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Gunnar and Amber Long
2015-10-01, 15:54
Julie and her team did an amazing job! We had a destination wedding that was completely taken care of, it was as stress free as I could have ever hoped for and was planned perfectly. Do not hesitate to book with Carles-Witt, they will make your day everything you have ever dreamed of!
Tanya & Frank Tizzano
2015-09-01, 21:21
Carles-Witt Events did a top notch job on my wedding. Julie was with me every step of the way always responding to my emails and questions promptly. When I saw how beautifully everything was together I was amazed. The wedding I had exceeded my vision! Thank you Julie and Janene!
Joe and Sue Keenan
2015-08-18, 01:16
We asked for "Christmas in July" and we got just that...a Christmas in July wedding!!! It was an absolutely beautiful, perfect wedding. A day we will always remember. Thank you so much for taking care of EVERYTHING so we could have such a beautiful wedding. Thank you for taking care of our guests and helping us from A to Z!!! Greatest decision to have Carles-Witt for our wedding planner--Our wedding was in EXCELLENT HANDS and it allowed us to take care of the events prior to our wedding. THANK YOU FOR A WONDERFUL DAY!
Jennifer Milam
2015-06-02, 01:01
These ladies can handle the impossible and make your day the best day to remember!
Terry and David Cook
2015-06-01, 09:25
The best decision we made was to us Carles-Witt as our wedding planner. We had a very unconventional type wedding and the wedding planners were able to make our wedding day the perfect event without any stress or anxiety on our part. They are able to make almost any request possible and are willing to guide you if your not sure what will work best. I can not say it enough if you want your wedding to be perfect and enjoy your day trust Carles-Witt, I'm glad we did!!!!!!
Jessica & Robert Moody
2015-03-28, 00:44
My wedding was beautiful and as stress free as possible. They worked with me on the small details and everything worked out. They made it a beautiful and fun day. Thank you ladies sooo sooo much!
Tara & Brian Fulmer
2014-10-25, 00:00
Julie & Janene, there's no way I can give enough praise for the work you did with our wedding! It was beyond PERFECT. Everyone had a great time; all of the vendors were excellent! The food!!! The cake!!!! The bartenders!! We LOVE Jeremy our Photographer! I couldn't have asked for a better day! I can't fathom how anyone plans their own wedding. I would've been a wreck had I not been able to put all my trust in you ladies and let you run with it! Thank you so so much for making our wedding vision a reality!!! ♥ The Fulmers
Sara & Scott Brown
2014-09-27, 00:58
We wanted to Thank You for helping make our wedding day absolutely wonderful. Our joining of two families with such love was made even more special thanks to your staff, the beautiful decorations, delicious food, and what appeared to be an effortless event. We couldn't imagine an even better wedding day. Every detail was taken care of, you all made it possible for me to relax and enjoy all of it.

Thank you so very much and we wish you all the best! Scott and Sara
Steve Rittenhouse
2014-08-13, 17:01
We utilized Julie & Jeanne's planning & expertise for our family reunion in Pigeon Forge. Our event included catered food, drinks, family events, nightly fireside entertainment, and family social interactions.

This reunion has taken place for approximately 100 years - and the feedback that I received was tremendous - the best reunion that has ever been held. I attribute that success to the cabins, the location, and specifically the implementation of a flawless plan by Julie & Jeanne.

I highly recommend Carles-Witt Events for any type of event that you would like to plan. Their expertise and attention to details made me (as the host) look good. Thank you for a great reunion.

~ Steve Rittenhouse
Kelli & Ken
2014-08-01, 12:11
We just wanted to thank you for all of your expertise and hard work in planning our wedding. You all were AMAZING! Being from out of town, we had no clue where to start or who to use for anything.

As the bride, I was told several times how relaxed I was and it was all because of you. We entrusted you with our entire wedding day and you didn't let us down. Your passion, dedication, and character were evident in every aspect. Thanks for making our special day come together so seamlessly. It was everything we had hoped for and we cannot thank you enough!

