WEDDINGS + EVENTS
“My husband and I have very high expectations, and Nicki exceeded them without breaking a sweat. There were a number of challenges Nicki had to navigate but she did so spectacularly: 1) we lived in Boston but were getting married in Healdsburg California, 2) we only had a loose vision of what we wanted our wedding to be like yet had very defined and particular tastes and wanted something super fresh, and 3) I liked to suggest alternative options even after making a decision…(brides you will understand). It seemed as though for Nicki no challenge was too big, and no family meddling was too difficult for her to resolve. Nicki is a real go-getter and gets it all done to completely blow you away on your big day.
Nicki helped us develop our wedding feel, vibe, colors, smells, and tastes over the course of several months. Between the time difference and our careers, we did not talk to Nicki often or even see each other in person more than twice before the wedding (!), yet she made every interaction feel as though we had all been friends long before we first spoke. She is professional, creative, and highly competent, but above all is passionate about the couples she works with, making what can be a stressful process instead be incredibly fun and exciting. Nicki would carve out time to talk and get to know who we were, what we liked, what was important to us, and would translate those interactions into ideas for us to consider for our wedding - anything from drinks to linens to flatware to flower choices. She customized all of her vendor recommendations based on what was important to us, yet gave us enough options to feel that we had done our diligence. Her reputation in the Bay area is stellar among vendors and venues, giving you full confidence that you’ve made the right choice long before you even know what your wedding will be like! Ultimately what I think is most valuable about her planning abilities and experience is Nicki curated and designed “our” wedding, not just a wedding, resulting in an event that felt truly authentic and reflective of who we were.
Leading up to our wedding and on the day of, Nicki was always nearby for any questions or issues, her approach to life with a sense of humor is also highly worth mentioning as it kept us calm the entire way through planning and day of, and made it incredibly fun, something you don’t often hear about a wedding planning process! She earned our complete trust and would take charge at all the right moments through the process. She completely blew us away upon arrival at the venue. She had sketched out over email and walked us through in person of how the space would look, but my husband and I, and all of our guests, could not have been more astounded by the results of Nicki’s fine eye, unparalleled attention to detail, bespoke design, and ingenious creative senses. Seriously award-winning. She was thoughtful in her design to complement the already naturally gorgeous outdoor venue to be even more effortlessly luxurious and elegant, while also flawlessly executing upon a very high-touch and personalized guest experience. Any problems that arose on the day were resolved quietly and quickly in the background, no one, including us (!), ever noticed a thing, maybe everything really did go perfectly! We had many vendors and Nicki took command and delivered a seamless, life changing event for us and our 120 guests in beautiful wine country. Everyone was a VIP! One last piece about the day of that I hope resonates with you couples reading this is that on our wedding day, we were able to feel present and soak in every last moment knowing Nicki was by our side, something we are so deeply appreciative of Nicki for when we look back on it.
Nicki established a true personal connection with us, as I’m sure she does with all of her clients and anyone she meets because she is just that kind of person. We miss Nicki dearly and endorse her for your wedding planning if you are looking for a truly special, unforgettable experience both in the planning process and on the big day. Happy planning with Nicki!” - Caitlin + Jonathon, 8.24.18
"The best decision my wife and I made (besides marrying each other) was hiring Nicki to be our wedding planner. From the start, she was super fun and inspiring to work with. She kept us on track, talked us off the ledge more than once, met with us multiple times on-site, was available by email and text, gave great ideas and suggestions, and was overall a wonderful person to have on our team. Our guests who got to meet her at the wedding LOVED her. That being said, she took care of every tiny detail and stayed for the most part behind the scenes. Every aspect of wedding planning and our wedding weekend was more beautiful, more fun, more relaxed, and more attended to because of Nicki and her many, many talents. My already married friends want to have another wedding so that they can work with Nicki. She is that amazing and more. Seriously, hire her." -Jessica + Kelly, #twobridesinjuly, Triple S Ranch, 2016 (review from wedding wire.com)
"Nicki is so easy. She came recommended by a great friend who is stylistically different from me, but both of our weddings were so perfect and effortless on the day-of because of Nicki's mastery. She is so great to be around, has incredible design insight, command of people (even potentially difficult situations) , and empathy for making the day magical. We miss her already!" -Meg + John, Pie Ranch, Pescadero, 2016
"Nicki was our coordinator for our wedding in Healdsburg, CA. It was MAGICAL!! She did an incredible job, so much so that my guests were asking for her contact info at the wedding. She's extremely creative and is very budget conscience- always proposing ideas on how to save money and make it work. She goes above and beyond expectations and literally will do whatever it takes to ensure that your party is the best it could possible be. For example: our weeding ceremony took place under an oak tree. I ordered rose petals for the isle that ended up not working. She literally scoured the premise for branches, etc and within minutes made the isle and ceremony look better than I could have ever imagined. She puts her heart and soul into delivering an experience you and your guest will never forget. I can't wait to work with her again!"
