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Coastal Events, LLC is a full-service wedding design, planning and coordination company located in Chesapeake, Virginia. Owned by expert wedding planners Kari Braca and Marci Bowen, this firm strives to reflect their clients’ personalities through exceptional services and beautifully orchestrated wedding details. Organized, responsive and gracious, the team at Coastal Events will organize an event as bespoke and beautiful as you.

Services Offered

Coastal Events, LLC offers a range of planning packages to fit your needs. These packages are subject to change depending on budget and needs. Book a consultation at the earliest to let them in on what you are looking for and they will even tailor an a la carte package just for you. Event services offered include the following:

  • Day-of coordination
  • Consultation
  • Partial wedding planning
  • Event supervision
  • Full wedding coordination
  • Woman-owned

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Rehearsal Dinner

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Day-of Coordination
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Hakeem B. Married on 10/08/2022
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The best!!

Marci and Kari were the best day of coordinators we could have asked for! They are warm, fun, and extremely organized. They made sure to go over every little detail with us before the day so it would run smoothly and we wouldn't have to stress about anything. While the day mostly went perfectly, there were a couple of unavoidable issues like the tent heater not working. However, we didn't even know that had happened until the day after- they really prioritized making our day stress free. It was truly the best day of our lives, thanks in large part to Marci and Kari! Highly, highly recommend!
Khana H. Married on 05/28/2022
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First let me say thank you to Kari & Marci for being my peace through the entire process of planning my reception. I would not trade the experience for anything. To find relatable and genuine people like Kari & Marci is hard to find and I am forever grateful to have found them. I’m sending any and everyone to them who needs wedding planning!!!!! I love you ladies truly, you’ll always have a place in my heart! ❤️🤪 peace & love - the Austin’s
Liz B. Married on 05/14/2022
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The best team you can hire

After planning every detail of our wedding, we were fully confident in turning it over to Coastal Events. They made it all come to life so beautifully, and we could not have asked for a better day.
They took complete control over our vendor contracts in the weeks before, created a flawless schedule, and helped us navigate some truly tricky weather.
They have incredible value for the service they provide and make you feel totally at ease. I can't recommend them enough
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