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Reviewed On 3/12/2021 by Jena K
Gretchen is AMAZING!!!!! She is open to listening to your ideas and helping you make the best choice. She really takes the time to get to know you to make sure she is meeting your vision. She is also known really well with the surrounding vendo...
rs which is a HUGE help when trying to get your vision just perfect. She was amazing when it came to COVID planning and moving. Ultimately we had to cancel our wedding but she was there with us through the whole process making sure we got what needed. I love her and want have her plan every aspect of my life.
Reviewed On 12/09/2020 by Rebecca S
Gretchen was an incredible addition to our vendor team! She was very responsive and when the new COVID restrictions were announced just a couple weeks before our wedding date, she called me to propose an idea for a spilt wedding, which saved ou...
r wedding! For a bride that only had a general idea of what I wanted, she searched through my Pinterest page to gauge my style and her recommendations were spot on. Gretchen is so sincere and dedicated to making her clients vision come to life while putting brides at ease. The flowers at our wedding were more beautiful then we dreamed of! We were so pleased, and our guests complimented the flowers the entire night. I highly recommend NOVA Florals for your big day or special occasion!
Reviewed On 12/06/2019 by Jen G
If we could give more stars, we would! There are not enough words to thank Gretchen and Hayley for making our wedding, the wedding of our dreams! From the first meeting with Gretchen and Hayley, we knew were were going to have an amazing weddin...
g day. By the end of our meeting , we left feeling confident and even more excited for our big day then I ever thought possible! Gretchen and Haley are such a great team and are beyond experts in what they do. The unique designs for our event were BEAUTIFUL . If you're looking for a team to completely read your mind and create exactly what you've envisioned and more, Dragonfly Events & Design is the best. The florals were STUNNING. I have never seen such gorgeous florals.. we both found ourselves in awe of them the whole night. They were even more gorgeous than we could have ever imagined. Gretchen and Hayley were just so amazing. From the rehearsal and throughout the whole wedding day we were completely at ease because we KNEW we had an amazing team making sure every detail was perfect, and it was more than that. We can't thank you enough, Dragonfly Events & Design!
Reviewed On 10/30/2019 by Nicole A
Our experience from start to finish with Gretchen was AMAZING. When I met her I instantly clicked with her and knew she was a great person. We hired Dragonfly for florals (now called NOVA florals) and also for wedding planning. From the beginni...
ng Gretchen was so calm cool and collected and had me feeling so confident that our wedding would be nothing shy of PERFECT. She was so easy to get a hold of, very flexible on meeting times and locations, and very patient with ALL of our questions. She listens and delivers like nobody's business.
When it came to the actual day of our wedding- I wasn't even worried about one thing. Gretchen checked in and told us how wonderful and smooth everything was going and I had full confidence that it looked perfect. Little did I know that not only did it look perfect.. IT WAS A DREAM... beyond my wildest expectations- We were completely blown away with how wonderful our day truly turned out to be. We could not have done this without Gretchen and Hayley by our side making everything possible behind the scenes.
Did I mention the florals? OMG!! The flowers were MAGNIFICENT.. ROMANTIC just STUNNING. This team WAS INCREDIBLE. Every flower, every stem, every leaf perfectly placed to make the biggest impact.
Trust me and BOOK Dragonfly and you'll have the wedding of your dreams...
THANK YOU SO SO MUCH Gretchen! We are still in clouds over everything!
Reviewed On 10/02/2019 by Lara A
I do not even know where to start! Gretchen & Dragon fly events first did my cousins wedding (my MOH). I had tears in my eyes at the sight of her flowers and venue decor, as soon as I got engaged, Gretchen was the first person I booked! She mad...
e my vision for my wedding come to life and even exceed it! I still look back and I am astonished at how gorgeous everything was. Thanks to her coordination, the day and night went by seamlessly. I know my wedding would not have been as amazing and perfect as it was without her. Most importantly, my mother and I became friends with Gretchen through this process and I will always cherish that! I highly recommend Gretchen & Dragonfly Events.
Reviewed On 2/24/2019 by Christina A
I said time and time again throughout my wedding planning process that Gretchen was my angel and I still standby that statement. I probably second guessed every choice leading up to my wedding except for two things: saying yes to my fiance (no...
w husband) and hiring Gretchen.
She was thoughtful, creative, organized, detail-oriented, and incredibly experienced. Gretchen kept me and my family grounded in what was most important and brought us back when we started spiraling since we'd never done anything like it before!
She took care of the details and was a true partner in every aspect. I was in NYC planning a wedding in Leesburg, VA and she made herself available whenever I needed to chat in addition to regular touchbases, always being flexible and reassuring me we were right on track by being transparent with timelines and goals we needed to achieve. There are so many instances where I appreciated her offering her expert opinion when I needed it most - no question was too big or too small, she really knows what she's doing!
Beyond her expertise, she is kind and so much fun, so she let's you enjoy it all. My guests told me that it was the most fun and organized wedding they had ever been to! All thanks to Gretchen.
Plus, we had Dragonfly Events & Design do our flowers/decor and I was blown away by all she did. We did not stop hearing about how beautiful everything was from our guests.
It's so hard to write a review to capture everything Gretchen did, but this is my best! You will be blown away if you go with Gretchen and Dragonfly Events & Design.
