“Guests that attended all raved about this networking event…”
Adrienne has volunteered and served as Director of Special Events for Meeting Professionals International (Connecticut River Valley Chapter) for about 3 months now. In that time, she has not only jumped head-first into a fully volunteer role, but given it as much effort as I'm sure she would for her paying clients. She put together a stunning event at a beautiful venue with an incredible vendor with very little lead time and an equally limited budget. The guests that attended all raved about this networking event that she envisioned and executed flawlessly. Without slowing down, she has already secured venues for her next several events, which will put us about 6 months ahead of schedule. I highly recommend Adrienne's services- it will be hard to find somebody with more passion, energy, and creativity for planning events.
Brandon Kurtich, District Sales Manager with Dave & Buster's and President of Meeting Professionals International (CT River Valley Chapter) – 2019
“Best decisions we made when planning our wedding…”
Hiring Adrienne as our wedding planner was without a doubt one of the best decisions we made when planning our wedding. From the minute we embarked on this journey she guided the ship every step of the way ensuring our day was exactly what we envisioned. Adrienne is an incredible professional and an absolute pleasure to work with. Her office provided us with a great space to meet and work towards our vision as well as providing us a central location to meet with potential vendors. She made sure to work within our overall budget and would often check in on progress keeping us on task with clear deadlines and reliable advice during impasses. She set up and attended all our meetings and guiding us through every step of the process; venue selection, dresses and tuxes, florists, caterers, DJs, photographers, hotels, graphic designers and printers. Her exceptional organizational skills and her expertise in creating and reviewing vendor contracts really kept our mind at ease. Her experience in event planning and her established connections to a network of trusted professionals made it easy to choose the perfect vendors that fit our particular needs. She managed everything, not just on the wedding day, but also the rehearsal dinner, day after brunch, and all the other accompany festivities. She helped us with the overall decor and even added in thoughtful extra touches that added to our special day. We would highly recommend her to anyone planning a wedding or any other event, she made our dream come true and we cannot thank her enough for everything she did for us.
Eric & Lisa – 2019
“Best event planner ever…”
Adrienne Johnson is amazing, professional, organized, kind and friendly, making everyone very comfortable. I will be performing a wedding in May. She has seen to every last detail. I highly recommend Redefined Elegance if you are looking for the best event planner.
Diane Marion JP - 2019
“A diverse planner…”
Adrienne is a true professional when working with her to execute your event! She is a diverse planner capable of planning both social and corporate events. Her creativity transforms your event from the ordinary to extraordinary, creating a WOW factor your guests will be speaking of for years to come! Adrienne’s attention to detail ensures that every aspect of your event will run smoothly and ultimately the event will be a success. Adrienne is proficient at making her client’s vision a reality!
Kristin Zaharuk, Catering Sales Manager, Marriott Hartford Downtown – 2019
“Exceeded my expectations while staying in my budget…”
I would recommend Adrienne for your next professional event. Adrienne coordinated a professional forum I hosted last month taking the stress of managing the event specifics off of me allowing me to focus on the content portion of the event. Adrienne exceeded my expectations all the while staying within my budget! Thank you Redefined Elegance for helping to make my vision and reality!
Jacqueline Clark, B&L Financial Architects | Gillette Ridge Golf Course, Bloomfield, CT – 2018
“They can keep you calm and focused…”
Redefined Elegance Event Planners, LLC goes above and beyond as their normal business operation to make sure your event is perfect. They are extremely flexible and will work right along with you when plans dramatically change or you are having other difficulties. They can keep you calm and focused when it feels like everything is overwhelming. I can't recommend Redefined Elegance Planners, LLC enough!
Matthew Clark – 2018
“This is a company you want…”
"Adrienne lets nothing slip through the cracks. You hire Redefined Elegance to plan your event, tell her your needs and wants, and then relax. She’s got this. The latest business event which I participated in, a seminar at Gillette Ridge Golf Course restaurant was flawless. Adrienne planned and managed everything, so all of us could concentrate on our jobs. The room, the food, the tech equipment, the guest name tags and check in, was all in place. Don’t even hesitate. This is a company you want to work with for your next event."
