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Favored by Yodit Featured In Washingtonian Bride & Groom 2015 Best Wedding Vendor List

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We are pleased to announce that Washingtonian Bride & Groom has named Favored by Yodit as "Best Wedding Vendor 2015" in the category of event planners and designers. There are no words to describe how thankful and blessed we feel to be recognized by the magazine and to be among such a distinguished group of talented event planners and designers.

We love what we do and will continue to provide multicultural couples & clients event design, event planning and coordination services to infuse ethnic traditions and customs for all their unique life occasions. Thank you for all of the continued support from our clients, vendor community & Favored team.

Favored by Yodit Events is a luxe boutique event management & design company serving the Atlantic East Coast and International Destinations.

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How to Pick the Perfect Wedding Headpiece!

kim-kardashian-wedding-headpiece So you've found the dress, you've found the shoes, found the jewelry, now your ready to decide on a headpiece. There are so many options to choose from! Is it time to feel like a fairy tail princess and go with a big shiny tiara?

Or, is it better to go for a few subtle hair clips? There are so many outside factors to consider as well, is there a theme to the wedding? Select the circlet or a feathered headband if your wedding is vintage themed or your just going for the Gatsby look. Take a look at the chart to help you decide what is right for you and your bridal party.


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The Headpiece

1. Temperley Bridal Gown

2. Chaumet Joséphine Tiara

3. Lulu Frost Jewelled Hair Comb

4. Lanvin Silk Blend Tulle Veil

Here is a full chart to help you pick out the perfect head piece for your wedding from Simply Bridal!


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NEW Video Recap of Favored by Yodit Events Launch Affair at The W Hotel

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I am excited to share the highlight video from the Favored by Yodit Events Launch Affair at The W Hotel. The atmosphere was phenomenal and I couldnt have asked for a better night! We had the best wedding vendors participating and guest and new couples eager to meet them in attendance.

The room was definitely filled with love! Thanks to everyone who came out! See you next year for our 1 Year Anniversary.

Note: If you are a wedding / event vendor who would like to be featured for our next event please email yodit@favoredbyyodit.com. Thanks again for the good times & customer referrals!







Save While You Savor: 2 Favorite #DIY Desserts in Jars!

Peach cobbler in a jar Peach Crisp in a Jar Recipe


Peach Crisp Filling: 6 fresh peaches, peeled and chopped 1 cup sugar 1/2 tsp. cinnamon 2 eggs beaten Juice from one lemon (I used a lime because I didn’t have a lemon on hand) 1/2 cup of flour

Graham Cracker Crust: 16 graham crackers crushed 6 tablespoons melted butter 2 tablespoons sugar

Crumble Topping: 1 1/4 cups flour 1/2 cup brown sugar 1/4 tsp. salt 1/4 tsp. cinnamon one stick of butter, melted

Instructions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Prepare peaches. In a large bowl, combine peaches along with the rest of the peach crisp filling ingredients. Set aside.

Place crushed graham crackers, melted butter and sugar in a medium bowl and mix thoroughly. Press several tablespoons of the mixture into each jar and press down with a measuring cup. Mix ingredients for crumble topping using a whisk.

Set aside crumble topping. 

Add peach filling to the jars, making sure you leave room for the crumble topping.

Spoon crumble mixture on top of peach filling. If you are planning to add a lid, do not overfill. Place jars on a parchment lined baking sheet and bake for 30-35 minutes on a low oven rack.



Banana Bread in a Jar Recipe  (Makes one dozen 250 ml jars)


2/3 cup shortening 2 2/3 cups white sugar 4 eggs 2 cups mashed bananas 2/3 cup water 3 1/3 cups all-purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 2 teaspoons baking soda 1 1/2 teaspoons salt 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1 teaspoon ground cloves (I used half a teaspoon because I didn’t want mine too ‘clovey’.) 2/3 cup chopped pecans or walnuts

You might also need:

12 250 ml canning jars funnel

Instructions: If you are planning on storing these for a while, you will need to sterilize your jars. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Grease insides of a dozen 250ml canning jars. In a large bowl, cream shortening and sugar until light and fluffy.

Mash bananas. Beat in eggs, bananas, and water. Sift together flour, baking powder, soda, salt, cinnamon, and cloves. Add to banana mixture. Add nuts and stir them in with spoon. Insert canning funnel into mouth of jar and pour mixture into greased jars, filling half full. Place jars directly on rack in oven. Do NOT put lids on jars for baking. Be careful to keep the rims clean, wiping off any batter that gets on the rims. Bake for 45 minutes. Don’t worry if a few rise over the top of the jar a bit like this one. You can press it down with the lid.

Note: To be safe, I wouldn’t make these more than a week before your wedding or event. We don’t endorse keeping for long periods because we are not food scientists and cannot speak to longevity canned bread.

Source: All recipes adapted from allrecipes.com


Must-Have Hue: Blue Wedding Inspiration

marine blue wedding Something about nice weather that reminds us of the ocean, waves and gorgeous outdoor weddings and events! I have alot of people ask me for some cool ideas to incorporate hints of blues to inspire their marine blue beach weddings!

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If you are thinking about having a blue wedding, let Favored know how we can assist in making it "blue-tiful"!






RECAP: Howard Theatre's 2nd Annual Gala and Benefit Concert

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On Friday, April 19th I had the pleasure of attending Howard Theatre's 2nd Annual Gala and Benefit Concert. It was the “Who’s Who of the D.C. Music and Political Industry” and a great event with amazing performances by nationally recognized artists.

Howard Theatre 2nd Annual Gala and Benefit Concert-18Inside the Howard Theatre guests were greeted by glamour and classic chic! The event decor was beautifully put together with blue uplighting, luxurious soft green table clothes, purple accented flower centerpieces, programs, and menus.

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The menu was delicious and prepared by Food Network Star Season 8 Finalist, Chef Malcolm Mitchell, who lives in Washington, D.C. and added a healthy twist to his soulful recipes, which was a great compliment to the evening’s theme.

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The evening was not only designed to raise funds for the Howard Theatre Restoration but celebrations of remarkable entertainers who have helped redefine the music industry. This year’s gala concert was filled with heartfelt tributes to honorees Chaka Khan, Dionne Warwick, and Valerie Simpson, who all had a personal connection with the historic establishment.

In addition, an impressive group of chart-topping recording artists including Marsha Ambrosius, Yolanda Adams, BeBe Winans, Lela James, Jaguar Wright, Kenny Lattimore and Sheila E. were just a few of the artist that lent their beautiful voices and talents for the performance tributes to the evening’s honorees.

Watching the many performances was definitely the highlight of the night! But just being in the presence of so many great and influential individuals was incredible! Check out more pictures taken by Insana Collins here.