Testimonials

Testimonials

You helped me bring my dream to reality

Also, a HUGE thank you to the best dang coordinator on this side of the Mississippi!!!! Deann, thank you soooooo much for EVERYTHING! You helped me bring my dream to reality. Everything I wanted, you delivered… in spite of all of the craziness. LOL!!! It was a blessing to have you by my side every step of the way. I love you and thank you from the bottom of my heart!

Kearia Wilson, Bride
5.0
2018-11-06T17:27:20+00:00
Also, a HUGE thank you to the best dang coordinator on this side of the Mississippi!!!! Deann, thank you soooooo much for EVERYTHING! You helped me bring my dream to reality. Everything I wanted, you delivered… in spite of all of the craziness. LOL!!! It was a blessing to have you by my side every step of the way. I love you and thank you from the bottom of my heart!

You were a blessing and magnificent!

Thanks so much Deann. You were a blessing and magnificent! We couldn't have pulled it off without you. I can't tell you how much I appreciate how easy you made everything. Without you, Callie and Micah's day would not have been as special. We are all so appreciative of your expertise and professionalism. If you ever need a recommendation, put me on your list.

This is from Lori Pillsbury - Mother of the bride
5.0
2018-11-05T21:23:40+00:00
Thanks so much Deanne. You were a blessing and magnificent! We couldn't have pulled it off without you. I can't tell you how much I appreciate how easy you made everything. Without you, Callie and Micah's day would not have been as special.

Thank you so much for making my day so amazing!

Thank you so much for making my day so amazing! It truly was a fairytale wedding. You guys knocked it out of the park!

Courtney Dalton, Bride
5.0
2018-06-21T21:34:38+00:00
Thank you so much for making my day so amazing! It truly was a fairytale wedding. You guys knocked it out of the park! Courtney Dalton, Bride

That was the best wedding we have ever been to

That was the best wedding we have ever been to and y'all did an amazing job! You made everything so perfect. I appreciate everything so much. I just wanted to say thank you again.

Kim Potts, Mother of Bride
5.0
2018-06-21T21:21:41+00:00
That was the best wedding we have ever been to and y'all did an amazing job!

We couldn’t have done it without you

I will definitely leave a glowing review on some wedding websites, but I wanted to thank you for all of your help during the wedding!!! Will and I agreed we have no idea how it would have gone that smoothly without you. We never saw a single problem if there were any. The fact that I arrived an hour late and the wedding only started 2 minutes late is absolutely a testimony to your amazing abilities!! The wedding looked absolutely gorgeous, we loved the centerpieces.

Thank you again so much for your help with decorating, scheduling, and finding vendors. Everyone you recommended was AMAZING and we couldn't have done it without you.

Shelby
5.0
2018-05-02T15:11:32+00:00
Will and I agreed we have no idea how it would have gone that smoothly without you. We never saw a single problem if there were any. The fact that I arrived an hour late and the wedding only started 2 minutes late is absolutely a testimony to your amazing abilities!!

The best day of her life

I have been wanting to send you a note to thank you for doing such a fantastic job. Thank you, thank you, thank you, for everything! The wedding was beautiful and went so smoothly under your careful direction. It was a pleasure to work with you, and my entire family enjoyed it also! They made a point in telling me so. Of course, I know that Jason and Ivy appreciated your sweet demeanor and expertise a great deal, as well. The day went perfectly, and I have heard from many that it was the best wedding they had ever attended. We definitely could not have pulled it off without you.
Thank you, from the bottom of my heart, for helping to make my daughter's wedding the best day of her life, and one of the best in mine as well!

Elizabeth

5.0
2018-02-05T22:06:17+00:00

Elizabeth

Thank you, from the bottom of my heart, for helping to make my daughter's wedding the best day of her life, and one of the best in mine as well!

Eternally grateful!

Thank you for helping us put on a fabulous wedding.

Lisa and Rick, Parents of the Bride

5.0
2018-02-05T22:07:21+00:00

Lisa and Rick, Parents of the Bride

Thank you for helping us put on a fabulous wedding. Eternally grateful!

This wedding is a fairy tale and it’s all thanks to you.

