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Dear Kate,
It would be impossible for me to express the extent of my gratitude with the paper and ink supply currently available on the market. So I will try my best to summarize:
My wedding day was the greatest of my life, which completely surprised me at the time, but in retrospect, makes perfect sense: you organized and designed a (long) weekend that far exceeded anything I’d ever dreamed up or hoped for. Thank you.

You were the picture of grace and professionalism at every turn, and the results were extraordinary. The flowers were exceptional, the linens and cushions were elegant, creative, and fun, the lanterns were perfect, the gift bags were awesome. and most of all, you careful attention to every detail of the weekend’s organization and flow was flawless. I have no idea how you managed to make so many hundreds of trains run on time, but every element of the weekend came together in a wonderful way.
In addition to the spectacular finished product, the process of working with you in the preceding months was a true pleasure.

Your thoughtful, yet quick decisive actions on countless elements of our planning allowed me to spend the summer relaxed and confident that things would work out well. Thank you a million times over
for that.
I will thank Kate, Ryan, Kate and the other KPW folks who helped out under separate cover, but you should know how much I appreciated their hard work. You have an amazing family – immediate and professional – and I can’t wait to hear about its next addition.
With enormous appreciation,
Serena Aka “The Torrenator”, Bride – Martha’s Vineyard, MA

Dear Ryan and Kate,
I’m a bit late getting this off, but I did want to tell you how much we appreciated working with you both. You played a big part in our weddings going so perfectly. We weren’t stressed at all, in part, I think, because we were working with such professionals. Many people commented that my flowers were the nicest they had ever seen, and everyone was coveting the large arrangement that was in the church! and I also received some positive feedback about your (Ryan) piano playing and DJing. You were great!
The day flew by but we thoroughly enjoyed it. Thanks again for helping make it so special for us, and for our guests.
Best Regards,
Sarah and Tanino, Bride and Groom – Bedford Village Inn, Bedford, NH

Dear Kate,
A belated Thank You to you, Ryan and all your staff. When my Kate came to me over a year ago and told me she had a “vision” for her wedding I wasn’t sure where that would go; well, with your help and guidance it became a truly wonderful celebration. A New England Clam Bake, an island reception, a rock band on the pier and fireworks over Portland Harbor – it just kept getting better and I know everyone had a great time. You certainly made a large and involved event a joyous wedding to remember.
With warmest regards,
Jean & Bob Swan, Parents of the Bride – Great Diamond Island, Portland, ME

Kate, Ryan and the KPW Staff,
Just a note, to thank you all for making Laurel and Ken’s wedding a dream come true. From start (just 5 months ago) to May 31st, you were all a pleasure to work with, very professional, took the stress away from me and the bride, made it a fairytale wedding on a far away island.
The tent looked beautiful, the table settings, absolutely beautiful flower arrangements, and you coordination of all was amazing. You could see by the smile on Laurel’s face and the happiness of the two, that is was a perfect beginning of a lifetime together.
Thank you all –
Robyn & John, Parents of the Bride – Nantucket, MA

Kate and Ryan,
THANK YOU SO MUCH! Rob and I are very appreciative and couldn’t be more pleased with the job that your team pulled off for us this past weekend. Everything was spectacularly designed and orchestrated. We are absolutely thrilled and are still hearing from our guests about how impressed they were. Please thank the other members of the KPW staff for us and know that we are incredibly pleased and grateful.We look forward to talking to you at much greater length when we return from our honeymoon. We’ll be off e-mail from later today through July 19 and will certainly be in touch when we return to the States.
With lots of gratitude and our best wishes,
Sarah & Rob, Bride and Groom – The Retreat at French’s Point, Stockton Springs, ME

Kate and Team…
I hope you got the pictures from the big day! I just need to tell you that the floral arrangements were OUTSTandING!!!!! When I walked into that church and reception hall, I was blown away. It was stunning. You and your team were such a pleasure to work with that it made everything that could have been stressful, extremely easy. The whole time we were planning, I knew that the flowers were the one thing that I knew I wouldn’t have to worry about. and I was right. Perfect is the only word to describe my entire experience withKate Parker Designs. Thank you, thank you, thank you. You guys are the best. BEST WEDDING FLOWERS EVER!!! YAY!!!
Kim, Steve and Mort (The Pug), Bride and Groom – Church Landing, Meredith, NH

