• Elegance & Simplicity Featured once again as the one of the best Wedding Planners and Florists in the DC area!
  • 6 years in a row, we have been ranked among the top 5% wedding planners and florists in DC area on Wedding Wire!
  • Elegance & Simplicity real wedding showcase with Anabel's gorgeous wedding at Woodend!
  • One of our gorgeous weddings at Keswick Vineyards was featured on Style Me Pretty
  • Elegance & Simplicity, Inc. featured as one of the best wedding planners and floral designers in the DC area!
  • We were featured on the Huffington Post for 2013's wedding floral trends!
  • We were chosen as one of the Top Event Designers in the nation by Grey Likes Wedding Collective
  • We were chosen again for 3 straight years to have one of the top 100 best wedding blogs in the world!
  • We were chosen to be among the best by Bayside Bride for 2013!
  • Nothing was more exciting for us after the 2013 Green Inaugural Ball than to be featured on Huffington Post for our behind the scenes planning and design of the ball!
  • We were thrilled to be covered on the Washingtonian.com's website for our planning and design efforts about the 2013 Green Inaugural Ball!
  • We loved being quoted and featured on BizBash for our planning design and eco-expertise behind the 2013 Green Inaugural Ball!
  • Elegance & Simplicity featured as one of the best wedding planners in the city along as being among the best floral designers in the city
  • Katie Martin featured in the Winter 2013 Issue of The Knot
  • One of our gorgeous couples was featured on United with Love blog!
  • Our bride Lili-Tuggle-Weir was featured on the cover of the updated Summer/Fall 2012 issue of Washingtonian Bride & Groom! Congrats Lili!!! Photo by Love by Serena!
  • We were featured on HGTV.com for a winter picnic feature with our floral designs!
  • Ilana & Dan's Wedding Featured on United With Love's Blog – October 2012.
  • Katie Martin was featured in the Women's Business Section of the Washingtonian's October 2012 issue.
  • Elegance & Simplicity, Inc. was featured and chosen as the florist for the 2012 Washingtonian's Annual Style Setters event and featured on their blog.
  • The Summer/Fall 2012 Eco-Beautiful Weddings Magazine went live with an amazing cover backdrop designed by Kristy Rice of Momental Designs and our own bridal bouquet on the cover!
  • Katie Martin was featured in The Washington Post in June of 2012 about her Pinterest followers in the DC area and beyond!
  • Elegance & Simplicity, Inc, featured again as one of the best wedding planner and florists for the DC area in the 2012 Summer issue of Washingtonian Bride & Groom! One of our beautiful couples were featured on the inside cover of the magazine as well!
  • Katie Martin was the featured host for Kenmore's Bridal Wave show in the Summer of 2012 – Check it out online!
  • "Elegance & Simplicity, Inc, was featured on United with Love's blog with Monica & Tim's gorgeous multicultural weddings at Meridian House!
  • Our gorgeous Winter 2012 issue of Eco-Beautiful Weddings Magazine went live in December of 2012.
  • Katie Martin was featured at Bella Figura's Trendsetter for 2012!
  • Our Fall 2011 Eco-Beautiful Weddings issue went live in September 2011!
  • Katie Martin and her team helped to design and organize the yearly Knot event at Nationals Park – as featured in the Fall 2011 Issue of The Knot!
  • Our Summer 2011 Issue of Eco-Beautiful Weddings includes a behind the scenes look at BHLDN and an interview with Zem from the ecofabulous blog!
  • Elegance & Simplicity heralded once again as one of the best wedding planners in the DC area by Washingtonian Bride and Groom.
  • Elegance & Simplicity featured in Baltimore Bride Magazine for Kendall and Mohamad's beautiful weddings at the Engineer's Club!
  • Our Spring 2011 Issue of Eco-Beautiful Weddings Features Green Glam Go, Paris Green City Wedding Guide plus Amy Kuschel and Local Designer gowns by Punk Rock Bride + Emma!
  • Elegance & Simplicity featured in The Knot Winter 2011 Magazine!
  • Elegance & Simplicity Featured in Uptown Weddings Spring 2011 Issue as one of the best wedding planners in the DC area in the Gold Pages!
  • We were featured in the Dec/Jan 2011 Issue of Photo District News with Nicole Wolf from SOTA Dzine for a wonderful Alice in Wonderland Photo Shoot featured for the wedding section.
