Favored by Yodit Events specializes in providing clients with event design, planning and coordination services to ensure that your vision comes to life exactly as it's been envisioned in your mind's eye.

We have organized events of all types and sizes, ranging from lavish weddings and fundraising galas with guest counts of over 600 to intimate social gatherings of 20 or less. From vow renewals to baby showers and everything in between, Favored by Yodit Events can help you visualize an event that is uniquely personal and flawlessly executed.

meet the team


Yodit Gebreyes

Owner & Event Principal

Owner & Lead Planner, Yodit Gebreyes is a D.C. native with Ethiopian family roots. She is your go to girl for finding the perfect venue for your special event, wedding, rehearsal dinner and best hotels for guest . Her bubbly personality has allowed her to garner great relationships with some of the best vendors here and nationwide for your stylish celebration. When she isn’t planning, she loves to travel, check out local coffee shops and volunteer her time and talent with a variety of non-profits like Artists for Charity, DMV Helps Haiti, and Dress for Success.


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Courteney Bush

Courteney Bush

Event & PR Assistant 

A Northern Virginia native, Courteney has loved all things events since she was deemed the 'event planner' in her group of friends growing up. She even had the shirt to prove it. As she went through school she realized that as much as she loved events and their logistics, her true passion was public relations and social media.

Courteney is the calm in the storm, and will make sure you don't get wet. There's also no photo for which she can't find a witty and fitting caption. She loves her family and friends, can't get enough of D.C.'s thriving dining scene and believes there's nothing more relaxing than a day at the Hirshorn.

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Carol Johnson

Event Planner

Six years ago while sitting behind a desk at her government job, Carol decided that IT was no longer the career she wanted to invest in. She always had her hands in events and made the decision to try and pursue her dream career full time. A year later, Carol found herself at Favored by Yodit Events and hasn’t looked back since! When she isn’t wrangling flower girls, and helping brides and grooms execute their perfect day, Carol can be found behind the scenes of Music Festivals and Trade Shows handling logistics.

With a “no job is ever too small” attitude, Carol is always willing to lend a hand in whatever capacity is needed. She enjoys a challenge and coming up with new and creative ways to get things done. With Carol, you will never have to worry about the needs and wants of the client coming first (even when Aunt Judy is being very pushy). Carol enjoys a good Netflix and Chill with her Fiancée, but can always be persuaded to leave the house for a good concert or restaurant.  

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Jennifer crawford

Event Planner

Planning has been a part of Jennifer's world as far back as she can remember. Her love for organizing, paired with her ability to think quick on her feet are key assets to any wedding or event she is a part of. Dedicating as much time as needed, she ensures each event is executed with precision and attention to detail.

A native of New York, Jennifer has lived in D.C. for over 13 years. She is obsessed with traveling the world to see it's hidden beauty and learn as much as she can, but never forgets to give back whenever she goes.