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Dear Jean,

This is probably one of the most important notes I have written, as I cannot adequately express how your kindness and caring, incredible knowledge and talent, made our wedding day one of the most wonderful experiences of our lives. You took all the many, many complicated facets of our wedding, and made them into a reality, which just took our breath away! You should definitely win “Wedding Planner of the Year” Award for our wedding!

With all the gratitude and fondness in the world,

Christie and Chad

Photo by Suzy Clement

Dear Jean,

Thank you so much for all your amazing hard work, kindness and generosity of spirit, that made our wedding truly the happiest day of our lives. All reminiscing about the day involves someone saying "and Jean was so amazing!" You were really there for us, at every turn, enabling us to just relax and have fun! We honestly don't know how anybody manages to get married without you!

Thank you THANK YOU!

Olivia and Kyle (Bride and Groom)

Dear Jean,

Your manner, your ability to anticipate, and your classic way of managing things, were all perfect. Carrie told me it was the wedding she had dreamed about!

Susan (Mother of the Bride)


Hi Jean,

We don't know how to say thank you for the thousand things you did on our wedding day that we will never know. Thank you for everything you took off our shoulders, for everything our family and friends didn't have to worry about because of you. Thank you for making it a priority that George and I just relax on the day. We did. Because of you we can remember our wedding day. How many couples can say that?

It wasn't until we were in the event itself that we realized how much we needed you. Everything you handled made us feel like we were guests at our own wedding. We didn't worry about where we needed to be, or what we needed to do next. We just said; "Jean will let us know." We trusted you, and left all the details in your incredibly capable hands.

Your strength, calm, positive attitude and gentle spirit were everywhere in our wedding and we thank you for that.

All our love and affection,

-Karin and George (Bride and Groom)

Photo by Rhee Bevere

I would be more than happy to give Jean Marks my recommendation. Jean and I have worked together, on many events of various sizes in the past. She is a very thorough coordinator with excellent attention to detail regardless of how small or large the event may be.

She truly “gives” herself to her clients. She is sensitive to their needs and welcomes the challenge of new ideas. As an off-premise caterer, most of my real experience with Jean is on site at the event; of course, things don’t always go as planned. In my opinion, the strength of one’s character, is shown in their ability to remain calm, composed, and professional during even the most challenging, and unexpected moments. Jean has seamlessly mastered this strength.

Tom (Caterer, as told to Here Comes the Guide)

Dear Jean,

Thank you so much for the opportunity to work with you. After more than 28 years of providing music for events, I have to say “of all the coordinators I have worked with, I felt a genuine warmth and competency in everything you were doing.”

I definitely look forward to working with you in the future…

Best Wishes, Craig (Band Leader)


Jean coordinated our wedding reception this past July, in the Bay Area. It was particularly challenging, as Mayumi and I live in Japan, and could only make one trip to the Bay Area, during the period between deciding to have the California reception, and actually having it.

I can highly recommend Jean’s work and character. She was creative, and drew on her past experiences to make thoughtful and interesting suggestions, but was never pushy, and always respected our wishes. With her help, we were successful in creating an East meets West wedding reception, including Mayumi’s father’s speech in Japanese, translated to English, a sake toast and a beautiful mixture of Eastern and Western flowers.

Jean arranged for a Japanese-speaking assistant for, to help both with getting ready for the reception, and changing into her Kimono, at its conclusion.

Jean knows all of the best vendors, and helped us choose a wonderful caterer, cake chef, florist, photographer, and musicians.

She is thorough, reliable, follows up well, and she was always calm and very patient. I can thoroughly recommend her!

Jan ( Groom)

Dear Jean,

Jean, your ability to keep a firm hand on every moving part of the event, while allowing each vendor to lend their individual expertise amazes me; it seems to be a hallmark of your excellence.

Ron (DJ)

Photos by Meg and Michael Weddings

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