FS WEDS: A WEDDING SHOWCASE
Meet Baltimore’s most talented wedding professionals, including photographers, videographers, florists, make-up and hair artists, planners, cake decorators and many more! (See the full list below.)
Luxuriate in special areas, including the Beauty Bar by the Spa at Four Seasons Hotel Baltimore, a Groom’s Lounge, and a Mother-of-the-Bride Room, and enjoy the opportunity to win luxury prizes raffled off throughout the afternoon.
2014 FS Weds Exclusive VIP Luncheon
Enjoy first access to the wedding showcase, a fabulous swag bag to take home, a multi-course luncheon (including wine and champagne pairings) featuring renowned wedding experts and a first-class fashion show.
VIP Luncheon at 11:30 am
Wedding Show at 2:00 pm
VIP Luncheon & Admission is USD 85 per person (all inclusive)
General Admission is USD 25 (all inclusive)
MEET OUR EXPERTS
Marcy Blum, Marcy Blum Associates
Marcy Blum has been creating wonderful, memorable, magical weddings and events for 27 years. Her sane and humorous approach to entertaining in general and weddings in particular has made her an internationally sought-after wedding and party planner. Marcy is credited with being among the first to offer couples elegant, fun and stylish alternatives to the cookie-cutter wedding.
In addition to her work as an “eventiste,” Marcy is also a sought-after speaker and consultant for businesses in the wedding and special-event field. Marcy has contributed to many publications, and the third edition of the bestselling Wedding Planning for Dummies, written by Marcy, was released this year. She has been a guest on Oprah, The Today Show, The Nate Berkus Show, Rocco’s Dinner Party,Good Day New York and The Early Show. She has also been a guest on several party planning shows in Japan but has no idea what was said to her.
Julie Sabatino, The Stylish Bride
Since 2004, Julie Sabatino, founder of The Stylish Bride®, has been helping her clients with all of their fashion needs surrounding major life celebrations. She has cultivated an expertise in all there is to know about fashion and shopping in New York City, and has relationships ranging from the most exclusive boutiques to Seventh Avenue showrooms. This access allows her to customize a look for the most discerning client. She is committed to delivering the most luxurious and productive experience to her clients. Her career in the fashion industry started as a result of having difficulty finding her own wedding dress. She looked in vain for someone to help her, and the idea for The Stylish Bride® was hatched.
After getting married in 2001, she decided to leave her job at Solomon Smith Barney and study at The Fashion Institute of Technology, where she graduated in 2003. Still in love with the wedding industry, she went to work for the bridal designer Amsale at their Madison Avenue boutique. While there, she worked with brides every day and realized that they needed the same non-biased help that she had a few years earlier. So she launched The Stylish Bride® in 2004, and has loved working with her clients ever since. Julie lives in Manhattan with her husband Michael and her two children Annemarie (5) and Teddy (3).
Sade Awe, Founder of The Bridal Circle
Sade Awe, founder and owner of The Bridal Circle, combines her unparalleled passion for weddings and all things luxurious with her savvy entrepreneurial flair and distinctive creativity.
Initially, an illustrious career as an Enterprise Resource Planning and IT Solutions Consultant for Fortune 500 companies found Sade assisting with ERP implementations and streamlining Human Resource business practices for over a decade. Eventually, however, the realm of luxurious weddings wooed Sade’s imagination, revealing her true passion for collaborating with other vibrant creatives to curate unique, bespoke, one-of-a-kind weddings.
With the creation of The Bridal Circle, Sade makes herself available to brides across the globe as a personal concierge, ensuring that the weddings of their dreams materialize before their very eyes. Spurred on by a mission to create a seamless partnership with clients and to provide superior and insightful service, Sade has revolutionized the luxury wedding industry. Her desire to provide only the most exquisite products from the most celebrated designers and artists within the luxury community has sent her to the far ends of the earth on a quest for the ultimate in wedding glamour. As a result, brides have only to search within the parameters of The Bridal Circle itself to encounter the best the world has to offer.
When she’s not networking with her elite wedding partners, blogging, pouring over sumptuous photos, attending fashion shows or assisting brides with their opulent wedding plans, Sade loves to travel. Gorgeous hotels and resorts, couture boutiques, golfing and treatments in some of the world’s most luxuriant spas, are some of Sade’s greatest loves. A self-proclaimed foodie, Sade finds a good glass of Moscato impossible to resist, and although she delights in dessert wines and ice wines, she insists she’s hardly a wine connoisseur- she just goes for the sweet stuff!
A graduate of Chicago’s Loyola University with a degree in communications, Sade is a former resident of London, Amsterdam and Brussels. She now resides in Frisco, Texas, with two adorable children who keep her perpetually entertained. Her daughter, 5, is a mini fashionista and makes sure Sade stays at the peak of stylishness, while her son keeps her laughing with his mimicry of her British accent.
Kim Forrest, WeddingWire
A self-described “wedding nerd,” Kim writes about all aspects of wedding planning on WeddingWire and Project Wedding, from etiquette to décor to fashion. Kim has been writing about weddings for nearly a decade and has been quoted as a weddings expert in The New York Times and Washington Post. Before WeddingWire, she held editor positions at Brides.com, Brides Local Magazines, Washingtonian Bride & Groom, and Washingtonian.com.
Purchase tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/four-seasons-hotel-baltimore-presents-2014-fs-weds-a-wedding-showcase-tickets-10082163021