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After finding Robin on the California Wedding Day website, I knew I needed to give her a call. All of the pictures of weddings and events that Robin has done were STUNNING and exactly the vibe I wanted my husband and I’s wedding to be. After my first initial call and meeting with Robin, I knew she was “the one”. She listened to exactly what I wanted, (even if I couldn’t fully put it into words) and executed. Robin was professional, responsive, calming, and friendly and quickly became like family.

Robin took care of all the small details that I would have never thought of and made the planning process as seamless and easy as possible. I kept saying to myself “are we sure we aren’t missing anything” because it seemed so easy and flawless. Robin not only went above and beyond, picking up a donut wall, the donuts, napkin ribbons, etc. but drove to our venue in Malibu from Orange County multiple times with no complaint and dealt with the 100 million questions from my family. I cannot say enough good things about Robin and her team and express how much I love and adore her. From the little extras she did to make sure the tables and wedding would be unique and special, to the ribbons on the napkins, to what table linens would look best, Robin knows BEST and you should entrust her in bringing your vision to life, because she will do it bigger and better than you could have ever imagined. She made my dream wedding come to life PERFECTLY and I would choose her over and over again.

Marisa + Rickey | 09.08.18

Robin helped me create my dream wedding! She and her team are truly amazing!

I can’t say enough about her… Robin is extraordinary from start to finish!

I felt comfortable from the minute I sat down with her. She’s professional, prompt, responsive, knowledgeable, patient, keeps you calm when you need it and she’s kind!

Robin makes you feel as though you are planning a wedding with a close girlfriend. After all, it should be an enjoyable experience… and she makes it so!

I honestly can’t even imagine what it would have been like going through the planning process not having her by my side! There are just so many details! Her knowledge of vendors, timelines and even her creative input are truly top notch!

Simply put, Robin is THE BEST!

Caroline + Jeff | 08.19.18

"Robin is extraordinary!
After seeing all the beautiful photographs in her portfolio of the weddings and events she has planned, I knew she would bring to life my wedding vision.
I interviewed quite a few wedding planners before I spoke to Robin and they were all very nice, but something was missing. The second I spoke to Robin for my consultation I KNEW I had found the perfect wedding planner.
The sheer idea of planning my wedding on my own was beyond daunting and she made me feel so at ease and so excited to enjoy every second of the journey. I was so impressed with how wonderfully creative she was at getting perfect all the details for our day; she was also so incredibly organized with budgeting and keeping me in the loop.
Michael and I decided to have a tiny intimate affair and went the styled elopement route with only 12 guests. Robin brought our romantic, elegant, and whimsical wedding to life and it was magical. She went above and beyond every step of the way and we are forever grateful.
I cannot wait to hire her again for all our future parties and celebrations. And of course, here’s hoping the next event she plans is our baby shower!!"

Daniela + Michael | 07.20.18

After seeing the amazing job Robin did with my sister's wedding, there was no other option for me when it came to planning my wedding. My sister and I had vastly different styles, but Robin and her team understood exactly what we were going for and designed completely unique but equally beautiful weddings for us both! I was one of those brides who knows what they like, but didn't quite know how to put it all together. Every conversation and email with Robin put me at ease. Her creative eye and knowledge of the industry were HUGE assets to me. I had absolutely no concerns going into my wedding day and was so glad to have Robin on the scene to keep everything moving flawlessly. THANK YOU Robin and team for making my wedding a dream!

Jennie + Grant | 04.21.18

Robin and her staff were truly incredible leading up to and during our wedding day. I am by no means what I consider to be a "bride's" bride, in that I seemed to have had a lot of good ideas but had trouble envisioning them enough to come up with a true theme for our big day. With Robin's help, I was able to make decisions and have what came to be an awe inspiring, simple yet elegant, woodland theme. See - I still can't explain it! :) BUT - without Robin and her team's help, it never would have come together to my liking. Not to mention on the actual day!! With the help of Robin and her staff, our wedding day was smooth sailing. If there were any issues, they were taken care of without most of them even coming to my attention - THAT is so incredibly important on your wedding day! I honestly can't thank them enough! From the first time I met with Robin to the last few moments of our reception, she and her team were there to help make our wedding day dreams a reality so all we had to think about was enjoying our friends and family! It truly was the best day made even more special with the help of Robin and her team!

