"Nicole Luka is an exceptional woman to work with. She has outstanding skills when it comes to planning and organizing. Nicole's ability to multitask and communicate through the process is unmatched. Her knowledge, professionalism and eye for detail truly made my wedding the dream it was. I would have been lost without her. I highly recommend her services to anyone looking. She is incredible! "
- Jessica D, Asheville Mosanic Temple, Asheville, NC
"When we began planning our wedding almost three years ago, Wedding Connections quickly impressed us as the wedding planning service of choice. We worked with the original owner, Sara Field-Bridges, and the new owner, Nicole Luka, to get us to the big day. Both Nicole and Sara were very responsive (which I cannot stress enough how amazing this was), extremely well organized, and clear subject matter experts in their field. Their large network of wedding vendors ensured we had the best that was to offer in Asheville. They were also extremely helpful in navigating us through delays because of the pandemic and were with us every step of the way. Through their guidance, we had a wedding that our attendees say was “the best wedding” they’ve ever been to Nicole loves what she does, and the results speak clearly to that. Our wedding day was a work of art, with so many moving parts, all of them expertly managed by Nicole. The best is that through the planning, the delays, and everything else, we gained some amazing friends."
- Dustin Higgins, The Venue & The Ridge, Asheville, NC
"Our wedding day was by the far the most special day of our lives! Nicole and her team at Wedding Connections literally made our dreams come true. From start to finish I could not have asked for a more dedicated visionary working to make everything happen. It was truly a magical day. The details to the design and the execution of how everything turned out was beyond expectations. Nicole truly has a gift and those who experience her become richer because of it."
- Laura Maier - The Cabin Ridge, Hendersonville, NC
"After getting engaged and deciding we wanted to get married in the mountains of WNC, we flew up to NC, found our wedding venue and shortly after met with Sara. I left our meeting saying, "We need to have Sara for our wedding!" It felt like she just understood us instantly and on top of that she was SO GENUINE! Hiring Sara was the best decision we could have ever made! She guided me through the whole wedding process and ensured I didn't forget a single detail. She was always accessible and a TOTAL pleasure to work with. One of the things that I greatly appreciated was how honest Sara was with me. She would also tell me if there was a less expensive option for something that I wanted. I talked to Sara several times each day leading up to the day of the wedding and she was my rock. On the day of, we had all the confidence in the world that everything was going to run smoothly and it did - our wedding was a dream and so perfect.
I am grateful for the Wedding Connections team. Our day would not have happened without them. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts."
- Kelsey Bernd - Lake Eden Events, Black Mountain NC
"Holly is amazing! To say she was the best vendor we hired is a huge understatement! She was super helpful with recommendations during the entire process!! I work in event planning myself so knew I could potentially be a demanding, type-A bride, but Holly had every little detail covered and truly put me at ease!! She made sure everything went on without a hitch, and overall was such a huge part of making our big day as perfect as it was!!! Would highly recommend Holly and the Wedding Connections team to anyone!!"
- Nicole Kypraios- Lake Lure Inn and Spa, Black Mountain NC
"Sara and her team were so easy to work with and gave me and my mom a stress-free wedding experience. I am an event planner day-to-day and it was so nice to be a client for once! Being from out of town I was worried I wouldn't trust anyone and have to make multiple trips to Asheville, but Sara and her team made my wedding the wedding of my dreams with just two real visits to Asheville to plan. I went with all of their recommendations from floral to gifts to photographer. I cannot express how wonderful this group is and how good they are at what they do. My mom and I instantly knew from the day we met Sara that we would be taken care of. I will recommend ALL brides to work with Wedding Connections for the rest of my life!"
Ali Drake, Seely Pavilion, Grove Park Inn, Asheville, NC
"We had secured the venue, florist, photographer, etc., for our daughter's wedding and felt we had everything in hand. We hired Frankie and Holly with Wedding Connections as our day-of-coordinators and quickly realized we hadn't thought of so many details! Their professionalism and attention to every detail was instrumental in executing an absolutely beautiful wedding. I cannot thank them or recommend them highly enough!"
