I LOVE my clients! Here are some kind words (Sierra & Sky is formerly A Special Day Designs):
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Sacramento City Voter / KCRA A-List, Sierra & Sky
I’ll keep it short. Stop looking! Monique officiated our wedding back in October and my husband and I are wouldn’t have had it any other way! Thanks Monique!
Ideal for the simple wedding we had, and I loved that we got to customize every part of the ceremony. Whether you’re having an intricately planned/large wedding or a small/non-traditional wedding, I can’t recommend Monique enough!
Monique and her family are amazing! An absolutely lovable bunch. My husband(!) and I got married at High Hill Ranch in Apple Hill. Monique took our license and read some sweet vows for the “I do/s” and she even had a little wedding program all nicely printed for us. I will post pictures soon!
Monique and Jesse did an excellent job coordinating my wedding this last september. They are extremely professional and pay attention to detail. They also put together my flower arrangements and bouquet. I attached a photo of the beautiful flower arrangements they made for my wedding in Tahoe,CA. Look no further these ladies are awesome and very knowledgeable. Thanks again for making my day great.
Monique was fantastic and incredibly helpful during our wedding planning. We wanted a simple, non-religious ceremony and Monique was just the officiant we were looking for. She was available for phone conversations and was very responsive via email. She was able to provide a very helpful packet of ceremony ideas, including sample vows and readings that made it easy to add our own personal touches. It really helped us plan a ceremony that was uniquely “us.”
If you’re looking for a compassionate but not necessarily religious ceremony, definitely talk to Monique. She’s a pro.
Monique and Jessa were fantastic! They took over 4 weeks before the wedding after parting ways with the previous event planner,
They met with us laid out their plans and we hired them on the spot! Best decision we made, they worked seamlessly with our other vendors and pulled off the wedding of the century. We had so many comments, best wedding ever, fabulous, wedding of the century!
The flowers were exactally as we envisioned just gorgeous we are so thankful to have found them! If I could I’d give them 10 ⭐️⭐️⭐️!!
Thank you again Monique and Jessa
Great designer and person! She is creative and works to make your event memorable and unique!
(Sacramento City Voter / KCRA A-List)
absolutely beautiful and unique
Beautiful, modern seasonal arrangements . . this is not your mother’s wedding bouquet! Plus, Monique is a lovely person to work with . .and her prices are extremely reasonable in an industry that frequently overcharges.
The colors and designs of floral arrangements by Sierra & Sky are simply gorgeous.
She loves creating environmental/natural looks, which I absolutely love!
Sierra & Sky plans non-traditional weddings, weddings on a budget, elopements, small weddings, and they are secular/non-religious officiants, too.
Monique was very knowledgeable and all arrangements came out beautifully.
Highly recommend if your looking for a fun hobby.”
Lynn W., Wine & Design Floral Class, 12/17/2016
“Sierra & Sky offers, among several services, floral arrangement classes. I took the December holiday season one. Monique, the owner/operator of Sierra & Sky, chose to hold the class at Annabelle’s Chocolate Lounge. Great choice as it was very comfortable, cozy, and the wine and chocolate made the day all the better.
I found Monique knowledgeable, creative, and as an added plus, very sweet. She supplied everything needed, explained, demonstrated, and then let the class get to it. She made herself available to each of us individually for additional attention and help. I picked up quite a bit of useful tips not to mention I walked with an arrangement that I truly like. And she made it all so simple. I highly recommend her class. I will definitely be going to many more myself.”
Indigo J., Wine & Design Floral Class, 12/17/2016
“Monique was the officiant for my wedding a few days ago at Sequoia Mansion in Placerville and we both are very pleased with the turn out. She was very efficient in returning messages and informing me about things I really didn’t know. She did a fantastic job!”
Maria Q., Sacramento, Sequoia Mansion Placerville wedding, 9/30/2016
“Monique nailed our wedding flowers!! We talked over the phone several times, set up a pinterest board and she made it all happen at a reasonable price. We got married in Tahoe and wanted a classic, organic, modern with a little preppy vibe. She got it all perfectly and I loved everything. She was very open to changes and was wonderful about staying in contact as she purchased items as the wedding got close.
I would highly recommend her and her team.”
Allison, San Francisco, The Landing Resort and Spa Lake Tahoe Wedding, 9/30/2015
(YELP Review, Wedding Wire Review)
“A Special Day Designs made our Special Day unforgettable! I was beyond lucky to find A Special Day Designs and Monique online after calling many other well known and advertised shops in the Sacramento area. From our first conversation over the phone, I found Monique to be a true professional who was able to help me create and execute my vision for my wedding at a very fair price. I was specifically looking for someone who knew how to work with tropical flowers (not everyone can do this correctly) and I had a decent budget to work with. Not only was Monique knowledgeable about working with tropical flowers, but she worked with my budget, providing me with options and in the end we had even more flowers than I ever could have imagined.
