You’re dangerously in love, and he’s just put a ring on it. With help from some local pros, you’ll make beautiful music together.
Check on It
The Park Hyatt Washington unveiled its 10,000-square-foot Gallery just in time for 2012 nuptials. In-house access to Blue Duck Tavern pastry chef Peter Brett, who created the tiered confection pictured on the U.S. wedding stamp, is the cherry on top.
Take notes, DIY brides: Suann Song of Simplesong Design teaches Intro to Letterpress at Old Town paper haven Fifteen/Eleven. The stylish pro guides you through invites, place cards, and thank-you postcards.
It goes by in a flash. Photographer Moshe Zusman captures spontaneous moments and styles timeless (not stuffy) portraits. He’s especially good at coaxing the shy to shine.
If I Were a Boy
Book an appointment upstairs at Streets of Georgetown for a made-to-measure Hickey Freeman suit. The black, two-button number from the Sterling Collection is a popular request at Joseph Abboud’s snappy concept store.
Face your future with confidence, thanks to expert hair and makeup application by Victoria Stiles. Her favorite look for brides? Finger waves, a birdcage veil, and matte red lips.
Send guests home with color-coordinated, monogrammed heart macarons from The Sweet Lobby. Winnette McIntosh Ambrose hand-pipes 40 flavors ranging from rose and pistachio to spicy curry mango and red-hot chili chocolate.
In less than a year, husband and wife team Anthony and Barbara Chavez (Layered Cake Patisserie) have the competition iced. Specialty flavors include Lemon Lou, high-octane caramel macchiato, and a gluten-free chocolate option.
Photos: Courtesy of Park Hyatt Washington, D.C.; Courtesy of Moshe Zusman Photography; Carla Sims / Courtesy of The Sweet Lobby