Southern Roots

We are so excited to share with you the opening of EDE South!
EDE South is available to provide our signature approach to planning and design services for social and corporate events throughout the southeast region. Our primary focus is on expanding upon our key relationships and resources in these locations:

  • Lexington-Louisville area
  • Nashville
  • Charleston-Savannah area
  • New Orleans

Based in Lexington, Kentucky – home of bluegrass, bourbon and thoroughbreds, our new office is led by Jen Guiler. Jen has been an instrumental part of the success and growth of EDE since she joined in 2014 and we are so pleased to support her in this next chapter. Jen is returning to her Kentucky home and looks forward to sharing her love of the area with all of you!

We have been so fortunate to create numerous remarkable events throughout the Southern states over the years. We look forward to leveraging this expanded presence in the region to provide even more reach.

The opening of EDE South is the first of several new initiatives underway at Elizabeth Duncan Events. Our Washington, DC headquarters continues to grow and thrive with additional investment planned in 2016-2017 to further enhance our services and staff for luxury and ultra-luxury social events, expand our Corporate/Non-Profit event portfolio, and cultivate new avenues and opportunities for National and International destination events. It is because of the continued support of our incredible clients and vendor partners, along with our commitment to providing exceptional service and innovative design that we have been able to pursue our ever bigger dreams. Thank you!

Please help us spread the news and, definitely, keep us in mind the next time you have an event that would benefit from a little southern charm!

EDE South

Jen Guiler
482 Hollyhill Drive
Lexington, Kentucky 40503

 (859) 285-2205


Photo credit: Kate Headley

Shine Bright


inage by Abby Jiu

We had so much fun celebrating our 5th Anniversary last night with our clients, colleagues, friends and family. What an incredible adventure it has been so far. Our business continues to flourish and evolve and we are so excited to see what the next five years will bring!


image by Abby Jiu

Thank you to our fabulous event partners:

Abby Jiu Photography

Amaryllis Event Design

Bialeks Music

The Dandelion Patch

DC Rental

Frost Lighting

Kendall’s Cakes

Longview Gallery

MJ Valet

Philippa Tarrant Floral Design

Sarah Bohl Designs

Well Dunn Catering

Featured On: The Knot

We are so thrilled to have Dianna and Mark’s truly amazing wedding at the W Hotel featured in the current issue of The Knot DC/Maryland/Virginia.  Dianna and Mark were such a sweet couple and Dianna’s eye for fabulous design made us all absolutely giddy during the planning.  Be sure to pick up your copy on stands now.






The Wedding of Dianna and Mark

The Wedding of Dianna and Mark

The Wedding of Dianna and Mark


The Wedding of Dianna and Mark

The Wedding of Dianna and Mark

The Wedding of Dianna and Mark

The Wedding of Dianna and Mark


Thank you to our amazing vendor team!

Wedding Planner: Elizabeth Duncan Events

Venue: W Hotel DC

Photographer: Eli Turner Photography

Floral and Décor: Amaryllis Floral Event & Design

Cake: Fluffy Thoughts

Hair: Akilah Bradshaw

Makeup: Faces by Liz

Reception DJ: Scratch Weddings, DJ Premonition

Cocktail Musician: Potomac Jazz Project

Ceremony Musician: Chesapeake Strings

Dress: Oscar de la Renta / The Bridal Salon at Saks Jandel

Accessories (veil, jewelry, shoes): Veil – Handmade , Jewelry – Nadri, Shoes – Jimmy Choo

Bridesmaid dresses and accessories: Dresses – BCBG, Jewelry – Nadri

Celeste Kaplan Joins EDE

We’re so excited to share that Celeste Kaplan has joined Elizabeth Duncan Events.  Celeste has a diverse array of event planning experience including major political, corporate and social clients.  We had the pleasure of working with Celeste many times over the years while she was the private event manager at Charlie Palmer Steak at 101 Constitution, and are absolutely delighted to have her on our team.  Being able to offer additional planning packages will allow Elizabeth Duncan Events to meet the exciting growth we’re experiencing across all event types and in new markets.  Welcome aboard!


2014 Favorites

2014 was a truly amazing year for EDE.  Here are just a few highlights and photos from some of our favorite events.

  • Our team doubled!
  • We launched a brand new Web site, which we LOVE!
  • We went International with weddings in London and Costa Rica!

EDE 2014 Review

Photos by: L-R, T-B: Abby Jiu, Many Moons, Eli Turner, Megan Dailor, Sweet Tea Photography, Rodney Bailey, Jonathan Yonkers