Our Story

Hello everyone and welcome to our website We are Andrew Roby Events a distinct wedding and event planning company in Washington, D.C. What has made our events magical over the last 10 years, is our ability to listen to our clients and create an experience based on your personality and style. We give you the meticulous attention to detail you deserve. You don’t compete for our attention, but we certainly compete with vendors and venues to ensure you get the absolute best.

Whether it’s a conference, a LGBT wedding or a fundraiser to aid a local charity, we pride ourselves on building experiences that are surrounded by the love we have for our clients. We believe that you are our family and just like we want to give the world to our moms, we want to give that same treatment to you with custom made services to fit your needs.

We are a boutique event company which means we limit the amount of clients we take on to eliminate being overburden and decreasing our quality of service to you. Our clients are busy professionals who look to us to ease the stress in planning their events not add to it.  As Event Planners, we are entrusted with creating everlasting moments and that’s exactly what we plan to do.  There is never anything more important to us than your event!


Hello everyone. I am Andrew Roby. I was born in Miami, Florida, so I understand the glitz and glam that events bring and most importantly how to party. As an Army Veteran who has held such titles as Soldier and Non-Commissioned Officer of the Year, I know just how critical each mission and in this case events, can be. I come with a keen ability to capture a client’s ideas and effectively create them into an event of one’s dreams. Attention to detail, thoughtfulness, and eye-catching designs ensures a well-managed and perfectly curated event.

Within my career I have had the honor of working with brands such as The CW, Simon Malls, Susan G. Komen, Cinderella Foundation, The Art Institute, Northern Virginia Magazine, The City of Alexandria, VA, Vita Coco, Kind Snacks, and Honest Tea, to name a few.

For my clients, I infuses an extensive network of event experts, fashion professionals, and specialty services to be part of the events we plan creating savvy ways to integrate a client’s personality and message into an engaging atmosphere. My event experience is grounded in his love for the local fashion community and charities who are making actionable steps to improve their communities.

My enthusiasm yet calm demeanor allows me to see the bigger picture that is often missing in events. I LOVE taking risks and letting my creative side take the reins. Logistical details is what I love the most besides a good whiskey.


Dr. Vann M. Lassiter, born and raised in Edenton, North Carolina, a small town with historic roots, respects the traditional while embracing the world view and the future. An educator, author, motivational speaker, model with an energetic demeanor, Vann appreciates a client’s individualism and uses his enthusiasm to create the event customized to your needs.

Vann holds advanced degrees from North Carolina State University (B.S. & M.Ed.) and Old Dominion University (Ph.D.) in business and marketing education with a minor in business management, curriculum and instruction, and occupational and technical studies. His twelve year education experiences spans the state of North Carolina and now the DMV – District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia. His love for people and learning is combined in his role of an educator – having presented at the state and national level in the area of digital learning – and his experience working for a bridal and event planning business. His organizational and supervisory expertise, sense of style, and eye for detail translates from the classroom to the event location or venue which ultimately transforms the ideas of clients into reality with distinction and elegance.

Vann’s bubbly personality, sophistication and flair, and commitment to perfection ensures that your event is a unique experience tailored exquisitely to your taste in grand style.