Hi, I’m Maya!
Welcome to my website, Honey & Lavender. I’ve been passionate about event planning my entire life and feel lucky to work in such a fun industry.
I’ve been planning events for over 15 years, ranging from personal intimate gatherings to events on the Hill to nonprofit galas and dinners to weddings.
I’d love to get to know you and your vision for your next life’s event.
I am also a seasoned political and nonprofit fundraiser having spent several years on Capitol Hill and working at Share Our Strength and the National Institute for Civil Discourse.
I would love to continue the opportunity to help organizations, big or small, with any development services or consulting needs!
I am a proud mama to two kiddos, Ava and Luke, and my first (fur) baby Violet. And can’t thank my husband Tommy enough for supporting my Honey & Lavender Events dream!
Why Honey & Lavender?
We are excited to be a Member of the Association of Wedding Professionals of Washington, D.C.!
There used to be a TV show on Nickelodeon called ‘Maya the Bee’ when I was a child. Since we didn’t have cable when I was younger, this was unbeknownst to me. However, my classmates used to terrorize me by singing the theme song around me and calling me “Maya the Bee” all the time. I HATED it. Through the years, the hatred started to wane and I embraced it. My mom and now in-laws whole heartedly leaned in to it by buying me everything under the sun with bees on it (candles, pillows, figurines, honey, blankets, etc). They call it my memorabeelia. And I’m still affectionately called “Maya the Bee” or “Bee”. In fact one of my daughter’s nicknames is “Mini Bee”. The bee saga continues! (For more “bee” things, check out my lifestyle blog here).
My love for lavender began with my mom’s love for anything lavender, particularly fresh lavender. I cannot remember a time when I didn’t buy my mom something “lavender” for her birthday or Christmas or when we didn’t have a bundle of fresh lavender in the house. The beautiful color and scent has stayed with me – not only do I love the flowering plant, but it reminds me of my mom and my childhood.
“Maya is a blessing! I was one of those brides that said “i don’t need a wedding planner so I can save money”, I was wrong!!! Fortunately, Maya came into the picture before I ruined it all. Maya was my wedding planner, venue finder, event decorator, florist, communication director, negotiation manager, therapist, and most importantly, a great friend! Maya was always there when I needed help and never failed to follow through with her promises. She made sure that we stayed on schedule and meticulously prepared and update our wedding timeline. Our wedding was sooo beautiful and everyone has been complementing that it’s the prettiest wedding they have been to. Don’t even think about planning your own wedding, just call Maya and your dream wedding will become a reality.”
The range of events I can help you plan include:
“Maya planned a warm and relaxing baby shower in our home. She communicated clearly throughout the planning process, shared creative and tasteful ideas for the event and put all our worries at ease so we could enjoy the day with our friends and family!”