Your wedding is all about you and that belief is at the heart of our planning and design philosophy. To make sure we’re the perfect fit, however, we know we need to tell you a little about us. Based in the Washington D.C. Metropolitan Area, B Astonished Events is a premier full-service event planning and design company specializing in luxury weddings and lavish events both domestically and internationally. 

Established in 2014, our offerings include coordination, planning, and design services that range from intimate events to extravagant weddings. From the first impression to the smallest detail to the way your guests feel when they walk into the room, we take your vision and dreams and ensure that every wedding and event is astonishing and authentic. 


About Us

Melissa is a firm believer in building strong relationships on a cornerstone of trust with both clients and vendors. She pursues a clear understanding of every client’s vision in order to plan and execute a beautiful and authentic event true to the heart of the dream. Her instinct for design and penchant for detail makes her our design master. She loves seeing our clients’ visions take on flesh and waltz into the room. One of her favorite moments is when clients choose a ‘reception reveal,’ and she glimpses the glow in their eyes firsthand as they smile in awe and appreciation as their dreams become a reality.

Melissa Williams is the Owner and Lead Planner & Designer of B Astonished Events, LLC. 

She has over 7 years of professional experience in business management and working in the event industry. After receiving her Master’s Degree in Sports Business Management, she was inspired to become an entrepreneur in the event industry. Through the years she has coordinated, planned, designed, and executed countless weddings and other special events. 

On August 18, 2017, I married my best friend Blair Williams at The Sunset Room by Wolfgang Puck located at the National Harbor. We had a beautiful destination wedding theme since I always dreamed of having a destination wedding.

On July 22, 2019, I gave birth to my first born Braylen Williams. What a coincidence he came on his exact due date. Braylen is our world!

I LOVE To Travel! I'll Take A Destination Wedding Any Day! I'm So Grateful For The Experiences I Have Been Able To Witness Through Traveling With My Family And Friends. I Could See Myself Traveling Every Month In My Retirement Years.

Family Time is very important to me! I was born in Germany and raised in a military family where both of my parents are retired colonels in the US Army. I have a younger brother Marlon who is also ambitious and career driven.

I truly cherish my friendships. I have an amazing support system of friends and in our free time, we enjoy traveling and brunching. My favorite drink to toast with is a frozen margarita.

I love to try out new restaurants. My favorite restaurants are Delfriscos Double Eagle Steakhouse and Lauriol Plaza.

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Fun facts

What do you enjoy doing during your spare time?
Teaching Youth Dance Classes

What are you looking forward to most in the upcoming year? 
Receiving my Masters Degree

What is your favorite restaurant?
Anywhere that has good Sushi! 

What is your favorite movie?
The Longest Ride (I cry every time I watch it)

What is your dream wedding venue?
Riverview at Occoquan

What do you love most about wedding and event planning? 
I love the planning process. It makes me feel good to know that I am able to calm the nerves and alleviate most of the stress felt by a client. It is even more important to keep a client happy and healthy leading up to their wedding or event.

De'Angela Boone

Lead Event Coordinator

What do you enjoy doing during your spare time?
Watching beauty/skin care routines on Youtube and Elopement highlight videos 

What are you looking forward to most in the upcoming year? 
Getting Married! 

What is your favorite restaurant?
Nothing in particular, but I love all Asian cuisine.

What is your favorite movie?
The Devil Wears Prada 

What is your dream wedding venue?
San Francisco City Hall 

What do you love most about wedding and event planning? 
Being able to build lasting relationships with our clients and collaborating with top local creators and designers.

Alyssa Burns

Planner & Event Coordinator

What do you enjoy doing during your spare time?
Baking

What are you looking forward to most in the upcoming year? 
Buying a house

What is your favorite restaurant?
Houlihans 

What is your favorite movie?
The Incredibles 1 and 2

What is your dream wedding venue?
Anywhere with a garden!

What do you love most about wedding and event planning? 
I love being the brides go-to girl!

Jennifer Mayo

Event Coordinator

What do you enjoy doing during your spare time?
Finding innovative ways to enhance my business, Blair Williams Productions.

What are you looking forward to most in the upcoming year? 
To be able to walk outside without a mask and gloves.

What is your favorite restaurant?
Ledo Pizza (College Park)

What is your favorite movie?
Life 

What is your dream wedding venue?
Sunset Room by Wolfgang Puck

What do you love most about wedding and event planning? 
Being able to assist the grooms on their wedding day.

Blair Williams

Lead Groom Concierge & Videographer 

What do you enjoy doing during your spare time?
Researching/Reading, Catching up with people

What are you looking forward to most in the upcoming year? 
In 2021, new ways of making money through investments. Next step in my relationship and new endeavors. 

What is your favorite restaurant?
Not sure if I have one so I’ll just say Ruth Chris.

What is your favorite movie?
Probably…He Got Game 

What is your dream wedding venue?
Not sure yet, but I envision a nice mansion possibly somewhere in Ghana near the coast. 

What do you love most about wedding and event planning? 
I love being able to see stress/nervousness unravel and evolve into enjoyment and appreciation from the guest and the newlyweds as they embark on a blessed new journey of marriage.

Bishop Sakyi

Groom Concierge

What do you enjoy doing during your spare time?
My children and I have enjoyed going hiking when we have the time to go.

What are you looking forward to most in the upcoming year? 
I'm looking forward to decorating my new home.

What is your favorite restaurant?
Joe’s Seafood, Prime Steak, & Stone Crab

What is your favorite movie?
This is going to sound cliche, but bridesmaids is one of my top comedies I enjoy watching lol!

What is your dream wedding venue?
I’ve always imagined having a destination wedding and having the venue on a mountainside overlooking the beautiful ocean.

What do you love most about wedding and event planning? 
I love learning about the couple and what their desires are in their special day and thinking through the design of how to execute what their vision is.

Christina Crowder

Planner & Event Coordinator