Where do I begin to tell about The Wedding Woman? My daughter could not have had such a fabulous wedding without the Wedding Woman. Jane and her crew are tops!
Six – nine months before the wedding my daughter, Whitney and myself met with Jane and went over all of the logistics of the wedding…numbers, colors, style, bridal party, location, etc. She helped us to know what steps to take until the day of the wedding. But she didn’t just leave us until the wedding. Instead she walked through these steps with us and helped us along the way, week by week then day by day. Jane and crew were even there after the last guest helping to clean up from the wedding. Jane is very knowledgeable about all aspects of a wedding from the most simple to the most elaborate. And she’s got all the supplies for every type of wedding. If she doesn’t have what you are looking for, she will find it for you. And the floral aspect of The Wedding Woman is a must for everyone’s wedding. Jane knows where to get the freshest flowers and puts them all together in the most unique ways, very appealing to everyone’s taste. If you want the best, you’ve got to select Jane Utley, The Wedding Woman, for the wedding of your dreams.
Candy Black, Durham NC
Mother of the Bride
I’m not sure where to begin. From the moment of our first meeting, we knew that Jane was the perfect one for my daughter’s wedding. She had a very calming way about her that made me know that she was going to help me make my daughter happy and also to keep the stress to a minimum for her on her wedding day. She not only suggested some great ideas but also listened to what we wanted and delivered beyond our wildest dreams. The flowers were the freshest, most breathtaking flowers I have ever seen. She worked within our budget. I am very controlling and it is very hard for me to relinquish that to anyone, but after getting to know Jane, it was easy to totally trust that she would deliver….and SHE DID! My daughter and I went to get our hair and makeup done the morning of the wedding and when we walked into the venue and saw what Jane and done, it was absolutely breathtaking. It fills my heart with joy and eyes with tears just thinking back to that day and how absolutely beautiful and peaceful it felt when we walked in that venue.
She not only provided beautiful flowers, but was the best wedding director we could have ever chosen. She was totally in control of the day and got the job done in a way that allowed everyone to be at ease, but understand their role. It was one of the hottest days in August, but she did not let that slow her down at all. She and her staff worked tirelessly until the very last second. I would highly recommend Jane to anyone. You will not be disappointed!
Wendy - Mother of the Bride
Thank you so much for making my wedding day everything I dreamed it would be! I received so many compliments on how organized the evening went and how beautiful the flowers were. I agree 100%! I appreciate all the time you took to make sure my day was perfect. I loved my bouquet too! The arrangement was stunning. Thanks again for everything. :)
God bless you in the new year,
Hi Jane, Just wanted to take a minute to let you know how much we appreciate everything you did for Jillian and Trey's wedding. You were absolutely fantastic. Everything was beautiful. The Preston Woodall House was beautiful on its own, but you added a classical elegance that brought everything together. The flowers, decorations and the centerpieces were perfect. I truly could not have asked for more. You never tried to push your ideas on us. You made sure my daughter and her husband had everything they wanted for their special day. Thank you so much. You have definitely earned your title of "The Wedding Woman."
Janet Burchette, Benson, NC
When I saw the wonderful job Jane did at my sister-in- law’s wedding, I knew I had to have her for my wedding. Jane had wonderful ideas to work with our colorful rustic theme. She offered great options to stay within our budget. Everything turned out far better than we had even imagined!
Crystal & Craig - Rougemont, NC
The moment I became engaged, Jane came to mind! I'm currently living in Georgia, but my wedding was held at the Highgrove on Laurel Lake in Fuquay Varina. Planning a wedding a few states away was quite the task and sometimes stressful, but "The Wedding Woman" and her crew made it easy. Throughout months of emails back and forth, phone calls, swapping pictures, and one evening to go over everything fact-to-face Jane created the look I was going for. She immediately saw my vision and went with it! The wedding ceremony and reception were stunning; we were going for a shabby chic/vintage/southern living style with a hip twist and she hit the nail on the head! We were on a budget and "The Wedding Woman" worked her magic! Jane (and her crew, of course) is such a delight, she truly cares and loves what she does! Travis and I couldn't have asked for anything better; she truly made our day one to remember!
