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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.

#WeddingWednesday Cake Trends 2016

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Choosing your cake design is probably one of the most enjoyable tasks on your to do list. Probably because of the many cake tasting visits. As a caker, I would be shamed if I didn't share with you this year's cake trends! The world of cake has gone into new directions in cake design but has also gone back to a few classic traditions...a little something old and little something new! Here's a few of my top picks from The Knot's 15 Hot Wedding Cake Trends.

Metallic Cakes

The best part about metallics? They can adapt to any style; delicate embroidery in gold feels opulent while geometric shapes give off a fresh, modern feel. If an entire tier is too much glitz for you, consider adding a little sparkle all over. Fine edible glitter (think: pixie dust) can add a decorative sheen to your cake without overpowering the whole design. Gold leaf can also be added to give a touch of glam here and there on the cake.

Buttercream Cakes

Move over fondant, brides are starting to ask for more traditional cakes with a buttercream finish. "We get lots of requests for rustic iced buttercream layers with flecks of vanilla bean in the icing or textured piping that looks and tastes delicious, but isn't perfect," says Mary Maher of Cakegirls in Chicago. If you're going for a homespun, relaxed vibe, ask your baker to smother your wedding cake in delicious buttercream frosting. For the more polished version, opt for buttercream with a pleated, smooth finish.

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Naked Cakes

Yep, you read that right. With the deconstructed cake, you get to show off the inside. For a summertime wedding, berries work well; in winter and fall, ask your baker to fill the layers with seasonal fruits, like apples, pears, persimmons or even blood oranges. Not only are these cakes simple and effortless but also practical if you aren't a fan of a lot of icing. Naked cakes are perfect for rustic styled weddings.

Wedding Cake Trio and Quintet Tables

Inspired by dessert tables; cake trios, quartets and quintet tables come with a couple big benefits. Having more than one cake also makes it very easy to choose multiple cake flavors (so you don't have to decide between traditional vanilla, decadent chocolate or carrot cake with cream-cheese frosting). "Guests love to have a mini-bite of lots of different desserts," says Melody Brandon of Sweet and Saucy Shop in Newport, California. Give guests choices, but don't overwhelm them. "I recommend between two to four mini-desserts per person," says Brandon. "Try not to choose more than eight options of desserts—too many choices can overwhelm your guests."



Painted Cakes

Marbleized cakes, stained-glass painted cakes, watercolor cakes and even Monet-inspired wedding cake designs. Pair those hand-painted tiers with solid-colored layers or even simple flower accents; like the one featured here. Quick tip: For a cake design that's so intricate, keep the tiers simple and stick to all one shape (either all classic round tiers or all square).

Illustrated Cakes

Did you know you can actually have anything you want printed onto your cake? It's true. Pick anything you like -- from the design on your invites to the quote from your first-dance song or even your wedding motif, like a bicycle, oak tree, or anemone flowers – to have showcased onto your cake tiers. First, the cake gets covered in fondant, then the design is hand-painted on the cake or printed on top sugar paper with edible ink.

More styles featured:

  • Ruffled Cake
  • Monogrammed Cake
  • White on White Cake
  • Lace Cake
  • Woodland Whimsical Cake
  • Geometric Shapes Cake
  • Rosette Cake
  • Sugar Flower Bouquet  Cake
  • Ombre Wedding Cake

Favored Friday Vendor Spotlight: Tickled Photo Booth Company

Tickled Photo Booth

What includes lots of love and pretty photos and just in time for Valentine's Day? A great photo booth company called Tickled Photo Booth Company!  

When thinking about something nice to add to your special event or wedding, photo booths are a great way to let your guests have fun and take a nice keepsake. Since its February and everyone is celebrating LOVE, Tickled Photo Booth Company is offering $100 OFF FEBRUARY BOOKINGS When you reserve your date during the month of February.
From engagement parties to weddings, Tickled Photo Booth Company provides a modern rendition of the photo booth, with quality pictures and long-lasting fun. Keep them in mind this year as you plan your special occasion and let them know you Favored by Yodit Events sent you.
Check out their latest photo booth gallery here. 

