Venues

Hyatt Experience

August 28, 2014

The Hyatt Experience hosted by the Michael Deltette, director of catering from the Park Hyatt Washington + the fabulous sales and catering team from the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay was the perfect bay-side experience. Situated on 400 acres along the banks of the Choptank River on the Eastern Shores of Maryland, sits a fabulous experience, what we like to call the Hyatt Experience. The Hyatt Chesapeake Bay Golf Resort, Spa and Marina offers pampering, spa treatments, golf, sailing, fishing, swimming and outstanding dinning…all of which a few of the best planners in D.C. got to experience last week! To take you through the day, I thought the best and most appropriate way would be to provide you with a timeline; just how us planners do it!

9:45am: We arrive to the fabulous Park Hyatt Washington

9:50am: Several of us are puzzled over how the high-tech Nespresso maker works at the Park Hyatt, we resort to asking a kind young man for 6 black coffee’s instead.

10:00am: Greeted by the most remarkable Michael Deltette who does role call and leads us to our car for the day.

10:05am: We depart from Washington, D.C. — Destination: Chesapeake Bay!

[along the way, tons of laughs… cookies and chips for breakfast!]

11:30am: We arrive and are greeted by the warm catering and sales team from Hyatt, Chesapeake Bay.

Fresh lemonade + personalized flip flops with our day schedules are waiting for us in the lobby…We kicked off our D.C. heels and adapted right to resort time.

12:00pm: Tours around the resort + a cocktail hour at the breakwater pavilion. Bloody Mary’s + Oysters two-ways got us adjusted right away!

1:00pm: Next stop, more food, but this time, it was interactive! Georgia, oh the fabulous Georgia was peeling fresh crabs to make crab cakes with her trusted team of chefs. [Trust me when I say, these are the best crab cakes….EVER]

2:00pm: We each head to our selected activities for the afternoon. The Chesapeake Hyatt gave planners the option of experiencing their spa, pool or water activities.

2:30pm:

Massages are relaxing our hardworking planners

 Jet ski races on the water help our planners create balance

Pool side conversations allow connections to create among each other

4:00pm: We depart back to D.C. with the most remarkable experience!

We can’t thank the team at Chesapeake Hyatt enough for a remarkable day. Check back soon on the DW Blog to see a tour of their property and more about their event spaces!

 

I leave you with this…WE the planners, can have fun TOO!

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“Hyatt Regency did a wonderful job entertaining select planners and friends in the industry. It was a the perfect day for great food, fun company and much needed relaxation.Hyatt can help couples create magical weddings that capture their individual styles by creating custom menus, florals and room designs and meticulous attention to details.   From the beginning to end and every aspect of the event,  Hyatt is committed to providing a memorable experience for the couple and their guests.   It is the personal touches and sincere sense of service that’s sets Hyatt apart.” - Michael Deltette

Photography Credit: Jacqui DePas Photography

 

Ornate Glamour

July 16, 2014

Today, we are sharing with you at styled shoot at Tudor Place Historic House and Garden in the heart of Georgetown in Washington, DC. The True Story Studios and team were inspired by the ornate glamour of the early 20th century. Delicate silver and gold details are woven throughout the shoot, while still incorporating lush garden elements into the table setting and European bouquet. The gowns (“Lisette” by Rivini and “Orange Blossom” by Claire Pettibone) each feature beautiful lace and embroidery. The lovely models in the shoot were also just married!

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Photography Credit: True Story Studios

Styling Team:

Event Planning & Styling: Elegantly Chic Events | Venue: Tudor Place | Bridal Attire: Hannelore’s of Old Town | Groom Attire: Matt’s Tailor and Tuxedo | Flowers: Wedding Muse | Cake: Gateau | Stationary: Jennifer Borkowski | Hair:- Claire Liscouski at Maude Hair | Makeup: Samantha McDonald

 

Hot Spots To Say “I Do” – The Ultimate Engagement Locations

July 14, 2014

Happy Monday! Today, we are sharing the top 10 hottest places to pop the question!  Give your special someone that memory that they will never be able to forget. These locations are bound to fit any type of couple. Between elegant gardens, romantic getaways, historical monuments, hidden gems and stunning paranoiac views, one of these 10 will totally have them saying “I Do!”

The DW team is loving the following hot spots in the DMV:

1. Dumbarton Oaks

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2. Jefferson Monument

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 3. The Terrace at The Kennedy Center

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 4. The Inn at Little Washington

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5. The Inn at Perry Cabin

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6. Memorial Bridge

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 7. Georgetown Canal

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8. Four Seasons Baltimore

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9. Meridian House

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10. Pippin Hill Farms and Vineyards 

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A Hint of Salt and a Splash of Lime!

April 25, 2014

With Cinco de Mayo right around the corner, we decided to indulge in a few Mexican savories, and bring you the insight to some of our favorite DC hot spots. These authentic restaurants have an impressive selection of tequilas and mezcals they use to concoct a new twist on the all-time-favorite, margarita! 

Casa Oaxaca – 2106 18th St. NW; Washington, DC 20009

Casa Oaxaca is known for having the best fruit margaritas in the area. Any of Casa Oaxaca’s margaritas can be infused with any of the following flavors: citrusy blood orange, tart blackberry, heady passion fruit, tropical guava, sweet mango, juicy pear, and flavorful pomegranate.  Treat yourself to $4 House Margaritas during Happy Hour on Tuesday-Friday from 5-7PM.

Bandolero – 3241 M St. NW; Washington, DC 20007

Located in the heart of Georgetown, Bandolero has an impressive selection of Tequilas and Mezcals. Enjoy $6 Classic Margaritas Monday-Thursday 3-7PM and Fridays 11AM-7PM.

Oyamel – 401 7th St. NW; Washington, DC 20004

With a welcoming atmosphere and vibrant selection of Mexican flavors, Oyamel is definitely one of the Top 5 places in DC to sip and savor on your favorite tequila indulgences. We highly recommend, The Oyamel with Pomegranate, a margarita infused with pomegranate, milagro blanco, triple sec, and fresh lime juice. Monday-Friday between 4-6PM, Oyamel offers Happy Hour specials, including $4 Classic Margaritas!

El Centro – 1819 14th St. NW; Washington, DC 20009 

Referred to as DC’s very own Tequileria, El Centro has more than 200 tequilas and mezcals to choose from. Spice up your Wednesday nights with $5 El Centro Margaritas all night long! 

Rosa Mexicano – 575 7th St. NW; Washington, DC 20001 

Rosa Mexicano embodies authentic Mexican cuisine, while offering a variety of premium tequilas. Rosa Mexicano prides themselves on their frozen margaritas. A must-have recommended by locals is the Mango Tropical Margarita: diced mangos muddled with agave nectar, shaken with silver tequila and served on the rocks.

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Hay-Adams Summer Wedding Offer

March 19, 2014

The Hay-Adams Hotel is welcoming, warm and drop-dead gorgeous — and just across the street from the Obama family! For any brides who are looking to

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host their wedding this summer, look no further — The Hay-Adams is offering a special Season of Love promotion for July and August weddings! Call or email for details!

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