Colleen Miller Events is a Charlottesville, Virginia based wedding planning and design company (available for travel worldwide!). It is our mission to capture the essence of our client’s personalities, exceed expectations, and creatively manage budgets to create a unique, memorable celebration!
From dreaming up a design plan, to choosing between hundreds of vendors, and keeping everyone and everything organized, event planning is often stressful and time consuming! It can be hard to know where to begin. So relax, and let us worry about the details so you can enjoy your celebration!
As planners, it is our goal to help alleviate the stress that often surrounds planning a wedding. Whether you are looking for someone to completely plan your event in its entirety, or just need someone to keep everyone on track the day of, we will help you navigate through the planning and logistics of hosting a large-scale event!
As designers, we draw inspiration from our surroundings; nature, travel, fashion. It’s our job to help hone your vision and make it a reality. We take pride in creating timeless events with a hint of whimsy – a magical, unforgettable celebration for you and your guests.
We are professionals – this is what we do, but more importantly, this is what we LOVE. Let us help you.
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We believe it is extremely important for the bride to "click" with her planner, therefore we offer a complimentary consultation so we can get to know each other and talk all things wedding!
Our full service wedding planning and design package is just that; we will help as much, or as little, as you’d like every step of the way. From choosing the perfect venue to booking THE band that will keep your guests on the dance floor all night long, we can design and orchestrate an unforgettable event. We take time to get to know each of our clients and work together to design a unique event that reflects your style as a couple. We are committed to making your life easier by taking care of all the details and creating memories that will last a lifetime.
Have the wheels already been set in motion towards creating the wedding of your dreams but you need help moving forward? With this package, we can use our resources and experience to match you up with a “dream team” of vendors to compliment your vision. We will help you to hone your vision to create an event that is uniquely you, coordinate vendors, and manage all of the Wedding Day logistics to ensure your day is perfect!
Have you already selected your team of wedding vendors but need the direction from a professional to help organize and execute the magic you’re envisioning? This is the package for you! Four to six weeks before the big day you can hand the reins over to us to handle the Wedding Day logistics and implement your plan. We will coordinate all of your vendors, develop a detailed timeline to keep the day’s events running smoothly, oversee the set-up and breakdown of the event, and be the “go to” person to handle any issues that may arise to ensure that you stay stress-free on your big day!
Our goal is for the couple and their families to experience all the magic of the big day without any worry or stress about the details.
"Where to even start!? As my parents said after the wedding weekend, we couldn't have done it without her. Colleen was incredibly fun to work with...I now consider her a friend! She was incredibly patient while we worked through our vision for the wedding (which changed a couple of times!) and she helped bring it all to life. We spent a few days together in Charlottesville in vendor meetings, running through the itinerary and at the Tasting. She made everything so much fun and really listened to what we wanted. I'm a very detail-oriented person and organization to me is key, so I felt so lucky to be working with someone who I trusted to keep the trains running on time. The evening went off without a hitch and everything appeared completely seamless to guests. Colleen helped manage all the vendors and made sure I didn't lift a finger on my wedding day. Thank you to the whole Colleen Miller Events team, who made our June wedding the best day ever! "
"Colleen Miller Events is fabulous! We worked with Krystal and she was able to go above and beyond to create the perfect wedding day! She was great leading up to the wedding and kept everything in order the day of the wedding so we didn't have to worry about anything. "
"Kate was amazing!! My husband and I live in San Francisco so most of our communication was via phone or email. During our initial, brief call I went over my overall vision. When we met in Charlottesville a couple weeks later she had pulled out her phone and showed me a screenshot of a dinner party she saw on instagram (from Rachel Zoe) that she felt fit my vision. Turns out I had taken a screenshot of the exact same dinner to show her! From that point I knew my husband and I had met our wedding planner soul mate. She really brought our wedding to life and was extremely patient with us when we were late answering her phone calls and emails (we both were travelling all over the place for work at that point). I could go on and on-long story short, Kate and Colleen Miller Events were amazing!"
"Colleen Miller and her associates were instrumental in helping plan and execute our very complicated wedding day, right down to obtaining a permit from the city for a Baraat on the downtown mall. They connected us with fantastic vendors and did tons of behind the scenes planning leading up to the event (which meant I didn't have to!). Colleen's experience planning both Indian and American weddings was exceptionally helpful."
"Where do I begin? My wedding was absolute perfection because of Colleen Miller and her team. She took my vision and made it a reality. She knew every answer to my questions, worked with all of our vendors, and kept us on track on the wedding day. I actually teared up when she told me she was done and would be leaving after the reception! She was so easy to work with and really because a friend to myself and my family. I trust her and her opinion and that's everything! She listens and she's decisive. She is just simply amazing!"
" Danielle, wow! Thank you so very much! I will never ever forget your day and the grace and appreciation your family showed my team. It was beyond humbling and a true honor to celebrate with you all. I can not wait to see the adventures you and Dominic continue to have, you are a very lucky couple! xoxo- Colleen "
"Colleen, of Colleen Miller Events, was awesome! She's was able to take the wife's vision and turn it into more than what either of us could have asked for. Colleen was super helpful with all of the vendor coordination and dealing with a not so easy venue coordinator. All of our friends and family say it was the best wedding/reception they have ever been to. She did a great job keeping both of us calm and ensured that we were on schedule with all of our tasks, which was really helpful since we both have hectic life/work schedules. For someone who isn't too experienced with Indian weddings - Colleen and her team figured it out quickly and made it seem easy. Her organization and personality made everything feel right. I would absolutely recommend Colleen to any and all of my friends/family getting married."
" Thank you so much Jeremy! It was beyond an honor to be there for you, Sameera, and your families. Your celebration will be in my heart forever, it was a treasured experience and I wish you nothing but pure happiness!!!! xx "
"Kate at Coleen Miller Events made the whole day possible. Kate is a personal friend, so I already knew she had impeccable taste and an eye for detail. She helped me organize my thoughts along the way, but he main focus was on the day of. She organized all of the vendors, set up all of the decorations, was the point of contact for the day of, kept the wedding and reception on schedule, and stayed after to help clean up. She did a beautiful job and remained calm and poised throughout the whole day. We both agree that without Kate, the day would have been impossible. "
"I knew I wanted help with day-of activities so that all my family and friends could enjoy themselves and not have to worry about who was setting up the table arrangements or making sure the flowers were delivered. Colleen came recommended from someone else who was booked that came highly recommended. When we first spoke on the phone I knew instantly she would be great. She was extremely professional but yet personal. She had energy and was excited about the wedding as if we had known each other for years. She didn't disappoint on day of either. She got everything done that I needed her to do and even more. She was always there if I needed something but yet hidden when I didn't need anything. If you decide to use Colleen you will be happy you did. "