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Erica & Ben

"Abbey is an absolute MUST when it comes to planning your wedding or event! Not only does she keep you sane and listen to every (and I mean EVERY) request you have, but she makes your dream become a reality. Her attention to detail and creativity is out of this world. I would like to think I wasn’t a complete bridezilla ;) but I know at times I was definitely not the easiest to work with. However, Abbey made sure to answer every single email, text, call, etc no matter what time or day it was, with always the response that made me feel so much better and at ease. I would like to think she is also a therapist at times haha! Abbey’s organizational skills are also top notch. For my wedding, she first started with a layout of the space. Once we chose that, she then created a packet with all the details, prices, pictures of rentals and ideas, and explanations of our wedding so we could see exactly what we were going to do but also spend! She works with you on your budget too! I was so interested to see how what I saw online/on paper would turn out in person, and I can honestly say it was so much more than I could have ever imagined. One of my favorite things she did was a big reveal of our spaces. So, no one could see the space until we saw it first, completely finished. It was so special! Another big thing to mention is I got married in Cedar Rapids, IA, but Abbey is from the Quad Cities. I was concerned at first how it would all work with but let me tell you, she made sure to come to where we needed her, whenever we needed her. You would have never known she didn’t live out of town! Abbey take all the time and stress away that comes from setting up and tearing down, too! I could go on and on, and on again, about how amazing my experience with Abbey was but not only was she my wedding planner, but she has turned into someone that I am lucky enough to call a friend. She is so so sweet but also very direct when she needs to be. Like I said before, she is a must for planning any event!!!"

-Erica Peterson

Photo Credit: Grace T Photography 

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Lauren & Kevin

"Look no further for the wedding planner of your dreams! Blissful Events is simply the best. Our wedding day was absolutely perfect and we owe a lot of it to Abbey. A wedding coordinator was originally not in our budget, but let me tell you-it's an absolute must recommendation I have now. Abbey wears many hats - bow-tie pro, personal assistant, comic relief, and an all around professional. It's so evident that Abbey prides herself on giving brides and grooms her full attention and supporting their wedding day vision. She is incredibly thorough when it comes to communicating with vendors and sending out very detailed timelines. She stayed until the very end of the night and made sure everything ran on schedule (even a little ahead-yay!). I was able to relax and enjoy my wedding day with ease. All of our friends, family, vendors, and wedding party noticed her hard work and were so impressed with her. She is always thinking of others, validating concerns, and staying calm under pressure. I have 100% confidence that Abbey will give the same spectacular, personalized experience to all of her clients. That is simply who she is, a lovely person and a hardworking professional. Words are insufficient to express gratitude to Blissful Events for allowing Kevin and I such a gorgeous, fun, and unforgettable wedding day! We adore you!"

- Lauren Eskridge

Photo Credit: Vita Photography

Megan & Nick

"I cannot say enough great things about Blissful Events. Abbey is absolutely amazing. She always made me feel like she had everything handled. She attended every vendor meeting with me and kept detail notes so nothing was missed. She is incredibly organized and did not miss a single thing on our wedding day. Every detail was perfectly in place and I never had to worry about a thing. She also came back at the end of our night to help clean everything up and make sure everything was taken care of so I never had to worry about a thing. I would highly recommend Blissful Events as your wedding coordinator, you will not be disappointed!"


 -Megan Schrup

Photo Credit: Sarah Sunstrom Photography


Ariel & Tyler

"Abbey worked tirelessly to ensure April 13, 2019 was our best day ever. Even from the day we met, she radiated overwhelming excitement to make our day flawless. She gave constant reminders and check ups, to ensure we were hitting our deadlines. She consistently followed up with every crazy demand or request I made. She also knew what would perfectly pair on tables, flowers, and even color schemes. She made sure no small detail went unnoticed from helping setup the day before to making sure everything was taken care of on our special day so that we had zero worries! I cannot thank Abbey enough for making Tyler and I's day one I will never forget. The time and effort she even put in on the day of is one I am eternally grateful for."

-Ariel Claeys

Photo Credit: Lish Marie Photography

Jillian & Kevin

"Words cannot explain how amazing of a job Abbey did with our wedding on July 27, 2019. She is absolutely incredible. She put together the wedding of our DREAMS and literally nailed every single little detail we asked for. Not only did she do all of this, but she did it with such grace! Abbey has such a calming presence and "can-do" attitude and it is so refreshing and definitely two attributes of a phenomenal wedding designer and planner! Not only was working with her up until the big day an awesome experience, but the way she handled everything on the actual day of could not have been better! We had ZERO and i mean ZERO issues on the day of because of how well she organized and planned!! I would recommend Abbey DePauw to absolutely anyone, trust me you will be BEYOND delighted with the experience of working with her!"


