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I am Désirée McCoy and I am the CEO/Founder of Events by MDM Associates. I have an impeccable natural flare for creativity and elegance when designing and managing weddings and events. Combining my detail-oriented nature with my hospitality background, The Difference IS IN the Details!

In 2005 I founded Events by MDM Associates, LLC, because I am passionate about creating exciting out of the box weddings and events. Additionally, being a small business owner has allowed
me to follow my passions.

In my free time, I travel with my family and try new rollercoasters. I love food! I am a true believer in trying everything at least once, and I live for a drop coaster and thrill seeking! (If you do too and you want to keep up with my family adventures, make sure to follow me on Instagram @desireese)

Within my 15 year career, I have had the chance to develop relationships with some amazing vendors in the DC area. I have been fortunate to work with some amazing charities including
Children’s National Medical Center, The Cause and The Cure, Friends of Nicole Williams, Service Never Sleeps, and Shepherd’s Cover Emergency Shelter.

Désirée McCoy,

CEO/Lead Event Stylist

Born and raised in Maryland just a few miles from D.C., Chris graduated from Hood College, with degree in Early Childhood Education, but during her undergraduate career found her passion in event planning through her friendships and with organizations on campus. After graduation, Chris continued learning more about weddings and events by interning with Events by MDM Associates, where she is now a lead coordinator assisting with pre-planning and on wedding days. Chris's favorite venues are Rockledge
, in Virginia with its beautiful indoor/outdoor scenery, it is literally built INTO the mountain and Gaylord National Resort because it's close to the water and they seem to have everything that's needed for events, (except maybe for parking), but still, with its open space that can be transformed to your
perfect event!

Some of Chris's favorite things: the color purple, bubbles (flowers aren’t her thing!), concerts, seafood, wine, and laughing with friends and family.

Chris's favorite wedding moment: When the couple (the bride moreso than the groom) sees the venue space transformed from a dream to their reality that's created but us

Christienne Burrell (Chris),

Event Stylist

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Born In Washington DC, raised in PG County. Her favorite event to style would be children’s parties. The colors & themes always allow her designs to run with the full power of her imagination. 

Some of Lexi’s favorite things: Spending time with family, a night on the town and traveling

Lexi’s favorite wedding moment: Bride & Groom exchanging their vows, and the reception of course lol 

Alexis Miltenberger (Lexi)

Event Stylist


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Get to Know Us

My Love Story - The Events by MDM Associates Journey
I started MDM Associates over 15 years ago with a clear vision and a strong desire to provide a service that eased the planning process of events and weddings. It's both inspiring and encouraging that a business that started off with just me is now growing. I started planning a few weddings and now I assist local venues, provide mentorship to new inspiring planners, and have expanded to other cities.

At Events by MDM Associates LLC (also known as MDM Associates), we are focused on providing you with proactive, affordable, and amazing wedding planning and design services. We pride ourselves on ensuring that you receive the highest level of customer satisfaction. As such we are customer focused and will do everything, we can to exceed your expectations.

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