Hot Wedding Trends in Washington D.C.

Brides, grooms, parents and friends alike all gathered at The Loews Madison Hotel in Washington D.C. on Monday to plan their weddings. Guests were presented with the modern trends of the season; including cascaded beading, artful foods, white and gold color pallets, and textured linens that could electrify any wedding.

Hot Wedding Trends Emerging from Wedding Salon in Washington DC:

1. Cascaded beading: The featured Ava Laurenne gowns scattered throughout the show were absolutely stunning. Cascaded beading is the hot wedding gown movement; with the most dazzling beading just pouring down the gown, your gown is sure catch the lighting perfectly in every photo.

Cascaded Beading Bridal Gown _ Ava Laurenne

2. Artful foods:  Food at events is a crucial part of your guests’ experience. Who wouldn’t want to make it enjoyable to look at as well as eat? Maison Culinaire provided samples of a few colorful hors d’oeuvres that caught everyone’s eyes (and taste buds). Yum!

Maison Culinaire Food at Wedding Salon

3. White and gold color pallets:  Trying to decide on your wedding colors? The white and gold combination was a huge trend. The simplicity and tradition of white, blended with the elegance and royalty of gold, stands for a beautiful masterpiece.

Keswick Hall Centerpeice Setting White and Gold

4. Textured linens:  Yes, we said textured linens. A great way to spice up your wedding reception area is covering your tables with textured linens. They can still match your color scheme, and there are plenty of textures and designs you could choose between. From elegant to bold, your guests are sure to notice the details!

Camilion Events Table Setting Textured Fabric

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Wedding Salon New York - Event Highlights


Over a thousand New Yorker’s attended Wedding Salon at Manhattan NYC, An Affinia Hotel on Monday to plan their destination weddings, local weddings, and honeymoons. Guests were stunned by the fashion forward, modern and unique wedding offerings; including an OSCAR award style 360° Photo Booth, a celebrity electric violinist playing modern hits, and hot travel spots from all over the world.

Hot Wedding Trends Emerging from Wedding Salon this season:

1.Photo Booths are a top booking priority: It is very rare to attend a wedding these days without a photo booth. Wedding Salon connected couples with the buzzed about Style360° Photo Booth by CircleCam straight from LA Oscars parties to traditional booths by Magnolia.

2. Luxury Travel Hot Spots:  Lisa, a newly engaged bride said, “Meeting the actual tourism boards for Aruba, Puerto Rico and Mexico really helped me. The tourism boards have the best advice for the real industry hot spots and even the hidden gems the travel agents don’t know about yet”.

Wedding Salon also highlighted travel destinations such as Jet Set Getaways, Allegro Resorts, St. Regis Aspen, Fiesta Americana Grand Coral Beach and much more.

3.  Vintage-Style Wedding Venues:  Venues offering vintage and natural wedding styles just a drive away from NYC got a lot of action. Couples raved about Blantyre, a castle-like country hotel. While Fearrington Village, Helsinki Hudson and Linwood Estate highlighted the appeal of luxury weddings with southern charm.

4. Beauty/Fashion High Lights:  Wedding Salon fashion Nicole Miller gowns decked out in A.JAFFE jewelry under a canopy of silver dollar eucalyptus, garden roses, dahlias, orchids. (Canopy florals by Dellables – Hawaiian Florist & Hair and makeup by Brush Chic).

5. Non Traditional Desserts:  Modern cake and wedding dessert experts are stressing that cakes are not the only way to serve dessert. Carlo’s Bakery buffet, La Maison Du Chocolat, and Ben & Jerry’s are just some of the other great options for switching up your desserts in a tasty way.


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Don’t forget about our amazing SWAG BAG! A big shout out to Bliss Spa, Rosebud Perfume, MIYU Beauty, Apothederm Skin Care, Caress, My M&M’s, Grand Central Beauty, Cold-EEZE, Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics, Comodynes, Eden Body Works, PONDS and much more for adding your swag to our event.


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The Most EPIC Wedding Salon showcase to hit Miami

Wedding Salon was hosted at The EPIC Hotel in Miami Florida on June 15th 2015. It’s premier restaurant, ZUMA, is where the Kardashians often come to dine when at their DASH Miami location, which sits on the water with beautiful views of Miami’s financial district and Biscayne Bay. You cannot help but notice the luxury setting as yachts are docked next to Bugattis and Ferrais.

This event was captured to perfection by Carrie Rodman Photography.

Wedding Salon Miami Show

Wedding Salon Miami Show

When you entered the EPIC hotel, you were transformed into what looked and felt like someone’s actual wedding.  There was a ceremony area, with music provided by Armonia Music Inc and the floral arrangements for the entire show by Rio Roses. 