Deann, I don't even know where to begin. I'll never be able to thank you enough for EVERYTHING you've done. I love and adore you and will really miss seeing you as often as I get to. Love always, Mrs. Pope!

Jessica McCrary, Bride

5.0
2018-02-05T22:20:06+00:00

Jessica McCrary, Bride

This wedding is a fairy tale and it's all thanks to you.

Thanks again for making my dream come true!

Just wanted you to know that we continue to get raves about our wedding and how beautiful it was...it still makes me smile!

Ginger Smith-Hugo

5.0
2018-02-05T22:21:51+00:00

Ginger Smith-Hugo

Thanks again for making my dream come true!

I don’t know how we would have done it without you!

Thank you so much for everything you did for us on our special day! It turned out so very nice and I wouldn't change a thing about it. It has been wonderful getting to know you and I will miss seeing you! Thank you so much for everything you did for us for our wedding.

Kayci and Rob Walker

5.0
2018-02-05T22:24:15+00:00

Kayci and Rob Walker

I don't know how we would have done it without you!

I just wanted to let you know how much I appreciate you!

I am so excited to get to work with you and all of your wonderful vendors! I truly appreciate everything you do for me and our brides!

Lauren Ashley (Lauren Ashley Photography)

5.0
2018-02-05T22:25:08+00:00

Lauren Ashley (Lauren Ashley Photography)

I just wanted to let you know how much I appreciate you!

My one regret is that we did not hire her from the beginning

One month before Katelyn and Michael’s wedding, our photographer, Krystle Akin suggested we consider a "Day-of-Coordinator" due to the vastness of their wedding and recommended Deann Robertson. I emailed her late that night and shepromptly called me the next morning. As fate would serve us, I had worked with Deann’s dad 30 years ago and knew her as a little girl, so needless to say, when we met the next day it was a precious reunion. We contracted her to complete the coordination for the Rehearsal and Rehearsal Dinner for 120 guest, and the Church Wedding and Dinner–Dance Reception for 600 guest. I can truly say that Deann's countenance, smile and laugh are infectious and her involvement literally changed my state of stress to one of sheer elation. She quickly envisioned all our plans and immediately began implementing each and every detail. Her sweet and calm spirit entwined with her experience, creativity, organizational skills and passion for her work are amazing. By all accounts she has earned her excellent reputation in the world of weddings and events and has established a great rapport with vendors which proved to enhance our efforts. Also, it should be noted that her fees are more than reasonable, but the value is immeasurable. Start to Finish, she and her staff did an incredible job of what is often referred to by our circle of family and friends as "OVER–THE–TOP" wedding. My one regret is that we did not hire her from the beginning.

Tami Willoughby, Mother of the Bride

5.0
2018-02-05T22:26:50+00:00

Tami Willoughby, Mother of the Bride

I can truly say that Deann's countenance, smile and laugh are infectious and her involvement literally changed my state of stress to one of sheer elation. She quickly envisioned all our plans and immediately began implementing each and every detail.

You are amazing!!!

It was perfect! thank you for everything. Gonna miss you!

Cindy Chappell, Mother of the Bride

5.0
2018-02-05T22:27:54+00:00

Cindy Chappell, Mother of the Bride

It was perfect! thank you for everything. Gonna miss you!

Deann, the day was amazing!

We had an epic time – the whole weekend actually. Thank you so much for helping us execute flawlessly!

Mia and Omar

5.0
2018-02-05T22:28:24+00:00

Mia and Omar

We had an epic time – the whole weekend actually. Thank you so much for helping us execute flawlessly!

You were fantastic!!

Deann, Thank you so much for everything you did for us and the wedding! Everything was absolutely beautiful. All of your helpers were wonderful especially Robin, she was a lifesaver!!!

Jody and Kirstan

5.0
2018-02-05T22:29:04+00:00

Jody and Kirstan

Deann, Thank you so much for everything you did for us and the wedding! Everything was absolutely beautiful. All of your helpers were wonderful especially Robin, she was a lifesaver!!!

It was over-the-top beautiful!!

Thank YOU!!!! You outdid yourself! We had so many compliments. You made the event! You were fabulous to work with! Thank you from the bottom of my heart!

