Janice Carnevale, author of The Elegant At-Home Wedding, of Bellwether Events

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Janice Carnevale

Event Planner, Wedding Expert,

Author of the Elegant At-Home Wedding

Born and raised in the Virginia suburbs of Washington DC, I trekked north to Pittsburgh for college, before returning to DC to officially begin my special events career. I can remember going above and beyond when planning birthday parties for myself and my younger sister while in elementary school. I definitely took party planning to the next level in college, exploring a variety of themes and burning up more than a few blenders. My first wedding at my first job was in September of 2002. Over the following 18 years I have worked on well over 200 weddings. Bellwether Events was formed in 2006, and has produced more than 150 weddings to date. I relish the opportunity to work with diverse couples who want to design a celebration that is a personal reflection of themselves. Over the years I have planned weddings in museums, gardens, galleries and hotels. But the weddings that are the most memorable are the ones I planned at private homes.

I enjoy live music and live sports. I root hard for the Nats and the Caps. I sometimes attempt crossword puzzles, DIY crafts and baking. I volunteer on behalf of homeless dogs and at-risk kids. I love hanging out with other wedding people, enjoying a nice glass of wine and eating smelly cheese. I dislike extreme weather and looking for parking.

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