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When "clients" become friends, it's always bittersweet when your event planning needs come to an end....but thank you for your sweet words, much love! 




Janice & Maxwell

Married on 02/04/2023

We recently had the pleasure of working with Sam as our wedding planner, and we couldn't have been happier with the experience. From start to finish, she was organized, responsive, and incredibly skilled at bringing our vision for the wedding to life. She helped us with every aspect of wedding planning from vendor selection, design, budgeting, fine details and day-of logistics. 
The planning process was stress-free and enjoyable, thanks to Sam’s clear communication and attention to detail. She took the time to get to know us, and really listened to what we wanted for our big day. She also offered great suggestions and creative solutions for any issues that came up along the way. On the day of the wedding, Sam and her team were absolutely amazing. They kept everything running smoothly and seamlessly, and we didn't have to worry about a thing. They were always available for any questions or concerns that we had, and they went above and beyond to make sure that everything was perfect. Our wedding turned out better than either of us could have ever imagined. Overall, we would highly recommend Zest It Up to anyone looking for a talented, professional, and dedicated wedding planner. Sam truly made our wedding day unforgettable, and we can't thank her enough for all of her hard work and expertise.

Karissa & Ben

Married on 04/29/2023

Sam and her team at Zest It Up created the most perfect wedding of our dreams! Sam was so helpful in every conversation we had from planning, to budget, decor, food, etc. I would not have been able to do it without her. She put me at ease with the stress that wedding planning can ensue on a bride and assured me that everything would be taken care of (and it WAS!). She was very attentive in our planning meetings to ensure my vision would be executed and put together an amazing flroal design package that I could share with my florist. I loved having her take charge on emailing vendors with specific requests for the wedding and coordinating meetings with vendors. She created an amazing timeline and communicated clearly with every vendor I hired. The day was amazing all thanks to her!!

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Rachel & 

Married on 09/24/2022

I feel the need to start with the fact that my husband and I were skeptical on whether we actually needed a wedding coordinator for our wedding. However, I was going to school full time and didn’t want the added stress doing it all on my own so we went ahead and booked coordination services with Zest it Up. After the professionalism, attentive, friendly, responsiveness that Samantha expressed from day one (and we had a 2 year engagement) completely changed mine and Evan’s perspective for the best. We are SO happy we booked them. When Samantha found out she was due with her baby boy 2 weeks before our wedding, we still didn’t have a doubt in her ability to make it our dream day. She had so much help on our wedding weekend where my family and friends continued to recognize their hard work and organization. We can honestly say that Zest it Up was the BEST vendor we booked.

Jess & Abe

Married on 8/13/2022

Stop your search for the best wedding coordinator now and simply book Zest It Up! Even if you think you can do it all yourself (I get it – I did!) – Sam and her team are the partners you will want AND need to ensure your special day runs perfectly. Sam and her team exceeded our dreams and expectations. Throughout the planning process, Sam is a collaborative, creative, and an all-around nice human to have by your side. She provides access to Aisle Planner to collaborate and brainstorm, which is a type-A girls dream, and Sam is always quick to respond and offer advice or solutions. Then day-of, Sam and her wonderful team take control of execution, working in the background to ensure you and your guests have the best day ever and that the couple can happily soak in each moment. I would not hesitate to book them again or recommend to a friend. Thank you for making our day incredible and perfect! I am truly sad I won’t be regularly communicating with Sam and we will forever be grateful.


Stevie & Dom

Married on 7/30/2022

All I can see is, WOW! We cannot imagine having planned our wedding without Sam by our side every step of the way. From the first time we connected with her over the phone, and after reading through the details included in her packages/proposal, we knew Sam was the wedding coordinator/planner for us. Sam is incredibly experienced, detail oriented, thoughtful, easy-going, and an absolute pleasure to communicate with and work with. Right off the bat she helped us with planning around our wedding budget, proposed incredible vendors within our budget, and set us up on a wedding planning platform with a planning checklist that made the planning process and staying on-schedule a no-brainer. We bounced design ideas off each other, and any time we had questions, Sam would respond to an email/text/phone call right away. When we decided on our caterer and rental companies, Sam took care of all of the rental planning for us based off our planned guest count. This part of the process intimidated us and she made it effortless - glassware for the bar, silverware, linens, umbrellas, questions to ask the caterer around their rental name it, Sam planned for it. She also provided us with helpful "how-to" guides to help us make decisions with our other vendors and plan ahead for questions to ask. Sam came prepared with questions for us on every regularly scheduled sync call and kept us on track throughout the planning process. She also coordinated with all of our vendors to keep them on track as well. On our rehearsal and wedding days, Sam and her team flawlessly executed our vision and we didn't have to lift a finger or worry about a thing. Trust me, a wedding coordinator or planner will quickly become the most important vendor choice you make during the planning process. Sam and the Zesties are worth their weight in gold! It feels sad to part ways after planning together for so long, but we feel like we found a life long friend in Sam. What more could a bride and groom ask for?

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