We have been named among World’s Best Wedding Planners by Junebug Weddings, Best Wedding Planners in Seattle by The Knot, members of Style Me Pretty’s exclusive Little Black book and have been featured in/on Better Homes & Gardens, Exquisite Weddings, BRIDES Magazine, Martha Stewart Weddings, Coastal Living, InStyle, Seattle Metropolitan Bride & Groom Magazine, Wedding Chicks, Bridal Guide Magazine, Sunset Magazine, Green Wedding Shoes, Ruffled Blog, Nonpareil Magazine, Merci New York, and many, many more. But the most rewarding accolades come from our happy clients and their families and friends. It’s such an honor to plan special moments for others.
What our clients are saying
“Nick and Aleah did a great job planning our wedding on Orcas Island. There were a million little logistics for them to plan and it all went off without a hitch. The decor was just as we had envisioned, the vendors they suggested (music and photography in particular) were all wonderful, and they worked well with the on-site planner/vendor to make the weekend run smoothly.” – Adelaide Hearst & Brett McClintock
“Aleah and Nick stepped in when our original planners majorly dropped the ball. To say I was incredibly stressed out would be an understatement. I was also very reluctant to outsource again, given how our initial experience with an event planner went. But, they handled everything like pros – my panicky emails, some issues with the event space, and so on. They put us in touch with amazing vendors (seriously, they are connected to all the great ones – Just Milled, Ravishing Radish, 321 Foto, etc.). The decor was flawless and perfectly captured our vision. We received so many compliments all night. Did I mention that our event took place maybe a month after Aleah had her second baby? For real, these guys are awesome!” – Dayna & Kyle Ducey – 2017
“I can’t imagine going through wedding planning without Nick and Aleah. We booked Nick and Aleah right after we got engaged, and over the next two years were expertly guided through what was one of the more fun processes of our lives. We had so much fun imagining all that was possible with Nick and Aleah, and having them come up with suggestions that matched our ideas. They created a wedding that could only be described as stunningly beautiful. Most importantly, they kept us true to what mattered throughout the process. We also went through the entire planning process from across the country, but we never felt like the distance made a difference. Nick and Aleah were beyond responsive and involved every step of the way. Aleah even tried on bridesmaid dresses for me, as my bridesmaids were scattered across the country and unable to all try them on together. Not only was our actual wedding stunning, thanks to Aleah’s expert design, but it was also flawless in execution. Nick and Aleah felt like one of the guests and we never felt like we had to lift a finger our entire wedding day, which allowed us to sit back and enjoy the day with our family and friends. Did I also mention that they pulled this all off two weeks after having their second child? Not only are they awesome, but their entire team is ready to step in when needed and we never felt left alone. Even when our 1950s Jaguar getaway car cancelled 48 hours before the wedding, Nick and Aleah found us a replacement. We can’t recommend Nick and Aleah enough, and we keep trying to find events to plan so that we can use them again! Every time that we think about our wedding, we can’t get over how much we enjoyed the process and feel like we gained some great friends along the way. We don’t think that you can go wrong with a wedding planner that can make both the wedding and the planning process fun!” –Tiffany Chaney & Chris Malay – 2017
“Aleah and Nick helped us plan our Walla Walla perfect wedding from 4 hours away in Seattle. Not only did everything go as planned without a hiccup – their design prowess and aggressive detail to operational logistics were unmatched (and I run a small business myself!) They were always responsive and there when we needed them and if there were any problems behind the scenes? We, nor no one else knew about them. Thanks for making our special day the best! Would gladly recommend without hesitation.” –Allie Callaghan & Collins Paris – 2017
“Nick and Aleah were wonderful to work with. They worked around our very demanding schedules to create a beautiful, individualized Indian-American fusion farm wedding. They hooked us up with incredible vendors, helped us to flesh out our own ideas, and took care of some complicated logistics without any issues. We had so much fun at our wedding, with minimal stress – and we were floored at how stunning everything turned out. We highly recommend Valley & Co!” –Kavita Vinekar & Andy Colby – 2017
“We had Nick and Aleah plan our wedding in Woodinville, Washington. Having anyone do anything for me is difficult as I like to be in control at all times, so I was quite nervous working with a wedding planner at first. I desperately needed one though because of my hectic work schedule and the fact that I know nothing about wedding planning to begin with. Once I let go of my control issues and allowed them to do their thing, I never had to worry once. Nick and Aleah took care of everything! Really, the only thing I had to do was say “yes” or “no” and pay the invoices. No words can describe how beautiful the wedding was. They went above and beyond what I had envisioned in my head. What amazed me most were all the tiny details – the beautiful linens, the pig and WSU napkins, the thoughtful party favors, and I could go on and on. They also provided us the contact info of who they thought were the best vendors. This made my life so much easier as I did not have to scour the internet to find vendors. I also have to note how organized everything was the day of the wedding. I can’t think of one hiccup, and they shuffled my husband and I around to where we needed to be. They did this all with big smiles on their faces too. I really could go on and on about how much of a help they were and how special they made our day!” – Margaret Duncan & Adam Sturdivant
“Nick and Aleah made our wedding day everything we could have dreamed! When we first started the planning process, we didn’t have much of a vision in mind. They were able to take our tiny requests and make the most unbelievable event. Nick and Aleah brought together the most talented team to create a wedding our friends and family will never forget. I couldn’t imagine a more perfect day to say, I do.” Savannah Bridge & Steve Krenzel
“These guys are fabulous! Just the team that you would want to handle your personal or corporate function.”
