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Planning your dream day shouldn't involve copy and pasting colors from the internet now 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.

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You guys seemed to love resurrecting these from the design graveyard as much as I do SO without further ado, part two: electric bugaloo. Just kidding, part 2: Lunch with the first lady! This design was also a Washington DC look inspired by my fantasy of having lunch with the first lady (the first or […]

Pro Designs You Can Steal Part 2: Lunch with the First Lady

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Looking for the perfect romantic garden wedding venue in Northern Virginia? Rachel and Martins wedding was an explosion of english country garden in the heart of equestrian country!

Rachel + Martin: English Garden Wedding Venue

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Is there anything more magical than celebrating your love at your childhood home? That’s exactly what Olivia and Alexander did on a beautiful late September day just north of Charlottesville. This day was full of sentimental touches and an epic dance party at the bride’s childhood home. Their day started at The Inn at Little […]

Olivia + Alexander A Virginia Private Estate Wedding

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Unique wedding designs that my clients didn’t use that you can steal for your very own bold, beautiful wedding design! Kicking things off with this Modern Classic Wedding Design. Here it is, to all the designs I’ve loved before, part 1: One of my favorite parts about being a wedding planner is coming up with […]

Pro Designs You can Steal Part 1: Modern Classic

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Are you sick of the same old fall weddings looking exactly the same? Do you want to elevate your fall wedding and make it unique? I’m going to give you some expert tips on how to do exactly that! To say I am giddy that the cooler weather is approaching is an understatement. With every […]

How to Elevate your Fall Wedding

AH-MAZ-ING! I cannot say enough nice things about the oh-so-talented Rachel Rice, owner of The One Moment Events. As a wedding photographer, I have worked along side all types of wedding professionals. Rachel and I have worked together for months helping to plan a clients dream event. Her communication skills are top notch. She's incredibly timely and well organized. The thing that I will rave the most about her though is her happy go lucky, stress free, never get bent out of shape attitude. You will also feel as if your best friend is by your side supporting you every step of the way. I look forward to working with Rachel on many more events to come. 

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Boars Head Inn


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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.  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.

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Washington DC 

Jenn & Jon

Rachel and Moriah, who was our planner the day of our wedding (and was absolutely fantastic), were very responsive anytime we had questions and they definitely went beyond what their role was as day of planners. We never felt stressed throughout the whole wedding process because Rachel and Moriah were on top of everything. As for the day of the wedding, it was extremely hot but that didn't slow Moriah down. She handled everything behind the scenes, which allowed us (and our parents) to just relax and really enjoy our big day. We're very thankful for that. If you need a wedding planner, we absolutely recommend Rachel and Moriah. They are so easy to talk to and again, they went above and beyond for us (Rachel even volunteered to watch our dogs while we were getting married!!).

Warrenton, VA 

Jeff H

We worked with Lauren and Rachel from TOME and were so, so happy with our decision! I think I spent >1 hour on the phone with Rachel when we talked for the first time, and she was so amazing--I knew I was in the right place. Lauren was such an incredible advocate for us, took so much of my stress away, and made the day absolutely fantastic--even during COVID. They are the real deal: so professional, have so much experience, and are just amazing at making sure no details have been overlooked. Do yourself a favor and hire them.

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Leesburg, VA

Courtney Q

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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