Meet Trish Star Events!

After working in the events industry for nearly two decades, Trish Simitakos decided to strike out on her own and founded Trish Star Events – and she hasn’t looked back since! Specializing in event planning and design, destination services, event management solutions, Trish Star Events really does it all.
Trish Star Events, professional wedding and event coordination, design, planning worldwide
We are artists and creators, as invested in the process as you are. We are skilled professionals, that dream the dream with you. Each story is unique, to be told authentically. We craft the perfect celebration and insist on sharing the best guidance to fit your vision. Love your event as much as you love the reason for it – that moment when the stars align, and what results is a beautiful, glimmering experience.

Trish Star Events designs vellum escort cards created by Sara Alepin of District Bliss at the Couple Social in Washington, DC

How did you come up with the name of your company?

Trish Star Events wedding in Washington, DCWhen I was younger, and other kids wanted to be doctors or dancers, I wanted to become an astrophysicist. No, really! I was fascinated by the concept that each single star in the sky , although similar to those all around it, represented an entire galaxy filled with worlds – it seemed oh so precious and romantic! That, and I was total nerd.

Life took me on a journey that brought be to the events industry, and what I found most satisfying was the ability to work with both my creative and analytical sides – and when thinking up a name for my new brand, I thought what better symbol of that than a star! It can mean so many things to so many people. It perfectly represented what I wanted to bring to my clients – this idea that everyone has a story to be told that is personal and unique, and the event should reflect that.

Why did you decide to start your own company?

The idea to start my company came to me years ago – when I was working as an executive concierge and meeting planner for American Express. That position allowed me to execute everything from a simple elegant business dinner in New York (where I was based), to a 700 person Mid Summers Night Gala in London, to a private All Pink Party for the wife of a prominent CEO in Miami (and 250 of their “closest friends”, of course).

I though, “I could do this forever!” and carved out a career path that gave me the ability handle any challenge, before establishing my brand.

Do you have a favorite part of what you do?Trish Star Events specializes in decor and design while planning, coordinating, and designing weddings

When I see the “look of love” in my clients eyes when they walk into their event. It makes me feel honored to be a part of their lives.

What is your favorite part about what you do?

The initial design process…’s like a great first date.

Do you have a favorite story that you’d like to share?

My favorite event actually involved just two people, for a surprise rooftop engagement. This was on an open terrance, in Dupont Circle (DC), and the weather that day had been horrible – high winds, cold, and damp! The catering company and I had to hand-carry ALL of the equipment to the rooftop, because we were producing a 5-course meal of her favorites – filet mignon, crab cakes, the works…. PLUS decor.

The moment the “groom to be” convinced her up to head up to the roof, the clouds parted, the sun came out, and it held for the duration of the meal – the stars aligned! And, when he proposed, all the staff were on the edge of our seats……..

It was so personal and lovely, there wasn’t a dry eye in the crew!

Trish Star Events, Wedding and Event Design, Coordination, and Planning in the DC area and destination weddings

Is there anything you’d like our readers to know about you personally?

When not planning events, I enjoy hunting for new trends, spending time with friends and family, and volunteering for causes I love.

Is there anything else you’d like us to share with our readers?

My #1 tip for choosing a planner …. Shop for a wedding planner like you shop for a car.

Do you need a luxury vehicle with all the bells and whistles, or something more practical, dependable, and with great reviews? Ask to “check under the hood”… what is their experience in this industry? What are their plans for contingencies? Do they “get you” and understand your needs?

Any planner worth their fee will have NO problem sharing all of this with you, and more. The decision to sign with a particular planner should feel like a no-brainer. If it feels like anything else, keep shopping!

Trish Star Events specializes in decor and design while planning your wedding perfectly!Trish Star Events plans this gorgeous wedding in Washington, DC

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Trish Star Events creates stationery in addition to wedding and event planning, coordination, and design

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