The Coordinated Collective

The Coordinated Collective This team of women works together to provide professional services to their clients. Their coordinators have various career backgrounds, including work in project management, public relations, venue management, and catering.

06/01/2020

Momma we made it!
We're adapting to our new normal and providing kind words of care and comfort for those who need it most. This June will look a little different than before, but we're still here if you have any questions-- especially about rescheduling weddings.

Happy Anniversary to our beautiful bride and groom! Anna + Cory, wishing you every happiness. 💯Vendor love:Day-of Coordi...
05/25/2020

Happy Anniversary to our beautiful bride and groom! Anna + Cory, wishing you every happiness. 💯Vendor love:
Day-of Coordination: @dayofcoordinators
Alcohol: @acebevdc
Catering: @welldunncatering
Greenery: @modernfoliage
Florist: @petalsedgedc
Lighting + Music: @exclusivelyentertainment
MUA: @shannieonthebeat
Photography: @jessicaspollphoto
Rentals: @whitegloverentals
Strings: @thestringqueens
Venue: Anderson House - The Society of the Cincinnati

Did you have to reschedule your wedding due to our least favorite 'C' word? You're not alone. We've been busy assisting ...
05/19/2020

Did you have to reschedule your wedding due to our least favorite 'C' word? You're not alone. We've been busy assisting our clients renegotiate + review their contracts, requirements and navigate difficult conversations.

Reach out me via email if you still have questions navigating how to reschedule your wedding!

It's Wedding Wednesday! My name is Ja'el Mendez and I'm the Owner and Founder of The Coordinated Collective. My team pro...
05/13/2020

It's Wedding Wednesday! My name is Ja'el Mendez and I'm the Owner and Founder of The Coordinated Collective. My team provides day-of wedding coordination for couples planning their own wedding and need a wedding professional team to pull all their wedding plans, vendors, and vision together on the wedding day.

Getting married soon? Visit our website today for more information on how we can seamlessly execute your day-of wedding plans!
https://www.thecoordinatedcollective.com

Mother’s Day is a wonderful time to celebrate and share gratitude with the women who have helped us become who we are—wh...
05/10/2020

Mother’s Day is a wonderful time to celebrate and share gratitude with the women who have helped us become who we are—while also being compassionate to those who find it difficult. This day gives us all a chance to really think about what our own mother or mother figures mean to us, or what being a mother brings to our lives.

An Endless Pursuit Photo & Video
05/09/2020

An Endless Pursuit Photo & Video

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There are often brief little moments throughout photographing or filming a wedding day that stop me in my tracks. Those brief moments can serve as reminders. Sometimes they remind me to be more grateful. Sometimes they remind me to let go of the crazy day-to-day and focus on the simple things. Sometimes they remind me that I need to do a lot better in my own marriage. This was one of those moments, and this wasn't a brief little moment. This was how Sarah looked at Luke for almost the entirety of their 30-minute ceremony, and I will never forget it because it reminded me that this is what love looks like. It should be seen and felt and known.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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The full story of Luke and Sarah's wedding is now up on our blog: https://www.anendlesspursuit.com/blog/goodstone-inn-middleburg-wedding

🌤️DAYDREAMING of ceremony spaces like this one! Incorporate all aspects of nature🌿, you won't regret it.Florist:@steelcu...
04/29/2020

🌤️DAYDREAMING of ceremony spaces like this one! Incorporate all aspects of nature🌿, you won't regret it.
Florist:@steelcutflowerco
Photography: @anendlesspursuit
Rentals: @smthingvintage
Venue: @goodstoneinn
#ceremonyspace #ceremonydecor #ceremonyideas #vawedding #vaweddingplanner

See the dress but focus on the woman. Her smile is just the beginning. ⠀⠀MUA: @shannieonthebeatPhotography: @carl_elixir...
04/26/2020

See the dress but focus on the woman.
Her smile is just the beginning.
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MUA: @shannieonthebeat
Photography: @carl_elixir_photography
Venue: @carnegieinstitution_events
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#bridalmusings #loveintentionally #dcwedding #weddingday #weddinginspo #weddingplanning #weddingdetails

