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Dragonfly Events & Design

Millwood , VA
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830 Long Branch Lane
Millwood, VA 22646 US (map)

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703-347-5702

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ABOUT US

Dragonfly Events and Design is your one-stop-shop for event planning, coordination and design within the Nation's Capital, Virginia and Maryland.
Owner, Gretchen Wade and her team... Read more
Dragonfly Events and Design is your one-stop-shop for event planning, coordination and design within the Nation's Capital, Virginia and Maryland.
Owner, Gretchen Wade and her team have sculpted and refined their in-depth knowledge of customer service, hospitality and design that is industry wide.
At the heart of Dragonfly, we strive to create a one of a kind, uber custom, boutique-style event for you and your guests.
Whatever the occasion, Dragonfly will help you pick the best vendors, details and designs that best suit your needs. Be our guests so that you can be a guest at your next event. Read less
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Emma
Wedding:
6/11/2016
5.0/5.0
I think one of my favorite parts of our wedding was the flowers. I am no flower expert by any means, but I knew the look and feel I wanted for the day. When I met with Gretchen she jumped on my vision and immediately started listing dozens of different flowers that would work and I knew that all I needed to do was trust her and she would do an amazing job. Gretchen not only provided me with my vision for the flowers, she improved it!! The flowers were more beautiful than I could have ever imagined. You can really tell she takes a lot of pride in her work - she even seemed to tear up when she had to say goodby to my bouquet. We received so many compliments on the flowers, and we couldn't be more happy that we went with Dragonfly Events and Design as our florist.
I think one of my favorite parts of our wedding was the flowers. I am no flower expert by any means, but I knew the look Read more...
I think one of my favorite parts of our wedding was the flowers. I am no flower expert by any means, but I knew the look and feel I wanted for the day. When I met with Gretchen she jumped on my vision and immediately started listing dozens of different flowers that would work and I knew that all I needed to do was trust her and she would do an amazing job. Gretchen not only provided me with my vision for the flowers, she improved it!! The flowers were more beautiful than I could have ever imagined. You can really tell she takes a lot of pride in her work - she even seemed to tear up when she had to say goodby to my bouquet. We received so many compliments on the flowers, and we couldn't be more happy that we went with Dragonfly Events and Design as our florist. Read less
Services Used: Flowers
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Janine
Wedding:
5/21/2016
5.0/5.0
Working with Gretchen was a dream come true. I used her for both flowers and Day-of Coordination. Honestly the only thing I would change is that I would have done full planning and taken advantage of her help earlier and for more of the wedding planning process. She understood my vision from day one and ran with it. She somehow manages to figure out what your dream is and make it happen without needing supervision or hand holding. The day of the wedding she was calmness in the middle of a tornado, I don't know what I would have done without her. The flowers were beautiful and I was so happy with the way everything turned out. Even though we were plagued with last minute rain, she pulled together a plan and made everything beautiful. You will not find a more dedicated, professional, and attentive planner. I can't recommend her highly enough!!!
Working with Gretchen was a dream come true. I used her for both flowers and Day-of Coordination. Honestly the only thing Read more...
Working with Gretchen was a dream come true. I used her for both flowers and Day-of Coordination. Honestly the only thing I would change is that I would have done full planning and taken advantage of her help earlier and for more of the wedding planning process. She understood my vision from day one and ran with it. She somehow manages to figure out what your dream is and make it happen without needing supervision or hand holding. The day of the wedding she was calmness in the middle of a tornado, I don't know what I would have done without her. The flowers were beautiful and I was so happy with the way everything turned out. Even though we were plagued with last minute rain, she pulled together a plan and made everything beautiful. You will not find a more dedicated, professional, and attentive planner. I can't recommend her highly enough!!! Read less
Services Used: Flowers, Wedding Planning
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Private User
Wedding:
5/14/2016
5.0/5.0
