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Simplicity Events by Johanna

Calverton , VA
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LOCATION

PO Box 18
Calverton, VA 20138 US (map)

PHONE

703-398-7617

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ABOUT US

Wedding planning is a process to create a vision that tells a story. At Simplicity Events by Johanna, we work with each wedding couple to understand their personal wedding story and help... Read more
Wedding planning is a process to create a vision that tells a story. At Simplicity Events by Johanna, we work with each wedding couple to understand their personal wedding story and help them share it with all their friends and family. We delight in the smallest details, helping each client develop their floral scheme, pairing the menu and wines to fit your wedding style and developing your timeline, all while incorporating your families traditions.

We offer a range of planning services from full-service to partial planning and our signature 2-Month-Of package.

Let Simplicity Events by Johanna help you through your wedding journey with a minimum of stress and a maximum of joy!

Please visit our website at http://www.simplicityeventsonline.com and view our blog at http://www.johannagoossens.com/blog/.

Happy planning!

Johanna Goossens

(703) 398-7617

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INFO FOR WEDDING PLANNING

What wedding planning services do you offer?
Day-of Coordinator, Full Planning, Partial Planning
What types of weddings do you accomodate?
Civil, Destination, Double Weddings, Eco-Friendly, Military

REVIEWS

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Sean
Wedding:
11/8/2014
5.0/5.0
What can you say about Johanna? From day one, she was an amazing resource for us. She had helpful suggestions, recommendations and insight about the other vendors we needed to hire, a firm plan and schedule for where we needed to be in terms of timeline and the ability to help bring us back to reality when we started getting burned out/frustrated/overwhelmed as all engaged couples tend to be.
Johanna was super easy to work with, I think she could probably get along with just about anybody and wouldnt be flustered at all in dealing with some of the family friction that goes along with the big day. She's also willing to go the extra mile for you in strange situations: When the last shuttle failed to show up at the venue to take the bride and groom back to the hotel, she loaded us up in her car and drove us back herself!
I couldnt recommend Johanna more as a wedding planner. Luckily, she's also a great person as well. The whole package!
What can you say about Johanna? From day one, she was an amazing resource for us. She had helpful suggestions, Read more...
What can you say about Johanna? From day one, she was an amazing resource for us. She had helpful suggestions, recommendations and insight about the other vendors we needed to hire, a firm plan and schedule for where we needed to be in terms of timeline and the ability to help bring us back to reality when we started getting burned out/frustrated/overwhelmed as all engaged couples tend to be.
Johanna was super easy to work with, I think she could probably get along with just about anybody and wouldnt be flustered at all in dealing with some of the family friction that goes along with the big day. She's also willing to go the extra mile for you in strange situations: When the last shuttle failed to show up at the venue to take the bride and groom back to the hotel, she loaded us up in her car and drove us back herself!
I couldnt recommend Johanna more as a wedding planner. Luckily, she's also a great person as well. The whole package! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
We started planning our wedding on our own but realized we needed assistance, so we reached out to Johanna. She was easy to reach and crystal clear about planning the whole time. We contacted her towards the end of our wedding, thank goodness we did, wish we would have reached out sooner as it was an awesome experience. She got to know our method of thinking quickly and the planning was so in sync with us and the other vendors. The rehearsal dinner and wedding day flowed perfectly. Our expectations were exceeded and we would highly recommend Johanna. Thank you for all your help and such a memorable experience!
We started planning our wedding on our own but realized we needed assistance, so we reached out to Johanna. She was easy Read more...
We started planning our wedding on our own but realized we needed assistance, so we reached out to Johanna. She was easy to reach and crystal clear about planning the whole time. We contacted her towards the end of our wedding, thank goodness we did, wish we would have reached out sooner as it was an awesome experience. She got to know our method of thinking quickly and the planning was so in sync with us and the other vendors. The rehearsal dinner and wedding day flowed perfectly. Our expectations were exceeded and we would highly recommend Johanna. Thank you for all your help and such a memorable experience! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Johanna is truly an incredible wedding planner. While I only worked with her the month of my wedding she really kept me on point and calm. Very organized and is very good at keeping everyone on schedule and realistic timelines. She works hard and makes sure that everything you need and want is addressed.

She made our wedding day truly amazing. Thank you so much Johanna!
Johanna is truly an incredible wedding planner. While I only worked with her the month of my wedding she really kept me on Read more...
Johanna is truly an incredible wedding planner. While I only worked with her the month of my wedding she really kept me on point and calm. Very organized and is very good at keeping everyone on schedule and realistic timelines. She works hard and makes sure that everything you need and want is addressed.

