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Planner in Virginia Beach, VA,

Baxter's Creative Events

Serving All Hampton Roads, VA Locations And Some North Eastern Locations in NC
Virginia Beach, VA, VA
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(757) 470-1735
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  • 143 Reviews


    Sarah Melton

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    5 out of 5
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  • I don't know where to begin, I hired Sandy in November of 2017. Over the past year and a half of working with her, she has proven herself deserving of the 5 stars I, and so many others, have given her. She does everything you would expect a planner to do, keeping you on schedule as far as booking vendors, reminding you of little details that you may forget, giving you resources for order wedding related things, but she also has your back. She makes sure your vision is always at the forefront of all of the planning, she will speak up for you when she senses that you need some backup. She was wonderful throughout the planning process! Day of, she was fantastic, I could never have done this without her, she kept everything on schedule, things literally could not have run more smoothly. She is just such a machine day of. I would without a doubt 100% absolutely insist that everyone in the area hire her. She has amazing connections and contacts, it is very evident that the vendors love worki... Read more

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    Thank you so much Sarah for the amazing review! I love it when we are able to successfully meet the needs of our couples. It was wonderful working with you for over a year and getting to know you better and helping to design the wedding of your dreams. I love what I do and that's what drives my enthusiasm and work ethic, but it's even better when I have couples that are as amazing, friendly, on top of things as you were. You were such a joy to work with! I hope you stay in touch and thank you so very much for the amazing review. xoxo

    Alex G

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  • I was very satisfied with my experience and the wedding went very smoothly. Thanks for everything! Alex

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    Thank you so much Alex for the wonderful review. It was great working with you and I'm so happy that we met your expectations. Stay in touch

    Renee Ambrose

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  • Where do I start? I found Sandra Baxter online while shopping for a Wedding Planner in the Hampton Roads area. I initially met with another Events Planning firm and thought for sure I’d go with them, but Sandy contacted me and we hit it off after an hour long conversation over the phone and that’s when I sealed the deal (a year before my wedding date). I didn’t consider myself to be a typical bride, so I wanted to work with someone who’d respect my ideas and not force their opinions and suggestions on me, and Sandy was extremely understanding and open to my desires and my cool, laid back nature. She is very detailed and tremendously organized. Communication between us was easy, between emails, text messages and phone calls, I was able to reach her whenever I needed something, and she was good at putting my mind at ease. She is very connected in the Hampton Roads community and well-known by all their wedding vendors, hence she was able to secure significant discounts for us for ... Read more

    C'esa Johnson

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  • Sandy was exactly what we needed for our wedding! Her connections in the area, experience, punctuality, organization and sweet personality made the entire planning process and wedding day relatively painless. My husband and my schedules are borderline hectic but Sandy was flexible and made communication and meetings work (even when her schedule was busy too!). Sandy kept us on track and stepped in to reach out to vendors or even provide inspiration from past weddings. The day of the wedding was literally a dream! We special ordered a wedding cake stand and the delivery got pushed back until the Monday after the wedding. All it took was a couple text messages while I was getting my hair done and Sandy was able to get us another cake stand which ended up looking way better than the one we ordered! The organization put into her business is unmatched and ultimately leads to a seamless wedding day with little to no stress. I will recommend her services to every engaged friend of min... Read more

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    Thank you C'esa for the wonderful review, I appreciate hearing your thoughts and feedback on my services. I will always go above and beyond for all my couples to ensure a seamless, stress free and amazing wedding! Being that this is a once in a lifetime event for a couple, it should be as perfect as possible, and my goal is to go into each and every wedding trying to accomplish just that; Perfection. I love what I do and that's what drives my enthusiasm and work ethic. You and Q were such a wonderful couple to work for and I hope I have the privi

    Quinton Taylor

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  • Sandy played an important role in making sure our wedding was everything we wanted and more. She was very organized, responsive, and timely. When things came up that were unexpected, she was on top of it, and the solution was even better then the initial plan. We were very pleased with the work Sandy provided us, and we’d recommend her to any couple.

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    Thank you so much Quinton for the wonderful review. I loved everything about your wedding and even more so, working with you guys to make things easier and special for your special day. It's couples like you guys that makes me love what I do even more each and every day and I feel completely blessed that I have some of the most wonderful couples to work with! Thank you again for the wonderful review!

