Washingtonian Bride & Groom Unveiled 2014

A sneak peek at the Vera Wang runway. Photograph by Michael Bennett Kress Photography.

Chicka created a stunning entry piece for the hallway. Photograph by Michael Bennett Kress Photography.

The fashion show featured Vera Wang gowns from The Bridal Salon at Saks Jandel in shades of pink. Photograph by Michael Bennett Kress Photography.

The fashion show featured Vera Wang gowns from The Bridal Salon at Saks Jandel in shades of pink. Photograph by Michael Bennett Kress Photography.

An exquisite white Maggie Austin cake on the mezzanine level. Photograph by Michael Bennett Kress Photography.

Kalorama Cookie Company prepared cute breakfast-themed treats for the Brunch & Rehearsal Dinner room. Photograph by Jeff Elkins.

IndAroma Catering in the Brunch & Rehearsal Dinner room. Photograph by Jeff Elkins.

A colorful cake by IndAroma in the Brunch & Rehearsal Dinner room. Photograph by Michael Bennett Kress Photography.

B.Mingled Events’ bright tablescape in the Brunch & Rehearsal Dinner room. Photograph by Jeff Elkins.

Breakfast sandwiches from Blue Duck Tavern. Photograph by Michael Bennett Kress Photography.

The Sweet Lobby passed out delicious macarons and other goodies in the hallway. Photograph by Jeff Elkins.

The Sweet Lobby passed out delicious macarons and other goodies in the hallway. Photograph by Michael Bennett Kress Photography.

Travis Tucker of Washington Talent Agency in the Cocktail Hour room. Photograph by Michael Bennett Kress Photography.

Scout donated fantastic gift bags for the show. Photograph by Jeff Elkins.

Fancy Cakes by Leslie had several gorgeous cakes on display in the Reception room. Photograph by Jeff Elkins.

Party Rental set up this all-white tablescape and provided all the rentals for the event. Photograph by Michael Bennett Kress Photography.

Photograph by Michael Bennett Kress Photography.

The ladies of HJ Planners pose in front of their booth in the Cocktail Hour room. Photograph by Jeff Elkins.

Michele Fritz of Meant to Be Calligraphy showcased lots of great work at her booth in the Reception room. Photograph by Michael Bennett Kress Photography.

Photograph by Michael Bennett Kress Photography.

Elan Artists performing in the Reception room. Photograph by Jeff Elkins.

Photograph by Jeff Elkins.

The ladies of the Dandelion Patch pose in front of their booth in the Cocktail Hour room. Photograph by Jeff Elkins.

J. Morris Flowers created a beautiful escort card display in the Cocktail Hour room. Photograph by Jeff Elkins.

Mary Schafer and Corey Costella. Photograph by Jeff Elkins.

Park Hyatt served these delicious Wedding Cake cocktails, featuring Blue Ice American vodka, on strolling bar carts in the Cocktail Hour room. Photograph by Jeff Elkins.

The hallway bustling with guests. Photograph by Jeff Elkins.

Sports Club/LA in the hallway. Photograph by Jeff Elkins.

One of the confections from Fancy Cakes by Leslie in the Reception room. Photograph by Michael Bennett Kress Photography.

Urmil Bansal and Charlotte Pineda. Photograph by Jeff Elkins.

A string trio from Entertainment Exchange played for guests in the hallway. Photograph by Jeff Elkins.

Spilled Milk Catering in the Reception room. Photograph by Michael Bennett Kress Photography.

Stunning florals at the B.Mingled Events booth in the Brunch & Rehearsal Dinner room. Photograph by Michael Bennett Kress Photography.

The bellini bar in the Brunch & Rehearsal Dinner room featured a variety of fun bubbly cocktails. Photograph by Jeff Elkins.

To go along with the bubbly bar, Unveiled’s tiniest attendee blew bubbles throughout the show. Photograph by Michael Bennett Kress Photography.

Meghan Gannon and Chris Schwork. Photograph by Jeff Elkins.

Park Hyatt created a tasty dessert display for the Brunch & Rehearsal Dinner room.

Photograph by Jeff Elkins.

Leah Schwartz with fiancé Sam Moser. Photograph by Jeff Elkins.

A close-up of the stunning J. Morris flowers in the Cocktail Hour room. Photograph by Michael Bennett Kress Photography.

Entertainment Exchange in the Ceremony room. Photograph by Jeff Elkins.

Meaghan Nolan and Nicole Werner. Photograph by Jeff Elkins.

Blue Sky Films in the Ceremony room. Photograph by Jeff Elkins.

The Ceremony room. Photograph by Jeff Elkins.

Erin Searer and Nancy Soschin. Photograph by Jeff Elkins.

