Monaco DC Wedding Showcase

February 18, 2015 § Leave a comment

The Monaco in Washington, DC, hosted a beautiful Wedding Showcase tonight in the Paris Ballroom. I met some amazing people in the industry but most importantly, I enjoyed the relaxed, casual vibe of the evening! They did a great job bringing in area florists, restaurants and bakers and I got to enjoy some pretty amazing samples, too! I had my iPhone 4s with me, as I ran straight there from work, so the pics aren’t amazing but I thought it would be the best way to share this event with you! The vendors included:
Zentan
Urbana
Poste (freeze-dried macaroons-amazing!)
Firefly (holy shrimp and grits–so delicious!)
Yellow Door Floral Designs (Thanks, John, for sitting through me showing you my Pinterest page of floral inspiration!)
Petal’s Edge Floral Design
Fancy Cakes by Leslie
Alexandria Pastry Shop
Fluffy Thoughts Cakes (had great Groom Cake examples)
The Dandelion Patch (Heidi was adorable and so friendly-and honest-I need to get on invitations!)

Thanks so much to everyone at the Monaco DC for a fun event that my fiance and I enjoyed very much! Buddee, director of catering and special events, was amazing (although I’m sad to report you CANNOT rent the gorgeous outdoor space as it’s just too busy in the summer) and I am excited (and scared) to look over the wedding package he sent me home with! I am a huge fan of Kimpton hotels and think they are the type of venue that has character and can provide guests with a memorable experience-not to mention the food and cocktails are always tasty, too! I happened to work at a wedding last summer at the Monaco in Alexandria (I did the sound outside in the courtyard for the ceremony and uplighting for the reception) and it was a beautiful event that all of the guests enjoyed. I’m getting butterflies in my stomach thinking about possibly having a wedding there! Even if it doesn’t work out (DC weddings are very costly I’m finding out) I’m still very happy to share this gorgeous event with you!

As always, thanks for stopping by! XOXO Jen

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Paris Ballroom

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Welcome!

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Zentan (you may know this place bc of the Donovan Rooftop-great restaurant!)

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Christine, thanks for all the info and the delicious tuna and avocado samples!

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Firefly DC

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Lara Stuckey, head designer and owner, assured me the black fondant would not stain my teeth should I choose to go with a chalkboard wedding cake 🙂

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My favorite cake sample of the night!

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The beer cake is a replica of an actual groom’s cake they made!

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Fluffy Thoughts

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Lara noted she dead-lifts 50 lb bags of flour to keep in shape. I may have second-guessed if she was in fact a baker haha!

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Kimpton properties was well represented this evening!

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Anything that looks like a chandelier=love.

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Yellow Door Floral Designs

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Yellow Door Floral Designs

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They are using dry ice to freeze the macaroons-they come out very cold and extra sweet! Coolest part is the dry ice makes it seem like your mouth is smoking when you eat them. #easilyamused

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Try them…… 🙂

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T wasn’t quite sure what to do with them! He ended up liking them though!

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Thanks to Chef Kyoo Eom and Casto Unson for the treats!

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These were surprisingly delicious and tasted like tea-flavored jam. I wanted a hot cup of tea to go with it!

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The chefs!

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Cakes by Leslie

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Leslie in action cutting a sample of her delicious chocolate cake

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Chalkboard cakes are all the rage right now!

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Our bartender made some refreshing basil lemon martinis that would be a perfect, light drink for a summertime wedding. T commented, “They taste like brunch.” lol

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Tom Lally from Alexandria Pastry Shop

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Alexandria Pastry Shop

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Yellow cake with raspberry jam and buttercream icing. Ever see the episode of Friends where Joey eats all of Monica’s jam? I had that reaction after trying this cake, “…yum…jam.”

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Alexandria Pastry Shop

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Petal’s Edge Floral Design

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Petal’s Edge Floral Design

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Petal’s Edge Floral Design

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Firefly’s chef–she made my fav food of the evening!

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T also approved of the shrimp and grits (and his new fav martini, basil lemon)

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Me and T ❤

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