Not being natives of Bermuda, having a knowledgeable wedding coordinator was of the utmost importance to us. After much research, we settled on Rose of Sharon as a company we believed we could trust with our day. Thankfully, this was a great decision as Claire-Anne and the rest of Rose of Sharon worked tirelessly to pull everything together for us.
From the initial phone conversation to our last meeting where Claire-Anne gave us a disc of our wedding pictures, I was constantly reassured that there was someone capable of handling all of the details. Even when I was out of the country on business, Claire-Anne found a way to contact me and sort out all of our wishes. She found the perfect beach location and put together a scene so beautiful that a stranger having stumbled across it could not help proposing to his girlfriend right then and there. The reception dinner was delicious, and the cake was beautiful.
As someone who was very preoccupied with life’s other challenges, Claire-Anne was very patient and thorough with getting the information and documents that were needed to pull off the day. She helped listen to our wants and needs, and she was very sensitive to our budget. In fact, Claire-Anne was able to come in under budget without sacrificing quality.
Overall, we thought Rose of Sharon did a fantastic job, and I am glad that we chose this group to help plan our wedding. I would recommend them to any Bride and Groom looking to have a romantic Bermudian ceremony.
LeAnne & John Labeck
I want to thank you for the incredible job you and the entire Rose of Sharon team did in creating a beautiful wedding for my son and daughter-in-law, Brent & Heba. Planning a wedding to an island we had never been to could have been an overwhelming task. However, from our first email many months before, you completely put our minds at ease. You continually answered our many questions, provided guidance in numerous decisions and made the entire process a pleasure. It is truly your personal attention that sets you apart from the rest! A cruise to an island for a wedding during hurricane season can offer many challenges. As we approached the date for our cruise and with a tropical storm looming, how reassuring it was to receive a phone call from you on the evening before our departure. Your calming nature andassurance that Rose of Sharon was prepared with alternate arrangements if necessary, took the worries off our minds. A couple days later, when the weather began to threaten our arrival, my call of panic was again met with your optimism and options. We were amazed that not only did you keep us informed throughout the night as you tracked the storm, you gave us your home phone number so we could contact you “no matter what time” if we wanted to. It was your early morning message welcoming us to Bermuda that told us the storm had passed and the wedding would go on as planned (just as you had predicted). A few hours before the wedding, when we finally met you in person, we felt we were meeting a friend…not just a wedding planner. To have all of you share our joy, along side our family and friends, was such a blessing to us. On one of the most beautiful beaches we have ever seen (and with a bright blue sky) you made Brent and Heba’s dream of a perfect beach wedding a reality!
Mother of the Groom
On behalf of Belvin and I, we would like to say Thank You, Thank You, Thank You, for making our day everything that we wanted and more. We were ecstatic with your coordination of our wedding, it was far more than we had imagined and you and your team did a fabulous job in creating a personal and intimate atmosphere, that made our day thatmuch more special.
Once again thank you so much for everything.
Mr. & Mrs. Belvin Hayward
Hamilton Parish Bermuda
Sam and I originally wanted to get married on a cruise ship. We chose the Royal Caribbean ship Explorer of the Seas, sailing from New Jersey to Bermuda. We eventually came to realize that Royal Caribbean could not provide us with the professionalism we were looking for in planning our big day. Our frustration mounted as our calls to the Royal Caribbean wedding planners routinely went un-returned. We eventually decided to hire a wedding planner and have the wedding off ship in Bermuda. The decision was made quite easy by the fact that 80 guests had agreed to join us (to our delight and surprise), and Royal Caribbean was just not organized enough to handle an event that big.
We spent weeks conducting telephone and email interviews of wedding planners in Bermuda. Most wanted a financial commitment before providing any real information. In the end, we decided to go with Rose of Sharon; they provided us with an incredible amount of information and insight prior to us signing on. This made us feel very comfortable in our decision, and they did not disappoint us. Every little detail was planned with precision.
They answered telephone calls from us at practically all hours of the night. We always felt that we were a priority. They listened carefully to what we wanted and made it happen every time. I could not have gotten any closer to my vision for my wedding day, if I had done everything myself in my hometown.
We would like to say a special thank you to Claire-Anne and her team. You delivered a day that we will cherish forever.
Mr. & Mrs. Sam Amante
"Planning a wedding includes making endless decisions. One of the best decisions we made was to have Rose of Sharon Event Planning be an integral part of making our special day run smoothly. Claire is well organized, sincere, and creative. Given we were planning our Bermuda wedding from California, it was important to me that our planner be accessible and a good communicator. Claire was all of that and more. She always had prompt answers to my questions, and provided guidance when I was struggling with decisions. She orchestrated our event flawlessly and deflected stress from us and our families, leaving us free to enjoy our Bermuda wedding celebration. Thanks to her, our wedding was a stunning success and exactly what we wanted. I would recommend Rose of Sharon to any discerning bride who wants the perfect Bermuda wedding!
