We love design here at CM Events & Design, but 100% one of the best parts about our job are the clients and the relationships we build with each one; we treat each client like family! We are known for our prompt communication, ability to listen to our clients needs and problem solve, how invested we are in creating a perfect event for each client, and for our ability to “get it done”; we WILL make your vision a reality! We strive to keep a pleasant and communicative experience by following our clearly defined planning/design process. We plan a select number of events and weddings a year which allows us to provide exceptional service while also allowing us to be responsive, efficient, creative, and able to focus on every single detail for each client.

What can you expect when working with us? Our backgrounds in project management and floral education give us a unique approach to planning and design. We have a reputation for sophisticated taste and distinctive modern style. You can also expect excellence, quality, passion, innovation, experience, laughs, curation of a top vendor team and a planner who will always go above and beyond for YOU! In addition to planning and managing your event, you can expect custom thoughtful details that tell your story and an event design + memorable guest experience that will stand apart from the rest.


Hi I’m Candice and I am obsessed with candles, custom details and beautiful floral. I also love yummy smoothies and juices, tropical places, and giving back to my community. Each of my clients’ visions are different, so I execute a wide range of design styles and do everything from minimalist modern design to events that are super glam. Although no two events I plan are ever alike, they will always have three CM Event & Design Elements- custom designed, packed with chic + modern details, and executed to perfection.

How did CM Events & Design begin? I consider myself a visionary, I have always had an entrepreneurial spirit, experienced in project management and since a child I have always been inspired by fashion, interior design and culture.  After constantly hearing how creative and detailed I am, I decided I needed to take things more seriously with my God given gifts and finally do what I LOVE. That eventually led me to combining everything I do design related plus my great organization + management skills to start CM Events & Design.

I wear several creative hats and balancing life as a wife and career woman can be challenging, but I'm excited everyday when I think about the decision I made to start CMED. I feel so blessed to have the opportunity to assist others in the planning of life celebrations, and even gaining lifetime friends in the process. When I'm not planning or designing, you can find me shopping for shoes or in the gym. I'm a health and fitness nut, but I am  also a huge foodie. I love to travel,  am always looking to add more stamps to my passport, and will happily go wherever your event takes me. Faith, family, and happy clients are everything. Feel free to connect by simply emailing me at:


Hometown: Clearwater, FL

College: BS from Florida State University (Go Noles!) and 2 Masters, one from Mercer and another from Boise State

Favorite thing to do in spare time: Online shopping especially and Nordstrom. Watching Real Housewives of anywhere (but I love ATL and Potomac)

Favorite Quote:  And the greatest of these is LOVE, without love their can be no true faith and no genuine hope. If I do not have love, I am nothing.

Favorite Food: I love smoothies and tacos

Favorite Destination: Tough, I like all of the Caribbean, but my favorite friendors are in Punta Cana

Favorite Part of a Wedding or Event: happy family/guests and seeing couples cry tears of joy because their vision was brought to life.

Personal Style: Chic, Contemporary and Modern.

Favorite Accessory: Nude or Black Pumps

Three words that describe you: Dedicated, Strong, Kind





Ronald Mcdonald house

With every booking, we donate a percentage to the Ronald McDonald House of Washington DC. RMHCDC gives families with sick children the best medicine – each other. A LITTLE CAN CHANGE A LOT. EVERY DONATION MATTERS. We donate supplies for the house and even volunteer by cooking and providing a meal that feeds up to 30 people.


Echoes of Mercy is a charitable organization that was started with one core reason- to show mercy and express God’s love. Their MISSION is Impacting lives, expressing mercy in Jesus name.

We sponsor a student monthly. With the monthly donation we are able to cover the cost for one of their students (we sponsor a girl by the name of Grace) to go to school every month. We know that Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world, and we are happy to provide this.