Exceptional Events by Elisa

Exceptional Events by Elisa We offer endless possibilities in Event Planning and Designing from start to finish. We are creative, resourceful and "outside the box" thinkers.
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Exceptional Event Planning and Event Designing

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Congratulations to Tim and Vanessa on their engagement and upcoming wedding. We started their planning process in Februa...
04/10/2021

Congratulations to Tim and Vanessa on their engagement and upcoming wedding. We started their planning process in February. Today we did a site tour of The Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium in Washington, D.C.

We have also started the process of selecting the wedding pros who will bring their wedding vision to life. We will be sharing the entire planning process on our blog for Virginia Bride Magazine. Stay tuned for details!

#wedding #weddingplanner #weddingplanning #2022wedding #2022weddings #weddingvenue #weddingvenues #weddingvenuehunting #washingtondc

On National Beer Day, I will share a fun fact about me. My older brother Fausto is a Master Brewer. He perfected his tra...
04/08/2021

On National Beer Day, I will share a fun fact about me. My older brother Fausto is a Master Brewer. He perfected his trade in Spain with Mahou; in Honduras with Cervecería Hondureña, in Germany with Schneider Weisse (perfected his training in bottle fermentation), and in the U.S. with Devils Backbone.

Cheers! 🍺 #nationalbeerday #beerday #funfacts #cheers #schneiderweisse #brewmaster

HE IS RISEN! Happy Easter 🐣! Hope you day was filled with peace. Blessings! #heisrisen #happyeaster #hediedforus
04/05/2021

HE IS RISEN!

Happy Easter 🐣! Hope you day was filled with peace. Blessings!

#heisrisen #happyeaster #hediedforus

03/15/2021

Offering our clients Endless Possibilities in Event Planning and Event Designing.

#love #wedding #weddings #weddingplanner #weddingplanning #eventdesigner #eventdesigning #weddingcoordinator #weddingcoordination #eventdecorator #bodas #exceptionaleventsbyelisayushanlion ebodas #coordinadoradeeventos #exceptionaleventsbyelisayushanlion

🎥: Fine Art Wedding Film
📸: Butterfly Photography

Congratulations to Chris and Steve! Our team is looking forward to working with this fun couple! #fallwedding #octoberwe...
03/11/2021

Congratulations to Chris and Steve! Our team is looking forward to working with this fun couple!

#fallwedding #octoberwedding #lgbt #lgbtwedding #2grooms #funcouple

ON VIRGINIA BRIDE MAGAZINE’S BLOG!Is The Event Industry, Once A 3-Billion Dollar Industry Now Dwindling?A look at gettin...
03/08/2021

ON VIRGINIA BRIDE MAGAZINE’S BLOG!

Is The Event Industry, Once A 3-Billion Dollar Industry Now Dwindling?

A look at getting married, gathering for life celebrations, and social events in the CV-19 era through the lens of the organizers of these once-in-a-lifetime celebratory occasions.

Many of our readers have asked us to explain Executive Order 72 (updated 02/24/2021); to share how it is affecting other couples; and to share what they can do to have their weddings.

Read how the current restrictions on public and private gatherings have affected our industry, our business partners, our comrades and our couples.

https://www.vabridemagazine.com/is-the-event-industry-once-a-3-billion-dollar-industry-now-dwindling/

#thefutureofweddings #weddingplanning #2021wedding #ontheblogtoday #executiveorder

Valentine’s Day is over, and so is “engagement season,” the period between Thanksgiving until now when 40% of all engage...
02/19/2021

Valentine’s Day is over, and so is “engagement season,” the period between Thanksgiving until now when 40% of all engagements occur. If this was the year when he popped the question and it was everything you dreamed of…now what?

We shared Ten Steps to Simplify Your Wedding Planning on our blog in Virginia Bride Magazine this past Tuesday.

