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!!!!