She made our wedding day truly amazing. Thank you so much Johanna! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.3/5.0
Johanna really took the time to organize my event, not simply collect vendor contracts. She considered things I had not, which made me feel comfortable with her skills and abilities. She even noticed that the caterer, hired before Johanna, was not contracted to stay at the wedding as long as we thought! (A bride tends to lose her mind when planning a wedding!) Luckily, we were able to resolve the situation months before the wedding date. Her planning process is one step ahead of all the other vendors involved in wedding planning, so I was not caught off guard by the requests/actions of other vendors. She is quite approachable and enabled me and my family to remain calm and focused during the entire process. She attended meetings on time and prepared to discuss them. She responded promptly to emails. On the day of the wedding, she did a excellent job keeping me and my groom "on schedule".
Johanna really took the time to organize my event, not simply collect vendor contracts. She considered things I had not, Read more...
Johanna really took the time to organize my event, not simply collect vendor contracts. She considered things I had not, which made me feel comfortable with her skills and abilities. She even noticed that the caterer, hired before Johanna, was not contracted to stay at the wedding as long as we thought! (A bride tends to lose her mind when planning a wedding!) Luckily, we were able to resolve the situation months before the wedding date. Her planning process is one step ahead of all the other vendors involved in wedding planning, so I was not caught off guard by the requests/actions of other vendors. She is quite approachable and enabled me and my family to remain calm and focused during the entire process. She attended meetings on time and prepared to discuss them. She responded promptly to emails. On the day of the wedding, she did a excellent job keeping me and my groom "on schedule". Read less
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Fayre
Wedding:
7/26/2014
5.0/5.0
My husband and I absolutely loved working with Johanna! She is very personable, always available, and professional. She was willing to work with us on any request we had. She recommended some wonderful vendors for everything from hair and makeup, flowers, DJ, and our officiant. She even came to our home to go over all the little details of our big day in case we had any questions or concerns.

We worked with Johanna for a little over a year and she became a major part of our lives during that time. She did such an amazing job, going above and beyond her usual responsibilities, especially when it came to both our families' wishes and concerns. She was very sensitive to everyone's feelings and wants and still maintained a high level of professionalism. I would highly recommend Johanna as an event planner!
My husband and I absolutely loved working with Johanna! She is very personable, always available, and professional. She Read more...
My husband and I absolutely loved working with Johanna! She is very personable, always available, and professional. She was willing to work with us on any request we had. She recommended some wonderful vendors for everything from hair and makeup, flowers, DJ, and our officiant. She even came to our home to go over all the little details of our big day in case we had any questions or concerns.

