Johnell was my wedding planner, and she was a complete God send! I had to plan my wedding from Seattle, WA, and Johnell everything come together. She made everything straightforward and was easy to work with.
Even my wedding party and family was complimenting Johnell & her staff on how helpful and organized she was. Clearly Classy was on top of everything on the day of. I am so grateful that I went to Clearly Classy for my wedding.
I was the Maid of Honor in my Best Friend's Wedding in Austin, TX last weekend and I cannot say enough good things about Clearly Classy Events and Johnell Huebner. The Wedding was held at the French Legation Museum so it was 100% outdoors, in 100+ degree heat, and Johnell was there early and stayed late herself to set up and tear down. Everything was coordinated precisely and went off seamlessly allowing the family and guests to simply relax and enjoy a gorgeous event. Johnell was a trusted adviser when it came to vendor selection and management, which gave my friend a chance to have the wedding she imagined at a price that fit her budget. Her recommendations were phenomenal - from catering, to photography, to misting fan rental - there was no detail that was missed. At the wedding, Johnell and I talked extensively (she is an absolute delight to be around), and she let me know that when the day comes for my own wedding that she would be more than happy to make the trip to NC -- which is an offer that I will definitely be taking her up on!
Maid of Honor
Upon getting engaged, I initially began trying to try to plan the wedding myself. I quickly realized that it was going to be a full time job and that I was not nearly educated enough on what needed to be done. However, I was just a "normal" bride - did I really need to hire a wedding planner? It seemed like such a lavish expense and something only rich people did.
I initially met with Johnell over a cup of coffee, expressing to her my needs and fears. Almost immediately, I was in love with her personality and her approach, and knew that I could trust her with this special event and that she had my best interests at heart. Ultimately, Johnell MORE than paid for herself, whether it was the vendor rates she secured because of her relationships and experience, or the peace of mind that she gave me. She knew every single thing that needed to be done, which company to go with to get the best service and rate, and was there for me throughout the entire planning process and day of.
I can't imagine what the process would have been like if I had not hired Johnell. The wedding was such a success and I know that it was 99% her hard work and expertise that contributed to it. I could go on and on (and on) about Johnell. She is absolutely wonderful and helped me have a very classy, fun wedding.
Johnell was the wedding planner for my daughter's wedding June 21, 2014. This was my daughters dream wedding and Johnell helped make her dream come true! She took on the huge task of all of our requests and gathered and worked with all of the vendors needed from the custom designed invitations to the china and sequin linens to the flowers to the string quartet to the Cinderella horse drawn carriage and everything in between! Johnell made sure that nothing was ordered or confirmed without our approval. The wedding was absolutely beautiful! We could not have done it without her! The wedding took a year of planning and many meetings, and I know we have made a life long friend. I highly recommend Johnell as the wedding planner for your wedding!
Mother of the Bride
I got married in San Antonio this past July and I had the pleasure of working with Johnell in the wedding planning process. I knew I had to find a planner; for one I didn't know the first thing about planning a wedding, and two I live just outside of Washington D.C. which would make find vendors on my own hard. When I first called Johnell and explained I was looking for a planner, she had a moment and asked me some questions about what I had in mind for our wedding. After that half hour conversation, I knew I wanted Johnell to plan our wedding. She was so professional and when I contacted her references they all said the same thing that they loved working with Johnell. I explained that I was going to need a lot of hand holding and went with her princess package. She has great vendor connections and found us just about all of our vendors and they were all so great to work with and reasonably priced. If we had an idea for something to include in the wedding or reception we would just let Johnell know and she would make it happen. The weekend of the wedding I had such a huge weight off my shoulder because I didn't have to worry about anything. I know Johnell had everything under control and everything was going to be fine. I had a schedule of the day of events that let me know what was happening when from morning until the end of the reception. She had 2 assistants with her the day of the wedding and everyone was so great to work with. Everyone had such an incredible time and I could not have planned this wedding without Johnell. She had so many good ideas that we used and she was so fun and easy to work with. I would HIGHLY recommend Johnell or any of the ladies at Clearly Classy Events if you are looking for help planning your big day.
Clearly Classy Events' made my son and daughter-in-law's wedding an amazing, wonderful, magical experience for everyone. From the first interaction until after the last after-wedding brunch, Johnell Huebner handled everything to perfection. Our family has been fortunate to have attended parties all over the world, and none was more professionally organized and fun that the wedding that Johnell and her team did last week-end for our family. She and the others at Clearly Classy are the best!
Ambassador David A. Gross
Father of the Groom
Now that the wedding dust has cleared I just wanted to take the time to write you an email and tell you thank you for all of the work you did for our wedding. You brought everything together so beautifully and made the day go by so seamlessly. I was afraid that I would be stressed out on my wedding day with last minute details but you allowed me to relax and enjoy the day. Also, I talked with my parents and other family friends that helped at the wedding and they all raved about how great of a job you did! Your services were priceless and I can honestly say hiring you was one of the best investments we made for the wedding.
I have already told many engaged friends about you! After hiring you I am a firm believer in how important a wedding day coordinator is. Thanks again for all that you did!
Johnell planned both my sister's and my wedding and did a fantastic job. She always goes above and beyond the call of duty and will help you with anything that you may need. Johnell has a great list of reliable and quality vendors that she has an ongoing relationship with which is also a plus. We didn't have to worry about researching any of that ourselves! Clearly Classy is an outstanding company, and I would recommend any of them to plan your event!
Johnell and her team at Clearly Classy Events planned my destination wedding from arrival to departure. She not only orchestrated the event, but planned every detail making it a special, unique experience for everyone that participated. The best part about it was that I didn't have to worry or make all the decisions. I also didn't have to answer questions about day of events, because everything was directed to Johnell. She arranged adventures for the guests and included details such as welcome baskets in each of the rooms, plan of events, and everything in between. I have also had the opportunity to work with Johnell on political fundraisers and everything is always organized, creative and top notch. I highly recommend hiring Johnell and Clearly Classy Events for any type of event planning. You definitely get more than what you pay for when you hire this pretty perfect planner!
I think I have finally come out of my honeymoon cloud that I've been on since our wedding two weeks ago. I owe you such a huge thank-you for all that you did to help us prepare for the wedding and all you did to make sure it ran smoothly. It was the dream wedding I had wanted- and Dirk feels the same way!! I would gladly recommend you on any site you're listed on. You calmed my nerves pre-wedding, and during the wedding. Thank you, thank you.
Lindsay (Dalmolin) Doud
I just wanted to take a minute to thank you for absolutely EVERYTHING you did to keep things going smoothly at our wedding. You are very professional and easy to work with. All of our guests had a wonderful time but not as good as a time a Ryan and I. It was the perfect weekend and it will be one we will remember for the rest of our lives.
Thank you again!