A. Dominick Events Spring Internship

December 01, 2016. Category: internship

Are you obsessed with events, especially weddings?  Do your plan your friends’ birthdays and love looking at Pinterest and event planning blogs?   A. Dominick Events, based in Chevy Chase DC, is one of the premier event planning companies in the area and can teach you how to turn that passion into a profession.  With more than 30 events per year, we are one of the busiest planning firms in the Mid-Atlantic.


A. Dominick Events has a fast paced work environment and we seek talented interns who crave learning new skills and aren’t afraid to tackle big projects.  As an intern you will get to work with our staff, while working on real projects that will teach you what event planning is really about.

Our ideal candidate is someone who is friendly and professional, someone who is obsessed with event planning and is creative and thoughtful when approaching assignments. He or she should also be ready to take great notes and open to learning the intricacies of planning high-end events.

What You Will Learn:

To create a high-end event from start to finish

To balance client expectations and budget constraints

To create and present a scale floor plan using Social Tables software

To brainstorm event details and design including creating inspiration boards

To build relationship with our online community by maintaining Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, blog and other media accounts.

To create proposals for prospective clients

To dress professionally and interact as an adult in a workplace

To design and set up a sample table presentation

Plenty of additional opportunities in related projects.

Format for Learning and Future Benefits:

Our firm prides itself on the quality of its internship program and many of our former interns are now working in influential positions in event planning roles in Washington DC and beyond. Our introductions and recommendations have helped our former interns to secure position at many companies including; The Ritz Carlton, Hay Adams Hotel, Elan Artists, Amaryllis Inc, our own firm and many others.

We begin our internship with a full day of intensive training and provide each intern a comprehensive full training manual. Each day, interns are provided with varied tasks that are discussed in detail and overseen by their direct supervisor. At the conclusion of each day, the intern is required to recap their progress providing opportunity for supervisor feedback and learning.

At the mid-point of the semester a quiz and review are given to assess each interns’ progress and to establish a dialog to ensure that the intern’s goals are being reached.

At the conclusion of the semester, a final review is conducted to access the progress of the intern and to discuss the intern’s goals beyond the internship. At this time career advice, resume review and if appropriate, recommendations and introductions are made to possible future employers.

What We Are Looking For:

Background/studies in Event Planning, Marketing, Communication, Management or other related discipline is preferred but not require

Strong communication skills (both written and oral).

Proficiency in Word and Excel

Organized candidates with an ability to prioritize time-sensitive assignments

Creativity and flexibility

Strong problem solving skills

Familiarity with social networking sites desired, but we will also train.


The office internship program runs from early January to mid-May and you are expected to work 15 hours a week in the A. Dominick Events office.

Class or work schedule preventing you from committing to 15 hours per week? A. Dominick Events offers a day of event internship to accommodate interns’ schedules. These interns work more limited office hours (approx. 8 hours per week) and assist the A. Dominick Events staff at all off-site events (typically 4 to 5 hours on evenings or weekends). The day of event internship allows you the opportunity to experience first hand what all of the planning results in and learn to manage high end events.


For more information or to apply please contact Cindy Bastron (cindy@adominick.com or 202.216.9557).

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Let them eat cake!

November 26, 2016. Category: cake, catering, details, weddings

Did you know that today is National Cake Day?

Over here we take cake very seriously, especially if it involves decadent and gorgeous   wedding cakes, especially when they are covered in buttercream and fondant and then topped with beautiful and charming details that make each one unique to the couple!

From fresh flowers, metallic accents, love birds, a vintage topper and hand painted leaves, we are still swooning over some of our favorite wedding cakes, now if only we could have a piece… Enjoy!

Photography: {left} Lovelifeimages {right} Vicki Grafton

Photography: {left} Vicki Grafton {right} Abby Jiu

 {left & Right}  Abby Jiu

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Be Thankful!

November 24, 2016. Category: A. Dominick Events Team, Thanksgiving

The Holidays, especially Thanksgiving is always a wonderful time to take a moment and reflect on what we are thankful for and reflect on the past year.

This year we thought it would be fun to ask our team what they are all thankful for.

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!


Aimee: “I am incredibly thankful for the amazingly talented people that I get to work with everyday.  Without Cindy, Ashley and Debby I would not want to get out of bed in the morning.”

Cindy: “I am thankful for Disney World, my mom, the Denver Broncos, coworkers that I can laugh with and sometimes at, gin gimlets and champagne, cell phones with FaceTime, texting and unlimited data (see previous reference to my mom), Tieks, good health insurance and doctors, Starbucks and getting to spend everyday with Andrés.”

Ashley: “I’m thankful for healthy family, my stepsons, a job that I love that is new and exciting each day, my dogs who tolerate wearing sweaters and my husband, Jeff. Plus, I’m really thankful for all the opportunities I had last year to purchase new fonts. :)”

Debby: “I am thankful for my incredible family and family, endless laughs and great company with wonderful coworkers! A good bottle of red, black cashmere turtlenecks and getting to spend time with the ones I love the most over the holidays!

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Real Wedding Thursday- Garden Wedding

November 17, 2016. Category: classic, DC Wedding, garden wedding, real wedding, traditional

We are rounding out the week with another real wedding as part of our #realweddingseries.

We always love to look back at our clients weddings for inspiration and this garden wedding is no excpetion. This lovely couple wanted a romantic, classic, yet carefree and fun wedding and the Fairmont Hotel’s Colonnade Ballroom fit their wedding vision perfectly. It already has such a romantic, airy feeling, so they capitalized on the decor and ambiance the venue already offered and incorporated some light, romantic touches with the help of Edge Floral creating their perfect day!





Photography: Hannah Hudson Photography

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Shaken not Stirred

November 14, 2016. Category: bar, caterering, cocktail hour, details, real wedding, trends, wedding planner

We are big fans of cocktail hour especially at weddings as it is a great way to kick off the celebration and add a few personalized touches.

From a grand custom built bar in a ballroom, a nod to southern hospitality with a bourbon bar, to signature cocktails matching the couples personalities, the possibilities are endless.

Here are a few of our favorite cocktail hour ideas that you may want to try at your next soirée.


Bourbon Bar  Photography: Abby Jiu

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Personalized napkins  Photography: Bonnie Sen

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Signature cocktails  Photography: Bonnie Sen


Custom built bar  Photography: Abby Jiu

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