Lydia McHenry and the rest of her wedding planning team at Weddings by Lydia was the BEST decision we made throughout the wedding planning process. Other wedding planners we considered seemed to "nickel and dime" every little aspect of service they provide, (I kind of felt like I was dealing with an attorney with some planners, as they charge by the hour for services). Honestly, I think Weddings by Lydia could stand to charge more for their wedding planning packages because they were worth EVERY penny. At no time during the wedding planning process was I stressed, or lacked confidence in the Weddings by Lydia team. On the wedding day, Lydia and her team were onsite and set up the venue so that we could enjoy the day with family and friends. I cannot say enough great things about Weddings by Lydia! Lydia and her team are very sincere people, and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend them to everyone I know.


I was looking for a top-notch wedding planning company and I found it at Weddings by Lydia! They were recommended by a friend from church who had recently been married and she and her husband were very happy with the results. I looked them up on the Internet and spoke to Lydia, the owner, and she was very professional and easy to talk to. She seemed genuinely interested in my ideas and stayed within my budget. The whole process was so much easier than if I had done it alone. She came with me when I met with the photographers, venues, florists, DJs, etc. and kept everything organized. They even recommended the vendors to me, so I didn’t have to call and visit a million places to find the ones I liked. The wedding ceremony and reception were so what I wanted and because they were coordinating everything, I was able to have fun with my husband and guests without worrying if we were forgetting something.Thank you so much for everything!" P.S. The wedding album is beautiful!

Lori H. - Destin, FL

Lydia helped us tremendously, as we needed to plan a wedding remotely. Our Daughter was living in west Texas, and her fiance was stationed in Pensacola (Navy). The Bride and Groom wanted a beach wedding in Florida with just immediate family members. We had 6 weeks to plan, due to the Groom's Navy schedule. Lydia found a beautiful, quiet beach location - Just the perfect place!! Lydia did a fantastic job with contacting and hiring the baker, minister, florist, photographer, and musician. She also made sure we had the pavilion rented. That day turned out to be the most beautiful day! Lydia, her husband, and co-worker helped us through the entire ceremony. It was because of Lydia that our daughter's day turned out so perfect! Thank you, Lydia!!


Lydia made our day so special. The location was amazing, at a private museum on the Elizabeth river. It was very classic,just what we wanted. We were able to have a dance floor outside, the band was great! Our guest did not want to leave. The food and cake were wonderful. Our photographer was a pro as I don't feel photogenic..Her attention to details were great. I realized that something could go wrong, but that never happened. We have wonderful memories of our wedding.


Wow! Lydia was amazing! She really went above and beyond. Leading up to the big day she was very courteous and professional. Any hesitations I had she knew exactly what to say and always had great ideas. Any loose ends before the wedding she took care of and I was able to enjoy my day which was my biggest concern. I didn't have to worry about anything because I knew I could count on her and her wonderful team. They truly made my day that much more special. I highly recommend Weddings by Lydia and I can't thank her enough. Such a pleasure to work with.


I had a vision of what I wanted my wedding to look like but since I really wanted to get married in Destin, Florida where my family vacations every year I had no idea where to start. Decorating is not one of my strong points so I really needed someone who could take my ideas, add some unique ideas of their own and turn them into the kind of wedding I dreamed of. I was referred by a friend to Weddings by Lydia and they turned my wedding day into a truly beautiful experience my husband and I will never forget!

AC, Virginia Beach, VA

Lydia and her team were wonderful to work with. They were very caring and professional. And on a personal note, Lydia is a beautiful lady, both inside and out. She cares about her clients and it shows in her work.


Book Lydia! When I met her I knew right away that I wanted her. She was so sweet and professional. I could tell she had style and experience. If I had questions along the way she was right there to answer them. She helped to make sure that I'd thought of everything. She gave me so much piece of mind. I knew she would take care of everything. My wedding was so much fun, and went off without a hitch. Thank you so much Lydia, and your team!

Ariel & James

Lydia deserves more than 5 stars! She carefully planned and executed our wedding in just a couple of weeks. Lydia went above and beyond to make our day special, and we are forever grateful for her. Her kindness and attention to detail is excellent. We highly recommend her services to others!

Trey & Jeanine

I highly recommend Weddings by Lydia! She's VERY well connected in the Pensacola/Gulf Coast area and knows the wedding business from beginning to end. I went to one of her weddings recently and it was beautiful! She managed to make a beach bar look like a place where the royals would get married! There were chandeliers, really good food, classy looking plates, and silverware and of course good drinks! The bride seemed stress-free and grateful for all she and her team had done. The groom even thanked Lydia in his speech. If you're looking for a wedding planner who will have you special day mapped out and planned to a "T" then Weddings by Lydia is the company for you.

Ricki Vann

There are no words to describe just how grateful we are, I can tell you right now that it's not going to fit into a card! Lydia was hands down the best decision we made in this whole wedding process, we really did have the best day of our lives and we will treasure it forever. For two people who were very much out of their element you were patient, understanding, and clear in your communications. Thank you for the late nights, the never-ending emails, the laughter, and memories. From help picking out a beach house, photographer, florist, baker and everyone involved we were blown away by the cohesion and beauty in every aspect of our day. Lydia is ps much more than a wedding planner, she is an angel who goes above and beyond on all occasions. Her knowledge, attention to detail, and dedication are just amazing. She is a rarity and a diligent professional, from the little details to the overall picture she made our day absolutely perfect. People don't believe us when we said we never felt stress, only joy, but it's true. My wife and I are from Mississippi and I grew the best relationship with Lydia over the phone. Best wishes to Lydia and her team. A small THANK YOU for a BIG job.

Debbie Hicks

Lydia and her team are amazing at what they do. They are extremely professional, which made the entire wedding run smoothly. There were zero flaws or hiccups, and everything was perfect. Planning and coordination are vital for a fun, successful wedding and this is the company that you can trust to make it happen. They are also some of the most friendly and personable people I have ever met, which created a calming, light-hearted environment for everyone involved. Lydia exhibits the type of dedication, expertise, and professionalism that one would usually only find in a large city with large competition. Truly top-notch!


Lydia is a great connector. Her vendor recommendations were all wonderful. It would have been impossible for me to pull together a 35 year anniversary/vow renewal when I live and work 4 hours away. Lydia also remained a positive influence for me in spite of a category 5 hurricane (Michael) hitting the gulf coast only days before my ceremony. Thankfully Santa Rosa Island was spared any damage from that storm. Lydia and her team arrived very early on the morning of my ceremony and took charge of decisions and set up for the ceremony so that I could focus on getting ready. It all turned out to be a beautiful day and a wonderful celebration for my entire family.

S Davis

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