We are truly humbled to be able to do what we love and are so grateful for the beautiful and heartfelt testimonials from our clients.
"I really don’t even know where to begin with how fantastic Julie was at helping execute my dream wedding! We essentially had to build it from the ground up which meant that she coordinated with SO many vendors to keep everything together. There were so many times my mom and I would think of something to ask a specific vendor and when we contacted Julie, she was already several steps ahead of us! There is absolutely no way any of us could have enjoyed the wedding the way we did without Julie working tirelessly in the previous months and especially the weeks, days and hours leading up to the event (I’m talking like 18 hours per day)! She even helped me do a lightning fast change into my second dress just so I could get more dancing time! My advice to any bride is to trust that Julie’s above and beyond attention to detail will result in your wedding dreams coming true so you can sit back and soak up your magical day! Truly do not know how we could have done it without her!!"
"If you think you can survive wedding planning without a wedding coordinator…think again and think Something Bleu Wedding & Event Planning. Julie is truly a professional in wedding planning and is highly experienced with “ground up” estate weddings. Her stellar interpersonal and leadership skills helped communicating between vendors with different styles appear seamless. This created a cohesive vendor team the day of the wedding. Her knowledge regarding industry standards supported my vision which made it easy to approach her with changes and strategy. Julie ensured our vendor orders were flawless when they were missing essential items like chairs, ensured that I stayed on track with her tailored checklists before the big day, and advocated for my needs and wants when others were pushing for theirs.
She even suggested that we change our ceremony staging around to showcase a better view, which I did not regret! I say all this to boost her professional experience, which is well deserved, but Julie made a lasting impression on us as a person. Her calm demeanor during stress, her finesse in the way she asked questions and relayed changes, and her poise set her apart from others in the business. We would highly recommend Julie of Something Bleu Wedding & Event Planning to any couple who is looking for 5 Star guidance and support during their wedding planning."
"Julie from Something Bleu Wedding & Event Planning was a great resource in helping me plan an intimate wedding in 2 months! Julie hit the ground running with helping us secure a venue that offered an intimate wedding package, which is what we wanted, and gave great vendor referrals that matched our style and budget. Julie was professional, kind, very organized, and a pleasure to work with from start to finish. My husband and I would highly recommend Julie to anyone looking for a skilled wedding planner with great industry connections! Thank you for helping us with our special day!"
"We absolutely loved working with Julie! She is so warm and friendly and we would have been lost without her! We decided to have our wedding about 10 weeks before our date and from the minute we found Julie it was evident we needed her help! Julie was willing to help with anything we needed and she was a wonderful person to bounce off ideas. Her organization made our day seamless and we never needed to think of anything. Julie is incredibly organized and is a great communicator. We were able to have a wonderful day because Julie had everything under control. We would have been lost without Julie and we would highly recommend couples to work with her."
"I am a wedding calligrapher in the New England area and I have had the pleasure of working with Julie of Something Bleu Weddings for two styled shoots. Julie is such a talented wedding planner who is organized, communicative, passionate, creative, and simply a joy to work with! Her attention to detail and the effort she gives each wedding/event is evident to her passion and servant's heart to go above and beyond for each of her clients and their events. She had a clear vision that she communicated well and gave me everything that I needed to create according to the event's aesthetic which I greatly appreciated as a wedding vendor. I highly recommend having Julie for her planning and design services for your wedding or event!"
"Julie and her assistant were an absolute pleasure to work with! From all her work behind the scenes to her day of services, Julie did not disappoint. She kept our wedding day moving and most importantly organized. Julie worked extremely well with all of our vendors, especially our venue coordinator. She kept the communication flowing and made sure everyone followed the timeline which was a huge request of mine. I did not want to be late! I also had a lot of decorations and she executed my vision flawlessly. Overall, working with Julie from Something Bleu was a great experience from start to finish and I would highly recommend her!"
"We are so glad we decided to work with Julie! My husband and I lived in two different states across the country while planning for our wedding in New England. Julie's recommendations and insights were key when picking everything from our venue to the decorations. With her experience, she not only provided us with options for vendors within our budget, but she also helped us figure out how to allocate our budget. She was incredibly on top of everything throughout the process. The wedding day went off without a hitch, despite the giant thunderstorm right before our outdoor ceremony. We would highly recommend working with her as you plan your wedding!"
"I've worked with Julie from Something Bleu Weddings on a few styled shoots, and for a personal dinner and has always been such a treat! Each time I’ve worked with her, she has put together an impressive team of vendors to create an extraordinary result. She is so creative and continues to bring stunning ideas that showcase authenticity and beauty. Julie works very professionally but is a gem of a gal, someone any bride would definitely feel comfortable with!"