Wedding Salon Miami Show

For your reception, Precious Moments Social Events can set up any space to be anything your dreams can think of.  They set up beautiful place settings for the EPIC Hotel and so many other vendors during the show.  Wedding Salon Miami Show WEdding Salon - Kardashian Style

Wedding Salon Miami Show

Rashawn Rose Bridal showed off stunning gowns throughout the entire show. The gowns were placed on mannequins across the show floor to be admired.  Beautiful centerpieces are around the show as well.  Anything you could imagine you would want at a wedding, we have provided here for you. Wedding Salon Miami Show Wedding Salon Miami Show Wedding Salon Miami Show

Everyone attended the beautiful Miami showcase including 360 Vodka, Gino’s Market, Infinity Sound Production, The Tux Shop, Zico Coconut Water and many more.

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Guests were able to enjoy  beautiful wedding cakes by Ana Paz.   They are truly works of art.

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Some brides even got manicures by Glam & Go while they were at the event.

Wedding Salon Miami Show

At the end of the event, couples were able to collect luxury swag bags with products such as The Cove Atlantis, Paradise Island providing you with your honeymoon essentials.  Many other products such as Essie, TanTowel, Inova and more!

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A very special thank you to the EPIC Hotelfor your amazing venue and hospitality for the event! Without you the event would not have been so successful, we look forward to coming back to your beautiful hotel.

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Thank you to all of our brides and vendors who attended! We look forward to coming back next year!

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EZ Studios - NYC's Premier Event Space

EZ Studios is the ideal space for your event, photo shoot, or production. Located in prime midtown Manhattan, this premier event space offers THREE distinct and newly renovated spaces, each customizable to your needs with a variety of amenities to utilize.
Main Room

EZ Studios has hosted the events of TOP brands, designers and celebrity clients including Elizabeth & James, Project Runway, Macy’s, Sephora, Maidenform, TRESemme, MTV, The Food Network, The New York Times Magazine, just to name a few…

Elizabeth & James

The ground floor main studio is perfect for your next photo shoot, video project, or special event. The 4,500 square foot space accommodates 70-250 guests and also includes an optional VIP area. Alfred Angelo – one of the world’s largest manufacturers and retailers of bridal gowns, hosted a fashion show in this very space.

Alfred Angelo - Main Studio

The 37th and 38th Street Penthouse spaces offer rooftop access with breaktaking views of NYC. The 37th Street Penthouse, a 1,700 square foot space equipped with a full service kitchen and other amenities, is often used by food companies, television, and consumer brands for shoots. The 38th Street Penthouse, a 900 square foot space, is ideal for a small photo shoot or look book production.

37th street Penthouse

38th street 2

Roof Top

Be sure to get your tickets to the  CTO Romance Pavilion at EZ Studios on June 3rd from 5-8pm hosted by Wedding Salon and the Caribbean Tourism Organization.

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Complete Wedding Checklist

Complete Wedding Checklist From Here Comes The Guide

No fear, Here Comes The Guide is here! Yes, this is the best Wedding Checklist that we have come across to date and we could not help but share the knowledge! Planning a wedding gets pretty overwhelming at times and most wedding checklists are just too damn long and stressful.. Ditch those crazy lists that make you a crazy bridezilla and rope in your priority with this comprehensive wedding checklist!


10–12 Months To Go

  • Work out your budget and establish your top priorities—where to save/where to splurge.
  • Find Ideas. Start browsing the Real Weddings, Pinterest, bridal blogs and magazines to identify your wedding style and color palette. Oh, you’re already doing that? Yeah.
  • Compile your preliminary guest list (you’ll need that guest count!).
  • Choose your wedding party—who do you want by your side at the altar?
  • Find a venue for your ceremony and reception, and reserve your date. Know what questions to ask when evaluating a wedding venue.
  • Now that you have a date, tell everyone to save it! For destination weddings or weddings around a holiday, consider sending out Save-the-Date cards or emails. Or create your own wedding website, and let your invitees know about it.
  • Find a Dress and begin assembling the perfect accessories. Need inspiration? Visit a wedding dress trunk show or bridal fair.
  • Find a Vendor. Assemble an all-star vendor team. We’d start with:

    When you hire a vendor, get all the details in writing!

