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Elegance & Simplicity

Bethesda , MD
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4915 St. Elmo Avenue, Suite 206
Bethesda, MD 20814 US (map)

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800-768-8814

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ABOUT US

Elegance & Simplicity Wedding & Event Designers, Inc. is a full service Wedding Planning & Floral Design firm based in the Washington, DC area. We specialize in mid to high-end weddings... Read more
Elegance & Simplicity Wedding & Event Designers, Inc. is a full service Wedding Planning & Floral Design firm based in the Washington, DC area. We specialize in mid to high-end weddings and eco-friendly weddings. We also have a sister office in the Dominican Republic.

Katie Martin owns Elegance & Simplicity, Inc. and is the editor of Elegance & Simplicity – Engaged & Green Blog. She is currently writing two books in addition to her first book, The Everything Mother of the Bride Book, 2nd Edition, which will be on bookshelves in March of 2010. Katie’s staff runs the US Couture & Green Wedding Consortiums. Ms. Martin is also the Editor-in-Chief of Eco-Beautiful Weddings®. She is also available for keynote speaking, professional consulting and currently offers seminars in various cities on how to be an eco-friendly wedding professional. Read less
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Vanessa
Wedding:
2/14/2015
5.0/5.0
Katie is a ball of sunshine and positive attitude, and it was an easy decision to select her as our floral vendor. Katie patiently went through the floral needs/process with us several months from our wedding, and was incredibly patient when we changed/edited most of those needs/ideas a month or two out from the wedding. Katie was upfront about costs, honest about ways to stay within budget (what should stay, what should go, and what I could adjust), and found creative ways for us to stay within our budget (i.e. reusing the bridesmaid bouquets as a part of some of the table centerpieces). Katie was willing to go above and beyond to make our vision for our ceremony trellis a reality, which was able to be repurposed, in part, for the reception (a helpful way to get the most out of what you pay for!) The bridal bouquet and bridesmaid bouquets were so beautiful and striking, and I received a lot of compliments on all of the floral arrangements and decor. If you want a vendor that will give you their best and do so with a smile and genuine happiness to serve you on the most important day of your life, look no further than Elegance & Simplicity!
Katie is a ball of sunshine and positive attitude, and it was an easy decision to select her as our floral vendor. Katie Read more...
Katie is a ball of sunshine and positive attitude, and it was an easy decision to select her as our floral vendor. Katie patiently went through the floral needs/process with us several months from our wedding, and was incredibly patient when we changed/edited most of those needs/ideas a month or two out from the wedding. Katie was upfront about costs, honest about ways to stay within budget (what should stay, what should go, and what I could adjust), and found creative ways for us to stay within our budget (i.e. reusing the bridesmaid bouquets as a part of some of the table centerpieces). Katie was willing to go above and beyond to make our vision for our ceremony trellis a reality, which was able to be repurposed, in part, for the reception (a helpful way to get the most out of what you pay for!) The bridal bouquet and bridesmaid bouquets were so beautiful and striking, and I received a lot of compliments on all of the floral arrangements and decor. If you want a vendor that will give you their best and do so with a smile and genuine happiness to serve you on the most important day of your life, look no further than Elegance & Simplicity! Read less
Services Used: Flowers
Elegance & Simplicity responded with the following comments:

I was so honored to be part of your day!!! Thanks so much for choosing us!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Super friendly to work with. Happy attitude and very organized. My wedding went off without a hitch!! The flowered and displays were stunning!
Super friendly to work with. Happy attitude and very organized. My wedding went off without a hitch!! The flowered and Read more...
Super friendly to work with. Happy attitude and very organized. My wedding went off without a hitch!! The flowered and displays were stunning! Read less
Services Used: Flowers, Wedding Planning
Elegance & Simplicity responded with the following comments:

Thanks so much Victoria! We loved being part of your day! We had so much fun with your families!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
We were incredibly fortunate to find Katie and all her amazing staff at Elegance & Simplicity! Our October wedding was smooth and easy, from start to finish, because of Katie's professionalism and guidance. With her recommendations, we also found a great deejay, photographer, and hair/makeup stylists. We felt confident that all would work out beautifully -- and it did! Katie's floral arrangements were also spectacular; I absolutely loved my bridal bouquet! We'd recommend Katie and Elegance & Simplicity for any event.
We were incredibly fortunate to find Katie and all her amazing staff at Elegance & Simplicity! Our October wedding was Read more...
We were incredibly fortunate to find Katie and all her amazing staff at Elegance & Simplicity! Our October wedding was smooth and easy, from start to finish, because of Katie's professionalism and guidance. With her recommendations, we also found a great deejay, photographer, and hair/makeup stylists. We felt confident that all would work out beautifully -- and it did! Katie's floral arrangements were also spectacular; I absolutely loved my bridal bouquet! We'd recommend Katie and Elegance & Simplicity for any event. Read less
Services Used: Flowers, Wedding Planning
Elegance & Simplicity responded with the following comments:

