Planning your dream day shouldn't involve copy and pasting colors from the internet nor should it be a stressful experience. We believe each wedding should be planned with intention and love - bespoke from start to finish. We believe that elevated experiences don't have to be stuffy and beautiful design should be approachable and welcoming. We believe in a collaborative approach so no personal touch is missed. We can't wait to tell your story and plan your happily ever after.
I believe a wedding should be an exceptional experience for you and your guests. From the sun setting behind the Blue Ridge Mountain range for a ceremony to a luxe, marble lined DC ballroom for the reception, what I love most about weddings is bringing each couples love story to life in their wedding design. The possibilities are endless and the personal touches each of my clients brings to their wedding day always end up being my favorite elements no matter where they are.
A drink? One person only? No. It would have to be dinner with Martha Stewart, Mark Cuban, David Bowie or Dave Chappelle with post-meal drinks and a wild ride through whichever city we are in. Bonus points if it's all of them together at once. What a journey that would be.
Starting with a great playlist. A good french press in the AM, cuddles from my dogs Bear and Smalls, planning my next travel destination (Europe, let me in!), good bourbon fireside and a golden sunset. Lunch break walking down to the walking mall and grabbing a bite to eat, popping into the little local Main Street shops and enjoying the fresh air.
1. I'm an animal lover and dog mom through and through. 2. I'm an oil painter and have been painting since I was a kid! 3. I appreciate beautiful design, intimate moments and living an intentional life above most things. I believe luxury is attainable not through goods but with lifestyle design and intentional actions.
The one person you would want to be stuck in an elevator with. Dependable. The hardest worker. The "get it done" er.
After years of working non-profit fundraising events, Moriah started working at Oatlands Historic House and Gardens as Event Director and fell in love with running weddings. Three years later, she decided to leave the venue side of the wedding business and start planning full time. With over ten years planning events, she is still loving everything about event planning, from the smallest logistical detail to the smiles of her clients, she can't get enough.
It would definitely be John Wayne. He had such an incredible life and was a genuinely great guy.
When not traveling all of Virgina and beyond working on events, Moriah lives in Chincoteague, VA with her husband Jon and their two amazing dogs, Jet and Maybe. Her favorite things to do include sitting on the beach with a good book, doing puzzles with a good cup of coffee, and snuggling on the couch with her puppies and a good glass of whiskey or wine. She is currently working to renovate her 100 year house on Chincoteague to bring it back to its former beauty. This is why she doesn't like to do video calls, she has to wash off all the paint and sawdust to look decent.
She loves her dogs more than anything! They are the best part of her day, everyday. (Her husband comes in a close second.)
She does not like cupcakes. Cake is a messy crumbly food that is typically eaten in front of people and you always end up with frosting on your fingers and/or nose and crumbs everywhere. "Just give me a fork and let me eat cake like it is supposed to be eaten!"
She doesn't use Instagram. She has tried and failed. When in the moment, she always forgets to take photos, she just likes to experience what is happening.
The One Moment Events Team knocked it out of the park. They were so prepared for everything throughout the planning process and the days leading up to our wedding. They were so communicative and helpful. The entire team is FIRE. I loved everyone's sense of humor and their true professionalism. Almost all of our vendors were hand-picked recommendations from the TOME team, which boosted our confidence. Our wedding was beautiful and we would not have been able to do it without Rachel and the TOME team. They are the DREAM TEAM!
Working with The One Moment Events was the single most important (and best) decision I made during my wedding planning process. We selected a unique and grand location that had never hosted a wedding before, but Rachel and her team handled every single aspect with ease. The team was so invested in us as a couple, getting to know us and our story, our vision for the day and curated a design and plan that truly reflected us as a couple. Supporting us every step of the way, the team recommended the majority of our vendors and communicated our desires flawlessly with them. I was completely at ease on my wedding day, knowing that the TOME team had handled every detail. My day was flawless. I couldn't imagine a better team than The One Moment Events.
