Love Notes from Our Couples

Laura and Adam

“Oh man, Simona knocked this one out of the park! Simona was a huge help to my wife and I in the months (plural!) leading up to our wedding. She helped us build an entire day-of timeline, while simultaneously flagging any items/details that would cause the day to not run smoothly well in advance. Come the day of, Simona was all over things. She helped take care of all of the things you don’t even think about needing attention of on the day of (ie: final reception prep, notifying speech gives that they are about to go on, ceremony entrance queues etc). As my wife put it: “I didn’t have to think about anything, just being happy”. Long story short, Simona helped take care of all the little details that would overwhelm any reasonable B&G on their day-and I’m saying that as a Type A personality human. She was worth every penny and did a phenomenal job across the board. Highly highly hiiiighly recommend reaching out to her and bringing her on for your day. Thanks again team-you guys did great.”

Christina and Jonathan

“We hired Simona to be our month-of/day-of coordinator for our wedding! Simona was great to chat with, and very helpful with everything from setting up our itinerary, contacting our vendors, and taking off stress from me, the bride :). We were so lucky to have Simona there on the day-of, as she was vital in helping to make our first-look seamless and making sure the day ran smoothly. We both felt very comfortable and relaxed knowing she was in control. Highly recommend Simona for your wedding planning needs :)”

Evita and Logan

“Simona and her team are incredible! They made sure everything went perfect. From all the details, the decor, the pictures …everything! We are so glad to have had them be part of our wedding day! Simona is a perfectionist and I love it! She made sure I did not worry at all. Thank you Simona for helping make our day so perfect! Love, Evita and Logan”

Dilan and Metin

“If you’re thinking of hiring someone to help you with your special day especially if you don’t know where to begin then Simona is the perfect person for you. We hired her as our day of coordinator and we couldn’t be any happier with our decision. From our very first phone call, she took the time to go over everything we needed in full detail including things we never even thought of. Together we went over our vision and she created a well-planned timeline to help us with our dream wedding. She made sure our venters were all present the day of including making sure our decor was set up exactly how we envisioned it to be. We would highly recommend her to anyone who is looking to get married. Trust me, you’re going to need her.”

Sabrina and Frank

“Hiring Simona to assist with our wedding was one of the best decisions we made.
As soon as we had our first phone call, it was evident that she was knowledgeable and experienced. She asked all of the right questions and more to understand our plan for the day, and offered very valuable advice. For example, we ended up choosing two vendors that she suggested to us that we wouldn’t have known about otherwise.
In addition to her expertise, Simona was incredibly organized and we knew that we were in good hands. Although things started to “pick up” in the month leading up to our wedding, having her assistance with last-minute coordination and organization helped us immensely.
She was our MVP on the day of our wedding! In addition to an off-site “first look”, we had both the ceremony and reception at the same venue with a room flip in between. With so much happening in a short amount of time, we have no doubt that we would have been lost without her. She kept us on perfectly on schedule and everything went off without a hitch.
We were so sad to say goodbye to her at the end of the night as she was such an integral part of our special day.
Thank you so much again, Simona!!!”

Rachel and David

“We hired Simona to be our day of/month of coordinator for our October 2022 barn wedding and it was one of the best decisions we made for our big day. Simona was AMAZING to work with from start to finish. We knew 20 seconds into our consult that we were going to hire her and it’s easy to see why. I am a type A personality and had the wedding basically completely planned by the time we met with Simona (or so I thought) but convinced myself to take a chance and hire someone for the coordination of the day. I am forever grateful that I did that. There were so many little details I wouldn’t have known about or thought of that Simona was all over based on her extensive experience. Simona is the perfect balance of fun and laid back with professional, organized and reliable. She knows her stuff and it’s so clear in her work. She made the entire planning process step by step and stress-free, and our day was so well taken care of that I genuinely had no concerns because I knew Simona would take care of anything that came up. And she did, she thought of everything. On top of planning, she and her assistant did a GORGEOUS job setting up the decor I provided. I had a specific idea/image in my mind and Simona carried it out even better than I would have. We got so many compliments from our wedding guests about how our venue set up was the most beautiful they had every been to, and we have plenty of photos to prove it. We would not hesitate to hire Simona again and will forever refer couples her way for any size event. Thank you, Simona, for helping to make our dreams for our day a reality! We truly could not have had our day the way we had it without you.”