"Let me start by saying I had no original intention of using a wedding planner. I'm type A and love to plan events. When you start planning a wedding, reality sets in. There are SO many details and vendors and guests to keep track of that you can't even imagine until the time comes. Julie of Something Bleu was the glue that put everything together. She reviewed all the contracts my vendors sent me and helped me communicate with them as well as with the coordinator at the venue.
The day of your wedding goes by so fast. There simply aren't enough hours in a day to coordinate everyone, set up the decorations, field phone calls and any last minute problems, get ready and enjoy yourself.
My wedding day was perfect and I truly feel it wouldn't have been the same without Julie. She communicated with me and my husband going back and forth as we were getting ready separately. The coordinator at the venue is simply in charge of the details at the venue. Julie made sure everyone was on the same page and that everything was just how I wanted it. Her help was invaluable! My husband and I HIGHLY recommend her!!"
"Where do I even begin? We had a coordinator at our reception venue, but were specifically looking for a day of coordinator who could help us with all of the logistics of getting our families and bridal party to our church ceremony and taking care of logistics to get our guests across town to the reception. We initially had a tough time finding a coordinator who could help us with exactly what we needed (without all the extra stuff we knew we didn’t need help with!)-but as soon as we talked with Julie, we knew that all of our wedding day plans were in good hands!
Julie was SO responsive over the phone, sent us a ton of resources and checklists to help us get organized before she took over confirming final logistics in the weeks before our wedding.
She and her assistant, Jessica honestly made every happen so perfectly and seamlessly on the day of the wedding that I almost forgot there were logistics!!
Our families and guests got to where they needed to be (without a single hiccup!), all of our vendors arrived on time, and Julie and Jessica did an amazing job of handling day-of details so we could simply enjoy our big day. (We had so much fun getting to know them!) They meshed so well with our coordinator at our venue and with our other vendors which was so appreciated.
We are beyond lucky we found Julie-she is such a gem and helped make our wedding day perfect!!!"
"Julie is extremely talented, patient, and was invaluable on our wedding day. Everything was taken care of, we never needed to worry and everything turned out perfect. Julie also recommended many of the professionals we used as vendors and they exceeded our expectations as well. We highly recommend her for all of your wedding and event needs."
"Julie at Something Bleu Wedding and Event Planning assisted me with my beach-themed wedding this past June. Throughout the process, she was there with creative ideas and suggestions that fit my budget! She created starfish for me that were used as part of our centerpieces, and took time to help me organize and assemble all of our wedding favors! She also has connections throughout the industry and sent along great recommendations for vendors, always with our budget in mind. She is friendly, open to ideas and suggestions, and extremely responsive. Whenever I got stuck on something, I reached out to Julie and she always had plenty of ideas for me! I definitely enjoyed brainstorming and bouncing ideas back and forth with her! Because of Julie's help and creativity, we ended up with the perfect wedding! Several of our guests contacted us the days and weeks following saying how beautiful our wedding was, and it wouldn't have happened without all of Julie's assistance! I highly recommend Something Bleu Wedding & Event Planning for anyone planning a wedding, and needing assistance bringing their vision to life!"
"As a wedding planner myself, I knew I would need help executing my own wedding day. As soon as I met Julie, from Something Bleu Weddings & Events, I knew no one else would compare! From the minute we started working together, Julie was meticulous, thoughtful, and reassuring - I had nothing but confidence in her to bring our special day together, and she delivered absolute perfection! We hosted a 200-guest wedding, with lots of curated, personalized details, and a large wedding party - Julie managed it all with ease and grace. As soon as she arrived in the morning to our chaotic suite with 13 people getting hair & makeup done, she calmed the storm. She flawlessly styled our details, to make sure we had photos of all the important stationery and momentos, on top of managing the timing, wedding party, and all of the ceremony prep that had to occur in a very short window of time. She was able to seamlessly wrangle our large wedding party at our ceremony, and took care of details that I hadn’t even thought of (like making sure our extra ceremony items made it back to our reception venue).
When we made it to our reception site, everything was absolutely perfect - she styled all of our personalized items, including putting together our 7’ x 10’ escort board exactly how we envisioned it. During our reception, Julie was by my side for whatever we needed, including helping me into and out of various outfits & shoes! She managed the timing of the reception, and even though we were running behind at one point, she seamlessly worked with our vendor team to make sure everything got back on track, all while reassuring us along the way. I cannot recommend Julie enough, as a fellow planner and now, a former bride. If you are looking for someone to flawlessly plan and execute your event, she’s the one you want by your side!"
