Testimonials

I would like to personally thank you for making “Spirit of Syria” Fundraising Event a huge success in supporting the urgent humanitarian needs in San Diego. I was reassured from our first conversation that you would put your heart and soul into the project. You were exceptional in handling all aspects of the event, including research of different venues, budget management, contracts negotiation, volunteers coordination, event promotion, and outcome reporting. Awesome job! Your creativity, attention to details, and problem solving skills guarantee both a successive and unique event! Events by Gisele, I am honored to recommend your outstanding services to every client seeking perfection. ~ Alma A. Harb, MD


 

Whenever I ever think about  my daughter’s wedding I will always remember one of the best parts. That was You ! We couldn’t have done it without you!I knew after the first time we met the day after Christmas last year that I would not have to worry about a thing! I was so right.Thank you so much for all the professionalism, warmth and kindness you brought to a very memorable occasion! ~ Bonnie, Mother of the Bride, Julie

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Gisele did such an AMAZING job to make our son’s Bar Mitzvah party everything he had wanted, and more. She was an absolute delight to work with, also one step ahead of us (a good thing), did not miss a single detail, had wonderful ideas that we never would have thought of, and introduced us to fantastic vendors. When the big night arrived, she made it effortless for us so that we could enjoy the evening with family and friends and not worry about keeping things on track. We’re looking forward to planning our daughter’s Bat Mitzvah party with Gisele in less than a year! ~Brian and Anya Ilfield


feras and delia testimonialTo say that our dream wedding would not have been possible without Gisele’s help is not an exaggeration. Her timeliness, attention-to-detail, and artistic eye helped take our special day from great to magnificent. From day one to even weeks post-wedding, Gisele was an invaluable source of assistance and guidance. Gisele was continuously accessible, always quick to respond to emails or phone calls, and every suggestion or piece of advice she gave was well thought-out and succinct. She helped keep me, an anxious bride, calm and stress-free, and efficiently coordinated the various events on our wedding day. Without a doubt, commissioning Gisele’s help for the planning and coordination of our wedding was one of the best decisions we could have made. ~Delia and Feras

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XBP_5619 copyGisele was invaluable in helping me organize a 50th birthday party for my husband. When we finally decided to host the party, we didn’t have a lot of time to pull the event together. Gisele’s knowledge of and contacts with catering and party equipment suppliers were invaluable. In addition, her artist’s eye helped us create a tone and mood for the party and her planner’s experience helped us realized that vision with organization and a budget. Lastly, on the day of the party, she made it possible for us to actually enjoy the day while she and her staff took on responsibility for managing all vendors and last minute issues that popped up. Gisele’s calm nature, graceful artistry and organizational skills make her an excellent party planner. I can’t recommend her enough. ~Catherine

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For many brides and grooms, their wedding day is a day they have envisioned for years, down to every detail. I, however, was not that bride. I had an idea of what I wanted, but was pretty open to suggestions and needed direction to help from getting overwhelmed. Insert Gisele. Her professionalism, attention to detail and overall support throughout the wedding planning process was perfect. Not only is Gisele great at what she does (never overbearing, always suggesting fun/creative ideas that we may not have considered), but she is a true pleasure to work with and a wonderful woman. She made me feel so comfortable, and more importantly, confident in my decisions and vision. With her guidance and direction, our special day turned out to be even better than we had imagined. When it comes to planning a wedding, or any major event for that matter, Gisele should be THE ONLY choice! I would, and have, recommended Gisele to any bride. ~Katie & Kyle 

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Bourche2237Gisele Chalhoub helped planned and coordinate our dream Bourche -Samawi Wedding in July of 2015. I can honestly say that if I had to plan my wedding all over again, the first phone call I would make would be to Gisele! You cannot put a price on the connections she has in the event planning industry, the peace of mind she brought Gabriel and I at our rehearsal and on our wedding day, and her attentiveness to YOUR specific desires as bride and groom. Beyond all of this, her creativity and excellent taste originated many of the décor, menu, and ceremony ideas that kept our guests raving about our wedding more than two months after! ~Rayya & Gabriel

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Gisele was great to work with! She helped me plan and pull off an 80 person wedding at the University Club downtown– in ONE month! She recommended vendors and ideas that ended up working out very well. Any bride would be happy to have her on their wedding day. ~Heather & Sasha

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Events by Gisele made our wedding a dream come true! It was like the fairytale I had always imagined. Starting from day one, Gisele was there to guide and support each decision we made. She kept us on track by providing a timeline of tasks and decisions that needed to be completed by a certain time. She is highly knowledgable when it comes to design, and she knows everyone in the wedding industry. She is extremely organized, and always has a smile on her face. When it came to the day of our wedding, all we had to do was sit back and enjoy the show. Without her and her team, I couldn’t imagine having to orchestrate such a large event. We can’t thank her enough, our wedding day was perfect! ~Sommer & Joe

