Tuesday, May 31, 2011

My Wedding Wire Endorsements

Sometimes you have to toot your own horn :p

From Duvall Catering and Event Design  and NoLo Weddings and Events for my Event Coordination :)

Duvall - Katie is great! To be specific, our catering staff said Katie was 'easy going and very helpful'. Having a wedding coordinator willing to work as a team with other vendors at a reception can make or break the experience for the client. We welcome the opportunity to work with Katie in the future! 

NoLo - The Rockville Rooftop, and specifically Katie, were absolutely wonderful to work with when we helped with day of coordination of the Spring Wedding Gala. Everything ran smoothly and all of the staff were friendly and willing to pitch in if needed. I can’t think of a better place to hold events if you are looking for a gorgeous venue and enjoy working with friendly, hard-working and talented people! -Lorinda Lukenbach, NoLo Weddings & Events

Wedding Gala Pictures

Pictures from The Venues at Rockville's Town Center Wedding Gala

To see all of the Wedding Gala Pictures "Like" The Rooftop at Rockville's Town Center and click the photo album Wedding Gala .

Friday, May 27, 2011

Brides and Bubbles Event

Come stop by and say hello to me at this event! Sunday, June 12th 1-5 pm .

"Hosted by Tami Sawyer Events, Brides & Bubbles is a must-attend event for any savvy, modern bride and groom-to-be. Brides & Bubbles will feature vendors showcasing their wedding related services and products, a wedding attire fashion show and complimentary champagne (the Bubbles!).  Not to be left out, grooms and their buddies will be pampered in the Groom’s Lounge which will include shaving vendors and complimentary whiskey tasting. After a full afternoon of wedding inspiration at Brides & Bubbles, guests will walk away with loads of information, numerous contacts and a canvas swag bag, filled with wedding day essentials.  Brides & Bubbles will take place at the newly re-branded Lamont Bishop Gallery located near the Mt Vernon Sq/7th St-Convention Center Metro station."

For tickets go to http://bridesandbubbles-eorg.eventbrite.com/

 And visit  http://www.bridesandbubbles.com/  !

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Keep Calm

We have all seen the Keep Calm and Carry On Signs, and now you can make your own! 


For the Brides

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Sarasota + Anna Maria Island Florida

Sorry blogsphere I haven't written much lately. With the event season gearing up and with trips to Florida and Charleston SC ( pics to come ) I have been swamped!

I have vacationed in Florida since I was little to visit family there, had my last family reunion there and got engaged there :) . Recently Morgie and I went to Sarasota and Anna Maria Island  and here is some suggestions of fun things to do in that area.

In Sarasota + Surrounding Areas

 * Visit  Lido Beach , Sanibel and Siesta Key for the beautiful beaches with white powdery sand and great shells. These beaches are always in the top beaches for the country.

* For the kiddies or nature lover-
Mote Marine Aquarium - touch tank, sharks , manatees, eels oh my!

*Sarasota Jungle Gardens - I haven't been here in years but Kelly and I used to love the bird show and seeing the alligators.

* Ringling Museum
Great art and history. Lilly Pulitzer had an event there that looked amazing! http://blog.lillypulitzer.com/2011/02/09/ringling-museum-event-party-in-pink/

*St.Armands Circle
Full of great shopping with everything from tshirt shops to a Lilly Store . Also filled with many restaurants the Columbia ( try their 1905 salad, mojitos and sangria ) , Tommy Bahama Bar and Kilwins chocolate shop mmmm.

Mudda with Poseidon in St.Armands Circle

*Marina Jack's Restaurant
Great view of the ships , I would go here for the views and drinks.

Anna Maria Island

* Martiniville- drinks are a little pricey but are from fresh ingredients! Try the island taster that comes with ahi tuna, chicken satay and veggie spring rolls with a side of mango infused sweet potatoes. yummmm!

* The Sandbar restaurant
Scott proposed to me here after dinner. It is on the beach  with many weddings occurring here.

* Sand Dollar
Best shop with beachy finds for the home and great inexpensive jewelry.

* Dcoy Ducks
Well this one may need a disclaimer. If you want to go to a place that's a smokey dive but alot of fun this is the place!

