Every year at this time event professionals in DC scurry to put together a portfolio of sorts of their best event, or events, of the previous year. DC ISES, the International Special Events Society, hosts their annual awards Gala in March or April to recognize the year that was and to celebrate another 12 months of creative party throwing.
For the past two years I have dared to enter one of my events in the "Wedding Events" category and to my surprise and delight, my hard work paid off. Both years my weddings have been nominated amongst the many that entered, although I have never come home with top prize. Last year, my fabulous colleague Laura took home the award for an amazing February wedding she did at the Mellon Auditorium. For this year, I am hoping the third time is the charm.
Besides a gruling, competetive awards ceremony, the party people actually get to party themselves! We surround ourselves with fabulous decor, cutting edge lighting and amazing floral designs. We are entertained by a host of musical groups, dancers and theatrical players. The food is top notch and the bar gets some use as well. It's a great time to enjoy our amazing efforts and have a little fun together before the craziness of the 2009 spring begins. This year, the Gala will take place on March 29th. Stay tuned to see how it all turns out!