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I will share helpful tips, creative ideas and information on resources and equipment as well as current projects and things we are building.
All you need is love, creative ideas…and a wedding planner.
Spring explodes with color
I love gardening and have planted forsythia along our tree line. The Yellow announces spring. Tall centerpieces make a dramatic statement. Forsythia is perfect
10 Ideas for Easter Design & Activities
Spring is here. Blooms and color is popping up everywhere. The weather is getting warm – great for golf, skeet shooting, tennis, hiking and other
The spring is here! Finally!
The collective consciousness of our country feels refreshed and hopeful with the onset of spring. Part of this is normal with spring but 2021 is
How to Make Stunning Statements with Linens, Flowers and Lighting!
What a lovely design with a wintery motif. I love using Hydrangeas. There is something fun about their soft puffiness. As the principle Buyer for Ampa
3 Great Wedding Reception Locations in Washington, DC
Washington DC has numerous historic properties with gardens. Two of my favorite are the Decatur House – just across the street from the Hay-Adams – and the Anderson
Fall Colors – Natural Woods & Wood Stains
Fall colors give me a warm and cozy feeling. Every fall wedding I have designed is warm and inviting. Flowers are one of the elements
The Best Centerpiece Ideas for a Fall Wedding
Fall colors are dominant and for weddings, that usually means floral centerpieces take charge and set the “stage.” In many ways, it is easy to
Custom Built Wedding Decor
Will You Build Me a Boat? Will you build me a boat? When I received this email, it grabbed my attention. Wow! I can build
How to Incorporate Fall Colors
Labor Day signals the end of the summer. For weddings, it signals the coming of beautiful fall colors: greens, oranges, neutral earth tones, and vibrant
Your Look, Brought to Life
My university trained theater technicians and artists combined with curated inventories and custom fabrication allows me to tailor services for each couple. As a wedding planner, I have a team with unique skills, and experience to my designs, and help managing, and execute your dream day.
It's YOUR day, let me help you make it your BEST day.
Frequently Asked Questions
I often get the question, “what if…?” in one form or another. I am practical. Life is not perfect, but “the show must go on…”. For Example: we arrived at the hotel at 6am on the dot for our load in, but the freight elevator was broken! Uuugh! With advance planning, we always have additional time in our schedule for surprises. Our muscles were aching the next morning. We used the stairs. The family was never aware of any hitch.
Yes. Throughout the rivers of Virginia and Maryland, family farms and on historic estates. Everything must be planned for, including electrical services and how best to support catering and more.
I will be glad to travel to you. In 30 years, I have produced events as far north as Boston, several programs on the west coast, Chicago, New Orleans, Texas, and South Carolina. I would love to produce your wedding in Miami Beach or on a warm tropical island anytime from January to March to escape the winter cold 🙂 Destination services are no different than local services – just a bit more planning. I do suggest getting started much earlier when planning a destination wedding. Contract your planner a couple years ahead and apply for your passports.
I have been in business for 25 years, this has never occurred. While planning, we keep frequent communications with vendors and have rigorous follow-up calls and discussions regarding installation. With equipment arriving early and in some cases the day before the event, planning is the precautionary steps we take to make sure your an event goes off without a hitch.