Letters of Praise
Letters from our clients, the reason we ♥ what we do at Encore Events!
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September 14th, 2019
Dear Angie, Magic does not even begin to describe the way you made the Yacht Club look yesterday! I have no words. The amazing swag was over the top fabulous! The centerpieces were so perfect..the cart..I so wanted to take that home! The ceremony site and trellis design took my breath away. The photographer said she has never seen such a beautiful arrangement. And the bouquets.. OMG..so full and designed to perfection. Thank you for your vision and exceptional dedication to detail.! So thankful, Kathi Stevens MOB
July 27th, 2019
Thank you everyone who has reached out to Kevin and I. Yesterday was such a dream come true and so much more. Thank you will never be enough for all the people who donated and gave their time for us. Encore Events by Angie Gillis Angie G Unkart Jeannie Mariner Brittany Mariner I don’t know how to even put into words how blessed and grateful for everything to you did for us. You went above and beyond and yesterday is a day we will never forget. You guys will always hold a special place in our hearts. We also want to thank our amazing bridal party we are so blessed to have each and every one of you apart of our village. We could not have done it without you. We love you guys! Thank you to our amazing guest we are so glad to have you apart of our special day. Last thank you to our parents without you guys we wouldn’t be where we are today!
October 27th, 2018
"Not sure I can find the right words to express my thoughts but from the beginning just using pictures and our visions in our mind Angie created what I can only describe as a dream come true for my daughter.
No detail was overlooked – the layout, colors, timeline, contacting vendors, crazy unpredictable Delmarva weather, re-designing the layout, best color selections, suggesting items to ensure our guests were comfortable and could enjoy themselves, the flow of the layout and event, and lastly having to deal with me – Angie was remarkable! After having to re-do the layout, Angie thought of design items such a coat rack, cute benches in a nook area of the tent, addition of decorative tables for the cocktail hour and pedestal for the ceremony, and beautiful signs at the entrance and ceremony.
The tent was stunning with greenery garland on signs, the bar, and tables, candles and lanterns everywhere, lights strung from the tent ceiling – it was enchanting!
Then there’s the flowers….the flowers…. WOW!! They were gorgeous! Exactly as my daughter had imagined! We got so many compliments on them and how they were so different …not status quo!
I received so, so many compliments on the event and it was all due to Angie! Angie totally knocked it out of the park!
Pictures of this event do not do it justice – you truly had to be there to experience its magic and beauty!
Thank you Angie for making my daughter’s wedding dreams come true!" Marsha Hudson Rodgers
October 7th, 2018
"Where do I begin!? Angie’s beautiful work speaks for itself. Nothing is too much trouble or impossible to do. Once she knows her clients vision, she builds on it until it all comes together.
You can think of a idea and she will not only do it for you but she will put her beautiful touches on it and the final product is breathtaking. Angie is detail oriented in every aspect of her business. If she is doing your next event you can be sure she will be professional and
fun all rolled into one! What a wonderful experience." Karen Heller
October 7th, 2018
“Angie, you knocked it out of the park last night!..perfect in every way, and magic to look at.. Thank you, Thank you!” From Peggy Kent, mother of the Bride!! ❤️
September 8, 2018
"Sept 8th 2018, my daughter's wedding day, rain and wind on the beach reception outside, Angie went above and beyond to make this wedding the best I ever been to, the caterers, bartenders and DJ she recommended were truly awesome, Angie is awesome, if you are planning an event trust me use her services" Al Renshaw
"Angie is by far one of the most amazing women I have ever had the pleasure of meeting. Not only did she go above and beyond with every detail of my wedding, but she was there every step of the way for me. Any vision I had, she was able to incorporate. I’ve heard so many brides struggling getting everything together for their wedding and the stress and anxiety that goes along with it is crippling, but Angie somehow found a way for me to be nearly 100% stress free. She did EVERYTHING from coordinating with the vendors, giving me multiple suggestions for hotels and rentals, personalizing special decor to compliment my life, surprising me with so many cute little details the day of, to working with my budget to get as much out of it, keeping me calm and being a personal support system when I was worried, grasping every idea I had turning it into reality. Angie is truly a miracle worker. There are not enough words to begin thanking her for making my wedding day the most special it could be and for giving me the greatest memory! Thanks so much Angie and team at encore events for everything you do!" Marley Patel
"Yes ... Angie!!! You are absolutely wonderful! You implemented Kunjal’s vision to the point... everything was just perfect... you are the BEST!!! Luv, Heena Patel"
June 1st, 2018
"Angie, it is INCREDIBLE! OMG this is unreal, I am here and they are all saying 'it's the prettiest they have everrrrr seen', I cant even handle it, thank you for making the best day ever!!"
