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Perfect Planning Events

Perfect Planning Events All-inclusive boutique event planning firm located in the Washington DC metro area.

2020-2015 Washi Tara Melvin - Certified Wedding & Event Planner

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Sip & be seated.🍷 Meet the classic wine down trio: Flowers to celebrate the season. Candles to mellow the mood. Menus to...
06/03/2022

Sip & be seated.🍷 Meet the classic wine down trio: Flowers to celebrate the season. Candles to mellow the mood. Menus to make mouths water. And, let's not forget, plates for pairing & sharing.

(Real Event by Perfect Planning Events)
Photo: Jessica Latos Photography @jesslatosphoto
Location: Greenhill Winery & Vineyards @greenhillwine

#dcnetworking #dceventpanner #eventstylist #eventdesign #GreenhillWineryandVineyards #dccorporateevents #middleburgpa #northernvawinery #dcweddingplanner #vawinetogether #loudounstrong #middleburgva #dcswinecountry #loveloudoun #middleburglife #northernva #northernvirginia

Would you believe it if I told you that this exquisite moment took place within the barrel room of a winery? It absolute...
06/01/2022

Would you believe it if I told you that this exquisite moment took place within the barrel room of a winery? It absolutely did! I elevated the ambiance of our End of Summer Wine Down Event with this stunning silver tablescape.

There are so many beautiful details it’s hard to decide where to start: the movement of the linen embroidery pattern, the shimmer of the metallic details, the unexpected burst of color from the vibrant centerpiece, or the refined touches at each place setting. Every treasure stands apart, yet works harmoniously to create this ethereal epicurean experience.
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(Real Event by Perfect Planning Events)
Photo: Jessica Latos Photography @jesslatosphoto
Location: Greenhill Winery & Vineyards @greenhillwine

#dcnetworking #dceventpanner #eventstylist #eventdesign #GreenhillWineryandVineyards #dccorporateevents #middleburgpa #northernvawinery #dcweddingplanner #dccorporateevents #vawinetogether #loudounstrong #middleburgva #dcswinecountry #loveloudoun #middleburglife

When I think “wine” and “celebration”, right away certain occasions immediately spring to mind: Weddings. Graduations. B...
05/30/2022

When I think “wine” and “celebration”, right away certain occasions immediately spring to mind: Weddings. Graduations. Bachelorette Parties, Birthdays. Anniversaries. Baby Showers. Retirements. Company Milestones. Employee Appreciation. I could go on and on! This one is easy.

Wineries are already beautiful - naturally, I reimagined the intimate and charming setting of this tasting room, with its rich wood barrels and rustic tables, as perfect for serving guests savory cuisine and premier wines. And, with the vineyard onsite, just beyond this room, the cascading vines provided a picturesque backdrop.

For any life moment that deserves commemoration, this would make an ideal setting - you don't have to be an epicurean to enjoy, just have an enthusiastic palette and an adventurous spirit!

(Real Event by Perfect Planning Events)
Photo: Jessica Latos Photography @jesslatosphoto
Location: Greenhill Winery & Vineyards @greenhillwine
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#dcnetworking #dceventpanner #eventstylist #eventdesign #GreenhillWineryandVineyards #dccorporateevents #middleburgpa #northernvawinery #dcweddingplanner #dccorporateevents #vawinetogether #loudounstrong #middleburgva #dcswinecountry #loveloudoun #middleburglife
#northernva #northernvirginia

It's totally giving, "You can sit with us" vibes. @PerFete said it best, "Anyone who was lucky to receive an invite, des...
05/27/2022

It's totally giving, "You can sit with us" vibes. @PerFete said it best, "Anyone who was lucky to receive an invite, designed by Tara herself, was sure in for an unforgettable experience."

For my 50th birthday celebration, my greatest gift came from the feeling of absolute bliss I experienced lavishing my guests with an unforgettable, world-class experience, and sharing this momentous and meaningful occassion with them.

