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We are absolutely thrilled for our bride McKenzie, and her husband Alex, who were married on May 17, 2014 at the Cathedral of St. Matthew in Washington D.C. The couple celebrated their reception at the Ritz Carlton D.C. with elegant touches coordinated by their planner, Blair Peterson of SOCO Events. McKenzie wore a Monique Lhuillier tulle skirt paired with an embroidered bolero for her ceremony before changing into a hand beaded corset for her reception, creating a truly custom look. McKenzie’s accessories included a custom veil with a hair comb by Siman Tu and earrings from Paris by Debra Moreland.

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Photos by: Eli Turner Studios 

Florist: Amaryllis Floral + Event Design

Lighting: Digital Lighting

Furniture: Party Rental LTD

Hair: Bridal Hair by Ramona

Make-up: Leah Margosis

So sorry for the late post …
I’ve been running around like a
crazy woman all weekend!
(Question is, when am I not running around
like a crazy woman?)

I’ve uploaded tons of pictures
from the Royal Wedding Experience
and of course, technology has not been my
friend for the past hour. 🙁
So stay tuned for pictures …
so instead of pictures … how about videos?

Bright and early Friday morning,
we all watched Kate Middleton and Prince William’s
happily ever after…
And finally after much anticipation …
Princess Catherine revealed her wedding dress …

(Source: Washington Post)

She wore a beautiful long-sleeved
white and ivory Sarah Burton satin and lace gown …
It was the perfect dress for Kate,
simple, elegant, and timeless ….

(Source: Washington Post)

I want to thank the Ritz-Carlton
for hosting this wondrous event …
And 30 years from now, when my kids
ask me if I remember when William & Kate got married …
I can tell them, yes …
I remember every detail like it was yesterday.

(Source: Washington Post)
Our very own Gabriella and Jessica were interviewed!

More to come,

PS. What did you think of Kate’s dress?

30 years ago …
we all watched Princess Diana and Prince Charles
say their vows.
(Well, I was very young and don’t exactly
remember all that I would like to remember …
But, I vaguely remember Diana’s magnificent gown! Of course.)
My mother on the other hand remembers every detail
and exactly what she was doing that the very moment
Diana and Charles said, “I do.”

Photo Credit

We are teaming up along with the Ritz-Carlton,
Tiny Jewel Box, Capital Decor, and Entertainment Exchange
to have a “Royal Viewing Party.”

“A Royal Wedding Viewing Party”
Friday, April 29th, 2011
5am – Noon

The Ritz-Carlton, Washington DC
1150 22nd Street NW
Washington, DC 20007

Come view the wedding on an 60in flat screen TV
in the hotel lobby’s cafe.
Enjoy a commemorative breakfast buffet
with (of course) English Specialties!
**And … the guest that wears their best hat or ascot
will be awarded with special prizes!
I’ll be wearing my best hat …
so make sure you’re wearing yours!

$40 per person
Reservations are required.
Please call (202) 974- 5566 for reservations.

Not enough? Stay the night!
You can have the complete Royal Wedding Package.
“A Royal Wedding Viewing Party Overnight Package”
Available Thursday, April 28th.

Priced at $429, the package includes:
* Overnight deluxe guestroom accommodations.
*Prince William and Catherine Champagne Cocktails
& 18 carat Sapphire cupcakes in Lobby Bar
*Two Reservations for the Royal Wedding Viewing Party and Breakfast
*Specially engraved champagne flutes from Tiny Jewel Box
*Use of hotel’s iPad to peruse the official interactive map of
The Royal Wedding Procession Route
*Copy of book “William & Kate: Celebrating a Royal Engagement”
*Overnight Valet Parking

To reserve package,
Contact Kevin Shields (202) 974-5557

So the next time a Royal Wedding comes
around, you’ll remember exactly what you were
doing the moment
Kate and William say, “I do.”
You were sipping champagne
in your Royal Wedding dress at the Ritz.
(Yes, at 5 am.)

Picking out my best hat,