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About Dragonfly Events and Design

Dragonfly Events and Design serves the Nation's Capital, Virginia and Maryland. We offer planning, design and coordination packages.   Our design division offers: florals, lighting and decor that can transform any space and create a style that reflects you and your fiance!

Owner, Gretchen Wade and her team affiliate themselves with artistic souls and creative minds to give our brides and grooms the event of a lifetime. Every detail is carefully considered to maximize your budget.  

We offer military discounts, 1st responder discounts,  police discounts and teacher discounts.  Please let us know in which way you are serving to make our world a better place! 

Categories: Wedding Planner

Regions serviced: Washington DC

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Gretchen was the best wedding coordinator I could have asked for! I met with her a few months out before the wedding, and we discussed everything I wanted to happen at the wedding step by step. She set up a great system for organising all the details. By meeting with her, I had a very clear idea of what still needed to be done, and this kept my stress level in the months right before the wedding. The day of the wedding, Gretchen did a fantastic job setting everything up as well as keeping everything on track. I had a guest who is also an event planner there, and she told me she was very impressed with the flow of the whole event. Gretchen also handled my flowers, and they looked incredible. She matched everything I showed her on Pinterest, and honestly, made some arrangements look even better. It was really great working with Dragonfly Events for both wedding planning and floral design!

Profile Picture Jennifer, 4/7/18, 3 Reviews
Category: Flowers, Wedding Planning
Services Used: Day-Of Coord., Event Design, Ceremony, Reception

We originally weren't going to hire a wedding planner but after a friend recommended Gretchen, we reached out to her about day-of coordinating. I scheduled a phone consultation with Gretchen and immediately felt at ease. We ended up bringing Gretchen and her team on for Partial Planning and it was the best decision! From the first phone call until the last minute of the wedding reception, Gretchen was reassuring and confident; she encouraged my input while still taking charge and directing the process. She went above and beyond to bring our vision to life (while respecting our budget) and on our wedding day, managed a "crisis" with my dress like a complete pro! Her assistants were also experienced, kind and professional. The day before the wedding, I needed some reassurance to calm my nerves. Gretchen took time she didn't have to take to talk with me, walk me through a checklist and helped me relax and enjoy the "last" 48 hours. I remember thinking that THIS is the type of wedding planner you see in the movies. :) The only thing I would have done differently is hired Gretchen from the very beginning for full planning. You couldn't ask for a better wedding planner!

Profile Picture Laura , 3/23/18, 4 Reviews
Category: Wedding Planning

Gretchen did a wonderful job with the flowers for our late winter wedding. The bouquets and centerpieces were gorgeous and elegant, and she managed to find a variety of seasonal flowers that matched our color scheme at a reasonable price. Would definitely recommend her to other brides!

Profile Picture Rebecca, 2/10/18, 2 Reviews
Category: Flowers

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Dragonfly's flowers stand out in mind as some of the best I have seen in the business. If I were getting married again and could have my "dream team", dragonfly would be among them!

They are the best planners - organized, friendly, always go the extra mile for their clients. We offer the clients of our preferred planners a 10% designer’s discount off our services - photography $750, videography $500, dance bands $1500 + Hire them, you won’t regret it. Best regards, David Fletcher New York - Washington’s Best Musicians, Photo & Video

I've known Gretchen for a few years now. She's very experienced, and her events always go smoothly and professionally. After our most recent event, the Bride went out of her way to mention to me how happy she was with Gretchen's work. The event was beautiful. I'm sure yours will be, too, under Gretchen's care.



10917 Crider Court, Bristow, VA 20136   See On Map
703-347-5702 (phone)
Monday-Saturday 9am - 3pm