Coleen and her team have been fortunate enough to work with some incredible clients, in the most incredible locations, creating the most memorable weddings.
After our previous planner closed her business 6 months before our destination wedding, we were left scrambling and were so incredibly lucky to find Coleen and her team. Planning a wedding in another country for 100 guests was incredibly stressful as is and we were very behind before we found Coleen. Coleen was patient and reassuring from the start, and took time to make sure we felt secure and organized throughout the process. She stepped in and hit the ground running immediately to make up for lost time and exceeded all of our expectations. With such a short timeline, she paid attention to every last detail and made our dream wedding come true. Her knowledge and connections/experience with vendors is unmatched, and she takes the time to listen to you and proposes only those that align with your budget and expectations, which is hard to find. Her calmness put us at ease many times both while planning and at our wedding, and it allowed us to relax and enjoy our 3 day wedding event. There were many times throughout planning where she left us out of things that we did not need to be involved in, and it was so refreshing to be able to put trust in someone and know it is going to work out. Thank you, Coleen, for bringing our dream wedding to life. If you are considering booking Coleen and her team, stop considering and do it. You won’t regret it!
CHRIS & CARA
“Thank you to our amazing coordinators, Anna and Coleen. I spoke with them a few months before the wedding to coordinate the wedding on the day! And OMG was it the best thing I did. I’m a bit of a control freak and had my wedding folder all ready. It was hard to hand it over, but I did and it was so worth it., we were both so relaxed in the morning and during the day knowing that Anna was there with her clip board making sure everything was perfect. If your doing a wedding ANYWHERE give them a message, trust me, you won’t regret it”.
JOSHIA & MIKE
“Coleen and her team were absolutely a dream to work with. What started out with a simple google search for “how to get married in Scotland,” turned into an incredible 2 yearlong wedding planning journey. Planning a wedding an ocean (and a few time zones) away in the middle of a pandemic seemed like such a daunting task, but Coleen made it a breeze. No detail was left undone – from the flowers to the music to the absolutely perfect venue, Coleen knew all the right vendors to use to make our dream wedding become a reality. She is friendly, energetic, creative, imaginative, and professional, and she works hard to bring the vision of your wedding to reality all while staying on budget, which we especially valued. Do not think twice about working with Coleen- you will only be sorry if you don’t.”
LIANA & SHANE
“As a mother, I dreamed of a fairytale wedding for my daughter. Little did I know that this dream would become a reality. Thankfully, my daughter researched and found the most amazing wedding planner, Coleen McKay, who we cannot thank enough for her patience, kindness, and strong work ethic. Coming from the United States, we relied heavily on Coleen’s expertise, and she did not disappoint!! Every detail of the wedding festivities and the wedding day were planned and carried out with absolute perfection. The wedding exceeded our expectations! Coleen’s calmness put us at ease, and we were able to relax and truly enjoy every part of this spectacular yet personal wedding. Thank you, Coleen, for making this a wonderful journey and for making our dreams come true! The Robbins Family.”
CALLIE & JOEY
“Planning a wedding is stressful. Planning a wedding abroad adds a whole new level of stress. I had already found the venue I wanted but knew I needed to find a wedding planner to help with everything else. I interviewed many wedding planners in Scotland. When I met with Coleen, I knew she was the right one and hired her straight away. Coleen went and met with the event manager at my selected venue right away. I understand now by going through the process why people plan a wedding one year in advance. We had 7 months to bring everything together and I am so glad that I had Coleen by my side to guide me through this process. She recommended vendors and worked with me to create the vision I had. I wanted a Ceilidh band and she recommended a great band. Since all the guests were coming from the US, I wanted to do something different. Everyone loved it. Coleen had a very thorough schedule for the day-of for all the vendors to keep the day moving smoothly. The wedding was beautiful, and everything was seamless. I had several people tell me to expect at least 3 things to go wrong. I didn’t have 1 thing go wrong. Many of our guests told us that the wedding was “magical.” I am very happy with how our wedding turned out; I could not have asked for a more incredible wedding day.”
KIMBERLY & JOHN
“We wanted to thank you again for all of your help with our wedding – we have told so many people at home that the best thing we did was hire you as a wedding planner! We still cannot believe that of all the places to live, that we live in sister cities across the pond! From hiring the best of the best for vendors, to helping with travel requirements during a difficult international climate and to going above and beyond by hosting us for lunch in your own home town of Ayr – we so appreciate you! Your organization and work made our whole trip possible – as you experienced with the many times we ended up rescheduling zoom calls – our work at home would’ve made it impossible for us to create a relaxing and enjoyable wedding on our own. We were able to arrive in Scotland worry free and enjoy ourselves before our big day instead of running around finalizing preparations. The team that you pulled together – Aryan, Austin & the florist – were incredible and we are so delighted with the results. My bouquet was absolutely beautiful, and the florist captured exactly what I wanted. Aryan and Austin made what could’ve been a miserable experience in the cold & wind, so incredibly fun! They were engaging, enthusiastic and creative – we love our photos & video! Thank you again, and if you ever fly through Atlanta, stop for a visit!”
