Search the Blog

Welcome to our wedding & event planning blog! We offer valuable advice and inspiration for planning your wedding or event with heart and with soul. Welcome to our wedding & event planning blog! We offer valuable advice and inspiration for planning your wedding or event with heart and with soul.




Tomorrow, I will be at the Conrad Hotel in Washington DC for the Modern Luxury DC Magazine’s “Dynamic Women’s” luncheon. (Not as the event planner, but as a dynamic woman! Woot! Woot!)

Kawania Wooten is a “Modern Luxury DC” Magazine Dynamic Woman


Hi there Friends, Last week was “wedding week” on the DC News Now lifestyle show called, “Living Local DMV.”  This show can be found on the DCW50 network. I had the pleasure and honor of being a guest on the show, and I was interviewed by the show’s host, Charis Gomez to discuss 2023 wedding […]

Featured on the DC News Now show “Living Local DMV”

Bride and Groom First Look. St. Regis DC. Howerton+Wooten Events.

We completely get it when you don’t want to have a “first look” on your wedding day. You are afraid that you will lose that magical moment when everyone (including your fiance) sees you proceed down the wedding aisle for the first time. But, there are so many good reasons to consider having a first […]

A Few Reasons Why a “First Look” is a Good Idea for Your Wedding Day

Washington Nationals Sunday Brunch. Howerton+Wooten Events.

Around this time last year, our team had the incredibly fun opportunity to plan and design a post-wedding day brunch at Washington Nationals park. It was so much fun! ⚾️ The guests wore their custom baseball caps with the couple’s initials embroidered on the back. Right before the game started, they received a visit from […]

A Post-Wedding Day Brunch at Washington Nationals Park

Sorry. We are Closed. Howerton+Wooten Events.

I am a big advocate for event insurance — this includes meeting planning insurance, event insurance, and wedding insurance.  So, when the editor in chief of Washingtonian Weddings asked me about insurance, I happily obliged!  You can check out the story here! Love and Soul Always, Kawania

Quoted on Washingtonian Weddings About the Government Shutdown

African American Bride and Groom before Wedding. St. Regis Washington DC.

It’s always a good morning for us when we wake up and see a Howerton+Wooten Events couple on a Martha Stewart Weddings slideshow! Congrats to our couple Sheila and Corlie!  And thank you to Matthew Ellis of Joshua Dwain Photography for his gorgeous photos! Love and Soul Always, Kawania

Spotted on Martha Stewart Weddings!


In Washington DC, the Cherry Blossom trees are supposed to be at their peak in five days, and we can’t wait!  If you are planning a wedding, you might be thinking about taking your engagement photos or your wedding near the Washington DC Cherry Blossoms.  We love that idea, but here are five (5) key […]

5 Things to Know About Your Wedding and Engagement Photos and DC Cherry Blossoms!

Washington DC At Night. Howerton+Wooten Events.

So, here we are again — trying to navigate the nuances of wedding planning while waiting to see if the federal government is going to shut down. Here is a list of recommendations we learned while planning weddings during the last federal government shutdown a few years ago — (BEFORE YOU SIGN THE CONTRACT) Know […]

Planning Your Wedding While Dealing with a Government Shutdown


Bridal Show season is in upon us! If you are planning your wedding this year, bridal shows can be a valuable resource for ideas, vendor shopping, fashion shows, and cake tastings! If you are planning to attend a bridal show, set up a strategy beforehand to optimize your time on-site. Prior to the Bridal Show […]

For the Newly Engaged. Tips for Mastering a Bridal Show