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 Winery, Ridgewells 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
CAROLJOYNT·16 HOURS AGO·
#DC knows how to roll out the #inaug2013 carpet!RT @washingtonian:The @airandspace looking especially nice #starrynight http://pic.twitter.com/VhorQQYl
WEDDINGROWCHARLOTTE·15 HOURS AGO
It’s a gorgeous setup at @airandspace for the @washingtonian #starrynight ball. http://pic.twitter.com/mjz92cYf
AFTER HOURS BLOG
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.
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.
Chris Laich Music Services is thrilled to once again be apart of Washingtonian Bride & Groom Unveiled 2013! Stop by and see us there, January 27th at the fabulous Ritz-Carlton, Washington, D.C., from 11:30am to 3:30pm. We are excited to take part in this year’s bridal show with the areas most elite wedding professional and vendors. In addition, Chris Laich will DJ the exclusive runway show presented by Carine’s Bridal Atelier featuring the latest bridal collection from designers Monique Lhuillier, Carolina Herrera, Angel Sanchez, Marchesa, and more!
Buy tickets here and check out the highlights for Unveiled 2013, including:
- Meet the Washington area’s best wedding experts and preview amazing portfolios from top florists, planners, caterers, makeup and hair stylists and much more!
- Enjoy champagne, cocktails, cakes, and tastings from the award-winning The Ritz-Carlton Washington, D.C.
- Be entered to win amazing door prizes
- The First 75 ticket buyers will be entered to win an invitation for two to the Exclusive Unveiled Rehearsal Dinner at Lincoln Restaurant