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 Soiree} Casino Royale Holiday Celebration

Today I’m sharing photos from a beautiful Casino Royale Holiday Celebration hosted by one of our corporate clients for their employees. This particular Sunday in the Washington, D.C., area it snowed, sleeted and rained  – but that didn’t stop the almost 200 guests from arriving and partying the night away! Here are a few of my

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Jillian + Andrew: Christmas Holiday Wedding Reception

Today I’d like to share with you a few photos from an at-home Christmas Holiday Wedding Reception for a lovely couple (Jillian & Andrew) who got married in Dominican Republic.  On November 29th, the very beginning of the Christmas season, their parents hosted an amazing reception at Wolfgang Puck’s – The Sunset Room in the National Harbor.  We were brought in to handle the design and decor for the event.  Embracing the holiday spirit, we opted for arrangements featuring red and gold Christmas ornaments, pairing them with red and white floral arrangements.  They turned out just beautiful.  It was held on the night of the annual Christmas Tree lighting which made for an absolutely beautiful setting.

After enjoying a wonderful meal comprised of a fushion of Cuban and Soul food, guests danced the night away. Fireworks (like literally fireworks) erupted upon the evening close.  What a wonderful way to start the Christmas Season. Congratulations Jillian & Andrew! 

Enjoy photos provided by Capitol Media USA.


Sparkling Events & Designs -Christmas Holiday Wedding Reception

Sparkling Events & Designs - The Sunset Room - Christmas Holiday Wedding Reception


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Real Party: Sophisticated Superhero Party – Twin Super & Sweet 16

Mother’s Day Brunch for Bird’s Party

{Real Soiree} Cherry Blossom Baby Shower

{Meet the Challenger} Fanciful Events

Happy New Year!  Welcome to 2012! We are back with our next challenge, Fanciful Events!  Suzanne is the absolute sweetest and was so excited to participate in this challenge.  We can’t wait to showcase what she has done.  Here is a little more information about Suzanne, from Fanciful Events! 1.  What is your favorite color?

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{Real Soiree} Happy SpookTACular Birthday Ava!

{Real Soiree} Kung Fu Marley Birthday


It’s official, SED’s books are closed for stationery and events in 2011!  We are approaching our last few events this year and want to take a little break.  I (Ebony) also would like to spend some much needed quality time with my family over the holidays, so not taking anymore clients is what I have

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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.