Image by Sweet Tea Photography
Next up in our Meet the Planners series is Amanda McCabe! Amanda is also a DC native and is a graduate of Visitation and JMU.
Your signature cocktail:A glass (or bottle) of Pinot Noir
Favorite pair of shoes: A floral print stiletto or my new Kate Spade all cork heels!
Favorite vacation spot: Antigua! Or Boston for a quick getaway to cheer on my Red Sox! Viva!
Favorite restaurant: Nam Viet in Arlington. I’m a sucker for good Thai or Vietnamese food!
What is your TV go to: I love to binge watch seasons of Scandal, Shameless, and House of Cards
Favorite wedding trend: I love mixing metallics with bright bold prints!
Wedding trend you’d love to see die a slow death: Pintuck linens. I am a true rental snob!
Describe your perfect weekend when you don’t have a wedding: Hanging with my dog, Tessie!
Describe your dream client: I love meeting with a couple who trust me and are willing to go outside the box!
Favorite celebrity wedding: Ellen and Portia. So beautiful and intimate! Plus who doesn’t love Ellen!! (Ellen- pick me to be on your 14 days of giveaways show, thank you!)
Some images by Eli Turner Studios of our fabulous friend, Monte Durham, and his husband, Jack, at “Frost Yourself at The W.” Be sure to watch Monte on TLC’s “Say Yes to the Dress Atlanta!”
Over the past few months the team at Engaging Affairs has changed. We’ve said farewell to some people and welcomed new members. It’s been a lot of change but it has all been good! We couldn’t be happier with our new team!
From left to right: Christine Godsey, Erica Selekman, Laura Weatherly, Taylour Ann Campbell, and Amanda McCabe.
Happy Friday from all of us to all of you!
More images from “Frost Yourself at The W!” SO much fun!!
Glitzy, frilly cakes by Kendall’s Cakes!
A Bubbly Bar with so many delicious purees and garnishes to embellish the bubbly!
Baubles from Dominion Jewelers!
Ladies enjoyed the Lip and Lash Bar from Alison Harper & Co.
The team from Love Couture Bridal showed the latest styling options and wedding gowns!
Live henna artist Yogita bedecked ladies with traditional or white henna. Such a treat!
Jenny from Just Write Studios was on hand to create custom calligraphy for brides!
Nick from Amaryllis and Amanda from Engaging Affairs show off the amazing table decor!
The Engaging Affairs ladies chatting with brides!
Our fabulous DJ from Bialek’s Music entertains the crowd!
Guests loved the photo booth from Bialek’s! Here Dan Goldman shows us how it’s done!
Our amazing photographer Eli Turner sits down with brides (in our favorite fur and croc chairs, no less)!
And the big surprise for the night was the appearance of Monte Durham and his husband, Jack! Monte took lots of pictures with fans of his TLC show “Say Yes to the Dress Atlanta” and talked bridal fashion! We love our Monte!
Custom coffee creations from Travelling Bean (s’mores flavored lattes anyone?) were the perfect end to the evening!
Taylour Ann handed out swag bags as guests departed!
Thank you to all the people who joined us for “Frost Yourself at The W” and to our amazing team of sponsors! These really are the Best of the Best!
venue & catering:
the W Washington D.C.
décor & florals:
john farr lighting
linens & tableware:
dj & photobooth:
eli turner photography
bridal gowns & styling:
love couture bridal
lash & lip beauty bar:
alison harper & Co.
just write studios
We were so honored to work with an amazing team to put together “Frost Yourself at The W” on Thursday evening at The W D.C. We had such fun seeing the gorgeous creations and all the creative ways brides could “Frost” themselves!
The Great Room and foyer at The W were the perfect spaces to host the bridal experience. Amaryllis, John Farr Lighting and DC Rental helped us transform the space into a glitzy, luxurious setting filled with metallics, fur and shimmer!
Guests were welcomed by these fabulous fur and cros chairs and a couture wedding gown from Love Couture Bridal.
We transformed the Great Room into a showcase room for frosty decor. Amaryllis draping the space and lined one wall with tufted fabric panels then John Farr added the lighting. We used a single long table with gorgeous shimmery linens and glittering tableware from DC Rental and fabulous chairs from Amaryllis. Tall silver candlesticks and low compotes filled with white flowers ran the length of the table. Gorgeous!!
Thanks to Eli Turner for the stunning images! More “Frost Yourself” to come!