    Maresa Martin

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  • Sandy is so incredible! As a fairly decisive, type-A kind of bride, I knew that I needed a wedding planner who was organized and had great attention to detail. Sandy was such a blessing. Over the course of 11 months, I planned my wedding in Norfolk, VA while living in San Diego, CA. Sandy was so helpful in introducing me to vendors, scheduling meetings, and ensuring that each visit to Norfolk was efficient and productive. She quickly learned my sense of style and offered me options that fit my choice of style and design. She joined me for every tasting, every vendor meeting, and was so accommodating to me and my requests (shipping favors, dropping off decor, etc.) as my special day approached. Not to mention that other vendors spoke so highly of Sandy, and were happy to work with me because of her! Lastly, Sandy's attention to detail was impeccable, from her detailed wedding day timeline to placement of the cake during the reception. She is absolutely thorough! My we... Read more

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    Thank you for the amazing review Maresa and thank you for trusting in me to make your day special! I love working with all my local couples, but I also love working with couples from all over the US to help them envision their wedding day and to assist in designing the wedding of their dreams. You and Sharef looked amazing on your wedding day and you glowed with happiness and warmth. It's always nice to have a couple that is as sweet and humble as the two of you! It was an honor working with you over those 11 months and I thank you for trusting in me and my business to bring about the wedding of your dreams! I look forward to the day that I get to see you again when you're in town on business, or the next time I am out in San Diego, CA. Thank you again Maresa for the amazing review! xoxo

    Morgan

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  • Sandy and her team were absolutely AMAZING! My wedding was at the Chrysler Museum in Norfolk and I used the luxury package from Baxter Creative Events. Sandy created a timeline that covered every minute of the wedding. Not only did the timeline drive each vendor to completion but she executed perfectly. The wedding started right on time! 60 seconds early to be exact. Sandy thought of everything! She had a plan A, B and C for the entire day. Each component of my wedding I asked to be special was incorporated how we wanted. Sandy attended each vendor meeting to ensure they knew the plan and overall dream for the wedding. She collected all the contracts and managed vendor communication so that we did not have to. All I did was show up and have fun! My entire family was pleased and blown away! Sandy is hands down the BEST wedding planner Virginia has to offer. Well worth every dime spent for a fairy tale wedding experience! Not only did I gain and event planner, I gained a friend.

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    Morgan my amazing bride and now friend, thank you, thank you, thank you for the amazing review! I thoroughly loved working with you over the past year to help you all along the way to realize and design the wedding of your dreams. You were such an amazing bride to work with and you looked simply STUNNING on your wedding day! I loved all the vibrant yellows and the blues for your decor! You made planning your wedding a joy and so much fun! I look forward to the day that I get to see you again and see that beautiful smile on your face, because like I told you on more than one occasion, you're a ray of sunshine every single time I see you and that's why I would text or email you with "Good Morning Sunshine"! All the vendors loved working with you as well, and I feel blessed that I had the privilege of working with you. Thank you again for the amazing review!

    Marie

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  • Overall, Sandy exceeded our expectations. She communicated with us every step of the way to ensure our wedding was exactly how we wanted. We loved how she was our advocate and was able to push our vision to all the vendors to ensure we had the best day possible. We liked how she would always ask us before a decision needed to be made. It was a great feeling to know she had our backs and best interests in mind, even when dealing with a headache of a vendor. The day of timeline she created was incredibly helpful for keeping the bridal parties on track on the wedding day! The rehearsal was the most thorough and coordinated rehearsal either of us have been to. She was an integral part in making our day amazing!

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    Thank you so much Marie for the wonderful review and for your feedback on our services for your wedding. I loved working with you and helping to make your wedding day special! You guys looked so good and so very happy on your wedding day and I'm thankful I was able to be a part in that as well. Thank you again Marie for the wonderful review. xoxo

    Daniel Garcia

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  • Working with Sandy has been an absolute pleasure. She put in the time and care necessary to make sure that we had an unforgettable wedding day. She was able to keep her head through all the commotion throughout the night and was able to deliver an amazing final product. Sandy, thank you so much for an amazing wedding.

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    Thank you Daniel for your wonderful review and I am so happy that I met your expectations and was able to design the wedding of yours and Janelle's dreams. It was wonderful working with you for over a year to bring amount the wedding of your dreams. Thank you again for the wonderful review.

    Janelle Tanglao Garcia

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  • Sandy is truly a magical wedding planner. From the very start of planning she was on top of scheduling and coordinating. She has a long list of vendors and ideas that make choosing what’s most important to you extremely easy and effortless. I no longer live in the 757 area code but she worked around my schedule and made working with her and other vendors a piece of cake. She really takes your stress away, she has a wealth of knowledge and experience and you can rest easy knowing you’re in good hands. She is as professional as they come but is warm and humorous, you’re never afraid to talk to her about anything. This could’ve easily been the most stressful event of my life but she truly made it effortless and special, no request is too much or too big. Our wedding was a true fairytale, it went off without a hitch!

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    Thank you Janelle for the wonderful review and your kind words. I love what I do so much, and I invest a lot of my heart and soul in planning weddings with my couples to bring about the wedding of their dreams and to ensure they have the best day of their lives. Every bride and groom deserves top notch service and a stress free wedding day. We aim to please and go above and beyond for ever single couple we work with. Again, thank you so very much for your kind words.

