Brian & Jon in The Barn at Tyge William Cellars

Sharon Exceeds All Expectations!

You and your partner are planning the most important day of your lives. It can quickly feel overwhelming. Where do you start? Are your Google searches leading you to the best answers? Who can you rely on for help?

We experienced all of these thoughts and feelings when we started to plan our own wedding. To add to our complexity, it was a destination wedding on the other side of the country. We knew we had to hire a wedding planner and there was no shortage of options in the Napa and Sonoma valley. We had a few calls with different planners, yet the minute we hung up the phone with Sharon Burns of Napa Valley Custom Events, we knew it was a done deal. We called her back within minutes and basically proposed to her to be our planner! It was a decision that felt so right; it proved to be the best decision of our entire wedding planning process.

Sharon’s experience, expertise and outstanding reviews all speak for themselves. She knows the business. She knows all the right people. She is well respected in the California wine region. She demands excellence from all those she works with. She has the ability to know when to fully support your wants and desires, while also adding in a dose of reality to your wedding dreams.

As a gay couple, one may think we posses a level of expertise on design, flowers and fashion. Sharon quickly found out this was far from reality. She filled in all of the spots where we were “weak” and supported or molded all the thoughts and wants we had in areas that were our non-negotiables. She helped us build, manage and stick to our budget throughout the 13 months we worked together leading to our wedding day. She maintained our vendor contracts, worked hard in negotiating hotel wedding blocks and even managed most payments throughout the whole process. So many of the stresses and mundane tasks of wedding planning and execution weren’t even on our radar as Sharon took care of them all.

We were already floored by all of her work done leading up to our wedding; then THE DAY came. Sharon delivered even more then we could have imagined! She was at our venue for well over 13 hours preparing, organizing, leading and even calming us throughout the event. We worried about nothing and got to enjoy everything. She ensured our whole wedding party was in place when they needed to be, our families were calm and relaxed, and, of course, that we were both smiling and enjoying every aspect of our day. Sharon even made sure that we were eating and staying hydrated throughout the most memorable day of our lives.

The day was simply perfect! So much of that joy has to do with Sharon Burns and Napa Valley Custom Events. We cannot speak highly enough about her; words do not do justice to the thanks she deserves.

Thank you Sharon, you knocked it out of the park!

– Letter from the Grooms, as posted on Wedding Wire

Featuring The Barn at Tyge William Cellars, Sonoma ✦ Photography by Jen Philips Photography
Flowers by Julie Stevens Design ✦ Catering by Ramekins ✦ Decor by Bright Rentals
Linens & Rentals by Encore Events ✦ Ceremony Music by STB – Synchronicity ✦ Band/DJ by Boutique DJ’s
Lighting by Twilight Design ✦ Transportation by Pure Luxury ✦ Cupcakes by Sift Dessert Bar ✦ Ice Cream by Ben & Jerry’s