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Hi - I'm Kolena Thomas, Owner & Lead Wedding Planner at Blue Sapphire Events. Blue Sapphire Events is a boutique wedding planning firm located in Falls Church, Virginia. What does boutique mean? I personally work with every single client from start to finish. 

I have spent the last ten years working in every facet of the events industry. With this knowledge, I decided to open up my own brand in 2019, focusing on weddings for couples who not only want a beautiful and logistically seamless day, but also an event built to their budget. I will personally walk you through the entire planning process from determining and allocating your budget to selecting a vendor team that will over deliver on expectations.



The why.

Let's get straight to the point, weddings are expensive and a huge production. The average couple has never planned a large scale event. With my knowledge of the industry, I help streamline the wedding planning process for my clients. Instead of second guessing and making costly missteps, I present my clients with the best options for them and take the doubt and stress out of the equation. 



The best part?

Hiring a wedding planner allows you to fully enjoy the event you have planned. One of the biggest wedding regrets couples have is not investing in a wedding planning team to manage their wedding day. On your wedding day, you don't want to be worried about the logistics, you want to be soaking in every single moment. It goes by so fast and there are no do-overs! 

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Our Clients


We serve modern couples who want to enjoy every minute of their wedding day. 


Our clients value a logistically seamless event with beautiful design... but above all else, they require an event that is a damn good time. 

We work with clients to create the best wedding for THEM. Your wedding is not about our portfolio. 

We serve ALL couples. 

Love is love. 

Washington, DC wedding at the Dupont Circle Hotel

Audrey & John

Kolena was professional, flexible, and very easy to work with. I felt like she really cared about us and approached our wedding that way. I cannot recommend Blue Sapphire Events enough. We feel very lucky to have found Kolena to be our wedding coordinator and cannot thank her enough for her tireless work, attention to detail, and calm demeanor that made our wedding go so smoothly. We could not have achieved the wedding we wanted without her. 

Wedding in Washington DC at the Dupont Circle Hotel

Morgan & Paul

I will forever be grateful to have the peace of mind during my wedding day that someone had all of the details and setup managed - my mom and bridesmaids were all shocked at how calm I was during the day, and I think that is due, in large part, to Kolena and her calming presence. While I know a friend could have helped coordinate a part of things in a pinch, I am so glad that we hired a professional to manage the day-of.

She helped manage timeline, setup, tear down, and everything in between. Would highly recommend, she’s incredible!!!

Wedding at Top of the Town in Arlington, Virginia.

Kevin & Jenni

Kolena Thomas and Blue Sapphire Events were incredible. We hired Blue Sapphire Events for Full Wedding Planning & Design and they made the whole process seamless and fun. Kolena was so organized and on the ball. She took care of so many logistics, such as coordinating with all the vendors, so we could focus on the joy of our wedding.

Kolena went above and beyond to make our wedding happen. She was flexible as we had to make big changes during the pandemic. She was also creative in helping us maintain the spirit of the wedding we want, even as it had to be downsized.


Real Love Stories


Dupont Circle Hotel

Stunning black-tie wedding with vibrant floral details, fun covid-friendly details, and a dance party that never stopped.


Top of the Town

Romantic blush wedding with stunning DC skyline views at Top of the Town in

Arlington, Virginia. 


Rillhurst Farms

Colorful, Fall wedding with dusty blue details and unique floral designs at Rillhurst Farms in Culpeper. Virginia.

game is strong!

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