  • Elegance & Simplicity, Inc. featured in the Fall 2010 The Knot Magazine!
  • Elegance & Simplicity heralded again for being one of the best wedding planners in the DC area in the 2011 Winter Issue of the Washingtonian Bride & Groom. Candace & Chris Ourisman’s wedding, as designed by our team, was featured as well!
  • Katie Martin and Robin Fisher Interviewed by international newspaper The Epoch Times about Eco-Beautiful Weddings Magazine.
  • Eco-Beautiful Weddings Anniversary Issue includes the celebrity band Train, Chevrolet’s green cars, Para Ti Novia Blog and Adele Wechsler Gowns.
  • Brides Magazine names Eco-Beautiful Weddings one of the best resources for planning your green wedding!
  • The Fall 2010 Issue of Eco-Beautiful Weddings featuring Def Leppard’s Wedding, Claire Pettibone Dresses and Kat Williams Rock’n Roll Bride.
  • Ed and Erwin’s Wish Upon a Wedding featured in the Washington Post. We were proud to donate our floral designs for their special day!
  • Elegance & Simplicity heralded again in the Washingtonian bride and groom as one of the best wedding planners for the DC area. Anna & Denis' wedding at the Dumbarton House in Washington, DC was featured as well! Congratulations to Anna & Denis for being featured again!
  • The Summer 2010 Issue of Eco-Beautiful is live! Featuring The Cotton Bride, Ottawa Green City Guide and Wedding in a Box!
  • Katie Martin quoted as international expert of eco-friendly weddings by Australian Magazine Peppermint - which is all about eco-friendly living!
  • Our 2nd issue of Eco-Beautiful featuring Farmers & Fishers and Sydney as the Green City Wedding Guide!
  • Elegance & Simplicity, Inc. is proud to present the 1st ever eco-friendly wedding magazine online. Our premiere issues is filled with new and innovative ideas from around the globe. Read the entire magazine by going to www.eco-beautifulweddings.com
  • We are proud to announce that Elegance & Simplicity has been named, once again, one of the best wedding planners in the DC area. One of our weddings is featured in this issue as well! We have copies in the office – just ask for one!
  • Katie Martin of Elegance & Simplicity, Inc. was featured in the Bride & Bloom Winter 2009/2010 Issue as one of their Featured Coordinators. Eco-Beautiful was the theme of the whimsical wedding landscape!
  • Elegance & Simplicity, Inc. chosen again for Grace Ormonde Wedding Style’s 2010 Platinum List!
  • Elegance & Simplicity heralded again in the Washingtonian as one of the area’s best wedding planners and leaders in eco-friendly weddings & events!
  • Elegance & Simplicity Featured in the Fall/Winter 2009 DC edition of The Knot for Kim & Jake’s Wedding.
  • Katie Martin interviewed by Washingtonian Bride & Groom Magazine for her eco-friendly wedding expertise. Elegance & Simplicity chosen again as one of the best wedding planners! Ask for a copy when you come in to visit with us today!
  • Elegance & Simplicity chosen again for Grace Ormonde's Platinum 2009 List.
  • Katie Martin's eco-friendly bouquet featured in My Day Magazine. See the bouquet she designed!
  • Floral design featured in the green weddings article in Engaged Magazine.
  • Elegance & Simplicity centerpieces featured in Bride & Bloom's Winter 2008 edition.
  • Elegance & Simplicity's beautiful winter wedding showcased in Flower Magazine's Winter 2008 edition.
  • Elegance & Simplicity's Floral Designs Featured in E. Ashley Rooney's 'Table Décor' book.
  • Elegance & Simplicity 2009 DCCWC Couture Bridal Show Press Release. Click on image to read it.", href: "http://www.facebook.com/pages/Elegance-Simplicity-Wedding-Event-Designers-Inc/137791519126images/press/2009 DCCWC Couture Bridal Show.pdf
  • Elegance & Simplicity was selected as a 'Platinumn List' member for Grace Ormonde Wedding Style Magazine.
  • Elegance & Simplicity was featured in Bride and Bloom with its feature on fall centerpieces and stylish bouquets.
  • Elegance & Simplicity was selected by My Day Magazine to provide an 'Avant-garde and cutting edge' bridal bouquet - see the results! Forward thinking and eco-friendly elements used in this striking bouquet.
  • Elegance & Simplicity's customized chuppah was showcased in Washington Bride Magazine.
