Who's Attending

Caterers, event planners, photographers, transportation, venues — a lot goes into planning a wedding!

We're bringing together more than 30 local companies for this year's Alexandria Wedding Showcase, making it easy for couples to plan what should be one of the most memorable days of their lives. Here are the attendees so far.

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ALEXANDRIA PASTRY SHOP AND CATERING

All of the Alexandria Pastry Shop’s cakes, pastries and confections are made from scratch, with the finest and freshest ingredients available. We use only sweet butter and fresh cream from Shenandoah Valley creameries, farm fresh eggs, the finest chocolate from Belgium and France and fresh fruit.

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ALEXANDRIA TRANSIT CO. - DASH

DASH Charter Services can transport your party safely without the hassle. Buses are wheelchair accessible and seat up to 68 passengers with customizable electronic destination signs. Service is available in Alexandria, D.C., and parts of MD.

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THE ALEXANDRIAN

Host an absolutely unforgettable wedding in the heart of charming Old Town Alexandria, Virginia. For every couple dreaming of a perfectly exquisite event, our luxury hotel in Alexandria, VA specializes in dreams come true. From reserving rooms for out of town guests, crafting custom catering menus, and arranging décor, our team of experienced planners will help you customize every detail of your wedding celebration.

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AMERICAN HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY AT RIVER FARM

Located on the Potomac River, River Farm is conveniently close to DC and is an ideal venue for your wedding! Our historic manor house, 5 lovely gardens, sprawling lawns and gorgeous outdoor tent offer endless options for your creativity in planning a unique and memorable wedding.

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BIRCH EVENT & DESIGN

Birch Event & Design is an event company, with a focus on custom weddings and special events. Whether you’re thinking about a huge outdoor tented wedding or a small intimate affair, we will take the stress out of your day. Your event should be one of the most memorable and happiest days of your life.

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BLOOMS OF PARADISE

Artisanal arrangements tailored to your taste. Addicted to sowing and tending the seeds that bind communities, Blooms of Paradise has been giving away the store since 2018. In 2020, the Commonwealth certified it as a woman owned micro business. 

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BLUSAGE CATERING

You have found your catering team for all occasions! Our Event Design Team can assist you with every aspect of your event to ensure it is a smashing success. We take care of all the details, from preparation to clean up. Our prices are disclosed up front in your event contract.

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BOBBY MCKEY'S

Looking for a unique & fun night out for your bachelor or bachelorette party? We deliver the best high-energy live music show around D.C. and we don’t stop there. We also offer delicious food and drinks, while you enjoy all request music with a comedic twist and fun interaction with the musicians. 

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BOXWOOD & BLOOM EVENTS

Your vision is organized, executed, and done. Boxwood & Bloom Events is a boutique wedding and event planning firm based in Northern Virginia. We specialize in creating and achieving meticulous events tailored to the needs of the hosts and their guests.

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CLARKE PHOTO STUDIOS

Weddings, events, portraits, all of your life's precious moments matter. Clarke Photo Studios is ready to capture your momentous occasion.

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COLORFULLY YOURS

From Full Event Planning/Design, to Month-Of Coordination packages, we have offerings that can satisfy the needs of couples coming to us at any stage in the planning process. We work with all kinds of budgets and would love to talk with you about your special day! 

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DENTAL EXCELLENCE INTEGRATIVE CENTER

We provide total dentistry and sleep/airway wellness, complete prevention plans, craniofacial analysis, cancer and disease screening and treatment, laser bacteria and virus elimination, implants, gum recession treatment and more. Our orthodontics and cosmetic procedures are for all ages. We provide custom smile design, baby and children's oral health and holistic care.

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ERIN TETTERTON PHOTOGRAPHY

Your wedding photography is the largest memento, other than of course your marriage, with which you will be able to remember your wedding day.  I believe it's so important to be excited and confident with your decision on your wedding photographer.

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THE GARDEN BY BUILDING MOMENTUM

The Garden by Building Momentum is a rustic, industrial-chic event hall located on Eisenhower Avenue in Alexandria, Virginia. We can accommodate 125 people seated and 200 people standing. Outside catering and alcohol are welcome. We would be honored to host your special occasion!

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GUNSTON HALL

Say “I do” on the historic grounds at Gunston Hall. With 550 acres of beautiful landscape including a newly renovated garden, you and your guests will have an experience to remember. Ask about special offers for small gatherings due to COVID-19.

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HOLIDAY INN & SUITES OLD TOWN

If you're planning an event in Alexandria, VA, the hotel has nine versatile event spaces. With a ballroom, meeting rooms and an outdoor terrace, we easily host successful events of any size. We offer on-site catering and audio/visual equipment.

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HORNBLOWER CRUISES & EVENTS

Imagine the Washington waterfront as the backdrop to your special day. We’re here to bring your wedding dreams to life. Plan your ceremony or reception on any Hornblower boat and enjoy flexible options and elevated enhancements your guests will remember long after the last dance.

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KATHLEEN MULLANEY, DDS

For many people, the words “dentist” and “relax” don’t belong in the same sentence, or even thought. At Dr. Mullaney’s office we realize this. That’s why we go out of our way to make every visit as inviting and – dare we say it – relaxing as can be.

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LETTERING BY LYNNE

Unique invitations. Beautiful addressing of envelopes & place cards. Personalized stationery, hospitality bags. Ceremony programs, menus, napkins, table number cards. Framed seating chart, table number stands to rent. One-on-one customer interface. In business for over 25 years. Located in Alexandria. By appointment.