I chose Sapodilla Estate, the island’s most exquisite fine dining restaurant, renowned for its signature European and Bahamian gourmet fusion cuisine prepared by award-winning executive chef, Edwin Johnson.

My guests had the opportunity to explore their 7-seven-acre property of breathtaking landscaped gardens from the Palm Terrace and Marbella Beach, to the beautiful Kamalame Gardens where my luxurious birthday celebration was hosted.

Read more on the pinnacle moments of my 5 golden days in the beautiful islands of the Bahamas, at the link below:

⭐Article Link: https://perfete.com/2022/05/50th-birthday-celebration-in-bahamas.html⭐

(Real Events by Perfect Planning Events)⁠
Planning & Design - (me) @perfectplanning⁠
Venue & Food - @SapodillaRestaurant⁠
Photography - @TreneForbesPhotography⁠
Videography - @PlayBackMediainc⁠
Balloons - @Anielaxrose⁠
Band - @EssenceBand242⁠
Entertainment (Junkanoo Dancers) - Sadira Levarity & D'Angelo Knowles of Wildfire Entertainment @wildfireentbah⁠
Birthday Cakes - @TakeaBiteBahamas⁠
Rentals - @Wildflowers_bahanas⁠
Invitation Design - (me) @perfectplanning⁠
Invitation Production - @BoxedWeddingInvitations⁠
Tara's Makeup - @yeishaforbesbeauty⁠
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#bahamas #celebrateintheBahamas⁠
#destinationbirthdaycelebration #BahamasTourism #DCEventPlanner #BahamasEventPlanner⁠
#BahamasWeddingPlanner⁠
#DCWeddingPlanner⁠
#PerfectPlanningEvents⁠
@tourismtodaybahamas⁠
@bahamas

If you could celebrate your birthday anywhere in the world, where would you choose? For my 50th, I chose one of the most...
05/25/2022

If you could celebrate your birthday anywhere in the world, where would you choose? For my 50th, I chose one of the most sublime destinations on earth: Nassau Bahamas. For 5 days, I made it my perfect playful paradise, that culminated into an awe-inspiring birthday bash with my closest friends.

@PerFete was gracious in highlighting my once-in-a-lifetime, milestone birthday celebration; detailing all of the carefully crafted special touches and memorable moments. Linked below, for you to enjoy:

⭐Article Link: https://perfete.com/2022/05/50th-birthday-celebration-in-bahamas.html ⭐

(Real Events by Perfect Planning Events)⁠
Planning & Design - (me) @perfectplanning⁠
Venue & Food - @SapodillaRestaurant⁠
Photography - @TreneForbesPhotography⁠
Videography - @PlayBackMediainc⁠
Balloons - @Anielaxrose⁠
Band - @EssenceBand242⁠
Entertainment (Junkanoo Dancers) - Sadira Levarity & D'Angelo Knowles of Wildfire Entertainment @wildfireentbah⁠
Birthday Cakes - @TakeaBiteBahamas⁠
Rentals - @Wildflowers_bahanas⁠
Invitation Design - (me) @perfectplanning⁠
Invitation Production - @BoxedWeddingInvitations⁠
Tara's Makeup - @yeishaforbesbeauty⁠
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#bahamas #celebrateintheBahamas⁠
#destinationbirthdaycelebration #BahamasTourism #DCEventPlanner #BahamasEventPlanner⁠
#BahamasWeddingPlanner⁠
#DCWeddingPlanner⁠
#PerfectPlanningEvents⁠
@tourismtodaybahamas⁠
@bahamas

I couldn't have been more excited - and grateful - when I opened my email and read the wonderful news that @PerFete had ...
05/23/2022

I couldn't have been more excited - and grateful - when I opened my email and read the wonderful news that @PerFete had chosen to feature my exquisite 50th birthday celebration in Nassau Bahamas! To be feaured on such an amazing platform dedicated to celebrating all of life’s wonderful moments is truly validating and rewarding!