"Angie, you are a mystical miracle worker. You transformed a plain old tent into a spectacular and beautiful setting. Guests were blown away!! Thank you so much for making our dreams come true."
Baileys Mom Judith
"I just wanted to reach out to say thank you for all of your help with our wedding. It was PERFECT and gorgeous and everything I dreamed of, and I am so appreciative of the role you played in making it all come together."
"Angie took a vision mostly in my head and made it a reality. What started as an empty tent turned into the most beautiful, modern, elegant, beach bungalow paradise. Every detail was flawless and perfectly selected. When I walked into my wedding reception I literally gasped. Angie is a genius and even more she's an absolute doll to work with: responsive, flexible, supportive and sweet beyond measure. Our wedding would not have been what it was without her magic."
October 14th, 2017
"I just wanted to follow up with you about how perfect our wedding was. We absolutely loved the arbor and the flowers (both bouquets and other arrangements). It was exactly what we had imagined. Thank you so much for your help throughout the wedding planning process. You were amazing and I would highly recommend your services to any of my friends. Good luck with the rest of wedding season!
Love, Kristen and Matt"
"First, thank you so much for putting together such beautiful flowers and decorations for our wedding. It was even better than we had imagined."
January 20th, 2018
"You know I was there and she truly was a beautiful bride, pretty as a picture!! It was her dream come to life! Angie R Gillis Unkart and Eric did amazing work in all the areas of the wedding with making her winter garden feel magical! As for the photos, Andrew Nock and Kim worked overtime to get us on time!! The rest of their pictures are yet to come but can't wait! And the guests, they provided the fun dancing the night away to the tunes from DJ Caleb Miller - he was awesome! Tidewater Inn is the place that made it all possible, great food, drinks and an amazing staff! Weekend wedding to remember! #whatsnext #nothingtostressabout"
October 22nd, 2016
Angie is one amazing woman! Her ability to envision any event within minutes of meeting with her clients is such a skill. She gets a true feel for what you want for your big day and makes any dream come true with her wide variety of inventory, her floral abilities, and the vendors she works closely with. I am still convinced that my bouquet she made was the most beautiful bouquet ever made! She made sure that although i had my own vision, there were no pieces missing for my big day. We can never thank you enough, Angie! Love you always!
Jordy & Stephen
September 16th, 2017
Angie, Where to begin... thank you for everything you did for Matt and I through this joyous adventure. You have no idea how much we appreciate you. Our day was beyond beautiful and perfect all because of you. From the questions, changing my mind, planning, organizing and finally setting everything up you were always there in a heart beat. You are literally an angel!
Angie was beyond amazing to work with!! I don't even know where to begin with describing how she made our day so beautiful! Angie is very talented and very organized, she is patient even with the thousand and one questions I had for her! :) she totally helped with everything through the whole wedding planning process! Planning everything and picking everything out was at times stressful and a little overwhelming but walking into the wedding ceremony and reception and seeing everything it just made me so speechless, it was SO beautiful! She works so hard counting up to your special day, I appreciate her so much and all the hard work to put into our wedding! My husband and I were beyond grateful! I wish i could give her more than 5 stars, i highly recommend her!!
Katelyn and Matt Marshall
October 14th, 2017
Hi Angie, I just wanted to follow up with you about how perfect our wedding was. We absolutely loved the arbor and the flowers (both bouquets and other arrangements). It was exactly what we had imagined. Thank you so much for your help throughout the wedding planning process. You were amazing and I would highly recommend your services to any of my friends. Good luck with the rest of wedding season! Thank you!!!!!!
Love, Kristen and Matt
August 26th, 2016
Encore Events did an amazing job putting together the colors I liked and ideas I sent their way. I gave them a few things I knew I wanted and they did the rest! I worked with Jordyn and she was incredibly helpful and organized. Thank you for making our wedding day extra beautiful!!
-Jayme Buchanan Mouzakis
June 11th, 2016
We rented several items from Encore Events and they were the perfect additions to our day. Jordy is an absolute sweetheart and was super easy to get ahold of!! I would highly recommend their services to anyone.
June 4th, 2016
Thank you for everything you and your team did for Katie & Mike’s wedding. It was truly beautiful! I can’t tell you how many people commented (Yacht Club Staff & Patrons too!) about the décor & flowers. From the bridesmaid flowers with yarn balls to the boutineers with gears, the arbor with ribbons to the entry doors. And lets not forget putting up with Lance & Me. Thank you again for making their wedding everything Katie envisioned.
