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Whether you aspire to sell products, gain customers, persuade followers to a point or sway the hearts and minds of a group of people to your cause, it is essential for your audience to understand what your company's brand stands for and who you are. Special thanks to our speakers Sugar Taylor & Nar Hovnarvian, of Taylor & Hov Events + Design, for bringing great energy and colorful  anecdotes to a very important topic.  

Special thanks to our sponsors, Virtue Feed & Grain (106 S. Union St. Old Town Alexandria, VA) for an awesome dinner in their newly renovated private room and Nikki Trent, Nvision Photography, for capturing a fun event.

Don't miss our next meeting April 26, 2016 6pm-9pm, "Social Media Marketing Simplified"

at the LEBANESE TAVERNA BETHESDA, MD  7141 Arlington Rd  Bethesda, MD 20814


President's Letter


Welcome to the Association of Wedding Professionals of Greater Washington, DC!  Our has been an intricate and essential organization to wedding professionals in the DC Metro area for over 25 years, and we salute all who have shared and continue to share in our success. 

As you engage with AWP and your AWP Member colleagues I challenge each of you to adopt the following metrics that will enhance your professional growth and business relationships:

  • Set quarterly goals for yourself & your business that are measurable and attainable
  • Open your mind to accept new concepts and ideas within the industry
  • Challenge your talents to exceed your comfort level
  • Get to know your professional colleagues regarding their talents, services, and the elements that sets them apart in the industry
  • Remember that the learning process is like marriage; it's a continuous circle.  Receive information openly from your colleagues and your clients
  • Be in FRONT and in THE KNOW; continuously improve your knowledge of the market, industry trends, your colleagues in the industry so that you are able to provide optimum and stellar service to your clients
  • Build your business on the foundation of strong ethics and values
  • Remember there is no competition...YOU are it!
  • Believe in YOURSELF!


To propel you in your growth, AWP will be here as your central resource for education, networking, and true knowledge of the wedding market.  Our passion is to embrace everyone whom we encounter and help you to develop as we develop and grow.  Each Member within our organization helps us to excel as an organization and each other as individuals. We have planned an exciting year for you and we hope that you will take this journey with us.  Experience our journey every fourth Tuesday of the month at our educational and networking meetings. We look forward to seeing you and having you as a part of our organization.  You are the best in the industry and together we will soar to phenomenal heights 2015!


Tara Melvin

President – The Association of Wedding Professionals





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Fingers In Ink 

    As we celebrate 15 years of creating alluring, elegant and trendy couture invitation  ensembles. We take pride in using imported papers, fabrics, ribbons,  premium printing techniques and meticulous finishing handwork. Invitations can do more than invite and inform, they express your style and set the tone for your special day. We enjoy bringing your dream invitation to life!  Fingers In Ink_image       We offer invitations for all social and religious occasions: Wedding (wedding stationery; programs, menu cards, favors, table signs, escort/place cards), Bridal/Couple Shower, Baby Shower, Baby Announcement,  Birthday (kid & adult), Bat/Bar Mitzvah, Sweet Sixteen, Quinceanara, Anniversary, Housewarming, Personal Stationery and Business Stationery. We look forward to working with you! 


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