"I hired Lauren THREE WEEKS before my wedding! My only regret: not hiring her sooner! Even though we only had three weeks to plan together, if you saw how my wedding turned out you would have thought we had been working together for a year! She pulled off my exact vision! A joy to work with! Highly recommend!" - Haylee Bacon Dennis 

"Simply southern events was great! Thinking that I could take on my daughter' wedding, Lauren came in and really made me realize there was no way I could have planned and enjoyed this special day. She stepped right in and took over letting me step back and have no stress at all. I will always remember her saying to myself and mother of the groom that she wanted us to be able to take care of ourselves and not to worry about anything and that is just what we did. Thank you again for making Emily and Chads day so special." - Ellen Snyder (Mother of the Bride)

"Lauren with Simply Southern Events was WONDERFUL! She made our special day one that we will never ever forget! She was there to take care of anything that needed to be done and let us enjoy our day! Lauren was prompt and always on top of everything, making sure everything was the way I always dreamed! I highly recommend Simply Southern Events for any type of event planning that you may need!" -Emily Snyder Anderson

Great job Lauren. It was a beautiful wedding and a perfect night for Emily and Chad. Thanks for everything!!! - Debra Anderson (Mother of the Groom)

"Simply Southern Events was simply amazing!! 
We worked primarily with Kelly, and during the entire wedding planning process I could not of asked for a more supportive wedding planner. Every dream I had, Kelly thought of a way to make it happen. She knew my vision, and everything was executed with that in mind. 
Even more, she was extremely flexible in her meeting times, which was extremely helpful to my mom and I since I lived out of town, and even stood in for me at meetings I was unable to attend. She was also always organized, and responsive to our millions of emails. 
We worked with Lauren closer to the wedding, and she was equally as wonderful. Again, flexible, confident, organized and always with our vision in mind. 
I can't say enough great things about Simply Southern Events - we had the wedding at my parent's house, and it could of been an extremely stressful situation. But with the Simply girls, the day was a smooth, calm and wonderful experience. Thank you!!" -Sarah Jordan Redding

"Lauren & Kelly were fantastic! They always got back to me right away whenever I had a question and {they} had lots of great suggestions throughout the planning process. The day of the wedding we had to change our ceremony site very last second and there is absolutely no way we could have had our ceremony how we wanted it without their help. They were amazing and I cannot recommend Simply Southern Events enough!!” -Jennifer McGuire Dresser

"Wonderful! So much fun and great at keeping me relaxed. Kelly and Lauren are the best! :-)" - Elizabeth Amrhein

"I am so pleased with the service we received from Simply Southern Events. I live in NYC (I am from Tallahassee), and planning from afar was stressful. Lauren and Kelly took away that stress and made me feel completely at ease - and for good reason! - and orchestrated the day beautifully. 
Lauren (my "head" planner, though Kelly was there for many of the meetings and a great help for the weekend) was always available via email or phone to answer any questions we had. She also thought of EVERYTHING and made sure we had our bases covered ahead of time. This was such a peace of mind - she knew exactly what was going to happen (and even things that probably wouldn't happen, but she was ready for them!) and I trusted her 100%. It is hard for me to relinquish control, especially with something like my wedding, but I felt more than comfortable handing her the reins with complete confidence, knowing everything would go smoothly. 
My confidence was well-founded, as the wedding turned out beautifully, and just as I had always envisioned. All of my ideas - photos from blogs, sad sketches of my own design, babbling words - were taken and formed into the perfect day. In the days before the wedding, Lauren and Kelly took the time to meet us at the reception site and collect all of the little details that we wanted set up. They walked us through how everything would go and made sure that our ideas would be realized. 
They worked seamlessly with our other vendors, ensuring that everyone was exactly where they should be at a given time. Lauren even acted as my therapist, calming me down during a mini-freakout on the morning of the wedding. She would say the five best words you can ever ask for from a wedding planner, "I'll take care of it," and she would. Whether it be cleaning my rings or politely and firmly speaking with a hotel manager, Lauren had it covered. This was invaluable! 
I honestly cannot say enough good things about Lauren and Kelly. Without them, my mom and I could not have enjoyed the day as much as we did. They were worth the money, and more. I highly recommend them to all brides planning a wedding in the Tallahassee area. You will not regret it!"       - Meredith Brown McNamara

“Lauren & Kelly are the absolute best! They took in everything we said and saw our vision and made it happen. The wedding was fabulous and we had such a good time. As mother of the bride, I was able to enjoy the day and feel confident that everything was under control. It was a pleasure to share this special time with you.” - Carol Brown (Mother of the Bride)

“Kelly and Lauren of Simply Southern Events were so wonderful to work with. I hate to imagine the week before the wedding and especially the day of the wedding without them! They were incredibly sweet and always remained on top of everything. They kept everything running smoothly, and helped deal with a particularly stressful rain shower ten minutes before the ceremony. I was able to remain calm while they can around behind the scenes figuring everything out. They even had a very sweet surprise waiting on me at the salon the morning of the wedding. They were worth every penny! -Gamble Gluesenkamp Scott

Kelly and Lauren are the true calm in the storm and the day of the wedding proved it. When the rain appeared at my daughter's garden wedding they had just the trouble shooting options and put them to use. Mother and bride were able to remain calm and everything went off beautifully. While we had chosen them for day of coordination, they were available both by email and phone any time we needed them prior to the wedding. Such attention to detail getting to know about the entire wedding party too. Very hard working team and Simply Southern can certainly help may your day all you dream of. Thanks to the special mother of the bride and bride touches day of too!! - Ellen Gluesenkamp (Mother of the Bride)

"Kelly was beyond helpful! She took all of the small details that were stressing me out and helped turn them into the amazing wedding I was dreaming of. There's no way it would have been possible without her. She is extremely organized and on top of things. She called all of the vendors regularly and they've all been raving about working with her as well. She did all of this while maintaining a sense of humor and remaining calm. I'm still in awe of her and highly recommend using her for any of your event planning needs!" - Jessica D.

"Kelly was invaluable in coordinating our daughter's wedding and reception at our home. She worked with us from the beginning and managed all of the vendors, she was at every meeting and was full of experience and knowledge about planning weddings. The day of the wedding was so relaxing and enjoyable for us all because she was there running the entire day." - Leslie R.

"A truly picture perfect wedding is in the details and Simply Southern Events can ensure that every detail is covered for your perfect day. The girls of SSE ensured my daughter had a day that met all of her dreams, and helped me, the mother of the bride relax and enjoy family and friends. For a cost effective team that will work with you in any manner, total event planning, week of last minute details or day of the event coordinating, contact Simply Southern Events - ask for Kelly and Lauren. They have great ideas that will appeal to everyone!" -Mrs. Bob Jackson

"Kelly is an amazing event planner. I have had the pleasure of working with her on 2 events, both very near and dear to my heart. First, Kelly worked with me and my family on organizing a fundraising event for our foundation honoring my late brother. With Kelly's diligence and expertise we were able to raise more than $10,000 for the Dallas DuBose Memorial Fund. She is incredibly organized and always has inventive ways of doing things.
Second, I worked with her on my wedding. And thank goodness for her. She pulled everything together better than I had even imagined. She took all of the stress off my shoulders. Everything was executed exactly as I had explained to her and she brought excellent ideas to the table that were a big hit the day of. The best decision I made with regards to the wedding, aside from the groom, was bringing Kelly on board. I highly, highly recommend Kelly for any party, big or small." - Jess L.