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It’s hard to explain the feeling you get when you see something go from an idea to a vision to a perfectly executed dream come true. Designed and planned by C’est Belle Events, this year’s Trends and Tastings was one for the books. Our second annual T&T was sponsored by our partners Belaire and brought to life by a group of epic vendors that we are so proud to call Pretty Perfect Partners. The space was incredible, the decor was out-of-this-world glamorous, the bubbly was flowing and the music was killer. It’s hard to explain a vibe, but if you check out our recap video you will see that this truly was an event not to be missed. Attendees got to experience all the latest in wedding style and trends while networking with their peers and making new connections and even friends. We couldn’t be happier with how it turned out and are already planning our next Aisle Perfect event.

Vendors: C’Est Belle Event Planning and Design – Planning and Design | Iris Mannings Photography– Photographer | Bowen Films– Videographer | Dacceni Occasions – Florist | Chops by Rera– Catering | Cocktails: BelaireParchment by Dami – Stationery | Mon Delice – Desserts | Vain Glorious Brides– Stylist and Speaker | Inkredible Dancefloors– Dancefloor Design | Rent Lapel– Groom Tuxedo  | Bridehive – Custom Bridal Apparel | Make-up by Toshia – MUA | Naturally Phenomenal– Hair Stylist | With a Twist – Bartender | Forever Chic Photobooth – Photobooth | DJ Economix– DJ | Party Rentals Ltd– Chairs and Tables | DJ Phemstar– Lighting | We the Fix – Band | Lauren Powers, | Valet Service: Yared@ustreetparking.com | Ten23Designs– Props.

The Space: Located in the heart of Mt. Vernon Triangle in Washington, DC., AJAX is an industrial chic venue offering 5,000 square feet of open space and endless possibilities for wedding, corporate, and social clients looking to create one-of-kind event experiences.

Before the party started, C’est Belle Events coordinated a styled shoot featuring our gorgeous event models. I have to say Mahalia, Darius and the entire C’est Belle Events team came through and delivered on this event. Everything was beyond our wildest dreams and we were truly truly impressed with CBE. I am so proud to have them as an AP Pretty Perfect Partner. Now, enjoy the pictures by the amazing Iris Mannings Photography!

The Stationery

Let’s talk about the stationery by Parchment by Dami. I have had an immense girl-crush on Dami Okuboyejo of PD and it was an incredible honor to have her design the stationery for our event. Dami outdid herself with the chic-est acrylic,laser cut menus.

Decor

The floral and decor by Dacceni Occasions was show-stopping glam filled with luxe mirror details and gorgeous gorgeous flowers. Nnenna (of Dacceni Occasions) and her team transformed the space exactly as envisioned into a truly AISLE PERFECT affair. You can see for yourselves.

What are Trends without the Tastings? Guests were treated to yummy meal tastings by Chops by Rera and we could not get enough of them!  The dessert spread was an absolute vision also, thanks to the fabulous Mon Delice. From the cake to yummy treats, everything was an A+.

Our guests were well libated thanks to our sponsor Luc Belaire. If you follow us on instagram, you KNOW we love all things belaire and nothing gets our parties started better. Guests were served Belaire Rose and Belaire Luxe at a very chic bar by With a Twist Mixologists.

The Event- Trends & Tastings 2017

To tie up the gorgeous decor, we had a custom dance floor by Inkredible Dance Floors that was wrapped by Phemstar Productions (who also did the lighting for the event).

The ladies of the Bridehive shared a of few fun pieces from their collection of clever and chic bride and bridal party merchandise. I personally have a few things in mind for my own closet like this “Wife Life” varsity jacket. Hello!

Bridal stylist Selina Howard of Vainglorious Brides, spoke on the latest trends in wedding styling and the general shift of bridal tastes. Selina is forever a breath of fresh air and always brings home the point of the importance of a bridal stylist. They bring the whole look to life, help you find everything you need to perfect it and are a guaranteed way to prevent wedding look regret. What’s not to love?

We ended the night with the band We the Fix, which was definitely a highlight of the evening. If you want a guaranteed good time, this band is for you. You can check out more about We the Fix on their website and instagram.

All in all, the event was a great success and we were truly honored to have over 150 wedding pros and brides in attendance. We cannot wait to see what the rest of 2017 brings us and are already looking forward to T&T 2018. See you there! In the meantime, you can check out these preview films by Bowen Films below and our Photo Booth pictures by Forever Chic Photobooth here. See you next year!

The Guests

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