"We used C & A Event Planning for site design, day of coordination and floral design. I can’t say enough good things about Ashley and Cathy! Without them, I don’t think we would have been able to pull off our outdoor wedding! We were not your typical couple or venue. Our wedding location was on my in-law’s property, and we were planning an outdoor ceremony under the pine trees with reception under a tent. We also had a 5.5-month-old, so I knew that I couldn’t do all the planning by myself with a baby! Ashley & Cathy met with us onsite early on in the planning and helped flesh out site layout and design. Over the course of many months of planning, Ashley kept me organized, on track and provided guidance while choosing my vendors, etc.
For florals, my father in law grows dahlias that we wanted to use as part of our arrangements. Ashley & Cathy worked with me to come up with arrangements that utilized the dahlias and also pulled together the rustic country theme I was looking for. They came to our site the day before to cut the fresh flowers and arranged everything on site in order to ensure that the arrangements were fresh for our big day. My father in law also had a spectacular lily that just bloomed the day before our wedding, so he offered it to them to include in my bouquet. They pulled off one of the most stunning floral arrangements I could imagine (our photographer even commented on how beautiful it was!). Cathy went above and beyond when decorating under the tent as well – she used every last bit of greenery she had and decorated our pallet bar and other finishing touches that weren’t even included in our floral contract.
As for the day of coordination… again, I don’t think I could have ever pulled off my vision without Ashley and Cathy. When we woke up on the day of our wedding it was gray and pouring rain. Ashley and Cathy remained calm and got to work in decorating the tent and ceremony site. They were ready to use plan B (everything under the tent) if the weather didn’t cooperate. However, the weather miraculously shifted and the day ended up being beautiful and sunny just in time for the 4 pm outdoor ceremony under the pines. Ashley and Cathy worked all day in the messy weather preparing the site and then continued to help ensure the ceremony and reception ran smoothly. We had so many compliments from guests on how beautiful everything looked and how smoothly everything went. I can’t thank Ashley and Cathy enough for helping to bring the vision I had for my wedding day to life. It was a magical day!"
“We utilized C & A for day of wedding coordination and florals. I can’t recommend them enough for both services!
For wedding coordination, Ashley would email me weekly checking in and sent reminders for things that needed to be done. Whenever I had questions or concerns, Ashley would respond promptly with answers and solutions. However silly I felt asking a question, she was helpful. We did a walk through, which helped with a lot of logistics I didn’t even think of. They offered suggestions based on their previous experiences with the venue. The day before they came to rehearsal, and though I was stressed out, they reminded me to breathe, relax, and they’d handle the rest. This is exactly what I needed! The day of they came for set up (everything was exactly how I envisioned it), their attention to detail is impeccable. Everything seemed to run smoothly, and if any hiccups happened, they handled it!
For florals, I sent Ashley some pins from Pinterest with bouquets and centerpieces that I liked. I also sent her my bridesmaid’s dresses because they were floral and I wanted to compliment them. Based on those, Ashley sent me some flowers, which were perfect. She included snapdragons, which brought back childhood memories and I would have never thought of including. The florals in person were more beautiful than what I had pinned and imagined. We received so many compliments on the centerpieces, floral crowns, bouquets, boutonnieres and corsages. We appreciate how they made our day everything we wanted it to be!”
“It was an incredible day thank you to you and your mom!!! You guys really made a once a little girls dream come true. The florals were absolutely gorgeous! The table decorations were amazing! Thank you for listening to me and making our dream come true! You were a pleasure to work with!!! Thank you again. Tim and I will never ever forget this day! Also, we will never forget you! Thank you for being part of our special day!”
"Ashley and Cathy helped with day-of wedding planning & floral design for my wedding that happened not even a month ago at Gilbertsville Farmhouse, NY. The whole process was so incredibly pleasant. Despite them having many projects going on at the same time, both Ashley & Cathy always made me feel super tucked in. There was never a lag in communication and they checked in with me along the way to assure that I was feeling good about everything. I was provided helpful materials and everything was super organized, helping me feel more calm. The actual day went over amazingly! Ashley & Cathy came the day before to drop things off at the venue & run through rehearsal and check in, and then earl the day of the wedding to helped set everything up. They right away understood my vision for the wedding and the flowers (bouquet & arbor & table settings) were EXACTLY what I imagined and dreamed of. They went so nicely with all the rental items, and they did an amazing job putting it all together. They made sure that all the additional items I brought were displayed just so, and nothing got lost, misplaced or broken. Everything was virtually flawless, and the ladies kept me calm and feeling like a queen. I loved working with C&A Event Planning and I'd recommend them to anyone who is looking to have a personal and individualized approach to wedding planning. They truly go above and beyond what is expected."
