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Donovan-Groves Events

Wedding Planner
Wedding Photographer
Wedding Caterer
Wedding Floral Designer
Wedding Tents & Rentals
Charlottesville, VA
Preferred Vendor

Stunningly Classic Wedding Design

Adam Donovan-Groves and his planning team have designed destination weddings in Italy, Puerto Rico, France and Iceland. But it’s the vast collection of stunning wedding venues in Charlottesville that really ignites the team’s brilliance.
 
“We have a lot of amazing beautiful venues that you just don’t get everywhere,” Adam says. “Charlottesville is a wonderful hub for weddings. And a lot of fun for planners.”
 
Donovan-Groves Events** **approaches each event as its own unique blank canvas, crafting a genuine plan that reflects a couple’s personalities. The award-winning planners have been listed on Vogue’s Ultimate Wedding Planner Master List and named a Top Wedding Planner by Southern Living.
 
Founder Adam Donovan-Groves began his wedding industry journey in Atlanta, Georgia as a pastry chef and day-of wedding planning assistant before moving to Charlottesville and working his way up to Director of Weddings and Special Events at 5-Star-rated Keswick Hall. He launched Donovan-Groves Events nine years ago and has since planned 412 weddings.
 
Donovan-Groves offers flexible packages ranging from month-of to full weekend planning and design services. The focused, intentional team gets to know you and curates a package that may include securing vendors, confirming contracts, hammering out logistics, planning welcome receptions, brunches and beyond.
 
“We start with priorities,” Adam says. “Do you care about invitations? No? That’s ok. If you want a DJ over a band, that’s great. Making sure the wedding is a true reflection of you is the most important thing.”
 
If you like books or music, or your dog is your baby, or you met somewhere unique, Adam will figure out creative ways to bring those passions and that history into your celebration. On the day of your wedding, the team is present and always communicating, easing everyone through the timeline with sincere care.

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Meet the team
Adam Donovan-Groves
Wedding Planner
Kelsey Mayo-Ros
Wedding Planner
Stephanee Harris
Director of Logistics
Brittany Sprinkle
Wedding Planner

Real Talk with

Wedding Designer and Planner Adam Donovan-Groves

The best weddings are…

authentic. Where the guests walk in and they say this feels like them. This feels like the couple 100 percent.

My biggest piece of advice is…

don’t overthink it. Plan your wedding your way, not what you think somebody else wants to see.

My favorite design touches are…

personal. I love personal items used at a wedding. For one wedding, at the head table, we used grandmother’s crystal goblets. I’ve been at a wedding where it was the sixth time the bride had worn the dress. It had been passed down for generations.

My favorite special wedding moment is…

I have three: The first look with the father. I always make sure that’s private. If dad wants to get emotional, he can. I tell my brides this is because your father has been thinking about this longer than you have. I also love that I’m the last person that sees the bride or groom that walks down the aisle. That’s a really cool moment. My third favorite is when the couple sees each other for the first time.

25
WEDDINGS PER YEAR
15
YEARS IN BIZ

We try and avoid trends. My style is classic understated elegant. If you want something super avant-garde and way out there, I’m probably not the planner for you.

Wedding Designer and Planner Adam Donovan-Groves

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