Breanne + Eric | 04.20.18

Robin and her team were truly exceptional and made the process of planning our wedding and coordinating everything the day of, seamless and wonderful! My husband and I got married at the Hilton Waterfront Hotel in HB and found Robin to be very responsive, detail oriented, warm, and thorough! Alice was particularly wonderful on the day of as she was warm and professional and calm but efficient! She just made the day as special as possible and just seemed to know exactly what was needed all the time! Highly recommend them!

Kristen + George | 02.03.18

Pick Robin for your wedding coordinator and you're guaranteed to be in good hands. From initial contact, Robin was professional and approachable. Her eye for detail is impeccable! She ensured to hit every one of our details that we mentioned on our first meet and it was obvious to all of our guests. Even over a month after our wedding our guests are still raving about our wedding and I'm sure a lot of that is because of Robin. The day truly went off without a hitch. I wish I could replay the day of our wedding over and over as it was truly magical. It's hard to believe people get married without a coordinator as I relied so heavily on Robin. Everything was touched by her expertise...the flowers, the linens, the desserts (donut wall), the DJ...the list goes on. Robin makes sure no stone is left unturned.

One thing that is true testimate to Robin's character and level of professionalism is how she has handled a situation with one of our vendors. Even over a month after our wedding Robin is still there, in our corner, making communication with our photo booth guy (which by the way, was NOT her recommendation....sadly, it was our suggestion and has turned out to be our one and only regret). During our wedding, Robin had to (unfortunetly) involve the security team at Rancho Las Lomas as our photo booth attendant brought an unwelcome guest with him. This guest ended up being escorted off of the property as her attire and presence was an eye sore. You want to know when you realize you picked the BEST coordinator? When the dust settles and your able to sit back and go "holy cow, our wedding was PERFECT". We never knew until 3 days after our wedding, that this unwelcome guest was escorted off of the property. Robin made it happen quietly and professionally, because Robin is a class act! Robin has truly gone the extra mile to ensure we are taken care of in this particular situation. If you pick Robin as your coordinator, you will not regret it.

Christine + Danny | 11.10.17

We would like to extend our sincerest gratitude to Robin and her team. They were very professional, responsive, and detail-oriented from start to finish. We were forced to change our wedding venue at the last minute, but they handled it with ease! Additionally, on the day of the wedding, they were tasked with the difficult challenge of completing a ballroom set up in a little over an hour and not only did they execute it very efficiently, but the ballroom turned out absolutely beautiful and their attention to detail far exceeded our expectations. We highly recommend Robin and her team!

Ani + James | 11.04.17

Robin came highly recommended and after my wedding I can see why. I knew instantly after the first conversation I had with her I that she was the right fit for us. She was always available and helped with any and everything that was needed throughout the planning process. And on the big day, amidst all the chaos she maintained a sense of peace. The memories will last a lifetime and Robin will always come to mind for ensuring that it was the best day of our lives. We are forever grateful!

Ritu + Vineet | 10.28.17

I am so happy that Robin was able to do the month of coordination for our wedding reception. I was anxious about planning an event at an unconventional venue, Lyon Air Museum, particularly since we needed to bring everything ourselves. Robin made the process very easy, ensuring that everything was taken care of during the event. But also giving guidance and insight during the planning process. As a recruiter, I rarely come across people who are so well suited to what they do. Robin is definitely one of those people and we are very glad to have worked with her for our reception.

Jayshri + Gautam | 10.21.17

I don't think there are enough words to describe how awesome Robin is! She executed an amazing company event from start to finish and made the entire process completely painless for my team and I. She was extremely organized and kept everyone up to date with check-in calls, Google docs, etc. so nothing fell between the cracks. On the actual day of the event, everything ran like clockwork - there was a clear schedule for every point of the night and we never had to worry about a single thing except enjoying the event. Every member of her team was professional and attentive and made sure to get their jobs done - we were even lucky enough to have our pictures from the event sent over to us the next morning! Our company holds a number of events throughout the year and we can't wait to have Robin be a part of each and every one of them. Can't imagine one without her at this point. She totally crushed it!