Gretchen was AMAZING! She provided the flowers for our wedding. From our first conversation on the phone she immediately got my vision. She answered my MANY questions along the way and was responsible, professional and never annoyed. I dealt with a lot of vendors that day and Gretchen was an absolute delight (especially compared to most). She took the time to meet me at the venue and explain everything we had talked about so I was comfortable. The flowers were gorgeous. I did not know that Gretchen provided full coordination services and not just flowers until a few months before the wedding but if I had known I definitely would have hired her. She knows how to decorate and plan a wedding to create a beautiful experience. I fully recommend her! I
Gretchen was AMAZING! She provided the flowers for our wedding. From our first conversation on the phone she immediately Read more...
Gretchen was AMAZING! She provided the flowers for our wedding. From our first conversation on the phone she immediately got my vision. She answered my MANY questions along the way and was responsible, professional and never annoyed. I dealt with a lot of vendors that day and Gretchen was an absolute delight (especially compared to most). She took the time to meet me at the venue and explain everything we had talked about so I was comfortable. The flowers were gorgeous. I did not know that Gretchen provided full coordination services and not just flowers until a few months before the wedding but if I had known I definitely would have hired her. She knows how to decorate and plan a wedding to create a beautiful experience. I fully recommend her! I Read less
Services Used: Flowers
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Megan
Wedding:
5/7/2016
5.0/5.0
Gretchen was absolutely amazing! We had a huge hiccup with our original venue, but Gretchen guided us through the process of finding a backup that was not only just as good, but actually better. And I loved the flowers that she put together. I gave her adjectives to describe what I wanted (fun, different, wild flower) and she took those and ran with them. All of our guests had nothing but positive things to say about the look of our wedding. All of the little details added to the theme we were going for and they all tied together in a package that was everything I could have hope for. Honestly, I would have been lost without her.
Gretchen was absolutely amazing! We had a huge hiccup with our original venue, but Gretchen guided us through the process Read more...
Gretchen was absolutely amazing! We had a huge hiccup with our original venue, but Gretchen guided us through the process of finding a backup that was not only just as good, but actually better. And I loved the flowers that she put together. I gave her adjectives to describe what I wanted (fun, different, wild flower) and she took those and ran with them. All of our guests had nothing but positive things to say about the look of our wedding. All of the little details added to the theme we were going for and they all tied together in a package that was everything I could have hope for. Honestly, I would have been lost without her. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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Jessica
Wedding:
11/7/2015
4.5/5.0
Gretchen was fantastic to work with! I contracted Dragonfly to provide lighting for my outdoor sunset wedding on November 7th. The only reason this isn't a solid 5 stars is because it took a few email exchanges to work out the service details in the very beginning--but that is mainly because I was skittish after dealing with a difficult contractor, so I wanted more detail explicitly stated in the contract than what I believe Gretchen normally requires. The end result turned out better than I could have hoped. We had a wishy-washy forecast leading up to the wedding (so it was really down to the last few hours before we knew if the ceremony would be outside or inside) but Gretchen was very helpful with providing back-up options and super responsive leading up to the final inside/outside decision. Ultimately, we went ahead with the outdoor ceremony and the lighting was just perfect. Our wedding guests raved about how beautiful the ceremony was--Gretchen's lighting really set the tone and I couldn't be happier with her service.
Gretchen was fantastic to work with! I contracted Dragonfly to provide lighting for my outdoor sunset wedding on November Read more...
Gretchen was fantastic to work with! I contracted Dragonfly to provide lighting for my outdoor sunset wedding on November 7th. The only reason this isn't a solid 5 stars is because it took a few email exchanges to work out the service details in the very beginning--but that is mainly because I was skittish after dealing with a difficult contractor, so I wanted more detail explicitly stated in the contract than what I believe Gretchen normally requires. The end result turned out better than I could have hoped. We had a wishy-washy forecast leading up to the wedding (so it was really down to the last few hours before we knew if the ceremony would be outside or inside) but Gretchen was very helpful with providing back-up options and super responsive leading up to the final inside/outside decision. Ultimately, we went ahead with the outdoor ceremony and the lighting was just perfect. Our wedding guests raved about how beautiful the ceremony was--Gretchen's lighting really set the tone and I couldn't be happier with her service. Read less