Brenna and Duane

Simona is amazing! Simona was recommended to me through a mutual friend. She was my month of/day of coordinator and also helped me do a bit of pre-planning. Even though I am a project manager, I was not prepared for all the hundred of big and many minor details that you need to plan, organize and prepare for. Simona definitely saved me. She is so professional and organized – all my other vendors loved working with her as well. One of my biggest pet peeves at most weddings is how delayed some things can be, whether it’s ceremony, reception, photos, dinner, etc… but I do understand sometimes things are out of our control. For my wedding day, Simona made sure the timeline was followed and kept everyone on schedule. It was amazing -I felt so secure with her and didn’t have to worry about anything other than showing up! She is phenomenal, thanks again Simona!”

Christy and Paul

“Simona was our month-of/day-of wedding coordinator for our September wedding at the RCYC on Toronto Island. She made sure every detail of our special day went off without a hitch! She was polite, professional, calm and organized. She also made sure to carefully listen and respond quickly to our last-minute wants and needs on the day of. It was so wonderful to be able to sit back and enjoy our day knowing every detail was being closely looked after. We highly recommend Simona and Something Blue Events! Christy & Paul”

Tal and Ellie

“Simona was absolutely amazing! From the minute I started chatting with her to get details on pricing, she was so kind, asked us questions and gave us recommendations on venders which helped us save a lot of money! She was always available to answer my questions throughout the planning stage and was an absolute dream to work with leading up to the wedding. She helped us refine our timeline and made sure we paid attention to all the detail. She put in an effort to meet all our family and friends in the wedding party to make the big day run smoother. Day of I was so relaxed, and she handled everything flawlessly with the help of Vanessa. They are quite the power team! Simona and Vanessa managed everything, from making sure we had water while taking pictures outside, to putting my glasses and speech at the table for me and every detail in between of set up and helping our guests. I cannot say enough positive things about Simona and Something Blue Weddings and Events. I would 1000% recommend her and use her services again in the future!”

Natasha and Abe

“Simona and Vanessa completely exceeded my expectations on my wedding day! From the planning to the execution, they were extremely attentive and on top of everything, making the day run so smoothly and without any worry. They delivered on things I never even thought of, always making sure me and my husband were hydrated, in good spirit, ready for the next thing on the timeline, helping fix my dress, holding my train, anything you can think of, they were there always! Things that you don’t anticipate needing a hand with, they are there at every given moment. They truly helped us feel at ease and most importantly, enjoy our wedding day to the fullest. There was constant communication and both ladies were extremely reliable and proactive! I cannot thank you enough for the amazing experience. Thank you Simona and Vanessa for all your hard work!”

Kelly and Adam

“Hiring Simona was the best choice we ever made for our wedding. After many COVID cancellations, our original planner was unable to make our rescheduled date – Simona stepped right in with 8 weeks notice and made magic happen! She remembered every little detail & prompted us to start planning certain pieces we hadn’t even thought of yet. Her pre-planning in coordinating with rentals, other vendors, and even our family who had last minute requests took so much off our plates. She also has the patience of a saint – seriously never lost composure through all of the emails flying at her! On the day of our wedding she made us feel like royalty. She always had one eye one us and could honestly somehow read our minds. When we were feeling stuck in conversations or at our photo session for a long time, Simona would swoop in to bring water and snacks right when we needed them.
And above all – she just seemed genuinely happy for us. This was more than just a job to her – she truly cared to make it the best day of our lives!! Simona, we can never say THANK YOU enough!!!”

Hailey and Kurtis

“Simona and Cynthia!!

How can I thank you both enough?! You guys were absolute rock stars. From the moment I reached out to Simona she was incredible. So so helpful and reassuring. Simona came in and made my life so much easier and less stressful the month before my wedding. By far the best investment for our big day! I couldn’t imagine doing everything she did by myself! She made me feel calm and collected the day of my wedding. Set up was exactly how I pictured it, our day was flawless. Cynthia took over around dinner and didn’t skip a beat.

They’re both like wedding ninjas lol. I will never be able to Thank you both enough for everything you did.”

Taylor and Mack

“Incredibly thankful for this amazing day-of coordinator!

