Emilie Staats Hilsenrath,Owner
Emilie is creative, detail oriented and committed to her clients. She has planned events and parties all her life so it was no surprise to her friends and family when she decided to start her own event planning business. She has been assisting her clients in creating beautiful, memorable, and well planned weddings and events professionally since 2007. She plans every occasion with exceptional grace, elegance, and care, and views each event as if it were her very own. She not only wants the experience to be great for the hosts, but for the guests as well. Emilie prides herself on being friendly, relaxed, and easily accessible. She looks forward to helping you make your special event the best day of your life.
Emilie is a proud member of the Association of Bridal Consultants and she has worked and trained with some of the top wedding planners in the DC area. Emilie lives in DC with her husband, Greg and two beloved pups, Rudy and Charlie.
Meet the Bliss Team:
Maira Passos, Associate
Maira started with Bliss in the Fall of 2012 as an intern and has worked her way up to planning her own weddings and events. She is a true professional and a perfectionist by nature. She pays close attention to the details and everyone who meets her absolutely falls in love with her. She is a designer by trade and currently in graduate school for graphic design.
Katie Awad, Associate
Katie is a recent graduate of Messiah College with a degree in marketing. She began her event planning career with a prestigious Annapolis catering company before coming on board with Bliss in the winter of 2012. Katie is professional, organized, and enjoys the fast pace environment of weddings and events. Her passion, drive, and immense attention to detail help us execute flawless weddings and events.
Sarah Hutchinson, Associate
Sarah came to us in the Fall of 2012, with over 5 years of planning experience in corporate and high end government events. Sarah is extremely professional, organized, and completely cool under pressure. She is definitely a person you would want by your side on your wedding day.