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Wedding Planner located in Arlington, Virginia.


Blue Sapphire Events is a boutique wedding & event planning firm located in Arlington, Virginia. We serve clients throughout Virginia, Maryland, and Washington, DC. 

Our ideal couple is truly, madly, and deeply in love. They are light-hearted, family oriented, and don't take themselves too seriously. Our couples tend to prioritize great food and even better music; a packed dance floor is a must! They want a wedding that all of their friends and family will not soon forget. We plan weddings that are not only beautiful but also a damn good time! Our goal above all else is beautiful memories. Events should be an experience, let's create something unforgettable!

With over 10 years of wedding and event planning experience, we can lead you through the entire wedding planning process so you can feel 100% confident your big day will be everything you have always imagined. We will take the reigns and bring your vision to life using our expertise and extensive knowledge of event planning. On your wedding day, you will be able to enjoy every single moment while we handle all the logistics and account for every last detail.

Are you ready to invest in peace of mind on your wedding day?



Wedding Planner located in Arlington, Virginia.
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

We hired Kolena for day-of coordination and I will forever be grateful that we did. She was so incredibly easy to work with and was incredible at her job. Everyone, including the hotel and other vendors, was incredibly impressed with her timeline and management of all of the details for the day.

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.

Her expertise, organization, and kindness helped make our wedding a day we'll always remember. We highly recommend!



Dupont Circle Hotel

Stunning black-tie wedding with vibrant floral details at the Dupont Circle Hotel in September. 


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.