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} 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

Real Wedding – Whimsical Willy Wonka Wedding in Reston, Virginia

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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

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

{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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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.

 

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+ December 13th, 2013 in real party, real wedding

Real Wedding: Kim + Emil: Take Me to the Ball Game!

In January of this year, Kim contacted me to discuss her upcoming wedding in June.  She had me sold at “the reception is going to be at National’s Park baseball stadium!”  This was such a unique selection for a wedding reception, I was thrilled to be asked to plan this wedding.    It brings me so much joy when couples make their wedding a true reflection of their personalities.  Kim and Emil were such a joy to work with.  Kim was hands down the most laid back bride that I have ever met!  When I started working with Kim, the only items that had been decided with the venues and dresses, so I had my work cut out for me.  I think that it turned out absolutely stunning.

Check out these goregous photos from Connor Studios.

Read more about the details of this wedding on Brides.com as a featured Real Wedding!

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National Park Wedding Sparkling Events & Designs

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+ November 21st, 2013 in real wedding

{Real Wedding} Gillian + Cody – Sparkling Vintage Fête

{Quick Look} Lori + Shun: Charming Whimsical Wedding

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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.