I'm one of those people that love to read reviews, but I only post reviews for businesses that I feel are truly exceptional. Needless to say, my experience with Natalie and her team was beyond exceptional! If you are looking for a very short review on Natalie Good and her team, I would recommend Natalie to any couple planning the wedding of their dreams for one essential reason: she simply OVER delivers value each and every time throughout the wedding planning process! Planning a wedding is a very difficult, time-consuming and stressful task. This is a once in-a-lifetime event that requires dedicated planning for months, if not a year, ahead of time. If you have never planned such an event before, you will quickly learn how many different components and little intricacies are involved when planning one of the most important days of your life. If planning a wedding is difficult and stressful, planning a dream wedding -- truly an epic wedding of your dreams! -- is infinitely more difficult and stressful! Everything must be perfect! Or so we diligently plan many months ahead for this one particular calendar day (weather included!) to be perfect... But it is very likely that things will not go as planned and you will be thrown many "curve balls" throughout the process. This is when Natalie and her team truly shines! Natalie is so flexible and has worked with so many different dream wedding experiences that they always come up with solutions that you are not only satisfied with, but absolutely happy with! As I mentioned above, she just OVER delivers every step of the way! From the very first day, you can feel her genuine passion for her craft. We assembled a dream team of vendors based on her excellent recommendations (and familiarity with vendors). After my wife and I shared our vision of our dream wedding, we did our best to simply let her work as freely as possible. She is a truly creative soul -- an artist that will create a masterpiece with the canvas being your wedding! My wife and I are ecstatic with the wedding day masterpiece that Natalie and her team painted for us and our families! Throughout the wedding planning process, you will inevitably encounter many "curve balls" but there is none better than Natalie and her team in helping you navigate through these obstacles with their plethora of experience, originality and passion. The masterpiece is finished for me and my family, but we would all wholeheartedly recommend Natalie and her team to any couple that wants to plan a dream wedding! We have consistently received comments like "your wedding was the most beautiful wedding I have ever been too!" (except for their own weddings of course hehe!) Her designs are a true work of art and the service, responsiveness and resourcefulness of her team is undoubtedly five-star, top class. If you want a true masterpiece of a wedding -- the wedding of your dreams -- then you must choose Natalie Good and her incredible team to create your wedding day masterpiece!
What our clients are saying:
Albert & Yeo-min
Penny & Andy
We moved from overseas to New York shortly after getting engaged and decided to have our wedding in Malibu four months later, so it was imperative to find someone to help remotely plan a fairly large wedding (approximately160 people) which not only would reflect our personalities/styles but also within a short amount of time.
We found Natalie Good after extensively researching wedding coordinators online and hired her for our September wedding for both A Good Affair Design and A Good Affair Planning services. It was one of the best wedding planning decisions we could have made.
We cannot recommend Natalie and her team enough. They were professional, organized, creative, and have a strong attention for detail. In addition, Natalie is warm, enthusiastic and accessible- our emails were answered immediately by her or her team and we felt like she was always available to talk through an issue, a decision or an etiquette question.
In the planning phase, she helped brainstorm the overall design of the ceremony and reception and connected us with excellent vendors at a discounted rate such as a photographer (Clayton Austin), florals (French Buckets), pianist (Denny White) for the ceremony and reception, party rentals (Storied Rentals) and other vendors (e.g. Stationers - East Six Design, DJ - Elevated Pulse).
Her recommendations were invaluable- we were thrilled with everyone we worked with for the wedding, and without Natalie, we would’ve had an extremely difficult time sifting through countless vendors.
On the organization front, she was outstanding in every respect. From the outset, Natalie inspired the utmost confidence. It was very easy to trust that she or her team were handling the month-to-month details from liaising with the venue to giving us monthly checklists, running our rehearsal and providing timelines for the Big Day and during the whole week of our wedding when we needed her the most, she readily took care of everything. As a result, we were able to enjoy all the events leading up to the wedding and the big day itself.