CEO of Apartment List | John Kobs | 5.8.17 | Pasea Hotel & Spa

Robin Ballard is an excellent wedding/event coordinator!! Selecting Robin and her team was the best and most helpful decision we made in planning our daughter's wedding. Robin is so WELL organized, professional, prompt, responsive, creative and kind with a very pleasant demeanor that was noticed by all of our family and guests and so very appreciated. She was very helpful with vendor referrals and then did an excellent job coordinating with the vendors we selected. Our daughter, the bride, loved Robin from their first meeting and really enjoyed planning her very special day with her. We found her use of Google docs to be efficient and so helpful in having all the wedding details in a well organized spread sheet that we could all access and edit as needed. On our daughter's wedding day we really appreciated that her first stop was at the hotel where the bridal party was getting ready. She checked to make sure we were on schedule and offered any help. Her assistant was awesome and also very pleasant and calm. When we arrived at the venue all was running smoothly and we were able to not only stay on schedule with pictures but also to ENJOY the moments!! We did have one small issue with a missing floral centerpiece for one of the tables but Robin's assistant promptly did exactly what I asked and then Robin quickly checked in with me and added a few decorative elements that made the table look beautiful!! We are so very grateful to Robin for all that she did to help make our daughter's wedding day a truly calm, beautiful day that we were able to fully enjoy!! We highly recommend Robin Ballard for weddings and events.

Mother of the Bride | Carol | 4.8.17 | The Loft on Pine

Seriously, Robin is the BEST! I planned our Laguna Beach wedding from Seattle and couldn't have done it without Robin. I never once worried that Robin wasn't on top of any detail, big or small. She is everything I wanted in my wedding planner - personable, reliable, proactive, calm and easy going (when I needed some calming down haha) and extremely trustworthy. I put 100% of my trust in Robin since I was planning from a distance and was honestly blown away at how beautifully everything came together on our wedding day. I always trusted Robin's advice and her stylistic eye for the ceremony/reception and was amazed how every detail we had talked about via phone calls and emails was executed perfectly, if not better than I even imagined. Any time I needed anything or had any questions, Robin was always offering to hop on a call or would email me back so fast, it really made the planning process stress free. If you want to actually enjoy your wedding planning process and not have to worry about one single detail on your wedding day, do yourself a favor and hire Robin as your planner! It was the best wedding decision my husband and I made.

Katie + James | 11.12.16

I can't say enough great things about Robin. She is professional, responsive, experienced, so easy to work with, and has made planning our wedding so wonderful. She has responded to every question that I have, and understands exactly what I want and makes great suggestions. Robin knows so many local vendors that she can make the right recommendations, and is able to help you match your budget and still achieve the style you are going for. She is in tune with all of the little details that you might forget about, and will keep you on track. There is no way I could have planned our wedding without her! I would highly recommend Robin for your dream wedding! I can't think of anyone else I would rather work with than Robin!

Dena + Philip | 10.1.16

Robin gave us our dream wedding! From the very beginning, she was patient, professional, easy to reach, and such a pleasure to work with! Her experience plays a huge role, but I think what really makes her shine is her obvious passion for what she does. She takes immense pride in her work, and it shows! I could not believe how absolutely GORGEOUS she made our venue look using only our small budget! All of her recommendations and ideas were spot on. It truly was a magical experience and I can’t put into words how thrilled my husband and I were. Another huge plus was her assistance with the wedding timeline. She was calm and collected, and made sure the entire night ran smoothly. I didn’t have to stress over a single thing on our big day because Robin took care of EVERYTHING for us from the vendors to the guests to the food/decor/timing/etc. Our friends and family are still talking about what a great time they had! I would highly recommend Robin to anyone looking for assistance with their wedding. You will not be disappointed!

Kimmie + Adam | 9.17.16

If you are looking to plan the perfect wedding in Laguna Beach, but you're terrified of planning it yourself, look no further than Robin Ballard! We worked with her for our big day this past Labor Day Weekend at Seven4One, which is an amazing space that was very intimate for our wedding party of about 90 people. My wife and I felt overwhelming dread about planning our wedding, because we didn't know what we were doing and we also suffer from perfectionist tendencies. We either wanted a perfect wedding; otherwise, we didn't want to have one at all! ;) We had worried about fitting a planner into our budget, but then we found Robin. Needless to say, those budget worries were unfounded. Robin was worth every penny! Not only did she make the planning process as stress-free as possible, she helped us plan the best possible day with our budget. She helped us find great vendors, all of whom were very professional and did an amazing job. She even set up a straightforward "vendor meet day" with florists, cake people, DJs, and rentals so that we could make a lot of our decisions at once. Robin was always available over email and phone with any questions. My wife and I definitely bombarded her with lots of emails, and she stayed on top of everything even while she was busy handling other events. And when my wife and I made a last-minute addition to our plans to include a rehearsal dinner, Robin went above and beyond to not only plan it, but also she designed the decor. We were blown away! The wedding weekend, when it finally arrived, went off without a hitch. It was almost too good to be true, but it really was that good!! We highly recommend Robin Ballard to plan your wedding!!!