I wish I could sing Rachel and her team's praises from the rooftops. TOME is organized, knowledgable, responsive - and above all, so much fun to work with! They all have a great sense of humor! In addition to executing our wedding seamlessly, Rachel and her team were an amazing resource throughout the planning process to bounce ideas around with, having a super creative and amazing sense of what will look good and flow well. Rachel took the time to understand our vision with each vendor recommendation and was so patient walking us through the planning process and answering our questions. We never once felt worried or stressed. There was nothing I felt could challenge or disrupt Rachel's quick resolves or patience throughout the day. Everything was perfect!
After speaking on the phone for an hour to chat about my vision and listen to her work process, I knew Rachel and her team at The One Moment Events were the ones. What I didn't know was just how integral a part of my wedding they would become. We had an issue with our caterer backing out 5 months before our wedding, and within 24 hours, Rachel had 3 contracts for other caterers to me. Amazing. The team even helped the photographer set up some of our favorite images throughout the wedding night. Rachel and her team's energy and enthusiasm for the service they offer is really why I value them. My family and I still talk about how amazing TOME was on our wedding day. Rachel even got a shout out during my Father's speech! She is the reason my wedding was so flawless.
Always there with a kind word and encouragement. Thoughtful. Cunningly witty. Great hair.
Kayla was born and raised in VA and is a former bride of Rachel's! She's a wannabe runner, ice cream enthusiast, beach bum at heart (OBX) and a proud dog momma to Porter! She also oversees undergraduate domestic recruitment at a local college.
Dead - My grandfathers and grandmother, they all have had such a profound impact on who I am and I miss them every day.
Alive - I am currently a huge fan girl of Tommy Rivers Puzey.
Running, cooking my way through Claire Saffitz's new book Dessert Person, Snuggling Porter, board games with my husband, watching a lot of bad TV, and spending time with my people as much as I possibly can.
Booty Wurk by T-pain is my forever hype song (people are truly sleeping on T-pain. He has an incredible voice - NPR tiny desk concert (if you haven't watched). Huge fan of weddings with lots of ring bearers and flower girls (we had 4 of each in our wedding. Never met a grandma I didn't fall in love with.
Jenna’s bubbly personality and lust for life has made her passion for events and celebrations that much greater! After graduating college from a small town in Radford VA, she decided to pack her bags and move to the city. It’s been eight years since she moved to D.C. and is thriving. Jenna started her passion as a Corporate Event Director and began in the Wedding industry in 2019. Which is when she realized planning weddings was more than just a hobby for her.
She has a special talent of making the best day of your life, magical. With her outgoing and wild spirit, she’s got a unique flare of worth. She has a keen eye for design and loves, love. No matter how that love looks.
Tanner Chidester who is ALIVE!
He is the youngest self-made millionaires soon to be billionaire (before he hits 30) in the fitness industry. Helping millions change their habits so they can live longer, happier lives. Pretty inspiring.
I own a fitness company, Jenna B Fit. Daily, I have set up successful routines - Client check ins, Interview Calls, Program Building, Goal Setting, Changing lives for the better. My company teaches people how to eat what they want and train how they like – so they can enjoy the journey. My clients graduate with their own nutrition & fitness ‘certificate’. So they can be live stress free, keep up with their kids, stay away from diseases & live in their dream body, forever.
I'm Energetic, but when it's time to sleep – don’t wake me.
Getting out of a pool or on a beach, I have a 4 toe foot print on one foot. My 4th (2nd to smallest baby toe) is too small.
I am allergic to the victim mentality. Let’s WIN this life!
The Thoughtful one, kind beyond measure. Gifted and clever.
