"She made mine and my husband’s dream wedding come to life and I don’t have enough words to express how thankful I am to her and her team! Our wedding was a bit different given that we were going to have 2 separate ceremonies on the same day, there were so many cultural pieces that were incorporated and Irie just knocked it out of the park.
Sarah is so creative, kind, and just so dang good at her job. I’m a visual person and her ability to make mood boards is incredible and it really helped us understand what our day was going to look like. Her research skills when it came to identifying vendors, décor, etc. were top notch. She advocated for our wants and needs with vendors leading up to the day and also on the day of.
While I wish we lived closer to each other so we could’ve met more in person (since she’s so great) – the distance didn’t stop Sarah from being super communicative. She was really good about texting, calling, and emailing within a short period of time. Given her experience in event planning – she was able to give us more insider knowledge on expectations, trends, cost, etc. which was very helpful. She’s also stayed in contact since our wedding – debriefing on the day once we got back from our honeymoon which I really appreciated.
You won’t regret choosing Irie to help plan your next event, wedding, etc – they’re definitely worth it!"
Ranjana Kodwani | 4.30.22
"She made our venue even more beautiful than what is already was. My husband and I agree, hiring Irie was the best money we spent with planning our wedding. Sarah is extremely personal and responsive with any concerns/questions. I would hire her a million times over."
Brianne Silverman | 5.13.22
"I was so ready to cancel this wedding and just elope multiple times before we hired Irie, as we had soooo many bumps and problems along the way. Sarah fixed every single problem and ensured that everything went perfectly and stress-free. We had vendors back out last minute and she smoothly replaced them. Our budget changed when our car died, we had to replace our gas line, and I lost my job, all in the two months before the wedding, and she made sure we achieved the right aesthetic on the new budget. The shuttle carrying most of the family got lost, and she made sure the wedding schedule stayed on track. She handled all of our vendors, requests from our families, and all of the changes with such positivity! I could not have thrown such a fantastic party without Irie!”
Lauren Schricker | 11.20.21
"When we had difficulty with our rental reservation just days before the wedding, Sarah stepped up and made calls and drove to the vendor in person to make sure everything was handled. She was supportive of our ideas and input, and helpful when we needed advice. Irie was everything we could have asked for and more. During the reception, Sarah and Molly were such a joy to have and they made everything flow flawlessly! We couldn’t recommend them more and are so grateful for all their help!”
Maggie Barbini | 10.2.21
"It will truly be one of the best decisions you will make during the planning process! As an experienced wedding and event professional, I highly recommend Irie Event Design and all of the members of their team. I have worked with Sarah and Molly for years, and from then to now, their design ideas, attention to detail, easy-going yet hard-working but still FUN personalities have consistently surpassed my expectations. You will not regret making this investment for your wedding or event! Irie is one of the most talented and professional teams in the wedding and event industry."
Natasha Learn | 7.9.21
"These two have such a feel for design. They used colors, textures, lighting, and accents to create the overall “modern boho, earthy vibe", we envisioned. They captured the very essence of our personalities, it was literally “so us! Our favorite part of the planning process was our dinner & drinks where we hung out for hours catching up and discussing wedding plans. We became genuine friends throughout our time working together. They were always a text or call away. Sarah even saved the day when 2 vendors backed out, due to covid, a week before the wedding. Everything they did was absolutely above and beyond. Everything they touched turned to gold. IRIE was worth every cent we spent.”
Rachel Bukenberger | 8.22.20
"They listened to the vibes we wanted, and sharpened it until there was no explanation necessary. Guests arrived, and they just ‘got it.’ Many of the smaller details Shaunden and Sarah recommended on decor were the most raved about from my guests, and the big picture elements (I’m talking festival worthy lighting and sound cues, floor layout, and timing my day to ‘build’ the energy to the very last song) were executed flawlessly. As a team, Shaunden and Sarah are so kind, and keep your happiness front and center. They are honest, helpful, and offer creative solutions that turn your wedding day pain points into your favorite moments of the day. If you want a wedding day that is authentically yours: Hire Irie Event Design.”
Heather Davis | 6.22.19
"She was an absolute angel during the entire process. We met with her over a year in advance and she was in regular contact with us from that moment, from answering questions super late at night to responding to my many insane emails with care and attention and patience. We loved her and literally could not have done it without her. She made the whole experience perfect and stress-free."
Sian Haffner | 1.19.19
"They kept checking in with me and my husband all day to see if we needed anything. I couldn't believe how perfectly and quickly they got the room switched for the reception, and the lighting and music for the ceremony were absolutely perfect. The entire building was spotless too and there was plenty of space for everyone to spread out throughout the evening. I could not possibly imagine a better place or people with whom to share our special day!!”
Laura Hoffer | 9.8.18
"Sarah and Shaunden did an incredible job planning our wedding from start to finish with us. They were patient, organized, helpful, and laid back (which helped relieve my stress, especially on the actual wedding day).”
Emily Bowman | 8.5.17