Panel Discussion: Vendors & Planners Finding Peace


Are you a vendor looking to gain some more insight into the best way to communicate effectively with your event planners? Or maybe a planner looking to get the most out of your vendors while maintaining a great and continuing relationship? This is the event for you and I'm happy to say I'll be a part of it!

The registration for Vendors and Planners: Finding Peace in the Wedding Planning Process is now open.

Hosted by SESMA, vendors and planners alike will be holding open and honest conversations about the ways that we can improve our working relationships, making for better experiences for everyone. More event details are below, and you can find the registration site at the link above. Hope to see you there!

Where: United States Institution of Peace
             2301 Constitution Ave, NW
             Washington, DC 20037

When: Thursday, July 26
            6:00 - 9:00 PM

You're Invited: The New York Weddings Event From New York Magazine

NY WEddings
NY WEddings

Meet all of your future wedding vendors and complete your wedding planning at ONE event! On Tuesday, March 28th at 5:00pm join 100 of New York’s most sought after wedding service providers. The list includes but not limited to accessories, cake designers, dresses, djs, event planners, and caters. For more information and to buy tickets, click here.

You're Invited: Alexandria Wedding Showcase

alexandria wedding showcase
alexandria wedding showcase
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alexandria 2

You're Invited: The Engaged! Event

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engaged event

Combine date night with wedding planning at one of DC's premier wedding venues, the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center on March 3, 2017 for The Engaged! Event. “We are giving couples the opportunity to meet and greet the best of the best wedding vendors, establish a rapport and book appointments to further discuss wants and needs for the wedding day. The Engaged! Event will serve as your efficient introduction to the finest wedding professionals and services in one evening!”

For full details and to buy tickets, click here.

You're Invited: Burpees with Bae!

Burpees with Bae
Burpees with Bae

Spice up your Valentine's Day plans with a sexy workout with Bae! Join Master Trainer Deanna Jefferson and her Celebrity Chef beau JR Robinson on February 15th for a date night you will never forget. For full details and to buy tickets, click here.

You're Invited: African Fashion Pop Up Shop

Pop-up Shop
Pop-up Shop

Are you on the hunt for unique pieces for the next big event in your life? Or a multicultural bride, looking for something new and different for upcoming wedding festivities? Then look no further than the African Pop Up Shop, featuring fashions by Obioma Fashion, the Hut Salud, and Noni. For full details and to reserve your spot, click here.

You're Invited: The Kendra Scott Bridal Collection


Hey #FavoredFamily! You are Invited to The Kendra Scott Bridal Collection In Partnership with District Bliss. See below for more information.

Join District Bliss at Kendra Scott on Bethesda Row in celebration of the launch of the Kendra Scott Bridal Collection! The wedding collection will be available to the public on Friday, 9/23.

The the first 20 guests to RSVP to this exclusive event will get a first-look on Thursday, 9/22 at 11am AND a gift card, 15% off ALL Kendra Scott jewels, plus we'll be enjoying sips and yummy brunch bites! 

Don't miss out! Get on the list! RSVP to

Sips, brunch AND shopping? How could you pass this up?! BETHESDA ROW | 4835 Bethesda Ave  Bethesda, MD 20814

If you prefer to attend at one of the Kendra Scott Northern Virginia stores or if you don't make it onto the Bethesda RSVP list, please send an email to the address listed above!MOSAIC DISTRICT | 2920 District Ave, Suite 125, Fairfax, VA 22031RESTON TOWN CENTER | 11924 Market Street, Reston, VA 20190

You're Invited: The Floral Experience at The Greenbrier


Hey #FavoredFamily! You are Invited to The Floral Experience by Karen Tran at The Greenbrier. See below for more information.

We are only one month away from welcoming Karen Tran and her exciting Floral Experience workshop to The Greenbrier! This is truly a once in a lifetime opportunity for floral designers and enthusiasts alike. Don’t miss the chance to secure your spot to learn from one of the industry’s leading experts!

This three day, hands-on workshop will offer participants the chance to fine-tune their business savvy, while experiencing and collaborating on the production of a high end event. The weekend will culminate in an extravagantly themed gala dinner where attendees can dine with new industry friends.

To learn more, please visit and share this information with those on your team and within your professional circle! All are welcome to register! We hope to see you there!




You're Invited: Upcoming Bridal Shows

Bridal shows Future Brides! Bridal Shows are a great way to meet vendors and get ideas for your wedding. Be sure to check out for upcoming shows in the area and for more information.

You're Invited: The Malmaison Wedding Experience on April 3, 2016


Malmaison in Georgetown is a loft style event space located right on the Potomac. On April 3rd they are partnering with DC Modern Luxury Magazine for a Wedding Event like no other! This will be so much more than an open house, with champagne cocktails, delicious food, runway shows and music!

