Mar 10, 2020
My husband and I really wanted to plan our wedding, but with only 6 months lead time we knew we would need help. Simple El'egance Events came highly recommended from a friend and from our initial phone conversation and subsequent face-to-face meeting we could tell that both Nicole and Raquel were experienced, organized and passionate. They helped us connect to reputable vendors for our cake, decor, printing and transportation. Nicole and Raquel got up to speed very quickly, helped us to develop a program for the day and did a final onsite rehearsal with our bridal party and DJ. On the day of, Nicole and Raquel were at the venue ensuring all details were executed to our vision and that everything was running on time. It's so important to have people that you can trust and help you achieve your dream. We had an amazing time at our wedding and we didn't have to worry about anything!
Our wedding was nothing short of tropical simple elegance.
Response from Simple El'egance: Charlain and Garth,
We'd like to thank you so much for allowing us to be a part of your big day. We enjoyed going on this journey with you both and we want to wish you both the vest best!
Jul 30, 2019
To say we were Satisfied with Simple Elegance, is an understatement. They are very thorough from start to finish. Not even once did we feel like they did not have our best interest at heart. I can truly go on and on about their Amazing work. But it's better you just get engaged and higher Simple Elegance to plan your wedding for the vision you want. Then you will understand why we give them this praise. Thank you Guys Always.
Response from Simple El'egance: N’Kruma and Marshalee thanks so very much for the lovely words and thoughtful review!! We are so happy to have witnessed your beautiful wedding day and to have gone on this planning journey with you both!! We look forward to seeing all of the amazing milestones ahead for you both and we look forward to wishing you many happy anniversaries to come!!
Jun 23, 2019
As soon as we met you, both Mark and I knew that we were making the right decision with working with Raquel and Nicole coordinating our wedding day. We knew that no matter what happened you both would make sure that the wedding would go smoothly. And it did. There was absolutely nothing left for us to worry about. Both Raquel and Nicole were overly organized and diligent and quick when responding to any questions or concerns that we had.
All of your recommended vendors were truly a pleasure to work with. From the the Dress designer, florists and wedding invitations we were truly amazed.
We had such a wonderful time, we wish we could do it all over again! One of the greatest pleasures was getting to know you. You were not just our wedding planners, but an ally, confident and friend. Thank you Raquel and Nicole , we couldn't have done it without you – you really did make our wedding dreams come true!
We hope to see you again soon <3
Response from Simple El'egance: Thanks so very much for allowing us to take part in planning your special day! A true joy for us. We want to wish you many wonderful years ahead!
Jan 08, 2019
My fiance and I knew we needed a wedding planner due to our hectic schedules and concern that we wouldn't have the time to piece everything together ourselves. We were referred to three different wedding planners. We met each of them and Nicole was the last to be interviewed. There was something was different about Nicole that just stood out.
Her enthusiasm, excitement, creativity and confidence radiated through and in the first five minutes, we knew she was the 'one'. Immediately in the meeting, she began throwing out ideas, learning about our story and brainstormed on the spot how we could tell it on our wedding day.
Nicole, sourced many different big items for our wedding, including the artiste who would be creating my dress. She corresponded with her on my behalf making sure she was going to deliver on time and have me blown away, and blown away I was.
Nicole came with me to important meetings for decor, to determine many fine details that I didn't think of! She worked tirelessly on the stationaries, invites, the thank you gifts to guests, itineraries - EVERYTHING!
Nicole was the sole contact person with our resort in Jamaica where we would be having our destination wedding for 125 people! I didn't have to worry about one thing. She single-handedly, coordinated the entire day, ensuring we met timelines, that guests were happy and most importantly, that my husband and I were happy.
We also had an all-white party days following the wedding at the resort for all of our guests. Nicole creatively incorporated our wedding reception decor for the white party and it looked absolutely stunning! Not only that, I planned a bridesmaid photo-shoot and she directed it too, along with my photographer and the photos came out remarkable!
Her amazing service went beyond the wedding day and we were astounded by it all. Through her passion, amazing and authentic personality, I have bonded with her and now call her friend. She will be a part of our lives for years to come and will hopefully be open to plan our vow renewal in five years! By then, we can easily see that she'll be wedding planning for A-List celebs, but we will cross our fingers till then.
We love and appreciate you Nicole. Thank you for blessing our lives.
Monique and Rawa
Response from Simple El'egance: We were so happy to be a part of your epic destination wedding to Jamaica! There's nothing that brings us greater joy than to see the sheer joy on our couples faces. And what a beautiful venue to have in which to plan your wedding. We wish you both a lifetime of happiness and smiles!
Nov 12, 2018
I've had the pleasure of calling Nicole Brewster a friend for well over a decade. She's such a dear friend, I asked her to stand in my wedding as a bridesmaid. After years of watching Nicole work with brides to pull off their dream weddings, there was no question that when my wedding day came, I wanted to work with Simple El'egance.