~Kelli & Ken
Ashely Miranda
2014-07-11, 02:29
I would like to send it a HUGE THANK YOU to these ladies who made our wedding day wonderful. We had no worries, no stress and they were ready for anything. Everything was done over the phone (we live out of state) and I was so happy with all the set up and details, everything turned out perfect. They were right there every minute making sure Jason and I had the best night. We had one little snag with our transportation and the girls took control and made it work(picture says it all)!!!!! I would 100% recommend their services.....they really cared about what we wanted, what we needed, and were willing to do ANYTHING to make it happen. THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!!
Amy Jeffcoat
2014-05-03, 00:00
Haydel / Jeffcoat wedding was a success because Julie took all the stress off my shoulders . Very affordable and very professional. Would use their services again and would highly recommend anyone to them as well.
Brittney Giannunzio
2014-04-12, 02:34
Had a wonderful experience with Carles-Witt Events for our April 12th wedding! Julie made the process of planning so easy and the wedding itself was beautiful and stress free! Our photographer even got in the creek with us to take pictures. I would definitely recommend them, especially if your planning from a distance. Thanks again Julie and Janene!! We had an incredible day!
Brittany & Kevin Giannunzio
2014-04-12, 01:04
Had a wonderful experience with Carles-Witt Events for our April 12th wedding! Julie made the process of planning so easy and the wedding itself was beautiful and stress free! Our photographer even got in the creek with us to take pictures. I would definitely recommend them, especially if your planning from a distance. Thanks again Julie and Janene!! We had an incredible day!
Tara Barnes
2014-03-15, 02:32
would recommend in a heartbeat! Made our day beautiful and stress free.
Courtney & Gilbert Lowe
2014-01-27, 00:51
Today my husband and I are celebrating our 1st wedding anniversary!!! We often talk of how everything was laid out to the T for us on our special day! Big THANKS to Carles- Witt Events for all of the help!! Ms. Julie you are the best!!! It's been tempting to not eat our cake before today! Can you please thank the bakery, florist for getting my out of season flowers in, minister, and our photographer as well! You made our special day happen!!!
Lisa Pershing
2013-08-17, 00:00
We are coming up on our one year anniversary and I am looking through our photos and reminiscing...these ladies really made our day a special one! Julie is amazing at handling everything and was able to deliver on all of our requests! Amazing work ladies and you not only are fun people, but excellent business ladies!!! Thank you again for making our day an amazing one!
Jess & Jon Bowers
2013-07-20, 03:28
Just wanted to write to you to tell you thank you again for everything you and your associates did to make our wedding absolutely perfect! From the catering, to the minister, to the photographer, to the decor, to the flow of events, there is no way we could have even come close to the amazing day you provided. Living in West TN, expecting guests from 6 different states, and being totally lost with the flood of websites, information and links pertaining to Smoky Mountain Weddings, we were intimidated right from the get go. But then we found your site and read about the experiences others had had. We were sold and immediately decided to blindly have faith in your expertise, and put our special day in your hands. We were continually impressed with your coolness and true handle on everything throughout the whole process. Only a skilled expert in your field can do what you have done for us ~ provided a perfect, and highly personalized destination wedding that made us feel like we were back home, just with better scenery . After lavishing us with complements on how things turned out, one of my aunts made a comment that we put a lot of faith in strangers to pull our wedding off. She's right we did, not initially by choice, but because we were overwhelmed trying to plan our day long distance. But we now can say without a sliver of a doubt that Carles-Witt Events proved that this blind faith had not been taken for granted. Not only did you make everything even more beautiful than I could have ever done myself or even imagined, you also perfectly handled the details that I didn't even think of. You captured every detail that we imagined with terribly limited input (sparse descriptions) from us. We cannot rave or thank you enough for making our wedding absolutely amazing. The only thing I could say to your future brides from our experience. When Julie says she's got everything covered and you only have to show up and have fun believe her and enjoy your day, Carles-Witt will exceed your expectations.
There are not enough words of thanks for the gift of service you gave to us ~ we know you'll continue to have a successful business! ~ Jess and Jon Bowers
Emily Ruxer
2013-05-11, 03:26
I searched online for months looking at Gatlinburg chapels, cabins, and wedding spaces. I visited the wedding facility at Gatlinburg Falls and loved that it would fit our 60 anticipated guests (which is extremely hard to find). I loved the covered gazebo! Thankfully, a resort employee mentioned Carles-Witt events after we checked out the resort. I read the reviews and checked out the Carles Witt Facebook page before sending an inquiry. I communicated with Julie for over a year. It doesn't matter where you live because Julie never needs to actually meet you face to face. It's really that simple! I gave her my budget and she helped me choose things that would work for me. Julie made sure everything was exactly what I wanted. Over time I sent her lots of photos of things I wanted for the wedding. As a bride, you constantly change your mind on things you want so you can imagine how many ideas I sent Julie. I made decisions and she made it happen! She customized my wedding to every request I made. Everything she ordered for my wedding looked better than the photo ideas I sent her! I remember how overwhelmed with joy I was seeing it all put together. When I saw the wedding facility for the first time on my wedding day, I speechless! It exceeded every expectation possible. The proof is in the wedding photos. It was so beautiful! I feel like my wedding was too easy because all I had to do was show up with my groom. I never stressed or had to worry about anything on wedding weekend. When I did have questions or concerns Julie was there for me. I can't think of a single thing I would have changed. Every guest that attended my wedding had an amazing time. I recommend Carles-Witt to any bride considering getting married in the Gatlinburg/East TN area. Thanks Carles-Witt Events!
