Who We Are
We create elegant, beautiful and luxury weddings that are stylish, unique and fun celebrations for the discerning and sophisticated couples that are looking for first class service and an exquisite event. Our approach to event planning is flexible, personal and tailored to your specific needs. Our clients are from all walks of life, unique and come from all over the country. Romantic elegance or rustic romance, chic or classic, vintage or modern, our event planners will create an unforgettable experience that is flawlessly managed and executed. With impeccable attention to detail, there is nothing that will be overlooked.
We are located in Chesapeake, VA and serve all of coastal Virginia as well as Williamsburg, Richmond, Washington, DC, North Carolina and destinations worldwide.
Founder Veronica Thompson is an award winning event planner and event designer. She has been awarded the prestigious Charger Award 2015 for Best Contribution to a Wedding over $35,000 and for Best Decor/Themed Event from the International Live Event Association (ILEA) Hampton Roads Chapter, voted Best Small Business by Coastal Virginia Magazine Reader's Choice and voted Best Event Planner in Eastern Virginia by Virginia Living Magazine readers. She also is honored to have been awarded the WeddingWire Couples' Choice Award for 2016 and 2017.
After securing your ceremony and reception sites, we will walk through them with you to discuss your vision and inspiration. We call it our "design day". We will discuss floor plan layouts - based on the venue's layout, entertainment, draping, lighting, florals, furniture, and much more to pull together a cohesive design theme from your invitations to your thank you cards. At a later point you have the option of having a full mock table display so that you can see what you have chosen before your wedding day!
Veronica is the Founder, lead planner and designer of VIBEvents Group and has over 20 years of extensive experience in the hospitality industry, planning unforgettable events from intimate, elegant gatherings to extravagant galas. Her skill set includes design, event logistics, vendor negotiations and vendor management. Known for her flawless event production, calm and personable demeanor, Veronica is one of the area's preeminent event planners for the most discerning clientele.
Education is very important to Veronica, for her own personal growth, and it is also important for her to use her gifts and passion, to assist in helping others who are interested in learning more about the event industry. Veronica has previously spoken to students, regarding her field, at Norfolk State and Old Dominion Universities. She offers an internship program to give students some real and practical experience in planning events.
When not working Veronica loves to travel (especially to warm sandy beach locations) with her life and work partner husband Mark, which further allows her to locate amazing venues around the world for destination weddings and events. When she is not traveling you may find her on the dance floor enjoying ballroom dancing with friends or in the great outdoors enjoying biking, hiking and gardening.
Mark attended Mount Vernon Nazarene University, where he obtained a B.A in Business Administration. He has worked with Veronica over the past three years assisting with weddings and special events. He has a heart for making people smile and laugh and finds great satisfaction knowing he has succeeded in doing just that. Mark's ability to build and manage relationships makes him an integral part of VIBEvents Group. Along with assisting with events and making people smile, Mark is also the Business Manager for VIBEvents Group. He has worked closely with Veronica creating a plan for the company based on their vision to further grow the business.
In 2014, while working with Veronica, Mark saw an opportunity to expand the business and started Coastal Virginia Event Rentals. COVA Event Rentals carries everything from beautiful candelabras to rustic farm tables.
When he's not helping out with weddings and other events, he loves traveling to the warm climate of the Caribbean with his wife Veronica, relaxing on the beach with a drink in his hand. He hopes to one day go scuba diving with sharks!