  • Already feeling overwhelmed? Consider hiring a Wedding Planner.
  • Another way to minimize stress: Start dreaming up your honeymoon…and check out the Plan A Honeymoon section on

6–9 Months To Go

  • Continue researching, interviewing and booking vendors. And don’t forget, when you hire one make sure to put everything in writing!
  • Decide on arrangements with your Floral Designer.
  • Do a tasting and choose your wedding cake with your Cake Designer.
  • Hire the DJ/Entertainment for your ceremony, cocktail hour and reception.
  • Discuss the style and wording of your wedding invitations with a Stationer.
  • Create your gift registry (and don’t forget to update your wedding website!).
  • Arrange hotel room blocks for out-of-town guests and book your own suite for the wedding night.
  • Shop for bridesmaid/flower girl dresses and give your attendants clear instructions on how to place their orders.
  • Arrange and book any necessary transportation.
  • Go over bridal shower/bachelorette details and the guest list with the person(s) hosting your party.


3–5 Months To Go

  • Book the rehearsal and rehearsal dinner location(s). If you’re including entertainment or specialty details like a groom’s cake, now’s the time to lock in these elements.
  • Put together your rehearsal dinner guest list
  • Make childcare arrangements for your guests’ kids.
  • Reserve all necessary party rentals and linens.
  • Order wedding favors for your guests.
  • Shop for and reserve men’s formalwear.
  • Concentrate on finalizing the:
    • Guest list. Get everyone’s mailing address.
    • Invitation wording. Confirm your invitation text with the Stationer, and consider additional stationery (programs, menu cards, place cards, thank-you cards, etc.). Schedule a pickup date for your invites.
    • Ceremony readings and vows.
    • Menu, beverage and catering details.
    • Timeline of the reception formalities.
  • Do a Makeup & Hair trial and book your stylists. While you’re at it, come up with your own beauty and fitness regimen to be camera-ready for the big day.
  • Shop for and purchase your wedding rings.
  • Finalize honeymoon plans and obtain all necessary documents (are you sure your passports are up to date?).

6–8 Weeks To Go

  • You’re getting close…. Mail out those invitations! Have a game plan for recording the RSVPs and meal choices.
  • Touch base with your vendors to confirm date, deposits and details.
  • Start researching marriage license requirements and name-change paperwork.
  • Begin your dress fittings. Be sure to buy the appropriate undergarments beforehand.
  • So you think you can’t dance? Consider taking a dance lesson with your fiancé—a good way to break in your bridal shoes!
  • Give the wedding party a nudge—make sure they’ve ordered all necessary attire.
  • Write thank-you cards for shower gifts and any early wedding gifts received.

3–5 Weeks To Go

  • Send out rehearsal dinner invitations. If your get-together will be informal, feel free to send an Evite.
  • Finalize and confirm:
    • Wedding vows and readings with your Officiant.
    • Shot list with your Photographer/Videographer.
    • Song list for ceremony, cocktail hour and reception with your DJ and/or Band/Musicians.
    • Timeline for the reception and who’s giving the toasts.
    • Wedding night and honeymoon accommodations.
  • Obtain marriage license and complete name-change documents, if applicable.
  • Pick up your wedding rings and proofread any engraving!
  • If you’re the traditional type, do you have something old, new, borrowed and blue?
  • Purchase your guest book, toasting flutes, cake servers, unity candle, and all that good stuff.
  • Buy gifts (optional) for the wedding party and parents of the bride and groom.
  • Have your final dress fitting. Bring your shoes and accessories for the full impact
  • Sigh. Hunt down whoever hasn’t RSVP’d yet.


1–2 Weeks To Go

  • Give your caterer/venue the final guest count.
  • Arrange seating and create the seating chart and/or place cards.
  • Pick up your gown. Swoon.
  • Confirm arrival times and finalize the wedding timeline with vendors and the wedding party—make sure your MOH has a copy, too.
  • Put together your own Bridal Emergency Kit.
  • Speaking of emergencies: Check the weather report, and if things look iffy contact your venue to make sure a contingency plan is in place.
  • Start packing for your honeymoon. (See “weather report” above.)
  • In desperate need of a facial or massage? Now’s the time to squeeze one in

The Day Before…

  • Make sure all wedding-day items are packed/laid out and ready to go! (Don’t forget the rings and marriage license!)
  • Figure out tips and final payments for vendors. Put them in clearly marked envelopes and give them to the Best Man or another person you trust to hand out at the reception.
  • Assign someone to pack up your gifts/belongings after the reception (don’t forget the top tier of your cake!).
  • Thank your BFF for agreeing to return your groom’s tux and other rental items the day after the wedding.
  • Enjoy a mani-pedi.
  • Attend the rehearsal and dinner. Now’s the time to give out wedding party gifts.
  • Try to go to bed early…you need your beauty sleep tonight.

Here Comes The Bride!

