Autumn and Jim’s wedding

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Sabrina put together a destination wedding for my husband and me. Without ever meeting us in person, and through many phone calls and e-mails, Sabrina was able to make my dreams come together at the Hotel Del Coronado. Every vendor we spoke with was glad to hear they would be working with Sabrina. And now I know why. 
I sent Sabrina all the wedding items including the wedding dress, cake topper, candelabras, wedding dress hanger, and the guest book.
Sabrina provided a few items such as the cake stand and the “Here Comes the Bride” sign. 
Overall, Sabrina Cadini with La Dolce Idea did an amazing job with the wedding and reception and made the event progress seamlessly.

Read Autumn’s review on The Knot.

Sabrina and Martin’s wedding

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I knew Sabrina was the perfect match the minute I met her. I think the same name is what initially prompted me to contact her, and I am so thankful that I did. Not only is she extremely professional, but she is so amazingly sweet, organized, chic, and above all – she makes her couples feel comfortable (this is key when planning such a big event).

The biggest trait you’ll see in Sabrina is her sense of calmness, which I think is pretty amazing considering her line of work. She never lost her cool, she had a great way of giving her input and offering amazing suggestions in a way that didn’t seem pushy, but rather eye-opening.

My husband and I were pretty much on our own with the wedding planning and all the decision making that went with it, but meeting with Sabrina made the process smooth and easy going. No doubt, I still stressed my butt off – mainly just working so much and not having family or friends around, but always keeping close ties with Sabrina via e-mail, texts & phone calls made it SO much helpful and easier, especially for a 300+ wedding like mine. I would highly highly recommend her. One of the best decisions I’ve ever made!

You can read the original review on WeddingWire

Thanks to 8Twenty8 Studios for the fabulous picture 🙂 You can see more on my website, and read Sabrina and Martin’s wedding story on my blog, Something Dolce.

Amanda and Jennings’ wedding

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Sabrina was my coordinator for my wedding. She is absolutely amazing, and made my day the best that it could be. She handled any potential issues with ease, and without me even knowing until the next day! She is incredibly organized, professional, passionate and creative. I would highly recommend Sabrina. Use her for your wedding – you will not regret it!

Amanda

Courtney and Paul’s wedding

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I work in the events industry and am a former wedding planner so as you can imagine my expectations were quite high for the wedding planner I was going to hire for my wedding.
I can honestly say that Sabrina exceeded EVERY expectation. I couldn’t have dreamed of a better wedding planner. Sabrina has an ease and patience about her that every bride as well as groom needs when planning the most important day of their lives. Her keen attention to detail, exceptionally creative mind, and extreme organization are among many of her amazing traits.
I want to thank Sabrina from the bottom of my heart for making my wedding not only beautiful, but so perfectly coordinated. I will never stop referring Sabrina to my brides, friends, and family.

Read Courtney’s original review on WeddingWire and watch the video highlights from this beautiful wedding on my blog, Something Dolce.

Thank you to Brant Bender Photography for the fun picture!

Christina and Trish’s wedding

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Trish sent me a beautiful letter:

Wow! Where do I begin? You helped my dreams and Christina’s dreams come true. March 29 is a day we will never forget. You and Taylor helped make it absolutely beautiful. And we want to thank you both so very much.

We feel very blessed to have worked with you. The day was virtually flawless and we’ve received so many compliments from our guests. Now, if only there was a way to promote you from wedding coordinator to “life coordinator”…then everything would be perfect, yes?

Since Christina and I just got back home today, many things are still a blur and only beginning to slow down. It has been quite a whirlwind. What I do know is we couldn’t have done it without you. My mother is still raving about you…and probably will for several years 🙂 

I am naturally an intense and serious person. I wasn’t stressed on the wedding day, but I was nervous and anxious. Having you by my side helped me to relax and at least breathe a little. It was nice to be with my mother moments before walking down the aisle, but honestly, I looked forward all day to you walking with me from my hotel room…to the elevator…to the ballroom…to the door in the hallway leading into the lawn where I took my first steps of walking into bliss. I needed that. Thank you.

You were always attentive to any questions we had throughout the process and replied to countless emails expediently. You helped lead the way for every transition Christina and I made throughout the night. Any minor detail we needed assistance with you were happy to help. I never felt that you were overbearing, but you were always close by for anything we needed. And that was reassuring and took away so much worry for us during the evening. We cannot thank you enough.

Our wedding was beautiful and elegant because of your amazing efforts. I hope you were able to enjoy the evening and were entertained by my dance moves =) 

Thank you for everything!

Trish

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Christina left a review on The Knot:

Initially, we didn’t plan on hiring a wedding planner. As the wedding date quickly approached, we decided it would be best to hire someone to help us orchestrate the day and tie up loose ends. Sabrina was a Godsend! Her organization and ability to provide us with a clear picture of how the day would play out hour by hour, minute by minute in some cases, alleviated all stress. She communicated with all of our vendors and venue to ensure that all were on the same page.

Our day was perfect thanks to our amazing team of vendors!

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More about this beautiful wedding on my blog, Something Dolce.

Thanks to Laura Christin Photography for the wonderful pictures!

Jessica and Tom’s Wedding

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Sabrina is incredible. My husband and I had no idea what we were doing when it came time to plan our wedding a few months ago, and he found her through rave reviews (they are all true!). She is very well-connected in San Diego and gave excellent recommendations for vendors from the start. In addition, we planned to have our wedding at the San Diego Botanic Garden, which Sabrina knows intimately as she is the coordinator for the annual Gala in the Garden. 

She offers different tiers of service, tailored to your needs. We opted for Day-Of coordination, which actually includes tons of coordination in the 2 weeks leading up to the day — the most crucial time in communicating with vendors and creating a very, very detailed itinerary for the day to send out to all parties/vendors involved. Usually a stressful time for couples, but with Sabrina, it was a breeze! She also provided us with a detailed check list to guide us even before the coordination period began, and made herself extremely available to us to answer questions, etc. 

It gets better: when wedding day came, we didn’t do a THING! The most frequent comment we received, all day long, was how RELAXED we both looked — and they were absolutely right! We sat back and soaked in every. single. moment. of our wedding day with our friends and family (we even ate every bite of our meals and our delicious cake!) ONLY because we had such confidence that Sabrina was taking care of EVERYTHING from behind the scenes. She is so graceful, calm, and poised, things could have been crumbling behinds the scenes but we will never know! If you’re on the fence about hiring a coordinator, I can say without hesitation that Sabrina was worth every single penny (and more!), and we would have her again in a heartbeat. Highly, HIGHLY recommended!

You can read the original review from Jessica on WeddingWire.

Photo courtesy: Inner Song Photography