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I wanted to takIMG_4375e a moment to thank you for the outstanding job you did executing all of the aspects for our 10th Anniversary Party. Over the years I have personally planned and carried out large and small events for business and pleasure. Additionally, I have worked with Event Planners in business and personal capacities. In the beginning I was uncertain of a smooth process as we found it somewhat difficult finding acceptable space. Your attention to detail, my personal pet peeve, and tenaciousness is unmatched. Further, it was impressive that you were able to secure a band, photographer, caterer and event space with a six month lead time. That would be expected of a top notch Planner, however the event was held in August, in La Jolla, on the Ocean. Moreover, with the exception of the event space each of the other services for the party were donated, and purchased by us, as part of an event benefiting Rady Children’s Hospital in San Diego.  Gisele, you and all of your partners helped Tim and I celebrate our anniversary EXACTLY the way we wanted to. Thank you for not only for your generous donation, but also for a party that we, our friends and family all thoroughly enjoyed! ~Kimberley

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Gisele w Ranad and Ramey-I0000wl_2oLZ1qj0My husband and I got married on June 28th, 2014. To make our lives easier we hired Gisele as our wedding coordinator. This was one of the best decisions we made. First of all she is an excellent resource. I told her what I wanted my wedding to look like, and she worked countless hours with me to make it happen. We saw multiple vendors across the city. Whats nice is that she has worked with these vendors before so they are reliable, plus they usually always gave us a discount. Secondly, Gisele made sure that everyone was on the same page. We had a timeline, and Gisele called each vendor confirming everything days before the wedding. Finally, I would say that Gisele was most valuable the day of the wedding. She took care of EVERYTHING. I had enough to worry about, so I gave her all the stress to have the day of. I just showed up. I am so glad I did this because on the day of my wedding problems did arise (none her fault). If I didn’t have Gisele I would have had to deal with those problems myself during the wedding. Having Gisele there made it a non-issue. She just took care of it, and I didn’t even have to know about it until after the wedding. I HIGHLY recommend Gisele for your event. She is awesome. ~Ranad & Ramey

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Joanna's WeddingGisele was an amazing coordinator! We initially thought that we could plan everything ourselves but boy were we wrong! From the beginning Gisele was so friendly and so professional that we knew it would be exciting to work with her. It was clear that she loves what she does and that she wants each and every wedding to be the perfect day for the bride, groom and their families. She gave great input but did not overtake our opinions. She allowed us to have the wedding that we wanted and never made a decision without our approval. Yet, she made things so much easier by getting to know us and getting to know what we liked. When it came down to deciding on vendors she was able to narrow it down to a few vendors for us to pick from as opposed to having to sit down and meet 1000 people. And if those vendors were not what we wanted, she would look for a few more so that we never felt obligated to pick one person over another and so that we could find our perfect match. Gisele knew to look for the smallest details that we had not even thought of and that we thought weren’t that important until the big day when we saw everything come together. The day of the wedding Gisele was phenomenal. She was so organized and on top of everything that we had nothing to worry about and we could just enjoy our day. During the wedding anytime we wanted to worry about anything we would just look at Gisele and she was so calm that it was reassuring. The wedding was better than we could have ever imagined and we owe a great deal of that to Gisele. ~Joanna & Constantine
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Gisele provided exemplary event planning services and her follow through was amazing! I was able to enjoy the evening while she took care of everything.””Once again,  thanks for planning a super party – everyone told me they had so much fun.  the dining room especially was breathtaking and the 13 candle set up was outstanding.  You are wonderful….let me be a reference anytime you need it – Thank You for a great Party!~Lisa

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Hiring Events by Gisele, formerly DreamEvents4U, was the smartest decision I made when planning my wedding. Icannot imagine what it would have been like to plan a wedding for 400 guests on my own. Gisele was so helpful throughout every aspect of the planning process. She went above and beyond and on the day of the wedding, I did not have to worry about a single thing. She was 10 steps ahead of me at all times. If I was thinking to myself, “I think the lights need to be dimmed”, no more than a minute later they were dimmed. We worked extremely well together and that is a testament to how well Gisele and the rest of the Events by Gisele staff operates. They do their best to know the bride and adapt to put on an event that meets/exceeds expectations.I would recommend Events by Gisele to any bride! They have amazing contacts in the planning industry. Every vendor Gisele recommended was wonderful and they were also a pleasure to work with. They all exercise so much attention to detail, and as a detail oriented person, I appreciated this quality most of all.If I ever need to plan another event, I wouldn’t think twice about choosing Events by Gisele! Thank you so much for making our wedding everything we imagined it to be! ~Christina

