Where passion and purpose collide
IMPACT Collective is an award-winning company where passion and purpose collide. We don’t just plan events; we create unique and memorable experiences that perfectly suit our clientele. We truly value getting to know our couples so that we can offer personalized proposals that cater to their specific vision and needs. If you want a stress-free yet perfectly executed wedding day, all you need to do is contact our Dream Team and we will take care of the rest. We can’t wait to work with you!
The IMPACT Collective team specializes in gorgeously designed and expertly executed weddings. Their work speaks for itself, having won Wedding Wire’s Couple’s Choice Awards seven years in row. Their teamwork makes your dream work on your Big Day! IMPACT is ready to help you with your timeline, layout, vendor recommendations, guest experience, and all the other details that goes into your wedding day.
In 1997, Eddie Fam began his career in event management as a student at George Mason University where he booked The Roots for one of his first music festivals. In 2000, Eddie signed a local band named SEV to a major record deal with Jimmy Iovine and Geffen Records. This landed them a commercial for Pepsi Blue which aired during the MTV Music Video Awards. In 2001, Fam helped coordinate a fundraising campaign for Coptic Orphans which generated more than $1 million dollars for vulnerable children in Egypt. In 2005, Eddie was selected for Bono’s ONE Campaign to serve as a US Delegate at the G8 Summit to promote the “Commission for Africa”.
As Eddie continued to excel in his career, he decided to create his own event production company in 2009 – IMPACT Collective. Humbly starting his business from the inside of a Panera, Eddie began managing several types of events such as weddings, galas, concerts, conferences, corporate, and non-profit fundraiser. Eddie’s greatest passion is serving as the Founder of Meant 2 Live Foundation, an organization that has impacted more than 2,000 impoverished youth in Washington, DC, Virginia, and Zambia, Africa. Fam also launched a ministry called Splendor Productions which utilizes the universal power of music to inspire individuals living in poverty, addictions, and prisons around the world.
Christine thrives on the unequivocal pace of new ventures as well as organizing the chaos that ensues. With over 16 years of experience in business operations and human resources, she is an operational veteran. She holds a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice and criminology, as well as Master’s level certificates in project management and homeland security management. As IMPACT’s Director of Operations, she is excited to use her expertise in workflow analysis and business strategy.
Christine’s motto: “Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good. Be devoted to one another in brotherly love. Honor one another above yourselves.” (Romans 12:9,10) Christine uses this as motivation in her service as Operations Director of Meant 2 Live Foundation.
Jana (pronounced “Yana”) is a culturally diverse member of the IMPACT team. Originally from Russia, raised in Germany, and now living in America, she is highly adaptable to the challenges that come with the hospitality industry. Jana developed her passion for event planning when coordinating social events for her graduating class in high school. Holding a Bachelor’s degree in Events Management from George Mason University, she now combines her creativity and attention to detail to create unforgettable moments for our clients. Her calming presence and organized nature make her a perfect addition to the team. One of Jana’s biggest passions is to help the community by serving impoverished families through organizations like Meant 2 Live Foundation and HomeAid Northern Virginia. Her dedication and work ethic are unparalleled as she continuously goes above and beyond. As a natural born leader, Jana is an IMPACT Maker and driving force behind our customer satisfaction and success.
Ari’s passion for event planning was born from her personal journey as a cancer survivor. While home recovering from metastatic papillary thyroid cancer, Ari made it her mission to help other survivors by supporting fundraising events for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. This work led to a six-year full-time job in event planning with a non-profit founded by Washington Redskins Coach Joe Gibbs called Youth For Tomorrow, a youth home for at-risk children.
Ari soon realized that she loved the fulfillment that came from creating custom celebrations for both social and corporate events for a wide variety of clients. Today, Ari and the IMPACT team help clients celebrate and commemorate life’s most joyous occasions, with each event a direct reflection of her mantra to live life to the fullest.
Julie has been as an event planner since 2012. From an early age, she recognized her love for creating memorable moments and experiences while playing the piano for weddings and special events. She went on to develop strong communication, project management and customer service skills in the corporate setting. She has first-hand experience with weddings, concerts and fundraisers.
Julie’s diverse background uniquely positions her to provide creative solutions and quickly address issues that may arise throughout the course of an event. Her organization and attention to detail provides a stress-free experience while her creative background ensures your day is uniquely special and exactly as you want it!
With over a decade of experience in event management, project management, consulting, organization and leadership, Maria utilizes these skills to deliver unmatched attention to detail. She brings an extensive knowledge of vendor options and is a fierce negotiator for her clients, ensuring they receive the best price and service available.
As an expert in event management, clients value Maria for the quality and delivery of her events. Her approach brings calmness and assurance to her clients throughout the planning and execution process. Her ability to incorporate even the smallest details enhance each event and highlight Maria’s passion for taking an event from “good” to “great.” Maria is known for her creative flair and ability to design and execute one-of-a-kind events that reflect the values of her clients. She has a passion for perfection and unique talent for creating individualized and memorable events.
The IMPACT Collective team specializes in gorgeously designed and expertly executed weddings. Their work speaks for itself, having won Wedding Wire’s Couple’s Choice Awards seven years in row. Their teamwork makes your dream work on your Big Day! IMPACT is ready to help you with your timeline, layout, vendor recommendations, guest experience, and all the other details that goes into your planning your big day. From intimate weddings to full-service planning and everything in between, IMPACT will bring your vision in to fruition!
Finished making all your big decisions but need help finalizing the details? Are you excited for your big day, but worried about all of the moving parts coming together the way you had envisioned? A wedding is a big investment and we will be there to ensure that everything goes off without a hitch. Consider us as your insurance policy. As the day draws near, this package will ensure that the only thing on your mind is walking down the aisle in front of all your family and friends and the BIG celebration to follow.
Interested in having a hands-on planning experience without the stress and uncertainty? Have you secured your venue and now need recommendations for other vendors? With this package, we will step in and build upon the foundation that you have already laid out. Wherever you are in the planning process, we will customize a proposal for you based on your needs, vision and goals. No matter how far away it may seem, we will cross the finish line together.
Ready to plan your wedding but overwhelmed with the amount of time and attention required? Do you have a vision but don’t know how to make it a reality? With our full service package, you call the shots while we handle all of the heavy lifting. From start to finish, our Dream Team will be there providing you with our expertise and exceptional service. Enjoy your engagement to the fullest as we create, manage and produce your one-of-a-kind wedding!
“Aruba, Jamaica, oh I want to take ya…” to your dream wedding destination. From the Caribbean islands to the French Riviera, our destination package includes all of the benefits of full-service planning with the added bonus of breathtaking views and everlasting memories. Imagine having all of your loved ones together in one place, sipping on piña coladas and celebrating your special day. If you’re looking for an intimate yet exquisite wedding experience, renew those passports and let’s see where this collaboration takes us!
Want to celebrate your special day with just your closest friends and family? This elopement style wedding includes a smaller celebration of your BIG Day! Our Intimate Wedding Planning service is available for couples who want to keep their guest list short but still enjoy every detail of a traditional wedding. Keep your guest count under 50 and we will take care of the rest. Whether you want a small cocktail celebration or a seated dinner, we will bring your vision to life!
IMPACT Collective has won the Bride’s Choice Awards in 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021 from WeddingPro. This means we are in the top 5 percent of Wedding Pros nationwide. Check out our 260 plus 5 star reviews on WeddingPro!
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