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MORRISON HOUSE

ALXANDRIA

Couples choose the four-diamond Morrison House as the ideal Old Town Alexandria venue for their intimate destination wedding, reception, small ceremony or rehearsal dinner. From reserving accommodations for guests, designing menus and arranging décor, our team will help you customize every detail of your wedding.

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MOUNT VERNON INN

With a charming colonial atmosphere, the Mount Vernon Inn is an ideal location for your wedding, reception, rehearsal dinner or ceremony. We have six dining rooms that can accommodate up to 220 guests, an outdoor sunken garden and fireplaces that crackle and pop.

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OAK STEAKHOUSE

Oak is a contemporary steakhouse located in Alexandria, Virginia. The menu showcases the finest cuts of Certified Angus Beef, along with locally-sourced produce from farms in Virginia and across the nation. Oak Alexandria offers a sophisticated private dining room which is available for up to 30 guests.

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PRAHA BEADS AND JEWELRY

We are a bead boutique specializing in semi-precious gemstones, African beads, wooden beads, glass beads from all over the world, including the Czech Republic, Swarovski crystals, tools and precious metal findings. We also teach workshops from Intro to Jewelry Design to more advanced workshops.

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PRECISION 

MEETINGS AND EVENTS, INC.

Precision is a full-service event production company specializing in the design and creation of exceptional experiences for our clients. We create memories that unite, engage and celebrate. We listen to our clients to bring to life their vision, mixed with our imagination, to create your perfect day.

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ROCKLANDS BARBECUE

Rocklands Barbeque and Grilling Company is a full-service catering company and restaurant in Alexandria, Virginia founded by John Snedden. This award-winning, wood-only barbeque caterer will provide you and your guests with a remarkable and unique dining experience for your wedding.

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ROSALIN'S BRIDAL BOUTIQUE

Sisters Rosalin and Van, opened up Rosalin's Bridal Boutique in 1986. The boutique is now owned by sisters, Veronica Ramos and Rosario Ulisse, and their mother, Rosita A. Ramos! We are proud to bring you the refreshed Rosalin's Bridal Boutique by Mariposa Enterprise LLC! We believe strongly in the customer experience and above all that Love is Love!

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SALON DEZEN

Every love story is beautiful, but yours is our favorite. This is the biggest day of your life so far and we are dedicated to making your image reflect this awesome day! We've been doing weddings since our start in 2007 and we love helping couples of all kinds achieve their beauty goals.

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SAND & STEEL FITNESS

Sand and Steel Fitness offers Personal Training, Group Fitness (Crossfit, Powerlifting, Kinstretch), Open Gym, Nutrition Coaching and InBody Wellness scans.

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SHERATON OLD TOWN ALEXANDRIA

The timelessly classic décor in our event venues or our outdoor courtyard will set the scene for your wedding or reception. Work with our culinary team for an array of specially prepared cuisine. Our expert event planners will help create the wedding of your dreams. AV equipment and a block of rooms are available.

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SMALLCAKES

“Smallcakes was originally founded in Kansas City in 2008 by Jeff Martin and has appeared on "Cupcake Wars"  and "The View." Smallcakes NOVA is a locally women owned and operated franchise nestled in the heart of Del Ray Alexandria, Virginia.  All of our cupcakes are made by hand in small batches each and every morning! We offer our standard “jumbo” size cupcakes, mini cupcakes and the standard cupcake size in by special order in over 200 flavors to accommodate any event or celebration!

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THE SPICE & TEA EXCHANGE

At The Spice & Tea Exchange, we offer a variety of fine spices, handcrafted seasonings, loose-leaf teas, salts, sugars, gifts and more! Explore our unique offerings, perfect for weddings gifts or favors. We’re known for our over 85 handcrafted seasonings, which you can watch us hand-mix in store daily!

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STEVE JOHNSON PHOTOGRAPHY

Your wedding day is the beginning of a new amazing story. It is truly and honor for me to share in preserving the smiles, the tears, the laughter and all of the emotion of your special day for a lifetime.  I can't wait to hear your vision and plans for yours.

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TODAY'S CARGO

Unique jewelry carefully curated for every taste and budget. Gold, diamonds, estate, antiques, gemstones, sterling silver, pearls, fashion and gifts.  Engagement rings, custom bridesmaid jewelry, and a great selection of customizable wedding rings.  Custom design, jewelry repair, restringing and appraisal service also available. 

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UNION STREET PUBLIC HOUSE

Celebrate your love in the time of the pandemic with a Micro Wedding. Located in the heart of Old Town Alexandria, Union Street has three unique packages to accommodate the size of your party intimately and safely. Each package includes all aspects of a traditional wedding, on a reduced scale.  

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VISIT ALEXANDRIA

Between its historic charm, red brick architecture, and stunning waterfront views, it is no wonder why Amazon.com ranked Alexandria as the “#1 Most Romantic City in the U.S."  Our Wedding Specialist will make planning stress-free at absolutely no cost to you and help you find perfect venue for your ceremony, reception, rehearsal dinner and even a post-wedding brunch and connect you with the best vendors to ensure a memorable and flawless event.

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WEAR EVER JEWELRY

Wear Ever Jewelry Gallery and Studio School in historic Old Town Alexandria sells hand-crafted jewelry by a curated selection of US-based artists and offers small-group classes in jewelry making in a light-filled, well-equipped studio.

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ZEKE SMITH FILMS

Zeke Smith Films makes documentary style wedding films that are both cinematic and intimate. Having filmed weddings for 10 years in locations across 6 countries, he knows how to capture both the small details and the big emotions of your day so that you can relive everything again and again for years to come.