Reviewed On 1/23/2019 by Haley S
There aren’t enough words to describe Gretchen’s talent. She is not only one of the best wedding planners you can have, overseeing every aspect of the day, but her event design is second to none! She is able to see your vision almost better tha...
n you can, she brought my dream wedding to life and made sure all we did was enjoy our day as it was happening. We truly have her to thank for making our dream wedding happen, my dream florals a reality, and for being such a great partner and friend along the way!
Reviewed On 10/15/2018 by Kaitlyn H
I was very hesitant to hire a wedding planner being a very type A person myself. When we first met with Gretchen during our venue tour though, I was impressed by her professionalism and access to top quality vendors in the area. I was planning ...
my wedding from a distance so this was key! Gretchen was super helpful throughout the entire process and introduced us to most of our vendors who did an absolute A+ job. Her value really came to light on our actual wedding day. Every detail, from beginning to end, seemed to flow seamlessly and it was obvious that her and her assistant Jessie were working hard throughout to make sure my vision came to light. I had the wedding of my dreams and my groom and I were able to relax and celebrate with our friends without worrying about any of the details.
Reviewed On 10/04/2018 by Elaina S
Gretchen and Jessie were the absolute best helping me plan my wedding, I don't know how people plan weddings without planners I would of been lost without them! Gretchen also did my flowers which turned out AMAZING - I got so many compliments f...
rom my guests!
Reviewed On 8/23/2018 by Morganne O
Gretchen is fantastic. I was a very DIY bride and she worked with me through the entire process and helped me do things you would normally pay caterers or extra help to do. This ultimately saved me so much money on my wedding and made it so per...
sonal and unique. I wouldn't have been able to accomplish my vision at my budget without her. She was fantastic and I will miss working with her!!
Reviewed On 7/11/2018 by Josh D
For the price we paid for wedding and food coordination, we were somewhat disappointed in the quality of service. They repeatedly got the incorrect linen choices and even the day of, some of the colors were incorrect. Gretchen also made decisio...
ns without consulting us (day of) which we did not appreciate it, although things were hectic due to rain. Multiple promises were made that were not followed through, probably due to not having enough staff to host so many people. Despite the numerous things that did not go as planned, Gretchen still helped to make our wedding day the best day ever! We forgot to bring bistro lights for our exit, and Gretchen managed to pull together a great exit from nothing! There was definitely a learning curve for a wedding this size, and I think with more staff in the future, Dragonfly Events could handle a large wedding more seamlessly.
Reviewed On 4/10/2018 by Laura C
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 Gr...
etchen 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!
Reviewed On 11/18/2016 by Anakarym M
Dragonfly is the all in one wedding solutions! I booked with them for floral and wedding coordination. As my month of coordinator, working with Gretchen, who is the owner, was such a delight. She made her self available via email and phone way ...
before the month of my wedding, she put me at ease when I felt overwhelmed from the planning, and most of all she took action on our wedding day that made it go smooth, seamless, and without a hitch for my husband and I. She's a perfectionist, a true organized planner, and delivers/executes as promised. She was there early and left when pretty much it was all done and over with. Was able to move to plan B (outdoor ceremony moved indoors) assuring me things would still be just as I had ever wished for and it was beyond my expectations!
We were definitely blessed with the wedding dream team on our special day.
Reviewed On 11/16/2016 by Casey L
I can't even begin to explain how AMAZING working with Dragonfly Events and Design was! After planning our wedding for over a year and sitting down with Gretchen multiple times, I was just blown away by everything she does for her clients. She ...
goes above and beyond and not only is an incredible wedding planner, from managing everything to finding the best vendors to executing the day PERFECTLY. I cried as soon as I walked into our venue because my vision had come to life, more so then I even expected. It was gorgeous. Our flowers, the decor, the linens we picked - everything was perfect and I am so, so grateful for Gretchen and her team. My husband and I have said it over and over... the best thing we did (other than get married ha!) was choose Gretchen as our wedding planner. I loved every single minute of planning with her and had a blast doing so!!!! Plus it was PERFECT! Thank you Gretchen - we love you!
Reviewed On 11/17/2015 by Nicole B
I am an event planner by trade and knew I didn't want to worry about the minutiae of details required to setup my wedding on the day of. Gretchen had planned my friend's wedding a few months prior, so I called her up and her month of planning ...
was exactly what I needed. She met with me to go over my vision for the wedding and the items I had already put together...I am extremely picky, but she was a great sounding board for ideas that I wasn't quite sure about and even helped me search for the perfect linens to fit in with that vision. Not only did she help with coordinating all of the vendors in the month before the wedding, but she also did my floral arrangements, which turned out even more beautiful than I had imagined. Her day-of coordination is something that no bride should go without. My wedding was at Morais Vineyards, which was an absolutely gorgeous venue, but like a lot of venues, they don't allow you to setup decorations or leave anything the night before. Gretchen and her crew were able to pull together all of my pintrest-inspired creations and get the place looking fantastic all within the few short hours that we had available before the ceremony. Thanks to Gretchen, I had not a care in the world on my wedding day. There were a few snafus, like the caterer not bringing mixers or our shuttle service breaking down, causing the wedding to be delayed an hour, but Gretchen took care of each of those items and I didn't even know anything had happened until after the ceremony was over. Gretchen is definitely fantastic and I would recommend her for both wedding planning and floral decor in a heartbeat.