Madison, WI and serving the surrounding areas and travel
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A la Carte Wedding Planning, Day-Of Coordination, Full Service Wedding Planning
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Reviewed On 9/10/2022 by Rose K
Cherry Blossom Events was recommended to me by a family friend, and I'm so thankful they did! I hired a day-of coordinator for my August 2022 wedding through their company, and it was the best choice I made for my wedding. They were professiona...
l and knowledgeable, but super friendly and easy-going. I worked specifically with Gretchen, and she was amazing, even going above and beyond for us. I can't think of enough wonderful things to say about this company!! If you're looking for any type of wedding coordinator, CBE is the company to go with.
Reviewed On 9/09/2022 by Kaitlyn A
I highly, highly recommend using Cherry Blossom Events (CBE) for any event planning needs. We purchased the "Day of Coordination Package" from CBE for our wedding day, and we could not have been more thrilled with the service we received. We we...
re assigned Meghan Daly as our planner, and from our first conversation, both my husband and I agreed that we were in great hands. Meghan is communicative, organized, and extremely knowledgeable.
We had two in-person meetings with Meghan before our wedding. She was kind enough to attend our meeting with our venue (The Edgewater) about three months before our wedding to discuss our wedding timeline and vendors. We then met with Meghan about two weeks before our wedding to finalize the day-of details. Throughout those months, Meghan was hard at work preparing a wedding guide that included all the day-of details you could think of (timeline, table compositions, rental items, vendor arrivals, etc.). She was great about keeping me on a timeline for tackling any open details.
On the day-of, Meghan did a wonderful job of ensuring that each vendor was where they needed to be and that we remained on schedule. As the initial point of contact for any issues that arose, Meghan brought my husband and me so much peace of mind on our wedding day.
Additionally, Meghan, her assistant, and daffodil*parker (our florist) worked together to set up our reception space at The Edgewater, and they absolutely exceeded our expectations. We also contracted CBE for tear down services, which we were so thankful for after a long day celebrating.
Lastly, I want to include that my husband and I needed to make the heartbreaking decision to postpone our wedding twice due to the pandemic. Each time we postponed, CBE was extremely accomodating and understanding, which was so appreciated. Overall, we loved working with CBE and Meghan!
Reviewed On 7/09/2022 by Dana D
We hired Cherry Blossom Events for day-of wedding coordination & I am so happy we did. Madda started working with us ~2 months before our wedding day, to help us make a detailed day of schedule & make sure we had details in order. Day-of, Mad...
da was a rockstar. I was able to focus on just getting ready & knew that decorations & vendors constantly arriving at location were being handled.
Reviewed On 10/14/2018 by Lauren S
Working with Andrea at CBE for my wedding was so much fun! Andrea really knows what's she's doing when it comes to weddings and had so many great suggestions on vendors. I felt comfortable working with Andrea and after only a couple of meetings...
, I felt like we were just friends talking about my wedding, not someone I had just met a couple of months ago. Andrea is so creative and willing to do *just about anything* to make sure her couple gets what they want. She was extremely responsive to email/phone calls and really took the time to listen to what you wanted certain elements of the wedding to be like. Andrea took so much stress off of me as a bride, which made for such an enjoyable wedding planning process. The day-of, Andrea would check in and make sure everything was going smoothly, while also offering words of encouragement and wisdom. I cannot say enough nice things about CBE and I would definitely recommend them to any couple looking to have a dedicated and creative wedding planner!
Reviewed On 8/30/2018 by Allison G
Literally can't say enough amazing things about Andrea!! She is truly the absolute best! Our wedding would never have happened without her. I decided I wanted to get married on our family farm, a daunting task that she truly brought to life. Sh...
e thought of every little detail (needed a generator, bathroom trailer, lights, mosquito treatment, valet, etc) and was extremely organized and thorough. She laid out a very easy to follow timeline, checked in each month with the tasks to focus on every month, gave suggestions of professional experienced vendors, but was also willing to go way outside anything she had done before and find new options. For example we wanted really adventurous food with a mix of thai/peruvian/mediterranean/vietnamese/indian and somehow she found the perfect caterer who could make it happen. Andrea is simply the best and you will be lucky to have her, I thank my lucky stars she was available on the date we wanted. She is worth way more than she charges. I cannot recommend her more highly.
Reviewed On 7/25/2018 by Adam W
Choosing to work with Cherry Blossom Events was hands down the best overall decision we made as part of our planning process! We worked with Maija and this review simply will not do justice for how incredible she was from start to finish throug...
hout the whole process. She listened to all of the wishes we had for our special day and went above and beyond to make it better than we ever could have imagined. Her expertise and coordination efforts made everything so stress-free for us in the planning process; the finished product on our wedding day thanks to her efforts was stunning. If you're looking for a wedding planner, we would absolutely recommend Cherry Blossom Events!
Reviewed On 7/11/2018 by Michelle Y
We could NOT have had the most amazing, special, and FUN day without Maija by our side. From the very start, Maija made me feel really comfortable sharing our goals and vision. Especially in those areas where I hadn't given it a lot of though...
t or I didn't have a vision (and I have NO style sense), Majia so elegantly suggested lovely touches and ideas that fit so well with us as a couple. She exudes professionalism and kindness - and within a few weeks of hiring her, she saved me a LOT of money with some of the other vendors. We really could not have had such a fantastic and low-stress wedding weekend without Cherry Blossom and Maija. Thank you thank you!
