Craig & Colleen
June 10, 2017
When we found Coastal Fern Wedding through work colleagues, we were unsure if hiring a wedding coordinator would be worth it. It was beyond worth it. She did tons that decreased the stress of planning and our wedding was organized and fun for all who were there. She is very experienced, attentive to details, and truly listened to us to make our wedding day everything we hoped it would be. Let me just say, that words cannot convey how instrumental Tarina was during our wedding. She was honest and real with us and helped in more ways then we initially ever imagined.
Tarina made a detailed, very workable realistic timeline for the morning of, the wedding and the reception. She helped communicate with vendors. and assisted our Emcees preparing for the wedding, which included making a simplified timeline for the Emcees. Tarina was like super woman when she helped us find a new photographer when an emergency health situation befell the photographer we originally had. Within a week she had a list of pros and cons of multiple photographers that were available for our wedding date, plus she also gave recommendations of who she felt would best match our personality and style of the photo we wanted.
On the wedding day the ring bearer pillow we bought through Amazon, that was supposed to be delivered a week prior still had nit been delivered. We were pretty choked. However Tarina acted quickly, and went out of her way to purchase a ring bearer pillow for us. Whats more, she helped fix hair after wedding party photos and before the actual ceremony. After the ceremony she assisted the photographer and us with getting group shots with family and friends. She was a ton of fun an helpful at the reception too. Tarina ensured things like the bouquet and garter toss happened, gave a glass of champagne to my Dad who had given a speech and wanted to make a toast, and for the sake of fun and good photos, initiated and led the cuban shuffle with a bunch of guests on the dance floor. Tarina communicated respectfully with the staff at the venue, the DJ, photographer, and our guests. She helped us stay organized so we could achieve everything we wanted done that day.
Photographer: Meghan Hemstra
Farida & Khalid
September 2nd, 2016
The minute I met Tarina, we had an instant connection. She made me aware of details I didn’t even think of! Which is why it is so important to have a wedding planner. She gave me all the reassurance I needed throughout the whole planning process and the day itself. She had an answer and solution to everything that went wrong that day. She went above and beyond for me and if it wasn’t for Tarina, i would have not made it through the day. Not to mention, she was able to manage 400+ middle eastern guests who were not used to being told where and when to sit!!! She handled the whole thing like a champ and didn’t complain once ! I’m so grateful to have had her next to me every step of the way. I highly recommend Coastal Fern Weddings for your big day!
Photographer: Alanna Milaney Photography
Blog Post: Farida & Khalid’s Wedding
Ryan & Kim
September 10th, 2016
Kim: Thanks to this amazing wedding coordinator Tarina for making my day go super smooth and stress free! I honestly couldn’t have done it without her along with my other vendors, family and friends who helped out. If you need an event coordinator I would recommend her in a heartbeat!! I’m SO grateful I had her in my corner.
Ryan: Tarina was amazing, my wife and I could not have asked for more. Our wedding ran perfect, zero hiccups, and mainly because she was so organized. Tarina removed the stress from the process and kept an eye on every detail. Everyone at the wedding loved her, and we highly recommend using her services!
Photographer: Sisco Vega Photography
Suzanne & Dan
September 16, 2017
My husband was against having a day of coordinator for our wedding this past September. However, I insisted and now he is recommending Tarina to all of our friends who are getting married! Tarina was fantastic from start to finish. She helped us to make sure our special day was stress free and took care of everything. She handled any issue that came up promptly and ensured everything ran smoothly and was on time. Just knowing that she was there to handle all the details on the day of allowed me to relax and take in all the awesomeness of the day. I highly recommend Tarina and Coastal Fern Weddings to anyone looking for a wedding coordinator. Hands down the best money we spent on our day
Photographer: Wild Hearts Collective
Rebekah & Fabian
July 20th, 2017
My husband and I hired Tarina for our July 2017 wedding. We had decided not to hire a planner from the beginning as I really wanted to do a lot of the planning myself. A few months before the wedding, we decided to hire a day of coordinator so we could relax during the weeks leading up the big day. This was one of the best decisions we made. Tarina was a lot of help with correspondence and confirming with the vendors prior to. Most of all, she made our wedding day stress free. She was always in my corner ready with a glass of champagne, water, bobby pins, whatever we needed. She kept our wedding party focused (which was quite the job) and kept our Emcee on track. She was also extremely helpful with the family photos, making sure everyone was where they needed to be and we got them done with really quickly. She always listened to us and understood what we needed and our vision. She gathered all our belongings and cards/gifts to make sure we had everything when we left. I could go on and on about how great it was to have her there on the big day- it truly was stress free and just so much fun. I would recommend Tarina any day to someone looking for a day of coordinator or wedding planner.