Here is the link in case you missed it!

https://www.vabridemagazine.com/ten-steps-to-simplify-your-wedding-planning/

#weddingplanning #weddingplanner #newblogpost #planningtiptuesday #weddingplanningtips #ontheblog

📸 Butterfly Photography

Every detail for Rosario and John’s October wedding was romantic. The Tysons Marriott’s ballroom was decorated in a soft...
01/23/2021

Every detail for Rosario and John’s October wedding was romantic. The Tysons Marriott’s ballroom was decorated in a soft hues, flowing drapes, delicate lighting, lots of candlelight, and plenty of florals.

What style/theme will you be selecting for your wedding?

Tysons Corner Marriott Butterfly Photography
@SolEventsFloral All For You Events and Designs Zulma's Event Decor KK&S Events Angie’s Event Decor

#weddingplanning #weddingplanner #weddingdecor #weddingbackdrop #weddingphotography #weddinginspiration #weddingflorals #weddingdecor

Congratulations to Nesli and Dylan on their engagement and upcoming wedding at the beautiful The Inn At Vint Hill in War...
01/23/2021

Congratulations to Nesli and Dylan on their engagement and upcoming wedding at the beautiful The Inn At Vint Hill in Warrenton, VA.

We are honored to be a part of their journey and provide coordination services for them.

#weddingcoordination #springwedding #2021wedding #abouttosayido #engaged

Deco’s hoomans are getting married in May! Congratulations to Jossaura and Peter on their engagement and upcoming weddin...
01/21/2021

Deco’s hoomans are getting married in May!

Congratulations to Jossaura and Peter on their engagement and upcoming wedding at @2941restaurant .

We are honored to be a part of their journey and to provide wedding planning services for their spring wedding.

Peter is a #marines stationed on the west coast. We start the wedding pro selection next week.

#springwedding #2021wedding #weddingplanning #weddingplanner #marinelife #thankyouforyourservice #myhoomansloveme

What a GREAT way to start 2021! We are honored to have received the 2021 Wedding Wire’s Couple’s Choice Award. Amidst 20...
01/13/2021

What a GREAT way to start 2021! We are honored to have received the 2021 Wedding Wire’s Couple’s Choice Award.

Amidst 2020 being a year filled with challenges, unknown scenarios and losses; our commitment to our couples, clients, and wedding pros remained a priority.

Thank you to the couples, clients, venues and wedding pros we worked with in 2020 for leaving us a review.

#weddingplanning #dayofcoordinator #grateful #godismycompass #coupleschoice #coupleschoiceaward

Crystal looks absolutely gorgeous in this stunning #jimmychoo wedding gown. Her winter bouquet in bold red with pink and...
01/08/2021

Crystal looks absolutely gorgeous in this stunning #jimmychoo wedding gown.

Her winter bouquet in bold red with pink and peach undertones + her red lips give her bridal look an ethereal glow!

Butterfly Photography Zoya's Atelier Karin's Florist Glamfacebykhatera Shawnee Farms Estate Crystal Delacruz

#weddingdress #weddinginspiration #weddingplanner #weddingplanning #bridalbouquet #bridalmakeup #bridallook #weddinggown #weddingphotographer #bridalportrait

Bare wood tables, greenery, wild flower beds, grape vines and muted colours make Burner Barn in Luray, VA the perfect lo...
01/07/2021

Bare wood tables, greenery, wild flower beds, grape vines and muted colours make Burner Barn in Luray, VA the perfect look for a rustic wedding or elopement.

André and Natalie’s modern and sophisticated look pair perfectly with this rustic backdrop.

With Butterfly Photography Zoya's Atelier Glamfacebykhatera Shawnee Farms Estate Tuxedo By Sarno

#weddingplanner #weddingplanning #rustic #rusticwedding #elopement #elopementplanner #rusticelegance #luraycaverns #loveisintheair

01/01/2021

Our year in review...

#thankyou2020 #goodbye2020 #hello2021 #happynewyear #ouryear #grateful #blessed #godiswithme

Amidst changes, challenges, event cancellations, event rescheduling, adjustments, new partnerships with vendors and venu...
12/31/2020

Amidst changes, challenges, event cancellations, event rescheduling, adjustments, new partnerships with vendors and venues, failed partnerships with vendors and venues, medical procedures, new team members, new services, new responsibilities, new projects, new adventures and family member deaths; we learned so much in 2020!

