From the beginning I could not be more pleased that we chose April to be our wedding planner. Our first meeting I (the Mother of the Bride) told her that I worked a lot of hours and that I had not the first clue about how to plan a wedding. She immediately made me feel at ease. She made you feel that she could create an experience that matches your wishes, that you would not be disappointed with, regardless of budget. I requested that she and my daughter email back and forth and figure out what would look good, what the bride wanted, gave her a budget and off they went. In addition to hourly rates paid we also purchased “Day of” package which gives you full access to April and her crew for everything from the rehearsal the night before to the entire day of the ceremony, including set up, take down, etc… All calls for flowers, vendors, etc were done by April because that is the way that I expressed wanting this to go. I’m extremely busy and I didn’t want to call a ton of photographers, or DJ’s, florists, etc… Her rates were extremely reasonable and she did not waste time or pad the bill. We did book the venue before we hired April so we at least knew that. I just don’t know how to tell you that our day was so perfect and it was all because of April. Her attention to detail is amazing. She didn’t miss a beat! She will do as little or as much as you want. We chose to use her for most details and she is just really great at what she does. She has several vendors that she works with and they fit the bill for us. Please if you want your day to be stress free and actually enjoyable and you don’t want to be a BRIDEZILLA……………..Give April a call. She will make your experience the most absolutely wonderful ever!!!
—Lori, mother of the sweetest bride
April was great to work with. She had some unique ideas that helped make our daughters wedding venue beautiful and special. Great communication and really listened to what we wanted. We had most vendors ligned up when we called April, but she was happy to finish up planning and was very helpful on wedding day, and was at the venue for the entire day.
—Theresa, mother of the beautiful bride
Words cannot describe how amazing April was at planning our special day. She was with us from the very beginning of our planning process and made the entire year of planning seamless. April was always available when I had questions and took care of every little detail.
When the big day came, April and her team were so organized and made the day flow without incident. She turned an indoor tennis court into the most beautiful reception venue that Wichita has to offer. It was simply Stunning. We plan to use Ambiance Events by April for any future events!
—Bethany & Jon
Using April for my wedding planner was one of, if not, the Best decision I made for our wedding. April met with me, communicated with me, and was there to answer any question over call or text anytime I needed. She was my go-to person when I needed an opinion on a vendor or just a simple timeline arrangement. I wanted to be very involved with planning our wedding, and April made this happen- she was hands on anytime I needed her, but also gave me the ability to feel like planning was in my hands as well. She stepped in when I needed more help and she always had our best interest in mind. She was able to view our vision of how we wanted or special day, and created the PERFECT real life event. April has a very fun and bubbly personality and is very easy to work with! She has much knowledge in event/wedding planning and has many connections with amazing vendors. She is also very open to working with vendors she has not in the past, and open to any ideas you bring to the table. She also is very honest when honesty is needed, whether its difficult budget details or a simple arrangement in the timeline of your day. April made our day FLAWLESS. Our wedding was everything we could have ever hoped and dreamed of. We are so thankful we chose to work with sweet April! THANK YOU!!!
—Ashton & Trent
From the moment I met April, I knew I could count on her to make my wedding run smoothly. She was confident, quiet and steady. This is what I needed as a frazzled bride! We met twice before my wedding and in both cases she made me feel very comfortable and offered great suggestions for me to use when planning. April ran my wedding ceremony rehearsal and made the entire wedding party feel good about their roles and what they should be doing. On the wedding day she took care of setting up all the decor, gave direction to vendors, and answered all questions that came up! During the wedding, she was in control the entire time and handled all the tiny details as they arose. I’m so glad that I worked with April! She made my wedding day perfect and took care of so many things so my family and friends didn’t have to worry – like clean up and tear down! What a blessing April was for my wedding!!
—Amy & Andrew
Ambiance made my wedding day an absolute dream come true! April was fantastic to work with and truly a 5+ on all of the above categories. If you are looking for a wedding planner to bring your wedding-day vision to a reality, this is your girl! I had visions of huge chandeliers at my reception (which was on an indoor tennis court and not all that practical..), and April sought out the perfect vendors to make it all happen! She is super talented with lighting and room design, and has extensive access and relationships with all types of vendors. April is also very adaptive to different styles and visions, and I believe she could seriously turn any room into your perfect venue. Aside from talented, April is also very efficient and can work wonders within any budget. Highly highly recommended!!!