Services Used: Lighting & Decor
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Madalyn
Wedding:
10/3/2015
5.0/5.0
I can not even begin to express how blown away I was by Gretchen and Dragonfly Events & Design's work. My flowers were breathtaking as were the centerpieces! From the start Gretchen made the process so easy and she was always so quick to communicate whenever I had any questions and took the time to sit down and meet with us to ensure our vision came to light. I would absolutely recommend her to anyone and am so thankful that Gretchen made our day even more special!
I can not even begin to express how blown away I was by Gretchen and Dragonfly Events & Design's work. My flowers were Read more...
I can not even begin to express how blown away I was by Gretchen and Dragonfly Events & Design's work. My flowers were breathtaking as were the centerpieces! From the start Gretchen made the process so easy and she was always so quick to communicate whenever I had any questions and took the time to sit down and meet with us to ensure our vision came to light. I would absolutely recommend her to anyone and am so thankful that Gretchen made our day even more special! Read less
Services Used: Flowers
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Jessica
Wedding:
10/3/2015
5.0/5.0
We really enjoyed working with Gretchen! We used her for our wedding planning, design and floral. We got married on 10/3 which was the weekend of Hurricane Joaquin. Our plan was to have our 2 hour cocktail/hors d'oeuvres hour outside with the many yard games and fire pits our venue provided. The 100% chance of rain, flash flood warnings and high wind alerts put a huge damper on our plans and was very upsetting to me. As you could imagine I was seriously stressing over the weather leading up to our day. Gretchen did a great job of checking in on me to make sure I wasn't completely losing it (though I did several times) and reassured me over and over that even though we had hoped for no rain she would make our day amazing regardless. She delivered! It turned out absolutely beautiful despite the yucky weather and the flowers and design could not have been more perfect! It was cold and rainy the entire day but nobody cared because they were all having such a fantastic time in the beautifully decorated space! Gretchen did a fantastic job planning our day and provided that extra support that some brides (like myself) need by being present and making sure everything ran smoothly on our day! She is a great planner, decorator, florist and after working so closely with her for months, friend. I would recommend her!
We really enjoyed working with Gretchen! We used her for our wedding planning, design and floral. We got married on 10/3 Read more...
We really enjoyed working with Gretchen! We used her for our wedding planning, design and floral. We got married on 10/3 which was the weekend of Hurricane Joaquin. Our plan was to have our 2 hour cocktail/hors d'oeuvres hour outside with the many yard games and fire pits our venue provided. The 100% chance of rain, flash flood warnings and high wind alerts put a huge damper on our plans and was very upsetting to me. As you could imagine I was seriously stressing over the weather leading up to our day. Gretchen did a great job of checking in on me to make sure I wasn't completely losing it (though I did several times) and reassured me over and over that even though we had hoped for no rain she would make our day amazing regardless. She delivered! It turned out absolutely beautiful despite the yucky weather and the flowers and design could not have been more perfect! It was cold and rainy the entire day but nobody cared because they were all having such a fantastic time in the beautifully decorated space! Gretchen did a fantastic job planning our day and provided that extra support that some brides (like myself) need by being present and making sure everything ran smoothly on our day! She is a great planner, decorator, florist and after working so closely with her for months, friend. I would recommend her! Read less
Services Used: Flowers, Wedding Planning
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Kristen
Wedding:
10/2/2015
5.0/5.0
We just got married Friday 10/2 at The Winery at Bull Run. Over the past year leading up to the wedding, I emailed back and forth with several vendors for lighting + florals. Gretchen was always fun and easy to work with, and I could not be happier that we went with her! No wonder she is on their preferred vendor list!! She installed uplights, and hung string lights in the Barrell Room and truly made it a magical space!

