMAZING, and well worth it! Cant wait to have another big event...she will be the first person I call to plan!

  Vintners Inn Wedding | Jenna + Nick:  If you're looking for a wedding planner, look no further. Cristina and her team are amazing. Cristina was recommended to me by my venue and I am so thankful for her! She was there for me through it all and really guided me into having my dream wedding. I got married in November in Santa Rosa, right after the fires. She was so supportive and thoughtful through all the disasters. She kept me calm and with her I knew it would all be OK. She was very personable and worked great with all my vendors. The coordination was impeccable! Cristina is very professional and just a fabulous person!! The day after the wedding I was sad because I wouldn't have Cristina anymore, but through work, we have made a wonderful friendship. I am so grateful to her for my beautiful, unforgettable dream wedding.

Vintners Inn Wedding | Jenna + Nick: If you're looking for a wedding planner, look no further. Cristina and her team are amazing. Cristina was recommended to me by my venue and I am so thankful for her! She was there for me through it all and really guided me into having my dream wedding. I got married in November in Santa Rosa, right after the fires. She was so supportive and thoughtful through all the disasters. She kept me calm and with her I knew it would all be OK. She was very personable and worked great with all my vendors. The coordination was impeccable! Cristina is very professional and just a fabulous person!! The day after the wedding I was sad because I wouldn't have Cristina anymore, but through work, we have made a wonderful friendship. I am so grateful to her for my beautiful, unforgettable dream wedding.

 Sylvan Manor Wedding | Tovah + Scott: Cristina was amazing! I think hiring her was the best decision we made.....the wedding could not have gone more smoothly! She is so sweet, super responsive, professional and a hard worker. She did everything from bring me wine to deal with a shuttle that broke down. Any time a problem came up, she calmly told me that she would figure it out. I cannot recommend her more highly. I say hire her now before she is booked on your date. Thank you, thank you, thank you Cristina!!!

Sylvan Manor Wedding | Tovah + Scott: Cristina was amazing! I think hiring her was the best decision we made.....the wedding could not have gone more smoothly! She is so sweet, super responsive, professional and a hard worker. She did everything from bring me wine to deal with a shuttle that broke down. Any time a problem came up, she calmly told me that she would figure it out. I cannot recommend her more highly. I say hire her now before she is booked on your date. Thank you, thank you, thank you Cristina!!!

   Ru's Farm Wedding | Doug + Taria:   Cristina of Heald Wedding Consulting came highly recommended from our caterer and now we know first-hand why. Cristina has made our planning process as smooth as possible at the very start. She sets you up with all the proper folders/documents and asks all the right questions making sure we don't miss a beat. Not to mention, she's super responsive and has a cheery spirit. :D Her experience and skills had clearly shone through. She is SUPER detail oriented and implements timelines flawlessly which is a must for any bridal party. The manager, Leanne, at Healdsburg Country Gardens (our wedding venue) could not have said nicer things about Cristina. Between Leanne, our caterer California Rose, and Cristina -- they were a force to be reckoned with. The vibe and connection was palpable. My husband would not have changed a thing. We give Cristina all of the stars!

Ru's Farm Wedding | Doug + Taria: Cristina of Heald Wedding Consulting came highly recommended from our caterer and now we know first-hand why. Cristina has made our planning process as smooth as possible at the very start. She sets you up with all the proper folders/documents and asks all the right questions making sure we don't miss a beat. Not to mention, she's super responsive and has a cheery spirit. :D Her experience and skills had clearly shone through. She is SUPER detail oriented and implements timelines flawlessly which is a must for any bridal party. The manager, Leanne, at Healdsburg Country Gardens (our wedding venue) could not have said nicer things about Cristina. Between Leanne, our caterer California Rose, and Cristina -- they were a force to be reckoned with. The vibe and connection was palpable. My husband would not have changed a thing. We give Cristina all of the stars!

