Don't forget your something blue!
Hi! I am Kolena Thomas, Owner & Lead Wedding Planner at Blue Sapphire Events a boutique wedding & event planning firm located in Arlington, Virginia. I fell in love with events during a college job working as a banquet server for a large catering company. I realized it was love, when I could never fall asleep after a late night at an event because I kept replaying all of the moments of the evening over and over again in my mind.
I am a coffee addict, I am obsessed with all dogs, and I love country music! I grew up in a small town where I knew everyone. I had a magical childhood playing outside and I did not have cable television until I went to college! I am a proud James Madison University Alum (Go Dukes!). I value family and friends above all else. I love weddings because they are such a special time where two families become one.
As a wedding planner, I love to create distinct events that tell each couple's unique love story. I love color and adding in unexpected details and experiences.
My ideal couple is truly, madly, and deeply in love. They are light-hearted, family oriented, and don't take themselves too seriously. They want a wedding that all of their friends and family will not soon forget. As a wedding planner, I love beautiful details but my goal above all else is beautiful memories. Events are an experience; let's create something special!
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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.
Peri & Dean
Kolena handled our wedding with such professionalism that it truly took away all of my planning stress! I was completely satisfied with everything that she handled for us from start to finish. I absolutely recommend her for your once in a lifetime event!
Julia & Nick
Kolena was so easy to work with! We would have been completely lost on the content of our ceremony but she sat down with us and gave us a workbook to create a ceremony that represented us. We also changed our wedding plans half way through the planning process and she was completely flexible and adaptable to the switches. We were also very grateful for the little goodie bags of items that she put together for our guests so that they would be comfortable in the heat. Thank you Kolena for making our wedding day a breeze.
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