Testimonials

TESTIMONIALS & REVIEWS

  • Tiffany and Brian

    Dear Julie, Walt and I want to express our gratitude to you for planning Tiffany's beautiful wedding. We were both speechless when we walked into Troon North on the wedding day and saw how the venue had been transformed. It was very hard and stressful, especially for me, because we had to rely on you to implement Tiffany's vision for her big day without being there in person since we live so far away. You made sure that we were included in everything, even skyping with us to look at the reception table details. We knew when we walked into the reception hall that you had not only captured Tiffany's vision, you also captured everything that we dreamed about for her wedding day...
  • Pooja and Dhiraj

    Planning a wedding from the other side of the country isn’t easy but Simply Elegant made it so. Julie was very responsive to all of my emails and phone calls and was able to meet me during my short visit to Phoenix. My ceremony and reception decor were just as I had imagined them, “Simply Elegant”. Kudos Julie!
  • Myia and Jorge

    Let me start by saying that Julie is truly heaven sent! My husband and I feared that we were not going to be able to afford the wedding of our dreams and let alone have a wedding designer and planner. With Julie’s help our wedding looked priceless to say the least, she worked magic to get it done on a budget (no exaggerations there). Julie took the time to understand our likes and dislikes and catered to our every need every step of the way....
  • Faiyaz & Shailah

    Julie and her team at Simply Elegant did an incredible job with bringing out wedding vision to life. She managed to transform a conference room into a beautiful venue, capturing the essence for each of our 3 events to make each unique and beautiful. The personal touches and suggestions she made added that little extra we needed to personalize the flowers and décor. We had given Julie suggestions on colors and some flowers we wanted incorporated into our bouquets and let her use her creative control, and could not have been happier with the results! Thank you, Julie, for helping to make our wedding dreams into a reality.
  • Angel & Kimberly

    My husband Angel & I started planning our wedding in May 2014, thinking I was going to be able to plan and coordinate it on my own. Definitely the most crazy idea I’ve ever had because when it came down to it, I don’t know what we would’ve done without Julie! Julie is EVERYTHING, she eats, sleeps, and breathes weddings! Overall, I know if I didn’t hire her to plan and coordinate my wedding, it would’ve been my biggest regret...
  • Cody and Fallon

    Cody and I just wanted to say Thank You for all of your help with our wedding, it was perfect, an absolute fairytale, a night to forever remember that we will both cherish for the rest of our lives thanks to you. We (and all of our guests) had a fabulous time. Thank you for all of your patience, grace, good judgment and incredible planning! ...

LOVE NOTES

 

Dear Julie,

Walt and I want to express our gratitude to you for planning Tiffany’s beautiful wedding. We were both speechless when we walked into Troon North on the wedding day and saw how the venue had been transformed. It was very hard and stressful, especially for me, because we had to rely on you to implement Tiffany’s vision for her big day without being there in person since we live so far away. You made sure that we were included in everything, even skyping with us to look at the reception table details.

We knew when we walked into the reception hall that you had not only captured Tiffany’s vision, you also captured everything that we dreamed about for her wedding day. The abundance of flowers was unbelievable and breathtaking, from the gorgeous floral archway at the ceremony and the floral petals on the bridal path to the beautiful floral arrangements on each table at the reception. The flowers were perfect in combination with the Arizona landscape and looked like a scene out of a movie. You paid attention to details that we didn’t even consider, such as the little flower arrangements on the chairs at the ceremony and the crystal balls hanging from the flower ceremony arch that were also included in the center pieces in the reception. The beautiful table linens sparkled with just enough bling to satisfy Tiffany’s artistic and flamboyant style, yet you still managed to keep everything tasteful which satisfied her more conservative parents. You were able to do what we couldn’t do, which was to convince her that she did not need to go overboard with the bling, in fact less is more. In fact, from the moment I saw her beautiful bouquet, which was unlike any bouquet I had seen before, to the first look at the reception hall, I confess that I had to slip away to cry by myself because I was overwhelmed with happiness.

