“Good planning I’ve always thought is in the details…Plan it out, make it interesting, and you’re sure to pull it off!”
– Eddie Ross, West Coast Editor of Better Homes and Garden
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We can't say enough positive things about La Toya and her team. Working with her not only made our wedding seamless, it was actually a joy to the point that I'm looking to throw a big anniversary party or something just so that we get to work with her again. She was reliable, very detail oriented, answered all of our questions, and her team was just as great. She was dependable and allowed us to have calm and confidence in the days leading to the wedding. One thing that also makes her special was that she understood, accepted, and adopted all of the special details that make us who we are. (Small example: We had two "best people" rather than a best man and a maid of honor, and she used this term with full seriousness.) She respected and supported all aspects of our wedding, including those that were not traditional. She also referred us to lots of great vendors-- our videographer, makeup and hair all came from her and they were great recommendations. Our caterer ended up being very difficult and unreliable and La Toya handled it and shielded us from it. And I'll never forget when my five-year-old niece was getting her hair done and was crying because she's tenderheaded, La Toya held her hand and talked her through it and distracted her. A godsend! We love her!
La Toya took the stress out of so many tasks. She was a shield against the various vendors we were dealing with. She also kept things very organized and worked with us the entire day of the wedding. We didn't have any doubt that we would be in good hands on the day of the wedding. I would recommend her to anyone.
I've known LaToya for over 15 years, and her work with Elle Kay Events still amazes me. I have worked with Elle Kay events for children birthday parties, and seen her in action as a day of wedding coordinator in the past, but having them as our wedding planner topped the cake. As a very type A person, always focused on the details, the plan, and sticking to the budget, LaToya was able to keep me calm and not worried about at thing, which is hard! It was comforting to not only have her worry about the event of the wedding, but my husband and I as people. She was able to incorporate and meet our personal needs, while flawlessly executing our vision for the event. She has the unique ability to mix the people-side with the business-side of her work.
LaToya recommended all of our vendors, and each of them were just as professional and personable as her. In addition to working with her recommended vendors, she was able to work with outside vendors and give a helping hand for the DIY activities we wanted to implement for cost-savings. Since I've mentioned cost savings, I must also highlight her ability to stay within our budget! She didn't pressure us to increase our budget, or make us feel uncomfortable/sad with what we could afford. She had recommendations and ideas for every budget, that were still of good quality.
Every event has its snags, but we knew nothing about them until AFTER our honeymoon, because she's just that good at being flexible, always having an alternative option, being planful, and having a great team! She even made sure everything was handled upon our return, so we would not have any follow-ups to address.
LaToya is truly a professional in her craft and I will continue to sing her praises and recommend her to anyone that needs an event planner. Elle Kay Events is amazing!
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We did not know where to begin when it came to wedding planning, and La Toya made it simple, easy, and sometimes fun. She made everything look easy and we did not have to worry about a single thing. She was thorough in her communication, following up when we needed prompting, and always met us where we were. She offered great suggestions, provided guidance, and even played mediator when we needed it. "compromise, compromise, compromise!" We completed trusted La Toya with what we needed to do, when we needed to do it, and how we should do it. We also trusted that she knew our preferences and tastes, and offered vendor suggestions that matched. Without La Toya, our wedding planning would have been ten times more work and a lot less fun. We could not have imagined a more thoughtful, friendly, and professional planner for anyone's big day. Thank you so much, La Toya!
- Ellie McGaw
View images from their wedding on Chicago Style Weddings!
La Toya was an amazing planner overall. As a bride working with a wedding planner be clear about what you need and expectations of the planner and communicate that effectively. Nevertheless, she was creative, resourceful, super responsive, and a joy to work with. I'd recommend her to any bride, but especially for one like myself that started off without a vision, and she literally walked me through my creative process from start to finish and helped to make my vision come alive. #ElleKayEvents #RockstarWeddingPlanner
View images from their wedding on Black Bride!
La Toya and her team were extremely helpful. They made my day stress less. From their early arrival the morning of the wedding to packing up all the belongings at the end of the reception. I could not have picked a better team. La Toya pays attention to details and executes your vision. I wish her much success in the future.
-Yolanda & Edward Fields
Elle Kay and her team were beyond wonderful! She gave me the confidence and ease to make sure I had no worries on my wedding day. She provided me with professional feedback and suggestion when needed, she listened to my vision and helped it come to life. They went above and beyond to make sure my wedding day was flawless. If had to do it all again I would make the same decision to hire Elle Kay. I am 100% confident in her ability to get the job done!
-Nisan and John Peebles
LaToya was AMAZING! She was super helpful throughout the whole process. Her knowledge, professionalism, carefulness, etc. was top notch. My wife and I couldn't have been more satisfied.
