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Cherry Blossom Events

Alexandria , VA

LOCATION

4615 Newcomb Place
Alexandria, VA US 22304 (map)
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ABOUT US

Cherry Blossom Events is an award winning event planning firm in the Metro Washington, DC Area. We have been recognized for our work by the Washingtonian, The Knot and Brides of... Read more
Cherry Blossom Events is an award winning event planning firm in the Metro Washington, DC Area. We have been recognized for our work by the Washingtonian, The Knot and Brides of Washington. Our passion and dedication for planning and design will make your wedding a beautiful and worry-free event you will remember for a lifetime. We provide full planning, partial planning, day-of coordination and custom packages. Read less
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INFO FOR WEDDING PLANNING

What wedding planning services do you offer?
Day-of Coordinator, Full Planning, Partial Planning

REVIEWS

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katie
Wedding:
5/31/2014
5.0/5.0
Kaitlin was my wedding planner for my wedding in Old Town Alexandria. Kaitlin was hired for the 2 months prior to the wedding and was extremely professional and reliable. Not knowing that much about wedding etiquette her timeline and checklist were crucial the month before. The day of the wedding she and her assistant helped run the wedding smoothly and everything was stress free!
Kaitlin was my wedding planner for my wedding in Old Town Alexandria. Kaitlin was hired for the 2 months prior to the Read more...
Kaitlin was my wedding planner for my wedding in Old Town Alexandria. Kaitlin was hired for the 2 months prior to the wedding and was extremely professional and reliable. Not knowing that much about wedding etiquette her timeline and checklist were crucial the month before. The day of the wedding she and her assistant helped run the wedding smoothly and everything was stress free! Read less
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andrea
Wedding:
5/24/2014
5.0/5.0
We decided to hire Cherry Blossom Events because my daughter (the Bride) was very busy with work & I live out of town. Kaitlin was our wedding planner & she was worth every penny spent! It was wonderful having a competent, resourceful & efficient event planner that was familiar with Annapolis & local vendors. Not only did she aid in selecting the vendors that were the best match, she was always available to answer questions & helped us work through every detail. I found it very helpful that she contacted the vendors & remained in touch with each one throughout the process. Timelines were provided as well as payment schedules. No complaints... only compliments!
We decided to hire Cherry Blossom Events because my daughter (the Bride) was very busy with work & I live out of town. Read more...
We decided to hire Cherry Blossom Events because my daughter (the Bride) was very busy with work & I live out of town. Kaitlin was our wedding planner & she was worth every penny spent! It was wonderful having a competent, resourceful & efficient event planner that was familiar with Annapolis & local vendors. Not only did she aid in selecting the vendors that were the best match, she was always available to answer questions & helped us work through every detail. I found it very helpful that she contacted the vendors & remained in touch with each one throughout the process. Timelines were provided as well as payment schedules. No complaints... only compliments! Read less
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Mike
Wedding:
5/11/2014
5.0/5.0
A few months before our wedding, my wife and I were debating whether or not to spend the money to hire a wedding planner or to try to run things ourselves. We decided to go with Cherry Blossom and hired Kaitlin Przezdziecki as our planner. It might have been the best money we spent on the whole event.

The best thing I can say is that on the day of the event there was not a single "headache" that made it to our radar. I had been somewhat apprehensive because as you'll learn, a wedding has a lot of moving parts and different vendors interacting, and I was worried that a slight hiccup could throw everything off and cause us stress on our wedding day. As it turns out, everything went off without a hitch, or at least if there were any issues, we didn't have to worry about them.

Kaitlin put together the entire timeline for our wedding and guided the process from beginning to end, right down to the end of the night when leftover food, decorations and gifts all made it into the correct cars without any of our guests having to step away from the reception to deal with it. She freed us and our families up to simply enjoy the day and the event and could not have done a better job.
A few months before our wedding, my wife and I were debating whether or not to spend the money to hire a wedding planner Read more...
A few months before our wedding, my wife and I were debating whether or not to spend the money to hire a wedding planner or to try to run things ourselves. We decided to go with Cherry Blossom and hired Kaitlin Przezdziecki as our planner. It might have been the best money we spent on the whole event.

The best thing I can say is that on the day of the event there was not a single "headache" that made it to our radar. I had been somewhat apprehensive because as you'll learn, a wedding has a lot of moving parts and different vendors interacting, and I was worried that a slight hiccup could throw everything off and cause us stress on our wedding day. As it turns out, everything went off without a hitch, or at least if there were any issues, we didn't have to worry about them.

Kaitlin put together the entire timeline for our wedding and guided the process from beginning to end, right down to the end of the night when leftover food, decorations and gifts all made it into the correct cars without any of our guests having to step away from the reception to deal with it. She freed us and our families up to simply enjoy the day and the event and could not have done a better job. Read less
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Sheila
Wedding:
5/9/2014
5.0/5.0
Kaitlin was lovely to work with. The day of the wedding was made much easier for me as Mother of the groom and hostess of the reception because of Kaitlin's very professional manner. It was a
lovely day and everyone had a wonderful time, especially the bride and groom.
Kaitlin was lovely to work with. The day of the wedding was made much easier for me as Mother of the groom and hostess of Read more...
Kaitlin was lovely to work with. The day of the wedding was made much easier for me as Mother of the groom and hostess of the reception because of Kaitlin's very professional manner. It was a
lovely day and everyone had a wonderful time, especially the bride and groom. Read less
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S.
Wedding:
2/28/2014
5.0/5.0
The number one criteria we were hoping a day-of planner would meet was the ability to prevent us from thinking about any logistics at all during the wedding. As much as we love guestbooks and place settings,* we only wanted to think about the important things during the wedding itself: family, friends, booze, etc.

It all happened as we had hoped, as Kaitlin somehow, magically, made all of our worries disappear and allowed us to relax and actually enjoy our wedding. She took care of everything from making sure vendors carrying heavy things didn't crash into other vendors carrying heavy things to making sure babysitters carrying toddlers by their feet didn't crash into other babysitters carrying toddlers by their feet. We didn't even see this tornado of productivity in action at all, but saw the result in a smooth, seamless night.

Kaitlin was an absolute pleasure to work with ahead of time as well. Totally responsive, totally cool. Can't recommend Cherry Blossom enough.

* Note: we do not love guestbooks and place settings
The number one criteria we were hoping a day-of planner would meet was the ability to prevent us from thinking about any Read more...
The number one criteria we were hoping a day-of planner would meet was the ability to prevent us from thinking about any logistics at all during the wedding. As much as we love guestbooks and place settings,* we only wanted to think about the important things during the wedding itself: family, friends, booze, etc.

It all happened as we had hoped, as Kaitlin somehow, magically, made all of our worries disappear and allowed us to relax and actually enjoy our wedding. She took care of everything from making sure vendors carrying heavy things didn't crash into other vendors carrying heavy things to making sure babysitters carrying toddlers by their feet didn't crash into other babysitters carrying toddlers by their feet. We didn't even see this tornado of productivity in action at all, but saw the result in a smooth, seamless night.

Kaitlin was an absolute pleasure to work with ahead of time as well. Totally responsive, totally cool. Can't recommend Cherry Blossom enough.

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Kyle
Wedding:
10/26/2013
5.0/5.0
My husband and I had done the majority of our planning ourselves, but as we locked in our vendors and got closer to the wedding date, I realized I wanted the peace of mind and ability to enjoy our wedding day without any last-minute stress. Enter Cherry Blossom Events and Kaitlin, our amazing day-of coordinator. We met about 3 months before the date just to talk big picture, and then again about six weeks prior to see how everything was coming together. Kaitlin took all of our vendor information (contracts, packages, points of contact, appointment times, etc) and created our day-of timeline - no small feat. She was extremely accessible and responsive in the weeks and then days leading up to the wedding. It was very reassuring to know that she and her assistant would be dealing with the logistics of two different sites for our ceremony and reception, leaving our family and bridal party to just enjoy the day. Our wedding really was the best day ever, and we have Kaitlin and Cherry Blossom Events to thank for managing the flow of our wedding.
My husband and I had done the majority of our planning ourselves, but as we locked in our vendors and got closer to the Read more...
My husband and I had done the majority of our planning ourselves, but as we locked in our vendors and got closer to the wedding date, I realized I wanted the peace of mind and ability to enjoy our wedding day without any last-minute stress. Enter Cherry Blossom Events and Kaitlin, our amazing day-of coordinator. We met about 3 months before the date just to talk big picture, and then again about six weeks prior to see how everything was coming together. Kaitlin took all of our vendor information (contracts, packages, points of contact, appointment times, etc) and created our day-of timeline - no small feat. She was extremely accessible and responsive in the weeks and then days leading up to the wedding. It was very reassuring to know that she and her assistant would be dealing with the logistics of two different sites for our ceremony and reception, leaving our family and bridal party to just enjoy the day. Our wedding really was the best day ever, and we have Kaitlin and Cherry Blossom Events to thank for managing the flow of our wedding. Read less
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Erin
Wedding:
10/19/2013
5.0/5.0
My review is for Alex Pare and Kaitlin for day-of wedding coordination.

First of all, I couldn't have been happier to work with Alex up to and on the day of our wedding. She was wonderful to work with and her and her team are very professional. From the beginning she was very responsive to emails, phone calls and texts. We met months before the wedding and she listened to what I had planned/envisioned and offered tips and advice when I asked for it. The month before the wedding she took over coordinating the day-of schedule and coordinating with the vendors. At the rehearsal and on the day of, my (now) husband, my parents, and I were able to relax and enjoy the wedding because Alex took care of everything. Coordinating all of the members of our wedding party and our families can be a difficult task but she did it with ease. Most importantly she was very fun and lighthearted and made the whole wedding day and the days leading up to it stress free.

Kaitlin was also available to help days leading up to the wedding and on the wedding day. Even though we had her running all around the day of the wedding she was so sweet and helpful. About 20 minutes before the wedding ceremony my mom accidentally dropped the dish that was to hold our rings for our ring warming ceremony and it shattered all over the floor. Without skipping a beat, Kaitlin said it wouldn't be a problem because we can put the rings on the stem of the pumpkins we were using for decoration. She came up with a great last minute fix so quickly that we didn't have a chance to worry about it and none of our guests had any idea. She totally avoided a last minute disaster and the pumpkin was very cute.

Thank you to Alex and Kaitlin for all that you did for our wedding day! It was wonderful working with you.
My review is for Alex Pare and Kaitlin for day-of wedding coordination.

First of all, I couldn't have been Read more...
My review is for Alex Pare and Kaitlin for day-of wedding coordination.

First of all, I couldn't have been happier to work with Alex up to and on the day of our wedding. She was wonderful to work with and her and her team are very professional. From the beginning she was very responsive to emails, phone calls and texts. We met months before the wedding and she listened to what I had planned/envisioned and offered tips and advice when I asked for it. The month before the wedding she took over coordinating the day-of schedule and coordinating with the vendors. At the rehearsal and on the day of, my (now) husband, my parents, and I were able to relax and enjoy the wedding because Alex took care of everything. Coordinating all of the members of our wedding party and our families can be a difficult task but she did it with ease. Most importantly she was very fun and lighthearted and made the whole wedding day and the days leading up to it stress free.

Kaitlin was also available to help days leading up to the wedding and on the wedding day. Even though we had her running all around the day of the wedding she was so sweet and helpful. About 20 minutes before the wedding ceremony my mom accidentally dropped the dish that was to hold our rings for our ring warming ceremony and it shattered all over the floor. Without skipping a beat, Kaitlin said it wouldn't be a problem because we can put the rings on the stem of the pumpkins we were using for decoration. She came up with a great last minute fix so quickly that we didn't have a chance to worry about it and none of our guests had any idea. She totally avoided a last minute disaster and the pumpkin was very cute.

Thank you to Alex and Kaitlin for all that you did for our wedding day! It was wonderful working with you. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Originally, Elizabeth was the coordinator assigned to me, but she ended up being almost 9 months pregnant by the time of my wedding, so my account was handed off to Kaitlin. I am so happy this happened, because Kaitlin was amazing! I had day-of services only, but about five weeks before my wedding, Kaitlin contacted me and took over everything. It was so great not having to worry about contacting any of the vendors before the wedding, because I knew she had everything handled.

Kaitlin was worth her weight in gold. There were a few hiccups with the florist (including not making one of the bridesmaid's bouquets), but Kaitlin was there to make sure they made the fourth bouquet on the spot and that it was comparable to the other three. They also provided birch logs for the escort cards which did not look very good, but she was able to rearrange them so that they actually looked nice. She kept us on time and appraised of what was going to happen next throughout the wedding, so I didn't have to worry about anything. I am so glad I hired Cherry Blossom Events to coordinate my wedding! I think it was one of the best decision I made.
Originally, Elizabeth was the coordinator assigned to me, but she ended up being almost 9 months pregnant by the time of Read more...
Originally, Elizabeth was the coordinator assigned to me, but she ended up being almost 9 months pregnant by the time of my wedding, so my account was handed off to Kaitlin. I am so happy this happened, because Kaitlin was amazing! I had day-of services only, but about five weeks before my wedding, Kaitlin contacted me and took over everything. It was so great not having to worry about contacting any of the vendors before the wedding, because I knew she had everything handled.

