From elaborate interactive booths to lavish table settings, intricately decorated cakes to spectacular floral arrangements, there was no shortage of inspiration at the sixth annual Washingtonian Bride & Groom Unveiled wedding showcase. Held this year at the beautiful Park Hyatt Washington, the sold-out event featured more than 50 of Washington’s best wedding vendors, as well as a breathtaking Vera Wang runway show from the Bridal Salon at Saks Jandel. Here’s a behind-the-scenes look and recap of the day.
Video by Suburban Video
Washingtonian Bride & Groom celebrated its sixth annual Unveiled wedding showcase on Sunday at the Park Hyatt Washington. The sold-out show featured more than 50 of the best wedding vendors in the Washington area, a Vera Wang bridal runway show from the Bridal Salon at Saks Jandel, Champagne, delicious bites from Blue Duck Tavern, and more. A huge thank-you to our productions partners—Park Hyatt, the Bridal Salon at Saks Jandel, Chicka, Edge Floral Event Designers, Party Rental Ltd., Michael Bennett Kress Photography, and Suburban Video—as well as all the other fabulous exhibiting vendors.
Want to attend? We’re giving away two pairs of tickets to this year’s show, so two lucky winners can attend with a guest for free! To enter, just leave us a comment below telling us your favorite part of being engaged. We’ll announce the two winners on Tuesday, January 14.
Unveiled takes place Sunday, January 26, from 11:30 to 2:30 at the Park Hyatt Washington. Tickets range from $65 to $85.
It’s the season to get engaged, which is why we are here to help you start wedding planning. Meet all the top local wedding experts and vendors in one place and find out everything you need to know about planning a wedding in the Washington area at our sixth annual wedding showcase and runway presentation. On Sunday January 26 from 11:30 to 3:30 at the Park Hyatt Washington, Unveiled 2014 will feature an exclusive Vera Wang bridal runway show, presented by the Bridal Salon at Saks Jandel, and booths extraordinaire from top florists, planners, caterers, photographers, makeup artists, and others in the wedding biz.
In addition to mingling with premiere, not to mention Washingtonian Bride & Groom approved, wedding vendors, guests will also enjoy Champagne, cocktails, cakes, tastings from the Park Hyatt, and be entered to win some amazing door prizes. Tickets are $65 to $85 and available online. Brides-to-be, you don’t want to miss this event!
As 2013 draws to a close, there is nothing quite like looking back at everything Washingtonian Bride & Groom has achieved this year. From last year’s Unveiled event (mark your calendars, Unveiled 2014 is January 26!) to some major photo shoots (seemingly all accompanied by pouring rain), to gorgeous jewels from the likes of Graff, Bulgari, and Tiffany & Co., the year was filled with Instagram-worthy moments—all fun and fashionably fabulous. Scroll down for a behind-the-scenes look at our day-to-day lives and see why we love that our job is getting to make this magazine for you.
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1. Atrendy Wedding booth at Washingtonian Bride & Groom’s annual Unveiled event.
2. A backstage look at one of the models before the Unveiled fashion show.
3. Final look at the Unveiled runway.
4. Catching up with Randy to the Rescue’s star Randy Fenoli during the filming of a DC episode.
5. Design Army’s Pum Lefebure straightens the clutch for our Color Theory shoot.
6. Hair guru Ismail Tekin fluffing a model’s veil before the beauty shot.
7. Models playing happy couple on set. The bride is wearing a blush gown by Watters.
8. Even though this pretty mint cake from Charm City Cakes was mostly cardboard for photo shoot purposes, we still had to resist the temptation to eat it.
When our region’s best wedding professionals turned out for Washingtonian Bride & Groom’s Unveiled event on January 28, they brought their A-game—and then some. From elaborate table settings by an elite handful of event planners to spectacular floral displays, scrumptious cake tastings, photography booths, stationery samplers, incredible props, decor, and more, this year’s event packed the ballroom of the Ritz-Carlton, Washington, D.C. with the most fabulous trends the industry has to offer. While brides-to-be perused the exhibitions and chatted with vendors, backstage models were transformed into winter-white visions of beauty, ready to model hot-from-the-runway looks courtesy of Carine’s Bridal Atelier in the finale fashion show—the perfect way to end another excellent Unveiled.
Bowen Films captured the splendor of Unveiled, from the decorations to the runway presentation.
Washingtonian Bride & Groom would like to thank everyone who attended our annual Unveiled event at the Ritz-Carlton Washington, D.C.—it was truly a day to remember. We’d especially like to recognize the incredible support we received from Chicka, Edge Floral Event Designers, and Digital Lightning, who helped us transform the showcase into a breathtaking experience inspired by the best of spring, summer, fall, and winter weddings. We’d also like to say a huge “thank you” to Carine’s Bridal Atelier for presenting gorgeous designer gowns in our bridal fashion show—Marchesa, Monique Lhuillier, Carolina Herrera, Rivini, and more, all on one stunning runway. Carl Ray makeup, Hair by Giselle and runway production by the Aba Agency brought it all together for the perfect culmination of bridal style.
We’ll be posting a full recap later this week, but until then, here’s a peek at some of the finer details from Unveiled 2013.
Last Wednesday, Washingtonian Bride & Groom hosted the Unveiled rehearsal dinner at Lincoln restaurant. Ten lucky engaged couples were randomly selected to win a seat at the dinner, where they had the chance to mingle, meet some of the best DC wedding vendors, and enjoy delicious food from Lincoln.