I am Kadija Fofana, CPCE. It is my pleasure to personally welcome you to Events By Kadija, a wedding and event planning company based in Atlanta, GA, available to travel wherever we can help make your dreams a reality.
We pride ourselves on our ability to create a personalized experience for you and your guests, one that celebrates your individuality and that of your partner. We believe that your wedding should be as unique as you are and we work with you to weave elements of your culture, family, and overall story into your wedding, making it truly memorable for everyone in attendance.
My personal promise to you is that, in me, you will have someone who is devoted to the success of your special day. I consider it my special day too!
You can rest assured that you have an industry expert working diligently on all of the details while anticipating your needs and advocating on your behalf so that you can focus on enjoying your engagement. Let us do the work so you don't have to!
My love for events, weddings especially, started on a small scale and very quickly matured into a full blown passion. There is an inexplicable combination of gratitude, honor and fulfillment that I feel knowing that a couple has entrusted me with orchestrating one of the most important days of their lives.
Having worked in different sectors of the luxury hospitality industry for over a decade, I have amassed a great deal of creativity and flexibility. But the quality that most defines my work is my innate ability to build a rapport with my clients that goes beyond the event and lasts for years.
When I am not planning events, I enjoy spending as much quality time as possible with my amazing husband, Jason and our family. I am also very passionate about volunteering and assisting different charitable organizations both in the United States and in my home country of the Republic of Guinea.
This is ideal for the client who is very hands-on with their planning. You have already secured the venue, established your budget and perhaps have even contracted some or all of your vendors. You just need our expertise in pulling everything together and coordinating your wedding day. We enthusiastically begin to collaborate with you a month prior to your wedding to fine tune your details including budget, confirming vendors, creating your timeline and floor plans and overseeing the overall design. On the day of your wedding, we are right there handling all of the logistics so that all you have to do is revel in all of the joy and splendor of your special day.
A day as special as your wedding day is not cookie-cutter. Every wedding is distinct and should be tailored specifically to you. Our goal is to learn about you and how you imagine your wedding, then bring it to fruition. Listed below are general scopes of our services for your reference, and we provide you a more detailed customized plan after our initial consultation.
FULL SERVICE PLANNING
Life is busy enough as it is. Planning a wedding on top of all your other obligations can be stressful. Allow us to handle all of the details so your period of engagement is not one of frustration, but one of enjoyment as it should be. We get to know you as a couple and create an experience immersed in your individuality and in your love story. We provide professional guidance and inspiration throughout the entire process. Full Service Wedding Planning `packages include the following among many other services:
* Monthly Progress Meetings
* Budget Management
* Venue Scouting and Selection
* Vendor Research, and Coordination
* Event Design and Management
My husband and I had the pleasure of working with Kadija for our wedding. I can't say enough how grateful I am to have found such a dependable and understanding person to help with our wedding. It goes without saying that she is knowledgeable, organized and has a great eye for aesthetics- I am a designer and when I stumbled on a decision, I trusted her opinion instantly.
However, it's not just the logistical qualities of coordinating and designing events that make her outstanding, it's also her attentiveness and ability to really care that stood out to all of us. She took extra care to help make us and our families feel at ease. During the planning she went out of her way to satisfy our needs and requests even when they didn't coincide with the venue's "usual way of doing things". She 100% understood all the cultural nuances that needed to be addressed in the ceremony, with our guests and at the reception. She even put our name in the running to have our photos be included in two magazine spreads! This is something that never occurred to me until Kadija emailed me directly. She is incredibly thoughtful and personable. To this day both our sets of parents still ask how Kadija is doing. They only met her about 2 or 3 times and that was three years ago.
She is kind and incredibly attentive to every detail- and boy does she have a sharp eye for detail. Her personality put all of us at ease and allowed us to enjoy the day. I wish we were throwing another party because I would love to work with her again, but one wedding is enough for me. So, do yourself a favor and work with this very talented, smart and boss woman so you too can have a seamless and carefree day.
- Tamara and Taj