Liz & Justin Marlborough, CT
Where do I even begin... Carisa for the win! We hired Pink Olive Events for our coordinator for the day of our wedding and thank goodness we did. Carisa and Alex were absolutely amazing. Once they arrived at our venue my mother and I could relax and enjoy every moment of the day because we knew we were in such great hands. They were able to quickly adapt to change, help pull off last minute surprises, and handle any hiccups along the way. I now realize how lost I would have been with out their advise, planning, and organization. Do yourself a favor and hire Pink Olive Events before it is too late!!!
Briana & Dylan Branford, CT
Pink Olive SAVED OUR LIVES for our wedding. How we decided to work with them: I had a really hard time working with the "coordinator" who came with our venue, and finally realized that I needed to hire a Day Of Coordinator or else I would be directing traffic all day instead of being the bride. I reached out to Carisa directly about 8 weeks before my wedding, and she was incredibly gracious in matching us with Shannon L as our planner. How it went: We chose the Month-Of package, which meant that in the last 30 days before the wedding, Shannon took over all aspects of planning and coordination. Shannon made it super easy, by talking with me on the phone and setting me up with an online portal to upload my contracts for her to review. From there, Shannon thought of SO many details and logistical things that I had not planned for, and without her, would have been a disaster. She dealt with all of the changes, including when my caterer went out of business 6 weeks before my wedding and we had to find a totally new caterer. Shannon also communicated with all vendors, managed their arrival times, answered their questions, and handled all logistics. She offered advice to me where I needed it, but let me and my husband make our own decisions like what order to do the events of the evening (dances, toasts, dinner service). Shannon and her assistant wrangled my guests and family, some of whom are easily distracted (LOL). Another great detail - Shannon gathered up all my cards and gifts and guests' disposable cameras that we put on each table, and put them in a place where we could easily find them the next day amongst all the chaos. Overall, I don't think the event would have run half as smoothly as Shannon. We have only good memories thanks to her. Thank you, Carisa, Shannon, and Pink Olive!
Jenna & Fabián Stamford, CT
I booked with Pink Olive Events a year before my wedding and I am so glad I did! Carisa was with me every step of the way. I met her in her office, she met me at my venue, we had multiple phone conversations, she led my rehearsal and did a fantastic job at my wedding. Choosing to have Carisa work with me on my wedding was the best decision I could have made. Leading up to the wedding was like having an extra girl friend who was knowledgeable about everything and willing to help at every stage of the planning. She was extremely helpful and caring. She understood my vision and worked more than I expected to make every detail and wish happen. She even surprised me with things that I could not make happen myself! On my wedding day, I was able to relax and enjoy every moment because Carisa and her team took care of everything. She is super organized and made sure to fulfill all of my many requests! From little things like bringing me tissues at my reception to the major things like organizing the entire schedule for the day and coordinating every single vendor, Carisa did it all! I cannot thank her enough and I recommend her to everyone!
Naomi & David New Haven, CT
Carisa and her team were phenomenal! I can't recommend them highly enough. We used Pink Olive for full planning services, from the very beginning, and Carisa was with us every step of the way. She is a fast and creative problem solver and took the stress off of us so we could just enjoy the process. From setting up hair and makeup trials, touring venues, selecting and mailing save-the-dates and invitations, and putting together 150 party favors, Carisa does it all. She is relaxed and fun to be around, which suited us perfectly. She is also very reasonably priced compared to some other quotes we got. If you are on the fence about hiring a wedding planner, DO IT - you won't regret it - and Carisa will help make your wedding everything you want it to be!
Lindsey & Vinny Milford, CT
Carisa is a literal wedding saint! We started planning our wedding way before Covid came along and I have no words to describe how amazing, kind & supportive Carisa was through out entire wedding planning experience. Every phone call, email, text... Carisa was positive & realistic with all of her support. She helped us navigate through Covid and through the process of our wedding. Our wedding day was flawless from start to finish & we know that this was Carisa & the team at Pink Olive to made the day proceed in ways we only could have imagined! We got to 100% enjoy our wedding day because we trusted Carisa to make our dream come true & she did! There is no doubt that one of the smartest decisions we made was to hire Carisa & the Pink Olive team. Thank you Carisa!
Michelle, Mother of the Bride Wolcott, CT
I can not imagine my daughters wedding without Carisa and her amazing team. Carisa went above and beyond to make sure we had everything we requested. Her recommendations and resources in the CT area are plentiful. Carisa was always available by phone & email and extremely organized. All vendors were on the same page and her team took care of any questions or issues that might have come up and I didn’t have to worry about a thing the day of the wedding. If you are on the fence about hiring a wedding planner, you will not regret hiring Carisa and her outstanding team of coordinators.
