Callista was the best thing that ever happened to us. I was a very naive and indecisive bride who had very little idea what I wanted in regards to my wedding nor how to approach it, especially in terms of details. Callista went above and beyond to make the planning process approachable and organized. Not to mention she was a constant source of support and encouragement, which was definitely necessary at times. One of the aspects I am most grateful for was her focus on my fiance (now husband!) and me, on what we wanted, what we felt was appropriate, what fit our personalities, rather than our families, social norms or expectations. It not only made us feel comfortable, but helped remind us repeatedly that this day was really about us. She was a constant ally and advocate.
Calista is truly exceptional at what she does. I did not intend to hire a wedding planner until my florist highly recommended that I did, even if my venue came with a coordinator, and although I was extremely organized & detail oriented. Once I met Callista, I knew I made the right decision. Callista is extremely professional, organized and detail oriented. She comes to every meeting well prepared. She always steered me in the right direction with I had questions in making decisions that was best for me and my own circumstances. I always felt like I was her only client, which is such an amazing feeling for a bride. All my vendors love working with her, which gave me so much comfort that my wedding day would be smooth behind the scenes. On top everything, Callista has an amazing eye and I trusted her judgement in every way, from scheduling to style. She is also extremely talented at bring all the pieced together in a cohesive way, from stationary to flowers, cake, mood, setting, and tone of the day and evening. She truly brought my vision to life and I cannot thank her enough for making our wedding feel magical and better than we ever could have imagined in every way.
I cannot imagine having pulled off my 180 person wedding without Callista. She is so thoughtful, communicative, has an incredible eye for detail and impeccable design taste. Her sweetness, patience and calm demeanor were a reliable source of comfort to me and my (as of four days ago) husband throughout and every single vendor that we chose absolutely loved working with her and remarked on her organization, flexibility and professionalism. I felt like Callista was so invested not just in our wedding, but in us as individuals and really tailored the planning process and her design recommendations to fit our personalities and our lives so that the wedding I didn’t even know I dreamed of having became a reality. She’s the best.
Callista was amazing to work with! She was incredibly responsive, full of beautiful ideas, and made sure everything went smoothly on the day of the wedding. I was at ease throughout the process because I knew that I was in the best hands possible. I would recommend Callista to anyone who is looking for a fantastic partner who will keep you on track and confident in your decisions, timeline, plans, etc. She’s absolutely the best!
Callista was THE best! From our very first meeting, Callista was professional, organized and was able to put together exactly our vision of the perfect wedding. I would recommend her again and again! She was very prompt and handled our crazy family with ease. I cannot say enough amazing things about her!
We hired Callista to plan and coordinate our wedding, and were extremely happy with our decision! Callista went above and beyond our expectations. To begin with, she guided us through the entire wedding planning process, focusing on every detail without making the process stressful. She was very easy to work with, and instantly understood our needs and preferences. On our wedding day, she was perfectly poised and calm, which helped us relax and get the most out of the day. Callista will work tirelessly to make sure you have the best possible wedding or event; you should hire her immediately!
Callista is the best ever!!! She is thorough, thoughtful, has an amazing eye for design and ever so patient. We had the privilege of working with her on two occasions. Initially, we worked with her at the Fairmont Miramar, where she was the venue coordinator. She was always diligent about responding to our emails with thorough responses and explanations. Two years later, when we had to plan for our son’s first birthday celebration, I thought to reach out to Callista for event planner recommendations. As it turned out, she had already left the Fairmont and started her own company. Callista offered her services and tailored it to our needs. We ended up planning our son’s birthday over the course of three weeks with Callista. She executed our vision flawlessly with stellar design and vendor recommendations. The party turned out better than I could have ever envisioned. We love Callista and would definitely work with her again if the opportunity arose.
Callista was fantastic to work with. She and her team went above and beyond to help make our wedding unforgettable. She made our wedding planning process fun and easy and her attention to detail made it so we could just sit back and enjoy our day. We loved working with Callista and her team. We highly recommend Callista and Co. for all of your event planning needs!
Callista is truly incredible at what she does! She was extremely organized, on top of details, and always there for creative suggestions and support. I never had to worry about things getting done as she followed through effortlessly with all vendors and wedding details. Most importantly she has a calming presence that puts a bride and groom at ease throughout the hectic wedding planning process. Our wedding day ran smoothly with all details executed just as we had discussed. We couldn’t be happier that we were lucky enough to have Callista as our wedding coordinator.