“The best decisions we made planning our wedding was hiring C&A as both our wedding planner and florist. First I have to say i was so happy with how smoothly everything went from the beginning. Our planner Ashley was amazing - so flexible and accommodating - just an absolute pleasure to work with. She was always on top of everything, took care of all the details and made sure we were never stressed about anything. Every vendor and service she suggested were top notch and made the day incredibly memorable for us. Our family and friends could not stop raving about how smoothly the wedding flowed. During the actual planning process Ashley was so calm and on top of all our ideas and suggestions - always listening and absorbing before making any recommendations or decisions. C&A was extraordinarily thoughtful and professional juggling all the opinions and voices involved in planning and making the wedding come to life. The flowers put together by C&A were absolutely breathtaking as well. Once i described my vision to Ashley the design she came up with far surpassed what i had ever imagine. The quality and attention to detail was extraordinary from the bouquets to the table settings. They also put together the most beautiful greenery that was so lush and fresh and truly brought the internal space to life. We couldn’t recommend them more for anyones wedding day!”
“I have so many amazing things to say about C&A Event Planning that I don’t even know where to begin! Ashley and Cathy are truly a dynamic duo! Together, they have created a company that, I believe, is truly unique from other wedding planners in Upstate New York. We hired Ashley and Cathy to be our Day of Coordinators as well as for our floral arrangements, bouquets, etc. On a personal level after working with Ashley the most over the past year, I truly have come to admire her! Her work ethic and dedication to helping her clients surpassed my expectations – she always was there for a phone call, quickly answered my emails, and was so friendly and easy to work with! She was there for every preliminary venue meeting we had and was instrumental in making sure everything was perfect the day of our wedding. Cathy is just as amazing as well – our flowers for our wedding were stunning and we couldn’t have been happier!”
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“I cannot recommend these two enough. On my wedding day, I was able to sit back and enjoy everything. Throughout the entire planning process they provided me with great ideas and plenty of comfort and advice for any concerns I had about my wedding. The two of them together is the best investment you can make when planning your special day!”
“My wedding day went off without a hitch, thanks to Cathy & Ashley! They go above and beyond in everything they do and work with you every step of the way. In addition, their attention to detail was superb. All of these factors helped make my day, a day to remember! Thank you Cathy & Ashley, I couldn’t have done it without you both!”
“We are still glowing from the wedding....It was magical. A very special place for a marriage to begin, as you know... Thank you so much for coordinating the wedding for our family. We could not have done it without you. You have the right calm personality for the job. There are so many things that are going to go wrong on that special day. We appreciate that you were on top of everything.....from sewing up a dress to the pizza truck!!!!”
“I can’t begin to tell you how amazing this mother daughter duo is!! Ashley and Cathy did an amazing job not only as my planners but also as our florists! From start to finish both Ashley and Cathy made sure that ever task was completed and made sure that my vision was seamlessly executed! I left the decoration placement up to them and I am so glad I did! Ashley has such talent with perfectly placing wedding decor while Cathy is extremely talented with floral arrangements from arbors to floral table runners to bouquets! I am so happy that I chose them to be in charge of my special day because they did the most amazing job! My wedding was a magical day with the help of these two ladies! Although it rained Cathy never gave up hope that the storm would pass when I told her I didn’t want to move my ceremony indoors! I can’t thank these two enough and I would recommend them to anyone who is looking to have a perfectly executed wedding!! Thank you, thank you, thank you! Ps. Everyone raved about how wonderful they were and what a great job they did with the flowers and decorations!”
“Having Ashley coordinating our wedding allowed Brad and I to experience every part of our wedding day without worrying about anything. We could not have done it without her! She spent hours organizing our decor and overseeing the vendor setup to ensure it was flawless. She took care of practically every detail and executed it exactly the way we had hoped. We both felt confident knowing Ashley was in control; we were able to fully enjoy our day and our guests without a worry! Thank you Ashley, you did so much to make our wedding a dream!”
“I cannot say enough!! Our flowers were absolutely amazing. My vision was brought to life! Ashley answered all of my million and one questions quickly and made the entire process seamless. Thank you thank you!! Our wedding was so beautiful thanks to you”
“I would highly recommend C&A Event Planning. I used them for my floral arrangements for my wedding this past July. The process was easy, and they were so personable in helping arranging beautiful centerpieces for my tables. Prices were reasonable and delivery was on time! I didn’t have to worry about anything the day of!”
“Thank you so much to Ashley and Cathy! You made our day so perfect, we couldn’t have asked for a better experience thank you so much!”
“Just wanted to give you a very big thank you for everything you did to make this weekend perfect – which it was! And a special thanks for the perfect weather – you are a genius. Seriously, everything was wonderful and your calm demeanor and organization made it that much easier for those of us feeling some stress. The flowers were gorgeous. My husband even commented on them on Sunday – how fresh and colorful they were. Thank your mother as well – you two are a great team.”