  • Allow plenty of time to get ready.
  • Do the rounds at your wedding—greet everyone and thank them for coming.
  • Take a deep breath. Stop to appreciate your new spouse and the day that you spent so much time planning!

After the Honeymoon/Back to Reality

  • Write and send thank-you cards.  (Don’t procrastinate!)
  • Complete your registry and exchange any unwanted or duplicate gifts.
  • Have your wedding dress cleaned and preserved by a reputable company.
  • Keep in touch with your Photographer/Videographer to work on albums, DVDs, etc.
  • Enjoy wedded bliss…


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Take a look inside Wedding Salon's Spring Show

Once again, Wedding Salon produces another successful event at the Metropolitan Pavilion on April 27th, 2015! Our luxury bridal showcase brought together 150 TOP vendors in the industry to showcase their amazing services to brides, wedding planners and press. From registries, caterers, florists, and music to invitations, photography, sweet treats, and more, take a peek inside Wedding Salon’s luxury bridal showcase and see all that our exhibitors have to offer!

WeddingSalon Entrance


Enter Wedding Salon through a ceremony area complete with beautiful music by Ideal Ensembles string trio and Acute Inflections chic duo of sultry, jazzy sound, and a spectacular canopy adorned with floral arrangements by the one and only Decor Galore. Entertainment from Screaming Queens and Athena Entertainment greet guests upon arrival.

Wedding Salon ceremny area

Visit top spots for your destination wedding or honeymoon in Mexico, O’ahu, Aruba, Morroco, Hotel Borgo San Felice, Hyatt Playa del Carmen, Puerto Vallarta, The Cove Atlantis, The Leading Hotels of the World, The Westin Grand Cayman, and so many more! Your venue and wedding planner questions can be answered by the excellent teams at The Club at Bella Collina, Bijou Weddings, Blanche Color Your Event, Bristol Harbour Resort, Gurney’s Montauk, Hotel del Coronado, among other fabulous exhibitors.


Brides and bridesmaids experience hair and makeup trials in our health and beauty suite with Metamorphosis New York - a team of stylists who work in bridal, fashion, editorial, runway, and were also featured on “Say Yes to the Dress”, Warren Tricomi – celebrity stylist to the Kardashians, Scarlett Johansson and Jessica Alba, Beautini by B.Lo, Glamsquad, Beauty Entourage, House of Trends, Vicky C5, and more renowned stylists in the industry.


Gorgeous gowns from designers Jenny Yoo, Glamour ClosetYumi Katsura and Synderela are seen throughout. AND of course, a dress is not complete without accessories by Stella & Dot and M&J Bridal Salon. Don’t worry, we didn’t forget the groom’s! Men’s formal wear designers Book a Tailor and Steed & Wall are the perfect exhibitors for your suit, tux and tailoring needs.


Indulge your taste buds with sweet treats from Sweet Garden Creations, Carlo’s BakeryAyza Wine & Chocolate Bar, GROM and Metro Candy Apple, and delectable passed hors d’oeuvre’s from URBOMorton’s Grille, Tuthill House at the Mill and Iavarone Bros Gourmet Foods.


360 Vodka mixologists create divine cocktails and Quality House Wine and Spirits give couples samples of prosecco, champagne, and delicious white and red wine. Refreshments by thirst quenching Essentia Water and Skinnygirl Sparklers in assorted flavors.


Entertainment from DJ’s, ceremony musicians, lighting, decor, and artistry are brought to you by our exceptionally talented exhibitors M2M, Sound Explosion DJ’s, Artemix, Troy Curtis Entertainment, NY Drawing Booth, Genesis Events, URE and more. Take home a momentum from Wedding Salon event by visiting our awesome photo booth exhibitors Magnolia, Picsfly, and Neeko Booths.


What wedding is complete without photographers and videographers? Couples speak with Blueflash Photography, Olli Studio, Jean-Pierre UYS Photography, and LPA Video. Brides can give the “wedding gift to remember” to their husbands-to-be with sexy boudoir photo shoots by Rue Boudoir and IMW Photography.


Create specialized invitations and stationary with Park Slope Press and Gracious Weddings, and customize favors and welcome bags with Scarborough & Tweed and Pink & Joan. Susan Silverman Quigley, CFP is the go-to-exhibitor for financial planning and discussing your wedding budget!

Scarborough & Tweed & Susan Silveman Quigley

Before you leave, stop by the gift bag room to pick up your Big Brown Bag of bridal goodies sponsored by Bloomingdale’s and the rest of our exhibitors.


On behalf of the Wedding Salon team, we would like to say thank you to ALL of our amazing vendors for your hard work for our Spring show. We love working with all of you and can’t wait to see you again at our upcoming events!

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