-L. Duncan, Microsoft
“Hands down the number one tip I would give to any other bride when starting to plan their wedding is to hire a good planner immediately. Not just any planner though, specifically Valley & Co.
Nick and Aleah are not only top of the line planners, but they are just sweet and professional people in general that you actually enjoy being tied to the hip with for a year 🙂 We choose V&C specifically because of their vast experience with wedding planning and their taste in design and they lived up to every aspect of it. And it’s not just Nick and Aleah that are great, but the icing on the cake (quite literally speaking), is their network of awesome vendors they know and seamlessly work with. Hiring V&C was like hiring an entire dream team all in one simple little stress-free package! Throughout the process, I almost felt bad when our family and friends would ask what they could do to help and we would say “nothing, just show up and have a blast.” -Leah Whiteside & Tux Tuxbury
“Everything was so beautifully done. I can’t wait to see the pictures because I’m sure there were so many details that I overlooked. Thanks again, you guys are the best!” -Brittney Hayes & Stephen Leverkuhn
“Nick and Aleah and their crew are by far the best decision you can make for your wedding. After initially diving in to trying to find a vendor and a photographer and all of the stuff you have to find, I was super stressed because there are so many choices, and you have NO idea what’s actually good. We hired Nick and Aleah and from there everything was amazing. They work with other vendors they know and trust and made everything seem so clear and straight forwarded.
All of our friends and family were expecting us to be stressed out and nervous in the weeks and days leading up to the wedding, but thanks to Valley and Co, everything was taken care (their time line ensured we were done early) and our faith in them allowed us to relax and enjoy family time in the days leading up to their wedding.
In addition to being super awesome at planning, etc. Nick and Aleah are the nicest people and I can’t recommend them enough (and I do to all of my friends).”
–Amanda Rutherford & Alex LaComb
“I definitely did not have a vision for my wedding and Aleah and Nick was so helpful and kept an open mind with us. They gave us options, listened to what we liked and helped us narrow down exactly what we wanted. We narrowed it down to an outdoor reception next to an orchard. A couple of days before, there was rain in our forecast. 🙁 Aleah and Nick assuaged all of our fears, helped us figure out contingency plans and walked us thru all the potential scenarios. They even nailed down lighting and the tent a couple of days before the wedding even though we didn’t put a reserve one, all because of their connections with vendors. The day of the wedding, unfortunately, the rain came. Aleah and Nick thankfully was there for us thru the entire thing and we didn’t have to worry about a thing. Their flexibility, creativity and experience in the field was invaluable; the wedding went so smooth and really made us appreciate every aspect of the day.” –Nara Fujita & Scott Komine – 2014
“Where do I begin? I don’t know how we could have planned a wedding without Nick and Aleah by our side. Not only did they handle all of the tiny details and logistics for the entire event, the overall look and feel of our wedding captured our personality as a couple perfectly! Their creativity and eye for aesthetics is truly unbeatable. They worked tirelessly throughout the planning process and the day of the wedding to ensure everything would go off without a hitch. My wedding day couldn’t have been more perfect—it’s all I imagined and more thanks to the help of this amazing team!” –Lauren Moses & AJ Treleven
“Nick and Aleah truly surpassed all of our expectations. I was truly in awe the day of our wedding. Aleah took all of my ideas that I envisioned and implemented all of it with style and grace! I could not imagine using anyone else. They truly made our day an event to remember 🙂 xo” –Renee Russo & Finn Fisher
“Dear Aleah & Nick, Thank you both for everything you did to help us throw the perfect wedding! You are both very special people and obviously talented at your craft. You made the entire experience easy and stress-free – everything was just perfect! We couldn’t think of a single thing we would change or wish had gone differently. You guys are awesome and we are eternally grateful!