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“The New Year theme was so exquisite that it only could be labeled a Mid-Winter’s Night Dream. Prior to entering the hall the guest were graced at the lounge with a variety of elegant piano pieces. Additionally, the guest were able to nibble on the delicious appetizers Once entering the hall it felt as though we had entered a dream filled with mystic and creativity. The purple, gold, green & rust colors of the linens, the candelabra centerpieces decorated with colorful boas, beautiful feather masks and maracas, that doubled as party favors created an unprecedented ambiance. This blissful night was created by the Events by Gisele team of Nada Adjadj & Gisele Chalhoub. We would like to thank sincerely for the great job you both did to make our New Years Eve night a memorable one.”~Mima

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I would like to Thank you on doing such a wonderful job on the Communion Party! Everything was BEAUTIFUL!!!! I loved it all!!! Everyone was AMAZED!!! They couldn’t believe this was a communion party! They loved everything! They couldn’t stop talking about all that you did. Everyone was fighting over the centerpieces; they loved the chocolate favors, and admired the napkin ties. The fresh grapes on the table were a huge success! I can’t stop telling you just how perfect the event was. Once again, thank you and I wish the two of you the best of luck and success in your businesses. You girls are very nice, honest & caring. You work with your hearts and I know that God will reward you for that.~Renae

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This is not your formal thank you, but I was just looking at my little favors and all my incredible gifts from yesterday and I wanted to thank you again for such a wonderful day! I had such a good time and everything was beautiful! I really do appreciate all you did to make such a perfect shower happen for me!~Jen

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Thank you so much for coordinating Myrna’s 40th birthday party at Apollonia last Saturday and making it a memorable event for all of our guests. They are still complimenting us on everything, from the flower arrangements and décor to the well planned and implemented evening program that you did for us.Myrna and I were mostly impressed with your professionalism, enthusiasm and passion for details. We valued your expertise and ideas very much, and appreciated your taking off the time-consuming and labor-intensive details of event planning of us. Your efficiency left us time to be with our guests. Frankly you exceeded our expectations and we will definitely use Events by Gisele in the future.Once again, thank you for making our party a giant success.~Tony and Myrna Farah

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You did a fantastic job on the bridal shower for our niece Sarah. I loved your creativity.You were professional, responsible and thorough in everything. You treated our shower for 16 as if it was for a big wedding. Without hesitation, I would hire you again for any future event. You are a true friend. ~ Sue Coombs

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Gisele’s attention to every detail was amazing! She handled everything with ease and professionalism. And my husband and I were actually able to relax and enjoy the party with our friends and family.~ Lisa

 

 

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emilio_azevedo_540It was a big relief for me to know that Gisele is my event planner and day after day I grew more confident that hiring Dream event 4 you was the best decision I made in starting to plan a very important and special day for my family: Our parents’ 50th Anniversary.

From the first minute I started working with Gisele till the last minute after all our guests have left on the day of the event, Gisele was on top of things. She was professional, effective, efficient and caring. Not once in the six months of preparation did I feel worried that I was planning our event alone. Event the last 2 weeks that anxiety was building up in my heart, Gisele was so confident and calm that talking to her would calm my nerves and assured me that things will be fine. I would definitely recommend Dream Event 4 you for any event big or small. I know I did the right thing when my parents said that day would be etched in their memory for EVER! ~ Sabine

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SAMSUNG CSCGisele organized 2 parties for me – in 2010 and last weekend, both of them were Birthday parties. I am very pleased with the results, both parties turned out to be the amazing events, I received a lot of compliments both times. Gisele conducted her business professionally, in a nice manner, she has good sources and excellent taste for decor. I definitely will recommend her to my friends. ~ Nellie

 

 

 

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We are back from our honeymoon. The wedding w0306_Marianne_Ross-smas all I expected and more, I really had the time of my life :) I’d like to thank you guys for all your help and wonderful ideas. Everyone loved the wedding–we got so many compliments. Also, as soon as I receive the photos from the photographers I will send you a copy of the one’s you will probably be most interested in. Thank you so much for working so closely with us.~Marianne

 

 

 

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susan-ryan-wedding-3-small I can’t say enough about the quality of service I had using Gisele from Dream Event 4 you! From the first meeting I knew I could trust them to make my wedding everything I wanted it to be. I have gotten so many compliments about our wedding and I know it is because I had such great help! Thank you! ~ Susan & Ryan

 

 

 

 

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Gisele Chalhoub was the most patient contractor I had. Her ideas were invaluable to me. She was very kind and extremely knowledgeable. Her ideas saved us and made the wedding so much grander feeling. I would not hesitate to hire her again for an event. She was by far the most creative and reassuring of my contractors. ~ Sondra

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