In the past, Washingtonian magazine has published the recommended wedding vendor list in the January and June issues. These lists are considered the most comprehensive guide to the area's best wedding professionals, venues, and suppliers.
Now the Wedding Guide is featured inWashingtonian Bride & Groom, the new luxury wedding magazine from Washington's most trusted wedding experts!
To commemorate the launch of Washingtonian's new magazine, please join us for "Washingtonian Bride & Groom: Unveiled," the year's ultimate wedding showcase and bridal show.
Sunday, January 25, 2009
11:30 am- 3:00 pm
Park Hyatt Washington D.C
Purchase tickets now to attend:
- An exclusive bridal fashion show featuring the best gowns from designer Monique Lhuillier's Spring 2009 bridal and mother-of-the-bride collections sponsored by Carine's Bridal Atelier, www.carinesbridal.com
- A headline presentation and booksigning with wedding planner to the stars, Mindy Weiss, who will give A-list tips for your nuptials and sign copies of her latest how-to manual, The Wedding Book.
- One-on-ones with many of Washington's best event experts: wedding planners, florists, invitation consultants, bakers, jewelers, and other authorities, who will offer their creative ideas for your special day!
Enjoy special tastings of the best Champagne, contemporary cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, desserts, and wedding cakes by Chef Brian McBride of Blue Duck Tavern
Custom Menu by Chef Brian McBride:
- Pasta Station: Homemade Pasta, Veal Ragout, Piave Cheese and Black Truffle
- Lobster Salad Station: Lobster, Yellow Beets, Ginger, Artichoke and Greens mixed to order; Terrine of Foie Gras and Homemade Brioche
- Salad Station to include: Thai Style Calamari, Marinated Olives, Carved Liberian Ham, Marinated Sardines, Marinated Feta Cheese, Humboldt Fog Selection, and Cheese Stands
- Passed: Bento Box, Mini Crab Cakes, and Mini Hotdogs with White Truffle and Purple Mustard
- Champagne, Bellinis, Mimosas, and Bloody Marys
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The Royal Retreat
Courtesy of The Park Hyatt – Washington DC
Enjoy overnight accommodations in the Park Hyatt’s redesigned Park Suite. This spacious suite is perfect for your first night as husband and wife. Blending contemporary decor with touches of American spirit, the suite features a separate bedroom with king bed, spa-inspired limestone bath with soothing rain shower and soaking tub, plush sofa, dining table, flat screen televisions and more.
In addition, you’ll also enjoy a $150 gift card to Blue Duck Tavern. Savor wholesome American fare prepared through simple, time-honored cooking methods while relaxing in the warm dining room. Hailed as one of the city’s best restaurants, Blue Duck Tavern’s market-based, seasonal menu embodies the boldness and flavors of our nation’s historic and natural attributes.
Ooh La La Lingerie
Courtesy of Bloomingdales-Chevy Chase
No honeymoon ensemble is complete without a new lingerie collection. Enjoy a basket of beautiful negligees including the latest from On Gossamer, Hanky Panky, Betsy Johnson & Wacoal. Vera Wang perfume is the finishing touch.
New Year, New You
Get in Shape Before You Say “I Do”
Courtesy of The Sports Club/LA-Washington, DC
Enjoy a three-month health membership to DC’s premier luxury sports, fitness and wellness club. Achieve a healthy lifestyle balance with personalized, five-star service designed for your every need: world-class facilities, state-of-the-art equipment, innovative Mind Body programming and robust group exercise classes. The Spa, the Sidewalk Café and the Z Lounge can help you wind down after your workout.
Cinderella For A Day
Courtesy of The Little Shoebox
Every bride needs something new!! Walk down the aisle in style wearing a fabulous pair of luxury stilettos by Italian shoe designer, Claudia Ciuti.
Courtesy of Cartier-Chevy Chase
One lucky lady will enjoy a $500 gift certificate to Cartier-Chevy Chase. Be it a diamond wedding band, a LOVE bracelet or a gorgeous timepiece to commemorate your wedding day, a little red box from Cartier will help mark the special occasion.
Ultimate Beauty Experience
Courtesy of The Spa at The Sports Club/LA & SpaWeek Media
A lucky girl and 3 guests will enjoy the ultimate bridal-prep experience at The Spa at The Sports Club/LA. Adjacent to The Ritz Carlton - Washington DC, The Spa offers an opportunity to be pampered in style. This special bridal package includes a 50-minute massage and a 50-minute facial for each of the ladies. Plus the bride-to-be will enjoy a luxurious manicure and pedicure.
