An Intimate, Al Fresco, Multicultural Wedding by the Occoquan River: Jazmin Cheveres & Carlos Flores

An Intimate, Al Fresco, Multicultural Wedding by the Occoquan River: Jazmin Cheveres & Carlos Flores

Surrounded by breathtaking views of the Occoquan River, Jazmin & Carlos’ wedding was a memorable, multicultural celebration nestled in a magical al fresco setting at The River View at Occoquan. A stunning yet serene sight to behold, their special day exemplifies why outdoor weddings are incredibly popular. Imagine how wonderful the guests and the couple must have felt in the refreshing open air with the unparalleled beauty of the Occoquan River as the backdrop, the warm sunlight, and the familiar feeling of being in your own backyard. It was an intimate and welcoming, open air fête. Their union was the...

Re-Align Your In-Person Event Into an Engaging Virtual Experience

Re-Align Your In-Person Event Into an Engaging Virtual Experience

In March 2020, as I adjusted to the immense toll COVID-19 was having on the event planning industry, I was faced with the decision of whether I should postpone or cancel my annual, flagship event, The Signature CEO Conference. During this uncertain time of closures, cancellations and social distancing, it became evident that my creative community still longed for ways to stay inspired, engaged and entertained. I saw this as an exciting opportunity to think outside the box; to re-imagine how I could satisfy the needs of my community, by re-aligning to a virtual event experience. With 4 months to...

Getting Back to Human Connection…Meetings and Conferences

Getting Back to Human Connection…Meetings and Conferences

As the world and events community gradually open from being in solitude resulting from COVID-19 pandemic, we are striving to achieve normalcy and balancing safety for our industry.  We did not allow the pandemic to stop us completely, as we pivoted to a digital experience through video to connect with our clients and industry peers.  But there is nothing like human connection (the in-person) meetings, conferences, and celebrations.  The ability to build relationships, share information, strategize with others who have similar issues and create solutions, celebrate with joy; a multitude of benefits as to why in-person connections are irreplaceable. As...

Intimate Wedding Celebrations, L O V E Wins!

Intimate Wedding Celebrations, L O V E Wins!

During this time of uncertainty, and the daily changes related to COVID-19, the world has been placed on pause.  Weddings are once in a lifetime celebrations that have been affected by the chaos of the unknown.  With some things being canceled, we are optimistic for Couples and know that L O V E is not canceled it is just rescheduled.  Whether you reschedule to celebrate with your entire guest list or scale down to an intimate occasion, weddings will continue. The mention of intimate weddings, has me remembering of a warm summer day in the Nation’s Capital of Jeromy and...

Celebrating Mother’s Day

Celebrating Mother’s Day

The Origin of Mother’s Day Since May 1914, the second Sunday has been celebrated as a national holiday to recognize the women that carried and nurtured their children now known as Mother’s Day.  A day that is celebrated throughout the world in various forms, this beautiful holiday was created by Anna Jarvis in 1908 and became an official U.S Holiday in 1914.  Anna pioneered Mother’s Day after the passing of her own Mother, as a way to honor the sacrifices mothers made for their children.  Anna increased her awareness of the tribute to Mothers which soon gained the attention of...

Creative Tips to Host a Virtual Party

Creative Tips to Host a Virtual Party

  Video conversations between individuals is on the rise now more than ever due to the season of social distancing imposed by COVID-19.  Virtual calls have become the new norm to communicate in business and socialize with friends and family in the absence of being physically present.  So that you can stay connected to those you love and celebrate life’s precious moments, I have outlined a few quick tips for you to create a virtual party/celebration with family and friends. GETTING STARTED Where to Host: There are several video communication platforms to host your celebration.  Most common platforms are Zoom,...