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South Asian Bridal Soiree, The Ritz-Carlton Tysons Corner
Sunday, October 4, 2009, 12:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Join us October 4, 2009 at The Ritz-Carlton, Tysons Corner for the first annual South Asian Bridal Soiree! Attend one-of-a-kind seminars with Washington D.C.'s premier vendors, sample rich and elegant dishes provided by leading caterer, Tandoori Nights and have a chance to win an all inclusive, paid honeymoon to The Ritz-Carlton of your choice*, all during one exquisite event! We look forward to spending time with you as we showcase our ability to create unique, personal and memorable events for your special occasion.

Registration starts at 11:30 a.m.
Tickets: $30.00 per person
Reserve your spot online and receive $5.00 off.

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Online tickets will be available through September 31, 2009.

*Restrictions do apply.

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The Art of Planning Your Own Wedding - Washington, DC
Sunday, January 31, 2010, 2:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Sip mimosas, nibble savory pastries, and receive LIVE tips & tools that specifically answer your wedding questions at Fahrenheit at The Ritz Carlton in Georgetown, Washington, D.C.! Speak 1-on-1 with industry professionals at “The Art of Planning Your Own Wedding™”.  Followed by a Vendor Panel / Q&A with well-renowned wedding vendors in Beauty, Cakes, Catering, Floral, Music, Photo, & Video! Moderated by Nerissa Montemurro, Founder & CEO of Private Receptions™. 

Gift bags include a "Planning Companion Flash Drive" that contains all of the information and templates reviewed at the event plus additional space for your own documents! Compliments of Private Receptions™! Not to mention some fabulous luxury items from DC's Best Wedding Professionals! *One Flash Drive per couple id distributed.

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We hope you will join us at this fabulous event!

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Washingtonian Bridal Party Chat: Ask a Stationer
Saturday, February 21, 2009, from 11am - noon

When she was growing up, Saima Khan’s favorite time at school was always art class. “I recall making highly embellished appreciation cards for my parents or a Valentine’s card for my best friend,” she says. Khan went on to the Maryland Institute College of Art and earned a degree in graphic design before heading to work for some of the top design firms in the area. But it wasn’t until her brother got married that she really felt her calling. She created her first wedding invitation for his wedding, and she was hooked.

Khan opened Saima Says Design in March 2006. Since then, she’s been the stationer for more weddings than she can count (from here to Australia!), and her work has been featured in Grace Ormonde Wedding Style, Inside Weddings, and Brides Magazine. Her Georgetown studio offers lines of custom and ready-to-order special-occasion stationery. “Exceptional stationery, we know, requires more than technical ability,” she says. “We put our skills in the service of compelling concepts, taking inspiration from a multitude of sources—architecture, fashion, history, nature. After researching our themes, we spend countless hours experimenting with fonts, motifs, and colors to ensure a harmony of design elements.”

Khan is coming to The Washingtonian for a live chat on Thursday. Whether you have questions about ti ming, wording, themes, or anything else, Khan can help. She’ll be here for the chat from 11 to noon—

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Washingtonian Bride & Groom: Unveiled
Sunday, January 25, 2009

To commemorate the launch of Washingtonian's new magazine, please join us for "Washingtonian Bride & Groom: Unveiled," the year's ultimate wedding showcase and bridal show.

Sunday, January 25, 2009
11:30 am- 3:00 pm
Park Hyatt Washington D.C

An exclusive bridal fashion show featuring the best gowns from designer Monique Lhuillier's Spring 2009 bridal and mother-of-the-bride collections sponsored by Carine's Bridal Atelier,

Mindy Weiss- A headline presentation and booksigning with wedding planner to the stars, Mindy Weiss, who will give A-list tips for your nuptials and sign copies of her latest how-to manual, The Wedding Book.

One-on-ones with many of Washington's best event experts: wedding planners, florists, invitation consultants, bakers, jewelers, and other authorities, who will offer their creative ideas for your special day!

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