Reviewed On 10/12/2017 by Erin F
We were trying to keep our wedding budget low, and probably wouldn't have hired a day-of coordinator, except the venue we chose required that we have one. And I'm SO thankful they did! Meghan was our coordinator, and she was incredibly helpful ...
in the weeks leading up to the wedding and on the day of. She was super nice and very professional. She sat down with us twice before the wedding - once to do a broad overview, and once three weeks before the wedding at the venue to go over every detail. We also emailed back and forth quite a bit. We thought we were pretty organized on our own, but Meghan was so on top of everything - from communication with our vendors to setting up the space. She was responsive and asked all the right questions. She gave her opinion on things but was also really flexible and found ways to make our vision work. You could tell she just wanted us to have exactly the wedding we imagined. And we did! On the day of the wedding, she helped coordinate the set up and made sure everything happened on time. At the end of the night, she and her assistant took everything down and when we came to pick it up the day after the wedding, it was all in boxes and easy for us to load up. I would recommend Meghan and Cherry Blossom to my friends and anyone else who wants to make sure their wedding planning and their wedding weekend run smoothly!
Reviewed On 8/17/2017 by Amanda W
The decision to hire Sarah from Cherry Blossom Events was the best decision we made for our wedding planning process! From the very beginning, Sarah helped to refer me to vendors that were all amazing to work with. She kept my husband and I ve...
ry organized throughout the process and was always a great resource when we had questions throughout the entire 10 months of planning. Most importantly, Sarah become a friend to us and we'll miss getting to chat with her and see her on a regular basis!
The biggest challenge she helped us with was when our hotel called 48 hours before our guests were checking in to say that they would not be able to host any guests during our wedding weekend. She helped coordinate the shift to a new hotel, in a new city, which was no small feat. All 75 hotel rooms of guests were able to check in easily to the new hotel and arrive on time to events thanks to the new transportation Sarah set up and had the hotel pay for as a result of the change.
If you're looking for a fun wedding planning process and unique ideas to 'wow' your guests, you should chose CBE. Our guests are still raving about our wedding that was 2 weeks ago and cannot get over all of the thoughtful details.
Reviewed On 8/08/2017 by Marianne F
Meghan was the coordinator for my daughter's wedding. She did an amazing job! She met with us before the wedding to make plans and then again at the venue to discuss all the details. Meghan was very organized and detail-oriented. She always...
responded quickly to our emails. On the day of the wedding, she and her staff set up the venue, worked with other vendors, helped decorate, coordinated the ceremony, and managed the flow of all the activities. At the end of the night, she and her staff packed up all the decorations and put everything back where it belonged. We truly could not have done it without her! Not only that, but she is kind, calm, and wonderful to work with!
Reviewed On 7/26/2017 by Susie S
I can't rave enough about Cherry Blossom Events and Sarah, one of the amazing co-owners. While preparing for my wedding in the early stages, I came across a review for CBE by a former bride who said picking CBE was the best choice she made othe...
r than picking her groom and I couldn't agree more! CBE is top notch and made my wedding flawless from start to finish. Sarah is so well organized, and on top of everything going on. She has done this a ton and knows every little detail that comes up. She handled all of the vendors and design, and we couldn't have been more thrilled with the outcome. She created the most perfect wedding for us that was stress free and so much fun. We live out of state and Sarah kept us in the loop every step of the way and worked around our schedules when we were in town. Not only did she create the perfect day for us but Sarah is so much fun to be around. While attending all of the vendor meetings with my family, she was like part of the crew. She provided a sense of calm as I was moments away from walking down the aisle and I’m honored she put in my veil! If you’re looking to have an amazing wedding in the Madison area, Sarah and CBE are your girls.
Reviewed On 6/18/2017 by Viv Z
If you want the PERFECT wedding, you HAVE to hire Cherry blossom Events. Let me start by saying I am a very demanding person, super type A personality. But our wedding day was PERFECT!! Everything went as planned and all thanks to Sarah! Sara...
h is hands down the best weeding planner in the Madison area. Sarah is the most detailed and organized person we have worked with. She always knew what was going on and didn't miss a single detail. She kept us on track from day one. Once you communicate your vision to her, SHE WILL MAKE IT HAPPEN! We both have extremely busy work schedules, so we were emailing questions to her constantly. She responded timely and always with great advice. None of my bridesmaids are in town, so Sarah came to my fitting and helped with everything! Even when we made changes at the last minute (the day before the wedding), it wasn't a problem for her, she made it happened! Cherry Blossom also has amazing connections with all the best vendors on town and was able to get discounts on many things. To top it all off, Sarah is just a wonderful person that we can truly call a friend after working with her for the past year.
Reviewed On 6/14/2017 by Candice H
Andrea from Cherry Blossom Events was recommended to us by a family friend. They said of Andrea, "she is worth her weight in gold".