The island is great to explore for it's food, shopping and beaches and relaxation!

Royal Wedding inspired by Cinderella?

You decide :)

Monday, May 9, 2011

Winners Lacrosse Gala- May 19th


Join the Washington Inner City Lacrosse Foundation (WINNERS) for our first annual spring-time gala and silent auction. With a $90 contribution, not only will you be supporting Washington DC youth by introducing them to the great game of lacrosse, you will have access to a breathtaking, sunset view of the DC skyline for an evening of all-you-can-drink cocktails and beverages and scrumptious hors d'Ĺ“uvres with amazing opportunities to win some awesome items - such as a trip, lacrosse collectibles, entertainment tickets, and much more!

We have event sponsorships available - from sponsoring our outside patio area to a drink to a table! If you are interested in purchasing sponsorship for this event, please contact Colleen O'Neil at oneileventsllc@gmail.comThank-you for your participation to make this event a success!

Cocktail attire.

WINNERS introduces the game of lacrosse to underserved inner-city youth in Washington, DC, by combining the discipline and teamwork of the sport with mentoring to create academic opportunities for our players.  Our team members compete in regional games and tournaments, shadow lacrosse playing students at local schools, and attend summer camps throughout the East Coast. Further, we seek secondary school placement for graduating eighth graders so they can continue to develop their academic potential using lacrosse as a vehicle for advancement through high school and into college. "Helping to create WINNERS on and off the field" is our motto, and we hope that you can join us in celebrating the success in the lives of our youth by teaching more than just the game of lacrosse.

For more information on WINNERS Lacrosse, please visit www.winnerslacrosse.org.

Friday, May 6, 2011

Stephen Gosling Photography

I met with the wonderful Stephen Gosling who shot a wedding at The Venues at Rockville's Town Center.

He has a great eye and is a pleasure to work with , I can't recommend him enough.

Visit his site at http://www.goslingphotography.com/

Thursday, May 5, 2011

KidzRock at The Rooftop!

Dates & Entertainer:
Sunday, May 15: Here Comes Trouble
September 18:  TBD

KidzRock at The Rooftop is the latest and hippest in family entertainment events. One Sunday out of every month from 4 to 6p.m., parents and caregivers can spend a night out with their kids. This event features an hour of a hip, fun and safe dance party for our smallest guests with dance instruction from street breakdancers, teachers from Studio-310 and our rockin' DJ from Washington Talent Agency. Following up the dance party is entertainment of fun, non-stop amazement and laughter as one of the region’s top kid's entertainers performs for guest. KidzRock at The Rooftop is designed for kids ages 2-10.
The goal of KidzRock is to provide a fun and safe evening for kids and their families, whiles helping to raise funds for other kids through the City of Rockville’s Parks & Recreation Foundation and other local charities.
Event is rain or shine. In the event of inclement weather, KidzRock will be moved indoors to the 2nd floor VisArts Event Gallery.
Brought to you by:
Buffalo Wild Wings, Macaroni Kids, Washington Talent, Kicks Karate and Studio-310

by tickets by visiting

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Royal Wedding . . . Swoon

I wouldn't be a very good Wedding Belle if I didn't include pictures from the Royal Wedding!

Absolutely beautiful! I'm feeling a  trend alert; beautiful  demure lace dresses , hats , classic silhouettes  . . .  swoon!

Zumba Wednesdays

Come join us for Zumba Wednesdays on The Rooftop! If inclement weather it will be moved into the VisArts.  6:30-9:00. $10

MES Mixer at Key Bridge Marriott

Colleen , NoLo Lovelies, and I attended the Mes Mixer at the Key Bridge Marriott. It was a great mixer for event professionals ( saw many friends in the biz, lots of them who attended the Gala ) and  The Key Bridge Marriott has the most spectacular view of Georgetown and the City.

Here are some pics from the event , photography from Daniel McGarity

Indaroma Baked Goods

Baked Plantains from the hotel

The Fabulous Sugar from DIYVA Productions and Liza  of DBI Events with the event producer Josh Norris

What a beautiful shot of the NoLo girls <3

Colleen and I with a friendly waiter