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About Bellwether Events

Meet Janice Carnevale


Janice was born and raised in Northern Virginia (C.D. Hylton High School ’98), and graduated from University of Pittsburgh in 2002. She lives with her husband Larry ( est. 2006) in Falls Church, VA with two rescue dogs, Luna and Sparkles (est. 2019.) Janice has been a dog rescue advocate for over a decade. Janice recently spent six years mentoring 3 scholar -athletes at the Washington Nationals Youth Baseball Academy.


Janice discovered her passion for wedding planning in 2002 at the Spirit of Washington. She transitioned to off-premise catering sales in 2004. Janice then founded Bellwether Events in 2006. She wrote and published The Elegant At-Home Wedding in 2013. Janice celebrated the 100th Bellwether Events wedding in 2015 and celebrated Bellwether Events’ first wedding client’s 10th anniversary in 2017.


Likes: live music, the Nationals, crossword puzzles, reading, recycling, good hugs, eating and drinking Dislikes: Cooking, cleaning, having to look for parking, extreme weather conditions. Superpowers: Helping people, problem-solving, and gift-giving. Kryptonite: has no poker face + lacks a silver tongue = a communication style that is not for everyone.

The Bellwether Events Approach to Weddings

There are countless ideas for special events. I will help you articulate how you want to design your event and hone in on the theme, look, or motif that best suits you. Bellwether Events will help you create an event that is uniquely yours.

There is so much information out there, it can become overwhelming, as well as distracting. I can do the research for you, and help to narrow your focus when it is time to make a decision. Bellwether Events is here do the work that you don’t have the time to do.

I want to you feel confidant that the vendors you are hiring are reliable, conscientious, and flexible.  I work with a wide range of vendors in the Washington, D.C area and beyond. Do I have my favorites? Yes; but special events are not “one size fits all.”  I am always looking out for new, interesting people who offer a wonderful product or service. Bellwether Events will offer recommendations and suggestions when you’re lacking answers. 

I believe in and encourage positive relationships with other event professionals. Your wedding will be successful when all the vendors get along and work as a team. Bellwether Events takes a team approach to event planning. 

There are a lot of moving parts when it comes to a special event and someone needs to be in charge of overseeing all of them. Don’t put that burden on yourself or another guest. Bellwether Events will ensure that your time is spent celebrating with your family and friends; not worrying about or managing your big day.

In addition to weddings, I am happy to assist with the planning of your anniversary celebration, bar and bat mitzvah, birthday party, or with a corporate bash that you are hosting. I can also add engagement parties, rehearsal dinners, and bachelorette and/or bachelor parties to your wedding planning services contract. Bellwether Events offers planning services for all events in Washington, D.C., Virginia, Maryland, and beyond.


“The day we brought Janice on, everything changed! She brought peace to the process and everyone felt heard. On top of bringing the best calm energy ever to our family, she was truly the best wedding planner. Every single detail was thought of. At no point did she ever imply things were out of scope or not her job. She did everything. She always responded to everything promptly and truly made the process easy. She made me feel like I was her only client and her top priority. Plus my mother loved her and she is incredibly hard to please.”


Let’s chat about your special event and how Bellwether EVENTS can help.

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