From the very beginning - Andrea was so organized and was such a wealth of knowledge. I was nervous about maki...
ng our wedding personal - and intimate with our expected 250 guest count. Andrea knew exactly how to achieve the feel and look we were going for and helped us have the wedding of our dreams. There were some issues with our hotel suite right before the rehearsal ceremony- while we enjoyed our rehearsal dinner - Andrea left and found a gorgeous suite at a different hotel and moved all of our stuff ! She told me the location -and all I had to do was arrive! The day of the wedding she took care of absolutely everything. Literally all of our guests told us that it was the best wedding they had ever been to. Literally best day of our lives and we owe it to Andrea and the whole Cherry Blossom Events team !!
Reviewed On 5/16/2017 by Shauna T
I could not have had such a wonderful stress-free wedding day without Laura and Cherry Blossom Events! I hired Cherry Blossom as my "day of" planner because we had our ceremony in Madison and our reception about 45 minutes away. I wanted someon...
e to be able to help with the coordination, answering questions, coordinating vendors and ensuring everyone got from point A to point B. Mission accomplished!
Laura went above and beyond to ensure our day was perfect. Even my husband, who was skeptical about hiring a wedding planner, said that it was it 110% worth it to have a stress free day!
Reviewed On 12/22/2016 by Alexandra M
Cherry Blossom Events are simply amazing! From start to end, the level of expertise did not go unnoticed. We did our due diligence and research on wedding coordinators and I knew from the start I needed Cherry Blossoms on my side and they did...
not disappoint. Andrea was wonderful to work with and extremely helpful! We were blessed to have Maija as our coordinator and to say she was perfection would be an understatement. Their knowledge, professionalism & efforts exceeded our expectations. A huge thank you to Cherry Blossoms, we couldn’t have had our wonderful day without them!
Reviewed On 11/11/2016 by Alexis A
We worked with Andrea VandeBerg from Cherry Blossom Events for our August wedding in Stoughton. She was beyond amazing! She has such a great eye and style. She was able to create the dream wedding I had in my head by listening to my thoughts...
and visions about our special day. She was our full service wedding planner, and I didn't have to worry about one single thing. It made such a huge difference to have her there handling all the stressful details, so I could just sit back, relax, and just enjoy our engagement and wedding planning experience. She went above and beyond to make the process smooth, fun, and exactly what we envisioned. There were times that I knew exactly what I wanted, and she would always back me and help me achieve my specific aim. Other times, I was totally open and she would create several amazing ideas to pick from. Lots of brides have told me how happy they were to have the wedding planning process just be over with... I, on the other hand, wish I could do it again! And its all because of Andrea and her team at Cherry Blossom Events!
Reviewed On 9/01/2016 by Knottie1472759240
I really wish there was rating better than 5 stars because CBE deserves much much more stars than just 5!
Our wedding was planned entirely from out of the country- the groom is American and I am from Dubai living in Canada. Only Sarah from CBE ...
would have made this beautiful, luxe, grand wedding possible with me just visiting twice. Sarah was always there for me, emailing all vendors, taking care of every detail. I even trusted her with her vision for my wedding cake!
Sarah really has the gift of knowing what the bride wants and completely gets her vision- then she makes it all happen!
On the wedding day, I had NOTHING to worry about. She took care of everything and it was so smooth sailing- even my family was in awe at how smooth she made the day for everyone.
THANK YOU THANK YOU X1000 for the best wedding day ever!!!
Reviewed On 7/26/2016 by Knottie1469552176
If you need someone to help you put together all of the little details, give input on choices for the wedding when you need it, make sure your wedding day runs smoothly, and make your reception look gorgeous, then book CBE. I only had CBE for ...
the weekend plan (which meant I did a lot of the planning and booking vendors myself) but my coordinator was constantly there for me when I had questions on numbers and arrangements (and I had a lot of questions for her lol - she was very patient, kind, and helpful!). My coordinator took detailed notes of what I wanted so that when the weekend came, she was able to do the majority of the set up work and make our reception look like something out of a magazine. The wedding ran so smoothly and it was comforting to know that if something did go wrong (and maybe it did, I don't even know!), somebody would be able to handle it without getting me involved and stressed out. CBE is very professional and thorough - without CBE, I do not know what I would have done! I wish I could express myself better, but hiring CBE was one of the best decisions I made for the wedding! They are wonderful people who actually care about you and who are there for you during a very stressful time! Thank you CBE and more specifically, thank you Meghan!
Reviewed On 4/24/2016 by Knottie09741682
We began working with Cherry Blossom Events a year before our wedding. Their knowledge of the industry was impressive, which put us at ease knowing we chose the right people to help plan and execute our big day.
We wanted our fall wedding to...
be a fun, sophisticated and elegant affair. Because of their professionalism and experience, we could trust that every detail would be taken care of and they didn’t disappoint. They suggested excellent ideas that we might not have otherwise considered without their industry relationships, and knowledge.
Cherry Blossom Events were so organized throughout the planning process. When it came to the day of the wedding, Emily and her team worked tirelessly, making sure everything went off without a hitch. They dealt with last minute issues, made sure all the vendors were on time, and set everything up to perfection. It seemed like there were hundreds of different moving parts to the wedding and reception, and we couldn’t have imagined coordinating all of those things ourselves; their attention to detail was amazing.