-Jenny & Justin – 2010
“Dear Nick and Aleah, We can’t thank you enough for the peace of mind and sense of security you provided during our wedding planning process up through the big day! And what a bonus that you two were so much fun; it was a delight to work with you! A million thanks for your drive, flexibility, and warmth – and what a great model for married partnership! With such fond memories,” -Leah Faleer & Sam Marcus
“Aleah and Nick have been an absolute pleasure to work with and have a fresh & fun approach to event planning. They are quick with following up to all my questions and emails. They have an extremely professional approach to this business, while at the same time completely relaxed and stress-free. The first time we met it was like talking to an old friend, very comfortable. Aleah & Nick love what they do and it shows. I highly recommend Nick and Aleahfor event planning!”
-Jenny Llanes, Llanes Weddings
“Dear Aleah and Nick,
Most people would agree that the true and best measure of the success of a wedding held at one’s home is whether or not the mother and father of the bride are relaxed and enjoy themselves. In case it wasn’t obvious, John and I had a wonderful time at Emily and Ryen’s wedding and reception and we have you to thank. You kept us all on track during the planning phase, understood our sometimes wacky sense of humor, recommended superior vendors, and dealt with every issue (although we were never aware of any) that came up throughout the evening.
We were free to welcome our friends and family throughout the evening and join in the celebration. Your professionalism allowed us to live in the moment at our “wedding in the woods” for Emily and Ryen. We are exceedingly grateful to you. You are a fantastic team and we truly enjoyed working with you. From our perspective, it was an enchanting evening. Thank you for the vital part you played in making the magic happen.
With Best Regards,” -Pamela Swanes, Mother of the Bride
“Nick & Aleah, I don’t even know where to start…thank you, thank you, thank you!! Truly, I don’t know how we could have had such a perfect wedding without you both. From the planning of our big day to the day of events, we never stressed about where to go, what to do, etc. -isn’t that an oxymoron when planning your dream wedding with 250+ guests?! But it’s true, you both took care of every last detail to ensure that our wedding day was as relaxed, fun and memorable as possible which it was, without a doubt! We are so grateful to have met you both and will recommend your services to everyone! I wish I could say more to express our gratitude. With love,”
-Renee & Alex – 2009
“Working with the Valleys was a joy, a blast and most of all a relief. Aleah and Nick are passionate about what they do and what they do is over the top fabulous. My vision for a Winter Wonderland company holiday party became just that – a Winter Wonderland. They more than exceeded my expectations by transforming our remodeling showroom into a beautiful, snowy dream place where the guests were simply giddy. They even baked and decorated snowflake cookies themselves as an added touch. Aleah and Nick took care of every detail and kept me informed every step of the way. I’m so looking forward to my next party because with Nick and Aleah at the helm, not only will it be stress free, but a smashing success!!”
