Our clients, The Williamsons, celebrated their silver wedding anniversary in high style with a few family and friends (153 to be exact), and celebrate they did! Their weekend-long affair kicked off on a yacht that left out of Annapolis, Maryland on August 5th. Guests arrived dressed in white, excited and ready to party. Non-stop dancing, reminiscing and celebrating happened aboard the Watermark vessel as decades long relationships reunited. We literally had to tell guests that the yacht had docked and they had to disembark. They reluctantly obliged.
The following night, The Williamsons hosted a black-tie anniversary dinner at the Hotel at the University of Maryland in College Park, Maryland, where big surprises unfolded. Including a surprise vow renewal ceremony officiated by Cherylann's sister Sharon, and a live performance by the couple's favorite award winning Percussionist, Vinx, who flew in from France to perform. There wasn't a dry eye in the house.
On Sunday, we ended the fan fare with a brunch like no other at the home of The Williamsons in Bowie, Maryland, where the food and fellowship was EVERYTHING. Chef Aaron went OFF on the food. I'm still craving the grits and all other items made fresh to order. When we say that we had a time, we really had a time and we were honored to be a part of such a wonderful celebration of their marriage. We worked and also enjoyed ourselves, which is a double prize for us.
VENDOR TEAM (click to connect):
Event Designer/Producer: Envisioned Events by Suzette, LLC
Suzette Spann Scarborough
Event Assistants: Rasheida Washington & DeBorah Heyward
Anniversary Cake: A Taste of Sweetness Cakes
Yacht Catering: Xquisite Catering
Felicia Covel Rami
Brunch Catering: Chef Aaron Edwards
Comedian/MC: Meshelle Foreman
DJ/MC: DJ Ricky Richard Young
Florist: LaVon Williamson
Hairstylist: Natural Hair Mentorship Academy
Makeup Artist: Conceptual Beauty
Photography: Trisography Flix & Art Designs
Rentals: Dalissa Events and Party Rentals
Transportation: Excellent Tours
Vessel: Watermark Cruises
Videography: C Spot Media
Happy New Year and congratulations to all newly engaged couples and couples planning to get married this year! Industry researchers, The Wedding Report, has projected that 2022 will see the most wedding since 1984. They project that 2.5 million weddings will occur in the United States alone. Wow! The events industry is excited because on the heels of having to shut down in 2020, we are returning to levels we haven’t seen in almost four (4) decades.
With so many weddings on the horizon, I’ve been thinking about engaged couples and how I could help them navigate this exciting time. So, as a Wedding Planner Fairy Godmother, I developed a Wish List for them to spread across the land. My list is both practical and fun because you need both on the journey to matrimony. So, here it is:
I was compelled to write this post after hearing one too many accounts of how having the wrong Wedding Planner or Day of Coordinator has made someone’s wedding day less than enjoyable. A re-mix of Jay-Z’s lyrics yields my response to this unfortunate occurrence, “I got 99 problems but a [Planner shouldn’t be] one.”