Kathy Carey
2013-04-13, 02:30
One of the best pre-wedding decisions Mark and I made was trusting Julie and Janene, of Carles-Witt Events with the planning of our special day. Everything about our rehearsal dinner and wedding day was perfect, and so much more than I ever imagined. Using vendors (DJ, photographer, caterers, etc) that I didn't know and would not meet until the wedding day could have been risky, but Carles-Witt Events works only with the best - and I could not have felt more at home with all of the professionals we worked with. With only a few pictures and ideas from me, Julie turned our ceremony and reception into exactly what I didn't even know I wanted. It's a year later, and friends and family still talk about how much fun out wedding was. I would highly recommend Carles-Witt Events for any event!
Amber & Andrew
2013-03-16, 18:03
Wow, cannot say enough good things about Carles - Witt events! Julie was so kind, helpful, and made my small simple elopment ceromony more than I could have ever hoped for. It was truly a magical day & I can for sure say it was all thanks to Carles - Witt. :) Thank you so much for everything!
Angela and Tirone Mosely III
2012-12-16, 01:55
I wanted to express to you and your staff, how much our friends and family love the thoughtfulness and kindness you gave us during my husband 4 day event. The elegance of the banquet facility,the centerpieces and the food, is something we will never forget! Tell the DJ he was wonderful. See you again am sure, in the near future.
Holly Moloney
2012-11-10, 00:00
A huge thank you to Julie and all of her staff for making my wedding day the best I could have dreamed! My reception was absolutely beautiful, the food was spectacular and the music was awesome. The catering staff did a fantastic job and I just cant thank you enough for all your hard work. We couldn't have done it without you!!!! I would recommend you to anyone!! love ya girl!! thanx again for everything :)
Trish & Adam Langford
2012-11-04, 00:00
Dear Julie & Janene,
Words cannot express how much we loved the wedding. You guys made our day so special. All of our guest had a wonderful time and commented on how beautiful everything was. Thank you so much for everything!!! You made our dreams come true! :-) ~ The Langfords
Nikki & Mike Frey
2012-09-23, 00:00
The new Mr. & Mrs. Michael Frey would like to give a huge shout out to Carles-Witt Events! For going above and beyond their expectations and for giving them the wedding of their dreams! We live 9 hours away and worked with Julie via email, text messaging and phone conversation, never seeing the wedding facility or meeting in person. We met the day of our wedding and I cannot stress how PERFECT the detail was down to the tiny decorations on top of the pies. The minister was fantastic, the ceremony had a very personal touch to it. I love it when someone can get a crowd to share a laugh and a few tears at the same time. We went through Unforgettable Rentals for our vests & ties, who were nothing but kind, and only 1 mile away from the wedding facility. The photographer and his wife were very friendly and upbeat. Julie kept the pace beautifully and literally thought of everything. During our first phone conversation she told me our job as the bride & groom was to have fun and she wasn't kidding. And that's exactly what we did. Thank you again Julie & Fam!!!!!
The Freys
Steve & Kate Miller
2012-07-29, 00:00
Thank you so much for a wonderful evening. The site was beautiful and the staff was fantastic. It was a true blessing to be able to relax and not worry on our day. Everything was taken care of so completely and so professionally the day went by without stress. The decorations were lovely, from flowers to food the quality was top notch. Julie was a joy to work with, she took care of every detail and was wonderful with the children and family that attended. The photographer was friendly and personable, he came with great ideas and was also happy to make sure out needs were met. The minister was outstanding and by all accounts gave a moving ceremony. We highly recommend Carles-Witt and we plan on using them to renew for our 10th anniversary. Julie please book the date for 2022 :)
Leslie Hite
2012-06-23, 03:32
We are a few days late but we are getting ready to cut the top layer of our wedding cake. It still looks as beautiful as it did on our wedding day. I can't thank you enough for everything you did for us. You created a day that was above what I could have ever dreamed. It was such a pleasure to work with you. Thanks again for being the best wedding planner!
Seretta Gordon
2012-06-19, 00:00
Greg and I would like to personally thank you for such a smooth, organized, and blessed event! Our family was so impressed with your ability to make sure everything was put together. You set our worries at ease and took care of the stressful moments. It was so beautiful and EVERYONE loved our wedding cake! We will refer refer refer our family and friends to your company anytime! Continue to provide this service as your work is heart felt and sincere in each step of the wedding process.

