Happy Anniversary Shannon and Jeff

July 16th, 2014

It was a true pleasure to work with Shannon and Jeff for their wedding last year at The Hotel Washington.  Shannon is not only one of the most resilient and courageous brides we’ve worked with, she is truly beautiful inside and out.  This amazing wedding was photographed by The Observatory and planned by Bella Notte , see the full vendor list below.  Shannon and Jeff’s story is one of strength and love and is truly inspiring.  Their wedding was featured this past Spring on ABC News and Style Me Pretty, from Style Me Pretty: “We’ve had our share of lovely brides that have graced the pages of SMP, but perhaps none as fiercely beautiful and inspiring as this one. She’s reminded us that the true beauty behind a wedding is in the love and strength two people can give one another—not the dress, shoes, makeup or even hair can shine as bright. After being diagnosed with cancer nine months into planning her wedding, this sweet bride chose to stand strong, hair or no hair, and marry her handsome Marine.”

 

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Vendor List:

Photography: Andrea Jacobson For The Observatory | Event Planning: Bella Notte | Floral Design: Multiflor | Wedding Dress: The Plumed Serpent | Cake: Fancy Cakes By Leslie | Invitations: The Dandelion Patch | Bridesmaids Dresses: Jim Hjelm | Makeup Artist: Carl Ray | DJ: Chris Laich Music Services | Accomodations: Hotel Washington | Bridal Hair: Hair By Remona | Lymphoma Awareness Wedding Garter: Julianne Smith Of The Garter Girl | Venue: Hotel Washington

Wedding News from Engaged Magazine

July 10th, 2014

Here’s the latest from Engaged! Magazine: Introducing Debrajean Overholt

Introducing…

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When she was Director of Catering at the Ritz-Carlton Washington DC for 25 years, Debrajean Overholt’s unofficial title was “Queen of Weddings.” In addition to producing events for top corporations, embassies, associations, heads of state, celebrities and political parties, Debrajean orchestrated both grand and intimate weddings. While the luxury Ritz-Carlton brand was – and still is! – the impetus for DC brides and mothers of the bride who want the best of the best, Debrajean was often the first call after an engagement because she knew her clients as family and they were confident they would be in the best of hands with her.
Now, as owner of Debrajean Overholt Event Design, she continues to be the go-to planner for weddings in DC and beyond planned with finesse and style – but always staying cool, calm and collected.  She is the mother’s confidant, the father’s savior, and the bride and groom’s best friend.   By the end of the nuptials, Debrajean is part of the family.  Introducing Who’s Who of Wedding Planners,Debrajean Overholt…
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Truly, this upcoming weekend includes a mother lode of incredible Sample Sales at area bridal salons – if you’re looking for ‘the’ gown still, these sales are must-attend events! Sample Sales will be held at Hannelore’s Riziks and more.
 
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Doreen Barlow Tisone
Editor, Engaged! Magazine

Real Wedding Highlights for Alexis and Noah – Four Seasons Hotel, Georgetown

July 9th, 2014

This Spring we had the pleasure to provide music services for Alexis and Noah at the Four Season’s Georgetown!   Kate Fine Art Photography did a wonderful job capturing their day.  The stunning florals are by Organic Orginals Floral Design.  Here are the highlights from their stunning wedding, see the full post on Kate Fine Art’s blog.

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Washingtonian Best-of, National Building Museum – July 16th

July 2nd, 2014

This year the AT&T and Washingtonian Best of Washington Party will be held on Wednesday, July 16, 2014 at the National Building Museum.  This is one of the best parties of the year and an one that Chris Laich Music Services looks forward to deejaying every year.  Tickets can be purchased online, so get your tickets today!

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 Last year, more than 2,000 guests, celebrities, restaurateurs, and Leukemia & Lymphoma Society supporters filled the National Building Museum to sample, sip, and socialize. The regularly sold-out event has featured more than 60 of Washingtonian’s 100 Very Best Restaurants and celebrated chefs.  This year, all funds from the silent auction and a portion of ticket proceeds will go to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

The AT&T Best of Washington party will be the highlight of the summer season. It’s a winner for sponsors, foodies, restaurants, guests, and our beneficiary.

Tickets:
$125—General Admission, 7 to 10 PM
$175—Early Admission, 6 to 10 PM

We hope to see you there!

What’s New from Engaged Magazine

June 26th, 2014

One of the benefits of being apart of Engaged! Magazine’s preferred vendors, is the great access to up-to-date wedding news in our area!  Editor Doreen Barlow Tisone, does an amazing job staying informed with what is new and hot in our area.  Here is some of the latest from Engaged! Magazine’s news.

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Washingtonian Best of Happy Hour Bethesda Row

June 25th, 2014

We are so excited to announce that Chris Laich Music Services will be providing music services for the Washingtonian Best-of Washington events this summer!  Come see us next Tuesday, July 1 for the Washingtonian Best of Happy Hour Bethesda Row!

