Client Testimonials

Professional, Warm and Welcoming

My husband and I had an excellent experience with Melodi and 1000 stories events. She helped us finalize all our planning and coordinate day of the wedding. I always felt Melodi was there for me as she frequently checked in throughout my planning process via email and we met a few times in person. It was so helpful to have someone help me with my day of timeline and keep it all together; even better she coordinated all my vendors together. The day of my wedding I had very little to worry about as Melodi handled set up and take down of all tables and linens, let all the vendors in and out, handled all the cleaning... she kept the day flowing smoothly, directed all family members and guests, and ensured all vendors received final payments. I appreciated her level of care provided, as it showed through the entire event. I highly recommend Melodi to help you achieve your dream event! 
Katt & Zach 

Our Wedding Went Perfectly

Thank you so much for everything you did to make sure everything in our wedding went perfectly. It went better than we ever could have imagined and truly was the best day ever! - Amanda + Taylor 

Your Smiling Face

Your help with finalizing all the details and securing the needed vendors was a Godsend. It has been a blast seeing your smiling face during all of our meetings. Thank you so much for making my wedding perfect! 
Anna May

A Wonderful and Stress Free Wedding

Thank you so much for all your help and input! You helped to make my wedding wonderful and stress-free! 
-Amanda S.

Destination - Kauai

We cannot say thank you enough for all your help with our perfect Hawaiian wedding. I felt completely relaxed on our trip knowing that Melodi had put in the grueling work to organize events that week. We wanted our wedding to be a week long experience for us to share with our guests, something that we can all look back on as a beautiful time together and you nailed it! 
With the 35 people we had on the small island of Kauai and with everyone having their own vacation options for the group were important. 
The first event was so much fun, with the big group, 22 friends and family all together on a catamaran Na Pali coast dinner cruise!  
I loved how even on a day with no plans or for someone who didn't want to join in on that day, you were full of great ideas on how they could spend their time.  
My wedding day was such a breeze! I was able to enjoy every minute of my week! 
Sincerely yours, 
April Guerra

"Looking for a Planner? You found her!"

Are you looking for a planner to help your dreams become a reality? You need someone you can trust that is organized and creative. You need a professional. You need not look any further. 
Melodi Ramquist perfectly executed a Surprise Birthday Party. This time the surprise was on me! Halloween is my favorite holiday and she created a haunted house in June and pulled off an elaborate story to get me to the venue. What awaited me inside would be 100 of my friends and colleagues. 
The details, creativity and the “outside the box” party included Halloween décor and centerpieces, outstanding food and drink, a photo op station, a screening of an indie horror short film and a fully staffed haunt! Needless to say, it was a night to remember and many of my friends continue to still speak of this event to this day! 
Since then many of my friends have asked her to help plan and execute their events. Comments I have heard include: 
“She can stretch a budget, making an event go from gold to platinum” 
“Results beyond what I imagined”. 
Since the Birthday Party, I have used her services for a Book Signing Party, Baby Shower, Engagement Party and a Fundraiser. She might as well have a room in my home! 
I sincerely, put my stamp of approval on the service this gifted party planner can bring to YOUR event. Executing your dream event is an understatement, as she will ensure your dream WILL come true. 
Karen Kiefaber 
Portland, OR

Instructor Commendation

Congratulations to you on completing the Event Planning Course at NYIAD. You were one of my best students, and I wanted to reach out to you to commend you on your wonderful work.  
You're my first, of literally hundreds of students, who I scored 100% across the board on the final unit. Your work was professional, branded, clear, and full of personality. These are all marks of an excellent planner.  
Additionally, your website is really lovely and well done. Again, branded and it clearly communicates to your target client. You've got a great balance of copy and images, and the "About" page paints a perfect picture of what it will be like working with you.  
I know you're going to be an amazing planner and that this is the right path for you. This is a hard business, but hang in there for the long run. This is a super saturated field, with new planners announcing themselves every single day. But there are few gems out there, who can balance professionalism, talent, and personality - and you are certainly one of them.  
Regina Cialone 
Instructor, New York Institute of Art + Design

Summit Ranch National Night Out Community Potluck and Movie

National Night Out 
Summit Ranch August 3, 2013 
I hope your event went great and thank you for spending the time helping us promote our restaurant. We're getting coupons returned from the goody bags already! 
Shawn Huber 
Las Cascadas 
Thanks for all your work last night, Melodi. It was a fun evening and our grandkids loved seeing the firetruck! Great to meet more neighbors. 
Steve and Judy Roblee  
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Hello Melodi, 
The banner looks outstanding!!!  
I am excited to be a part of the local directory... Just let me know how I can assist you. I do have some names of folks that participated in a business expo a couple years back and I am sure they would like to be added. It's great to see this event growing every year! 
Kelly Marie Navarro, Coldwell Banker Tri-Counties Realty

Little Monster Baby Shower

Melodi planned and coordinated my baby shower, and everything was absolutely perfect! When you're throwing a special, once-in-a-lifetime party, you want to ENJOY it, and Melodi handled all the details so that I could truly enjoy my shower.  
I had a few ideas for the day, but Melodi took all of my rough ideas and helped shape them into a beautiful afternoon with a fun LITTLE MONSTER theme. She had great suggestions for every detail of the day that fit my theme and my requests. At the party, a friend commented that she felt like she'd just walked into a Pinterest photo shoot! 
On the day of the party, Melodi handled everything that I didn't want to do. She made sure the caterers were organized, the decor was perfect, and all the guests had to do was show up and have a good time. I personally don't like the standard baby shower games, but Melodi actually found some group activities for the shower that I loved, and everyone had a really good time.  
I would absolutely recommend Melodi to anyone who wants to have a perfect party. She is detail oriented, reliable, and best of all she will give you what YOU want.  
Iona Lie 
Long Beach, CA