A Dominick Events:
Aimee Dominick has planned weddings as far away as Cape Town, South Africa and Nantucket. Brides swear by her thorough attention to detail, from "save the date" notes to take-away-favors.
Voted top DC wedding florist 2004-2009. Award winning Rick Davis and his team create ceremony décor, custom florals and imaginative event design from the modern to traditional.
Andre Chreky- The Salon Spa:
Praised by Style and Allure magazines, the Andre Chreky Bridal Team will help you get hitched,without a hitch.
Atrendy Wedding & Event Company:
Brides say wedding planner Pamela Barefoot thinks outside the box, coordinating weddings with modern elements that incorporate personal touches from each couple.
Blue Sky Films:
Out top-ranked videographer, Blue Sky Films incorporates vintage movie film and HD video into their wedding documentaries
Carine's Bridal Atelier:
Owner Carine Halabi carries 11 bridal gown designers. Carine's also carries wedding veils and jewelry.
This chic luxury brand offers a select collection of engagement rings and wedding bands, as well as the popular "Love" collection of rings, bracelets and earrings.
Chris Laich- Music Services:
Our top-rated DJ, Laich has been named one of the best in the country by Modern Bride magazine for the past two years.
Top Vote Getter, Rita Bloom and daughter Tracy Bloom Schwartz have expanded their 40-year-old company to include four planners and a custom invitation store with calligraphers. They have been recognized by ISES with multiple capital awards.
Specializing in fireworks and pyrotechnics, Digital won the 2007 award for best lighting production from the DC International Special Events Society.
Elegance & Simplicity, Inc.:
Katie Martin and her staff of 35 specialize in eco-friendly wedding planning, floral designs, and stationery. Martin and her team were chosen as the best eco-friendly event planner by the Audubon Society.
Voted as One to Watch; several different types of music are represented through Elan, including classical, celtic, jazz, latin, and different local bands and DJs.
Events by Andre Wells:
Wells and his team have planned destination events in the Dominican Republic, Charleston, and Jamaica as well as high-profile Washington weddings.
Specializes in all areas of event production; sound reinforcement, event lighting, and video systems. This company wins raves for its technical production services.
Top vote getter, Freed has 12 staffers who offer a mix of photojournalistic and traditional styles.
Voted as One to Watch, Hargrove creates custom backdrops, staging, lighting, and props. Also entryway and visual design and an extensive selection of rental carpets, furniture and equipment.
Voted Reader's Choice, Kendall Barrett, whose favorite flavor is her lemon cake, bakes with European-style butter and French chocolates. Flavors include carrot, dulce de leche, chocolate raspberry, and mocha.
Love Life Images:
Voted as One to Watch. Former photojournalists Jennifer Dominick and Mary Gardella have partnered in this new company that specializes in weddings and portraits. They'll set up a digital 'photo booth' so guests can shoot their own candids.
Brides praise Nick Perez's chic and modern sense of style. For an eco-conscious bride, Perez used bamboo containers and recyclable plants and flowers.
Brides say founder Evan Reitmeyer can get everyone dancing—from children to grandparents.
Park Hyatt Washington D.C.:
The contemporary Park Ballroom has crystal chandeliers and ivory drapery that can change color-changing the look of the room-by using different lighting. Award-winning chef Brian McBride's menus change with the seasons.
Party Rental Ltd.:
This second largest rental company in the country, manufactures all types of linens including custom linens. They also have leather tables, illuminated bars, chinaware, flatware, glassware, chairs, and more.
Photojournalist Bailey and his three associates document the day with an artistic flair.
Saima Says Design:
Voted as One to Watch, creative director and owner, Saima Khan, designs unique wedding invitations for her clients with custom artwork, luxurious fabrics, fine papers and other design elements.
Sidra Forman Flowers:
Voted as One to Watch, formerly the florist-in-residence at the high-end clothing boutique, relish, Sidra Forman now works out of her small downtown studio to create unique seasonal and eco-friendly floral designs.
Simply Chic Events:
Jamie Sears specializes in event planning and design and enjoys mixing modern trends with old traditions. Her services include full and partial planning, "month of" coordination and custom packages.
Has 25 years of award winning romantic wedding films. Quietly telling love story through creative movie-making. This company also films in Sony HD.
Winner of the 2007 best-videography award from the DC chapter of the International Special Events Society, Bill Bowen and his associates film in high definition. They also shoot destination weddings.
Syzygy Event Prodctions:
Specializing in event decor, Syzygy offers custom-made window coverings, staging, dance floors, and more.
The Dandelion Patch: Services include engraving, thermography, calligraphy, and letterpress
printing. It does invitations, place cards, menu cards, and more.