Kaitlin was worth her weight in gold. There were a few hiccups with the florist (including not making one of the bridesmaid's bouquets), but Kaitlin was there to make sure they made the fourth bouquet on the spot and that it was comparable to the other three. They also provided birch logs for the escort cards which did not look very good, but she was able to rearrange them so that they actually looked nice. She kept us on time and appraised of what was going to happen next throughout the wedding, so I didn't have to worry about anything. I am so glad I hired Cherry Blossom Events to coordinate my wedding! I think it was one of the best decision I made. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
If someone had told me in the past that the single best decision we could’ve made in our wedding planning was to hire Elizabeth Leibundguth of Cherry Blossom Weddings, I would’ve scoffed. And, frankly, after we were told by other planners we interviewed (including Simply Chic and Ritzy Bee) that we couldn’t possibly do anything worthwhile in DC within our budget, we were pretty turned off by the entire idea of reaching out for help. Thank goodness we had a meeting with Elizabeth already set up, as she was absolutely delightful, practical, and patient, and really made the entire process seem straightforward, and the end result absolutely stunning. The entire event was gorgeous and it all seemed very easy – all credit to Elizabeth who I’m sure made potential issues disappear long before they ever rose to the surface. She did an excellent job of helping us find outstanding vendors and of being a voice of calm throughout the process.
If someone had told me in the past that the single best decision we could’ve made in our wedding planning was to hire Read more...
If someone had told me in the past that the single best decision we could’ve made in our wedding planning was to hire Elizabeth Leibundguth of Cherry Blossom Weddings, I would’ve scoffed. And, frankly, after we were told by other planners we interviewed (including Simply Chic and Ritzy Bee) that we couldn’t possibly do anything worthwhile in DC within our budget, we were pretty turned off by the entire idea of reaching out for help. Thank goodness we had a meeting with Elizabeth already set up, as she was absolutely delightful, practical, and patient, and really made the entire process seem straightforward, and the end result absolutely stunning. The entire event was gorgeous and it all seemed very easy – all credit to Elizabeth who I’m sure made potential issues disappear long before they ever rose to the surface. She did an excellent job of helping us find outstanding vendors and of being a voice of calm throughout the process. Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
9/14/2013
5.0/5.0
I worked with Chantal for my wedding in Baltimore. My husband and I actually missed our walk-through of our wedding venue (due to traffic) with our caterer and Chantal was there to take care of all the details. She totally saved the day!!!

On the wedding day, she was on-time and very helpful. As the bride, I felt relaxed knowing I had a great asset on my side. My parents had so many great praises and were so happy that the wedding went seamless. I would recommend every bride to work with Chantal!
I worked with Chantal for my wedding in Baltimore. My husband and I actually missed our walk-through of our wedding venue Read more...
I worked with Chantal for my wedding in Baltimore. My husband and I actually missed our walk-through of our wedding venue (due to traffic) with our caterer and Chantal was there to take care of all the details. She totally saved the day!!!

On the wedding day, she was on-time and very helpful. As the bride, I felt relaxed knowing I had a great asset on my side. My parents had so many great praises and were so happy that the wedding went seamless. I would recommend every bride to work with Chantal! Read less
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Angela
Wedding:
9/7/2013
5.0/5.0
Cherry Blossom Events was fantastic!!!!!! What a joy to work with them for the Day-Of Coordination for my recent wedding. They helped with our Day-Of Coordination, but it was SO much more than that. Every single detail was covered and planned out weeks before our wedding, and we were extremely happy that we turned to them for assistance. We worked exclusively with Kaitlin, and she was a dream to work with. Not only did she coordinate with all of our vendors, but she was very down-to-earth, calm, and personable (which was fantastic for an over-stressed bride!). Cherry Blossom Events helped make my special day come together without a glitch, and I am forever grateful. Professional, organized, and simply perfect.
Cherry Blossom Events was fantastic!!!!!! What a joy to work with them for the Day-Of Coordination for my recent wedding. Read more...
Cherry Blossom Events was fantastic!!!!!! What a joy to work with them for the Day-Of Coordination for my recent wedding. They helped with our Day-Of Coordination, but it was SO much more than that. Every single detail was covered and planned out weeks before our wedding, and we were extremely happy that we turned to them for assistance. We worked exclusively with Kaitlin, and she was a dream to work with. Not only did she coordinate with all of our vendors, but she was very down-to-earth, calm, and personable (which was fantastic for an over-stressed bride!). Cherry Blossom Events helped make my special day come together without a glitch, and I am forever grateful. Professional, organized, and simply perfect. Read less
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Clarence
Wedding:
6/23/2013
5.0/5.0
Alex was absolutely amazing. From start to finish, she was responsive and really on top of things. As you can imagine, planning a wedding can be pretty stressful. And although you can truly eliminate all stress, Alex made it just that much easier to accomplish what we wanted. Alex really went above and beyond our needs.
Alex was absolutely amazing. From start to finish, she was responsive and really on top of things. As you can imagine, Read more...
Alex was absolutely amazing. From start to finish, she was responsive and really on top of things. As you can imagine, planning a wedding can be pretty stressful. And although you can truly eliminate all stress, Alex made it just that much easier to accomplish what we wanted. Alex really went above and beyond our needs. Read less
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Nina
Wedding:
5/11/2013
5.0/5.0
I worked with Chantal from Cherry Blossom Events to help plan my wedding on May 11th. Chantal was an absolute joy to work with and was always very responsive with us. Whenever I had any type of question, I knew I could always reach out to Chantal and receive an answer in a timely manner. She provided us with creative ideas and solutions that helped make our wedding run even better and more smoothly. Chantal was extremely detail oriented and thought of every last detail that helped make our wedding a success. I would highly recommend Chantal to anyone for wedding planning services - she was a true professional and an absolute pleasure to work with!
I worked with Chantal from Cherry Blossom Events to help plan my wedding on May 11th. Chantal was an absolute joy to work Read more...
I worked with Chantal from Cherry Blossom Events to help plan my wedding on May 11th. Chantal was an absolute joy to work with and was always very responsive with us. Whenever I had any type of question, I knew I could always reach out to Chantal and receive an answer in a timely manner. She provided us with creative ideas and solutions that helped make our wedding run even better and more smoothly. Chantal was extremely detail oriented and thought of every last detail that helped make our wedding a success. I would highly recommend Chantal to anyone for wedding planning services - she was a true professional and an absolute pleasure to work with! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Alex, the owner of Cherry Blossom Events, was truly a God-send. We hired Alex to be our Day-of Coordinator and I wouldn't have done it any other way. She was extremely thorough, and on top of everything in the preparations leading up to our wedding, the rehearsal, and wedding day. We planned everything for our wedding, but I HIGHLY suggest that all brides have a day-of coordinator. It was unbelievable to not worry about ANYTHING the entire day-of. After seeing all of the work and coordination she put in on our special day, there is no way I could have done it by myself, or appointed a family member to take on that role. Moral of the story is, Alex was tremendous and I recommend her to anyone getting married or having any type of event.
Alex, the owner of Cherry Blossom Events, was truly a God-send. We hired Alex to be our Day-of Coordinator and I wouldn't Read more...
Alex, the owner of Cherry Blossom Events, was truly a God-send. We hired Alex to be our Day-of Coordinator and I wouldn't have done it any other way. She was extremely thorough, and on top of everything in the preparations leading up to our wedding, the rehearsal, and wedding day. We planned everything for our wedding, but I HIGHLY suggest that all brides have a day-of coordinator. It was unbelievable to not worry about ANYTHING the entire day-of. After seeing all of the work and coordination she put in on our special day, there is no way I could have done it by myself, or appointed a family member to take on that role. Moral of the story is, Alex was tremendous and I recommend her to anyone getting married or having any type of event. Read less
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Dave
Wedding:
4/13/2013
5.0/5.0
We had an amazing experience working with Elizabeth. She was extremely helpful, organized and professional. She was able to provide us with numerous insights and ended up saving us a significant amount of money when helping us set up contracts with vendors and reviewing them for accuracy, overlap and non-essential services. She worked to produce a seamless timeline and enabled us to have a beautiful wedding. I give her the highest possible rating. Thanks again, Dave & Colette
We had an amazing experience working with Elizabeth. She was extremely helpful, organized and professional. She was able Read more...
We had an amazing experience working with Elizabeth. She was extremely helpful, organized and professional. She was able to provide us with numerous insights and ended up saving us a significant amount of money when helping us set up contracts with vendors and reviewing them for accuracy, overlap and non-essential services. She worked to produce a seamless timeline and enabled us to have a beautiful wedding. I give her the highest possible rating. Thanks again, Dave & Colette Read less
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Kate
Wedding:
1/12/2013
5.0/5.0
There aren't even enough words to describe how amazing Alex Caggiano Strawn at Cherry Blossom Events is! We hired her to be our coordinator and not only did she run our day with absolutely no mishaps and no worries for us to deal with, she made amazing recommendations for great vendors when we were hunting for the right people to work with. Knowing that a vendor had her seal of approval was a huge relief, and every single person she recommended without fail turned out to be amazing. She paid attention to every detail and made me, my husband and my mom feel completely comfortable and confident that every single thing (even things we would never have thought of!) was taken care of -- and it was! And she couldn't be sweeter, to boot. I can't say enough about her -- if you're looking for a planner or a coordinator, hire her and the team at Cherry Blossom Events!
There aren't even enough words to describe how amazing Alex Caggiano Strawn at Cherry Blossom Events is! We hired her to Read more...
There aren't even enough words to describe how amazing Alex Caggiano Strawn at Cherry Blossom Events is! We hired her to be our coordinator and not only did she run our day with absolutely no mishaps and no worries for us to deal with, she made amazing recommendations for great vendors when we were hunting for the right people to work with. Knowing that a vendor had her seal of approval was a huge relief, and every single person she recommended without fail turned out to be amazing. She paid attention to every detail and made me, my husband and my mom feel completely comfortable and confident that every single thing (even things we would never have thought of!) was taken care of -- and it was! And she couldn't be sweeter, to boot. I can't say enough about her -- if you're looking for a planner or a coordinator, hire her and the team at Cherry Blossom Events! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Cherry Blossom Events was fantastic! They really made sure that my wedding day went smoothly, and paid attention to all of the small details. Their attentiveness to all the details ensured that I could enjoy my day.
Cherry Blossom Events was fantastic! They really made sure that my wedding day went smoothly, and paid attention to all of Read more...
Cherry Blossom Events was fantastic! They really made sure that my wedding day went smoothly, and paid attention to all of the small details. Their attentiveness to all the details ensured that I could enjoy my day. Read less
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brad
Wedding:
10/6/2012
5.0/5.0
alex did a wonderful job from the start. frankly, we didn't realize the amount of effort that she put into the event until after the fact. it was quite amazing how everything just "worked". it was especially nice that we were able to enjoy the event not knowing about any potential fire drills. also, i especially appreciate her attentiveness to my grandmother.
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alex did a wonderful job from the start. frankly, we didn't realize the amount of effort that she put into the event until after the fact. it was quite amazing how everything just "worked". it was especially nice that we were able to enjoy the event not knowing about any potential fire drills. also, i especially appreciate her attentiveness to my grandmother. Read less
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Kate
Wedding:
9/22/2012
5.0/5.0
I worked with Elizabeth Leibundguth of Cherry Blossom Events, and purchased a partial planning package. Hiring Elizabeth was the best decision I made while I was planning my wedding. She was great during the planning process. Elizabeth answered all of my crazy questions and made recommendations about how to do things better. She helped me select several of my vendors, including my hair stylist, photobooth, transportation and cake chef. She also did a great job creating the day-of schedule and helping me tailor it to exactly what I wanted. On the day of the wedding, Elizabeth could not have been better. She arrived early to make sure everything was being set up properly and on schedule. The ceremony was outside, but it was threatening rain all day, and Elizabeth handled it beautifully. She did so much to help me stay calm and feel comfortable. I didn't think there was anything more that Elizabeth could do, and then when I woke up the morning after the wedding and started to wonder where I had left a million things (my ipod, my veil, my ceremony shoes, my guestbook ....), they were all laid out in my hotel room. It was really incredible.
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I worked with Elizabeth Leibundguth of Cherry Blossom Events, and purchased a partial planning package. Hiring Elizabeth was the best decision I made while I was planning my wedding. She was great during the planning process. Elizabeth answered all of my crazy questions and made recommendations about how to do things better. She helped me select several of my vendors, including my hair stylist, photobooth, transportation and cake chef. She also did a great job creating the day-of schedule and helping me tailor it to exactly what I wanted. On the day of the wedding, Elizabeth could not have been better. She arrived early to make sure everything was being set up properly and on schedule. The ceremony was outside, but it was threatening rain all day, and Elizabeth handled it beautifully. She did so much to help me stay calm and feel comfortable. I didn't think there was anything more that Elizabeth could do, and then when I woke up the morning after the wedding and started to wonder where I had left a million things (my ipod, my veil, my ceremony shoes, my guestbook ....), they were all laid out in my hotel room. It was really incredible. Read less
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emily
Wedding:
9/1/2012
5.0/5.0
I am so glad we decided to get a day of planner. Courtney was amazing and my wedding day simply would not have run as smoothly as it did without her. At first I thought I wouldnt need a day of planner, but now looking back, but I couldn't have imagined going through it all without someone keeping everyone on schedule. It was so nice to know that someone else was keeping everything organized for me so that I didnt have to worry about it. Cherry Blossom Events really does provide quality service. They made my life so much easier!
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I am so glad we decided to get a day of planner. Courtney was amazing and my wedding day simply would not have run as smoothly as it did without her. At first I thought I wouldnt need a day of planner, but now looking back, but I couldn't have imagined going through it all without someone keeping everyone on schedule. It was so nice to know that someone else was keeping everything organized for me so that I didnt have to worry about it. Cherry Blossom Events really does provide quality service. They made my life so much easier! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
I worked with Alex Caggiano-Strawn for day-of coordination of my wedding. She was excellent to work with, doing a walk-through with me way before the actual day, coordinating my vendors the week of, running the rehearsal the day before, and answering any questions I had always in a timely manner. She understood our 'laid-back' mentality towards the wedding and never tried to force traditions or judge choices we made, which was really important to me. On the day of, I didn't deal with a single logistical issue - Alex and her assistant took care of everything. It all ran incredibly smoothly and at the end of the night all the things we brought over to the site were returned to our apartment. She's professional and extremely thorough - certainly one of the best investments I made for the wedding. I would absolutely recommend her!
I worked with Alex Caggiano-Strawn for day-of coordination of my wedding. She was excellent to work with, doing a Read more...
I worked with Alex Caggiano-Strawn for day-of coordination of my wedding. She was excellent to work with, doing a walk-through with me way before the actual day, coordinating my vendors the week of, running the rehearsal the day before, and answering any questions I had always in a timely manner. She understood our 'laid-back' mentality towards the wedding and never tried to force traditions or judge choices we made, which was really important to me. On the day of, I didn't deal with a single logistical issue - Alex and her assistant took care of everything. It all ran incredibly smoothly and at the end of the night all the things we brought over to the site were returned to our apartment. She's professional and extremely thorough - certainly one of the best investments I made for the wedding. I would absolutely recommend her! Read less
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Nancy
Wedding:
6/9/2012
5.0/5.0
Alex was our Wedding Planner...she was really superb! We had planned all of the events and turned it all over to her for the last month before the wedding...the hardest part of the planning process! She handled all of the final arrangements with such ease! Alex was the mistro and all of the moving parts came together with such perfect orchestration! She handled all of the minute details with such ease...the wedding was so beautiful because of her! From beginning to end, Alex was amazing! This company is so well organized...the President, Alex Pare, is a former New Yorker who worked in the fashion publishing field where the details had to be absolutely perfect...she runs her events the same way...no glitches, no mistakes...wonderful for her clients! Amazing!
Alex was our Wedding Planner...she was really superb! We had planned all of the events and turned it all over to her for Read more...
Alex was our Wedding Planner...she was really superb! We had planned all of the events and turned it all over to her for the last month before the wedding...the hardest part of the planning process! She handled all of the final arrangements with such ease! Alex was the mistro and all of the moving parts came together with such perfect orchestration! She handled all of the minute details with such ease...the wedding was so beautiful because of her! From beginning to end, Alex was amazing! This company is so well organized...the President, Alex Pare, is a former New Yorker who worked in the fashion publishing field where the details had to be absolutely perfect...she runs her events the same way...no glitches, no mistakes...wonderful for her clients! Amazing! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
It was truly an honor to work with Elizabeth and Cherry Blossom Events. I chose the month-of package as we were able to organize and secure our vendors and most of the big details beforehand. Elizabeth was very organized, calm, reassuring and fun throughout the entire process! Her organization and her attention to detail helped to calm my nerves before and during the wedding!
It was truly an honor to work with Elizabeth and Cherry Blossom Events. I chose the month-of package as we were able to Read more...
It was truly an honor to work with Elizabeth and Cherry Blossom Events. I chose the month-of package as we were able to organize and secure our vendors and most of the big details beforehand. Elizabeth was very organized, calm, reassuring and fun throughout the entire process! Her organization and her attention to detail helped to calm my nerves before and during the wedding! Read less
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Claire Parker
Wedding:
5/26/2012
5.0/5.0
Alex is amazing!! My now husband and I got engaged in September 2011 and planned to get married the following May, but we are really bad about planning and had done virtually no planning by January and decided to hire a wedding planner. We met with Alex in early January and although we were quickly running out of time, she made us feel comfortable that a May wedding wasn’t impossible. Within a few days Alex had put together a sample budget for us and had called half of Alexandria/Arlington/DC to find a reception venue that was available on our date in May. Several places were already booked, but she found the perfect spot for us just outside the heart of Old Town at Indigo Landing Restaurant in Alexandria. We never felt overwhelmed with planning because Alex compiled a five month timeline for us and was great at arranging meetings with wedding vendors. Alex has developed some great contacts in the wedding industry, and she found us an incredible DJ, photographer, florist, makeup artist, and the list goes on. One particular challenge we faced was organizing transportation for our guests from the church to the reception sites. I envisioned a trolley, but they were of course all booked for our wedding date by the time we started making arrangements. Alex went above and beyond and was able to coordinate a trolley from Richmond Trolley. The price was comparable to what we would have paid for a local trolley and everything worked out flawlessly. On the actual wedding day I felt so calm because everything was taken care of. Alex coordinated everything and the whole day worked out perfectly. The guests danced throughout the night and my parents were so proud to have put on such a fun party! Alex is incredible and everyone raved about our wedding. It was such a special and memorable day for our family and we couldn’t have made it all happen without Alex’s help!
Alex is amazing!! My now husband and I got engaged in September 2011 and planned to get married the following May, but we Read more...
Alex is amazing!! My now husband and I got engaged in September 2011 and planned to get married the following May, but we are really bad about planning and had done virtually no planning by January and decided to hire a wedding planner. We met with Alex in early January and although we were quickly running out of time, she made us feel comfortable that a May wedding wasn’t impossible. Within a few days Alex had put together a sample budget for us and had called half of Alexandria/Arlington/DC to find a reception venue that was available on our date in May. Several places were already booked, but she found the perfect spot for us just outside the heart of Old Town at Indigo Landing Restaurant in Alexandria. We never felt overwhelmed with planning because Alex compiled a five month timeline for us and was great at arranging meetings with wedding vendors. Alex has developed some great contacts in the wedding industry, and she found us an incredible DJ, photographer, florist, makeup artist, and the list goes on. One particular challenge we faced was organizing transportation for our guests from the church to the reception sites. I envisioned a trolley, but they were of course all booked for our wedding date by the time we started making arrangements. Alex went above and beyond and was able to coordinate a trolley from Richmond Trolley. The price was comparable to what we would have paid for a local trolley and everything worked out flawlessly. On the actual wedding day I felt so calm because everything was taken care of. Alex coordinated everything and the whole day worked out perfectly. The guests danced throughout the night and my parents were so proud to have put on such a fun party! Alex is incredible and everyone raved about our wedding. It was such a special and memorable day for our family and we couldn’t have made it all happen without Alex’s help! Read less
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Rea
Wedding:
4/14/2012
5.0/5.0
Booking Alex Caggiano Strawn at Cherry Blossom Events was hands-down, THE BEST WEDDING DECISION I MADE!

