Just two words are all that are needed to describe Karen and her staff: THEY’RE INCREDIBLE. From the moment we decided to get married, we knew we wanted a wedding planner to help with all of the little details that two professional adults would get lost in. Karen rose to the occasion and was more than up for the challenge. She quickly understood our desires, needs, and budget, and was helpful throughout the process in recommending vendors and solutions to meet those requirements. During it all Karen remained very conscientious, and always made sure that our needs were her desires when dealing with various vendors.

The big day was October 3, and after 5 days of torrential rain we were afraid Matapeake was going to be “less than ideal” for the event. However, she held out hope ‘til the last that we could stick to our plans of a ceremony on the beach and reception under the tent. When the wind forced us to use “plan B” (ceremony and reception in the tent) Karen and her staff simply made it happen. We had several guests comment that they didn’t realize the whole thing wasn’t supposed to be in the tent, it was that well done. The day went off incredibly smoothly, and we were able to enjoy every moment of it.

THANK YOU Karen for handling all the details, keeping us focused on the big picture, and helping make our wedding day truly unforgettable and the best day of our lives! Without you, we’d still be lost in the details. Instead we’re happy enjoying our new life together.

October 3rd, 2015

Kirsten and Kevin

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Thank you so much for all your help with our wedding! There was no way we would have been able to coordinate so many moving parts and have it all run so smoothly without you. The stress of doing such a thing on our wedding day would have been too much to handle, and we’re very thankful for you and your wonderful staff. We even encountered a difficulty with timing, but in your capable hands we were able to easily adjust the schedule without the cost of losing any one part. Starting from the first e-mail and dinner together, you’ve been a supportive and helpful coordinator, making us feel fully at ease, and going far beyond what we expected. Even at a moment of high stress when we temporarily lost our DJ, you were quick to respond and mend the situation. There has never been a time where we didn’t have complete confidence in your abilities. We’re thankful to have had you as a part of this celebration that will always be in our fondest memories, a moment in our lives that was made possible with all your hard work and help. Thank you again for everything you and your staff did to make our wedding beautiful and enjoyable!

September 9th, 2015

Stefany and Seamus

To Karen and Everyone on the Staff of From This Moment,

What a wonderful wedding you made possible for our family! Our daughter was married at Matapeake Beach on July 11, and you were her wedding planners. Our daughter is our "only," and all of us live in the Philadelphia area, so it's accurate to say our experience with wedding planning and Maryland was limited. We could have been worried and stressed, but you worked closely with our daughter and her fiance (now husband) to create a wedding that was beautiful and wonderful for all of us. From the moment we met you, my husband and I knew that our family had "the best." You were organized, committed to excellence, and soooo expert at creating a unique and special wedding. Beyond doing a great job, you really cared about us and were committed to making our event awesome. Before the wedding day, you were consistently available by phone and email, and your wise advice helped us with hotel and other arrangements. Your suggestions provided the guidance needed to create a great day all around. We trusted you as if we had known you for years.

The "wedding weekend" of July 10 and 11 brought beautiful weather, so that the wedding could indeed take place on the beach and then under the tent for the reception. However, you inspired such confidence in us that we knew that the wedding would have been beautiful even if the sun did not shine.

I could go on and on and on about what a great job you did. However, I'll simply summarize by saying that future brides and grooms would be lucky to work with you, Karen, and your staff. They could relax and enjoy their special day with the knowledge that From This Moment began their married life with a beautiful wedding event.

With heartfelt thanks for all that you did for our family and best wishes for much well deserved success in the future,

July 11th, 2015

Carol and Michael Weingarten

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Wedding Decor. Testimonial.

We were so lucky to find Karen and we had such a great experience working with her. She made herself accessible for all of our questions, and she did a great job making sure we had every detail covered. There were a few things we had not thought of (but certainly needed to take of) that Karen noticed, which is just a small example of the great work that she does in her job. She coordinated with all the vendors, making sure everyone worked as a team for our wedding day. She was our MVP the day of, remaining calm through a few hiccups and kept everything running smoothly. She brought a great team, who set up and decorated just as we envisioned, providing us beautiful ceremony and reception sites. Throughout the reception, she kept things moving on the timeline we had worked out, making sure nothing got left out and the night moved along well.

