Photo Credit: Tim Ryan Photography
" Dawn was the perfect combination of creativity and sensibility. To start, her follow up skills are unparalleled. She will get back to you quickly and efficiently. But where she really shines is in her styling and vision. She has an eclectic taste level and can pull magic out of everyday items. She creates a story and every detail is carefully considered. Any couple would be in very good hands with Skylar Arden. " Ashley McCormack Conneticut Bride
"I knew Dawn through a mutual friend, and when I got engaged I thought of her to coordinate my wedding. We did a "month of" package with day of coordinating and floral design as well.
Dawn scheduled calls with us at booking, a couple months out, and then during the month of she was completely ready to help me with anything I asked. She coordinated with our vendors to get their paperwork and other boring things we didn't want to do :)
She gave us many recommendations such as our officiant (Once upon a vow) who was INCREDIBLE and my hair and makeup (Joli Beauty Bar) also amazing ladies.
Dawn also did our floral design. She knew what I wanted to spend, and what vibe I was going for and she totally turned it out. I loved our bouquets that she got hand dyed ribbons for, and the glass bottles she used for our tables. She helped me to create my minimalist slightly boho chic look i was going for.
Dawn is very down to earth and keeps a calm demeanor at all times. We also had a few laughs along the way - I honestly felt like we were planning a wedding with a friend.
I couldn't recommend her more. " Katherine Bowles Brooklyn, NY Bride
"My wedding was the best day ever and I could not have enjoyed it without the help of Skylar Arden. As an interior designer, I am more than capable of planning and coordinating and creating a beautiful setup, however there is always the stress of becoming your own planner that makes the whole process unappealing. I was working 14hour days and my husband was studying for his CFA level 3 exam and Dawn was able to work with our crazy schedules. In the beginning, Dawn was someone I could bounce ideas off. When you plan your own wedding, a lot of the difficulties lay in what you think your guests want, what you have to order or buy or plan to impress them, make their day as special as they are making yours... Dawn was there to put sense into the planning. She was one part designer, one part planner and two parts therapist. She offered as much or as little help as I wanted/needed and was extremely tactful in how she approached issues. I had financial worries and was not the "wedding" type, I had a budget that I wanted to stick to and Dawn helped me with creating a realistic budget. She found great vendors for music and had great ideas for floral arrangements and overall space planning. I had both my ceremony and reception at the Coral House which was a difficult place to do anything even remotely close to a "dream wedding". But Dawn helped coordinate my string quartet, escort gifts, tabletop gifts, backdrop, music, arrangements and made sure the timing of everything was perfection. The talent that is Skylar Arden, is in Dawn's ability to vanish and reappear when needed, meaning she was always in the background planning the next step, never intruding but always watchful. At times I would forget she was there until I walked into a room of beautifully set arrangements, the cake came out, or people filed in or if I were called for a bouquet toss, Dawn was undetectable but her presence was always there. I did not have a single hiccup that day. She was the real star that day :)" Susy Chu Long Island, NY Bride
" If you are looking for SO much more in an event coordinator for your wedding or celebrating look no further. Dawn has an impeccable eye for style and design on top of being unbelievably organized and resourceful. I had the honor of collaborating with Dawn on a June wedding in Martha's Vineyard and trust me, you want the team at Skylar Arden handling your event. There are no tasks or challenges too hard and they will do everything in their power to help the client's vision come to life, even when there are logistical curveballs that often come up during the event install & production. You are in the absolute of hands with Dawn and her team!" Kristin Gosselin Martha's Vineyard
"Dawn was absolutely wonderful!! From the outset she was organized, conscientious, and such a pleasure to work with. As a full-time doctoral student I wouldn't have been able to have the amazing wedding that we had without her. She helped us find the best venues within our price range, revised all of the contracts, and maintained communication with all our vendors and with us throughout the entire process. Furthermore, she has a wonderful eye for detail and helped add the best finishing touches to our wedding! She is the best and I'm going to miss working with her! Our wedding was a huge success and we couldn't have done it without Dawn!" Kathleen Camacho NYC Bride