I know many brides (especially us Type-A personality ones) debate about the need of a day-of coordinator, but I write today to say, "stop debating and book Alex!"

For me, Alex was pleasant to work with, incredibly responsive, always available (even when she traveled to NY on vacation!), insightful, and a calm soul in the midst of any chaos. She took everything I threw at her with a smile and a solution. When I needed 25 paper lanterns hung, she was on it. When I need a guest book quilt table set up in a way that would meet my southern grandmother's expectations, she was on it (and it was better than anything I could have done). For 2 years I had planned every single detail of my wedding (down to the second), and Alex still took it to the finish line (using flower petals to accent things or setting up the favor table in a way that made the guest exit memorable).

I have a hard time relinquishing control (admittedly), and I would hand over another event to Alex in a heartbeat. For me, that's saying a lot!
Booking Alex Caggiano Strawn at Cherry Blossom Events was hands-down, THE BEST WEDDING DECISION I MADE!

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Booking Alex Caggiano Strawn at Cherry Blossom Events was hands-down, THE BEST WEDDING DECISION I MADE!

I know many brides (especially us Type-A personality ones) debate about the need of a day-of coordinator, but I write today to say, "stop debating and book Alex!"

For me, Alex was pleasant to work with, incredibly responsive, always available (even when she traveled to NY on vacation!), insightful, and a calm soul in the midst of any chaos. She took everything I threw at her with a smile and a solution. When I needed 25 paper lanterns hung, she was on it. When I need a guest book quilt table set up in a way that would meet my southern grandmother's expectations, she was on it (and it was better than anything I could have done). For 2 years I had planned every single detail of my wedding (down to the second), and Alex still took it to the finish line (using flower petals to accent things or setting up the favor table in a way that made the guest exit memorable).

I have a hard time relinquishing control (admittedly), and I would hand over another event to Alex in a heartbeat. For me, that's saying a lot! Read less
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sohliger
Wedding:
3/24/2012
5.0/5.0
Over a year ago when my now husband and I decided to get married in downtown DC we knew it could potentially be pretty stressful as we had no family in the area and had no experience planning an event in the city. After a little investigation into wedding planners we were referred to Alex Pare, owner of Cherry Blossom Events. After meeting with her just once I was sure we wanted to work with her. We hired Alex for full event planning and it was worth every penny. Alex is amazing. She is extremely organized and so knowledgeable of the DC event planning and wedding scene. From day one she started organizing our timeline and setting up appointments with venues. She did a phenomenal job of finding choices of vendors in our price range who would fit well with the type of wedding we were having. We took her recommendations for the majority of our vendors and we were so pleased with every choice. She knew exactly who would fit with our personalities and they all provided phenomenal service. Without family in the area Alex and I spent a lot of quality time together planning this wedding, she’s an absolute professional but was also so much fun to spend time with. I’m going to miss all my meetings with her! Since I did not want to be bogged down with tons of little details she kept me on track with frequent timelines of the specific things I needed to get done and she took care of the rest, from phone call, to setting up meetings and negotiating contracts. Alex paid attention to every little detail and minimized my stress so I actually enjoyed planning my wedding. She even handled my mini meltdown in the days before my wedding! On the day of I was able to enjoy the day and did not need to be concerned about anything. If anything went wrong I had no idea because the day went seamlessly. Our venue had never had a wedding ceremony on site which made me slightly nervous but Alex transformed a blank canvas into a beautiful and romantic space for our vows. I would recommend Alex and Cherry Blossom Events to anyone looking for a wedding planner. Bill and I could have never done it without you!! Thank you Alex!
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Over a year ago when my now husband and I decided to get married in downtown DC we knew it could potentially be pretty stressful as we had no family in the area and had no experience planning an event in the city. After a little investigation into wedding planners we were referred to Alex Pare, owner of Cherry Blossom Events. After meeting with her just once I was sure we wanted to work with her. We hired Alex for full event planning and it was worth every penny. Alex is amazing. She is extremely organized and so knowledgeable of the DC event planning and wedding scene. From day one she started organizing our timeline and setting up appointments with venues. She did a phenomenal job of finding choices of vendors in our price range who would fit well with the type of wedding we were having. We took her recommendations for the majority of our vendors and we were so pleased with every choice. She knew exactly who would fit with our personalities and they all provided phenomenal service. Without family in the area Alex and I spent a lot of quality time together planning this wedding, she’s an absolute professional but was also so much fun to spend time with. I’m going to miss all my meetings with her! Since I did not want to be bogged down with tons of little details she kept me on track with frequent timelines of the specific things I needed to get done and she took care of the rest, from phone call, to setting up meetings and negotiating contracts. Alex paid attention to every little detail and minimized my stress so I actually enjoyed planning my wedding. She even handled my mini meltdown in the days before my wedding! On the day of I was able to enjoy the day and did not need to be concerned about anything. If anything went wrong I had no idea because the day went seamlessly. Our venue had never had a wedding ceremony on site which made me slightly nervous but Alex transformed a blank canvas into a beautiful and romantic space for our vows. I would recommend Alex and Cherry Blossom Events to anyone looking for a wedding planner. Bill and I could have never done it without you!! Thank you Alex! Read less
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kakl12311
Wedding:
12/3/2011
5.0/5.0
I consider myself to be very organized and good at planning; however, planning a wedding is a completely different ballgame. I can't recommend enough the need for a wedding planner and a great one at that. Alex, owner of Cherry Blossom Events, was my savior and I wouldn't have had the most enjoyable and relaxed time of my life if it wasn't for her! Over the course of a year, Alex was so easy to work with and never got annoyed with my bazillion questions that came up. She is definitely at the top of her game making sure that you are comfortable with the all the decisions you are making, she is very knowledgeable offering an abundance of advice and suggestions along the way, and she ensures you’re on track with your budget and timeline. Not only am I thankful for the stellar service she provided, but my husband is equally as thankful because I didn’t turn into a bridezilla! We truly couldn’t have had the wedding we had if it wasn’t for her. From the rehearsal to the ceremony to the reception, everything flowed flawlessly, which allowed my husband and I to enjoy every moment as if we were living out a fairytale. My hats off to Alex…thank you for your many efforts in making December 3rd a day that Sean and I will never forget 
I consider myself to be very organized and good at planning; however, planning a wedding is a completely different Read more...
I consider myself to be very organized and good at planning; however, planning a wedding is a completely different ballgame. I can't recommend enough the need for a wedding planner and a great one at that. Alex, owner of Cherry Blossom Events, was my savior and I wouldn't have had the most enjoyable and relaxed time of my life if it wasn't for her! Over the course of a year, Alex was so easy to work with and never got annoyed with my bazillion questions that came up. She is definitely at the top of her game making sure that you are comfortable with the all the decisions you are making, she is very knowledgeable offering an abundance of advice and suggestions along the way, and she ensures you’re on track with your budget and timeline. Not only am I thankful for the stellar service she provided, but my husband is equally as thankful because I didn’t turn into a bridezilla! We truly couldn’t have had the wedding we had if it wasn’t for her. From the rehearsal to the ceremony to the reception, everything flowed flawlessly, which allowed my husband and I to enjoy every moment as if we were living out a fairytale. My hats off to Alex…thank you for your many efforts in making December 3rd a day that Sean and I will never forget  Read less
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Rachel8
Wedding:
11/20/2011
5.0/5.0
When I started planning my wedding, I met with more wedding planners than any other vendor and always felt like they were trying to sell me a bill of goods. Except Alex Caggiano at Cherry Blossom - she was the first to make me feel comfortable. I am glad I followed my gut and went with her! We were putting our wedding together on a pretty short 3 month time line and we knew we wanted a wedding on "our terms," but needed help organizing the day-of coordination. Everyone else tried to tell me how I should do things. Instead, Alex told me how she could help support me and help achieve what we wanted. She was unbelievably responsive, reliable, calm and on top of every detail – and she had great suggestions whenever I asked for them! I originally thought I would only need her for the actual day, helping with the vendors, but she was a life saver for the 30 days before the wedding - tracking down all my other vendors, keeping all the important details together in one place and enabling me to focus on the rest of my life! She was always professioanl, sweet, positive and again, it needs restating, very calm - that was worth every penny!
When I started planning my wedding, I met with more wedding planners than any other vendor and always felt like they were Read more...
When I started planning my wedding, I met with more wedding planners than any other vendor and always felt like they were trying to sell me a bill of goods. Except Alex Caggiano at Cherry Blossom - she was the first to make me feel comfortable. I am glad I followed my gut and went with her! We were putting our wedding together on a pretty short 3 month time line and we knew we wanted a wedding on "our terms," but needed help organizing the day-of coordination. Everyone else tried to tell me how I should do things. Instead, Alex told me how she could help support me and help achieve what we wanted. She was unbelievably responsive, reliable, calm and on top of every detail – and she had great suggestions whenever I asked for them! I originally thought I would only need her for the actual day, helping with the vendors, but she was a life saver for the 30 days before the wedding - tracking down all my other vendors, keeping all the important details together in one place and enabling me to focus on the rest of my life! She was always professioanl, sweet, positive and again, it needs restating, very calm - that was worth every penny! Read less
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Jaya
Wedding:
10/29/2011
5.0/5.0
My now-husband and I regularly tell ourselves and others that investing in Cherry Blossom Events for full wedding planning purposes was one of the best decisions we ever made.

