DC Rooftop Fete by CM Events

Colors: White, Navy and Green

Vibe: Minimalism, Modern, Simple Elegance

Published: Bridal Musings

"All our modern, minimalist Bridal Musings babes take note of this gorgeous rooftop wedding inspiration from Washington DC. Put together by some of our favorite photographers Anna + Mateo and the talented CM Events, ....so classy and elegant, and thankfully fresh thanks to some killer shades and hip bridal jumpsuit.

We’re happily surprised when we find out when our favorite looks are from bridal maven BHLDN, today’s bridal muse dons not only one of the line’s chicest off-the-shoulder gowns but also a two-piece bridal pantsuit with the cutest crop top. So perfect for a civil ceremony and glamorous urban rooftop party to follow!

Also, I’ve totally pinned this sleek bridal pony-tail for my own wedding beauty inspiration boards, any other city gals thinking the same?!"

Tropical and Elegant Las Terranas Wedding

Vibe: Tropical, Elegant, Minimalism

Colors: Taupe, Green, Ivory, Gold White

Planner/Designer: CM Events

Las Terrenas is a town on the northeastern coast of the Dominican Republic. It is lush, lined with palm trees and the clear waters and beaches are breathtaking. Asia and Jabari were so great to work with. You always know a client is perfect when they say " We trust you", and it's even more amazing when guests say " Thank you for giving them a great wedding". One thing that is interesting about Las Terrenas is that they really do not have local rentals, and what they do have is very limited. CM Events managed to bring their favorite vendors and decor to make their intimate destination wedding dreams a reality.  We are very thankful for our vendor team that helped bring everything together. Thank you to Social Shots Photography for the beautiful images. Vendor Credits below. 

Venue: Porto Las Terrenas

Photo @socialshotsphotos 
Planning/Design @designsbycmevents 
Floral @mercaflor_rd
MUA @adamakeupstyle


Modern Dark Romance at Dirty Habit DC

Vibe: Bold, Modern, Sexy, Fashionable, Whimsy

Colors: Black, Pink, Fushia, Deep Red, Plum

Published: Ruffled Blog

Planner/Designer: CM Events

photo @lynndunston  planning, design, styling @designsbycmevents cake @fleur.and.flour 
florals @beaudecors rentals @selecteventgroup ceremony decor @peacockspaisleyseventdecorstationery @withwildandgrace welcome box @thewelcomingdistrict dress @fabfrocksdc tux @lapeltuxedosmakeup @thehighlight hair @girlkinlashes ring @susiesaltzmanvenue @dirtyhabitdc linens @bbjlinenfilm @thefindlab

Modern Mixed Destination Wedding Inspiration at Pearl Beach Club in Punta Cana

Vibe: Chic, Modern, Simple Elegance, Beach

Colors: Gold, Silver White and touch of Greenery

Published: Munaluchi

Planner/Designer: CM Events

Fine Art Getting Ready Session

Vibe: Fine Art, Chic and Romantic

Colors: Black, Peachy Orange, Blush, Plum and Champagne

Published: Burnett Boards

Planner/Designer: CM Events

Have you ever considered letting your planner design and style your getting ready pictures? CME actually offers this service to their clients, where we plan and style either your engagement pictures, boudoir, getting ready or bridal party brunch. Please enjoy this gallery from our most recent styled getting ready session.

Planning/Design/Styling and Floral- CM Events. Featured on @burnettboards 
Film Photographer- @lissa_ryan /Planning, Creative Direction, Floral and Styling- @designsbycmevents / MUA-@thehighlight  / Calligraphy- @customcrafted
Dress- @cathyebrada

Pearl Beach Club Weddings

Here is a behind the scenes view of our latest production at Pearl Beach Club in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. Contact us for planning a wedding at Pearl!

Wedding Vendor Credits

Destination: Punta Cana
Planning/Design/Styling- @designsbycmevents





Rentals- @caribbean_celebrations_rd



Fashion Show with Floral and Bouquets by CM Events

The coverage of Angel Rivera's Trunk Fashion Show, featuring dresses from his collection at the exquisite Soliloquy Bridal located in Herndon, Virginia.  Special Thank you to Miriam Liggett of Soliloquy Bridal Couture who hosted the event.

