This year's Engaged! in Washington was held at 3 historic and gorgeous venues: The Willard Hotel, the St. Regis Hotel, and the Decatur House on Lafayette Square. There was a huge turnout and - as usual! - the bar was raised even higher. There were amazing sights to behold with stunning decor and flowers, delicious foods and drinks everywhere, and the best of the best wedding vendors strutting their stuff...it was an incredible day!
Linder & Associates provided seamless transportation throughout the event - guests love the limo bus shuttles! And we had the best sponsors: OPI polish, Jo Malone perfume, Honest Tea, and Moet champagne. In four hours, brides and grooms chatted with vendors, heard music play, and got inspired to plan their weddings. Attendees could see the possibilities at each venue and get excited by the ideas presented to them.
(Photos from Jennifer Lust, Tony Brown, and the editor's iPhone!)
Edge Floral decked the Crystal Room in the Willard Hotel with babies breath and shimmering crystals.
Lush orchids from Edge Floral.
Terri Bergman Events accented her black and white display with pops of the color of the year, emerald!
The food was spectacular at the Willard Hotel!
Artist Dan Wilson, of Wedding Painter Magic, was in action with an on-the-spot painting, greeting guests in the Willard lobby as they arrived.
We were so lucky to have Laura Hooper, of Laura Hooper Calligraphy, personalizing notecards for guests.
My notecards from Laura Hooper! Love them!
Jennifer Stiebel, owner of SoCo Events, with associate Claire Matthews.
SoCo Events vignette was a cozy place to meet with brides and grooms.
The entrance to the Crystal Room made a huge impact!
Tiffany & Co. set the table surrounding the magical tree from Edge Floral.
Leslie from Fancy Cakes by Leslie!
Riziks set up a boutique off of the Crystal Room.
The South Asian food station was a crowd pleaser!
No one was hungry at the Willard!
Edge Floral set up a stunning ceremony space at the Willard.
The Pie Sisters!
Andy Kushner Entertainment introduced a new band at the St. Regis!
Fox Ventures, LLC wowed the crowd with their lighted lucite dance floor (say that very fast!).
The St. Regis pastry chef fashioned a wall of wedding cakes in the ballroom!
"Orange" you loving the pops of color in the St. Regis Astor Pavilion ... designed by the Engaging Affairs team, with props from Fox Ventures LLC?
Betsy Robinson's Bridal Collection was in the Chandelier Room at the St. Regis.
A beautiful model with hair by Remona and make up by Carl Ray!
The gentlemen gathered at Alton Lane to learn more about bespoke groomswear.
Just Ink on Paper had guests oohing and aahing over their paper goods!
Jill Medawar, owner of Toulies en Fleur, set up a darling flower shop on site!
Toulies en Fleur boutonniere board and our favorite magazine!
Sweet Hearts Patisserie caused a commotion with their salted caramel macarons...and every other tasty treat!
And who doesn't crave a Sprinkles cupcake?
On loan from the White House, Carl Ray made everyone pretty!
At Decatur House, attendees were greeted by a baby's breath tree from Janet Flowers Wedding & Events.
A lace chuppah and 'walk down the aisle' fun from Janet Flowers.
Cakes from The Cake Courtesan.
Tenting was provided by Sugarplum Tents.
Entertainment Exchange rocked the tent....and truly entertained!
Windows Catering provided a tablescape of goodies worthy of an oil painting!
Loved the burst of pink!
Pastry Chef Laurent from Windows Catering makes these gorgeous sugar flowers for his cakes!
The ladies from H. J. Planners.
Wedding planner Geomyra Lewis gave out goodies too!
Invitations galore from The Dandelion Patch.
The lovely Brianna Alcorn from Windows Catering.
And when you contact the Decatur House, these are the ladies who will help you! Left, Arioth Harrison and, right, Jessica Llewelleyn.
And big thanks go out to Linder & Associates for ferrying guests about in comfort! Linder provides all types of transportation for weddings, from horse-drawn carriages to antique Rolls Royce cars!
To find the vendors that were at the respective venues, go to www.engagedmagazine.com/dc.