Simona was such a dream to work with! She executed our day flawlessly and with such grace. Her style and ability to bring our vision to life is like none other. She did a fantastic job at tackling some unforeseen circumstances, professionally and diligently while keeping a big smile on her face. She kept the day running so smoothly and never skipped a beat. Simona took all my worries and fears away by being there every step of the way, and planning everything down to the last teeny tiny detail! Truly such a magical day, and we could not be more thankful to have Simona.”
Lauren and Elliot

“Simona was such an excellent choice. She helped us consider all the details ahead of the big day and coordinate a timeline for all the vendors to refer to. Her ability to listen, advise, coach and gently whisper “you’re up in 5 minutes okay?” led to a wedding day that unfolded perfectly. Simona is fun, super organized, proactive and prepared. She’s seen it all and is ready to step in wherever she’s needed. The entire wedding party voted her the best ever!”

Becky and Jeff

“I cannot say enough positive things about Something Blue Wedding and Events. My fiancé and I weren’t originally convinced we should hire a day-of-coordinator for our backyard wedding but we now both agree that having Cynthia there was the BEST decision we made while planning. Simona and Cynthia were incredible to work with. Leading up to the event, they provided us with organizational templates, refined details, and constructed our timeline. They touched base with all of our vendors before the event, leaving us to enjoy the lead up to our big day without any stress. On the day of the wedding, Cynthia showed up early and immediately began setting up. She coordinated my family members, the vendors, set up the decor perfectly, and even made sure I ate and drank throughout the day. Our wedding would not have been the same without her. She dealt with so many things- large and small, which allowed us to sit back and enjoy. She was also just a delight to be around. Almost all of my guests commented on how great she was, and even though she was working so hard, she was still smiling and having fun! If you are on the fence about hiring Something Blue, I STRONGLY encourage you to do it. Our day was perfect because of them!!! They are truly remarkable at what they do.”

Stephanie and Joel

“Simona and her partner Vanessa were so great to work with for our wedding! Simona was always on top of everything and made sure every step of the day was organized weeks in advance. She was great at communicating and fun to work with. The day went so smoothly and I didn’t have to worry about a thing with the two of them there! I would highly recommend her for your big day!”

Jessie and Mark

“Over and Above…Beyond our expectations!

Simona is a true professional with a heart of gold…. It is difficult to put a value on the work and stress that Simona saved us from start to finish. Simona’s experience, guidance, knowledge and calm demeanor was invaluable to our wedding planning. Nothing was impossible; everything was doable. With Simona’s help, we were able to put together a flawless event in 2 months on a scale that would take most people 6-8 months. The attention to detail ensured perfection; nothing was forgotten. Simona was on top of every task and detail, and given the extreme timeline with a lot of moving parts, this was impressive. Certainly “top of class” and all with a smile.

Many of our guests described our evening as “magical”. A million thanks to Simona and her team!!””

Deborah and Erik

“Simona is the best wedding planner! After trying and failing to plan my own wedding three times (each time attempt was cancelled due to money issues, family issues, and pandemic issues), I finally hired a wedding planner. I’m soooooooo happy that we found Simona! She is friendly, efficient, knowledgeable, and just generally awesome. From day 1, Simona was on top of everything, asking us specific and relevant questions, pointing out what we needed to do ASAP and what could wait, asking us about details that I hadn’t even thought of, communicating with all the vendors, and staying on top of everyone – vendors, bride, groom, wedding party – to ensure that the wedding went smoothly and happily. Everyone told me how awesome Simona was, including my hair and make-up artist, DJ, and mother – none of whom are easy to impress. Simona was with us every step of the way. When I had a disagreement with the DJ two days before the wedding, she found us someone new. When I texted Simona on the morning of the wedding to say I was panicking about my hair low lights, the potential for rain in the forecast, and my lack of sleep, Simona wrote back right away to say that my hair artist would emphasize my highlights, Simona would get me an espresso, and she got another tent delivered within the hour. Even as I write this, my sister is commenting that my wedding would have completely fallen apart without Simona. I recommend her 1000%”


Heather and Steven

“I do not know what we would have done without Simona & her team!! During our meetings prior to the wedding, she ensured that EVERYTHING had been thought of – things I would never think about that were so important, down to the littlest detail. Her team put together our decor at the venue & ensured the entire day ran smoothly and it was an absolute dream. Everything went perfect because of her & I couldn’t be more grateful!! Thank you!!!”

