Hi Gianna,

I can’t believe it’s been almost 4 weeks since the wedding! After a long weekend at the beach, our honeymoon, and 3.5 weeks off from work, I’m finally getting back to regular life as a WIFE. I’ve been on cloud 9 since the wedding, but now can finally put my gratitude into words. I just wanted to say a big THANK YOU to you, and your team at Mallard, and everyone at Merri-Makers for giving me the wedding of my dreams! Everything was absolutely perfect, from getting ready in the morning, to getting back to Mallard for pictures, to the bridal attendants helping Jake when his button came off his jacket, to cocktail hour, to dinner, to the FOOD (just so delicious- everyone was in awe with the service and the food), to the after party, to the suites overnight, and to breakfast the next morning. I couldn’t have asked for a better day or a better venue to work with.

Over the last year and a half you made the planning process so easy and seamless and stress-free. As I told you, I was never a bridesmaid in a wedding before this and had only attended a few as a guests. And this was the first wedding my family ever had to plan, so I really had no clue what I was doing Lol. You helped me so much, and also made sure I was calm, cool, and collected the entire time. Working with you was amazing, and I don’t know what I would have done without you and your guidance!

I could probably write a million more paragraphs about how perfect every detail of the day was. As the wedding was getting closer, I was afraid to get my expectations up too high or put too much pressure on it being “the best day ever” incase something didn’t go right and I didn’t want to be disappointed. Not that I didn’t trust you or anything haha because I did, but you never know what could happen and I don’t always have the best luck. However, now looking back, I can truly say that my wedding day was the absolute best day and night of my life (so far) and I have never been happier! Looking around at my parents and my family and Jake and his family, everyone had the biggest smile on their face the entire day and it made my heart so full. Also, pretty much every guest has told me that my wedding was the best wedding they have ever been to. I know sometimes people just say that to say it, but when people say that to me, I can tell by their enthusiasm and their body language and their faces that they are telling the truth 100%.

THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!! I don’t know how else to put into words how much I appreciate everything you helped me with during my 1.5 years of wedding planning. I already convinced a friend of a friend to get married at Mallard- I’m pretty sure she signed a contract for sometime in October 2023 haha. And she may not know it yet, but my sister Allison NEEDS to get married at Mallard someday because I wouldn’t want her to have any less of a perfect day than I did, and I don’t think any other place would ever compare.

Thank you again for everything,

Lauren S.

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