May 21st, 2016
Angie Gillis & her staff are OUTSTANDING! They took a vision that my daughter & I had for her wedding & turned it into a reality. Although the weather didn't cooperate for an outdoor ceremony & reception, you would have never known that they hadn't "scheduled" the rain...it was a magical day & night! It was truly a fairytale evening.
October 10th, 2015
The Encore Events team made my special day AWESOME... They did such a great job.We had our wedding at Lighthouse Sound Restaurant,that place is beautiful but the Encore Events made it perfect. When I got in the restaurant that day and I saw those beautiful decorations, it made my day even better. Angie and Jordan they were the ones that did everything for us. They are very friendly(which that helps a lot), very professional, reliable, super fun and creative! I would highly recommend Encore Events for your special occasion ... I have no doubt they will help create an extraordinary and memorable event.THANK YOU GUYS SO MUCH!!!!
September 12th, 2015
Angie and her team were truly wonderful! After meeting with Angie to discuss my theme, she offered unique ideas and suggestions. She was very responsive to my wants and needs, being in constant contact throughout the entire process with both myself and my venue. All of our flowers and decorations were exquisite; we got so many compliments. Our wedding day was exactly as I had pictured (with the exception of the rain that moved our ceremony inside), and we had such a wonderful time. We have Angie and her team to thank for making the day so beautiful; it will certainly be one I will never forget. Thanks, Encore Events!
-Paige & Matt
September 12th, 2015
The Encore Events team gave me a wedding beyond anything I could have ever imagined. From the moment I walked into the shop, I knew I just had to use them for my special day. You dream it, they can do it. Angie is SO creative and every idea I had, she took it and made it ten times better. My beach ceremony was rained out, an absolute horror to most brides. BUT Angie and her team came through to make my ceremony/reception space look spectacular. I was surprised to see an aisle runner with our initials on it, something I didn't even know about until I walked down the aisle! Every detail was just perfect, and my rained-out beach ceremony turned into an intimate indoor experience. Angie also provided day-of wedding coordination. She kept everything moving and every single guest had a blast. Angie and Jordy always quickly responded to my frequent emails, and assured me they had it all taken care of (and trust me, they did!). They are both friendly and professional. My centerpieces, bouquets, and decorations were all beautiful. Hands down, they are truly the best of the best. I cannot recommend them enough!
-Liz & Mike
August 15th, 2015
Angie and her team helped make my wedding ceremony and reception as beautiful as I had imagined! They provided an arch, flower arrangements and small decorations for my beach ceremony along with the bouquets and bouts. She also created a lei for my dog who was a part of the beach ceremony and it held up to a 65 pound dog pulling in all directions. For the reception they created tropical floral centerpieces that were gorgeous! Angie used inspiration from our meeting, emails I sent her and my pinterest board. She really captured what I envisioned for both the ceremony and reception. The flowers for my wedding were really important to me and I wanted them to be my main decoration, so we did have to go back and forth a few times to get everything perfect, but Angie was always very responsive to my many emails and questions, and really listened to what I wanted. I can't wait to get my professional photos back to see all of her amazing work again! Many of my guests talked about how beautiful the flowers were and I have Angie and her team to thank for that! If you are looking for a florist, I would definitely recommend Encore Events!
- Dean & Kerri
June 25th, 2015
When Eric & I first met with Angie we didn't know what to expect at all. I had heard her work was great so we sat down & presented our vision to her. As a business owner I didn't really have the time or interest in thinking about EVERY detail that went into planning a wedding. My prayer was answered when Angie got done showing me her vision for our big day. I had been pretty clear in what I wanted the day to look & feel like but she totally brought it to life in a version even better than my own!
After seeing it drawn out & detailed I was completely at ease leaving matters in Angie's hands. Eric was BLOWN away by her vision & all that she had designed.
When I walked up to our venue I was so eager to see it all come to life and knew that our family/friends would be so impressed. To see the little details that she put on our centerpieces, the walkway, & entrance was so sureal!
Needless to say - I am SOOO grateful that someone gave me her name and number. I definitely believe that JOY is what planning a wedding & beginning a marriage should be about. Angie & her team allowed me to have joy through the planning process knowing that it would be MORE than perfect...& it was!!!
If you haven't seen our pictures - they speak louder than words! Everything that Encore Events did was so "us" & SO perfect!!!
THANK YOU ENCORE EVENTS!!!
