My husband and I were married at the Wind and Sea Estate in Big Sur, on July 5, 2014. LJ Oneto was responsible for making our wedding day one of the best days of our lives, and for that we will always be grateful to LJ.
Despite a nearly year-long engagement, I had been struggling to find someone to fill the role of day of coordinator for our remote destination wedding. Planning a wedding in Big Sur can be challenging despite a community filled with wonderful vendors, and I was planning it from Florida having only visited Big Sur twice before. At the time our caterer recommended LJ, I had already planned and contracted with all of the major vendors for our wedding, so I was really looking for someone that I could just hand off all of my plans on the morning of our wedding, for my own peace of mind. The majority of wedding planners I had met with were either uncomfortable working with vendors they hadn't hand-picked or provided packages that didn't align with my needs and often came with a price tag I just couldn't stomach.
I knew LJ was different from our first conversation. She immediately understand what I was looking for, and in performing that role, surpassed every expectation I had or could have imagined. She was so easy to communicate with and so responsive throughout the planning process, and always kept her cool- even a week out from the wedding when I forwarded her an email from our venue asking what date and time our special event was on! LJ's knowledge of the area helped me with securing smaller local vendors to fill our particular needs that I was having trouble finding through the normal wedding channels, like our gluten free cupcakes and a hand-made eucalyptus garland. On the day of the wedding, our guests all commented to us on LJ's tireless work ethic and what an integral role she played.
She was willing to do anything and everything to make my life easier, and I can honestly say that I was able to enjoy our wedding day without a worry crossing my mind because I knew that LJ was there. LJ solved every problem, checked off all of the hundreds of items on my extensive to do list, and thought of extra special details to surprise me- all of which contributed to making our wedding so wonderful. We could not have done it without her.
LJ is the absolute best, and I know she has amazing things in store for her in her career. She is such a wonderful resource, such a calming presence, and she put together a flawless and perfect wedding. Thank you for being such a great part of our amazing day!
All passwords for Footage Files + Film are "JHP"
Wedding Film: https://vimeo.com/100456712
Also- here are a few photos by Kirsten Manick Photography. I'll send more over when we get them, especially details table etc.