I want to also thank you for stepping in and becoming Tiffany’s surrogate mother. Not only did you execute our vision for Tiffany’s wedding day, you also went above and beyond, providing emotional support as well as professional support for both Tiffany and Brian. I appreciate your timely advice in helping them choose the appropriate wedding venue, food, as well as providing advice for choosing the wonderful string quartet for the wedding ceremony and cocktail hour and the DJ for the reception. You put me at ease when you offered to accompany Tiffany to her dress fittings. We didn’t expect this type of full service, but you gave it. We especially appreciate this help and support when we couldn’t be there. You attended the food and cake tastings and your experience helped the couple make good choices for the cocktail hour and reception dinner.

Your expert advice and support was instrumental in assisting Tiffany to develop her wedding theme and color palette. I must confess that I was initially concerned because I wasn’t sure about Tiffany’s vision and the multi-color palette that she described to us. You interpreted her vision and helped her narrow her colors and bridesmaid styling, which included uniformity in their hair styles and accessories.

Finally I want to express my gratitude for introducing us to your daughter, a wonderful makeup artist who made Tiffany look absolutely beautiful. I was surprised to also receive a free makeup application which I know you were instrumental in negotiating for. You also knew how important it was for us to have a religious ceremony and you introduced Tiffany and Brian to a wonderful pastor. His marriage ceremony was outstanding; stressing love and keeping God in their marriage. We know that Brian & Tiffany are motivated and are encouraged to look for a church home in Phoenix.

We feel fortunate to have contracted with you for wedding planning services because you definitely provided much more than we contracted for. You went above and beyond! We consider you a friend and have officially adopted you into our family. Anyone who chooses you as her wedding planner wouldn’t be disappointed because you are the best!!!

Kind Regards,

Walt and Gayle Jones

Tiffany and Bryan ~ Troon North, Scottsdale, AZ

 

Cody and I just wanted to say Thank You for all of your help with our wedding, it was perfect, an absolute fairytale, a night to forever remember that we will both cherish for the rest of our lives thanks to you. We (and all of our guests) had a fabulous time. Thank you for all of your patience, grace, good judgment and incredible planning! As soon as we met you you put both Cody and I totally at ease. We knew that no matter what happened you would make sure that the wedding would go smoothly and it did! There was absolutely nothing left for us to worry about. Also, all of your recommended vendors were truly a pleasure to work with. The FLOWERS were beautiful, the cake delicious, and everyone still talks about about how amazing the wedding was from the time they pulled up to the venue to the time the ceremony started all the way up until the last song played and it was time for the goody bags (custom champagne and oj for mimosas!) We had such a wonderful time, we wish we could dot it all over again! One of the greatest pleasures was getting to know you, Julie. You were not just our wedding planner, but an ally, confidant, and friend. Thank You Simply Elegant, we couldn’t have done it without you- you really did make our wedding dreams come true!

Cody and Fallon Allen ~ Blackstone Country Club

 

My husband Angel & I started planning our wedding in May 2014, thinking I was going to be able to plan and coordinate it on my own. Definitely the most crazy idea I’ve ever had because when it came down to it, I don’t know what we would’ve done without Julie! I didn’t really realize how much was needed to make a wedding work, sitting and talking with Julie almost made me feel overwhelmed because she reminded me of different details such as transportation, what hotel we would be staying at after the reception, and other things that slipped my mind, but having her walk me through it all took such a big weight off my shoulders, and I no longer was ever overwhelmed knowing she was just one call/e-mail away. Julie is EVERYTHING, she eats, sleeps, and breathes weddings! Overall, I know if I didn’t hire her to plan and coordinate my wedding, it would’ve been my biggest regret. My centerpieces, cake, linens, and lighting were just all so phenomenal. It was the best feeling in the world, after all the stress, to be able to walk into my reception and have EVERYTHING beautifully done, so we can relax and enjoy the rest of our night. If you’re second guessing about hiring a wedding planner for any reason, don’t think again, hire Julie!!! She’ll make your wedding dreams come true, plus more!

