"Planning the wedding of an event planner could have been a sticky situation, but Cinda was amazing throughout the entire planning process. Brennan and I both felt that she went above and beyond to figure out exactly we wanted, and then made sure to stick to our vision each step of the way.
Even when the unexpected attempted to thwart our big day dreams (including a heat wave of 112 degrees and a hospitalized bridesmaid), Cinda's innovation and grace under pressure easily resolved each problem.
I personally and professionally recommend Cinda and White Birch Events to every bride I meet!"
Sarah Elizabeth and Brennan
"As we reflected back on our wedding, we are so appreciative of everything that you did to make it special for us! We had a wonderful time and have heard raves from our friends and family. From making my inspirations come to life in the event design, to making sure all details were taken care of -- you did it all. The wedding was beautiful and we appreciate your ideas and guidance in making the decor reflect our shabby chic aesthetic. Additionally, we were able to relax and enjoy the day because we 100% trusted that you were on top of all the details for the day to run smoothly.
Most importantly, thank you for all the time, effort and love you put into the event -- it was wonderful to work with someone who listened to our ideas, provided an expert perspective and was a pleasure to deal with the whole time. It was like working with a friend!
Thank you for making our wedding a day of fond and fun memories that we will always cherish!"
Jen & Stephen Henry
Cinda is the absolute best! She helped us plan our wedding over the course of a year, and we truly feel like we have made a lifelong friend! Not only is she a knowledgeable event planner, but she also knows the Charlottesville market inside and out, so she can give you tips on vendors and usually has a working relationship with the Charlottesville-area vendors you end up choosing. We found this to be extremely important as we are not from Charlottesville. Cinda is also very crafty and is excellent at sewing - she made beautiful table runners for our Rehearsal Dinner from scratch! Completely and wholeheartedly recommend White Birch Events for your wedding!
Leeron and Chadd
Cinda and White Birch Events made wedding planning the fun experience that it should be! She had very good advice when it came to selecting vendors and decorations for the venue, and she always kept our budget in mind. On the big day, Cinda was amazing in orchestrating everything behind the scenes and making sure the day went perfectly.
Throughout the process, Cinda also went above and beyond to get to know us as people and not just her clients. We even took a calligraphy workshop together! It was truly like working with a friend.
Thank you for helping us create a day that we will remember for the rest of our lives!
Ellyn and Cory
"Other than your significant other, there is no better person to have by your side during the wedding planning process than Cinda. When we were pulling together our vendor team, she made amazing recommendations and even helped us negotiate terms and fees that were outside our budget. She was incredibly thorough in every aspect of planning and organization, from her detailed questionnaire to her by-the-minute timeline for our wedding. And then, most importantly, she was a calm and level-headed presence on our big day. Even though every action was meticulously mapped out and cared for, the entire day felt natural and fluid. No doubt Cinda was making magic happen behind the scenes, but all we knew was the perfect, seamless wedding day of our dreams!"
Ashley and Mark
Choosing Cinda with White Birch Events was the absolute best decision we made when planning our wedding. Not only was she impeccably organized, she had an incredibly calm demeanor throughout each step in the planning process. I was planning from afar so most of our communication was via email or phone call. Our hour long phone calls felt like 5 minutes because Cinda was so enjoyable to talk to. Her spreadsheets alone prove her ability to turn chaos into a perfect wedding day. Cinda even worked on something for us while we were on our honeymoon! I cannot recommend a better coordinator than Cinda with White Birch Events. She made our wedding so special and personal, I still get gushing compliments months later from our guests! Thank you for everything, Cinda!!!
McKenzie and Mike
We absolutely loved working with Cinda! Multiple guests went out of their way to mention how impressed they were with her coordination of the wedding. She kept everything flowing with the most graceful and calm manner. She was terrific both on the big day, and in helping us plan ahead of time. We had multiple pre-wedding coordination calls with her, and her opinions and suggestions were incredibly helpful in both creating the wedding that we envisioned, but also maintaining our budget. Cinda was absolutely terrific in all respects, and we cannot imagine what our day would have been like without her.
For one brief story of how she is willing to go above and beyond: we had an outdoor ceremony at Trump Winery (beautiful location!!) that included a chuppah that some of our friends were kind enough to build. The problem was that the chuppah had to be removed from the premises by midnight. Cinda did not hesitate to say she would take care of it. Sure enough, while we were relaxing and enjoying our cocktail hour, Cinda was up on a ladder using power tools to disassemble the chuppah. We only mention this story to emphasize how willing Cinda was to help us in whatever way possible. Although we cannot claim to have many points of comparison, we believe that Cinda is the best wedding coordinator in all of Charlottesville. We highly, highly recommend her.