Maria + Mark | 9.3.16

Robin and her team made our wedding day perfect. From our first meeting until the end of the wedding night she has there for us on everything. I could not have done it without her. Her knowledge of vendors, locations, details, timelines, etc is vast. If I had to do it all over again I would put my trust completely in Robin and let her plan my wedding however she wanted to. On top of being an amazing wedding planner, she's a great person. She was always honest with me, helped me stay within my budget, kept me calm, and kept me laughing. She got along great with all of our family members and guests and she's FUN! Thank you Robin for making my dream wedding come true! You and the vendors you work with are truly amazing.

Brooke + Charlie | 7.23.16

Robin is seriously the number one best thing I spent money on for my wedding. If you're looking for a wedding or event coordinator--HIRE HER! I promise, you'll wonder how you ever lived without her. Not only is Robin such a sweet and pleasant person to work with, but she was there for me every step of the way through months of wedding planning. She put together a full budget breakdown for us, recommended and met with vendors, provided advice with contracts, secured rental orders, and was endlessly available through phone and email. On top of that, she put together an absolutely gorgeous and elegant 'tropical chic' event design for our ceremony and reception. Robin perfectly captured our aesthetic and was so much fun to work with, going over design and decor options based on my pinterest wedding theme board. Robin also helped with our Rehearsal and Rehearsal Dinner, and ran everything on the day of the wedding, making sure it went as smoothly as possible--taking care of anything I needed as it popped up. I can't thank her enough for making our wedding one of the most wonderful and enjoyable days of my life.

Megan + Scott | 6.25.16

After finding the perfect venue for our wedding at Seven4One in Laguna Beach, Ca., I was relieved to meet and acquire Robin as our wedding planner and coordinator. Destination weddings can often be difficult to pull off, but with Robin's help it seemed so easy. First off, when meeting with Robin she really took the time to get to know me and asked direct questions to help come up with the perfect wedding design for our reception and ceremony. To get the ball rolling, I loved that Robin wanted to see my Pinterest boards that I had been working on. As a bride to be, Pinterest boards can easily get out of hand. Robin helped me pull out the most important elements that I wanted and also helped me narrow down my designs so that my visions really came together. Once the design was set, Robin was so helpful in setting appointments with vendors, going over contracts, and even sending me linen options via email. This was helpful, because I didn't always have the time to commute and see things in person, but I was still able to pick what I wanted and Robin finished up the rest. I loved that Robin was available for questions and very easy to talk to whenever I has any tough choices to make or if I wanted her to attend vendor meetings with me. I also loved that she went with me to finalize our linen and rental orders. She worked with our venue location a lot and that was very helpful in determining what would look best for the space. Robin made sure all the little details were taken care of and she can make anything happen. I love that she thinks outside the box and can really come up with some amazing ideas and designs. The surprise confetti cannon truly made my night...FUN! With her expertise, passion for her work, ease of communication, and professionalism Robin really made my visions a reality. On our wedding day she was amazing with making sure everything pulled together and even took the time to come and check in with me several times to see how I was doing and checked to see if I needed anything from her. Thanks to Robin our wedding day was seamless and perfect. Our guests still comment about our wedding design and how much fun our wedding was. I would recommend Events by Robin to brides with 100% confidence she will make your visions a reality.

Jen + Ryan | 6.11.16

Man, what can I say to sum up the impact Robin made on our wedding.. "Not able to do it without her"... "vision came to life"... "a friend as well as a wedding planner".. We had a Pinterest board and I had personally made an excel chart of what I thought we needed for the wedding of our dreams. What no one tells you about wedding is that there are not a ton of BIG decisions, there are hundreds of "micro-decisions".. Organizing all the vendors, contracts, payment schedule, timeline, seating chart... I couldn't keep up with it. Robin is fantastic at what she does and she always answers the phone and/or shows up with a smile on her face. Nothing is a "big deal" for her and she is good at making recommendations while not telling you what to do. Without going into too much detail, Robin saved my a** more than once, fixing problems that I made when I thought I was helping out. I was the GROOM, so I shouldn't have been doing so much anyways (what do I know) but she was able to realize my wife's vision and match the perfect vendors and people to make it a success. We are SO happy with how everything turned out. There isn't a single thing I am dissatisfied with (outside of my aunt-in-law pissing herself on the leather couch - $75), and I would recommend Robin and her gang of vendors to ANYONE near her in socal. Thanks for making the single most important day of our live's so far absolutely magical!

Sophia + Joseph | 3.12.16
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