What Our Clients Say
Caitlin + Dave ~ Bride & Groom
I knew Marisa was the planner for us after just one phone call.. Her positive energy is totally contagious and I felt like I'd known her for years. I immediately knew she cared more about getting to know us than selling her services.
She continually validated our decision by just being her; She answered every question, phone call, email, or text we sent, she was a consistent source of emotional and physical support throughout planning, she was patient when we needed her to be and strong-willed when we couldn't make a decision, and she took the time to get to know our families and understand what was most important to us. Her attention to detail mixed with her enthusiasm and creative vision gave us the absolute wedding of our dreams.
I can't say enough great things about her. We hired a planner and now have a lifelong friend!
Amy + Stefan ~ Bride & Groom
There are not enough stars in the sky to reflect the rating I want to give Marisa. The woman is amazing, and I can not recommend her more highly! From the moment I first spoke with her on the phone, I knew that she was the person that I needed to walk with me through the crazy journey that I would soon learn is every wedding. Although, I thought that I only needed help with the 'big' stuff; she was there every step of the way, from extravagant lighting to dress malfunctions. .
Marisa has a unique way of hearing what I wanted and transforming it into something spectacular. She was able to get to know me as a person, and bring my personality into every suggestion that she made. She has a great knowledge of the local area and was not only able to hire the best vendors but also hunted until she found the perfect decor, dessert display, flowers and more. She planned every moment of my day down to the minute and was on top of everything to the point that I didn't even know half of the things that were happening. All that I had to do was show up and enjoy; and if I did get stressed, guess who showed up a the right moment to calm me down?!
Through the worst weather you can imagine, I can honestly say that the day could not have been more perfect, and that has a lot to do with Marisa. If you are lucky enough to find a weekend when Marisa is not booked, consider yourself very lucky!!
Liz + Zach ~ Bride & Groom
Marisa is an absolute goddess!!! She singlehandedly ensured we had the most perfect wedding imaginable and gracefully managed all contracts and communication with vendors. In addition to her incredible skill as a planner, Marisa is a generous spirit who deeply cares for her clients. In moments that could have been stressful (pouring rain at the end of our reception), she seamlessly adjusted plans and kept the party going without missing a beat. My husband and I feel lucky to know Marisa and agree that the decision to work with Orpha Events was the best decision we made during our planning process.
Melissa + Josh ~ Bride & Groom
Marisa went above an beyond to make the wedding day special. She kept us organized through an eight months planning process, to take care of one detail at a time, and to keep everyone from becoming overwhelmed with the details. Our wedding was complicated with many vendors and moving parts, which she helped streamline, while keeping things moving. She also cared about the emotional component and would check in to assure all were feeling comfortable with the process. We initially thought she would be an unnecessary expense, but as it was, we couldn't have pulled off the details for such a beautiful wedding without her!
Jen + Ryan ~ Bride & Groom
Marisa is truly passionate about making your wedding day be one of the most special and unforgettable days of your life. Beyond her attention for every ounce of detail, Marisa's energy and excitement makes the wedding planning experience enjoyable rather than stressful. Marisa focuses on her clients priorities. For us this included the budget, the look and feel, and our overall experience for our guests and families. She is well connected to the very best vendors at various price points which I feel is critical in meeting your budgetary concerns and your overall expectations. Her response time in answering any of my questions throughout the planning process was always sooner than I expected. She provides the very best service and is truly dedicated to making her clients wedding vision come to life! Marisa loves her work and it shows!
Bebe Heiner ~ Founder, The Women's Initiative
It is a joy to work with Marisa. She is extremely well organized, upbeat, and has excellent ideas. I know that I can count on her to follow through with everything that she agrees to do and then to go the extra mile to pick up any pieces that others might have dropped. She is very easy to work with and will make sure that your event runs smoothly and is successful.