"Julie was a life / wedding saver. She stepped in about a month from the wedding. She picked right up going over all of our contracts, contacting vendors to get more information, scheduling multiple calls and a site visit with us to get aligned with what we wanted, needed, and what we had. Her communication and professionalism is incredible. I always felt like her only client, even though I knew she was managing multiple jobs at the same time. She made me feel confident that we were in good shape and had thought of everything. She has a ton of resources for preparation lists, tipping guides, and just experience and guidance that she can provide. The day of the wedding, I was able to relax and get prepped with no interruptions or issues. Julie handled all of the issues with the designated individuals to ensure that our day was seamless and stress free. I didn’t know about anything until after. After the ceremony, she was a dream, always there when I needed water, a drink, to find someone, to follow up on something, or even to sew back on my bustle. While a lot of amazing vendors went into planning the day, it was Julie who brought it all together and delivered us the most perfect day. Seriously, you need her. You will not be disappointed with the experience and it will ensure that you have the most perfect day like I did."
"Day of Coordinators are the silent unsung heroes of the wedding day. As a fellow wedding vendor I always encourage brides to have one if they don't already have a full planner or coordinator. So when it came to my own wedding day I knew I needed a day of coordinator to relieve any day of pressures and keep everything running smoothly. I can't even begin to describe how happy I am that I connected with Julie. From our initial conversation I could tell how organized and detail-focused she was. It was also clear that she had a passion for planning and coordinating. She brought up so many great points and reminders that I didn't even think about! And as a fellow wedding vendor I thought I had this on lock. Her communication through the whole process was incredibly professional, reassuring, and kind. When it came to the actual wedding day it was such an incredible relief to not worry about setup and logistics. Instead I could focus on marrying the love of my life and celebrating with my friends. I chose to have my wedding at a venue where I knew that I could bring in all my own vendors I wanted from catering to alcohol to decor. Julie made sure that each vendor knew the correct timeline for deliveries and helped to make sure everything was in place. She even set up the sweetheart table and table decor!
And while Julie did an outstanding job coordinating the day and making sure everything ran smoothly, I will be forever grateful for her kindness and genuine willingness to make sure that my husband and I had nothing to worry about. My father has some mobility issues and specific health needs and Julie made sure that my parents were comfortable. Even making sure that my dad got to the reception hall first to make sure he could comfortably access anything he needed. She also checked in on my parents throughout the night to make sure they had everything they were ok. We also had our dog be part of our wedding and Julie checked up on her during the reception a few times making sure she got a few walks and extra attention. My husband and I are forever grateful for the part Julie played in making our day as fun and easy as it was. If you are looking for someone that you can trust with your wedding day, Julie is IT."
"My daughter's wedding was perfect! In large part is because that day was handled beautifully by Julie. She was wonderful. I did not have to worry about a thing! I highly recommend Julie as your wedding and event planner."
"Julie was amazing from the beginning and was attentive to every little detail. We decided to ask for her “day of” services with about 2 months left until our wedding due to gradually increasing the amount of items and set up for the big day. Since our first consultation, I knew Julie was the right match for us as she was so kind and up front with the services she offered. As the big day drew nearer, more detailed decorations were added and she brought in her assistant Jessica who was amazing on the big day with her skills of setting up and attentiveness to us as a couple. They made sure we were aware of all the little changes throughout the day (including the change in timeline due to transportation being late) and managed to allow the event to go off without a hitch. I highly recommend Julie if you need any type of coordinator, whether a full planner or day of coordinator!"
"I planned a backyard, tented wedding at my parents' house, and Julie's help was crucial in having such an amazing day. She helped us organize the flow and layout of the yard ahead of time. She quickly answered any (long or short) emails thoroughly throughout the planning process. On the day of my wedding, she arrived, briefly checked in with my mother and me about the specifics of what we had agreed to, and then got straight to work setting up our tables and decorations without any further questions. She appeared exactly when needed to help facilitate the ceremony timing, and blended seamlessly into the background during all other moments, organizing and taking care of anything that needed to be handled. A wedding goes by so quickly, and having Julie around allowed my mother, the host, to focus on greeting old friends and walking me down the aisle, rather than greeting vendors or fetching last-minute needs. Julie Riley is well organized, experienced, and very knowledgeable about all aspects of all types of weddings. I would highly recommend her service to any bride, and especially any bride hosting a backyard wedding."