Throughout the process, Monique and I worked on a shared Pinterest Board so that she could see exactly what I was looking for, and she was able to provide me with her professional opinion and expertise as to what would work and what wouldn’t. I really appreciated her honest and realistic approach.
Monique created the majority of the floral arrangements for my wedding and she worked wonderfully with me and my family as we did some DIY arrangements for the chairs. Monique created the most stunning floral designs that not only carried out our vision of creating a Tropical/Hawaiian environment, but they were beyond our imagination stunning and we received so many complements on all of her arrangements.
My bouquet was the most gorgeous I have ever seen and the mix of orchids, anthuriums, protera, ti leaves, grasses, and ferns created a cascade of tropical elegance that I just couldn’t put down. My girls loved their fans with the corsages attached and the dangling orchids – we have never seen such unique bridesmaids’ bouquets. The cross was designed in the most lovely way and the corsage on the lauhala pillow allowed our rings to be perfectly placed and tied. Monique’s attention to detail is exquisite as was demonstrated by the pearl and crystal accents that she added – they added the perfect amount of sophistication and sparkle without distracting from the beautiful blooms. The classic glass pearls that Monique incorporated were so special, and she finished them off as necklaces which allowed each of my bridesmaids (pearls from the bridesmaid fans), my mom (pearls from the cross), and me ( pearls from my bouquet) to have a very special keepsake from the day. Monique’s designs have been burned in our memories and I can’t wait to see the pictures from the photographer.
I cannot tell you how over the top and completely blown away we were with Monique’s designs. Even my family from Hawaii (who work with tropicals themselves) raved about Monique’s work – this is a huge complement in itself. We love Monique’s artistry and appreciate her and A Special Day Designs for making our vision come to life.”
Michelle, Roseville, Lake Natoma Inn Folsom wedding, 6/21/2015
“To celebrate my birthday seven friends gathered for a flower arranging class at my home. We were wowed from the minute we saw Monique bring in buckets of beautiful and unusual flowers (in colors I had chosen). Her engaging presentation was very well organized (including a 19 page handout) and filled with useful and interesting information. We all took notes and there were many questions – and then we were ready to create our beautiful centerpieces. The class exceeded all our expectations. This was a very “special day” for me. Thank you, Monique!”
Jean R., Carmichael, Private Floral Class, 8/23/2015
Monique is creative and thoughtful and works to make one of a kind events with memories that last a lifetime!
“I took Monique’s floral design class. I loved it! It was very informative, loads of fun, and, I got an awesome bouquet to bring home. It lasted over a week.
Most of all, I learned a lot, and have been arranging flowers at home ever since. I would take another of her classes in the future.”
Jean, Antelope, Floral Class, 1/31/2015
“I took a class with Monique after purchasing a deal through Living Social. I was interested in doing the arrangements for my wedding and after this class with Monique I feel much more prepared to take on this big task. She went over flower care, types or flowers and creating a “flower recipe”. She also reviewed all of the products and tools we would need to make sure the flowers were properly cared for so that they would last through the event. I would definitely recommend her class and am looking forward to taking others in the future.”
Josyln, Sacramento, Floral Class, 2/4/2015
“My best friend found Monique’s website when we were searching for flowers to decorate the tables at my wedding.
Monique was easy to work with, and through emails knew she was just a super sweet person.
The flowers we ordered were priced right for flowers, and they were beautiful! I made sure to have our wedding photographer get a close up of the bouquet just for her website!
Monique is wonderful and I highly recommend her!
Also, she teaches floral design classes! Look her up!!!”
Beth, Cloverdale, Kirkwood Hideaway wedding, 07/01/2014
“I really enjoyed the floral design class I took with Monique last week in Sacramento. I learned some tricks of the trade that will save me money in the future – including what to grow in my own backyard that are good flowers for centerpiece arrangements. She was very creative and professional and I learned a lot. I would definitely consult with her or hire her for my flower needs in the future.”
Diedre, Davis, Floral Class, 06/26/2014
“Monique was very instructive and made the class personal for all attendees.”
Martin, Floral Class, 6/21/2014
(Living Social Review)
“Learned a lot. Enjoyed the class and loved the centerpiece I made!!!”
Donna, Floral Class, 6/21/2014
(Living Social Review)
“This was a great class! I can’t believe how much I learned about flower arranging in less than two hours. Monique is easy going, explains things well, and gave so many great tips. Can’t wait to take another of her classes!”
