Maryland, DC, & Virginia
That will make your wedding unforgettable.
What TLIC looks for in a wedding vendor.
Knowing what wedding vendors around Maryland we recommend is a simple gander through this article. Knowing why we recommend them will take you a bit of reading through our descriptions. However, it is vital for you to have the best out of your vendor experience. We don’t recommend one vendor in any category for every wedding we do. Why? Simply put, every vendor brings something unique to the table and tailoring the vendors to your desires for your big day is how you get the vendor A-Team!
Having worked hundreds of weddings with over 1000 different wedding vendor teams, TLIC has done the heavy lifting and narrowed down your search to give you the very best, most humble, quick to communicate, vendor team in the DMV region.
In this article, we will break down our favorite vendors by category, include links to their website, their primary email address, reviews from real couples, and their Instagram or Facebook account.
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Wedding DJ's, Photo Booth, Lighting
The wedding DJ is an extension of TLIC Media, they are the most involved with the process of the wedding with the exception of the wedding planner. Wedding DJs range in their ability and deliverables. Some provide the most lit party you have ever seen, some make sure that everything is running A-okay! Picking the right DJ is essential to having the reception you always dreamed of!
DJ, Photo Booth, Lighting
From TLIC: If you want a high class professional team that is great with communication and will be able to know what’s going on at all times.
From the first time we worked with Bill back in 2018 we knew that his team had something special. From the time they came in to the way they handled introductions and the send-off, I knew they were a professional team. The owner Bill is approachable and kind, he will be considerate of any of your needs.
From The Owner: Located in Frederick, MD, Wizer Productions, founded by Bill Izer, serves Maryland, the greater D.C, Northern Virginia, and Southern Pennsylvania areas!
Wizer entertainment provides high quality disc jockey services with the professional care that every client deserves. We work with you from the early planning stages, allowing us to get to know each other so we can truly bring your vision to life!
With professionalism and responsiveness that’s certainly not all we will bring to the table on your wedding day. With state-of-the-art equipment we elevate your experience and exceed your expectations!
DJ, Photo Booth, Lighting
From TLIC: If you want to throw a banger that includes some of the region’s most talented musical mixologists.
The gents from Baltimore Sound have been spinning records for over a decade. Their ability to take a normal song and make it epic is bar none. If you value the skill of DJing and don’t want to have the typical line dances playing, this is your company.
From The Owner: Baltimore Sound, based in Owings Mills, Maryland, specializes in wedding DJ services in the Maryland, Washington DC and Virginia areas. From small intimate weddings to extravagant celebrations, Baltimore Sound has the personality, experience, and equipment necessary to ensure you and your guests leave with memories that last a lifetime.
Baltimore Sound’s skilled and seasoned DJs will coordinate with you before your event to ensure a personalized experience on your big day. They do more than just play music – they understand how important it is to work seamlessly with you and your wedding coordinators to bring your vision to life. Baltimore Sound’s DJs can also serve as a master of ceremonies (MC) so your guests can enjoy every special moment with you, from the first dance to last call. The team will bring all the necessary equipment to create a professional event, including lighting, wireless microphones, and state-of-the-art speakers and audio equipment.
Baltimore Sound can also provide top of the line photobooths to capture special moments from the unique perspective of your guests. Unlimited prints and mad props give these mementos a unique and fun twist.
From TLIC: Perfect for an outdoor or tented reception the Laughing Hat Photo Booth is a crowd favorite! We love how you can go in and close the door after you grab all your props and be as crazy and silly as you want without being judged by your fellow wedding-goers. All props that they provide are thoroughly organized and kept in great condition.
They produce surprisingly high quality pictures for a photo booth and then post the pictures on their website, if you forget to have a printout, you can be sure to grab a copy a few weeks after the wedding.
From The Owner: We are an owner operated photo booth company servicing the four state area including the Eastern panhandle of WV, Northern VA, Central MD, South Central PA, and the DC/Baltimore area. Coming from a background in fine art photography and have put a lot of effort into creating a booth environment that combines studio quality lighting with professional photo equipment. Having high resolution, good quality images grew out of our love for portrait photography. People are the most interesting subjects on earth, each with their own personality and humor. Photo booths are a fun, creative way to have people let down their guard people candidly. The photo booth does not replace traditional photography at your wedding or event, but supplements it in a memorable way. We often have people tell us that they hate their picture being taken but keep returning to the booth throughout the night to get more pictures!
