What They're Saying
It's the clients that make us really and truly love our job!
We feel so fortunate to be able to share this happiness with them during such a monumental part of their lives.
"From the moment we met Alise, she completely recognized our vision for our wedding day. She made us feel so comfortable through the whole process. Often times she was one step ahead of us and had anticipated any questions we had. We were nervous at the beginning since we were not only having a same sex marriage, but also that it was a destination wedding. It was daunting bringing together guests from America, Ireland, and England to Italy. Alise was always accepting and embraced all of our ideas, whilst having the patience and kindness to guide us back towards our vision when we lost direction at times. Alise discovered our perfect wedding venue, incredible caterers and turned our wedding into a dream. From the styling to the flowers to her overall control of the day, we couldn't have made it through without her. Alise's skills were tested that day between a crashing chandelier, power outage and the day before a complete change of location from an outdoor wedding to an indoor wedding due to poor weather. However, throughout the whole day it was Alise's disposition that ensured that two nervous brides remained calm and that their guests felt comfortable. Second to choosing each other, having Alise as such a vital part of our day was one of the best decisions we made."
-M A R Y & S U E
"Where do I begin?! You are the ABSOLUTE best! The wedding was SO incredible, a real life dream. We couldn’t have had any of it happen without you. You made everything run (not just on the day but the months of prep and the set up and take down) so smoothly, and not just that – but you have such talent in creating absolutely beautiful rooms and details. It takes one thing to be organised and make things run well (which of course you are great at), but it’s a rare talent to have such a beautiful eye. Everything looked totally breathtaking and really perfect. Just how I had dreamed of – it was a real midsummer nights dream! Everyone has commented how stunning everything was, and how it was just the best night ever.
The rain didn’t really matter in the end – we kind of accepted it – and I think it added to some atmosphere! You were wonderful how you dealt with that curveball, and I would have never had thought to arrange the ceremony seating like that, which made it so intimate and special. I loved having everyone around us for the ceremony, it felt very cosy and like we were surrounded by love and goodwill from all sides. The trees were TOTALLY worth it! It really did make it feel beautiful and intimate – helped shrink the room and add so much natural beauty and texture – and those fairy lights! WOW. Loved all the pretty fruit on the tables too. Omg I can’t stop thinking of all the details. Wrapping all those trees in hundreds of fairy lights and muslin must have been very hard work, and I really can’t thank you (and your team!) enough for it all. You really made my dream wedding come true. The welcome dinner was just perfect too – I loved it so much! It was the perfect kick-off to an amazing weekend, and looked beautifully rustic and organic. Everyone loved every detail!
I can’t thank you enough for all your hard work. I know it is so intense – and you handled everything so well. From setting everything up for days, to running the show, and dismantling late at night in the rain! Thank you also for being so responsive and helpful in the many months of prep and organisation leading up to it. I know I’m very detail oriented and can come across incredibly intense! You handled it all so gracefully, with a happy demeanour and a very professional, responsive and hard working attitude. I so appreciate it, and really thank you from the bottom of my heart. None of it could have happened without you and you made our day so amazing!"
-Lisette & Krysto
"All of your wonderful work really shines through and I can hardly believe how the picture I had in my head became a reality on May 20th - the room, flowers, everything was incredible, and I love how Into the Light captured it all, it really was the most wonderful day of mine and Fiachra's life to date and I cried happy tears of joy looking at the photos and video. It's hard to believe, you would barely know it was raining!!! I am just so delighted that all of the inspiration that started with the beautiful topaz engagement ring Fiachra proposed on a windswept day in Donegal, one year and one day later permeated through everything on our wedding day from my dress to all of your wonderful styling - I am so glad I stumbled across your work online and then had the pleasure of having you turn my vision into the reality I dreamed of - a most sincere heartfelt thank you from the both of us."
-MARIA & FIACHRA
"From the outset, my husband and I knew we wouldn't be happy to settle for a 'big box' wedding. We wanted to create a day that was heartfelt, personal, and that reflected who we are as a couple. When we found our venue, we were overwhelmed at the thought of how much work it would need to bring it in line with our vision for the day. Hiring Alise was the single best decision we ever made. What could have been a stressful planning process was instantly transformed into a peaceful and joyful build-up to our day.
From the start, Alise was organized, meticulous, and possessed the same fervor to realize the true potential of our Wicklow Mountain venue. I knew I could trust her creative direction from the moment we met for a walk-through. Her suggestions and imagination for the day were inspiring and elegant in their simplicity. After our initial discussion, I could imagine our day start to finish in clear detail. Throughout the planning process, Alise's advice, organization and artistic insight were vital. She kept us sane! She made numerous suggestions for vendors, helping us select people that shared the same creative tastes while staying within our budget. She provided us with a mood board and creative direction to help guide our conversations with those vendors and help them share in our vision. Even the simple fact of having her there to set-up ad break-down all of the styling for the day was a huge weight off of our shoulders, as we knew we would be entertaining family from our of town.
