I’m so excited to announce that I’ll be taking part in  The 2nd Annual Luxury Event presented by the Couture Wedding Consortium of Washington DC coming up on February 6th. Blogging has been such an integral part of Once Wed’s growth and I’m very much looking forward to the opportunity to share my experience(and mistakes!) with a small group of VIP vendors taking part in the this event earlier in the morning and then actually attending the event later on in the afternoon with fellow bloggers Oh So Beautiful Paper, District Weddings, and The Relentless Bride.


Below is a small list of exhibitor’s(more to come next week) who are showcasing their services including the amazing, The Cotton Bride, who is also giving away the lovely wedding dress you see below to one lucky attendee.

Wedding Planners

Elegance and Simplicity, Inc.

Katie was kind enough to offer two free tickets to Once Wed readers, so if you are in the DC area next weekend and interested in attending the event please leave you name + email below and we will announce the winner next Monday. For more information about the conference and instructions for registering, click here. I hope to see you there!

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Comments (57)

Patty Lomando | Reply

I’d love to attend!
Patty Lomando

Kerry DiIulio | Reply

I would love to attend this event. I am engaged and live and work in DC. I am planning our July wedding and also purchased my wedding dress from your site. I read the site daily as does my mom along with one of my bridesmaids ,who also just got engaged and is planning her September wedding. She also lives and works in DC. I would love to attend this event with her. Thanks so much for the offer of 2 free entry tickets.

Lisa Marie O'Quinn | Reply

Very exciting! See you there!

Erica | Reply

I would love to go!

Cate | Reply

I’d love to go! With an August wedding and my job keeping me on the road 250 days a year Once Wed has been a HUGE help! We’d love to go to the DCCWC, we could get a huge jump on the planning process and take some of the pressure off us.

Sarah | Reply

Sweet! There are so many west-coast vendors on blogs that it’ll be great to have something to go to in the DC area!

Sarah Hammond | Reply

My fiance would love to go – time to start getting into the planning!

Chaya | Reply

I would love to attend this event! It would be my first event to view vendors in person versus online!

Kristin | Reply

I’d love to go!

Stephanie | Reply

I’d love to attend! I am a huge fan of Once Wed and read the blog daily. I am engaged and live and work in DC. I am planning an August wedding and would love the opportunity to meet with some of the amazing exhibitors highlighted at this event.

Jill Duncan | Reply

I would love to attend!

Jodi | Reply

I’d love to go!

Linda | Reply

I would love to go!!

Sharon | Reply

Sounds like a great event! I am preparing for a DC wedding and would love to attend. Thank you!

Laura Gaudio | Reply

I would love to attend!

Rebekah Nowak | Reply

Hi! I’m wondering what designer is responsible for the 3 dresses shown above. Beautiful!

carly | Reply

I’d love to attend too! I’m a DC native, recently engaged, Once Wed junkie, and I could REALLY use an event like this to check out vendors since my full-time job is rather demanding.

Christina | Reply

Yes please … I would love to attend this event!

Aubrey | Reply

I would love to go! I’m just getting to the details stage of planning and could totally use some inspiration!

michelle | Reply

i’d love to go! i am engaged and live and work in DC, and haven’t had much time to work on planning my september 2010 wedding. i still need to find a dress!!!

Whitney Sharpe | Reply

My sister is currently a med student at Georgetown, and too busy to have the time to find all the inspiration she’d like for her May wedding, so I’d love for her and I to get to go to this great event! So many vendors in one location at one time!

f.charli | Reply

ooh, looks amazing. and i live in DC. : )

Joy | Reply

I would love to go!

Kristen Maher | Reply

I would love to attend this event-just got engaged on Christmas and live/work in DC :)

Rachel | Reply

Ohh what an awesome give-away! I live in the DC area, and I am planning my wedding for Labor Day weekend. I read this site daily, and am always so inspired!

Darya | Reply

I’m a DC bride and I would love to go :)

Dasha | Reply

My fiance and I live, work and are getting married right here in DC. This event would be very helpful for us. Thanks!

Elisa | Reply

Finally, a bridal show that I would have some interest in attending. Like the rest, would love to see it.

TH | Reply

I would love to attend this event. I’m a recent bride but am hoping to learn more about the wedding industry as I’m teaming up with my cousin to start a wedding guide website somewhere in Asia…:)

Ashlee Deetz | Reply

I would love to attend this event. I actually was a part of that wedding dress shoot. They asked to use some of my hair accessories. I would love to see all the items and vendors!!

Kaila Most | Reply

I would love the pleasure of attending this event. The dress is beautiful!

Megan | Reply

I am in Afghanistan, but my mother can go for me!!

Kate | Reply

I would love to go!

Jessica | Reply

I live and work in DC and am planning an August wedding – I would love to go!

Courtney | Reply

I can’t imagine planning our July wedding without such resources like oncewed…you provide so much inspiration!

I would love the opportunity to attend the DCCWC 2nd Annual Luxury Event!


adrienne | Reply

like many, i am planning a fab DC wedding and would love to attend. thanks for the opportunity.

Shannon Hopkins | Reply

I’m in the DC area and this sounds really great! I’m just getting my feet wet in the custom invite area and would love to go and just absorb. =)

Danielle | Reply

Oh! I’d love to go! Thanks for the chance!!!

Roxann | Reply

can’t go , im way over here at the bottom of the world. However thankyou for your post as i now know who i want to make my wedding dress “The cotton Bride” ! i have finally found my dream dress on their site

many many thanks for sharing, i was starting to wonder if there was anything out there for me ;-)

Beth | Reply

Yes, please! I have so many ideas and ideals in mt head it would be great to see how people make everything so cohesive.

Thanks for the chance!

Elizabeth | Reply

Cotton Bride, swoon!

Melissa | Reply

OOhhh I would love to go!


Katie Marriner and Tristan Wright | Reply

I’m so inspired by the creativity on oncewed.com. Finally a departure from the cookie cutter ideas! We just got engaged on New Year’s Eve and are putting our sights on a Fall wedding in the District. I would love to kick off our planning season with this event. <3

Alyson Rose-Wood | Reply

It would be such a dream to go!

Catherine | Reply

Oh, I’d love to attend this event! I’m here in DC, got engaged two weeks ago – it’s perfect! :)

Thanks for offering such a great giveaway!

Kelly | Reply

I’d love to go!

EDEN | Reply

sounds fabulous!

Karen | Reply

This event sounds fabulous and a chance to bring the planning for our Sept 2010 DC wedding to another level!

Holly | Reply

What a cute dress!

I’d be happy to attend.

Angie | Reply

Who’s the photographer that took pictures of those brides in your post? please tell me!

Cara | Reply

I would loooove to go! I’m also a maid of honor for friend’s upcoming wedding and would love to take her <3 ps – I'm always giving the bride ideas from oncewed ;-)

Cara | Reply

(oops just realized i got the mondays mixed up!! sorry)