From the start, Ilana’s focus and attention, professionalism and warmth blew me away. Here is a person who truly listens, truly cares about your vision, and truly has the knowledge and expertise to make it happen. At our first sit-down meeting with the venue, Ilana came prepared with questions I never would have thought to ask —and yet, they were of extreme importance. She is armed and ready with a list of stellar vendor recommendations, and her input on décor, style, trends, and the overall flow of events is spot on. I was very busy with my career during the wedding planning phase, but Ilana kindly and efficiently kept me on top of every deadline. She confirmed and coordinated all details with our vendors to make sure everything would run as smoothly as possible and created a timeline of events for the big day, saving me an invaluable amount of time, energy, and stress. Enlisting Ilana’s assistance allowed my fiancé and I to maintain a sense of normalcy during an otherwise hectic time – absolutely priceless. Suddenly, the big day arrived and everything went off without a hitch. I spent the morning doing hair and makeup with my bridesmaids (according to a schedule Ilana organized for us, preventing us from losing track of time in our room full of champagne and loud music!). When we arrived on-site, I was overjoyed by everything that had already been set up beautifully. To no one’s surprise, there was Ilana, sleek in all black and poised with her headset, directing her staff and organizing the vendors as they set up. Everything went smoothly except for a few minor hiccups, which Ilana handled professionally, tactfully, and discreetly—as if they never happened. I’m sure other issues arose, but I was blissfully unaware because Ilana likely problem-solved before it would affect us. She allowed our day to be about the two of us joining together in marriage, rather than working, party planning, and hosting. Because isn’t that the whole point? To have a supremely magical and romantic day that is just about the two of you; to be present rather than concerned about what should happen next. That is precisely what Ilana gave to us and our wedding wouldn’t have been nearly as wonderful and memorable without her!