Candice Denise Owens is a creative director, lifestyle curator and event specialist with a unique ability to design and direct events with the eye of both a performer and a designer. With over ten years in the event planning industry, Candice Denise is known for creating and curating memorable experiences for both corporate and social clients. She is the CEO of By Candice Denise, a boutique firm that specializes in events and creative content development. Prior to establishing her own company, she was the President and Co-Owner of Haute-Minded Events, a Washington, DC-based event firm. Candice Denise got her start in event planning working with Vicky Johnson of holy matrimony and featured planner on Season 7 of the Style Network’s Whose Wedding Is It Anyway? She developed the special touch needed to deal with one’s most precious day while maintaining a logistics mastery over the flawless execution of an event. She expanded beyond wedding planning to work for clients in the NBA, NFL and other noted organizations. Whether working with groups of 50, 500 or 5,000, Candice Denise is always able to bring a new level of style and professionalism to both the event and the industry as a whole. In 2017, Candice Denise channeled her passion for planning events into producing them, and became one of the Hosts of Le Dîner en Blanc Baltimore. In this role, she is the spokesperson for the event and is responsible for directing the social media strategy for the local organization.
Beyond event planning, Candice Denise is an acclaimed creative director, known mostly for her new and groundbreaking photo series, Her Love Spell (@herlovespell on Instagram). This series, shot in some of Baltimore’s most iconic spaces, features women from different walks of life and encourages them to “embrace their beauty and release their sexy.” She also is a sought-after creative director for corporate, social and personal branding shoots in the Baltimore/DC Metropolitan area. Candice Denise is also a lifestyle curator, passionate about creating meaningful experiences for her clients. The Her Love Spell photo series includes a component that provides photo subjects with an opportunity to bond with one another both before and after photo shoots. Through Candice Denise’s guidance, the women of her photo shoots share in an affirming and life-changing experience, of which the culmination is photos of each of the women representative of their best selves. Known for being multi-talented, Candice Denise is fueled by a passion to connect with and embrace one’s true self. This is the foundation of her creativity and is reflected in everything that she does. As a self-care and self-love advocate, Candice Denise leads by example, and is not afraid to share unfiltered “real talk” on social media through personal reflections, life lessons and
advice. Instead of pouring her energy into curating a façade of a perfect life, Candice Denise shares her authentic self with her thousands of followers on social media. Currently based in Baltimore, Candice Denise is a proud alumna of The Baltimore Polytechnic Institute and Johnson C. Smith University. She also is a member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated.