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Here's what you really need to know:

Illumination Events Studio is a Wedding and Party Planning service based out of Richmond, Virginia. We specialize in day of wedding coordination and party planning, and take a very limited number of full-service planning clients each year. Serving couples and hosts from all over the country, IES believes that "Virginia is for party lovers," in particular... and yes, we love dressing up just as much as rolling our sleeves up!

We can't wait to help you tell your story through 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.


What gives us that spark?

at IES, WE KEEp these four guiding principles close to our hearts...

Serve Joyfully. We are constantly on-the-go, getting details together, daydreaming about new possibilities, cultivating connections with talented vendors, and meeting clients. We do it all with love and an intense sense of purpose. Because at the end of the day, nothing makes us happier than seeing our clients experience their dream celebrations.

Keep it Pretty. Life is messy, but that doesn't mean your Big Day has to be! We strive to keep everything beautifully organized—from timeline to tablescapes—so our clients can look around at their events and smile with abandon. We may love flowers, classic lines, glowing light, sparkles, and confetti, but the beauty our clients radiate when they're blissfully caught up in the moment is what we adore most.

Create Carefree Moments. Life is made up of moments, and your Big Day is undoubtedly one of the most important. That's why we handle all of the details, so our clients and their friends and family members can be present with each other—never losing a second worrying about logistics. After all, it's much more satisfying to concentrate on how beautiful your bride looks while walking down the aisle than worrying about when the DJ is going to show up. Let us take that stress away from you!

Transform Dreams into Treasured Memories. We know you have dedicated so much thought to your event—imagining, dreaming, and looking forward to the Big Day. Let us help you transform those fantasies into perfection, so you'll have magical moments to look back on. 


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