Nina & Travis
There was never a doubt when our daughter announced her engagement as to who would coordinate her wedding. We knew from the beginning we would ask Jane. Jane’s knowledge of decorating has always awed me even when she owned a small gift shop for many years. Her taste in flower design, imagination in materials to use and her table designs are impeccable. I had attended several weddings that Jane had planned and coordinated and was very impressed with her work. Knowing this, I was never once worried about how the church or reception would look.We talked with Jane about what the bride wanted such as colors, flowers, numbers of guest; all the usual things that needed to be taken care of. Jane was up front and honest about what could be done with the budget and the cost of the correct venue to use for the reception. She negotiated the cost of two different venues and helped make a decision on which to use. She stayed within our budget on everything. Her organizational skills kept everyone and events at the correct time. As fate would have it, prior to the wedding, several unexpected turn of events occurred. I could not focus on the wedding to help my daughter. Jane took over completely. She kept everything on schedule, went with the bride to all of her appointments, her bridal portrait, made nail and hair appointments and provided all of her needs. I could never be more grateful nor be able to return the favor.
The Wedding Woman was a God-send. The wedding was more than we could ask for and was beautiful.I would recommend The Wedding Woman to any bride who needs direction or help in planning her wedding. Jane is the best and... it helps that she is my dear friend that I can call on at any time! Thanks Wedding Woman!
Pat - Mother of the Bride - Durham
My husband and I were engaged for a while before we settled on a wedding date. Once we did, we knew that The Wedding Woman, Jane was the one to help us. She helped with everything; contacted venues, caterers, bargain shopped, and put together beautiful bouquets. She was so involved and wanted our day to be everything we had dreamed of. A few weeks before our wedding Jane was hospitalized with an acute illness. This did not stop her from putting the finishing touches together. She continued to be in touch with us and manage our wedding from her hospital bed. When our wedding day arrived, Jane kept everything on time and running smooth. If anything went wrong, I knew nothing about it! “The Wedding Woman” transformed the church and reception into an amazing Winter Wonderland. Trees wrapped with white lights made the perfect back drop for the amazing, breath-taking centerpieces. There is no way I could have planned the wedding of my dreams without Jane's help. She was such a God-send and a blessing to my husband and I.
Brandee, Durham, NC
Jane did such a wonderful job at our wedding! She gave us much more than we imagined or expected! It was so nice to know that she had our best interest at heart. Thank you for making our wedding so beautiful!
April and Don - Durham
Our wedding was absolutely beautiful! My husband and I had a vintage beach-themed destination wedding at Topsail Beach, NC. Having not been to our venue due to distance, but only seeing it through a few pictures, Jane & her team were able to walk in & turn a rather bland room into something spectacular! Through the whole process; she went out with me, stayed in constant communication with me, offering suggestions & tips and sending me pictures & ideas, found supplies needed at bargain prices, worked with my extremely small budget and made it all happen. From linens and cupcake trees to my bouquet and bouquet wrap, everything was unique, creative, GORGEOUS, flowed together, was within my budget and should be in every bridal magazine out there!! "The Wedding Woman" did a fabulous job!
Heather, Raleigh, NC
Jane, The Wedding Woman did all the flowers,table decorating at my daughters wedding at The Garden of Millbrook in Raleigh. The decorating and bouquets, corsages,the wedding arch, the cake table, etc. She brought my daughters rustic vision to life and with her color choices. All our guest were impressed. She uses the most impressive decor and has a hands on team and hands on approach. It was such a grand day and a lot had to do with how she transformed the space inside and out!!! Thank you Jane and team.
Charlene Wenick - Mother of Bride