Wedding planners are the difference between you knowing that things are going wrong and you having a totally stress-free day. We do our best at TLIC to make our DIY brides unaware of potential issues but there is only so much we can do. For everything else you will want to get a planner if not at least a day of coordinator who will work with you the month of your wedding and help make the day run smooth as silk.
Wedding Planner, Day of Coordinator
From TLIC: If you are looking to plan the wedding of your dreams and be stress free while doing it.
Veronica from White Dress Black Tie has put together an awesome program for couples to realize that their wedding dreams can be a reality. She is organized and on top of every part of the planning process. Her team is a spitting image of her as well. There has not been one person from her company that has let the ball drop on any of the weddings we have been to with the WDBT team.
From The Owner: At White Dress Black Tie, we strive to take the stress off you and your family as you are preparing for one of the most important days of your life. Owner, Veronica Reilly, has over 14 years in the wedding industry and graduated from George Mason University with a degree in Business Management with an emphasis in Hospitality, specifically Wedding and Events Management. In 2018, she launched the business and has never looked back. Since then, White Dress Black Tie has grown into a team of 5 lead planners and has assisted, planned, and executed over 100 weddings! Backed with a full team to take care of your wedding needs, we are ready to help you plan, coordinate, and assist on your big day! We truly believe, our reputation walks down the aisle with you!
Our Services Include:
- Day-of Coordination
- We take a limited number of Partial Planning and Full Service clients per year to provide only the best service specialized to those exclusive list of clients.
- 5 lead planners
- Licensed and insured
- Client and Venue Recommendations can be provided
Wedding Planner, Day of Coordinator, Designer
From TLIC: If you want a superstar planning team that will leave you feeling so in the moment you won’t even have to think.
Jessica and her team are serious superstars, the first wedding we did together (Hailey & Rishil) was a two full-day wedding weekend. One day was the Jewish-American, the next Hindu-Indian. She melded the two cultures seamlessly and had everything planned to a T. The thing we appreciate most about her and her team was the amount of pride they took in their work. It showed us immediately that they care for what they do and the couples they serve.
From The Owner: Jessica Ashley Events is a full-service wedding planning company in Washington D.C., Virginia, and Maryland that ensures your day is magical and exceeds your wildest dreams. We are a boutique-style firm, specializing in detailed organization for the day of and we have an eye for design that will take your input and create your dream design plan tailored to your unique vision. If you choose us, your special day will be stress-free (just read our reviews!). We are eager to work with all styles and tastes, providing personalized service to help you feel at ease. Additionally, we work with only a handful of couples of year to provide a service that feels like you are our only couple.
Jessica Ashley Events provides a range of services. Couples can choose to have the company fully or partially plan the wedding. Services offered include: design, presentation, budget analysis, day/month-of coordination, partial planning, event design, To-do list, timelines, and floor plans
Partridge Avenue Events
Wedding Planner, Day of Coordinator, Designer
From The Owner: Partridge Avenue Events offers boutique event planning for all of life’s greatest celebrations. Here at Partridge Avenue, our goal is to design events that meticulously match your style. We pride ourselves on being unobtrusively present, executing flawless designs, and leaving our clients implausibly happy with the results. Whether you are looking for event coordination or full planning, we are here to make your dreams come true. We can’t wait to work with you!
Wedding Florists and Designers
A great florist will breathe life into your wedding with stunning designs. Floral companies often offer ceremony and reception decor (all of our recommended vendors do). From flower archways to beautiful bouquets, choosing the right florist for you makes the difference between nice wedding and wow what a wedding.
From TLIC: If you have a spring wedding and want a fresh, full, and classic look to your floral design.
Their team is quick and on time. We always see them come early to make sure the flowers are there for detail pictures/video. The arrangements never disappoint and are always filled with vibrant and stunning florals.
From The Owner: Blossom and Basket Boutique is a floral studio, specializing in wedding flowers, located in Mount Airy, Maryland. Since 2001, the floral experts at Blossom and Basket Boutique have prioritized customer service and providing fabulous floral arrangements to weddings throughout Maryland. This floral studio is owned and operated by mother-daughter team Rene Bonde Shiffer and Ellie Bonde, who infuse their passion and dedication into each floral creation. Blossom and Basket Boutique can supply the perfect blooms to provide the finishing touch to your special day. Their team serves weddings in Frederick, Maryland, Baltimore-Washington Metro area and South Central Pennsylvania.
