Photo Credit: Candeo Photo

“We cannot say enough good things about Monica. Her wedding planning services and day of coordination were priceless. She helped put together our dream wedding and executed it beautifully. I was able to give her a big idea, like a clear top tent, and then have her dive into all the details of how to make my dream a reality. The whole family was really able to enjoy our wedding day because Monica was there. We didn’t have to worry about the limos showing up on time, or the flowers being delivered, or any of the other hundreds of small details because she was on top of it. There were so many things that we wouldn’t have even remembered or realized was needed, but she was always one step ahead. It is inevitable that something will go wrong the day of your wedding, but with Monica there, the best part is that you and your guests will never know about it. Thank you for a seamless wedding day!”

Kiel & Meghan

“My wedding was truly out of a fairytale! The flowers were stunning, the food was scrumptious, the music dazzled as much as the grand fireworks display, the phenomenal scenery, signature cocktails….OK, we totally went overboard! And apparently, not everything went as smoothly as I thought-with sick guests, hotel staff issues, massive clean-up efforts. The fact that Monica juggled all of these snags and details seamlessly (and I, nor my guests, ever noticed!) is testament to her talent as an artist, organizational genius and masterful event coordinator. I would recommend her services to anyone expecting perfection!”

Dana & Darin

“We had a fantastic time at our wedding thanks to Monica Relyea Events. The ceremony went so smoothly with Monica’s help. When we first talked I only knew that I wanted classic bouquets and that I loved hydrangeas. Monica was able to take that and make the most beautiful bouquets and centerpieces. She has an extraordinary talent and vision. It was a pleasure to work with her.”

Mary & Steve

Photo Credit: Dana Stripling Photography

“We were incredibly fortunate to have Monica working with us to create the most amazing and special day. She was with us right from the beginning, about a year in advance helping to locate venues and coordinate vendor visits. As the wedding day drew closer she handled communications between us and the wedding venue owners. She spent countless hours helping with setup and figuring out all of the logistics with our vendors, bridal party and family. She ran our rehearsal, stage managed the ceremony, used her resources to call in a few favors, kept our parents happy and somehow managed to put together the most beautiful wedding florals imaginable. She had tasteful and creative input and was super mindful of the vision we had for our special day. Our wedding had a lot of moving parts, diy projects, last minute requests (Ben and Jerry’s ice cream stand!), and a few surprises. Monica was able to handle the unexpected situations that inevitably pop up, sometimes without us even knowing. It really took a lot of the pressure off our shoulders and allowed us to enjoy the moment. Looking back, I don’t know how we would have done it without her. She is a woman of many talents!”

Marie & Mike

“We got married on Columbus Day 2015, and to say that the day was magical would be a vast understatement. I can honestly attribute most of that magic to the work, love, and support of Monica. From start to finish she was incredible. She truly listened to my vision and helped me and my mother through every step of the wedding planning process. She has amazing input and an incredible eye for class and elegance. On the day of the event, Monica was calm and collected. She helped to organize what could be a crazy day and made it seamless. We had various different settings for getting ready, married, and the reception. Monica organized it all. It was so special. In short, I would recommend Monica for any special occasion. She is amazing at listening and bringing together a vision. We were so lucky to have her.”

Amy & Brian

“Just a note to thank you for a doing such a great job at our son’s wedding. Your professionalism, creativity and calmness provided us with a day to be remembered as truly wonderful. Having a wedding is stressful enough but to have it at your home lends an entirely different level of stress and anticipation. Your planning and organizational skills enabled us to truly be ‘guests’ at our son’s wedding.”

Kim & John

Parents of the Groom

Photo Credit: Alicia King Photography

“I can not thank Monica enough for agreeing to be the wedding planner/coordinator for our daughter Amy’s wedding this past Columbus Day in Hyde Park. I have known her for years, and so have come to expect her excellence in taste and design. However, nothing could not have prepared us for how extraordinarily she treats her brides and their families, and how ‘all in’ she is to designing and facilitating your wedding, to making it special and spectacular in every way. Monica is a wonderful and enthusiastic listener, and cares so deeply about creating the day of your dreams. She listens intently to your ideas, and asks questions, but also interjects ideas of her own, which only help to take your vision up the notch to ‘over the top.’ She makes great effort to really get to know her brides, and their personalities and dreams. Each bride and groom has uniqueness about them and their relationship, and Monica strives to bring that feeling to the surface and to the event. Our Amy is an actress, and although she dismissed any idea of being a ‘performer’ on her wedding day, she naturally wanted a wedding that was subtlety dramatic and whimsical, yet formal and traditional. With Monica, we reaped the confidence that our many thoughts and ideas, although jumbled in our heads, would come together magnificently. And they did! She is a true visionary.

Now about her professionalism. She is lovely and kind, so very excited for and about your experience. She is also organized and dependable, and always calm and collected. These personality traits enable her to facilitate the totality of your wedding. She understands the logistics and timelines, the occasional hiccups, the emotions of families and friends. In a nutshell, she just ‘gets’ all things wedding related. She will bring knowledge and a passion to your wedding planning which is unsurpassed. She will bring her smile which lights up a room, her humor just when it’s needed, and reassurance throughout the process that your wedding or event is going to be truly magical and memorable. I cannot recommend her enough.”


Mother of the Bride

“I have had the pleasure of working with Monica on several occasions. It is a wonderful feeling to know my client’s vision for their day will live up to their expectations and MRE never disappoints. Not only is every detail meticulously executed, Monica and her staff are accessible but never invasive. If you have enlisted MRE for your special event it will be flawless, as I have had the pleasure of watching her in action.”


Kristine Palmer Photography

“Thank you, Monica, for helping to make our daughter Marie’s wedding the one of her dreams. You are a gifted event planner with a unique ability to transform a beautiful vision into reality. You worked with us throughout the planning process and found practical solutions to every issue. Your creativity and attention to detail were evident in everything you did. You transformed an apple orchard and barn into a magical setting for the wedding and reception. On the wedding day, you orchestrated and directed events in a seamless way to insure success. Everyone had a great time. You are a wonderful person with boundless energy. It has been a joy working with you.”

Bill & Rosemary

Parents of the Bride