Cristina Calvert Signature is a wedding and celebration planning company specializing in full planning and design for events of all sizes. We began on the Eastern Shore of Maryland and spread to the Washington, D.C., Annapolis, and Baltimore areas and we are dedicated to creating effortlessly elegant and timelessly classic weddings and celebrations of all kinds. Our approach is to understand our clients on a personal level and incorporate their personalities into the celebration. With over a decade of planning events and working with talented and professional vendors, we equip our clients with the tools to entertain in style!
Weddings, Birthdays, Anniversaries, Mitzvahs, Corporate and Non-Profit Galas
Full Planning: With full planning, our team will work with you every step of the way to create an unforgettable event that is a true reflection of you! We handle the creative conceptualization, logistical planning, vendor matching, budget management, timeline creation, travel and accommodations, contract negotiations, and more so you can enjoy your engagement and celebration to the fullest. You can be as hands-on (or off) as you would like. Our full planning clients and their parents also receive access to our online management tool to keep track of all wedding-related details.
Partial Planning and Design: Partial planning services are available for clients who understand what they want but need our team to put the pieces together to make their event a smashing success. Partial planning includes design and creative conceptualization, vendor matching, timeline creation, and coordination one month prior to the event date.
Month-of Coordination: Month-of coordination begins 6 weeks prior to your wedding date. A master timeline, vendor contract review, rehearsal coordination, and day-of organization is included.
Destination Planning: Destination events include our full planning package with weekend activities to graciously welcome friends and family to celebrate with you. This package can be used locally or internationally.
Cristina loves entertaining and celebrating with friends and family! She has been planning and designing weddings, socials, and corporate events of all styles and sizes since 2005, and is known for designing effortlessly-elegant events filled with memorable details. Cristina began CCS Weddings & Celebrations in 2012 after years of working in catering, museums, and country clubs. Her experiences prior to opening her business gave her a vast knowledge of all aspects of the event industry that she can use to help her clients plan impeccable events. Her work has been featured in Town & Country Weddings, The Knot, Washingtonian Bride & Groom, Style Me Pretty and more.
Originally from Oxford, on the Eastern Shore of Maryland, Cristina now lives in Potomac, Maryland with her husband Justin and their golden retriever puppy named Charlotte – “Charlie.” When not working, Cristina loves to travel the world, take cooking classes, brush up on the Italian language, and spend time with friends and family in Annapolis. She holds a B.A. in Economics and Business from Randolph-Macon College.
It has been an absolute pleasure getting to know you over the past year as our wedding planner! I feel so fortunate that you decided to help with our big day, especially since your big day was just a week away! It was so helpful to have your guidance and support along the planning pathway and also fun. Having you run the weekend made all of the difference in the world and truly made it stress-free for Dave, our parents, and me. Thank you so much for making our wedding truly unforgettable! – Meagan and Dave
We can’t thank you enough for all that you did for us on our big day! Having your guidance and advise through the planning process helped us to create our dream wedding. Your incredible planning and timeline helped every detail of that day run smoothly, which put my mind at ease. You and your team went above and beyond, not only for Shawn and me, but for my entire wedding party and parents. We truly could not have pulled off all of the details, big and small, without our planning and expertise. We can look back at our wedding day and say ithat it was everything that we wanted it to be and we own so much of that to CCS! We are forever grateful! – Kelly and Shawn
Dear Cristina, you are amazing! What an incredible weekend. In our eyes – and hearts, it simply could not have been better. From the expressions on the faces of our dear bride and groom, you gave them the gift of a lifetime, and from the expressions of our guests, it was without question the most incredible party of their lives! Words fail me as I struggle to express our gratitude to you and for you: your professionalism, your creativity, your patience and wisdom, your empathy and compassion and your ability to move a crowd. You work quietly and quickly, gently and efficiently. You have our complete and endless admiration and gratitude! – Mary Lynne, Mother of the Bride
We had so much fun, in large part thanks to your great work behind the scenes! By taking on all those logistics of liaising with suppliers in the run up to the wedding, Mom, D and I were all able to properly relax and enjoy the early arrivals and pre wedding activities. And of course, on the day it was fantastic to have you there to ensure all of our whims became beautifully executed realities! I know the running around in the background can be very challenging (especially with boats, multiple locations and two bands involved!!) but you made it all look like a walk in the park. So a big cheer to you – thank you!!!! – Clementine and Darren
It was an absolute pleasure to partner with you for the signature fundraising event of the Junior Council benefitting Children’s National Health System, Dancing After Dark. The event has become a highly recognized and anticipated tradition among the philanthropic young professionals in the Washington, DC area and we were thrilled to have your expertise throughout the planning process! Thank you so much for you great service to Dancing After Dark and the Junior Council. We appreciate your tremendous partnership and look forward to working with you again! – Meredith Braverman, Children’s National Hospital
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Wedding Planner & Event Designer on the Eastern Shore of Maryland, Annapolis, Washington DC | Full / Partial Wedding Planning with 10+ years of experience
Cristina Calvert Signature Weddings & Celebrations is an event planning and design company specializing in bespoke, signature events in Maryland and Washington, DC. Our approach is to understand our clients on a personal level, incorporate their personalities into the celebration, and use innovative techniques to design an unforgettable event. With over a decade of planning events from a catering background and working with talented and professional vendors, we equip our clients with the tools to entertain in style!
As each client is different, we offer a wide variety of wedding planner services to help you plan your celebration. For the client looking for detail work and thorough design, we offer full-planning options. This begins at the start of your engagement or planning process and involves one-on-one meetings to develop your overall design, timeline, branding, and logistical needs. With full planning, you work directly with Cristina to bring your vision to life. For those that have some of the details already arranged, we offer partial-planning services. With this option, we work with you and your selected vendors to design an event that is a reflection of you. As the saying goes, “it’s all in the details!”
Cristina Calvert Schoolmaster is a native of the Eastern Shore and now splits her time between Washington, DC and the Shore. She has created events all along the Eastern Shore of Maryland, in Annapolis, Baltimore, and in Washington, DC. Cristina’s styled events are effortlessly elegant – with Town & Country Weddings referring to her as “The epitome of natural elegance.” She continuously refers to Emily Post, can be found scouting Home Goods for the perfect accessory for your event, and loves classic touches with a pop of color to wow guests. Cristina has recently been featured in Town & Country Weddings, Washingtonian Bride & Groom, United With Love, and The Black Tie Bride. She is a Southern Weddings Blue Ribbon Vendor.