Dear Kate,
We feel badly it’s taken us so long to write to tell you what an amazing job you did with Tim and Joey’s wedding. You faced so many challenges – from the soggy grass to the impending storm – and it all came off looking gorgeous and feeling warm, inviting and even exciting! When the newlyweds left for their honeymoon Monday morning, they told us that their wedding day was the best day of their lives. Thank you so very much for helping to make their dream come true! We have just finished seeing off relatives, cleaning up, and reorganizing after the wedding events we hosted and are still feeling the glow ourselves.We wish you luck as you approach your own special day when your first child is born! It’s the beginning of the most wonderful journey of all.
Warm regards and thanks again,
Kathy & Bob, Parents of the Bride – Great Diamond Island, Portland, ME

I wanted to send you a note to let you know just how much we appreciated all you did for our wedding. You were an invaluable resource to everyone involved that brought us wisdom, comfort, calmness and most importantly an upbeat smile. I can’t count the times leading up the wedding my mother and smiled at each other and said “thank god for Kate.” You made wedding planning, a time which many find stressful, a complete joy. But all the days you helped leading up can not even being to compare to the asset you were on our wedding day. Any moment of nervousness was quickly calmed by your reassuring smile and confidence that all could and would be handled. I loved being able to trust you would get it done, and even more knowing that my parents felt the
same way.

Finally, thank you for the flowers. I loved them all. The bridesmaid bouquets were more impressive then I could have ever imaged, and the classic elegance of my peonies was exactly as I had dreamed. The guests all raved about the beautiful centerpieces and general tent décor. Simply, the flowers were perfect. Thank you.

Simply, thank you for not overlooking a single detail or making any of my requests seem trivial. You made being married all that it should be from the party perspective and for that I am eternally grateful.
Thank you,
Sarah, Bride – Private Residence, NH

Kate, Kate Mann, Ryan & Staff at KPW
I just wanted to personally extend a Thank You for making this past weekend the most memorable of our lives. It was truly comforting to know that you all were there for us this past weekend. It most definitely would not have been the same without you and your hard work. I know that we don’t know all that you have done but I do know that what you did has brought such happiness to by Andrea and myself.

Andrea and I keep going over all that you have done for us and we keep hearing from Family & Friends about the things that you did for individuals to help “make” the weekend / wedding reception special for each person. You definitely were able to learn about both Andrea’s and my likes / desires and went out of your way to make each us both happy. As we keep reviewing all that you did we can’t believe the small touches that we never though of – ranging from checking on us during the wedding, bringing us drinks/deserts, being DJ for the ceremony & reception, the basket in our room, decorating our room, leaving out the small metal vases with flowers in the breakfast room of the Inn for Sunday morning. We just can’t believe it! and – we just heard from our friends Dorthy & Raoul about all of the things you did for them & their newborn baby – Andrea was so happy to have them at the wedding just over a week after the birth of their daughter. I can’t expain how touched I am after hearing that you went out of your way to make them more comfortable. Please let us know if we owe you anything more for all of this hard work!

Kate & Ryan – Andrea and I were so happy for the two of you when you told us about your big news. We wish you both well in strarting your family! We look forward to hear about the big day when it arrives.
Finally – if there is every anything at all that I can do for you (extra help with a wedding, some sort of engineering question, anything) please feel free to let me know – I would love to be of help after all that you have done for us.
James & Andrea, Bride & Groom – Hudson, NY

“Dear Kate, Hope this note finds you and Ryan in the best of health and spirits as we are. Darren and I want to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your part in helping us create our perfect, magical wedding day. Every little girl grows up imagining every detail on her wedding day and you brought to life that dream, that vision. You patiently listened to my every idea, no matter how many times it changed, and created exactly what I wanted. Your attention to detail was impeccable and you have an extraordinary talent for creating beauty. We are so proud to have had you on our team and couldn’t have been more delighted with the results. Thank you”!
Sophia & Darren, Bride & Groom – Private Residence, NH

