Our Team

Photography by Eli Turner Studios

Danielle Couick | Principal + Creative Director

Danielle has served industry partners and clients with grace and tenacity for over twenty years. She is a nationally acclaimed, award-winning event planner and designer, speaker and consultant. She believes in creating environments and moments that are personal, beautiful, interesting, inspiring and engaging. Layering texture and textiles in her designs is as important to her as layering emotion and intention. By infusing her events with these subtle (and not so subtle) touches, she elevates the experience from the expected to the extraordinary. It is with her grace, humor, eye for detail and passion for people and joy that gives her the ability to engage her clients and vendor partners on a personal level thus creating a truly memorable experience.

Danielle is revered as an industry expert and is often tapped to share her insights for consumers and industry professionals alike. She helps businesses across the country discover their true potential by re-examining and re-defining industry norms. She modernizes time-honored business practices and is consistently innovating to push the envelope forward. Her areas of expertise span business development, processes, strategy, marketing, pricing for profitability, personal growth and development, event design, logistics and creative collaboration.

Danielle has been named “Top 500 Most Influential Event Designers in the US” by BizBash, a “DC Magazine Dynamic Woman 2021”, “One to Watch, 40 Under 40” by Special Event; “Best Planner in the US” by PartySlate, “Best Wedding Planner” by Washingtonian Weddings and her work can be seen in Modern Luxury, Brides, The Knot, BizBash, Washingtonian, CNN, Carats and Cake.

Taren Bradley | Director of Corporate Events | Event Planner

Representing three generations of hospitality professionals, Taren was shown at an early age to not just meet the bar, but to set a new standard. This philosophy gives her the unique ability to provide quality service and superior execution to every event. She has dedicated over 20 years of experience and leadership to the events arena to include elected board positions in leading industry organizations and tenures with Hilton, Aramark and PSAV.

Her understanding of the in’s and out’s of the hotel and hospitality industry, a solid working knowledge of the on and off-premise food and beverage and rental industries, and the skillset Taren honed for almost a decade with PSAV (the world’s largest audio visual brand) makes her a triple threat for our clients. She deals in the languages of technology, people and the creative arts. A unique and valuable proposition for our live, virtual and hybrid events clients.

Taren serves the community as an adjunct professor for Prince George's Community College, Co-Chair of the education committee with the National Coalition for Black Meeting Planners and serves on several committees of her high school alma mater, St. Marks School. Because of her work, Taren has been given a citation by the Governor of Maryland for her exemplary service. Along with her two sons, Taren is an avid sports fan. You can find this native Washingtonian rooting for her college alma mater the UNC Tarheels or tailgating along with The Washington Football Team.

Photography by Eli Turner Studios


Harmony Goetz | Event Planner

A natural leader with a dynamic smile and personality, Harmony has never met a stranger. Her natural charm and endless pursuit for success paired with her results-driven experience makes her an undeniable asset to the MBde team.

She oversees the day-to-day operations for the MBde team and ensures that each of our clients and vendor partner receive the most positive experience possible. Clear communication, organization, direction and troubleshooting are the keystones Harmony uses to drive the planning and operations process forward efficiently and effectively.

Harmony’s career began in Las Vegas, Nevada, serving as a talent handler for such names as Jamie Foxx, Dierks Bentley, Keith Urban and Tony Hawk’s Orchestra. By way of the US military, Harmony served as an Event Coordinator for Camp Lejeune, responsible for organizing goodwill and community focused events for up to 500 families. She most recently enjoyed a design and deadline driven career in the real estate and home staging environment in the Greater Washington, DC Metro area. She honed her eye for contract and design detail and possesses the unique skill of reimagining and redefining the norm.

You can typically find Harmony staying active and productive in her personal life. Whether she has her nose in a book, trying to snuggle with her grumpy 15-year old Yorkie, Louis or practicing her favorite vinyasa sequence, she keeps herself busy by pursuing the things that set her soul on fire.

What's in a Name?

  • Magnolia Bluebird?” Is more of a “who” than a “what”. Ultimately, it is a moniker describing a way of living, celebrating and being.  As a third-generation female entrepreneur from the South, Danielle was taught to believe in focus and hard work, real butter, gracious entertaining and laughter as medicine for the soul. It is within the spirit of these life lessons that Magnolia Bluebird was born. Danielle’s grandmother Edith, was a true hostess and would often entertain gatherings of two to 100 in her home. She had a way of making you feel as if you were the only person in the room during a conversation – she was always present. She had a twinkle in her eye that always made you think she was up to something (which she usually was). Her prized Magnolia tree often became the provider of the decor for these events. Those dark green and tobacco suede leaves and pristine white blooms are a forever reminder that entertaining should be gracious and giving and design should appeal to your way of life. Never too contrived and always comfortable. Sun-filled afternoons were spent pondering the line “If happy little bluebirds fly beyond the rainbow, why, oh why can’t I?” Danielle’s mother Nancy, a realtor turned professional artist, spent her time squeezing in craft fairs between open houses and property tours for nearly two decades. Now an award-winning watercolor artist and gallery owner she travels internationally to teach her craft. Following in her mother’s footsteps, Danielle has always been in pursuit of creating a life doing what she loves most. The bluebird is a symbolic way of reminding us to dream bigger than we ever think possible, both for ourselves and our clients.

Giving Back

We are incredibly fortunate to have the opportunity to do what we love. We recognize that in a world that isn’t always so kind or so pretty, we have the responsibility to create impactful moments, to infuse joy into everyday acts and to spread a little love and kindness wherever we go.

With a nod to a famous Maya Angelou quote, we know you may not remember the color of the china or the name of the band you selected fifteen years from now but you will remember the way you felt when your fiancé looked at you for the first time as you walked down the aisle or the sense of pride that filled your heart when your child chanted their haftarah so beautifully. We find our greatest reward in playing a part in the milestone events of your life which will soon become your fondest memories. We are hopeful that each of these experiences - no matter how great or small - leaves a positive memory in its place.

In our continued effort to fight the battle with Alzheimer's disease we contribute to The Alzheimer’s Association as well as other organizations important to our team and clients.