About Us


Our Approach

Our Approach

Making your event timeless involves getting to know what you want your wedding day to be like. We take the time to get to know your wants and needs in order to provide exceptional service to our clients.

Our Story

Our Story

Founded in August of 2008, Timeless Occasions by Design ("TOBD") is a female owned and operated business serving the DMV area. Founders LaKisha Dillingham and Tisha Staten partnered together to use our passions to help bring joy and happiness in other people's lives.

Whether a black tie event or a fun themed party, we are here to fulfill all your event planning needs. From the beginning to end we handle all the details to make every event a timeless experience. Wherever you are in the process we make it our goal to step in and help bring fun to the planning. We'll guide you every step of the way always taking your wants, needs, and budget into consideration. We try our best to help you imagine, create, and execute the event of your dreams.

Meet the Team


Tisha Staten

Owner | Event Coordinator


"Nothing great in the world has been accomplished without passion.” 
— Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel

I have always enjoyed helping others and what more joy can I bring to anyone that to give them the wedding or event of their dreams. I take pride in turning dreams into reality no matter the size of the budget or the dream! Our expertise and relationships are the foundation of a well-planned event, but passion is the driving force behind everything that we do.



LaKisha Dillingham

Owner | Event Coordinator

"A person can succeed at almost anything for which they have unlimited enthusiasm.” 
— Charles M. Schwab

Planning events has been my passion for the past 15 years. It was something I stumbled upon and fell in love with instantly.

Over the last 15 years the industry has evolved and I am constantly trying to evolve with it. However, what remains constant is my compassion for being a part of your special moment in life and knowing that you are trusting me to guide you into this transition the in the best way possible.

Next Steps...

Contact us today to discover how we can make your next event Timeless.