A Good Affair helped us realize our vision for the wedding, and we couldn’t have been happier with how our Big Day turned out- the event radiated warmth, elegance, love, and everyone had a wonderful time saying that it felt like being in a dream. Simply put, a Good Affair is remarkable.
Kelsey & Drew
If you want to make your life easier and enjoy the process of planning a wedding, the only way to go is to hire a wedding planner. My daughter made the first contact with Natalie and told me she "just knew that Natalie was the right person to help us with the wedding". She said she felt she "had made a best friend" after only a 20 minute conversation with her. I have to admit the sticker shock was difficult as it was the first expense of my daughter's wedding. Right from the get go, I knew we had made the right decision with hiring A Good Affair. Natalie and her team were with me every step of the way. Their suggestions, ideas, and professional direction were exactly what I needed. We worked together as a team to bring a dream to reality. The support from AGA helped make an often challenging and overwhelming process enjoyable. They took care of the tasks that can make any sane person go crazy, so that I could enjoy the wedding planning with my daughter. We were very much part of the process but did not have the headaches or stress that come with a wedding, especially with it being a destination wedding. Everyone at A Good Affair could not have been nicer, or more pleasant to work with. It felt like we were working with our best friends to plan the most important day of my daughter's life. They didn't miss a thing and I consider the entire staff as friends. They are true professionals, complete with the compassion and patience needed to keep a mother of the bride happy and calm. And did I mention the moment I had my first look at the wedding reception room? It actually made my knees buckle from sheer joy of seeing the magic they had created. AGA went above and beyond our expectations and dreams, and created a much more beautiful and memorable wedding than we could have ever done on our own. When the time comes to plan my second daughter's wedding, the first call I will make is to A Good Affair!! And I will not even blink an eye at the expense. It is well worth it.
Nicole & Eldred
We had such a wonderful time working with Jennifer from A Good Affair! Our wedding was October 2013 and we hired Jennifer for her coordinating services and she was such a huge help throughout the wedding planning process. She helped us find all of our vendors and attended every vendor meeting with us. All of her vendors were amazing! We couldn't have been happier.
As the bride, I would get stressed and nervous about the wedding but whenever I talked to Jennifer or emailed her, she always had everything under control and I didn't have to worry. She is very professional and responds to questions and concerns very speedily. (Which is important as a stressed out bride haha)
The day of the wedding went so smoothly. It was absolutely perfect! We even had guests commenting about how great Jennifer was and how it was the best ran and organized wedding they had been to. She definitely made our wedding dreams come true!
My groom and I enjoyed our dinner meetings with Jennifer and always had such a good time with her! She's very organized, personable, and easy going. Simply put, she's a fun person to be around and someone you want to work with throughout the wedding planning process. She's not just a wedding planner, she's now a friend. Thanks Jenn! So happy we chose A Good Affair!
Michella & Alejandro
As soon as I met Natalie, I knew we were a great fit. She came across as experienced and highly professional, yet sweet and easy to get along with. Since I live in Madrid and was marrying a Spaniard (with his family and our friends flying out to California!), I knew my wedding would be a little tricky. The fact that my Spanish guests kept telling me “Michella, it’s going to be just like the weddings in the movies!” really laid the pressure on thick! However, the cultural differences, language barriers, and the fact that I live across the Atlantic didn’t seem to phase Natalie one bit. She simply embraced it and ran with it.
Natalie made an extra effort to please our Spanish guests. The idea was to create the typical American wedding they so longed for, yet to also throw a splash of their culture in the mix. Natalie also made sure Spanish alcohol and Fanta were provided, along with transportation for the Spaniards to and from their hotels (It’s customary in Spain). Our wedding was also bilingual and Natalie’s team even handed out translations of the best man and maid-of-honor’s speeches so everyone could understand. Natalie’s effort kept everyone happy and in communication!