  • Katie Martin interviewed a 'green' wedding expert for Audobon Society's article on green weddings.
  • Katie Martin was interviewed for her expertise on blending cultures in weddings. One of her couples was featured in the article - Congratulations Daphene and Rodney!
  • One of Katie Martin's clients was married in VA Beach and her wedding was featured in the Northern VA Bridal Planner. Look at Jenny's stunning bouquet! Congratulations Jenny and John!
  • Elegance & Simplicity's customized chuppah was showcased in Maryland Bride Magazine.
  • Elegance & Simplicity's floral designs were featured twice in the 2008 Best of Weddings Magazine.
  • Elegance & Simplicity was voted among the best wedding planners for the Washingtonian DC area in the January 2008 edition of the Washingtonian!
  • Elegance & Simplicity selected as a 'Platinum List' member again for Grace Ormonde Wedding Style Magazine.
  • Elegance & Simplicity's floral designs showcased in 'Youthful Romance' section of Bride & Bloom's Spring 2008 edition.
  • Elegance & Simplicity voted one of the best wedding and event planners for the mid-atlantic region by Knotties themselves! Take a look! Quote from magazine: 'This high-end firm places an emphasis on design and provides in-house floral and stationery teams.  Whether your wedding will be intimate or outrageously large, they can make the process 'very easy' and the results 'flawless'.
  • Elegance & Simplicity's bridal bouquet showcased in 'Stylish bouquets' section of Bride & Bloom's Winter 2007 edition.
  • Katie Martin of Elegance & Simplicity interviewed as an expert of Destination Wedding in the September 2007 edition of Washington Woman.
  • Katie Martin featured in Brides Washington & Maryland Magazine's Fall/Winter 2007 edition. Katie was asked what her fantasy wedding would be in the DC area... Take a look!
  • Katie Martin featured in Brides Washington & Maryland Magazine's Fall/Winter 2007 edition. Katie was asked what her fantasy wedding would be in the DC area... Take a look!
  • Elegance & Simplicity's floral centerpieces showcased in The Bride & Bloom's Summer 2007 edition.
  • Katie Martin was 'featured event planner' in My Day magazine for their Fall 07/Winter 08 edition.  Along with the feature, the magazine showcased one of our featured weddings from 2006.
  • Wedding Budget article featured in Brides Washington Magazine.
  • Wedding Budget article featured in Brides Maryland Magazine.
  • Elegance & Simplicity was chosen amongst the best in the country of  wedding consultants as featured in the Platinum List by Grace Ormonde.
  • Elegance & Simplicity was chosen one of the best wedding planners for the DC Metro area by the Washingtonian.
  • Paula & Alex's May wedding at Woodlawn Plantation was featured in Engaged Magazine.
  • Elegance & Simplicity was featured in several articles in My Day Magazine.
  • Elegance & Simplicity was featured in several articles in The Bride & Bloom Magazine.
  • Elegance & Simplicity bouquets were featured in La Bella Bride Magazine.
  • Elegance & Simplicity's floral designs featured three times in The Bride & Bloom's Winter 2006 Premier edition.
  • Wedding Budget article featured in Brides Washington Magazine and in Brides Maryland Magazine.
  • Elegance & Simplicity was featured in Washington Post Express Wedding Guide and in a Washington Woman article.
  • Shelly and Rich were married at Woodend in Bethesda, MD - Their wedding is featured in the Fall 2006 Brides Maryland and Brides Washington. Elegance & Simplicity were the wedding consultants, floral designers and designed all of their wedding stationery. We also helped them design the chocolates for their favors.
  • Our Chuppah was featured across the nation in all local 'Brides' magazines!  The chuppah is labeled 'By A Lake' with Thai bamboo and organza fabric draping in large garden pottery with natural garden plants.
  • Elegance & Simplicity was featured in Brides 'Real Solutions' for new and interesting centerpieces… Our floating apples design and love notes hung from trees were featured in their Fall 2006 issue.
  • Elegance & Simplicity had the pleasure of coordinating and doing the flowers for Alison and Colin's wedding in St. Thomas. Their wedding was featured in the June 2006 edition of the Washingtonian in an article about Destination Weddings. If you would like more information about planning your destination wedding - call us for a free consultation.
