Love Notes

We have been blessed with so many kind words from our couples and families. To read more, visit,  The Knot and Wedding Wire!

 
 

Lori and her team are incredible and we are so glad we made the decision to hire her as our wedding planner! Lori truly made planning our wedding a fun, enjoyable, and creative process. She asked us questions to get a sense of who we were as a couple and what we envisioned. When we hired Lori, we were confident that she would do an excellent job planning and coordinating our wedding. What we didn’t expect but were pleasantly surprised by (and so thankful for) was that she became not only our wedding planner but our friend. Lori is enthusiastic, professional, kind, and genuine. We loved working with Lori! If you are looking for a wedding planner/coordinator, Lori and her team are the best!
~Gemma + Zach, Port Gamble, July 14, 2018


Lori and I met the week after I got engaged and it was an instant connection!! It is hard to put into words the impact Lori had on our wedding day. She truly was THE most important part and vendor in not only planning but executing our wedding. We were so lucky to work with Lori the entirety of our 10 month engagement, and truly would not have been able to do it without her. Throughout planning, she provided SEVERAL suggestions for vendors, ideas for decor, and quick responses to any and every question I had. Her demeanor was always welcoming and calm, which always calmed me down whenever I was feeling stressed! She made sure we were getting the highest quality for our money as we contacted and booked other vendors. During our wedding, she truly executed everything PERFECTLY, and we could not be happier with how the planning process and the day went. If you're looking to truly ENJOY your engagement and wedding planning process, look no further. Lori is the best of the best!
~Jordyn + Gavin, The Kelley Farm, June 24, 2018


My husband and I hired Lori to help us coordinate our very small wedding/elopement (6 people). She never once made us feel our wedding was “too small” to be important. She made sure all of the pieces came together to ensure our day was exactly what we wanted it to be. We are out of town clients (based basically across the country) and the entire time I felt like she was accessible and easy to reach. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!! Thank you for making our wedding day so incredibly special.
-Megan & Ryan, TreeHouse Point, June 18, 2018


   Image by Wyat L. Taylor

Image by Wyat L. Taylor

Lori Losee is an amazing, skilled, organized, caring, badass who made my day everything and more! My venue, not to be named, was a challenge at times. Lori stepped in and did the dirty work getting them to respond to our questions and took a lot off my plate. She made sure to keep everything light and happy for me and my husband so we were stress free. Even thought the wedding was a few months ago, Lori is STILL working with me and my family to discuss some complaints to the venue. On top of planning the wedding, I started a new job, traveled for work, and got a puppy. Wedding planning can be stressful at times, but Lori was there every step of the way and made me feel like a spoiled princess. If you want a badass who treats you like their only bride, you better hire Lori Losee!
~Chelsea + Gavin, May 26, 2018

 

To all brides and their mothers planning a wedding... If you truly want to enjoy your/your daughter's wedding get a wedding planner or day of coordinator! They are worth every penny! Lori Losee and her team were amazing!!!! My daughter and I are big planners and initially felt we really didn't need help but once we realized how many things needed to be done just before or the day of the wedding we promptly hired Lori. Our venue claimed to be all inclusive but we started reading bad reviews, planning information got lost and emails went unanswered in a timely matter or not at all we knew we needed back up. Lori is professional, on the ball and a true delight to work with!
~Lori, Mother of the Bride


After my soon to be sister-in-law declined to help set up parts of the reception site, I knew I had to break down and finally ask for professional help. Lori was recommended by another vendor who went above and beyond to find us help. My first phone call with Lori was more or less me in tears wondering how in the world everything I had carefully planned over the last year was going to happen without me doing it. Yes, I am a type A person. We hired Lori only 3 weeks before our wedding!!! If there was one thing I could do over it would be meeting and hiring her from the very beginning! Even though I already had all the vendors, decorations, and vision of how our day would play out, it would have never come close to the awesome day it was without Lori. She immediately jumped in and put all my worries at ease. She answered my questions without hesitation and could finish my sentences by our first and only in-person meeting. Her drive and positive attitude made the energy of the day rise to a level everyone felt and appreciated. If you are wondering if hiring a wedding planner is worth the money, the answer is yes! If you are lucky enough to meet and work with Lori, your wedding will be amazing. Thank you Lori! xoxox
~Tanya + Joe, Brown Family Homestead, May 19, 2018