For approximately one year, we had the pleasure of working with Elizabeth Leibundguth at Cherry Blossom Events. While I consider myself a very organized and detail-oriented person and contemplated for quite some time whether we needed a wedding planner, I now cannot imagine going through the wedding planning process without her hard work and ongoing support.

When we began the planning process, we didn't have a clear vision for our wedding. Elizabeth ultimately helped us refine our vision and the final outcome was simply perfect. Because my husband and I are both of Indian origin, our wedding was also unique in that it had multiple events - 4 to be precise. Our festivities began on Friday morning with a traditional South Indian ceremony, that evening was our Sangeet (essentially an Indian version of a dress rehearsal), Saturday was our North Indian wedding ceremony, and Saturday night was our Reception. Elizabeth went above and beyond to help us create a weekend that reflected traditions we value while also having contemporary elements that we wanted. Moreover, we had a large guest list with almost 400 people attending our Saturday events and Elizabeth was instrumental in helping us organize and manage our guest list and RSVPs - a task that I dreaded and could not have done without her.

During all of our weekend festivities, we knew that all would go well because we trusted in Elizabeth and Cherry Blossom Events to execute everything they had helped us plan. I was at ease and my husband and I were able to enjoy the festivities with our guests.

Throughout the process, Elizabeth was organized, detail-oriented, responsive, and supportive -- an overall delightful person to work with. In fact, I got so used to meeting her or talking to her on a regular basis that it was quite jarring when it was all over.

We would, without hesitation, recommend Elizabeth and Cherry Blossom Events to friends and family in the future!!
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My now-husband and I regularly tell ourselves and others that investing in Cherry Blossom Events for full wedding planning purposes was one of the best decisions we ever made.

For approximately one year, we had the pleasure of working with Elizabeth Leibundguth at Cherry Blossom Events. While I consider myself a very organized and detail-oriented person and contemplated for quite some time whether we needed a wedding planner, I now cannot imagine going through the wedding planning process without her hard work and ongoing support.

When we began the planning process, we didn't have a clear vision for our wedding. Elizabeth ultimately helped us refine our vision and the final outcome was simply perfect. Because my husband and I are both of Indian origin, our wedding was also unique in that it had multiple events - 4 to be precise. Our festivities began on Friday morning with a traditional South Indian ceremony, that evening was our Sangeet (essentially an Indian version of a dress rehearsal), Saturday was our North Indian wedding ceremony, and Saturday night was our Reception. Elizabeth went above and beyond to help us create a weekend that reflected traditions we value while also having contemporary elements that we wanted. Moreover, we had a large guest list with almost 400 people attending our Saturday events and Elizabeth was instrumental in helping us organize and manage our guest list and RSVPs - a task that I dreaded and could not have done without her.

During all of our weekend festivities, we knew that all would go well because we trusted in Elizabeth and Cherry Blossom Events to execute everything they had helped us plan. I was at ease and my husband and I were able to enjoy the festivities with our guests.

Throughout the process, Elizabeth was organized, detail-oriented, responsive, and supportive -- an overall delightful person to work with. In fact, I got so used to meeting her or talking to her on a regular basis that it was quite jarring when it was all over.

We would, without hesitation, recommend Elizabeth and Cherry Blossom Events to friends and family in the future!! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Having Cherry Blossom as our wedding planner was such a blessing allowing family and firends to enjoy the celebration knowing every detail had been checked and confirmed more than once. Suggestions from CB for vendors gave us some of the best talent in the DC area.On the day of the wedding
Elizabeth's calm, take charge attitude, allowed us to dance the night away and finding our car waitiing out front loaded with gifts and flowers at the end of the reception was icing on the cake.
Having Cherry Blossom as our wedding planner was such a blessing allowing family and firends to enjoy the celebration Read more...
Having Cherry Blossom as our wedding planner was such a blessing allowing family and firends to enjoy the celebration knowing every detail had been checked and confirmed more than once. Suggestions from CB for vendors gave us some of the best talent in the DC area.On the day of the wedding
Elizabeth's calm, take charge attitude, allowed us to dance the night away and finding our car waitiing out front loaded with gifts and flowers at the end of the reception was icing on the cake. Read less
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Connie
Wedding:
10/1/2011
5.0/5.0
My husband and I just celebrated our wedding on October 1st, 2011 and had Alex Strawn (Caggiano) as our planner. She was absolutely fabulous. She is very professional and courteous. She went above and beyond with helping us find our vendors and recommending great people. Throughout our wedding planning process she was always responsive and had a solution for everything issue that arose.

Alex made it a top priority that our wedding day was stress free and that we had a great time. She made sure everything went smoothly and handled all of the issues that came up. We couldn't have asked for a better planner for our wedding. I would most definitely recommend her!
My husband and I just celebrated our wedding on October 1st, 2011 and had Alex Strawn (Caggiano) as our planner. She was Read more...
My husband and I just celebrated our wedding on October 1st, 2011 and had Alex Strawn (Caggiano) as our planner. She was absolutely fabulous. She is very professional and courteous. She went above and beyond with helping us find our vendors and recommending great people. Throughout our wedding planning process she was always responsive and had a solution for everything issue that arose.

Alex made it a top priority that our wedding day was stress free and that we had a great time. She made sure everything went smoothly and handled all of the issues that came up. We couldn't have asked for a better planner for our wedding. I would most definitely recommend her! Read less
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Karen
Wedding:
10/1/2011
5.0/5.0
Alex went above and beyond for my daughter's wedding. All details were seen to as she handled it all with skill and caring.
Alex went above and beyond for my daughter's wedding. All details were seen to as she handled it all with skill and Read more...
Alex went above and beyond for my daughter's wedding. All details were seen to as she handled it all with skill and caring. Read less
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Allison
Wedding:
10/1/2011
5.0/5.0
Cherry Blossom Events is a fantastic group!! I had the pleasure of working with Elizabeth Leibundguth for my wedding! She was the best! Elizabeth is so sweet and super organized! Any questions I had she was able to answer and always got back to me in a timely manner! She made herself available whenever I needed her. My wedding day went off without a hitch. Everything was perfect! and this would not have been possible without Elizabeth.
Cherry Blossom Events is a fantastic group!! I had the pleasure of working with Elizabeth Leibundguth for my wedding! She Read more...
Cherry Blossom Events is a fantastic group!! I had the pleasure of working with Elizabeth Leibundguth for my wedding! She was the best! Elizabeth is so sweet and super organized! Any questions I had she was able to answer and always got back to me in a timely manner! She made herself available whenever I needed her. My wedding day went off without a hitch. Everything was perfect! and this would not have been possible without Elizabeth. Read less
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Cailandr
Wedding:
8/13/2011
5.0/5.0
My mom and I planned the wedding ourselves, but with a month to go we realized that we needed help making sure our dream became a reality on the day of the wedding. Elizabeth was wonderful in putting our vision to work. The ceremony was held in Virginia and the reception was in Maryland, so we put all our trust in Elizabeth and her assistant to make sure the vendors arrived and the venue was set-up according to our design. The peace of mind that Elizabeth gave us was invaluable, and we were able to enjoy the moment without worrying about everything getting done. I would highly recommend Elizabeth and Cherry Blossom Weddings for day-of coordination services.
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My mom and I planned the wedding ourselves, but with a month to go we realized that we needed help making sure our dream became a reality on the day of the wedding. Elizabeth was wonderful in putting our vision to work. The ceremony was held in Virginia and the reception was in Maryland, so we put all our trust in Elizabeth and her assistant to make sure the vendors arrived and the venue was set-up according to our design. The peace of mind that Elizabeth gave us was invaluable, and we were able to enjoy the moment without worrying about everything getting done. I would highly recommend Elizabeth and Cherry Blossom Weddings for day-of coordination services. Read less
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MOB
Wedding:
5/29/2011
5.0/5.0
My daughter had her priorities set: her wedding should be fun, inclusive, a tad surprising, and celebrating of Old Town Alexandria, Va. It was to be primarily a destination wedding near the nations's Capital, but she wanted everyone from out of town to be able to get around without a car.
I wasn't sure that after living here just six years, I knew the right resources to pull it off for her, have our different perspectives respected and have no worries on the big day.

Enter Alex Caggiano from Cherry Blossom Weddings. From the beginning Alex was able to put our goals into concrete plans. She steered us the right vendors, added her own visions born of
experience in the DC area, answered every question ( some were asked two or three times!), responded immediately and resolved snarls for us. She coordinated the rehearsal dinner and potomac river cruise which followed, a bagpipe procession to and from the church, the installation of clear tent over the reception site, made signs, handled the florist and more. On the day of the
wedding she even missed the vows because she was outside dealing with an "unusual" man who demanded to be allowed in the church, first at the front door, then the rear door. He did not get inand she kept her cool!

My husband and I felt like guests at our daughters wedding, because Alex was so thoroughly on the team, thatmshe brought me my first glass of wine, and I hugged her good night at the end...the rest was her show, and it was handled seamlessly.
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My daughter had her priorities set: her wedding should be fun, inclusive, a tad surprising, and celebrating of Old Town Alexandria, Va. It was to be primarily a destination wedding near the nations's Capital, but she wanted everyone from out of town to be able to get around without a car.
I wasn't sure that after living here just six years, I knew the right resources to pull it off for her, have our different perspectives respected and have no worries on the big day.

Enter Alex Caggiano from Cherry Blossom Weddings. From the beginning Alex was able to put our goals into concrete plans. She steered us the right vendors, added her own visions born of
experience in the DC area, answered every question ( some were asked two or three times!), responded immediately and resolved snarls for us. She coordinated the rehearsal dinner and potomac river cruise which followed, a bagpipe procession to and from the church, the installation of clear tent over the reception site, made signs, handled the florist and more. On the day of the
wedding she even missed the vows because she was outside dealing with an "unusual" man who demanded to be allowed in the church, first at the front door, then the rear door. He did not get inand she kept her cool!

My husband and I felt like guests at our daughters wedding, because Alex was so thoroughly on the team, thatmshe brought me my first glass of wine, and I hugged her good night at the end...the rest was her show, and it was handled seamlessly. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
We chose Alex because our personalities clicked and she was able to work around our hectic schedules. In addition to her flexibility, easy-going nature and relationships with the area's best vendors, her creative ideas helped us design a beautiful wedding.
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We chose Alex because our personalities clicked and she was able to work around our hectic schedules. In addition to her flexibility, easy-going nature and relationships with the area's best vendors, her creative ideas helped us design a beautiful wedding. Read less
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Mary
Wedding:
4/2/2011
5.0/5.0
When my husband found out that I was planning on setting up our reception room the morning of our wedding he immediately went on and started searching for wedding coordinators. He told me that our wedding day was suppose to be stress free and I had told him the only way I would keep my hands out of it was if I trusted someone.

We found that trust in Elizabeth Leibundguth during our first meeting. Elizabeth knew the perfect balance between advice and executing my vision. She was available, responsive and reliable beyond my expectations.

I was excited about marring my best friend but I was REALLY excited about all of the crafts I would be able to incorporate into our special day. Let’s just say the craftier I got, the more stuff we had to put in Elizabeth’s car when she came to pick everything up the weekend before. She never once made me feel like it was too much and I truly valued her opinion.

Our day was perfect and the room looked as I had imaged and hoped it would during our 19 months of planning. During the reception she was around when we needed her and coordinated the venue staff, my photographers, videographer and DJ so their service and the night was seamless.

Elizabeth from Cherry Blossom Weddings & Events gave us our perfect day and I would recommend their services to any bride!
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When my husband found out that I was planning on setting up our reception room the morning of our wedding he immediately went on and started searching for wedding coordinators. He told me that our wedding day was suppose to be stress free and I had told him the only way I would keep my hands out of it was if I trusted someone.

We found that trust in Elizabeth Leibundguth during our first meeting. Elizabeth knew the perfect balance between advice and executing my vision. She was available, responsive and reliable beyond my expectations.

I was excited about marring my best friend but I was REALLY excited about all of the crafts I would be able to incorporate into our special day. Let’s just say the craftier I got, the more stuff we had to put in Elizabeth’s car when she came to pick everything up the weekend before. She never once made me feel like it was too much and I truly valued her opinion.

Our day was perfect and the room looked as I had imaged and hoped it would during our 19 months of planning. During the reception she was around when we needed her and coordinated the venue staff, my photographers, videographer and DJ so their service and the night was seamless.

