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Negroni Cocktail with Hendricks Gin. Howerton+Wooten Events.

Whenever my husband and I go out on a date, he orders a Negroni.  I never thought much of his drink until I had a sip. That’s when I realized why he liked it so much! Yum.  This recipe is made with Hendrick’s Gin and it has Chris Wooten written all over it.  The cocktail […]

Hendricks Gin Negroni Recipe for a Date Night With Your Bae


Good morning friends. Did you know that some “bunny” loves you? I know, I know. I couldn’t help myself. Head to our instastories for tips on rolling these little bunny ears for yourself. Enjoy!⠀Love and Soul Always, Kawania

A Sweet Bunny Place Setting for an Easter Sunday Brunch Table

Jameson and Ginger Cocktail. Howerton+Wooten Events.

Happy Friday friends!  How about we enjoy a little Irish whiskey in honor of the upcoming celebration of the death of St. Patrick. (Did you know that Catholics celebrate the “death day” of saints?)  One of our favorite cocktails is made with Jameson whiskey, lime juice and ginger ale. Check it out — Ingredients — Four […]

A Jameson and Ginger Cocktail for a St. Patrick’s Day Happy Hour

French 75. Howerton+Wooten Events.

Tomorrow is Ash Wednesday, so let’s enjoy a little decadence before Lent officially begins. In fact, let’s throw caution to the wind and ignore counting the points for a few hours. We all deserve to indulge in a little bad behavior and some sweets, right? Speaking of sweets, have you ever been to Baked and Wired […]

Let’s Celebrate Fat Tuesday with a French 75

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

Shaune Hayes Make-Up Artist. Howerton+Wooten Events.

Are you meeting with wedding vendors and wondering what is okay to ask and not to ask? Here are six of the most common questions we get from our couples when it comes to vendor consultations — 1. Is It Okay to Ask for a Discount? Of course! Some wedding vendors may offer a 5% […]

What’s Okay (and What’s Not Okay) When Consulting With Wedding Vendors


If you intend to order your liquor, beer, and/or wine separate from the caterer, check out this post I wrote a couple of years ago with a Beverage Planning Guide.  You can download the beverage planning guide and use it to determine the amount of beverages you need to order for your wedding reception.  Cheers! Love & […]

Throwback Thursday Post. A Planning Guide for Ordering Your Wedding Reception Beverages

By the Sea Menu Card by Jordan Werre. Howerton+Wooten Events.

Now that we are embarking upon the autumn season, I wanted to take a moment to reflect upon one of this summer’s most special moments for me. Last July, I had the honor of celebrating my birthday with some of my best friends at a brunch at the Blackwall Hitch in Annapolis, Maryland. I’m a […]

A Seaside-Inspired Birthday Brunch

Basil Lemonade. Howerton+Wooten Events.

Summer is finally here, and no drink screams summer more than a glass of lemonade. Yes! This lemonade recipe became a “fan favorite” for me and my girlfriends because the fresh basil adds a refreshing twist to an otherwise “super sweet” beverage. It works perfectly for an afternoon lunch on your deck. Ingredients – 12 Cups […]

Sunny Basil Lemonade for a Light Summer Lunch