I've never met a person who didn't enjoy a good doughnut, and if I did, I'm not sure I would trust them. ⠀⠀Photography: ...
04/24/2020

I've never met a person who didn't enjoy a good doughnut, and if I did, I'm not sure I would trust them.
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Photography: @margaretwroblewski
Sweets: @dcdoughnut
Venue: @josephinebutlerparkscenter
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#HappinessFound #weddingevent #weddinginspirations #weloveweddings #dayofcoordinator #dcwedding #dmvwedding #thecoordinatedcollective

Floral arches add a whole new dimension to your wedding day. Plus Ralph Waldo Emerson once said "The earth laughs in flo...
04/22/2020

Floral arches add a whole new dimension to your wedding day. Plus Ralph Waldo Emerson once said "The earth laughs in flowers." Happy Earth Day💐🌍
Florist:@steelcutflowerco
Photography: @anendlesspursuit
Venue: @goodstoneinn
#protectourplanet #loveearth #earthdayeveryday #greenpeace #earthday

Thank you for reminding us of what butterflies feel like! ✨Just Married✨Florist: @uncloudystudioMUA: @beautybyjackied_Ha...
04/20/2020

Thank you for reminding us of what butterflies feel like!
✨Just Married✨
Florist: @uncloudystudio
MUA: @beautybyjackied_
Hair:@styledbyannafazio
Photography: @rachelgalluzzophoto
Venue: @toolboxstudiodc
#dcwedding #weddingday #weddinginspo #weddingplanning #weddingdetails

Custom 💍@ruthtomlinsonjewellery @barioneal Photography: @lovelifeimages⠀⠀ #weddingevent #weddinginspirations #welovewedd...
04/18/2020

Custom 💍
@ruthtomlinsonjewellery
@barioneal
Photography: @lovelifeimages
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#weddingevent #weddinginspirations #weloveweddings #dayofcoordinator #dcwedding #dmvwedding #thecoordinatedcollective

✨ All year-round, inside and out, lighting makes the perfect romantic and festive decor for wedding lighting.⠀⠀Florist: ...
04/16/2020

✨ All year-round, inside and out, lighting makes the perfect romantic and festive decor for wedding lighting.
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Florist: @petalsedgedc
Lighting + Music: @exclusivelyentertainment
Photography: @jessicaspollphoto
Rentals: @whitegloverentals
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#dcwedding #weddingday #weddinginspo #weddingplanning #weddingdetails

Every love story is beautiful, but yours is our favorite.TELL US HOW YOU MET!⠀⠀Thank you @memoriesofbliss for sharing be...
04/14/2020

Every love story is beautiful, but yours is our favorite.
TELL US HOW YOU MET!
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Thank you @memoriesofbliss for sharing beautiful shots from Danyel + Jeff's engagement session!
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#weddingevent #weddinginspirations #weloveweddings #dayofcoordinator #dcwedding #dmvwedding #thecoordinatedcollective

Nothing says elegant quite like a string ensemble. Reminiscing on the dynamic trio @thestringqueens, whose authentic and...
04/10/2020

Nothing says elegant quite like a string ensemble. Reminiscing on the dynamic trio @thestringqueens, whose authentic and soulful sound at Anna + Cory's wedding last May made us all stop and listen!
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#livemusic #talentedmusicians #musicislove #dcbride #weddinginspo #weddingdetails

Our top two favorite days you ask? 1) Wedding Day💍🎉2) Image release day! 📸⠀⠀Thank you Nicole + George for inviting us to...
04/08/2020

