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Candy Co. is a full service planning agency that creates quality, unique, customized events 

Planning your event should be a sweet experience

At Candy Co., we know creating a successful event takes more than just education, experience, and being able to think on your feet, (luckily, we always have plan b, c, d, e, and f just in case). We believe it also requires three pretty simple principles:

 Drink the kool-aid, passion is contagious  Hard work, there is no substitution  There is no I in team, so we play nicely with others Let's start with relationship

We believe the best way to begin a relationship is an open, honest conversation and start with these steps:

We listen; we value your ideas and input and use them to shape your event We ask questions and create a customized package to ensure all of your needs are met We go to work - once we all agree, you sign the contract and off we go

Our office is like the north pole. We work as hard as elves and even wear pointy shoes.

...and then on to the dotted line

Signing with Candy Co. means that we are all agreeing to work together towards our single-minded goal of making your event everything you imagined it could be. 

We can’t wait to hear from you!

 

contact us today and lets start building your dream event together.

Lauren
10/28/17
Categories: Planner
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Words cannot express my gratitude for Candy and her team at Candy+Co. My wedding was a dream come true and I owe so much of that to Candy. She helped to create the perfect wedding for me and my husband. Every idea and vision I had, Candy and her team brought it to life and made it that much better. For the past 7 years, I have been planning events for up to 35,000 people, I know what it takes to put on a successful event... so I thought I could manage my own wedding and do it all myself. But planning an event for a client and planning your perfect dream wedding are two entirely different beasts. The stress of doing it myself won and I'm glad it did because I met Candy and she immediately put my mind at ease. There is no doubt in my mind that if you hire Candy, she will go above and beyond for you and make the investment entirely worth it. Candy is incredibly professional and a friend at the same time. I don't like the show Scandal but I will make the reference because Candy is like a gladiator, she just handles it, no matter what. I am incredibly lucky to have had her help. Candy responded to every question, email and call within hours, no matter the day or time. She's incredibly well organized. I am a very detail-oriented person and I met my match with Candy. She had every minute of the day planned so I didn't have to worry about a thing. I could share countless examples of how Candy went above and beyond to make my wedding the best day of my life but instead I will just leave you with this... if you think you don't need a wedding planner, think again because I can guarantee you that Candy will be the best investment you make. My husband and I got engaged in June of 2016, we met Candy in February of 2017 and we got married in October of 2017... if I could do it all over again, the only thing I would do differently is hire Candy once I got engaged.
Candy+Co. Events responded with the following comments:
L+E! What a brilliant review! Thank you so much for letting us be a part of your wedding day! We knew that signing with a professional planner meant we had big shoes to fill and are thrilled to know that we met your needs AND gave you peace of mind!! We wish you both a lifetime of happiness, adventure, and Veuve Clicquot!!!
Amanda
9/29/17
Categories: Planner
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
We had a great experience with Alana from Candy + Co. There was an issue during my wedding (with the caterer) and I didn't find out about it until the reception when my husband asked me about it. I didn't have to worry about anything and it was more than awesome to send all vendor emails and questions straight to her when I was stressing out close to my wedding day. <3
Candy+Co. Events responded with the following comments:
Thanks a million for your kind words! It was amazing to be part of your big day. Wishing you all the best! - Alana
Harry
8/12/17
Categories: Planner
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Candy and Alana are great! We had a lot of twists and turns, including date and venue changes, and they got us through it all. Fantastic team.
Candy+Co. Events responded with the following comments:
It was our pleasure S+H!
Jimmy
8/6/17
Categories: Planner
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
We interviewed four planners and Candy stood out by far and we couldn't be happier with our choice. Candy is one of the most organized, detailed, caring and dedicated planning professionals I've ever met, and I say this from the perspective of being an OCD planner myself! Her talents in coordinating and communicating are outstanding and we highly recommend her. Her online planning tools made budgeting, tracking and collaborating countless details much easier than starting from scratch. There simply is no detail that Candy overlooks and she will guide, opine, ask, nudge, cajole and lovingly insist (when needed) to keep you and the other service providers on schedule and in the loop so everyone is working as a team in preparation for and during the big day. Although we had been working with Candy for months, it was especially satisfying to see her in action on our wedding day. She is prepared for EVERYTHING including the inevitable surprises (torn pants hem, 89 year old aunt who needed a ride, sick sister-in-law right out of the hospital who needed extra personal attention). Working with Candy meant we were able to enjoy our wedding day without worry. We'll be forever grateful to her for always treating us not like clients but with love. Sounds sappy but it's true--she loves her work and it shows in everything she does. Andrew & Jimmy
Candy+Co. Events responded with the following comments:
A+J, Thank you both so much for trusting me with your wedding day! It was a pleasure and honor to be there to witness your love for your family, friends, and each other!
Debbie
7/15/17
Categories: Planner
