Our Love Notes

Tonia and her team are amazing! We are so happy to have had her help planning our wedding from across the country! She was full of excellent suggestions, but was totally aware of our ‘vision’ for the wedding. She literally helped us with every single detail and kept us on budget throughout all of it. She came with us for vendor and site visits and was the ‘tough guy’ when we didn’t know how to be. The weekend of the wedding, she was in complete control and super organized. Neither us nor our family had to worry about a thing. It was great that Tonia was the point person that you work directly with throughout the planning process. Despite living across the country, we have met up with Tonia on our visits back home since the wedding! Would recommend without hesitation!
— Nina & Jordan, The Downtown Club, Philadelphia, PA
Tonia was nothing short of amazing. I trusted her with everything, and our wedding turned out flawless! Simply the best!! Oh yeah - and we got her to dance!
— Stephania & Jesse, Trout Lake Retreat Center, Stroudsburg, PA
Thank you again for all of your hard work, your good humor, and your grace throughout this entire process. The wedding day was absolutely spectacular and would not have been so wonderful without all of your help. You are truly talented and dedicated and we are so grateful
to have met you!
— Marie & Fred, Downtown Club, Philadelphia
Our wedding would not have been what it was if it was not for Tonia and her team. We hired Tonia to help us with our wedding plans as my husband and I were both finishing our schooling. We needed someone to help us take some wedding planning details off of our hands. She listened to exactly what we wanted and was able to give us ideas of what she thought would work best for us when we had no idea. She set us up with some of the top vendors in the business who were all so great to work with and who I know we never would have found on our own.
Come our wedding day it was such a relief to know she was there and would take care of all the details for us. If something did go wrong on our wedding day, we had no idea and still don’t to this day! I really can not say enough great things about Tonia and Aribella Events and I would hire them again without hesitation for any future event.
— Katie + Brian, Deerfield Country Club, Newark, Delaware
Without reservation we recommend Tonia Adleta as an event planner and floral designer. The requirements for the event were demanding—-a unique venue occurring at a working equestrian farm that never hosted a wedding. The floral design, lighting, mismatched chairs and table decor were breathtaking even for our most discriminating of guests (my wife and I). We have thrown many parties before, but we never got a more positive reaction as in this event. The evening was not only magical, but we were on time and well organized. It went like exquisite clockwork.
— Jeff, Father of the Bride, Stables at Fox Crossing, Cochranville, PA
Our wedding could not have been more perfect and it was all thanks to Tonia and her team.
We started working with Tonia about 10 months before our wedding and she assisted every step of the way from helping us find the perfect officiant, band, photographer, and hair & makeup team to ensuring our (my) vision for the design and decor came to life :). Whenever a little issue or roadblock popped up, Tonia was on top of it right away. The day of, Tonia and her team had everything under control so we could concentrate on being present rather than worrying about all the little details.
Aside from being organized and having a great design aesthetic, Tonia has the brightest and most positive personality. She is accomodating and attentive and listens to everyones ideas. Monthly conference calls with my entire family and all their opinions on the phone was not an easy thing to balance, but she did it with a smile on her face.
I definitely recommend Tonia & Aribella Events, you will be in great hands.
— Megan & Brian, The Please Touch Museum, Philadelphia, PA
I chose Aribella to help with my 20th Anniversary surprise party for my wife. I wanted something special, but I didn’t know exactly what to do, or what to envision. Aribella was fantastic! They did everything! Great ideas, fabulous execution, organized, and professional down to the last detail. A joy to work with; I can’t wait till my next big event! I’m incredibly grateful and I can’t recommend Aribella more highly.
— Mark, The Stone Barn, Kennett Square
I cannot recommend Tonia enough! She is organized, professional, talented, and in complete command of pulling off a big event like a wedding. We got married at a historic estate, and although Tonia had never planned a wedding at that venue, everyone in my bridal party thought she had planned dozens of weddings there.
Tonia took care of all minor issues, and I never knew about them. She was great at handling everything and making my wedding a stress-free day for me and my entire bridal party. She went above and beyond what I expected a typical planner to do.
Most importantly, she was kind to my bridal party, family, and guests. My bridesmaids commented to me repeatedly how much they enjoyed her company! Also, she is completely prepared and handled the entire day with grace and enthusiasm.
Absolutely the perfect wedding planner! If you want a stress-free, fun day that you’ll remember forever, I highly recommend Tonia!