Florals/Bouquets by CM Events


Here is the list of the amazing creatives that participated

Event Coordinator by Mimi Ebichi of Mimi Ebichi Events 

Photography by Marirosa Anderson of Photography by Marirosa

Wine Tasting by Marisa Kozlowski Phillips of Via One Hope

Signage and Stationary by Teaira Abston of Dreamcatcher Stationery

Live Painting by Brittany Branson of By Brittany Branson

Makeup Artistry by Laura Henderson of Laura Henderson Makeup

Catering by Alex Hammond of GetPlated Catering

Hair by Kirsten Marie of Kirsten Marie Design LLC

Music by Khalid Abston of Beats By PG

Flower Bouquets by Candice Patterson of CM Events

Draping and Uplighting A2Z Music Factory

Peach, Greenery and Marble Wedding Inspiration

Peach, Greenery and Marble Wedding Inspiration

Planning, Design and Floral by CM Events

Colors: Green, Peach, Grey, and Gold

Vibe: Modern and Elegant Garden Whimsy

Published: The Perfect Palette

Planner/Designer: CM Events

My main inspiration when planning/designing was marble and I wanted to have an elegant wedding design with greenery throughout ( pantone color of the year). At CME we love a glam and modern design most of the time, but we like to challenge our creativity with different styles/designs because not all our brides are the same. Our main objective for any wedding design is to create a space that is beautiful + cohesive that takes our client's vision to the next level! Here are some of my favorite images from CME production at the Rust Manor House, which is a charming historic venue for weddings. 

Wedding Vendor Team Credits:
Photography: @sandbytv | Planning, Creative Concept, Design + Styling: @designsbycmevents | Day of Assistance- Coordination + Styling: @nusfolio | Venue:@rustmanorhouse | Florals: @designsbycmevents | Gowns + Headpiece: @fabfrocksdc | Cake + Sweets: @sweetsby_e | Stationery: @withwildandgrace | Calligraphy + Lettering: @becca_tong | Ring Box: @secret_keeper_box | Jewelry: @estylojewelry | Hair + Makeup: @have_u_evr_wondered | Model: @itsanhthuu | Tabletop Rentals: @gatheredtablesupply | Chairs: @dcreventrentals and Welcome Box: @thewelcomingdistrict

Have you considered wedding and travel insurance to protect your investment?

Have you considered wedding and travel insurance to protect your investment?

Candice, Destination Wedding Planner| CM Events| designsbycmevents.com


Event insurance which is sometimes called wedding insurance because it is designed for events like weddings! When purchasing, usually you have the option to select liability or cancellation/postponement insurance or both. Different companies cover different things, so it’s important to call the insurance company and to read the terms to ensure you are selecting the correct coverage.

Special Event Cancellation Insurance- this is the one I always suggest at a minimum for all couples. Unfortunate things can happen at any time that are out of your control, and weddings are no exception. Cancellation insurance is most commonly used in these circumstances to cover:

  1. Sickness or injury to the bride or groom.
  2. Damage to the event location prior to the wedding.
  3. No shows by vendors for the event
  4. Loss or damage of wedding items like the wedding gown.
  5. Written military leave of absence.

Here are examples of when this insurance would be helpful:

Example 1: A couple has been planning their Caribbean destination wedding for over a year and sadly their destination gets hit or is about to get hit by a hurricane. Most of the vendors try to reschedule the wedding because they don’t want to "half do" your wedding with limited power, water, and added stress on the staff because of evacuation notices(postponement), or if the destination does get hit and the damage is really bad so vendors/venue end up having to cancel (cancellation).

Example 2: A couple has been planning their Caribbean destination wedding for over a year and sadly their destination wedding planner in the destination country disappears. This planner has taken all their money, but has not booked any of the vendors as promised (with the money you sent) and the planner is no where to be found! Also, the planner doesn’t live in states and doesn’t have insurance OR a contract so there’s really no way to take legal action or track them down. You now have to book all your vendors, plus hope that the vendors are available, but with what money?

Example 3: You pay a vendor and they don’t show. Simple.

Liability Insurance- As an event /wedding planner, I have liability insurance that covers myself and my staff, but a couple may consider this option in the event a wedding guest does something silly at the venue and causes damage. That bill is going to the couple…not the guest, so liability coverage would give you protection in those instances.