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
We were so, so fortunate to have Candy for our wedding planner. She is amazing, amazing, amazing. Our daughter's wedding was basically a "destination wedding" in that I live across the country and our daughter is in graduate school in a city that is 3 hours away. Candy was incredible in helping narrow down vendors that she knows does great quality work and would fit into our budget, is incredibly responsive immediately to e-mails, and has a very special way about her that left my daughter feeling cared for and happy after each and every interaction. Somehow, on the day of, she manages to be everywhere and helpful to everyone. Even my niece who was there with two small children was amazed how she was helpful and aware of HER needs, brought tea with honey for my daughter who was losing her voice, and in so many other ways. I cannot express how grateful we are to Candy for helping us make this whole experience as wonderful as we ever could have hoped for or imagined.
Candy+Co. Events responded with the following comments:
Thank you so much Debbie! It really was so wonderful to work with both you and your daughter in planning her wedding. I hope we can work together again in the future on another personal event!
Doug
7/15/17
Categories: Planner
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Candy was the best!!! We weren't even really serious about hiring a planner, but we called her anyway just to see what we'd think, as she came highly recommended -- she won us over in the call and repeatedly ever since. Candy was tremendously skilled, obsessively detail oriented, and perfect in her planning for our wedding. She made sure everything was done and took a lot of the stress out of the process for my (new) wife. We'd absolutely recommend her for ANY wedding.
Candy+Co. Events responded with the following comments:
D! Thank you so much for the ringing endorsement! I loved being part of your wedding and working with you and J through the planning process! I wish you all of the best in this next great adventure together!
Carlos
7/15/17
Categories: Planner
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
We loved them. We got a wedding that we loved, our guests loved, and they made sure we enjoyed it to. The whole process was streamlined and low stress due to their management and insights. In more detail: Awesome people: They are some of the nicest people to work with. We always felt respected, received quick replies, and generally felt very comfortable working with them. They were always on our side. They work with your vision: They are extremely flexible in adapting to our needs, from meeting our budget, to the tone and character of the wedding. They never pushed their own vision, they worked with us to make sure we were happy. That doesnt mean they did not provide any advice or recommendations, but they were all in line with our vision. They recommend awesome vendors: All the people they proposed we use (flowerist, photographer, etc) we all really liked. We felt comfortable with them and they delivered way beyond our expectations. Always provided sound advice: Ultimately, many decisions were up to us, but we often had to weigh multiple pros and cons. They were always able to provide a good sounding board for helping us decide which decision to do. They handle all the minor details and setbacks during the last stretch. They made sure they had plan B, C, D etc for any setbacks that could occur and basically took over all the details in the last month. They basically guided us throughout the chaos of paying, finalizing contracts, timelines, etc without any hiccup. They make sure the Bride and Groom were FED. With all the chaos that happens after the wedding, they make sure that the Bride and Groom have some time alone together to breath, collect their thoughts about what just happened, and be able to actually enjoy the union that just occurred. They are on point during the chaos of the celebration: guiding the guests, and VIPs to food, dancing, cake eating, etc. Never were we or our guests unsure of what was happening next and where to go.
Candy+Co. Events responded with the following comments:
C - This is so awesome! Thank you so much for the great review and insight into our planning management! We loved working with you and your lovely bride! We can't wait to hear what next great adventure you explore next! If you're ever back in the DC area, please don't hesitate to reach out for a coffee/catch up!
Joanna
7/15/17
Categories: Unique Services
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
I truly cannot say enough positive things about my experience working with Candy. Of all of the decisions we made related to the wedding (and the wedding was incredible and truly the best day of my life), choosing to work with Candy was absolutely the best choice of all. My mom and I must have said "thank god for Candy" dozens of times. She's incredibly attentive to detail, reliable, responsive, flexible, and fun. To demonstrate her attentiveness to detail - I had lost my voice the morning of my wedding and texted Candy. She brought tea and honey to the wedding, and she even made sure someone stirred my tea when the honey had likely settled to the bottom. THAT is the level of detail you get with Candy! Regarding her responsiveness, she responds to e-mails nearly immediately, and never longer than half of a day. She is also very calming. Several times I called her stressed about a wedding-related issue and I always got off the phone in a good mood. Candy did an excellent job of putting in her two cents when asked for it (backed up by tons of experience and knowledge), but always focusing on helping me figure out what would make me the happiest. I truly feel that hiring Candy made my year and a half of wedding planning more relaxed and fun, and the final day turned out better than my husband and I had imagined. I am someone who tends to have high standards for being responsive and reliable, and I HIGHLY recommend Candy without any reservations.
Candy+Co. Events responded with the following comments:
