Bride and her mom with bouquets at Foxhall Resort on wedding day - Ellen Thomas Events

Ellen is amazing! We’ve worked with her twice in the past 7 months, having had a daughter married in May and another this NYE. She got along equally well with both totally different personalities. She is highly responsive, attentive to every detail and extremely easy to work with. She’s this great combination of efficiency, down-to-earth fun and total take-charge, sometimes needed, toughness with the various vendors. She was the go-between during inevitable confusion regarding various wedding details, and she did so firmly and with a smile. As the mother of the bride, I didn’t have to worry about anything on the wedding day (and the month before) and it was so nice to enjoy my daughters, everyone else and “the moment.”. Also, she was always available throughout the many months of planning to answer my seemingly endless questions, especially with the first wedding! We have a third daughter, and should she marry, I plan on having Ellen by my side. I highly, without reservation, recommend Ellen Thomas Events.

Jeri, Mother of the Bride | Foxhall Resort - December, 2018 and Barnsley Resort - May, 2018
Bride and her mom with bouquets at Foxhall Resort on wedding day - Ellen Thomas Events
Bride and Groom Portrait in Centennial Olympic Park in Atlanta, GA - Ellen Thomas Events
We had the BEST experience with Ellen in planning our wedding! We first met with Ellen in April and we knew we wanted to get married this year, on a Saturday. It was a tall order but Ellen made it happen seamlessly. Hiring Ellen as our full service planner is absolutely the best decision we could have made for our wedding! We both have really demanding jobs, but Ellen made wedding planning easy and fun for us. She found us perfect vendors, and made sure our entire wedding planning process ran very smoothly. She also swooped in and fixed any problems, always responding on the same day and helping us find solutions, even on weekends or nights. She was great at working with vendors and making sure everything ran smoothly. Our wedding weekend was absolutely perfect thanks to Ellen. She coordinated our day down to the last detail without ever making us feel stressed, overwhelmed, or overscheduled. We were totally relaxed on our day and everything went perfectly. We are really non-traditional people, and we wanted a non-traditional wedding, and Ellen absolutely understood our needs and delivered for us!! THANKS ELLEN!
Lizzie | Terminus 330 | Atlanta, GA | November, 2018
Bride and Groom Smiling and Laughing with Bouquet at King Plow in Atlanta, GA - Ellen Thomas Events

Hiring and partnering with Ellen was the best decision we made during the entire planning process. She developed and planned a flawless wedding that was so unique to us, and also became a dear friend along the way. She recommended vendors that perfectly fit our style and what we were looking for. She made the process FUN and stress-free for us. She executed everything effortlessly on the day-of. Ellen is a wonderful listener, a straight-shooter, an expert problem-solver, and just an amazing, kind person who wants to make your wedding the best day of your life. If you want to enjoy the process and not worry about a thing, I would highly recommend hiring Ellen to be your full planner! We love her, and she was the true MVP of our big day!

Brittney | King Plow Arts Center | Atlanta, GA | November, 2018
Bride and Groom Smiling and Laughing with Bouquet at King Plow in Atlanta, GA - Ellen Thomas Events
Bride and groom portrait with bouquet on wedding day at Upstairs Atlanta - Ellen Thomas Events
Ellen Thomas Events is fantastic! We worked with Ellen and Annie throughout our planning process and day of. The attention to detail is unmatched. Ellen is two steps ahead of you always. She anticipates your questions and needs and is ready with an answer. Vendors trust her and Annie, because they know they’re working with quality planners. She recommended every vendor we used at our wedding and we couldn’t have been more pleased. My husband and I received multiple compliments on our calmness, but we had nothing to worry about because we were in such good hands. Thank you Ellen and Annie for making our wedding day so special!
Lauren | Upstairs Atlanta | Atlanta, GA | October, 2018
Bride and groom and their dog under chuppah decorated with hydrangea and greenery on wedding day at Piedmont Park Greystone - Ellen Thomas Events

Our wedding day was everything we wanted it to be and more! Ellen and her assistant were incredible! Everything went incredibly smoothly. We stayed on Ellen's meticulous schedule without it seeming structured and had the perfect event. Everything looked amazing and everyone had a blast! We are so thankful! Ellen was organized, knowledgable, and responsive. I can't even describe how much we appreciated her hard work that went far beyond her job description. We felt calm and comfortable in Ellen's hands and we highly recommend Ellen to anyone getting married!

