I attended a wedding this weekend that Melinda and Frozen in Time Events coordinated. I was blown away by the organization and creativity that I experienced. The wedding venue was beautifully decorated and everything went smoothly and was ahead of schedule. I strongly recommend her to any bride searching for a planner/coordinator! - Alyssa McDowell Photography
I started to work with Melinda few months ago when I met with her and one of her couples for cake tasting. She is such a nice person and she is always so happy! Every time I see her she give me a big smile and big hug! She responded to my messages in a very timely manner. Few days before the wedding Melinda sent the time line to all the vendors involved in the wedding. I was very impressed with all the specific details of the event. In the document, Melinda included pictures and logos of all the vendors. I already knew some vendors, but not all of them. So I thought it was a nice touch! When I delivered the cake Melinda was busy setting up the event, but she still took the time to helped adding fresh flowers to the wedding cake. Another of her couples also booked with us "Cupcakes d'Amour!
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As photographers, Melinda was an absolute gem to work with on a recent wedding!! After asking us how much time we would need for everything and taking our requests into account, she sent all of the vendors a detailed timeline prior to the wedding day with pictures of everyone so we would recognize the other vendors. She was respectful of the time we needed throughout the wedding day to ensure the bride and groom would get the best possible pictures. Throughout the ENTIRE wedding day, we saw her go above and beyond for her bride and groom with all kinds of requests! She also was incredibly considerate of us, made sure we had adequate time for photography throughout the day, and had in mind what would be helpful for photos. She was respectful, sweet, easygoing, detail-oriented, organized, positive, and joyful! She has an incredibly calm demeanor, was very flexible with changes that came up throughout the day, and If Facebook lets me, I will post a picture in the comments of the smile that she literally had on her face the entire day! It was evident that she absolutely loves her jobs and serving her couples! I would recommend her in a heartbeat for planning your day!! Seriously one of the best planners we have worked with so far! - Caitlin Rose Photography
I had the pleasure of working with Frozen in Time events this year at a lovely wedding held at The Rigmor House in Chapel Hill. Melinda was not only a joy to work with, but she is a Professional who kept things running smoothly the entire evening. I strongly recommend her for your special day. --William's Bartending
What our couples have to say...
Kristyn Raftice (BRIDE) :: I have actually waited a few days after my wedding so I could sit down and give Melinda and her team the appropriate amount of time they deserve on this review. I'll start off by saying I was so nervous about planning my wedding because I am no kind of event planner and did not have much help from family or friends. From the first conversation I had with Melinda Fay I knew she was an answered prayer. She's so positive and kind and I felt like I was talking to a friend. She really loves what she does and I think that makes all the difference. Not to mention she is amazingly detail oriented which put my mind at ease. She was always always there to answer my questions and give advice when I needed it. From start to finish she put together our perfect day! Melinda was our planner, coordinator, and did all the flowers and decor! I had a vision and she executed it perfectly. Everyone loved it!! Her and her team set everything up and broke it all down. All we had to do was show up and Enjoy our special day! Another big thank you to Seyi for all your help and the excellent bar tending services!! We also used DJ Nyce Danger for our ceremony and reception. He along with the others was awesome!! Everyone had so much fun!! The Frozen in Time team members are amazing!! Thank you guys for everything!! You Rock!!
Jessica Martin Parham (BRIDE) :: I have actually waited a few days after my wedding so I could sit down and give Melinda and her team the appropriate amount of time they deserve on this review. I'll start off by saying I was so nervous about planning my wedding because I am no kind of event planner and did not have much help from family or friends. From the first conversation I had with Melinda Fay I knew she was an answered prayer. She's so positive and kind and I felt like I was talking to a friend. She really loves what she does and I think that makes all the difference. Not to mention she is amazingly detail oriented which put my mind at ease. She was always always there to answer my questions and give advice when I needed it. From start to finish she put together our perfect day! Melinda was our planner, coordinator, and did all the flowers and decor! I had a vision and she executed it perfectly. Everyone loved it!! Her and her team set everything up and broke it all down. All we had to do was show up and Enjoy our special day! Another big thank you to Seyi for all your help and the excellent bar tending services!! We also used DJ Nyce Danger for our ceremony and reception. He along with the others was awesome!! Everyone had so much fun!! The Frozen in Time team members are amazing!! Thank you guys for everything!! You Rock!!
Kathleen Cashwell (BRIDE) :: Melinda was definitely the best choice I made during the wedding planning process. I hired her as a day-of-coordinator, but she was SO much more! From nights with glasses of wine addressing envelopes, to my text messages/phone calls/emails asking things like can you have a table runner with a round table, she was with me through it all! Without having my Mom during this process, I was so concerned that it was going to be overwhelming and that I wasn't going to enjoy it, but Melinda totally changed that! She was able to help step in and alleviate the hard parts so that I could enjoy the fun parts! Just to give two quick example of how above and beyond she goes for her brides-
I had ordered two sheet cakes to add to our pretty cake cutting to accommodate for all of the guests. I picked them up from a store the day before our wedding so that I could keep them in the fridge at the hotel. Not once on the day of the wedding did those cakes cross my mind. But Melinda sent Seyi to the hotel in rush hour traffic to go get those cakes so that my guests would have cake to eat! She didn't even mention it to me or let me know that anything was wrong! It dawned on me later, but superwoman had already taken care of it!