We couldn’t speak more highly of Cherry Blossom Events and encourage everyone to use them. We are still amazed at how Cherry Blossom not only met our exceedingly high expectations, but they surpassed them as well.
Reviewed On 2/23/2016 by Knottie1456254464
Groom here. I might be wrong but I'd assume most reviews are coming from the bride. Maybe my perspective is a bit different and might help. We were planning our wedding in Madison from across the country and initially things were easy. Found ou...
t venue and got a good date booked. I figured this would be a breeze. Looking to save wherever we could, I pushed back at the idea of hiring a wedding planner. My wife had received a recommendation for Sarah at CBE and knew she wanted to work with her. I am very glad that this was an argument I didn't win. Sarah was awesome every step of the way. The communication was very prompt and clear and she handled everything with the various vendors. Having her as our eyes and ears in Madison was invaluable. There were so many ideas she gave us or decisions she guided us through and each worked out well. Where Sarah and her team really shined was on the day of the wedding. We would have been pulled in a hundred different directions that day if CBE wasn't there. Everything went very smoothly (at least to us, Sarah took the brunt of everything) and we were able to enjoy the day with our family and friends. I highly recommend Sarah and Cherry Blossom Events.
Reviewed On 12/06/2015 by Kelin O
Cherry Blossom Events is amazing!!! I worked with Sarah and from the start she was professional and had my interests at heart. She made the day special for me and my husband and listened carefully to the things we wanted. She was very profes...
sional and handled a few wedding day dilemmas without any difficulty! She is a pleasure to work with and made our day so special for us. Cherry Blossom is amazing! I would recommend them to anyone.
Reviewed On 10/08/2015 by Katherine H
I will begin with saying that choosing to hire Cherry Blossom Events (CBE) with planning our wedding was hands down the best decision I ever made. I spent a few months debating over whether I wanted to go with a wedding planner, but after an i...
nitial informational meeting I knew I wanted I wanted to work with Cherry Blossom. At that first meeting Sarah (owner) took the time get my initial thoughts about what we wanted our wedding to be and where, and invited me to come check out the venue we were interested in since she was already doing a wedding there that following Saturday. Over the next few monthswe had the amazing experience of seeing our wedding dreams become a reality. The wedding design guide Sarah put together perfectly captured our wedding style and made it clear that as planners, CBE had the expertise we were looking for. All of the vendors Sarah assisted me with finding were professional, firendly, delivered amazing results, obviously had a strong relationship with Cherry Blossom, and most importantly seemed genuinely interested in making sure everything went perfectly for our wedding day. The day of the wedding we didn't have to do anything besides show up to the venue to be pampered with hair and make up, and of course party with our loved ones. CBE handled all of our set up and clean up, communications with venue and catering staff, and made sure the transitions between each part of the day went flawlessly; keeping us informed of what was happening all throughout the day. At the wedding and since, we have been told multiple times by our guests our wedding was the most beautiful and elegant they've ever attended-including me the best food/drinks! As a couple what more could you ask for? I cannot recommend CBE enough. You will have a completely stress free wedding experience with planners that will provide you with all the counsel you need, and be the ultimate advocate in ensuring you have wedding of your dreams!!!
Reviewed On 8/30/2015 by Alexandra C
We live in Chicago and worked with Sarah for our Madison wedding in August 2015. We invested in a custom package that helped us with planning, finding vendors and day of coordination. We cannot not say enough good things about the services Cher...
ry Blossom Events provides and how much it was worth every penny. Sarah sent us a checklist every month, met with us when we were in town, made herself available by phone, and handled all the minor details for us - especially the ones that seemed overwhelming. She was also great with embracing and helping me flesh out a way to achieve a vintage sports themes wedding, which even my mom had a hard time wrapping her mind around. But not Sarah, she helped me knock it out of the park so to speak. Also, when my grandfather passed the week before the wedding, not only was Sarah a great shoulder to cry on, but she handled everything so I could focus on funeral arrangements. It really felt like all I had to do was to show up on my wedding day and enjoy, which I did. Many brides will tell you to hire a wedding planner and I could not agree more, but I would add an additional clause and say hire Cherry Blossom Events. Thank you so much Sarah :-)
Reviewed On 6/20/2015 by Jacqueline G
Other than choosing my groom, hiring Sarah with Cherry Blossom events is the best decision I made for our wedding. I'm not being dramatic or overly sentimental... She was seriously everything I dreamed of as a wedding planner. My fiancé and I a...
re very busy physicians and we had minimal time to put into meeting with her or surveying options. Sarah bent over backwards to find times to meet us that fit our schedule and when meeting wasn't needed, she was always responsive by email. She was the perfect advisor, decision maker, organizer, and designer. But most importantly, she is a lovely person. She is warm, funny, honest and truly excited about her job.