Marjorie Stradinger, Stradinger and Stradinger, Public Relations, Advertising & Marketing – 2018
“ALWAYS impressed with her attention to detail…”
"Adrienne is a KICK butt do it anything you need get it done BOSS in the realm of event planning/retreat hosting/people supporting. I’ve been part of many of her events both large and small and am ALWAYS impressed with her attention to detail."
Samatha Mendes LaCouture, Director Consultant with Business Network International – 2018
“Our wedding was beautiful...”
"I just want to say thank you very much for everything you did for us. You went above and beyond for us. Our wedding was beautiful. Wesley and I were thrilled with you and your staff's service. Thank you again."
Wesley, Eva & The Girls – 2018
“Far beyond my expectations...”
"I can't thank enough to Adrienne Johnson for making my daughter's wedding day truly amazing. She went far beyond my expectations and provided excellent professionalism. My daughter Zaireliz Melendez and I, Zaylu Rangel, are so grateful to have had the opportunity to work with Adrienne Johnson and Redefined Elegance. She was extremely professional and provided quality service. She went above and beyond. I recommend her services 100%."
Zaylu Rangel – 2018
“The best wedding planner...”
"Adrianne has been the best wedding planner she could be to my fiancé and I, she has gone above and beyond for us. All I had to do was tell her what my vision was and she made it happen, the best part was that she made it affordable for us. We appreciate everything she has done for us. We got extremely lucky to have such an amazing wedding planner to help us with our wedding. Not only is she a great wedding planner but she is also a great person."
Zaireliz & Guliano – 2018
“It's been a pleasure...”
"It's finally here! Thank you for all you do and the fun we had along the way. It's been a pleasure and look forward to more opportunities to collaborate with you. Please treat yourself to an herbal tea on us. You deserve it!"
Jennifer Christy - Corporate Catering Sales Manager, Mystic Marriott, Groton, CT – 2018
“The party and the food was sensational…”
"Adrienne has done an awesome job with the large banquet in Mystic Marriott. The party and the food was sensational. She set the tone for elegance & class. I would give her a great award to recognize her for putting it all together!.... Not a small task of 375 people attending. Cheers! "
Diana Miller-Lloyd, Fellow BNI Member – BNI Banquet 2018
“Lucky to have found you…”
"My wedding wouldn't have come together if I hadn't hired Adrienne of Redefined Elegance. To just say she went above and beyond wouldn't describe what she did for my wedding. Adrienne was available to meet with me whenever I needed and made sure everything was absolutely perfect. My wedding reception was at City Hall in Hartford and had many different vendors and moving parts. She was not only my coordinator/planner but also my legal support and my biggest advocate/fighter. She made sure every vendor we contacted was giving me the best rates and services. When I look back all the purchases within my wedding budget. The services of Redefined Elegance were priceless. I will forever be grateful!"
Melissa ♥ Walden – 2017
“Thoughtfulness, care, and expertise…”
"I've had the pleasure of working with Adrienne Johnson and Redefined Elegance over the last couple of months. Adrienne shows thoughtfulness, care, and expertise when engaging with her clients. Additionally, Adrienne shows the ability to anticipate clients needs and adapt to change on the fly. Her network of vendors/professionals is a priceless asset that should not be overlooked when considering Redefined Elegance. I look forward to working with the organization in the future!"
Brenton Jenkins, DJ BJenks – 2017
“I never have to worry…”
"As a repeat client… working with Adrienne I never have to worry. I tell her what we would like for the event and she makes it happen. I cannot say enough her attention to detail, punctuality and ability to work with a budget is awesome. Our last event held the guest told me she is really good at what she does, they felt a warm welcome upon arrival. Continued Success… and thank you for another great event. "
Judy Levy – 2017
“A truly positive experience...”
"Redefined Elegance and Adrienne were instrumental in hosting two regional BNI awards banquets in two different states, scheduled one week apart -- one with over 300 attendees, the other with over 100 attendees. Surveyed attendees had a truly positive experience with both. Adrienne's process and focus allowed these two events to happen seamlessly. Adrienne was also instrumental in getting the best deals with the facilities and never stops fighting for her clients."
Rich Stroiney, Executive Director, BNI of New England – 2017
“The event was handled beautifully...”
"I have had the pleasure of knowing Adrienne for the past year and enlisted her services for my parents' 70th Birthday Party. Adrienne handled more than I could have asked for every step of the way. We are incredibly appreciative of her efforts and friendship. The event was handled beautifully and I cannot wait to partner with her again for my next event. She is not only a professional, but highly personable and we could not have had such a fine evening with out her. Thank you greatly!!!"