But mostly it was Alise's attitude that made her such a pleasure to work with. Friendly, relaxed and so enthusiastic - she really wanted to capture who we are as a couple. On our wedding day, it was such a relief knowing the details were all in good hands and I could just relax and prepare with my bridesmaids. Alise checked in with us throughout the day, ensuring Alise checked with us throughout the day, ensuring we were happy with every detail. I couldn't help but give her a huge hug at the end of the night when she told us she was heading off - I already miss working with her. As for the styling itself...Seeing our venue for the first time on the wedding day was like stepping into a magazine. Alise's styling was above and beyond what my husband and I could ever have imagined. Alise had managed what had seemed impossible just months before - infusing our big beige dining room with the wild romance and raw beauty of the Wicklow Mountains. It was so. perfectly. us. Months later, it's still one of the first things people say about our wedding: It was the most beautiful event they'd ever been to. We may be a bit biased, but we wholeheartedly agree. Thank you Alise for bringing this beautiful dream to life... it's one we will never, ever forget. "
-ALLI & RAY
"Steve and I really, really thank you from the bottom of our hearts for everything that you did for us both before the wedding and on the day. Alise , you really made our dreams come true, what you did, the only way I can describe it is - Magical. It was only down to your hard work and inspiring ideas that we were able to achieve what we hoped for. Despite such a short space of time you really created something unique and special that represents our personalities and tastes. All of the decoration in the Mill, outside and in the pavilion ... so so so so beautiful!! I was lost for words when I saw it all. I've loved collaborating with you to come up with ideas and it has been so nice to work with a wedding supplier who gives attention to their clients and will do their utmost to make sure their day is special and that they feel special too. You truly are an inspiration and such a creative, beautiful person. We feel so lucky and blessed to have been able to work with you on the wedding. Thank you again for making our day so amazingly special. We will be forever grateful for all that you did."
-Rachel & Steve
"I knew from the minute we shared our first phone call that you were the one for our wedding day! You have such an eye for beautiful things, and your vision for our wedding far superseded anything we could have dreamed of. Whether it was the many meetings spent with our florist, the hours of conversation shared over cups of coffee, or the continual flow of emails bursting with creative ideas, you made Daniel and I feel as if we were your only clients, and this is such a rarity when planning a wedding. You are a gorgeous firl, with a heart for class, style and most of all, for people, and I love how I gained a new friend throughout the process of planning our wedding. Thank you so much for our wedding - a day we will never forget."
-Polly & Daniel
"We wanted to send you the warmest thank you for your incredible work. It was such a pleasure getting to know you and working on our wedding with you - we feel blessed to have had you on our team! You have an incredible eye for design and beauty, a remarkable attention to detail and such a wonderful demeanor. We really could not have asked for anything more."
-WHITNEY & THOMAS
"Alise, you were the true backbone of our wedding day. We were blessed to have you as our wedding planner and stylist. You have impeccable taste, an unmatched eye for detail and a genuine passiong for what you do. You took our vision and turned it into something tangible and enchanting. All of these things and more make you the exceptionally accomplished wedding designer that you are. However, it would not be just to only commend you for your astounding ability to plan, style, and execute a marvellous wedding; there's also something to be said for your southern charm and hospitality; you encompass all of the sincerity that stems from these yet you have an unbridled uniqueness and appreciation for the rest of the world. The warmth you radiate as a person endears others to you (it certainly did us). These things distinguish you. You have the talent and disposition to work with anyone and any style. We cannot wait to view your work with others on their special day!"
-LAUREN & ADAM
"WOW, where to start! Firstly, a massive thank you needed for all the hard work, time and effort that you put into making our wedding so perfect!! As it says in the last volume of BASH, I really did a little dance once I got off the phone with you not so long back in February and on the day of the wedding I felt just like doing the same! You are a dream maker, along with all the other suppliers! When I saw the banquet room decorated and laid out my heart skipped a beat! You are truly an inspirational and extremely talented and successful woman and we along with all our guests were in awe at the work you put into the whole venue. I will be singing your name from the rooftops here on in!"
-DEIRDRE & ALAN
"I cannot thank you enough for your support over the last year. You have gone above and beyond which I greatly appreciate. You also introduced me to so many talented suppliers which I really appreciate - flowers, lighting, cake...the list goes on! Thank you for making mine (and Nick's) wedding dreams come true. It was really so special for us both and so beautiful. You are an extremely sweet person and a great listener. You were brilliant and we would have been lost without you."
-ORLA & NICK
"Thank you so much for making our wedding such a beautiful one! We are so thankful we found you. I love going back and looking at all of the details in the photos and we will definitely be recommending you! Thank you again!"
-CHELSEA & GARETH