{Real Wedding} Gillian + Cody – Sparkling Vintage Fête

{Quick Look} Lori + Shun: Charming Whimsical Wedding

LaToia + Bernard: Posh Princess Wedding

{Real Invitations} Slate Grey & Pink Wedding Invitations

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Planning a Summer Wedding

On Wednesday, I shared some summertime wedding inspiration as we are right smack in the middle of the summer and wedding season.  It has been a hot hot summer so far and we are only nearly half way through it!  Coming off the heels of a major heat wave here in the Washington, D.C. metro area, I

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+ July 13th, 2012 in wedding inspiration

Summer Summer Summertime!

We are back!  The summer is in full gear and we have been enjoying it up!  I have missed interacting with you all. We have expanded over the past few months and our now offering our brides florals and rentals! We are very excited about this and will share for more information on this very

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+ July 11th, 2012 in wedding inspiration

{Wedding & Party Inspiration} Blueberry Lemonade Inspiration Board

Happy Monday! This coming weekend we have the pleasure of designing and coordinating two events.  One of the events will be the “at home” wedding reception for our Negril bride.  The couple wanted the at home reception to be have elements of the bride’s southern roots.   We are using lace, mason jars, doilies and

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{Trend Report} Top Three Wedding Trends for 2011

Happy Monday! I know this blog has been a bit slow the past few weeks but we’re back!  It’s been a really busy season for SED and we’ve been working hard on bringing you even more offerings and lots of event and wedding inspiration.  With Spring on the horizon, the 2011 wedding season has officially

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+ March 7th, 2011 in trend alert, wedding inspiration

From Inspiration to Reality: Modern Vintage Wedding

This is by far one of the best “From Inspiration to Reality” wedding inspiration boards that I have seen over at Style Me Pretty!  Everything about this photo shoot screams glam!    It all started with this inspiration board submitted by Annie Packman.   The colors and decor are just fantastic!  You must run right over to Style

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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.