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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.




I am feeling all of the “good vibes” this Friday as we reminisce over the tabletop scenes from the intimate dinner held at Le Clou in honor of my husband, Christopher Wooten. I wanted to be sure that his dinner party was both masculine and stylish. The beautiful charger plates are from Maison de Carine […]

Masculine Dinner Party Details


Do you love “flat lay” photos of the wedding invitation as much as we do? We are huge fans of flat lay photos, so we have created a checklist that you can use to ensure you have all of the props you need for your own flat lay photo.

A Checklist for Your Wedding Invitation “Flat Lay” Photo


All of us at Howerton+Wooten Events enjoyed creating pretty place settings similar to the one we created for the “Modern Luxury DC” magazine’s ”Dynamic Women’s” luncheon at the Willard Hotel last fall.

A Pretty Place Setting for a Dynamic Women‘s Luncheon


Howerton+Wooten Events team members LaShonda Lee and Marlo Smith designed an outdoor photo shoot that is both elegant and swoon worthy.

Powder Blue and Gold Wedding or Event Inspiration

Blush Ivory Burgundy Wedding Estate Table. Howerton+Wooten Events.

Today, we are reminiscing about a one of our favorite weddings held at the Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art in Virginia Beach.  The luxurious wedding day decor created by Isha Foss Design featured roses, peonies and hydrangeas in blush, ivory and burgundy. It was a bride’s dream! Enjoy! Love and Soul Always, Kawania Photography: Keith […]

Wedding Colors featuring Blush, Burgundy and Ivory Vibes.

Workshop Place Settings. The Enlightened Creative.

Hi there friends! I recently hosted a very successful “Brainery” for my the educational arm of my business, the Enlightened Creative.  The Brainery was titled, “How to Successfully Add Corporate Event Planning into Your Wedding Business,” and I was so blessed to have some awesome sponsors— One of the sponsors was the incredibly talented Sabrina […]

These Amazing Sponsors Were a Perfect Complement to the Enlightened Creative Brainery

Green Wreath at Corporate Holiday Party. Howerton+Wooten Events.

Good morning friends, Last weekend the Howerton+Wooten Events team had the honor of designing and directing the annual holiday party for  our corporate client ARServices at the Westin Alexandria in Old Town Alexandria Virginia. The feel for the event design was a modern take on the Christmas holiday and the color scheme for the event was […]

Scenes from a Modern Corporate Holiday Party

Groom Getting Ready. Howerton+Wooten Events.

If you love shopping for your significant other, but you can never remember his or her size, download and print out these complimentary “Fiancé Size Card” or “Fiancée Size Card” (created by LePenn Designs). And, check it out — These cards include a line for a ring size, just in case you want to pop […]

Keep Up with Your Fiance’s Sizes with this “Sizing Card” (Printable)

Ivory and Gold Wedding Invitation. Howerton+Wooten Events.

Good morning friends! If you know me, you probably know that I love sharing little tips and tricks when it comes to wedding and event planning! So, you will know how excited I am to share that Inspired by This is featuring a post titled, 10 Money Saving Tactics for Your Wedding and my advice regarding your […]

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