Joanne, Mother of the Bride
Sharon Burns (aka Napa Valley Custom Events) is an amazing ‘wine country’ wedding planner! Not having a clue as to how to plan a Napa “destination” wedding from afar (i.e., the east coast), my daughter and I “found” Sharon on the internet and interviewed by phone; she provided a wealth of information to us during those phone calls, even before we had made a commitment to work with her. She had the unique ability to relate to both the bride-to-be and the mother-of-the-bride-to-be and we felt very comfortable in her confident hands. It turned out that the generosity of time she provided at that time was a precursor to the generosity of time (and energy) she spent with us throughout the 12 months we worked with her. Based on her conversations with us about our preferences, style, “look,” and ballpark budget, Sharon took us to visit 12 potential venues in a whirlwind 2-day visit. We fell in love with one particular venue, picked a date for the wedding a year hence, and began the process of planning a wedding. So many details, some large, some small! But Sharon provided advice and guidance throughout, along with suggestions of excellent vendors. We learned to appreciate the importance of the vendors working well with each other as well as their respect for working with Sharon. Everyone she recommended was excellent and easy to work with and was able to offer us services within our budget parameters. The day of the wedding came off even more beautifully than we could have imagined. Nothing went wrong! Sharon and her staff were there to coordinate all the vendors and to usher our guests as they needed to flow from the ceremony to cocktails to dinner to dancing. Her competent staff were there for every aspect of the event, including boarding the buses to and from the venue as well as overseeing the cleanup to be certain everything was properly accounted for. In short, if you are planning a wedding in the Napa region, look no further than Sharon Burns!
– Letter from the Mother of the Bride, as posted on Wedding Wire