  • Elegance & Simplicity's floral designs featured for Modern Bride's 'Perfect Receptions' in Atlanta...
  • Elegance & Simplicity was selected from a nationwide search for floral designers for flowers to be showcased in most major newspapers all over the United States!
  • Jennifer and Wei Lou were married in September 2005 on the Eastern Shore in MD. Wedding featured in Modern Bride - Spring 2006 edition.
  • Left: Congrats Paula and Martin Lucero! Their photo was featured in the July/August DC Modern Luxury Magazine. Right: Our featured floral design showcased as a trend alert for The Knot.
  • Elegance & Simplicity was selected as one of the best wedding planners by the Washingtonian magazine - January 2006 and January 2005 editions.
  • Elegance & Simplicity featured on November issue of Catering Magazine.
  • E&S was chosen by Luxuriouswedding.com as their Featured Designer for April, May and November 2005.
  • Florist's review - September 2005 - Elegance & Simplicity featured for creative wedding ideas.
  • Katie Martin was interviewed by The Washington Post for her expertise on inter-cultural weddings. Michelle and Richard Hughes' wedding was featured for their incredible infusion of African-American culture with Italian-American. Toba and Amer Malik's wedding was also mentioned for their Afghan/Indian Muslim wedding! (photos by Roman Grinev).
  • In the DC Fall 2005 edition of The Knot Magazine - this bridal bouquet was showcased among some of their favorite details from The Knot staff. This bouquet was made in St. Thomas by Katie Martin, Elegance & Simplicity's owner. The wedding took place at Frederick Lutheran Church and the flowers were dropped ship at a local floral distributor for Katie to make the bouquet on the island along with similar bridesmaids bouquets and wedding party lapel flowers. See our destination weddings page for more details on this wedding and on how we can help make your destination wedding become a reality.
  • Katie Martin, owner,  was interviewed by Modern Bride about floral trends in wedding flowers as a local expert. This bridesmaid 'purse' was featured in the article. To find out more about this purse and other interesting bouquets - call for a free consultation today!.
  • Two weddings that were showcased in the DC Spring 2005 edition of The Knot Magazine were weddings that Elegance & Simplicity, Inc. created the floral designs for. One couple was featured in the 'Real Couples' section and another in the 'Just Married' section! Congratulations Ann-Marie and Janie!!!
  • Elegance & Simplicity was chosen as one of the best floral designers in the country by Elegant Bride. January 2005 edition.
  • Left: Katie Martin interviewed by the largest floral trade magazine Floral Management. The article herald's Mrs. Martin for her unique approach to weddings with the combination of Wedding Consulting and Couture floral designs (March 2005 edition). Right: Katie Martin quoted as an industry expert about winning strategies with her business and community involvement.
  • Katie Martin was selected among hundreds of wedding consultants around the country for the show Whose Wedding is it Anyway. The show is produced by the Style Network and airs every Tuesday night at 10pm. Congratulations Bridget & Kevin!
  • Elegance & Simplicity's floral designs showcased in Florists' Review annual article about the best weddings in the country.
  • Real Wedding featured in The Knot Magazine, Spring 2004 (DC edition). Susan Pujari and Thomas Novak held their wedding at the Hay Adams hotel and Elegance & Simplicity provided elegant white calla lily arrangements for the rooftop as well as burgundy and majestic mini calla lily centerpieces to match the hue of the bride's simple red rose bridal bouquet.
  • Ambush Makeover floral design featured in September 2004 release of show.
  • Katie Martin as the director of DCCWC interviewed for 1st Annual Charity Wedding on WUSA Channel 9.
  • Katie Martin interviewed by WTOP’s Bob Madigan “Man About Town” for 1st Annual Charity Wedding.
  • Floral designs featured for Macy's 2004 Bridal Show in Tyson's Corner, VA and Jamie Oliver's new line of cookware.


