From the first time that I met Zhenni and she shared her wedding vision with me, I knew that we were going to have a truly magical partnership for this Royal Palms wedding. For Zhenni and Will, it was of utmost importance to embrace and incorporate her Chinese heritage while also celebrating their new and future life together as husband and wife.
Zhenni knew she wanted to incorporate red into her color palette and when she showed me her gorgeous lace and tulle wedding dress, I knew right away that we were creating a stunning romantic design for their day. From their custom wedding invitations to the Lion Dancers and fireworks, Zhenni and Will’s wedding day at the Royal Palms in Scottsdale was a dream come true and we were honored to have been a part of it.
Hiring Jess was the best decision I made during my wedding planning journey.
Initial consultation: During the first meeting, Jess listened carefully to my vision, tradition and concerns. One thing that sets Jessica apart from others is that she does not set a limit for communication – she is committed to making my wedding day perfect. Planning phase: As a professional wedding planner, Jess is very detail-oriented, hardworking, and patient. She made multiple trips to the linen shop and chatted with me via several emails until I was satisfied with my selection. Jess truly cares about her brides. One time I met with her to look at dinnerware after a stressful day of work. She pulled out a warm box of cookies and said this would help. Another perk of working with Jess is she is well networked with other high-quality vendors. She identified high caliber vendors, including a specialized fireworks company and a maker of custom signage with Chinese characters. She made requests on my behalf to the venue, such as adding extra service – she made it all happen. What I really appreciate about Jess is that she truly understood my needs. I am a professional woman, and time is scarce for me. Jess took over all the small details so that I could focus on other things. Wedding day: My wedding was not an easy wedding. Jess orchestrated all the moving parts – guests throwing rose pedals (and looking perfect in photos), complex dress-bustling and button repairs, fully-rented furnishings and tableware (Jess was ironing tablecloths and linens for the ceremony arch), choreographed first dance with a customized setup, lion dancers, fireworks, multiple people giving (long) toasts, keeping us on-time/schedule, coordinating the packaging of all leftover untouched food for us (we don’t like to waste), collecting and safekeeping gifts, and much more behind the scenes work. Jess executed everything flawlessly! I did not want a gap between the end of the lion dance and the fireworks, so Jess made it better – she set off the fireworks right after the lion dancers’ final stunt. Our guests were in awe continuously throughout the night, and the event had a lasting impact on our guests and us. Jess is very knowledgeable and experienced, which is clear to see when working with her. She told us about all options ranging from traditional to more modern and gave great advice. The 6-8 months leading up to the wedding were full of planning, but Jess alleviated the burden of planning by handling all the complexities. As a bride, working with Jess was wonderful because the entire experience was stress-free and without concern, as Jess had everything covered. Not only did she execute splendidly, but she led a once-in-a-lifetime event that gave us and our guests lasting memories.
Royal Palms Wedding Vendors
Venue | Royal Palms Resort and Spa
Planner | Shine Events