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My name is Rafeal Henderson, and I am the lead planner and designer for Cherished Moments Planning, Design, & Coordination.

We are a Southern California-based Wedding Planning company that provides a complete wedding planning experience for busy professionals. I absolutely love weddings and strive to create an unforgettable, stress-free wedding experience for my brides. The best way to do that is by removing the heavy lifting with effective planning and designing tools.

Our Process

We know how important it is to have your wedding planned without worrying about the tiny details. This is why all our packages include complete vendor management, so the only decisions you ever need to make is saying “Yes” or “No”. We take care of the services, contracts, and payments for you.

We are different from other event planning companies in that we provide support where you need it most, as we realize that all our clients are different. For example, if you are a non-traditional couple and your focus is getting the best Instagram-worthy photos, we will ensure that we work with a photographer who is less focused on getting traditional shots, but who will go the extra step to get you those instagrammable photos.

Just ask our lovely bride Jocelyn who had to do a photoshoot experience for her and the groom. We carved out time created and shoot list and added in our creative directing skills to ensure the bride received her dream photo shoot prior to the wedding. 



You Should Choose Us if...


Event Design can be overwhelming, but that’s why we are here. If you enjoy being supported and having an expert take your vision and execute it, we are your perfect design team.


One of our favorite things to do is work with our clients to find the best design to suit their unique personality. If you enjoy stepping into a venue and having your breath taken away, look no further.


We pride ourselves on working with the best vendors and selecting only quality items for your event.


We do not believe that you or your family members should be working during your event. You should be enjoying the memories and having fun. If you enjoy having fun and leaving the worrying to us, we should definitely work together.

What Our Clients Have to Say

I gave her my vision and I was very detailed about what I wanted and how I wanted it. People didn’t always get my vision, but when everything came together, they got it!!! LOL! I trusted her with my vision, and she executed!!! 

Teonna H.

I’m happy that I put full trust in her [Rafeal], and she came through with a bang! I received so many compliments from family and friends. My in-laws said they’ve never been to a wedding so organized. Thank you, Cherished Moments, for the best wedding I could have asked for.

Khaila J.

Amazing. I don’t know how I could ever repay Rafeal. I reached out to her so last minute, and I really could not thank her enough for her insight and beyond creative mind! I had never planned an event and her beautiful and calm nature made everything so easy.

Laura G.



Our Packages


Month-of Coordination: Wedding Management

We are always thinking of ways to make our clients' job easier, so we created a seamless planning process for you from beginning to end. That begins with our wedding planning management portal. Imagine planning your wedding with ease and 5 weeks into your wedding a team of professionals remove all the heavy lifting...



Our Packages


All-Inclusive Venue Package

The Cherished Moments team will tackle the heavy lifting so you can eliminate all the stress that comes along with wedding planning and just enjoy being a bride. We remove the guessing game, and put the best vendors and venues in front of you...



Our Packages


Event Design 

This package is designed for the couple who wants a world-class team to design the perfect wedding and seamlessly take care of all the details to execute their decor and design elements from beginning to end. We’ll be your creative partner to conceptualize the overall design for your special day, including themes, color schemes, floor plan, decor, accessories, and guest experience...



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Full-Service Planning

With our Full-Service Event Planning, we will hold your hand through each and every detail. You simply show up and enjoy. Our services begin right away, as we secure your date up to 18 months out. Creative event ideas and design advice are part of your event planning amenities...





Thank You!

How to Get Started

Due to COVID-19, we offer virtual consultations and meetings. Packages can be booked with a free consultation by selecting your package and returning the proposal. You will then be provided with a e-mail to schedule your free consultation, which access to my calendar with available dates to hold your time slot.

You will receive a questionnaire to complete prior to your session to ensure that I arrive prepared to support you.  We ask that you fill out the questionnaire prior to the meeting to ensure we have as much information about your wedding before we meet. 

Payment Schedule

25% of all packages must be paid to secure your date. The remaining balance of  75% is split into 3 payments.

Questions & Customizations

Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me at: .

Please let us know at your earliest convenience if you are interested in moving forward with booking Cherished Moments Planning Design, and Coordination for your wedding day. If you’d like, we would love to schedule a FREE consultation with you to discuss your wedding details.

Thank you for considering us!

Should you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Best Regards

Rafeal Henderson

Lead Planner


Thank you for connecting with us. We look forward to working with you!

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