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Carol Carper- Certified Event & Wedding Planner

Certified Virginia Wedding Planner

Wedding Insitute Lgo.  Carol Carper Certified Graduate, Wedding Planning Insiitute.



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    Do what is right based on common principles.
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    Make yourself accountable to the community.


Create the Feedback Loop of Joy.  Call Carol Carper-Certified Wedding Planner for design, planning & coordination.

"Hiring CC was, without a doubt, the best money we spent on our wedding."

Carol Carper-Certified Wedding Planner-Design, Planning & CoordinationWe create the feedback loop of joy in our connected lives.  The rainbow colored infinity symbol represents the feedback loop of joy generated when members of the wedding party resonate in sync.  Infinite joy flows like the warm and cool colors of the rainbow, when each member honors the couple’s vision with their gift of loving support.  Each member of the Wedding Party has a special role to play in a special day of a special person they love.  Whether the Planner is the Bride, the mother-of-the-bride, other member of the Wedding Party or a Professional Wedding Planner, the Wedding Planner is the catalyst that creates the feedback loop; the lubricant that sustains that loop and the glue that links every member of the bridal party, the celebrant and every vendor.

Put your faith in the “Bride's Planning Book" comprehensive software to plan and organize.

        Rely on "The Bride's Planning Book" to be the only resource you need.  Comprehensive software provides tools for organizing, tracking and updating plans.  Face to face, telephone & email consultations when you need them.

silver package

Bride’s Planning Book

Bride's Planning Software

& The Wedding Day Coordination Package $1,550


"The Bride's Planning Book"  The only resource you'll need. Includes comprehensive wedding planning software.

Bride’s Planning Book

Comprehensive Software CD

Free Initial Consultation

Budget Planning Advice

Midway Consultation

Finishing Touches Consultation

Weekly email consultation (six months preceding your event)

24/7 phone access (week preceding the event)

Basic Wedding Day Coordination, Rehearsal & Ceremony Direction Package

Often couples invest a year or more planning their wedding, but as the big day approaches anxiety about the actual “Wedding Day” logistics set in.   If you want to remember every moment of the “Big Day”, let CC coordinate the day for you.  Choose the "Wedding Day Coordination Package" and rest assured  that everything will be done as you planned. You create the vision, CC provides personalized planning and coordination.  Satisfaction Guaranteed.


Basic Wedding Day Coordination 

Rehearsal & Ceremony Direction Package $550

        Complimentary Initial Consultation

         One-hour consultation approximately one month prior to the event.

        Weekly email consultation (month preceding your event)

        Use of Newstead's extensive etiquette library

        24/7 phone access-week of the event.

         Review all vendor contracts you provide relating to your ceremony and reception.  

         Ceremony and Reception Coordination

         Customized Ceremony Agenda


A wedding without the expertise of a planner is like buying a home without the advice and help of a REALTOR or going on vacation without a guide. You can do “for sale by owners” or self guided tours but can miss many important details that will cost you time energy and money on your special day.


Premium platinum package

Complete Wedding Planning & Wedding Day Coordination $3,695

This package is for the Bride that needs help from the proposal to the wedding day. Your time is valuable. With this package you will not have to worry about researching for vendors and hoping they're reliable. We'll present you with vendors that fit your style and needs. Then, we'll negotiate for the very best pricing and terms on your behalf.

Bride’s Planning Book

Comprehensive Software CD

Eleven planning meetings

Attendance in 8 vendor referrals and appointment meetings

Review contracts

Assist with wedding design and theme

Budget Development & Management

Preparing multiple schedules, timeline, checklists and floor plans

Unlimited contact throughout the planning process

Coordinating with vendors

Coordination of the rehearsal

Unlimited wedding day co-ordination

Basic Wedding Day Coordination, Rehearsal & Ceremony Direction Package

One head planner and one assistant on your wedding day

*Don’t see what you need? We will make a custom package just for you.*

Additional services:

  • Create Save the Date, Invitations and Programs

  • Invitation wording

  • Addressing invitations

  • Music selections

  • Personalized wedding planning timeline

  • Budget preparation

  • Manage guest list

  • Vendor and venue recommendations

  • Arrange and attend vendor appointments

  • Menu selection consultation

  • Hotel and transportation coordination

  • Guest activities

  • Marriage license information

  • Wedding weekend itinerary

  • Coordinating Bridal Shower, Luncheon and Bachelorette Party

  • Favor creation

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    Carol Carper, Certified Wedding Planner, is webmaster  

    and owner/manager of Newstead On The James LLC

    an event destination venue located halfway between 

    Richmond and Charlottesville VA.  

    Contact Carol at 804.375.3666 or email