The Reception room. Photograph by Jeff Elkins.

Natalie Solomon in the Reception room. Photograph by Jeff Elkins.

Boone & Sons Jewelry had a ring-cleaning station so engaged ladies could polish their new accessories. Photograph by Jeff Elkins.

One of the many Blue Duck Tavern passed goodies: bread pudding French toast. Photograph by Jeff Elkins.

Candace Armstrong and Frances Mitchell. Photograph by Jeff Elkins.

Some of the ladies of Michael Bennett Kress & Associates in the Reception room. Photograph by Jeff Elkins.

Washingtonian Bride & Groom editor Kate Bennett with Washingtonian’s Melanie Bender, who is also newly engaged! Photograph by Jeff Elkins.

Jack Hartzman Photo in the hallway. Photograph by Jeff Elkins.

Jennifer Morris of J. Morris Flowers poses in the Cocktail Hour room. Photograph by Michael Bennett Kress Photography.

EastCoast Entertainment in the hallway. Photograph by Michael Bennett Kress Photography.

Janelle Hervig, Ivy Williams, Megan McCune, and Andreea D. Ursu.

Photograph by Jeff Elkins.

Eli Turner in the hallway. Photograph by Michael Bennett Kress Photography.

Catering by Seasons in the hallway.

Catering by Season in the hallway. Photograph by Michael Bennett Kress Photography.

Guests receiving their Scout gift bags. Photograph by Jeff Elkins.

Potomac Point Winery in the hallway. Photograph by Michael Bennett Kress Photography.

Bella Bridesmaid in the hallway. Photograph by Michael Bennett Kress Photography.

Bella Bridesmaid dresses. Photograph by Michael Bennett Kress Photography.

Events Extraordinaire in the Ceremony room. Photograph by Michael Bennett Kress Photography.

Nicole Sabara and Francesca Nour. Photograph by Jeff Elkins.

Booth-o-Rama’s custom branded photo booth in the hallway. Photograph by Michael Bennett Kress Photography.

The Reception room. Photograph by Michael Bennett Kress Photography.

The Park Hyatt Washington team in the Reception room. Photograph by Michael Bennett Kress Photography.

Ismail Tekin, Rose DiFerdinando, and David Hartcorn. Photograph by Jeff Elkins.

Edge created a stunning tablescape in the Reception room. Photograph by Michael Bennett Kress Photography.

Photograph by Michael Bennett Kress Photography.

Atrendy Wedding in the Reception room. Photograph by Michael Bennett Kress Photography.

Atrendy Wedding in the Reception room. Photograph by Michael Bennett Kress Photography.

Janet Flowers in the Ceremony room. Photograph by Michael Bennett Kress Photography.

Photograph by Michael Bennett Kress Photography.

Chicka and Edge created this beautiful area in the Reception room. Photograph by Michael Bennett Kress Photography.

The Wedding Cake cocktail by served by the Park Hyatt. Photograph by Michael Bennett Kress Photography.

The Bridal Salon at Saks Jandel had several Vera Wang gowns on display. Photograph by Michael Bennett Kress Photography.

Darin Williams and Giselle Chreky.

Photograph by Jeff Elkins.

Purple Onion Catering in the Cocktail Hour room. Photograph by Michael Bennett Kress Photography.

Photograph by Michael Bennett Kress Photography.

Park Hyatt’s Mark Guthrie, Washingtonian publisher Cathy Merrill Williams, and Washingtonian’s Chris Westfall. Photograph by Michael Bennett Kress Photography.

Chicka’s Katie Kirby and Julie Lubin. Photograph by Michael Bennett Kress Photography.

Atrendy Wedding’s booth offered an engraving station. Photograph by Michael Bennett Kress Photography.

Cakelore’s stunning gold-embellished cake in the Ceremony room. Photograph by Michael Bennett Kress Photography.

Photograph by Michael Bennett Kress Photography.

Perfect Honeymoons in the Brunch & Rehearsal Dinner room.

Photograph by Michael Bennett Kress Photography.

The Container Store provided all sorts of cute and useful items for the show. Photograph by Michael Bennett Kress Photography.

The ladies of Chicka. Photograph by Michael Bennett Kress Photography.

Jennifer Dominick of Love Life Images talks to guests at her booth in the Ceremony room. Photograph by Michael Bennett Kress Photography.

The PaperZest table in the Reception room. Photograph by Michael Bennett Kress Photography.

John Farr Lighting in the Cocktail Hour room. Photograph by Michael Bennett Kress Photography.

Photograph by Michael Bennett Kress Photography.

Bella Jenna had a lovely stationery display in the Ceremony room. Photograph by Michael Bennett Kress Photography.