It may be interesting to know that with most special event insurance claims, 44% involved vendors who didn’t show or deliver, 28% property damage, 8% sickness and 6% things like military deployments and problems with bridal party attire. It is also important to know that “change of heart” is not noted in those percentages because it is usually not covered or an insurable circumstance…so do your research, plan site visits and make good choices!

Here are a few companies that provide special event insurance:

·      https://www.travelers.com/event-insurance/wedding

·      http://www.wedsure.com/wedding-cancellation-postponement-insurance.jsp

·      https://www.allstate.com/tools-and-resources/event-insurance/main.aspx

·      https://www.progressive.com/special-event-insurance/

·      https://www.wedsafe.com/Pages/home.aspx

Travel/Airline Insurance

Travel insurance is usually offered through travel insurance agencies, the air/cruise line itself or through certain credit cards. As with any insurance, the coverage varies based on the options you choose. Trip cancellation and trip interruption insurance reimburses you non-refundable travel costs if your trip is cancelled or seriously delayed due to a natural disaster, illness, or the carrier goes out of business.

In conclusion, as a wedding planner who specializes in destinations, I highly recommend wedding and travel insurance. If you are spending so much money on something, you should be thinking of the best way to protect your investment! Most vendors require a large deposit, sometimes 50% up front. This is pretty standard in the wedding world. This means that a lot of money is going to be spent in the beginning of planning. If you have a year engagement (also standard), that is a year for something to go wrong. If you have coverage, and you lose a deposit due to factors beyond your control, you will want a safety net to get you that money back. Anything can happen, even when working with the best of the best, so it’s always smart to have protection.

Tuesday's Together Styled Dinner at 48 Fields with Floral and Candle Centerpieces by CM Events

Florals and Centerpieces by CM Events

Tuesdays Together is a meetup on the second Tuesday of every month where creatives + entrepreneurs gather together for coffee and conversation. It is an open space for idea sharing and goal building. Sarah from Sincerely Pete Events and Marirosa(photographer), the Reston/Tysons Tuesday's Together leader organized a styled dinner, where over 20 creatives in the area came together to create a beautifully decorated event. For this event, I had the huge ( but amazing) task of providing floral and centerpieces for up to 100 guests. I sketched, designed mockups and redesigned mockup centerpieces that would fit with the evolving overall room design until I finally came up with the perfect floral design plan. This was my first time making this many garlands by hand. Some floral designers opt to order garlands for larger events, but since I wanted a specific round design for the majority of the tables, I knew it was time to roll my sleeves up and get to work. Since I love to create, the hard work definitely paid off and pulled on my creative heart strings in the end. Here are some pictures highlighting the final centerpiece design which includes the garland/floral, candle holders and votives provided by CM Events. I really love how all the elements we provided really made each table design complete. Be sure to scroll to the bottom to see and follow the other talent from this event. 


Centerpiece Design and Floral-@designsbycmevents

Photo credits https://www.instagram.com/emilyalyssaphotography/, @photobymarirosa, and https://www.instagram.com/damon.g.decker/, kellyewellphotography.com

Lead Planner & Designer - @sincerelypete
Assistant Planner - @l.and.l.events
TT Leader- @photobymarirosa
Venue - @48fields
Catering (Cocktail Hour) - @katiereineberg
Catering (Dinner & Desserts) - @rsvpcateringdc
Videography- @skipperfilms
Lighting, draping & DJ - @a2zmusicfactory
Installations - @bashologyevents
Signage & Name Tags & Place Cards - @kirstenmariedesign
Invites, Menus & Programs – calligraphy - @wildheartscalligraphy
Invites, Menus & Programs – letterpress - @curiousfoxpress
Specialty Rentals - @paisleyandjade
Linens & Tabletop Rentals - @dceventrentals
Flowers (Cocktail Hour) - @petal_lover
Flowers (Dinner) - @designsbycmevents
Flowers (Dessert) - @cedarandlimeco
Floral Wall - @fleurenzy
Cotton Candy - @fluff_ness
Cocktail Hour Drinks - @catoctincreek
DJ (cocktail hour) - @thedapperdjs
Cake - @sweetsby_e
Lip & Lash Bar - @tmakartistry
marquee letters - @brightlyeverafter
Setup & Styling Assistants - @AlwaysCreatingStudio@mimiebichievents
Gift Bags - @thewelcomingdistrict