  Photo by Josh Fernandez Photography

Photo by Josh Fernandez Photography

At first my wife and I were going to try planning our wedding on our own. Perhaps the best decision we made in the planning process was scratching that idea and hiring Lisa at Elegant Affairs to take care of us. We had such an amazing experience working with Lisa and couldn’t imagine going through the process without her. I wish we could give a ten star rating especially on value. She was at our beckon call whether it be by email, text, telephone or in person for questions both big and small from the day we hired her until even after the event itself. Weddings are expensive but you won’t find better use of your money than making Elegant Affairs a part of your experience. Not only was Lisa critical to planning the wedding, but the day of was such an incredible and wonderful but fast blur of events we are so thankful she was there to ensure it all happened seamlessly and without need of any stress for us as we were able to just relax and enjoy it! Lisa truly went above and beyond whether it be picking up donuts and cookies to bring to the venue or picking up and returning chalk boards and easels. Stop what you are doing and hire Elegant Affairs to help you plan the most important day of your life!!!
~Matt + Kimle, Historic 1625, May 19, 2018


As a mom of 3 girls, I always wondered what my daughters’ wedding days would be like.  I am so blessed that I was able to witness two amazing weddings in one year!  My oldest, Taryn, met and fell in love with Lori and Elegant Affairs and knew she needed them by her side to help bring her vision to fruition.  I don’t know what we would have done without Lori’s expertise, determination and professionalism.  She expertly dealt with a very difficult and uncommunicative venue manager to create the perfect day.  Although there were many challenges for Lori – we saw none of it and the day was smooth and relaxed.  I had so many of my friends comment on how calm I was and how amazing the entire night went!

A month later, my second daughter, Tatum, got engaged and decided on a date less than a year away.  She knew she wanted Lori to help her create her perfect day.  Once again, Lori and her staff expertly helped facilitate an unforgettable day that perfectly represented Tatum and her husband.   Although the two weddings were so different in many ways- both were seamless, smooth and so enjoyable to those of us who were involved. 

Having worked in the wedding business myself years ago, I did question if hiring a wedding planner may be an unnecessary extravagance.   After all we went through- that thought was quickly erased, and I will never question the value and absolute necessity of having Elegant Affairs assist in my daughter’s weddings.  Luckily, I will have a little break until our third daughter is married- but I do know that Lori & Elegant Affairs will be there to create the perfect day!  Thank you, Lori, for everything
~Julie Tobiassen, Mother of the Brides


Lori and her team were exceptional to work with! Initially we were hesitant to hire a coordinator because we wanted a small wedding without too many moving parts, but explored the idea after speaking with recently wed friends and family. It became apparent during the consultation that there were several aspects we had not yet considered and we left confident that Lori would help ensure a seamless and stress free day. Now looking back, there is no doubt hiring Lori was one of our best wedding planning decisions. She took detailed notes at our venue meetings on everything from decor arrangement to food allergies. On our wedding day Lori and Lisa transformed the space into the twinkling botanical dinner party vibe we envisioned while we were busy hiking through the forest and taking photos. They, together with Spotify, were our music djs, our sparkler lighters, our time keepers, and at the end of the night they returned the space back to its original form. Our wedding day went on without a hiccup and without us having to do anything but enjoy the moments. We could not have done it without Lori and Elegant Affairs.
~Cindy + Dustin,  Salish Lodge, February 24, 2018


Ever since I met Lori I knew I wanted her to be the one to plan my wedding. I've known Lori for as long as I can remember even having attended her wedding. I wasn't originally asking her because I wanted her to be a guest, that is until our original gal quit on us with only a few weeks left. I asked Lori for the biggest favor and she was able to save our day and made it the best day we've ever had. Lori made all of our dreams come true, and she even helped with things that were well beyond what she was asked. I couldn't have asked for a better wedding and I would recommend Elegant Affairs to anyone.
~Blake + Allie, Hotel San Cristobal (Todos Santos, Mexico), February 3, 2018


