Why do vendors do these shows we ask? Well we certainly learned alot from our first one in many ways. There are vendors who go into bridal shows assuming that they will gain a few bookings from it and then there are vendors who go in thinking that they have nothing to lose but everything to gain. Well we will be the first to admit that we gained a whole lot. We met vendors that work in the area that otherwise we would not have had the opportunity to meet because busy schedules, conflicting dates and events. We even were able to meet with a few of our past clients as well and coordinators that we have worked with on several occasions making it a quite beneficial networking experience in all. Thanks Doreen for making it all happen and bringing it all together! Cheers!
Just wanted to give a few shout outs to a couple of wonderful vendors that we met for the first time out at the show that we feel are unique assets to the wedding community in the DC Metro area:
Amaryllis – First off this company has some amazing work that comes out of there that was displayed at the show. Their bouquets are distinctly their own designs and boy are they simply gorgeous!
Janet Flowers – Love, love, love their table set ups! Talk about classy and unique, they have some of the most beautiful table set-ups from linens, to center peices, she truly knows what she is doing in bringing it all together!
Robert Isaccson – Is a photographer who is quite down to earth and does some really nice commercial work as well as weddings. He is also a huge contributor to the Engaged! Magazine as he compliments the book well. He seems like your meeting an old friend after a long time. Srinu and I just love when people are approachable and Issacson is just that.
Suburban Online Video – Bob Bowen the owner is just the friendliest man you will ever meet, another personable and approachable fellow!
Engaging Affairs – Laura Weatherly who is one of DC’s premier wedding coordinators was also at the show as well, we are hoping to work with her this year as we hear her events tend to raise the bar!
Bella Amore Events – Karie Lewicki – She must have the coolest website of any coordinator that we have ever met, now if that alone doesn’t say enough about her attention to detail I don’t know what does!
There were so many great people we met and unfortunately we don’t have time to name them all however we enjoyed being a part of the day!