Alexa | Piedmont Park Greystone | Atlanta, GA | October, 2018
Bride and groom and their dog under chuppah decorated with hydrangea and greenery on wedding day at Piedmont Park Greystone - Ellen Thomas Events
Bridal portrait with bouquet on wedding day at Terminus 330 in Atlanta, Georgia - Ellen Thomas Events
Ellen Thomas Events added so much organization to my wedding planning process, especially given that I was not the most organized bride. Before the wedding, Ellen kept me on track and used her knowledge of the wedding industry to help me make elegant and affordable decisions. During the wedding, I let everything go and relied entirely on Ellen to execute my DREAM wedding! My family and friends still comment on how Ellen flawlessly managed the wedding schedule. I am so happy we decided to go with Ellen. Some people are made for being executive planners, and she is one of them!
Brittany | Terminus 330 | Atlanta, GA | September, 2018
Bride and Groom at Summerour Studio Windows With Bouquet - Atlanta Wedding

First, I need to emphasize that I was in complete denial, thinking that I could do ALL the wedding planning and day of coordinating MYSELF. We reached out to Ellen about three weeks til the big day. And it changed everything...in the BEST way possible! She didn’t hesitate to jump into action! She handled any correspondence with vendors and reviewed their contracts. She created a day of timeline, updated our floor plan, and kept both William and I on track with our to-do list. She also responded to my emails almost IMMEDIATELY! And I wish I could list all of the things she did the day of but that would take more characters than I’m allowed. If anything I will describe Ellen in three words: PROFESSIONAL, EFFICIENT, and FUN! By the end of the night, William and I considered Ellen a friend who helped make our wedding day so special. We simply can’t thank her enough!

Rebecca | Summerour Studio | Atlanta, GA | September, 2018
Bride and Groom at Summerour Studio Windows With Bouquet - Atlanta Wedding
Bride and her mom on wedding day holding bouquet at Stave Room in Atlanta, GA - Ellen Thomas Events Wedding
Whew! We have just completed planning and executing TWO fabulous weddings for TWO of our daughters in the last 4 months! Ellen Thomas was instrumental in helping our September daughter articulate, design and execute her vision for her special day...and the result was MAGNIFICENT!! Ellen is extremely professional in working with the client and all the vendors, and was willing to take the lead in events/activities that required her to do so. Ellen was skilled in managing everything and everybody during the entire wedding day....and does so with calm, experienced professionalism. Our wedding wouldn't have been the same without ELLEN THOMAS!! I would highly recommend Ellen to any bride/mother of the bride who needs full service or more limited wedding planning assistance. I consider Ellen to be a friend now!! THANK YOU ELLEN!! Remember we have 3 more kids, so I am sure you'll be hearing from us again in the coming years!! xoxo
Jenny, Mother of the Bride | The Stave Room | Atlanta, GA | September, 2018
Bride and Groom Portrait on Wedding Day at Trees Atlanta

Ellen is nothing short of fabulous- when it comes to running your event she is the one you want and NEED on your team. I’m very particular and detail-oriented which made handing the reins off to someone for the big day tough for me- but placing my trust in Ellen Thomas Events was the best decision I ever made. I hired Ellen as my Wedding Day-of Coordinator and I cannot recommend her highly enough. Ellen’s positive attitude, quick thinking and organization made everything run smoothly on my wedding day. I had all separate vendors, DIY projects from friends and family to incorporate, as well as a huge family to corral; Ellen managed everything with poise and competence. She displayed professionalism at all times, whatever happened she was ON IT! Ellen never faltered or got frustrated she handled it all efficiently and taking it off my plate so I could focus on the important things on my big day! The biggest “thank you” to Ellen Thomas Events for helping ensure my day was all I hoped!