Elizabeth from Cherry Blossom Weddings & Events gave us our perfect day and I would recommend their services to any bride! Read less
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Allison and Sandy
Wedding:
3/26/2011
5.0/5.0
Alex and her team were amazing to work with while planning our wedding. After attempting to plan our wedding on my own I caved in six months out and went to Alex for help. I could not be happier with the services that she provided. No stone was left unturned. Our wedding day was seamless and I owe it all to her!
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Alex and her team were amazing to work with while planning our wedding. After attempting to plan our wedding on my own I caved in six months out and went to Alex for help. I could not be happier with the services that she provided. No stone was left unturned. Our wedding day was seamless and I owe it all to her! Read less
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Robert
Wedding:
8/21/2010
5.0/5.0
I am not even sure where to begin with recommending Alex and her team at Cherry Blossom. When my partner and I decided to get married, planning a wedding was not one thing that either of us had the time to dedicate to. We gave Alex a few simple instructions: we cannot run out of liquor, we want amazing food served HOT and we want it to be a wedding that people remember, not because we were two men getting married, but because it was an amazing event. Alex promised all of the above and delivered. There was not one thing that either of us would change about the day and in fact, the entire process and the wedding day itself exceeded our expectations by leaps and bounds. We both trusted her with so many facets of the event and she delivered on ALL of them and her coordinators made the actual day itself look seemless. In the end, we could never have done it without her.
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I am not even sure where to begin with recommending Alex and her team at Cherry Blossom. When my partner and I decided to get married, planning a wedding was not one thing that either of us had the time to dedicate to. We gave Alex a few simple instructions: we cannot run out of liquor, we want amazing food served HOT and we want it to be a wedding that people remember, not because we were two men getting married, but because it was an amazing event. Alex promised all of the above and delivered. There was not one thing that either of us would change about the day and in fact, the entire process and the wedding day itself exceeded our expectations by leaps and bounds. We both trusted her with so many facets of the event and she delivered on ALL of them and her coordinators made the actual day itself look seemless. In the end, we could never have done it without her. Read less
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carolinaskelipe
Wedding:
7/10/2010
5.0/5.0
I never write reviews, but getting an amazing level of service these days is so rare that it must be documented. Originally, I was not going to get a wedding planner since I had already decided the venue, dress, and other key elements on my own. However, since I was going to be out of town the month before my wedding, I thought I would look into it. Contracting Cherry Blossom Wedding Planning and more importantly Alex was one of the best decisions I ever made. She was my third and last try-the first two didn't care to hear what I needed and did not need-they were more interested in whether I was willing to meet their minimum payment. Alex heard me out and created a flexible planning package with what I wanted. It was totally worth my peace of mind. Alex contacted and coordinated with all the vendors, made sure everything was right, was always available and super responsive to all my crazy questions, found me THE best band ever, reviewed all my contracts, was there on the "day of" (super super helpful to have a pro on the day of) and basically dealt with every detail. I had a seamless, beautiful, awesome wedding with NO STRESS because of Cherry Blossom Weddings.
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I never write reviews, but getting an amazing level of service these days is so rare that it must be documented. Originally, I was not going to get a wedding planner since I had already decided the venue, dress, and other key elements on my own. However, since I was going to be out of town the month before my wedding, I thought I would look into it. Contracting Cherry Blossom Wedding Planning and more importantly Alex was one of the best decisions I ever made. She was my third and last try-the first two didn't care to hear what I needed and did not need-they were more interested in whether I was willing to meet their minimum payment. Alex heard me out and created a flexible planning package with what I wanted. It was totally worth my peace of mind. Alex contacted and coordinated with all the vendors, made sure everything was right, was always available and super responsive to all my crazy questions, found me THE best band ever, reviewed all my contracts, was there on the "day of" (super super helpful to have a pro on the day of) and basically dealt with every detail. I had a seamless, beautiful, awesome wedding with NO STRESS because of Cherry Blossom Weddings. Read less
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ean456
Wedding:
6/19/2010
5.0/5.0
Alex is amazing. We were so lucky to have her as a day of coordinator. She was extremely flexible, and very laid back which helped me stay laid back. Honestly, I didn't think about one detail the entire wedding day, I was totally confident that she had everything set, and she did. I never thought I would have so much fun at my wedding. Alex totally took the stress out of it. I can't recommend her enough. My only disappointment was that she wasn't a guest at our wedding!
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Alex is amazing. We were so lucky to have her as a day of coordinator. She was extremely flexible, and very laid back which helped me stay laid back. Honestly, I didn't think about one detail the entire wedding day, I was totally confident that she had everything set, and she did. I never thought I would have so much fun at my wedding. Alex totally took the stress out of it. I can't recommend her enough. My only disappointment was that she wasn't a guest at our wedding! Read less
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Sofia
Wedding:
5/29/2010
5.0/5.0
Hiring Elizabeth Leibundguth from Cherry Blossom Wedding and events was one the best decisions we made!

My fiance and I booked only a couple of our major vendors prior to realizing that with our busy lives we needed a planner to help out with the remaining vendors and many of the details. We ultimately chose the partial wedding planning package and I can not stress enough how much easier the whole process of planning was with Elizabeth on the job!

Elizabeth was incredibly organized, always punctual and had many suggestions even for items and vendors that were not part of our contracted services. Not mention that she is just a lovely sweet person.

Elizabeth and her assistant Andrea made sure our wedding day flowed smoothly and to this day I have absolutely no idea if there were even any problems b/c neither myself, my husband or our families were ever bothered with anything on the day of the wedding. Our only job was to enjoy ourselves!
Hiring Elizabeth Leibundguth from Cherry Blossom Wedding and events was one the best decisions we made!

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Hiring Elizabeth Leibundguth from Cherry Blossom Wedding and events was one the best decisions we made!

My fiance and I booked only a couple of our major vendors prior to realizing that with our busy lives we needed a planner to help out with the remaining vendors and many of the details. We ultimately chose the partial wedding planning package and I can not stress enough how much easier the whole process of planning was with Elizabeth on the job!

Elizabeth was incredibly organized, always punctual and had many suggestions even for items and vendors that were not part of our contracted services. Not mention that she is just a lovely sweet person.

Elizabeth and her assistant Andrea made sure our wedding day flowed smoothly and to this day I have absolutely no idea if there were even any problems b/c neither myself, my husband or our families were ever bothered with anything on the day of the wedding. Our only job was to enjoy ourselves! Read less
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edavi
Wedding:
10/12/2009
5.0/5.0
I fully agree to what they advised themsevles as "Creative. Professional. Innovative. Committe". I was referred by my sister and I really appreciate their services, especially I am on tight budget and schedule. They made my life for planning my wedding much simpler in my busy working life.
I fully agree to what they advised themsevles as "Creative. Professional. Innovative. Committe". I was referred by my Read more...
I fully agree to what they advised themsevles as "Creative. Professional. Innovative. Committe". I was referred by my sister and I really appreciate their services, especially I am on tight budget and schedule. They made my life for planning my wedding much simpler in my busy working life. Read less
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thisdreamergirl
Wedding:
9/26/2009
5.0/5.0
Chantal Rotondo of Cherry Blossom Weddings and Events was MORE than my husband Peter and I could've ever asked for. She took all the information from all of our vendors and made sure our day went off without a hitch! Even handling the change of ceremony venue due to rain.. I didn't have to worry about one thing! A Few days before the wedding.. she came to our house, and picked up all the favors, place cards, etc.. and I didn't have to worry about ONE thing.. I could sit back.. relax with my bridal party and enjoy the day! After the reception, we went to our rooms as husband and wife and there - were all the gifts and the flowers! I didn't have to even THINK of transporting them to our room! I have heard it said that the one thing that brides would do if they had to do it again was to hire a coordinator; well if anyone I know gets married in the future.. Cherry Blossom W&E and Chantal are Number ONE on my list of phone calls to make! It is a MUST!!! If you are wanting to have a stress free wedding.. don't hesitate - Call Them. It will be the best investment you could make for you and your husband to be!
Chantal Rotondo of Cherry Blossom Weddings and Events was MORE than my husband Peter and I could've ever asked for. She Read more...
Chantal Rotondo of Cherry Blossom Weddings and Events was MORE than my husband Peter and I could've ever asked for. She took all the information from all of our vendors and made sure our day went off without a hitch! Even handling the change of ceremony venue due to rain.. I didn't have to worry about one thing! A Few days before the wedding.. she came to our house, and picked up all the favors, place cards, etc.. and I didn't have to worry about ONE thing.. I could sit back.. relax with my bridal party and enjoy the day! After the reception, we went to our rooms as husband and wife and there - were all the gifts and the flowers! I didn't have to even THINK of transporting them to our room! I have heard it said that the one thing that brides would do if they had to do it again was to hire a coordinator; well if anyone I know gets married in the future.. Cherry Blossom W&E and Chantal are Number ONE on my list of phone calls to make! It is a MUST!!! If you are wanting to have a stress free wedding.. don't hesitate - Call Them. It will be the best investment you could make for you and your husband to be! Read less
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Jeffrey
Wedding:
9/24/2009
5.0/5.0
I was fortunate enough to have Elizabeth take over my wedding....... I received a call a month before my wedding from my day of cord. who informed me she was no longer available for my wedding day!!!! Luckily I was referred to Cherry Blossom weddings and found a great day of cord. Elizabeth and her assistant Erin. My wedding day was amazing and because of their help all went very smoothly.
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I was fortunate enough to have Elizabeth take over my wedding....... I received a call a month before my wedding from my day of cord. who informed me she was no longer available for my wedding day!!!! Luckily I was referred to Cherry Blossom weddings and found a great day of cord. Elizabeth and her assistant Erin. My wedding day was amazing and because of their help all went very smoothly. Read less
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jen.and.rez
Wedding:
8/29/2009
5.0/5.0
Selecting Alex Pare/Cherry Blossom Weddings & Events as my wedding coordinator was one of the best decisions I made. Alex is truly fabulous!! Both my husband and I work long hours which makes it really tough to secure vendor appointments - within a few weeks of signing a contract with Alex, we had several appointments lined up and a timeline in place.

Alex is professional, responsive, confidant, and friendly. I especially appreciated her keeping me within budget and giving me gentle reminders when I was being indecisive. : ) Our family and friends still rave about how seamless everything went and all that goes to Alex and her staff. I didn't worry about a thing that day! Alex - thanks so much for all of your help - we couldn't have done it without you.
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Selecting Alex Pare/Cherry Blossom Weddings & Events as my wedding coordinator was one of the best decisions I made. Alex is truly fabulous!! Both my husband and I work long hours which makes it really tough to secure vendor appointments - within a few weeks of signing a contract with Alex, we had several appointments lined up and a timeline in place.

Alex is professional, responsive, confidant, and friendly. I especially appreciated her keeping me within budget and giving me gentle reminders when I was being indecisive. : ) Our family and friends still rave about how seamless everything went and all that goes to Alex and her staff. I didn't worry about a thing that day! Alex - thanks so much for all of your help - we couldn't have done it without you. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Cherry Blossom Weddings & Events, and Chantal Rotondo in particular, helped make our wedding as stress-free and seamless as possible. Chantal went above and beyond her role as our day-of coordinator and helped us with making decisions, reminding us about payments, and finalizing all of those last minute to-dos that came up. She was extremely responsive and friendly and we knew we could count on her if we needed help getting any of our wedding tasks done or getting in touch with vendors. My family repeatedly told me that Chantal was so awesome at the wedding and they were able to ask her questions instead of me. Chantal and her assistant let my husband and I enjoy our wedding! I would highly recommend Cherry Blossom Weddings & Events and Chantal Rotondo for your wedding planning needs.
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Cherry Blossom Weddings & Events, and Chantal Rotondo in particular, helped make our wedding as stress-free and seamless as possible. Chantal went above and beyond her role as our day-of coordinator and helped us with making decisions, reminding us about payments, and finalizing all of those last minute to-dos that came up. She was extremely responsive and friendly and we knew we could count on her if we needed help getting any of our wedding tasks done or getting in touch with vendors. My family repeatedly told me that Chantal was so awesome at the wedding and they were able to ask her questions instead of me. Chantal and her assistant let my husband and I enjoy our wedding! I would highly recommend Cherry Blossom Weddings & Events and Chantal Rotondo for your wedding planning needs. Read less
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Jenny
Wedding:
5/9/2009
5.0/5.0
Elizabeth was a fabulous wedding planner. She was organized, prepared, thorough, creative, professional, punctual and super calm on my wedding day. She was always very easy to get ahold of to answer any questions I had and was also easy to talk to. I never felt like I had to hide or justify any feelings or opinions I had regarding matters to my wedding. And she always made great efforts to accommodate my hectic schedule. I'm confident that anyone would have the same positive and satisfying experience with Elizabeth as their wedding planner as I did.
Elizabeth was a fabulous wedding planner. She was organized, prepared, thorough, creative, professional, punctual and Read more...
Elizabeth was a fabulous wedding planner. She was organized, prepared, thorough, creative, professional, punctual and super calm on my wedding day. She was always very easy to get ahold of to answer any questions I had and was also easy to talk to. I never felt like I had to hide or justify any feelings or opinions I had regarding matters to my wedding. And she always made great efforts to accommodate my hectic schedule. I'm confident that anyone would have the same positive and satisfying experience with Elizabeth as their wedding planner as I did. Read less
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kohearn
Wedding:
5/9/2009
5.0/5.0
For my wedding I hired Cherry Blossom Weddings to do day-of coordination. I worked with Chantal Rotondo. This was one of the best decisions I made during the wedding. Even though they were only day of, Chantal talked to me and got things squared away the whole month before. She asked the questions that I didn't think of, created a schedule, and had great references for other vendors. The day of my wedding, I have no worries at all because Chantal took care of everything, and I just sat back and relaxed, the whole wedding went smoother than I could have ever imagined.
For my wedding I hired Cherry Blossom Weddings to do day-of coordination. I worked with Chantal Rotondo. This was one of Read more...
For my wedding I hired Cherry Blossom Weddings to do day-of coordination. I worked with Chantal Rotondo. This was one of the best decisions I made during the wedding. Even though they were only day of, Chantal talked to me and got things squared away the whole month before. She asked the questions that I didn't think of, created a schedule, and had great references for other vendors. The day of my wedding, I have no worries at all because Chantal took care of everything, and I just sat back and relaxed, the whole wedding went smoother than I could have ever imagined. Read less
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jessica031409
Wedding:
3/14/2009
5.0/5.0
I hired Alex Pare from Cherry Blossom Weddings to do partial planning for me, about five months before our wedding. I had hired almost all of my vendors but needed guidance on the remaining vendors, pulling together the stylistic elements of the wedding, and full month-of/day-of planning services. I worked full time plus more and was overseas for part of my planning, so having Alex was key to stress free wedding planning.

After hiring Alex, she took the reins from me almost immediately, working directly with the hotel/catering director at our venue - Hotel Monaco - and other vendors, without involving me in the tiny details. Alex was able to help me hire our last several vendors (which we were 100% happy with), without me having to interview or get contracts myself - Alex did it all. During the month-of and day-of the wedding, I had no responsibilities other than having fun and packing my bags for the hotel.

I especially appreciated Alex's flexibility. I was indecisive on several topics - including linens - and Alex was completely flexible, willing to come with me to visit several party rental companies and then arranging to bring the linens to my venue to see how they would look. (This is only one example!)

With regard to month-of and day-of planning, Alex made our lives so easy. I was able to defer to her for scheduling, logistics, and basically everything. The wedding was amazing, and I was so impressed by how smoothly everything went. I was not stressed at all about the timeline or logistics of the wedding day, thanks to Alex. Alex and her team are true professionals and I'd recommend Cherry Blossom Weddings for any bride!!
I hired Alex Pare from Cherry Blossom Weddings to do partial planning for me, about five months before our wedding. I had Read more...
I hired Alex Pare from Cherry Blossom Weddings to do partial planning for me, about five months before our wedding. I had hired almost all of my vendors but needed guidance on the remaining vendors, pulling together the stylistic elements of the wedding, and full month-of/day-of planning services. I worked full time plus more and was overseas for part of my planning, so having Alex was key to stress free wedding planning.

