A Bryan Photo

A Bryan Photo

Garrott and I are grateful to Handley for helping make our wedding day magical and seamless! Handley was immensely helpful throughout the planning stages as well as on the wedding day itself. From the start of our engagement, Handley helped us set up a Postable account as an easy way to collect the names and addresses of invitees – something we wouldn’t have thought of on our own. She even single handedly stuffed, stamped and sealed our invitations. All of our vendor communications went through Handley, which made for a streamlined process. When we had an unexpected hiccup, she handled the situation promptly and professionally. One of our vendors backed out on us for another offer last minute, and Handley quickly found the best replacement we could have ever asked for. Lastly, we cannot imagine the day of our wedding without Handley. We didn’t worry about one thing the whole day because she kept things running smoothly and on schedule. If we needed something last minute, Handley was on it! Right before the ceremony, I realized I forgot to tell her I wanted an orchid in my hair at the reception. I completely understood if it wasn’t possible. She said it was not problem and found me one within five minutes. Whether it was giving us a coke when we needed caffeine at the start of the reception, helping me bustle my dress, handing me lip gloss during the night for a touch up, facilitating our cake cutting or making sure we got a college group picture, Handley was on her A game. All Garrott and I had to do was have fun and enjoy our special day. Thank you, Handley, for everything!
— Margaret Watford McClintock

Jett Walker Photography

Jett Walker Photography

It did not take long for my mom and me to realize just how overwhelming planning a “simple” backyard wedding could be. Weddings are never simple. At least not in the South. So, in order to make it at least look simple, we knew we needed to find someone with the logistical coordination skills and industry contacts to seamlessly transform my parents’ house into a wedding venue. Handley Breaux Designs was a perfect fit. Affordable, creative and chic, Handley navigated the gagillion details and schedules and people and upsets that drive the wedding planning process with ease and grace. We particularly appreciated her ability to pull together a list of options, say for design elements or vendor choices, to let us choose what fit us best. With Handley at the helm, the tangle of creative ideas in our heads could be unknotted, organized and executed. We can’t thank her enough for everything she did to help us pull off our “simple” backyard wedding!
— Franny Couch Hurt

Leslie Hollingsworth Photography

Leslie Hollingsworth Photography

Today, we had the pleasure of seeing our daughter’s wedding in About Town magazine. That brought back many pleasant remembrances of the planning and execution of her special day. Handley Breaux Designs was invaluable in making every facet perfect for the big event. The attention to detail which she showed was unbelievable. Since we live some distance from Birmingham, this was a bit of a destination wedding. Handley took care of all the in town details. She exceeded our high expectations in every way. Handley and her staff are warm, knowledgeable, and very approachable. She always has a “can do” approach. No request was too large. Her calm and thoughtful manner alleviated any wedding day jitters. I would recommend her when only the best and most capable help will do. When we have another wedding, we know who we will call first!
— Spence Stallworth, Mother of the Bride

Arden Photography

Arden Photography

Handley Breaux Designs made my dream wedding came to life. We had the pleasure of working with Handley for over a year to make this perfect day come to life. Handley was very prompt in replying to emails and arranging meetings for us. I was really indecisive when it came to details and she was able to make that area of planning so much easier. Handley knew exactly what my vision was and was able to make it possible. Her planning service was so beneficial for the actual wedding day. She kept us on a timeline throughout the day and night to ensure we got to enjoy every moment! We loved having her as our wedding planner. Thank you for everything!
— Kaitlyn Schweer Wilhelm

Cathrine Taylor Photography

Cathrine Taylor Photography

It only took two weeks after our engagement to realize I was slightly in over my head. I was attempting to plan a wedding in Birmingham by myself while my entire family was out of state. I was consumed and overwhelmed by Pinterest ideas, vendor reviews, and budget spreadsheets. On the verge of exhaustion, my patient fiance urged me to reach out to a professional who could guide me through the wedding planning process, act as a sounding board for my ideas, and help pull all the wedding details together. Once I started working with Handley I actually started to enjoy planning my wedding! Handley introduced me to amazing local vendors and helped me spread out my to-do list so it was manageable and stress free. Because of Handley, I had the opportunity to soak in all the precious and fleeting moments of my wedding day. I could truly enjoy coffee with my bridesmaids, spend quality time with my family, and cherish our first moments as husband and wife. Handley took care of the rest! My wedding day was exactly what I hoped for and exceeded all of my expectations. Thank you Handley for your hard work, wisdom, and making my vision a reality!
— Sydni Buck Willis