With two weddings to plan, we met with Nicole and her business partner Raquel to bring our vision to life. From the moment we met them, the stress of planning not one, but TWO weddings lifted from our shoulders. Nicole and Raquel helped us plan the biggest moment in our lives and we couldn't have imagined doing it all without them. What makes them very special is that they care immensely about their clients and go to great lengths to ensure that their needs are met. Not only did Nicole and Raquel help with the finer details, they made sure we were enjoying the process, that we weren't feeling stressed and communicated with us regularly. We could call on them at any time and they were quick to find solutions to the problems we encountered. Their experience and professionalism made everything run smoothly. From venue visits, floral and decor appointments, they were there for it all, continually advising and pointing us in the right direction. Our first wedding, a cultural ceremony, was everything we had hoped for. Both Nicole and Raquel ensured that all of the important components and details of the day came together.
When it came down to the second wedding day, Raquel took the lead as Nicole stood by my side as a bridesmaid. Raquel was absolutely amazing. Not only did she ensure everything flowed on time, but she does everything with the upmost grace. That's just her nature, beautiful on the inside and out. She managed, all of our vendors from decor, florals, to musicians and ensured that our guests were taken care of. She worked with our venue staff and made sure everything ran smoothly. It was an absolute pleasure to work with Simple Elegance on our wedding day(s), and we enjoyed every minute! I can't thank both Nicole and Raquel enough for making our dreams come true.
- Tashauna & Clay
Response from Simple El'egance: Glad we could make the wedding planning process a special one for you and Clay. Wishing you both a lifetime of happiness! The pleasure was all ours to plan, execute and witness your union.
Raquel + Nicole
Simple El'egance Events
Oct 29, 2018
I have known Raquel for the past 15 years. She has always had the knack for planning, so when she got into the business (Simple El'egance ) it was no surprise to me. I know that this was just up ‘her alley’, and that she was destined to be successfully at the task.
Our Journey begins”
Jim and I had a destination wedding in Barbados, July 2017. Our reception was scheduled a year later, July 2018. Hiring Simple El'egance was absolutely one of the best decisions we made to coordinate our reception.
Raquel and her partner Nicole, were diligent in coordination of reception from start to finish. They took meticulous care of each and every details. From selection of venue to decision on vendors that supported our budget.
We did not have to spend time worrying about details on the day of. We were so glad to have both Raquel and Nicole present, to discreetly guide us through this momentous day. As a result, we were able to spend valuable time with our guests. Indeed, time well spent!
The entire evening flowed smoothly. Several week following the occasion, we received countless positive comments on the execution of the event. Some said, and I quote ‘ this was the first time that I attended a wedding reception without ‘the drama’.
Raquel and Nicole’s passion for event planning, combined with their organization and attention to details, make their worth far more than the cost for their services.
We would highly recommend Simple El'egance to any couple planning their wedding and reception. They specialize in both local and destination events.
Thanks Raquel and Nicole
Lisa and Jim Kerr
Response from Simple El'egance: Lisa and Jim, thanks so very much for the lovely review! It was our pleasure to be a part of your magical day!
Aug 17, 2018
Nicole & Raquel are two amazing people!!!
We had to plan our wedding in only 7 months!!!! Nicole and Raquel at Simple El'egance Events did not miss a beat or a step from start to finish! What I like most about their service is that they help you develop your vision, they make executing your plan easy by the quality vendors they suggest and work with and then their direction from the first day we met them to the end of our wedding was amazing!
So many people were commenting on the fact that I wasn't a "bridezilla" but honestly I didn't have to be because of these two very professional ladies. Both of them pay very close attention to detail, they have an eye for what is stylish and simply beatiful, they keep you on budget (which is sooooo important), they are fun and energetic, they help you to stay on schedule, they listen to you and most importantly you know and feel that they actually care about you and making your day beautiful.
It's funny, after the wedding I said to my husband I miss talking with Nicole and Raquel because they really become part of your friendship circle after being a part of our wedding journey. Thank you Nicole & Raquel for helping us making our wedding day so special and beautiful! I wish you both nothing but the most success and will forever recommend Simple El'egance Events!!
Nicole & Kevin
Aug 09, 2018
You're one of the most incredible women I know. You granted Leon and I the wedding of our dreams, and for that, we are forever indebted. There are really no words to describe the gratitude we have, as it is so far beyond what we can even conceive. The day was perfect because, of your hardwork and unyielding commitment to our happiness. A wedding planned with the support and expertise of Simple E'legance is a surefire success! Thank you so much! #sisterlylove #fairygodmother #superwoman #weddingplanneroftheyear❤️ #bestweddingplanner #celebrityweddingsnext
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Jul 18, 2018
We want to take this opportunity to thank Nicole Mercury & Raquel John Matuzewiski from Simple E’legance Events with planning our wedding. My bride to be and I did not know where to begin. We had the basic idea as to what was involved by going to the wedding shows but the more we got into the details we found the experience to be overwhelming. Andrea decided that we needed help; she posted an ad and received many responses. As we researched we found one wedding planner that stood out from the rest. With our initial meeting, Nicole and Raquel were very professional and worked with us to see our vision of what we wanted for our big day. From the guest lists, invitations through the late night conversations to the wedding decor, and the day of the wedding they were there every step of the way. Nicole and Raquel worked tirelessly with the vendors to ensure our day was one we would never forget. Words are not enough to express how grateful we are as without them; we do not believe we could have made it through our wedding day. Thank you both for what you have done for us.
Jeremy & Andrea