One quick story that truly exemplifies their work ethic and dedication of Cherry Blossom. Three weeks prior to my wedding, my mother was involved in a horrible car accident and suffered a severe spinal cord injury. Sarah tactfully took care of making final decisions and answering required emails /questions from vendors. She took as much off my plate as she could - to allow me to spend time in the ICU with my mom. The day of the wedding she made sure everything was wheelchair accessible and that my mom would be able to experience everything. She helped coordinate getting my mom from the hospital to the salon, to the wedding, and to the reception and made sure she was able to eat prior to needing to return to the hospital. Only just a week or two prior we weren't even sure if my mom would be able to sit in a wheelchair much less go to all parts of he wedding. Sarah's support of my family during a time of tradgedy was amazing and her ability to rework final details to involve my mother in the wedding was truly above and beyond any of my expectations. And she did it naturally - without me ever asking.
If I could rate them 500 stars, I would. They have my highest recommendation.
Reviewed On 6/17/2015 by Rachelle K
I don’t know where to start to share how blown away I was with Cherry Blossom Events. I worked with Andrea on a partial planning package. Andrea and her team executed my dream wedding! Our venue was a barn, which was basically a shell that w...
e had to fill up with whatever we wanted – from renting and/or bringing in every table, chair, and every single decoration that we had. Andrea was so detailed and knew exactly where to go to pull together my vision. Andrea was extremely responsive and patient with all my questions! I had so much fun meeting with her and sharing my ideas. She took every one of my ideas and perfectly captured it. She had such good input and style. My mom kept emphasizing as we discussed the wedding that Andrea was the best decision we made when beginning the planning process and after reflected on the day. Andrea and her team worked so hard and designed a perfect look – and on top of that it was SO stress free for me, the groom, our family, and all our friends! One of my bridesmaids commented that there was not an ounce of stress and there were zero tense moments during the day. That was all due to Cherry Blossom Events. I honestly don’t think I would change a thing from our day – it was absolutely perfect and I don’t think I wiped the smile on my face all day. I’d highly recommend Cherry Bloom Events to everyone!
Reviewed On 10/30/2014 by Ashley A
I can't say enough good things about Sarah and Cherry Blossom Events. She took us on as a client last-minute and during a very busy time for her. She and her assistants were a pleasure to work with before, during, and after the wedding. They ne...
ver left an email or concern unanswered, and were proactive in ways that made the planning a breeze.
Cherry Blossom far exceeded our expectations, and we will continue to recommend them to friends.
Reviewed On 10/04/2014 by Kate B
I will never be able to say enough good things about Cherry Blossom. From day one, Andrea made us feel so comfortable and important. She took our random ideas and visions for our wedding and put them together into one incredibly beautiful celeb...
ration. She was always fast to answer emails, patient with questions on the phone, and the biggest help on the day of, making sure every detail was in place. She (and her business partner, Sarah) is an incredibly calming presence and amazingly organized. My parents had initially been anti-wedding planner, but by the time the big day was over I think they were sad to know we wouldn't be seeing her anymore! Hiring Cherry Blossom, seriously, was the best wedding planning decision we made.
Reviewed On 9/29/2014 by Alison O
I hired CBE for day of coordinator for my daughter's wedding. Words just can't express our gratitude for all the help Sarah and her staff gave us on the week leading up to the wedding and on the actual day. We were dealing with a brand new rece...
ption site vendor and our frustration level with them was off the charts. Sarah came to the rescue and handled everything effectively and efficiently and everything turned out beautifully, just as my daughter had imagined. Sarah is an amazing problem solver and communicator and does everything with a smile on her face! All the unmarried girls in the wedding party want Sarah to coordinate their future weddings. Even the guys in the wedding party were amazed by her! Sarah and her staff allowed me to just enjoy the day as mother of the bride.
Reviewed On 9/26/2014 by Kelly L
Sarah and the entire Cherry Blossom team were the second best wedding decision I made (aside from marrying my husband of course...). I'd seen Sarah's work day-of at a friend's wedding the year before and was immediately sold on her organizati...
on skills, quality of work, creativity and calming presence, which is extremely helpful for any bride. Sarah took the time to make our wedding a very unique and personal experience. The team is especially helpful for non-traditional venues because they cover and coordinate a lot of the things brides never even thought they had to handle. I'd recommend Cherry Blossom to anyone planning a wedding or large scale event. We were so thankful to have them be a part of our day!
Reviewed On 9/17/2014 by Jacquelyn M
I honestly cannot imagine what our wedding would have been like without Andrea! We hired her for the partial planning package for our August wedding at Union South in Madison. My husband was skeptical about hiring a wedding planner in the begin...
ning, but by the end he was SO happy we did! The amount of work that Andrea and Emily did on the day of the wedding alone was worth every penny. I can't imagine how stressed out I would have been if I had to coordinate all of the deliveries, setup and tear down for the wedding. Not only did they do a fantastic job on the day of the wedding, but Andrea's guidance with our rentals and flowers was more than we could have asked for. With her assistance we were able to make our dream wedding come true. I know we could not have been easy to work with in the beginning as my husband and I had no idea what we wanted for our wedding, but somehow she was able to help us figure it out. There is no doubt in my mind that hiring Andrea for our wedding was the best decision that we made! I HIGHLY recommend Cherry Blossom for your wedding!
