While still in the afterglow of what many guests called an “epic wedding”, I wish to express my appreciation for the fine work of Debbie Dennis and Hitched in the Hood. As the mother of the bride, I experienced a calm and smoothly unfolding morning the day of the wedding. No drama, no panic, no worries – everything happened on time and according to plan. I could be with my daughter and her bridesmaids, savoring the special moments without distraction. When I checked on the caterers, the setup, and the sound system, I saw that everyone knew what to do and all details were managed with expertise. During the ceremony and reception, Debbie and her assistant were quietly in the background taking care of things. I knew all was in good hands and I was able to relax and fully enjoy the wedding day. Comments I heard from guests were all positive — “It was perfect!” or “Everything was beautiful!” Many people spoke of how warm and welcoming the atmosphere was. I attribute much of the success of the day to the professional planning and advice from Hitched in the Hood, both before and during the wedding. I would recommend this company without hesitation.
Debbie was absolutely wonderful to work with! We were planning our wedding in Hood River while living in San Francisco, and I cannot imagine what we would have done without her. Not only did she help us find an amazing caterer, but she was a huge help with designing and managed to put all of our random decor ideas together and make it look beautiful. She also did some DIY/crafty projects for us at a very reasonable rate. Leading up to the big day, Debbie was always quick to respond to emails and answer any random questions we had, and even set up some phone sessions as well. And the actual day of ran seamlessly thanks to Debbie’s organization and professionalism.
Hands down the best coordinator in the Hood River area. Debbie is super organized and on top of everything. She had great vendor recommendations and she spent as much time with me as was needed to get details hammered out. Even though I only did the “month of” package, I felt like I had hired a full time coordinator. She worked with me on my vision for my wedding day and offered suggestions and a professional opinion when they were needed. Everything went smoothly and it was gorgeous!!
Debbie is outstanding… she was incredibly helpful all the way through my wedding planning process. I felt like I could go to her for any question at anytime and she would go above and beyond. I felt very very lucky to have her coordinating out special day. She was always a pleasure to work with.
My partner has had a long history in Hood River, OR and while we now live in Seattle, we knew that getting married near Hood River would be important to us. We are two brides and trying to plan a wedding from a distance felt daunting – not to mention the prospect of finding vendors who are LGBTQ friendly. Given our ties to Hood River, we wanted to be sure that we hired local vendors! How did we resolve these challenges? Effortlessly, thanks to Debbie and her team at Hitched in the Hood. Debbie is outstanding! Not only did she help us find local vendors who we felt great working with, but she also helped us design, plan and execute our chic and personalized wedding. We have received multiple comments from family and friends who attended, saying that they were amazed by how both our ceremony and reception reflected us as individuals and as a couple. Debbie skillfully listened to our wishes and desires and often came up with solutions and creative ideas that we would not have come up with on our own. Amazing! I could go on and on about each vendor. It was, by far, a magical day, and everyone in attendance has said it was “the best wedding they’ve been to” because it reflected the heart and soul of who we are, and how much our guests mean to us. We wanted to do a big wedding to honor the key role our highly supportive friends and family have played in our lives. With Debbie’s help, and the help of all our amazing local vendors, we did it! We can’t recommend her highly enough. And for those who are interested, she has worked with several gay and lesbian couples in the past, so she is an incredible ally to the community and really listens to each couple’s needs. Three cheers and more for Debbie, her husband and the incredible team at Hitched in the Hood and Riverhood Rentals.