Callista is incredible. Period. Hire her. It will be the best decision you make. It certainly was ours. My (now) wife and I spent over a year planning our wedding weekend and Callista was there for us every step of the way. She is unbelievably responsive, overly generous with her time, extremely attentive to detail (just wait until you see her day-of timeline), incredibly well connected, tremendously knowledgeable and endlessly patient and supportive. Without a doubt, we can say that thanks to Callista our wedding day was perfect and we are so grateful to her. Callista provided so much more value than I ever thought possible and we couldn’t have planned our wedding without her. We will ALWAYS refer her to our friends, families, and loved ones in need of her wedding planning services and, personally, we can’t wait to work with her again for planning other events in our future! Thank you, yet again, Callista!!
I am more than happy with my decision to hire Callista as my wedding planner. She did a fantastic job and the day turned out better than I could have ever imagined. She went above and beyond and was happy to help me plan my Malibu wedding while I lived in Phoenix. She took on the responsibility of communicating with me and planning long distance, even attending meetings on my behalf if I could not make it. She is very organized and on top of things, never missing a beat. She also truly cares and makes you feel like your wedding is the only one that she is planning. I cannot say enough, I would highly recommend her.
We hired Callista to be our wedding planner for my daughter’s wedding which occurred this past fall and I am so glad we did. The event was spectacular and we wouldn’t have been able to do it without Callista and her team! Callista is very organized and kept track of everything for us. She helped us negotiate our contracts saving us money. She had lots of great ideas but was careful not to give her opinions unless asked. She even followed up with us after the ceremony to ensure we got our deposit back from the venue and to ensure there were no open issues. Not only is Callista a great wedding planner, she is also a very nice person and was a pleasure to deal with. I wouldn’t hesitate to hire her again and I would highly recommend her.
Callista and her team were my saving grace! She was extremely helpful in all my wedding and bridal needs. From the first time my husband and I sat down with her we knew we were in GREAT hands. Anytime I had any questions, serious or silly ones, she was always a phone call or email away and she always knew how to calm my nerves, questions, concerns and was able to do so in a way that made me feel at ease. My wedding was a hit and exactly (and more) then I ever could have imagined and I owe it all to her. Her vision met mine and she really knew what I was going for and read my mind. I cannot be more grateful or appreciative for her hard and diligent work. She made my special day absolutely beautiful and beyond my wildest dreams.
My new husband and I feel sooo fortunate to have been able to have Callista working on our wedding. Throughout the entire process, she was always able to put us at ease which was invaluable during such a stressful time. She is unbelievably organized and thinks about covering all the bases you could possibly imagine. We felt so comfortable - like she has been one of our friends for a long time - she’s genuinely an amazing person who wants to see the day go exactly how we imagined. We loved her enthusiasm for all our ideas and her willingness to make anything we asked work. If it weren’t for Callista, our planning process would’ve been much more of a nightmare - we really can’t thank her enough for all her amazing work and her kindness and smiles every step of the way. We love you!!
Working with Callista is a pleasure. She is competent, timely, and thorough and provides assuredness and graciousness during the entire planning process. The event she coordinated for us this past spring was lovely, elegant, and wonderfully successful!
My wife and I had the pleasure of working with Callista as our wedding coordinator with The Fairmont Hotel leading up to our big day in May of 2014. Callista made the experience a great one for us as she was always very professional, knowledgeable, accommodating to our requests and timely in her responses, all of which took so much of the stress out of our own planning. She went beyond her responsibilities to make sure we were completely satisfied in each facet of the planning. Throughout the process and on the actual day she coordinated perfectly with our vendors and was instrumental in pulling off the wedding we envisioned from the start. We would certainly recommend Callista to any of our friends and family who are looking to plan an occasion and hope we will get to work with her again someday in the future.
We had an amazing experience working with Callista for our wedding reception that we held at the Fairmont in Santa Monica. Callista is “Grace Under Fire”, and with all of the craziness that can surround a wedding, she managed every detail with complete style and grace. The reception was more beautiful than we ever could have imagined in our wildest dreams and our wedding was by far, the best day of our lives. Callista even took it a step further when she reached out to us and helped make our 1 year anniversary just as special. I cannot wait to have a reason to work with Callista again in the future!!
We worked with Callista, and we could not have been happier. Callista was very helpful getting everything for the big day coordinated! No matter when we emailed or contacted her, she was on it and willing to help. She really helped my husband and I be at ease. No matter how frantic we were she would smile and say “ok.” She brought calm and organization at very critical moments. Our wedding day was all we wished it would be. We didn’t have to worry about anything. She went above and beyond for us. I can whole heartily say I would hire her all over again.