In the feature, Kunbi O captures my birthday celebration's essence perfectly, when she described it as such, "This celebration paid tribute to the beauty of the tropics and a soulful way of life that represents Tara and her 50 years."
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Follow the link to discover more beautiful reflections from the planning of my very own 50th Birthday Celebration. I hope it inspires you to live life to the fullest - authentically, abundantly and wholeheartedly.
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⭐ARTICLE LINK: https://perfete.com/2022/05/50th-birthday-celebration-in-bahamas.html⭐⁠
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A special thank you to @kunbiesq for shining a spotlight on my special day! #TARASBIG50 #TARATAKESNASSAU

(Real Events by Perfect Planning Events)⁠
Planning & Design - (me) @perfectplanning⁠
Venue & Food - @SapodillaRestaurant⁠
Photography - @TreneForbesPhotography⁠
Videography - @PlayBackMediainc⁠
Balloons - @Anielaxrose⁠
Band - @EssenceBand242⁠
Entertainment (Junkanoo Dancers) - Sadira Levarity & D'Angelo Knowles of Wildfire Entertainment @wildfireentbah⁠
Floral Decor - @Wildflowers_bahamas⁠
Birthday Cakes - @TakeaBiteBahamas⁠
Rentals - @Wildflowers_bahanas⁠
Invitation Design - (me) @perfectplanning⁠
Invitation Production - @BoxedWeddingInvitations⁠
Tara's Makeup - @yeishaforbesbeauty⁠
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#bahamas #celebrateintheBahamas⁠
#destinationbirthdaycelebration #BahamasTourism #DCEventPlanner #BahamasEventPlanner⁠
#BahamasWeddingPlanner⁠
#DCWeddingPlanner⁠
#PerfectPlanningEvents⁠
@tourismtodaybahamas⁠
@bahamas

When warm weather settles in, I'm eager to venture outdoors to soak in nature's beauty! What better way to make the most...
05/20/2022

When warm weather settles in, I'm eager to venture outdoors to soak in nature's beauty! What better way to make the most of the sensational spring and summer vibes than by hosting an elevated outdoor event?

Its a refreshing way to connect with colleagues, friends and family - and create memorable moments!

There's no further need to wonder how to reinvent your outdoor experience, remarkably! I'm sharing expert advice to help you plan and execute unforgettable al fresco affairs!

⭐NEW BLOG POST: 8 TIPS TO CELEBRATING OUTDOORS⭐ Everything from contingency plans to weather-ready catering... and much more (with bonus tips that you may not have thought of 😃)

Link below:
https://perfectplanningevents-dc.com/2022/05/08/8-tips-to-celebrating-outdoors/

(Real Event by Perfect Planning Events)

Planners: @perfectplanning @hweventsdc @exquisiteexpressions_events
Photo: @bonniesenphotography
Location: Historic Oxon Hill Manor

#teaparty #dceventpanner #dcsocial #eventstylist #eventdesign #dccorporateevents #oxonhillmanor #harryandmeghan #dukeandduchessofsussex #dcweddingplanner

⭐*NEW BLOG POST* 8 TIPS TO CELEBRATING OUTDOORS⭐ A fashionable outdoor social gathering may be the theme you didn't even...
05/18/2022

⭐*NEW BLOG POST* 8 TIPS TO CELEBRATING OUTDOORS⭐ A fashionable outdoor social gathering may be the theme you didn't even know you were envisioning for your upcoming celebration.

Feeling inspired?

From cocktail hour rooftop soirees and all white poolside parties, to rustic vineyard weddings and picnic style backyard barbecues, I’m sharing “Tara’s Tips” to plan the perfect outdoor event!

VISIT THE BLOG FOR MORE DETAILS!

