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Patrie was a joy to work with and brought a calm knowing and “Grace” to the planning and execution of my son’s wedding. Her taste is impeccable, her organization meticulous and her experience with Vineyard vendors and locales impressive. Her all knowing eyes were there throughout - from composing the invitations to planning the menus to being present at each event from start to finish.The best testament to her excellence is that, three days before the wedding, as I lay in Massachusetts General Hospital recovering from emergency surgery after a bike accident, my only concern was not whether everything would proceed as planned but whether I would be there. I made it to the Vineyard by ambulance a few hours before the rehearsal dinner and even from the poor vantage point of my wheelchair, could tell that Patrie had everything handled brilliantly!
My family and I met Patrie Grace almost 10 years ago when my daughter and future son-in-law decided to get married on Martha’s Vineyard. Planning a “destination wedding” on an island we all loved still seemed daunting until we met Patrie. Her ability to take in the ideas my daughter had for her special day, her gentle direction toward what works best on the Vineyard for a large wedding, and the encouragement to use local talent all led to a magical weekend . When my younger daughter wanted to get married on Martha’s Vineyard this past June there was no thought involved as to who we would turn to for guidance. Although both weddings were four day affairs — dinner for close family and friends on Thursday, a Friday rehearsal dinner which included all our guests on the island, the glorious main event on Saturday, and a farewell brunch on Sunday — each wedding had its own distinct character and style. The weddings ran smoothly and effortlessly in Patrie’s capable hands with her assuring us that once we reached Thursday’s dinner our job was to just enjoy the celebration. The professionalism she exudes, her working relationships with island businesses, and her demand for excellence from her staff leaves you with an Island wedding beyond your expectations. She did it for our family twice!!
Patrie is simply amazing. My wife and I were impressed from the start with her vast knowledge of the island, her sensitivity to our tastes and wishes, and her ability to bring things together quickly and efficiently. Patrie has so much invaluable experience both with event planning and with Martha’s Vineyard that she’s able to cut through the noise of the wedding industry there and bring the best of what we liked about the island into our wedding. She listened to our tastes, she helped with dozens of suggestions that made our day better for us and for our guests, and she guided us through the overwhelming parts of the process. We were sometimes overwhelmed by the process of organizing a large event, and Patrie’s powerful positive energy kept us on track and made it fun. We are so grateful to Patrie and highly recommend her to anyone looking to plan an event on Martha’s Vineyard our day was better than we hoped it could be, and Patrie Grace made that possible.
I recently got married on Martha’s Vineyard with the help of wedding coordinator Patrie Grace. My first introduction with her was so warm and inviting, right away we knew she would be an attribute to our event. Patrie not only built a relationship with myself but with my entire family, which is quite large and very opinionated. She always held common ground and brought unique insight to every discussion. Patrie has the ability to blend multiple visions and ideas to please everyone. She is very informative and well known on island which helped us when picking vendors and coordinating meetings. Throughout the event Patrie was organized and conducted it like a symphony, everyone knew their places and there was never an issue. By the end of event it seemed as if she was apart of our family. I would personally recommend Patrie for any event in the future.
Patrie made it possible for us to relax and enjoy every aspect of our big day. We are forever grateful for her guidance, support and fantastic execution during every stage of the planning process. Patrie is a true professional who is passionate about what she does. She offers unparalleled knowledge about the inner-workings of the Vineyard and is familiar with just about every vendor/venue. Patrie and her team exceeded our expectations and we highly recommend their services to anyone!
Zach and I and both our families couldn’t have been happier with the whole wedding weekend, start to finish. From wrangling vendors, bridal party and families, to securing an amazing getaway car at the last minute, it really could not have gone smoother. We wouldn’t have changed a thing, and could not have done it without you! Thanks so much for your patience and unwavering calm, and most of all for making our wedding completely unforgettable.
Your calm and skillful orchestration of the events of Friday through Sunday provided a reassuring backdrop against the inevitable stresses of a wedding weekend. More than a month out, people are still buzzing about how great the entire experience was. Your work, both out front and behind the scenes, helped make it all possible.
Patrie had an outstanding impact on our wedding. Her years of experience on the Vineyard, relaxed style, and highly organized approach greatly contributed to making our special day so wonderful and allowed our family to relax and have an amazing night. Patrie’s hard work and attention to details seemed effortless and flawless. Her quick reaction to a downpour that started a half an hour before the ceremony saved our guests from getting wet and made for a beautiful – if improvised – start to the celebration. Many thanks for Patrie for her first class, professional skills at helping to create such a spectacular wedding.
As we write this, we are trying to remember the images that made Patrie memorable when we first met her. It could be the hair. Or it could be the smile and joyous greeting. But we realized pretty quickly that she knew exactly what she was doing and in retrospect, we were thrilled to have her by our side.Patrie functioned like an extension of our family. She was able to navigate it all seamlessly – the details, the broad ideas, the family members and friends who needed guidance – so we never had any problems. We had two weddings (one Hindu and one Catholic) so Patrie also had to be creative and solution-oriented; she always made it happen for us within our budget. Importantly, during our wedding day, Patrie took care of all the things that may have distracted us from each other. She floated around and was always at the right place at the right time. She was amazing.We now think of Patrie as a friend, and she is undoubtedly a stellar wedding planner/coordinator and professional. To the extent we can help or serve as a reference, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We loved our wedding and we were lucky to have Patrie with us on beautiful Martha’s Vineyard.
Patrie has a wealth of experience and a unique body of knowledge about weddings on the Vineyard. She is fun to work with, and has a team of highly- personable assistants who together, can take care of literally anything that your wedding throws at them, above and beyond the call of duty! We asked Patrie to join us as day-of coordinator for our wedding and in retrospect, it was one of the soundest decisions we made. Not only did she give us a ton of suggestions at the planning stage, Patrie’s team took care of so much on the day, anticipating where and when they were needed so that the wedding party never felt a bump. Speaking as a bride, sometimes you need a caring, calming, comfortable influence, in addition to everything else she does, Patrie takes care of this as well.