May 10, 2022


Melissa Williams


Event Planning

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Welcome to Camp Bryson!

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 for the day while still celebrating Baby Bryson. Guest arrived dressed in their camp-themed gear and was ready to go camping. Guest enjoyed a campground buffet and signature cocktails themed after the Williams family, played camp games, experienced a performance by stilt walkers dressed as camp creatures, posed for photos in front of the Camp Bryson backdrop, and more. Camp Bryson was a camping experience that Melissa and Blair’s guests will never forget.

Photos by Terri Baskin

Planning + Design: @bastonishedevents | Photographer: @terribaskin | Forest Design Team: @sweetrootvillage | Stationery Designer: @bydamistudiosnyc | Backdrop + Signage: @brightlyeverafter | Catering: @occasionscaterers | Camper + Bar: @vintageviewsbar | Draping: @thelightsourcecompany | Cookies + Cake Pops: @heysugarrex | Rentals: @smthingvintage | Balloon Artist: @anielaxrose | Hair: @dommiecole | MUA: @lonicely | Entertainment: @artstellaproductions | DJ: @djoxygen_weddings | Venue: @thesunroomdc


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

How do we ensure you have the wedding you’ve always dreamed of? I’m a firm believer that building strong, trusting relationships is the cornerstone of event planning. 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 and creative director for B Astonished Events. 

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