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“Sarah of daisies & pearls is truly extraordinary! She is wonderfully creative, incredibly organized and unbelievably fun and sweet to work with during the entire wedding process. At our first meeting, she created a Pinterest board for our wedding and her fabulous ideas started flowing. No project was too big or too small for Sarah – she happily and tirelessly worked on everything! Leading up to the wedding, she kept me and all of our vendors on track. Sarah’s attention to detail is amazing – every detail of our day was thought about and written down in our wedding handbook. She listened to what we wanted and always had great ideas and recommendations. The day before our wedding, Sarah stopped by the bakery bright and early to pick up all of our cupcakes and baked goods and then arrived ready to work. And work she did – pretty much straight through until the following evening! There is nothing that could be thrown at Sarah that she could not handle – honestly she comes prepared for everything! Thanks to Sarah, we were able to relax and truly enjoy our wedding day. Sarah deserves the highest of compliments – she is a true professional and a true joy to work with.”

Christina, bride

“Sarah Goodwin of Daisies & Pearls did an amazing job with our wedding. My husband and I don’t live in Maine but it’s one of our favorite places. In addition, we are both very busy with our careers and didn’t have much time during business hours to call vendors, have discussions, explore our options, etc. Sarah’s help and guidance was priceless. She is very knowledgeable about the Maine wedding market and was able to narrow vendor choices quickly. Her recommendations led to an event that was everything we had dreamed of. Sarah’s attention to detail and her management style are extremely suited for wedding planning. She set up docs so everything was at my fingertips. Sarah’s attitude throughout the process was positive, patient, and friendly. This was ESPECIALLY true on our wedding weekend when she was behind the scenes making sure that everything went off without a hitch. We had a fairly complex celebration because we rented a property that required us to bring everything onto the property from off-site. It required a tremendous amount of logistics and Sarah made it look easy on the day-of. I literally didn’t need to worry about anything. Best gift I bride could have! If you are hosting a wedding in Maine, hire Sarah with Daisies & Pearls.”

Kristen, bride

“I could write volumes about Sarah’s good qualities, but it boils down to this: Daisies and Pearls was the *only* wedding vendor that we could count on for timely and clear communication. Proactive. Professional. Personal. Highly Organized. Willing to Crack the Whip on other delinquent and MIA vendors. In summary: there are a million ways to spend lots of $$$ on your wedding, but there is only one way to make sure that all that cash translates into a beautiful, low-stress wedding, and that is hiring a good wedding planner. Sarah is an exceptional wedding planner and a wonderful person as well.”

Naomi, bride

“Sarah was an absolute delight to work with!! During the coordination process, she was extremely attentive to every last detail and asked all of the necessary questions to make sure the day was a success. She took all of my crazy props, decor and details and executed everything flawlessly on the day of the wedding. I truly was able to enjoy myself during my entire wedding weekend because I knew Sarah would take care of everything for me, which is the greatest feeling after a year of planning. I couldn’t have asked for a better person to be there for our special day and am so grateful for daisies and pearls!!”

Devon, bride

“Sarah was an absolute delight to work with. She was incredibly responsive, and was willing to help with all of the details from large to small. We did not have a large budget so I wasn’t sure about hiring a wedding coordinator, especially since I’m pretty organized myself and savvy enough to get by when it comes to planning. But I feared that when it came close to the wedding day I would be overwhelmed by the details and I’d need someone (who wasn’t a family member) to help reign in the final tasks and keep track of the vendors, payments, and day-of logistics. And I was RIGHT. Hiring Sarah was one of the best things we did, and I’d do it again in a heartbeat. Even with lots of offers of help from our family and friends, we wanted them to enjoy themselves on the day of the event. And with a paid coordinator, you don’t have to fear you’re weighing too heavily on them, because that is their Job. In the months and weeks before the event she would offer suggestions for vendors and retailers, advice on everything from decor to logistics, and would check in to make sure we were staying on schedule. During the wedding, I could relax because I knew if anything came up she would be on top of it. My wedding was an incredible experience for us and for our guests and Sarah was no small part of it.”

Adria, bride

“I could write pages about how wonderful Sarah is. My husband and I were living in Virginia while trying to plan a wedding in Maine (our home state and home to most of our family and friends). We were getting so overwhelmed trying to plan a very personalized DIY event from afar and at one point seriously considered eloping. Enter Sarah Goodwin! She is SO creative, flexible and unbelievably organized. She helped us sift through the overwhelming number of possibilities and ideas we’d amassed and created a perfect vision for our wedding day. She also has an eye for detail. She thinks of the littlest things that most people totally forget about and makes sure they are planned out to a T. As day of coordinator I knew she was on top of everything and I didn’t have to worry about a single thing except trying not to trip going up the aisle. Our wedding was beautiful, stress free and I completely give all credit to Sarah. She is simply the best and I would hire her again in a heartbeat!”