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Bethesda Row will be blocked off for the LAST happy hour of our Best of Washington season! Guests will enjoy delicious food and drinks from several participating restaurants. A $15 donation to The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society at the door will get you two drink tickets and tastes from participating restaurants Café Deluxe, Georgetown Cupcake, Jaleo, Luke’s Lobster, Mussel Bar, Mon Ami Gabi, Redwood, and Shophouse!

This will be the last opportunity for guests to purchase discounted tickets to the greatest party in the town–the AT&T Best of Washington blowout event at the National Building Museum on July 16.

Come see us there!

Bethesda Row

Tuesday, July 1

6pm to 8:30pm

Real Wedding Feature for Natalie and Joseph

June 18th, 2014

We had such a pleasure working with Natalie and Joseph for their rustic Virginia wedding reception at Bluemont Vineyard!  The day was beautiful and Natalie incorporated many DIY details that were a reflection of her and Joseph, their styles, interests and personal touches from their lives together.  It was such an honor to provide music for their day and it was a great to work with Stephen Bobb Photography and the staff at Bluemont.

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This beautiful wedding was featured on United With Love earlier this year.  See the full feature, here is the recap:

Ceremony Venue: St. John the Apostle Roman Catholic Church
Officiant: Father Peffley
Reception Venue: Bluemont Vineyard
Photography: Stephen Bobb Photography
Catering: Savoir Fare Limited
Cake: Market Salamander 
Floral Design: Event Studio
Bridal Attire: Watters from Love Couture Bridal
Bridesmaids Attire: Jenny Yoo
Bridesmaids Accessories: Verde
Shoes: Betsey Johnson
Hair + Makeup: Le Mariee
Jewelry: Ross-Simons
Groom Attire: Black by Vera Wang
Stationery + Calligraphy: Melissa Kelman
Music: Chris Laich Music Services
Transportation: Chariots for Hire
Draping: Elegant Momentz by Kathleen

Pop-Art Inspiration by Petals Edge

June 11th, 2014

Happy 10th Birthday to our friends at Petal’s Edge!  It was such an honor to be a part of your birthday bash at the Lorien Hotel with Sweet Tea Photography,  Event Accomplished and Kendall’s Cakes.  The event was recently featured on United with Love.  It was a super cute party and great to see all of our wedding friends there to support Petal’s Edge!

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See the feature on United with Love, here is the recap:

 

The following Washington DC area wedding vendors helped with this event:

Venue: Lorien Hotel
Photography: Sweet Tea Photography
Florals + Design: Petal’s Edge
Music:  Chris Laich Music Services
Entertainment: Booth-O-Rama
Cupcakes: Kendall’s Cakes
Hair + Makeup: Carola Myers Makeup & Hair Arts
Set-up Help: Event Accomplished

 

 

Real Wedding Highlights for Samantha and Matt at The Pavillion at Brambleton Regional Park

June 5th, 2014

Earlier this Spring we had the pleasure to work with Samantha and Matt for their wedding at The Pavilion at Brambleton Regional Park.  It was a beautiful day and perfect wedding for the happy couple.  Family and friends travelled near and far to celebrate with Matt and Samantha!  It was a pleasure to work with Katelyn James Photography and Anna Burke Events to coordinate the day.

Here is a recap from their day, to see more head over to the Katelyn James Photography Blog!

View More: http://katelynjames.pass.us/matt-and-samantha-wedding

Samantha and Matt at The Pavilion at Brambleton Regional Park, wedding DJ – Chris Laich Music Services, photography – Katelyn James Photography

Samantha and Matt at The Pavilion at Brambleton Regional Park, wedding DJ – Chris Laich Music Services, photography – Katelyn James Photography

Vendors:

Ceremony and Reception | The Pavilion at Brambleton Regional Park
Florists | Diana Campbell at Jerry’s Flowers
Dress | Bella Sera Bridal
Dress Designer | Allure Bridals
Shoes | Kate Spade
Bridesmaids | Weddington Way  Designer: WTOO
Groomsmen | BLACK by Vera Wang
DJ | Chris Laich Music Services
Coordinator | Anna Burke
Hair & Makeup | Jordan K Winn & Co.
Invitations |  Ann’s Bridal Bargains
Favors | Yummies Candy & Nuts
Catering | Famous Dave’s BBQ & Great Blue Heron Catering

 

 

Real Wedding Highlights for Jessica and Jordan at Lansdowne Resort

May 15th, 2014

Our wedding for Jessica and Jordan at Lansdowne Resort was a stunner!  Photographer Rachel May Clarke did an amazing job capturing the day.  With Ashlee Virginia Events and Petals & Hedges their day was coordinated beautifully and included stunning floral designs.  This wedding also included our wireless uplighting services, the soft pink lights worked well in the space and made an impact on the overall design of the reception setting.  See the full post via Rachel May Clarke Photography, here are the highlights!

Jessica and Jordan at Lansdowne Resort, wedding DJ and lighting – Chris Laich Music Services, photography – Rachel May Clarke Photography

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Congratulations Jessica and Jordan!  Thank you for the opportunity to be a part of your wedding celebration.

Jessica and Jordan at Lansdowne Resort, wedding DJ and lighting – Chris Laich Music Services, photography – Rachel May Clarke Photography