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Dragonfly Events & Design

Bristow , VA

LOCATION

10917 Crider Court
Bristow, VA 20136 US (map)

PHONE

703-347-5702
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ABOUT US

Dragonfly Events and Design serves the Nation's Capital, Virginia and Maryland. We offer planning, design and coordination packages. Our design division offers: florals, lighting and... Read more
Dragonfly Events and Design serves the Nation's Capital, Virginia and Maryland. We offer planning, design and coordination packages. Our design division offers: florals, lighting and decor that can transform any space and create a style that reflects you and your fiance!


Owner, Gretchen Wade and her team affiliate themselves with artistic souls and creative minds to give our brides and grooms the event of a lifetime. Every detail is carefully considered to maximize your budget.


We offer military discounts, 1st responder discounts, police discounts and teacher discounts. Please let us know in which way you are serving to make our world a better place! Read less
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INFO FOR WEDDING PLANNING

What wedding events do you provide services for?
Ceremony, Reception, Rehearsal Dinner
What wedding planning services do you offer?
Day-Of Coordination, Event Design, Full Planning, Partial Planning
What types of weddings do you accomodate?
Civil, Cultural, Destination, Eco-Friendly, Military, Non-Religious, Religious
How many planners are on your team?
2

REVIEWS

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Jordana
Wedding:
4/29/2017
5.0/5.0
It took 7 months to plan this lifecycle event involving participation across four states including New York, Massachusetts, Florida and Virginia. At times, it was frustrating and we wondered if it would all truly come together as the Bride's vision of her rustic, swanky chic affair. Led by Planner/Florist Gretchen Wade @dragonflygw we put our faith in her to lead us and keep our concerns to a minimum. We already had the perfect clean slate venue @shadowcreekweddings. She suggested @maineventcatrs and we agreed, crafting a menu of delectable low country fare. We researched and found DJ Romin @zandientertainment because everyone knows the DJ is the heartbeat of the party. The Bride saw Hay Alexandra's work and booked her as the art photog. Sunday is now a precious memory of a magical day where two people in love were celebrated by family and chosen family in the very best way possible. We are still reeling, over the moon, grateful, feeling blessed. This is what it looks like when you assemble a creative team of the most talented individuals of the Virginia/DC wedding industry!
It took 7 months to plan this lifecycle event involving participation across four states including New York, Read more...
It took 7 months to plan this lifecycle event involving participation across four states including New York, Massachusetts, Florida and Virginia. At times, it was frustrating and we wondered if it would all truly come together as the Bride's vision of her rustic, swanky chic affair. Led by Planner/Florist Gretchen Wade @dragonflygw we put our faith in her to lead us and keep our concerns to a minimum. We already had the perfect clean slate venue @shadowcreekweddings. She suggested @maineventcatrs and we agreed, crafting a menu of delectable low country fare. We researched and found DJ Romin @zandientertainment because everyone knows the DJ is the heartbeat of the party. The Bride saw Hay Alexandra's work and booked her as the art photog. Sunday is now a precious memory of a magical day where two people in love were celebrated by family and chosen family in the very best way possible. We are still reeling, over the moon, grateful, feeling blessed. This is what it looks like when you assemble a creative team of the most talented individuals of the Virginia/DC wedding industry! Read less
Services Used: Flowers, Wedding Planning
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Lori
Wedding:
10/29/2016
4.4/5.0
Gretchen at Dragonfly Events and Design did my flowers for my fall wedding at the Winery at Bull Run. I decided to go with Gretchen because I had seen her flowers featured on several photographers' websites and thought they looked spectacular, and because she's a preferred vendor at Bull Run.

Once I explained my vision for the wedding and sent Gretchen a Pinterest board with the general look I was going for the wedding, Gretchen took care of the rest. She sent me a very detailed spreadsheet with all the different types of flowers I would need and what kind of flowers she was planning to use, and how they would be presented. I was able to look up the types of flowers and decide if I liked them or not.

The final result was spectacular. I could not have been happier with how my bouquet in particular turned out, but across the board the flowers were amazing. The table centerpieces were gorgeous. I received so many compliments on the flowers.

A few things to keep in mind: there is a $2000 minimum for flowers, so if you're trying to do flowers on a budget, Dragonfly is probably not the best bet. Also, during the early planning stages Gretchen was a little slow to respond to emails. But once we got closer to the event, she was very responsive.
Gretchen at Dragonfly Events and Design did my flowers for my fall wedding at the Winery at Bull Run. I decided to go with Read more...
Gretchen at Dragonfly Events and Design did my flowers for my fall wedding at the Winery at Bull Run. I decided to go with Gretchen because I had seen her flowers featured on several photographers' websites and thought they looked spectacular, and because she's a preferred vendor at Bull Run.

Once I explained my vision for the wedding and sent Gretchen a Pinterest board with the general look I was going for the wedding, Gretchen took care of the rest. She sent me a very detailed spreadsheet with all the different types of flowers I would need and what kind of flowers she was planning to use, and how they would be presented. I was able to look up the types of flowers and decide if I liked them or not.

The final result was spectacular. I could not have been happier with how my bouquet in particular turned out, but across the board the flowers were amazing. The table centerpieces were gorgeous. I received so many compliments on the flowers.

A few things to keep in mind: there is a $2000 minimum for flowers, so if you're trying to do flowers on a budget, Dragonfly is probably not the best bet. Also, during the early planning stages Gretchen was a little slow to respond to emails. But once we got closer to the event, she was very responsive. Read less
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Shara
Wedding:
9/4/2016
5.0/5.0
Gretchen was absolutely the best coordinator a bride could ask for! She made sure everything went smoothly and even ran the rehearsal. She did everything behind the scenes to make sure the day was flawless. My wedding day was beyond what I could have ever imagined, thanks to Gretchen and her great ideas!
Gretchen was absolutely the best coordinator a bride could ask for! She made sure everything went smoothly and even ran Read more...
Gretchen was absolutely the best coordinator a bride could ask for! She made sure everything went smoothly and even ran the rehearsal. She did everything behind the scenes to make sure the day was flawless. My wedding day was beyond what I could have ever imagined, thanks to Gretchen and her great ideas! Read less
Services Used: Wedding Planning
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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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alison
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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$500 off planning or coordination package
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