about us

About Molly Bartkowski, Owner

I am an organizer and a host to my core. Lucky for me, I get to do what I love every day.

My entire life I have been an event planner. I was planning my siblings birthday parties, complete with customized scavenger hunts and homemade cakes, before I hit double digits. I agonize every November over the family seating plan for Thanksgiving. I have subscribed to Martha Stewart Living for as long as I can remember. If someone was destined for a job, I believe I found the perfect calling.

Being organized is just one of the skills I bring to your event.

After graduating from Gettysburg College, I started my event planning career at the Office of Special Events at The George Washington University Business School, followed by six years at Courtesy Associates, a subsidiary of SmithBucklin, the world’s largest association management company.

I am committed to being your most trusted event professional.

I am a Certified Meeting Professional. I stay current on all the latest industry trends in event planning, and am a member of the Association of Meeting Professionals and the Professional Convention Management Association.

To learn more about me, the team, and our work, please see our client Testimonials.

Welcome to Simply Vintage and thank you for considering our services.

On this page, you can learn more about our event team. For more information, we invite you to contact us to talk about your event and to see if we are the right team for your meeting or special event.

The Team

When you hire Simply Vintage, you don’t just get one person with a clipboard; you get access to an entire staff of uber talented event professionals who love event planning as much as I do. We can connect you with all of the best local vendors, from caterers to registration support, to every other detail in between. We make sure all of your event’s needs are covered by the the best event professionals in the region, and we make sure it all happens without a hitch. Our past clients marvel about how seamless our events are thanks to our incredible team and industry knowledge, and I know you’ll agree.

My Philosophy

By living and working in Washington, DC for more than a decade, I have assembled an in-depth knowledge of the local venues, hotels, and event vendors. I have worked in the event planning industry for 15 years with some of the most talented planners in the business. I have traveled everywhere from Anaheim to Antwerp to coordinate and plan events for a myriad of clients.

Simply Vintage is growing every year with new event support team members, new venues in our preferred database and exciting innovations to make your event stand out.