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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.



Bride and Hora Dance. Black and White Photo. Howerton+Wooten Events.

Good morning friends, Are you taking care of a wedding reception that will include a hora dance? It requires a little more than you may think, so I have listed below five key things to know when planning a hora dance. 1. Make sure that everyone is on the same page regarding the music.  There […]

5 Key Things To Know When Planning for a Hora Dance


Happy Wedding Wednesday Friends! Today, I am showing off the wedding of our incredibly sweet and kind couple, Ashley and Andrew.  This sweet couple got married at the Fairmont Hotel, located on the cusp of Georgetown in Washington, DC. Ashley wore a gorgeous, lace ballgown from the Love Couture Bridal Salon, located in Potomac, Maryland.  Her […]

Wedding Day Love for Ashley and Andrew


Every now and then, someone will ask me about the difference between an escort card and a place card (and when should they use them).  If you are not in the wedding industry, it can be confusing — I must confess that I never heard of the word, “escort card” before I began working in […]

Escort Cards, Place Cards and Seating Charts. What’s the Difference?


Last week, we shared that our couple’s wedding was featured on United with Love.  Today, it’s our turn to showcase their wedding (captured by Stephen Bobb Photography)! Sarah and Michael chose President Lincoln’s Cottage for their wedding day — I consider this quaint and historic venue to be one of Washington DC’s best kept secrets! While […]

Wedding Day Love for our Couple Sarah and Michael


For your wedding guests with young children, traveling to your wedding may not be as easy as you think. If this is the case for several of your wedding guests, you might want to consider providing a childcare option for your guests. Before you hire a professional childcare provider for your wedding, check out our 8 […]

8 Tips for Securing and Managing a Child Care Service for Your Wedding

Happy Wedding Guests. Howerton+Wooten Events.

Beautiful centerpieces and flattering lighting can definitely set your wedding apart.  But, your wedding guests will never forget the fun touches you infused to make them feel welcome.   If infusing special touches into your wedding is important to you, check out the 12 ideas we have for making your guests feel welcome from start to finish. Before […]

12 Special Touches That Can Make Your Wedding Guests Feel Welcome


We all know that everyone loves wedding cake!  But, do you know all of the “deets” related to ordering your wedding cake? Check out the Wedding Day Cuisine Guidebook we created for our “Month Of” couples!  It includes a checklist of questions to ask at your cake tasting; a chart that lists the number of servings […]

(Download) A Guidebook to Answer All Of Your Cake Questions

Bride in a Formal Wedding Gown. Howerton+Wooten Events. Stephen Bobb Photography.

Many brides have shared with us that shopping for a wedding gown can be an overwhelming task, so we created a  Guidebook for Women’s Wedding Day Attire to provide you with the tools you need to know for purchasing your wedding gown or anything else you intend to wear on your wedding day. This planning guide […]

A Guidebook to Answer All of Your Wedding Gown Questions

A Bride and Groom Hora Dance

Lord, behold our family here assembled. We thank you for this place in which we dwell, for the love that unites us, for the peace accorded us this day, for the hope with which we expect the morrow, for the health, the work, the food, and the bright skies that make our lives delightful; for […]

Wedding Reading: A Wedding Prayer by Robert Louis Stevenson