— Kristen & Dan, Appleford Estate, Villanova, PA
Tonia was awesome! She was there for me with not only great ideas & suggestions but also as a friend I could talk to when tensions got high with my family. She was constantly in touch with me making sure all of the details, even things I never even thought of, were all set for the big day.To sum it all up I could not have done it without her & with three unmarried sisters I’ll definitely be seeing Tonia in the future.
— Lora & Ralph, Chase Center on the Riverfront, Wilmington, DE
Tonia and her team at Aribella Events were outstanding to work with. My husband and I had very busy schedules and decided several months before the wedding that we needed someone to help keep the wedding planning on schedule and to help make everything happen. Tonia worked with our hectic schedules to keep us on track and facilitated every step from finding vendors to helping coordinate meetings to keeping track of all the moving parts. In addition to being a huge help prior to the wedding, she was outstanding on our wedding day. She helped keep the day running smoothly and on schedule without hectoring anyone or transmitting any stress to me (or my husband or family or any of the bridal party). The day was beautifully executed and we (and our families and friends) got to spend the time enoying ourselves and not worrying about any details. For this, we are forever grateful.
One of the most impressive things about Tonia, and what made our decision to work with her easy and natural, is that despite being very organized and a strong leader that gets things done, she is in no way pushy or condescending. She is extremely genuine, patient, and supportive while being very capable, realistic, and experienced at the same time. We met several people that were either capable and experienced or kind and gentle, but Tonia was the only person we met who possessed both characteristics.
— Anonymous Review on wedding wire
As a wedding photographer myself I knew I needed to have a wedding planner for my own wedding. I never had a question in my mind who that would be. Ironically the night my husband asked my Dad’s permission Tonia and I were out to dinner and I told her that she was going to plan my wedding whenever I was asked. A few weeks later that day came. She was very detailed in asking what I wanted for my wedding and to be honest I knew whatever she created was going to be amazing. Throughout the process she was great at listening to what I needed and balancing the delicate relationship between my dad and I (who I began referring to as Dadzilla). The wedding day came and I could not have asked for a more perfect day. The flowers and decor were amazing! The only downside was that I was the bride and not the photographer! At one point I couldn’t help but grab a friend’s camera and take a few pictures. It was stunning! Everyone raved about how professional she was on the day of and loved the decor she designed! Hiring Tonia was the best decision I made in my wedding planning process.
— Sarah & Isaac, Historic Yellow Springs, Chester Springs ,PA
Our experience with Aribella Events and Tonia, was nothing short of spectacular. Right from the start, Tonia was extremely organized and detailed in every aspect of our wedding. We had a three day wedding weekend, complete with welcome party and brunch the day after, so there was a lot of planning to do over and above the wedding itself! She made a graph for us at the beginning that categorized and mapped out every aspect of every reception site we wanted to visit —- talk about on top of things! She went with us to every single site visit, tasting, etc., to make sure we were pleased with all aspects. From the beginning, my husband and I knew we wanted our wedding to be extremely classic and upscale and Tonia knew exactly what we were looking for. She never missed a detail and was always there to help me with anything from putting pictures in frames, to making a “seating chart map” at the last minute to help guests find their tables. Tonia always made time for me if I needed to meet to discuss the wedding or just vent, ha ha.
Aribella also made our centerpieces, bouquets, etc., and they were stunning. All of our guests kept saying how magical and stunning the entire table setting was, and I could not agree with them more. My vision of the flowers was surpassed by what Tonia was able to create with a few pictures as examples. Tonia and her team really went out of their way to make sure everything was set up correctly and with the utmost class. I must say that I was also very reassured and happy with the entire Aribella team when they stepped in at our wedding to help with any little issue that I had (dress not fitting right, band not playing the right music). It was extremely comforting to know I had people on my side to make sure the night went smoothly! All in all, I highly recommend Aribella and Tonia for your wedding planning services! They will help make your stress levels go down and your wedding run just as planned. I could not be happier with them!
— Rebecca & John, Hotel DuPont, Wilmington, DE
Having Aribella events (more specifically Tonia) help with my wedding planning was amazing. She really did a great job at listening to the vision I wanted and helped create it. My wedding day was honestly everything I wanted and more! She made the process easier, fun and was there to calm me down when things didn’t go as planned (which will happen!). Through the process she was a huge help and when it came to the wedding day itself, she was great. She did an awesome job making sure I did not worry about anything but having fun and was a huge part of why my wedding day went so perfect. I usually don’t write reviews but I really have to say that most of the vendors I dealt with for my wedding were that amazing and Tonia with Aribella events was one of them. I highly recommend her if you are looking for someone who will take their time to get to know you, figure out your vision, and work with you with a lot of flexibility.