-Michael & Kimberly Fafore
I absolutely loved working with Elle Kay Events for my wedding coordinator needs and highly recommend them! You can't go wrong! I hired Elle Kay events as my wedding coordinator for my Halloween wedding. My wedding was in Chicago and I live in Seattle, so I knew I needed someone to help the week of my wedding. When I reached out to the owner of Elle Kay events, LaToya Keys, I was surprised to hear her day of coordinator options included starting to work with her clients 4-6 weeks out. This is what made her initially stand out from other vendors who didn't come on board until 5-7 days max before the wedding. I interviewed 5 different day of coordinators and ended up going with LaToya because of the length of time she was involved in the process, the cost effectiveness for her services, her staff that would be involved, her scope of services, and her excellent references. Because I was living out of town in a different time zone, most of our communication was via email which was my preference. I was coming back to Chicago for Bridal Shower about 6 weeks before my wedding and LaToya made sure she scheduled some time to meet me in person to go over things. At the time of our meeting, my DJ had just cancelled on me after realizing he was double booked. LaToya stepped right in and said she had a DJ that would be perfect for us. And boy was he! (Best DJ Ever!) Anything that popped up in the process, LaToya had a solution for. To say she went above and beyond is an understatement. All I had to do was get ready and enjoy the happiest day of my life. In a nutshell, if you are looking for a professional and thorough vendor to coordinate your wedding, LaToya Keys and Elle Kay Events is your choice! She's well respected in the industry, has great connections to other vendors, is professional, personable, and always keeps a smile on her face. Her patience is incredible!
-Michelle & Brace Clement
La Toya Keys and the whole Elle Kay team saved my wedding day! After having so many issues with my venue, I wasn’t feeling confident that things would go so well. As my day of coordinator, La Toya went above and beyond to make sure my vision was carried out to the “T.” She even helped make recommendations when details were sketchy. On the day of my wedding, if anything went wrong, I didn’t know about it! The team was very professional and made sure that me and my husband were extremely happy on our day! Even my guests were singing high praises about this awesome team and I would recommend them to anyone.
- Jerome & Phallon Stephens
There aren’t enough words that could express the depth of appreciation for La Toya's focus, attention to detail and effort she put into planning our vow renewal. Her execution is unparalleled! SHE ROCKS!! We truly do not believe that we could’ve been able to pull off a more magical, joyous, love-filled GORGEOUS wedding that was our vision brought to life without La Toya! Donnie and I were able to bask in the celebration with no worries! We thank you for being our right hand and we’re looking forward to planning our next event with you!
- Kim And Donnie Weaver
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Honestly, what would I have done without La Toya! There was so much that I hadn't even thought of regarding the planning of my wedding! She was so prepared, always anticipating the next move, and going above and beyond to get the job done. She even recommended an amazing list of vendors to complement her work, which lifted so much pressure during the planning process.
- Aaja & Jawan Magee
View images from their wedding on Chicago Style Weddings!
Working with La Toya was truly an awesome experience! From our first meeting with La Toya I felt she would work hard to make our day very special. Working with a limited budget in the wedding industry is never easy and she treated us like stars that had an unlimited budget. Her attention to detail and the questions she would ask are things I never would have thought of on my own. With every aspect she kept our budget in mind and that was really important to my husband. She was there for every major appointment and her recommendations for vendors where awesome! You definitely need to work with someone you feel not only is business oriented, but will treat you like a friend since you will only get to do this once. Even my Husband was impressed with how she handled every aspect of the wedding. Besides the budget, the most important part to him was music and not only did she have recommendations but she got each DJ to make a sample of their work. I would recommend La Toya services to anyone. Thank you La Toya for making our day feel like the best start to a wonderful and blessed marriage!
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- Toiesha Davis
Birthday Celebrations and More...
Elle Kay Events went beyond the call of duty!! They kept to my budget, informed me on any updates prior to the event, completed every task leading up to the event, during the event & after the event in a timely manner, very creative in adding the perfect touch to decorating the environment, high level of professionalism & friendly customer service! Overall I was very comfortable, stress free & thankful for the services from Elle Kay Events!
-Lawson Family Reunion
Elle Kay Events creativity is ingenious. She produces the vision of your event through professionalism, dedication, and great detailing. It was a pleasure to work with someone that was able to design a tasteful event that represents the vision of your business. Elle Kay services has forever imprinted our hearts with an unforgettable experience of Cocoa Brown Spa Launch Party. It was more than a pleasure working with this young entrepreneur. We wish her many more successful events throughout her career.
- Sheenita Robinson & Shakaria Jones
Owners of Cocoa Brown Spa
La Toya is well-connected, resourceful, and extremely creative! The decor that she executed for my social events provided the perfect touch. I highly recommend Elle Kay Events for your special events and PR needs.
- Aaja Corinne Carr
Image Consultant - Aaja Corinne The Brand
I had a great experience working with La Toya Keys! As a new small business owner, I understand that marketing is the key to success. La Toya introduced me to a producer and I was able to give expert advise on a radio show for the day. That was such an awesome experience for me! La Toya encouraged me to be myself and everything would fall into place and it did. She is such an amazing person and she is very professional! Her services are remarkable!
- Dr. Truvae White
Chiropractic Physician/ FMCSA Medical Examiner
Tru Victor Integrative Care & Wellness Center LLC