William Grace has a passion for creating distinctive events and memories. His attention to detail, style and quality, is always tailored to the client’s vision, with his own professional trademark and eye for excellence. Spending over 25 years in the Food/Beverage & Hospitality industry organizing weddings, social events, corporate galas and convention meetings, William always makes sure every event is delivered flawlessly.
Over the course of her profession, Ariel has trained with some of the top celebrity makeup artists from around the world. She attributes her signature "timeless" style to some of her most influential tutors over the years.
Raquel Shutt is the founder and creator of www.getweddingsavvy.com and the Wedding Savvy Summit, an educational conference that gives wedding consumers a comprehensive understanding of the market. Raquel has been planning weddings since 2001 and is the principal of Wedding Savvy Wedding & Event Consulting, an award winning national wedding consulting company.
Ashley Riddle was seeking on-site bridal beauty services for her wedding in 2004 and few such services existed. As a bride-to-be and a young hairstylist, she immediately recognized an unfulfilled demand. Combining her passion for hair styling and makeup artistry with enthusiasm for weddings, she launched her company, Up Do’s For I Do’s in 2004.
Ken’s recipe for success is simple: “Never stop caring.” His pursuit of excellence persists after catering thousands of events—from weddings, bat/bar mitzvahs and corporate events to themed dinner parties. What sets his services apart are the seamless choreography of elements that make these occasions memorable—from fresh flowers (roses are his signature), impeccable table settings and mood-setting music to menus reflecting the tastes of his patrons and exceptional service.
Rodney Bailey of Wedding Photojournalism by Rodney Bailey is a photojournalist in the purest sense. He does not manipulate his surroundings, orchestrate his subjects or distract the moments he is capturing. He has documented over 1000 weddings for 26 years in this unobtrusive approach and is one of the most sought after wedding photographers in Washington DC and beyond. He often works internationally reaching destinations such as Paris, Rome and Amalfi Coast, Korea, Toyko, Bermuda, Cabo San Lucas, Costa Rica and the U.S. and British Virgin Islands.
Christina beautifully balances the candid moments and traditional elegance of a wedding to preserve the day as a timeless expression of love. Her photojournalism style wedding photography captures the laughter, tears and joy so her photos tell a story that make you feel like your wedding day is happening all over again. Christina also leads Hamilton Photography in baby and family photography. Artistically capturing the spirit of a newborn or the chemistry of a family, she takes time to know her clients and produces natural and documentary-style portraits.
Jerry is well known for his monthly wine dinners that have grown to over 100 attendees. Each dinner is a five or six course culinary experience that is specially prepared to pair perfectly with the wines that have been chosen for the evening.
Besides having built one of the most successful Catering companies in his region, Jerry has traveled the world, training and assisting Caterers, Chefs and Event Planners to animate their guest’s culinary experience.