Thank you for everything you did to make Sophie's and Zak's wedding day not only run smoothly but also make it so beautiful.  Your flower arrangements for the bride and bridal party, the church and reception were exquisite, and we are still enjoying many of them. Thank you for your help and support for all these months and your cheerful and calm demeanor throughout the day.

Charlotte, Mother of the Bride, August 2012


I can't stop thinking about how great the big day was!
Thanks a million for all your help.
Jenny, Bride, May 2011

You gave us a *picture-perfect* day, Katie. We were so happy with how everything turned out. It was absolutely beautiful and so much fun! Thanks again for everything.
Dennis, Groom 10/2010


I just wanted to say thanks again for all the wonderful work you did for our wedding. Everyone said the invitations, programs, tables and flowers were beautiful and that it was the best wedding they had been to and it was in no small part because of you and your team. We just got the photos back from Tom and Ashlee which reminded me again of how great everything looked. They even got pictures of the cute table numbers and the picture frames that you were able to pull together last minute. We just loved everything about the flowers, the linenes etc. I am so glad that we got a couple of pictures of you and Tom and Ashlee in there too. Thanks again for everything.  YOU ROCK.
Maureen, Bride 11/09

Katie--the wedding was just fantastic!  I was so thrilled with how every element came together from the decor, flowers, food, candy bar, lighting, fabric selections, it just turned out amazing in my eyes.  THANK YOU SO MUCH for all your efforts!  You really pulled off an amazing soiree and I couldn't have been more pleased!
Ameena, Bride 8/09

As a father of the bride, please allow me to take just a moment of your time to trumpet the wonderful job Katie and her team did for Kim & Jake's wedding last June.  I am not one easily impressed by folks who say they pay attention to detail, because I am very demanding about details and rarely do others meet my standards.
When we first met with Katie, as the father of the bride I told Katie that her team's best value to me would be ensuring that all the details and any associated problems would be taken care of throughout the wedding planning process, but most especially on the wedding day.  I said I only wanted to enjoy the day and that if anything happened that was not as planned, I wanted an assurance that Katie and her team was taking care of it and it would be completely unknown to myself, Kim & Jake, and our guests.
While all that may sound like a tall order, Katie assured us that it would be done and that was why she and her team were top experts in wedding planning.  We believed her and I am very happy to say that we never once had any reason to second guess Katie.  She was always ahead of all of us in our thinking and it quickly became obvious exactly how valuable her experience was in this sometimes daunting and complex wedding planning process.
I hope I do not sound as if I am trying to oversell Katie and her team, because I am not.  I'm just telling it like it was and that was nothing less than awesome!  I'd hire Katie again and again if I had more daughters to send down the aisle.  You may find others who say they'll provide more for less money, but don't be lulled into those idle promises.  Katie and her team are worth EVERY penny and more!
You will NOT be disappointed with her services!!!

Michael, Father of the bride, 6/08

The investors wanted to take all of the flowers home!...
David, Banker in DC, 4/07

You are truly an artist!...
Lindsey, Bride in Anguilla , 5/07

Every time, you surprise us with something new...
Angie, Interior Designer in DC, 8/07

Everyone keeps raving about the flowers...
Maya, Bride in DC, 9/07

My bouquet was all I had dreamed of...
Annie, Bride in Dominican Republic , 12/06