(Closed) Metro DC: Share your vendors

posted 13 years ago in Washington, D.C.
Post # 47
1 posts
  • Wedding: September 2011

Post # 48
389 posts
Helper bee

OOOOOH this is great info! thanks for sharing!

Post # 49
389 posts
Helper bee

@hanhie: how much was mason inn room rental? do you have any pics you can share?

Post # 52
1096 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

I can’t believe my wedding is behind me and it’s time for me to post my vendors.  I pretty much worked exclusively from this thread when choosing my vendors and found it incredibly helpful.  I did a lot of research on vendors when planning which I believe led me to have a completely calm perfect day without a care because I knew I was in good hands.  Please feel free to PM with any questions.  I was extremely happy with my vendor team.

Post # 53
1189 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I’m reviving this thread!

Venue: Evergreen Country Club

Caterer:  Evergreen Country Club

Coordinator:  Day of-Evergreen Country Club

Photographer:  Genevieve Leiper


Florist:  TBD

Cake:  TBD

Officiant:  Father Michael Kelley and Cantor Ellen Schwab

Dress:  Alfred Angelo

Shoes:  TBD

Bridesmaid or Best Man Dress:  TBD

Hair Stylist:  My regular stylist-PR and Partners

Make-up artist:  same as hair stylist

Invitations:  TBD

Rings:  TBD (e ring from James Allen)


Post # 54
155 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

Ill edit after the wedding for the missing vendors


Venue: Tudor Place

Photographer:  RMN

DJ:  N/a

Florist:  ultraviolet

Cake:  probably fluffy thoughts

Officiant:  unknown 

Dress:  pnina tornai- church street bridal

Shoes:  unknown

Bridesmaid or Best Man Dress:  they picked their own

Hair Stylist:  My regular stylist 

Make-up artist:  same as hair stylist

Invitations:  STD -etsy

Rings:  dominion jewelers 





Post # 56
2 posts
  • Wedding: February 2013

  • Wedding date: Feb.16, 2013

  • Venue: Chez Billy

  • Caterer: Chezy Billy

  • Photographer: friend of a friend

  • DJ: accordion player for an hour, ipod for later

  • Florist: whole foods

  • Cake: Georgetown cupcakes

  • Officiant: Tiffany Newman – highly recommend! 

  • Dress: David’s Bridal

  • Shoes: JCrew

  • Bridesmaid or Best Man Dress: no BMs

  • Hair Stylist: self

  • Make-up artist: self after consultation at Sephora 

  • Rings: mine – from catbird in Brooklyn

Post # 57
8 posts
  • Wedding: April 2010

  • Wedding date: April 10, 2010

  • Venue: Rockville Hilton

  • Caterer:N/A

  • Coordinator:None but highly recommend day of coordinator, especially for weddiings 200+

  • Photographer: Ethan Yang Photography. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!!

  • DJ:Terry from Bialek’s Music

  • Florist: Maryam’s Flowers. HIGHLY RECOMMEND and VERY affordable!

  • Cake:Hilton provided the cake but was ordered from Custom Cakes in Rockville

  • Officiant:Honestly don’t remember. =(

  • Dress:Custom made in China

  • Shoes: Jimmy Choos

  • Bridesmaid or Best Man Dress:Custom made in China

  • Hair Stylist:Bella Salon. HIGHLY RECOMMEND Tania who did my hair and makeup! 

  • Make-up artist: Tania of Bella Salon did both my hair and make up.  Ricardo, who is now at Aveda Bethesda and DryBar Bethesda did all my bridesmaid makeup and hair.  I still go to Ricardo for ALL of my haircuts!

  • Invitations: Made them myself!

  • Rings: Husband’s was Blue Nile, Mine was from an estate jeweler

Also want to recommend St. Charles String Quartet who played during the processional and ceremony.  FABULOUS!



