Cherry Blossom Weddings and Events is an award-winning boutique event planning firm customizing events since 2006. We are thankful for well over 120 five-star reviews from happy couples on Wedding Wire, their praise reflects our commitment to our clients. We love all types and styles of weddings and have worked many times at top venues in the area such as private homes, art galleries, historic venues, and hotels. With over a decade of planning weddings, we have the planning experience as well as relationships with key vendors to create your wedding dream team. From venue selection, catering menus, table-scape designs to photography, lighting, and transportation, we are by your side to select the best wedding team for you.
“It will be hard to put into words how amazing it was to work with her. We had an outdoor wedding with initially no infrastructure, on the Shenandoah River. All we had was a giant open hayfield. Alison helped us create a wedding venue from scratch and knew just what vendors could make it happen and which ones could make it happen in the style we wanted. She was creative, efficient, organized, responsive, versatile, and helped us keep on time with decisions and tasks. Not only is she amazing at her job, but she is so kind and caring. We thought the wedding planning process would be so much more stressful, but Alison took all that potential stress away. On the day of the wedding, she seemed to be in twenty places at once and her team was just as great. Her game-time decision making was amazing and not even rain could put a damper on the evening. We had to move our outdoor ceremony to under the tent, and it turned out so unique. We wove through a crowd of family and friends to the altar. It was incredibly cool and special. We would highly recommend Alison to any bride, groom, and family that wants to throw an awesome wedding and party. My brother and sister-in-law also worked with Alison on their wedding two years ago. It was indoors at the National Museum of Women in the Arts, and it was also an incredible evening. Our family has seen Alison pull off a wedding in a ballroom and a wedding on a farm, so she really can do it all.”
“I just had my daughter’s wedding at the National Museum of Women in the Arts this past weekend (8.25.18). It was all managed and organized by Alison from Cherry Blossom Weddings & Events. A word to all MOBS (mother of the bride) – hire Alison and let her worry over every detail of the wedding planning process. Alison is truly amazing at her job, and she pays attention to every aspect of a wedding. She is personable, flexible and very knowledgeable of the wedding industry. It helped that she had also worked for the museum for several years before becoming a party planner. In short, there is no greater gift you can give yourself when you’re planning a wedding than Alison. She answered every phone call, every email and every “emergency” question from the bride and groom with great patience and calm. She knows everyone in the industry and has well-established relationships with all the vendors you need. “
“I loved working with Alison Golt at Cherry Blossom Weddings & Events. She was SO incredibly organized and helped me to prioritize tasks over the course of the planning process to make planning my wedding a much less daunting task. She helped me find AMAZING vendors and coordinated all of the scheduling/contracts, etc. along the way (including negotiating fantastic deals with some of our top-priority vendors!). That was definitely helpful, but I especially couldn’t have lived without Alison during the last couple of months of planning, when a ton of details need to be figured out and the timeline takes shape. She did a PHENOMENAL job of managing a number of different vendors, keeping me in the loop about changes, and updating our plans on the fly as we worked through changes in guest counts and last-minute requests. During the last couple of weeks leading up to the wedding, I practically had her on speed-dial/speed-email, and she fielded each request smoothly and efficiently. On the day of the wedding, she kept us calm and on-time even as she was juggling a million different tasks simultaneously. Her attention to detail even included packing up everything at the end of the evening and organizing our hotel room so that we didn’t come back to chaos after the wedding was over. I couldn’t recommend Alison and Cherry Blossom Events more highly.”!”
“Not enough words of praise to do justice to the wonderful wedding that Alison Roth Golt and the Cherry Blossom team created for my son & daughter-in-law at River Farm recently. She is a consummate professional – attentive to the total vision and to every detail (and budget) to achieve that. We opted for the package in which she handled five vendors for us and tended to every detail the week prior to the wedding and the all-important day-of, so the bride, groom (and I) could enjoy a spectacular day. When wind gusts threatened our outdoor ceremony, Alison moved the ceremony indoors – and it was even more beautiful than we dared imagine. She has excellent taste, an ability to listen and be thoughtful, and she is a true diplomat in getting everyone on the same page. She is simply the best and I hope when it comes time for our other son to marry, it will be in the DC area so we can work with Alison again!!”
“Alex and her team at Cherry Blossom Weddings & Events are everything I wanted and needed in a wedding planner! From start to finish, they were responsive, timely, patient, and just downright experts in making sure that every aspect of our wedding went off well. For every vendor they helped us with, they gave us a handful of options within our budget and within our design ideas, allowed us to narrow down the choices and negotiated our meeting with the vendors. They asked the vendors the questions we didn’t know to ask and went to bat for us every time there was something we really wanted or were unsure of with a vendor. Even for those vendors that they didn’t negotiate for us, they would always provide us with a starter list of options or vendors they knew of so we could at least start off on the right foot. It was like having someone read these types of reviews – for you! They provided a day-of timeline that pulled in every detail of the wedding. For the day of, they added in extra help to make sure our transportation from multiple hotels went off without any problems and coordinated with every vendor, even the ones they didn’t negotiate for us. We didn’t have a typical ceremony so there was no officiant to run the rehearsal. Alex and the team swooped right in and got everyone organized, kept unruly groomsmen in line and got us in and out of rehearsal on time and with three run-throughs done. They handled every last minute issue like it was no problem and kept the entire day going. I truly felt like I enjoyed my wedding day, didn’t have to worry about what was going on with the DJ, the caterer, the transportation, nothing. Your wedding day is YOUR wedding day. Alex and her team provide a service that is PRICELESS – no hassle, no worries, and a stress-free wedding day. I am forever grateful for their work.!“