Joan, seriously, we are so happy with how everything went!!! We want to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for making our dream wedding come true! Forget us not - do stay in touch - we certainly will.

With much love, Michelle and Jason

Joan, there are not enough or adequate words to describe what you've done for us this past year! I've depended on you so much. Whenever something came up, I never worried or panicked because as I said..."I've got Joan!" You, my dear are a godsend. Thanks for everything!

Becky (mother of bride)

You are great at your job and helped a girl have a DREAM WEDDING! The compliments I have received from everyone are unforgettable. Thank you Joan for bringing this all together!

xo, Brittney

Joan is amazing...she has the unique ability to combine exceptional professionalism with heartfelt warmth. She completely integrated our wishes with her own creativity and business savvy. It was as if she were planning a wedding for her own family. We cannot recommend her more highly...

Yasmin Cader and Kevin Frazier (of Entertainment Tonight)

Joan managed everything seamlessly! From initial concept to the very last fork, every detail was impeccable and the client service and care amazing. I would recommend Ambiente to anyone wishing to create an incredible, memorable experience. Thank you!


I thought I could plan and execute a wedding, no problem! I have planned gala charity events, large parties at my home and I thought this must be "just a big party". A few weeks into the planning, I could see how much follow-up, detail and resourcing was involved. I was in "over my head" if I wanted this to be a happy experience.
My daughter and I interviewed three wedding planners. Joan was the most personable, warm and her presentation (all candidates were organized) had a personal touch that reflected good taste and style that filled us with assurance that whatever she does, it will be done beautifully.

My top priorities for my daughter's wedding were:
1.) At the end of the wedding weekend, she would be happily married.
2.) That everyone involved would have a relaxing, fun weekend and fond memories.
3.) As Mother of the Bride, I could have full confidence that any contingency that arose over the weekend of the wedding would be handled by someone else (consistent with the plan and with love and respect to all parties involved).
In the capable care of Ambiente, I received much, much more! Joan was completely organized and executed every little detail with ease. She kept the wedding on time, on budget and offered many, many resources and vendors that we could never have accessed on our own. She set up interviews, consultations and skillfully led us through a maze of details I never anticipated existed.
We have another wedding to look forward to and will not even consider using anyone else!!

Love, Nadine

Joan is, quite literally, the perfect wedding planner. Her experience and connections in the industry are invaluable, as she was able to make each step of the wedding planning process effortless. More importantly, Joan is thoughtful, creative, and kind. We found ourselves trusting Joan so much that we were able to relax and enjoy both the planning and the wedding itself. She became a good friend and confidant. We could not have asked for a better experience, and would recommend Joan/Ambiente to absolutely everyone!

xo, Emily & Dan