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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.



Love. Howerton+Wooten Events.

Here is a wedding ceremony reading that is perfect for a couple who is planning a nondenominational wedding. “The future belongs to hearts even more than it does to minds.  Love, that is the only thing that can occupy and fill eternity. In the infinite, the inexhaustible is requisite. Love participates of the soul itself. […]

A Beautiful Ceremony Reading from the words of “Les Misérables”

African American Bride and Groom Celebrating. Howerton+Wooten Events.

Worse Case Scenario. It’s the last thing you want to think about on your wedding day, right? Of course not! So, instead of worrying about this on your wedding day, set a game plan in advance to help minimize potential wedding day crises. For your use, I have listed below 5 steps you can take […]

5 Steps You Can Take to Minimize Potential Wedding Day Crises

How to Detox from Wedding Planning. Howerton+Wooten Events.

Now that your wedding day is over, do you find that you still flip through wedding magazines? Or better yet, do you still follow wedding photographers on social media? For some brides and grooms, it’s hard to let go. It’s almost as if you need to “detox” yourself from wedding planning. Believe me, we see […]

How to “Detox” Yourself from Wedding Planning

5 Tips for Good Wedding Photos. Howerton+Wooten Events.

  Are you looking to make your wedding reception feel like it is “magazine worthy?”  Well, it needs to look good in photographs. Here are five tips you can use to make your wedding reception look good when it is photographed. 1. Hire a professional photographer. First and foremost, a good photographer makes a huge […]

5 Tips for Making Your Wedding Look Good in Photos

Bride and Groom at MOCA in Virginia Beach. Howerton+Wooten Events.

  Those lines that I before have writ do lie, Ev’n those that said I could not love you dearer. Yet then my judgment knew no reason why My most full flame should afterwards burn clearer.’ — Shakespeare

Romantic Wedding Reading, “Sonnet 115” by Shakespeare

5 Quick Tips to Remain Organized While Planning Your Wedding

Did you recently start your wedding planning?  As you can probably already tell, it can be a lot to manage.  In fact, it can overwhelm you.  To ensure you manage your wedding planning tasks, follow the five quick tips below — 1. Start with a Budget. Look, I get it!  Budgets are a drag!  But, they are also […]

5 Quick (and Effective) Tips to Get (and Remain) Organized While Planning Your Wedding

Song of Solomon. Howerton+Wooten Events.

Place me like a seal over your heart, like a seal on your arm; for love is as strong as death, its jealousy unyielding as the grave. It burns like blazing fire, like a mighty flame. Song of Songs 8:6 NIV Love & Soul Always, Kay

A Beautiful Ceremony Reading, “Place Me Like a Seal Over Your Heart.”

Same Sex Wedding Victory. Howerton+Wooten Events.

Good morning friends!  Today, we are showing some blog love for the wedding day of our Washington DC wedding couple, Chris and Scott!   Chris and Scott’s wedding took place at the historic Meridian House in Washington, DC.  Their ceremony took place in the venue’s beautiful garden, and when the sun went down, guests danced […]

Wedding Day Love for Chris and Scott

A Row of Banquet Staff. Howerton+Wooten Events.

If you have begun your search for a wedding day caterer, we created a checklist that you can download and/or print the lists 12 questions you can ask during your consultation with caterers.  It’s now a part of the Enlightened Creative guidebook titled, “Food Formalities: Your Planning Guidebook for your Wedding Day Cuisine.”  It’s most […]

12 Easy Questions to ask a Caterer during a Wedding Consultation (plus 1 Bonus)