Be Blessed!!
Julie & Justin Garrett
2012-06-18, 00:00
Thank you for making our big day so amazing and beautiful! It was everything and more than we could have ever asked for! I would recommend my wedding to anyone.. you guys made it so stress free for everyone and everything went so smoothly :) Thanks again!!
Sorry so late on this but things are just getting settled down :) -Julie and Justin
Margo & PJ Mielke
2012-06-06, 00:00
Julie & Janene,
Thank you very much for ALL the hard work to make our day so special. Coming from Michigan definitely added stress but you did a great job of de-stessing me :-) We loved our day! ~ Margo & PJ
Jordan Smith
2012-06-02, 00:00
Julie and Janene were wonderful to work with, everything was beautiful. Julie said we would not be disappointed and we were not! My bouquet was perfect, exactly what I wanted and the cake with the cup cake tree were amazing!!! Thank you Carles-Witt Events for make our special day a beautiful one to remember...oh and did I mention it was 100% stress free :) !!!
Jill St. Amand-Kennedy
2012-05-19, 00:00
I just had the best wedding of all time thanks to these ladies! Julie and Janene were wonderful. There is not a single detail that I wish I could go back and change. I live out of state so it was great having someone there but I don't care if I had the wedding in my backyard, I cannot imagine doing all that planning without them! They mean business and will make sure everything is perfect but they were also so much fun to be around!!
The idea of a wedding planner seemed so weird to me and I didn't think it was financially realistic. Now that it's all over the idea of someone not having one is just crazy!
Thank you so much for everything! You guys are the best and my husband and I give you our highest recommendation!
SSG Joseph & Mrs. Dori Smith
2012-05-12, 00:00
i am a iraq disabled veteran, for 51 years i have been single, i met my love in 2010, i never thought i would get married. but this woman stole my heart. we made plans with julie witt about 3 months out. we kept in touch with what we wanted. we also got a nice cabin, her parents and my only sister and her husband were there. we had our best friends there also. me and my wife are so very blessed to have met julie and janene, they did a outstanding job. the flowers and the food was great. and the photographer was awesome. you all are truly angels. i thank GOD for ya'll. i hope any veterans that read this that wants to get married. ty julie and janene.
Traci Sunderland
2012-04-14, 00:00
My husband and I started planning our wedding in August of 2011, and it was a long process tryin to get everything together. Julie and her team did an AMAZING JOB on our reception. She knew everything that I wanted without even having to tell her or team. They made my life easier. We only spoke through email till the day before the wedding till i met her and seen the set up for my reception. IT LOOKED AMAZING! EVERYTHING WAS AMAZING! The food, the colors, the decorations, the dj, just everything was amazing! I THANK YOU SO MUCH for everything you did, and made my DREAM wedding come true!! THANK YOU!! DEF. AN AMAZING TEAM AND WOULD RECOMMEND TO ANYONE!!
Jessica Erin
2012-03-27, 00:54
We had a small but beautiful ceremony thanks to Carles-Witt Events!
PrezLee and Miles Hagy
2012-03-17, 00:00
Hey Julie & Janene,