Our top two favorite days you ask?
1) Wedding Day💍🎉
2) Image release day! 📸
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Thank you Nicole + George for inviting us to be apart of your special day. We wish you every happiness!
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Vendor Love:
Day-of Coordination: @pcktfulofsunshine + @createdbyev for @dayofcoordinators
Catering: @timberpizzaco
Florist: @uncloudystudio
MUA: @beautybyjackied_
Hair:@styledbyannafazio
Photography: @rachelgalluzzophoto
Rentals:@dcreventrentals
Venue: @toolboxstudiodc
#dcbride #dcgroom #dcwedding #weloveweddings #dayofcoordinator #thecoordinatedcollective @ The Spanish Steps

Each generation has their differences. Times change and people adapt but one thing that has always seemed to remain cons...
04/06/2020

Each generation has their differences. Times change and people adapt but one thing that has always seemed to remain consistent is love.
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We love seeing family photos as a flat lay! All the wedding day bits in one photo.
📸@margaretwroblewski

#weddingseason #weddinginspo #stylemepretty #weddingday #weddingdetails

There love will grow with each bubble you blow. Reminiscing over the INCREDIBLE Abby + Zay from our styled shot back in ...
04/01/2020

There love will grow with each bubble you blow. Reminiscing over the INCREDIBLE Abby + Zay from our styled shot back in April at Glen Echo Park Events & Venues. Check out our amazing vendor team:
Photography: @stephdeephoto
Planners and Day-of Coordinators: @dayofcoordinators
Florist and Design: @rockingbirdflowerco
Wedding Dress : @moderntrousseau
Groomswear : @generationtux
Hair and MUA: @kristinmastrangelomua
Cupcakes: @snicklefrittzco
Cakepops:@cakewichcraft
Molecular Food and Cocktails:@molecularfoodcocktails
Tablescape Rentals:@prettylittleweddingco
Furniture Rentals:@smthingvintage
Table Vases: @thedistressinggirl
Venue: @glenecho_events

Happy Friday--you've survived another week indoors!HOORAY👍🏽🥂😘Now let's have some fun. Best caption for this stunning pho...
03/27/2020

Happy Friday--you've survived another week indoors!
HOORAY👍🏽🥂😘
Now let's have some fun. Best caption for this stunning photo by our friends from @anendlesspursuit ?

#inbeautyandchaos #letthembelittle #holdthemoments #weloveweddings #thecoordinatedcollective

Soon we will be able to celebrate those big moments again with our best of friends. Let’s continue to celebrate love💞 an...
03/24/2020

Soon we will be able to celebrate those big moments again with our best of friends. Let’s continue to celebrate love💞 and lift each other in light✨
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Day-of Coordination: @ktramel + @kenzdmotte for @dayofcoordinators
MUA: @bestfaceartists
Photography: @anendlesspursuit
Venue: @goodstoneinn #dcwedding #weddingday #weddinginspo #weddingplanning #weddingdetails #ipreview via @preview.app @ Goodstone Inn & Restaurant

If I had a flower for every time I think about you. Florist: @shelovesmedcPhotography: @kenpakphotography⠀⠀#ihavethisthi...
03/20/2020

If I had a flower for every time I think about you.
Florist: @shelovesmedc
Photography: @kenpakphotography
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#ihavethisthingwithflowers #inspiredbypetals #floralarrangement #dcwedding #weddinginspo #weddingdetails

Can you say SHINE?!✨Day-of Coordination: @kenzdmotte + @taylormade_gem for  @dayofcoordinatorsFlorist: @shelovesmedcPhot...
03/18/2020

Can you say SHINE?!✨
Day-of Coordination: @kenzdmotte + @taylormade_gem for @dayofcoordinators
Florist: @shelovesmedc
Photography: @kenpakphotography
Venue: DAR Constitution Hall
🎶Find light in the beautiful sea, I choose to be happy...name that tune.
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#weddingwednesday #dcwedding #weddingday #weddinginspo #weddingplanning #weddingdetails @ DAR Constitution Hall

With the new CDC recommended  guidance to cancel or postpone in-person events that consist of 50 people or more througho...
03/16/2020