After hiring Alex, she took the reins from me almost immediately, working directly with the hotel/catering director at our venue - Hotel Monaco - and other vendors, without involving me in the tiny details. Alex was able to help me hire our last several vendors (which we were 100% happy with), without me having to interview or get contracts myself - Alex did it all. During the month-of and day-of the wedding, I had no responsibilities other than having fun and packing my bags for the hotel.

I especially appreciated Alex's flexibility. I was indecisive on several topics - including linens - and Alex was completely flexible, willing to come with me to visit several party rental companies and then arranging to bring the linens to my venue to see how they would look. (This is only one example!)

With regard to month-of and day-of planning, Alex made our lives so easy. I was able to defer to her for scheduling, logistics, and basically everything. The wedding was amazing, and I was so impressed by how smoothly everything went. I was not stressed at all about the timeline or logistics of the wedding day, thanks to Alex. Alex and her team are true professionals and I'd recommend Cherry Blossom Weddings for any bride!! Read less
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clsundy
Wedding:
11/22/2008
5.0/5.0
I worked with Katie Hickey as my day of coordiantor and I do not know how I would have done it without her! I was not going to use a planner since I was having a small wedding (65 guests) and my family said they would help. Katie removed the stress before the wedding and allowed my family and I to fully enjoy the wedding. Katie worked with my vendors before the wedding to make sure they would be on time and everything was set up properly. I was having difficulty staying in contact with the my hotel contact so it was wonderful to have Katie make sure everything was handled. Katie has the ability to curb a bad situations before it happens--ie my cake melting. Instead of telling me my cake was melting, she just recommended we cut the cake early. I do not think I knew about the cake melting until after the wedding! She also had a glass of wine ready for my father when he was done with speach and wanted to make a toast but forgot his glass for the toast. These are the are only the little things that I saw and these are the reason you hire a wedding planner in the first place. I did not have to worry about anything at my wedding because I knew Katie (and Alex) would take of it.
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I worked with Katie Hickey as my day of coordiantor and I do not know how I would have done it without her! I was not going to use a planner since I was having a small wedding (65 guests) and my family said they would help. Katie removed the stress before the wedding and allowed my family and I to fully enjoy the wedding. Katie worked with my vendors before the wedding to make sure they would be on time and everything was set up properly. I was having difficulty staying in contact with the my hotel contact so it was wonderful to have Katie make sure everything was handled. Katie has the ability to curb a bad situations before it happens--ie my cake melting. Instead of telling me my cake was melting, she just recommended we cut the cake early. I do not think I knew about the cake melting until after the wedding! She also had a glass of wine ready for my father when he was done with speach and wanted to make a toast but forgot his glass for the toast. These are the are only the little things that I saw and these are the reason you hire a wedding planner in the first place. I did not have to worry about anything at my wedding because I knew Katie (and Alex) would take of it. Read less
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Zeba
Wedding:
11/8/2008
5.0/5.0
Getting a coordinator was the best decision we made. Alex was so great to work with, and helped reduce our stress load immensely. She is cool, sweet, funny, super-organized, full of recommendations and ideas, and a consummate professional. I used her full planning services, and she helped me find vendors in my budget, came to vendor meetings with us, and helped us pick the color scheme and invitations, among other things. She assembled and mailed my invites, and also put together the OOT bags. Whatever I needed help with, she was there. The week of the wedding, she delivered the OOT bags, came with me to final vendor meetings, coordinated with the church, and helped with reviewing bills and finalizing our menu. The day of the wedding, she and her assistant were at the hotel accepting and distributing the flowers, distributing vendor payments, pinning the bouts on the groomsmen, setting up the candy bar and place cards, coordinating DJ announcements, and doing whatever was needed to make sure the husband and I had the best day of our lives (which we did!).
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Getting a coordinator was the best decision we made. Alex was so great to work with, and helped reduce our stress load immensely. She is cool, sweet, funny, super-organized, full of recommendations and ideas, and a consummate professional. I used her full planning services, and she helped me find vendors in my budget, came to vendor meetings with us, and helped us pick the color scheme and invitations, among other things. She assembled and mailed my invites, and also put together the OOT bags. Whatever I needed help with, she was there. The week of the wedding, she delivered the OOT bags, came with me to final vendor meetings, coordinated with the church, and helped with reviewing bills and finalizing our menu. The day of the wedding, she and her assistant were at the hotel accepting and distributing the flowers, distributing vendor payments, pinning the bouts on the groomsmen, setting up the candy bar and place cards, coordinating DJ announcements, and doing whatever was needed to make sure the husband and I had the best day of our lives (which we did!). Read less
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NOV8BRIDE
Wedding:
11/8/2008
5.0/5.0
Chantal was our Month of coordinator and I do not know what we could have done without her! She made sure everything went smoothly and addressed all those little hiccups you can never anticipate so we did not have to worry about anything. Throughout the whole planning process she was available for any questions and was always quick to respond. I was able to be relaxed and calm on our wedding day knowing she was handling and overseeing things.
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Chantal was our Month of coordinator and I do not know what we could have done without her! She made sure everything went smoothly and addressed all those little hiccups you can never anticipate so we did not have to worry about anything. Throughout the whole planning process she was available for any questions and was always quick to respond. I was able to be relaxed and calm on our wedding day knowing she was handling and overseeing things. Read less
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Alison
Wedding:
11/1/2008
5.0/5.0
I could not have asked for a more perfect wedding day thanks to Cherry Blossom!! They coordinated all the vendors and activities of the day, and I was able to smile and take it all in :) Alex was extremely helpful in providing vendor recommendations, setting up appointments and walking me through all the steps needed to plan the wedding. I had no idea it involved so much. However, their planning paid off as it all came together so well on the wedding day!!
I could not have asked for a more perfect wedding day thanks to Cherry Blossom!! They coordinated all the vendors and Read more...
I could not have asked for a more perfect wedding day thanks to Cherry Blossom!! They coordinated all the vendors and activities of the day, and I was able to smile and take it all in :) Alex was extremely helpful in providing vendor recommendations, setting up appointments and walking me through all the steps needed to plan the wedding. I had no idea it involved so much. However, their planning paid off as it all came together so well on the wedding day!! Read less
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Jennifer
Wedding:
11/1/2008
5.0/5.0
Working with Cherry Blossom Weddings & Events was a wonderful experience. Not only did it reduce the stress of wedding planning but my husband and I were able to fully enjoy our wedding without worrying about those behind the scenes details. I would highly recommend Cherry Blossom Wedding and Events.
Working with Cherry Blossom Weddings & Events was a wonderful experience. Not only did it reduce the stress of wedding Read more...
Working with Cherry Blossom Weddings & Events was a wonderful experience. Not only did it reduce the stress of wedding planning but my husband and I were able to fully enjoy our wedding without worrying about those behind the scenes details. I would highly recommend Cherry Blossom Wedding and Events. Read less
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Geraldine
Wedding:
10/11/2008
5.0/5.0
Alex and her assistant Elizabeth were fantastic to work with. Besides being very enjoyable personally, they were highly professional and we had no doubt they could make our wedding day work out the way we had envisioned it. We would very highly recommend them.
Alex and her assistant Elizabeth were fantastic to work with. Besides being very enjoyable personally, they were highly Read more...
Alex and her assistant Elizabeth were fantastic to work with. Besides being very enjoyable personally, they were highly professional and we had no doubt they could make our wedding day work out the way we had envisioned it. We would very highly recommend them. Read less
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Dawn
Wedding:
10/4/2008
5.0/5.0
Amazing! You don't have to worry about a thing when Alex is in charge. From coordination, ideas to execution she is fabulous at creating a fairy tale wedding.
Amazing! You don't have to worry about a thing when Alex is in charge. From coordination, ideas to execution she is Read more...
Amazing! You don't have to worry about a thing when Alex is in charge. From coordination, ideas to execution she is fabulous at creating a fairy tale wedding. Read less
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Stacy
Wedding:
10/4/2008
5.0/5.0
Cherry Blossom, and in particular Chantal Rotondo was professional and extremely personable. The service was so far beyond my expectations that I have recommended their services as essential, to all my friends that are planning weddings in the area. This service is an expense that is worth every penny and should be a requirement for every bride as far as budgeting is concerned. Chantal thought of every little detail that added that extra specialness to the day and comfort for our guests. She made the month of my wedding entirely stress free as it related to set up and breakdown of details. Cherry Blossom as a whole exhibited such individual attention and genuine interest in what was happening with us throughout the whole process. I cannot say enough good things or how essential their services were to making my day perfect. I can say whole heartedly, not one thing went wrong that day and our schedule was perfectly tailored to our needs. Thank you so much Chantal and Cherry Blossom!! I will actually miss you!
Cherry Blossom, and in particular Chantal Rotondo was professional and extremely personable. The service was so far beyond Read more...
Cherry Blossom, and in particular Chantal Rotondo was professional and extremely personable. The service was so far beyond my expectations that I have recommended their services as essential, to all my friends that are planning weddings in the area. This service is an expense that is worth every penny and should be a requirement for every bride as far as budgeting is concerned. Chantal thought of every little detail that added that extra specialness to the day and comfort for our guests. She made the month of my wedding entirely stress free as it related to set up and breakdown of details. Cherry Blossom as a whole exhibited such individual attention and genuine interest in what was happening with us throughout the whole process. I cannot say enough good things or how essential their services were to making my day perfect. I can say whole heartedly, not one thing went wrong that day and our schedule was perfectly tailored to our needs. Thank you so much Chantal and Cherry Blossom!! I will actually miss you! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning, Rentals & Photobooths
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jaw
Wedding:
9/20/2008
5.0/5.0
Chantal was my wedding coordinator for my September 2008 wedding (sorry it took so long to write this review). She was absolutely fantastic. Any bride (or groom:)) would be lucky to have her. She was very organized and very understanding. She was always welcoming and helpful whenever I called her (which is especially wonderful the days leading up to the wedding). At the wedding, she made everything run smoothly and I didn't worry about a thing except for making sure I met all my guests and having a good time. My reception site was a nightmare and she took care of everything with them. At the rehearsal, we didn't have a coordinator (the Church didn't provide one and our deacon was a visiting minister and did not know how things ran), she stepped up to the plate and ran the rehearsal (and therefore our ceremony) like a pro. I could not have been more pleased. Towards the end of the wedding planning, I ran out of energy to do a handful of "little things" like print off directions from the church to the reception site. She was able to pull off doing these small things at a very reasonable price and seemingly effortlessly. She stayed positive and upbeat throughout every aspect of weddding planning. My mother, who complained about EVERYTHING wedding related, even said the money we spent on Chantal and Cherry Blossom was the best spent money of the entire wedding. Chantal balanced the moms, me (the bride) and the groom with grace and class. When the wedding was over and I realized that my time with Chantal was coming to an end, I was really bummed out (we're facebook friends though:)). I could go on and on with all the little (and big) things she did well, but you get my drift. I don't have a single complaint at all. She just really is the best.

Also, she is really, really thourough and organized and very affordable. Really, with a great personality to match, what more could you want?!
Chantal was my wedding coordinator for my September 2008 wedding (sorry it took so long to write this review). She was Read more...
Chantal was my wedding coordinator for my September 2008 wedding (sorry it took so long to write this review). She was absolutely fantastic. Any bride (or groom:)) would be lucky to have her. She was very organized and very understanding. She was always welcoming and helpful whenever I called her (which is especially wonderful the days leading up to the wedding). At the wedding, she made everything run smoothly and I didn't worry about a thing except for making sure I met all my guests and having a good time. My reception site was a nightmare and she took care of everything with them. At the rehearsal, we didn't have a coordinator (the Church didn't provide one and our deacon was a visiting minister and did not know how things ran), she stepped up to the plate and ran the rehearsal (and therefore our ceremony) like a pro. I could not have been more pleased. Towards the end of the wedding planning, I ran out of energy to do a handful of "little things" like print off directions from the church to the reception site. She was able to pull off doing these small things at a very reasonable price and seemingly effortlessly. She stayed positive and upbeat throughout every aspect of weddding planning. My mother, who complained about EVERYTHING wedding related, even said the money we spent on Chantal and Cherry Blossom was the best spent money of the entire wedding. Chantal balanced the moms, me (the bride) and the groom with grace and class. When the wedding was over and I realized that my time with Chantal was coming to an end, I was really bummed out (we're facebook friends though:)). I could go on and on with all the little (and big) things she did well, but you get my drift. I don't have a single complaint at all. She just really is the best.