Erica, bride

“Sarah of Daisies and Pearls was the most wonderful wedding coordinator to work with. My husband and I spoke with many different people and Sarah was a shining star above the rest. She made us feel comfortable and was excited about our ideas. She was a cornucopia of inspiration. Sarah went out of her way to make sure we had everything we needed to throw a great DIY wedding – and went above and beyond my expectations before, during, and after our wedding. Daisies and Pearls is the complete package when it comes to event planning. Sarah made me feel like I was working with a friend. I would highly recommend Daisies and Pearls for any event you’re hosting that needs special details, a unique vision, and a hard working woman who will do what it take to make it successful.”

Melissa, bride

“I went to Sarah with an idea for my wedding day (a rustic barn/backyard wedding at a family friend’s house) and she made the day of my dreams come to life! She was professional, organized, kept me organized, friendly, creative, fun, and just wonderful all around. She listened to all of my ideas and concerns, and I wouldn’t have trusted anyone else with my wedding. I look back on the day with such pride and joy and that was partly brought by Sarah. Not only is she good at what she does, she makes you feel as if you are her only client and she was so passionate about our wedding. I want to plan another event just to work with her again!”

Michelle, bride

“Newly engaged and living in Massachusetts, we had grand ideas and visions for our Maine wedding. But we quickly found ourselves overwhelmed – and the demands of our day jobs continued. The challenges of planning our perfect Maine wedding were mounting.

From our very first conversation with Sarah, we were blown away by her warm spirit, her “get it done” attitude, and her attentiveness to every possible detail. From the get-go, Sarah helped us to clarify our vision and settle on a cohesive theme that was exactly what we had in mind, but were having a tough time describing.

In the months preceding our wedding, Sarah spent literally dozens of hours planning details, speaking with vendors, visiting our venue and meeting with us to go over it all. Whenever we found ourselves with questions – Sarah had the answers. She was our eyes, ears and feet on the ground in Maine, and did so much more than we ever could have possibly imagined. To say that she went above and beyond doesn’t even begin to capture it.

Fast forward to our wedding day. As we were anxiously waiting to exchange rings and vows, Sarah was working feverishly. She was everywhere, all at once! She handled the multiple elements our tablescape – from design to execution. Sarah coordinated the wedding ceremony to perfection – and had all of our vendors sticking to the schedule in the “Vendor Handbook” that she had customized for our wedding (she made sure each vendor received their own personalized copy)! During the reception, Sarah made sure all guests were happy, and that our vendors were doing their jobs.

The reality is that there is probably much more that Sarah did without our even knowing it. There is no doubt in our minds that we would have been lost in planning our wedding were it not for Sarah. Working with Sarah was definitely a highlight of our wedding planning process and we are already thinking of what else we can hire Sarah for to work with her again. She is an absolute joy to work with and we miss her already! If you hire Sarah, you won’t be disappointed.”

Sarah & Patrick, bride and groom

“Hiring Sarah Goodwin of Daisies and Pearls was one of the best decisions we made when planning our wedding! Throughout our year-long engagement, Sarah was our go-to person for anything and everything wedding related. She was always there to answer questions, come up with ideas, offer solutions, listen to our pre-wedding anxiety and she even met us at the venue a few months before the wedding to walk through the site with us.

Sarah showed up at 10am the Friday before our wedding and did not stop working until 10pm on the night of our wedding. Whether it was setting up the ceremony site, sending my dad and I down the aisle, or arranging the scotch and cigar bar after dinner, Sarah was there for us 100%. Knowing Sarah was there to solve any issues that arose helped us to relax and really enjoy our wedding day! Sarah is professional, friendly and gets the job done. She pays attention to detail, goes above and beyond in every instance, and truly has the passion to match her motivation and attentiveness.

Without Sarah’s help, we never could have had such a seamless and fabulous event.”

