Blue Sapphire Events is a full-service event and wedding planning company based out of Arlington, Virginia. Blue Sapphire Events specializes in custom curated events to match each couples unique love story. We love incorporating personal details and fun experiences to make every wedding one-of-a-kind, memorable, and personal. We love beautiful design but our goal above all else is orchestrating the moments our couples will remember for the rest of their lives.
Kolena Thomas, the Owner & Lead Wedding Planner at Blue Sapphire Events has over a decade of experience planning events. She has executed a wide range of events in varying design aesthetics, logistical complexity, and price points. She has experience designing and building events from the ground level. Kolena specializes in logistics and the event experience; her goal is to always create events that are seamless and leave a lasting impression.
Blue Sapphire Events offers full wedding planning services and day of management services. We also love creating other special events including: birthday parties, rehearsal dinners, anniversary parties, and all other social affairs.
We love what we do and we'd love to hear how we can make your special day everything you've always dreamed of!
12 Reviews for Blue Sapphire Events
Recommended by 100% of couples
10 User photos
Morgan Hite · Married on 09/26/2020
Hire Her Immediately
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.Sent on 10/04/2020
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!!!
Blue Sapphire Events's reply:Thank you so much, Morgan and Paul! Your wedding was beautiful and perfect and I am so happy I was able to play a role in your special day!
Audrey · Married on 10/05/2019
Kolena was perfect!
Kolena was the perfect wedding coordinator. From the very first conversation I had with her, I felt like she treated me more like a friend than a client. In our initial meeting with us, she walked through every aspect of our wedding to get an understanding of our vision. Because I wanted to do DIY centerpieces, Kolena suggested ways I could achieve the look I was going for, and even offered to let us borrow the set of vases that she had handy.Sent on 10/22/2019
Throughout the time leading up to our wedding, she was very responsive, organized, and paid attention to all the details regarding what we wanted. Because of her expansive wedding knowledge, she would often ask questions about things that we had not even considered. She even helped review the event order from our venue and raised issues that the venue had missed. Kolena also created an extremely detailed day-of timeline, which she communicated effectively to all of our vendors.
On the day of the wedding, she literally handled everything. She helped set up the DIY centerpieces, coordinated the arrivals of all of our vendors, and was able to keep everyone right on schedule for the entire night, which I thought was a miracle (most weddings I’ve attended tend to run late). I think this also speaks to Kolena’s extremely keen knowledge of weddings and her ability to schedule things accurately.
At the end of the night, Kolena gathered everything we wanted to save from our wedding (like the guest book, gifts, marriage license (!), etc.) and made sure it was safely in our suite. We were able to enjoy our wedding stress-free because Kolena made sure that she had everything under control. In fact, Kolena did not bother us with any wedding-related issues the entire night.
Overall, 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. Thank you Kolena for everything!!
Blue Sapphire Events's reply:Audrey, this review literally brought me to tears! I am so thankful to have met you and John. You were so fun to work with and I loved getting to know you both individually and as a couple. I am so honored that you all put your faith in me to help you have the wedding you had always dreamed. It truly was a perfect night for the most perfect couple! I wish you both a lifetime of happiness and success!
Julia Deupree · Married on 09/29/2019
Thanks a million!
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 pick and choose from in order 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.Sent on 10/01/2019
Blue Sapphire Events's reply:Julia, thank you so much for the review! You were a beautiful bride. I wish you and Nick a lifetime of happiness!