“Dear Ryan, From the majestic sounds of the trumpet during the ceremony to the laid back cool of the jazz trio for the cocktail hour to the lively dance music during the reception, you created the perfect soundtrack for one our greatest memories. Thank you so much!”
Sophia & Darren, Bride & Groom – Private Residence, NH

“Dear Kate, We will forever be grateful to you, Casey, and your staff for creating a beautiful wedding setting for Kate and Jamie. It was everything we envisioned and more. Kate, you’re truly talented, creative and patient- you did a wonderful job! Thank you for everything.”
Pam & Mark, Mother & Father of the Bride – Spruce Point Inn, Boothbay Harbor, ME

“Dear Kate, Thank you so much for all your help on our wedding day and in the planning process. It was a pleasure working with you and your presence made everything go so smoothly. The event was just beautiful—exactly what Rosie and andrew wanted it to be. Thank you again!”
Betty, Mother of the Bride – Rockywold Deephaven Camp – Holderness, NH

“Hi Kate!! Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous flowers!! I loved loved everything- perfect, beautiful! We really did LUCK out, and everything you did was perfect. I loved the place card table, the menus, and the altar pieces- everyone commented on the flowers. I have to send you a formal thank you- but I just wanted you to know I appreciated all that you did- the cake table looked amazing! Some of the pictures of the girls dresses and the flowers against them are beautiful!! Thank you again, I hope you gets lots of referrals down the road, you
did an awesome job!!”
Jessica, Bride – Church Landing, Meredith, NH

“Dear Kate and Ryan: THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!!!! I just want to also let you know how amazing and beautiful the flowers were- EXACTLY what I had hoped and dreamed of. I also heard sooo many compliments and WOWs! About the altar arrangements and centerpieces. Every touch was beyond beautiful!!! Ryan-you did a wonderful job with the music!! The background music was fantastic and then once the dance floor opened, everyone was up there dancing the whole night!!!! I truly truly extend my warmest thanks and gratitude. You both were such a pleasure to work with – and you truly pulled the wedding together for us. I can’t wait to see the photos!!! I will be letting John know about sending you photos for your website- so other brides can see your amazing work!! Warmest thanks and regards, Julie and Rob. PS- I reiterate what my parents said- please use me as a reference anytime!”
Julie & Rob, Bride & Groom – The Barn At Gibbet Hill, Groton, MA

“Hi Kate and Ryan: Where do we begin to tell you how fabulous and beautiful all the flowers and music were for Julie and Rob’s wedding yesterday. We received so many compliments and rave reviews about all the gorgeous flowers and the many special touches. The first time we met you we know immediately that you were the one who understood our vision of classic elegance we wished to convey on their special day. You far exceeded our expectations. The special touches of adding flowers on the bar and in the bathroom were so generous of you. Incidentally, we so enjoyed going around to each table and seeing the various types of flowers you have chosen for each table. SO beautiful and creative. My friend who attended the wedding owns a celebrity PR agency in Beverly Hills, California. She remarked not only about the flowers but also about the wonderful DJ and music we have for the wedding as well. Please feel free to use our name as a reference for both of you. Thank you both again- Betsy and Dana too, p.s. one of the altar arrangements is gracing our island in the kitchen. It is breathtaking!!!”
Betsy & Dana Hirst, Mother & Father of the Bride – The Barn At Gibbet Hill, Groton, MA

“Dear Kate. It hardly seems possible that almost five months have passed since Cari and Judd’s wedding on October 28th, 2006. I apologize for the delay in sending this note. The wedding celebration was a huge success due in large part to the beautiful arrangements and elegant touches you contributed. There were so many favorable comments about the entire evening, and we were so pleased with the results of your efforts. We knew from our initial introduction to you, Kate that you were a talented designer. We were so impressed with the floral arrangement you designed after speaking with me by phone prior to that first meeting. You sensed exactly what we hoped to accomplish and did not disappoint us. We are so thankful that we selected you. In all honesty, you were the first florist we interviewed, and we did not feel the need to look any father. Thank you again for doing such a fabulous job!!
Debra Macgregor, Mother of the Bride

