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Thanks for visiting me here at GLOW. So glad you found your way here!

Haven’t planned a wedding before? I’ve got you!! The one thing I hear over and over again is “I’ve never done this before, so I don’t know what I don’t know.” That’s where I come in. Whether you are looking for coordination, full support, or something in between, I'll guide you thru all of the little (and big!) details you didn’t know to think of.

GLOW Weddings and Events is an accomplished wedding planning boutique, serving modern couples in our nation's capital since 2009. With our calm, yet 100% on-top-of-it approach, my goal is to allow you to enjoy the experience. I love being able to share my expertise with my couples, however, your wedding will be assembled to match YOUR priorities, vision, vibe and personality.

Looking forward to learning more about your wedding,

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Ilisa Married on 11/12/2023
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Hiring Glow Weddings allowed us to enjoy our day!

Hiring Kristi for our day-of coordination was the best decision we could have made for our own peace of mind. Her attention to detail inspired the confidence we needed to let ourselves enjoy our wedding day rather than focus on the logistical details of the day.
Joan G. Married on 11/11/2023
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such a great decision

Hiring Kristi at Glow Weddings was one of the best decisions we made during the wedding planning process. She was so responsive to our (many) questions related to the wedding, and she was crucial in helping guide our decor choices and day-of logistics. She made the wedding day feel seamless, which is such a credit to her and her team. I would highly recommend hiring Glow Weddings.
Diana L. Married on 11/05/2023
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Incredibly helpful! THANK YOU!

Kristi and Missy did a fantastic job as our day of coordinators. First off, they were so responsive, you will have zero issues keeping in close contact with them and things moving forward. Nothing slipped past them, they had it all laid out from our initial discussions to subsequent updates. They made itineraries for all of our vendors and our entire wedding party so they knew how the day would go. Day of, they made sure our vendors were settled, all our decor/extras were set up (card box, guest book, photos, lawn games etc), our ceremony proceeded without a hitch, and we stayed on schedule for everything we wanted to do. The other advantage for us was that Kristi & Missy had worked at our venue (Woodend Sanctuary & Mansion) many times before and with our caterer (Corcoran Caterers), so we knew everything would be seamless. Finally, wrapping up was a whirlwind but nothing was missed, all personal items, alcohol, food etc got into the cars it needed to while we finished our photos and changed. Our wedding party and even guests remarked on how great Kristi and Missy were to interact with and how helpful they were!
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Kristi  Hartig
Kristi Hartig
Owner + Wedding Planner/Coordinator

I inherited my entrepreneurial spirit from my Grandmother, who was a cruise event organizer and pioneer for women’s fitness programs. My affinity for lists and planning evolved from writing out minute-by-minute “daily plans” with my friend on the elementary school bus. As a rare organized lefty, I am both hardwired for creativity and blessed with detail orientation. I have a distinctive sense of style and a love for all things visually beautiful.

I graduated with a Marketing degree from The University of Maryland’s leading Robert H. Smith School of Business. Following a stint in Real Estate, GLOW Weddings and Events was founded in 2009 after I was demoted as a Bridesmaid in a friend’s wedding and instead, coordinated the whole thing. Most recently, I expanded my repertoire to include a WSET Level 1 Award in Wines.

Over the last 14 years, my business and family have grown in tandem. I have 3 active boys whose names all begin with L, which means I can never blurt out the right one! Search up “soccer mom,” there you’ll find my picture. No but seriously, since I will never be a MOB, I often find myself swooning over the Mother-Son Dance.

To sustain in this industry you have to love it, and I can 100% say that “I do” (no pun intended). I am never more in my element than when running around like a crazy person so that it all comes together on time and as you envisioned. Past clients consistently praise my ability to instill calm, despite the emotionally charged environment of your most momentous occasion. I consider it an absolute honor to play such an integral role in your day’s success.

I have lots of stories to tell! Stay tuned, I may just write a book…

Professional Network & Endorsements

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University of Maryland Memorial Chapel University of Maryland Memorial Chapel Church & Temple Weddings

Thank for your wonderful work with our clients at the Chapel. We are happy to endorse you! Cheerfully, Mel. Coles Event Sales and Office Assistant

Woodend Sanctuary & Mansion Woodend Sanctuary & Mansion Mansion Weddings

I highly recommend Glow Weddings for your wedding. Glow has done several weddings at Woodend for many years, so they know the venue very well and will make the best use of the space, ensuring that your special day is everything you hope it will be. They are professional, creative, knowledgeable and such a joy to work with. I also appreciate that Glow understands all guidelines set for events, and instead of putting couples against venues for things that may not be allowed such as candles on the floor or grounds, they use their knowledge and creativity to find solutions to make your wish come true without compromising the safety of everyone and the venue.

To Tony Visual Events To Tony Visual Events Wedding Videographers

Great team to work with on a wedding day. They kept us well informed of each event and provided an amazing timeline for the day. Can't wait until the next time we have the privilege to work with such a talented team!


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