September 20th, 2014
To sum it up in one word. AMAZING! From the moment you meet Angie until the end of your wedding day, she puts 110% into every detail. Her genuine care for her clients is quite apparent, as she is in constant communication with you through every step, including price point, vision for the day, details for the room, etc. Angie and her team worked tirelessly to bring everything I had imagined to fruition. I look back on the pictures and think, wow I was lucky to find her! Angie and Encore Events, thank you again for taking my special day to a whole new level of perfect!
-Jayme and Don
October, 12th, 2013
Angie Gillis is by far the best wedding planner around! Her attention to detail and the way she took my ideas and made them so much more than I ever thought possible were both phenomenal. We used a shared private Pinterest board to pass along ideas so she knew what I liked, but she didn't copy anything I pinned. She made everything so fresh and new and original. Not only were the decorations wonderful (hanging pieces of fabric from a barn ceiling were phenomenal), but the bouquets, boutonnieres, and floral decorations were breathtaking. She made personal touches a central theme in our special day and I still get compliments on our wedding almost two years later. Angie is kind, passionate, and such a loving person and I would highly recommend her to anyone looking to create a magical, original, fantastic wedding day or any other event.
We love you Angie Gillis!...thank you so much for everything you did for us. It was absolutely perfect for us!
Katie & Jake
I just wanted to tell you that I have heard SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO many positive comments on the wedding (with which you had EVERYTHING to do with); and also wonderful comments on your staff who were so helpful, friendly, and happy to all the guests they encountered.
Tom and I both feel that personal, friendly, interaction at such an event is imperative in it being a good event and you and your team certainly delivered that to our guests.There are no words to express my gratitude to you for making Katie and Jakes wedding MAGICAL! You are so awesome and we are so appreciative. Sure hope you have some down time now to get some rest and prepare for your next awesome event. The best thing we ever did was to make that phone call to you and ask you for your help. Man, many thanks to you for EVERYTHING!
Angie, from the bottom of my heart, thank you so much. Please use us for any future recommendations. There is no way we'd want to do this again without you. Tom and I both agreed......you are the BOMB!
With much gratitude,
July, 30th, 2013
Thank you for an incredible day, we were blown away when we saw all your beautiful ideas. I loved the arch, the gift table, gold ribbon banner, and of course the flowers! It was so perfet! Can't wait to share the pictures with you!
Summer and I could not have dreamed of a better wedding. You did an amzing job, down to the smallest details. Thank you also for the gift of the chocolate covered pretzels, they were delicious.
I just wanted to send you a short note to thank for all your help, expertise, and otherwise great ideas for Summer's Wedding. After meeting with her you were able to pick up right a way what her ideas and expectations were. We appreciated the fact you were able to stay true to these ideas and helped to make her wedding day truly a dream come true!. You and your team made setup and tear down stress free. Best wishes and we will definitely call you again in the future.
Mother of the Bride,
September 13th, 2013
Angie is extremely talented, and absolutely amazing at what she does. I met her at the bridal show in ocean city, and knew then and there that I wanted her for my wedding! Her detail is right on the spot. My wedding was at Nassau Valley Vineyards in Lewes, DE, and she turned it into my fairy tale dream. My flowers were gorgeous, and the decor took my breath away.
She is easy to work with, and will go above and beyond to make your day exactly as you dream it to be. She makes you feel at ease. She put all the decor up and broke it all down. My mom and I didn't have to do anything. Angie did everything including the escort cards and centerpieces. I highly recommend Encore Events for your wedding. She will make your dream wedding a reality!
~Beth & Mike
March 22nd, 2013
Angie was the event coordinator extraordinaire for my wedding "Jenny and Brian" and she is truly a blessed, wonderful, creative woman. She instantly captured my vision that I had trouble articulating and made it into an absolutely amazing reality that surpassed my expectations. She is a true artist and a perfectionist and will go above and beyond for you. She is warm and lovely to work with. Unfortunately, her mother passed away the day of my wedding and while I noticed she wasn't her normal self I assume she was in her "zone" my wedding was beautiful and went off without a hitch because of Angie. We wouldn't allow anyone to tell me that her mother had passed away and made my wedding beautiful. I give her the highest recommendation I could give someone and would love to get arrived again just to work with her. Go to her studio and be drawn in to her creative world and you will be swept away!
Thanks for everything Angie!
Jenny Hunter Quinn
Dear Angie Gillis, November 4th, 2012
You girl, are "da bomb"!
When I met you a while back, I knew without a doubt in my mind that you would be able to make our
Italian themed "God Father" wedding a reality!!! From the bouquets, boutonnieres, beach grasses, to the candy buffet, sign in table, and all the table arrangements~you were able to surpass our every expectation! You literally blew us away! I still can't believe how you could fit all of those amazing details into our tiny little budget.
