Raquel Shutt - Owner of Wedding Savvy Inc. and Featured Columnist, Capital Style Magazine

Raquel Shutt is the principal of Wedding Savvy Wedding & Event Consulting, an award winning national wedding and event consulting company.  Wedding Savvy was founded in 2002 and has been featured in many national outlets such as BRIDES Magazine, Style me Pretty, The Knot Magazine and more.  Raquel has also been featured in LATINA magazine and the WeTv's wedding series, "Platinum Weddings". Raquel is also the author of "Social Savvy" appearing in the Capital Style Magazine.

Raquel is also founder and creator of the Wedding Savvy Summit.  She created the summit because she wanted to offer engaged couples a straightforward live event to learn the basics of wedding planning from pros that know.  She has found that most of the stress involved with planning comes from not knowing what information is relevant to each couple and who they should work with.  The Wedding Savvy Summit addresses both of those concerns and sets couples on the right course for a fabulous wedding day.

Raquel resides in Annapolis with her husband and their three sons and travels often to her Charlotte office in North Carolina.  She enjoys her job immensely and can't wait to share that enthusiasm with you.  Check her out on her youtube series!

 

Michelle Cho - Creative Director and Co-Founder of BeFitted Tailoring Co.

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Michelle Cho is the Creative Director and Co-Founder of BeFitted Tailoring Co., an award-winning boutique bridal and bespoke tailoring firm and styling consultantcy based out of Old Town Alexandria, Virginia. In partnership with her partner (and mother!) Diane, Michelle has served hundreds of D.C. metro-area brides in perfecting their wedding looks by helping private clients select the right type of wedding dress and envisioning/attaining the proper fit once a bride has said yes to the dress. Michelle’s speciality lies in dress fittings and bustles, and she is known for her ability to guide brides head-to-toe on how to achieve the best possible fit of their gowns and accessories (and doing the same for bridesmaids, moms, and little ones!). When she's not helping brides curate together a photo-ready look, you can find her spinning away in a cycling class, smelling fresh peonies at the Farmer’s Market, or buying every rose gold colored accessory she can get a hold of. Michelle has a B.A. in Media Studies and Gender Studies from the University of Virginia.

Connect with Michelle and learn more about BeFitted Tailoring Co. by visiting www.getbefitted.com, emailing contact@getbefitted.com, texting (202)780-7619, or stopping by at 408 John Carlyle Street in Alexandria, Virginia. You can also book an appointment and private consultation online anytime.

Sarah Lubawaski - Wedding Sales & Event Manager at the Annapolis Waterfront Hotel

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As the Wedding Sales and Event Manager at the Annapolis Waterfront Hotel, Sarah offers a unique perspective from her background in Private Wedding Planning, Catering Sales, Event Design, and experience as a Bride herself. Her passion derives from the constant thrill that comes when all of the final details are perfectly in place, the guests begin to arrive, and there is no doubt that the night will be just magic.
 
She is committed to the idea that the magic ingredient to achieving this is by truly listening to the client from day one - how any good relationship starts. Having planned weddings of different sizes and styles, she is able to craft a reception that is unique to the couple’s needs, allowing their vision and personality to shine through. A wedding is an emotional, once in a lifetime experience. It can be overwhelming at the start, as the couple might not know if they are on the right track or what they should expect next. How could they know if they never planned a wedding before? This is where Sarah comes in. By guiding and educating the client on the ins and outs of the wedding process, she is able to make the experience enjoyable, as it should be. Her organized planning, and detailed execution takes this stress away so there is nothing left but joy on a couple’s wedding day

Cink DeVeas - Owner and Creator at Cink Art, LLC

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Cink Art, LLC specializes in providing hand drawn art for wedding invitations, stationery and accessories. Over the last thirty years the artist, Cink DeVeas, has created a collection of drawings of landmarks and private homes in the Maryland area and beyond, as well as provided stationery ensembles for weddings at the United States Naval Academy and many other popular edding venues.
In addition to artwork of historic churches and wedding venues other hand drawn art, Cink creates custom designs for wedding ensembles based on the wedding theme, colors or inspirations from the Bride and Groom. Cink Art, LLC custom designs are affordable and original so if you are looking for stationery and accessories tailored specifically for your special event please contact Cink Art for an appointment.