Eda and Ilan

“Simona was incredible!! Without her, our wedding day wouldn’t have ran as smooth as it did! She made sure that everything ran on time, coordinated our family photos, dealt with anything and everything that came up (including a surprise performance!), made sure that we were eating and much more! All of this really contributed to a successful and stress-free wedding day!

Aside from the day of the wedding, Simona also met with us a few times in the weeks leading up to the big day to ensure that we were on top of everything. She provided helpful checklists to aid with this part as well! She was also more than happy to answer any questions we had (and we had a lot). On top of that, Simona met with us for our rehearsal and helped lead that along with our officiant. She took notes throughout the rehearsal so that she could direct our parents, bridal party, and us on the day of, which was really reassuring! Simona also worked on our day of schedule with us. Once finalized, she sent it out to all of our vendors which was extremely helpful as timing questions always come up leading up to the big day. Simona was also our representative for any last minute questions our vendors had which was extremely valuable to me as I only had one person to answer to.

My husband and I cannot say enough good things about Simona. Our wedding day would not have been as amazing as it was without her. Not only is she super adaptive in her approach, she is also genuinely invested in and cares for her couples! She was more than just a day of coordinator. She was the piece that held everything together! She really reduced our stress in the weeks leading up to the day and provided us with solutions whenever we ran into issues. Future brides and grooms really underestimate the number of small details and stress that starts to creep up leading up to the day. As an organized and detail-oriented person who thought she can handle it all, I am telling you that it gets overwhelming no matter how prepared you think you’ll be!! Trust us, hire Simona. She is worth every penny! A wedding day with Simona as your day of coordinator will 100% result in a successful and stress-free day. It really allowed us to enjoy our day without being concerned with the logistics of the event.

P.S. My husband was against getting a day of coordinator for the longest time. After hiring Simona and seeing her in action, he constantly stresses the importance of getting a day of coordinator to all of the future brides and grooms that he meets. Eda & Ilan”

Ellen and Paul

“We weren’t sure if we needed a day of coordinator but are so happy that we decided to get one. Simona and her assistant were amazing. Throughout the entire night they made sure we had everything we needed and that we stayed on track with our itinerary. They made the entire night go smoothly. We would highly recommend Simona and her team for your next event! Ellen & Paul”


“I couldn’t have pictured a more perfect wedding day! Simona was a referral from a close friend and let me tell you that was the best advice my friend could have given me! Simona helped everything run smoothly, she thought of things before I even could, and was always there when needed throughout the day. Simona was able to make us feel less stressed because we knew we were in good and experienced hands. I would HIGHLY recommend Simona to anyone! Thank you so much!”


“If you want peace of mind, Amazing collaboration and just someone AMAZING that puts you first, look no further.  Thanks to Simona I had the most amazing experience for the most important day of my life! Simona worked tirelessly to help make sure everything was planned properly, executed perfectly, and most of all, made sure my bride and I were never stressed out. I have to say that thanks to Simona I was able to let go of the stresses of planning a wedding and of dealing with last minute inconvenience. Simona, thank you for everything that you did and thank you for making my most memorable moment of my life one that was filled with nothing but joy and happiness!!!”

Colleen and Ian

“Simona and her team were incredible! They fixed everything that went wrong that day (as something is always bound to happen at a wedding). She went above and beyond to make us feel as stress free as possible. I couldn’t be happier with her work and effort and ever thankful for making it the best day ever!”

Kate (Mother of the Bride - Colleen and Ian)

“Hi Simona

I have been wanting to send this message since the day of the wedding and just finding time now. From my perspective as Mother of the Bride .words are hard to find to thank you and your assistance for all the great work you did on the day of the wedding. I had an immediate good feeling when we first spoke on the phone and was happy to reconnect as things got closer to the date. It was a huge comfort when we got a message from my brother who was doing the music that he was having some difficulties getting into set up , to simply say “find Simona” and a few minutes later a message back saying he had, and problem was solved. That is just one of the many great comforts you provided that day. The venue was beautifully done, as was the church and we had only to ask you if there were any questions. Thank you for your support, quiet efficiency, good advice, organization and caring ! Kate”

