From Our Wedding Clients

“Dear AJ, All I can say is that Taylor and Daniel’s celebration was EPIC! Words can in no way paint the picture as it truly was a work of art and the experience of it will remain indelible for each and every soul who was there! The attention and love for detail, the selection of professional and dependable vendors, the mindfulness for Ocean Song and for all those behind-the-scene folks who do so much heavy lifting, your astonishing ability to be everywhere at once and your instilling this in your assistants, and most of all your abundance of patience and can-do spirit!! I stand in awe of you and could never imagine my precious daughter’s wedding happening as it did without you, and only you. Thank you with my whole heart!”
~ Marcy Pattinson, Mother of the Bride

“Dearest AJ, Not with a billion diamond stars from the sky could we thank you enough for the job you did for us. You surpassed our imagination for how seamless, positive, capable, and smart a human could be planning a wedding. WE are overflowing with gratitude for how special and gorgeous our day was and we have YOU in particular to thank! With Love – Taylor”
~ Bride

“Dear AJ, Wow! You are amazing! You were such a blessing to work with. All of the planning was so fluid and easy. You have such a sense of what we wanted and supported us so well. The wedding day couldn’t have flowed any better. With Love – Daniel”
~ Groom

“Thanks to you, our wedding went off without a hitch. We had such an amazing time and were worry-free knowing that you were managing everything behind the scenes. We really could not imagine going through this process without you. From our detailed pre-wedding planning meetings until the moment we walked down the aisle, we knew we could count on you every step of the way. I was able to take my off my typical type A hat and happily pass it on to you. You helped us create the magical weekend we envisioned and we will forever be grateful for that. Thank you so very much!!!”
~ Laura & Greg

“We are back, and refreshed, and still, a month later, reveling in the afterglow of such a marvelous day. Our friends and family are still raving about the wedding, and I have to admit I encourage them – we can’t hear enough that all that planning paid off! We could not have gotten there without your guidance and expertise, so *thank you* so much from the bottom of our hearts. It was a truly magical day for us. We can’t sing your praises enough!”
~Teresa & Ben

“…our wedding was absolutely magical. Your organization and attention to detail really brought out all the things we wanted our wedding to encompass. You thought of EVERYTHING and I knew all the small details were tended too! Your understanding of our aesthetic preferences and overall vibe shined and our guests can’t stop talking about the incredible experience they had. I was RELAXED the entire weekend, my parents were at ease, and my guests happy.

Thank You! Thank You! Working with you was the best gift of all.”
~Stephanie & Daron

“AJ, I can’t believe two weeks have flown by since I was watching Chelsea get dressed for her wedding. Wow! I’m just now coming down from that day. You were terrific and a much needed person. Thank you so much for all the help and organization you brought to our wedding. We were winging it and you were the perfect amount of push to get our act together and indispensable on the wedding day and day before. I don’t know what we’d have done without you! You are so calm and easygoing and had such a nice way of moving us along down that planning path, which is not an easy task. Everything ran smoothly that day. We were truly able to sit back and enjoy the whole wedding experience without a worry, which was exactly our goal. Well- done and thank you so much. It was really a pleasure to work with you.”
~Anne & Tony Campodonico

“Thank you thank you thank you a zillion times from the bottom of our hearts for today! You were magnificent; confident, calm, and sure– balancing myriad subjects, tasks, projects, and personalities! Your vitality and spark really ignite inspiration. I can’t imagine a more ideal person to guide us along this wild journey. We are grateful you are keeping our proverbial ducks in a row! This wedding business is certainly more complex than anything else I have ever “managed” (including a classroom full of boisterous kindergartners!)– I shudder to think what would happen on the wedding day, if you weren’t with us.”
~Heather & Geoff

From Our Special Events Clients

“I have had the pleasure of attending over 12 well-executed, creative events produced by AJ Pell, including the 8 she has produced with me at Women’s Earth Alliance (WEA) over the past 3 years. In addition to having total confidence in her ability to survey the landscape of event needs and potential problems, build and execute on timelines, organize and inspire support people, and design beautiful and innovative events — it is a pleasure to work alongside AJ. She is personable, practical, punctual and precise. Since I started working with her as an event manager and producer for WEA’s events, I have been able to joyfully attend and participate in WEA’s events instead of managing production details and I have been able to devote my time before events to other aspects of WEA’s work that need my attention.”
~Amira Diamond, Co-Director, Women’s Earth Alliance

“I have never been to an event where I heard so many compliments. Thank You.”
~J. Frawley, CEO Aquarium of the Bay & The Bay Institute

“AJ is the best event producer you could ever hope to work with. She is impeccably organized, comprehensive in her thinking, gracious and warm, and a true visionary. I have participated in events that she has produced ranging from a 350-person fundraising gala to multiple day conferences; every time, I feel relaxed and confident know that she has carefully considered and handled each detail. Her events are beautiful and elegant, and reflect her commitment to excellence.”
~Caitlin Sislin, North American Director, Women’s Earth Alliance

“Peridot Events produced The Bay Institute’s San Francisco Bay Gala at the Maritime Museum. The gala was a huge success! Peridot Events worked with the venue and all of our vendors to ensure our event was the best ever. It was an enchanted evening from the sound of the waves crashing below, the view of Bay at sunset, delicious and sustainable food and fabulous entertainers. Our guests raved at what a wonderful event it was. It was a memorable evening that our guests and sponsors are looking forward to in the coming year. We will definitely use Peridot Events again!”
~Sherry Barbic, Development Director, The Bay Institute

“I felt so taken care of planning our event with AJ. It was not only stress free and easy, it was fun! I totally trust her expertise, experience, and taste. Working with her is a total pleasure, and our first-ever event was magical and everything I envisioned. Plus, because AJ was taking care of so much, I was actually able to be present to connect with guests and have a great time during the event!”
~Julie Wolk, Co-Founder/Co-Director Wilderness Torah