Favorite Vendors

D-Mac & Rusty B. at D-Mac's own wedding!D-Mac & Rusty B. [image courtesy Fellici Studio]

Here are links to fellow vendors (planners, coordinators, caterers, photographers, etc.) we’ve worked with and have tremendous respect for. All come very highly recommended.


Event Planners

1. Bash Events – [visit site]
Terri Eaves is the consummate professional, helping clients put a unique, modern spin on traditional event design.


2. Ritzy Bee Events – [visit site]
Some of the freshest hand-crafted event design in Metro DC by Maria Cooke & Kelly Seizert.
They even wrote a book.


3. A Simply Chic Event – [visit site]
Elegant, award-winning wedding design by Jamie Sears, Jessica Brown & Kate Harlan


4. Dufour & Co. – [visit site]
High-energy, high-profile event production with a sharp attention to detail that could only come from the vision of a graphic designer-turned-event producer (who also served as Vice President Gore’s social secretary), Phil Dufour.



Musicians

1. Classical Guitar Ceremonies, Inc. – [visit site]
Owner/founder Chris Dunn is an award-winning, conservatory-trained classical guitarist for wedding ceremonies and distinguished events. Chris and his associates can play more than classical, though. Baroque, Latin American/Spanish and pop are also definitely within their musical reach.


2. Rob Myers Music – [visit site]
Rob Myers is the spectacularly talented, self-described ‘six-string slinga’ (though he’s decidedly a multi-instrumentalist) for See-I, Thievery Corporation, Thunderball, International Velvet, and Fort Knox Five. As an accomplished sitar player, Rob has leant his talents to a few Hindi wedding ceremonies, playing both traditional ragas and pop covers. The last time we worked together, Rob stayed for the reception doubling up on theremin and effects at the DJ booth. Wicked!


3. Carte Blanche – [visit site]
Represented by Elan Artists, Carte Blanche are a trio/sextet who’ll transport you back to 1930s Paris with their own take on gypsy jazz and romantic Cole Porter-era vocal standards. All wrapped up in stylish vintage threads.



Photographers

1. Anne and Bill Holland – [visit site]
A joy to work with and the Hollands deliver gorgeous photos.


2. Reneé Michele – [visit site]
On Washingtonian’s Best list since 2006, Reneé’s work is elegant and she takes a fresh approach to every wedding.


3. Amie Otto Photography – [visit site]
Amie is a consummate professional and incredibly fun to work with. She considers herself a ‘wedding photojournalist,’ capturing every important moment with taste and precision.


4. David Hartcorn – [visit site]
A very cool guy with an interesting background. Brings a unique perspective to wedding photography.


5. Saskia Paulussen – [visit site]
Saskia is great fun to work with. She has a very positive attitude and artistic eye.


5. Fellici Studio – [visit site]
The exceptional work of photographer Brandon Lata and his brother Sean. The Buffalo-based Lata brothers have made a huge splash in the wedding industry, bringing their distinctive creative eye(s) and easy-going charm to events up and down the East Coast.



Caterers

1. 3Citron Caterers – [visit site]
Fresh ideas and a fresh approach to catering, the kind of approach that could only come from the fortuitous pairing of a formally-trained French chef and a charming English punk rock drummer-turned-restauranteur.


2. Occasions Catering – [visit site]
A wealth of experience feeding great events all over Washington.


3. Susan Gage Caterers – [visit site]
Great attention to detail, Susan Gage puts together wonderful events.



Lighting

1. Lighting Professors – [visit site]
Jake Anderson & co. are a quality-focused wedding and event lighting company with packages to suit any budget.