Just for being apart of the #FavoredFamily, Malmaison is offering you 25% off of the ticket price! Just use promo code PLANNERBRIDE at checkout. For more information and to buy tickets, check out the link:


You're Invited: Start Off 2015 with these Winter Wedding Events!

Favored by Yodit Events  

Hey 2015 Bride to be's! Congrats on getting engaged! Don't know where to begin? Don't know what questions to ask before you buy? Looking to save money and give your wedding a personal touch? At Favored by Yodit Events we are here to help you discover practical tips and unique ideas for your big day!

Here is a list of some great events for all our lovely Favored Brides which can help decide on the rest of your wedding professional vendors.

Enjoy and let us know if you will be attending!


Washington Wedding Experience

Sunday, January 18, 2015

11:00 AM to 5:30 PM

Patriot Center (Fairfax, VA)

Get Tickets Here


Baltimore Bride’s Aisle Style

Sunday, January 25, 2015

11:00 AM to 1:30 PM

Lord Baltimore Hotel

Get Tickets Here


Washingtonian Bride & Groom Unveiled

Sunday, January 25, 2015

11:30 AM to 3:30 PM

Fairmont Hotel Washington, D.C.

Get Tickets Here


Discover the Washington area's best vendors at these all-day wedding experiences!

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You're Invited: Maryland Trunk Show- Galia Lahav


When you envision your wedding dress, do you see lace, embellishments, or pearls? A dress with as much detail on the back as the front? A true show stopper, no matter what angle your guests are looking at you? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you will love Galia Lahav’s collections.

The designs are my some of my favorites and truly embody elegance and timeless beauty. They are the kind of dresses that will make you feel appropriately sexy and will still be gorgeous when you are showing your wedding album to your grandkids. February 15th-18th, 2015 Betsy Robinson’s Bridal Collection is having a trunk show showcasing this amazing designer. For more details, fill out the contact sheet here: Happy hunting!

Save the Date! AFC 8th Annual Holiday Benefit and Art Auction


Artists for Charity (AFC) will hold the 8th Annual Holiday Benefit and Art Auction on Saturday December 13, 2014. Every year the benefit uses art to raise awareness about HIV/AIDS and funds to support children living in Ethiopia who are affected by the disease. Mark your calendars for a night of amazing artwork, fun and inspiration. AFC will feature artwork from local and international artists. Proceeds of the event go to the AFC Children's Home that cares for double orphaned HIV positive children and AFC projects.

     Stay tuned for an official invitation and details on how to get your tickets!

You're Invited: Special Discount to Toasted- DC's Largest Indie Wedding Event


Discount to Toasted!

"I have a special treat just for United With Love readers to the upcoming Toasted Wedding Event on October 19th at Eastern Market. Toasted is DC's largest indie wedding event; think of it as the antidote to a traditional bridal show! It will be a uniquely fresh event showcasing the best in small, local businesses and hand made goods for couples seeking a truly different wedding planning experience. This is a one-stop-shop for all of your wedding inspiration and vendor needs! Use the code "unitedwithlove" to buy tickets for just $5! But, hurry, hurry because this offer is only valid until October 12th. See you there!"

Source: United With Love

You're Invited: Finance's and Fiances' Wedding Financial Planning Workshop


“Couples in successful marriages have mastered the skill of financial harmony in their relationships.”

Marriage commitment and healthy communications are maintained when couples have set guidelines and boundaries for their financial decisions. Understanding the value that each partner places on money, and respecting that both partners will have equal rights and responsibilities with control of the finances, will strengthen the marriage bonds.

Our "Finances and Fiances'" Wedding Financial Planning Workshop will teach you about the tools of wedding planning, basics in budgeting for your big day and special easy cost saving techniques to use after the wedding.

If you are looking for wedding guidance and budgeting but don’t think you can afford a full planning service or hiring a financial advisor just sign up because this workshop is just for you and your partner!

Workshop Includes:

  •  2 hours of instruction with Financial Expert, Dominique Broadway and Wedding Planner, Yodit Gebreyes
  • 1 Wedding Planning and Finance Worksheet
  • 1 Gift bag from sponsors and speakers
  • Light refreshments and sangria bar designed by Favored by Yodit Events

Registration for each workshop is limited to allow for questions and one-on-one instruction from speakers. The workshops are NON REFUNDABLE - please be sure you are able to attend prior to purchasing a place in the class.

For more information visit


You're Invited: Alexandria's Destination Bridal Showcase

Get ready Virginia brides! This Sunday is Alexandria's Destination Fall Bridal Showcase! Come checkout a variety of local vendors. Click here for ticket information.


You're Invited: Julie Vino DC Debut Trunk Show



DMV Brides!! You are invited to premier bridal designer Julie Vino's trunk show held exclusively at Hannelore's in Olde Town Alexandria, VA. Her dresses are GORGEOUS and perfect for the non-traditional bride that wants elegance with a hint of edge. Check out the flyer below for more details!