Client Testimonials

I had two daughters get engaged the same weekend and was totally overwhelmed. I hired Sage Innovations and Cayleigh was the planner for my first daughter’s wedding. She listened to our vision of the wedding and immediately went to work handling all the details. My stress level decreased dramatically. She thought of things I never would have thought of and she answered every phone call, email, and text promptly. She was always available to meet and go over details. She thought of everything and created a timeline to keep everything on track. We were able to relax and enjoy the whole weekend because we knew Cayleigh had it all under control. She was amazing!

Betsy Grimball, Mother of the Bride, February 25th, 2017, Carolina Yacht Club

Cayleigh Hopkins is AMAZING!! My entire wedding day was stress free because Cayleigh was handling everything. Every question I asked and every concern I had was not only handled quickly but with professionalism and a smile. Cayleigh really does love helping people have a wonderful wedding! She is so bright and bubbly, it really helped me feel at ease on my big day. During the reception we even had friends of ours ask us to send them Cayleigh's information because they were so impressed with her at the wedding that they want to hire her for themselves! My husband and I were her top priority and she checked with us throughout the entire day to make sure we had everything we needed and wanted. All in all, Cayleigh helped make my wedding day perfect by taking care of all the stressful things and letting me enjoy my day. She is such a wonderful person and I encourage everyone to hire her!

Ally & Owen - November 26th, 2016 - The Mills House

I could type for days and days and days and not come up with the right words to express how perfect everything was on our wedding weekend and how forever grateful we are for Cayleigh and all of the hard work you did over the past 7 months to make our weekend sooooo incredibly amazing. Every single detail was on point. Aubrey and I are 100% sure that if we could go back and do it all over again, we wouldn't change a single thing. We both consider you not our wedding planner but a dear friend and someone that will always be a special part of our lives. Thanks again, Cayleigh, for making our weekend the best ever!

Aubrey & Bart - September 16, 2016 - Legare Waring House

Cory Winn Lambert and Sage Innovations made my dream wedding a reality! During the planning process, she introduced me to the best vendors, asked questions that helped me visualize the wedding we wanted, and communicated quickly and respectfully about any issues that arose. Rather than a regimented process, wedding planning with Cory felt like having an expert friend talking me through it, keeping me calm, and helping me no matter what hour of the day it was. Cory was there for me both personally and professionally. Her team is extremely talented, and I consider myself very blessed to have had the opportunity to work with Sage Innovations.

Kelly Francis - 2014 Bride - Lowndes Grove

My wedding was absolutely the perfect day and it’s all thanks to Cory and her amazing team at Sage Innovations. Everyone kept telling me not to freak out if anything didn’t go as planned, but everything DID! Her recommendations were so thoughtful and she was so supportive throughout the entire process! I was worried that by using a wedding planner my dream day would turn out cooker cutter, but I could not have been more wrong. She used her years of experience and good taste to help my vision come to life…and kept us on budget. I could not have had a better wedding, and could not have done it without her! I would recommend her to ANY bride! Such a wonderful experience, my husband and I want to get married all over again! Thanks to the Sage team for making our Big Day perfect!

Victoria Frank Peluso - 2015 Bride, Stella Maris

We are so thankful for Cory and her team at Sage Innovations. They helped to make every detail of our wedding at the Legare Waring House more memorable than we could have ever imagined! I knew from the moment we met that Cory was the right person for our wedding. She was positive, energetic, well-organized and someone we knew we could trust to plan our big day. Most importantly we shared the same vision, and she worked well with me and my family as we refined it. Recognizing the difficulty in planning our wedding from out of town, Cory went out of her way to meet with us when we were available. She promptly responded to all emails and texts and put us at ease that things would run smoothly on our wedding day. When the day finally came, we were able to focus on the moment, our family, and friends because Cory and her team directed the evening flawlessly. We would highly recommend Cory and her team for any wedding or big event!

Chelsey Henslee - 2014 Bride, Legare Waring House

Thank you all so much for all your great help in preparing for Claire & Max's wedding. You are amazing and have wonderful attention to detail. I loved all of your suggestions on so many things! You made everything look so elegant and everything went so smoothly. Many thanks again!