— Priscilla & Garrett, Rosemont Manor, Berryville, Va
Words cannot describe how grateful I am, or should I say, “ we all are,” for your services!
— Lauren (Mother of the bride), Glen Foerd Mansion, Philadelphia
I’m more than pleased with the creativity and attention to detail provided from church decorations, catering, to layout of reception and staging. Tonia is extremely talented and thorough with full management of pre planning activities and wedding day essentials and organization to ensure the bride, groom and attendees are well taken care of.There were no problems to solve or tasks undone. I look forward to another special event.
— Regina & Eric, Chase Center at the Riverfront, Wilmington, DE
Working with Aribella Events was an absolute pleasure. From the very start, Tonia was responsive, professional and had excellent and very creative ideas for our wedding. She fully grasped “our vision” for the wedding and was able to enhance this vision with all of her ideas. Tonia is incredibly organized and had excellent
follow-up with even the tiniest of details. She worked well with all of our vendors to make sure the day went exactly how we wanted it to. Working with Tonia eliminated all of the stress that so many couples experience when planning weddings. Her services allowed us to fully enjoy the excitement leading up to the big day and spend quality time with our guests on the day of the wedding. Our guests are still talking about how beautiful our wedding was, all thanks to Aribella Events. I HIGHLY recommend Aribella for any couple that is in the midst of planning a
wedding. Their services are worth every penny and they will help make your wedding exactly what it should be, the best day of your life!
— Elizabeth, Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, Philadelphia
Tonia was an absolute delight to work with, every single step of the process. In fact, I miss her! We hired her for full wedding planning and floral services (so easy to work with a florist who has also helped shape your entire vision), and she certainly delivered. I was never a bride who had tons of ideas and pinterest pins, so she helped walk us through every step of the process and graciously navigate family and etiquette questions. She also assisted in planning the rehearsal dinner, and stepped up to handle many last-minute requests so I didn’t have to (like when I decided I wanted to design table cards a month or so before the wedding; or wanted various photos throughout the venue). We even “lost” the original band, who received a contract the day we went to submit one, and she was able to find another one that was still available and just as fabulous. If you choose Tonia and her team for any wedding planning, coordinating, or floral services, you won’t be disappointed - she’s very flexible, finds a way to make pretty much anything happen, and is just lovely to work with.
— Megan & Mike, White Manor Country Club, Malvern, PA
Tonia is by far the most professional wedding planner I have worked with to date; she doesn’t miss a beat when it comes to planning the perfect wedding. She blends this remarkable professionalism with wit, charm and the ability to serve her clients’ every need. I highly recommend Aribella Events for planning your special day! Not only does she take excellent care of her clients and their needs, but she treats her vendors as if they too were her clients. Always responsive during the entire process, she is approachable and a delight to work with and I personally value her insight and knowledge. From wearing accessories in the color and shades of the bride’s theme (which I always think is such a nice personal touch) to keeping everyone on schedule and calm, Tonia of Aribella Events is the one you want when you need a wedding planner.
— Dana, Beautiful Brides Philly
I absolutely adore Tonia. With weddings, it can be very stressful. Tonia’s upbeat personality and friendly nature ALWAYS kept me calm and sane. I worried so much about everything, but after speaking to her, she always calmed me down and soothed all my concerns. She was absolutely AMAZING on my wedding day. She left no detail unturned and made sure I was completely happy with every thing I wanted. My day was simply beautiful. It was everything I wanted it to be and more, and I have her to thank. She recommended some wonderful vendors (Photographer, videographer, etc.). She remained professional, even ran the rehearsal. I loved her, and will be using her again for future events. I’m planning a party really soon, so I can’t wait to work with her again!
— Carrie & Mel, Regal Ballroom, Philadelphia, PA
My husband and I can not thank Tonia with Aribella Events enough for making our dream wedding a reality! She was our wedding planner, event designer and florist. She went above and beyond to make sure everything was perfect for our wedding day. Our wedding was on a working equestrian farm—truly a blank canvas. Tonia TRANSFORMED the farm into a magical, upscale, farm affair. From the chandeliers in the barn, to the mismatched chairs and STUNNING flowers, everything was perfect. Our guests were WOW’d. We would highly recommend Tonia to any soon-to-be brides and grooms out there!
— Sara & Justin, Stables at Fox Crossing, Cochranville, PA
I wanted you to know how much Brian and I (and my parents) appreciate everything you did for us to help us plan our wedding. It never would have happened the way it did if it wasn’t for you. From the beginning I knew we were in good hands with you, but you went above and beyond anything we could have expected.
