Wedding at Lansdowne Resort & Spa: Juliana and Jorge

This beautiful wedding at Lansdowne Resort & Spa was held on a cloudy but beautiful day in October.  The rain turned into sprinkles which eventually faded away.   Nestled in the quiet town of Leesburg, Virginia, just minutes away from Virginia Wine Country, Lansdowne Resort and Spa is a beautiful retreat for a wedding celebration.  

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+ April 27th, 2017 in real wedding

A Real Wedding at Oxon Hill Manor – Danielle + Tchad

In November of 2015 we had the absolute pleasure of coordinating Danielle and Tchad beautiful late fall wedding at Oxon Hill Manor in Oxon Hill, Maryland.  I’ve known Danielle since our undergraduate days at James Madison University, I was so honored when she reached out to me to help plan and coordinate her wedding day.

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+ December 15th, 2016 in real wedding

{New Invitations} Navy & Silver Holiday Gala Invitations

Sparkling Events & Designs - Navy and Silver Crystal Brooch Invitation 1

Navy & Silver Holiday Gala Invitations We are happy to share our latest invitations.  These gorgeous navy & silver holiday gala invitations that we created for an organization holiday celebration.  They feature a beautiful silver double faced satin ribbon with a crystal brooch.  These invitations could also easily be modified for a wedding or another

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{New Invitations} Pink & Purple Watercolor Wedding Invitations

Pink and Purple Watercolor Wedding Invitation Suite by Sparkling Events & Designs

These pink & purple watercolor wedding invitation suite is my latest favorite.  I have wanted to do a watercolor wedding stationery suite for some time now and was excited to have the opportunity to finally make this beauty.  This suite exudes a soft yet vibrant elegance for what I’m sure will be an amazing vineyard

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+ August 12th, 2016 in real invitation, real wedding

{New Stationery} Hello Baby Sip and See Baby Shower Invitations

We are loving this baby boy Sip & See Baby Shower invitations we designed for a client. Navy blue, gold and  just the right amount of sparkle fit for a new little prince. Just what is a Sip & See? According to The Bump,  “A sip and see is a party mom and dad throw

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Real Party: Ralph Lauren Inspired Polo Birthday Party

Ralph Lauren Inspired Polo Birthday Party

Ralph Lauren Inspired Polo Birthday Party This is a major throw back party but I never shared photos from one of my favorites parties ever.  This was a party for my son Maxwell’s first birthday!  Having two girls before him, this was my first time to plan a party for a boy.  When your husband

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Real Wedding – Whimsical Willy Wonka Wedding in Reston, Virginia

Willy Wonka Wedding

A Whimsical Willy Wonka Wedding in Reston, Virginia I am so happy to share with you a few photos from this lovely wedding Willy Wonka Wedding of Termia and Willie’s, from last fall!  When I initially met with Termia and Willie, they told me of their desire to have a Willy Wonka themed wedding and honestly

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+ March 20th, 2016 in real wedding

A Lego Inspired Wedding in National Harbor Washington DC

A Lego Inspired Wedding in National Harbor Washington DC I was so excited with Aparna reached out to me to help plan her upcoming wedding.  My sweet friend, Marirosa from Photography by Marirosa had referred her to us.  Aparna and I met via phone where I learned all about her upcoming wedding.  What I loved

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+ January 4th, 2016 in real wedding, Wedding

Welcome to the new Sparkling Events & Designs

Welcome to the newly reimaged Sparkling Events & Designs! This rebrand has been a true labor of love!  As a designer myself at times it is hard to take a step back and let someone do what you think that you can do.  I designed my initial logo and I loved it for a while

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1 October 1st, 2015 in Brand

A Real Wedding at The Sunset Room National Harbor, Marylard

Throwback Thursday:  Our lovely couple Alfreda and Harvey were married on one of the most popular wedding dates of the year 10.10!  When Alfreda and I began working on her wedding just over a year out from the wedding date, not even a venue was selected.  We worked together for months and months to perfect

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+ October 15th, 2014 in real wedding, Wedding, wedding photography

hello lovely!
Welcome to the blog! I’m Ebony Sparkes and I am southern belle wedding and event planner serving the DMV. I love LOVE and celebrating all of life’s special occasions and this is why I became an event planner. I have been fortunate to plan amazing celebrations in Virginia, Maryland, Washington, D.C., New York, Georgia, Jamaica, and the Dominican Republic!

Our work has been featured by several industry icons like Preston Bailey, Amy Atlas, Hostess with the Mostess and Munaluchi Bridal.  Sparkling Events & Designs, LLC is also a recipient of Wedding Wire’s 2011 & 2012 Bride’s Choice Award, The Knot’sTM Best of Wedding Vendors for 2012, 2013, 2014 & 2015 and an active member of the Association of Wedding Professionals.

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Founded in 2010, our mission was to celebrate life's special occasions, all of them. Today, we love working on all events big and small. We have a passion for designing events and stationery that are truly reflective of who you are. Contact us today to get started.