Vendor of the Month: Abby Jiu

Our October Vendor of the Month is… Abby Jiu! As we described in our newsletter we absolutely love Abby, her work, and working with her. She is an incredible photographer who we have had the pleasure of getting to know for a few years now.

One of our favorite weddings we have ever done together was the wedding of our bride Lauren and her husband Ben. They got married at the National Museum of Women in the Arts, take a look!…

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Event Planning: A Dominick Events

Floral Design: Amaryllis Inc

Catering: Occasions Caterers

Hair: Bridal Hair By Remona

Calligraphy: Lettering By Lynne

Lighting: Frost Lighting

Band: Rhythm Collective Of Elan Artists

Ceremony Music: String 4

Transportation: Atlantic Mark Services

Hotel: Willard Intercontinental

China: DC Rental

Food Truck: Captain Cookie And The Milk Man

Linens: La Tavola

Make Up Artist:Beauty Mark

Museum: National Museum Of Women In The Arts

Paper: Cheree Berry Paper

Vendor of the Month: Sanctuary Cosmetic Center

September’s  Vendor of the Month is Sanctuary Cosmetic Center in Tysons Corner, Virginia. They offer such a wide range of skin treatments and procedures all handled by amazing experts. We have loved getting to know the entire staff there and are so happy to share their services with you! Check out our Q&A with the team below to learn more about Sanctuary and all they offer.

Q: What sets Sanctuary apart from other cosmetic centers and what services do you offer?

A: Dr. Soheila Rostami is a double board-certified oculo-facial plastic surgeon with nearly 20 years of experience turning back the clock on aging.  At Sanctuary Cosmetic Center, our highly trained staff is here to help enhance your inner and outer beauty by making you feel and look your best.  We are dedicated to providing you extraordinary care in a luxurious, friendly, relaxed and professional environment. We offer the following services:

-Facial and Body Cosmetic Surgery


-Dermal Fillers

-Laser Skin Resurfacing

-Skin Tightening

-Fat Reduction

-Laser Hair Removal

-Chemical Peels

-Microneedling with PRP

-Permanent Makeup

-Healthy Lifestyle Coaching

-Executive Coaching

-Professional Makeup

Q: What advice would you give someone who is considering skin rejuvenation?

A: Consult with a medical or skin care professional to learn about your options and find out what the best one is for you.  Learn about your skin and find out if you would be the ideal candidate for skin rejuvenation. At home maintenance with use of products are essential for pre and post treatment to help with efficacy and healing.

Q: Do you offer complimentary consultations, what does a typical consultation entail?

A: Our consultations are 100% free. We like for our patients to feel completely comfortable and have all of their questions answered before they commit to anything. Our typical consultations would consist of the patient meeting with Linda, our Patient Consultant, about their specific concerns. Linda would give the patient different options to meet their needs and pricing and then the patient would speak with the doctor or our Master Aesthetician, Amanda about the actual procedure.

Q:Do you offer bridal packages for brides who book with you prior to their wedding?

A: Yes, we do offer bridal packages. We consult with our bride-to-be and design a custom bridal package that suits her needs.

 Q: What advice would you give a bride in particular when considering skin rejuvenation? 

A: It’s best to start your pre-wedding skin care treatments quite some time in advance so you can get the most optimal results and also allow your skin some time to heal. It also depends on what kind of condition your skin is in. If you have a lot of damage and need more aggressive treatments, you may want to start your treatments as far out as 1 year to 1 year and a half.  Use of medical grade products at home are also crucial for maintenance and can really help prevent those pesky breakouts you get around that time of the month! It is always best to consult with a skin care professional to help guide you in the best direction.

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Amsale Spring 2016 Trunk Show

Amsale is known for her clean lines and simplicity but this season she decided to explore more intricate fabrics as well. Her collection offered gowns for a classic bride as well as someone craving a bit more glitz. Her impeccable fit however, is still the same… let us know what you think! Our trunk show starts tomorrow and runs through Saturday, by appointment only.