“Kate, All we can say is you are AMAZING. Every time I got stressed about something I’d call you and it would be already taken care of. I can’t imagine trying to do a wedding without you. All I can say is thank you for taking some of the craziness of planning a wedding out of the equation. You are phenomenal at what you do- always knew you would be. Best, Sarah and Erik. PS. I wrote all of that BEFORE the wedding- so now let me add to it and say THANK YOU for making it everything I dreamed of and more. The head table was GORGEOUS- seriously breath taking- the other tables were also stunning. I didn’t worry about anything all night- I knew you were there to take of it- PRICELESS. It was all just amazing- you are the BEST!”
Sarah & Erik Moskowitz, Bride & Groom – Wadsworth Mansion, Middletown, CT

“Dear Kate, Jim and I would like to thank you for the fairy-tale wedding you organized for Sarah last weekend. We are still walking on air and smiling spontaneously at the oddest moments. Our family and friends were awestruck- we’ve receives o many calls! One friend, a wedding planner herself, said this was the best wedding she’s ever been to. You let Sarah and Erik’s deep love for each other shine brightly in every aspect of your planning. Thank you for a lifetime of beautiful memories!”
Sue & Jim, Parents of the Bride – Wadsworth Mansion, Middletown, CT

“Dear Kate, Words simply cannot express how thankful we are for all your help with Jess and Steve’s wedding! As the planner- you went above and beyond! As the florist- your work was so beautiful! Our guests were so impressed as were we! You truly are a dedicated, hard-working professional. Thanks for the wonderful memories!”
Deb & AJ, Parents of the Bride – Hyatt Hotel, Boston, MA

“Dear Kate, The wedding was a great affair! Thanks for all you hard work in making it come off so successfully. Everyone said it was the best wedding they had every attended. Event the rain didn’t dampen their spirits. Again, thanks for all your good work. Sincerely, Bill.”
Bill, Father of the Bride

“ Kate, I wanted to send you a note to thank you so much for the wonderful job you did with the flowers for my wedding on September 2. They were just perfect–simple and elegant, just as we had envisioned. The tables in the reception looked very classy, and the whole room was bathed in a warm candlelight. The tulips seemed like they were at their absolute peek, and were perky throughout the evening! o, thank you again for your professionalism, your vision, and your excellent attention to detail. We had a fabulous day and those special touches made it even more so. If I have any future flower needs, you’ll be the first one I call, and I’ll definitely recommend you to anyone getting married in the area.”
Jen, Bride

“Kate, We want to thank you and your staff for creating such a wonderful weekend of events for us. Everything surpassed our expectations- all because of your attention to detail and creativeness. I don’t know how we could have done any of it without You, Ryan, Macaire, and Meredith!”
Jill & Rob, Bride & Groom – Samoset Resort, Rockport, ME

“We just want to thank you again for helping make our dream wedding come true. It wouldn’t have been nearly as fabulous without the help of your team. We are having some planning withdrawals right now…I keep waiting for phone calls from you with questions, but I guess that’s all behind us now. If you ever need referrals again or anything like that, please don’t hesitate to give me a call, it’s the least we could do for all you’ve done for us.”
Jill & Rob, Bride & Groom – Samoset Resort, Rockport, ME

“Kate, Doug and I can’t thank you enough for all that you did for our wedding. You were a pleasure to work with and did an amazing job with everything. I have never seen more beautiful flowers or more breathtaking mantles. There was candlelight everywhere and it was just beautiful. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for everything! You made my day so special and I will always remember that. Best wishes in all that you do and I hope you continue to make other brides as happy as you made me. Much thanks.”
Melanie & Doug, Bride & Groom – Bedford Country Club, Bedford, NH

“Kate, Really…thanks for all that you have done so far to help us with the wedding. You’ve done a fantastic job! I say every day that this was money well spent and that you are so in sync with what I’m looking for in terms of this wedding! It has truly been a pleasure working with you. You have a fabulous style about you and you certainly have an eye for this wedding ‘stuff!!’”
Becky & Jeff, Bride & Groom – Private Residence, Windham, NH

