Laura Allin and all the Gather girls are true dream weavers! We hired Laura / Gather for soup-to-nuts planning for our 3 day wedding weekend in Joshua Tree, and the result was pure magic...we are still floating. Word to the wise: enlisting their full services is 100% worth it (for secondary events too), and actually ends up saving you money on the backend.
The wedding Laura created for us was the most magical thing my husband or I have ever known, period. Our guests have all been saying the same thing: "it was the most magical wedding they've ever been to." Laura did so much more than put on a memorable event; everyone felt transported to another place and time by the amount of beauty, love, and warmth of that night.
Laura has an engineer's logistical brilliance combined with a set designer's sense of color, texture, and vibe, and a psychiatrist's emotional intelligence. As a designer, I had very specific ideas about decor and vendors, which made the wedding one big creative collaboration with Laura at the helm. Always steering things firmly in the right direction, always with a keen eye for details, and always with the perfect tone.
Our wedding was a logistical rubik's cube. Our hearts were set on a stunning venue in the middle of the desert without cell service and no infrastructure. We wanted to bring 140 people to this place, and somehow make the whole thing ELEGANT to top it off (without going broke). Thanks to Laura and her wonderful team's vast amount legwork and trips to the desert, everything happened smoothly and on time. She alleviated our stress and made planning fun. She shared in and contributed to the collaborative, creative spirit of the wedding (she even stitched custom flags for our tent!). She managed the million moving parts with absolute competence and a steady hand. Most of all, she values and appreciates the magnitude of marriage and love above all else. She became our friend, and left an indelible mark on our lives in the process.