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Niffy and Joel’s Wedding Applause
  • by Melissa Brannon
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Melissa, Amanda and Jess –

I can’t even put into words how spectacular yesterday was, it was the greatest night of our lives!!!

So many people came up to me to say it was the best wedding they’ve ever been to, that everything was flawless and that it was so “us”. Thank you so much for all of your hard work this past year, we are on such a blissful high!

More to come, currently in heavy recuperating mode but we are so grateful for everything. Happy New Year and get some rest!


Niffy and Joel (The Couple)

As you know, I’ve already recommended UE to several people, not only for weddings but for special events. Every step of the way, Melissa and Amanda (& Jess behind the scenes) were the wind beneath our collective wings. Thank YOU, Thank YOU, Thank YOU All….

Ann & Larry (The Parents)

This is an entirely improper way to express my appreciation (more appropriate way to follow), but I do it nonetheless. I have heard nothing but Wow’s and Amazing’s and expressions of a similar nature since Saturday evening. Anna was so unbelievably happy the entire night, and came back down to earth yesterday only because her mother made her do her homework. It was truly spectacular, from start to finish. Thank you for everything!!

My very best regards,


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Applause From Alison & Erik’s Wedding
  • by Melissa Brannon
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I want to thank the Uncommon Events team for all that you did to make Alison’s and Erik’s wedding the most wonderful, amazing, beautiful day! It was perhaps the best day of my life since the day she was born. So many people had so many nice things to say. The flowers, the food, the décor, the band and all the things that were obvious to our guests drew raves. Only Margot and I could recognize all of the other things that you did that were less visible, but no less important, to making the event such a successful (and uncommon!) event. Coordination and attention to detail made it happen. Thank you not only for you efforts, but also for both your calmness and your excitement when each were needed or appropriate. It was great to work with you. Your professionalism was apparent throughout, but your personal empathy was even more appreciated. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

My very best regards,

Jim – Father of the Bride

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Applause from Lindsay & Jason
  • by Melissa Brannon
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Dear Melissa, Amanda and Jess,

Words cannot express our gratitude towards everything you did to turn our dream wedding vision into a reality. As you know, we started our wedding planning journey without your guidance or assistance. Without your help, we know the final design would have paled in comparison to the wedding you helped us achieve.

Your attention to detail and tireless effort gave us the wedding of our dreams. The compliments continue and the memories grow as we reflect on the wonderful evening we shared with all of our friends and loved ones.

We will always remember you fondly for our amazing wedding and recommend you to any couples that want their wedding experience to exceed their expectations.


Lindsay & Jason
Bride and Groom
Ritz Carlton Philadelphia

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Applause from Jenna & TJ
  • by Melissa Brannon
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Hi Everyone!

Now that I’ve had a few days to recover (boy was I exhausted) I just want to thank you all SO much for making our day (and entire weekend) absolutely PERFECT!! You totally nailed my complete vision and I could not be more grateful for everything you have done along the way.  I 100% would not have been able to do it without your amazing team.

Thanks again, TJ and I will be forever grateful!

Jenna & TJ
June Wedding
Vie by the Cescaphe Group

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Applause from Krista
  • by Melissa Brannon
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Hi Melissa, thank you so much for your kind words below! Leslie and I had a great experience working with your team-to see such a gorgeous creative vision come together, while working with a wonderful group of people is always something to appreciate in our world. You have a wonderful staff, and we are so glad to have had the chance to be a part of such a special day. We
hope you will think of The Reeds for your future clients, as we would love the chance to work with you again. Take care and please stay in touch!

Sincerely, Krista

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Applause from Amanda and Melissa
  • by Melissa Brannon
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Hi Amanda and Melissa,

Thank you again for a great Wedding weekend.  It was a fantastic quality event and most importantly the bride (and groom) were happy and feel like they had the best wedding ever! Thanks for doing such a great job. I now need a wedding break for a few years…

— Victoria
Mother of the Bride (planned and designed the sisters wedding the previous year J)
The Reeds at Shelter Haven

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Applause! 50th Birthday Party
  • by Melissa Brannon
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Dear Melissa,

You make magic. I’ve known that for years but finally I got to experience it firsthand. You took my jumbled thoughts and turned John’s 50th Birthday into everything I wanted to give to him. He was so blown away by all the little details that tied everything together. Each venue was perfect and made him and everyone else wonder what’s going to happen next. You are amazing and I’m so glad to have worked with as your assistant but also as your client.

So when it came time to properly thank you for everything you’ve done, I was once again stumped. After thinking and searching for ideas, I believe I’ve come up with one that is totally you. You will be having dinner for 4 people at the James Beard House in New York. Different chefs cook there each night and for a foodie like you, I thought it would be a great chance for you to relax, explore and enjoy.

I hope you enjoy your evening! Thank you again for everything! You’re not only a fairy godmother and badass, but you’re a rock star!

Kathy Feehan

50th Birthday Party

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Applause! Bat Mitzvah
  • by Melissa Brannon
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Melissa, Jess, Amanda (and the rest of your team),
Just a quick note to thank you all for everything you did this weekend – it was a terrific success and we heard many, many compliments from our guests and relatives about the design and décor – the colors, the linens and overlays, the graphics, the layout, the flowers, everything.  We know how much work went into making it all come together, and believe us, it was appreciated.  And a number of people told us in different ways that the whole thing was really like US – we know that beyond making it look great, making it look great and fitting us is a higher order challenge, which you all achieved. Attached is a photo we took yesterday – one more great touch that really made the whole thing special!

Thanks again,
Jonathan and Abigail
Bat Mitzvah

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Thank You!
  • by Melissa Brannon
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Dear Melissa, Amanda and Jess:

How can I begin to thank you for the spectacular place you created for us?  Every nook and cranny had another lovely scene to visually enjoy, with your painstaking efforts in full view.

We will have the photos in about six weeks, so we will be able to show you more, but just know the environment you helped us create was executed beautifully.  We have received so many kudos for the library table, the dessert bar (loved the swings!!!) ,  and so many compliments for the “reveal” into the magical twinkling dining room.  Our family and friends  provided the love, and the warmth to surround ourselves, but you made the glorious space a perfect venue to celebrate.  We danced and danced, loving every minute in your gorgeous creation.

Our family is on Cloud 9, emotionally thrilled, physically exhausted.

With huge gratitude and many, many thanks.

Charlotte and Joe
Bride and Groom
Horticulture Center

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