Being part of your wedding day was one of our highlights of the fall season! It was wonderful working with you and your entire family! Congratulations!
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Amanda
Wedding:
9/20/2014
5.0/5.0
Do you want to spend your wedding enjoying yourself or dealing with your vendors? Do yourself a favor and hire a wedding planner who has worked with your vendors and at your venue. Hire Katie Martin--especially if your event is at Woodend. Katie is easy to work with, responsive and helpful. We had a beautiful, stress free event. I couldn't be happier!
Do you want to spend your wedding enjoying yourself or dealing with your vendors? Do yourself a favor and hire a wedding Read more...
Do you want to spend your wedding enjoying yourself or dealing with your vendors? Do yourself a favor and hire a wedding planner who has worked with your vendors and at your venue. Hire Katie Martin--especially if your event is at Woodend. Katie is easy to work with, responsive and helpful. We had a beautiful, stress free event. I couldn't be happier! Read less
Services Used: Flowers, Wedding Planning
Elegance & Simplicity responded with the following comments:

Thanks so much Amanda!!! We loved being part of your wedding day!
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Noelia
Wedding:
8/2/2014
5.0/5.0
Katie did my wedding bouquets and the floral arrangements for our ceremony and they were gorgeous!! I had many compliments on the flowers!
Katie did my wedding bouquets and the floral arrangements for our ceremony and they were gorgeous!! I had many compliments Read more...
Katie did my wedding bouquets and the floral arrangements for our ceremony and they were gorgeous!! I had many compliments on the flowers! Read less
Services Used: Flowers, Wedding Planning
Elegance & Simplicity responded with the following comments:

Loved being party of your day! Felicidades!!!!
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ggdc
Wedding:
6/7/2014
5.0/5.0
Hiring Katie for my June wedding was one of the best decisions I made. The flowers and decorations were ever more beautiful than I imagined. Her prices are competitive, she's prompt to reply to email and she was able to provide great suggestions when I wasn't sure which direction to go with my flowers. Most of all, she accommodated so many of my last minute requests which was a huge help during the last few weeks when I was scrambling to get everything in order. Hire her immediately, you won't regret it!
Hiring Katie for my June wedding was one of the best decisions I made. The flowers and decorations were ever more Read more...
Hiring Katie for my June wedding was one of the best decisions I made. The flowers and decorations were ever more beautiful than I imagined. Her prices are competitive, she's prompt to reply to email and she was able to provide great suggestions when I wasn't sure which direction to go with my flowers. Most of all, she accommodated so many of my last minute requests which was a huge help during the last few weeks when I was scrambling to get everything in order. Hire her immediately, you won't regret it! Read less
Services Used: Flowers, Wedding Planning
Elegance & Simplicity responded with the following comments:

Thanks so much!!! We loved being part of your day! You were such a beautiful bride and we had so much fun with the designs of your day! Many congrats to you!!!! - Katie
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Kathryn
Wedding:
11/10/2013
5.0/5.0
E&S provided both my flowers and month of coordination services. They are spectacularly professional, helpful, creative, and provided me with a day of total confidence that all that I needed would get done with perfect management. My flowers were gorgeous and I'm so grateful to Katie Martin and her wonderful staff for doing such a fabulous job to make our day so perfect.
E&S provided both my flowers and month of coordination services. They are spectacularly professional, helpful, creative, Read more...
E&S provided both my flowers and month of coordination services. They are spectacularly professional, helpful, creative, and provided me with a day of total confidence that all that I needed would get done with perfect management. My flowers were gorgeous and I'm so grateful to Katie Martin and her wonderful staff for doing such a fabulous job to make our day so perfect. Read less
Services Used: Flowers, Wedding Planning
Elegance & Simplicity responded with the following comments:

Thanks so much Katy!!! We loved being part of your day sweetie!!! - Katie
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Katie did an amazing job working within a very tight budget. She was flexible and responsive. I couldn't afford floral centerpieces and she worked with me to create fruit centerpieces for my fall wedding using fruit I sourced from a wholesaler plus berries and greenery she provided. I wanted a unique, exotic bouquet and she executed my vision perfectly.
Katie did an amazing job working within a very tight budget. She was flexible and responsive. I couldn't afford floral Read more...
Katie did an amazing job working within a very tight budget. She was flexible and responsive. I couldn't afford floral centerpieces and she worked with me to create fruit centerpieces for my fall wedding using fruit I sourced from a wholesaler plus berries and greenery she provided. I wanted a unique, exotic bouquet and she executed my vision perfectly. Read less
Services Used: Flowers
Elegance & Simplicity responded with the following comments:

Gail- Thanks so much!!! We loved creating them for you!!!! Congrats!!!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Elegance & Simplicity did a fantastic job providing the flowers and chuppah for our wedding. From our first meeting, Katie Martin made every effort to get to know us and provide the right décor while still keeping our budget in mind. Over the following months, as we had questions and requested changes to the arrangements, Katie was always very responsive. Working with her really felt like working with a friend. Importantly, everything turned out amazing! The bridal and bridesmaids bouquets were gorgeous, and we were stunned by the beauty of our chuppah. We received many compliments from our guests about the table floral arrangements. They were not only unique, but the flowers lasted for more than a month after the wedding. Katie and her staff went above and beyond in helping our special day run smoothly.

