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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/décor/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

Hiring Events by Robin was a very smart decision in the planning of my daughter's wedding. Robin worked well with the coordinator of the venue we had chosen. She was organized, polite, professional and a tremendous help throughout the entire planning process. We were all so happy to just be able to enjoy the day, knowing she had everything under control and flowing perfectly. The wedding turned out beautiful and stress free for all. I would definitely recommend Events by Robin for your special event.

Mother of the Bride | Joreen | 9.19.15

Our challenge was to plan a wedding from a distance (we live in Montreal, Canada)... From the first hello and greeting from Robin, we knew we were in great hands. She is attentive to her clients needs, provides ideas and advice about events that we knew would make the difference...For us, it was important that the overall week's events left a lasting impression on us and our guests. Robin made that happen : everything was in order, organized... She was even flexible for our last minute changes. When there were issues, she had solutions even before we started writing an email. I can't recall an event I have been involved in that was so well organized and planned in the detail. The most important thing is that Robin has this warmth and authenticity about her that, as a client, makes you feel like you have a partner and an event planner that thinks about your needs and those of your guests. I would work with this fantastic woman anytime and in a flash! I rarely write reviews, but Robin deserves these kind words since our event and her work made ours and our guests' memories lasting for years and years to come!

Christian + Simon | 6.25.15

Robin is THE BEST wedding planner a girl can ask for!! She made my dream wedding come true, I could have not done it without her. Robin attended floral, rentals, linen, tasting meetings with me and made sure that my vision was being met! You name it she was there! She is truly amazing she went above and beyond literally my right hand woman! She was always available to chat about ideas and thoughts. She would also text and email me ideas that she thought would enhance my wedding which I loved!! Robin is truly AMAZING at what she does!! On the day of my wedding it started right on time ( I have never been to a wedding where it started right on time) she keeps you calm and organized amidst the chaos that comes with a wedding! I can't say thank you enough she is just the best!!!

Courtney + Cameron | 5.16.15

First and foremost, I must say, Robin is a Godsend!!!! I have heard some real horror stories about wedding day disasters. Stressed out brides, everything under the sun going wrong, and just all out madness. I am a control freak, I can admit that, and I don’t usually enjoy giving up control, but Robin made it so easy! Not one detail went overlooked, from beginning to end. She was so easy to work with, we collaborated and bounced ideas off of each other, and she used her experience in the wedding world to make everything come together seamlessly. I never felt like I was bothering her with my change order emails, or questions. But I also understood that she is BUSY and has a lot going on, but she never made me feel like that. On my big day, theee most important day, she made sure everything was absolutely perfect. Every detail was exactly how I had imagined it. She made sure no one stressed me out, and took care of everything that I didn’t need to see. Nobody came to me asking questions or with any “issues”. I just relaxed in my room and got ready. I couldn’t have asked for anyone better to be my right hand in planning my wedding. Thank you, Robin!!

Stephanie + Emmitt | 10.19.13

Robin was a pleasure to work with as we were planning our wedding. She helped us plan our rehearsal dinner, wedding, and the morning after brunch, and made our wedding vision a reality. We are relatively new to California and she had great references for vendors and facilitated many contacts for us. I’m sure there were bumps during the wedding weekend, but she took care of everything without bringing any stress to our attention. Everyone prepared me that something always “comes up” on the wedding day, and I’m sure it did, but Robin took care of all the small details exactly how she knew We wanted so we could focus on enjoying our wedding. Our friends and family were mostly from out of town and she made sure everyone had what they needed. The majority of our guests even commented on how wonderful she and her team were throughout the weekend. It was a great experience and she is a true professional with a knack for event planning!

Danielle + Judd | 10.5.13

We cannot begin to describe how much we loved Robin and appreciated her assistance in planning our memorable wedding weekend! Robin went out of her way to ensure that our entire weekend went off without a hitch and that all of our guests were happy and accommodated; many guests in our wedding even remembered Robin by name. Our entire wedding party had the privilege of staying with Robin and her team for a whole weekend; hosting a rehearsal dinner and brunch in addition to our wedding day, and they provided us with the most amazing and professional service all while being flexible, attentive, and personable. My husband and I are lucky to work in the event industry in Las Vegas, the convention and wedding capital of the world, and were BLOWN away by Robin’s expertise and high standards of customer service. We highly suggest you entrust your important wedding day to Events By Robin!!

Ace + Raul | 8.31.13

Thank you for making our wedding spectacular! People are still talking about it! Your expertise, professionalism, and experience were invaluable. Not only did all of it go off without a hitch but it was beyond our expectations. We thank God to have met you and to have you in our lives. You undoubtedly love what you do and take pride in what you create – lifelong memories for your clients and their guests. If we ever have future events to plan or know of anyone in need of an events coordinator, there is no one else we would recommend but you. Thank you again for giving us a dream of a wedding.

Fiona + Elvis | 8.17.13

We can’t say enough how much we loved the wedding. You and your staff were great! Our vision for the wedding came from our imagination to life AND it couldn’t have been done without your help. A BIG THANK YOU to you from Bill and I. You’ve communicated with us and stayed on top of things in the short 5 weeks of planning. We totally pulled it off, awesome!!! We are sooo very happy and pleased the way everything turned out.

Andrea + Bill | 7.28.13
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