Nancy Beadling - 2014 Mother of the Bride - Cottages on the Creek

It was such a pleasure to meet you this past week and an even greater pleasure to have you working with Kirstin on one the most important days of her life. I love your style and you have proven to be extremely knowledgeable, gracious and focused. You make the experience fun and don’t give a hint of pressure. Your timing for appointments was perfect and the selection of vendors spot on. You are taking Kirstin’s dreams and making them a reality on a limited budget. Kirstin is usually cautious in her spending but has never had to settle for less and I don’t think she will need to do so on her wedding.

Kit Turner - 2014 Mother of the Bride - The Island House

I am so thankful to have met such a beautiful person, both inside and out. Not only as my friend, but as my wedding planner, she has helped, encouraged, and made my wedding an incredibly beautiful thing. I highly encourage anyone planning a wedding or event to contract Cory for her expertise and professionalism, as well as her sweet spirit and amazing attitude. Hands-down, best decision I made for my wedding!

Sarah Flick - 2013 Bride - Private Residence, Johns Island

I loved Cory from the moment I met her. She is down to earth, kind, caring and has amazing taste and organizational skills. The perfect combination for a planner - any bride and groom would be lucky to have her around during the planning process and on the wedding day! She has a calming presence about her and is alot of fun but always professional. The couples and other vendors I know who have worked with Cory rave about her. I highly recommend her!

Juliet Elizabeth - Photographer - Juliet Elizabeth Photography

Cory and the team at Sage Innovations are the type of people and planners that instantly make you feel like you're in good hands. Brian and I couldn't have asked for a better wedding planning experience. Cory was meticulous at staying on top of every detail and was a true joy to work with. Each vendor she recommended went above and beyond our expectations and we still have guests calling to say how amazing each one was! Our big day couldn't have run more smoothly thanks to Cory and her team and my family and I are forever grateful.

Ashley Greenwell - 2015 Bride - The William Aiken House

Cayleigh was my wedding weekend coordinator for my wedding last year and did an absolutely amazing job! She truly made my day carefree. I knew that all the details would be perfectly ironed out and I didn’t have to worry about a thing except walking down that aisle. My husband and I had the best day of our lives with help from Cayleigh.

Rachel - 2013 Bride, Schuster Center

We hired Caleigh Hopkins from Sage Innovations as our wedding planner. I can honestly say it was the best decision we made! She was very efficient and professional. She organized our day of schedule and directed all the vendors. We got to relax, drink champagne and enjoy the day. I cannot emphasize enough how wonderful that was. Her personality was always upbeat. She had the bride's best interest at heart. Right before the ceremony started, I snuck into the reception hall and it took my breath away! It was perfect. Exactly the way we described it to her! I highly recommend Cayleigh! She was terrific!

Sandy Kress - 2016 Mother of the Bride, Legare Waring House

Matt and I met Cory when we were visiting Legare Waring House on our very first stop researching venues. She and her team were setting up for a wedding that day and everything we saw was so beautiful, we took her card and sat down with her to start planning a few weeks later! Cory helped us with everything from ultimately deciding on Legare Waring House as our venue, to flowers, our amazing food, decor, and the special touches that made our wedding better than we had imagined. Some things we would not have considered on our own--we originally were 100% sure we wanted a band, but after some consideration Cory landed us an AMAZING DJ who was an absolute hit! It is not in my nature to be super detail-oriented, so Cory was especially helpful as our wedding came closer. She helped us think of how each event would flow and what we needed to do in advance--things I never would have thought of on my own, or found in any other wedding planning resources. And on the Big Day--Cory and team kept the night running so smoothly that we didn't have to worry about a thing and just enjoyed our wedding. Cory and her team are the best in the biz here in Charleston, and we are so happy we chose Sage!

Megan Malone - 2016 Bride, Legare Waring House

From the very beginning, Seantell with Sage Innovations was the perfect wedding planner. She made us feel so relaxed and we knew our wedding was in extremely capable hands. Being a very detail oriented person, I felt super confident that each small detail (however miniscule!) also mattered to Seantell and she and I were always on the same page. Her communication skills, professionalism and work ethic absolutely showed through to all that worked with her and we could not have asked for a better person to have by our side on our big day. Not once did we stress about something because we knew that Seantell had all aspects covered. Working with her was a truly wonderful experience and we are so thankful she was with us for our wedding! Thank you SO much to Seantell and Sage Innovations!

Catherine Olejarczyk - 2016 Bride, Gibbes Museum

Everything was simply amazing. I set out to have fun, be creative, and set the stage for incredible memories for all involved. You lit the way, making it fun and so easy to be creative. Everyone was in awe, especially Jess and Alan.