However, after all I have explained above, what I am most grateful for and forever will be is the supportive, kind, and dedicated friend Natalie was when my mother unexpectedly passed away two and a half months before the wedding. It was a complete shock and absolutely devastating. Natalie was there for me and I will never forget that. She came to the funeral too. I wasn’t sure I even wanted get married at that point. However, as time passed, I thought about what my mother would have wanted for me. She had loved Alejandro, and I knew she would want me to have the beautiful wedding she had so happily been helping me plan with Natalie. One day when I met up with Natalie and she asked me what I wanted to do. I mustered up all my strength and decided to go full speed ahead. I’m so glad I did, too. Thank you Natalie! ¡Mucho amor desde España!
Emily & Ryan
My wife and I hired "A Good Affair" to assist us in our wedding preparations and with the coordination of our wedding. Our wedding coordinator from "A Good Affair" was Jennifer Chen and she turned out to be the most amazing wedding coordinator we could have asked for. Leading up to the wedding, I was living in Colorado and traveling to California to see my wife every 2 weeks so I was unable to attend all of the vendor meetings and appointments. Jennifer scheduled and accompanied my wife to each of the vendor meetings and even suggested a few vendors that we ultimately went with. In addition to scheduling vendor meetings, she also played a large role in helping us establish our theme and design our perfect wedding. Jennifer created a design idea board that brought the ideas to life. We also hired "A Good Affair" to provide and create all of our flower arrangements for the wedding. This was one of the best decisions we could have made considering that they were already so in tune with our wedding design. All of the arrangements and decorative flowers looked amazing and coincided with our theme. As I mentioned before, working with Jennifer was one of the best decisions we could have made for many reasons but in my opinion, the most important reason was how smooth and seamless our ceremony and reception went under her coordination. Her previous experience really shined through as she ensured that each important moment of our day went off without a single issue. At the end of our reception, we realized that we got so caught up chatting with guests and dancing that we missed our chance to get a slice of our wedding cake. As we were getting into the car to head back to our hotel, Jen mentioned that she had saved several pieces of cake for us and that they were waiting for us in the backseat. It was this attention to detail throughout the ceremony and reception that really made our day special. We thank Jen for all her hard work and consideration in making our wedding day amazing!
Jeanie & Jesoo
My wedding was absolutely perfect! And I loved my team!
I'm having major planning withdrawal because Natalie, Jennifer and Anna have become amazing friends along the way!
They were the most understanding team but most of all, extremely talented and true experts in the industry. They know how to take a bride's vision and make it more than what you could ever imagine.
Allison & Ben
I plan corporate events in the software industry for a living so I understand the value of a great day of coordinator. I strongly believe that a great wedding day coordinator is "key" to a successful wedding because at the end of the day, they make your dreams a reality. You spend months of planning each and every detail so it's vital that you hire the best to execute your vision.
Kristin at a Good Affair was the person who made everything come together. Kristin was friendly, professional and made sure that every detail was perfect. I had a huge wedding (almost 300 guests and my bridal party had 9 bridesmaids plus sponsors, etc.) and she made sure that everything was smooth, on time and stress free (for myself, my bridal party and all my guests). Kristin at A Good Affair was definitely one of my best wedding investments.
Tina & Garrett
Thanks to A Good Affair I had a wonderful stress free wedding. Jennifer did such an amazing job with everything throughout the entire process and I didn't have to worry about a thing. She was very on top of things and super organized. I really enjoyed working with her because she was so sweet and nice! And the day of the wedding she handled everything perfectly! Even when I forgot to pick up a chandelier from a vendor that I rented, she was able to get it picked up (on a Sunday when they were supposed to be closed?) and set up that same morning of my wedding!!!! That was a miracle!! I can't thank her enough and I'm so happy that I had the pleasure to work with her.
