Amy has worked in the Wedding and Event Industry professionally for over 6 years creating memorable weddings and special events. Amy’s fluency in weddings and events helps to translate and articulate a couple’s vision into a real life fairytale, for a truly stylish and distinctive occasion. She has always been passionate about wedding and event planning. Her career began in Houston in 2009, working in a fast paced, time critical environment that demanded exceptional planning and organizational skills. With experience under her belt, she was able to build a vast network of wedding industry contacts, always gaining ideas and valuable knowledge in all aspects of the planning process.
Over the years, she has developed a craft to create an event planning experience that is not only smooth, but organized and thorough for couples. It’s her goal to lighten the load, while at the same time, create an event that is just “so you!” She believes the best compliment a couple can receive after their wedding is that their event was a direct reflection of their love for each other and their personalities!
As the owner and founder of The Storybook Event, Amy Patel is dedicated to continuously showing you how to manage event planning, offering you our knowledge and experience on every single detail. She strongly believes with a little creativity and fun, our team can help carry out the most remarkable and unique experiences. With access to professional and highly rated vendors to outlining the event day itinerary, we ensure a beautiful, romantic, and epic event awaits you and your gracious guests.
We enjoy sharing your love story in our Storybook.
“My wedding day would not have been the same without Amy’s help! We hired Amy to assist us with the last few weeks of planning and day of coordination for our Greek wedding but we received so much more from her! She assisted us from the day we hired her 6 months out and we could not have asked for a better coordinator. She was always 5 steps ahead of us and was so organized and precise with all details. Amy is quick and tackled any issues at hand! All of our vendors were well communicated with by her which made the wedding day go by so smooth. Most importantly, Amy was a pleasure to be around. She is friendly, genuine and was so good about making sure we were well taken care of. I would recommend her to any bride 10 times over!!”
“Thank you so much Amy for everything you have done! You helped us in ways we didn’t even know you would. From the little details to the main day, it was all taken care of with your help. I knew I wouldn’t be as stressed out having you by my side. You’ve made our destination wedding a success and everyone is raving about it! THANK YOU!”
“If you’re a busy bride who’s looking for a quick answer on whether or not you should hire Amy, let me make this easy for you – YES YES YES! Having Amy on my team was the best decision I made in the entire wedding process (well, that and saying yes when the groom proposed!). I’m an organized person who routinely plans events in my own line of work, so I didn’t think I’d hire a planner. But, after my initial meeting with Amy (with the purpose of booking her day-of package), I realized that it would be such a relief to have her thoughtful advice and genuine enthusiasm throughout the process, not just in the few weeks leading up to the big day. So, I booked her Fairytale package. For us, Amy was not only our planner, but also our financial guru (as she did the trick of balancing our ever-expanding wedding budget!), our therapist (as she reminded me that it really is MY day, no matter how many other opinions you might have in the mix!), and our fix-it girl (as she found the outfit the groom was supposed to change into, just minutes before his entrance into the ceremony!). Of course, these are just a few of the millions of things, big and small, that Amy did to ensure that we had the perfect day! From answering my panicked emails at midnight to cheerfully meeting with us for 3+ hour long planning meetings, Amy was never without a smile or a kind word for us. Although she had several other weddings on her plate, she somehow made me feel like I was always her one and only bride. I was definitely a penny-pinching bride, but Amy’s work was worth all of it and then some! If you’re torn about whether or not you need Amy, trust me, you do! I’m fairly confident that we ended up coming out ahead, with all of the discounts and incentives that Amy was able to skillfully negotiate for us. All in all, I am so glad we had Amy right there with us every step of the way! She was an amazing planner and became a lifelong friend in the process!”
“I will be honest, I was very resistant about hiring a wedding planner. I thought, why is it so hard? I figured I could do it all by myself. Boy was I wrong! Amy was exactly the person I needed on my team. 2 months before the wedding she absolutely took over all responsibilities. I would get 2am emails from her (which to me that means she is over the top invested). Up until the week of the wedding, she was reminding me of the smallest details. Planning from states away was definitely a task but Amy made it so stress free. During the wedding, I not once stressed about the vendors, small details, questions other had. Amy and Shivani took care of it all! I received and still am receiving so many compliments about how timely the wedding events were the how were all so well organized. Guests raved of how if they had any questions, Amy and Shivani were there to answer. Amy and Shivani helped me plan the fairytale wedding of my dreams!”
“Amy is absolutely amazing! Without her our event would not have gone as smooth. The best part about Amy is that she has an incredible ease about her so no matter what you know that everything will be okay. She is a true professional. Definitely, do yourself a favor and hire her.”
“Thank you so much for all your time and help to make our wedding so fun and memorable. We couldn’t have done it without you!!! Right from the start we felt so comfortable with you and being new to Houston you made it so easy for me to explore different options and choose the right people and vendors for all our events. Our families thoroughly enjoyed all our events without having to deal with any last minute conflicts or confusion and we are really grateful to you for that. As you fill up your story book , I hope ours is the brightest event amongst all the pages that you will forever remember.”
“I had Amy as my wedding planner and I couldn’t have asked for more! She was so detailed and asked questions I wouldn’t have even thought of in the planning process. Her timelines for each day, attention to detail, and her ability to take control at each event really helped keep our wedding weekend super organized and everything on time. She also showed up early each day at the venue when the vendors got there and worked with them to make sure all the decor and set up was exactly how I wanted. Amy worked really well with our families as well and communicated back and forth to make sure everyone was on the same page. The biggest compliments we got at our wedding was that it was one of the most organized weddings people had been to which was all thanks to Amy! She’s amazing at helping to plan all your events, she gives her honest opinions along the way, and executes the day of. I highly recommend her for any event and wedding planning needs. Thank you Amy for everything you did, we will forever remember your love and support throughout our big day!”
“The best decision we made was to hire Amy. You are fabulous, and your knowledge and experience was so helpful. You are the queen of all wedding planners. We could not have done this without you. Everything was so seamless. We were able to enjoy ourselves without any worry. Thank you so much for making our wedding festivities the successful celebration that it was.”
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