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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

Favored Friday Vendor Spotlight: Davinci Florist

divinciDaVinci Florist specialize in creating floral and event designs for weddings, Bar and Bat Mitzvah’s, corporate events, and any other event that requires unique and beautiful décor. For more than a decade, they have been one of the premiere floral and event design companies in the Washington D.C area.  Their services aren't just limited to flowers, they also provide lighting and furniture rental. Our favored team has worked with the company on a number of events. Check out some pictures below! Helen wedding 6  divinci room divinci table2010-01-02-19.47.13 AMAZING-CENTERPIECE-WASHINGTON-DC 262114_452473284799379_861225217_n  


You're Invited to Attend The Coterie Retreat - Presented by MunaLuchi

Capture We're excited to present our first annual business retreat in partnership with Salamander Hotels. The Coterie Retreat is a wedding and event industry conference where you can learn new business insights + network with like-minded entrepreneurs. It will be held on December 9-12, 2014. Featured speakers include Jacqueline Nwobu - Editor-in-Chief of Munaluchi Bride Magazine, Grace Ormonde of Grace Ormonde Wedding Style, and Celebrity Event Designer Diann Valentine.

The conference was created for members of The Coterie - Munaluchi's exclusive wedding collective, and their wedding and event industry peers. We encourage you to join the mailing list for an instant notification once registration opens + an Early Bird discount code.

We look forward to relaxing and unwinding with you in December!

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You're Invited: Wedding Salon DC on September 8th 2014 | Get Favored Free Tix


Brides! The Wedding Salon Bridal Show Is The Ultimate Resource For Your Wedding Planning Needs!

Luxury Wedding Vendors and Award Winning Service Providers Find wedding photographers, photo booths, videographers, wedding entertainers and DJ’s. Meet celebrity wedding experts and beauty stylists, view stunning table décor, taste wedding cakes, see couture bridal gowns, invitations and wedding favors. Exciting Destination Weddings and Honeymoons Find the best wedding venues, travel destinations and exotic honeymoons.

 The Knot, Premier Bride and Perfect Wedding Guide Invite You to

Discover the Best Resources for Your Wedding

Wedding Salon

Monday, September 8th, 2014


The Madison Hotel, Washington DC

Cake Tastings, Cocktails, Beauty Makeovers

Honeymoon Giveaways, Reception Tables, Goodie Bag

Complimentary Admission for You & One Guest

Use code WSDCC here

* Registrant must be engaged and is allowed one guest only. All parties must be 21+.


You're Invited: Royal DC Cocktail Party

royaldc This early-April weekend in DC will culminate in an elegant cocktail party, decorated with the handiwork of the class members and Karen Tran herself. With a purple and gold themed floral display, this cocktail hour will be nothing short of a royal affair.

 What: A Royal Cocktail Hour

When: April 10th, 2014 from 7-9PM

Where: Mandarin Oriental Hotel in the Portrait and Hirshhorn Rooms

Attire: Cocktail Attire Requested

Tap into your regal side and join us for an event you will not want to miss! Sip wine, savor butler passed hors d'oeuvres, and experience the jaw-dropping wedding vision that Karen Tran and her DC workshop bring to life. Enjoy the design and accommodations arranged by me, JoAnna Bayliss, of JoAnna Dee Weddings! You may even find yourself in the slow-motion photo booth provided by videographer East West.

Tickets are limited

$45 tickets available here:

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Real Wedding: Sean + Jenae's Liriodendr​on Mansion Wedding

0771 Sean Kingston Holcomb-Jones married the love of his life Jenae' Elizabeth Manns on July 5, 2013 at the Liriodendron Mansion located in Bel Air, Maryland. The vision of the wedding was to maintain Jenae and Sean's authentic identity of creativity, be classic, and ensure their guest didn't just witness a wedding, but had a meaningful experience. Meet the couple and see more pictures of their big day after the break.



The first thing Jenae' set her sights on was spiral seating. She felt that circles feel much warmer than rigid rows, so when it came to seating, the spiral did the trick of wrapping Sean and Jenae' in a circle of Love of their family and friends. As an added bonus, it ensured that everyone got a good clear view of the wedding party as they came down the aisle.