The second was during the reception- our guest had somehow managed to go through 12 gallons of tea and lemonade during the cocktail hour. She ran down the street to a restaurant and negotiated tea and lemonade to fill our dispensers, in the rain. She is seriously amazing and if you are looking for someone to help plan, coordinate or direct any event, she should be your top pick!!
Also- she is an AMAZING florist! When you hire her for coordinating, go ahead and hire her for floral as well! I panicked when I realized I needed a bouquet for my bridal portraits, two days before the shoot. I went a little overboard and bought 6 different random assortments of flowers. She came to my hair/makeup appointment that day and took my hodgepodge of flowers and came back with an amazing bouquet, in 10 minutes flat!!
Melinda is so much more than a planner! She gives her all to her brides and a business agreement quickly turns into a great friendship!!
Carolyn Stark (BRIDE) :: A HUGE shoutout to Melinda Fay for being the BEST wedding planner a bride could ask for (who technically is just our weekend coordinator, but took on the role of planner)! You have bent over backwards day in and day out to make this dream a reality! I could not have done this without you! I know others don't see all you do, but know you truly are appreciated! 💕
Melinda was one of our best vendor choices! We chose her weekender package, and she went above and beyond what we expected of her! I could not have planned my wedding without her constant support. I was practically on my own to plan our wedding in four months. She had connections that saved us money, and even stuck up for us when one of the vendors realized the week of the wedding that they had quoted us incorrectly (we ended up not having to pay more than planned with this vendor). She was always at my beck and call anytime I needed her, despite her already busy life. The day of the wedding I could not believe how beautiful she was able to make our venue! We decided to order the reception flowers at whole sale to save money and she agreed to put together the centerpieces in addition to all of the other setup needs. I could not believe how professionally done they looked! I was in awe by how amazing our tables were! Everything was so perfect despite the chaos that went on to get everything in order. Even one minute before I was supposed to walk down the aisle and realized I didn't have my veil, she RAN back to the bridal suite (upstairs) and all the way back just in time for me to walk down. After the beautiful reception, she stayed late and cleaned everything up in a hurry to make sure we were not charged extra for additional hours. She made sure to gather all of our personal items from the venue and dropped them off at our house two days later (this included A LOT of decorations). She really had our best interest in mind and made sure we saved money anywhere we could.
I cannot rave enough about this amazing and affordable wedding planner! Melinda truly cares for her clients and it shows through her dedication and determination to give her brides their dream wedding despite any and all obstacles. Never once did I feel overshadowed by her work for another bride (typically I forgot she even had other brides! haha).
Thank you Melinda for everything! I wish you the best of luck in your business and look forward to seeing it grow!!
Brad Stark (GROOM) :: Melinda and her team went above and beyond! My wife and I couldn’t possibly be more pleased with her! I would absolutely recommend her to anyone. She was extremely calm and composed and it made the all difference to my wife. #HappyWifeHappyLife
Bee Harrison (MOTHER OF THE BRIDE) :: Your work was so wonderful for bringing together the perfect wedding. I loved how you stayed cool and unraveled throughout the whole thing. Thank you so much! -- 11/18/17
Holli Watkins (SISTER OF BRIDE) :: You did such a wonderful job, everything was perfect! 💞
Terrill Merritt (GROOM) :: Very friendly and willing to help where ever need.
Amber Varner (BRIDE) :: Melinda was amazing! Not only did she travel a great distance to the venue, but she made our wedding unforgettable! She was incredibly easy to work with and she made my wedding vision come to life! Melinda took care of everything and that allowed my family to fully enjoy the day! We will be using her again for my sisters wedding!
Tayler Hinton (BRIDE) :: Melinda & her team were absolutely amazing - they made my day more than perfect and more than I could ever imagine! Melinda was SO much help throughout the planning process and during my big day! She was always there when ever I needed her and I had a question or I was stressed! I highly recommend Melinda & her team!
Tamara Bamber (BRIDE) :: I could not have pulled off my wedding without Melinda!
Amber Nicole Battyanyi (BRIDE) :: Melinda is absolutely amazing. She has been the saving grace in so many aspects of my wedding thus far, I really couldn't thank her enough! Although I've known Mel for a while, working with her has always been a treat. She not only gives great advice, but she works to your every need. She will take your idea and run with it but is not overbearing at ALL (which is what I was super hesitant about having a wedding planner in the first place). It has truly been a blessing have her stick by my side and work out all the odds and ends of this special day. Thanks Mel for keeping me sane! I can't wait for June to roll around. I know this day will go smoothly because you're here. -- 6/3/17
Matt Battyanyi (GROOM) :: I couldn't think of anything that could have made this night more perfect. It was great having someone there to think of the "little" things that we may have otherwise missed.
Samantha Bray (BRIDE) :: Mel was extremely helpful. She helped with my day of planning and even made the bouquets and boutonnières so I could relax on my special day. She coordinated the line up of my wonderful bridesmaid and helped with my grand entrance. I couldn't have done the ceremony without her. She is very friendly and easy going. I couldn't have asked for a better person to have helped me.