Our clients care about details, design, and most of all, a thoughtfully curated guest experience.

At the tender age of 13, Mary had her first job organizing fabric swatches at the top speciality linen rental company near her childhood home in northeast Ohio. She was mesmerized by the endless textures and colors of the fabric samples -- buttery satins, crisp pintucks, and weighted damasks. She quickly learned how textiles such as tablecloths, napkins, chair cushions, and draping could dramatically transform the look and feel of an event. 

It was also around this time that she subscribed to Martha Stewart Weddings, which only furthered her admiration for the details of the wedding day. She would spend hours poring over photos of luxurious ribbons, fine letterpress stationery, and seasonal blooms - all of the small details that when put together, create a moving event experience. 

Fast forward to today, and Mary is now an international event planner and speechwriter based in Washington, DC. Mary has produced in-person and virtual events for discerning clients around the globe at locations including Vienna, Austria, the Bahamas, London, and Siem Reap, Cambodia. 

She has designed high-level dinners, planned logistics for Emmy-nominated film sets, and written toasts for foreign Ambassadors.

But her passion continues to be all-things wedding. 

Mary Guido Atelier was born out of the idea that no two couples are the same, and neither should your wedding. 

The story of Mary Guido Atelier began with fabric.

About Us

And what about the name, Mary Guido Atelier? Atelier means studio in French, and is often associated with a designer’s workshop, especially when it comes to clothing design and tailoring. Mary Guido Atelier is not only a nod to careful wedding and event design, but to where our story began, with fabric. 

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