Ever since I met Lori I knew I wanted her to be the one to plan my wedding. Lori made all of my wedding dreams come true. She is so attentive to detail and makes sure everything gets done while staying on schedule. She is so professional and amazing at what she does. There is no way our wedding would have come together without her. She made sure the whole day was only about the two of us and she made sure that if something went wrong, that my husband and I didn't know about it. Our day was so stress free and came together perfectly and I owe most of that to Lori and her team. We couldn't have asked for a better wedding and I would recommend Elegant Affairs to anyone.
~Brittany + Bo, Olson Mansion, January 13, 2018

Lori is absolutely amazing in every way!! Her goal is to ensure not just a stress free wedding, but a truly magical experience for everyone! Our daughter had the most perfect wedding - Lori far exceeded all our expectations and became like family to all of us! Can’t wait for our other kids to get married so we can do this all over again with Lori and her team!!
~Renee, Mother of the Bride, Olson Mansion, January 13, 2018


 

Wow is all I can say! Lisa was the coordinator for our 80 guest military wedding that involved a ceremony on JBLM and a reception 30 min south of there. Lisa was amazing with timelines, assisting with hiring vendors and working with some very difficult vendors we had already booked. She answered every single one of the billion questions we asked from day one to wedding day. I can’t rave enough about how much she helped us with the planning process. The day of the wedding you can imagine there were some hiccups as there always is and she tackled every single one like a pro. As the bride I didn’t know about a single issues that arose until the next day and I was so thankful for that!! I wouldn’t have been able to tackle such a huge wedding without her and Elegant Affairs. Even my family can’t stop raving about how amazing they were on the day of and we can’t thank them enough!
~Danielle + Cameron, October 7, 2017


After interviewing with at least 5-6 other coordinators, we knew Lori was the right fit. She is always bubbly and positive and has the perfect demeanor to calm a stressed bride. We couldn't have been happier with Lori's perfect coordination, super quick response times, and impeccable timing. Everything the day of the wedding went incredibly smoothly and seemed effortless and she ALWAYS had a smile on her face. You can really tell that she loves helping others see out the wedding day of their dreams.
~Sara + Christopher, The Foundry, October 7, 2017


   Photo by Erin Perkins Photography

Photo by Erin Perkins Photography

Getting engaged was one of the most exciting and special days of my life (other than my wedding day of course!). But once the initial excitement wore off, I quickly became overwhelmed with all the little details of wedding planning. Enter Elegant Affairs and Lisa! As soon as my fiancé and I met with Lisa, we both knew we needed her in order to make our big day extra special. And boy were we right!!! From the beginning Lisa was on top of EVERYTHING – always going above and beyond and making sure we worked together as a team. We were planning to be married on top of a mountain with all our friends and family. Fast forward to just THREE days before our wedding – we found out that due to wild fires, we would no longer be able to be married at our venue. I cannot tell you how instrumental Lisa was at this time – she helped us quickly find another venue and made sure our dream wedding was still a HUGE success even with only three days to re-plan the entire thing. Our guests kept asking how we could remain so calm and level-headed given the crazy situation we were in, but it was honestly 100% because of Lisa. She was there every step of the way, taking care of every little detail. We absolutely could not have pulled our wedding off without her. We are so thankful for the hard work and countless hours she spent helping us with every little detail. Lisa is truly AMAZING and I cannot recommend her enough!!!
~Michelle + Taylor, Mystic Ranch, September 9, 2017


When it came to planning a wedding in Washington while living in California, we encountered a wide range of obstacles; most concerning of which was communication with our venue. We started researching wedding coordinators to help lessen the stress of the situation and didn’thave to look too far. Elegant Affairs was recommended to us by one of our best friends and bridesmaids who worked with Lori for her own wedding. After meeting Lori via FaceTime, we didn’t have to do anymore research. Lori was our lifesaver since the first day we met. She had no problem taking over coordination activities with our venue, and she was willing to step in and make sure that our vision was executed. From working with the venue to picking out flower arrangements and coordinating vendors, Lori was on top of every aspect of our special day. Our wedding day went smoothly thanks to Lori and Lisa. I would recommend Lori and her team of professionals to anyone in search of wedding guidance and support. Thank you, Lori and Lisa for making our wedding a success!
~Caitlin + Hamed, Monte Cristo Ballroom, September 1, 2017