Also, she is really, really thourough and organized and very affordable. Really, with a great personality to match, what more could you want?! Read less
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amy
Wedding:
9/6/2008
5.0/5.0
Hiring a "month of" planner was the best thing I did and worth every penny. I initially thought I could handle this on my own or have one of my work colleagues do it but I'm so glad I hired a professional. Chantal was always available, friendly and most of all helpful. She made everything go smoothly. No stress for me on the wedding day. Amy McLaughlin
Hiring a "month of" planner was the best thing I did and worth every penny. I initially thought I could handle this on my Read more...
Hiring a "month of" planner was the best thing I did and worth every penny. I initially thought I could handle this on my own or have one of my work colleagues do it but I'm so glad I hired a professional. Chantal was always available, friendly and most of all helpful. She made everything go smoothly. No stress for me on the wedding day. Amy McLaughlin Read less
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nici
Wedding:
7/19/2008
5.0/5.0
We could not have accomplished our two part wedding reception without the help of Chantal at Cherry Blossom Wedding and Events. She was professional and detailed oriented. She made our wedding day run smoothly. I highly recommend this vendor.
We could not have accomplished our two part wedding reception without the help of Chantal at Cherry Blossom Wedding and Read more...
We could not have accomplished our two part wedding reception without the help of Chantal at Cherry Blossom Wedding and Events. She was professional and detailed oriented. She made our wedding day run smoothly. I highly recommend this vendor. Read less
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AZent
Wedding:
6/21/2008
5.0/5.0
Cherry Blossom Weddings & Events was amazing to work with. Alex is absolutely phenomenal and made sure that every detail was perfect. I can't imagine pulling off my wedding without her. I would highly recommend Cherry Blossom - it was worth every penny!
Cherry Blossom Weddings & Events was amazing to work with. Alex is absolutely phenomenal and made sure that every detail Read more...
Cherry Blossom Weddings & Events was amazing to work with. Alex is absolutely phenomenal and made sure that every detail was perfect. I can't imagine pulling off my wedding without her. I would highly recommend Cherry Blossom - it was worth every penny! Read less
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cshields08
Wedding:
5/24/2008
5.0/5.0
Selecting a wedding planner can be a daunting process and typically only adds to the stress of planning a wedding but when we came across Cherry Blossom Weddings, we were instantly impressed. Our soon-to-be event coordinator, Chantal Rotondo, returned our inquiry within minutes and wowed us with her positive "can-do" attitude and grace. She put our minds at ease when it came to costs, time and planning efforts so it was an easy decision to choose her in helping us plan the most important day of our lives. Her ability to listen and suggest creative ideas while being mindful of a budget only made the experience that much more enjoyable. When it came to the big day not a single thing was off and it turned out even better than I had imagined. If it weren't for Chantal of Cherry Blossom Weddings our wedding would not have been the success that it was. It certainly was a beautiful day and a wonderful experience, thank you, Chantal!!
Selecting a wedding planner can be a daunting process and typically only adds to the stress of planning a wedding but when Read more...
Selecting a wedding planner can be a daunting process and typically only adds to the stress of planning a wedding but when we came across Cherry Blossom Weddings, we were instantly impressed. Our soon-to-be event coordinator, Chantal Rotondo, returned our inquiry within minutes and wowed us with her positive "can-do" attitude and grace. She put our minds at ease when it came to costs, time and planning efforts so it was an easy decision to choose her in helping us plan the most important day of our lives. Her ability to listen and suggest creative ideas while being mindful of a budget only made the experience that much more enjoyable. When it came to the big day not a single thing was off and it turned out even better than I had imagined. If it weren't for Chantal of Cherry Blossom Weddings our wedding would not have been the success that it was. It certainly was a beautiful day and a wonderful experience, thank you, Chantal!! Read less
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Cindy
Wedding:
5/17/2008
5.0/5.0
I loved working with Cherry Blossom Wedding and Events. Alex did an unbelievable job and was great working with her. I would recommend her and her group to anyone. If I ever had to plan another event of any type I would go back to Cherry Blossom Weddings and Events.
I loved working with Cherry Blossom Wedding and Events. Alex did an unbelievable job and was great working with her. I Read more...
I loved working with Cherry Blossom Wedding and Events. Alex did an unbelievable job and was great working with her. I would recommend her and her group to anyone. If I ever had to plan another event of any type I would go back to Cherry Blossom Weddings and Events. Read less
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watchac360
Wedding:
4/26/2008
5.0/5.0
Having a day of coordinator was a great move and having Alex as the coordinator was the best decision ever!! She is exceptional in every aspect. Very professional yet so friendly and easy to work with. Alex went above and beyond that of what a coordinator should do to make our wedding day perfect and just so beautiful. We made a lot of changes, some very last minute, and she made sure that all flowed smoothly. She knows weddings that's for sure and works so hard to make the day as wonderful as possible. Alex corresponded and met with me as many times as I needed to make sure that everything would be perfect and that I was comfortable. She also always made sure that we (the bride and groom) were both very well taken care of, something that can lost in the frenzy of wedding planning. The other great thing about Alex is that she knows a lot of great vendors and has the ability to work well with anyone and that makes the day just flow so much better and just all around seamless!! The rehearsal and wedding surely would of been chaos without her and her assistant, I can't say enough what a great decision hiring Alex was!!
Having a day of coordinator was a great move and having Alex as the coordinator was the best decision ever!! She is Read more...
Having a day of coordinator was a great move and having Alex as the coordinator was the best decision ever!! She is exceptional in every aspect. Very professional yet so friendly and easy to work with. Alex went above and beyond that of what a coordinator should do to make our wedding day perfect and just so beautiful. We made a lot of changes, some very last minute, and she made sure that all flowed smoothly. She knows weddings that's for sure and works so hard to make the day as wonderful as possible. Alex corresponded and met with me as many times as I needed to make sure that everything would be perfect and that I was comfortable. She also always made sure that we (the bride and groom) were both very well taken care of, something that can lost in the frenzy of wedding planning. The other great thing about Alex is that she knows a lot of great vendors and has the ability to work well with anyone and that makes the day just flow so much better and just all around seamless!! The rehearsal and wedding surely would of been chaos without her and her assistant, I can't say enough what a great decision hiring Alex was!! Read less
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Debbie
Wedding:
10/6/2007
5.0/5.0
I used Cherry Blossom Weddings for day-of coordination. Alex was extremely easy to work with and my wedding day was as stress-free as I had hoped it would be thanks to her!
I used Cherry Blossom Weddings for day-of coordination. Alex was extremely easy to work with and my wedding day was as Read more...
I used Cherry Blossom Weddings for day-of coordination. Alex was extremely easy to work with and my wedding day was as stress-free as I had hoped it would be thanks to her! Read less
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Lindsay
Wedding:
9/30/2007
5.0/5.0
Alex Pare of Cherry Blossom Weddings and Events did an outstanding job as our Day-of Coordinator. She took the burden of making sure everything was going smoothly away from me and I was able to enjoy my wedding day without any worries!
Alex Pare of Cherry Blossom Weddings and Events did an outstanding job as our Day-of Coordinator. She took the burden of Read more...
Alex Pare of Cherry Blossom Weddings and Events did an outstanding job as our Day-of Coordinator. She took the burden of making sure everything was going smoothly away from me and I was able to enjoy my wedding day without any worries! Read less
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Nicole
Wedding:
9/22/2007
5.0/5.0
Alex Pare, with Cherry Blossom Weddings & Events, was my wedding planner and helped me plan every element of my wedding and provided day-of services. My wedding was everything I could have hoped for and more because of Alex. She immediately understood the vision my husband and I had for our wedding and even helped us form that vision where we were unsure, but always in keeping with our tastes. She was incredibly organized and responsive. No email I sent her ever went unanswered and usually the response was immediate to within a few hours. She hired only the best vendors who provided excellent service and well within our budget. Because my wedding was in her capable and extremely organized hands on the day of, I, my mother, and my bridesmaids could relax and enjoy the day without a single worry. Alex allowed me to plan the ideal wedding even with the crazy hectic schedule my job demands. It was a beautiful event and Alex took care of every detail, saving me months of stress and worry. I can't thank her or recommend her and her company enough!
Alex Pare, with Cherry Blossom Weddings & Events, was my wedding planner and helped me plan every element of my wedding Read more...
Alex Pare, with Cherry Blossom Weddings & Events, was my wedding planner and helped me plan every element of my wedding and provided day-of services. My wedding was everything I could have hoped for and more because of Alex. She immediately understood the vision my husband and I had for our wedding and even helped us form that vision where we were unsure, but always in keeping with our tastes. She was incredibly organized and responsive. No email I sent her ever went unanswered and usually the response was immediate to within a few hours. She hired only the best vendors who provided excellent service and well within our budget. Because my wedding was in her capable and extremely organized hands on the day of, I, my mother, and my bridesmaids could relax and enjoy the day without a single worry. Alex allowed me to plan the ideal wedding even with the crazy hectic schedule my job demands. It was a beautiful event and Alex took care of every detail, saving me months of stress and worry. I can't thank her or recommend her and her company enough! Read less
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Sarah
Wedding:
8/18/2007
5.0/5.0
Alex was the DOC for our wedding along with her assistant Chantal. We're a very D.I.Y kind of couple, but when I realized we were in over our heads, decided that a DOC would probably be a good idea to keep our sanity. I researched a few coordinators, but after meeting with Alex, I literally felt like a great weight had been lifted off my shoulders. I knew right away that we had to have her on board to help us execute all of the quirky ideas and non-traditional elements we wanted to incorporate into our wedding ceremony and reception. She was always accessible by email for any problems or concerns that came up along the way, and handled all of the details of the day-of flawlessly... especially when we had a minor hiccup at the end of cocktail hour and ran out of vodka! Chantal watched over the reception while Alex ran out to the ABC store for a few more bottles. Our guests never knew that it even happened, which in retrospect, may actually be a result of how much of the vodka they consumed before the reception even began! Alex and Chantal also ran our rehearsal, because our officiant was coming from out of town on the day of the wedding. The rehearsal went smoothly as did the ceremony the next day. I would definitely agree with a previous reviewer that the support and service she provides is worth double what she charges!
Alex was the DOC for our wedding along with her assistant Chantal. We're a very D.I.Y kind of couple, but when I realized Read more...
Alex was the DOC for our wedding along with her assistant Chantal. We're a very D.I.Y kind of couple, but when I realized we were in over our heads, decided that a DOC would probably be a good idea to keep our sanity. I researched a few coordinators, but after meeting with Alex, I literally felt like a great weight had been lifted off my shoulders. I knew right away that we had to have her on board to help us execute all of the quirky ideas and non-traditional elements we wanted to incorporate into our wedding ceremony and reception. She was always accessible by email for any problems or concerns that came up along the way, and handled all of the details of the day-of flawlessly... especially when we had a minor hiccup at the end of cocktail hour and ran out of vodka! Chantal watched over the reception while Alex ran out to the ABC store for a few more bottles. Our guests never knew that it even happened, which in retrospect, may actually be a result of how much of the vodka they consumed before the reception even began! Alex and Chantal also ran our rehearsal, because our officiant was coming from out of town on the day of the wedding. The rehearsal went smoothly as did the ceremony the next day. I would definitely agree with a previous reviewer that the support and service she provides is worth double what she charges! Read less
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Hannah
Wedding:
6/30/2007
5.0/5.0
Alex was my DOC and was great. She made me feel calm and I knew everything would turn out great in her hands. In the weeks before, she helped me with items I didnt have a handle on (seating chart, table numbers, etc). She ran the rehearsal and was available first thing the day of the help get the liquor from my parents house to the site. She went above and beyond. Everyone was able to relax and enjoy the evening, which was very important to me.
Alex was my DOC and was great. She made me feel calm and I knew everything would turn out great in her hands. In the weeks Read more...
Alex was my DOC and was great. She made me feel calm and I knew everything would turn out great in her hands. In the weeks before, she helped me with items I didnt have a handle on (seating chart, table numbers, etc). She ran the rehearsal and was available first thing the day of the help get the liquor from my parents house to the site. She went above and beyond. Everyone was able to relax and enjoy the evening, which was very important to me. Read less
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Alysa
Wedding:
6/23/2007
5.0/5.0
I could not say enough wonderful things about Cherry Blossom Weddings & Events and Alex Pare. She was so terrific -- a rock, who kept me organized, kept all of the vendors on schedule and their performance fluid and exactly what we envisioned. When a slight crisis occured with one of my other vendors, Alex also provided on-point, timely advice and support, helped navigate the issue, and propose and implement solutions. She really made all of the "stressful" issues manageable, which allowed me, my (new) husband, and my family able to truly relax and enjoy the big day. She's terrific. You really couldn't make a better choice than going with Alex Pare for your wedding day-of coordinator, or full-in planner. She was a true gem!
I could not say enough wonderful things about Cherry Blossom Weddings & Events and Alex Pare. She was so terrific -- a Read more...
I could not say enough wonderful things about Cherry Blossom Weddings & Events and Alex Pare. She was so terrific -- a rock, who kept me organized, kept all of the vendors on schedule and their performance fluid and exactly what we envisioned. When a slight crisis occured with one of my other vendors, Alex also provided on-point, timely advice and support, helped navigate the issue, and propose and implement solutions. She really made all of the "stressful" issues manageable, which allowed me, my (new) husband, and my family able to truly relax and enjoy the big day. She's terrific. You really couldn't make a better choice than going with Alex Pare for your wedding day-of coordinator, or full-in planner. She was a true gem! Read less
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Rebecca
Wedding:
6/16/2007
5.0/5.0
Alex Pare was my absolute favorite vendor. She was highly organized, and was able to execute the event to meet all of my wishes. She was always unconditionally responsive, professional, offered creative solutions, and provided support not only to myself, but to the rest of the family and bridal party. Alex met with me several times prior to the wedding, picked up wedding materials, confirmed all my vendors and reviewed last minute details, and even graciously took over communications for me with a difficult vendor in the days preceeding the wedding. Alex returned all my wedding materials to my room the night of the wedding. Everything was put away in an organized manner and valuables were hidden and locked away. Alex even graciously made phone calls to vendors two days following the event to confirm payment instructions while I was on my way to my honeymoon. Alex has a professional appearance and demanor that was key to illicit respect from family members, and vendors the same. By the end of the night, whenever a question came up, someone would say "Ask Alex". It was so wonderful not to have to worry about any details, but to be able to relax and enjoy my event. When I first booked Alex, even though her rates were not the top of the line, nor the bottom of the barrel, I felt hiring her was a splurge. By the time the event came, and even before her stellor performance at our wedding, I knew she was truly the very best investment my fiance and I made for the night. Without her there would have been numerous difficulties throughout the night. With her, difficulties were encountered were immediatly dealt with and invisable to myself and guests. In the end, we thought Alex was worth double what she charged. We highly recommend her to all of our friends, family nad anyone we hear that is hosting an event. You will get your money's worth and will not be disappointed.
Alex Pare was my absolute favorite vendor. She was highly organized, and was able to execute the event to meet all of my Read more...
Alex Pare was my absolute favorite vendor. She was highly organized, and was able to execute the event to meet all of my wishes. She was always unconditionally responsive, professional, offered creative solutions, and provided support not only to myself, but to the rest of the family and bridal party. Alex met with me several times prior to the wedding, picked up wedding materials, confirmed all my vendors and reviewed last minute details, and even graciously took over communications for me with a difficult vendor in the days preceeding the wedding. Alex returned all my wedding materials to my room the night of the wedding. Everything was put away in an organized manner and valuables were hidden and locked away. Alex even graciously made phone calls to vendors two days following the event to confirm payment instructions while I was on my way to my honeymoon. Alex has a professional appearance and demanor that was key to illicit respect from family members, and vendors the same. By the end of the night, whenever a question came up, someone would say "Ask Alex". It was so wonderful not to have to worry about any details, but to be able to relax and enjoy my event. When I first booked Alex, even though her rates were not the top of the line, nor the bottom of the barrel, I felt hiring her was a splurge. By the time the event came, and even before her stellor performance at our wedding, I knew she was truly the very best investment my fiance and I made for the night. Without her there would have been numerous difficulties throughout the night. With her, difficulties were encountered were immediatly dealt with and invisable to myself and guests. In the end, we thought Alex was worth double what she charged. We highly recommend her to all of our friends, family nad anyone we hear that is hosting an event. You will get your money's worth and will not be disappointed. Read less
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Michelle
Wedding:
6/8/2007
5.0/5.0
Working with Alex from Cherry Blossom Weddings and Events was a dream come true. I was hesitant to work with anyone at first because I felt that my ideas would get tossed to the side and this would become a show for the wedding planner. That could not be farther from the truth! Alex was fantastic, she had a list of every detail that WE wanted and did everything she could to ensure that everyone and everything was where it should be. I have never felt more comfortable and here is the best part... I was able to enjoy my wedding!! I never worried about when the first dance would be or the cake cutting or who was going to pick up the gifts. Alex was always a few steps ahead of everyone else so when someone would need something she effortlessly appeared to provide what was needed. I can't say enough how much I appreciated her help and all that she did for us. I would never hesitate to hand over anything to her again knowing her professionalism, her high spirits and her attention to detail.
Working with Alex from Cherry Blossom Weddings and Events was a dream come true. I was hesitant to work with anyone at Read more...
Working with Alex from Cherry Blossom Weddings and Events was a dream come true. I was hesitant to work with anyone at first because I felt that my ideas would get tossed to the side and this would become a show for the wedding planner. That could not be farther from the truth! Alex was fantastic, she had a list of every detail that WE wanted and did everything she could to ensure that everyone and everything was where it should be. I have never felt more comfortable and here is the best part... I was able to enjoy my wedding!! I never worried about when the first dance would be or the cake cutting or who was going to pick up the gifts. Alex was always a few steps ahead of everyone else so when someone would need something she effortlessly appeared to provide what was needed. I can't say enough how much I appreciated her help and all that she did for us. I would never hesitate to hand over anything to her again knowing her professionalism, her high spirits and her attention to detail. Read less
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Kristi
Wedding:
5/12/2007
5.0/5.0
Alex is great! listens to everything you want and makes it come alive. I would recommend her to anyone who needs a coordinator. she went above and beyond what i asked of her, she was a great help the day of the wedding and leading up to it and even after. She even loaned me her personal camera which i have yet to return, but she's been so great and flexible. love her!
Alex is great! listens to everything you want and makes it come alive. I would recommend her to anyone who needs a Read more...
Alex is great! listens to everything you want and makes it come alive. I would recommend her to anyone who needs a coordinator. she went above and beyond what i asked of her, she was a great help the day of the wedding and leading up to it and even after. She even loaned me her personal camera which i have yet to return, but she's been so great and flexible. love her! Read less
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Erin
Wedding:
9/30/2006
5.0/5.0
Alex and her team are wonderful, flexible, and on top of it all.. What a dream!
Alex and her team are wonderful, flexible, and on top of it all.. What a dream!
Alex and her team are wonderful, flexible, and on top of it all.. What a dream! Read less
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Alissa
Wedding:
9/22/2006
5.0/5.0
Alex was such a pleasure to work with. I didn't worry about a thing the day of my wedding! She really went above and beyond. I would highly recommend Alex and Cherry Blossom Weddings.
Alex was such a pleasure to work with. I didn't worry about a thing the day of my wedding! She really went above and Read more...
Alex was such a pleasure to work with. I didn't worry about a thing the day of my wedding! She really went above and beyond. I would highly recommend Alex and Cherry Blossom Weddings. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.9/5.0
Alexandra Strawn (Alex) was our planner. She was fantastic! Very easy to work with--easy going and flexible but also detail oriented and definitely on the ball with our event. We had no clue where to start with vendors. She had the "inside knowledge" we needed and we were totally satisfied with every one she recommended. The wedding was beautiful and she was great about making sure it was very "us." I seriously don't know how I would have managed it going alone! If you're thinking about getting a planner, hear it from me, it's totally worth it. And, esp. for the price, Cherry Blossom is a great choice.
Alexandra Strawn (Alex) was our planner. She was fantastic! Very easy to work with--easy going and flexible but also Read more...
Alexandra Strawn (Alex) was our planner. She was fantastic! Very easy to work with--easy going and flexible but also detail oriented and definitely on the ball with our event. We had no clue where to start with vendors. She had the "inside knowledge" we needed and we were totally satisfied with every one she recommended. The wedding was beautiful and she was great about making sure it was very "us." I seriously don't know how I would have managed it going alone! If you're thinking about getting a planner, hear it from me, it's totally worth it. And, esp. for the price, Cherry Blossom is a great choice. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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austin
Wedding:
2/18/2012
4.9/5.0
Cherry Blossom was excellent to work with. Professional, creative, responsible, the whole package.
Cherry Blossom was excellent to work with. Professional, creative, responsible, the whole package.
Cherry Blossom was excellent to work with. Professional, creative, responsible, the whole package. Read less
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Mrs. P
Wedding:
9/4/2010
4.9/5.0
Alex from Cherry Blossom Weddings & Events is awesome! I think we would have gone to the courthouse and skipped the big wedding long before our wedding day came around if it wasn't for Alex. We did the partial planning package and Alex took almost all the stress out of planning a wedding. There were still lots of meetings to go to and decisions to make, but Alex made the whole process pretty painless. My husband and whole family would agree that Cherry Blossom Weddings & Events was easily the best spent money of all wedding costs. If anything went wrong on the wedding day, I had no idea. Alex took care of everything, we had absolutely nothing to worry about and were able to focus on our wedding day which was perfect! The few minor things that came up, Alex took care of immediately. She was great to work with throughout the entire wedding planning process and would definitely recommend her as an invaluable asset to any bride planning a wedding.
Alex from Cherry Blossom Weddings & Events is awesome! I think we would have gone to the courthouse and skipped the big Read more...
Alex from Cherry Blossom Weddings & Events is awesome! I think we would have gone to the courthouse and skipped the big wedding long before our wedding day came around if it wasn't for Alex. We did the partial planning package and Alex took almost all the stress out of planning a wedding. There were still lots of meetings to go to and decisions to make, but Alex made the whole process pretty painless. My husband and whole family would agree that Cherry Blossom Weddings & Events was easily the best spent money of all wedding costs. If anything went wrong on the wedding day, I had no idea. Alex took care of everything, we had absolutely nothing to worry about and were able to focus on our wedding day which was perfect! The few minor things that came up, Alex took care of immediately. She was great to work with throughout the entire wedding planning process and would definitely recommend her as an invaluable asset to any bride planning a wedding. Read less
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tawdancer
Wedding:
9/5/2009
4.9/5.0
I was fortunate enough to have Elizabeth take over my wedding....... I received a call a month before my wedding from my day of cord. who informed me she was no longer available for my wedding day!!!! Luckily I was referred to Cherry Blossom weddings and found a great day of cord. Elizabeth and her assistant Erin. My wedding day was amazing and because of their help all went very smoothly.
I was fortunate enough to have Elizabeth take over my wedding....... I received a call a month before my wedding from my Read more...
I was fortunate enough to have Elizabeth take over my wedding....... I received a call a month before my wedding from my day of cord. who informed me she was no longer available for my wedding day!!!! Luckily I was referred to Cherry Blossom weddings and found a great day of cord. Elizabeth and her assistant Erin. My wedding day was amazing and because of their help all went very smoothly. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.8/5.0
Alex and Kaitlin did an awesome job coordinating my wedding on a relatively tight budget. I had the partial planning package, and I got terrific value for my investment. From coming up with great vendor ideas within my price range to the last minute running around, I loved working with Alex and team. I have received so many compliments about how fun my wedding was and how amazing the food and decor was, all thanks to Cherry Blossom Events!
Alex and Kaitlin did an awesome job coordinating my wedding on a relatively tight budget. I had the partial planning Read more...
Alex and Kaitlin did an awesome job coordinating my wedding on a relatively tight budget. I had the partial planning package, and I got terrific value for my investment. From coming up with great vendor ideas within my price range to the last minute running around, I loved working with Alex and team. I have received so many compliments about how fun my wedding was and how amazing the food and decor was, all thanks to Cherry Blossom Events! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.8/5.0
We had an excellent experience working with Elizabeth at Cherry Blossom Events. We had planned nearly all of the aspects of our wedding and had thought through many of the logistics, but about six weeks before the big event we realized that day-of coordination services would allow our families and us to enjoy things much more. We were so pleased with all of the services we received and had we not had Elizabeth's help, I think we would not have been as 'present' with each other or with our family and friends.