BLOG LINK: https://perfectplanningevents-dc.com/2022/05/08/8-tips-to-celebrating-outdoors/

(Real Event by Perfect Planning Events)
Planners: @perfecplanning @hweventsdc @exquisiteexpressions_events
Photo: @bonniesenphotography
Location: Historic Oxon Hill Manor
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In honor of #BlackHistoryMonth, Allseated is partnering with The National Society of Black Wedding & Event Professionals to celebrate some of the brightest and best Black creatives in our industry. EXVO HOME will feature several event educators weekly as they present on a variety of topics important to the industry. Take a look at the schedule and sign up! 👉 calendly.com/exvo Andre Wells Perfect Planning Events Elana Walker Events Chip Dizárd Studios Chris Evans Events & Catering Terrica Nadia S. Anderson, CPA Leilani Baugh Low Country Quisine By BrianGreen Kawania Howerton WootenThe Style Marc, Inc. D'Concierge Bron Hansboro Chef Greg Taylor Aleya Harris Chanda Daniels
Did someone say, "Networking?" Meet Tara Melvin CEO & Founder of The National Society of Black Wedding & Event Professionals and Owner of Perfect Planning Events in Washington DC. If there's a wedding professional who can say a few things about networking, it's Tara Melvin! We are so excited to have Tara as one of our Guest Speakers. Please visit our website for tickets! January 5, 2022! A one-day live virtual event! www.nationalgayweddingassociation.org
As we return to creating masterful events and building our brands by attending conferences, the question arises—how can one attend a conference while minimizing pandemic-related risks and uncertainties? The incredible Tara Melvin of Perfect Planning Events and The Signature C.E.O Conference shares her top safety tips for conferences so you can protect yourself and those around you.
AWP Cocktails and Conversation // Tara Melvin w//@Perfect Planning Events Interviewed by (President) Nicole Fingers FINGERS IN INK
Wedding Pros: Join us for a virtual workshop for wedding professionals! The workshop will be live from March 28, 2021-April 28, 2021 and it’s only $29.95! Also, you have the opportunity to win $1000s in giveaways to help in your business! Sign up today: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/happily-ever-education-tickets-130045721253 Announcing our newest educators! 🎉Tara Melvin of Perfect Planning Events, The Signature C.E.O Conference The National Society of Black Wedding & Event Professionals - “Stop Selling Your Service & Sell the Experience” 🎉Nora Shiels of Rock Paper Coin - “Tech Audits: Is Your Brand Ready for the Digital Age?” Previously announced: 🎉Taylor de la Fuente of Lemon Tree Editorial - “How to Make Your Website More Inclusive and Attract More Diverse Couples” 🎉Kyle Goldie- “Organic Traffic, Leads & Sales” 🎉Mollie Marrocco - “Champagne Tower Content Strategy” 🎉Laken Swan and Lauren Bercier of Something Borrowed Blooms - “Changing Consumers Mindset in a Traditional Market” 🎉Katherine Frost of ORO - “Planning Together with ORO” 🎉Serena Waller of Delegate & Elevate - “Tools & Timesavers for Social Media with Instagram and Pinterest Actionable Steps” 🎉Jordan Kentris of A Good Day, Inc. - “The Secrets to Building a Website that Attracts your Ideal Client and Elevates your Brand” More Educators to be announced! Keep Posted. Each virtual attendee is eligible to win giveaways including: * GRAND PRIZE: An Annual Subscription to ORO Planner ($5000 value) Plus each attendee will get a one month FREE TRIAL of ORO. * A Copywriting VIP Half Day with Lemon Tree Editorial ($600 value) * Access to Kyle Goldie’s Instagram Growth Course! ($500 value) * A One Hour Brand Coaching Session with Brand Coach and Copywriter Mollie Marrocco ($395 value) * A Pinterest Audit and Brainstorming\Strategy session with Serena Waller of Delegate and Elevate ($344 value) * $300 towards The Signature CEO Conference held on August 10-12! * A yearlong subscription to @Aisleplanner (up to a $2000 value) Plus each attendee will receive 25% off their first 3 months! * More to be announced! #weddingpros #educationalworkshop #weddingprofessionals #weddingeducation #weddingpro #weddingindustry #weddingcommunity #weddingbusinesshelp #weddingbusiness #weddingbiz #weddingbusinesscoach