We cannot begin to thank you both enough for our more than perfect March 17, 2012 wedding! Every detail was exactly as planned or even better than I could have thought up myself! :-)

Since we had our wedding at Gatlinburg Falls Resort in Gatliburg, TN and we live in southern West Virginia, we couldn't do a whole lot of the planning and preparing ourselves, but that's where Carles-Witt Events came in!

The whole planning process was done through e-mail correspondences over several months. I would e-mail my thoughts and ideas. Then Julie and I (PrezLee) would talk about the different ideas and options. I gave her my budget at the very beginning and she was able to work with me to make it come out exact (even when I was changing my mind 1,000,000 times! *haha*)

Even though they did all this planning and setting up, they were also there as a friend to talk to about those pre-wedding jitters. Julie was like my therapist over the phone since I have a tendency to be a bit OCD and was able to calm all my worries about the events a couple of days ahead.

We could not have asked for a more perfect wedding! The people they also work with (caters, minister, photographer) are also great and nice as well! All our relatives are still raving and making statements about how it was the most beautiful wedding that they had ever been to! I could not recommend these ladies enough for any wedding (or any other event, in that case)!

We really and truly cannot begin to thank Carles-Witt Events enough! One of the best decisions we made was having these ladies as our wedding planners!
Rachel Thompson
2012-03-15, 00:00
Thank you Julie for being soooo incredible!!!! Our wedding was just so great and we're very glad to have had the opportunity to meet you!! We just got the pictures in the mail today and they're wonderful. Jeremy is great!!! Love Julie!! I wouldn't change anything at all given the opportunity. You took all the worry and stress away and made us all feel so comfortable!! Thank You!!
Tylin and Woo Anderson
2011-10-30, 00:00
Thank you for improvising for the Garter catasophy! I'm so Sorry the only we you met me was under the distress of a wedding. I was so overwhelmed if I was snippy I'm sorry.
Michelle Roberts
2011-10-08, 00:00
Just wanted to leave a few words of thanks... Last, year my best friend asked me to marry him in Gatlinburg... So it was only fitting to get married there as well... So, after a few searches we found Julie on this site... I've never giving up much control of a day that would be so special to me, and she took the day and turned it into a beautiful, elegant occasion... I was so impressed from point a to b... So, to Julie and all that helped make October 8th 2011, a day I will cherish and treasure for the rest of my life... If, you have any doubts about carles witt, leave them at the door and relax... It will be a beautiful and unforgettable day.. So, bridezilla at the door and let her work her magic.. :)

Thanks again,

Joan and Warren Hostynski
2011-08-05, 00:00
What a great wedding and everything was just perfect for Nadeya and Scott. So many of the
guests are still relating the great time we had on August 5. The decorations, the cake (which was
soooooo delicious) the music, the mountain setting, the food, I could go on and on. Julie even saved the day when I forgot to get the garter, they just made one. What a great team and we
will never forget that day. How can they do it when we were miles away, I guess they are just
Nadeya & Scott Hostynski
2011-08-05, 00:00
Hi Julie & Janene,

Thank you for making our Gatlinburg Falls Resort wedding on Friday, August 5, 2011, perfect! Everything was more than I imagined and so well-planned and organized! All my guests left satisfied and were very impressed with both of you! I couldn't believe how many people traveled for wedding & they all said it was the most laid back and fun wedding they have ever attended. That was exactly what we hoped for!

I have to admit, that while I was in Illinois planning the wedding online and over the phone, I thought it was too good to be true by how easy & stress-free Julie made it seem to plan the wedding ceremony & reception. When we arrived in Gatlinburg, everything was a cake walk and Julie & Janene knew exactly what to do. Our wedding day was nothing short of perfect! We are truly grateful for finding Carles-Witt Events & the stay at one of the Gatlinburg Falls Resort cabins for our honeymoon was a dream come true!

I recommend Carles-Witt Events to anyone who is looking for an honest, friendly, & dedicated event planner who will take care of you make your day everything you dreamed it would be, nothing less than perfect! Julie & Janene, you are the best & we will never forget all you have done to make our day memorable. Now we are just dying to see all the pictures!!!

Thank you very much for everything & God Bless you both,
Nadeya & Scott Hostynski :-)
Beth Ballard Dunaway
2011-04-30, 00:00
When my husband and I decided to get married in Gatlinburg, we quickly realized it may not end up being the situation we had hoped for. Everywhere we looked, there were "wedding packages" which basically dictated everything about your ceremony. It seemed extremely "cookie cutter", and that isn't us at all. Somehow, we came across Gatlinburg Falls Resort and Carles-Witt Events. It took talking on the phone with Julie one time for me to know we had made the right decision.

From day one, it was like Julie was able to read my mind. I told her we were a little non-traditional, yet still wanted something nice, and she ran with it. She and I bounced ideas off of each other during the entire planning process. It was great. Everything I wanted and described to her, it's like she could just see it without having to go into full detail. It's very rare that I will completely trust anyone to get the things done that I'm looking for, but Julie made it easy. She made it fun.

When we arrived in Gatlinburg and looked at the wedding facility for the first time (2 days before my wedding!), I have to say, I was a little under-impressed. It was much smaller than I had expected. However, on our wedding day, I couldn't have asked for more. She completely transformed that space. It was everything (and so much more) that we had hoped for. She took every little detail and made it fit us perfectly.

Our friends and family still haven't stopped talking about the weekend. I have had numerous friends get married over the past few years. Many of them spent RIDICULOUS amounts of money, and I wasn't really impressed with the outcome. Every single one of them have said our wedding and reception were the most beautiful and most fun they've been to. Can't beat that! I absolutely couldn't have been happier with everything Julie did! The decor, the food, the music.... everything was perfect!

