There’s no better way to get to know your potential wedding planner than through those who’ve previously worked with us. Here’s a peek at what couples have said about the weddings we’ve planned for them.
“On my first phone call with Elyse, I told her that we were not interested in following traditions or trends, and honestly just really wanted a super cool party that reflect our style and something our guests could enjoy. Through Elyse’s crafted questions, we pinpointed that my husband and I are really into cool hotel bars, and from there the idea was created to transform Prospect House’s minimalist cool into a velvety, moody cocktail lounge that ditched almost all wedding traditions.
I consider myself a planner, however, without Elyse, I would never have been able to pull this wedding off. She has connections with and/or knows I believe every possible vendor in the Central Texas area and knew exactly which vendors we would like and which ones we would not. She coordinated phone calls, tastings, and logistics with everyone seamlessly, all from out of state. If it were not for Elyse, I would not have had the time to research all of the vendors, email, call, or meet with them with my husband and I’s work schedule. She truly is a miracle worker and one of the most organized people I know. In fact, friends and family would often ask me if I was stressed or had a lot to do, and my reply was always “I actually don’t!”, and that was because Elyse handled every last detail. The result was everything went off without a hitch, and I could focus on enjoying my new husband, family, and friends.
I didn’t meet Katie until our wedding weekend, and I wish that it wasn’t the first time, and I am hoping that it is not my last! She has a very unique talent and eye for all things design and helped bring our “hotel lounge” vibe a reality, but she is also an amazing makeup artist and has magic bride calming powers. I was extremely nervous and anxious the whole weekend, I believe I told her multiple times that I was going to be sick, and she was able to calm me down and make me the most beautiful version of myself.
These two women put together a wedding that exceeded my wildest expectations and were able to capture and execute exactly what my husband and I wanted. If you are looking for a planning and design team that truly produces something unique and not imitated, this is your team.”
— ARYN, BRIDE, TEXAS
“Hiring BW Theory was truly one of best wedding decisions we made. Elyse was extremely helpful, easy and fun to work with. She has great communication skills and really knew how to collaborate with wedding vendors to ensure our day ran as smoothly as possible. She listened to our wants and needs, and most importantly, respected our budget and style. The end result was a picture-perfect wedding day with not a moment of stress for the bride and groom.
Thanks to Elyse’s extremely detailed schedule and the extra help from her assistant Julia, our guests, vendors and my husband and I were all at the right place at the right time without a hitch. Aside from the seamless logistics, Elyse’s attention to the details helped to create the most intimate and lovely reception I could have imagined. After a handful of detail-driven meetings and phone calls, we collaborated (taking our budget and personal style into account), and Elyse executed our ideas with perfection on our big day. From the floor plan, to placement of the wedding signage and menus I had designed, to the jaw-dropping head-table – everything was gorgeous and enjoyable. We rented a lounge set from Bellwether’s newly designed inventory – each lush, custom piece was unique and added yet another beautiful aspect to our wedding.
Throughout the evening, and even now, months down the road, several of our guests have told us that our wedding was one of the best they have attended. Several even mentioned how great the wedding planner was, which just goes to show – Elyse was extremely personable, professional, courteous and kind throughout the entire event. Thank you, Elyse, our amazing wedding planner and now friend, for giving us the best wedding gift ever – a blissful day where we could fully enjoy our first moments together as newlyweds, as we celebrated with our family and friends by our side in the most dreamy setting. I would do it all over again if I could… maybe for our 10th anniversary!”
— LISA, BRIDE, TEXAS ESTATE WEDDING
“I call Elyse and Katie my wedding fairy godmothers. Simply put, they made every wedding wish I had come to life. BW Theory designed, planned and executed almost every aspect of my wedding day, and did so in a way that was creative, unexpected, budget-conscious and glamorous.
As a bride who was looking for wedding reception that was not rife with all the wedding design clichés, finding BW Theory was a godsend for me. They had incredible vision for everything from invitations to decor, and were also masters of the schedule and overall event logistics.
On top of all this, they are both just kind, fun, sweet individuals who I am so glad to have gotten to know! Truly, I cannot gush enough about this incredibly talented duo!!”
– CRISTINA, BRIDE, TEXAS ROOFTOP WEDDING
“Katie and Elyse of BW Theory are an incredible dynamo of creativity, design and execution. For our wedding, they raised every detail to Pinterest-level perfection. They developed a vision for the wedding by refining our design ideas and working with the other suppliers to ensure a cohesive look. They made sure all of the little details were covered perfectly. Katie and Elyse were involved in every decision, and their experience and insight gleaned from countless high-end weddings was invaluable in executing the stunning but easy-going wedding we wanted.Katie and Elyse are fun to be around and enthusiastic about what they do. They are personable and professional, which our guests all commented on. I could not recommend these two more highly!”
– SARAH, BRIDE, TUSCAN VILLA WEDDING
“It takes a team like BW Theory to make sure your special day is worry-free and just as enjoyable for the bride and groom as it is for the guests. We received many compliments and were told this was the best wedding some had ever attended! Elyse and Katie will steer you in the right direction so your wedding will have its own special signature. Highly recommended!”
– CINDY, MOTHER OF BRIDE, TEXAS WEDDING
“Our wedding day was beautiful, everything exactly as I wanted, because of Elyse and Katie. I had vague ideas (almost feelings) of what I wanted the day to be and how I wanted things to look. Elyse and Katie were able to pull that from me and help create the wedding of my dreams. They were fun and easy to work with — and so creative, with killer design instincts. If you need a little direction, they are vocal about their opinions and what they think could work best. I definitely recommend them!!”
– LAURA, BRIDE, TEXAS ESTATE WEDDING
If you’re a bride or groom reading this review because you’re debating having a wedding planner: Stop what you’re doing and hire BW Theory!
Elyse doesn’t compete with other wedding planners; she doesn’t need to. She is leading the status quo of what elegant, timeless and uniquely precious weddings around the world feel and look like. Elyse is a master at listening, then elevating and creating more than what you envisioned. She took my white-floral-airy-clean-run of the mill-Pinterest board-just-want-to-throw-a-good-party vision into an unimaginable dream weekend full of surprise details, a jaw dropping atmosphere and so much more.
Weddings are a life-changing experience, but so is working with Elyse and there is no one I would trust more than her to make the big day flawless. Even on our day with torrential rain, broken bones and more – it doesn’t faze her and trust me, you want her in your corner the day of and all the way up to it. My father in law calls her The General because she truly knows how to orchestrate a team of vendors and make you feel like the most special bride in the world. You’re hiring someone who is immensely passionate, really really *really* good at her job and deeply cares.
It’s the best money we have ever spent on anything, not just our wedding. And, we will remember her, forever.
-ABBY & BRETT, BRIDE & GROOM, PENNSYLVANIA WEDDING
“I wanted the ‘WOW’ factor and oh did I get it!! Not only were Addison and I blown away with how the wedding day turned out – the whole planning process was a total enjoyment from start to finish. Within the first few minutes of my first phone call with Elyse, I felt as though I’d made a new best friend! She understood my vision, style and expectations and with extreme professionalism she pulled off the perfect day. I thought I had great style and design, until I met Katie! When I got stuck, all I had to do was ask, and she delivered and nailed it. I thought it was common knowledge that you’ll always have one or more things go wrong on the big day, so when I was reflecting on everything the day after our wedding, I realized that not only had the day gone perfectly, but there wasn’t one thing I would have changed – Elyse and Katie, we thank you from the bottom of our hearts. We couldn’t recommend BW Theory more highly!”
— AMY, BRIDE, SAN ANTONIO WEDDING