After many years dreaming of creating a sister brand to serve a wider audience at a competitive investment, we have finally done it! We are so excited to introduce our new sister company, CEREMONIA.
CEREMONIA is a boutique event planning firm providing wedding planning, design and management services for couples in the Washington, DC area and across the United States. It is perfect for couples who seek to have thoughtful events, full of style, yet for which they want to be discerning with their wedding finances.
CEREMONIA clients are looking for one of three offerings:
The latter two services had been previously offered under the Claire Duran Weddings & Event (CDWE) brand. Going forward, Claire Duran Weddings & Events will only accept Full Service clients. All other requests will be directed to CEREMONIA, where we will attend to their every need with the same degree of care and utmost quality that characterizes our main brand.
Having said that, considering the current context of the world in the middle of a pandemic, we want to discuss in depth our most novel initiative of all–our All-Inclusive Intimate Wedding packages.
COVID-19 has brought us incredibly difficult times that have undoubtedly impacted weddings. But we are committed to helping your love find a way. Through CEREMONIA’s mini weddings, we will bring you a beautiful, thoughtful and heartfelt celebration at a limited scale. In other words: It’s time to think small, but in a grand way.
In our All-Inclusive Intimate Weddings we will partner each couple up with a pre-selected team of vendors to give them a well-styled wedding for up to 20 of their dearest guests by charging a cost-effective flat rate. And yes, while we will be achieving economies of scale by having you share your venue, date and vendors with other couples (note that each couple still gets its fully private event time), we will give you many opportunities to customize your wedding elements so you can make it 100% yours!
Our All Inclusive Intimate Weddings could be good for you if:
This upcoming season, we have three All-Inclusive Intimate Wedding date/venue combos for you to choose from. Keep reading on to learn more!
WHEN: Saturday September 5th, 2020 TIME SLOTS AVAILABLE: 11 AM - 1 PM; 1 PM - 3 PM; 3 PM - 5 PM; 5 PM - 7 PM
WHEN: Sunday September 6th, 2020 TIME SLOTS AVAILABLE: 11 AM - 1 PM; 1 PM - 3 PM; 3 PM - 5 PM;
5 PM-7 PM(BOOKED)
WHEN: Sunday October 18th, 2020 TIME SLOTS AVAILABLE: 11 AM - 1 PM; 1 PM - 3 PM; 3 PM - 5 PM; 5 PM - 7 PM
VENDOR LINEUP: Planning & Design: Ceremonia Photography: Wedding Photojournalism by Rodney Bailey Flowers: EDGE Floral Event Designers Rentals: Something Vintage Cake: Buttercream Bakeshop Invitation: Paperless Post **Plus a professional officiant, soloist musician, service crew, and some fun surprises!
The mood boards below shows the design vision we have for each one of the events. From these starting points you’ll be able to make some specific selections to reflect your preferences, like size/shape of your personal flowers, your cake flavor, your invitation design and wording, your linens, if applicable, etc. And needless to say your ceremony script and music selection!
WHY CHOOSE THIS ALL-INCLUSIVE INTIMATE WEDDING PACKAGE?
STILL HAVE DOUBTS OR QUESTIONS? Please visit our website to read through our FAQs.
Finally, if you are still not convinced that going the intimate wedding route is right for you, let us give you some final thoughts on why a small wedding could be a wonderful decision: