Friday, February 28, 2014
Thursday, February 27, 2014
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Bubbly and Glitz and Bling! Tomorrow is the night for DC brides to come out and Frost themselves at The W! We can't wait to see the gorgeous decor by Amaryllis, the fun Lip and Lash bar by Alison Harper & Co., the live henna painting, the bubbly bar and so much more! Check out our amazing sponsors for the event:
Venue & Catering:
The W Washington D.C.
Décor & Florals:
john farr lighting
linens & tableware:
dj & photobooth:
eli turner photography
bridal gowns & styling:
love couture bridal
lash & lip beauty bar:
Alison harper & Co.
just write studios
hot cocoa to-go:
Monday, February 24, 2014
Eli Turner is one of our all-time favorite wedding photographers and will be featured at our fabulous bridal event "Frost Yourself at The W" this week! We love Eli's easy-going personality and his lovely style. Our couples adore working with him and so do we. Here is just a taste of his work for Engaging Affairs weddings and events!
Friday, February 21, 2014
Thursday, February 20, 2014
We are so thrilled to be co-hosting "Frost Yourself" at The W Hotel in Washington, D.C. We have been fascinated by this property since the days we were taking hard hat tours as it was converted from the old Hotel Washington (where we even planned a wedding one of our very first years in business back in the 90s!). We love the fact that The W brand kept so many of the historic features of the old building while adding its own sleek, chic touches.
The W has wonderful nooks and spaces throughout the hotel like this amazing pre-function area that gives the feeling of being in a fabulous library!
And you can't beat the views from POV or the rooftop terrace!
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
The guest list is filling up quickly so be sure to reserve your spot for this fun, glitzy event!
If you are a bride getting married in DC, don't miss this fabulous girls' night out filled with bling (pearl earrings from Dominion Jewelers to the first 50 brides!), beauty (get done up at the Lash and Lip bar by Alison Harper & Co) and bubbly (lots of champagne!). Not to mention the bridal gowns by Love Couture Bridal, the custom creations for brides by Just Write Calligraphy, the hand bedazzling by henna artists, the spectacular wedding cakes by Kendall's Cakes, the stunning decor by Amaryllis, Inc. Floral + Event Design and lighting by John Farr Lighting Design, photography by Eli Turner Studios, music by Bialek's Music and so much more!!
RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, wedding date and venue and your guest's name. See you there!
Tuesday, February 18, 2014
Monday, February 17, 2014
Not only will this party feature wedding gowns from Love Couture Bridal, cakes from Kendall's Cakes and decor from Amaryllis but you will have the chance to get dolled up at the Lash and Lip beauty bar by Alison Harper, have Just Write Calligraphy design a custom calligraphy creation for your wedding and even get your hands bejeweled by a henna artist. Every guest will leave with a blinged out swag bag and, even better, the first 50 brides to arrive will receive a pair of pearl earrings from Dominion Jewelers!
So grab your maid of honor or best girlfriend and come enjoy a fabulous girls night out with the ladies of Engaging Affairs! You must RSVP to email@example.com with your name, email, your wedding date and location and your guest's name. This is an intimate event with limited space, so RSVP now. We hope to see you at "Frost Yourself!"
Frost Yourself sponsors:
The W Hotel Washington, D.C.
Engaging Affairs, Inc.
John Farr Lighting
Eli Turner Photography
Love Couture Bridal
Alison Harper & Co.
Just Write Studios
Friday, February 14, 2014
Happy Valentine's Day! Since we are celebrating love it's time for Monte and Jack's Big Wedding Weekend Part Two! For the second part of the weekend of festivities, Monte's co-star on "Say Yes to the Dress Atlanta" and BFF, Lori Allen, flew in along with her husband, Eddie. Monte and Lori have such similar senses of humor and amazing chemistry that, when they are together, the laughs never stop!
After the Friday courthouse adventures, Saturday evening was the intimate rehearsal dinner at Restaurant Eve then Sunday was another big day. After waking up at The Morrison House, Monte and Jack got ready for the day.
Jack, always the practical one, had a little fun with the price tags on Monte's Prada ensemble.
Dear friends Kim Giammarria of Beauty Mark and Remona Soleimani came to the hotel to do hair and makeup for Lori (and maybe a little touch-up for Monte). Monte provided his own line of hair products to use!
Monte took a quick photo with his dream team of vendors: Remona, Kim, Laura (that's me!) and Sarah from The Morrison House.
After Monte and Lori were dolled up (and Lori was in her Jackie O pillbox hat per Monte's request) and boutonnieres were pinned on by florist, Alison deWit, it was time to head to St. Paul's Church for the blessing of the marriage.
Monte and Jack have attended St. Paul's Episcopal Church for years and years and Monte still serves as head usher on high holy days so the location was very meaningful to them.
The Reverends Oran Warder and Judith Proctor performed the blessing in the church's small chapel.
After the intimate blessing ceremony, Monte and Jack walked around Old Town Alexandria with Maid-of-Honor Lori and Best Man Eddie.
Then it was back to the lovely Morrison House for an intimate luncheon reception with twelve close friends. Monte wanted the reception to be very personal so he used his own silver service and china.
The long table was set with a single white linen cloth from DC Rental and natural flowers and fruit arranged in Monte's grandmother's hobnail vases by Alison deWit of Distinctive Designs.
Each guests' place had a beautifully wrapped favor box and inside was a replica of St. Paul's Episcopal Church!
Monte put the final touches on the table himself.
Monte and Laura pose for a photo before guests arrive.
Georgetown Cupcakes provided the "Lucky Us" cupcakes and Kendall's Cakes baked the classic lemon curd wedding cake covered with fondant horseshoes and topped with a customized horseshoe topper.
Famous Atlanta Constitution cartoonist Mike Lukovitch created a custom cartoon of Monte, Jack, Lori and Eddie (and Monte and Jack's dog Nellie Belle) so we hung it above the wedding cake display. Any resemblance of Lori and Eddie to Bill and Hillary is purely coincidental (and should not be mentioned around Lori)!
Guests enjoyed a classic luncheon inspired by Jackie Kennedy's White House menus and finished with the delicious wedding cake.
Cheers to Monte and Jack for a wonderful life together! It was an honor to share your special wedding weekend! Thanks to Juan Carlos Briceno for the lovely photos and to the entire team who helped create such an intimate and personal celebration.