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Photos from Washingtonian Bride & Groom’s 10th Annual Unveiled Wedding Showcase

Photos from Washingtonian Bride & Groom’s 10th Annual Unveiled Wedding Showcase

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.

This event would not have been possible without our partners: Mandarin Oriental, Washington DC , Nature of DesignAmpa EventsElectric Events DCHowerton+Wooten EventsThe Bridal Room, Shah & Shah Distinctive Jewelers, St-Germain & Dewars, Lisa Blume Photography and Bowen Films.

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.

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All photos by Lisa Blume Photography

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
Sarah Wujcik and Frank Pierro
Schedule of event signs customized by Pretty Mail Calligraphy
Ashley Greer of Atelier Ashley Flowers during one of four live demonstrations
Caitlin Patenaude and Jon Vannoy
Michael Bennett Kress, Mandarin Oriental, Washington DC’s Michael Deltette, and Carl Ray
Amphora Catering’s gorgeous table spread
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 Brede, 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
Alexandra Rider and Nicole Lubel
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
Stephanie Somerville and Andy Longosz
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.