Barbara W, Mother of the Bride

5.0
2018-02-05T22:29:34+00:00

Barbara W, Mother of the Bride

Thank YOU!!!! You outdid yourself! It was over the top beautiful!! We had so many compliments. You made the event! You were fabulous to work with! Thank you from the bottom of my heart!

She makes it a reality

As the name Simply Yours by Design implies, you tell Deann what you've envisioned and she makes it a reality! It doesn't matter if you are in Tyler or Abu Dhabi (like myself); she is an absolute expert at what she does. Living abroad can at time be tough and when you throw in the idea of planning an East Texas fairy-tale wedding it might just seem impossible but Deann of Simply Yours by Design made it happen. I contacted Deann through her website and received an email back immediately and from the very beginning I knew she was the right woman for the job! In addition to all of her experience, she was very accommodating, excited and ready to go no matter what we needed or how many miles were between us. Throughout the entire process I had no doubts and I trusted Deann with my vision that she could make it happen and of course she did. From the whimsical venue of Victoria Station, to the delicious food of the Finishing Touch and the remarkable floral arrangements of Suzy Reed of Moonflower Cottage, she organized, met, planned and did everything as I was abroad and our contact was quite limited but I never had to worry. When we did arrive in town, Deann was there straight away to arrage for us to meet every one involved in planning our big day and considering that our wedding was a Catholic wedding and created a different dynamic for the planning and execution of the ceremony, Deann was there every step of the way. She was with us from the rehearsal evening, the entire ceremony, setting up the reception venue, helping lost folks find their way, managing the reception party and handling all the clean up! With that said, I highly recommend Simply Yours by Design to handle all the ins and outs of you wedding!

Ronald and Tiffany

5.0
2018-02-05T22:31:29+00:00

Ronald and Tiffany

As the name Simply Yours by Design implies, you tell Deann what you've envisioned and she makes it a reality! It doesn't matter if you are in Tyler or Abu Dhabi (like myself); she is an absolute expert at what she does.

I couldn’t imagine it any better…

Deann...thank you so much for all your guidance throughout my wedding planning process and helping make sure everything was a success! I couldn't imagine it any better...everything was perfect! You are truly talented! Thank You!

Leighann and Patrick

5.0
2018-02-05T22:32:05+00:00

Leighann and Patrick

Dear Deann...thank you so much for all your guidance throughout my wedding planning process and helping make sure everything was a success! I couldn't imagine it any better...everything wa perfect! You are truly talented! Thank You!

You were great!!!

Thanks Deann for everything... You were GREAT!!!

Crystal Tuck

5.0
2018-02-05T22:32:51+00:00

Crystal Tuck

Thanks Deann for everything....You were GREAT!!!

I couldn’t be more happier

Deann, I am so thankful that I chose you as my coordinator! The wedding was absolutely perfect, and even more than I had ever dreamed! I couldn't be more happier with everything you have done!

Melinda and Seth

5.0
2018-02-05T22:33:20+00:00

Melinda and Seth

Deann, I am so thankful that I chose you as my coordinator! The wedding was absolutely perfect, and even more than I had ever dreamed! I couldn't be more happier with everything you have done!

You were a life saver

Thank You Deann!!! The wedding wouldn't have looked so beautiful without you! You were a life saver. Thank you so much for everything! — Liani Cantu Ward / Bride
5.0
2018-02-05T22:33:40+00:00
Thank You Deann!!! The wedding wouldn't have looked so beautiful without you! You were a life saver. Thank you so much for everything! — Liani Cantu Ward / Bride

I could not have asked for a better wedding planner

Deann was absolutely GREAT! She helped take so much stress of all the planning off of my mother and myself. She contacted and stayed in touch with everyone being used in my wedding, photographer, DJ, caterer, venue, and florist. As a matter of fact, she helped me find my AMAZING florist and photographer! I loved them both! She also helped out with ideas for decorations, throwing in items of her own to bring things together! Deann did such a great job and I enjoyed working with such a easy going woman! I could not have asked for a better wedding planner, whom I got along with so well!!! Thank you Deann for all your hard/amazing work!

Brittany Adair

5.0
2018-02-05T22:34:28+00:00

Brittany Adair

Deann did such a great job and I enjoyed working with such a easy going woman! I could not have asked for a better wedding planner, whom I got along with so well!!! Thank you Deann for all your hard/amazing work!

