The History of Wedding Cake The wedding cake is an age-old tradition dating all the way back to Roman times. The cake was literally smashed over the bride’s head and while that seems a bit cruel, it was meant to bring the happy couple good luck. From the time it...
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When asking for help with your wedding, there are always uncertainties as to what is proper etiquette for what you can expect from your bridal party. Here are some things that are typically expected from the bridal party: First and foremost, don’t be ashamed to...
We’ve all seen it happen at bridal showers. As the bride is opening her gifts, either she hands the ribbons off to a family member or a bridesmaid or there’s a mad dash to find the ribbons in the pile of wrapping paper. Usually this is done for a bride to have a...
We used Jo Ann and Apropos Creations last year for our major manufacturing Tech Summit here at CyberSmart in Chandler, AZ. Her planning, preparation, food, and cost were top-notch. I would highly recommend her for your events.
In almost every way, Jo Ann was the perfect wedding planner/architect. We are based on the East coast but had our hearts set on a three-day Fusion Indian/American wedding in Sedona. Needless to say, there were a ton of logistics that had to be handled. Jo Ann handled them to perfection! What makes Jo Ann an amazing professional to work with is that she has a keen eye for detail while also always considering your overall vision (and budget) for the wedding. She was just as knowledgeable about the intricacies of an Indian wedding as she was with an American one. Jo Ann puts brides and grooms at complete ease and is a phenomenal person and planner! We could not have gotten married without her.
JoAnn was amazing on our wedding day. I am a very detailed oriented person, and she nailed everything perfectly. We had dual Catholic and Hindu Wedding ceremonies with multiple transitions and outfit changes, but that did not phase JoAnn. Everything leading up to the wedding day was executed perfectly. She was always ready to find a solution for any issues or problems we had, and I will say that after the wedding was done I had multiple guests come up to me and complement our wedding and planner. I even had a few Indian guests tell me it was one of the best Indian weddings they had ever been too. I highly recommend her whether it is a traditional wedding or an Indian wedding.
She is extremely proactive, dedicated, and LOTS of fun to work with! From the very beginning, she outlined every detail and kept things moving along in the planning process. We had issues with our wedding site, and she was able to smooth things over quickly and easily. We would strongly recommend her to anyone.
Jo Ann helped us make our dream wedding a reality and I can't imagine planning a wedding without her! We are based in California and Jo Ann helped us plan a full-day Indian fusion wedding in Sedona. She is incredibly detail-oriented, patient, and is fun to work with. In addition to overall wedding coordination, Jo Ann also did all of the design decor for our wedding based on our colors and our desire to incorporate Indian and Mexican/desert elements. Everything was stunning and way better than I could have imagined! Jo Ann and her assistant made sure that our wedding day ran smoothly - we were able to enjoy our day and be present without worrying about any logistical details. After working with Jo Ann for about 9 months, I now miss talking to her every week! Thank you, Jo Ann, for everything.
Jo Ann and her Apropos team helped coordinate our 3 day, 300-person, Indian wedding. They were outstanding through the entire preparation and event, we highly recommend them for any related event. They came prepared for each vendor meeting, improvised well, and organized all details to perfection. Jo Ann, specifically as the team leader, communicated well with us and handled unexpected issues extremely well. Apropos was thorough in their preparation so that we were able to enjoy the event worry-free. We particularly appreciated the check lists we were presented leading up to the event, to ensure we had all of our bases covered. Again, we can't say enough about how satisfied we were with Apropos' ability to plan, coordinate, facilitate, and execute our wedding event.
There are not enough superlatives to describe JoAnn and Apropos Creations! Hiring Jo Ann as our wedding planner was the best decision we ever made. Our wedding was multicultural (Hindu/Buddhist) and consisted of multiple events that took place over an entire weekend. We had no idea where to start and were taken aback by everything that needed to be done in order to carry out our vision. After meeting JoAnn for the first time, we knew that she was the wedding planner for us. Her knowledge of multicultural weddings, Indian weddings in particular, blew us away.
We hired Jo Ann as a wedding planner for our south Indian traditional wedding. She was super easy to work with and was very responsive. She provided us with a sample timeline which helped us prepare our own timeline. She further reviewed our timeline and pointed out missing items. Once she had our timeline she contacted all the vendors and made sure everyone was aware of the events/rituals. Thanks to her all our vendors were well prepared on our wedding day. During one of our traditional Indian ritual, we needed a certain prop. Within minutes she found the prop and made sure the ritual happened on schedule.
Jo Ann and her team were so easy to work with. Jo Ann is flexible and well versed in managing Indian weddings, which are large family affairs! She is well-liked and respected by other vendors you are bound to work with while planning your wedding which creates seamless synergy and a smooth process! There were some hiccups along the way but Jo Ann always found a solution to fix them and was able to manage two type-A personalities (me and my mom) through the planning process! Our day almost got rained on but Jo Ann made sure we had several viable backup options and made us feel totally at ease when making the final call for our ceremony location!
Where to even begin? Jo Ann is amazing! WOW. Talk about detail oriented. We would have been a disaster without her. She made putting all the details together and the actual day of... STRESS-FREE.
There is no doubt that she loves her job. I would feel more than comfortable recommending Jo Ann and her company to anyone who is looking for a coordinator.
Jo Ann was an angel. She quickly builds trust and rapport, which is crucial when planning such a personal event. Jo Ann is organized, responsive, and always providing solutions. She was great about letting us go at our own pace and really supported all of our efforts. I never hesitated to reach out with any questions or concerns. My only regret is that I didn't hire her to do my ENTIRE wedding! I would recommend Jo Ann to ANY bride. She is flexible and will be as hands-on as you need. What a breath of fresh air!
Immediately from our initial meeting with Jo Ann, we appreciated her easy-going and amiable demeanor, and knew she would be perfect to work with! Working with her made it seem more like a close family friend was helping us, more than a hired vendor. Her constant presence throughout all of the planning, especially our final planning and stress-filled days, made everything much more manageable. She understands the stress couples are under while planning and executing a wedding, and works her butt off to quell as much stress as possible! I even called her my saving grace because that's what she was!
If you want to actually ENJOY your wedding day, hire Apropos Creations. Jo Ann is worth every penny! My only regret – I hired her for just the day-of. I wish we had hired her to help with some of the planning. During the weeks leading up to the wedding (and especially during the week of), I couldn’t wait for my wedding day, because I knew Jo Ann would take over and everything would be okay. We had a very complex wedding with a huge guest list and two full receptions in the same day. Everything was perfect – thanks to Jo Ann and Apropos Creations. This was – without a doubt – the best decision I made… after saying yes to my husband!
We cannot thank you enough for making our wedding such a special and memorable event. You truly helped to make our dreams of a desert/ Mexican/ Indian (Southeast Asian) extravaganza come true! Thank you very much for being there each step of the way- your support meant so much to us- beyond the wedding planning duties. Wishing you many years of love, happiness and joy as you continue to make couples’ dreams a reality! With <3