Weddings

Illumination Events Studio

Richmond, VA View map
2021 Couples' Choice Awards Winner
Rating 5.0 out of 5
   70 reviews
$2,500 Package Price

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2021 Couples' Choice Awards Winner
$2,500 Package Price

Illumination Events Studio is a Day Of Wedding Coordination and Party Planning service based out of Richmond, Virginia. Serving both couples and hosts all over the state, IES believes that "Virginia is for party lovers," in particular!

We can't wait to help you tell your story through both the beautiful, creative details that will color your gathering, and the overall flow of your event. We consider ourselves merrymakers, timeline architects, curators of innovative party ideas, and lovers of special occasions. Let's celebrate! It all starts with you and your imagination!

Photo Credits: 88 Love Stories, April Renee Photography, Seth Roberts Photography, Strouss Photography, Paul Harrison Photography, Illumination Events Studio, Garrett Ross Photography, Erik Leise Photography, Jessica Maida Photography, and Abigail Volkmann Photography. {A BIG THANK YOU!}

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the starting price for day-of wedding coordination?

$1500.00

What is the starting price for partial wedding planning?

$2500

What is the starting price for full wedding planning?

$3500.00

Do you offer an hourly rate?

Yes

What is the hourly rate?

$50.00

What wedding events do you provide services for?

Ceremony
Reception
Rehearsal Dinner

What wedding planning services do you offer?

Budget Analysis
Day-of Coordination
Event Design
Full Planning
Partial Planning
Timelines
To-Do Lists
Vendor Referrals

What weddings do you have experience planning?

Cultural
Destination
Elopement
Eco-Friendly
Military
Non-Religious
Religious

How many planners are on your team?

3

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    Melanie L. Getting married on 02/09/2022
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    Honestly Perfect.

    Rhema was awesome - Not only did she really help up leading up to our big day but she helped make every detail of our day SEAMLESS and PERFECT
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    Cathy T. Getting married on 11/10/2021
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    Day of Coordinator

    Illumination Events Studio served as the day of coordinator for my daughter’s wedding. We couldn’t be more pleased with the job that they did for us. We were able to turn over our plans for the schedule for the day and decorations for our event to IES team and they took it from there. We were able to enjoy the ceremony and celebration because the IES team had taken care of the details as we planned. They had a great rapport with the other vendors and were responsive to any needs that arose over the course of the event. Highly recommend.
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    Kim K. Married on 10/03/2021
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    WOW! Absolutely amazing experience!

    WOW!! My daughter's wedding was a few days ago and I am still amazed at how everything came together and went so smoothly - it was perfect! And the best part is - I, as MOB, got to enjoy every moment and wasn't stressed at all. Chelsea has a bubbly, energetic personality that is priceless when matched with her amazing organization and attention to detail. Our meetings with her leading up to the wedding were punctual and personalized and left us feeling confident in the planning. She asked us questions or brought up things in those meetings that made us think of things we wouldn't have without her assistance. Prior to the wedding, Chelsea reached out to the vendors we had individually met with to make sure everyone was on the same page with the timeline and plan for the day. On the big day she greeted us with huge smiles and energy. She directed an onsite rehearsal with wedding party as well as the processional of parents/grandparents. Her team took the box of supplies I brought and put out the decorations as we had discussed and they met the vendors as they came to the venue and took care of all of that for us. I was able to stay with my daughter the entire prep time and able to mingle and enjoy guests at the reception. She helped to make sure everything stayed on the timeline (it goes by so fast!) so everything my daughter wanted could be done. Presents, flowers, and leftover foods were all placed in designated vehicles for us at the end of the night! Her team interacted so well with the wedding party that groomsmen and bridesmaids came up to me at the end of the night and commented on how they loved being around Chelsea and her team and how much fun they had during the day. My daughter and her husband had big smiles on their faces all day and I got to see them enjoying it because Chelsea and her team made sure everything was running smoothly in the background. Chelsea directed the Sparkler exit at the end of the night and made it so much fun! Truly professional and amazing to work with! Can't recommend her enough!!

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  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2021 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2020 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2019 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2018 Winner

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  • Michelle & Justin
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Professional Network & Endorsements

3 Endorsements
Strouse Photography Strouse Photography Wedding Photographers

We worked with Chelsea a few years ago and she was a ray of sunshine! The whole wedding went smooth, she took care of her clients AND vendors. We really enjoyed working with her!

Cultivate Event Co. Cultivate Event Co. Wedding Florists

Chelsea and her team at Illumination are amazing to work with! I recently worked on a surprise wedding with Chelsea; her vision was amazing, her team was so helpful, and the wedding went off without a hitch. She provided a vision and all of the details I needed to pull off some of my favorite wedding flowers to date. I can't wait to work together again!

James Monroe's Highland James Monroe's Highland Banquet Halls

It is a joy to have Chelsea and her team coordinate weddings at James Monroe’s Highland! She is extremely easy to communicate with in the months and days leading up to the event and she answers our questions quickly. Weddings always run smoothly as she keeps everyone on schedule while maintaining attention to the details and she the bride have worked out. Chelsea has a tremendous vivacity that keeps all the vendors energized and happy to make the day run smoothly. We look forward to having her work at Highland again in the near future and we recommend her as a planner and day-of coordinator!

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Richmond, 23223
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