—Danielle & Clint
April has worked for our family for the past 15 years in event planning from Birthdays, Anniversary’s to private parties at our homes ranging from 50 to 400 attendees.
Some our events include live music, food and drink, wait staff, tents etc. which she handles. Our most current event was our Son’s wedding at Wichita Country Club which we were able to enjoy and not have to deal with all the setup and coordinating that typically comes with a party of this magnitude. Our son and daughter-in-law met with April month’s prior to discuss the details and look at venues etc. and it all came together perfectly!
April has made our life so easy when it comes to entertaining from the initial planning stages to the final cleanup of the event, she handles it all. Her attention to detail and how she can make a backyard or banquet hall look so good for that special occasion giving it that personal touch to match our personality.
—Marty & Jenae Cornejo
As a corporate event planner, I began wedding planning with the intention of designing and doing everything. I coordinated and planned events around the world and thought I could handle my own wedding. Little did I know that the process itself would entirely overwhelm and consume me. I realized I could not manage on my own and considered enlisting help. We hired April as a “helper,” but her great taste and creative eye convinced me that she was more equipped than myself and we hired her full time.
April has a way of making you feel like you’re making all the decisions without any of the work. She took the stress out and enabled me to enjoy the process entirely, knowing she would execute beyond expectations. My husband and I still reminisce about the moment we walked into the reception. We stood in awe of the vision April created. She turned the Wichita Country Club tennis courts into an elegant event space with lighting only she could envision and a bar that facilitated an enjoyable evening for all. Every detail of that day was handled perfectly and the adorable notes she left in various places only increased the joy of our wedding day. My family intends to hire April for all future events and weddings. She mastermind the best day of our lives and to her, we are eternally grateful.
We needed help planning our daughter’s Bat Mitzvah weekend
and April came highly recommended to us.
We were not disappointed!
Her patience was key when working with my daughter to capture the perfect party. Sophie envisioned a YouTube party and April worked closely with her to make that theme come to life. The centerpieces, lighting and décor were a perfect way to help make Sophie shine on her special day.
I was equally pleased with April. She is extremely organized, amazing with details and suggestions and has great connections.
I took advantage of hiring her to help during the weekend as well and I do not know how I could have managed with out her.
She allowed me to enjoy a very special event with family and friends while she took care of everything! We have another Bar Mitzvah coming up in two years and I already booked April. She is a gem in Wichita.
I think the twins birthday celebration was the cutest party ever! It was so nice to work with you and know that every detail would be looked after…that I could enjoy the day with my girls and know you had everything covered! You are also graceful under pressure, creative and organized. Working with Ambiance was a wonderful experience!
I had the most perfect, unforgettable wedding day thanks to my brilliant event coordinator- April Johnson. I could not have imagined a more stress free experience. I met April approximately 6 months prior to the wedding when I realized that I just couldn’t coordinate such a big event on my own. I was drowning in to-do list after to-do list! By the time I had met April, I had all of the major tasks (e.g., booking the venue and vendors) completed, and April helped me to narrow down and complete all of the small details necessary to really make the Big Day one to remember. On the day of the event, April coordinated all of my vendors, set up the cocktail hour, and single handedly decorated my entire event in the exact way I had envisioned. Everything went exactly as planned. And the best part was that I could sit back and enjoy every minute of the day with out a single worry. The best decision I made regarding my wedding was choosing to April as my event planner!
-Taryn and Kamren Reilly
The wedding is over and I have had a moment to reflect on how in the heck we pulled off Plan B. My husband and I truly feel that it wouldn’t have happened without your expert help. Your steady advice was as great for the garden wedding as it was for the barn celebration. Thank you for creatively organizing a bit of magic!
-Mother of Bride, Wichita
I simply cannot find the right words to express my gratitude for you. From the bottom of my heart, thank you for helping us create and execute two amazing events. Your calming spirit mixed with your talent and vision are truly beyond words. I am honored you were part of this special time and I am even more honored to call you a friend. We will be forever grateful for you and all you did to make it wonderful for us!
-Jen and Spence
September & October 2016
Thank you, April!
You helped us carry off what we could never have made happen by ourselves. Everyone thought the room looked beautiful…….it glowed like a Viennese restaurant. The bread and dip idea was also a WOW way to begin! Thanks for bringing that idea to us. I know you worked hard…..I hope you feel your efforts were rewarded by our guests’ response to the evening.
-Event Hostess, Wichita