Photograph by Michael Bennett Kress Photography.

Caesar sandwich bites from Purple Onion Catering in the Cocktail Hour room. Photograph by Michael Bennett Kress Photography.

Byrdsmiles Orthodontics in the hallway. Photograph by Michael Bennett Kress Photography.

Photograph by Michael Bennett Kress Photography.

Guests talk to Tom Trainor of Suburban Video in the Brunch & Rehearsal Dinner room. Photograph by Michael Bennett Kress Photography.

The mock ceremony in the Ceremony room. Photograph by Michael Bennett Kress Photography.

Steve Ornstein, Cassie Harwood, and Bill Enright of Edge Floral Event Designers. Photograph by Michael Bennett Kress Photography.

Photograph by Michael Bennett Kress Photography.

Photograph by Michael Bennett Kress Photography.

Jodi Moraru, Washingtonian’s Katharine Ragsdale and Rebecca McFarland, and Thy Parra. Photograph by Michael Bennett Kress Photography.

Stunning cakes by Park Hyatt in the Reception room. Photograph by Michael Bennett Kress Photography.

The ladies of Atrendy Wedding. Photograph by Michael Bennett Kress Photography.

Makeup guru Carola Myers touches up a guest in the Cocktail room. Photograph by Michael Bennett Kress Photography.

Guests in front of Spilled Milk Catering’s booth in the Reception room. Photograph by Michael Bennett Kress Photography.

Photograph by Michael Bennett Kress Photography.

Guests look at some of the gorgeous jewels at the Bridal Salon at Saks Jandel’s booth. Photograph by Michael Bennett Kress Photography.

Steve Ornstein of Edge Floral Events Designers and Angel Santiago of Washington Talent Agency. Photograph by Michael Bennett Kress Photography.

Bouquets by Janet Flowers in the Ceremony room. Photograph by Michael Bennett Kress Photography.

Guests in front of the Fluffy Thoughts display in the Cocktail Hour room. Photograph by Michael Bennett Kress Photography.

Photograph by Michael Bennett Kress Photography.

Makeup artist Aimee Decker’s booth in the Cocktail Hour room included a lash bar. Photograph by Michael Bennett Kress Photography.

Ray Bialek and his team at his booth in the hallway. Photograph by Michael Bennett Kress Photography.

Cake by Fluffy Thoughts in the Cocktail Hour room. Photograph by Michael Bennett Kress Photography.

Photograph by Michael Bennett Kress Photography.

Dandelion Patch in the Cocktail Hour room. Photograph by Michael Bennett Kress Photography.

Peter Kaiser of MarcParc Valet talks to guests in the hallway. Photograph by Michael Bennett Kress Photography.

Guests did not leave hungry, thanks to all the yummy bites from Blue Duck Tavern. Photograph by Michael Bennett Kress Photography.

Suburban Video interviews an engaged couple at the show. Photograph by Michael Bennett Kress Photography.

Christophe Salon had an interactive braid bar at its booth in the Reception room. Photograph by Michael Bennett Kress Photography.

Photograph by Michael Bennett Kress Photography.

Jennifer Johnston and Peter Marx of Saks Jandel. Photograph by Michael Bennett Kress Photography.

Photograph by Michael Bennett Kress Photography.

Janet Flowers arrangement at Purple Onion Catering’s booth in the Cocktail Hour room.

Photograph by Michael Bennett Kress Photography.

Photograph by Michael Bennett Kress Photography.

Saks Jandel’s Cendy Jovel and Cristina Bedwell. Photograph by Michael Bennett Kress Photography.

Elan Artist musicians in the Reception room. Photograph by Michael Bennett Kress Photography.

Washingtonian’s Vanessa Schutz (also newly engaged!) during the runway show.

Photograph by Michael Bennett Kress Photography.

Bill, Steve, and Cassie of Edge at the runway show. Photograph by Michael Bennett Kress Photography.

Washingtonian Bride & Groom editor Kate Bennett begins the runway show. Photograph by Michael Bennett Kress Photography.

The Vera Wang runway show. Photograph by Michael Bennett Kress Photography.

Who doesn’t love a confetti cannon? Photograph by Michael Bennett Kress Photography.

Guests were showered with confetti after the show. Photograph by Jeff Elkins.

A lucky door prize winner holds her ticket. Photograph by Jeff Elkins.

Each guest received a complimentary Georgetown Cupcake treat. Photograph by Michael Bennett Kress Photography.

Attendees also took home a packed Scout gift bag. Photograph by Michael Bennett Kress Photography.

As if there weren’t enough food already, guests were treated to warm, tasty crepes from Crepe Love food truck. Photograph by Jeff Elkins.

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