Reviewed On 9/06/2014 by Knottie36445805
My (now) husband said it best - "I can't even imagine pulling off this wedding without Sarah!" The Cherry Blossom Events team exceeded our expectations in their service and commitment to making our wedding ideas become a reality. From day one, ...
when we were just getting our feet wet in this whole wedding-planning world, to the wedding day itself, Sarah was at our side - making sure everything went smoothly. She and Andrea are brilliant designers, leaders and magicians in this industry. Their impeccable attention to detail, genius knack for transforming ideas into reality, and tenacious ability to keep track of all the vendors, pieces and parts involved should be the prototype for event planners of any kind.
Reviewed On 9/01/2014 by Sarah R
I worked with Sarah with the partial planning package for my August wedding at the Madison Public Library. This was a brand new venue, and Sarah was eager and very helpful in reaching out to the contacts at the venue to learn all about what the...
y could provide. I live in Los Angeles so having somebody in Madison to make calls and who was an expert in the resources/vendors available to us was very helpful. Sarah was extremely quick to respond to emails (no matter how many I sent in a day!), and also accepted unique challenges we threw at her, like searching for lazy susans for our dining tables, and a ping pong table. What really blew me away was how beautiful Sarah and her assistant made our space on our actual wedding day. While I had provided many of the decorations, she put everything together in a way even better than I had imagined it.
Reviewed On 7/31/2014 by Lexi S
Sarah and her team at Cherry Blossom Events was first class
throughout the entire wedding planning process. From beginning to end,
Sarah assisted us in virtually every facet of the wedding leading up
to the weekend itself. She guided us to t...
op notch vendors (who all did
their job incredibly) and lead us through contract negotiation,
payment updates and budget assistance. Further, Sarah provided us with
a "check list" of everything we needed to have done, and when (i.e. it
is 6 months out, we should now focus on this___), which we found
extremely beneficial and kept us from ever feeling like we were
behind. Leading up the wedding date, Sarah was ALWAYS available,
whether it was via email or phone - her responses were prompt,
informative and was willing to contact us if we ever needed it, no
matter what. Just when we thought Sarah had done so much in
preparation for the wedding weekend itself, she was an absolute
SUPERSTAR throughout our wedding weekend. Speaking literally, we were
blown away by Sarah's ability to organize, keep our heads cool when we
needed, coordinate all the moving parts (vendors, ceremony ,reception,
family and friends, what happens when, etc.), preparation for every
detail (big or small), set up and clean up, and just keep the whole
machine running smoothly (we had 300 guests so it was a lot, believe
me). There is more going on than you expect, and every was spot on,
without fault, the entire time. Honestly, even though we were so
involved in the planning process and determined every minute of the
wedding weekend with her, there were times when we really didn't know
what we were doing or what happens next. But because Sarah was our #1
coach, referee and even cheerleader, we were guided where we needed to
be and when. The weekend moves so fast and so much occurs, that you
need someone to just take control and allow the event to execute how
it should. Sarah did that for us. Nothing got by her or surprised her.
After all we have been through with her, we consider Sarah a friend.
It was without a doubt the best day of our lives, and that would not
have been the case without of all Sarah's hard work and assistance.
Your wedding is one of the biggest days of your life - it benefits you
greatly to have a professional work with you and for you throughout it
all. We 100% recommend Cherry Blossom Events to any and all newly
Reviewed On 6/21/2014 by K H
We hired CBE for our day-of coordinator and were fortunate to have Andrea as our lead designer. We cannot say enough how thankful we are that we chose to have CBE play a key role in our day. The entire day went so smoothly, and this allowed us ...
to fully enjoy every moment of our wedding.
Andrea and her assistant, Natalie, handled everything from the start of our rehearsal through tear-down of the last decoration. And, even though we had the "day-of coordination" package only, the work that CBE did for us began months before our wedding. Andrea created a complete timeline for us, and beginning two weeks prior to our date, made the final calls to all of our vendors to confirm delivery and arrival times, set-up, etc. Additionally, CBE swiftly managed all "wrinkles" that occurred during the day--for example, one of the groomsman's tuxedo vests was missing from the rental package, which we discovered only moments before the ceremony; Andrea made all of the necessary phone calls and arrangements to make sure he got a replacement vest in time for the ceremony to begin.
Our entire day turned out beautifully thanks to Cherry Blossom Events. We are incredibly grateful for their help in making our day so memorable.
Reviewed On 6/11/2014 by Julia R
Thank you does not begin to cover our gratitude for such an amazing job CBE did at our wedding. We paid them for a service, wanting someone to simply help us on our day, but they treated us like we were family getting married, not their "clie...
nt" and not as our "vendor". They made my vision come to life. That means everything to me. They worked tirelessly for over 15 hours for us. They created a bustle without a bustle hook or button! They soaked themselves in the monsoon of Wisconsin! They did it all, and I will forever be grateful.
Sarah and her staff from CBE are top-notch. Hiring them will be the best decision you make with wedding planning!
Reviewed On 12/13/2013 by Marisa M
I hired Cherry Blossom Events as my day of wedding coordinator and it was one of the best things we spent our money on for the wedding. I worked with Andrea from CBE and she was phenomenal. Andrea not only made sure our day went smoothly, but s...
he made my dream wedding come to life. Through our meetings prior to the wedding she was able to learn my vision for how I wanted everything to look day of and she executed it perfectly. It was so wonderful to be able to relax the day of the wedding and know that everything was being taken care of by someone I trusted. I highly recommend Cherry Blossom Events.