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Jenae has never been a flowery kind of girl so she decided not to carry a flowers. Instead she decided to decorate her arm with a larger than life bouquet of flowers going up the arm. On the wedding day everyone loved it!! The look was superb!

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Adding to the creative theme, after the ceremony, fun lawn games like Tumble Tower (life sized Jenga), corn hole, and photo stands were available for the guest to enjoy during cocktail hour.


Instead of a traditional first dance song, Sean and Jenae' chose to dance to Neyo's Sexy Love, which was and always will be the couples song.

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To offset some of the more costly wedding expenses, Andrea Small of Asburn, Va, who is a close friend of the Bride, served as the weddings creative designer and did all the wedding decor as DIY projects.


The outdoor/indoor wedding went off without a hitch and a great time was had by all. "Sean and I have never been a public-public couple so we really wanted our wedding to reflect who we were as people. My advice to any couples planning is to stay true to your authentic self -- break all the rules -- enlist the help of friends to cut cost -- and have lots of FUN!!" - Jenae

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You're Invited: A Chic Affair

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Enjoy some of the best wedding vendors DC has to offer as well as an avant garde presentation of 2014 collections by Lovely Bride and a free ride credit code the day of the show courtesy of Uber.

All tickets include: Champagne, cocktails, cake tasting, mini-spa treatments hors d'oeuvres, conversations with experts, fashion show, exhibition, planning timeline tool and luxe gift bag.

VERY LIMITED VIB (thats Very Important Bride!)tickets available also include:

Early event access, premium seating during runway show, VIB gift upon arrival (including products from Uber and drybar!) and entry to win exclusive VIB giveaways !

For more information and to buy tickets visit:

Don't leave the boys at home! Come hang out in our Gentlemen's Lounge!Snacks, spirits, and special gifts just for guys!




You're Invited: Engaged! in Washington

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"Brides and grooms can meet {truly} the best of the best wedding vendors, see their work, and make appointments on the spot. Vendors are vetted and and known for their stellar reputations in the wedding market. Seriously, you could meet all of your wedding vendors in one day!"

The first 300 brides/grooms receive a fabulous goody bag AND the cost of admission is rebated by many of the vendors when contracting their services!* Hire 4 of the vendors, receive a rebate of $65 x 4, so it pays to attend Engaged! in Washington! (*Exceptions will apply; see the show program the day of the show!)

Limo buses will shuttle between each venue throughout the event so guests can stay as long as they want and not worry about parking!

Mark your calendars and don't miss simply the finest bridal event in the city! Purchase your tickets HERE

Take a look at a recap of last year's show!



NEW Video Recap of Favored by Yodit Events Launch Affair at The W Hotel

Favored Launch Video Photo

I am excited to share the highlight video from the Favored by Yodit Events Launch Affair at The W Hotel. The atmosphere was phenomenal and I couldnt have asked for a better night! We had the best wedding vendors participating and guest and new couples eager to meet them in attendance.

The room was definitely filled with love! Thanks to everyone who came out! See you next year for our 1 Year Anniversary.

Note: If you are a wedding / event vendor who would like to be featured for our next event please email Thanks again for the good times & customer referrals!







RECAP: A Chic Affair

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Yesterday, Yodit (Favored's CEO) and I attended A Chic Affair in Georgetown at The Powerhouse in Georgetown. If you have never seen or heard of The Powerhouse it is located behind Dean and Deluca on Grace Street. It's a very nice 2 level open venue perfect for the intimate bridal expo we attended. A Chic Affair was wonderfully put together with vendors, a panel discussion and bridal fashion show. Check out a few of the pictures from the vendors and the fashion show below.

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Karin's Florist Put together this beautiful Floral Arrangement. Made us feel like it was really spring despite the cold weather.

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How amazing are these cakes!! The Henna cake on the left was made by The Happy Tart and the Carousel cake on the right was made by M&T Events, both completely edible. I had samples of cakes from both vendors and they were delicious!

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Of course the night wouldn't have been complete without a fashion show. We noticed a lot of mermaid style dresses with very dramatic bottoms and trains in the lineup. The Brides at the show looked very inspired! For more pictures check out Favored's Twitter page and Instagram: Favoredbyyodit!

Let us know which Bridal Expos coming up you will be attending and your experience. We would love to meet you there!