Lauren | Catholic Shrine of the Immaculate Conception and Trees Atlanta | Atlanta, GA | June, 2018
Bride and Groom Portrait on Wedding Day at Trees Atlanta
Mother of the bride helping bride with her wedding gown train
From the moment we met Ellen, we all knew we were in great hands and she definitely did not disappoint! The money we spent on the wedding day management package was worth every penny! Our daughter’s wedding was all she had envisioned. Ellen was always professional, kind, and decisive, offered great ideas and was able to answer many questions for us. She always emailed us right back. The fact that she works with so many great vendors in Atlanta and has such a great working relationship with them, helped throughout the planning process and helped the wedding come together just as we all hoped. We wouldn’t think twice about calling Ellen to help us with another big event. We would highly recommend Ellen to anyone! She is an honest, true professional who you can trust to do what she says and who will allow you to enjoy the process of planning your event. Ellen plans to the last detail, allowing you the freedom not to have to think of everything because Ellen is doing that and she will follow up to make sure everything goes smoothly and not one detail is forgotten. Somehow she does this with a smile on her face and is able to make all those around her feel relaxed. We can’t thank Ellen enough for being our “rock” and helping this long anticipated day be all we hoped for and more!
Laurie, Mother of the Bride | Summerour Studio | Atlanta, GA | June, 2018
Bride and Groom at Fernbank Museum Wedding

Ellen was amazing!!! We hired her as a day-of coordinator about 6 months before the event. She was a great resource leading up to the big day -- responded quickly to emails, helped us corral contracts, etc. Then, about 6 weeks before the wedding, she kicked into high gear, helped us pin down final decisions and details, and wrote a detailed timeline for the weekend and day of. We were so relaxed day of because we knew we could count on Ellen to handle anything and everything that came up-- including a power-outage and various late people. She was also calm, kind and level-headed throughout. Highly, highly recommend!!

Kait | Fernbank Museum | Atlanta, GA | April 22, 2018
Bride and Groom at Fernbank Museum Wedding
Bride on Wedding Day Holding Bouquet and Smiling
I cannot imagine going through the wedding planning process without Ellen. We wanted to ENJOY the planning process as much as possible. We also wanted a shorter engagement timeline. Those two factors led us down the path of considering a wedding planner. I actually went abroad for work just a week after our engagement, and we quickly realized many decisions needed to be made while I was gone. After connecting with Ellen, we set up a Google Hang (video conference) for the three of us to meet virtually. After hearing our initial ideas, she emailed a proposal with her vision and pricing options… and the rest was history! We knew we needed to book full planning and get all the help we could from Ellen. If you're getting married in Atlanta and live in another city, Ellen’s planning software is perfect for virtual planning. There are so many decisions to be made while planning (some BIG and some that seem silly at first but end up having a huge impact on the day)… working with Ellen Thomas was one of the biggest and BEST decisions we made throughout the entire process. Her expertise and advise were critical every step of the way – from choosing the venue, vendors, guest lists, creating the timeline and staying on time and within budget. My Dad gave a shout out to Ellen and her team during his speech at the reception citing her 20-page PDF timeline for the weekend which spelled out every DETAIL and every minute of the event. That may sound overwhelming... but it was just the opposite. Reading through all of the details we’d discussed with vendors and seeing small decisions we’d made written out in one place gave us so much confidence that the wedding would run smoothly. If you want to enjoy your planning process, want guidance to make smart decisions and want to ensure your wedding represents who you are as a couple… WORK WITH ELLEN. You will not regret it. <3
Joanna | Trinity United Methodist Church & Fernbank Museum | Atlanta, GA | February 3, 2018
Bride and Groom on Wedding Day at Summerour Studio

The best money spent on our wedding was hand down on hiring Ellen Thomas Events. Ellen got to know us on a personal level. She understood what we wanted, what we didn’t, and made it happen! She was always very prompt to reply to our millions of questions and ideas. We appreciate how Ellen would tell the “why” or reasoning behind every response. Our wedding ran effortlessly with no hiccups, to our knowledge! We cannot imagine how our wedding would of gone if Ellen are here team were not there. From Advil to candle lighting, Ellen was there! If you are planning a wedding, your best bet is to hire Ellen Thomas.