Reviewed On 10/24/2013 by Anna B
Are you excited to fret over what flowers are going to be in which vases at the reception? Would you rather dedicate all your waking free time to chasing down rental and florist contacts, or would you rather sleep? Fretting and chasing are not ...
things I enjoy. So I had an EXPERT do them for me. Except for Sarah Sarbacker, those things are not fretting and chasing - they are thoughtfully planning and cheerfully contacting. Thinking about the BIG DAY, I did NOT want to be the one in charge. I wanted to enjoy and relax with my family and friends. And I forsaw the difficulty with a family member being in charge of all the details. That person wouldn't get to enjoy the day! Unless they were a regular bossy-pants, in which case I would not enjoy taking direction from them in the first place. Let me also tell you this: 15 minutes before our outdoor ceremony, clouds were gathering and the wind started to blow. Sarah happily and confidently crawled into the back of our car (where my MOH and I were staying warm) and asked to start the event a few minutes early because the clouds were threatening-looking. Oh a more pleasant woman I couldn't have heard this from! She even took a few minutes to tell a funny personal story and get my mind off THE WALK DOWN THE AISLE. She was a sea of calm. She projected absolute certainty and helpfulness. She does not dominate - she takes direction from what you suggest. She is a wedding FACILITATOR. I believe she is truly gifted in dealing with all different sorts of people, and yet she has a perfectionistic tendency (to get the chairs just right, to get the table centerpieces just right, etc...). She is polite, cheerful, and nothing seems to throw her for a loop.
It was a perfect day. And Sarah Sarbacker was a huge part of making it so.
Reviewed On 9/09/2013 by Michelle R
Sarah Sarbacker, our wedding planner, could not have made the day more enjoyable for us! Having her available was invaluable. I was planning the wedding with my mother living 8 hours away, so Sarah went with me to appointments and offered a ...
second opinion. Her tips and tricks helped save us time and money and gave us reliable vendor recommendations. We knew she would take care of every little detail and we got to celebrate what really mattered. The air conditioning went out in our reception venue days before our summer wedding. When my mother was sent the email, Sarah took it from there and got on the phone to make sure that we would be comfortable at the reception. I never knew a thing about it until after the problem was already resolved. We couldn't have completed our vision without her and we definitely couldn't have done it with little to no stress as we did!
Reviewed On 7/15/2013 by Emily P
Booking Sarah for day-of coordination was the best decision we made for our wedding. I wanted to plan the wedding myself, pick vendors etc, but Sarah and her interns executed everything perfectly. She was also super helpful leading up to the we...
dding—answered any questions I had, did some last minute vendor research for me, contacted all of my vendors, went over every last detail with me, and helped create an extremely thorough outline for the whole weekend. I would have been a crazy, stressed, disaster of a bride without her. Seeing my dream wedding come to life (they literally executed every tiny bit of my detailed 'decor outline') was an amazing experience. Many wedding guests (and my mom!) commented on how sweet and capable Sarah was. She brought two assistants with her to work our wedding and they were invisible, yet somehow got everything done. BOOK THEM NOW!
Reviewed On 7/03/2013 by Melissa N
Andrea at Cherry Blossom Events did a fantastic job with our wedding. We had a very involved DIY wedding at our family farm that would not have been possible without Andrea's help. She helped us figure out every detail, many of which we would h...
ave otherwise overlooked. She worked well with all the other vendors as well. On our wedding day, Andrea made sure everything went off without a hitch. We couldn't have been more pleased with her work. Highly recommended!
Reviewed On 6/24/2013 by Annie S
Sarah from Cherry Blossom is literally the hardest working woman in Wisconsin. From the start, Sarah was professional, extremely organized and great to work with.
We planned a wedding in Madison from Chicago and Sarah was super responsive a...
nd flexible with our crazy schedules and with the limited time we spent in Madison prior to the wedding. To make things more complicated, we had our ceremony and reception at two different venues with the reception at a site where there was only 1 hour to set up prior to guests arriving. Then (of course) we had a pretty intricate table set-up for 150+ people with a very specific vision for what we wanted.
On the wedding day, she exceeded expectations in every way. Several guests mentioned how calm and organized she was throughout the day and when we had an emergency with another vendor (a trolley broke down that was supposed to transport the wedding party), Sarah tracked down another transportation provider at the last minute. I know it was extremely difficult to find transportation for a wedding in June THE DAY OF and she remained calm and dedicated to finding us a back-up.
Without Sarah, it would have been impossible to pull off the wedding that we wanted. She made it happen, flawlessly, and I could not be happier. I consider myself so lucky that she was recommended by another vendor and would certainly recommend her and her staff at CBE for any type of party planning.