If you're even considering getting married in Gatlinburg, don't miss out on an opportunity to have Carles-Witt Events plan your wedding. They are absolutely amazing! Thank you ladies so much for everything! :)
Celeste Red-Badger
2011-04-25, 00:00
Hello Julie,
Happy New Year to you, and your family. Please forgive me for not writing this sooner. However, better late than never.
I was telling someone about the outstanding job you did for my wedding. Then we went on your website. What an honor to see you that you have included pictures from our wedding!!
To anyone looking to hire Julie let me tell you, you'll be very satisfied. I leave 9 hours away, and she helped us plan a 3 day wedding weekend. We had over 100 guest to meet us in TN, from MI, LA, IL, FL, CA, SC, GA, and MS.
We did most of our business thru emails, and numerous phone calls. Our wedding was her first large wedding. Her business is a "family-affair" in every sense. Her sister, mother, son, husband, and father were all their to assist her.
We had a Mardi Gras themed wedding in the Mountains. With her being from Louisiana she fully knew how to capture the New Orleans vibe.
She told me she was a detailed oriented person. I think I had her beat. Lol. We worked very well together. She pulled everything together so well. In fact, this summer we'll be celebrating our 4th anniversary, and our families still talk about our gorgeous wedding!!
Julie, I'm sorry I didn't do this sooner. Continued success in your business.
Potential brides you will have memories to last a lifetime, and fun at your wedding if Julie is doing it.
Very satisfied customer,
Celeste Red-Badger
Casey Minchey
2011-04-10, 00:00
Julie a year ago today you helped me pull off not only a shock for my husband but you gave me a beautiful wedding... Planning long distance was so ready you had things figured out without me even finishing a sentence.... Thank you
Randa & Cliff Vaughn
2011-02-26, 00:00
Julie & Janene,
Cliff & I would like to thank you both for making our day so beautiful. Everything was more than I had imagined it would be. The reception decor was beautiful-Nora did a wonderful job replicating the photo of the original cake. The ceremony was just as beautiful and the catering was excellent! We had a lot of fun and it has been almost a week ago and we are still marveling over it! Thanks Again! ~ Randa & Cliff Vaughn
Jessica & Michael Gates
2010-09-18, 00:00
Mike and I had our wedding ceremony and reception at Gatlinburg Falls Resort. Julie and Janene decorated both events beautifully! We had the most gorgeous ceremony and they coached us all through it perfectly. All of the vendors they work with are quality professionals. The food and DJ were good and our photographers were awesome! I would recommend using Carles-Witt for your next event!
Karen and Kris Gorman
2010-06-26, 00:00
Julie and Janene are two incredible, reliable, and professional event planners. My husband and I were married yesterday, June 26, 2010, at the Gatlinburg Falls Resort wedding facility and could not believe how absolutely amazing everything turned out! We are delighted to be able to write this testimonial to ensure any future clients put their full trust in these ladies; they will make sure your day feels special in every way!

All of our planning was done via email and phone conversations for almost a year since we live in Charlotte, NC. Any time I had a question, Julie responded to my email within 24 hours or less either by emailing or calling me. I was not left hanging and that was always a relief to get answers as soon as possible. She always made me feel comfortable asking questions and she offered suggestions that made our wedding day perfect. The 2 weeks prior to our wedding, I felt as if I was their number one priority, even though they had another wedding the same day as ours!

Both Julie and Janene went out of their way to make sure we were having a good time and not worrying about anything but our own fun and our guests. (Here is one example: Janene literally put my flip flops on my feet because I had a leg cramp during our cake pictures and I had to take off my heels in the middle of pictures!!)

Our photographers and DJ were fabulous. We, and all of our guests, were extremely impressed with the work they did for us yesterday. The catering was delicious and our cake was decadent. It was everything we asked for--even being 4 hours away and not tasting any of it beforehand!

Without hesitation, we highly suggest you use Carles-Witt Events for your special occasion. You will not be disappointed! :)

Thank you Ladies. We will always be grateful for the hard work you put in to our wedding day. I cannot say it enough...

~Karen and Kris Gorman
Sheri & Marty Niezgoda
2010-05-21, 00:00
Thank you for everything from talking me off the ledge to the beautiful reception in our cabin!! The food was great, the cupcakes delicious and the entire cabin was gorgeous! I loved the flowers, the linens...EVERYTHING!! You made it look effortless and took all the worry out of it for me. Marty and I want to thank you and Janene for doing a great job! We'll remember the day for the rest of our lives and recommend you all over town!!

