"Cherie was the coordinator for my daughter's wedding this last October in Palm Desert, Ca. She had a list of names for everything and everyone we needed to make this a magical day. Unfortunately, the weather did not cooperate. So, when the bride was having a small meltdown, Cherie kept everyone calm and moving in the right direction. I, as the mother of the bride, could not have been as calm as I was if it weren't for Cherie and her team. All of our guests said it was the best wedding they've been to and we couldn't have pulled it off without her. I would recommend her to all the future brides."
Mother of the Bride, Lori width Daughter Brooke, Wedding of Brooke & Daniel
Palm Desert October, 2022
"Our wedding was exactly what we wanted and more and we have Cherie to thank for that. She made the process as easy as it could be. As a bride I felt really listened to and she was really great at giving suggestions and options of the possibilities of what could be done. The day of the wedding she made the day go seamless following the timeline we had set up. From the big stuff to the minute details like having a cold towel for me because it was hot and making sure I had water and serving me(the bride) and groom dinner first before the rest of the guests. Five months later and our guests are still raving about how beautiful and perfect our big day was. Thank you to Cherie and the rest of the team for all of your hard work on our big day."
Christina & Abraham
Oak Glen, Ca July, 2022
"The best decision we made when we decided to get married was hiring Cherie. Saying she went above and beyond is an understatement. My wedding would not have happened during COVID, many times over had she not been so solution oriented. I am so thankful for her. She is the most patient person and was also an incredible professional. She has great advice and also has a great aesthetic. When it came to planning she knew all of the items we needed, and walked us through everything we needed. She also had a great list of preferred vendors. For those vendors we did not have, she helped us research, vet and get quotes. She easily saved me over 100 hours of work, especially considering our venue changed multiple times due to new regulations coming out every week. She helped us plan our wedding during COVID and the loss of a parent just before our wedding. She was solution oriented for making sure everyone was safe, but also made sure that our wedding went on. We left our wedding fully enjoying the entire weekend and adoring every aspect of working with Cherie."
Lake Arrowhead, Ca July, 2020
"There aren't enough kind words to say about Cherie! Soon after Andrew and I got engaged I realized Iwas ignorant to the amount of planning that goes into a wedding. She made sure I had everything! From my timeline to the amount of ice that was needed for 200 guest (more than you would think!). She kept everyone on track and diffused any issues we had without stressing us out. Her attention to detail is impeccable. Everyone falls in love with her! Without her help I'm sure I would have been a nervous wreck." ~ Catie
Catie & Andrew: Venue- Hoy Ranch, Banning, Ca
Florals- Robin Razukas; Alice Cannon Photography; Hair- Terri Aragon; Makeup- Cory Stephenson
A sweet note from the Mother of the Groom
"Cherie and Crew, I seriously can't say enough on how amazing everyone was! Both the ceremony and reception areas looked beautiful. I know it was a difficult venue and I appreciate all your hard work. Cherie I have enjoyed working with you and hope to stay in touch. Thank you for making this day so special."
With Love, Melissa
Alicia & Devon: Venue - Crystal Cove State Park, Pelican Point, Newport Beach, Ca
Venue- Crystal Cove State Park, Moro Cove, Laguna Beach, Ca; Photography- Lauriana Fortuna , Hair & Makeup- Roots Beauty
"Cherie was great! She eased our minds on the day of our wedding and made the entire day go smoothly without a hitch. Her team is fantastic!"
Christoper & Ahsley: Black Bird Farm- Pioneer Town, Ca; Photography- Gregory Brouilette; Florals- Black Leaf; Dress Designers- Kate & Laura Mulleavy; Hair Stylist- Terri Walker; Makeup- Sandy Ganzer; DJ- Zach Cowie; Officiant- Alejandro Gehry; Rentals- Classic Party Rentals; Photo Booth- Classic Photo Booth
"I found Cherie here on The Knot and was drawn to her because of how warm, and family focused she sounded through her website! I loved that she planned her own daughter's wedding among many others. Cherie was very sweet to set up a phone call to get to know me and we talked for over an hour where I asked her A TON of questions! Being a bride that didn't know exactly what I wanted from the start, Cherie provided me a lot of guidance from the start (like I said, even just in our consultation phone call!). I ended up hiring Cherie as my day of planner right after that! I had a couple more phone calls with her that spanned over the 8 months leading up to my wedding. She was detail oriented, encouraging and helped with making sure I completed everything off my checklist. My bridesmaids and I made almost 100% of the decor (including the florals, ceremony arch, wall decor, dessert table, welcome table, escort cards and table, sweetheart table and table centerpieces) and Cherie and her assistant set up all of our decor the day of the wedding. They had about 4 hours and did NOT stop working - my family was so impressed and could tell that they had transformed the venue into what my vision was! What I loved is that I simply shared with Cherie the general idea of what I wanted everything to look like, and she blew me away with how she brought her own expertise and design skills into making everything look amazing! I also loved that Cherie did wonderful things like pray for us before our rehearsal, was very sweet to my anxious parents, worked with all of our vendors seamlessly and made it a really special day for us!
