Kayla and Tyler – October 2017
Doug and Glenn of Doug Smith Designs + Events took our vision and made it into the fairy tale that I’ve dreamt about since I was a little girl! They were there throughout the entire planning and preparation process, and always went above and beyond by sitting with my mom and I for hours to go over details and provide us with reassurance. From the bouquets, archway, and centerpieces, down to the aisle markers, they hit it out of the park! They’re expertise, professionalism, and overall wonderful personalities are sure to make your day a dream come true as well!! They will always hold a special place in my heart for sharing my vision and making it a reality!
Parents of the Bride – Tim and I cannot truly express our thanks to you both for creating the fairytale, whimsical wedding Kayla envisioned from the very beginning. Doug, you simply wowed us with the beautiful pew markers, bouquets and arch in the ceremony, as well as the centerpieces and head table in the tent. You were on board with her vision from day one and the results were breathtaking! Thank you both for your patience and reassurance. Glenn, it was a comfort to know you and Susan were there with us all day. My cousin, Cindy, said you both were so very helpful to her and I appreciate that very much. You all are not only awesome professionals, but you are caring, awesome human beings. Many thanks for making Kayla and Tyler’s day so special!
Abigail and William – July 2017
There are not enough words in the world for Will and I to adequately express our appreciation and gratitude to Glenn and Doug of Doug Smith Designs + Events for guiding us through the planning and production of our July 2017 wedding. As a person who hadn’t thought much about what kind of bride I wanted to be or what kind of wedding I wanted to have, I went into the whole thing pretty (or rather seriously…) uninformed on how all those Southern Living and Pinterest-worthy weddings come together in real life. But Glenn and Doug took my no-nonsense personality in stride 🙂 From the very first time we met with them, I knew we were in the right hands. These were the guys who would not only provide us with prompt information and the widest variety of options and ideas (who knew there were SO many??), but more importantly, these were the guys who would help creatively inspire me and help us to develop a fully-realized vision for the most beautiful day of our lives. Glenn and Doug treated us like family and made sure we were taken care of every step of the way. Their unyielding support, impeccable professionalism, and unparalleled industry expertise are what gave me, my husband, and both our families the irreplaceable opportunity to truly enjoy our wedding instead of having to stress over it. I would, without hesitation, recommend their services again and again (and then again one more time, for good measure!).
Mother of the Bride – Every mother thinks about her daughter’s wedding day from the first moment she holds her at birth (at least on those special celebrations throughout life). Doug and Glenn of Doug Smith Designs + Events provided all the planning and coordination you need to meet those dreams. Their poise and dignity brought a calmness to the planning and ensured you did not miss any details. As a highly organized, slightly full-charge professional woman, I will say that I would not consider doing this without their assistance. Only one slight melt-down by me and Glenn had me marching forward in no time! Suffice it to say, my daughter had the wedding of her life because they were involved. It was executed flawlessly. I know the entire experience can be overwhelming but they were spectacular. I have #2 in 2018 and would not consider using anyone else! Their flowers were exquisite and commented as such by everyone, including other floral designers! You absolutely cannot go wrong here.
We used Doug and Glenn as our planners and coordinators for our Kentucky farm wedding in May 2017. They were wonderful throughout the planning process, and did a great job managing vendors and keeping us on schedule as the big day approached. This was particularly important for us as we live out of state and were planning the wedding from a distance. The ceremony went off without a hitch, the reception was beautifully decorated, and the overall day was magical. We received many comments from guests about the attention to detail throughout the day. We’d highly recommend Doug and Glenn to anyone looking for a planner/coordinator.
Caroline and Tyler – October 2016
Doug and Glenn are the best! A friend of mine who used them for her wedding planning recommended them to me soon after I got engaged. I met with them and immediately hired them — I didn’t need to talk with anyone else, they were exactly what we were looking for! They have established great professional relationships with many vendors in the Lexington area which ended up being a huge benefit for us. Not only did they recommend the best vendors, but they also handled the contracts for us which was a huge stress relief for us. They met with me a ton of times during our year and a half long engagement and were always quick to respond to my emails or texts. One time I found myself in a “crisis” figuring out our seating arrangements and they were able to meet with me right then and offered a perfect solution that I hadn’t considered. On the day of our wedding, I was stress free and we were able to enjoy the entire day knowing that they were in charge of everything. We also hired them to design our florals — the flower arrangements and bouquets were beyond our expectations. Aside from their experience, professionalism and organization, the best part with working with them was that they were excited to execute the ideas we came up with which made the whole planning process even more exciting for me! I am so glad to have met them and will always look back fondly on our stress-free wedding planning process because of them.
Brionne and Lamar – August 2016
Mother Of The Bride – Doug did an AMAZING job for us! We originally went to see Doug regarding flowers but ended up utilizing him to decorate. I love that Doug listened to us! We showed him pictures of things we thought we wanted, and he asked really great follow-up questions. Oh! And did I mention he doesn’t mind you calling or texting him if you have questions? He ALWAYS made himself available and always responded promptly. The end result was the church was absolutely beautiful! Doug suggested that we repurpose the flowers from the ceremony and use them at the reception (saved us some money!) 🙂 Can I just say—the church and the reception venue was absolutely gorgeous! Our friends and family are still talking about the smell of the fresh flowers and how beautifully decorated the church and reception venue were. Doug and Glenn are the best in the business! They brought all of our ideas to life and we couldn’t have been happier. Let your search end here! I promise you won’t be disappointed.
Chelsea and Clay – June 2016
We cannot say enough AMAZING things about Doug and Glenn – We could not have pulled off our dream wedding without them! We had originally met with them to just discuss flowers for our wedding, but we decided to use them for coordination as well and we are so glad that we did. I knew the style, colors and details that I wanted and they were able to make it a reality. From flowers, to centerpieces to the layout of the venue they designed the simple, yet elegant style that I was going for. Doug and Glenn were available through every step of the process to answer any questions that I had and to refer me to the best vendors in town. Our flowers were everything that I wanted and more! I fell in love with my bouquet as soon as I saw it – the colors and simplicity were perfect and my style exactly. The arrangements were so gorgeous as well. We transferred them from the church to the reception venue and they were perfect for both locations. They definitely made our “head table” stand out and bring dimension to the room. We seriously could not have asked for two better people to help us prepare for our most special day. They know their stuff and are the best at what they do. They are great at listening to your style and vision and then throwing in their own ideas as well, which was exactly what I needed. I would recommend them to anyone and we are SO pleased with their services.
Abigail and Ryan – May 2016
Mother Of The Bridge – We called Doug Smith Designs after reading the positive reviews from other clients. After we met him for floral design, we decided to retain him for coordination services also. It was the best decision that we made for the wedding. He is prompt in returning emails. He thinks of every detail. His floral arrangements looked like something out of a magazine. He took our daughter’s vision and created her dream wedding at Keene Place. He even dropped a wedding emergency kit by her hotel the morning of the wedding. My husband and I were able to be guests at the wedding because of Doug. Doug makes things happen. He is absolutely 100% dedicated to the event, and I cannot emphasize enough how integral he was in making the wedding stress free and completely enjoyable.