MEGAN & DANIEL
“Coleen & Hannah make a strong team. They love what they do and are passionate about making their couples visions come to life. They keep their promises and always see it through. Their handling of logistics on the day made it so that me and my bride barely noticed the massive coordination effort taking place on the backend. We got to enjoy being married.” Ankur Rathee
The wedding was by far the most remarkable experience of my life. Looking back on the planning process was illuminating for me in many ways. I think what we sought out to do was a much simpler affair than what ultimately happened, largely thanks to you both and our parents taking the reins. I appreciate your flexibility and calmness during the many twists and turns we took.” Anuja Joshi
ANKUR & ANUJA
Sean and I arrived back to LA last night, and as much as we are to get back into the flow of “real” life and responsibilities, we find it hard to because we are still experiencing the “high” of an unforgettable week, much of which is due to you. Coleen, we wanted to thank you deeply for the absolute flawlessness and indeed perfection of the wedding day and week. Every single detail was executed perfectly and timely.
We are beyond thrilled with everything and all these details, large and small, were your concept and your execution. We are so very thankful to you.
We send you much love and so much gratitude!
ANDREEA & SEAN
“Coleen was absolutely amazing to work with. She is so organised and responds quickly to every need. She has an immense eye for detail and a luxurious touch on everything. Coleen is so kind and friendly and a pleasure to work with in the lead up to the wedding and have on day the day. Thank you Coleen for everything.”
CLARE & JARED
“I simply cannot recommend Coleen highly enough.
Totally professional, friendly, and discreet with clients regarding her not only as a firm friend that I have personally witnessed gets her mentioned in their wedding speeches, but with a tenacity and determination to organise diplomatically but firmly everything seamlessly behind the scenes to create the perfect event. What I particularly appreciate is the fact that despite us being unwavering friends, Coleen will always place her event above this and never deviate from her role and vigorously instruct me where necessary, as her role determines.
Again and due to sudden changes in the weather, I have directly observed an entire change in her events from outdoor to indoor venues within a few short minutes that needed a steadfast decision and allowed the ceremony to continue effortlessly unhindered.
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“To Coleen, thank you so much for all of your help and advice over the last few months! It has been a pleasure working with you and it’s such a relief to have you here on our wedding day. Love from Lesley & Thomas xxx”
LESLEY & THOMAS
Coleen has been an absolute pleasure to work with on several occasions. She is extremely organised, easy to work with and very friendly. Every time we’ve worked with Coleen our experience has always been smooth, timely and stress free. Her work ethic is phenomenal, and she has great attention to detail. We would highly recommend Coleen to anyone looking for a wedding planner as her knowledge is top notch, she’s very hard working and overall provides an excellent service to all.
“Dearest Coleen, we absolutely loved meeting you in person and truly appreciated your time! We cannot thank you enough for your guidance, expertise, and dedication in making our little elopement so very memorable and special. Every bit has meant the world to us. All our best, Mona & Jason.”
MONA & JASON
Having worked with Coleen and her team on several client weddings and styled shoots over the past few years, I find her to be friendly and patient even in the most stressful of situations that weddings can throw up. I have a great working relationship with Coleen and know that I can use her as a soundboard and industry expert when the situation arises. Her experience in the sector is an invaluable source of information to me and I always enjoy when we work together.
Having seen her first hand, working with her clients, her creative attention to detail is second to none. Client experience is paramount to the way she interacts with her couples and she shares the same work ethic as me, which is why she would be my go to wedding planner.
AUSTIN & ALEX
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PAULA & TONY
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VIJAY & GULSHAN
Coleen is well organised, and very professional. The planning and execution of the project were absolutely perfect. It was a pleasure working with Coleen and we’d recommend choosing her as a wedding planner.
DARINA & JULIAN
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BRITTANY & MARCUS
“We first worked with Coleen on Ankur & Anuja’s 3 day wedding celebration in rural Shropshire, England. I was incredibly impressed at her knowledge of the level of intricacies Involved in Asian / Indian weddings.. Having been the head of a large Asian event management & catering firm I have had over 15 years experience in the sector and thus was incredibly surprised with the way this Scotch lass was managing a Baraat ( and incredibly well may I add). Following this 3 day affair and the entire celebration being a huge success we continued to work together on 3 / 4 other large scale weddings and without a doubt would continue to do so.
Coleen has been a pleasure to get to know over the last few years and with my own wedding on the books for next year I could confidently say that leaving it in Coleen’s hands would guarantee me a good night’s sleep. Confident, competent and candid are for me the foundations for a well rounded event manager and Coleen exudes these qualities along with many many more!”
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