event design & planning

From concept to ceremony. Ideas to “I Do’s”. RSVP’s to reception.
CM Events and Design promises to create the effortless and memorable wedding or event experience you deserve.

You're getting married or planning a special event. And you want a wedding or event that's so uniquely you, it's unlike anything anyone has ever seen. But how do you get something that's truly one-of-a-kind? You don't just email or call any event planner. You need someone with the vision to see the dream that's in your heart, and the skill to bring it to life in a way that makes everyone else in the room stop what they're doing in jaw-dropping awe.
You need CM Events and Design [C]hic [M]odern.
We're not just a cut and paste design company. We create a design that's more than your average wedding mood board—we propose elements that are innovative and trend-setting. And, on one of the most important days of your life, we will design a luxurious experience that will take your breath away.
We create an atmosphere of timeless sophistication, applying various design concepts to make a one-of-a-kind setting for your special day. Our goal is not just to make your wedding beautiful, but to also execute the planning logistics with excellence. From concept to ceremony; ideas to “I Do’s”; RSVP to reception, we will be with you every step of the way.

Owner and Creative Director Candice Patterson’s background in design and management lends to an utmost attention to detail. She has already built the necessary relationships to have access to the premier vendors in their respective fields in the U.S., Mexico, across the Caribbean, and even Europe. Her team of logistical coordinators and concept designers work hand-in-hand to ensure your wedding day not only goes off without a hitch, but does so in style.

Constant communication, precise attention to detail and obsession with perfection guarantees a professionalism second to none. We build close relationships with our clients and are eager to learn more about your distinctive story.


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Meet The Team

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Based in Washington D.C., Candice brings a refreshing perspective marrying unique design aesthetics with custom event experiences.

I am passionate about creating events that make your guests feel like they've entered a work of art and transformed space. I have years of experience developing concepts for clients ranging from small businesses to government agencies and corporations. I am honored to have been featured in national top publications. Whether you need help with an intimate event or a large-scale soiree, I'll bring my creativity and passion to the table—so that you get the best possible result.

LOVES: God, reading travel and restaurant reviews. online shopping. healthy bites. Outdoor Festivals. fashion  and decor styling. giving back. justice, hope, and Kindness. 


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We are also destination wedding experts and international planners. Mexico, Caribbean, Central America, and Europe.

our main office is in the Washington D.C.area AND we provide services locally + Across the U.S. We have executed events in Maine, New York, Florida, north Carolina, Georgia, Texas, AND more.


we love multicultural weddings +events


we believe every event should have thoughtfully selected details and wow moments


CM Events and Design is a luxury event design and planning company founded on the belief that every moment matters. We're here to help you tell your story, and we're committed to providing an exceptional experience for every client and guest.

We believe in elevating special moments through innovative design. We believe events can be timeless yet original. Out-of-the-box creative thinking is the cornerstone for our future and your event success. Our design approach includes limiting anything not inspiring or un-original.

Our team of specialists provide a warm, personable service. Even though we offer a luxury experience— we believe that you don't have to be pretentious to be luxurious! We value collaborative working relationships and clients who trust our expertise.

We know that great results come from hard work, so we're here to help you execute your plans and get the results you want.

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We believe the most successful events have a story behind them. Telling your story by creating events that are personal, thoughtful, and intentional. We bring experience, skill, and a top vendor team to tell your story well. 



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