Mary Ann Cope - 2014 Mother of the Bride - Lowndes Grove

Working with Cory and her team at Sage Innovations was in a word, dreamy. I consider Cory to be a fairy-wedding-godmother. My every wish was granted. Cory was a breeze to work with from the beginning. I felt very comfortable with her from the start, she was very helpful when my vision was unclear, and when it was she made sure it was created as I wanted. Cory quickly responded to any questions I had, and tirelessly responded to all of my late night frantic emails. She was my calming force throughout the entire planning process. Everything I wanted she helped me achieve (and within budget!) she also helped me think of things that I would have overlooked. I was so happy to have Cory with me for our wedding planning. She truly made everything a pleasure. The big day was everything I imagined and more. I only wish I could do it all again!

Maura Langston Ouzts - 2014 Bride, The Island House

My wedding plans at the Historic Rice Mill could not have gone more smoothly thanks solely to Cory Winn and her assistant. As most brides, I was obviously concerned about every detail of the big day but from our first meeting, Cory was able to immediately set my mind at ease with her experience, professionalism and down to earth personality. I just knew things would be handled and that I could count on her for everything. When one of my vendors made a little snafu with the linens prior to the start of our event, Cory jumped to the rescue, called them on the spot and fixed the problem. No stress for me as her quick thinking allowed me to enjoy all my pre-wedding primping with family and friends. This is the type of experience you want not only on your special day but especially in all the months leading up to it - that is what ensures a beautiful day! And for this reason, I highly recommend Cory and her team at Sage Innovations.

Sam Havens - 2010 Bride - The Rice Mill

I can’t speak highly enough about Cory and the Sage team. Since we were planning a destination wedding and we both have crazy schedules, finding the right coordinator was a top priority for us. It was essential that we find someone who understood our overall vision for the big day, who remembered the tiniest details, someone who had great relationships with local vendors, and just someone we wanted to talk to and be around for a whole year of planning! We were so lucky to find Cory! In the months leading up to the wedding, Cory always made herself available to us. She talked us through so many options in rentals and vendors, and we came to rely on her guidance. With so many elements to tie together, it’s so important to have a coordinator whose advice and style you can trust. Cory’s passion and enthusiasm, her genuine commitment to doing everything she could to ensure we had the most memorable day of our lives, while also helping us keep things in perspective so that we truly enjoyed the planning process, was such a God-send. So many of our friends have complained about the stresses of planning a wedding, but we found that this was honestly a fun and memorable process, and I truly believe we have Cory to thank for that! All of those little worries you have leading up to the big day just weren’t there for me because I was 100% confident in her flawless execution. She took the time to get to know us, listened to our ideas, and then made them that much better. She allowed our true personalities to shine through the smallest details, so that, in the end, we felt like every aspect of the day was a genuine reflection of our relationship. All those tiny details took our guest experience to the next level. I can’t begin to tell you how many people have told us it was the most beautiful wedding they’ve ever seen. I tend to agree with them! Our wedding day was truly a dream come true. I wouldn’t change a thing. Thank you, Cory!

Amy Saxon - 2014 Bride, The Thomas Bennett House

I could not have been happier with the job Cayleigh did as a wedding weekend coordinator for my daughter’s wedding in 2013. She was extremely easy to work with and a great help with the logistics required to make the day run smoothly. Nothing was too small or big for her to handle during the whole event. Her enthusiasm and attention to detail certainly are wonderful assets. I would not hesitate to have Cayleigh help with the next wedding I plan!

Pam - 2013 Mother of the Bride, Schuster Center

We could not be more pleased with Cayleigh at Sage Innovations! We were planning the wedding from NYC, so it was imperative that we chose the perfect wedding planner who could not only nail every detail and keep it all organized, but also someone who we felt we could mesh with and trust their taste and judgement since we couldn’t see every detail while planning. The day could not have been more perfect. Every single element came together flawlessly from the decor, flowers, food, layout, everything. Cayleigh has a super sweet personality and is perfectly calm during the most critical points. She handled all of our last minute craziness like a pro (and with four sisters and two nieces running around like maniacs the day of, that’s saying something:). To top it all off, we were handed a giant bag of leftover food (with our favorite sweets from the wedding) at the end of the night that we snacked on for the rest of the week during our mini moon.

Stephanie Stanley & Dave Saltzman - June 3rd, 2016, Legare Waring House