Reviewed On 6/01/2013 by Ursula Lawrence & J
The best thing we did during our wedding planning process was hire Andrea and the rest of the staff at Cherry Blossom to work as our day of coordinators. Honestly, I have probably remarked on this 100 times at least in the last 9 months. If we ...
had paid twice what we spent on CBE's services it still would not have seened like too much. Andrea is incredible -- she is patient, diligent and responsive. Aside from the day of services, our package came with two in person meetings-- both of which went for well over two hours. But Andrea also answered all our emails with great advice and thought in the months leading up to the wedding. Two weeks before the wedding she took on contact with all our vendors. Having someone else to do this reduced our stress more than we can know. I felt so confident that everything was going to be amazing the day of because we had Andrea working with us. And of course the wedding day was AMAZING. Nothing went wrong -- nothing. We were like guests at our own wedding - it went by like a dream. If I could give one piece of advice to brides planning Wisconsin weddings it would be to go with Cherry Blossom -- I can't say enough. Thank you thank you thank you!
Reviewed On 5/15/2013 by Megan D
Sarah and her assistant, Meghan did a fabulous job taking our vision and executing it. I thoroughly described what we wanted and I was pleasantly surprised when I walked into my reception space, as it looked exactly as I saw it in my mind!
hey did a great job organizing a large bridal party (16 people) to make the ceremony effortless. Sarah is very thorough in the initial set up meeting and checks-in throughout the whole process to make sure every wish and detail is there on your day.
If you truly want to enjoy your wedding experience, then using them as a day of coordinator (as we did) is a must. We received compliment after compliment on the whole experience from our guests and it was in large part thanks to their thoughtfulness and excitement to please us as a bride and groom. I truly recommend them as they took the craziness out of our day so we could really enjoy our guests and our time together.
Thanks Cherry Blossom Events!
Reviewed On 12/16/2012 by Amy N
CBE was very organized and provided lots of information and recommendations throughout the process. They were very familiar with the vendors in the area. They also made themselves available whenever needed. We are very organized and resource...
ful ourselves so there were times we felt we didn't need their help. However, in hindsight, especially after looking at all of the coordination needed the last few weeks and in particular the last two days, we couldn't have done it without them. They were great and did a fabulous job. They work hard and really make it look like it is easy. No one in our families had to do a lot of running around and there wasn't a missed detail. We would recommend them again in a heartbeat. If you really can't justify the full service, there is no reason you shouldn't work the day-of planning into your budget. It is well worth the piece of mind and taking the strain off of you and your family. CBE is a great company to hire and Sarah and Andrea are great people to work with to plan your wedding.
Reviewed On 10/08/2012 by Kate d
Hiring Cherry Blossom events was absolutely the best decision I made in my early wedding planning. I was planning a semi-long distance wedding and was busy working and going to school full time. Sarah was incredible. She made everything easy...
and FUN! She really has the mind for all the details that I would have been sure to forget. She managed everything perfectly and even knew when I needed to hear that everything was going to be okay. It's pretty much impossible to express how glad I am that I hired them. My wedding day was perfect and I owe them a huge debt of gratitude.
Reviewed On 9/25/2012 by Susannah T
I had the most incredible experience with Cherry Blossom Events. This is a wonderful company!
I selected the day-of coordinating package, but Andrea went way above and beyond in advance of the wedding to make sure our day was special. Befor...
e the wedding, she took hours of her time to contact vendors, make plans with me and even drive all around southern Wisconsin checking out possible rain sites. She made me feel relaxed and confident going into the day, because she had already thought of everything.
Then, the CBE team (Andrea and Sarah) made the actual day of the wedding absolutely wonderful. They were kind, generous, cheerful and completely unflappable. They handled everything with such ease and grace and made all of my family and friends feel as if they were in good hands. I am a worrier, but I got to enjoy the best day of my life and soak in the joy of the experience because I had total trust in Andrea and Sarah. I could not recommend them more highly!
Reviewed On 9/24/2012 by Kathleen L
They make you feel as if you're the only wedding they have - as they're so devoted,responsive, organized, and calm,yet enthusiastic! A pure delight!
Reviewed On 9/09/2012 by Haben G
Cherry Blossom handled our wedding incredibly well. We were planning our wedding from a far, and could not have done it with out them. Their attention to detail, attentiveness, creativity and energy were unparalleled. It was the perfect day, an...
d I am certain that it wouldn't have been the event that it was had we worked with anyone else.
Reviewed On 6/26/2012 by Courtney M
Andrea and Sarah gave us the perfect day. Worth every penny to have them take care of everything. I was told time and time again how thought out our wedding was and it was all due to them!
Reviewed On 6/12/2012 by Emily S
Andrea and Sarah did an AMAZING job not only planning my wedding, but also executing/coordinating all the details on the day of. They are creative, responsive and most importantly extremely knowledgeable of the wedding industry. Within the fi...
rst couple meetings they knew exactly what kind of wedding I wanted. They are wonderful, fun people to work with and I would highly recommend them to any bride who is looking for a wedding planner. The best thing about my wedding was that in the end I felt like I was a guest, not a host. Thank you for making my dream wedding come true!!
Reviewed On 6/25/2011 by Jessica L
Andrea & Sarah did a fantastic job. Both are very detail oriented, creative and professional. Open to different types of contracts from full wedding planning to just a few hours the day of the wedding. They made sure that I didn't have anyt...
hing to stress about the day of my wedding.
Contact Info for Cherry Blossom Events
PO Box 930541, Verona, WI | Madison, WI and serving the surrounding areas and travel