"Erika is an absolute dream to work with! My now husband and I have very busy work lives and the idea of planning a wedding was very daunting. We loved coming up with fun ideas and knew what we wanted our day to feel like, but were feeling overwhelmed by the execution of our great ideas. Erika’s partial planning with design package was perfect for us. She encouraged us to come up with cool ideas and knew all the right questions to ask to elicit our thoughts on the look and feel of our day. She had great vendor recommendations. On top of it all, Erika is super sweet, consistently went above and beyond my expectations for wedding planning, and super reassuring about all my wedding planning worries!
On the day of, our ceremony and reception were absolutely perfect!! It was like she read my mind. I would hire Erika again every time!"
-IZZY & PORTER, PORT LUDLOW PRIVATE RESIDENCE
"We were in the middle of planning a small elopement on the Oregon Coast when I started to feel uneasy about planning so far away. I stumbled across TGA Weddings and was so impressed after my first conversation with Erika. My fiancé initially thought it was crazy to spend money on a planner for an elopement with 6 guests but I just knew after speaking with Erika that she was the perfect fit. She was so easy to talk to, had great ideas, and sent us information almost immediately after our call!
Through our planning process Erika was always there to bounce ideas off of and was up for anything – even the idea of hauling 6 chairs up a huge sand dune for a quick ceremony, just to make my vision come to life! Leading up to our elopement, Erika helped finalize all of the details including décor rental, vendor coordination, and timelines which saved us a lot of hassle. I cannot even begin to describe how much I appreciated Erika on the day of our wedding! We had a getting ready location change, a vendor running late, and the smoke affecting our ceremony views - she handled each calmly and quickly, eliminating any potential stress on us. She thought of the small details that didn't even cross my mind! She sent a text to remind me to hold my bouquet in the correct place right before walking down the aisle and had blankets for our guests.
Fast forward to after the wedding– my husband repeatedly said this was the best decision and money we spent. We both truly appreciated the hassle-free day and peace of mind. It was so nice to be able to decrease the number of vendors we were working with, without sacrificing one bit of quality. We can’t thank Erika enough, she is truly the best!"
-MELINDA & JOSH, CAPE KIWANDA
"Erika was an absolute dream to work with. Given that we wanted a low key wedding, we figured we didn’t really need a coordinator or designer. To the contrary, it was by far the best money we spent. Erika thought of dozens of details we would have overlooked. I highly recommend her for low key couples who have a vague sense of what they want and want to outsource decision making. (Decisions have to be made, whether you have preferences or not :) ). She was flexible and easy going, always offering solid guidance.
Where we did have specific (and sometimes difficult) preferences, she always found a way to make it happen. She is also well connected in the industry and was able to get us a number of discounts.
She pulled together exactly the wedding we wanted, was completely unfazed by demanding family members, and managed every small detail with a smile. I could not recommend her more emphatically."
-DANNA & JAMES, OLYMPIC SCULPTURE PARK
"Erika was amazing. She helped us through every minute aspect. She did so much behind the scenes that I can't tell you how many times I thought, "oh, what about this?" only to realize she had already taken care of it. She navigated each and every aspect of our wedding, keeping us informed on everything happening. I really appreciated her attention to detail while keeping an eye on the big picture. She worked well with each of the vendors. I just cannot say enough about her. Unfortunately, I do not see myself hiring her again due to this line of work, haha, but I can confidently recommend her to any couple, whether they are looking for a wedding or elopement, domestic or abroad. Our small beach wedding in Costa Rica could NOT have been any better and I have Erika to thank for so much of it.
-JANI & MATT, PLAYA HERMOSA COSTA RICA
"Erika is the most down to earth and genuine person! She knew exactly how we visioned our wedding and somehow managed to make it even more beautiful. Her attention to detail and organisation helped so much and our wedding was the dreamiest day. Thank you Erika!"
-ELEANOR & MATTHEW, EBEY'S LANDING
"Erika was absolutely amazing on our day and we couldn't have done it without her. Even having worked in this industry, I wasn't fully convinced we needed a planner. I thought I could do it on my own but she proved again and again how much we needed her. There was so much we didn't think of and her expertise really showed in communication with our vendors and us throughout the process. She's attentive, quick to solve problems, and has an amazing eye for design and aesthetics. In short, HIRE ERIKA. She's the best."
-LYNNSEY & ZACH, THE BISHOP'S HOUSE
"Where do I start? Erika was the hands down the reason why our wedding exceeded our expectations. I had initially planned a more traditional wedding until stumbling across her services while listening to a podcast. After one phone call with her I was sold. We changed gears, ditched the traditional stuff, and started planning a small elopement in the mountains.
