Steven and I have a thank you note that we would like to share with you and all of the staff. I know we are almost 4 months late with this thank you, but please accept our apologies!
Jennie and Steven Hawkins
We do not know where to begin in thanking you for making our wedding day so wonderful. It was truly the wedding of our dreams and we could not have imagined a more perfect day. From the first day that we met you, when there was nothing but gravel, steel, and computer generated pictures, we knew this was going to be where we wanted our wedding. We felt a sense of excitement, which was something we didn’t feel at other venues. When we came to The Columns, we quickly browsed through the pamphlet then were whisked outside to envision what would soon be the ballroom and gardens. Jim’s excitement and passion showed and immediately we were excited about the new ballroom too.
We went home and talked about this big decision; compared venues, prices, themes and everything else that goes into planning a wedding. We always kept coming back to wanting to book with The Columns. When we would tell people that we booked a venue that didn’t completely exist yet they thought we were crazy, but we completely trusted you. Even though we were nervous that it would still be under construction, we knew we didn’t want to work with anyone besides your staff.
Like most brides, I was nervous to be leaving everything I had imagined and worked on for the past year in your hands. I thought to myself and often said to Steven, how do I know everything is going to be set up just how I planned? He always reassured me that you all are professionals who could manage it, and joked that I was just being a bridezilla. Heidi, you truly calmed my nerves when we went through everything on Thursday morning. I knew you would take care of everything and make what was a vision in my mind come to reality. Your advice to relax, breath and enjoy every moment is exactly what we were able to do.
On our wedding day we were overwhelmed with joy. Everything was set up perfectly and everyone treated us like royalty. The staff made me feel as if I was the most beautiful bride they had ever seen! Everyone was more than accommodating and made sure there was nothing that we needed or wanted the entire night. The servers continually asked throughout the night if there was anything else they could do for us. Things that you may have not have noticed you did mean a lot to us.
We received so many compliments on our wedding, and even the most difficult of our guests had nothing but good things to say. Friends said that we set the bar too high early in the wedding season because all of the other weddings they are going to won't compare to ours! Our guests were amazed at the beauty of the venue, the deliciousness of the food the professionalism of the staff and the way everything flowed perfectly. Four months later and people are still talking about our wedding.
We are truly thankful for everything that everyone did to make our wedding day so special. From the bottom of our hearts, we love and appreciate all of you. You have made our wedding day so memorable and it is a day we could never forget. Now we hope to be invited to a wedding at The Columns so we can come back! Thanks again for all you have done, we are forever grateful.