-CoCo Harper, Marketing Director Jackson Design and Remodeling
“We hired Nick and Aleah for our day of wedding coordination and they did an exceptional job. They were organized, attentive, punctual, trustworthy and we definitely recommend their services to another bride and groom. Although we only utilized their outstanding services for the day of the event, we would have loved to been able to work with them for the entire planning process.” -John & Cat
“Aleah and Nick,
We are so grateful for all your hard work on our wedding and have received countless compliments from friends and family who have remarked that it was the most thoughtful, organized, and beautiful wedding they’ve attended, and that you two were spectacular (as it’s evident that we can’t take all the credit!). From managing time differences in Hong Kong and the East Coast, you were there for us from the very start. You were our eyes and ears as we had to remotely choose a wedding location, and you always kept us in the loop with videos and photos and commentary as you visited sites with my parents. Thanks to you, we were able to be introduced to such a high caliber of vendors that we would not have been able to encounter on our own. Via their relationship with you two, we had access to the highest quality photographers, videos, florists, stationers, bake shops, and musicians. When we encountered hiccups with last minute site changes and re-negotiations, you two were stalwart and tough negotiators on our behalves. There were details we might have overlooked had you not been so involved in the process. Moreover, you were always willing to go the extra mile for us, when Stephanie’s grandad fell sick and the situation was stressful, you went over and beyond in helping us with the invitations. What is also priceless to us is your candor with feedback. I have never been as indecisive as with my own wedding and you guided me towards a much more fitting shade for the bridesmaid dresses as you had a sense of what would be most fitting with the flowers and setting and your etiquette advice for dicey situations with guests was so helpful. Your responsiveness via email or telephone is what stood out to us from the very beginning and what continued to be a hallmark of our relationship. It can all be summed up with the fact that my sister has already asked that our wedding gift to her be your Orchid contract, as you two are possibly the best gift any bride and groom could receive.
All best and congrats on your anniversary,”
-Stephanie & Tom
“Nick & Aleah, I just wanted to say thank you…for bringing us such great clients and for making the whole process enjoyable. You are a rare commodity!”
-Vickie Peterson, Ravishing Radish Catering
“Dear Aleah & Nick, Thank you so much for a lovely Easter celebration. You are an amazing couple and I am in awe how you can so easily entertain so many people and make it look so effortless! I need lessons!” -Janice C.
“Aleah and Nick are top-notch and very dedicated. They planned our wedding and we were told by many of our guests that it was the best wedding they had ever attended. Of course, the two of us were over the moon. They were very attentive to detail and kept us from getting in over our heads.” -T. Cheung
“Nick & Aleah are a fantastic team to work with, and their weddings are always beautiful, elegant and CALM. I have had the good fortune to work with them three times and am always incredibly impressed by their professionalism, their great sense of humor, and their ability to transform even the simplest spaces into works of art. I look forward to working with them again many times over.” -Kate McElwee, Photographer
“Aleah & Nick, thank you both so much for being a part of our day and helping us make it that way. Aleah – I greatly appreciate all your help and guidance in the months and weeks leading up to our wedding. It was such a relief to know we had you there to keep the day rolling along smoothly. Thank you so much for all of your help and support!”- Ben & Mandy
“We had the best wedding day – we had a super great time at our own wedding – who knew it was possible? So, thank you so very, very much! And…if we had to do it all on our own we’d still be looking for a caterer and had it postponed indefinitely and may be not speaking to each other!” –xo, Mako & Booth – 2007
“Planning a wedding can be very stressful, especially when there are other things in the couple’s lives which occupy their time. This is the situation that we were in. We both had full-time jobs, and we were adjusting to our new life together. We were not able to devote the necessary time towards making this special day perfect. It is difficult to imagine how we could have pulled this off without help from Aleah and Nick.
While we were still able to make all of the crucial decisions, they did all of the work. When we had to decide on something important, and we really didn’t have any ideas, Aleah and Nick made many useful suggestions. Almost every detail was handled by them, from the venue to the photographer, from flowers to the DJ, and most of the things in between, all for a very reasonable price. They even stayed up late the night before the wedding working on decorations, and they were the first people there on the morning of. With their help, the day was perfect.
We can’t prove this, but we think that they might have even had something to do with the beautiful sunny weather on that day after weeks straight of rain.
We cannot thank them enough for all of their hard work. Aleah and Nick earned our eternal gratitude, and we would definitely recommend them to any couple who would like their wedding to be flawless, like ours was.”
-Sean & Kyoko – 2006
“You have been such a big help; without you this wedding would not be possible! I am so grateful to you, you have no idea. You are my sanity; thank you so much for all of your help. You made my dream wedding come true!”
–Rianne & Zach – 2005
“You guys rock. When you planned our wedding you weren’t the wedding planners, you were my family. I don’t know how you guys negotiated various vendors and details (perhaps kidnapping was involved!!), and Aleah – you should think about joining the U.N.! Thank you so much for making our wedding so special – everyone said it was the most fun and amazing wedding they’d ever been to.”
-Sapna & John