We got AMAZING reviews from our customers and partners, we partnered with 3 Marriott properties, we partnered with Luray Caverns, we became contributor bloggers for a top wedding magazine in the area, we got published over 15 times and got our 5th and 6th magazine covers (Virginia Bride Magazine - Fall 2021 and Spring 2022 print edition)!

GOD is faithful! Thank you to each and everyone who supported our business and our dream this year by booking our services, leaving us a review, referring us, liking or sharing our social media posts or sharing a kind word with us! May The Lord Almighty bless you all in abundance! Wishing you a Happy, Healthy and Prosperous New Year!

GRATEFUL FOR 2020! LOOKING FORWARD TO MAKING 2021 AN AMAZING YEAR!

#thankful #grateful #blessed #blessedbeyondmeasure #godisfaithful #thankyou2020 #godisgood #godisincontrol #2021 #2021herewecome

Wishing you all a Blessed and Merry Christmas! May The Lord Almighty continue to bless you, your family, and dreams in a...
12/25/2020

Wishing you all a Blessed and Merry Christmas! May The Lord Almighty continue to bless you, your family, and dreams in abundance! Blessings! #merrychristmas #merrychristmas🎄 #feliznavidad #blessings #bendiciones

12/04/2020

Please note our December Schedule:

December 4-13: Elisa will be on travel with limited to no access to email/phone. Elisa is always available to her couples. Myriam and Tasha are also available.

December 23 to January 4: Our teams will be off to spend time with family and loved ones. Elisa is always available to her couples.

May this season of advent bring you hope, peace, joy and love.

We look forward to serving you in 2021 and beyond!

Happy Thanksgiving from our family to yours! 2020 has been a year that has been incredibly challenging. It forced us to ...
11/26/2020

Happy Thanksgiving from our family to yours!

2020 has been a year that has been incredibly challenging. It forced us to revamp and reinvent our services, and to grow in leaps and bounds.

I am thankful for my health, my family, my furry babies, my business, my business partners, my partnering venues, partnering wedding pros, my Virginia Bride Magazine family, and my clients.

May The Lord Almighty continue to bless you all in abundance.

I lift those in prayers who lost a loved one this year and/or their job and are struggling to put food on the table.

We enjoyed a family dinner in our country home. I love my #plymouth plates from @williamssonoma . My Godson Diego (sous chef for the Pentagon), did all the cooking. We also celebrated my brother-in-law Tim’s birthday!

Shout out to @viapaperboutique for the personalized name cards, @ecflowersandgifts for the gorgeous florals, and @lastminutecreations10 for the milestone cake.

#thanksgiving #thanksful #blessed #supportsmallbusiness #supportlocal

Thank you to all Veterans for their service in our armed forces! We salute you! Especially our family hero @fernando_yus...
11/11/2020

Thank you to all Veterans for their service in our armed forces! We salute you! Especially our family hero @fernando_yushan !

We live in the land of the FREE because of the BRAVE!

#veterans #veteransday #veteranemployees

Congratulations to Jaime & William on their engagement and upcoming wedding!We are honored to be their Wedding Planners ...
10/23/2020

Congratulations to Jaime & William on their engagement and upcoming wedding!

We are honored to be their Wedding Planners for their July 2021 wedding at Sweeney Barn!

#vaweddings #blacklove #summerwedding #2021wedding #bridetobe #loveisintheair #weddingplanner #vaweddingplanner #shesaidyes

YAY!!!!! Yesterday we were notified Exceptional Events by Elisa had been selected as one of Virginia Living Magazine’s T...
10/23/2020

YAY!!!!! Yesterday we were notified Exceptional Events by Elisa had been selected as one of Virginia Living Magazine’s
Top Wedding Vendors for 2021!

Thank you to our clients, wedding pros and business partners who took the time to vote for us!