She was open to any suggestions, offered so much helpful advice, put together a dream team of vendors to work with, and is just an absolutely great person. I had a concept of some colors and vague references of the style I liked and she just ran with it and brought everything to life perfectly. Give her the freedom to put together your vision and you won’t be disappointed! We are from Texas, living in DC, having our wedding in Washington state, so I was relieved to have her keep everything together.
She seriously goes way above and beyond ya’ll! I can’t express enough thanks to her for helping assemble such a special intimate wedding. THANK YOU GIRL!"
-SAMANTHA & GREG, ARTIST POINT
"I cannot recommend Erika enough! My husband and I wanted to elope in a National Park in Washington and our photographers recommended talking with Erika about helping plan it. I thought they were crazy because I wasn't going to pay a wedding planner for a tiny, 7 person elopement. I was SO wrong. After talking with Erika I knew I needed her help. She tailored her service offerings to all my very specific needs for a great price and helped make my dream elopement an affordable reality- which I always thought I would have to compromise on due to budget. She recommended the perfect location (as she is very knowledgeable about PNW outdoor options), she helped me find the perfect dress and a makeup/hair artist, she did an incredible job with our flowers, prepared us with EVERYTHING we forgot, and was a really kind and helpful person to work with. Especially for those looking for an adventurous wedding/elopement, Erika is your girl!"
-KELLY & COLTON, MOUNT BAKER
"Erika is amazing. My husband and I are from Ohio and wanted to elope in the mountains of Washington! I found Erika on Instagram and then looked further into her on her website and weddingwire. We’ve never been west of Illinois so this was definitely a wonderful adventure. Lol I was mostly alone in my planning process but Erika made things so easy for us. She emailed us photographers, videographers, hair/makeup artists and a multitude of different vendors. She recommended places for us to stay, things to do while we were there and always was so quick to respond to any questions. She got my flowers for the ceremony, handmade me a flower crown and literally took my vision and made it come true. Also while I was getting ready, she steamed the wrinkles out of my dress. How sweet!? When it was wedding time, everything ran like a well oiled machine! She was so patient and explained everything to everyone. The best experience.
Erika, thank you so much for everything you did. You are truly a blessing to every bride that’s hired you. We will never forget this amazing experience. Thank you, xoxo"
-EMILY & ZACH, OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK
"I can't recommend Erika enough! I was not planning on getting a wedding coordinator, but after many recommendations we decided to hire Erika for day-of coordination - it was hands down, the best money we spent on anything for the entire wedding. Erika is 100% the difference between having a nice event that is somewhat to very stressful, to having the wedding of your dreams and allowing you to fully enjoy the entire day. There were apparently a few things that went wrong that I had no idea about (such as my tent being set up the wrong way before the ceremony), but she fixed everything before I even got wind of it and all I did was soak it all in and enjoy every moment. I honestly could not think of a more perfect wedding and I owe it all to her warmth, eye to detail, professionalism, and overall just being so on top of it. Highly, highly recommend!"
-REBECCA & JUSTIN, SEATTLE TENNIS CLUB
"Erika is AMAZING! Planning our Washington wedding from Texas was slightly stressful, but Erika quickly put us at ease. She makes herself completely accessible to all of her clients with unlimited phone calls/emails, etc. Not to mention, the girl works round the clock- she would even respond to my emails from the top of Mt. Rainer! Erika has excellent style and pays close attention to detail, so I knew on the day of that everything would go off without a hitch. I didn't even see inside the reception venue until I walked in as they announced us- that is how much faith I had! From planning, to set up, to coordinating vendors and even to clean up, Erika took care of everything. Book her now for your wedding- you won't be disappointed!"
-JAMIE & JW, ROCHE HARBOR RESORT
"I highly recommend Erika! She is warm, organized, positive, and detailed. My fiance and photographer friend teamed up with Erika for a surprise proposal on top of a mountain. Erika was wonderful and successfully pulled off a fairy-tale proposal! She put together a beautiful winter-y bouquet (I didn't even know a bouquet could look winter-y), and set up an adorable "picnic" on top of a mountain with a wool blanket, throw pillows, a cake (!!), a vintage wooden tray, candles and champagne/ champagne glasses. Each piece was simple, elegant, and somehow matched being on top of a mountain. Probably the most amazing thing is that Erika hiked a mountain carrying a bouquet of flower in a vase (with water) in one hand, and in the other, ironed ribbons to go around the bouquet. She definitely has an eye for detail. Erika is fun and kind. You'll love working with her!"
