I am an executive assistant by trade and my now husband is in corporate finance, so that translated into scheduling our wedding in a very short window after my Board meeting and before his company’s budget season kicked off. I knew if I was going to pull off our dream wedding in roughly 100 days to meet our deadlines, I was going to need professional help. While I had a pretty clear vision of what I wanted, I lacked both the time to execute and the desire to deliberate on those matters for which I did not have strong preferences. It was also crucial to me that my friends and family not have to work on our wedding day – I just wanted us to enjoy the event. The last tricky part is my complicated family dynamic. I interviewed scores of wedding planners, and Alex Bovee at VIW was the unparalleled winner. I left our initial call feeling like VIW “got me” and what I wanted – and for a very fair price for the level of service!! Fun fact: I *technically* brought Alex and team on board before my guy officially proposed (okay, and all my other vendors too). This team is so professional that they didn’t bat an eye at being hired so “early” in the game.
Since I already had a lot of the decisions made, we went with the Month-of Coordination package. VIW answered SO MANY QUESTIONS over text, emails and calls that month when a family emergency threw a major wrench in the plans. I felt completely supported and free to handle my family affairs, while VIW kept my wedding train on the tracks. They didn’t let a single detail slip by, creating/maintaining the master timelines, handling all my vendor and wedding party confirmations, reminding me of payments needed, upcoming deadlines, etc. On the day of, the VIW team orchestrated everything for our backyard wedding – my main goal of my friends and family not having to work was ABSOLUTELY MET. I stress this because that b-word Mother Nature threatened rain shortly before our ceremony, and the onsite VIW team actually moved all the dining tables and chairs from the backyard and set them up in the house – and no one was the wiser about the big change in plans. They kept all the stress off my husband and me, all while keeping us on our wedding timeline.
Hiring Vision in White Events was the second best decision I’ve ever made in my life – second only to the decision to marry my fella (once he finally asked 😉 ). I gladly give VIW my permission to share my contact information to any brides out there (or soon to be brides!) that have any questions or want more details about the outstanding performance of Alex Bovee’s truly exemplary company.
~Mimi Barker, Bride June 2015
Alex Bovee is simply amazing. I spent the first few months of planning being stressed and anxious because nothing was working. I found her business on the internet and she contacted me via phone call that night. We met with her for the first time and were completely confident that everything was going to be okay. And I can honestly say that the stress and anxiety were gone from that point forward. She was organized, on top of things, easy going, flexible, unique, and incorporated our ideas into our big day. It was perfect for us even though it was not the typical (and traditional) wedding and reception. She brought things to my attention that I would have never thought about and she has a whole list of vendors to use that come highly rated. I highly recommend Alex and her team! She loves what she does and that passion shows through the entire process. All of my wedding guests and family said it was the wedding of the year and I have to give all of that credit to her! I would definitely recommend a wedding planner to anyone getting married and if you are in Tennessee, this is the wedding planner you want for your big day to be absolutely perfect!
~Jena Hedgecoth, bride August 2015
I am a wedding photographer at Button Bug Photography and I loved working with Alex. She was a pleasure to work with. I will be recommending her to my all my inquiring brides! She was professional and no detail or task went undone. She did a great job!
~Gabrielle Smotherman, photographer
I recently got married in May 2015, and Alex with Vision in White Events was an absolute life saver! I wanted some help in the last month before the wedding with planning and coordinating the final details as the last few weeks before a wedding are pretty hectic. Vision in White Events had the perfect package to meet my needs. Alex meets with you one on one to learn all the details about your wedding, and will exchange a ton of emails and calls to make sure everything is set for your big day. She also provides you with an awesome timeline that helps put everything in order for your guests and you. I ran into a difficult situation with one of the vendors and was having trouble negotiating what I wanted. Alex was able to step in and handle a tricky situation like a pro. Everything was perfect on the wedding day – we had a bunch of decor items and details including guest transportation to and from the venue. Alex helped with setting up the decor (it looked exactly like I imagined – she really listens to what your vision is and can execute it perfectly) and planned the timing and flow of all the events so that it all ran smoothly and seamlessly. Everything went exactly perfect on our big day. I have many friends who tell stories of at least one huge mishap during their wedding day. We were lucky not to have a single thing go wrong, and Alex had a huge hand in this. For any brides out there looking for wedding coordination help for your big day, I highly recommend Vision In White Events.
Thank you Alex!
~Katie Clouse, bride May 2015
I was fortunate enough to have Alex Bovee as my wedding planning (month of coordination). She reached out to me before “the month of” the wedding and we met in person to talk about all the details I had already planned. She created to do lists for me, emailed me with updates and reminders, and contacted every vender I was working with to make sure they had our wedding day schedule and all the details were worked out.
Alex was extremely professional, organized and elegant with her work. She made everyone in the wedding feel calm and ready. She created schedules that were extremely helpful for the day of the wedding, the rehearsal day and helped coordinate and took care of venue teardown.
Alex was there for everything and more! She had our linens delivered to her the day before our wedding to make sure all the ties we made for the napkins were placed on them just right, and even showed up to the hotel room with myself and the bridesmaids when we were getting ready to pick up any last items that hadn’t made it to the venue.
Alex was extremely flexible and open-minded. I had TONS of decor and I never heard the word “No” or thoughts that something wouldn’t work. Rather she brought extra help with her to make sure all my requests were fulfilled.
The day before the wedding I was freaking out about the minute by minute schedule because the dances were weighing down on me and we worked to make sure that the schedule was changed and I was confident with everything that was going to happen.
I went from not wanting a wedding planner to truly believing that there is no possible way our wedding would have been half as amazing if Alex wasn’t there. She made our day possible. It was truly a wedding from a fairytale!
~Rachel Vecchio, bride March 2015
Alex Kournetas of Vision in White Events was extremely helpful in helping to plan our wedding, and keep us all on track. She was very flexible in being able to meet with us at the venue on different occasions, as well as meeting otherwise, and was prompt with responding to emails. It was fun working with her which made the process very enjoyable. I would recommend her and Vision in White to anyone! And she certainly let us enjoy the day without any problems cropping up which was wonderful! It was a beautiful day for my daughter and her new husband, and we were very grateful for all that she put toward to make that happen for us.
~LoLo Fuhrman, mother of the bride August 2015
Alex was a great investment for my daughter’s 6/1/13 wedding at The Hermitage. We used her “month-of” service along with her additional linen service and couldn’t be happier with the fantastic job she did. She made the month before the wedding virtually stress-free and gave us the gift of making the wedding day completely ours to enjoy the day and our families while she executed our details perfectly. She literally took care of everything we asked of her, and more; she anticipated things we didn’t even think of! She made mine and my daughter’s vision of the reception at The Hermitage’s Cabin by the Spring a beautiful reality. I would recommend her to anyone who wants to enjoy the wedding, and who wants an efficient, unflappable, easy-to-work with coordinator. Alex’s degree in Hospitality and prior work with Disney were huge selling points for me, and they are evident in her work. Thank you, thank you, thank you, Alex and Vision in White!
~Kim Bailey, mother of the bride June 2013