Kara | Summerour Studio | Atlanta, GA | March 9, 2018
Bride and Groom on Wedding Day at Summerour Studio
Bride Holding Bouquet and Smiling, Looking Into Grooms Eyes on Wedding Day In the Snow
Ellen Thomas was our day-of wedding coordinator for our wedding in December - and she was absolutely amazing! From the start, Ellen was incredibly helpful, made really great suggestions, and tackled anything I needed assistance with (especially with thinking of the things I didn't think of)! The emails, lists, and timelines made everything so much easier. I felt so comfortable and relaxed about everything, which is not my normal. Ellen saved the day when the winter storm hit Atlanta and made some changes to our plans. I don't think our wedding would have been as beautiful if it weren't for her help. Thank you, Ellen!!
Mary | Trolley Barn | Atlanta, GA | December 9, 2017
Bride and Groom at Roswell Mill on Wedding Day

Ellen was wonderful to work with! Our wedding day went incredibly smoothly and everything fell into place with a seamless transition. Leading up to our big day we ran into a lot of struggles with our venue which Ellen tackled head-on and helped relieve so much stress during those last few weeks. Worth her weight in gold!

Hilary and Will | Roswell, GA | November 11, 2017
Bride and Groom at Roswell Mill on Wedding Day
Bride and Her Mom Portrait On Wedding Day with Bouquet
Ellen Thomas is simply the best event planner ever. I’m so serious. Ellen helped me to plan my daughter’s wedding for over a year. During that time I got to know Ellen, and to know her is to love her! Ellen is an incredibly organized and detail orientated person. And, her memory is amazing! I’m sure she has 50 events in her head at one time, but is able to answer my most detailed question without even looking it up. Wow! Additionally, she knows everything and everyone in Atlanta! We were never at a loss for vendor choices as she has a long list of vendors she regularly works with and everyone loves her! My daughter had an amazing wedding and reception last weekend thanks in no small part to Ellen Thomas. We did not have a single problem... everything was perfect!! I received so many compliments! I could not have done it without Ellen! I highly highly recommend Ellen. Honestly, I just can’t praise and thank her enough!
Kathy Wagner, Mother of the Bride | Peachtree Christian Church & Monday Night Brewing | Atlanta, GA | October 14, 2017

The best money I ever spent! Ellen handled everything the day of my wedding and kept me stress free! She was absolutely AMAZING! I will recommend her to everyone! She had everything totally under control and worked out all of the logistics for every tiny thing. It made my wedding day so much easier!!

Lauren | Atlanta Athletic Club | Johns Creek, GA | September 9, 2017

Our experience was perfect! We worked with Ellen Thomas, who was amazing and took care of us from day one. We had a large (180+ person) wedding and she made the entire process as streamlined and organized (and painless) as possible. Our minister said that it was the most well-organized wedding he had ever been a part of! We would recommend Ellen to anyone, and only wish we could get married again so we could re-hire her! From our very first meeting, my now-wife and I were so impressed with the thoughtfulness and thoroughness of Ellen. Our entire timelines were planned out minute-to-minute, it even appeased our wonderful (but a little demanding) mothers!

Parker | The Georgian Terrace Hotel | Atlanta, GA | July, 2017

Our daughter's wedding was held at Lake Oconee in May 2017 and it was perfect weekend from start to finish. We worked with Ellen and she was great with all my MOB questions. To any future MOB's looking for a wedding planner...Ellen will take excellent care of you. I wasn't sure how everything would just come together but come together it did! Ellen works closely with each vendor and makes the magic happen. Due to Ellen's talent and professionalism we were able to celebrate our daughter's wedding with our family and guests knowing that Ellen could and would handle any situation. Thanks Ellen!