Cammie McLendon, Deer Park at Biltmore Estate, Asheville, NC
"Sara is amazing and working with Wedding Connections for our wedding was a dream. As a long distance couple planning a multicultural interfaith wedding weekend in a destination location we were probably not Sara's easiest clients but she would never have let us know it! Whether providing an objective opinion on invitation fonts, replying to one of my novels of an email, or accommodating a last minute seating change, Sara was cool, calm, and consistently positive. As a project manager and a bit of a control freak, the degree to which I trusted Sara speaks volumes of her talent and abilities. Our wedding could not have gone more smoothly and I will forever be grateful to her!"
- Amy Shah, The Crest Pavilion, Asheville, NC
"Wedding Connections truly goes above and beyond coordinating to provide solutions for all the little bits and pieces I would have overlooked. Holly did such a fantastic job for our wedding. Organized, responsive, thoughtful, and kind. Immaculate attention to detail. She and Candice were simultaneously by my side when I needed them and ran the reception swiftly and with a smile. Black belt ninja planners :). I am a hyper organized control freak myself and did not hesitate for a second leaving everything to Holly. I had complete confidence in her and she over-delivered. I am so happy with my decision to work with these phenomenal women and highly recommend them to anyone!"
- Marissa Mignone, The Farm, A Gathering Place, Asheville, NC
"A must for a unique, beautiful, and stress-free wedding! Hands down the best money we spent on our wedding! Sara is so creative, thoughtful, professional, and detail oriented. My in-laws decided to hire her for the rehearsal dinner/welcome party as well, and the whole weekend was perfect! She makes sure you will not be worrying about anything on your wedding day. We loved all our vendors so much, and that was due to Sara's expertise and recommendations. She really listened to our vision and gave honest advice and unique ideas. I wanted a beautiful wedding that was a unique reflection of me and my husband, and that's what we got with Sara. I can't recommend her and the Wedding Connections team enough!"
- Liz Harkins, Claxton Farm, Weaverville, NC
"I worked with Holly and her team for my wedding "day of coordination" and it was the best decision I made! Holly did way more than "day of" services for me. We had several phone calls and email exchanges leading up to the wedding weekend. She helped me stay organized and prompted me to think of important details that I probably wouldn't have even thought about had I not been bouncing ideas off of a professional. The thing I loved the most was Holly's calm and confident personality. She was very assertive without stressing anyone out which is so important when surrounded with domineering personalities. She was so knowledgeable and kept everything running smoothly. I didn't have to lift a finger or worry about anything. It went off without a hitch and I couldn't be more grateful!!"
- Lauren, Anthony, The Grand Bohemian Hotel, Asheville NC
"Planning a destination wedding is tough enough but with Sara and Wedconnections you won’t have any stress. They are a professional, well-connected team that can make your wedding dreams come true. The planning process was organized, having monthly to weekly check-ins made us feel very comfortable. The day of logistics were amazing, Sara kept the people moving. Everything went according to plan and I was overwhelmed with how professional her team was. She really does take the time to get to know you both while being your advocate they entire time. Loved it all, I would highly recommend Sara and her team to anyone planning a wedding in Asheville."
- Cory Gens, The NC Arboretum, Asheville, NC
"Sara and her team were absolutely amazing. No detail was left undone. Our day was perfect because of their planning and hard work. I would highly recommend Wedding Connections to anyone planning a wedding in the Asheville, NC area."
- Marissa Mignone, The Farm, A Gathering Place, Asheville, NC
"Grace, kindness, and design genius. Sara is an amazing planner that consistently makes you feel like you’re her only client. Her kindness and grace made our wedding planning process run as smoothly as our wedding. Sara handled everything with ease and kept us blissfully unaware of any unexpected challenges on our big day so we could focus on each other and our guests. The Wedding Connections team was consistently amazing and designed a special day that was beyond our greatest imagination."
- Wesley and Victoria Lo, The NC Arboretum, Asheville, NC
"I cannot begin to describe how amazing Sara is. Choosing Wedding Connections was the best decision I could have made. The entire process was seamless with her. Sara was on top of everything and any question I had, she had an answer. I was the lucky bride who picked the Saturday that Hurricane Florence threatened and Sara was amazing. Sara worked with the all the vendors and venue to make sure the hurricane was not going to ruin anything and everything ended up being perfect. She also had to deal with a difficult wedding guest and she handled it so flawlessly that no one even knew what happened. I had the most amazing, stress free day and it’s all thanks to Sara and Candice. They were on top of everything and made sure it was perfect and exactly to my liking. I cannot thank Sara enough for all she did for me in the planning process and the day of. If you are on the fence about a wedding planning, my advice is to get one, and the one you should go with is Wedding Connections! You will be making the best decision and your wedding will turn out amazing."