Angel and Kimberly Garcia ~ Marina Village

 

Julie and her team at Simply Elegant did an incredible job with bringing out wedding vision to life. She managed to transform a conference room into a beautiful venue, capturing the essence for each of our 3 events to make each unique and beautiful. The personal touches and suggestions she made added that little extra we needed to personalize the flowers and décor. We had given Julie suggestions on colors and some flowers we wanted incorporated into our bouquets and let her use her creative control, and could not have been happier with the results! Thank you, Julie, for helping to make our wedding dreams into a reality.”

Thanks, Faiyaz & Shailah ~ Four Points Sheraton ~

 

Let me start by saying that Julie is truly heaven sent! My husband and I feared that we were not going to be able to afford the wedding of our dreams and let alone have a wedding designer and planner. With Julie’s help our wedding looked priceless to say the least, she worked magic to get it done on a budget (no exaggerations there). Julie took the time to understand our likes and dislikes and catered to our every need every step of the way. She also took the time to get to know us personally and not just on a business level and that really stuck out to us. During the process we were able to have our must haves and I trusted Julie to add whatever she thought we needed in order to make our dream wedding happen! Her creativity is mind blowing as her visions come to life! Julie and the Simply Elegant team showed up and DELIVERED!! Our wedding day went so seamlessly smooth without any hiccups. From the very fresh fresh flowers to the astonishing decor details, to the many DIY tidbits that made us and all of our guests daze in awe, she comes highly recommended and she is worth every penny. To you Julie, I can not thank you enough for the blessing you have given us newlyweds! I will continue to to recommend you to all of those I know that are getting married. You did that girl!!!

Myia and Jorge Acuna – SoHo63

 

Planning a wedding from the other side of the country isn’t easy but Simply Elegant made it so. Julie was very responsive to all of my emails and phone calls and was able to meet me during my short visit to Phoenix. My ceremony and reception decor were just as I had imagined them, “Simply Elegant”. Kudos Julie!

Pooja and Dhiraj Jagasia – Marriotts Desert Ridge

 

Julie, thank you from the bottom of my heart for making my wedding day so special and magical. When my mother decided to hire a wedding planner, she wanted to hire someone who could make my wedding look spectacular. My mother looked online at all of these wedding planning companies in our area but she could not find one that had that special something she was looking for. That was until she found Simply Elegant. Simply Elegant offered just what their name is elegance. My mom met with Julie Hurt, they brainstormed some ideas, and everything came to life. Julie helped me make my dream wedding come true! My wedding was absolutely fabulous! We had so many people coming up to us and telling us it was the most beautiful wedding they had ever attended! Our vendors were just as impressed and told us the same thing. I cannot say enough great things about Julie Hurt and Simply Elegant. Julie was very professional and it was obvious she had a deep passion for her profession and that she gives all she has to all of her clients. As I walked into the ballroom of my venue Villa Siena, I could not believe my eyes. Everything I wanted and described had become a reality. All I could do was look at Julie, hug her, thank her and begin to cry tears of joy because she had done such a beautiful job. Julie listened to our ideas, recommended her own ideas that would improve ours, and made my wedding day simply elegant! Selina and Derek – Villa Siena

You did my cousin’s wedding earlier this year and I was blown away! Her reception looked like something out of a movie!

