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Venue Spotlight: Ronald Reagan Building

26 Apr

After an amazing wedding at The Ronald Reagan Building last weekend I wanted to share one of my favorite venues with our readers. Located in the heart of DC this fantastic venue is not only great for photos but has an amazing staff and delicious food.

Two wonderful locations to host your event within the building are the Atrium and the Pavilion. The atrium is a much larger space with amazing modern lines and a beautiful grand staircase.

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credit: Connor Studios via District Weddings

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Another wonderful location within the Ronald Reagan Building is the Pavillion. After entering the Pavillion floor from the private elevator, guests walk into a beautiful cocktail pre function space that as a modern aesthetic with clean lines and light wood finishes. Adjacent to the pre function space is the actual Pavillion room with a gorgeous vaulted ceiling and large glass doors which allow for plenty of sunlight.

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Cocktail Hour space

The exterior of the building is equally as beautiful as the interior and makes for wonderful photos. My personal favorite are shots crossing the street on Pennsylvania Avenue with the capital in the background !

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A few great reasons to host your event at RRB are the white glove service, exceptional in-house chef and staff, lounge furniture, and an in-house AV company who provide up lighting at an affordable rate.

For more information contact Candice Barnes at 202.312.1331 or email at

Elan Artist Spring Showcase

22 Apr

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Head over to Ritz Carlton in Georgetown on April 25th for Elan Artist band preview. They will be having two of their awesome bands put on a showcase for couples thinking about a live band for their event. A band is a great element to add to the reception and always know how to get guests out of their chairs and dancing!

The evening begins at 6:30pm with the first band Rhythm Collective performing at 7:30pm.

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And to cap off the night The Source will perform at 8:00pm

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Register your swag in style

22 Dec

For those couples getting married in the spring/summer of 2012, its time to start thinking about registering for all the fun swag you will be receiving at showers and the wedding. Some companies offer inceintives and special scanning parties to make scanning not only fun but easy. Remember to contact the store you wish to attend a party at to RSVP and secure your space! Enjoy and Scan Away!

Crate and Barrel Registry Party

The Market Common Location (Arlington VA)

February 5th, 12th,19th, 26th


Tysons Corner Location (McLean VA)

February 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th

9:00-11:00 am

Montgomory Mall Location (Bethesda MD)

February 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th

9:00-11:00 am

Spring Valley Location (Washington, DC)

February 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th

9:00-11:00 am


Macys Sip and Scan Party 

Pentagon City (Arlington VA)

January 10th at 7pm

Tysons Corner (McLean VA)

January 11th at 7pm

Tysons Galleria (McLean VA)

January 18th at 7pm

Montgomory Mall (Bethesda MD)

January 13th at 7pm


Learn from the best- Cake classes!

21 Dec

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If you want to learn the skills of cake decorating and baking there is no better to learn from than the wonderful team at Fancy Cakes by Leslie. They will be holding classes in their Maryland location over the spring to help aspiring bakers hone their craft! Each class incurs a special fee, participants must be 12 years or older, and please see their website for more details!
Beginning Cake Decorating Classes
January 9th, February 6th, and March 5th
Buttercream Piping Workshop
January 16th, February 6th,  and March 12th
Beginning Fondant Workshop
January 23rd, February 13, and March 19th