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Business Soutions for the Savvy Wedding Professional presented by Tara Melvin was a great interactive discussion. Hosted by the 2941 Restaurant in Falls Church, VA, one of the most celebrated restaurants in the metropolitan area, provided wonderful food and atmosphere for conversations on identifying, establishing and nurturing strategic partners and giving your business a facelift.  The restaurant is nestled in the heart of Falls Church, VA surrounded by lush landscaping, koi ponds, waterfalls, world-class artwork, and a lakeside view. Named by Washingtonian Magazine in 2014 as a 100 Very Best Restaurant, 2941 charms gourmands with its sophisticated yet relaxed ambiance, outstanding service, and inventive cuisine.

Thank you to Evelyn Alas Photography for taking great photos of our August meeting!



 Bridal Focus Panel Application!

Dear AWP Members, our Annual Bridal Focus Panel will be held September 23, 2014 at WeddingWire's headquarters in Bethesda, MD. We hope you will save the date and spread the word about this great event! In addition, please nominate your couples to be panelists. Please have them fill out the survey linked here.

Thank you!

President's Letter


On behalf of the Board and Members of The Association of Wedding Professionals of Greater Washington, DC…Welcome!  We have 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 we embark on 2014, I challenge each of you to adopt the following metrics.....

Welcome 2014 AWP Members!

Welcome to the Association of Wedding Professionals.  We are a group of vendors that provide an outstanding service to the Events industry..  Our mission is to provide support, assistance, and education opportunities, which promote and encourage the highest level of ethics and professionalism in the wedding industry.

You have joined an organization that has served the Washington DC metro area for over 26 years.  We subscribe to a strict code of Ethics set forth by the Association assuring the highest level of integrity within the wedding industry.   We encourage you, our members to network with other businesses in the industry, broaden your knowledge of the industry, and raise the quality of your customer service.  Please join each month to network, learn and meet someone new!


The AWP Board Members

Spotlight's On

          Virginia Perry

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Holiday Inn Arlington Has beautiful Ballroom space, All-inclusive Wedding Packages, 2 Room King Bridal Suite and our Award Winning Chef’s Wedding Menu!

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Perfect for Receptions of 40 – 180 guests, fabulous full-service hotel accommodations, all in the heart of Ballston’s Social scene!

Minutes’ walk from the Metro; Hassle-free,  complimentary parking for all your guests!

Contact  Virginia PerryCatering Sales ManagerVirginia.Perry@hiava.com703-243-9808 ext 7116

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