Engaged couples flocked to Washingtonian Bride & Groom’s annual Unveiled event at the Fairmont Hotel Washington, D.C., on Sunday, January 25. Guests mixed and mingled with the area’s top-rated wedding vendors and enjoyed an exclusive Oscar de la Renta bridal runway show presented by Saks Jandel.
This event would not have been possible without our partners: The Bridal Salon at Saks Jandel, Fairmont Hotel Washington, D.C., Edge Floral Event Designers, Chicka, Monachetti Weddings, Photojournalism by Rodney Bailey, and Simply Chic Events.
The runway show was a huge success, thanks to the production by TAA PR, makeup by Johny Sade, and hair provided by Christophe Jounne, LoAnn Lai and the rest of the Salon L’eau team.
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All photographs by Rodney Bailey.
The Vendors | The Attendees | The Details | The Runway Show
Christophe and team from Salon L’eau get the models ready for the runway show.
Johny Sade applies final touches on the models.
Dannah Lemieux, Christine McFarlane, Lacey Campbell of Bella Bridesmaids.
Cindy Bastron and Aimee Dominick of A. Dominick Events.
Dean Francisco and Sarita Simpson in front of the gorgeous Chuppah designed by Joy & Co. Florists.
Carola Myers demonstrates how to create the perfect bridal look.
Kalorama Cookie Company showcased their wedding themed cookies.
Karen Atchison, Charese Carter, Erin Gannon, Barbara Choice, Veleke Brown and Ashley Lasky from Macy’s showcase their registry items.
Asia Taylor and Dia Hancock from Blue Sky Films showed guests their wedding videos.
Deva Helman and Jonathan Mervis of Mervis Diamonds showcased gorgeous engagement rings and wedding bands.
Samantha Navarro and Daniel Nakamura from Booth-o-Rama.
Beautiful station and paper good courtesy of The Dandelion Patch.
Maria Koumas and Dimitri Koumas display gorgeous treats from Maria Karina Cakes.
Fluffy Thoughts Bakery brought some creative cakes.
Lauren Mazanec, Carolyn Clauss, Katie Kirby, and Caroline Messier relax in Chicka’s lounge.
Jilma Prada and Tammy Grimason from Sperry Tents.
Jennifer Lavallee from Bellajenna shows off her beautiful collection of invitations.
Live painter Jamie Peterson paints the bridal showcase.
Ryan Krasney from Blend Event tests out makeup looks on one of the guests.
No wash necessary, Blo Blow Dry Bar creates a quick and beautiful hairstyle on bride-to-be Tacie Steidel.
The Bridal Salon at Saks Jandel showcased the Spring/Summer.
Guests took home delicious treats from Ridgewells Caterers.
Chicka designs a bohemian-style booth with their “C” floral logo created by Edge Floral Event Designer.
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Bride-to-be Candice Ehrheart with Style Me Bar’s Tracey Garcia and Amanda Moran.
Julia Tuteur and Ariel Wade.
Amelia Johnson of Amelia Johnson Photography with Erica Long and Laura Long.
Molly Donelan and Nate Way.
Kate Harlan and Jamie Sears of Simply Chic Events with The Fairmont Hotel’s Bob Mikolitch.
Charlotte Foster, Torie Foster, and Kelsey Bonner pose at the step-and-repeat.
Linde Korhumel and Krissy Korhumel.
Trish Ryder and Maddy Urick.
Washingtonian Bride & Groom’s Kate Bennett with Chicka’s Katie Kirby.
Isobel Kuchinsky, Ashley Arias, Mia Desimone, Nicole Shade, and Rebecca Chin.
Meredith Street and Maggie Maloney.
Lauren Brettell, Rebecca Steele, and Dan Goldman.
Mary Shores and Megan Shores.
Joey Delatorre and Samantha Millard.
Mark Medrick and Rodney Bailey.
Ben Hoover, Rebecca Schwartz McFarland, Kelly McFarland, and Kasey Underdown.
Tabitha Roberts and Kate Bennett.
Meg Cangany and Lauren Yamagata.
Casie Kiel and Richelle Manansala.
Christina David and Maria David.
Washingtonian’s Rebecca Schwartz McFarland, Kate Bennett, Jessi Taff, and Cathy Merrill Williams.
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Washingtonian’s ultimate wedding showcase hosted at The Fairmont in Washington, DC.
Annika Puth and Ryan Weisser at registration. Florals provided by Edge Floral Events Designers and bar by Chicka.
Entertainment Exchange’s string ensemble “String Theory” kept the party alive.
A model wearing an Oscar de la Renta gown from Saks Jandel walks through the hotel.
Electric violinists from Elan Artists greeted guests upon entry.
The grand ballroom’s foyer was full of energetic guests and vendors.
The Fairmont Hotel’s pastry department showcases their “Summer” wedding cake.
Trunk Club display their designer shoes.
Bergeron’s vibrant florals.
Edge Floral Event Designers designed a beautiful mock event space.
The Fairmont Hotel displayed beautiful cakes created by their pastry chef.
The Fairmont provided a delicious raw bar in the Colonnade Room.
Guests enjoy seafood ceviche provided by The Fairmont Hotel.
Branded wedding cupcakes by Sprinkles Cupcakes.
Guests enjoyed delicious steak ‘n eggs bites courtesy of The Fairmont Hotel.
Guests indulge in The Fairmont Hotel’s chicken & waffles.
Simply Chic Events featured a stunning tablescape at their booth.
Amphora Catering’s colorful food.
Mini burgers and fries were a part of Fairmont’s “Midnight Snacks” display.
The Cake Courtesan showcases an elegant cake.
Sriracha deviled eggs created by Spilled Milk Catering.
Mini Bloody Marys were provided by The Fairmont Hotel, Washington, D.C.
The grand ballroom was full of energetic guests and vendors.
Mini Chocolate Milkshakes provided by The Fairmont.
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The Runway Show
The runway show opened with a lively performance from Elan Artists’ band Nation.
Katie Kirby, Rebecca Schwartz McFarland, and Jessi Taff pose in the front row of the runway show.
Washingtonian Bride & Groom’s Editor-in-Chief Kate Bennett gave opening remarks before the runway show.
Attendees were excited to see the couture bridal gowns.
The “Caroline” wedding gown by Oscar de la Renta.
The runway ballroom was packed with guests excited to see the couture gowns.
The “Colette” wedding gown by Oscar de la Renta.
Guests win amazing door prizes at Unveiled.
An excited attendee wins one of the door prizes.
Caroline Cunningham and Kate Bennett take a selfie on the runway.
Kate Bennett (center) with TAAPR’s Ashley Arias, Robyn Dixon, Aba Kwawu, Nicole Schade, Mia DeSimone, Becky Chin, and Isobel Kushinsky.
Jamie Sears, Katie Kirby, Rebecca Schwartz McFarland, Jessi Taff, Kate Bennett, Kate Harlan, and Caroline Cunningham pose on the runway.
Guests were wowed by the beautiful Oscar de la Renta gowns provided by Saks Jandel.
The finale of the Oscar de la Renta bridal gowns presented by Saks Jandel.
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