I am so excited I found this amazing flower wall within blocks of where Holly and Zach got married. We had so much fun taking their newlywed photos here! I loved every minute of their destination wedding in sunny California! Venue: Private Residence Planning: Perfect Planning Events Photographer: Katie Corinne Photography Rentals: Signature Party Rentals Caterer: OliveWoodPizza Florist: Storybook Weddings & Events- Southern California DJ: VOX DJs #californiaweddingphotographer #californiawedding #caliwedding #cawedding #weddingphotographer #covidwedding #backyardwedding #santaana #costamesa #socalwedding #weddingphotography #weddingphotos #MrandMrs #brideandgroom #weddingday #weddinginspiration #weddinginspo #weddingsofig http://ow.ly/c0oK50DeOHl
With Inauguration Day going virtual, Tara Melvin of Perfect Planning Events has all the tips you need for your own virtual celebration.
So what did you do this weekend? Me? I drove 17+ hours to Santa Ana, CA, went to the beach, went thru my old hometown (Barstow), Photographed Mr & Mrs. Young's wedding day And then drove to Vegas, visited my mom, stopped by Bryce Canyon and drove another 17+ hours. But I'm so very glad that I could finally see these two get married. Their original day was supposed to be Spruce Mountain Ranch in June but regardless they got a beautiful day for their perfect wedding. Venue: Private Residence Planning: Perfect Planning Events ' Photographer: Katie Corinne Photography Rentals: Signature Event Rentals Caterer: OliveWoodPizza HMUA: Sydney + Annette (friends) Florist: Storybook Weddings & Events DJ: VOX DJs #californiaweddingphotographer #californiawedding #caliwedding #cawedding #weddingphotographer #covidwedding #backyardwedding #santaana #costamesa #socalwedding #weddingphotography #weddingphotos #MrandMrs #brideandgroom #weddingday #weddinginspiration #weddinginspo #weddingsofig
A Conversation With... Tara Melvin/Perfect Planning Events, original Founder, President and CEO of The National Society of Black Wedding & Event Professionals. Watch it here on Facebook on Wednesday, September 2nd at 2pm CST/3pm EST.
We hope you enjoyed yesterday's Connecting Our Community Event Planner Expert Panel yesterday as much as we did! Thanks to Daniela Grafman Vision Event Co, Elizabeth Priya Kumar of Premini Events, Sarah Bondar of The Charles Group, Inc., Erica Trombetti of Infinite Events, LLC, and Tara Melvin of Perfect Planning Events for joining us -- view the link to webinar here if you missed it: https://youtu.be/7lzF5NhubIA
Join me on Perfect Planning Events FB LIVE or @perfectplanning IGTV tomorrow at 5pm EST. I will be talking to the owner Tara Melvin of Perfect Planning Events about her journey as a creative and how she adjusts to being an entrepreneur in a global pandemic. You don’t want to miss this!! #happyhourathome #creativespot #eachoneteachone #womensupportingwomen #womeninbusiness #womenownedbusiness #eventplannerlife #weddingplannerlife #weddingplanning #weddingplanners #smallbusinessowner #smallbusiness #covid19businesstips
NEXT WEBINAR! Join us on Tuesday May 12 for our next Connecting Our Community webinar with expert event planner panelists Daniela Grafman of Vision Event Co Sarah Bondar of The Charles Group, Inc. Tara Melvin of Perfect Planning Events Elizabeth Priya Kumar of Premini Events and Erica Trombetti of Infinite Events, LLC as they discuss the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic and what event planners can do to move forward during this time. Register here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1121557242020322571