Cheryl and Charlie

Meet Cheryl:


After a decade of hosting loved ones' celebrations, large and small, I fell deeply in love with weddings and in 2012, created Cheryl Sullivan Events. I work with clients to create a fresh, one of a kind day that's memorable to guests and meaningful to them as a couple. I love the variety each wedding brings from stunning stained glass churches to breathtaking scenic views to snowball fights to lavish ballrooms to groom's processions complete with dancing, drums and a decorated white horse!


It's an honor to have a front row seat to your love story. I adore the look on a couple's faces when they walk into their reception and see a room full of their favorite people. I tear up during father-daughter dances. Im a sucker for breathtaking blooms and colorful linens. I have a weakness for beautiful invitations and unique favors.


I love witnessing the joy of a couple truly celebrating their Day One- the laughs, the happy tears, the dancing... Wedding days bring such enjoyment for me but sadly, my job is done. I love keeping up with our former clients through holiday cards. I get so excited to hug couples and their families years after the wedding day. I adore receiving baby announcements and watching a family grow. Above everything, I am incredibly fortunate to have friends that became clients and clients that became friends. 

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Cheryl and Robbie by Mark Webb Photography and Allie Bennett Weddings

After years of planning other weddings, Robbie and I married at my family's favorite beach, Outer Banks in North Carolina. We call beautiful West Virginia home, but always have our passports ready to go on our next adventure! 

Our CSE Team:


Each of our event managers have a desire to make each wedding a dream come true for our clients. Each of them are thoughtfully trained and have real wedding day experience. Weddings are so much more than all the pretty details. While the look and feel of wedding days are of upmost importance to us, our team also focuses on what you don't see, the behind the scenes. From load in to strike, we handle the logistics, the checklists, the schedule and so much more. Our attention to detail allows you and your family to enjoy the day!

Offering month of coordination to full service planning to destination weddings, we feel we have something for everyone. Lack of time and stress often restrict couples from executing their wedding wishes. As wedding planners, we are dedicated to saving our clients time, money, and most importantly...their sanity! We believe in focusing on the guest experience and exceeding expectations. We think it is so important to let Mom just be Mom on a wedding day. We want our clients to focus on the beginning of a strong marriage instead of stressing over all of the small details and feel like a guest at their own wedding.


We are excited to be named "one of the best vendors this side of the Mason-Dixon" as one of Southern Weddings' Blue Ribbon Vendors. We are also honored to receive the distinguished Style Me Pretty's Little Black Book Member. We have developed relationships with vendors, near and far, that treat our clients like family. 

Let's get to know each other better! Contact us here.



Lauryn, Cameron, Emily and Taylor

Our CSE Team working in Duck, NC

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Taylor, Cheryl and Emily

Our CSE Team working in Columbus, OH

Lauryn, Taylor and Cheryl

Our CSE Team working in Myrtle Beach, SC

"Surround yourself with the dreamers and the doers, the believers and the thinkers..."


We feel it is imperative to constantly work towards education and growth, as individuals, as a business owners and as an industry. By surrounding ourselves with the best of the best in the wedding industry, we are able to bring the absolute best to our clients and our local community. We also attend workshops and conferences each year to educate ourselves, better our business practices, and enhance our planning and design skills. 



Cheryl & David Tutera, event planner

Cheryl & David Tutera, Celebrity Wedding Planner, TV's CELEBrations

Cheryl & Kati at DC Royal Cocktails

Cheryl & Kati at The Floral Experience Cocktail Party

Cheryl & Buddy V, Carlo's Bakery

Cheryl & Buddy Valastro, owner Carlo's Bakery & TV's Cake Boss

Dinner at Trouvaille

Dinner at Trouvaille, Chicago, Illinois

Cheryl & Monte Durham, Host SYTTD

Cheryl & Monte Durham, Fashion Director TV's Say Yes To The Dress

Design Courses at Trouvaille

Floral Design Courses at Trouvaille, Chicago, Illinois

Cheryl & Vatana Watters, Dress Desig

Cheryl & Vatana Watters, Bridal Designer, Watters and WTOO

Cheryl, Alison Howard & Lindsay Bishop at Refine, San Diego, California

Cheryl & Karen Tran, Floral Designer

Cheryl & Karen Tran, Floral and Event Designer

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