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Dee Dee’s baby shower was inspired by the classic children’s book “Oh, the Places You’ll Go!” written and illustrated by author Dr. Seuss. Anticipating the arrival of her baby boy (Major), Dee Dee imagined the adventures that her baby boy will take in life and thought that it would be a wonderful idea to use […]

Oh, the Places Major Will Go!

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There is an undeniable sense of enchantment when it comes to a garden inspired wedding and April and Jason’s wedding was a real-life fairytale. The blush, nudes, and greenery floral installations by Sweet Root Village painted the perfect vision for a botanical romance. Some of our favorites details were the massive ceremony arch, the grand […]

April & Jason’s enchanting garden themed wedding in Baltimore, Maryland.

Weddings

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Parents-to-be Melissa and Blair Williams hosted a Camp inspired baby shower to welcome their second baby boy, Bryson. Melissa, the owner, lead planner, and designer at B Astonished Events enjoys creating experiences rather than traditional parties and events. Instead of a baby shower, Melissa wanted her guest to feel like they were visiting a campground […]

Welcome to Camp Bryson!

Event Planning

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We are so happy to share that we were named one of the best wedding planners in America by BRIDES! Thank you to the BRIDES team for recognizing the ASTONISHING work that we create here at B Astonished Events. It is such an honor! Visit BRIDES to read about Melissa Williams, owner of B Astonished […]

BRIDES Best Wedding Planners in America

Weddings

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When bride-to-be De’Angela got the call from us less than three months before her wedding that we may have to postpone her August 2020 wedding date due to the COVID-19 pandemic, she was devastated.  “When Melissa informed my fiancé and I that we should start considering a backup date, I felt so overwhelmed because all […]

Courtesy Calls and Masks Marked “Quarantined for Life” Helped Save De’ Angela and Aaron’s Original Wedding Date Amidst the Pandemic

Weddings

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We know that creating a website for your wedding isn’t a new concept, but it has become increasingly popular. With a global pandemic impacting weddings across the nation, having a wedding website has almost become a necessity. With State and Country guidelines constantly changing and venue restrictions fluctuating, it’s safe to assume that you will […]

Are Wedding Websites necessary in 2021?

Weddings

Photography: Terri Baskin

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Large-scale weddings may be paused due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, but that doesn’t mean you need to postpone your wedding.  Washington, DC has seen a rise in micro weddings and we’re thrilled to see this new trend gain traction. As one of the first to pivot in this direction back in April, […]

The Rise of Micro Weddings in Washington, DC

Weddings

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This whole COVID-19 pandemic is still up in the air, and the brides of 2020 are dealing with so much uncertainty. We’re not going to try to pretend that we have all of the answers to the unique and difficult scenarios, but Melissa Williams (CEO of B Astonished Events) did have a chance to check-in […]

Astonishing Q&A: Coping with Wedding Planning During the COVID-19 Pandemic

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The COVID-19 pandemic interrupted our normal way of life just as the window for brides shopping for their fall 2020 wedding gowns was beginning to close. Wedding planners typically encourage their brides to purchase a gown at least 8-9 months preceding their wedding date. This time-frame allows for production, unforeseen shipping delays, alterations, and shoe […]

Shopping For A Wedding Dress During The Pandemic

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Brittany and Laurence met in August 2003 during their senior year of high school through their mutual friends. Not an item then, they knew each other “from a distance” and remained acquaintances throughout their twenties. As fate would have it, in late 2014—11 years later—Laurence and Brittany rekindled their friendship. This friendship, which they affectionately […]

Accountability Partners Turned Forever Partners: A Real Love Story & Real Wedding Inspiration

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