Lauren & Stephen, bride and groom

“Sarah went so above and beyond my expectations, she more than exceeded a traditional 5-star ranking! I truly loved the process of planning my wedding – I just needed someone that could help guide my overall vision and provide creative direction and insight. As soon as I saw Sarah’s blog, I knew I’d found my girl. She followed right along with my quirky ideas and threw out a few fun ideas that fit in perfectly with what I was picturing. And she completely understood that I was loving the process, but I needed an experienced eye to identify what was still missing and how things could run more smoothly. While she was already booked for day-of coordination at another 9-10-11 wedding, I couldn’t give her up! She offered instead to work with me in the months leading up to the wedding, and she assured me that she could work within my budget to provide me with the direction and resources I needed to pull the event off myself. She did an amazing job at organizing all the details, communicating with the vendors, and providing encouragement and moral support to me. Sarah’s unwavering commitment to her clients, unbeatable responsiveness and professionalism, and contagious enthusiasm for her trade are what really set Daisies and Pearls apart. She’s an absolute gem!

 Amalia, bride

“We have so much to say, and could go on forever, about all the things we know Sarah did for us discreetly behind the scenes, but knowing there are a million more things we don’t know about.Sarah was far more help than any bridesmaid could be, and more patient and kind – unlike anyone’s sister or mother I’ve ever known. I know that Sarah went far above and beyond her job description because she put her heart into our silly little wedding party that’s come and gone in a blink of an eye. I know that Sarah did this because she genuinely cared that the day was the biggest success for everyone involved.”

Shirley, bride

“As the former owners of one of Maine’s busiest wedding reception venues, we found Sarah Goodwin and Daisies & Pearls to stand out from the crowd. We dealt with many wedding planners, often too serious and sometimes even grim, mostly cookie-cutter and hard to work with. Sarah was the opposite, with good humor, and surprises every time, and always a joy to work with.

If you want to have YOUR day truly be YOURS, we highly recommend Sarah and her company as a great starting point for a successful and memorable event.”

Greg & Sue Marquise, Whitehall Inn Camden, Maine

“I cannot thank you enough for taking on the assignment of a crazy-in-love guy from NYC proposing to his now wife-to-be from NYC in Maine! I am glad you were my partner-in-crime in the epic awesome once in a life time moment. You were very professional and creative in your approach.”

Nishant, client

“Brooklyn’s party was a hit right from the start! Sarah made working together (planning) so easy and simple. I couldn’t picture everything together and I guess that is the benefit of having an event planner. Once Sarah arrived at my house and started setting up, I got so excited, yet somehow Sarah stayed so calm and collective. Her ideas of the stained tea cloths and tulle pom poms, which still hang in my entry, are things I would have never thought about. One of my favorite parts of the entire process and event was Pinterest. I would get excited seeing what Sarah pinned and just looking for ideas – it kept the whole process alive for weeks prior to the party. Most importantly I enjoyed the photos Sarah took and her website set up with the event – it brings everything together and to be able to look back on that day and share it with my family brings tears to my eyes. (I can only imagine what I will do in years to come!) Sarah made everything so perfect – it’s like….she just have that touch!”

Crystal McAtee, client

“Sarah assisted with planning our employee appreciation party. She recommended vendors, researched event activities, drafted the invitations, managed all the details, and provided valuable guidance and insight along the way. I appreciated her creativity and style at every stage of the planning process. Her ability to keep us organized and focused was amazing. Sarah was always responsive and accessible. She’s a wonderful event planner! I won’t plan another party without her as my partner!”

Jaclyn Mandrake, Human Resources Director, Town of Scarborough

“I worked directly with Sarah Goodwin in regards to WillardFest 2012. I found Sarah to be extremely detail oriented and right on top of everything. She was never afraid to suggest new ideas and concepts. Nor did she mind hearing others ideas, she was always open to suggestions. Her ideas helped to insure the success of the event. Sarah is very cheerful and on a personal level, is a joy to work with.”

Jessica Hanscombe, City of South Portland, Maine

“Sarah worked on interior decorating and display for my bridal boutique and tea house in Gardiner, Maine. Her creative eye, ability to execute both simple and complex ideas, and warm personality is a unique combination that makes her a design powerhouse. Of the many improvements and accents she added to our shop, the most noticed and admired is the lamp she constructed from our cracked bone china tea pots and tea cups. This, and everything else I’ve seen her create, is inspired, inventive, and perfectly beautiful.”

Kara, Sweet Love Gardiner, Maine

“Sarah helped with the planning of our wedding by incorporating personalized details that truly made our wedding so special! She reflected on our hobbies and interests that made it fun and unforgettable! Her attention to detail and precise ideas shine through in any occasion! It was such a pleasure to work with Sarah!”

Stacy, bride

“It was a pleasure working with Sarah when planning the rehearsal dinner for my son’s wedding. Sarah gave expert advice and recommendations, including the menu selection. She also designed the event invitations and centerpieces. Sarah demonstrates excellent customer service as well as true creativity in every aspect of her craft.”

Jennifer, mother of the groom