Lori, Floral Class, 6/22/2014
(Living Social Review)
“The class was very organized, and informative. It provided the basics of flower arranging. I would highly recommend it”
Carol, Floral Class, 6/22/2014
(Living Social Review)
“I’m so impressed with Monique of A Special Day Designs! I originally was looking for someone to teach me flower arranging and happened on her website by chance. She offers flower arranging classes for the DIY bride! What a concept! I took the class on flower girl halos and corsage making! She did a terrific job teaching a newbie how to work with the wire, gluing techniques and provided all of the supplies to complete two projects! She even came to my home! It was so much fun and she’s so easy to work with! My projects turned out great and I feel confident I can make the flower girl halo for the flower girl at my son’s upcoming wedding! I plan on taking more of her classes in the future! I highly recommend her and wish we had found her sooner for my son’s wedding!”
Kimberly, El Dorado Hills, Private DIY Corsages, Bouts, & Halos class 9/8/2013(Wedding Wire review)
“I found Monique by chance while on my laptop Google’ing around looking for a flower arranging class in my area. I was so impressed with her website and the fact that she offers brides a DIY opportunity. When I saw the DIY classes she offered on her site I contacted her so I could learn how to make a flower girl halo and corsage for my son’s upcoming wedding. She was available on a weekend and came to my home, bringing all of the supplies (flowers, wire cutters, wire, glue, etc.), including a printed out tutorial on how to make bows, halos and corsages. She also provided very good tricks of the trade information so that I could easily make these items on my own! She is so sweet and easy going as another reviewer mentioned. I wish we would have found her sooner so that she could have done the flowers for our son’s wedding. I plan to take more of her classes and thought it would even be fun to assemble some of my friends for a flower arranging class for a holiday arrangement! What fun!”
Kimberly, El Dorado Hills, Private DIY Corsages, Bouts, & Halos class 9/8/2013
“In order to save some money, the flowers for my wedding were all DIY. I was having trouble finding a vendor to sell to me at a reasonable price and was getting very frustrated… Then came Monique! A friend found her website and we saw that she offered classes for DIY weddings, but also would help you order your own flowers. Monique responded quickly to my frantic e-mail and gave me step by step instructions on how to get started with ordering and picking out the flowers. She was SO helpful, especially during the most stressful parts of the wedding planning! When we met Monique to pick up the flowers, she was very helpful and friendly, and knowledgeable about the care and transportation of the flowers. She even printed out instructions for me on making bouquets! If you are having a DIY wedding, I highly recommend Monique’s services for flowers.”
Skimra, Sacramento, Fox Road Ranch, Dixon wedding 05/26/13
“Where do I start? My flowers and the design I envisioned for my table settings came to LIFE. Monique is truly amazing, she knew EXACTLY what I wanted for my wedding. It left me speechless; she was so spot on. The decorations were so unique and lovely. I think every single one of my wedding guests mentioned how GORGEOUS the tables were. She is so nice and easygoing, and really LISTENED to what I wanted. I just loved working with her. Full five stars without hesitation. She deserves MORE than five! I am one happy bride.”
Katie, Sacramento, Tsakopoulos Library Galleria, Sacramento wedding 03/28/13
“Can I just say that I’m in love with Monique! I am so in love with the work she did for my wedding, it’s a shame that we left on our honeymoon the next day and I didn’t get to enjoy the flowers longer.
I am not a picky customer, but I realized that that made me a difficult customer. Because when Monique would ask what I liked I would reply with, “I like daisies and wildflowers, I dunno do whatever you think would look nice” haha Monique worked with me though and through pinterest and only one face to face meeting she pulled off exactly what was in my mind.
The best part were all the small surprises on the wedding day. A small brooch on my bouquet, the engraved initials on the Mothers wrist cuff corsages, and small touches like milk glass vases on the head table.
I would highly recommend Monique to anyone! Her style is one of a kind and she is a pleasure to work with!”
Sarah, Sacramento, American River Resort, Coloma wedding, 09/08/12
“Monique was wonderful to work with! 90% of my contact with her was through email and she always responded promptly. I never really had a vision just knew that I liked wildflowers and through Monique’s questions and Pinterest she was able to give me EXACTLY what I wanted! A few weeks before the wedding we met up at our venue and I told her what decorations I had and she was easily able to work in the flowers and complete the look we were going for.
Many thanks to Monique and her talent! I only wish that I lived closer to her to have flowers from her all the time.”
