So much preparation and design are put into the planning of your client's dream wedding. To ensure your client's wedding day runs smoothly, it's imperative to create a detailed timeline to share with your vendor team. Grab our free guide with our top 5 tips on planning the perfect wedding day timeline.

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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.

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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 […]

July 1, 2020


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 […]

June 30, 2020


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 […]

June 29, 2020


Let’s set the scene. You just got engaged and experienced one of the most exciting moments of your life. And almost immediately, you started researching all things wedding and wedding planning.  You’ve likely already stumbled across new terms, new dress styles you didn’t know existed, and who knew there were so many different wedding bouquet […]

June 29, 2020


It’s heartbreaking to come to terms with the fact that the wedding you’ve planned isn’t going to happen as you envisioned. The COVID-19 pandemic has derailed the wedding plans of thousands upon thousands of couples, but my clients—Warren and Lauren—decided that while they’d celebrate with friends and family later in the year, they were going […]

June 29, 2020


When it comes to Weddings, the attention is almost ALWAYS centered around the Bride. This post will solely focus on the GROOMS! Fellas, get in here! If you are clueless about what to do and what not to do while prepping for the wedding of your dreams, then you are in the right place! (Visuals […]

June 26, 2020

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I’m all about creating experiences that celebrate your love story and preserve this monumental moment forever.

I’m a firm believer that building strong, trusting relationships is the cornerstone of event planning. How else are we supposed to ensure you have the wedding you’ve always dreamed of? A clear understanding of every client’s vision is the key to planning and executing a beautiful and authentic event. 

Our team specializes in creating custom-curated experiences for our clients and their guests. We’ve coordinated, planned, designed, and executed countless weddings and special events over the past 10 years, and we’d love for you to join our family!

Hi! I’m Melissa: Owner, Lead Planner and Designer for B Astonished Events. 

DC wedding planner & luxury event designer

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Every task you’ll need to ensure you have the wedding of your dreams - in one place! This checklist will help you stay organized from your engagement to your last dance and every stage in between. 

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