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"Events That Make an IMPACT"

We had an amazing time at The Winery at Bull Run.  The speaker, Eddie Fam of IMPACT Collective (Marketing and Consulting), took a different road with the evening's topic.  Instead of speaking about how to make your events bigger, louder and grander, he instead talked about 'giving back'.  Specifically, what Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is and the benefits CSR can bring to a company or business. A lot of our members and attendees shared their current charitable endeavors and their importance. The wonderful wine, great discussion and plentiful networking, made for an awesome evening.

Special thanks to Rochelle Myers Catering   for a delicious dinner reception.  The  Chicken breast stuffed with local goat chees & ramps was savory and the shot glass desserts were outstanding. The floral arrangements by Rick's Flowers gave the location great color and a pleasing summer aroma.

Also, thank you to " Jon Fleming Photography"  for capturing the beauty of the winery and all the fun.

Now its time for more fun. Join us for bowling  July 26, 2016, 6pm-9pm, at  "Pinstripes" 1064 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, DC 20007.  

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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