Catherine and Michael

“If you are considering hiring a planner or coordinator, look no further! Simona is everything in a neatly wrapped package that offers much more than just her services. A friend of mine and I randomly stumbled upon Something Blue Events website and thank goodness we did! We hired Simona as our day coordinator, we were on a tight budget with a guest list of 50. Our goal was a small and intimate wedding for our family and close friends. A tight budget meant we would do all the planning ourselves. My husband was in his busy season during the summer and had to work roughly 1.5 months straight which left me with a tired fiancé and most of the planning fell on my shoulders. Simona walked me through the process of the things I needed to get done, she assisted me wherever she could and provided me solutions wherever she could. She got me in contact with her vendors as I was overwhelmed and did not know which vendors to choose. She made sure I felt comfortable, worked with me as the big date was approaching. As with most couples, we were riddled with so much anxiety on the big day, I forgot how our itinerary would go, I started freaking out about the decor and seating arrangements. When I arrived at the venue and saw Simona’s calm face with her assistants, and I knew we would be okay. Her team made sure everything was set up beautifully, our guests and especially our parents felt so comfortable with her. She made sure we were fed and hydrated, got us anything we needed and made sure everything we discussed would take place at our wedding. Our wedding went off without a hiccup and I am so grateful we found Simona and had her in our corner. Our family guests even mentioned to us about how attentive Simona was with us and how sweet she was!

Trust Simona & her team on one of your biggest milestone day and you won’t regret it. THANK YOU SIMONA AND SOMETHING BLUE TEAM!”

Mary and Danny

“HIGHLY recommend Simona and her crew for day of wedding coordination!!! They did an amazing job!!! We didn’t have to worry about ANYTHING on our wedding day!! They made sure that it was perfect!!! They took care of every small detail that even we didn’t think of!!! Amazing people to work with!!! And they do it all with a smile on their faces!! They made sure that it was the best day of our lives!!! Thank you Simona and your crew for all your hard work!!! worth every penny spent !!!”

Kim and Matthew

“Working with Simona for our wedding was a pleasure. She was was always prompt with her communications and patient with us when we had no idea what we were doing. Throughout the day, she always made sure we were at ease and that everything was on time and everyone was where they needed to be. If I had to do this over again, I would not hesitate to book Simona (and her assistant, Vanessa) as our coordinator. Thank you so much!”

Eden and Tal

“We don’t know what we would do without Simona on the biggest day of our lives! She is exactly what we were looking for – an extension of us – she knew exactly what our vision was and made sure to be in every corner while we were too busy enjoying ourselves. Simona has made every effort to ensure that every little detail is looked after on the day of our wedding and we must say that the day went by shockingly FLAWLESSLY! Working with Something Blue was fun and easy – Simona has met with us multiple times before our big day to go over our schedule and has helped us tremendously in organizing our day and explaining every detail that we needed to know. On the day of the wedding, Simona and her team perfectly executed the coordination of all the vendors and took extra care in making sure that the day goes according to schedule and our vision. THANK YOU for your exceptional effort in making sure that our special day is perfect and stress-free. Eden & Tal ❤️

Rachel and Tristan

“Words can not express how helpful Simona was us! She truly was heaven sent. Simona really took the time to help us organize our wedding. We hired her as the day of coordinator but I believe she provided a lot more support. She created a detail schedule and itinerary of our wedding day, she contacted our vendors prior to the date. She was present and helped organize or wedding rehearsal. We had a huge wedding with 400 people and Simona and her team honestly made sure everything was done on time. My family and friends who previously had a day of coordinator said that Simona and her team was the best they have ever witness. I would highly recommend Something Blue if you are looking for a wedding planner. You will not be disappointment!!!!”

Stephanie and Erik

“Simona was our month-of coordinator for our wedding in May 2018. Throughout our time together, Simona was a consummate professional who went above and beyond in all capacities! She was a pleasure to work with and helped to create a seamless, enjoyable and perfect experience. From planning, coordinating and communicating to execution, Simona made us, and more importantly, our family and friends feel comfortable and relaxed. Simona was accessible much beyond the month itself, meeting with us several times to ensure alignment & cohesion. She truly understood our vision, and was a key figure of our special day! We recommend her to anyone looking for a professional, friendly & empathetic coordinator for any event, large or small! Thank you Simona!”

