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Don’t Forget A Penny In Your Shoe

Weddings are filled with rituals and traditions.  One of the most common traditions observed is, Something Old,  Something New, Something Borrowed and Something Blue.  The bride wears an item from each area representing these special sentiments on her wedding day.  However, there is another tradition that is often left off that goes “and place a

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1 January 10th, 2011 in penny in your shoe, wedding trends

A Shoe is not just a Shoe….. Trends in Bridal Shoes

Since the first Sex and The City movie when Carrie wears those gorgeous blue Manolo Blahnik shoes when she marries Big “aka John”, the trend towards colored shoes has absolutely exploded.  This blue shoe is coveted by every bride but not everyone has Manolo Blahnik $$$$!  I am loving the trend of wearing colored shoes instead of the

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+ October 1st, 2010 in wedding shoes, wedding trends
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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!

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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.