Amore Events by Cody (Charlottesville Wedding Planner) ~ specializes in Day of Coordination, Partial & Full Wedding Planning, Design Management
This is an incredibly exciting time of your life, and you should enjoy it to the fullest extent! Hiring a local Charlottesville wedding planner is the absolute best decision you can make during the planning process and will guarantee that you enjoy the ride. We at Amore Events by Cody are known by our clients and other wedding professionals for our creativity, compassion and overall fresh approach to wedding planning. We take great pride in maintaining a boutique sensibility and a firm belief that with a smaller clientele, we can provide an unparalleled and focused level of service. Our planners are never pushy and encourage personalized concepts by providing recommendations to infuse your wedding with style and imagination. With our broad vendor knowledge and relationships and our understanding of the wedding industry and trends, Amore Events by Cody staff is in top condition to provide you with all you need to make your dream day a reality. We are sensitive to your budget and know the best vendors in the area who can create your vision in an affordable and cost-effective manner. Most importantly, we are available to oversee the planning process and the execution of the wedding to ensure that no stone goes unturned, no detail overlooked, and that your day is entirely stress free for you and your families.
Brides who book the full wedding planning package with Amore Events by Cody receives "free" access to her incredible collection of vintage-inspired wedding decor. Click here to check out some of the items!
An Amore Events by Cody wedding planner will assist in selecting the best ceremony and reception sites for your budget as well as reliable service providers such as photographers, videographers and florists and more.... We can help save you hours of investigation and legwork.
There is no formula, but rather an evolutionary process beginning the moment you hire us. With unique personalities, distinct ideas, and discerning aesthetics, each planner approaches the production process with the utmost detail and care, presenting you with the best options for venues, vendors, and logistics specific to your event. The best events begin as a marriage between client and the planner best suited for their personality, style, and preferences–this is the key element in beginning any successful partnership.
Contact us to learn more about our three wedding planning packages. One to fit every budget.
Vintage Mason Jars, Milk Glass, Antique Doors, Fencing, Signage, Chalkboard Directionals, Vases, Distressed Tables, Old Colorful Chairs, Lace, Galvanized Containers, Props (old cameras, alarm clock, knobs, spoons, clothes pins) and so much more! We have an unbelievable inventory.
Without Cody's impeccable planning and support, our wedding day would not have happened. Cody's attention to detail, willingness to work incredibly hard, and great deal of experience and creativity all were priceless to us as we planned our wedding from out-of-town. Cody is a delight to work with and her vast collection of decorations and floral skills are a huge value-add to her planning costs. The only small caution I would have is to make sure you are very clear about your expectations … forcommunication and personality/working style before beginning a working relationship with Cody. Her eagerness to please can become a bit overwhelming and cause a bit of stress leading up to the wedding day. The flurries of emails as the big day neared (I'm sure completely normal) were quite stressful for me and I would've preferred a different way of getting things done during the final few weeks. However, none of this is was at all intentionally stress-inducing on Cody's part and I'm completely sure it was only to ensure the wedding day was as smooth as possible. Cody is personable and kind, thoughtful and compassionate, selfless and definitely someone we would recommend to everyone. She sacrifices everything to make sure she is supporting you 150% - including sleepless nights, hiring her daughters as babysitters, and putting up with any and all last minute dramas. We love her and consider her an extended part of the McNeill family. Read More
I am so grateful to have had Amore Events be a part of my wedding day! Diane was my day-of-coordinator and I could not have gotten through the day without her! They seem to know everyone in the C'ville wedding community and have awesome relationships with them. They have great recommendations for vendors and end up saving you money (a lot of vendors give you discounts for being an Amore Bride!). Cody also has really beautiful things that you can use at your wedding. I can't say enough great … things about them! I would highly recommend using Amore Events! Read More
I could write pages about Cody. To keep it short, I am convinced that there is no wedding planner like her anywhere else in the world. She is INCREDIBLY talented and completely devoted to and supportive of her brides. Despite being perhaps the busiest woman I know, she always made me (and all her other brides) feel like the most important priority. She was extremely responsive to every single email and phone call (and we communicated on a weekly basis for over a year!) She was incredibly … organized (think google docs) and had a wonderful relationship with all of my vendors. Most of all, she brought to life the most beautiful wedding I could have ever dreamed of. Her decor collection is enough to make your jaw drop over and over again. And I didn't even mention the flowers! They took my breath away. The best thing about Cody is that she absolutely loves her job... and boy does it show. Read More
I wish I could give a ranking higher than "highly recommend" for Cody. She is absolutely, hands-down the best wedding planner you could have. She will make your day perfect and will alleviate any concerns you have. She's the absolutely sweetest person and is phenomenal at what she does. We only had her do day-of planning, but it didn't deter her enthusiasm one bit.
The best thing I ever did for my wedding was hire Cody and her Amore Events team. She truly made our wedding day the most perfect day I can imagine. My husband and I lived out of town the entire year we were planning our wedding and she did so much leg work for us. I really didn't have a "vision" for my wedding at all and she took the few colors/ideas I had and turned the evening into a fairytale. We have had so many people tell us our wedding was the best they've ever been to and it's because … we took Cody's advice every step of the way. I honestly wouldn't change one thing about anything Cody did. She is also so sweet, organized, and inspired that I never worried once during the year leading up to our big day. There is no way our wedding would have been nearly as wonderful without her. Read More
Where to begin? I could never, ever, have been able to pull off my wedding without Cody! She was a dynamo--full of energy, ideas, vision-- and always calmed me down. She is confident and reassuring, and earned my trust early on. I'm a planner, and am always thinking through contingencies... but she's a planner, too, and was always five steps ahead, full of ideas on how to manage situations that had never crossed my mind. She was also a great advisor-- from thoughts on the "first look," to … age of the flower girls, to staging, she brought her knowledge of best (and worst) practices to ensure that my wedding would be a success. For many of us, this is our first time planning a wedding, and we don't know what to do and what questions to ask! She held my hand through the whole process, and I am so grateful. Cody also has an amazing decor collection, which was a fantastic resource-- she has carefully curated her decor in concert with the latest trends: vintage, hipster, rustic, Gatsby, Downton Abbey... which is wonderful for the budget bride who doesn't want to buy 16 of everything! I also found Amore Events to be very affordable for the services provided. I chose the most collaborative package, for which I took on some tasks, and Cody took on others. She always gave great recommendations and leveraged her strong relationships with local vendors to make sure that I received the best service and a great deal. Finally, I have to say that planning a wedding is an intensely personal process, and I am so thankful to have had Cody's assistance. She took my overall vision and made it a reality. In the process, she wasn't just an advisor--she became a friend, and we have remained in touch since my wedding. This is the mark of a truly great coordinator (and person!). Read More