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Written by Washingtonian Staff | Published on Engaged couples and their friends and families enjoyed an enchanting afternoon at the Mandarin Oriental, Washington DC for the tenth annual Washingtonian Bride & Groom Unveiled wedding showcase on January 28th. Guests met with the DC area’s top-rated wedding experts, sipped St-Germain champagne cocktails and Dewar’s Old Fashioned, sampled delicious hors d’oeuvres, and experienced an exclusive runway show by The Bridal Room. The runway show was a huge success thanks to the production by Electric Events DC and TAA PR , models by T.H.E. Artist Agency , makeup by Carl Ray , hair by Bridal Beauty Associates , and pre-show music by Round Midnight of Entertainment Exchange . Click here to see a full list of vendors. Watch videos of the showcase thanks to our Bowen Films below: Guests were greeted at the registration desk provided by Ampa Events with flower decor by Nature of Design Guests were offered a St. Germain bubbly welcome drink served by the Champagne Skirt provided by Entertainment Exchange, before entering through the floral arch created by Nature of Design Live Illustrator Cris Clapp Logan provided sketches throughout the day Schedule of event signs customized by Pretty Mail Calligraphy Ashley Greer of Atelier Ashley Flowers during one of four live demonstrations Michael Bennett Kress, Mandarin Oriental, Washington DC’s Michael Deltette, and Carl Ray Fluffness provided delicious confections during the event Lipsologist Ariana Lightningstorm gave attendees lip readings Fluffy Thoughts showcased their creative cakes The rustic iced tea bar created by Ampa Events In the Groom’s Lounge, Castaneda Cigars provided custom cigar rolling Guests could meet representatives from Trunk Club in the Groom’s Lounge Morgan Haugh, Katherine Vrede, Michelle Le, and Olivia Nguyen The tarot card reader at the whimsical A. Dominick Events space was a hit with attendees Sweet treats were in abundance for guests to try throughout the event Napheissa Owens and Marlo Smith of Howerton+Wooten Events Shawn Gray, Janice Carnevale, Sandy Yi-Davis, Washingtonian Bride & Groom Editor in Chief Amy Moeller, Yodit Gebreyes, and Kawania Wooten during the Wedding Planning 101 panel discussion The Haiku Guys provided personalized haikus for guests in the Grand Ballroom Rachel Bridgwood, Joy Bythrow, and Lauren Anderson of Sweet Root Village In the Groom’s Lounge, guests could enjoy a Dewar’s Old Fashioned Delectable hors d’oeuvres were served by the Mandarin Oriental, Washington DC Christine Chuke of Posh & Luxe Event Furniture + Décor Rental Washingtonian Bride & Groom Editor in Chief Amy Moeller getting makeup touch ups by Carl Ray before the runway show The fashion runway and decor was designed by Electric Events DC The band Round Midnight provided by Entertainment Exchange performed for guests as they entered the runway show Stunning wedding gowns were provided by The Bridal Room The gorgeous gowns were accompanied by bouquets created by Nature of Design The jewelry worn during the runway show was provided by Shah & Shah Distinctive Jewelers The Cake Courtesan’s table display full of sweet treats Even the models were all smiles during the dazzling runway show Heba Adat, Zainab Jaiballah, Yodit Gebreyes Dresses of all silhouettes were showcased Monika Raithel, Misty Holbert, Ashley Ross, Frances Andrada, and Kathryn Ross mingle in a lounge by Ampa Events.
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