Last night's launch party for the new website Weddzilla was held at the beautiful building for the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington D.C. The venue was at capacity with industry suppliers of all disciplines and brides looking for inspiration.
Guests bid on a variety of wedding packages in the silent auction and all proceeds went to charity. The table set up was elegant and refined. Tall cylinders of flowers from the Petal's Edge graced lavender covered tables. My favorite were the white antherium, just gorgeous!
Guest speakers included extraordinary cake decorator and personality Ron Ben-Israel (if you're not familiar with his work, please take a look at his website. He truly creates edible works of art with extraordinary detail.)
and fabulous lifestyle guru Steve Kemble, the celebrity host of the evening.
Both Steve and Ron are so full of energy and enthusiasm for this business, they really inspire me!
One of the evening's highlights was the diamond giveaway from Mervis Jewelers. The first 500 attendees received a box with either a CZ (499) or one REAL diamond! Alas mine was not a real rock.
Unfortunately the excited bridal community on the invite list exceeded the available space. The catering staff also struggled to replenish the hors d'oeuvres through the crowd. This was a shame as the food was well presented and unique. I really enjoyed the "shrimp on a stick," their upscale take on a corn dog.
Upstairs, vendors provided future brides with a plethora of options for their big day. One unique item I noticed was the beautiful floral preservation work of All Seasons Floral Preservation.
Weddzilla.com is an online planning tool aimed at the wedding market, but open to all looking for event vendors and contacts. They also have a blog staffed by both bride and vendor bloggers. Good luck and best wishes to them!