Washington DC Event Venues

Washingtonian Starry Night Inaugural Ball

Last night I had the privilege to attend the Washingtonian Inaugural Ball held at the Smithsonian Air & Space Museum.  It was an amazing night with more than 850 guests in attendance.  It was great to hang out with fellow wedding professional and great friend Steve from the Edge Floral!  As well as to see other wedding industry friends there to provide their services, including Potomac Point WineryRidgewells Catering, Rodney Bailey Photography,  John Farr Lighting, and more!  The delicious dinner included passed hors d’oeuvres, plentiful food stations, and delicious desserts!  The night was complete with a full open bar and a fun and lively atmosphere with live music and a lot of dancing.

Huge thanks to Eleni, Rebecca and Katherine from Washingtonian for such a phenomenal event!  Washingtonian online has a recap of tweets and photos from the night, here are a few of the fun pictures.


The VIP lounge (blast off) #starrynight @washingtonian http://pic.twitter.com/MBuS5ACR

#DC knows how to roll out the #inaug2013 carpet!RT @washingtonian:The @airandspace looking especially nice #starrynight http://pic.twitter.com/VhorQQYl


It’s a gorgeous setup at @airandspace for the @washingtonian #starrynight ball. http://pic.twitter.com/mjz92cYf



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Wedding at the Westin, Alexandria – Mary and Nicholas

Mary and Nicholas were married October 27, 2012 at The Cathedral of St. Thomas More, Arlington, VA followed by a beautiful reception at the Westin, Alexandria, VA.  Wedding DJ – Chris Laich Music Services, photography – Timmester Photography, wedding coordination by White Pumpkin.  

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The day started with getting ready at the hotel, Hair by Giselle and make-up by Pattie Martin. We love all of the thoughtful details put into their day; from the invitation to flowers by Flower Den. After the ceremony, guests enjoyed great food at the Westin, a lovely and delicious cake from Pastries by Randolph. And of course, great music!



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Following the cocktail hour, guests were invited into the ballroom where the father of the bride gave a wonderful welcome speech. Toasts were provided by the Best Man and Maid of Honor. After dinner, Mary and Nicholas cut their wedding cake to “How Sweet It Is To Be Loved By You,” by James Taylor. They then danced their first dance to “Hey, There, Everywhere” by The Beatles. Later on, everyone took to the dance floor, which kept moving all night!

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Mary and Nicholas, October 27, 2012 at the Westin, Alexandria, VA, wedding DJ – Chris Laich Music Services, photography – Timmester Photography.

Thank you, Mary and Nicholas, for choosing Chris Laich Music Services to be part of your day, and the very best to you both!


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Sparkle Lounge 2013 – Ronald Reagan Building

The Ronald Reagan Building’s annual Sparkle Lounge is the perfect opportunity to catch up with wedding industry friends and network with event professionals around the DC region.  The event was truly amazing and we were honored to have Chris Laich Music Services provide the music again this year! 

The Ronald Reagan’s Atrium Ballroom, which is already a spectacular space, “wowed” guests with the incredible decor, food, champagne and of course great soundtrack!  Approximately 1,000 people attended this year.  It was great to see people mingling throughout the space.

DC Photographer, Stephen Bobb was there and captured the night with some incredible images.  Flowers and decor provided by by Elegance & Simplicty.



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Great shot of Chris Laich DJing



DC Photographers Cicely Procopio, Eli Turney and Kelsey Thompson



Ronald Reagan Building’s Candice Barnes, Petal’s Edge Gerry Rogers, and Sara Bauleke of Bella Notte



More images via Stephen Bobb on Facebook and Stephen Bobb Photography.

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