Post # 58
536 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

See our feature in United with Love! Part 1 and Part 2


  • Wedding date: October 13, 2012
  • Venue: Woodend Nature Sanctuary 
  • Month-of-Coordinator: HJ Planners
  • Caterer: Main Event
  • Baker: Classic Bakery
  • Florist: Greenworks
  • DJ/Lighting: Musical DJs
  • Officiant: Joan Phillips
  • Transport: Awards Limousine
  • Hair/Makeup: Allison Harper & Co (formerly Belle Souer)
  • Photographer: Sweet Tea Photography by Lisa Marie
  • Photobooth: Top Hat Photobooths
  • Videographer: Drade Photography & Films

Wedding dress, Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses, groom/groomsmen attire, alterations, rings, stationary, any other decor was all from either out-of-town vendors or online. I’m not putting my reviews here because I’ve been scared off by bad review stories, but if you want my opinions on anyone either looking at my previous posts or PM me.

Post # 59
73 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Bumping this in case anyone wants to add to it with recent respones…I need ideas!!! 🙂

Post # 60
1034 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I wanted to wait for ours to be over and done with before I posted, so that I would know how it all had turned out. For future Bees, please note that every local vendor linked below is enthusiastically recommended 🙂

  • Wedding date: October 5th 2013
  • Venue: The Lodge at Little Seneca Creek, Boyds MD. Beautiful place.
  • Caterer: Stone Soup Catering — love these guys.
  • Coordinator: N/A
  • Photographer: Ross J Bosse Photography — amazing work, and BEYOND a steal pricewise. Cannot recommend highly enough.
  • DJ: Shew-Sical Entertainment — we had Dustin, who was great.
  • Florist: Blooming Arts (very small business so no website, but Wedding Wire has contact info — she was fabulous!)
  • Cake: Ed’s Country Bakery. Great prices, cake was delicious and beautiful.
  • Officiant: Family friend
  • Dress: David’s Bridal
  • Shoes: Nordstrom
  • Bridesmaid or Best Man Dress: N/A, no wedding party
  • Hair Stylist: Jordan K Winn — Jordan is the best!
  • Make-up artist: Jordan K Winn
  • Invitations: Wedding Paper Divas
  • Rings: All were family heirlooms or custom-made outside of DC area
  • Transport: On The Town Limousines — our guest shuttle service with these guys was totally seamless.

Good luck, future DC/MD/NoVA Bees!

Post # 61
4 posts
  • Wedding: May 2014

I need ideas too! Here’s what I have so far

Venue: Springfield Manor Winery and Distillery (Thurmont,MD)

Caterer:  Catoctin Mountain Inn

Coordinator:  Springfield Manor and family friend

Photographer:  TBD (I am thinking Images by Mattea)

DJ:  ??

Florist:   Sams Club (Grandmother will arrange)

Cake:  ??

Officiant:  Pastor Robbie Davis

Dress:  I Do I Do Gaithersburg, MD (Casablanca

Shoes:  Rose Pearl Boutique

Bridesmaid or Best Man Dress:  TBD

Hair Stylist:  My regular stylist

Make-up artist:  ??

Invitations:  Vistaprint

Rings:  TBD (e ring from Zales)



Post # 62
248 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

  • Wedding date: 10/5/2013
  • Venue: Bull Run Golf Club, Haymarket, VA
  • Caterer: Bull Run Golf Club
  • Coordinator: Valarie Moore (with Bull Run)
  • Photographer: Kelly Hahn Photography
  • DJ: Black Tie DJs (http://www.musicdj.com/)
  • Florist: Flower Gallery of Manassas
  • Cake: Sweet Ladies Bakery
  • Officiant: Diane Stanley
  • Dress: Davids Bridal
  • Shoes: Zappos
  • Bridesmaid or Best Man Dress: Wtoo from Ann’s Boutique in Burke, VA
  • Hair Stylist: my regular stylist
  • Make-up artist: same
  • Invitations: zazzle
  • Rings: Etsy and MoissaniteJewelryShop (e-ring)

We loved all our vendors!

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