The beginnings of... Simply Styled Events
Today marks the two year anniversary of Simply Styled Events! We thought it would be fun to share our story and a bit about the wild year we had...pandemic and all. We hope you enjoy!
Two longtime friends came together in 2019 with a bold idea. The big move? Start an events-planning company inspired by their friendship, womanhood and the beauty of simplicity. The final product? Simply Styled Events.
Obviously, nobody could foresee a pandemic bringing the world to a screeching halt, let alone the catastrophic effects it would have on the events and hospitality industry. Despite the challenges, Simply Styled co-founders Ann Marie Boccuzzi, NYC based, and Emily Mitchell, based in the DC area decided to take their company to the next level and go all-in on their company's namesake, for in a pandemic, simplicity is the name of the game.
Simply Styled Events focuses on the elegance of simplicity -- nothing over the top, yet intimacy and attention to the finer details at the heart of everything the lady duo does. At the beginning of the pandemic, clients were either canceling or pushing back their events, many of which were weddings, into 2021. For those that stayed on, it gave Ann Marie and Emily the chance to flex their creativity and expertise and put on scaled-down, Covid-safe events that followed the most up-to-date guidelines from the CDC, while still keeping the focus on the special life-moments that so many hold so dear.
Simply Styled Events successfully planned and pulled off a number of events last year including elopements, microweddings and even virtual holiday parties -- all making safety the highest priority with current CDC recommendations, while still capturing the essence of the event at hand and the individuals and moments being celebrated. Throughout it all, Ann Marie stayed rooted in NYC, weathering the pandemic storm in the Upper West Side. Emily remained equally resilient, holding down the DC metro area.
Though based between NYC and DC, their events have expanded to other states such as Arizona, Virginia, Rhode Island, and Pennsylvania. As their website says, it's "DC, NYC, and Beyond."
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