Wedding days can be stressful, but they shouldn’t have to be. As an advocate, friend, and true professional in her craft, Ricki Lee Mares specializes in creating memorable and elegant wedding experiences that bring peace, serenity, and joy so you can spend more time on your best-day-ever looking into the eyes of one you love instead of all the little details.
Based out of Washington DC and Tennessee, Will & Rose Events serves engaged couples throughout the East Coast and beyond specifically in the DC,
Virginia, Tennessee, Maryland, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and New York areas.
Wedding planning is often a deeply personal process, and we specialize in handling these details with honesty and truth. We pride ourselves in our trustworthy, timely, and uplifting communication with you throughout your entire wedding planning journey.
From the first call until the sparkler send off, let Will & Rose Events be your biggest supporter, advocate, and friend.
My goal as a planner is to make the weeks leading up to your wedding exciting and fun. Planning your wedding does not have to be stressful when you have the right team of vendors by your side that have your best interest at heart.
When you hire Will & Rose Events, you can expect coffee shop planning meetings, a dance floor buddy, a shoulder to cry on, and your own personal hype woman. I can't wait to support you in planning the day of your dreams!
An intimate mid-day wedding at the DC District Winery featuring a cultural blend.
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A styled gathering at Goodstone Inn
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An elegant spring wedding in a classic Washington, DC venue.
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She always came to planning meetings more prepared than we were and went through an itemized agenda that made sense. I never once felt like something wasn’t being handled or managed and I would frequently tell myself, “Ricki Lee has got this…stop stressing out.” Hiring Ricki Lee to partner with you on all of your wedding planning needs will turn your stressful burdens into beautiful blessings, and by the end of it all, you will have a new friend in Ricki Lee. David and I are so grateful for her and truly believe she was a God-send!”
david & erica
She was so organized, put together, and kept the day structured all while allowing for me to be creative with my Clients and tend to their photography needs. She took charge of the whole day, all while taking into consideration all of the other vendors in the most professional way. The wedding in which we worked together had so many hurdles, mainly including constant rain which changed the majority of the plans. Ricki made the best of the circumstances and the day turned out beautifully!
Ricki Lee was an incredible partner to work alongside in making Mariah and Logan’s wedding day picture-perfect. I’m a seasoned wedding photographer and must say that Ricki Lee is one of the best planners I have worked with yet. She was so attentive to the couple and communicative with me, as well as other vendors, throughout the day (and weeks leading up to the wedding). I can’t recommend her services enough. She truly cares about making your day as special and smooth as possible, and that’s really what you want in a wedding planner! She definitely take the stress off and makes the whole day fun for the vendors too!”
tori parker photography