Love Words

Nancy & Damien 

Before the big day, people would ask me,” you must be so stressed out with the your wedding coming soon,” or “you’re the most relaxed bride I have ever seen!” I can thank Gabi & Nessa for that.

We started working with Gabi in September of 2021 and from our first Zoom call I was just “wow”! When we told her our vision and she told us her ideas and how she works, we knew we had picked the right person. Before we knew it, we had most of our vendors picked and ready to go by early 2022. I am very undecisive person and my husband is a perfectionist, but Gabi made the decision making process as seamless as possible. I felt like we connected so well that she always knew exactly what I’d like or would not like. She always spoke her truth and that’s a rare and amazing quality. I would have hated having someone say they liked something just to please me but then secretly hated it.

Gabi then rebranded and brought in Nessa into the mix which was great seeing the evolution of her company. Nessa and Gabi and like ying and yang, AND IT WORKS. They are amazing together, so between the two of them, with a year to go until our wedding, they were on top of EVERYTHING. Again, people would ask me how I was so relaxed the weeks leading up to our day and I’d just respond, “Gabi & Nessa”.

The big day came and WOW. She brought our entire vision to life, except even better than I could have ever imagined. I don’t even think I could put into words how magical the day was, down to the tiniest detail. Gabi had told me when we first started working together that on the day, if anything goes wrong, I would not find out about it, so if anything did go wrong, I have no idea nor did I notice because they are absolute pros! She was incredibly mindful, always taking initiative to check in with me to make sure I wasn’t feeling overwhelmed or if I needed some space to breathe amidst the wonderful craziness. Although the wedding planning and the big day came and went, I genuinely feel like I made friends for life with Gabi & Nessa, they were an enormous part of our lives for 2 years and for making our wedding a dream, so I’m forever grateful.

And so, if you don’t end up reading my entire novel but you are looking for a complete professional to not only style the wedding of your dreams but also assist with every detail, even details you would have never thought of, then Gabi & Nessa are it. I would recommended this powerful woman duo a thousand times over if I could.

Emily & Cullen 

We found Gabi while scrolling through Instagram and were immediately struck by the gorgeous tablescapes and beautiful flower arrangements. We are from the United States and were looking for help creating a vision for our destination wedding in Galway, Ireland, so we reached out to Gabi. She immediately demonstrated to us her love for her craft and her passion for design as well as her dedication to her clients. Through the entire process of planning our wedding, to creating a vision board and then executing on the actual day of our wedding, Gabi and her team blew us away. We cannot recommend her enough!

We maintained contact with Gabi and occasionally Facetimed during the entire planning process. Gabi even met us for a day at our venue in Galway when we flew in for a weekend trip where she showed us her vision for our day. At all times, Gabi was quick to respond and always willing to discuss everything in detail.

A month before the big day Gabi reached out to all of our vendors and made sure that they were aware of all the details for our wedding. She even created a google doc for our guests with a schedule of events and a link to the address of our wedding. She thought of EVERYTHING.

The day of the wedding, when we walked into the venue and saw the transformation that Gabi and her team made to our venue, we were floored. The flower arrangements, the candles, the tablescapes, custom stationary, custom napkins, custom wax seals, the bridal bouquet, bridesmaid bouquets and boutonniere were all PERFECT. Gabi even took her own creative liberty with our wedding cake to ensure that it fit the theme by adding gorgeous flowers to it. No detail went unnoticed. All of her hard work showed and our guests stood in amazement at the way Gabi transformed a regular restaurant into a floral oasis.

Gabi then maintained a pace for the evening, ensuring everything went smoothly. From cocktail hour to cake cutting then our first dance, Gabi made sure everything flowed, and we cannot thank her enough for this. She is truly a professional.

Without Gabi and her team, our wedding would not have been anywhere near as beautiful as it was. What she created took an eye for design, skillful execution and unmatched attention to detail. Pairing this with her charming personality and her hard work ethic, working with Gabi was a privilege. It is evident through everything that Gabi does, that she genuinely loves what she does.

Planning a wedding can be stressful, but we can honestly tell you that working with Gabi and her team removed all stress from the entire process. She is a professional and a visionary, and should you decide to work with her to plan your wedding, we can guarantee that you will not be disappointed!

Samantha & Armand  

The best wedding planner/stylist! Gabi truly created the wedding of our dreams! Me and my husband are from the United States and had always dreamed of having our wedding on a cliff in Ireland. Gabi helped turn that dream into a reality. She helped us find the perfect cliffside spot for our wedding ceremony, and sorted through the logistics effortlessly. The day of the wedding was absolutely gorgeous. Gabi has the most positive and contagious energy that makes everyone around her smile. She is extremely detail oriented and made sure that even the smallest detail was flawless! She did the full styling and florals for the ceremony and reception, and everything was beautiful beyond words. Gabi was able to transform our dinner space that was a bit plain, to a romantic candlelit space that felt like an enchanted garden. At the cliffs, she installed stunning floral pieces that somehow withstood storm strength winds! Even with the craziness of the weather, we wanted to have our ceremony at the cliffs and Gabi made sure that it happened even though it made her job a lot more difficult, and did it all with a smile and with such positive energy. I could not recommend Gabi and her team enough. 

Emily & Darren 

Our wedding was a small, intimate affair that we planned in less than 7 months. It simply would not have been possible without Gabi and her team. They kept us on track, helped manage relationships with vendors, and completely looked after tasks that we had no time to take care of ourselves. We had no worries leaving Gabi in charge because her eye for style and her experience in wedding planning meant she was able to envision what we were trying to achieve better than we could! We trusted her completely.

On the day itself, Gabi was a godsend. We didn’t have a wedding party, so Gabi ended up taking on some best man and bridesmaid duties as well!

Everyone kept telling us how clever we were to hire her because they could see how hard she was working on the day and how lucky we were to have someone with her level of experience helping us.

Whether you’re having a big wedding and need someone to help keep the whole thing on track, or a small one like ours, it will be worth every penny. We cannot recommend Gabi and her team enough.

Ashley & Danny

Gabi was my wedding curator for our September wedding, and I can’t recommend her enough. She made the entire day so easy and carefree. It was so helpful to have her with me to take care of all of the details of our day. She was also a joy to work with. The entire time we spent together, I felt like she was excited about my wedding as I was! She has an eye for style and absolutely knows how to curate a beautiful, high-end wedding. I adore Gabi and can’t recommend her enough!

Ezra & Shannon 

It’s hard to know where to begin to describe working with Gabi. She is talented beyond words, a perfectionist, and an incredibly warm person. From the start she helped us curate a brilliant team of vendors, which was especially appreciated while planning overseas during Covid. Her vision incorporated the traditions of my partner and me into beautiful work- she even climbed several metres up a tree on the big day to create a stunning ceremony space! She was always available when we had questions or wanted to send along ideas for the mood board. It was easy to see that she loves what she does and was excited about each wedding she was helping to plan and design. I would recommend to any couple looking to hold space that is naturally stunning with beautiful touches and to work with a very kind and loving individual. Thank you so much Gabi!

Suzanne Brady – Cove Cake Design

Having worked with Gabi and her former business Petal and Twine on wedding editorial photoshoots, I have always been in awe of her creative vision and ability to inspire with her natural, inventive and fresh approach to styling. I hence enlisted Gabi when I was recently in need of a refresh of the brand imagery for my luxury wedding cake business, Cove Cake Design. She took the time to work closely with me prior to the shoot, considering our brand identity and cake style and creating detailed styling concepts for a range of imagery. The execution of these exceeded expectations. The resulting collection of images were modern, unique and inspired, yet ultimately timeless, allowing them to be used across all of our platforms to elevate our brand and inspire clients. Practically speaking, Gabi is engaging, ambitious and dedicated to her art. Despite a long and tiring shoot day, she worked tirelessly to achieve the perfect shots. I would highly recommend Gabi to wedding clients or brands seeking a stylist with a natural aesthetic, who has dedication and vision in equal measure.

Mona & Kirk 

There aren’t enough words to thank Gabi and her team for the amazing two day event she organised for our destination wedding in Ireland.

Despite the distance and the 2 year delay caused by covid, she managed to keep track of and organise both the original plan and cope with a last minute emergency of losing our musician the day before wedding to covid. She called me from an instrument store, holding them up from closing, to try and purchase an instrument as the prior vendor closed due to covid. Gabi went as far as to bring her own personal instrument in case the rental vendor fell through. She went above and beyond anything I could have expected and she did it with a laugh and a smile.

Gabi marshalled the staff of the venue when they baulked at something we had already approved a full year before. She had no fear in going toe to toe when necessary to give us what we asked for. I spent the 2 days of the wedding blissfully unaware and unbothered by any drama. She handled it beautifully and with no complaints or backlash.

Gabi was kind but firm with me about deadlines and details. She pivoted when necessary and we wound up with a sumptuous dream of a wedding. Her eye for detail and her ability to listen and ask questions to help you focus your dream is absolutely invaluable.

More than anything, she was gracious. She gave me time when I was unsure, and gave me options when I needed to feel more in control. The wedding was beyond anything I’d hoped for. Eclectic, unique, warm and worth every minute of the wait. Gabi was a true gift. Organized, optimistic, and effective – I have no regrets and would do it all again.

Katherine & Derringer 

Gabi was a complete joy to work with in planning our elopement to Ireland from the US. I am so glad our paths crossed because she made the day AMAZING! Her attention to detail, personality, and organisation skills made the process as easy as possible. Gabi went above and beyond expectations to make sure the ceremony went smoothly and was stunning! I would recommend Gabi to anyone wanting to make the most out of their special day.

Lindsay & Shamus

I cannot express how happy I am to have found Petal&Twine (Gabi’s former business). Planning a wedding from abroad was nerve wrecking and I wanted to make sure my guests experienced a wedding with elegance and personal touches. Gabi went above and beyond for us. Her constant and thorough communication made the whole planning process easy! She is full of fabulous ideas and is beyond talented. I am so thankful for her!

Hannah & Padraig 

Hiring Gabi was one of the best investments we made in our wedding. Gabi took all the stress out of styling our venue and was a pleasure to work with throughout our engagement. Gabi was very organized and made sure we had no worries about our wedding. We had great confidence in her and she definitely delivered on the day. During our engagement, every time we spoke with Gabi, she was so enthusiastic, it made wedding planning so much fun. She had beautiful ideas to compliment the style we wanted for our wedding. She sourced personalised napkins that really added an extra wow to our tables. Gabi also sourced beautiful decorations including candlesticks and table numbers. Everyone was blown away by the decor at our wedding and everything was perfect on the day.

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