— Katie, Deerfield Country Club, Newark
Aribella Events help create my dream wedding. I had a very specific idea of my ideal big day. With the help of Tonia those dreams came true. She gave great advice when it was needed and also listened when I need to vent. Thanks to her knowledge and past experience my wedding day was the most beautiful day of my life that I will never forget. Thank you!
— Noel, Swarthmore College, Swarthmore
Tonia is first rate in all regards. We deliberated over splurging for a coordinator after our wedding venue PROMISED us we would not need additional support. Fortunately, my wife trusted her intuition and we sought outside support. Before meeting Tonia we interviewed numerous coordinators who were all very similar - something about them felt disingenuous. Tonia was the complete opposite. She has the rare gift of truly caring about people.
Tonia really stands out as a supremely capable planner, and a kind hearted, sincere person. She is outstanding, and our wedding was outstanding because of her efforts. She took an event that was obviously totally foreign to both us and made it totally manageable and wonderful; instantly a friend and somebody that truly took an interest in our relationship together and our family. We’re really lucky to have her!
— Jeff, Groom, Radnor Hotel, Wayne
Tonia Adleta of Aribella Events is professional, enthusiastic, creative and down-to-earth – a combination that’s hard to find in many wedding professionals. Tonia served as the main point of contact for all of our vendors for the month leading up to our wedding. This allowed us to stay excited, not stressed, during the final weeks before our big event. Tonia knows what she is doing and is very well versed in venue operations. During our final review at our venue, Tonia expertly managed uncomfortable conversations - ultimately saving us money! The day of the wedding, Tonia and her team were there and ensured everything was just as we had planned. What a pleasure it was to have the Aribella team at our wedding. We truly trusted that they would make sure every single last detail was executed perfectly. We had the most amazing wedding, and not only do we consider Tonia an amazing wedding coordinator, but she’s now also a dear friend!
I can honestly say that hiring Aribella was one of the best investments we made along the wedding planning process. Wedding planning can be totally overwhelming and stressful, and having someone like you on our side really helped us to relax and enjoy the day that we nearly planned for a year. We can’t stop smiling and talking about the wedding. You were such a rockstar and made everything go so smoothly and perfectly.
— Melissa, bride, Radnor Hotel, Wayne, PA
Every detail, she was ahead of us, knowing what to expect, that we were going to be asking. She was on top of everything, every detail was thought about, the wedding has been a huge success; I haven’t had to worry about anything, we’ve had a great time, great memories, so I would highly recommend Tonia, no question asked.
— Donna, Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, Philadelphia
Tonia with Aribella Events was wonderfully professional and brought peace to an
otherwise crazy month before my wedding. I recommend Aribella Events without
reservation. Whether you have questions on etiquette, need help
planning, or would like someone to coordinate the day of your wedding, any bride could
benefit from working with Aribella Events!
— Megan, Glen Foerd Mansion, Philadelphia
Tonia was excellent! She helped us plan our entire
wedding in less than 8 weeks! She was very organized and made sure we had
all the details in line. She was a big help with the planning, informing us what
needed to be done, and finding vendors to use for flowers, invitations, etc. Any information we needed she was there to help us. We really appreciated all the help she was before and
the day of the wedding. Our wedding day she was there to make sure everything
flowed smoothly. We knew we were in good hands and didn’t have to worry
about a thing. If your looking for a stress free wedding day and help with the
details I would highly recommend Tonia for your event!!
— Andrea, Penn Oaks Country Club, West Chester
Impossible to have done it without Tonia, and wouldn’t have been nearly as nice as it was.
We were all in different cities, had chosen a city “in the middle” which none of us were living in, and all had day jobs. It could have easily been a challenging and frustrating experience. As it turned out we can’t imagine it being any better than it was. Tonia was key to that success.
At the outset, the checklists, timeline and budgeting administrative help took much of the initial stress off. Recommendations for the various bits and pieces like band, cake, hair, hotels etc. invariably good. Keeping us on track with decisions very helpful. Design of the room, flowers etc. icing on the cake.
Giving the bride and the mother-of someone else to yell at other than each other, speaking as father-of, priceless.
— Alec, Father of the Bride, Please touch museum, Philadelphia
Tonia from Aribella brings so much energy, creativity and professionalism to any event she works on. I always enjoy working with her and I don’t know anyone who feels any differently. As soon as you meet her you’ll see what I mean!
— Todd, Pictures by Todd Photography

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