Micro-Wedding Company Petite Soirée, Anderson House, and More Are Giving Away a Free Wedding to Someone in Healthcare

The local contest kicks off today.

When Petite Soirée—a micro-wedding company that is the collaboration of event planner and designer Lauryn Prattes Events, photographer Abby Jiu Photography, florist Sweet Root Village, and baker Buttercream Bakeshop—launched last month to address the evolving challenges of weddings amidst the coronavirus pandemic, they almost immediately began discussing ways to use the company to “say ‘thank you’” to a healthcare worker who’s had to postpone their wedding. 

Ultimately, a giveaway was born. Today, Petite Soirée launches a contest through which one couple will win a micro-wedding at Anderson House, to take place on September 27, 2020. 

Entries will be accepted through 11:59pm EST on June 30, 2020, and the winner will be announced on July 2. 

Here’s what’s included in the prize:

  • A micro-wedding for up to 10 guests at Anderson House on September 27, 2020, including a 15-minute ceremony followed by a one-hour mini-reception with brunch plus a 30-minute photo session.
  • Design and planning by Lauryn Prattes Events and Styling
  • Photography by Abby Jiu Photography
  • Bridal bouquet, boutonniere, alter flowers and table flowers by Sweet Root Village
  • Cake from Buttercream Bakeshop
  • Catering by Get Plated
  • Makeup by Nikki Fraser of Beauty and the Bride
  • Videography by Clayton Film Co.
  • Designer tabletop rentals by Maison de Carine
  • Ceremony music

For eligibility requirements (hint: current clients of Lauryn Prattes Events, Abby Jiu Photography, and Sweet Root Village cannot apply; applicants must both be at least 18 years of age and engaged at the time of application; at least one partner must be employed as a healthcare worker; the couple’s wedding must have been originally planned for 2020 and postponed due to COVID, etc.), as well as other terms and conditions, and information about how to enter, visit the contest page of Petite Soirée’s website.

Amy Moeller
Fashion & Weddings Editor

Amy leads Washingtonian Weddings and writes Style Setters for Washingtonian. Prior to joining Washingtonian in March 2016, she was the editor of Capitol File magazine in DC and before that, editor of What’s Up? Weddings in Annapolis.