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Don't forget your something blue!

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

We specialize in logistics, guest experience, and bespoke wedding designs that highlight each couples unique tastes and preferences. 

No cookie cutter weddings here!

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

Why do you need a wedding planner?

Let's get straight to the point, weddings are expensive and a huge production. The average couple has never planned a large scale event. Our team brings over 10 years of wedding and event planning experience. We will walk you through the entire planning process from finding the perfect venue to selecting a vendor team that will over deliver on expectations.


The best part?

Hiring a wedding planner allows you to actually 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! 

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



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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!

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!