“Kate, Thank you so much for making our special day look so beautiful. We got nothing but compliments on the decorations and flowers. You tied everything together so well. Thank you for going above and beyond with all the details. Thank you!”
Lisa & Mike, Bride & Groom – Rye Harbor State Park, Rye, NH

“Dear Kate, Thank you for making our wedding day perfect! We can’t tell you how much it meant. May the world always be as beautiful for you as you make it for others! Thanks again!”
Bill & Christa, Bride & Groom

“Kate, Thank you so much for all you did for us to make our most special day so wonderful. You’ve been really amazing to work with and I really appreciated all your energy, advice and ideas to make our wedding we dreamt about. We will you all the success you deserve in your profession, as you are extremely talented in what you do. I so much enjoyed working with you and very much admire your enthusiasm for what you do. Best Wishes!”
Tuanh & Cuong, Bride & Groom – Wheatleigh, Lenox, MA

“Kate, Thank you for all of your help designing a beautiful reception. When we got to Great Diamond we were so excited to see the transformation. Our guests (and Chris and I) couldn’t stop talking about the kite flags around the pond. Everything under the tent came together beautifully too, from the lanterns and linens to the overall atmosphere. Thank you for an absolutely picture perfect day!
Nadia & Chris, Bride & Groom – Great Diamond Island, Portland, ME

“Kate thanks for all your hard work. You and your staff deserve to be very proud, it was a lovely and beautifully executed celebration and reception. It all seemed seamless to the guests. I think Chris and Nadia had the wedding they dreamed of.”
Nancy, Mother of the Groom – Great Diamond Island, Portland, ME

“Kate you did a spectacular job. I just talked with John Howard and he is so happy with the new standard you have brought to the island. It was so memorable…what will we ever do next time. Please thank your staff for me and my family for making this a seamless and thoroughly enjoyable celebration.”
Nancy, Mother of the Groom – Great Diamond Island, Portland, ME

“Wow, where to begin? You did an absolutely outstanding job over the last few days. From sending lobster bibs via water taxi, creating gravel walkways, dealing with several minor fires under the tent, and many many
more obstacles, you really did a fantastic job. You are very professional and found a way to make our wedding day the best day we could have ever asked for!”
Jenn & Mark, Bride & Groom – Private Residence, Cumberland Foreside, ME

“Dear Kate, Thank you so much for doing such a wonderful job with our wedding! While the rain threatened to make things difficult, you took charge and made sure that all of the contingency plans were in place and ready to go. From the 11th hour stone walkways, to the hot pink umbrellas that perfectly matched the décor, you did such an amazing job in pulling everything together. Kate, you not only worked diligently for months to plan our wedding from start to finish, but in the final days before the wedding, and on the day itself, you were world-class. You were the last to leave each night, and the first to arrive each morning. It was such a relief to have someone we could trust to respond to any situation and caring for the needs of our guests. You need a new title, because “wedding planner” simply does not do you justice. Our wedding day was better than we could have ever dreamed. You and your staff did such an amazing job, and we truly enjoyed working with you. Thank you so much for making our day so memorable!”
Jenn & Mark, Bride & Groom – Private Residence, Cumberland Foreside, ME

“Julian and I want to thank you for making our wedding so special. Your design, choice of flowers, and execution was flawless. You created the elegance we were looking for; especially with the candle altar. We heard numerous times how beautiful the flowers and candles were. We thoroughly enjoyed working with you and have already recommended you to our friends. We wish you the best in business and life.”
Dianna & Julian Ward – Bedford Village Inn, Bedford, NH

“Dear Kate, I enjoyed working with you so much! I cannot thank you enough for working with me
on my wedding!”
Kristen, Bride

“Thank you for all of your hard work to help make our wedding so wonderful. The flowers were so gorgeous and you and your staff did such a great job setting up and making things flow smoothly.”
Molly, Bride

“We wish you only the very best in your work as that is what you deserve. Your wonderful eye and calm presence were a major factor in the great success of the m0j0 wedding. Your touch will surely make many weddings magical in the future.”
Jody, Mother of the Bride