Elina & Bryan
My husband and I were referred to White Birch Events through the event manager, Patrick, at Trump Winery. I trusted Patrick from early on, so I respected his opinion and referral. I connected with Cinda from the very beginning over the phone. In fact, we ended up chatting for an hour about personal stories and life events during our first conversation. As the months went on, I was able to reach out to Cinda for random questions or to get her opinion. Even though I only hired her for the rehearsal & day-of (if I could go back and had the budget, I would have hired her for my entire wedding planning), she was available to me if I needed her. She made it clear that she has integrity and would never overcharge me and/or tack on surprise expenses. A few weeks leading up to the wedding is when she really took control and met all of my expectations. She outlined in detail our wedding schedule, down to the minute; that alone was a huge help. She also had helpful "extras" available that we rented from Cinda such as table runners and chalk board signs. The wedding weekend arrived and every single thing was taken care of. She kept us on schedule — if it wasn't for her, we definitely would have compromised the timeline. She had an assistant with her as well who was also lovely, professional and there for me if I needed anything. To this day, if anything did go wrong, then I didn't and still don't know about it because she handled it. We felt like royalty on our wedding day and I can't say enough good things about Cinda.
Mary Beth & Shary
For anyone who is planning their wedding in the Charlottesville area, my husband and I would highly recommend using Cinda Hoege and White Birch Events. Cinda is someone who knows how to make your wedding dreams become a reality. I have never planned a wedding before (and hopefully won’t again!) and Cinda’s experience and expertise helped us along this journey. She is a great listener and gave us top notch suggestions (without being pushy) from everything to vendors to the smallest elegant details. We worked together to develop the timeline and budget for our big day. I felt like I was always up-to-date and “in the know.” On our wedding day, Cinda was instrumental in making sure everything went seamlessly, which wasn’t an easy task, as she had to coordinate with all of the wedding vendors, the wedding party and the arrival of close to 150 guests by bus over the course of a couple hours. She made sure everyone was where they needed to be at the appropriate time and I never had to worry about a thing! I can’t imagine having gone through such a special time without her.
Grace and Chris
Cinda was the day-of coordinator for our wedding on Labor Day weekend 2014. From the very beginning, Cinda was genuinely invested in making our wedding special. She brought up several details that we had not considered and that brought a unique touch to the wedding and reception. She was organized and this made for everything to be effortless and perfectly seamless. Because of her work, we were able to focus on getting married and not all of the endless details that we had spent months planning.
Blake and Justin
My daughter and I started planning for her destination wedding at the Trump Winery in Charlottesville, Virginia about one year in advance. At the time, we were also looking for a wedding planner who would help us organize, plan, and execute our vision. Cinda came highly recommended by the Trump Winery organization and after a couple phone meetings, we knew Cinda would help us materialize our ideas, make key decisions, and add her professional flare. Her assistants helped make my daughter's wedding day beautiful, organized, and most of all, our guests marveled about the details. Cinda thank you again for helping make it such a memorable day.
Mother of the Bride
As our event planner, Cinda was indispensable. She put out fires for us figuratively and literally. Not only did she help my parents plan a surprise fireworks display for our wedding day,she also handled the small fire that started after the fireworks were over and we were busy dancing the night away. During wedding planning, Cinda was there every step of the way to provide guidance and support when we needed it. Her advice was always practical and never pushy. Her professional yet light-hearted demeanor put my mom, husband and me at ease and made our wedding day flawless.
Our daughter, her fiancé, my husband and I all started planning for their wedding at the Trump Winery nine months in advance. It was a group effort. We researched the top rated wedding planners in Charlottesville and interviewed two. We quickly chose White Birch Events for several reasons. First, Cinda’s professional yet cool, calm, elegant demeanor was our initial positive impression. Next, and the clincher for us was her assurance that she would not commit to handling another event that same day or weekend. When you hire Cinda you get her personally and entirely. That says a lot about her commitment to her clients.
We live two hours away so we depended entirely on Cinda’s recommendations for all our vendors. Cinda’s help and advice during every step of the planning process was instrumental in our choices and in the outstanding team we were able to put together. Cinda is fun to work with and strives to understand your style and vision.
Cinda is well known and respected in Charlottesville and has excellent working relationships with all the other necessary vendors. On the day of the wedding, Cinda and her team work tirelessly to ensure that you can enjoy the day with no worries. We felt that ‘our’ wedding was perfect and beautiful, but all the photos I’ve seen of other weddings White Birch has planned are equally stunning. I highly endorse and recommend White Birch Events and Cinda Hoege as an outstanding wedding/event planner!