Joan Weghorst, Mother of the Bride | Lake Oconee Private Home | Eatonton, GA | May 27, 2017
Ellen was an absolute dream to work with while planning my wedding. A very organized, professional, thoughtful, friendly dream! I consider myself pretty organized and usually think through every little thing, but Ellen truly knows the industry and had tons of tools, tips and just genuinely helpful and honest thoughts to help me along the way that would have otherwise never crossed my mind. She was so attentive to my random questions and made me feel at ease with every decision I had to make in the planning process – there are a lot of them and you really cannot underestimate the need to bounce them off an unbiased party (like your coordinator or planner, instead of a relative or friend). She was also so kind and helpful when I had some last minute things that I just could not get done or find in time to buy right before the wedding. What really surpassed my every expectation though, was how fantastic my wedding day went thanks to Ellen. Her timeline was the most detailed document I have ever seen, and it was so well thought-out that the evening flowed perfectly. She had copies for the parents and attendees at the rehearsal, and some of my bridesmaids thought it was so detailed they kept it for themselves to have on hand planning their own wedding! I have planned and worked events in the past so I understand the importance of a great timeline and flow, and making sure all of the behind the scenes logistics go as planned and Ellen did just that. Could go on and on about how grateful I am to have had Ellen a part of my wedding, but I'll just end with a sincere THANK YOU!!! Truly would not have been such a perfect day without you, Ellen :)
Bailee | Summerour Studio | Atlanta, GA | March 18, 2017

Ellen made my daughter's wedding day truly a day that I could relish in all the moments because she had taken care of all the details. A true professional; detailed, task oriented, knowledgeable and never wavering from her calm demeanor despite our excitement. I would recommend Ellen 1000 times over!

Bobbie Bell, Mother of the Bride | Barnsley Gardens | Adairsville, GA | October, 2016

My wife and I got married October 22nd and had the privilege to work with Ellen Thomas! From the day we met with her all the way through the end of our wedding she was AMAZING! She was always very responsive to calls or emails. She did an amazing job coordinating with all our vendors and making sure our wedding night ran smooth. We couldn't be happier with the way our wedding night went and we owe it all to Ellen!

Chris and Rachael | Bull Mountain Lodge | Dahlonega, GA | October 22, 2016

Choosing Ellen for our day-of planning was one of the best decisions we made for our wedding. With a keen eye for detail and outstanding professionalism, she went above and beyond to make our day run smoothly. She kept on top of all the small details that made our wedding special, and her organizational skills kept us on track throughout the planning process. She made every effort to reach out to us and our vendors to assist in coordination and offered to help with anything we needed. I can honestly say that she alone made our wedding better, easier, and stress-free than anyone else. We were worry- free throughout the day, and thanks to her we were able to enjoy the time with our friends and family. I cannot count the number of times we turned to each other and said "Thank god we booked Ellen." 10/10, would get married again if she were the planner.

Zack and Frances | The Estate | Atlanta, GA | May 6, 2016

Ellen and her team made my wedding day so much more wonderful. We hired Ellen as the Day-of Coordinator, but in reality she was involved in helping us pull everything together the entire month before. She worked tirelessly to make sure the day-of was executed flawlessly and went above and beyond every expectation. Both my husband and mother commented that we wouldn't have been able to do it without her! She managed all vendors to make sure that everyone knew exactly what to do and where to go. She created an incredibly detailed day-of timeline that had every single event planned. She was a great resource for other wedding details, which needed to be decided and finalized before the big day. She was essential in the planning process and made sure that as we got closer to our wedding day we wouldn’t be running around to get things in order. She was always available to talk either via email/text/phone. What was great is she always took the initiative to complete the next task for our wedding. I never had to approach her to make sure something was getting done because she was already on it. As we got closer to our wedding day, she was great at communicating with all of our vendors to make sure they had all of the necessary information. Our wedding day ran smoothly all thanks to Ellen and her team. I didn’t have to worry about a thing during our wedding. It is, without a doubt, the best money I spent for the whole wedding!

Abby and Mike | Piedmont Garden Tent | Atlanta, GA | May 21, 2016

Ellen and her assistants took a very complicated event in a nontraditional wedding venue and made magic! They were exceptional at rolling with the punches and seeing the priorities both leading up to the event as well as on the day-of. I am the type of bride who is never as organized as I would like to think I am and she made grace out of chaos. Thank you Ellen!

Mims and Jack | Private Residence | Mableton, GA | May 14, 2016