You were the key in making my vision come to life

Deann, thank you so much for all your hard work at our wedding. You were organized, efficient, and very understanding. Everything was gorgeous, the vintage theme was evident!!! I am extremely pleased.

With love and appreciation, Rosilyn and Steven

5.0
2018-02-05T22:38:50+00:00

With love and appreciation, Rosilyn and Steven

Deann, thank you so much for all your hard work at our wedding. You were organized, efficient, and very understanding. You were the key in making my vision come to life. Everything was gorgeous, the vintage theme was evident!!! I am extremely pleased.

I simply couldn’t have done it without you!

Deann, I want to thank you so much for all you did for Ashley's wedding. You took care of everything, making it more memorable and enjoyable for Ashley and Matt -- and all of us involved. Thank you again for making Ashley's big day beautiful and elegant. I appreciated your expertise so much. You were a joy to work with!

Kathy Ford, Mother of the Bride

5.0
2018-02-05T22:39:39+00:00

Kathy Ford, Mother of the Bride

Deann, I want to thank you so much for all you did for Ashley's wedding. I simply couldn't have done it without you! You took care of everything, making it more memorable and enjoyable for Ashley and Matt -- and all of us involved. Thank you again for making Ashley's big day beautiful and elegant. I appreciated your expertise so much. You were a joy to work with!

Everything was beautiful

We want you to know that you made our day so special and we are very thankful for everything you did for us. Everything was beautiful and we were very satisfied.

Sheena and Jason

5.0
2018-02-05T22:40:18+00:00

Sheena and Jason

We want you to know that you made our day so special and we are very thankful for everything you did for us. Everything was beautiful and we were very satisfied.

A wonderful success

Deann, thank you for everything you did to ensure Rachel and Wade's wedding and reception was a wonderful success. I know you did a lot behind the scenes that even now I'm not aware of especially with the sudden change up, not once but twice, of the ceremony site due to the threat of rain. However it turned into a glorious (although) hot evening! I was able to relax and enjoy the day knowing you were there actually overseeing everything and doing it in a friendly, efficient manner.

— Linda Bowles, Mother of the Bride

5.0
2018-02-05T22:41:13+00:00

— Linda Bowles, Mother of the Bride

Deann, thank you for everything you did to ensure Rachel and Wade's wedding and reception was a wonderful success. I know you did alot behind the scenes that even now I'm not aware of especially with the sudden change up, not once but twice, of the ceremony site due to the threat of rain.

Above and beyond

Deann, Will and I were so blessed to have you work with us and plan the most beautiful wedding that I could have dreamed of. You went above and beyond to make sure that everything went just right on our special day. Every question or concerned was taken care of without a bit of stress added to us. All of the vendors and every little detail were taken care of for the day of and we did not have to worry about anything which kept the wonderful magic of the day. It was such a perfect day because you were the most amazing wedding planner we could have ever had. Thank you being a part of it and making our wedding day perfect!

Joanna and Will

5.0
2018-02-05T22:42:01+00:00

Joanna and Will

Deann, Will and I were so blessed to have you work with us and plan the most beautiful wedding that I could have dreamed of. You went above and beyond to make sure that everything went just right on our special day. Every question or concerned was taken care of without a bit of stress added to us. All of the vendors and every little detail were taken care of for the day of and we did not have to worry about anything which kept the wonderful magic of the day.

Personable and professional

Deann, thanks so much for helping to make our special day so memorable. We both sincerely appreciate all of the time spent on traveling to Longview, answering questions, contacting vendors, and assisting with the venue decor and clean-up. Everyone agrees that you really understood our vision for a small, intimate, and shabby chic wedding event. All of our family and close friends commented on how gracious you were the night of our event; and all of our vendors thought you were extremely personable and professional. Thanks so much.

Katina and Derek

5.0
2018-02-05T22:43:05+00:00

Katina and Derek

Deann, thanks so much for helping to make our special day so memorable. We both sincerely appreciate all of the time spent on traveling to Longview, answering questions, contacting vendors, and assisting with the venue decor and clean-up. Everyone agrees that you really understood our vision for a small, intimate, and shabby chic wedding event.