Darren & Sean
Natalie and her team at A Good Affair helped us plan and execute the most special wedding that we could have ever dreamed of. The planning process was a breeze. She always listened to our needs. Being in the business for years, she was excellent at suggesting details (specifically with our wedding, she told us to use cherry blossom trees that MADE the ceremony space and reception area come alive)! She also works with the best vendors in the area. What I'm saying is, just trust that Natalie is going to deliver something truly remarkable that guests won't be able to stop talking about for months, and memories that will last forever. She even timed our ceremony to end at sunset! She will be with you every step of the way. Being clients that live in NYC, we only made it to Orange County twice in 7 months, and planned the entire event over the phone. She will hold your hand, calm you down, and DELIVER! Not only that, we didn't hire a videographer for our special day, and at the last second her assistant volunteered to videotape our ceremony (thank goodness)! But how nice was that? Expect a positive, professional attitude from her entire team. I could really tell they were invested in making our day special. We both couldn't be happier and more thankful to Natalie and her team, and we fully recommend A Good Affair to plan your wedding!
Jenn & Mark
Where do I begin? Finding and hiring Natalie and A Good Affair was the best wedding planning decision we could make for ourselves. Natalie is fun, energetic, passionate and a design MASTER. She is every bride's dream. She will get you everything you want and more! She has so many amazing vendor-friends that she works with that the hardest part of the planning process was choosing one over the other because everyone she introduces you to does amazing work. Our wedding was everything we hoped for and more. It was fun, had yummy food and was more beautiful than we could have ever imagined.
Anna is also amazing and so sweet! She had the daunting task of scheduling all our vendor meetings and she did a great job making it work. Jennifer stepped in when Anna was on vacation and it was a seamless transition. The planning process was a breeze thanks to the wonderful ladies at A Good Affair. I'm happy to say that I'm an A Good Affair client for life and walked away with wonderful new friends.
Brandy & Brock
We worked with Kristin at A Good Affair and she was a dream come true! She was supposed to be our Day of Coordinator, but we got so much more! From the moment we had our first meeting; Kristin put my mind at ease, providing great recommendations and advice! She checked in regularly to make sure we were on track and really took her time to understand our vision. Kristin is excellent and passionate about what she does and went above and beyond to ensure our day was flawless. She went as far as driving out of her way on her lunch break to pick up a one of a kind table for us to use as our sweetheart table and even hauled it 3 hours to our venue!!
On our wedding day, my husband and I were completely blown away when we saw how beautiful everything was and how the day went by so seamlessly. I can't express the joy I personally felt when I saw how perfectly every detail we had worked so hard on had been put into place, better than I could have even imagined it. I can't fathom going through the wedding planning process without Kristin, she is professional, detail oriented, knowledgeable, and so much fun to work with! Thank you Kristin, for your help in making our day so absolutely amazing!
Ina & Dave
Ask yourself a few questions: Are you smart enough to know you can't have a GREAT wedding without some professional help? Do you want your wedding to be classy and stylish as shit? How many wedding-related vendors do YOU know? If you answered yes, hell yes, and almost none...then you probably need a wedding planner. So you should probably choose the best, and Natalie Good is hands-down the BEST. She knows every venue and vendor in Orange County and even up into LA and beyond. She gets great deals from reliable and professional vendors, all vetted and trusted so you don't have to guess or worry up to and including your wedding day. And value? Natalie slashed our venue/catering quote in half and more than paid for her fee in doing so! Our lives and schedules carried on as normal throughout the process because we didn't have to meet with any excess vendors...and this is just the peripheral stuff. The real reason you want Natalie is her wedding design. She can adapt to any style, but if you just let her be the true pro that she is, you'll get a wedding that is classy and stunning. All of your guests will have a blast and leave very impressed. Natalie also has a bold personality, perfect for helping you get what you want but also necessary for putting you in check when you decide you want a petting zoo at your wedding. I could go on and on about how much she did for us, but it comes down to this: the bride will be madly in love with everything she does, but she is really a groom's best friend because her full repertoire of skills allowed me to get away with doing as little as possible and still have an outstanding event that was the best time of my life.
Roxanne & Dan
Kristin-Thank you for making our wedding dreams and vision come true. A great company to work with, very professional and organized. You can tell that this company has been doing this for a while by their flawless execution. Wedding planning and day of coordinator service was money well spent. Couldn't have done this day without you. Our big wedding day went so smooth and all of our vendors were right on point.