Candice & Tyson:
I couldn't have lucked out with a better wedding planner than Becky Lampp of Spanish Oak Events. She is simply the best! My husband and I are from Washington, DC, so this was a destination wedding for us. We'd interviewed a few other planners before deciding on Spanish Oak Events and Becky was the only one who was excited about bringing our OWN vision to life, and she did so with warmth, enthusiasm, and a positive spirit! From the start, she worked within our budget and brought us excellent vendor choices to see our grandiose Gatsby themed wedding through! She went above and beyond for us, even lending an ear to get us past some of those stressful moments that come with wedding planning. <3 From start to finish, she kept us informed and on track every step of the way. She has developed great relationships with top vendors in NOLA, which made the process even that much more enjoyable. She even had a ride waiting for my mother and I when we visited for my tasting. The day of the wedding, we ran into a few logistical hiccups because it rained, but Becky handled everything with ease. We never saw her flustered! :) And, everyone is still raving about how wonderful everything turned out; Becky is pretty much part of the family now! We love Becky and Spanish Oak Events because she listens, she's professional, and she thinks outside the box. Whatever she needs to do to make YOUR vision come to life, she will do. Go with Spanish Oak Events and you'll have the best experience you could ask for!
Juhi & Rohit:
I wish I could give Becky a 10 out of 5 stars. She and her team were absolutely incredible! My husband and I were both from out of town and this was a destination wedding, plus it was a complex multi-day Indian wedding so we had a lot going on and Becky handled everything with competence and a smile. No task was too big or too small. Although we hired her for weekend-of support, she got very involved about two months out to make sure she was completely familiar with all of our vendors and our schedule. She helped fill in the gaps in our schedule to ensure it was extremely detailed and helped us find additional vendors whom we had not yet booked. She was in contact with all vendors in the weeks leading up to the wedding and during the weekend-of to ensure everyone was aware of the schedule, last minute changes, etc. and this meant we didn't have to worry about our vendors at all and could just focus on celebrating with our family and friends. Many small things that were out of our control went wrong (as they always do) - examples include unusually cold weather in New Orleans during the weekend and the police not showing up for our 2nd line parade even though we had a permit, and she was did whatever it took to make sure none of these challenges posed a problem to us or our guests. We didn't even know about the police issue until after the wedding! She brought additional staff with her during the wedding day to make sure everything was as smooth as possible (and did not charge us extra for this extra help). She was extremely easy to talk to, always available, highly responsive and so pleasant! Lastly, she is also very reasonably priced, especially for how much she above and beyond she goes for every detail and every request. I know my mom (mother-of-the-bride) was extremely pleased as well!
Ashley & Matthew:
I want to start off by saying Becky is phenomenal in her profession. If you are on the fence about hiring a wedding planner or even someone for day of, I’m advising you to do so! Becky was a miracle worker for my mom and I. Everything we asked of her, she came thru and accomplished it for us. She was truly a blessing to work with and I highly recommend her! Her personality is just the icing on the cake. She is always willing to go above and beyond for you to make your day special. Thank you Becky for making my day so smooth and stress free! Also for the countless meetings at the NOPSI listening to my mom and I’s vision come together! You were a joy to work with!
Joe & Tim:
It was love at first call... We knew instantly from the first 5 minute call with Becky and Spanish Oak Events that she was our planner. Instantly, it was like we knew her forever, and we could trust her with the biggest day of our lives. We were a couple from NYC and was planning a wedding for over 100 guests all of which would be traveling to a city that most have never been. Though I have experience doing events in NYC, I was certainly a fish out of water in NOLA. We traveled to NOLA over a long weekend to meet Becky and plan our wedding together. We came in tow with my Italian Mother, dad, and sister (MOH) and all their opinions :). The moment we met Beck face to face she presented us with a welcome bag filled with itineraries for the weekend, macrons, and her confidence that she would be by our side the whole way through. In one weekend we saw over a dozen Venues, 2 cake tastings, 2 bands, a full catering tasting and two florists. She was indeed with us every step of the way. Each morning began with her and her smile in our hotel lobby, and each evening ended with her dropping us off there. She took the time to really get to know us, learn what our aesthetic was and offer suggestions and solutions to our vision we would not think of. By the end of the weekend we pretty much had our Wedding planned and cued up ready to go. The next year we would talk to Becky almost daily for informal check ins, but also formal weekly calls. When things got rough... which they always do when planning wedding let alone a destination wedding, she was there to represent us, but also calm us down when needed. Without a doubt Becky put her entire self into our wedding. We felt often we are her only clients, only surprised to learn we weren't when we saw her celebrating her other couples on Instagram :) . Becky was with us from our first call until the sparkler send off at the end or our wedding and beyond. My only regret is that I plan to get married only once and I won't be able to use her again for my next wedding. They say a wedding planner is the gift you give yourself when getting married, and those words could not be Truer. Becky was the gift that kept on giving. Though Becky is the face and muscle behind Spanish oak Events, her team are just as incredible and confident as she is. Spanish Oaks is not just our wedding planner they are our family!!!!!
Samantha & TJ:
I mean..do you know what uplighting is?!? Me either. That is why you need Becky Lampp! This review will not come close to the full scope of praise I have for Spanish Oak Events. I got married about 6 months ago, and 3 weeks prior to that date, our venue decided to put a ban on bands and become altogether impossible to work with. Becky immediately began work on finding a replacement venue that was able to accommodate all of our previously contracted vendors, negotiate pricing within our budget, and open their doors to us on such short notice. The result was an amazing and beautiful day that we will not soon forget!! I would urge anyone on the fence considering adding a wedding coordinator to the planning process to schedule a phone conversation with Becky for the following reasons: 1. She is a consummate professional throughout the entire process, and is able to navigate lots of personalities during a highly charged event. 2. She returns texts/calls promptly, and always has a workable answer to questions. 3. She has a vast local network of vendors at all price points (who all have great things to say about her), and is able to obtain quotes at lightning speed. 4. Rather than guesswork, she employs computer programs to determine spacial layouts of venues so that you can specifically design ceremony and reception layouts (and order the perfect amount of tables, chairs...). 5. She will provide her professional opinion on all topics wedding related, but ultimately respect your wishes and vision for your DAY. 6. And lastly, she continues to be very encouraging and positive throughout the whole process with thank you notes, a cute pre-wedding gift, and post-wedding compliments. Good luck to everyone on your wedding day, and know that you're making the right decision in choosing Spanish Oak Events!!
Hiring Becky Lampp and her team was the best decision we made during this entire wedding process. Becky is the best of the best and we would HIGHLY recommend her. On every call, she was organized and always thought of things we didn’t – she thinks of the details and logistics. As a Brooklyn-based couple planning a wedding in New Orleans, we needed an organized person on the ground who knew the best vendors and who could handle a wedding of 240 people and 19+ vendors and Becky delivered. She knows the best vendors in the business and has a great reputation and working relationship with each of them. She also has an eye for design and our ceremony and reception looked beautiful in large part because of her. As an LGBT couple, she made sure to surround us with accepting vendors and had creative ideas about the structure for a non-traditional wedding. On our wedding day, Becky was calm, organized, kind and positive. She made sure we were always taken care of, on schedule and low stress. At the reception, her team made sure both of us and our parents always had a drink in our hands. Our parents were very impressed with her and her team and we could not have done this process without her. My wife still says this was the best money we ever spent. On a personal note, Becky and her husband Tom, who worked with her, are wonderful and kind people who will literally invite you into their home. We consider them friends and cannot recommend them more. They are truly the best of the best.