 -Jillian Crombie

Photo Credit: Carter Photography 

Marissa & Mike

"Abbey is extremely talented, detailed, organized, & easy to work with! She went above & beyond to make our wedding day seamless & everything we expected. Her communication, follow up & organization left me completely confident in Blissful Events. No micromanaging needed as a bride and the peace of mind she provided was PRICELESS. Abbey worked with my firm budget and came up with creative solutions to ensure no details were compromised. Blissful Events is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. Thank you, Abbey!"

-Marissa Watts

Photo Credit: Ivory + Bliss

Katie & Ben

"Seriously, can Abbey be any more amazing? She made my husband and I’s day flawless and perfect! She set everything up, dealt with the venues manager and all our vendors and coordinated our lives for the day! I could not say enough about the great job she did at our wedding and Ben and I will be forever grateful. She was the best money spent! Thanks again, Abbey!"

-Katie Blankenship

Photo Credit: Modern Wedding Solutions


Hilary & Mike

"Blissful Events describes my wedding day perfectly! It was so blissful and enjoyable for me. All thanks to Abbey. I did not have to lift a figure when it came to my wedding day. Abbey hands down is the best wedding coordinator you could ever want. She was there through the planning phases up to the big wedding day. Whenever I had a question or didn’t agree with vendors had told me Abbey was on the phone fixing the problem for me first hand. She came to bat for me in several ways to make our day just how I pictured it! I can not say enough about Blissful Events! Thank you Abbey you truly are one of a kind"

-Hilary Davis

Photo Credit: Aleesha Roach Photography

Lauren & Chase

"September 7, 2019 was a day I want to live over and over again, all because Abbey was a part of it. As soon as we met with Abbey it became very clear to us that having her help plan our wedding was the right decision. She was so helpful through out the entire process, she helped me clean through all of my million 'Dream Wedding' Pinterest pins to narrow down and pin-point our exact wedding day vision. We brought her to our potential venue and she asked all the questions we didn't even think to ask and made sure business was handled correctly. Abbey's positive energy allowed making the wedding planning process so much less stressful and so much more enjoyable. The day of the wedding she kept everyone so calm and excited that we were about to 'do the dang thing'. The wedding day went off without a hitch and Chase and I could not be more thankful to have had her be apart of our big day. If you are looking for someone to help make your vision come to life without the stress and the worry, Abbey is the one to work with."

-Lauren VanOpdorp

Photo Credit: Sophie Rea Photography

Lindsey & Steve

"Loved everything about Blissful Events!! Abbey is extremely easy to work with and is so creative with ever aspect of my wedding!! She helped make my day so smooth and care free. I am a very indecisive person so with Abbey’s help she made my dream wedding come true. Highly recommend!"

-Lindsey Crossett

Photo Credit: Madeline Paige Photography

Julee & Kevin

"We met Abbey in a roundabout kind of way. She was just starting her business and we were just told our original wedding planner was no longer going to be in business. We were one of the first couples to sign on with Blissful Events and we were excited to have a young professional helping us plan our dream day. Although Abbey was just starting out, she was always very organized and responsive to all of our emails, calls, and texts. She offered to meet with us and vendors and even reached out to vendors that she had used previously to help us out. We got married November 2, 2019 at the Waterfront Convention Center in Bettendorf, Iowa. We changed wedding venues about three months before our wedding due to some unforeseen circumstances. Abbey never once was worried or stressed us out that we had switched venues. She was actually very excited because she had planned many events at this venue and knew the layout. She took on the task of making sure that our day and new design of the venue was perfect. She used her online tools to show us what she visually meant which really helped us see what she was talking about and helped our vision to come together. She took our "wants" and input and altered the designs accordingly. She sent emails monthly for a checklist to keep all of us on track of what we needed to do and have done. Abbey always made time for us to have meetings and phone calls and never made me feel like I was a burden for asking so many questions. Although Abbey is just starting out and learning a lot from every wedding she plans, she has an original perspective on wedding planning and thinks of the little details that would otherwise be overlooked. We were very appreciative of Abbey (and her mom who helped the day of the wedding) and her hard work throughout the entire wedding planning process. It is not an easy job dealing with the bride & groom along with their families and Abbey was always professional and honest. That was all we could have hoped for. Her business is growing and we cannot wait to see what other amazing weddings she continues to plan."

-Julee Morrison Waibel

Photo Credit: Fieldstone Photography

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