    Lisa Tanglao

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    5 out of 5
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    Thank you Lisa for the 5 star rating. It was wonderful working with you and I hope you stay in touch.

    Madalyn

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  • Sandy was extremely attentive to our needs. She was detailed and thorough in the build-up to our wedding. She was direct and helpful with acquiring, contacting, and communicating with vendors. We had no issues the day of our wedding and we are confident it had everything to do with Sandy's work! We are so grateful for all of her help and we highly recommend her!

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    Thank you so much Madalyn for the wonderful review! I am so very happy that we met your expectations and that you were satisfied with our services for your entire wedding planning including the day of your wedding. Our goal is to always meet our couples expectations and to keep them from feeling stressed the day of their wedding so they can enjoy the entire wedding day experience. Thank you again for the wonderful review!

    Kelilah Johnson

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  • Since my husband is in the army, I was facing the prospect of planning a wedding from the opposite coast of the U.S. from where the wedding was going to be. The very first decision I made in the wedding planning process was to hire Sandy as my full-event wedding planner. BEST. DECISION. EVER. It took one phone call for me to be sure that she was the wedding planner for me. Because I couldn’t make very many trips back to the east coast, we did almost all of the planning over email and the phone. Sandy went to meetings for me when I couldn’t go. She FaceTimed me and described things in so much detail, it felt like I was there. I never went more than a few days without answers to my questions or questions from her on things I needed. In addition to her stellar communication, Sandy knows Virginia Beach and the Hampton Roads area incredibly well. She had helpful advice for every aspect of planning: choosing vendors, budget management, hotel room blocks, catering and rental details, dres... Read more

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    Thank you so very much for the amazing review Kelilah. I thoroughly enjoyed working with you and assisting in bringing your vision to fruition! It's always great to hear when we have met our couples expectations and have provided them with services that either meets or exceeds their expectations. I am so very thankful that I met you and was able to establish a relationship with you even though we were thousands of miles apart from each other. I always provide the same service whether you are a local bride or a bride planning from clear across the United States over on the Pacific Coast, after all every bride deserves the same attention and service. I love what I do and will always go above and beyond for all of my couples to ensure the wedding of their dreams and you were no exception! As I said in the beginning of this response, I thoroughly enjoyed or better yet LOVED working with you and I hope you stay in touch and will visit with me the next time you are in Virginia Beach. Thank you again for the amazing review.

    M.

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  • Sandy is outstanding! When my wife and I started our search for a wedding planner over a year ago, we knew instantly that Sandy was the person for the job. She is professional, meticulous, and on the ball—always. I cannot tell you how much stress she took out of the process for both of us. Particularly on the big day, Sandy and her husband Will took care of every last detail, which allowed my wife and I to do exactly what we hoped to do: have fun! If you are looking for a wedding planner who will be both a friend and advocate for you throughout the planning process, look no further than Sandy!

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    Thank you so very much Matt for the awesome review. It was such a pleasure working with you and Kelilah to bring about the wedding of your dreams. I couldn't have asked for a better couple to work with and am so thankful that you both trusted in me and my husband to make your wedding day a success. Thank you again for the review.

    John Fassoth

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  • Sandy is simply the best anyone could ever ask for. From the first day she made it clear that she is here for us. The planning process is a very daunting process but Sandy made us feel at ease when we first met her. We can really tell that she has a passion for what she does and her attention to detail is remarkable. From the moment we told her our idea for the wedding theme she was able to help us brainstorm ideas and make the vision of our dream wedding come true. She shared stories of weddings she’s done in the past. Ones that went well and some not so well, but she shared how she handled everything for the couple and still made their night amazing. You’ll have to ask her about them because it’s astounding how she comes through for the couple. I was very impressed with the wedding planning timelines, because I had no idea on where to start! Sandy has a list of recommended vendors and we were very happy with them as well. I could tell they have the same great passion for... Read more

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    Thank you so very much John for the amazing review! I thoroughly enjoyed working with you and Jinsy to bring about the wedding of your dreams. It's always nice to meet such a sweet and loving couple such as you and Jinsy! Working with you was so easy and I'm so thankful and honored that you chose me to be your wedding planner. I enjoyed the past year getting to know you both better and helping to design your wedding. The bad part is when the wedding is over and you don't really get to see each other as often. I hope when you get back from deployment that we can all meet up again just to check in and see how things are going. By the way, you and Jinsy looked simply amazing the day of your wedding and your 1st dance as husband and wife was by far the best I have seen yet! Please stay in touch and send me wedding photos so I can show all of the amazing decor you had for the wedding. Thank you again for trusting in me to bring about the wedding of your dreams and thank you again for the amazing review!
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