Thank you so much for being so amazingly responsive, for listening to my advice, and for being open and honest so that I could address anything that needed a resolution. Most importantly, THANK YOU for trusting me!!! Your wedding was awesome, but you and I both know, your best days with D are ahead of you! I can't wait follow along as you greet your next new adventure into forever. All of my love and best wishes!!
Lauren
7/15/17
Categories: Unique Services
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Candy & Co took all of our random little thoughts about how we wanted our wedding to look and feel and found all the perfect vendors to make it a reality. They are incredibly responsive, such a good value and kept our wedding the fun, traditional-ish but bright and happy celebration they wanted. When I woke up the next morning with no idea about where my various pairs of shoes or cake topper were, I was not at all worried because I knew Bayleigh was on top of it and had everything ready to go for my family at the end of the night. We couldn't have asked for better planners, especially planning from Colorado and California, go talk to them now, they are awesome!
Candy+Co. Events responded with the following comments:
We were so thrilled to work with you and Carlos! You had wonderful ideas, incorporated everything you loved and made sure family felt all the thanks for being a part of your wonderful wedding! It was truly a pleasure and Bayleigh, I and the whole team wish you and Carlos a very happy forever!
Justin
4/22/17
Categories: Planner, Unique Services
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Bayleigh Butterbrodt and Candy Borales of Candy+Co Events provided us with expert planning guidance and day-of-wedding coordination for our 22 April 2017 wedding at Capon Springs & Farms in Capon Springs, WV. Our goal was to host a wedding ceremony and reception that brought together our friends and family from across the country and the globe, merged elements of our two cultures (colorful India and rustic West Virginia), and coordinated talented vendors across West Virginia and the D.C. area. Bayleigh and Candy provided us with invaluable planning tools and leveraged their expertise to provide us with phenomenal suggestions and answers for every question we came across. Bayleigh coordinated communication between all our vendors and scheduled walk-throughs with vendors at our wedding venue. When inclement weather was forecasted for our wedding day, Bayleigh helped us to enact our Plan B that moved our outdoor events to indoor spaces. Bayleigh and Candy also updated our wedding website with the new details when we lacked access to wifi and cellular data at our remote venue location! They arrived on the wedding day with earpieces and transceivers that allowed them to communicate seamlessly with each other throughout each event! They walked our officiants and wedding party through our ceremony rehearsals, assisted us with finalizing our Plan B seating arrangements, and allowed us to focus on getting ready for our ceremonies during all the final preparations! Following our ceremony, Bayleigh and Candy brought us our signature drinks and hors d'oeuvres, ensuring that we had our much-needed alone time together. Candy+Co gave us peace of mind throughout our wedding day with their expertise, professionalism, and impeccable attention to every detail, and we cannot thank them enough for giving us the stress-free wedding day of our dreams! We are truly honored to have had them leading our wedding team, and we hope to work with them again soon for a future special occasion!
Candy+Co. Events responded with the following comments:
We were honored to be a part of your Wedding day!! Thank you so much for trusting us to see your vision through!
Amanda
11/20/16
Categories: Planner
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
"Professional" is not enough to describe these guys. Incredible attention to details like where furniture goes, when furniture moves, finding stray family members; lightening fast responses every time I called, emailed, or texted; an uncanny (experienced) ability to proactively answer questions forming in my mind. Frankly, There are so many decisions that have to be made even for a relatively small and simple wedding, and it was such a relief to have a pro on my side to give me ideas, names, and price ranges. Even my vendors kept saying "oh you've got Candy + Co so we don't have to worry about __________". We worked with Alana who, on top of being an incredible planner, is so FUN! Her enthusiasm is infectious, and she was always ready with great ideas and encouragement.
Gregory
10/29/16
Categories: Planner
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
What a wonderful experience it was from start to finish with Candy+Co.! We wish we could do it all over again to work with the people that helped bring our vision to life. Everything turned out better than we expected and so much of it had to do with Candy and her team. Throughout the process, Candy kept us on track month by month and week by week. We loved working with the vendors she recommended and the vendors we found ourselves loved working with her. A lot of credit goes to Candy herself who knows how to lead a team. She was always responsive and ready to step in when we needed assistance or to answer any questions. Our wedding and reception was held at a venue that had never held a wedding before but Candy handled everything perfectly and our wedding was amazing. On the day of, she was a calming presence for us while also making sure things were getting set up correctly and on time. Throughout the night Candy and her team were caring and attentive of us and our guests. We highly recommend Candy+Co. and couldn’t have done it without them.
Candy+Co. Events responded with the following comments:
We cannot tell you what a joy it was to be a part of your wedding! Thank you so much for the wonderful review!
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What wedding events do you provide services for?
Ceremony, Reception, Rehearsal Dinner
What wedding planning services do you offer?
Budget Analysis, Day-Of Coordination, Full Planning, Guest List Creation, Partial Planning, Timelines, To-Do Lists, Vendor Referrals
What types of weddings do you accomodate?
Civil, Cultural, Destination, Double Weddings, Eco-Friendly, Military, Non-Religious, Religious
How many planners are on your team?
5
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