Website: https://www.cinkart.com/
Phone: 410-647-7637
Email: cinkart@mac.com
 

Angelique Litherland - Director of Catering at The Golf Club At South River

Angelique is an Events Management Professional with over 20 years’ experience in the Hospitality Industry. As a former General Restaurant Manager in both Casual & Fine Dining, she has a unique perspective to offer Weddings & Events with her diverse Food & Beverage knowledge and attention to detail, with a focus on delivering Exceptional Experiences to both Clients & Guests. She has never forgotten the challenges of planning her own Wedding 20 Years ago, which is still the driving force behind her passion to create Memorable Events to this day and loves incorporating each couples story into their Event.

“Dare to dream, innovate & create”  - Angelique

Carrie Olish - Owner and Baker at Blue Crab Cupcakes

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Carrie Olish is the Owner of Blue Crab Cupcakes located in Annapolis, Maryland, Carrie graduated from Virginia Tech with a degree in Business and was a Division 1 Lacrosse Player. Carrie took her passion, dedication and determination from school and on the field and has invested into her new and thriving business, Blue Crab Cupcakes. Blue Crab Cupcakes was founded in 2015 and has an extensive knowledge of large events and weddings.

Carrie started out baking for friends and family and due to the amazing product quality, her product became in high demand so she obtained her licence and began baking at a commercial kitchen.  Carrie's business kept growing quickly due to product quality and amazingly loyal customers. She took the next step in 2018 and has opened up her own boutique cupcake shop, located at 1580 Whitehall Rd, Annapolis, Maryland.  Come by and get some cupcakes!

Carrie currently has 8 employees, as well as a Bridal Team specializing in weddings!  Her bakery is known for custom cupcakes in regular and mini size, cake pops, and specialty desserts for your special day!  

Carrie resides in Annapolis with her husband and three awesome children to which she is mom and chief to! Carrie wants to thank all her friends, family, and customers for their continued support and can't wait to see you at the summit!

Website: www.bluecrabcupcakes.com

Korry Hetherington - Event Designer at Event Pro

Korry has been in the event industry for over 25 years in roles as Owner of a prominent linen company, event producer, and now currently a Designer at Event Pro.  Korry is known for her impeccable taste and her wealth of event savvy.  Having been a part of producing hundreds of events, Korry has the experience you are looking for when seeking a talented event producer!

Susie Hadeed - Co-Owner of Susie and Becky Photography

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Susie and Becky are sisters-in-law who share a passion for people and photography.  With their love of joy, family, and beautiful events, they found that wedding photography was the perfect fit for them.  They’ve been photographing weddings in Maryland and DC for the past 7 years.

Susie and Becky are known for taking authentic and natural photos.  They'll work with you to make sure you feel comfortable, relaxed and natural in front of our cameras.  Susie and Becky make sure your entire wedding day is photographed with creativity, authentic emotion & amazing light.  They specialize in not only giving you engagement and wedding photos that you’ll treasure forever, but in also giving you a fantastic experience from beginning to end.   

Contact Info:
Email: hello@susieandbecky.com

Phone: 240.264.9659
Web: https://susieandbecky.com

Kirsten May - Owner of Clearscape Travel

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Clearscape Travel, an independent affiliate of Palm Coast Travel, was created by Kirstin May. Kirstin’s true love for travel propelled her to share her passion to help clients and families explore the world. An avid cruiser and traveler, Kirstin has visited many of the Caribbean islands, various destinations in Mexico, Central America and Europe and traveled throughout the U.S. and Canada, including Hawaii. Kirstin's significant travel knowledge and extensive destination and supplier training allow her to recommend the finest hotels, resorts and cruise lines in the industry for destinations around the world. Signature Travel, a network of over 6,000 travel professionals established more than 50 years ago, helps her deliver the best value to her most discerning clients, as well as access to one-of-a-kind experiences. Signature properties include a range of exclusive amenities and complimentary benefits to make your stay more rewarding such as: breakfast for two daily, special savings, upgrades, spa credits, and other amenities.