Sharon (Mother of the Bride)
I debated about hiring a Coordinator for my very small wedding, but eventually realized that even small weddings have tons of details that I wasn't prepared to handle. Hiring Cinda was the best decision I made. I literally could not have done everything without her. She instantly set my mind at ease as we went through what I wanted and what still needed to be done. On the actual wedding day I think I was the most relaxed bride ever. Cinda took care of every detail and somehow found time to check in on me frequently to see if she could do anything for me. I barely had a request or suggestion out of my mouth and she was already taking care of it. Cinda is a very professional yet personable woman with lots of talent for making events run smoothly. My husband was even very impressed with her work, and being in the military he is hard to impress. :) I am so grateful to White Birch Events for making our wedding day everything we wanted.
Cinda made wedding planning a breeze! She gave me a list of awesome vendor recommendations that would help match my budget and helped me hash through were to allocate dollars and where to save. Her advice in my rental meeting was invaluable - she knew the wedding venue well and helped me think through every table, linen, etc. Things that I would never have thought of without her help. She made the actual wedding day seamless and it was so nice to relax, soak in the day and know the Cinda had everything under control. She handled little mix ups like the wind blowing away all of my place cards and made sure it didn't effect the evening and everyone knew where their place was with no distruption. She had special touches and made sure that my groom and I had a few minutes alone to breathe before heading to the corcktail hour. As fast as your wedding day flies by, Cinda made sure that I was truly able to enjoy each moment. After the wedding she followed up to make sure everything went smoothly and even had her husband personally deliver items to our home in Richmond that I had accidentally left behind. Would absolutely use Cinda and White Birch Events fo another party to plan!
We had the pleasure of working with Cinda Hoege and White Birch Events to make my son's rehearsal dinner at Montalto an exceptional evening that none of our guests will soon forget. Cinda started helping me about four months before that magical night. She was so informative, knowing what's available in Charlottesville and helping us to stay on track with our budget. She has a wonderful personality and was always available to answer any questions we might have. She helped me with the rental selections and alternate plans for the weather to put our minds at ease. Cinda is so organized and had the whole night planned down to the minute. She orchestrated the plan for all the vendors getting up to Montalto and setting up the venue which is no easy task. Two days before the event she met us at Michael's to pick up frames, votives and extra vases for the cocktail tables. She also put together a wonderful framed seating assignment chart for us. She spent all day, overseeing the set-up, flowers, caterers, photographers etc for our 6 PM start time and finally left 2 hours after our guests and after all had been cleaned up. Cinda also worked with the AV person to set up a slide show and video that we were playing that night before the toasts. The entire evening ran so smoothly and my husband and I could totally relax and enjoy the party. Cinda was amazing and we could not have done the party without her. She became a good friend of ours as well and we even found that she follows and supports the UVA baseball team which my son had played on many years ago. We highly recommend Cinda and White Birch Events to organize and help with your wedding, rehearsal dinner or any other important event.
Louise & Steve Sweet
White Birch Events and Cinda were absolutely wonderful to work with for our wedding. We heard of her through a mutual source and after speaking over the phone, we decided to go with Cinda without having formally met and I couldn't be happier with that gut decision. We were planning a wedding in Charlottesville VA while I was in residency in Chicago and my now husband was in law school in D.C. and I don't think it would have been possible without Cinda's help. I did a decent amount of the planning on my own but Cinda was a great resource and a huge help considering the distance in planning. She was flexible, easy to get a hold of, and able to work off of pictures I sent her with ideas- all of which were vital for our circumstances and weddings. Most importantly, she was easy to work with, worked hard to make our vision come to life, and made the process much more manageable in order for my husband and I to be able to have the wedding for ourselves and our guests that we were hoping.
As the wedding got closer, Cinda was great for the preparations, organization, timelines and made sure for us that every "I" was dotted and "T" was crossed- including many things that I hadn't thought of. And that goes for the day of our wedding as well. Hiccups happened and things were somewhat hectic, but I only learned about that afterwards. Our wedding was absolutely perfect as Cinda and other staff made sure it was so to the best of her ability which took the task off of myself and our family. Because of this my husband, family and I were able to just take in the day and enjoy ourselves! It was perfect.
I just wanted to thank you for helping to create such a beautiful wedding for us. Everything was just perfect. Whatever hiccups occurred, seemed to be handled wonderfully and Brad and I were able to relax and just enjoy the event and celebration.
Thank you for working so well with us and helping to create the feel and event we had envisioned. Everyone kept telling us how great of a wedding it was and how beautiful everything looked.
We can not thank you enough for everything.
Danielle and Brad