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 with Laura Burchfield Events 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 and LBE. 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 1, 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 at Laura Burchfield 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 from Laura Burchfield Events 1000 times over!

Bobbie Bell, Mother of the Bride | Barnsley Gardens | Adairsville, GA | October 15, 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

Ellen Thomas brought our magical wedding at Barnsley Resort to the best and smoothest execution imaginable. Ellen is practical, flexible, organized, proactive, calming, and open to helping us deliver our dream while showing us how to make it happen. I would hire her in a second for our next wedding and would expand my hiring to other business events.  Ellen is a Gem. I highly recommend her...no questions asked!  Thank you!!

Lisa Malvea, Mother of the Bride | Barnsley Gardens Resort | Adairsville, GA | July 8, 2017 (through Laura Burchfield Events)