Amanda and Aslam

“I’ll start off by saying our wedding was NOT easy. We didn’t get married in a typical hall type of setting where everything is usually in one place. We had individual vendors for each and every single thing, down to our forks, knives, chairs, caterer, flowers etc… Simona’s mission was to coordinate between alllll of these companies. Not only did she have to do that, she also had to deal with my very DIY wedding creations. My seating chart which was held together by string had malfunctioned and she even had a part in the décor, which was set up perfectly. She reassured me that everything was going to be okay and gave me the confidence I needed to get through the day. She did an amazing job managing all the elements of our wedding, from all of our vendors, dealing with a DIY bride(me) and also making sure the wedding ran smoothly and on schedule. She really went above and beyond her duties. Simona kept us on track throughout the process, answered any questions and made sure that we stuck to our timelines. On top of that, she has a wonderful personality and is very tactful when dealing with family and friends and all the different personalities that go along with a wedding. I would highly recommend Simona as a wedding planner. If she can handle our wedding, she can handle anyone’s wedding.”

Sivan and Leon

“Choosing “Something Blue” for our wedding was by far the BEST investment yet! From the moment I have met with Simona I experienced such professional and dedicated treatment and it was a smooth sailing from that point forward. The services we received were more than we could ever imagine, everything was so organized and accounted for, from wedding day schedule to sitting arrangement – she took care of EVERYTHING! which made our that so relaxing and enjoyable. The attention to details was beyond extraordinary and we are so grateful to have found her! SIMONA YOU ARE THE BEST! If you haven’t hired her yet, don’t even think twice about it, the peace of mind you will gain will be worth every dollar spent!”

Natalie and Mathew

“My wedding day was absolutely amazing, and I attribute this to hiring Simona as our day-of coordinator. I decided to do all the decor myself for both the ceremony and reception, and I was very worried that my vision would not be executed to my standards, but after meeting with Simona for the first time, I knew I would be in good hands. Simona was very professional, organized, calm, and super fun – all the qualities you need for a great wedding coordinator. She went above and beyond, and although we only hired her for the day-of, she was available to answer my all questions throughout the year-long planning process, and it really felt like all her attention was on our wedding during the month before the big day (even though she had several other weddings on the go as the same time). She made sure to ask about information I did not even think about, she kept very detailed lists and diagrams, and she helped the day run so smoothly as a result. I, who is normally really anxious and like to micromanage, was total calm on my big day and felt totally comfortable leaving everything up to Simona. This truly speaks to how good she is at her job. Thank you, Simona, for being amazing. We will definitely recommend you to everyone we know who is looking for wedding coordination.”

Katie and Dylan

“My partner and I hired Simona as our day-of planner and she absolutely made the entire day run smoothly and stress-free. She’s organized, professional, warm and a lot of fun to work with. She went above and beyond in making our families and friends feel comfortable and her preparation leading up to the day of the wedding was so thorough it showed that no matter the size of the wedding, there are going to be a lot of moving parts. Best of all, in the blur of the day itself I feel like Simona was able to help slow things down for us. I would recommend her to everyone.”

Kiara and Michael

“Simona was an absolutely wonderful choice for our wedding. She’s confident, calm, and has exactly the right demeanour for her job. She understood exactly what we wanted out of our wedding day and was really a joy to work with. And best of all – everything went smooth and easy on the big day. We already have recommended her to friends and would happily do so for anyone!”

Kim and Steve

“Hiring Simona for my special day was the best thing I ever did. She was amazing and made my entire day stress free. She is understanding, patient and well-organized. I was a very detail-oriented bride and she took the time to go through every detail that I wanted for my wedding and made sure it happened. She was on top of everything and we had no clue of any issues which made our day even more awesome. She handled any situation that came at her with ease and if I could I would hire her again!! Thank you so much for all the effort and support you gave us into making our wedding day a blast!!!”

Emily and Alex

Simona really stepped up and made sure our wedding day went perfectly. My wife and I thought we could handle all of the organization ourselves, but as the day approached we realized we didn’t want to ask anyone to run around on the wedding day and make sure all of our vendors were arriving and setting up on time. We’re very fortunate that we found Something Blue. Simona walked through our space ahead of time and checked through all of our complex plans. Spending some time with her put as at ease as we were confident in her ability to handle any day-of problems that could arise. On the wedding day my wife and I were able to enjoy the day to the fullest without worrying about last-minute problems at the reception hall, and everything went smoothly.”