With the new CDC recommended guidance to cancel or postpone in-person events that consist of 50 people or more throughout the United States for the next 8 weeks, we want to send love and warm hugs to all 2020 brides and grooms. There is nothing we can say to ease anger or pain.
In the event our clients are forced to change the date of their wedding, our contract states that we will make every effort to support the new date.
As we walk into a new week, uncertain of what’s to come, surround yourselves with warm thoughts knowing we need to protect ourselves and each other💞
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Flashback to this SIP🥂& Snap📸 Champagne wall from @smthingvintage
Courtesy of @kenpakphotography
#ohwowyes #weddingseasonmightbeonhold #weddinginspo #stylemepretty

When it comes to planning your wedding vision, don't forget about the intricate ways to incorporate lighting designs--de...
03/12/2020

When it comes to planning your wedding vision, don't forget about the intricate ways to incorporate lighting designs--definitely one of the most underrated elements.
Day-of Coordination: @dayofcoordinators
Lighting: @barbizonlighting
Photography: @christopherjasonstudios
Venue: @pressclubdc
#weddingevent #weddinginspirations #weloveweddings #dayofcoordinator #dcwedding #dmvwedding #thecoordinatedcollective

Three of your FAVORITE things about wedding cakes? GO!.....Our top you ask?1) Design2) Flavors3) ToppersWe LOVE this ele...
03/10/2020

Three of your FAVORITE things about wedding cakes? GO!
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Our top you ask?
1) Design
2) Flavors
3) Toppers
We LOVE this elegant design by @couturecakesbysabrina !

Our beautiful couple @mellemelb + @nhatchette 📸 @christopherjasonstudios
#cakecakecake #weloveweddings #dayofcoordinator #dmvwedding #thecoordinatedcollective

I am Generation Equality: Realizing Women’s Rights. Let's celebrate women today and everyday! "The year 2020 represents ...
03/08/2020

I am Generation Equality: Realizing Women’s Rights. Let's celebrate women today and everyday!
"The year 2020 represents an unmissable opportunity to mobilize global action to achieve gender equality and human rights of all women and girls."
Day-of Coordination: @dayofcoordinators
MUA: @veelodgemua
Photography: @christopherjasonstudios
Venue: @pressclubdc
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#InternationalWomensDay #GenerationEquality #IWD2020 #loveintentionally #weloveweddings #thecoordinatedcollective

Happy Employee Appreciation Day to my AHMAZING team! The Coordinated Collective is a team of women who collectively love...
03/06/2020

Happy Employee Appreciation Day to my AHMAZING team!
The Coordinated Collective is a team of women who collectively love music, food, culture and of course, all things wedding. The picture below was captured in our first year, and MY have we grown to 8 strong women.
I appreciate all of you for your passion and attention to detail. I would be lost without you.

"I am an example of what is possible when girls from the very beginning of their lives are loved and nurtured by people ...
03/04/2020

"I am an example of what is possible when girls from the very beginning of their lives are loved and nurtured by people around them. I was surrounded by extraordinary women in my life who taught me about quiet strength and dignity." - Michelle Obama
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Lee Ann was surrounded by nothing but love when she said "I Do" last October🥰
Vendor Love:
Day-of Coordination: @dayofcoordinators
Alcohol: @acebevdc
Catering: @eatandsmilecatering
DJ: @bookextraordinary
Florist: @rockingbirdflowerco
MUA: @lorinansi
Photography: @lovelifeimages
Venue: @josephinebutlerparkscenter
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#loveintentionally #dmvwedding #weloveweddings #dayofcoordinator @ Josephine Butler Parks Center

THIS is the definition of a Woman crush. 😍😍😍Melanie + Natalie, may your love continue to inspire us all. #wcw #wcwednesd...
03/04/2020

THIS is the definition of a Woman crush. 😍😍😍
Melanie + Natalie, may your love continue to inspire us all. #wcw #wcwednesday #WomanCrushWednesday
Day-of Coordination: @pcktfulofsunshine + @createdbyev for @dayofcoordinators
Photography: @christopherjasonstudios
Venue: @pressclubdc