Photographer: Meghan Hemstra
Dustin & Cindy
September 9th, 2016
We hired Tarina 3 months before our wedding it was the best decision we made during our whole planning process! She went above and beyond what we expected of her and helped alleviate so much stress on our part. She was so knowledgeable about all the tiny details that we would have never thought about and we would have completely missed, if it wasn’t for her. Unfortunately, we faced obstacles with all our vendors and Tarina was the only person involved in our wedding planning that we had absolutely NO issues with. She was professional, reliable, and available to answer our many questions. Our wedding day went by smoothly all thanks to Tarina. We couldn’t have done it without her!! We have so many great things to say about her and we honestly can’t thank her enough. Thank you thank you thank you!!!
Photographer: Oren & Jones Photography
Blog Post: Cindy & Dustin’s Wedding
Peter & Donna
January 20th, 2017
Tarina was the day-of coordinator for our wedding in January 2017 and mere words cannot express how grateful we are for her services! Right from our first meet over coffee we could see how well organized, professional and understanding she was, not to mention she’s hilarious! She asked questions about details we’d never thought of which ended up adding so much value to our wedding! On the day of she was prepared for everything and kept the day flowing smoothly! We didn’t have to think about anything except marrying each other – she even picked up our boutonnieres and bouquets from the florist! There wasn’t a detail she was not aware of and in complete control over – to say we were impressed is a huge understatement, especially considering our fun-loving group of almost 200 attendees.
At one point a charm from the bride’s bouquet went missing and we couldn’t believe when Tarina found it out on the grounds using a flash light!
There is just too much to leave in this review, so we’ll end with this: Tarina is peace of mind personified on your wedding day. She is wise, confident, calm, adaptable and a downright pleasure to work with. We guarantee you won’t find better value for your money!
Thank you Tarina and Coastal Fern Weddings!
Photographer: Lori Brown Photography
Chris & Amanda
June 17th, 2016
We wouldn’t have been able to do it without Tarina! Professional, organized, positive and calm are just a few of the words I would use to describe her. She thinks of everything! Not only did she make sure our wedding day went smoothly, but was there to lean on for emotional support. She really did go above and beyond our expectations! It was a lot of the little things she did too that made all the difference – things I would have never even thought of! Tarina really listens to you to make your vision come to life and also has some great ideas of her own.
I would absolutely recommend Tarina to any of my friends for a flawless wedding day!!
Thank you so much for everything you did for us on our day!
Amanda and Chris Michaels
Photographer: Wildwood Photography
Carly & Ryan
November 19th, 2016
I wish that I could give Tarina and Coastal Fern Weddings more than 5 stars!
We hired Tarina as our day of wedding coordinator but she was so much more than that! We met with Tarina 10 months before the wedding and stayed in constant contact from that day forward. Tarina is so positive and energetic and was such a valuable resource for us on our big day, I don’t know if we could have done it without her. She is also extremely organized and made sure our day ran without a hitch (or if there was one she put out the fire before we even knew about it!) Everyone at the wedding loved Tarina and her schedule was a valuable resource to all the vendors and wedding party.
I can say with confidence that our wedding wouldn’t have been as wonderful without Tarina and I recommend her to anyone looking for help on their big day!
Photographer: Brianne Adams Photography
Stephanie & Ryan
July 20th, 2017
Tarina – THANK YOU for the AMAZING job you did coordinating our wedding! From our perspective, everything seemed to go extremely smoothlyl because you were there to put out fires as they happened. We were able to just relax and enjoy our day, and we had an incredible time! <3 Steph & Ryan <3
Photographer: Wildhearts Collective