As an aside, Katie Martin is also just a wonderful person, and we have been grateful that we have been able to remain in touch with her even after our wedding. We would enthusiastically recommend Elegance & Simplicity to anyone looking for a wedding florist.
Elegance & Simplicity did a fantastic job providing the flowers and chuppah for our wedding. From our first meeting, Katie Read more...
Elegance & Simplicity did a fantastic job providing the flowers and chuppah for our wedding. From our first meeting, Katie Martin made every effort to get to know us and provide the right décor while still keeping our budget in mind. Over the following months, as we had questions and requested changes to the arrangements, Katie was always very responsive. Working with her really felt like working with a friend. Importantly, everything turned out amazing! The bridal and bridesmaids bouquets were gorgeous, and we were stunned by the beauty of our chuppah. We received many compliments from our guests about the table floral arrangements. They were not only unique, but the flowers lasted for more than a month after the wedding. Katie and her staff went above and beyond in helping our special day run smoothly.

As an aside, Katie Martin is also just a wonderful person, and we have been grateful that we have been able to remain in touch with her even after our wedding. We would enthusiastically recommend Elegance & Simplicity to anyone looking for a wedding florist. Read less
Services Used: Flowers
Elegance & Simplicity responded with the following comments:

Thanks so much Soly!!!! We loved being part of your day! It was so much fun working with you and Ken! Hugs! - Katie Martin
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Jan
Wedding:
10/12/2013
5.0/5.0
It's hard to know where to start when listing all of Katie's amazing qualities as a planner and florist. From our first meeting, it was clear that she was a consummate professional. Her gallery of photos gave us a good picture of her style, which is exactly what her company is called" Elegance and Simplicity." She listened to our ideas and immediately picked up what we were after with regard to style and design. Her designs for the flowers were amazing, especially the bridal bouquet. It was truly one of a kind. I also really wanted potted white/green hydrangeas to line the walkway for the wedding ceremony. Unfortunately, they were not to be found in bloom in Washington, DC in October. Katie was undeterred, calling garden centers, wholesalers, etc. until she found exactly what I wanted. She also gave us excellent advice on all of our vendors, and helped us save money with some of her excellent advice. Finally, on the day of the wedding, after more than a year of planning for an outdoor ceremony,it was raining. Katie had to break the bad news to my daughter, that we had to move the ceremony into a tent. Katie was so sensitive to my daughter's disappointment. She also made heaven and earth move to turn the tent into the outdoor, garden wedding my daughter had envisioned. When my daughter saw what Katie had done to transform the tent, she was overjoyed. The ceremony and party afterwards could not have been more beautiful or stress free for me. I was genuinely sad when it was over, because I wasn't going to be able to spend time with Katie anymore. She's a delight to work with.
It's hard to know where to start when listing all of Katie's amazing qualities as a planner and florist. From our first Read more...
It's hard to know where to start when listing all of Katie's amazing qualities as a planner and florist. From our first meeting, it was clear that she was a consummate professional. Her gallery of photos gave us a good picture of her style, which is exactly what her company is called" Elegance and Simplicity." She listened to our ideas and immediately picked up what we were after with regard to style and design. Her designs for the flowers were amazing, especially the bridal bouquet. It was truly one of a kind. I also really wanted potted white/green hydrangeas to line the walkway for the wedding ceremony. Unfortunately, they were not to be found in bloom in Washington, DC in October. Katie was undeterred, calling garden centers, wholesalers, etc. until she found exactly what I wanted. She also gave us excellent advice on all of our vendors, and helped us save money with some of her excellent advice. Finally, on the day of the wedding, after more than a year of planning for an outdoor ceremony,it was raining. Katie had to break the bad news to my daughter, that we had to move the ceremony into a tent. Katie was so sensitive to my daughter's disappointment. She also made heaven and earth move to turn the tent into the outdoor, garden wedding my daughter had envisioned. When my daughter saw what Katie had done to transform the tent, she was overjoyed. The ceremony and party afterwards could not have been more beautiful or stress free for me. I was genuinely sad when it was over, because I wasn't going to be able to spend time with Katie anymore. She's a delight to work with. Read less
Services Used: Flowers, Wedding Planning
Elegance & Simplicity responded with the following comments:

You just made me cry Jan!!! I told my staff the same thing that day - I was really sad that the wedding was over as well as we loved working with you as well! Much love - Katie!

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