Hi there! I’m Jamie, the owner of Blossoms and Bow Ties, and I’m so excited you’re here! Blossoms and Bow Ties is a boutique wedding and event planning company born from my love for event planning. I’ve always loved playing hostess (I’ve thrown some pretty epic Halloween parties if I do say so myself), but after planning my own wedding I realized this was truly my passion.
I’m a graduate of Virginia Tech and Johns Hopkins, and spent years doing public affairs work in DC for various causes and nonprofits. My husband, Andy, is an aerospace engineer (also a Virginia Tech graduate), who lured me away from the city to quieter Southern Maryland where he works for the Navy.
Of course the real brains/stars (and official brand ambassadors) of this operation are two smooshy-faced rescue pups, Blossom and Lucy, aka “the girls.”
Blossom is a Boston Terrier-Border Collie mix who joined our family in 2014 after she was found wandering down a road in West Virginia. She is a happy, bouncy, tennis-ball obsessed kiss monster. She will literally eat anything (we had a fun incident when she ate an entire unopened bag of individually foil wrapped chocolate eggs – Happy Easter to us), but her number one favorite food is popcorn.
Lucy is a Boston Terrier and brought our family total to four in 2016. She was used by a breeder then given up. She was very shy and scared when we first met, but something about her just pulled at the heart strings. After a few difficult months, Lucy slowly started to come out of her shell and is now a super-snuggly, playful, certified couch potato. She has a more refined palette than her sister, and particularly enjoys donuts.
We are all so excited to meet you and hope we get to be a part of your big event!