Much Love,
Sheri & Marty Niezgoda
Jason and Jolaine Haider
2010-05-13, 00:00
This testimonial has come way too late, but we have not forgotten about you! We were married on May 13th, 2010. A group of 44 guests attended from the great state of Minnesota to celebrate our wedding. The two of you delivered on every expectation and promise! We are so appreciative for your attention to detail and hard work. You helped make our special day memorable and unforgettable. We will always remember how perfect our reception went. Thanks for all you did and we hold you in the highest regard!

Jason and Jolaine Haider
Sandra Donohoo
2010-04-21, 00:00
On behalf of the City of Gatlinburg/Office of Special Events, we would like to thank you for participation in the 2010 Rib Fest & Wings Street Fair.You were such a BIG help! Sandra Donohoo
Christy Wheaton
2010-03-20, 00:00
Christy & Tim March 20, 2010

With just three months to plan and prepare our destination wedding from afar, Julie pulled everything together for us! Nothing was missed and it was an absolutely perfect wedding!! Julie is very knowledgable in wedding etiquette and went the extra mile by consulting us in planning all the details.

Having never met Julie or sampling the services until the day before our wedding, we were a little nervous, but Julie is an excellent communicator and listened to our dreams and as a result everything was perfect! The flowers were amazing, our cake was gorgeous, the place settings were simply elegant, the food was delicious and the setup and service was impeccable.

My husband and I cannot recommend Carles-Witt enough. They are wonderful people with perfect attention to detail, elegant taste and a true talent for creatively beautiful events!!

Christy and Tim Wheaton
Denise & Jerry Martin
2010-02-20, 00:00
We are both extremely grateful to both Julie and Janene. Our wedding went flawlessly and, thanks to the ladies, absolutely beautifully. From the decorations, to the catering, through their associated suppliers, the reception was incredible. The Minister performed a really touching ceremony and the DJ at our reception kept the party going. The flowers were absolutely amazing and the wedding cake was not only beautiful but absolutely delicious. Julie and Janene made everyone feel welcome and really kept everything together and fun. We highly recommend Carles-Witt Events. We had an incredible day! Thank you!
Peggy Hardy
2009-12-12, 00:00
Where do you even begin to tell how wonderful these ladies are? If I lived in TN, I would use and recommend Carles-Witt for every single event I had as well as my families and friends events! The experience of working with them was fantastic!!! My husband and I recently got married in Gatlinburg and these women did everything!! I mean everything! Julie made sure every detail was covered with our budget from the flowers, to the food, cake, photographer, and minister and every single detail was perfect! She made sure our children felt comfortable and included in the whole process as well as every single family member and guest we had attending. They were professional, yet fun and warm, (thanks Janene for helping us girls out with the Boogey Electric Slide at the reception :) ). I truly cannot say enough about these women. I would not have changed one single thing about this wedding and having Carles-Witt handle it. You truly made the day so very unforgettable and perfect. Thanks so very very much! Love and gratitude forever for both of you! YOU are fabulous!
Jamie Stefanic
2009-11-10, 00:00
My husband and I just got married a few days ago on 11.10.2009. We had our ceremony on the deck of our cabin at Gatlinburg Falls Resort and the reception was right across the street at the conference center.
I live in Missouri and had my own ideas of what I wanted to see on the most important day of our lives and Julie got it completely. We were really worried that it would be difficult to see eye to eye with a planner, but everything turned out so beautiful. I feel bad because I was even calling daily, it seems! We even brought the centerpeices that we wanted to use (wasn't sure in what manner, but we liked them!) and Julie used such creativity to make our reception site so unique. Everyone was really, REALLY impressed!
The flow of things, the dinner, the cake, the photographer was all amazing. If you are considering getting a wedding planner, hiring Carles-Witt Events will make your special day unforgettable. My only regret was not staying at the Smokies longer! Thanks, Julie & Janene!!!!
Wanda Mills
2009-10-03, 00:00
Julie & Janene thank you so much for a job very well done! You made Jennie & Aaron's wedding reception on October 3, 2009 go so smoothly. Julie, you were such a help with all the phone calls and E-mails.
The coordination, the decorations, and the event itself all were so professional. Our guest and families all raved about everything!
Your dedication, and your warmth were always evident. It was very much like working with old friends.
I would recommend Carles-Witt to anyone planning an event in this area.
Susan Lovejoy Yates
2009-07-30, 00:00
I LOVE THESE TWO LADIES! Julie and Janene made my wedding a dream come true. I had concerns because I was planning our wedding from a distance over the phone and e-mail. When I saw our reception, my husband and I were both amazed how beautiful everything turned out. The flowers, the cake, the food, the tables, the favors...everything was so pretty! Our family and friends loved it too, I have had several people ask who did my reception and want to recreate what we had. When I look at our wedding pictures, I am so happy about the memories we made that day and I am so thankful that Julie and Janene made those memories beautiful with all of their hard work! I wish for all brides to have Julie and Janene help them with their wedding day!
Ashley Sayre
2009-05-30, 00:00
It started off as simply needing "eyes and ears" in Tennessee, but it ended up as so much more! Such an unexpected twist in the midst of business to meet such sincere people as Julie and Janine. Honest, trustworthy, dedicated...a few of the words I would use to describe these two women. The wedding reception was beautiful; the sights, the smells, the sounds, the tastes. All of the guests, including the table of 10 children, had their needs met! But it wasn't just the reception that was enjoyable. All of the events leading up to it were managed wonderfully as well. Any questions, answered. Any concerns, addressed. Any problems, resolved.
I highly recommend Carles-Witt Events for any event planning needs!
Britni Wood
2008-12-06, 00:00
My husband and I got married December 6, 2008 at the Chapel at the Preserve. My wedding reception became a dream come true with Carles-Witt events! These ladies were amazing at helping me. I knew that wedding receptions were expensive and I was concerned. Carles-Witt took my budget and made everything I wanted happen! My family is still talking about how beautiful my reception was and how amazing the food tasted! One thing special to me was that these ladies were christians! I remember them telling me that God blessed them and they wanted to bless me. They were such a blessing! If you are looking for someone to cater your event, this is exactly the place to look!
Sarah Barron
2008-09-01, 00:00
Julie and Janene did a awesome job on our wedding last September of 08. I could not of asked for a more beautiful wedding. They were so easy to talk to and they did everything exactly like I wanted it to be. My whole family was so impressed by all the hard work they done and how great everything looked. I highly recommend these two ladies they are wonderful!
Susan Cho Oyler
2008-08-25, 00:00
Julie and Janene were awesome! They did SUCH a beautiful job with our reception. They are so experienced, that I was confident that our reception would be perfect. Lord knows, I had some bridezilla moments that day, so it was great to not have to worry about the reception! My husband and I were so pleased with how everything turned out. Even the staff working at the resort said that our reception was the prettiest they have seen. Thanks JJ!
Diane Denney Freeman
2008-07-23, 00:00
Janene and Julie did an amazing job! I live in Texas and planned entire wedding over the phone and the internet. I spoke with Janene the entire time and she was a pleasure to work with in planning our wedding day. She was on top of every detail and even provided emotional support over the phone when I needed it. :) I put all my trust in these two women, whom I had never met and they EXCEEDED my expectations. For never seeing the venue or chapel untill the BIG DAY, she was so incredible and honest with me! I can honestly say that I will trust them again to plan any event for me in the future. Thank You Janene and Julie for everything!
Jen & Jay Tjernlund
2008-05-10, 00:00
Our family still talks about how beautiful and memorable our wedding was (thanks to you!). I can't believe it will be four years in May!

