dc wedding planner I wolfgang puck’s the sunset room I erica + ty

Erica and Ty’s wedding at Wolfgang Puck’s The Sunset Room in National Harbor was just amazing and what dreams are made of.  From the horse drawn carriage through Washington, D.C.’s National Harbor to the special surprise celebrity serenade – this wedding was simply one of the best that we’ve ever designed and planned.   For more

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+ November 12th, 2017 in dc wedding, real wedding

dc wedding planner I all black everything wedding I W Hotel, Washington, D.C.

An All Black Everything Wedding at The W Hotel, Washington, D.C. Today, I’m finally sharing Keisha and Jason’s beautiful  All Black Everything Wedding at the W Hotel in Washington, D.C.  I’m always honored when people refer us to their friends and family. That shows a special level of trust.  Keisha was referred to me by one

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+ November 10th, 2017 in dc wedding, real wedding

maryland wedding planner I kamran center I bernardine + desmond

Bernardine + Desmond It gives me such great pleasure in sharing these beautiful photos from Judah Avenue Photography of Bernardine and Desmond’s wedding.  When Bernardine reached out to me, she only had an idea of where she wanted her wedding.  We hit it off immediately and got to work right away because we only had

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+ November 10th, 2017 in maryland wedding planner, real wedding

virginia wedding planner I 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, virginia wedding

maryland wedding planner I Oxon Hill Manor I 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 maryland wedding planner, real wedding

{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

virginia wedding planner I 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, virginia wedding

dc wedding planner I Lego Inspired Wedding in National Harbor Washington DC

A Lego Inspired Wedding in National Harbor Washington DC I was so excited when 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 dc wedding, real wedding, Wedding

dc wedding planner I The Sunset Room National Harbor

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 dc wedding, real wedding

{Real Invitations} Christmas Ornament Wedding Invitations

Last month we shared pictures from our Christmas Ornament Wedding Reception Celebration and today I want to share these beautiful invitations that we created for the event.  We used traditional Christmas and Holiday colors of red and gold with of course a touch of sparkle.  We used the gorgeous gold jacket sleeves and wrapped it

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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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