When I got engaged the first thing I did was hire Lori. She had done my cousins wedding a few years ago and I knew she was amazing! Lori was available from day 1 to answer any questions I had, big or small. She has many resources to help with planning, a great list of vendors, tons of advice, and a great personality which makes working with her fun and easy! On wedding day, Lori and her team arrived and made my dreams come true. It’s crazy how she just understood my vision and made it come alive. The whole day was perfect! As wedding day approached Lori took over communications with all the vendors and made sure I had a stress free day and that my husband and I got to enjoy our day. The thing I liked best was that Lori is a quick responder, no one wants to wait hours of days when you’re trying to make a decision about your wedding. She is a ton of fun too! Oh, I could go on and on and about how amazing Lori and her team are! I will be forever grateful and thankful that we hired Lori and her team!
~Danielle + Jason, Mountain View Manor, August 25, 2017


When I got engaged I felt completely clueless on everything wedding. I didn't know how I was going to know what to do or where to start. Flash forward a couple months when I met Lori at a wedding I was in. I knew that I needed Lori on my team! I can't imagine my wedding with outElegant Affairs. She was available for all of my needs leading up to the big day. Vendor recommendations, advise on how much things should cost, reassurance that my contracts where good to sign, she did it all! On the day of everything was stress free and ran so smooth and I know that a lot of that was because of Lori! She was my "wedding muscle" and I am so happy about that!
~Jennie + Chad, Swan's Trail, August 6, 2017


I wish I could give Lori & her team 10 stars after their fabulous work helping pull together and pull off my big day! My husband and I chose a venue with quite a few restrictions and wanted to invite right around 200 guests, so we knew we would need a wedding planner to help us make our dream wedding come true without getting charged extra afterwards. After our first consultation with Lori, we both instantaneously knew she would be a good fit and would be able to help us make our vision come to life. We wanted a fairytale wedding and Lori took our dream and ran with it—suggesting the best vendors and saving us money in ways we didn’t even know were possible! Over the course of twelve months, Lori became more of a friend than a vendor to us and gave us the perfect wedding day. Our parents and extended family continuously commented how great Lori was and were so thankful that they also got to enjoy the day rather than stressing about making sure all the details fell into place. For anyone looking for a great planner to help them plan their dream day, look no further than Elegant Affairs!
~Mackenzie + Bart, Thornewood Castle, July 29, 2017


Lori and her staff are amazing! 5/5 does not sum up how grateful I am to have had a wedding planner like her. From the moment we met her, she was always on it. Right away, she formulated a plan that worked for my family and I and truly took majority of our wedding stress away. Her focus was always to be efficient and to make sure we were enjoying the process. Lori was always so quick to reply to any text, call or email. Not only is Lori an incredible wedding planner but she truly has a heart of gold and a smile that lights up the room. She always handled each task with extreme professionalism and had a solution to every problem. Lori also has a lot of great connections in the wedding business and makes sure you are getting the best services at the appropriate prices. Lori worked extremely hard for us and made sure that our expectations were being met with all our vendors, if they weren't, she would contact them, again in a very professional manner to make sure we were happy. I am so truly thankful to have met Lori and her staff, I do not know how we would of planned our wedding with her. She truly made it perfect. We are forever grateful and so happy we had the chance to meet this wonderful, loving and hardworking lady, she is phenomenal. You will not be disappointed with her services!
~Hannah + Paul, Red Cedar Farm, July 22, 2017