I started out my time in the events industry during an internship in Public Relations at JMU (roll dukes!). Since then, I've worked in philanthropic events at Kendra Scott, was the planner and Special Event Manager for Keswick Vineyards and then did corporate event planning at Boar's Head Resort! I grew up in Europe for half of my life so it's hard to exactly pinpoint where I'm from but I would probably consider myself a NoVA girl now! 🙂 I love allll the dogs but especially my golden's, Harley and Oakley! I also love listening to jazz music, happy hours, exercising, black and white movies, exploring D.C., traveling, Thai food and any coffee that doesn't taste like coffee (aka, the sweetest drink you can find at Starbucks!)
Such a toughie but I think I would love to get a drink with Grace Kelly. I think she's the epitome of class and I loved her as an actress and her life from an actress to a princess to a humanitarian and philanthropist. I think it would be amazing to meet such a successful and classy woman!
When I'm not doing wedding planning, I take my dogs to the parks and on long walks around Arlington, I love doing spin and working out and making the finest selection of vegetarian meals.
My family means everything to me! They're always my top priority and I wouldn't trade them for the world. I'm convinced I was born in the wrong decade! I love love love the 1940's and the music from that time too. I probably know the words to just about every Frank Sinatra song too. I've never met anyone that loves pizza as much as I do. I could, quite literally, eat a cheese pizza for every meal, every day and never get tired of it!
Lauren is an associate planner for The One Moment Events, expert note taker, spreadsheet creator and dog mom. She joined The One Moment Events team in late 2017 with a background in graphic design and collegiate events. As a planner she values consistent communication, thoughtful floor plans, and collaborative design ideas throughout the planning process. She is a bubbly addition to The One Moment Events team with a highly motivated, positive force and a perfect accompaniment to the team!
Lauren would love to get drinks with Kristen Wiig because she thinks the conversation would be smart and hilarious.
A typical day would involve a walk/dog park with Leia (bernedoodle), video calls with clients, emails, design projects, HIIT training or a run, and ending the day cooking up a new recipe for dinner.
1.) Met the love the of my life in February 2018 (Leia, my bernedoodle), married my husband at King Family Vineyards in September 2018. 2.) Always ready to break out a board game! 3.) Duck Donuts #1 customer and Trader Joe's connoisseur (sponsor me).
Sweet summer simplicity and a garden inspired aesthetic was the essence of Amy and Blakes big day. From the sunken garden ceremony to their sun-kissed cocktail hour on the lawn to dinner and dancing under the string lights that mimicked the stars, there was a bit of Virginia magic that was a part of each special piece.
Christine and Jason are F-U-N and wanted to incorporate their vivacious nature, favorite hobbies and special interests in their big day! We started with the essence of their favorite speakeasy in DC, threw in references to pop culture icons like Doctor Who and Harry Potter and tied it all together under a ballroom lit up like a starry night inspired by Vincent Van Gogh. With bold design and a sonic screwdriver exit, this was an unforgettable wedding!
Grace and Ben are two extraordinary people with an extraordinary love. The engagement started with a snowy sledding hill, an adventure book inspired by the movie, "Up" and a ring. With nods to the Kentucky Derby, a specialty bourbon bar for Ben and tons of sweet details that still make this a forever favorite design. This wedding was as bright, and cheerful as they come!
A midsummer garden party in the couples own beautifully manicured backyard garden, live music by special guests, the closest friends and family and a beautiful sunny, summer day. A love story for the ages and an english garden design so fresh and fragrant it kept the dancing going well into the night.
Are you a new or inspiring event planner? Are you thinking of getting involved in planning events but you don’t know if it’s right for you or where to start? Have you just started your business and are struggling to know where to go or how to market yourself, find clients and be the absolute best investment for your clients? The One Moment Events offers a variety of mentorship programs ranging from 1 hour phone or Skype calls to answer burning questions you have about the event industry or your own business struggles to in-person meetings to review your business plan, strategies and marketing and shadow on event day to watch problem solving, design and production and wedded bliss happen in real time. Contact us for rates and details.
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