Testimonials

Testimonials

Ryan Gillis Photography

Ryan Gillis Photography

Mary-Anne and her team made planning our Nova Scotia wedding from Calgary an absolute breeze. She has a great eye for what decor elements work well together, and helped pull together an idea we had into a beautifully decorated room to celebrate our wedding day in. From our first email exchange, Mary-Anne went above and beyond to help ease any stress we may have been feeling, making sure that we knew exactly what knew of any and all details, no matter how small. We knew that come wedding day, we could leave things in her very capable hands and really enjoy the day. If we could do it all over again, there would be no question that we would choose Mary-Anne and her team all over again!
— Ashley and Lauchlin - Aug 2016
Mary-Anne and her team at Grand Central were a key part in making our wedding day special! From the first time we contacted her, Mary-Anne was professional, prompt, and incredibly helpful and creative with her ideas and suggestions. We appreciated Mary-Anne’s organization and attention to detail the months before our wedding and knowing she was only an email away made us incredibly at ease. We knew Mary-Anne and her team would do a fantastic job, but we were blown away the day of our wedding when we saw her decor in the spaces. She really pulled together our vision and our guests kept commenting on how amazing the spaces looked. We will recommend Grand Central Designs to any couple who needs a decorator!
— Robyn and Mark - May 2016
On behalf of the Halifax Chamber of Commerce, I want to extend a heart-felt thank you for helping to make the best Halifax Business Awards to date.
The 2016 Halifax Business Awards is getting rave reviews from our members, guests, and finalists. You were a wonderful décor sponsor. You and your team at Grand Central Events and Décor truly made the evening a high-class event. Your elegant touches were exactly what was needed.
As the event grows, we owe thanks to our incredible partners like you. You have added so much to the guest experience. For an event that takes almost a year to plan and execute, this years’ support went above and beyond. We can’t wait to see what 2017 will hold.
Sincerely,
— Valerie A. Payn, President & CEO
Grand Central Events and Décor went above and beyond for the Halifax Business Awards. The process was easy, from brainstorming and explaining our vision, to the day of the event. We received many compliments from attendees on how the room felt just like a gala event. In short, we loved working with them and hope we can do it again soon.
Thanks for the excellent job!
— Melissa, Halifax Chamber PR Team
Mike and I could not be any happier with the the decor that Mary-Anne and her team created for our wedding! From the first meeting, I knew that Mary-Anne was the right decorator for us. Her professionalism is unparalleled and her passion for the work she does is apparent. She asked all the right questions in order to truly understand my vision and her expertise and guidance were invaluable. She put us at ease every step of the way; always prompt with correspondence and responding to our questions.
Mary-Anne and her team truly went above and beyond pulling together the vision for our wedding and no detail was over-looked! The end product was even more beautiful than I had imagined and we have received so many compliments from our friends and family about the amazing decor at our wedding. We even received feedback from staff at our venue that they had never seen the venue more beautifully decorated.
In addition to being incredibly talented, Mary-Anne and her husband Joe are an absolute joy to work with. We could not have asked for a more amazing team to provide the decor for our big day. I would recommend Mary-Anne to any bride!
— Trish/Mike - August 2015: Atlantica Oak Island Resort
I am so thrilled with the work that Mary-Anne and her team did for our wedding! From the centerpieces to the ceremony archway, the floral arrangements and the pew markers, it was perfect in every way.
When I initially started with my wedding planning, I shopped around and contacted various decorators and Mary-Anne was, by far, the most prompt, thorough and professional. She really wanted to know exactly what my wedding vision was. She asked all the right questions and made some great suggestions. I wanted to be very involved in the process and do as much DIY as possible. She was always open to working with me and was very receptive to feedback if she made a suggestion that I didn’t want to go with. I felt that I could be completely open and honest with her. She incorporated my desires into her freehand and had good intuition into what would please me.
My husband and I, as well as my family think so highly of Mary-Anne and her husband/business partner, Joe, as well as her entire team. They are not just talented but personable and genuinely kind people.
I would highly recommend Grand Central to anyone needing a decorator or planner. I couldn’t have been more pleased with my decision to go with Mary-Anne and the Grand Central team.
— Elena/Chris - August 2015: White Point Resort
Thank you so much for everything you did. The room looked absolutely gorgeous, and it was a huge load off my mind not having to worry about the set-up or take down of decorations. I got so many compliments on the room that night, and I tried to pass your name on to as many people as possible. I don’t have anything in the foreseeable future, but if I ever host another large event, I will definitely keep you in mind.
— Ellen/Chris - September 2015: Shining Waters Marina
Mary-Anne, Joe and I were thrilled with the decorations for our wedding. Everything was amazing. More beautiful than we could have imaged. You really are wonderful at what you do and we couldn’t have asked for more. I would highly recommend you to anyone.
— Heather/Joe - August 2015: Chocolate Lake Hotel
Mary-Anne created a very intimate and magical atmosphere for our wedding, starting from every detail of what I was looking for. I was able to communicate with her on a regular basis from another province to create our wedding. This was not a traditional wedding, but a was a small intimate surprise wedding. We were looking for a Romantic, Classic, Christmas and Intimate type of feeling, which is exactly what we got. We couldn’t have been more pleased with everything from the planning and flowers to the decor. Mary-Anne was helpful with things that I would not have even thought of. She was extremely organized, efficient and prompt with everything. What I most loved was that she was able to see my vision for my wedding and help create it. For anyone who wants personalized decor for their wedding, I definitely recommend Mary-Anne Struthers.
— Chelsea J. - December 2014: Bistro le Coq, Halifax
On behalf of the Canadian Red Cross I wanted to thank you for all of your hard work for our event. You and your team were fantastic and everything looked beautiful. You went above and beyond and I really look forward to working with you again in the future.
— Samantha Warshick, Provincial Manager, Fund Development,Canadian Red Cross - Atlantic Region