   General's Residence Wedding | Noga + Andrew:   There are not enough exclamation points in the world for how amazing Cristina is. Where to even begin? It was clear even at our initial meeting how professional, organized, and caring she is. My idea of a big event is dinner for 10 (yikes!) and I was completely out of my depth starting to plan a wedding for 150--on the opposite side of the country from my family and in the middle of medical residency, no less. I was, to say the least, pretty clueless. Cristina made everything feel simple, in control, and dare I say...exciting!  Awesome things about Cristina: Her breadth of experience helped me in decisions ranging from vendor selection to setting the wedding day timeline. She is extremely flexible, in everything from arranging meetings to finding ways to accommodate the last minute guests. We had a Jewish wedding with many traditional elements, and Cristina was not only familiar with the proceedings but helped me strategize how best to organize those less well-known portions. It was a big perk to have access to her nifty inventory of decorations, as well--Cristina made an awesome champagne tower display for us, not to mention a beautiful, beautiful Chuppah (wedding canopy) and several other decorations. Cristina helped me with budget and cost decisions, always offering a variety of ways to do something and how to save. She juggled our family dynamics smoothly and gracefully. She was very effective in working with our government-run venue, which was physically lovely but had all kinds of arcane and restrictive rules and less-than-helpful staff. She is a resourceful problem-solver, weathering at least two rental fiascos and quickly offering solid solutions. I was really able to enjoy the wedding because of her.  I could go on!! Suffice it to say, Cristina's services are an amazing value, she runs a great team, is a delight to interact with, and I'd recommend to her to any friend or family!!!!

General's Residence Wedding | Noga + Andrew: There are not enough exclamation points in the world for how amazing Cristina is. Where to even begin? It was clear even at our initial meeting how professional, organized, and caring she is. My idea of a big event is dinner for 10 (yikes!) and I was completely out of my depth starting to plan a wedding for 150--on the opposite side of the country from my family and in the middle of medical residency, no less. I was, to say the least, pretty clueless. Cristina made everything feel simple, in control, and dare I say...exciting!

Awesome things about Cristina: Her breadth of experience helped me in decisions ranging from vendor selection to setting the wedding day timeline. She is extremely flexible, in everything from arranging meetings to finding ways to accommodate the last minute guests. We had a Jewish wedding with many traditional elements, and Cristina was not only familiar with the proceedings but helped me strategize how best to organize those less well-known portions. It was a big perk to have access to her nifty inventory of decorations, as well--Cristina made an awesome champagne tower display for us, not to mention a beautiful, beautiful Chuppah (wedding canopy) and several other decorations. Cristina helped me with budget and cost decisions, always offering a variety of ways to do something and how to save. She juggled our family dynamics smoothly and gracefully. She was very effective in working with our government-run venue, which was physically lovely but had all kinds of arcane and restrictive rules and less-than-helpful staff. She is a resourceful problem-solver, weathering at least two rental fiascos and quickly offering solid solutions. I was really able to enjoy the wedding because of her.

I could go on!! Suffice it to say, Cristina's services are an amazing value, she runs a great team, is a delight to interact with, and I'd recommend to her to any friend or family!!!!

  Richmond Yacht Club | Jennifer + Fred:  My daughter found Heald Wedding Consulting for her Wedding in October all I did then was write checks, but dealt a lot with Cristina on phone and in person.. When my then fiancee and I picked a date an venue my most brilliant contribution to a perfect wedding was hiring Heald to do our wedding planning. Cristina was very professional but made it fun and if such a thing is possible at least for the groom “stress free”.. She dealt with mother in law, club mangers and chef.. got them all on the same page.. all great.. She came out to wedding venue several times.. was there for the rehearsal and was first on the scene wedding day and one of the last one’s to leave at the end of a great day.

Richmond Yacht Club | Jennifer + Fred: My daughter found Heald Wedding Consulting for her Wedding in October all I did then was write checks, but dealt a lot with Cristina on phone and in person.. When my then fiancee and I picked a date an venue my most brilliant contribution to a perfect wedding was hiring Heald to do our wedding planning. Cristina was very professional but made it fun and if such a thing is possible at least for the groom “stress free”.. She dealt with mother in law, club mangers and chef.. got them all on the same page.. all great.. She came out to wedding venue several times.. was there for the rehearsal and was first on the scene wedding day and one of the last one’s to leave at the end of a great day.