After the whirlwind of a wedding, we were whisked away to Greece for a glorious 2 weeks and basked in the afterglow of the best weekend of our lives. We toasted to our marriage every morning in Santorini, we snorkeled among the fish in the hot springs, we weathered the adventure on the Aegean Sea from island to island, eye-surfing the ancient ruins and electric blue ocean with awe and wonder. It was the most thrilling adventure of our lives.
Upon returning to the mainland, we were thrust into a hurricane of teaching for the past 3 weeks, first in New Hampshire, and now in Tampa. Our desks are swarmed with papers, our email boxes full, and we're plowing ahead as we return to the real world of hard work and tenacity.
But we have looked at our wedding photos every day since we've returned. Ooh-ing and aah-ing at the heavenly hoopah, the stunning weather, and the brilliant smiles of all our guests.
And you did it all.
I am so grateful to you Meg, for organizing the most memorable weekend of my life.
I was happy with every single detail and it felt like a seamless journey of memory-making from one tent to the next. We know how hard you worked and how fun/stressful putting it together may have been!
From the bottom of my heart, thank you.
Thank you for the most beautiful wedding.
Thank you for your kindness, patience, and diligence.
Thank you for your compassion, warm heart, and grace.
Because of you, I was able to share my love for my soul-mate with all of my family and friends.
I will always remember my experience with you and your team with fondness and profound respect.
One million thanks, and one million hugs.
I'll see you in Colorado sometime-- as Mrs. Stewart!
With love and hugs, Monica and Neil
Dear almost newlyweds,
It is not that common that your wedding planner becomes a very dear friend, I imagine. But that is exactly what Meg Stepanek has become to my husband Chip, my family, and especially myself.
Meg is truly a one of a kind. Her warm smile, upbeat and excited demeanor, and precise attention to detail made it a joy to work with her each and every day in anticipation of our wedding. From the beginning, Meg knew exactly what it would take to please a Type A bride who has a tough time giving up control-- and made planning a wedding fun, every step of the way! Meg took the time to understand exactly what we were looking for in our wedding events, and then began to make recommendations- locations, themes, vendors, details, and partners who were nothing less than extraordinary. Her selection of vendors was exquisite, and each vendor and partner we chose had nothing but the utmost respect and perfect working relationship with Meg.
Spending twelve months working and planning with Meg was truly a pleasure and a joy. But, where Meg Stepanek really shines is in the execution of a perfect wedding. When my husband, family, and I arrived in Beaver Creek for our destination wedding weekend, everything was completely in control and perfectly smooth. We got to relax, have fun, and enjoy each other and our guests-- which was our most important goal. If there were any issues, we didn't know (but I doubt there were)! Our wedding and wedding events we flawless, thanks to Meg. And that was no easy task! We not only threw an elegant wedding and reception, but a welcome party, rafting adventure, group hike, golf outing, rehearsal dinner and farewell brunch. Our guests, who traveled from across the US, couldn't believe the effort, detail, and simple elegance that Meg brought to each and every event.
I will recommend Meg to anyone who is seeking a professional wedding planner, or anyone who is having a wedding or event! She is calm, resourceful, professional, detailed, and most importantly-- fun! We cannot thank Meg enough for the perfect mountain wedding- and for making it enjoyable and stress-free from beginning to end.
Please feel free to contact me with any questions!
Good luck with your wedding!
I don’t even know where to begin or how to find the words to say “Thank you” for helping us with our December wedding in Bachelor Gulch. It must have been fate when I read about you, helping Campbell Brown and her wedding planning, and seeing that photo of another bride and groom riding in a horse drawn carriage in the same magazine article – we clicked from that very first phone call and I hope that we stay in touch forever.
Throughout the entire planning process, you treated my wedding as your own. Every single detail, things I never would have thought of, was addressed by you and your team. With all of the planning leading up to the big weekend, once I arrived in Colorado you took care of everything. Your relationship with the hotel, the vendors, and others involved helped to create a seamless and outstanding event.
I also appreciate the time you took to get tao know my family, Gary’s family, and our friends throughout the process. Each and every guest mentioned how wonderful it was to have you around – just like you were the newest member of the family! You were incredibly responsive to their questions and requests, and “no” was not a word in your vocabulary. I could not have asked for a better planner, and friend, with whom I took this incredible journey. I will truly miss our weekly (daily?) conference calls but I know we will stay in touch because we certainly have multiple visits planned to this beautiful area of Colorado.
You truly have a gift for doing what you do, and I hope that other brides are able to benefit from your gift. Our wedding would not have been the blessed, wonderful event it was without your help, knowledge, advice and touch. We are truly grateful for everything you have done for us.
Our best regards, Kristin and Gary
Having Meg Stepanek/Gemini Event Planning, as a wedding coordinator for our daughter’s wedding in Bachelor Gulch, Colorado, July 2014, was one of the best decisions we made. We liked her the minute we met her. My daughter commented that Meg would be someone she would like to be friends with if she lived in the Mountains.
Meg asked all of the right questions to get to know us and the bride. She quickly understood what our daughter was looking for and helped put all the pieces in place to make it happen. She has a wonderful rapport with the wedding vendors (photographer, band, and florist) and assured us along the way that it would come together, which it did beautifully.
Meg is organized and communicative with a special combination of detail and fun. We felt reassured whenever we had a question. She is well networked in the event field, which also was reassuring.
While we totally enjoyed our meetings with her and phone calls, she was at her best when the weekend finally happened. I could totally relax and watch her put all of the pieces together. She reached out to all of the vendors to double check details, and made sure that all of the moving parts were coordinated, which included family and bridal party. It was impressive how many details needed attention that weekend and everything happened like clockwork. She’s someone that anticipates what is needed and she seemed to be everywhere at once!
Meg is just what you want when you are planning and celebrating a wedding. She listens, she helps visualize, she coordinates all of the details, she’s practical and she’s fun.