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A good Virginia wedding planner can take some of the stress and work out of planning and executing a wedding. They can help coordinate with vendors and manage logistics. On the day of, they oversee the entire day from start to finish. Different from your venue’s day-of-coordinator, who is working on behalf of the venue, your wedding planner is working for you, ensuring your day is everything you’ve ever dreamed it would be – and more! Believe me, as a wedding photographer and a former bride, I have seen firsthand how much work goes into a wedding day, and I highly recommend taking the leap to hire someone who knows weddings inside and out to make sure you get to focus on being in the moment with the love of your life.
Here are some fabulous Virginia wedding planners to help you build a wedding day you’ll treasure forever!
Maxi and Co’s owner and head coordinator, Maxi, discovered her passion for helping couples navigate their wedding day after planning and DIY-ing her own wedding. After experiencing the chaos of running a wedding single-handedly, she realized she wanted to become a coordinator to help remove some of the burdens of making final decisions and facilitating a wedding for a couple, so they can better enjoy the most important day of their lives. Her services are well suited to couples who have planned most of their wedding and need assistance bringing the day together and pulling it off with grace and beauty! (Side note: I’ve worked with Maxi & Co several times and am always impressed by her events! She is a fantastic Virginia wedding planner!)
Madi Leigh Events is a team of fabulously talented women led by owner and lead coordinator Madi Leigh Campbell. Together, they can provide flawless day-of wedding management, coordination of planning details, and style and design assistance for a gorgeous day that looks like it popped out of your Pinterest board. They’ll get to know you and your style, discuss and manage a budget, and select all the vendors you need to bring your perfect wedding day together. They enjoy creating a stress-free and enjoyable wedding experience for you, your partner, and your guests. (Side note: I love, love, love working with Madi Leigh Events, too! They are fantastic and know how to make a gorgeous wedding run smoothly!)
Carley Elizabeth Weddings owner Carley has always had a vibrant passion for the spirit of hospitality and grew up planning family parties where everyone was welcome. Now, she helps couples plan their dream weddings to alleviate all the stress of decision-making so they can savor the celebration and joy of a happy engagement. She will anticipate your needs, work as your trusted advocate, and guide you seamlessly through the wedding-planning process. On your wedding day, Carley will be by your side, coordinating and managing all the details so you can focus on getting – and being – married.
K Bella Events balances order and beauty; first, they’ll help you with details and decision-making. Then, they’ll develop a design plan that echoes your style and aesthetic, telling your love story through artfully curated details. They tailor everything they do to your personality, availability, and needs. They’ll help you create a bespoke celebration with “understated elegance and editorial style” that will flow seamlessly so you can enjoy every moment and remember it for the rest of your lives. They cater to a cosmopolitan clientele looking for detail-driven, genuine, and discreet assistance for a spectacular, one-of-a-kind wedding.
Elle Loren & Co’s team knows thoughtful and intentional details make a wedding beautiful and unique. Still, it’s also easy to get weighed down by the stress of putting it all together. So, their mission is simple – to help with the details so their couples can focus on celebrating with loved ones. In addition to wedding management (their preferred term for day-of coordinating), they are also passionate about assisting with the design of your wedding. They’ll help with creative brainstorming, decor selection, and rental curation – way more than just color palettes and venue selection. With Elle Loren & Co, you’ll have your dream wedding and so much more than you could ever have imagined.
Wedding and Event Coordinator Nilsa Tolliver began her event planning journey while working at the Commonwealth Club in Richmond, Virginia. She and her team prioritize building authentic connections with each of their couples to ensure complete satisfaction. Whether you need help with all the details along your planning journey or just someone to help make sure your wedding day runs smoothly, Emerald Events is happy to help in any way they can. As a premier Virginia wedding planner in Richmond and Charlottesville, they also have preferred booking status with the highest quality vendors, so you’ll never have to compromise on any detail regarding your dream wedding.
Every wedding is unique, but Baxter’s Creative Events owner and wedding planner extraordinaire Sandy Baxter, wants to make yours spectacular. She considers herself the ultimate resource for couples planning a wedding. With an in-depth knowledge of today’s trends, she knows how to help you set your wedding apart. Whether you need a month/day-of coordinator, luxury full-service wedding planning, or something customized to meet your needs, Baxter’s Creative Events will give you all the attention necessary to bring your vision and ideas to reality. Need a little more convincing? Sandy has been inducted into The Knot’s Hall of Fame for winning Best Of Weddings 13 years in a row, has won Wedding Wire’s Couple’s Choice award 12 years consecutively, and is also a 2023 Virginia Living Top Wedding Vendor!
V & V Wedding Planning and Coordination is a bilingual wedding planning company dedicated to helping busy couples plan a memorable wedding! Through guidance and a focus on attention to detail, V & V’s services allow their couples to be fully present and in the moment on their wedding day. Owner Virginia Fernandez-Swope fell in love with wedding planning after working on her own wedding. Her in-depth knowledge of the stresses and endless to-do lists associated with weddings made her want to help other couples through their planning process. When you hire this Virginia wedding planner, you’ll be working with an experienced multicultural team with solid values ready to tackle unforeseen situations with creativity and empathy. So, the only thing you have to think about on your wedding day is enjoying every moment.
See a Virginia wedding planner (or two) that sparks your interest? Check out their website to read more about their personalities, planning and coordinating packages, and photos of the past weddings they’ve worked on.
Have more questions, or are you in need of a suggestion? Please feel free to reach out to me – I’m happy to help! Also check out more work from my portfolio in my featured gallery!
AS A PHOTOGRAPHER
TAKEN THROUGHOUT MY CAREER
AS A VIRGINIA WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER
OVER THE AMAZING YEARS