Arden Photography

Arden Photography

From the very first moment we met, I knew instantly Handley was going to be the perfect planner for our dream day. She is calm and collected, organized and to the point. With an engagement on the longer side, she was there every single step of the way. I was planning a wedding in Birmingham from Atlanta, and Handley worked so closely with my parents in Birmingham that it was as if I was there at every meeting! I remember thinking when we first saw our reception completed, of all the little details Handley picked out that I literally didn’t even have to think of. She knew me well enough to take the initiative and work closely with my mom to achieve my perfect vision. She knew all the perfect vendors that absolutely made our day more than spectacular. She hand picked our band, which quite frankly made our reception the party that it was. Handley made me the most non-stressed bride there was, because I knew it was in her hands. By the end of the 15 months of planning, Handley had practically become a member of the family with so many laughs along the way. I, along with my entire family, cannot say enough about all that Handley did to make our day one that we will never forget. I recommend her with the highest regard!
— Emily Covington Truitt

Spindle Photography

Spindle Photography

Handley was the wedding planner for my son and daughter in law’s wedding as well as the rehearsal dinner, and she was an absolute pleasure to work with. Handley was so helpful in making our ideas come to life as well as handling all the details that we might not think of. The whole weekend was so much fun because Handley literally took care of everything and everyone! She was so professional but was also so enjoyable to be around. I can’t imagine going through it without her!
— Nancy Martin

Simple Color Photography

Simple Color Photography

From our very first meeting with Handley, she was a true professional and a pleasure to work with. I live in Birmingham and we were planning a wedding in my hometown of Enterprise, so having her help with coordinating the numerous details involved was wonderful!

My mother did most of the early planning and Handley was a great sounding board for her. She made a complimentary trip to Enterprise to get a feel for the location and then after many phone calls,emails and a few other meetings,stepped in the last month for hands on coordinating and advice.

She made our wedding day go smoothly with no request being too small! We could really enjoy the day knowing that Handley “had it covered”! She was not only organized and thorough but fun to be around!

Thank you Handley for all you did to help plan the wedding of my dreams!
— Katherine Marsh Whitson

Sweet Julep Photography

Sweet Julep Photography

Sean and I were so blessed to have Handley as our wedding coordinator. We were finalizing the wedding plans when Carrie Beth from Morgan Creek Vineyards, where we were married, highly recommended Handley as our coordinator. We are so thankful that she was available to organize our wedding day. Handley has an amazing talent of seeing what you are envisioning and making everything flow smoothly. On our wedding day it rained, but without Handley our ceremony would not have successfully transitioned under our reception tent. It was more than we ever expected! We are grateful and blessed to have had such a wonderful person like Handley to organize and make our wedding day stress free. Our wedding day would not have been the perfect celebration that it was without Handley’s expertise! She was truly a joy to work with, and I recommend her to everyone!
— Kristina & Sean Ricks

Jamison Skinner Photography

Jamison Skinner Photography

We couldn’t have been happier with Handley’s services. In addition to scheduling periodic meetings to ensure we were on track in the planning process, Handley did a great job of identifying and tracking all of the different contracts that had to be put in place to make sure our wedding and reception went off without a hitch. Throughout the process, we were confident that everything was taken care of. On the day of our 250+ guest wedding and reception, Handley did a fantastic job of keeping things organized and staying on schedule. All we and our families had to do was enjoy the event and go where she told us to go. The most important note to make about Handley’s management of the event is that she made sure we were able to enjoy the evening in addition to making sure everything went as planned. We had a blast, and if we had to plan this event again she would be the first person we would hire.
— Kaitlin & Will McWane