Thank you, Cherie!"
"Eunice and Kevin, I loved working with you! Aleah and I had so much fun putting together what you planned. Your ideas were lovely and everything went together perfectly. We loved being with you on your big day!"
Eunice & Kevin: Venue- Franciscan Gardens, San Juan Capistrano, Ca
Photographer- Christine Flowers; Florals- Leaves & Liliacs; Videographer- Nest Weddings
"My wedding was beautiful! It was everything I wanted and more. You did an incredible job bringing the details together and I am so grateful for you! Thank you for what you do, but also for who you are! You comforted me, prayed with me, reassured me over and over again, and loved me through the "bride to be process." You are excellent at wedding planning and I am so happy to have been guided to my wedding day by such an amazing sister in Christ, Thank You, Cherie"
Kelly & Adam: Venue- Highland Springs Resort, Cherry Valley, Ca; Photography- Lauriana Fortuna; Q the Music DJ; Hair & Makeup- Cori Stephenson; Florals- The Nature of Things
"Cherie was the absolute best coordinator for our wedding! We got Married on May 14th, on Mother's Day, in the Mountains and it was freezing cold. Cherie took the time to get to know me and my husband and made sure that every single detail was right on our wedding day. She literally had everything covered. She kept all of our vendors in check, reviewed our Vendor contracts to make sure that we did not miss any important details and so much more. We had several meetings with her before our wedding and she was always happy to meet us, and even traveled over an hour just for a meeting! Cherie was so sweet and personable and you can tell that she loves what she does. On the day of our wedding I had a few people that I had asked to come and help set up the decorations for our wedding, and with some miscommunication, no one showed up. Cherie and her assistant literally did everything! It was the perfect wedding day, and we couldn't have done it without Cherie. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!!!!!!!" ~ Allison
"Allison, Getting to know you and your family leading up to the wedding was so nice! It WAS freezing and the wind was a little crazy. It was too bad your friends couldn't make it but sometimes we just have to step in and make the magic happen, that's what we do!! With help from my assistant Erica and the venue coordinator, Courtney, we managed to get all your decor set up and kept everything on time. You were so easy to work with, it was a true blessing to be a part of your day! Thank you for such kind words and enjoy this first year together!" ~ Cherie
Alison & Jared: Venue- Thousand Pines, Crestline, Ca
Photographer- Glass Wood Media; Florals- Marie Fabulous Flowers; Videographer- Sean Te Events
"Cherie was an excellent asset to my wedding planning! I put her under tight deadlines with less than 4 months to plan an elaborate wedding at my parents ranch and it came out beautiful! If something went wrong that day I did not hear about it or it didn't happen. Cherie is so sweet, and put up with my bridezilla attitude. Everything ran smoothly and came together exactly how I wanted it. Cherie helped my parents to make sure all the contracts and details were good to go, even after my parents switched things multiple times. She even had the perfect horse and carriage for me to make my grand debut at the ceremony! I couldn't have asked for more." ~ Kimberly H. March 2017
"Kim, Your wedding was amazing! It was a quick time frame but everything worked out! You and your parents were so fun to get to know and none of you were afraid to tell me what you wanted and what you didn't like. This helped me so much in understanding what you expected to see. The list of endless vendors was a little crazy but we needed each one of them to execute your vision. Your family ranch was the perfect setting for your dream wedding. Thank you for trusting me!" ~ Cherie
Kim & Ryan: Venue- Private Estate, Redlands, Ca; Photographer- Coba Photography; Chendit Video Productions; Los Rios Carriages; Signature Party Rentals; Found Rentals; Hair- Terri Aragon; Florals- The Nature of Things
Just a few words from Aly....
"Sweet Cherie, words cannot express what it meant to get reacquainted with you, to have you alter my dress for Amelia, to be reassured of your wedding coordination, especially, but not limited to their wedding day, Your help was invaluable, Thank You, Thank You, Thank You." ~ Aly, Mother of the Bride, July 2015
"Aly, It was an honor for me to redesign your wedding dress for Amelia. She was so happy and looked beautiful in it. Being the wedding day coordinator was so fun! You both put together an awesome team of vendors and had a great vision. It was easy to keep things on track, everyone was great! " ~ Cherie
Amelia & Tim: Venue- Lake Oak Meadows, Temecula, Ca; Photography- Lauriana Fortuna; Decor & Rentals- Farm Girl Weddings; Wedding Gown Redesign- Cherie Riley Weddings