Lori was the very first vendor that I booked for our wedding. As a former Elegant Affairs team member, I knew the quality of service would be unparalleled and she would be with me every step of the way. Being a designer myself, Lori knew that I would probably try to work onwedding set-up during the morning-of. She kindly took the reigns and ensured me that all I needed to do was relax and be the bride. I trusted her completely and I knew that she and her team would create the most magical of days for me, my husband, and our guests. And boy, did Elegant Affairs deliver! The reception space was set-up exactly as I had imagined and I recieved SO many compliments about how fun and beautiful our day was. Both the ceremony and reception moved seamlessly and there was never a moment where I felt stress. Even when the caterers had left for the evening and I had forgotten to assign someone the task of cutting our cake, Lori happily stepped in to help! One of my favorite attributes that Lori embodies is her ability to create such light and positivity while juggling multiple tasks. She makes it look effortless. Our wedding was truly the best day of our lives and we couldn't have done it without her calm demeanor, fun-loving personality, grace and expertise! If you're looking for a dependable, organized, and passionate wedding planner, Lori is your go-to gal. And I promise that once the wedding is over, you're going to want to stay her friend forever! :)
~Kim + Chas, Private Residence, July 15, 2017


It's hard to put into words the value Lori and her team at Elegant Affairs bring to any event they touch. As a wedding planner myself, I had a very specific vision for how I wanted my wedding to look and feel. Lori exceeded my expectations with her precision to detail, organizational skills, and professionalism. On the day of my wedding, Lori and team executed all of my design ideas while simultaneously managing all vendors, my bridal party and me! Because of Lori, I was able to sit back and truly relax on the morning of my wedding. During the rehearsal, ceremony and reception, Lori was the perfect combination of fun and professional. Not only did she make guests feel welcome, she also managed any issue that arose with grace and efficiency. Before my wedding, Lori was fantastic at answering any and all questions I had no matter how big or small. She relieved so much stress the month before my wedding, by taking on vendor communications to ensure our wedding day ran smoothly. I would highly recommend Lori and the Elegant Affairs team to all brides in search of a planner, not only as a day-of coordinator, but for any bride looking for planning assistance before your wedding day. Lori is the best decision you will make while planning your wedding. Thank you to Lori and her amazing team for designing and executing the wedding of my dreams!
~Jen + Cole, Roche Harbor Resort, July 8, 2017


We are forever grateful for Lori and her team for helping to ensure our wedding day went so beautifully! From the first consultation, Lori knew exactly the right questions to be asking and was able to offer such great advice and suggestions. She was instrumental in the final stages of planning helping with all of the vendor communications and making sure everything was taken care of. Her attention to detail, organizational skills, warm personality, and great style make her a hands down wonderful choice for a wedding planner. There were no stupid questions with her and when I needed a little pushing to make sure things were getting done, she was gracefully there to help me out. She is a great combination of professional and friendly, and she really knows how to get the job done! Whether it was making sure everyone was where they needed, taking care of the vendors, or helping with design and flowers, I had so much peace knowing Lori was there to help!
~Lauren + Jake, Dairyland, May 26, 2017


When I first met Lori, it was love right away! She was the first vendor I booked! We worked together on my wedding for almost two years, and she was invaluable every step of the way. My wedding was the first I have ever been a part of, and I had no idea what I was doing. She guided me, gave me wonderful advice and helped me create the perfect wedding for us. She has the knowledge and the contacts to make every dream I had a reality. When I was freaking out over little details, she was the one to help calm me down, and give me the direction I needed. I had a couple difficult vendors, and she was the first to go to bat for me every time and have the tough conversations so I didn't have to. I know how busy she is (and rightfully so, because she is amazing) but every conversation we had I always felt like what we were discussing was her top priority- I never felt like just one of her clients. She truly cares about each and every one of her brides, and you can tell she loves what she does. There were a few planning hiccups, and some I didn't even know about because she just took care of it! On the day of the wedding multiple people commented at how calm I was, and it really was because I knew I had an amazing team behind me, I trusted Lori and her girls a million percent. She ran the rehearsal and wedding like the pro she is- There was never any question of what was going to happen next, where anything or anyone was, because she was that on top of it. Over the two years Lori has become more than my wedding planner, she has become a friend and I'm honestly disappointed the wedding is over because I loved working with her that much. Nobody will regret hiring Elegant Affairs, They will regret they didn't.
~Taryn + Joel, Court in the Square, April 22, 2017