On Sunday we spent the day at the Ritz-Carlton, D.C. chatting with the city’s top wedding planners and vendors at Washingtonian Bride and Groom’s Unveiled exhibition. We caught up with the mag’s editor Kate Bennett, publisher Cathy Merrill Williams, and account exec Vanessa Schutz.
The fifth annual event had local event companies showcasing their talents in decor, catering, planning, and design. Here Events in the City’s Christie McGuire, Megan Pollard, Laura Ritchie, and Kaitlin Beazell pose in their booth.
The mag drew a 400-person crown crowd of eager brides- and grooms-to-be, and their closest family and friends. The Chamber of Commerce’s newly engaged Taylor Uzzell is surrounded by marketer Ambika Kuckreja and the Committee on Energy and Commerce’s Shannon Taylor—the latter of whom attended to get ideas for their respective weddings last year.
The 4-hour showcase included a fashion show from Carine’s Atelier featuring bridal gowns by Monique Lhuillier, Carolina Herrera, Badgley Mischka and more. Out on the exhibit floor, we caught up with Love Couture Bridal’s Sandy Leone and employee Savannah Summers with the shop’s model.
**Photos: Tony Brown/Imijination Photography
**Originally published 1.31.13 in The Scene Bisnow