- MariEllen Suarez, Diana at The Biltmore Estate, Asheville, NC
"We had a wonderful experience with Holly and everyone we interacted with at Wedding Connections from start to finish. I have been an event planner so I'm a bit familiar with the process but had never planned a wedding, so I was thankful for the resources they could provide as guidance. Holly was our day-of coordinator, but we were able to communicate a lot before the wedding. She checked in on me to make sure I was on track with my planning and made me feel very confident heading into the weekend. Candice was there to help her the day of, and they were both extremely professional and positive and did a fabulous job setting up the venue. I am so glad we found Wedding Connections and would highly recommend this talented team to any bride. They know their stuff and to top that, they are people you will want to remain friends with after."
- Kimmie Ferretti, Camp Pinnacle, Hendersonville, NC
"We worked with Sara for full service planning and it was the best decision we made in planning our wedding!! I feel like we got to have all the BEST and FUN parts of wedding planning without any of the hassle because she made everything so easy and enjoyable! Sara helped us plan and execute every single detail of our out-of-state wedding, gave us countless hours of advice and know-how, and handled all of the logistics between vendors as well as day-of coordination. We booked all of our other fantastic vendors based on her preferred vendor lists without having to spend a ton of time researching, reading reviews, reaching out for pricing, etc. Additionally, Sara has a delightful personality and is a consummate professional. Her attention to detail, experience, and wonderful relationship with fellow vendors and her community impressed us throughout our time working with her and we feel like we hit the jackpot working with her and her team. On the day of, we had all the confidence in the world that everything was going to run smoothly and it did – everything was perfect. I’m honestly sad I’m finished writing this review – seriously, Wedding Connections is THAT GOOD!"
- Megan Carlson, The Crest Pavilion Asheville, NC
"Sara is absolutely the definition of competent. She is charming, intelligent, thorough, responsive, punctual, communicative and precise. And in a role most of us would find stressful, she brings an air of calmness, light-heartedness and flexibility to the process."
- Jennie Malloy, The Inn at Celebrity Dairy, Siler City, NC
"Sara and her team helped create exactly what I envisioned for my wedding day. Sara joined me a month before my wedding and helped take care of all the small details that were too stressful for me to cover so close to the day. Her team listened to what I wanted and created a beautiful day we will never forget. What I loved most about working with Sara, was her kind spirit and perfect organizational skills. As a organized person myself, I felt I was in wonderful hands for my day."
- Chelsey Towery, Mills River, NC
"I cannot say enough about Sara and her team at Wedding Connections. Sara is such a genuine person and has the most pleasant personality. I always looked forward to our meetings because I knew she was genuinely interested and invested in what I wanted my wedding day to look like. With Sara I never felt overwhelmed - she was constantly reaching out to me to keep me in check and on track but also always offering to reach out to a vendor or make a call. Sara is professional but so much fun to work with. Finding Sara to plan our wedding was the best decision made in our entire wedding planning process."
- Katie Creighton, The Venue, Asheville, NC
"I was honored to work alongside Holly. She was an absolute dream! On my wedding day, Holly turned my visions into a reality and I am just so amazed at how everything turned out. I was super relaxed that day because I knew I could trust her. She is the sweetest person and I am so HAPPY with her work, dedication and commitment. I couldn't have asked for a better wedding planner and company to work with for my special day!"
- Cassandra Pate, Rumbling Bald, Lake Lure, NC
"For 8 months leading up to my husband's and my wedding day, Sara was the most communicative and supportive leader, teammate, and friend. She immediately responded to all of my emails and questions. She was just as excited for me when I would send her pictures of my wedding dress or share ideas I had with her. She kept us organized with budgets, vendors, room blocks, everything! My husband and I felt so relaxed, confident and positive with Sara's help every step of the way. She has such a gift for being kind, friendly and personable while also advocating for you and your needs when communicating with vendors. We are forever grateful to have had the pleasure of being married under Sara's guidance and expert planning."
