Actual client testimonial: "Above and Beyond provided the linens for my wedding on August 25. I could not have been happier with the process or results. I contacted Mattie about 3 or 4 weeks before my wedding wanting chair covers. She got back to me in a very timely manor with a few different quotes. 2 weeks before my wedding I realized that the numbers that I was originally planning on were totally off and had to change my numbers with Mattie. She was very patient and fun to work with and accommodated me with no problem. When I met with her around the two week mark I also decided to add a head table design to my order with them. Mattie came up with great ideas and was extremely helpful even with the short notice. I was not the most organized or detailed oriented bride, but Mattie did a great job of helping me to figure out what I wanted. She spent a lot of time with me and was extremely patient and helpful. When I arrived at my reception I couldn't have been happier with the quality of the linens or the design. She made it perfect for me. Above and Beyond will definitely be a part of any event of mine from now on." By Mrs. Sara VanHoose-Buffalo, NY
"Thanks so much for everything! It was lovely and elegant. My lady in-waiting was awesome and the wedding and reception both went beautifully and perfect! Kudos to you!" Written by Mrs. Herndon, wedded on July 7, 2012.
"I just wanted to say thank you once again. I was so honored to be honored by you. You really touched me with the beautiful words you shared at the end of the ceremony. It was a day I’ll remember forever. In addition, it made my mom really proud too! You did such a wonderful job with the planning of the event. You are to be congratulated! I am very proud of you---you are one of a kind!"
Vanessa Lillard, Cornell University
"I just received your lovely package today! Thank you so much. Your generosity was certainly "ABOVE and BEYOND" expected. You certainly live up to your name! I wish you much success in your business!"
Lisa Mills, Producer, World Progress Report
"It's nice to see women dressing up for church" from Buffalo News Everybody's Column
"Kudos to Mattie Stevenson and the women featured in the Aug. 2 News who showed us all how to wear hats, and dress for church services. Upon entering many churches today, one would think you were at a beach party -- shorts, halters, etc. We have become such a casual society that respect is no longer a part of who we are. It's time to review our priorities. Keep up the good work, ladies, you're beautiful! " Joanne Koscielniak, Orchard Park
"I just had to call you to say thank you for doing such a wonderful job on my son's wedding! Everything was beautifully done. The wedding looked like it was in the movie Family Reunion by Tyler Perry! The candy bar and reception was phenomenal and look like something from Platinum weddings! You ladies did create platinum style at affordable pricing. Everyone is still raving about it. There was nothing ghetto fabulous about their wedding....everything was upscale and top class! You have a good business going. You will do very well! I look forward to your success!" Denise Alexander, Denise's Gifts Buffalo, New York
"Above & Beyond Event Planners went above and beyond our expectations! We were guest at our wedding and everyone loved their professionalism, decorations, and creativity! They made miracles happen and we loved every bit of it. It was well worth spending the money! My mom is still talking about it. Everyone loved what they did. The packages were great! The photographer and DJ's packages were great! The photographer took 1001 photos. We are referring everyone to them! Our guests were pleasantly surprised at the outcome of our wedding and reception. The pastor even loved how they decorated the church and how organized they were with a bridal party of 28 people!" Mr. & Mrs. Gary Robinson, Buffalo, NY
"The creativity was fantastic! Mind blowing and all and more of what I expected. I wished I would have had them do my entire wedding instead of part of it because I was not as organized as I would have liked to have been. Decorations and friendly attitudes rate excellent and we will recommend them.” T. Thompson, Buffalo, NY
"Above & Beyond Event Planners were great! They planned my event long distance. Their professionalism and friendly persona was outstanding! I absolutely loved the decorations, colors were on point, creatively level was above and beyond of what I expected. I would definitely hire them again for other events I have. It was worth every penny hiring them!” Tahnesha Allen, Atlanta, GA
“These girls were very thorough, very professional. In the future I will give A&B Planners total control! I thought I could handle it myself. I was truly not aware of the amount work such an event on that level would entail. The decorating skills are heads above and beyond. The pricing was very affordable and worth paying!" James McAdory, Buffalo, NY
"Boy am I glad you joined the committee!" Committee Member of Celebrate ECC- Althea Luehresen, UB-Buffalo, NY
"Thank you for helping us plan our surprise birthday party! We could not have done without you. It was the best birthday my mom every had. I look forward to you doing my wedding next. I love you guys!" Diane MacInery, Buffalo, NY
"I thought I could do it on my own but it is really getting crazy... I really need help with invitations, favors, and decorations... " Beth Rouse, Buffalo, NY