Blossom and Basket Boutique provides custom floral arrangements and designs for weddings and special events. They deliver to the local area and ship worldwide. The floral specialists at Blossom and Basket Boutique are skilled in a variety of floral styles, and can create arrangements to match the style of your wedding.
From TLIC: If you are having a fall wedding, are any bit bo-ho, love attention to detail, and like working with a fantastic person.
Mya is a dear friend of owner and lead videographer Chris. Even though she does not have an official business she has been doing floral design for the past decade and boasts some of the most creative and stunning fall floral arrangements we have seen to date.
Because she is not with a company, none of your money is going to operating expenses which reduces the cost quite a bit.
From TLIC: If you want to go all out with your floral design.
Rosy Posy seems to go all out at every wedding that we go to with them. From completely covered Arbors to decked out reception tents, they got your florals and designs taken care of! I have seen a good balance between spring and fall arrangements but like blossom & basket they lean towards a classic feel.
From The Owner: Based in Manassas, Virginia, The Rosy Posy Floral Design & Event Studio is a full-service couture floral atelier that will bring classic, vintage elegance to your wedding day. Trained in the UK, owner Lisa brings a distinctly English flare to her arrangements with an emphasis on European wedding design. With over 30 years of floral artistry experience, Lisa’s beautiful arrangements evoke powerful emotions that will make a lasting impression.
Master designer Lisa loves the wedding industry and always strives to capture the beauty of marriage in her floral designs. Inspired by your unique connection, Lisa will intertwine your wedding theme in the flowers she uses to create stunning arrangements. Each one-of-a-kind creation is designed to reflect your style and personality with a fresh blend of enticing and exquisite flowers. Serving Virginia, Washington DC, and Maryland, The Rosy Posy Floral Design & Event Studio provides everything from custom personal items to stunning reception installations. Your wedding is one of the most important events of your life, with Lisa’s expertise you can be sure every inch of your special day is beautifully complemented. From ceremony flowers to timeless bouquets, each package includes:
- Event design
- Venue visit
- Set up and clean up
Wedding Hair & Makeup
Girl get your beauty on! Hair and makeup can be really great or really bad. When your artist gives you the perfect face of makeup and a stunning up-do, it gives you the confidence to be in front of all your family and friends. The following artists are known for giving you a fun makeover that is sure to make your future hubby say oolala.
Wedding Planner, Day of Coordinator, Designer
From TLIC: If you want to look and feel your absolute best on your wedding day!
Ashley and her team at Glam Bridal Beauty are awesome. They were the first vendor we ever recommended to couples because they were the first vendor we ever saw that went above and beyond to make the getting ready experience for the bride fun, exciting, and quick.
In the dozen weddings we have worked together, I have never seen anyone on her team without a smile.
From The Owner: Ashley Chin is a licensed Cosmetologist, with vast experience in the Beauty Industry. She graduated from The Temple, A Paul Mitchell School, and has continued to receive extensive training. Ashley is passionate about the beauty industry, and is always finding innovative ways to grow as a stylist, and to improve and perfect her technique both in the salon and in her Bridal H&MU expertise. Ashley has attended Hair and Makeup shows in NYC, Vegas, and Baltimore. She is also the owner/stylist of her salon studio, Glam by Ashley Chin located in Sola Salon Suites in Frederick, MD. There she performs hair services: cut, color, etc. If you are a bride that needs pre-wedding hair services such as cut and color, please text 301-471-0048 for an appt!
Wedding Planner, Day of Coordinator, Designer
From TLIC: If you want any type of hair design no matter what culture.
I love Claudine’s work, I had to shout out Hailey & Rishils wedding again because she did such an amazing job with Hailey and her bridesmaid’s hair. You can get a good look at Claudine’s variety by watching their two-day two-culture wedding.
From The Owner: I’m Claudine Fay, a licensed cosmetologist. I call my hair styles soft, romantic and perfectly-imperfect. I love natural-looking makeup; the kind that showcases YOU and the beauty within. In addition to focusing on bridal clients, you can find me behind the scenes doing hair and makeup for television, editorial shoots and special events. I fell in love with the art of hairstyling at the age of 11, which is when I gave my first haircut.
