Real Wedding Rehash: A Night at The Boathouse

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Have you ever wondered what really goes into the planning process and wanted to hear an account from someone who has been through it before? Well now you can! We’re back with our 2nd Real Wedding Rehash from my clients, Keon and LaKeyia Piper, who got married this past September. Let’s see what the Pipers had to say about their wedding planning experience. Continue reading

Real Wedding Rehash: A Romantic Affair in Virginia’s Capital

Photo by Seth Roberts Photography

Photo by Seth Roberts Photography

Have you ever wondered what really goes into the planning process and wanted to hear an account from someone whose been through it before?  Well now you can!  Today we have a Real Wedding Rehash from a good friend of mine, Catherine Soucie, who got married this past May.   Let’s see what Catherine had to say about her experience planning a wedding. Continue reading

Hidden Gems UnVEILED #2: Tin Cans

I find that there’s nothing better than an impactful decor element that’s created from an everyday product — especially when said everyday product is extremely affordable and/or reusable.  The next featured item in this series is the always reliable tin can.  Tin cans can be purchased in grocery stores, craft stores, hardware stores, or even rented from a multitude of event rental companies.  Better yet, your tin cans can simply be old soup or vegetable cans that were used for this week’s meals.  Tin cans are an essential base for a multitude of decor items — chandeliers, mobiles, centerpieces, decorative votives, lanterns, you name it! Continue reading

Hidden Gems UnVEILED #1: Ribbon

I find that there’s nothing better than an impactful decor element that’s created from an everyday product — especially when said everyday product is extremely affordable.  To start off this series, I will highlight one of my favorite hidden decor gems…ribbon.  Yes, ordinary ribbon that can be purchased in grocery stores and craft stores the like.  Ribbon is a trim that is associated with a multitude of mood descriptors. Continue reading

Why, and How, I Do What I Do

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Creating an event is like creating a piece of art.

Each one is unique. Each one has its own personality and vibe. They can be rigid and structured, or dynamic and ever evolving.

I was first attracted to event planning because I can incorporate all of my artistic hobbies into one single moment in time. They aren’t just tables and chairs and “I do’s” and gift giving. Events combine fashion, interior design, cosmetology, photography, music, the culinary arts—the possibilities for self-expression are endless. Continue reading