As for the centerpieces and bouquets/boutonnieres... I sent her some color ideas and inspiration photos and she worked with me on different types of flowers she suggested (complete with very detailed descriptions, photos, and prices that made it all simple and easy!). When it came down to it, I had a vague idea of what the final products would be, but overall felt comfortable trusting her judgment to bring us something amazing and she did NOT disappoint! The wedding ran so far behind schedule that I didn't even get a chance to see my flowers until I was about to walk down that aisle. They were seriously the most beautiful arrangements I have ever laid eyes on!! Better than anything I could have imagined!

Thank you so much for the most perfect flowers and for the breathtaking ambiance! I cannot recommend Gretchen and Dragonfly Events and Design enough!!
We just got married Friday 10/2 at The Winery at Bull Run. Over the past year leading up to the wedding, I emailed back Read more...
We just got married Friday 10/2 at The Winery at Bull Run. Over the past year leading up to the wedding, I emailed back and forth with several vendors for lighting + florals. Gretchen was always fun and easy to work with, and I could not be happier that we went with her! No wonder she is on their preferred vendor list!! She installed uplights, and hung string lights in the Barrell Room and truly made it a magical space!

As for the centerpieces and bouquets/boutonnieres... I sent her some color ideas and inspiration photos and she worked with me on different types of flowers she suggested (complete with very detailed descriptions, photos, and prices that made it all simple and easy!). When it came down to it, I had a vague idea of what the final products would be, but overall felt comfortable trusting her judgment to bring us something amazing and she did NOT disappoint! The wedding ran so far behind schedule that I didn't even get a chance to see my flowers until I was about to walk down that aisle. They were seriously the most beautiful arrangements I have ever laid eyes on!! Better than anything I could have imagined!

Thank you so much for the most perfect flowers and for the breathtaking ambiance! I cannot recommend Gretchen and Dragonfly Events and Design enough!! Read less
Services Used: Flowers, Lighting & Decor
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Olga
Wedding:
9/6/2015
4.9/5.0
I am glad to have found Dragonfly Events & Design to help with my wedding flower decor.  Working with Gretchen was easy, she understood my vision and expanded it while helping me stay within my budget.  Even with last minute changes, she was able to add additional centerpieces for me without a hassle. All the centerpieces, ceremony flowers, and bouquets were more than what I expected, they were absolutely gorgeous. I would definitely recommend this company to anyone looking at more beauty to their event.
I am glad to have found Dragonfly Events & Design to help with my wedding flower decor. Working with Gretchen was easy, Read more...
I am glad to have found Dragonfly Events & Design to help with my wedding flower decor.  Working with Gretchen was easy, she understood my vision and expanded it while helping me stay within my budget.  Even with last minute changes, she was able to add additional centerpieces for me without a hassle. All the centerpieces, ceremony flowers, and bouquets were more than what I expected, they were absolutely gorgeous. I would definitely recommend this company to anyone looking at more beauty to their event. Read less
Services Used: Flowers
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
We hired Gretchen to do our floral design for our wedding. It was absolutely BREATHTAKING! I got to meet her in person a couple of months before the wedding to review our vision and boy did she deliver. She went above and beyond my expectations. I received so many compliments on all of our flower arrangements and designs. I would highly recommend her services. She is absolutely amazing!
We hired Gretchen to do our floral design for our wedding. It was absolutely BREATHTAKING! I got to meet her in person a Read more...
We hired Gretchen to do our floral design for our wedding. It was absolutely BREATHTAKING! I got to meet her in person a couple of months before the wedding to review our vision and boy did she deliver. She went above and beyond my expectations. I received so many compliments on all of our flower arrangements and designs. I would highly recommend her services. She is absolutely amazing! Read less
Services Used: Flowers

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