CBE responded quickly to my initial email inquiry and Elizabeth worked with us in the month leading up to our wedding. Though we were on a budget, the cost of CBE was well worth the value - Elizabeth worked with us on a day-of timeline, ensured that we continued to tackle our to-do's, helped us strategize, followed up with vendors, and helped with set-up of the space the day before. She was a very calm presence the day-of and stepped in to take care of things before the ceremony that I wasn't even aware of (pinning boutonnieres, orienting the photographer, checking in with the ushers). At our request, she spent much of the day-of at the reception site since we needed the most assistance making sure the vendors arrived and knew what to do. We learned only in a debrief call afterwards that one of the vendors was an hour late, arrived with only some of the necessary equipment, and brought wait staff who were not well trained. Elizabeth and her assistant stepped in and went above and beyond to make sure everything was in place when guests arrived. From the perspective of ourselves and our guests, the reception was exactly how we intended it and everything else was behind the scenes. Elizabeth was professional, organized, and very detail-oriented. We cannot thank her enough because our confidence in her allowed us to enjoy every moment of our wedding day, which we'll remember for years to come.
We had an excellent experience working with Elizabeth at Cherry Blossom Events. We had planned nearly all of the aspects Read more...
We had an excellent experience working with Elizabeth at Cherry Blossom Events. We had planned nearly all of the aspects of our wedding and had thought through many of the logistics, but about six weeks before the big event we realized that day-of coordination services would allow our families and us to enjoy things much more. We were so pleased with all of the services we received and had we not had Elizabeth's help, I think we would not have been as 'present' with each other or with our family and friends.

CBE responded quickly to my initial email inquiry and Elizabeth worked with us in the month leading up to our wedding. Though we were on a budget, the cost of CBE was well worth the value - Elizabeth worked with us on a day-of timeline, ensured that we continued to tackle our to-do's, helped us strategize, followed up with vendors, and helped with set-up of the space the day before. She was a very calm presence the day-of and stepped in to take care of things before the ceremony that I wasn't even aware of (pinning boutonnieres, orienting the photographer, checking in with the ushers). At our request, she spent much of the day-of at the reception site since we needed the most assistance making sure the vendors arrived and knew what to do. We learned only in a debrief call afterwards that one of the vendors was an hour late, arrived with only some of the necessary equipment, and brought wait staff who were not well trained. Elizabeth and her assistant stepped in and went above and beyond to make sure everything was in place when guests arrived. From the perspective of ourselves and our guests, the reception was exactly how we intended it and everything else was behind the scenes. Elizabeth was professional, organized, and very detail-oriented. We cannot thank her enough because our confidence in her allowed us to enjoy every moment of our wedding day, which we'll remember for years to come. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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mcginsa
Wedding:
5/5/2012
4.8/5.0
You could not make a better investment. Our DOC gave us confidence and security for the month leading up to the wedding. She went above and beyond my expectations to organize and manage the entire day's events.
You could not make a better investment. Our DOC gave us confidence and security for the month leading up to the wedding. Read more...
You could not make a better investment. Our DOC gave us confidence and security for the month leading up to the wedding. She went above and beyond my expectations to organize and manage the entire day's events. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Judith
Wedding:
5/27/2012
4.7/5.0
Alex Caggiano Strawn was responsive, courteous, cheerful and very professional. I would definitely recommend her to anyone looking for help with coordinating a DC wedding. She certainly made a vast difference for my daughter's wedding which was at Decatur House on May 27, 2012.
Alex Caggiano Strawn was responsive, courteous, cheerful and very professional. I would definitely recommend her to anyone Read more...
Alex Caggiano Strawn was responsive, courteous, cheerful and very professional. I would definitely recommend her to anyone looking for help with coordinating a DC wedding. She certainly made a vast difference for my daughter's wedding which was at Decatur House on May 27, 2012. Read less
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Astrid
Wedding:
6/11/2011
4.6/5.0
Our wedding went off without a hitch all thanks to Alex from Cherry Blossom Wedding & Events. It was no small feat to plan a multicultural trilingual wedding, and Alex made sure that everything was well organized and implemented down to the very last details. We could not have pulled off such a fun and memorable wedding without all of her help, knowledge, and advice.

Thank you for making our day so very special!
- Astrid & Maher
Our wedding went off without a hitch all thanks to Alex from Cherry Blossom Wedding & Events. It was no small feat to plan Read more...
Our wedding went off without a hitch all thanks to Alex from Cherry Blossom Wedding & Events. It was no small feat to plan a multicultural trilingual wedding, and Alex made sure that everything was well organized and implemented down to the very last details. We could not have pulled off such a fun and memorable wedding without all of her help, knowledge, and advice.

Thank you for making our day so very special!
- Astrid & Maher Read less
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Lara
Wedding:
4/21/2007
4.6/5.0
Alex of Cherry Blossom Weddings & Events was extremely easy to work with and very professional. We were very pleased with her services leading up to the wedding and coordination on the day of our wedding. We met in person with Alex on a few occassions leading up to our wedding. She was present for the final walk-through with the caterers and venue coordinators as well as present on the night of our rehearsal at the church. Alex was able to relieve the pressure of planning our event by confirming the wedding day schedule with all of our vendors from the catering, florist, photography, DJ, beverage delivery, valet parking, make-up artist, hair stylist, and others. We would recommend Alex and Cherry Blossom Weddings & Events without hesitation.
Alex of Cherry Blossom Weddings & Events was extremely easy to work with and very professional. We were very pleased with Read more...
Alex of Cherry Blossom Weddings & Events was extremely easy to work with and very professional. We were very pleased with her services leading up to the wedding and coordination on the day of our wedding. We met in person with Alex on a few occassions leading up to our wedding. She was present for the final walk-through with the caterers and venue coordinators as well as present on the night of our rehearsal at the church. Alex was able to relieve the pressure of planning our event by confirming the wedding day schedule with all of our vendors from the catering, florist, photography, DJ, beverage delivery, valet parking, make-up artist, hair stylist, and others. We would recommend Alex and Cherry Blossom Weddings & Events without hesitation. Read less
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