March is National Women's History Month, but since women are pretty historic year-round let's celebrate our love for Mel...
03/02/2020

March is National Women's History Month, but since women are pretty historic year-round let's celebrate our love for Melanie and Natalie's EPIC wedding. We did some off-site first look photos at THE National Museum of African American History and Culture.
Vendor Love:
Day-of Coordination: @pcktfulofsunshine + @createdbyev for @dayofcoordinators
Catering: @pressclubdc
Cake: @couturecakesbysabrina
DJ: @masterproductions_djs
Florist: @leesflowersdc
Lighting: @barbizonlighting
MUA: @veelodgemua
Photography: @christopherjasonstudios
Rentals: @selecteventgroup
String Quartet: @dcstrings_
Videography: @capitalfilmsdc
Venue: @pressclubdc
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#weddingevent #weddinginspirations #weloveweddings #dayofcoordinator #dcwedding #dmvwedding #thecoordinatedcollective #loveintentionally #ipreview via @preview.app @ Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture

Happy Sunday! Today is World Compliment Day—check out the admiration in Rich's eyes as he makes his beautiful bride Step...
03/01/2020

Happy Sunday! Today is World Compliment Day—check out the admiration in Rich's eyes as he makes his beautiful bride Stephanie laugh. What praise did you give to your loved one today?
Day-of Coordination: @pcktfulofsunshine + @createdbyev for @dayofcoordinators
Catering: @eatandsmilecatering
Florist: @fififlowerdmv
MUA: @janscottmakeupartist
Officiant: @weddingceremoniesbyjeff
Photography: @margaretwroblewski
Sweets: @dcdoughnut
Venue: @josephinebutlerparkscenter
#intimatewedding #loveintentionally #weloveweddings #dmvwedding #dayofcoordinator @ Josephine Butler Parks Center

How does Ja'el get wedding ready? She only needs one cup of coffee to focus and execute. "One cup of coffee then I'll go...
02/29/2020

How does Ja'el get wedding ready? She only needs one cup of coffee to focus and execute. "One cup of coffee then I'll go!"
Be sure to watch our IG stories for live updates of Nicole and George's big day at ToolBox Studios>>> @toolboxstudiodc
#itsweddingday #weddingdayready

What a thoughtful and creative way to make the best use of the venue space, help everyone feel included, and set the sta...
02/27/2020

What a thoughtful and creative way to make the best use of the venue space, help everyone feel included, and set the stage for a beautiful day.
Day-of Coordination: @pcktfulofsunshine + @createdbyev for @dayofcoordinators
Photography: @carl_elixir_photography
Venue: @carnegieinstitution_events
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#weddingevent #weddinginspirations #weloveweddings #dayofcoordinator #dcwedding #dmvwedding #thecoordinatedcollective #intimatewedding

How are you planning to design your ceremony layout? M + E were very thoughtful and creative by using this circular desi...
02/27/2020

How are you planning to design your ceremony layout?
M + E were very thoughtful and creative by using this circular design to make the best use of the venue space, help everyone feel included, and set the stage for a beautiful day.
Day-of Coordination: @dayofcoordinators
Photography: @carl_elixir_photography
Venue: @carnegieinstitution_events

One of the most important details that often gets overlooked is the grand wedding exit. Our job is to help facilitate a ...
02/21/2020

One of the most important details that often gets overlooked is the grand wedding exit. Our job is to help facilitate a seamless day--from beginning to end. Sparklers to ringing cow bells to rose petals are a great way to end your special day like our couple Melissa + Eric featured below!
Day-of Coordination: @dayofcoordinators
Photography: @carl_elixir_photography
Venue: @carnegieinstitution_events

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The Coordinated Collective begins their work before the wedding to develop a timeline and provide a vendor contact planning sheet. A few weeks before the wedding, they start to finalize details and distribute the timeline to the vendor team. On the day of the wedding, two coordinators will be present. They will oversee all aspects of the day to ensure everyone gets to where they need to be, keeping in time with the celebration.

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