We worked with Johanna for a little over a year and she became a major part of our lives during that time. She did such an amazing job, going above and beyond her usual responsibilities, especially when it came to both our families' wishes and concerns. She was very sensitive to everyone's feelings and wants and still maintained a high level of professionalism. I would highly recommend Johanna as an event planner! Read less
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Noelle
Wedding:
6/15/2014
5.0/5.0
Johanna was amazing throughout the entire wedding process! We worked with her for a year and a half leading up to the wedding, and she helped us with everything from finding vendors to customizing all of our choices to help our vision come to life. My husband and I are currently living out of town, and really needed someone we could rely on back in Virginia to help keep us on task with our wedding timeline and to be the go to contact person for our vendors. Johanna was all of that and more, and we never worried that everything would get done and be what we envisioned for our day. She helped keep me calm and sane, which I really needed! She had creative ideas that helped us to express the perfect vision for our wedding. Johanna worked well with everyone in our families and our vendors and we kept hearing only great things about her from vendors. Absolutely go with Johanna for your wedding planner, she is the best!
Johanna was amazing throughout the entire wedding process! We worked with her for a year and a half leading up to the Read more...
Johanna was amazing throughout the entire wedding process! We worked with her for a year and a half leading up to the wedding, and she helped us with everything from finding vendors to customizing all of our choices to help our vision come to life. My husband and I are currently living out of town, and really needed someone we could rely on back in Virginia to help keep us on task with our wedding timeline and to be the go to contact person for our vendors. Johanna was all of that and more, and we never worried that everything would get done and be what we envisioned for our day. She helped keep me calm and sane, which I really needed! She had creative ideas that helped us to express the perfect vision for our wedding. Johanna worked well with everyone in our families and our vendors and we kept hearing only great things about her from vendors. Absolutely go with Johanna for your wedding planner, she is the best! Read less
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Heidi
Wedding:
4/11/2014
5.0/5.0
Johanna at Simplicity Events did an amazing job bringing my wedding together! She was personable and catered to our wants and needs. I really enjoyed working with her and would definitely recommend her to any bride-to-be!!
Johanna at Simplicity Events did an amazing job bringing my wedding together! She was personable and catered to our wants Read more...
Johanna at Simplicity Events did an amazing job bringing my wedding together! She was personable and catered to our wants and needs. I really enjoyed working with her and would definitely recommend her to any bride-to-be!! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Johanna was simply amazing and managed to help us pull off a spectacular change of venue 3 weeks prior to the day. All of the guests I spoke with told me that if it hadn't been for the "change of venue" cards that we sent out, they never would have guessed that everything wasn't just as we had always planned it.
In addition, I get crazy at work and sometimes lose track of time for weeks, and she was great at nudging me to make sure I was doing everything I needed to do on schedule.
Johanna was fabulous; I loved everyone that she recommended; my wedding was perfect!! Better than I ever could have imagined.
Johanna was simply amazing and managed to help us pull off a spectacular change of venue 3 weeks prior to the day. All of Read more...
Johanna was simply amazing and managed to help us pull off a spectacular change of venue 3 weeks prior to the day. All of the guests I spoke with told me that if it hadn't been for the "change of venue" cards that we sent out, they never would have guessed that everything wasn't just as we had always planned it.
In addition, I get crazy at work and sometimes lose track of time for weeks, and she was great at nudging me to make sure I was doing everything I needed to do on schedule.
Johanna was fabulous; I loved everyone that she recommended; my wedding was perfect!! Better than I ever could have imagined. Read less
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Tamara
Wedding:
9/7/2013
5.0/5.0
Johanna was amazing. From the moment I hired her she was my right hand. She set up meetings the whole way and helped me find the best vendors for my budget. Everyone commented on how calm I was and that was because she was so organized. I gave her an idea of how I wanted the decorations and when I saw them I couldn't speak because they were perfect. My husband was hesitant at first to spend the money but he made a comment to me that it was the best investment we made because I could sit back and enjoy everything with no stress. She was instrumental at creating the best day of my life!!!!!!!
Johanna was amazing. From the moment I hired her she was my right hand. She set up meetings the whole way and helped me Read more...
Johanna was amazing. From the moment I hired her she was my right hand. She set up meetings the whole way and helped me find the best vendors for my budget. Everyone commented on how calm I was and that was because she was so organized. I gave her an idea of how I wanted the decorations and when I saw them I couldn't speak because they were perfect. My husband was hesitant at first to spend the money but he made a comment to me that it was the best investment we made because I could sit back and enjoy everything with no stress. She was instrumental at creating the best day of my life!!!!!!! Read less
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Colleen
Wedding:
10/8/2012
5.0/5.0
When my daughter got engaged, they had 14 months to plan their special day - plenty of time it seemed. After securing a venue and a dress within the first 60 days of her engagement, I made an introduction between my daughter and another event planner. All seemed to be in order and on track. 6 months later, my daughter informs me that nothing else has been done - not one other vendor meeting or contract signed. She is beyond distraught. I stepped in to get the wedding back on track while I started looking for another event planner. Within a week I began hearing about Johanna from other business owners who knew my situation and who knew Johanna. When she and I finally met, I too had become distraught at the momentous amount of work that needed to be done - now in only 8 months. Johanna was a God send! She picked right up where everything had been dropped and got all the plans back on track, which wasn't easy given my daughter's work schedule. When the wedding day arrived, she was on top of the many challenges that occurred - as they always do for weddings - and kept the bridal party in great spirits and on time! (believe me - it was like herding cats with the size of the bridal party and the different personalities interacting.) I am forever grateful that Johanna was our event planner. She ensured that my daughter's wedding day was exactly what she had envisioned. I would highly recommend her to anyone at any stage of event planning, but especially the full package because then you can focus on enjoying your event.
When my daughter got engaged, they had 14 months to plan their special day - plenty of time it seemed. After securing a Read more...
When my daughter got engaged, they had 14 months to plan their special day - plenty of time it seemed. After securing a venue and a dress within the first 60 days of her engagement, I made an introduction between my daughter and another event planner. All seemed to be in order and on track. 6 months later, my daughter informs me that nothing else has been done - not one other vendor meeting or contract signed. She is beyond distraught. I stepped in to get the wedding back on track while I started looking for another event planner. Within a week I began hearing about Johanna from other business owners who knew my situation and who knew Johanna. When she and I finally met, I too had become distraught at the momentous amount of work that needed to be done - now in only 8 months. Johanna was a God send! She picked right up where everything had been dropped and got all the plans back on track, which wasn't easy given my daughter's work schedule. When the wedding day arrived, she was on top of the many challenges that occurred - as they always do for weddings - and kept the bridal party in great spirits and on time! (believe me - it was like herding cats with the size of the bridal party and the different personalities interacting.) I am forever grateful that Johanna was our event planner. She ensured that my daughter's wedding day was exactly what she had envisioned. I would highly recommend her to anyone at any stage of event planning, but especially the full package because then you can focus on enjoying your event. Read less
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