Jess & Kevin Cheshire, CT
There are no words to express how grateful we are to have had Carisa and the Pink Olive team help us plan and coordinate our COVID wedding! We were originally working with Carisa for our big wedding celebration and then when everything shut down, we switched to a more simple wedding with just our immediate family and we only had 2 months to get everything done! Carisa went above and beyond to make our day the happiest and most special day any bride could ask for! When I told her our mini wedding plan she filled in every gap, had so many ideas, and she was even able to find us a cake, flowers, and a photographer! She is not only so professional but is willing to go the extra mile for her clients and really listens to what they want their day to be and makes it happen. She made sure our entire day ran on time, which is hard to do with our Italian family, and she made sure we were happy above anything else. I tell her all the time that I cannot wait for us to start planning our anniversary party so she can help us plan that too! When we were planning our big wedding prior to COVID, Carisa was willing to call vendors for us, come to site visits, and really help us with every step from engaged to post wedding! I highly highly highly recommend Carisa and the Pink Olive team if you are looking for any sort of help with making your dream wedding come true!
Tricia & Sean Milford, CT
We found Carisa with intentions of having her help us for our postponed wedding reception and ultimately decided to take advantage of her split day of coordination package. I am forever grateful that we did!!! As our plans changed again and again, even on the day of with a last minute ceremony switch due to weather, Carisa helped us navigate through everything and allowed us to have a perfect, worry-free ceremony. We also had the blessing of working with Shannon too for our intimate reception, who was equally as fantastic and courteous. Carisa and Shannon were beyond kind, professional, and really know how to take the stress of a wedding off of the couple. We never thought we would feel so at ease on our wedding day, and we truly credit it to having these amazing ladies on our side. Pink Olive was the wedding vendor we never knew we needed and we can not recommend them enough! We look forward to getting to work with Carisa again in July for our reception!
Katie & Bobby New York, NY
I don't have enough words to express how vital and incredible Carisa and her team were to our wedding planning. From the start, Carisa & I hit it off, and that alone was incredible - it's so nice to work with someone you have so much in common with! Every single step of the way, Carisa answered our million and two questions and never was impatient or stressed. Her calm, cool, and collected (but still fun and excited!) demeanor was the absolute perfect antidote to all of my pre-wedding anxiety. I quite literally don't think we could have pulled this wedding off without her - she took control, fielded questions and requests from family, guests, and the wedding party, and she and her assistant coordinated everything from vendors to weather worries to a beautiful surprise my family coordinated for me seamlessly from start to finish. I texted her so many times the week of with so many bizarre requests and worries, and she handled it so gracefully (I was STRESSED lol). Literally all we had to worry about was showing up and getting married! Our close family members and wedding party had so many wonderful things to say about her as well. If you want to give yourself the best wedding gift possible, HIRE CARISA!! You absolutely will not regret it!
Alex & Chris Tampa, FL
We hired Carisa and Pink Olive Events to manage our day-of coordination and they delivered exceptional service. Leading up to the event, Carisa was always an email or text away. We were planning from Florida, so meeting with vendors in-person in Connecticut was a major challenge. We ended up hiring every vendor she recommended i.e., band, catering, photography, hair/makeup, officiant and florals, and they were all so incredible to work with. The event was seamless and ran on time. Thank you, Carisa and team!
Jackie & Garreck -
Where do I start? Carisa and her team are a fabulous group of individuals! They are kind, organized and absolutely wove their magic to make my wedding day truly spectacular! Getting a wedding planner was hands down the BEST decision I made regarding my wedding. I am a neurotic, type A person, but after meeting Carisa, it was so easy to trust her and her team with my special day. I had total trust in their skill and expertise! Carisa coordinated with all of my vendors. She and her team helped bring forth my vision for the reception and provided me with one of the best nights of my life! I highly HIGHLY recommend investing in her and her team. You will not regret one single thing with her by your side!
Kelly & Michael Seymour, CT
Carisa and her team were phenomenal! I can't recommend them highly enough. We used Pink Olive for `full planning” services, from the very beginning, and Carisa was with us every step of the way. She is a fast and creative problem solver and took the stress off of us so we could just enjoy the process. From setting up hair and makeup trials, touring venues, selecting and mailing save-the-dates and invitations, and putting together 150 party favors, Carisa does it all. She is relaxed and fun to be around, which suited us perfectly. She is also very reasonably priced compared to some other quotes we got. If you are on the fence about hiring a wedding planner, DO IT - you won't regret it - and Carisa will help make your wedding everything you want it to be!
Julienne & PJ Rocky Hill, CT
We absolutely loved working with Carisa and er team. They were on top of things and they used technology to improve efficiency and to not miss our target timelines. The checklist they provided allowed us to double- and triple- check our things to do, our things to buy and stuff to assign. They were ultra-responsive and they made suggestions without making you feel pressured. In the end, we loved our small wedding. The help and guidance that PinkOlive Events extended to us was definitely invaluable!