Jennifer Ellis Cox
"We just want to take this opportunity to thank you, the staff of Rose of Sharon, for all of your hard work and dedication in coordinating our special day. We had a truly memorable wedding and we appreciate all your efforts in making our day run smoothly. We wanted a coordinator that could get the job done, and that’s exactly what your team did! It was a real pleasure to work with Claire Ann. She was very pleasant, helpful, dependable and well organized. She was available at any time, whether day or night, to listen to my concerns or answer my questions. On the wedding day, we were absolutely worry free because we had complete confidence in Rose of Sharon. Everything went according to plan, even getting me to the church on time! Thank you very much for all of your help. You provided an outstanding service as our wedding coordinators, from the beginning to the very end, and we highly recommend you."
Kenneth and Derricka Burns
We'd like to thank Claire-Anne and her staff at Rose of Sharon for making our wedding day beautiful and memorable. Claire-Anne was instrumental in helping us plan our wedding from the U.S., providing suggestions and insight as needed, and working within our budget. When we finally visited Bermuda, she patiently and graciously took us around the island to scope out venues and meet with the vendors. We are glad she took that extra step to take us around because we ended up with the perfect location. She responded quickly to emails and was always very pleasant to work with. Everyone loved the wedding, and the ceremony was more beautiful than we could have imagined.
Mr. & Mrs. Castro
I just wanted to take some time to thank you for a beautiful wedding that you helped provide for Kalee and Joe and all of our guests. I was so appreciative of everything that you have done for all of us from the very beginning to the last minute on May 15. My children arrived safely and I thank you for making the arrangements for the transportation for them. We loved every minute of it. Every one said what a lovely ceremony and how beautiful everything was, from the ocean to the music and color of the girls dresses, it couldn’t have gone better. I know you had some small technical difficulties and I was behind the scenes so I didn’t even know until later but you pulled off a beautiful wedding and our family is truly grateful. Thank you so very much for all of your hard work, it sure showed. Take care and we will recommend you to anyone who is interested in a destination wedding.
Thank You Kindly,
KarenPiazza (Mother of the Bride) & Family
Ken and I just wanted to express our gratitude for the outstanding job you did with our wedding on July 12, 2010 in Bermuda. When we first got engaged and Ken suggested getting married in Bermuda, my first thought was “OK – we are scheduled on a cruise to Bermuda from Baltimore in July 2010 and most of our family is going, so that would be really beautiful”. Then reality set in and I thought “How on earth am I going to plan a wedding some place that I have never been!”. So I did a Google search on Bermuda Weddings and ended up at your Rose of Sharon site. After talking with you on the phone, I knew you were the one for the job! Your enthusiasm, thoughtfulness, attention to detail, and responsiveness made this the easiest wedding to plan! I didn’t have any stress and everything was perfect! The transportation, the music, the flowers and especially the location! Ken and I could not have asked for a more perfect wedding and we owe it all to you ( with the exception of a Higher Power taking care of the sun being out). Thanks again for making our day so special!
Kim and Ken Abner
We cannot say enough about Claire and her team! The expert service she provided for us, her local knowledge and input with planning really helped us put together the perfect wedding at a reasonable cost. Her recommendations were right on target for what we were looking for. When we walked down the trail from the parking lot and rounded the corner to the beach and observed the setting she prepared for us we were all stunned! 40 guests! The secluded beaches of Bermuda are like Heaven on earth. It was more perfect than we could have ever imagined. We knew we picked the right wedding coordinator early on, and she continued to exceed our expectations throughout the entire process. Not only was Claire an unbelievable wedding coordinator, but a great person as well and we now consider her a friend. Thank you Claire for a perfect day.
Wayne and Danyelle
Claire-Anne and the Rose of Sharon staff were absolutely superb. Although our friends and families were worried when we told them someone we'd never met was planning our wedding, we were not at all concerned. In fact, we felt like we knew Claire-Anne personally throughout the process. From the planning stage until now, months after our wedding, we still feel so connected to Claire-Anne and her staff. She made the planning stage seem effortless and even managed to sneak a surprise into the wedding day that left us breathless. Claire-Anne not only selected the perfect venue but decorated it beautifully to complement the stunning surroundings. All this, and she was also visibly moved by our ceremony...something difficult to find among event planners. We never felt like just another one of her clients but like a member of her family. Thank you for the perfect day!
Audrey & Mitch
I want to again thank Rose of Sharon, for the beautiful addition of the moon gate for my wedding day. I have told everyone that despite my hesitation in ordering it I was completely surprised and cannot believe how extra special it made the day. It truly made it the Bermuda experience I wanted. I will be telling everyone about you. Thanks.
Mrs. Coleen English