I can't tell you how thankful we are to have you design our big day! Bobby and I will always cherish that day and never forget how absolutely beautiful it was. Our guest are still talking about it!
I am such a lucky girl to have met you and better yet work alongside of you, you are truly an inspiration!
Mrs. Gina Drago Frey
Angie, April 11, 2012
Just wanted to send you a quick note to let you know how very happy we are with your services that you
have been providing for us. Katie's wedding is going to be spectacular! You never cease to amaze us with your original ideas, professionalism, and endless energy that you are putting into this job. Because you are so
detail-oriented, it gives us great peace of mind in knowing that every little thing is being taken care of!
From the gifts in the guest rooms, to the Bridal Luncheon, to the ceremony, to the cocktail hour, to the reception, you have it ALL COVERED! You and your visions are absolutely amazing! I know when our guests
experience the entire weekend with us that they are going to be blown away by all you have done.
Again, we cannot thank you enough for your unbelievable services. You are truly giving life to our visions!
John & Beth Sharpley
(Parents of the bride)
Dear Angie, October 12th, 2012
When Brad & I got engaged and decided to host the reception at the beautiful bay front home of Palmer Gillis, we knew there was only one person who could embrace the natural beauty of the waterfront setting and enhance it with all the perfect touches...Angie Gillis! Palmer has hosted numerous events at his property over the years, so Brad & I wanted to ensure our wedding reception created a unique and special experience for guests. From the minute we started planning, you understood exactly what our goals were and far exceeded our expectations with your vision.
I appreciaated that you always listened to our ideas, but then you would enhance those ideas with your unique creativity and personal touch. You considered all the details (including those I never even thought of) and provided many amazing options for us to consider. You were always on target and helped work within our budget. You incorporated so many beautiful elements to enhance the natural beauty of the waterfront setting rather than detract from it. There was so much thought in each decoration and floral arrangement, and at the root of each idea seemed to be considerable consideration as to Brad and I's overall goals.
Arriving at the reception site was a magical feeling! At every turn I was amazed by some decoration or floral arrangement you created. You made the dessert station a destination for guests...it was absolutely to die for! Whether a large focal element or a small detail, you helped make our reception personal and so very special.
Brad and I both thank you from the bottom of our hearts for far exceeding our expectations and creating the perfect atmosphere to celebrate our love and commitment to each other. Our guests were certainly wowed by all the decor and special details you incorporated. You and your team were a pleasure to work with and we can't wait to work with you again on future events! Your passion and creativity know no bounds!
All the best,
Kim Carney Gillis
To Whom It May Concern: September 8th, 2012
We are writting this letter to show our confidence and appreciation for Angie Gillis (our wedding decor designer). Please note that we have been working with Angie based on a recommendation by our photographer and we couldn't imagine having anyone else plan and organize one of the most special events in our lives.
Angie has been unbelievable in her planning and communication with us. Every time we call or email Angie replies promptly and always puts our minds at ease. From the first meeting with Angie we knew she had great ideas and most of all, the capability of pulling it off. Mind you, this was no easy task considering she handled every aspect of our wedding from decorations to the flowers and even to the flow of our wedding ceremony and reception. She has some of the most amazing ideas when it comes to colors, designs, placement of decorations, lighting flowers and any other detail that she feels will enhance the guests' experience.
In closing let us just say that Angie Gillis is one of the most talented, professional and hard working people we have ever met. We would recommend her to anyone for any event they may be having. If you have any questions, please feel free to call us at 410-641-6871.
Michael & Lissette Vetare
I really don't know how to thank Angie and all the talented women that worked with her to design such an original and exotic decor for my daughter, Amanda's wedding! We didn't even have time to meet during the planning of the wedding and communicated only via email and phone but, Angie envisioned the look that we were going for and made it happen!
The day of the wedding Amanda decided she wanted to wear a flower in her hair. She went to Michael's looking for the flower but saw nothing that would do. She called Angie, who told her to stop by the shop but told her not to come in, (she didn't want to spoil some of the surprises she had prepared for the wedding).
Amanda's maid-of-honor went in and Angie had the most perfect fresh flower for Amanda's hair! Angie went above and beyond our expectations and we would highly recommend her and the rest of her crew at Encore Events for all your decor needs!
Elise J. Dubay
(Mother of the bride)
August 5th, 2013
Chris and I would like to say "thank you" for making our special day as beautiful and colorful as you are!
We can't imagine what our day would have been with anyone else to make it beautiful! We cannot say thank you enough.
~Amy & Chris