Trish Simitakos, Owner

Calm Under Pressure

Whether working on a high-profile society wedding, a corporate meeting or a family milestone celebration, I am passionate about fulfilling my clients’ needs and helping them make a positive impact. My global design perspective, eco-friendly solutions and “get it done” attitude are hallmarks that have followed me from New York City to Washington, D.C. and beyond. But what really sets my career apart from the pack is my willingness to take on the role of adviser and helpful guide.

A Road Well Traveled

During my years in NYC, the experience gained through my Award Winning careers with American Express, in the Centurion Development Executive Services Division, and, later, with InterContinental Hotel Group, educated me in the worlds of luxury concierge services, hospitality and event management. After over two decades of successful execution of events in Domestic and International locations, I am excited by the opportunity to share what I have learned with my clients in Washington, D.C.

Home Sweet Home

I am focused on building my client base in the Northern Virginia, Washington DC and Maryland area, as well as establishing a strong future for our philanthropic arm, The Stellar Foundation. I have received accolades from clients directly, Wedding Wire, and The Knot to name a few, and am an experienced leader of event teams that will work with the client to create an event that exceeds all expectations.

Throughout the planning stages, I listen to my client’s ideas and translate them into a truly memorable event experience. My history reflects my commitment to exceptional professionalism, and I do not consider customer service to be optional. As a personal event specialist, I design and manifest my clients hearts desire.
Specialties: Full-service event planning. Socially responsible solutions, Environmentally friendly alternatives. Innovative Parties, Corporate Meetings, Weddings, Bar/Bat Mitzvahs and other creative events.

Trish Star Events is a superb wedding planning company located in Washington, DC. We strive to work closely with every couple and help create the wedding they have always desired. With a long history in the industry, we have a great collection of trusted vendors and have planned a variety of weddings of different styles including religious, non-religious, destination, civil, eco-friendly, and more.

Services Offered

We offer an array of planning services that can be tailored to best suit each couple’s specific desires and requirements. With full planning, and partial planning packages, couples can get all the guidance they need to create a special event. Additional planning services included within these packages include but are not limited to:

Budget analysis

Event design


To-do lists

Vendor referrals