Words of Thanks

Below are a few of the very kind words of appreciation that our clients and vendors have sent to us:          

From Eric James Photography:

The wedding day timeline was prepared extremely well!  The entire day felt well prepared, stress-free, relaxed and enjoyable…not always the case on hectic wedding days!  Communication before the wedding was appreciated and during the wedding was excellent. 

She constantly checked in about key things, and made sure I was in the loop, making my job much more comfortable. Julie was very easy to work with. Not once was there an issue. 

Julie was extremely helpful when the situation called for it.  She always seemed to be present and engaged but never in the way.   She offered some great ideas for photos, with a thoughtful eye and an understanding of important details.  I would recommend Julie to others !

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 Julie helped coordinate our wedding and she went above and beyond all of our expectations. She spent hours upon hours helping us work through the countless details of our wedding weekend. As the bride, I was able to completely relax on my wedding day and trust that she had everything under control. She took care of things that I hadn’t even thought of. She’s incredibly attentive to details and extremely invested in her clients’ peace of mind.

If you’ve ever planned a wedding, you know that there are infinite details and moving parts to consider, and Julie took care of everything we asked her to and more. Her help enabled the groom and me to relax and enjoy our day to the fullest. She is sure to make your event extremely special, and make your life much easier and less stressful in the process. She is calm and professional and helped my family, my groom, and me at every step of the way. The planning process would have seemed impossible without her.

I couldn’t recommend Julie and more highly. She’s THE BEST.

 ~ Lara

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I can’t recommend Julie highly enough as a wedding planner and coordinator.  She is very detail oriented, and has good experience in the hospitality business which gives her a helpful background for recommending vendors, locations, decor, etc.  Julie’s philosophy is that the wedding family shouldn’t have to do anything on the day of the wedding except enjoy their guests, and she takes care of all the countless details involved in a wedding to make that happen.  

She is easy to work with, understands how to implement the bridal couple’s vision for their special day, and is unflappable under pressure.  My assumption as the MOB was that I could handle most wedding details myself – but during that last week of coordinating out of town guests, hotel reservations, final vendor contracts, bridal party, guest list, seating arrangements, rehearsal dinner, etc., etc., etc, even the most well-organized person needs someone to stay on top of all the details.  

Several of the guests at our daughter’s wedding were so impressed with Julie that they asked for her contact information, which I gave to them without hesitation or reservation and with my my highest recommendation.  She goes way beyond the call of duty to make her clients’ wedding perfect.

~ Lee

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           Julie ~

There are not enough words to express how much we enjoyed working with you.  Your professionalism, calmness and friendship during this             exciting time have been invaluable.  You certainly made this day special for us.  We have enjoyed every minute of planning. 

           Many, many thanks ~

           Love, Marian & Dan

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There are no words to thank you for what you did for us on our wedding day. You were there for the thick and the thin of it, and from where I’m sitting, you did a fantastic job keeping order and aligning the stars to make sure that nerves were calm and the wedding went smoothly.

I do not know what any of us, but especially me, would have done if you had not been there to orchestrate. You are a gem for what you did, I would have been a nervous wreck without you there and I know everything would not have happened so easily without you on my wedding day. My humble opinion is that you have a gift for working with people.

Our sincerest thanks,

Dennis and Alicia Baskin

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Julie was an incredible asset to our wedding celebration! She has a natural gift for organization, efficiency, and attention to detail, combined with a calm, gentle, and thoughtful demeanor that helped everyone involved in the wedding relax and follow her lead. We had a large wedding, with over 300 guests, and we gave Julie the daunting task of ensuring that everything went smoothly the day of. Julie was a joy to work with throughout the process, devoting time and attention to getting to know us as a couple and our hopes for our wedding, to help us create a celebration of our relationship and our commitment to each other. 

The day of the wedding, she had everyone in place so that the ceremony was seamless, even noticing that my veil needed a small adjustment just before I walked down the aisle. Knowing that Julie would gracefully and efficiently manage the events from behind the scenes allowed me, my husband, and our parents to focus on enjoying and cherishing the experience without a second thought for details or logistics. As I bride, I could not have asked for a more perfect combination of superb management skills, caring spirit, and integrity than what Julie brought to the process. If I ever plan another large celebration, Julie will be my first call!

Makenzie & Anthony

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We are so grateful for Julie and her expertise in orchestrating every detail of our wedding day.  She translated our vision with such style, grace and professionalism.  Every aspect of our wedding was coordinated and went off beautifully.  It was truly a joy to have the comfort of knowing that every detail was being attended to while we were able to focus on starting our new life together.  Our wedding day was picture perfect and we could not have asked for more.

Kim and Sean

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I have worked with Julie both in business and in the community for about 10 years. In that time I’ve found her to be a professional with great integrity and class. In every interaction she exhibits strong leadership skills, compassion for those she’s dealing with, and fairness in finding solutions to complex problems. Julie has a strong sense of what good customer service should be and strives for that in all her work. She has a great sense of humor and is a great relationship builder. She is great to work with and has become a friend as well as a colleague. I value her input when I need advice and know that her perspective is always a valuable one. Working with Julie is always a pleasure.

Mike O’Farrell, Director, Real Estate and Site Services, HP

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It was an absolute pleasure to work with Julie Conde. Julie is a leader with great vision and great understanding of the complexity of the hospitality industry. Her ability to teach and her willingness to share her wealth of knowledge was outstanding and captivating! Having seen my share of General Managers, I can easily say that Julie is one of the most inspiring leaders I have ever worked for!

She managed a multi unit product and overcame pretty huge obstacles. She inspired and encouraged her team to think outside the box and be creative leaders in their respective departments. Always had an open door policy, and always thoughtful and willing to listen to new ideas. Her staff always felt like their opinions were heard, and mattered.

Not afraid of hard work, Julie led by example. Could roll her sleeves up and get the job done, and then roll them back down, dust herself off, and go into a boardroom, give a fantastic presentation and instill confidence that she gets the job done. All in a day’s work for Julie.

There just isn’t a person I can think of who is more honest, caring, empathetic, compassionate, professional and respected. She holds herself to extremely high standards, which is an inspiration to others who know her. She’s one of the best!

Jeanine Conforti, Director, Corporate Sales, Silicon Valley, Joie de Vivre Hospitality

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Julie has an “innate” operational business sense. Mentoring people and running a revenue generating business are strengths which have identified Julie as a successful General Manager. She inspires her team to continue to strive for new ideas, develop innovative concepts and to challenge themselves to live passionately.

Julie is well respected. Her work ethics and management style are built on her ability to identify the nuances of each position within her organization. She is able to effectively shift gears to function and understand the roles of a visionary leader, a team player, or a newly developing employee. Julie’s synergenic style is fresh, inventive, and dynamic. She is respected as a leader and is recognized as a person that is honest, fair and dedicated.

Kellie Chun, Owner, Evolve

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Julie Hart Conde, Wedding & Event Planner

Celebrations By Heart    Bay Area Wedding Planner