Karen went above and beyond everything we had hoped for, and was a huge part of making our wedding day all we had hoped. We were the first in our families to be married, and her knowledge and experience was irreplaceable in both planning and executing all details of our wedding day – we couldn’t have done it without her! If you need a wedding planner, Karen Colpo is one of the best and you won’t be disappointed if you choose From This Moment By Karen!

June 28th, 2014

Aaron and Ashley Weddle

Karen saved my daughter’s Sweet 16 Birthday party from becoming a complete disaster!

The first venue we secured became unavailable two weeks prior to the party. Within an hour of informing her, Karen had called a dozen venues to check availability, provided pertinent cost and facility information, and made a great recommendation that my wife and I followed.

We were unsure of what DJ service to use, and Karen recommended a great DJ who all the girls swooned over.

She suggested several bakers when our pregnant friend who was supposed to make the birthday cake was put on bed rest.

She visited the venue with us to plan the positioning of food, tables, etc. Which became really important because the morning of the party Karen went to the venue to make sure everything was set, only to find it being set up for a bow hunting expo! Fortunately, there was an adjoining banquet hall that was the same size which Karen commandeered and decorated to the nines for the party. No easy task as there was a wake in that hall during the middle of the day.

The party was a blast, everyone had a great time, and my daughter will fondly remember her 16 birthday forever. I don’t know what we would have done without Karen!

Thank You!!!

Patrick Dougherty

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Wedding Decor. Testimonial.

September 28, 2013 was the most beautiful day of my life. Not only did I marry my best friend, I had the wedding of my dreams. Thanks to "From This Moment by Karen", my wedding day was classy, elegant, breathtaking and best of all, stress free. Not a detail was overlooked. Little tiny things that a nervous bride nor her family may think to remember were taken care of.

I cannot thank you enough for handling each and every aspect of the wedding planning. I received frequent email reminders to keep me on track, which, as a nervous bride, were a blessing. When decisions had to be made, the professional input was greatly appreciated and the eye for detail was invaluable.

The Wedding Venue was transformed from a simple room barely suitable for a wedding, to a Grand Room fit for Royalty. The transformation was stunning. Our guests could not stop talking about how spectacular everything looked. At the reception there was an area set up for photo ops for the guests. Everyone had so much fun with this. The props were amazing, and endless. I heard over and over how much fun was had by all.

I only have wonderful things to say about "From This Moment by Karen". The organization of Karen, the detail, the decor, the wonderful staff, the class, the caliber and quality of work and all products and services. Karen was never out of reach during the entire wedding planning process. If I had a question, she would answer in a timely fashion. My wedding was a complete success and I would absolutely recommend "From This Moment by Karen" to anyone looking for this type of service.

Thank you SO much for making our special day the absolute best we could have ever imagined it could be. The memories we will carry for a lifetime are only ones of joy, bliss and happiness from the beginning of our wedding planning all the way through to our big day and beyond!

Regina Barrere

Dear Karen (From This Moment by Karen),

All I can say is just WOW about the wonderful job that From This Moment by Karen did on our wedding. Karen put so much thought and creativity into our wedding that we could not have thought of ourselves.

The decorations were fantastic and far exceeded what we were envisioning. Our wedding was at the hall at the American Legion and it was ugly inside, just cement and bare wood but Karen transformed the hall into a magical kingdom for our wedding.

The people at the Legion said they have never seen the hall look so well. Not only were there decorations inside but there were photo spot opportunities set up outside as well. I cannot emphasize enough how professional and creative Karen was at From This Moment by Karen.

I would definitely recommend From This Moment by Karen to anyone that is getting married for their wedding planning.

James Barrere

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