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"Building Your Brand...How to Package Your Genius"

Many personal development coaches will tell you to follow your passion or turn your passion into profit. But what they don't tell you is how to identity what you're passionate about, what you're uniquely qualified to offer, and what's good enough to sell.  Our speaker, Amanda Miller LittleJohn, a top nationally recognized expert on personal branding, and founder of Washington, DC based PR firm Mopwater Social PR, presented how to dig deep to find the story behind the story - crafting an authentic brand message in the process.

Our sponosr, Sequoia of Georgetown ( enticed us with their beautiful space and wonderful meal.

Special thanks also to our sponsors Rick Martin Photography and Capital Party Rentals


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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Eric & Donella


DESI Studios LLC

 Donella & Eric Smith, husband & wife photography team based in Northern Virginia and serving the Greater Washington DC Metro area. DESI Studios provides wedding photography that is full of Life - real/candid moments & Style - creative/artistic imagery.photo2


We focus on connecting with our clients personal vision, providing exceptional customer service and delivering stunning photographs. 


Want to learn more? We are DESI Studios
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