-Lisa Boss, The Ridge/The Venue, Asheville, NC
"It was an absolute dream working with Sara. She was always happy and available to talk with us, easy to brainstorm with, extremely competent, flexible, and genuinely invested in making the wedding and the planning process what we envisioned. We were not the easiest clients - we chose a venue which had never hosted a wedding and insisted on an outside ceremony during a hurricane. Not only did Sara help us through all this, she handled it all with grace, compassion and the swift, effective skills of a true professional. She was hands down one of the best investments we made for our wedding!"
- Katie Kitchens, Highland Brewing, Asheville, NC
"We had the best experience with Wedding Connections! Sara is professional, responsive, organized, transparent and really fun to work with. We clicked right from the start, she understood what we wanted/needed and was with us through every step to make sure that our wedding was seamless and perfect. She gave us great suggestions for vendors and they all turned out great! She was on our side, negotiated on our behalf and did all she could to save us money where possible.
Planning our wedding was not a stressful ordeal and that is thanks to Sara. I highly HIGHLY recommend her!"
-Nura Shadid The Omni Grove Park Inn, Asheville, NC
"Contracting with Wedding Connections and working with Sara was quite possibly the best decision I have ever made. And coming from a groom who married the most amazing bride, I've made some pretty great decisions.. Sara's professionalism, attention to detail, and unwavering commitment to making our wedding experience nothing short of perfect makes her an irreplaceable asset to any wedding. Asheville was a destination wedding for us, and Sara offered spot on recommendations of vendors, who turned out to be incredible as well. I would highly recommend Wedding Connections and all of their services to anyone without hesitation."
- Will Ehrenpreis, The Grand Bohemian, Asheville, NC
"We can't say enough good things about the amazing amount of time and energy Wedding Connections invested into bringing our vision to life - we absolutely couldn't have pulled off our wedding (and certainly wouldn't have stayed sane!) without them. It was fantastic to have partners like them to ease the burden on us. Sara and her team were so patient and thorough in the months leading up to the big day and were lifesavers during the wedding weekend. By far, it was one of the best investments we made during the whole process."
-Abigail Rybnicek, Moretz Mills, Hickory, NC
"Working with Sara and Wedding Connections may have been the best decision we made about our wedding. She was an absolute joy to work with and helped us plan and execute an amazing wedding day. Sara was a true professional throughout the entire process, and managed her team and the entire event with grace, confidence, and patience. And if that weren't enough, she helped me pull off a huge surprise for my husband during the ceremony. I would enthusiastically and unequivocally recommend Sara and her team to any couple planning a wedding"
- Blakely Hildebrand, Old Sherrill's Inn, Fairview, NC
"Not only was Sara professional and productive, her giving and sweet personality made all those involved with my wedding fall in love with her. Her spirit and poise were a delight, and she truly made my wedding day a dream come true."
- Kristen Wohlford, Family Home, Asheville, NC
"Once we found the Wedding Connections website, I knew that Sara was the right person to help us plan our wedding. I was so convinced that we actually planned OUR wedding day around HER schedule. Sara and Holly really took the time to get to know us and understand the kind of vintage and classic wedding day we dreamed off. Nothing is impossible with the amount of connections they have. Whatever idea I would come up with, Sara was always ready to help out, with suggestions or full-on encouragement. Honestly, we had a blast planning our wedding and made amazing friends while doing it. Once the day finally arrived, neither my now-husband, or I had anything to worry about. Holly, Sara and Leah managed every single team on site with grace, took care of every little detail and made our day easy, worry-free and so stunningly beautiful. We will never forget the role that Sara and her team played to make the first day of the rest of our lives the most magical we could have imagined!"
-Melanie Callihan, Homewood, Asheville, NC
"We had met with 4 other planners. Once we met with Sara, we were sold right away. She had an instant genuine interaction with the both of us. She wanted to know the picture my wife had in her head. Other wedding planners were more interested in numbers of guests and venues and how we could copy what they had done at previous weddings as easy answers. Sara presented her impressive experience & knowledge in a way that didn't overpower our vision. She was so organized and kept us on track with tasks without overwhelming us. They helped us book the perfect vendors early on, keeping our vision in mind, as well as keeping track of contracts & payments. The week of our wedding, Sara & Holly had every little detail covered. We can say with 100% confidence that our 170 guests, my wife and I could not have had the amazing experience of our wedding weekend without the help of Sara and her team. They really were an essential part of our wedding event being one of the greatest days of our lives."
- Stan Hausman, The Crest Center, Asheville, NC