HOLLY AND SANJIV’S BAZAAR WEDDING

January 22, 2015

We have been waiting and waiting to share this celebration with you all!

Very different from a traditional Wedding, our couple Holly and Sanjiv had a small and intimate destination Wedding last Summer at the Four Seasons Nevis, but wanted to still have a wonderful celebration with their family and friends at home in Washington D.C. The celebration was an elegant mix of an Indian bazaar and upscale carnival at the Andrew Mellon Auditorium in the heart of downtown Washington D.C..  The room was laid out like a market, with wooden market booths accented with lush, colorful fabrics and string lights to create areas for games, food stations, dining tables and lounge areas.  The florals were designed with a south Asian flair in shades of plum, deep burgundy, antique gold, copper and deep blue with accents of ostrich plumes and peacock feathers. The floral and décor treatments included exotic elements such as hanging jewels, tropical foliage and succulents. Occasions knocked it out of the park with an exciting dining experience and SoundConnection kept everyone on their feet all night long.

Take a peek into the transformation of the Mellon Auditorium for Holly and Sanjiv’s wedding celebration!

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Wedding Planner and Event Design: Jodi Moraru, EVOKE DC

Venue: Andrew Mellon Auditorium

Caterer: Occasions

Photographer: Rodney Bailey Photography 

Cinematographer: Suburban Video

Entertainment: SoundConnection

Cake designers: Fancy Cakes by Leslie and Charm City Cakes

Invitations: Creative Parties

Florist: Blue Vanda Designs

Lighting: Atmosphere Lighting

Décor: Chicka

INNER CIRCLE EXPERIENCE CONFERENCE {DAYS 2 & 3}

January 20, 2015

We are back with more fabulous details from The Bridal Circle Inner Circle Experience Jodi attended at the St. Regis Bal Harbour and we are also sharing some insight from what Jodi learned and gained from this conference. Thank you to Sade Awe for putting this incredible experience together!

From Jodi: “My experience at the ICE Conference was beyond wonderful. I learned about the value and growth of the luxury market. I became more aware and validated that this is the correct course for EVOKE in being a luxury event planning firm. We don’t try to be everything to everyone, but try to do what we do, really well. I further learned and was reminded of the value of service. As well as you think you are doing, you can always service better. Also, I met incredible people and many doors were open to new friendships. It was helpful to delve in with other professionals and business owners that have the same vision and encourage and learn from one another.”

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via {Kismis Ink and The Inner Circle Experience}

ICE CONFERENCE {DAY 1}

January 15, 2015

Jodi Moraru, our fabulous owner and president of EVOKE, was one of the select few chosen to attend The Bridal Circle Inner Circle Experience down in Florida this Fall. There were so many wonderful people she met and so many things she learned. The details, swag, view and company were all incredible.  Today we are going to highlight some of the incredible details from Day 1 of the conference at the St Regis Bal Harbour.

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via {Kismis Ink and The Inner Circle Experience}

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