-Magali + Chris, Private Estate, 2015
"We couldn't have done it without her. I'm so glad we hired Nicki. I only wish we had done it sooner! (She has a lot of great connections). I was looking for a day-of coordinator. I worked off a short list of recommendations. A number of planners had carefully curated lists delineating exactly what was offerred. Necessary perhaps - but also confusing. I didn't know EXACTLY what I needed. I just knew I wanted my wedding day to work. I spoke with Nicki for about 10 minutes over the phone and liked that she sounded down to earth, grounded. She had a background in catering. She knew how to make spaces beautiful (something I thought we already had covered but needed Nicki for in the end). She didn't present me with a convoluted list. We simply had a conversation and she immediately started working with me. Nicki knows start to finish allll the details that need to come together to create a successful wedding. She puts 110% percent of herself into her job. She's calming. Easy to reach. Hyper organized. She arrives early. Stays late. She works VERY well with vendors. We had a somewhat tricky situation: we were getting married at a restaurant but using outside catering. The restaurant was wary of our choice. Nicki made it work. It would not have worked otherwise. She knew important questions to ask that I would never have thought of, and I have catering experience. She helped me continually revise and check things off a seemingly never-ending to do list. Day-of I breathed easy while she managed setup (linens, flowers, the arch, the dj, catering etc), the ceremony itself (my wedding party, ME), the tricky transition via bus from the ceremony site down the hill to the reception hall, then the reception itself. Nicki is adept at putting out potential fires and keeping things running smoothly. She does it all with a calm demeanor and smile. My close friend is now hiring Nicki. I can't say enough good things about her. You can trust, with Nicki, your big day will be fantastic. " -Katie + Alex, Occidental, 2015 (review from weddingwire.com)
“We hired Nicki a year before our Wedding as our Day-Of-Coordinator, which she explained was a lot more than that...and she was right. At our initial meeting she helped us make some important notes about what to do, who to use, bands to check out, caterers, dessert options, and just gave us so many ideas. I texted her every few weeks with questions (which I think you get charged for by other planners). She helped us stay on track. She checked my rentals and modified them (ex. I needed way more glasses, but I did not need bread and butter plates and butter knives!). We met once at the site, once for coffee two weeks before, and then she ran our rehearsal and did a 10 hour day on the day of. She has a TON of experience and you can tell. And she has a great attitude. We love her!” -Kendra & Chris, Cloverdale, CA, 2014
"Nicki is a knowledgable and experienced wedding coordinator. Her attention to detail and enthusiasm allowed my wedding day to flow beautifully and for me to enjoy my day without worrying about the details. I highly recommend her. Thank you Nicki!"
-Karen Garrett, Santa Rosa, CA
“ When I moved to San Francisco, I just had a BUNCH. OF. STUFF. I didn’t really know where to start and I honestly I didn’t really want to. What I wanted was everything to just feel done. And cool. I left Nicki with my keys on my way to work in the morning, my credit card (with a MINIMAL budget) and I came back that evening, to a HOME. A HOME.” -Joe, Food Entrepreneur, Tiburon, CA
"Amazing eye, positive and bountiful energy, and the whole family appreciated her work to refresh our home. Can't wait to have her back!" -Anna, Santa Rosa, CA
"Nicki has an eye for organization, design, and seamless event execution. She has assisted with Events on countless occasions, ensuring a fluid and beautiful day for many brides. I consider Nicki a valuable asset to my company, and a boon to my personal space."
-Tara Wachtel, Chef, Sonoma County, CA
"I had my incredibly talented friend come and help me put together my office. All year, I've been working off the kitchen table with no real home office space. We finally cleared the space and I got a desk, but everything was still in boxes and the room was basically an empty, depressing space. I had NO idea how I would arrange anything without new furniture which I didn't want to spend money on. Enter the amazing Nicki Wolfe!! In less than six hours she turned what was basically a junk room into this AMAZINGLY cute, functional office!!!!! I am beyond psyched and couldn't wait to go to work this morning! Check out the before and after photos (on FB), and if you need someone to spruce up your space without buying anything new or on a very low budget, she's got SKILLS. Check out her page. Thank you Nicki!!! Best gift to myself ever yesterday!!!" -Rachel Wilbur, Rachel In Shape, CA
"Nicki is our go-to for EVERYTHING styling related. We have her refresh our home about twice a year, and our tasting room when we need a little change and it starts to feel blah. She has been a great resource for all of our food and photo-styling needs. She is always present at any of our events to set up some shots and make everything look GREAT." -Christian Stark, STARK WINE CO., Healdsburg, CA