I could not have asked for a more perfect wedding. We live in Dallas and was a little hesitant of planning this over the phone/email (since I was out of state), but Julie exceeded all my expectations. She took care of every little detail to make our day memorable and stress-free. From cake, to flowers, to photographers, to the amazing food - they handle it all and make sure it's done right. By the end of our reception dinner I really felt as if Carles-Witt was family to me.
I'm so glad we had the opportunity to work with these wonderful folks - best decision we made!

Thanks for the unforgettable memories.
Thank you for going out of your way to make our day incredibly special and stress free. It really meant a lot to me and our family. It will never be forgotten.
Hugs from Dallas,
Jay and Jen Tjernlund
Ashley Westendorf Oneal
2008-04-21, 00:00
We got married April 2008 at the Preserve Resort. The entire weekend was awesome and will never be forgotten. I was very leery of planning a wedding and reception over the phone and internet, but it couldn't have been done better. I was in constant communication with Janene, and everything turned out absolutely beautiful. Somehow, I'm sure its with her years of expertise, she matched and coordinated everything, without ever seeing anything in person. We all were very impressed with the reception and coordination of events. I would just like to thank Janene & Julie for making our wedding day so wonderful. I would highly recommend these two talented women.
Polly Kilgore
2007-04-21, 00:00
Julie and Janene saved our wedding reception as so many things were going wrong. Our guests did not notice anything out of the ordinary as Julie and Janene worked so hard to make our event seem flawless. They had fantastic ideas to make the reception special for the bride, groom and guests. I could not have had a more beautiful reception for our daughter without the help of these fantstic planners. I love them! Mother of the bride, Polly Kilgore: Milam/Kilgore Wedding

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