#topweddingplanner #topweddingpro #topweddingvendors #gome #godisgood #godisincontrol #godfirst #thankyou #thankful #grateful #blessed #weddingplanner #weddingdesingner #awardwinning

Many couples are choosing to select smaller ceremonies to celebrate their special day; and redistributing their budgets ...
10/22/2020

Many couples are choosing to select smaller ceremonies to celebrate their special day; and redistributing their budgets to spend more on the details; designer dresses, intricate floral décor, luscious ceremony arches, mouthwatering menus, etc.

We had the opportunity to plan, design and execute an editorial photo shoot at Luray Caverns for Virginia Bride Magazine.

The experience is one of a kind; everything from the awe-inspiring natural wonders, the Great Stalacpipe Organ, the amazing views of the Blue Ridge mountains, the homie accommodations, to the excellent customer service from the team that runs the facilities, this is a one in a lifetime experience.

It took a couple of months to plan the logistics, select the amazing team of wedding pros who executed a one-of-a-kind vision, finalize the designs, and execute the shoot.

Here is a “Sneak Peek” of this unique project.

https://vabridemagazine.com/virginia-is-for-lovers-an-inspiration-for-virginia-brides-at-luray-caverns/

Hats off to this AMAZING team who pulled it off: Virginia Bride Magazine Butterfly Photography Fine Art Wedding Film Karin's Florist @Events by Karin’s Luray Caverns Shawnee Farms Estate Zoya's Atelier Via Paper Boutique Sammy's Rental Inc. @Glam Face by Khatera Stanlion Clothing Tuxedo By Sarno Tuxedo By SarnoKadi Bakes - Custom Cakes & Desserts Seriously Sweet on Davis Street BBJ Linen

With: @Andre Edward Kendall Crystal Delacruz Fernando Yushan @Natalie McCarthy @LinDai Kendall

⁣A bridal bouquet, like a wedding dress, is both intimate and personal, representing the bride’s personality and unique ...
10/13/2020
Everything You Need to Know When Selecting Your Bridal Bouquet

⁣A bridal bouquet, like a wedding dress, is both intimate and personal, representing the bride’s personality and unique style. It is also the most photographed floral piece in a wedding.

Working with my dear and talented friend Bryan Swann from Karin’s Florist, we put together five steps to follow when designing a bridal bouquet. Here is how to do that successfully, in just a few steps!

https://vabridemagazine.com/everything-you-need-to-know-when-selecting-your-bridal-bouquet/

Virginia Bride Magazine Karin's Florist @Events by Karin’s Florist Bryan Swann

#weddinginspiration #bridalflowers #bouquet #bridalbouquet #weddingdetails #weddingplanning #weddingideas #weddingday #wedding #weddingplanner #weddingflowers #weddingfloraldesigner #weddingflorist #flowers

Written by: Elisa Yu-Shan Lion (Exceptional Events by Elisa) Edited by: Glenda B. Winters A bridal bouquet, like a wedding dress, is both intimate and personal, representing the bride’s personality and unique style. It is also the most photographed floral piece in a wedding. The bridal bouquet com...

Happy anniversary Leo and Bill! We still remember that magical night! It took one year (170.66 hours to plan, design and...
10/07/2020

Happy anniversary Leo and Bill! We still remember that magical night!

It took one year (170.66 hours to plan, design and execute) and an army of wedding pros to bring Leo and Bill's wedding vision to life.

This team included:
* 3 event planners/designers
* 3 event designers/decorators
* 5 event assistants
* 1 timeline timekeeper
* 1 stationery company
* 1 floral designers
* 6 floral assistants
* 2 photographers
* 1 assistant-photographer
* 2 videographers
* 1 assistant-videographer
* 2 makeup artists
* 3 party rental companies
* 1 audio-company
* 1 lighting company
* 1 sound company
* 1 dj (flown in from Honduras)
* A string trio
* 4 samba dancers
* 4 samba drummers
* 2 stilt walkers
* 2 human living tables
* 1 female impersonator
* An army of chefs, sous chefs, pastry chefs, kitchen staff, event staff, valet staff and many more behind the scenes helping hands.