-AILEEN & TINO, RATTLESNAKE LEDGE
"I approached planning my wedding with so much anxiety and so many questions. I had a general idea of how I wanted to feel and look no idea where to start. Erika supported not only every logistical detail of planning and our day but was also the amazing designer behind our colors, table layouts, mood and themes. Erika included me with thoughtful mood/design boards, design meeting, meeting with our florist and tons of calls and text for all the details until day of. I didn’t have to spend any time researching vendors. After understanding my vision for my day, she sent me a customized list for every vendor needed and I was able to pick from their social media and websites- every vendor we had fit so perfectly and were genuinely so fun to be with on our day. We are still in awe of how beautiful and “us” our day was thanks to Erika. We were able to relax and enjoy the day with each other and our loved ones and not stress about any detail. Erika even had our food brought to us and truly took care of us in ways I would have never thought of but were so appreciated and needed that day. Erika is down to earth and makes the task of planning a wedding manageable and approachable while behind the scenes being detail oriented and so creative. Erika- thank you thank you thank you for making the start of our marriage so beautiful and special. (We are still getting an unreal amount of compliments from all our guests.)"
-KATIE & MYLES, TRINITY TREE FARM
"Awesome!!! On point, organized, fun to work with, personable. Got lots of compliments from wedding guests about how great & smoothly everything went, & about how great our wedding planner was! Superior attention to detail - we had a DIY wedding & all of my decor was set up exactly as I had requested. They even took care of many things that I had not thought of, my wedding turned out even better than I had imagined. We were very, very happy with the excellent customer service & highly recommend you hire this planner :) :)"
-DOROTHY & RICHMOND, EMERALD CITY TRAPEZE
"We selected Erika Hernandez as our day of coordinator for our wedding in April 2016 at the Fremont Foundry in Seattle. It was an absolute pleasure working with Erika! She is detailed, organized, informative & great about communication. She is also calm, cool & extremely capable & our family + wedding guests commented on how wonderful she was. Definitely the smartest decision we made for our special day! Erika comes highly recommended & we will reach out to her in the future for vow renewal & as a friend."
-JESSIE & JUSTIN, FREMONT FOUNDRY
"Erika was amazing to work with! We were on the fence about hiring a wedding planner, but after meeting with her and seeing how kind, professional, and creative she is, we decided we had to have her on our team. My wedding was somewhat complicated by the fact that we had difficult family issues, a ton of out-of-town guests, and a lot of differing opinions. Thankfully, Erika was able to work effectively with all of the strong personalities and often was the person who calmed others down, which was incredibly helpful. She was also able to keep a bunch of habitually late people on track and on time, both during the planning process, and during the wedding itself. Her personality (warm, down to earth, super easy-going) made her both a pleasure to work with, and someone who is easy to become friends with. Because of her helpful and resourceful nature, I frequently found myself confiding in her about wedding stresses and issues--unsurprisingly, she often had advice/solutions that helped me resolve the various problems. Practically speaking, having Erika as a wedding planner made the whole process so much easier. She gave us timelines and checklists, and made sure that we were sticking to those. She also helped me find all of my vendors, and checked in regularly to make sure everything was going well. She just made everything run smoothly. This was especially true the closer we got to the wedding--as just one example, several weeks before the wedding, my hair stylist canceled on me, leaving me panicked and frustrated. I mentioned it to Erika, and within 24 hours, she had found me a new hair stylist. If you're stressed or overwhelmed about wedding planning, or even just on the fence about hiring a wedding planner, I strongly recommend that you at least meet with Erika. I have no doubt that you will love working with her as much as we did, and will find yourself keeping in touch even after the wedding just because of how much of a joy she is to be around."
-MONA & NIMA, FAIRMONT OLYMPIC
"I interviewed a few wedding planners and Erika and I just "clicked." She's great and really impressed us with her knowledge and professionalism. She knows how to ask the right questions and she helped us think of (and solve) a lot of the planning and day-of aspects that we didn't even know we needed to do. She was also excellent at coordinating all logistics with our vendors (so we didn't have to!) and ensured that the day-of the wedding was stress-free for us and our families. I'd highly recommend EVERYONE work with Erika & The Greatest Adventure! "
-ELISA & RYTER, DELILLE CELLARS
"Erika was such a pleasure to work with! She made our big day go so smoothly, I don't know what I would have done without her. Throughout the planning process she was always there to answer my questions, and was always willing to meet me if I had some kind of planning emergency. Thank you Erika for everything! :)"
-SOPHIA & JESSE, AXIS PIONEER SQUARE