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We love our clients! And we’re honored to say that they love us too. Read a few of our clients’ stories about working with the Oak & Honey team below, and visit our profile on The Knot for many more.

Can I give Oak & Honey Events MORE than 5 stars. I do not even know where to begin with how awesome Melanie @ Oak & Honey Events was to work with. We hired Melanie about a year out from our wedding in the early stages of planning. We live 3+ hrs from our venue and I was very stressed about finding the perfect vendors to match our style. Melanie immediately jumped into action with wonderful vendor recommendations. Over the course of a year I came to think of Melanie not as a planner but more like a close girlfriend that I could go to with anything : ) It was like she became family to my fiancee Jeff and I. She is always quick to get back to emails, texts, phone calls and willing to help with any questions you may have. When my venue’s “event planner” was let go a lot of our wedding details, contracts etc were lost in the shuffle. Melanie immediately worked with the venue’s owner and got everything sorted out and helped put us at ease. The month before our wedding she reached out to all our vendors, created timelines for us to follow and made sure everything was checked off on our list. Her online website helped keep us on track with a helpful timeline as well as on budget. The day of our wedding we did not have to think about a single thing- Melanie and her team took care of EVERYTHING and made our day run so smoothly. Everyone in our wedding party kept commenting on how great it was to have Melanie around handling everything. The day was more BEAUTIFUL & STRESS FREE than I could have ever imagined. Hiring Oak & Honey Events was the BEST money we spent on our wedding. I have to figure out another event to have so that I can have the joy of working with Melanie and her team again <3
Crystal, Tied the Knot: September 3, 2016 

Melanie Tindell and her staff were BEYOND amazing! My fiancé Chris and I were very stressed/crazed having moved back to Cleveland for a month from NYC, finishing up all of the prep that we needed to do for the wedding and preparing for our move to Seattle (which, followed a couple days after the wedding.) Needless to say we both were feeling a little bit on edge/overwhelmed and Oak & Honey helped make us feel a 1,000 times better. Melanie was super friendly/easy to work with and was a great organizer, planner, and director when it came down to wrangling all of the bridal party, as well as our families with what they needed to do and where they needed to be. Oak & Honey mailed us a lovely care package filled with local treats, which was such a nice surprise! Besides, the little touches (such, as that) Melanie and her staff ran a tight ship a month out and the day of. There was even some technical difficulties with the tent (beyond her control) and Melanie made sure to take care of it. She was so great that she didn’t even worry us when it was our rehearsal dinner. I found out the next day from one of my sisters that Melanie had told her that she “was going to do all that she could to fix the situation and that she would even get her husband out there if need be to tear down the current tent, put up the new one, and re-string all of the lights) How is that for dedication/awesomeness?!

Thank you Melanie and all of your staff for being so wonderful to work with, so accommodating, personable, and fun. Melanie–you made the decisions when we were unable to and made sure we had a fun, smooth and relaxing day. We couldn’t be more thankful! I 100% and then some recommend Oak & Honey Events!!

Maggie, Tied the Knot: June, 25, 2016

We may have jumped on the event planning bandwagon a little late, but I really can’t express how happy I am (still, 2.5 months post-wedding) that we decided to hire Oak & Honey Events. Working with Melanie and Krysta was a breath of fresh air in the wedding planning process. Prior to hiring O&H, I thought I had a handle on the planning, with most of my vendors and venue secured. I had a lot of ideas regarding décor and details, but was coming up short on execution. As soon as O&H entered the picture, every single aspect of my vision was executed, without the stress and hassle that I previously experienced. Not only do Melanie and Krysta have great taste and style when it comes to the planning process, but their experience and resourcefulness was exactly what I needed to edit and fine-tune my plans. Décor and details aside, Melanie and Krysta were a Godsend logistically! We had an outdoor wedding, with a venue located in a more rural location, over an hour away from our home; this presented some unexpected hurdles in the planning process when it came to accommodations, transport, setup, etc. I am not exaggerating when I say that every aspect I was worried about went flawlessly the day of. Everyone told me to anticipate at least three things going wrong on our wedding day, and that never happened. After all of the time and energy we put into planning our wedding day, my husband and I, and most importantly, our parents, we able to feel like guests at our wedding. Krysta was present on our wedding day, and without a doubt, her attention to detail, reliability, and attentiveness really helped to create the best day of our lives! O&H was worth every penny, one million times over!

Allie, Tied the Knot: May 28, 2016

If I could give Oak & Honey Events more stars, I would!! Melanie and I started worked together for about a year and a half on my wedding, and she was fantastic throughout the entire process. She was knowledgeable about different vendors and really tried to help me choose the right ones that fit in my budget and worked well with my theme. She was always available to help me answer my questions, whether it was a phone call, or text, or email, especially when it was closer to the wedding date. The day of, she was (in my opinion) the hero of the day! She made the venue look AMAZING with the help of her staff, and the day went absolutely perfect! She was always checking on my husband and I to see if we needed anything, and she also checked on our parents as well! She really helped to make our day perfect, and it was! She really made the whole wedding planning process a breeze, and my husband and I couldn’t have been more lucky to work with her. If you need a wedding planner, Melanie with Oak & Honey Events should most definitely be your #1 pick, you’ll be so happy you did!!

Samantha, Tied the Knot: May 28, 2016

Hiring Oak & Honey was (no question) the best choice we made for our wedding. We hired Melanie for her POLLEN PACKAGE (Customized Planning) and it was the perfect combination of taking things off my plate and event design. I am anal retentive and naturally brought this delightful trait to the process of planning our wedding. My biggest fears were that our day would (a) look DIY/not polished and (b) be stressful for me. Melanie so exceeded my expectations in every area. My day was flawless (at least as far as me or my guests knew!), we stayed on schedule, she guided me through vendor selections, provided invaluable input on design and flow, helped me save money, and lots more. She was worth every penny and paid for herself more than once with her guidance. No how big or small your wedding, or how much you think you don’t need someone (especially on the day-of) HIRE MELANIE – she will transform your day!

Michael Ann, Tied the Knot: October 11, 2015


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