Sarah, Sacramento, American River Resort, Coloma wedding, 9/8/12
(Wedding Wire review)
“Monique Wilber with A Special Day Designs did our wedding flowers and we couldn’t be more happy with her work! She’s an artist! I had some ideas about what I wanted and changed my mind constantly. Somehow she was able to translate my murky vision into something beautiful. She knew what I wanted before I did! Her bouquets and arrangements were STUNNING. A Special Day Designs is perfect for DIY and offbeat brides like myself. Five Star vendor all the way! I HIGHLY recommend A Special Day Designs.”
Ashley, Citrus Heights, Nestldown / Los Gatos Hotel, Los Gatos wedding, 09/16/11
“Monique is amazing!! She went above and beyond my expectations and I could not have been happier and more stress-free on my wedding day. She was so flexible and very understanding with my situation. I’m serving in the military and in the 8 months before my wedding, I had traveled to 3 different countries and 6 different states. I was constantly busy and never in one place so most of our communication was done via email. She really took the time to work with me and check in with me on the ideas I had for the wedding. I showed her a couple of photos and ideas I liked and let her run with it.
When I came to the wedding venue, I couldn’t have been more impressed to see everything set up and decorated and to see her creative genius at work. I received SO many compliments on the flowers/decor and especially on my unique bouquet. I can’t believe what she was able to pull of with my budget!
I’m really so truly grateful to have had Monique be a part of our wedding. She provided the most beautiful flowers and decor and most of all, peace of mind!”
Erica, Military Serviceperson, Edgewood Resort, Lake Tahoe wedding, 08/05/11 (Wedding Wire review)
“We just got back from our honeymoon and I wanted to write you to Thank you for all your help! It was great to meet you. The flowers were beautiful and added that special intimate look to the wedding. I had the best day and wanted to say Thank you for everything.”
Tiffany, Sacramento, Rome Valley Vineyards, Garden Valley wedding, 07/23/11
(Wedding Wire review)
Monique is simply amazing! Love her!
“I really enjoyed working with Monique. I had a few ideas about what I wanted (sunflowers) but I really gave her creative license and the bouquets were GORGEOUS. I’m still getting compliments on them. I was initially interested because of the reasonable pricing; and after our initial meeting, I was sold on Monique’s vision and personality – which was our main priority in selecting all of our vendors.”
Aimee, Sacramento, American River Resort, Coloma wedding, 10/02/2010
(Wedding Wire review)
“Monique is amazing! When I wrote to her and asked what we could get for our budget, I had no idea she’d be able to pull off all she did! Monique took my bridesmaids’ dresses and came up with an amazing idea, and since she blogged it, I was able to show it to my family and friends, which was great. The flowers were inventive and beautiful. I cannot say enough good things about her!”
Kristen, Sacramento, Capitol Rose Garden, Sacramento wedding, 09/05/2010
(Wedding Wire review)
“The bouquet and cake topper were beautiful! Monique also arranged the decorative flowers beautifully. She was affordable and professional. I’m am grateful that I hired her for my wedding.”
Melanie, Grass Valley, Private Home, Grass Valley wedding, 06/12/2010
(Wedding Wire review)
“Monique was very thorough and open to ideas we had for our Tahoe wedding. Mixing mid-century modern beach meets the Tahoe woods she added her amazing floral touch to our ceremony and reception. We worked very well together via email & over the phone with my husband and I located in Southern, CA. Put your trust in Monique for your wedding day, we did and she absolutely came through.”
Danielle, Laguna Niguel, Chinquapin Lake Tahoe wedding, 05/02/2010
(Wedding Wire review)
“I loved my flowers, they were beautiful, and i would recommend you to other brides and such!” Sharon, DIY client, Sacramento wedding, 09/06/2009 (Wedding Wire review)
“Monique was amazing. She was willing to work within my budget. I was impressed that she brought a sheet of ideas that included my dress and the bridesmaids dresses to the initial consultation before I had even signed a contract with her. She made extra corsages for grandparents that we did not know were coming the day of the event. She was on time and prepared. The flowers were amazing. I received more compliments on them than almost anything else at the wedding. I would use Monique again for an event and recommend her highly.”
Beckie, Sacramento, High Sierra Iris Gardens, Camino Apple Hill wedding, 06/20/2009 (Wedding Wire review)
“Monique was wonderful to work with. She has amazing ideas and is extremely talented. I had a very detailed cascading orchid bouquet that turned out better than I had ever imagined. She was on time delivering flowers on the wedding day. And responded back to us very quickly when we had questions. I would definitely recommend A Special Day Designs by Monique Wilber.”
Keri, Shingle Springs, Silverthorn Meadows, Camino Apple Hill wedding, 05/30/2009 (Wedding Wire review)