#happyanniversary #weddinganniversary #dcwedding #dcweddingplanner #ritzcarlton #luxurywedding #luxuryweddingplanning #horaloca #loveislove

Our Love Endures All, Modern Bohemian design was featured today on Capitol Romance. Read about all the details here:http...
10/02/2020
Wedding Inspiration: Modern Bohemian Styled Shoot | Capitol Romance ~ Practical & Local DC Area Weddings

Our Love Endures All, Modern Bohemian design was featured today on Capitol Romance.

Read about all the details here:
https://www.capitolromance.com/2020/10/02/wedding-inspiration-modern-bohemian-styled-shoot/

See all the details here:
https://vimeo.com/443718449

Capitol Romance 2941 Restaurant 2941 Restaurant Weddings & Special Events Butterfly Photography Fine Art Wedding Film
I Do Weddings with Love Karin's Florist Twinbrook Floral Design Via Paper Boutique Glamfacebykhatera All For You Events and Designs Michelle's Creative Designs Sammy's Rental Inc.

Ideas & Inspiration Wedding Inspiration: Modern Bohemian Styled Shoot October 2, 2020 2 minute read Images: Butterfly Photography Pat yourselves on the back because we’ve made it through another week! I have my first wedding since February tomorrow, and I couldn’t be more excited about it. While...

A big part of the wedding planning journey is the food selections. Food is substance for life, an important part of cult...
09/28/2020

A big part of the wedding planning journey is the food selections. Food is substance for life, an important part of cultural heritage – and in weddings, a couple’s identity. Food brings families, friends and loved ones together.

In this article, I highlight some information about wedding tastings and then offer an inside look at one couple’s journey that I was privileged to be included in (shared with their permission).

Read the entire article on Virginia Bride Magazine’s Blog: https://vabridemagazine.com/everything-you-need-to-know-for-your-wedding-tasting-getting-an-inside-view-of-the-experience/

2941 Restaurant Lux Photography Karin's Florist Sammy's Rental Inc.

Our first official blog piece as a contributor blogger for Virginia Bride Magazine was published this morning, and we ar...
09/23/2020
You Can't Afford NOT to Use a Planner!

Our first official blog piece as a contributor blogger for Virginia Bride Magazine was published this morning, and we are over the moon!

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If you aspire to achieve your wedding vision with your nerves and sanity intact, a professional wedding planner with a keen eye for design and detail is the wisest investment you can make! Here's why:

https://vabridemagazine.com/you-cant-afford-not-to-use-a-planner/

#weddingideas #eventplanner #weddingblogger #weddingplanning #weddingplanner #weddings #weddingtips

Written by Elisa Yu-Shan Lion from Exceptional Events by Elisa Edited by: Angela Crockette & Renee Eder The love of your life proposed, and following an emphatic

Rebecca and Mike’s wedding was featured on Virginia Bride Magazine today.Read all about this beautiful couple’s intimate...
09/17/2020
Real Wedding Wednesday: Rebecca & Mike

Rebecca and Mike’s wedding was featured on Virginia Bride Magazine today.

Read all about this beautiful couple’s intimate wedding ceremony. We look forward to continue the celebration next year.

https://vabridemagazine.com/real-wedding-wednesday-rebecca-mike/

Bakerture Photo & Video Zoya's Atelier Petalos DC Via Paper Boutique

#weddingflowers #weddingdress #weddingplanning #wedding #2020wedding #loveisnotcancelled #intimatewedding #catholic #suzanneneville #weddinginspiration

After being together for nearly six years, Rebecca and Mike were finally ready to take the next step and get married in 2020, with the beautiful Virginia wedding they'd been dreaming of for months now. Their original wedding date was set for March 28, 2020, and they eagerly awaited that

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I would greatly recommend to Exceptional Events by Elisa. As a Real Estate agent with a busy schedule, Elisa and her team helped plan out everything! She made it stress free and I enjoyed the outcome. Elisa took care of everything, from start to finish. Everything was perfect and I was able to enjoy the event to the fullest. All her vendor recommendations were terrific and I would recommend all of them.
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