AMAZING!!!~ Kaylen – Bentley Gallery

 

Hi Julie,I just wanted to write you a letter to let you know how impressed my new wife and I were with the job you and your amazing team did. First, we searched and interviewd countless coordinators, florists, linen companies, and decorators to try to put together a combination that was a beautiful, classy, and elegant representation of us as well as be reasonably priced. We were failing miserably til we met you. Immediately my wife Lindsey was impressed by your design. Once you and her began to discuss the plans for the wedding, she expressed a great sense of relief and was filled with excitement for what this wedding could become. I would have imagined this experience would be too expensive and we would have to sacrifice some service to afford elegance and beauty but your prices were totally affordable. Thank you for that! Finding the designer was step one, coordination would be next. Since we live in Orange County and are only in town occasionally, I expected lots of trips and phone calls. We couldn’t believe how easy it came together and how simple the process was. Even when we changed the date you went with the flow and adjusted, keeping the stress level muh lower than it could have been. You and Lindsey kept great communication online and you seemed to understand exactly what Lindsey wanted and how she wanted the wedding to look like. It was wonderful. The week of the wedding was a whirlwind. We came into town a few days early and immediately had appointments and errands to do. Everyone involved needing more from us. More instruction, more time, more decisions, and sometimes more money. You and your team were on it and I don’t remember doing more than checking in. I thought about how well you have been there for us so far and didn’t think twice about it. Just as I expected, the wedding was flawless! The flowers were perfect! EXACTLY the right colors, flowers, and the combination Lindsey wanted. It started at the churh. Simple and Elegant, just like we asked. It was like a teaser for that we were gonna get at the reception. We had our son pulled in on a wagon and even the wagon was decorated beautifully. By the time we made i to the reception, we could hardly say hello before we were told how amazing the venue was and how perfectly it was decorated. When we went inside, we knew the wedding could not have been done any better. Top to bottom perfection, above and beyond our expectations. THANK YOU JULIE for being such and expert and completely thorough in your work. We really appreciate it. We will be thinking about our wedding and using it is the new standard in our family for beautiful weddings. I cannot express in words how grateful we are that you were there for us. Thank You! Thank you!

Rick and Lindsey Lucero – The Ritz-Carlton

 

Julie,Thanks so much for making my event so beautiful, with your eye for style! Everyone raved about how gorgeous the decor turned out. Thank you, and I will keep in touch!

Darlene and Milind Gupte -Scottsdale Plaza Resort

 

Dear Julie,I want to thank you for the outstanding event service and decor you and your team created for the wedding of my son, Craig and daughter in law, Brooke. I simply do not know where to begin. First of all, let me say that weddings are stressful for all concerned and the ability to secure a single provider for your services in the manner of overall coordination, linens, flowers, ceremony and reception decor made our planning much simpler. You listened to the vision the bride and groom had set out and accomplished that vision in every detail. I can’t thank you enough for all of your expertise and guidance. Secondly, you and your staff met the challenge of dealing with ceremony and reception venues spread out over multiple locations with ease. From the ceremony on the lagoon lawn, to the cocktail reception on the Hacienda patio, to the dinner-dance reception in the ballroom salons- nothing was left undone. Communication between you and your staff, myself, the bride and groom and the resort staff made for flawless transition and timely flow of the evenings events. Thank you for your professional conduct and management. Lastly, the telephone calls and emails are still coming in with the raves about the decor and the elegance of the beach theme. You did an amazing job! From the ceremony aisle and decor to the ballroom draping, lighting, linens, and yes, those stunning floral centerpieces, our guests have not stopped remarking about how beautiful everything looked. You and your staff did everything promised, and I thank you for all your hard work. I believe that the wedding was everything Brook and Craig imagined it to be and more. It was a pleasure working with you, and I would recommend your service without hesitation.

Mrs. Cathy Banovac -Scottsdale Fairmount Princess

 

Julie,It was great working with you to devise a great ‘masculine” yet elegant look for our “kings table” settining at my husbands 50th Birthday base. The floral arrangements were beautiful and it was great to not have to worry about that part of the party. You really made it easy and kept it within my buget. Thank you!

Noemy Esparza – 50th Birthday Party

 

Julie,We want to thank you for doing such a beautiful “1920”s job. Dominics, was totally transformed inside and out. Your ideas, patience, creativity and help showed you really cared about our day and our feelings. I really enjoyed you and the experience. Thank You, Thank you!

Cathy and Jimmy – Dominics Restaurant