Forever grateful

Deann, I was truly blessed to have you plan and design my entire wedding. Adam and I, and our families were amazed at how beautiful everything turned out. Deann, you went above and beyond to make our day perfect. Thank you!! I don't know how to put this into a quote that others would understand, but Deann, you were able to include Southern and Dad into the Day, and for that I will be forever grateful.

April Marsh

5.0
2018-02-05T22:44:30+00:00

April Marsh

Deann, I was truly blessed to have you plan and design my entire wedding. Adam and I, and our families were amazed at how beautiful everything turned out. Deann, you went above and beyond to make our day perfect. Thank you!! I don't know how to put this into a quote that others would understand, but Deann, you were able to include Southern and Dad into the Day, and for that I will be forever grateful.

You were God-sent

My daughter recently got married and chose to have the event out of town, in Houston, Texas. I knew I needed a special event coordinator, to travel and help plan her special day, – not some cold stranger. We chose Deann Robertson with Simply Yours by Design. She was warm, helpful, creative, and so insightful into what the bride and groom would want. Everything was beautiful - down to the last detail. She listened to what I wanted as well as what the bride and groom wanted and made it all happen to our specifications. She even threw in a few special surprises the couple did not see until the day of the ceremony - they loved it! Deann and Simply Yours by Design helped our family take, what potentially could be a very stressful time and turn it into a wonderful, beautiful memory that will last a lifetime. It wouldn’t have been possible without her help. Everything from coordinating the vendors, to the fabulous floral arrangements right down to the final clean-up were perfect. Thank you, Deann, for being a part of our special day. You were God sent.

Katina Yeargain, Mother of the Bride

5.0
2018-02-05T22:45:35+00:00

Katina Yeargain, Mother of the Bride

My daughter recently got married and chose to have the event out of town, in Houston, Texas. I knew I needed a special event coordinator, to travel and help plan her special day, – not some cold stranger.

She fulfilled planning my dream wedding

Deann is absolutely incredible and knows how to work wonders! She asked me for a theme and my colors and went from there. From that point forward, anything I liked or thought of, she was already one step ahead in getting it perfected. She made each decision so exciting by bringing my vision to life. She fulfilled planning my dream wedding — and then some! She handled everything and I wasn’t stressed at all on my special day. We have had numerous compliments on how our wedding was one of the smoothest they had ever attended. All the vendors knew exactly where to be and when to be there — all because of her! I couldn’t have asked for a more perfect, darling wedding planner.

Amy and Landon

5.0
2018-02-05T22:46:33+00:00

Amy and Landon

Deann is absolutely incredible and knows how to work wonders! She asked me for a theme and my colors and went from there. From that point forward, anything I liked or thought of, she was already one step ahead in getting it perfected.

It took my breath away

We were going to have a small do-it-yourself wedding. I was at a complete loss and didn’t even know where to start. Simply Yours by Designcame in and got everything organized and gave me direction. They took my simple ideas and breathed life into them. When the typical wedding mishaps came along, Deann did a wonderful job of keeping me calm. When I began the walk down the aisle, the scene before me was like something out of a fairy tale — it took my breath away. She made my special day a dream come true, so much more than I could have ever imagined or hoped for. Thank you Deann, we will never forget all that you did for us!

Crystal and James

5.0
2018-02-05T22:47:13+00:00

Crystal and James

We were going to have a small do-it-yourself wedding. I was at a complete loss and didn’t even know where to start. Simply Yours by Designcame in and got everything organized and gave me direction. They took my simple ideas and breathed life into them.

Her many talents are unlimited!

We were so blessed to have Deann create our beautiful wedding! Her personal interest in our special day was evident in her professionalism and enthusiasm for tailoring each detail to our needs. She assisted with all that we asked of her, from meeting with the florist and arranging the reception hall details, to creating gorgeous flower arrangements and being the “go-to” lady to ensure our day ran smoothly. We would recommend Deann and Simply Yours by Design for anyone’s event… her many talents are unlimited!

Becky and Clay

5.0
2018-02-05T22:48:07+00:00

Becky and Clay

We were so blessed to have Deann create our beautiful wedding! Her personal interest in our special day was evident in her professionalism and enthusiasm for tailoring each detail to our needs.
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