An event this important shouldn't be a carbon copy from Pinterest or a reproduction of a friends event.
That's why it's so important to have creative partners that will get to know you and execute an event that best matches your personality, desires and dreams. At The One Moment Events we like to have fun but we don't play around. From the very beginning we will find out what the most important aspects are to you and tackle how to incorporate what matters most to you into an overarching theme of your special event.
We have talented, professional creative partners who we work closely with to execute your vision so perfectly that you'll walk into a room that is plucked straight from the vision in your head. There are countless ways to create an incredible, memorable experience that you and your guests will enjoy now and reminisce on for years to come. Let us know what you truly desire, what your questions and doubts are and the things you want to avoid and we will make sure your event is amazing and the planning process is a truly wonderful experience.
Founder | Owner | Lead Planner
"I seem to have run in a great circle and met myself again on the starting line."
- Jeanette Winterson
Rachel is a Baltimore native living in Northern Virginia. She is a helicopter dog mom, wedding architect, interior design fanatic, creative and lover of sunny days, good music, coffee, wine and not taking herself too seriously. Rachel loves planning beautiful, personal and purposeful events and designing magical days for her amazing clients. Rachel has been planning events for 4 years professionally but has had a passion for hosting and planning all her life. From the early days of putting together her own birthday parties to assembling corporate events for businesses and non-profits. She found her niche working with couples who want to go against the grain and don't fit into a typical bridal magazine norm of what a wedding day should look or feel like.
In Her Words
"I believe that planning a gorgeous event doesn't have to be stressful or stuffy, that having fun and enjoying yourself is one of the most important things, and making the event unmistakably yours and adding a personal, sentimental touch is one of the most important things about the day.
Planning a beautiful wedding day that is stress free and uniquely encompasses my clients taste is my favorite part of being a wedding planner. The perks are I get to know some amazing people, be a part of their love journey and help them dive head first into the next chapter of their lives in a beautiful, sentimental way. I truly believe in making your wedding day unique to you and memorable which is why our services are custom tailored to your personality, needs and event!"
Heroes - My dog Bear, Mark Cuban, Martha Stewart, Lynn Easton, Bill Nye, and my high school english teachers
If you would like to inquire about booking Rachel for a wedding or event, have any comments, questions, suggestions, skincare tips, stories about rocket ships or book recommendations, you're more than welcome to contact her via the "contact" page. We can't guarantee that Bear will not read your email, he's nosy and oftentimes is very pushy when it comes to the laptop.
THINGS I LOVE
"I used to think a wedding was a simple affair. I was wrong. That's getting married. A wedding is an entirely different proposition."
- George Banks (Steve Martin), Father of the Bride
Clara is a lead planner and office admin for The One Moment Events. She is a business major at Shenandoah University. She joined The One Moment Events team in early 2017 and quickly proved an invaluable asset. Clara is a dog lover and is affectionately referred to as the "child whisperer" known to wrangle a rogue flower girl or cheer up a rowdy ring bearer when the occasion strikes. Clara strives for perfection in everything she does and has quick thinking skills that make her clutch on a busy & sometimes chaotic event day.
In Her Words:
"Hey there! I'm Clara, a Georgia native living in the small town of Berryville, Virginia. I am currently a student at Shenandoah University, working hard to get my masters degree in business administration. I'm a lead planner and office admin for The One Moment Events, and I've been lucky enough to be part of this team since early 2017. I'm a perfectionist, almost to a fault. I live for the little details, which is what I love the most about creating beautiful weddings for our clients! I have a background working with small children, which has earned me the nickname "the child whisperer" from Rachel. I've been known to wrangle a rogue flower girl or cheer up a rowdy ring bearer when the occasion strikes. I believe in making your day completely unique to you! Whether that's a unique ceremony reading from your best friend, a vibrant choreographed first dance, or a dessert bar paying homage to your mom's homemade pie recipes, I love to help couples showcase the fun details that make their relationship so special! My inbox is always open; I can't wait to hear from you about your dreams for your special day, the latest great book you read, or your favorite place to get a great latte (which I'll happily meet you for)!"
Heroes - Mary Poppins, both of my grandmothers (who are Southern saints), Dolly Parton, Neil Armstrong (because I still want to be an astronaut when I grow up)
"“What is done in love is done well” - Vincent Van Gogh"
Lead Design Assistant & Assistant Planner
Lauren is the lead design assistant and assistant planner for The One Moment Events. She joined The One Moment Events team in late 2017 after learning her passion for planning weddings stemmed from her getting engaged and planning her own wedding! She is a bubbly addition to The One Moment Events team with a highly motivated, positive force and a perfect accompaniment to the team!
In Her Words:
Hi there! I’m a Pennsylvania native that found my way to Virginia through the welcoming doors of James Madison University (Go Duuuukes!). With my degree in media arts and design, I worked in the UX (user experience) field for several years designing websites and applications. While at JMU, I worked for the office of admissions and university program board where I was able to hone my skills in design, hospitality, and event management. Marrying my passions for design and planning special events, I found my calling in the wedding industry. I love that wedding design truly exists beyond a computer screen and every client brings new inspiration to the table.
On event day, my goal is to make your experience as stress free and fun as possible! I can often be found passing out water bottles to the bridal party or chatting with a nervous flower girl before the ceremony. Having the ability to make others feel good on one of the most memorable days of their lives is incredibly fulfilling. My favorite moments at weddings are seeing guests notice the couple's custom details; whether that's surprise late night snacks, beautifully designed welcome bags, or a unique vow exchange.
I am so excited to be a part of the One Moment Events team and can't wait to collaborate with you! Whether you have a Pinterest filled with ideas or have no idea where to start, let's grab some coffee (or tacos, my favorite) and dive in!
My grandmother, Carrie Underwood, Randall Pearson (This is Us- Seasons 1 & 2) and my college design professors.
"Cat in the wall? Now you're talking my language." - Charlie Kelly
As the resident mascot and chief office-walk scheduler, Bear has been an integral part of The One Moment Events from the very beginning. Bear is the "why" behind the companies success and the "who" behind all the dog fur that Rachel shows up to meetings covered in. His philosophy for living every day to it's fullest is shared in our business philosophy. Bear has taught us to focus on the important things and leave the frivolous for the birds (or the neighbors dogs). When he's not monitoring Rachels inbox, he's in his room monitoring the neighborhood kids, making sure they get to the bus on time. He loves greeting people with a sofa pillow just in case they like sporadic naps like he does. Chasing tennis balls is one of his all time favorite hobbies in addition to balloons and the occasional baby binky. He is one of the only things in the world that can make Rachel step away from her inbox.
In His Words:
"Hi, I'm Bear, an English Cream Golden Retriever West Virginian native living in the the suburbs of Gainesville, Virginia with my mom and dad. I'm only 4 so I still live with my parents. I'm The One Moment Events most adorable employee and I am partially responsible for bringing in the incredible clients we have since dog people are the best people! I mostly work behind the scenes, as a lead HR representative, my role tends to be more of that of a counselor/therapist and I take my position very seriously. I'm also available to clients who are in need of venting, therapeutic snuggles or as a fill-in ring bearer on their wedding day for a nominal fee of jerky treats and ice cream."
Things I Love- tennis balls, babies, snuggling, pillows, jerky treats, pup cups and winter weather
Heroes - Mom & dad, Ben & Jerry, Batman, Steve Irwin, Williams Sisters.