In the beginning, Jessica approached us like any other bride. She called to gain information about our venue, pricing, and wedding packages. We sat down and had a consultation, she toured the venue, fell in love with what we had to offer, and booked with us. Again, like most of our brides, Jessica and Darla immediately hit it off. However, things took a little turn when she invited Darla, our Executive Director, to a girls’ weekend in New York City to help her say yes to the perfect dress (which she did find…and celebrated the occasion by popping into Tiffany & Co. to buy her wedding band!). Things only went up from there, and long story short, Jessica saw Darla as one of her own, so she invited her to be a part of her bachelorette cruise, which was nicknamed her ‘Last Sail Before the Veil,’ and of course, who can pass up a cruise to the Bahamas?! Darla gathered up her Tiffany shades, floppy sun hat, and adorable lace bellbottom coverup and set sail with the whole gang.
So we asked: Jessica, what has your experience with Castleton been like so far?
My experience at Castleton Farms has been BEYOND AMAZING! From day one, Darla and the rest of the crew have treated me like a queen. From the vendor experience to finding a wedding dress and everything in between, my wedding planning has been absolutely stress-free. I mean, who else has a wedding planner that would fly to NYC with them to help them find a dress!? I am so very thankful to be a Castleton Bride!
Why did you choose to involve Castleton in more than just the planning process and how has that benefited you?
I chose to involve Castleton in more than just my planning process because I just adore Darla. Not only did I want her professional opinion and help choosing my wedding gown, but I also enjoyed her company. I believe that my family and I can all agree that Darla has become more than my wedding planner. She has become a friend, and I wanted to share all of my wedding festivities with her. Having her help choosing my dress, my wedding band, and attire for wedding festivities has been so beneficial. It is nice to know I am not just a number at some wedding venue, and I believe that Darla truly cares for all of her brides. I cannot wait to have her help celebrating my last sail before the veil!!!
If you know Darla at all, you know she loves to be hands-on with all of her brides because she loves them like her own – and hey, they basically are her own! She’s a woman with the biggest, kindest heart we know, and she has so much to give. She would bend over backwards – at any time of the day – for any of her brides, and that’s important for any girl to have during her planning season! We’re so thankful Jessica has found such a friend in her wedding planner.
Check out the girls’ trip to the Bahamas! We would highly recommend this for the perfect bachelorette weekend!