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Dancing Grooms
Photo by Mojica Photography.
Couple Dancing

“Our wedding was beyond our expectations. Your expertise was invaluable to us. We were so grateful to have your guidance in every detail, especially since we live in another state and chose to be married in Lawrence, Kansas where we met. Everything ran so smoothly and with such ease. Our family and friends are still talking about how beautiful everything was, and how much fun they had. Having the chocolate fountain and beautiful ice carving on the buffet table were great suggestions. Hiring you to help us plan the most important day of our lives was a great decision. We will always remember your kindness.”

Katie Dunn and Jake Reed

“I want to thank you so very much for all you did in planning our wedding. The best decision we made was to hire you! You were fabulous, and your knowledge and experience was so helpful. But most of all, it was the day of our wedding itself that we want to thank you for. Our wedding day was the best day—we had fun and enjoyed ourselves with our families and friends. Because of you, knowing you had everything under control, we did not have to worry about anything! Again, thank you. Our wedding day would not have been the same experience without you!”

Brooke Nesmith and Brian Smulders

“You deserve a big thanks for being such a big help. Thank you so much for all your hard work in planning the most important day of our lives and helping decorate the church to look so beautiful. Our special day was perfect! It would not have been the same without you! Much love.”

Toya Perkins and Michael Gillman

“We would like to thank you so much for helping us with the wedding. You made the planning and the actual day run so smoothly. Hiring you as a Wedding Consultant was the best thing we could have done while planning our special day. Your services were invaluable to us. You gave us great pointers to make our day perfect and recommended fantastic vendors for us. We couldn’t have been happier with how everything turned out. You made the actual day run so smoothly, especially with all the rain and having to move the ceremony. You handled it all wonderfully and that allowed us to remain calm and not become stressed out. We really want you to know how much we appreciated your hard work. We will recommend your services to any engaged couple.”

Chelsea Voth and Michael Land

“We had the pleasure of working with Carmen for the last six months of our wedding planning. From the moment we first spoke with her, we were comfortable with our decision to hire Carmen. She helped us create the ceremony we wanted and dreamed of having. Once we put together an idea of what we wanted, Carmen helped fine tune our ceremony to perfection. She always made it clear that she was available for any questions or concerns we may have throughout the months prior to our wedding. We received so many positive comments from our guests regarding the wedding and reception. We were extremely happy—everything went off without a hitch. Carmen knows exactly how to do her job beautifully and have everything run smoothly. We wholeheartedly recommend Carmen Hocking. She played a huge part in our wedding day and we are so happy she was there to witness our love to one another. We only wish we knew more people getting married so we could pass on her name to them. We were so lucky with all the vendors we worked with; each one exceeded our expectations. Carmen really stands out in her work with the passion she demonstrates with what she does. We truly enjoyed our time with Carmen and will always cherish the memories of our ceremony and reception and the entire experience of working with her.”

Katy Brewer and Bryan Jenkins

“I cannot thank you enough for the hard work, kind words, and unsurpassed expertise that you provided. There was no possible way I could have pulled off our beautiful rehearsal dinner long distance. You were a life saver!”

Peg Lehosit - Mother of the Groom

“Ben and I want to sincerely thank you for all your help. We are so glad that you were able to share our special day with us. You were such a great comfort to us and extremely beneficial in the planning process. I would not have known where to start without you. My expectations were exceeded as I did not have any real worry or concern throughout the planning. We will sing your praises to everyone!”

Tamara Salaty and Ben Burton

“We are so appreciative of all you have done for us. Your wedding expertise and knowledge were invaluable to us. We thought the wedding was very, very lovely. It exceeded my expectations. I want to thank you again for all your help and guidance. I certainly could not have done this myself. I would be delighted to recommend A Beautiful Wedding to anyone many times over!”

Caroline Salaty - Mother of the Bride

“Where do we begin with the thank you list to you? You did so much for us—the wedding was beautiful and went perfectly. We could not have made our day so perfect without your help and helpful advice. You exceeded our expectations! We have had so many comments on how great the wedding went and on how great our Wedding Coordinator did! We will always cherish this time.”

Amy Pennington and David Corman

“On August 25[th], . . . our fairytale wedding came true. Selecting Carmen Hocking as our Wedding Consultant was the most important decision we made in our wedding planning. Her services were invaluable and truly exceeded our expectations in a Wedding Consultant. We were so grateful for her expert orchestration of our wedding planning and wedding day. We consider ourselves truly blessed to have had the privilege of working with someone who translated our vision with such style, grace and professionalism. Carmen has a true grasp on the services of all local wedding professionals. She was able to recommend professionals that she knew would provide the best and most quality service.  
. . . Our day would not have been the same without Carmen. Not only was she wonderful during the wedding planning stages, she was a shining star on the day of our wedding. She made sure EVERY detail that we had discussed was me. Having Carmen’s services on our wedding day allowed us to focus on each other and what our vows and special day meant to us. Carmen Hocking is a true professional and we would recommend her to our dearest family and friends. If we had our wedding to plan over again we would not think twice about hiring Carmen as our Wedding Consultant. Carmen has so appropriately named her business “A Beautiful Wedding.” Carmen has the knowledge, organization, and enthusiasm to make your beautiful wedding a reality.”

Kim Baker and Paul Rosel

“Thank you for all your advice and support throughout the planning process. Our wedding was perfect and you made sure it was.”

Adrianne Graham and Matt Lehrman

“Mrs. Hocking is very caring, very helpful, and incredibly professional. She made my husband and I feel very comfortable with our decisions. Due to working with Mrs. Hocking, my husband and I were able to let go of our anxiety regarding some wedding decisions, because we knew it was in good hands. We were pleased with our experiences working with Mrs. Hocking and A Beautiful Wedding to every extent possible. I will recommend Mrs. Hocking and A Beautiful Wedding at every chance I get!”

Kadie and Jonathan

“I’m a wife now…wow!! I want to thank you for all the support you gave us and the kindness you showed us while we were planning our wedding during the past 12 months! You were always willing to help when I had a question, even when I saw you in the city. Our wedding day was shared with those we love most and was filled with love, joy and happiness! Some of our guests are still telling us it was the best wedding ever.”

Jennifer Anders

“Where do I begin to thank you, Carmen? Words cannot express our appreciation for every detail you did to make our day the best day of our lives. You were fun to work with during every stage of planning. I was so glad our friend, Megan, recommended you to us and now we are telling people about you. I will always recommend A Beautiful Wedding.”

Catherine and Roberto V.

“We had the most amazing, magical day, we will never forget. We both loved every minute of our day and our guests enjoyed it too. So many people commented on our gorgeous wedding! You far exceeded our expectations, Carmen.”

Sarah Montgomery

“Both your service and your staff exceeded our expectations during the planning and on our wedding day. Everything happened so beautifully with you there. We could not have had such a beautiful wedding without you! We highly recommend you to everyone.”

Amy Riley Thomas

“I was searching for a wedding planner who would understand my thoughts and dreams for my wedding and found that at A Beautiful Wedding. I actually enjoyed my wedding planning at each stage of my planning.”

Alexandre M.

“Thank you, thank you, thank you so very much. I would like to say that we had exceptional service from your wedding company. I will definitely be recommending you!”

Lindsey Coleman

“A big thank you to all at A Beautiful Wedding for all their help and in particular to you, Carmen. Everything was great—everyone was extremely helpful. I will be recommending your company to everyone I know. Even Evan’s groomsmen were saying our wedding was the best wedding they ever attended, and they thought you were a pretty great wedding planner, Carmen. Many thanks!”

Nikki and Evan Mason
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