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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.



Woman at the Spa Relaxing. Howerton+Wooten Events.

So, I found myself crying in the shower yesterday morning over the effects of the coronavirus on my spirit and my business.  I know, I know. That’s a lot to admit.  So, I took some time for myself yesterday — I watched a movie on Amazon, drank some rose’ and went to bed a little […]

Seven Quick and Easy Self-Care Recommendations to Help You Survive The Coronavirus Pandemic

Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask. Howerton+Wooten Events.

If you love red matte lipstick as much as I do, you should check out Laneige’s Lip Sleeping Mask. It has a softening balm texture that closely adheres to lips while you sleep for quick absorption.  When you wake up the next morning, you gently wipe off the remains of the mask and your lips […]

Product Love. Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask

Milk Make-Up Cooling Water

  If the area under your eyes are swollen like mine, they are probably retaining fluids.  I hear this is a result of a lack of sleep (yup) and excess salt or alcohol intake (margaritas anyone?). To combat this eye puffiness, beauty experts say that you should look for eye products with anti-inflammatory ingredients, like caffeine, […]

Beauty Find. Milk Make-Up Cooling Water for Your Puffy Eyes

African American Bride Hair Care. Howerton+Wooten Events.

If one of your wedding day goals is to have a great head full of shiny, healthy hair, check out these 10 tips we compiled for healthy, happy and more manageable hair — 1. Take care of your overall health. Your diet is vital to your overall hair health, so eat right that includes the […]

10 Commandments for Great Hair Care


Last year, my holiday gift bag to the Howerton+Wooten Events team included a bottle of Mischo Beauty Luxury Nail Lacquer.  I thought this was a great purchase for my team because of the gorgeous colors offered (especially Hana because the color I purchased was called, “Halo.”) But this product brings so much more to the table […]

Product Love: Mischo Beauty


As we approach the month of August, I become more and more concerned about my hair and Washington, DC humidity. While my hair is filled with soft curls for 11 months out of the year, August turns my hair into a fuzzy fro. This year, when I plan for my August outings, I am going […]

Hair Tamers – Nunzio Saviano Anti-Frizz Sheets


As you approach your wedding day, you find yourself looking forward to that spa day with your bridal party. Unfortunately, you aren’t looking forward to one of the “necessary” painful procedures. Ouch! To help alleviate the pain, I tried Completely Bare’s “Not Feeling It Numbing and Cooling Spray” and I must say that I was […]

Completely Bare’s Not Feeling It Numbing and Cooling Spray


I have no idea how I grew out my hair, so I asked my sister Shina (the Howerton family stylist!) for the answer to this question.  Read this post to see what she said.

Growing Out Your Hair for Your Wedding Day