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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.



Star Fish and Orange Roses. Howerton+Wooten Events.

He’s not perfect. You aren’t either, and the two of you will never be perfect. But if he can make you laugh at least once, causes you to think twice, and if he admits to being human and making mistakes, hold onto him and give him the most you can. He isn’t going to quote […]

I Love This Ceremony Reading. “He’s Not Perfect,” by Bob Marley

Wedding Reception. Cylburn Arboretum. Howerton+Wooten Events.

“How Much Should I Tip My Wedding Vendors?’ This is probably one of the top 5 questions we receive from our “Day Of” Coordination Couples.  So, we created the chart detailing Wedding Vendor Gratuity Guidelines for our couples to use as they plan for this budget line item. You can find it on our bundle of wedding […]

How Much Should I Tip My Wedding Vendors?


We are officially deep into another wedding weekend, and my team and I are rarin’ to go this holiday wedding weekend! If this is your wedding weekend, here are 4 blog posts you’ll want to read survive this wedding weekend.  You may even find it helpful! A Weather Emergency Plan for Your Wedding Day The […]

4 Posts You’ll Want to Read to Survive This Wedding Weekend

African American Bride and Groom in Love. Howerton+Wooten Events.

by Dena Acolatse “Because to the depths of me, I long to love one person, With all my heart, my soul, my mind, my body . . . Because I need a forever friend to trust with the intimacies of me, Who won’t hold them against me, Who loves me when I’m unlikable, Who sees […]

Wedding Reading. “Why Marriage.”

Catholic Wedding Party in Washington DC. Howerton+Wooten Events.

As a “career bridesmaid,” I have participated in my share of disastrous wedding rehearsals.  I have see instances when the groom has gotten lost, the officiant had the wrong time, and the church’s doors were locked and no one could get it.  To avoid all of this craziness, consider following our 7 easy steps for […]

7 Steps for a Stress-Free Wedding Ceremony Rehearsal

Relieving Stress. Howerton+Wooten Events.

Guess what?!?  The advice of “yours truly” was quoted in a Refinery29 article titled, “7 Ways To Reduce Stress While Planning A Wedding.” I am really excited about being included in this article as I have been a fan of this site for a while. Love & Soul Always, Kawania

Quoted in a Refinery29 Article

Bride in Blue Shoes. Howerton+Wooten Events.

If you are a fan of “Sex and the City,” this poem created by the fictional TV character, “Carrie Bradshaw,” may be the perfect ceremony reading for your wedding day. His hello was the end of her endings Her laugh was their first step down the aisle His hand would be hers to hold forever […]

Wedding Reading. His Forever Was As Simple As Her Smile.

Love. Howerton+Wooten Events.

No union is more profound than marriage, for it embodies the highest ideals of love, fidelity, devotion, sacrifice, and family. In forming a marital union, two people become something greater than once they were. As some of the petitioners in these cases demonstrate, marriage embodies a love that may endure even past death. It would […]

Wedding Ceremony Reading, “No Union is More Profound than Marriage”

Rustic Estate Table. Howerton+Wooten Events.

Hi there friends and happy summer! Recently, I had an opportunity to share some advice for hiring and working with wedding vendors with the editors at the Inspired by This blog. Well, I am so excited to share that my advice, along with the wise words of other wedding professionals, is featured on a post titled, “13 […]

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