THE PARTY It was a night of glamor and glitz at An Evening of Wedding Luxury - the high-end-cocktail launch party for Modern Luxury Weddings Washington’s inaugural issue. The Howard Theatre was illuminated with the help of Pike Productions and eloquently adorned with gorgeous flowers from Karin’s Florist. Guests were greeted with delicious cocktails, hors d'oeuvres and confections by Ridgewells Catering. Specialty cocktails included “The Grapefruit Fizz” and “The Fluffness Fizz,” OneHope sparkling wine topped with Elderflower cotton candy by Fluffness. Type A Invitations provided lovely signage and displays for the evening. Andy Kushner Entertainment Design kept everyone moving and grooving throughout the night with two bands: Marquise and Rhythm6. In addition to mingling and sipping on cocktails, guests sampled liquids from Whistle Pig Whiskey and OneHope while giving perfume making a shot at the Jo Malone table. During the evening, high-end gifts from the ‘swag table’ were creatively gifted via social media to selected guests using the event hashtag - gifts ranged from Kendra Scott and Mindy Lam jewelry to a custom tux from Tailored Man and an all inclusive Jamaican getaway from Claire Skies Travel to an entertainment consultation from Andy Kushner Entertainment.
THE PEOPLE In addition to the engaged couples in attendance, notable attendees included journalist Noor Tagouri; former Project Runway contestant and head designer of Elaya Vaughn Bridal, Katelyn Pankoke; and local jewelry designer Mindy Lam.
BEST IN SHOW Cue the lights! The highlight of the evening was the runway show, produced by Rogue Productions, featuring models from T.H.E Artist Agency, dolled up by Progressions Salon and Spa, shashe down the runway in gowns from Rizik’s including feature designers Rosa Clara, Sachin and Babi, Marchesa and Alon Livne. The runway was exquisitely produced by Event EQ with hand crafted white flower walls designed by Ruie + Grace. Guests departed the event with a custom Modern Luxury Weddings Washington tote in hand stuffed full of luxury gift items from Sanctuary Cosmetic Spa, Type A Invitations, Jo Malone, Kendra Scott, Skinade, OneHope Wine, Tailored Man and Mindy Lam Couture. -Allihies Melton
Photography by Tony Brown, Daniel Schwartz and Mohammed Sanoon