Growing up in a family of hairdressers, I used to spend Saturdays at my parents’ salon in Washington, D.C. learning from the best. After graduating from Virginia Tech with a degree in Fashion Design, Merchandising Management and Art, I worked for Nordstrom for 8 years. This is where I learned the value of top notch customer service. After launching my business in 2012, I was quickly acquainted with the wedding industry’s leading vendors, and I am grateful to work alongside them.
Wedding Caterers & Bartenders
Your catering team is the backbone of your wedding. Without them, things won’t run quite right. Not only do caterers provide food for your guests, they also maintain a safe environment for everyone. From cleaning broken glass to removing obstructions from walkways. A good catering team has your cocktail and reception behind the scenes covered.
Full Service Catering, Bartending, Waitstaff
From TLIC: If you want classic American fare and a amazing team behind the scenes.
Celebrations are one of TLIC’s favorites. They are consistent, their team is present and accommodating, and they have some great food options!
From The Owner: When you’re planning a once in a lifetime event with your closest friends and family in attendance high quality food is important, as well as outstanding service levels. Celebrations has a large menu to offer, every item is prepared from fresh, never frozen foods. Our culinary team takes great pride in food quality and presentation. If you have an menu idea that isn’t on our menu, that’s great ! , our Chefs love preparing custom menu items. To assure the best food quality, all of our foods are oven fresh finished on site utilizing our mobile cooking equipment.
Celebrations service team is second to none. In addition to our high quality foods we offer set up of events, clean up, bartending services, equipment, and a large collection of table linen colors and textures to choose from. From beginning to end our team is there to assist in making your special day a lifetime memory.
We’re confident that you will enjoy our food offerings and taste the difference, for this reason we offer complimentary tastings by appointment and invite you to call today or contact us to schedule a visit, bring your appetite!
Full Service Planning, Catering, Bartending, Waitstaff
From TLIC: If you want an all in one solution to the behind the scenes of your wedding.
Simply Fresh Events is simply put the best full service catering team you can get in the area. They have great designers for the cocktail hour and reception and their food and waitstaff is top notch.
From The Owner: Simply Fresh Events is a full-service catering company based in Gaithersburg, Maryland. The company was established by two couples, Matt and Liz Phelan and Geoff and Jocelyn Barker, with over 50 years of professional catering experience between them. The business’s mission is to provide exceptional service combined with creative and fresh cuisine to every couple. This business is proud to serve those celebrating weddings in central Maryland, northern Virginia, and the District of Columbia.
Simply Fresh Events uses in-season ingredients to create delicious dishes and creative cuisine. While primarily serving American, Southwestern, and local recipes, this caterer can also create an array of international dishes including French, Mediterranean, Japanese, Korean, Caribbean, and many others. Your dining experience can be served in a range of styles such as buffet, plated, stations, tapas, family-style, and more. Simply Fresh Events is happy to accommodate a number of dietary restrictions, including:
Simply Fresh Events is a full-service event planning and custom catering company. The business partners with multiple venues and event professionals to create unique event experiences for couples. Their culinary team cooks on-site whenever possible to bring their clients the freshest and best-tasting menus. Their detail-oriented team is also happy to provide seamless event planning, floral, decor, lighting, entertainment, and transportation services, among others.
Full Service Catering, Bartending, Waitstaff
From TLIC: If you want that yummy American style BBQ.
Pork is Good Stuff, aka P.I.G.S. is all about the BBQ. Their signature sauces and slow cooked meats will leave your guests wanting more. The staff is quick and efficient and they work double-time to make sure everything behind the scenes is running smooth.
From The Owner: P.I.G.S BBQ Catering is a wedding caterer located in Frederick, Maryland. They offer couples reasonably priced options with that smoked flavor you’d expect from a great BBQ joint. Smoked brisket to pork sausage, P.I.G.S BBQ Catering will deliver out of this world BBQ for you and your guests. Let P.I.G.S BBQ Catering bring casual dining with big flavor to your wedding.
Sit back and relax while they deliver the goods, set up and clean up your event. In addition to a variety of services offered, P.I.G.S BBQ Catering can also offer bartender(s), barware, chairs and tables. There isn’t much this BBQ company can’t do. Services offered include:
- Chocolate fountain