Matthew Gaughran – 2016
“Wonderful from start to finish...”
"Adrienne was wonderful from start to finish. Professional, dependable, great ideas and made our event seamless from beginning to end. Would absolutely hire her again!"
60th Birthday Party, Kasia Novak – 2016
I hired Adrienne to assist in coordinating a baby shower/cocktail party. She was an excellent listener and came up with several great suggestions to enhance the party. The room layout, centerpieces, and "special baby book" that she designed were just some of her contributions. Adrienne also reduced my stress related to the party by being dependable, punctual and doing it all within budget. She was a pleasure to work with and I would not hesitate to call on her again.
Corinne B. – 2016
“We are so touched that you chose to deploy your resources and talents...”
We cannot thank you enough for all of the time, energy, and heart you poured into “Salute to Female Soldiers: Our Forgotten Heroes.” We are so touched that you chose to deploy your resources and talents to benefit our residents and program, alongside Christine.
Everyone at the even – including the ladies from the Nicholas A. Madaras Home – had a wonderful time. The proceeds collected will be paramount in helping us continue our mission to help homeless female veterans return to meaningful and productive lives.
We look forward to continuing and growing our partnership. Please let us know how we can support you and Redefined Elegance in the future.
Kaitlin Marinelli & Vincent Santilli – 2016
Considering it was the hottest day of the summer the service received was exceptional.
Judy Levy – 2016
“EVERYTHING went my way...”
Adrienne is a woman who dose her job and more. She will go out of her way to make what you want happen. She planned my wedding in less then a month and made sure EVERYTHING went my way! She really is a respectful woman who always made herself available at any time. She made sure my day was perfect!
Glyn & Michele Chapman Bride & Groom – 2016
“Could not have asked for a better event to celebrate my baby girl...”
Adrienne planned my baby shower from start to finish with lots of personal touches along the way. The only thing that I had to worry about was the guest list, and she took care of the rest. I got a personalized book that she had bound for me that include notes to my daughter from each guest, and everyone loved the craft project and food. Could not have asked for a better event to celebrate my baby girl.
Angela N. Morehart – 2016
The entire experience working with Adrienne from the very beginning was beyond enjoyable. Her attention to detail, ability to think outside of the box while ensuring her client's remain on budget are true assets not only to those that have the opportunity to hire her but also to those that have the privilege of working with her! She is incredibly prompt, responsive and detailed to a "T" not only with the aesthetics but also with budgets and timeline. Her ability to take the larger picture and break it down to a microscopic level is amazing. You can absolutely tell that event planning is her passion! I highly recommend her for services for anyone looking to "wow" their guests and experience true professionalism.
Meredith Doyle, Senior Catering Sales Executive, Trumbull Marriott Merritt Parkway – 2016
“the proper atmosphere of executive level networking...”
Adrienne Johnson and Redefined Elegance Event Planners, LLC "made it happen" for Beta Sigma Boulé. In October of 2015, Beta Sigma Boulé hosted a "successful" reception for the new Chairman of the UMass Board of Trustees, Victor Woolridge. Adrienne's professionalism, passion of purpose and attention to detail ensured that the attendees were welcomed to the proper atmosphere of executive level networking and inspiration.
Brooks Fitch, President, Beta Sigma Boule – 2016
“EVERY single detail was taken care of...”
Adrienne was simply amazing. She worked with us and our needs up until the day of the wedding. We really liked her professionalism and how organized everything was. EVERY single detail was taken care of, and we mean EVERY single detail. It is really impressive how knowledgeable Adrienne is and, all the resources she has. We loved our wedding, she definitely did a great job, and at the end of the she was always available for a quick change of plans, or had a great idea under her sleeve. We are so pleased with Adrienne’s help, she made our day absolutely perfect!
Catrina & Camillo Franco, Bride & Groom – 2016
“secures measurable contracts, communicates constantly...”
Adrienne is a tenacious negotiator, refusing to take no for an answer... highly motivated, pays attention to the smallest details, secures measurable contracts, communicates constantly, and value people on both sides of the table.
Barbara M. Lanier, Satisfied Client – 2016