New Business --- Elite Elegant Events

January 07, 2007

Name of business: Elite Elegant Events LLC

Owner: Marie Earlington-Crawford

Address: Boonsboro

Opening date: Aug. 21, 2006

Products and services: "Wedding and event planning. We also offer referral services to some of the areas top vendors."

Market area: Maryland, Washington, D.C., Virginia and beyond

How did you get into your business, or what motivated you to start it?: "When my brother was getting married my soon-to-be sister-in-law asked me to be a bridesmaid and I declined.

"I am close to my brother and I wanted to show my support in another way, so I volunteered to plan the wedding instead.


"The wedding was such a huge success and I had such a good time I started planning weddings and events for my friends, family members and their friends.

"Later I went on to receive my certification in event and wedding planning."

Previous business experience: "I have been planning wedding and events for over 10 years."

Number of employees: Contractual

Hours: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Web site:

Telephone number: 301-432-5781

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