IDA ROSE IS A FULL SERVICE EVENT PLANNING AND DESIGN FIRM, CATERING TO THE WASHINGTON DC AREA + BEYOND.

From an intimate gathering to an elaborate extravaganza, IDA ROSE goes above and beyond to flawlessly create, produce, and execute your dream event. Nothing makes us happier than a picturesque, impeccably organized and blissful celebration. We tailor each event to reflect the exceptional tastes and authentic style of our clients. IDA ROSE recognizes everyone's unique vision and we are here to offer a wonderfully creative and encouraging planning experience.

 

Meet The Dream Team

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MEET LAURA

OWNER, lEAD PLANNER + PRINCIPAL EVENT SPECIALIST

Laura has always known she would entertain and has done so since she planned her outrageously fun eighth birthday party, complete with a silent auction #extra. After working as a professional makeup artist and prominent fashion show and Entertainment production coordinator, Laura’s career as an event planner escalated. Since 2009, she has coordinated and supported national conferences, elaborate theatre and concert productions, cherished weddings, and small business start-ups.

Laura is a collector, an out-of-the-box creator, and a color connoisseur. She thrives on implementing grand ideas and believes that a successful event and a genuine, happy life can be achieved with clear communication, vision, perseverance, kindness and humor. Laura has loved building IDA ROSE EVENTS into a company she is truly proud of, with amazing clientele and an incredible team- she knows how lucky she is to do what she loves every day. She resides in the Northern VA area with her superhero husband, Avery and adorable, sassy daughter, London.

Photo by Abby Jiu Photography

Photo by Abby Jiu Photography

 

I’M CRAVING

Diet Dr. Pepper
Ah Dr. Pepper, you have gotten me through college finals, late night wedding planning, and the fun (not) process of remodeling our home. Love you Doc!

EVERY Event Style
I love having such diverse clientele. One second we're planning and designing a soft and dreamy Garden Wedding, the next it's a rad Galaxy Inspired Baby shower. We always infuse unique details into every event we do!

Marvel Superheroes
We’re a Marvel (not DC) fam- sorry not sorry! Don’t worry, we can still be friends if you prefer batman over spiderman… ;-).

Fall Weddings
Fall is here!!!!! We are so excited to be in our current wedding season with our amazing couples and clients. Stay tuned for gorgeous photos!!!

My cool/weird kid
London, my 4-year old daughter, is all about dinosaurs, rainbow hair extensions, and being ridiculously cute and sassy. Girl is a #DIVA and I am here for it!!!!

 
 
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MEET ERICA

Lead planner + Event Specialist 

Erica’s bubbly personality and lust for life has made her passion for events and celebrations that much greater! After graduating college from UT in the sunny state of Florida, she decided to pack her bags and move to the city. It’s been three years since she moved to D.C. and is thriving. Erica began working in the Wedding industry in 2016, which is when she realized that event and wedding planning was more than just a hobby for her. 

She has helped execute the 2016 Knot Gala at the Public Library in New York City, made a quick debut on BRAVO during Candice’s D.C. wedding and has worked/assisted over 50 weddings in the last couple years. Erica’s hard work is paying off and she is overjoyed to be joining IDA ROSE Events this year as a lead associate.

I’M CRAVING

SAV BLANC

It’s 5 O’clock somewhere right? I’m always in the mood to sip on some crisp sav blanc. I like to think my glass is always half full.

TRAVEL

Ahh .. I am low key obsessed with traveling. I promised myself that I would go abroad once a year and have not broken that promise yet. If you are planning a destination wedding, say no more!! Paris is one of my all-time favorite cities and will always have a piece of my heart. 

SPA DAYS

Nothing says “treat yo self” like a spa day. Self-care is very important, so I try to keep myself pampered and feeling good. I am a firm believer in feeling and looking good. When that’s in check, I tend to perform my best. 

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MEET FRANCIE

Lead planner + Event Specialist 

Francesca Leme (Francie) is a natural-born planner and leader. Growing up in the suburbs of DC, she exhibited early styling proclivity, meticulously planning her outfits each day and constantly updating the beach inspired design of her room complete with thatched roof hut over her bed, sand trim, and bamboo accessories...all at the age of 12. 

A lover of logistics and design, Francie has spearheaded many social events and fundraisers, as well as interior design projects. After college, Francie joined an international educational firm based in the DC area, where she quickly advanced through the ranks of sales, operations management, and business development. Event and wedding planning fully shifted from a passion to a career following the planning of her own amazing wedding, and she hasn’t stopped producing beautiful events since. At home, Francie is blessed to be supported by loving hubby Mike and their dog Siri, who just hope she brings home some leftovers.


I’M CRAVING 

HALLOWEEN

Theme parties, over the top makeup, horror movies and an excuse to eat obscene amounts of candy? What’s not to love?!

A LEATHER JACKET

A leather jacket is THE fall accessory! You can pair it with anything and take a look from casual to cool. The leather jacket is #boss wardrobe must!

ORANGE THEORY FITNESS

As a planner you have to be able to optimize your productivity and have the energy to check off pretty crazy to-do lists…so a healthy lifestyle is key! I love what OTF has done for my overall health, body and mind, and this love for fitness is something I share with my husband too!


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MEET EDWIN

Lead planner + Event Specialist

Edwin has always had a knack for bringing people together, no matter what the occasion may be- social or professional. He has experience in a leadership capacity with the World Bank and has planned many recruiting events, and has been producing events with IDA ROSE EVENTS for 4 years now. His background in business operations and marketing has enhanced his ability to be adaptable in any environment, and his gift with communication allows him to pursue his passion of leading and motivating others. 

Edwin’s creative, passionate and dynamic personality has served him well in this industry, and he leads events with confidence. His eye for detail is impeccable and he always knows exactly what to do to make something perfect. Edwin puts everyone around him at ease and continues to build meaningful relationships with everyone he works with and knows. He’s a DC native who thrives in the city life and loves immersing himself in the rich culture of the district.

I’M CRAVING 

COFFEE ICE CREAM

But first, coffee...Coffee ice cream! I’ve had a love for coffee flavored ice cream since I can remember. Always down to try a new brand, but hands down Häagen-Dazs for the win!

SALSA DANCING

Call me Happy Feet because when I hear salsa music my feet just start moving! Growing up in a Salvadoran house hold, music was always playing. So make sure to save me a dance on the dance floor!

PBS DOCUMENTARY

Documentaries are my weakness and I’m ok with that! When I want to unwind all I need to do is a put on a PBS Documentary…oh and add a pint of Häagen-Dazs coffee ice cream ;-).



 
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