Biography: My true love for travel propelled me to share my passion to help clients travel the world! Through extensive travel experiences of my own, exclusive Signature Travel Network destination and supplier training, I look forward to providing you with trusted knowledge and tools to help make all your travel dreams come true. Discover how Clearscape Travel can help you create your clear escape!

kirstin@clearscapetravel.com | 703-409-0982 
www.clearscapetravel.com

Carly Fuller - Owner, Carly Fuller Photography

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Carly is the Owner/Founder of Carly Fuller Photography.  Carly is a lifestyle engagement & wedding photographer who is drawn to the coast and loves to travel!  Her work is known for its playful elegance and timeless emotion.  Carly has her BFA from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia.  She has photographed from Annapolis, Washington DC, Philadelphia, Boston, Seattle, New York City, Paris, to Martha’s Vineyard, and beyond.

 

 

Barb Duvall - Owner, Bowl of Cherries Catering

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Barb Duvall and her innovative team of merry-makers have years of collective experience in developing and executing first rate events.  Barb began her career as Director of Catering at the Annapolis Marriott Waterfront, excelled as Senior Event Designer for such top DC caterers as B&B Washington’s Caterer, Ridgewells and Haute Catering and most recently, ran catering at the US Naval Academy.

Fortunate and successful in her career, Barb feels strongly that giving back to the Annapolis community that supports her is an integral part of business.  Life is truly a Bowl of Cherries, and so, Barb proudly supports the Hospice Cup, Fresh Farm Markets, Ballet Theatre of Maryland, Paca Girlfriends, Bourbon and Blazers, Historic Annapolis Foundation, the Annapolis Maritime Museum, Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts and the Annapolis Film Festival.

Christina Hamilton - Owner and Photographer of Hamilton Photographers

Christina’s passion for photography began in a high school darkroom, where she knew from her first class that she wanted the art to be a special part of her life.

Shortly after graduating from college, she accepted a job with Black and Decker in San Francisco, where she met her husband, Mark. It didn’t take long for Christina and Mark to discover a mutual passion for photography and start their own business. They have been artfully documenting weddings ever since.

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.

Lindsay Miguelez - Owner of 1783 Photography and The Annapolis Wedding Blog

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Lindsay is the owner of 1783 Photography and The Annapolis Wedding Blog. Always having a passion for photography, she decided to put her Bachelors degree in History on hold and start her own business. She quickly fell in love with entrepreneurial life and never looked back. She’s photographed weddings all over Maryland and believes in giving her clients the best experience possible and to be a helping hand throughout their wedding planning process. After 3 years in the wedding industry and being an Annapolis bride herself, she realized there was no resource where vendors could submit their work, or brides could go to find inspiration and hire vendors in the Annapolis area. In June 2017 she hit publish on The Annapolis Wedding Blog and has loved being able to showcase the best weddings in Annapolis and helping brides find inspiration for their wedding day.

DJ Brian "Crow" McDaniel - DJ, MC and Owner of Crow Entertainment, LLC​

As a DJ & Emcee, Brian creates an experience for the people he works for. His style as a Performance DJ ranges from low key to high profile depending on the needs of the client. Musically, he is well versed and always works with each client to tailor their musical selections so that their event is both unique and most of all memorable. Brian thoroughly enjoys being a DJ and performing at many weddings and other events throughout the season. His love for being a DJ is combined with his passion for a job well done. Brian owns Crow Entertainment, serves as an advocate for small businesses in Maryland, is a ministry leader at Chesapeake Church and his business is one of few employee operated DJ services anywhere.

Donna Brown - Owner and Creative Director of Sadona Salon And Spa

Always having the entrepreneurial spirit, Donna actualized her vision of salon, spa and well-being at Sadona Salon + Spa.  A Licensed Esthetician who graduated from Von Lee International School of Aesthetics, Donna has true passion for all things that radiate beauty from within! As an esthetician, Donna is continually furthering her education and is able to offer herself to guests as a means for change. As a previous successful business owner, it made sense to blend her business background with her love of this industry. When she is not spending time with family, you may find Donna drinking a chai tea and musing over new elements of salon, spa and well-being.

www.mysadona.com

info@mysadona.com

Address: 15 West St, Annapolis, MD 21401

Phone: (410) 263-1515

Jacob Jensen - Co-Owner of District Remix

Jacob is an owner of District Remix, a boutique DJ company based in Columbia, MD. District Remix specializes in creating unique music environments and dance sets that reflect their couples. 

Jacob has a BA in Music Performance from University of Maryland, Baltimore County and has become one of the most requested DJs for couples and the wedding industry's own events. He has worked with many companies and performers including country artist Russell Dickerson, Zenimax Online and the Baltimore Ravens.