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Bliss by Monique Lhuillier Trunk Show

We absolutely loved the  latest collection from Bliss by Monique Lhuillier! There were many versatile styles and gowns for every type of bride, all with Monique’s signature touch, plus an attainable price point. Here are our favorites… our trunk show starts tomorrow call 202 965 4696 or email for appointments!

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Mira Zwillinger Spring 2016 Trunk Show

Mira Zwillinger’s “Stardust” collection for spring 2016 was absolutely magical, after all, doesn’t every bride want a little bit of fairy dust in their life? We’ve selected our favorite gowns from the collection, which featured silver appliqués, lamé lace, and shimmering tulle. The silhouettes ranged from sexy and sophisticated to airy and innocent. Our trunk starts tomorrow and runs through Saturday. Please call 202 965 4696 or email for appointments.

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Bride of the Month: Jackie Maloomian Fortune

Our bride Jackie and her husband Fletcher’s love story is just too cute, as we described in our newsletter this month, and we can’t get over how charming their wedding was either! The couple wed on Bald Head Island in North Carolina here is a peek into their special day…



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Photography: Theo Milo Photography
Ceremony: Village Chapel
Reception: Bald Head Island Club
Flowers: Kim Fisher
Invitations: Buttercup in Charlotte
Map, Itinerary and Logo Design: Etsy- CW Designs
Day of Planner: Island Details

Vendor of the Month: The Tailored Man

For our August Vendor of the Month we chose The Tailored Man in McLean, Virginia. As we described earlier this month, this boutique creates bespoke menswear for their clients and also provides amazing alterations services as well. We wanted to ask Sanjay Daswani of The Tailored Man a few more questions about the boutique and the custom process.
Q: Could you tell our readers a little bit about The Tailored Man?
A: The Tailored Man is a family owned & operated business that believes our clients are our most valuable asset.  Our objective is to diligently scope, create & craft to perfection custom suits & shirts to fit our clients unique needs. We provide each client with uncompromising attention.  Our Customer satisfaction is paramount to our operation.
Q: What are the most common questions prospective clients ask?
A: Price is one of the biggest misconceptions people have about custom suits / shirts. People often think that custom suiting is only for men that can afford to spend a significant amount of money. At The Tailored Man we can offer you a better value for your money than some of the high end stores and brands.
Secondly, people think off the rack fit can suffice. But seasonal trends need not be the best fit for all body types. Rather than be compromised with mass produced proportions, a client can avail the perfection of a custom fit for a stand out look they can carry with style and comfort.
Thirdly, illusion of time saved. Styles are always changing; clients get consumed from store to store trying to find what’s new & what fits. They finally end up with pieces which never work out all the time. Working with custom clothiers will help reduce the time wasted running around & update your look and make you look more trendy.
Q: Typically, what is the lead time for a custom suit?
A: Usually, it takes about six weeks for a custom suit or tuxedo, but it can vary depending on the item and fabrics selected.
Q: Are alterations included in the custom process?
A: Yes, alterations are included in the process, even though the suits are measured for the man, pieces will always need a few tweaks once the client actually has it on his body. We also offer complimentary alterations for up to 15 months, if a client needs their piece to be taken in or let out a bit. In addition to that, we offer alterations on outside pieces for a separate cost.
Q: What makes The Tailored Man different?
A: Our selection of fabric brands at various price points gives us a better advantage than many custom clothiers. Our service & attention to detail to our clients’ needs sets us apart. Our location in a prime area is also key. Being next to all the Luxury brands gives us a competitive edge where clients can compare prices & walk right out to us for any custom work. The overall growth of the surrounding area keeps giving us easier access to numerous clients.
Q: What advice would you give someone who is considering buying a custom suit?
A: Consider what your need is for the suit, the flexibility of wearing it for multiple occasions or dictated by a specific occasion to narrow in on the styles and color palette. The most important part about a suit is the fit. Look out & ask yourself how the jacket feels & fits at your shoulders and chest, and the length is appropriate. What type of customization would you like starting from lapel style & widths, vents at the back of the jacket and slack style. Think of options you would like on your suits such as and not limited to working button holes on sleeves and fancy lining.
Will you be game to have something made that is different from what you normally go for and step out of your comfort zone. Try different patterns of suits and shirts while considering what will suit your body type and personality.
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