Last month I had the opportunity to host an event for celebrity designer and event planner, Diann Valentine, to showcase her signature bridal collection of The Valentine Cuff. Diann Valentine is a visionary and a true trailblazer. Her client list consists of a celebrated A-list such as Usher, Martin Lawrence, Tony Braxton, Lela Rochon, Boyz II Men, Evelyn Lozada, and many more. From planning lavish events to designing the most divine interior spaces, Diann Valentine captivates the scene of event planning and design.
I reached out to Ms. Valentine in the latter part of 2014 and expressed my love for the cuffs and I wanted to introduce them to Brides in the Washington, DC metro area. After several communications with the Valentine team, the event was scheduled and The Valentine Cuff was ready to make its debut in the DC area on March 14th. To showcase this spectacular event, I partnered with proprietor, Gigi Williams, of House of Jonlei Atelier at National Harbor. Once I engaged Ms. Williams and presented the history of the Valentine Cuff, the energy level of producing this event was phenomenal.
The Valentine Cuff provides Brides with a cutting edge look and a fashion forward image when they are walking down the aisle. No more carrying heavy bouquets and hiding their gorgeous dresses. Brides can wear a signature bracelet sculpted to be an accessory to their wedding attire, and it leaves the Bride’s hands free to greet their guests and to embrace her new man. The cuff collections consists of over 12 distinct designs with a price range starting at $275.00. For the Bride that wants a custom cuff, the Valentine team can accommodate special orders. My favorite of the collection is the Morgan Bridal Cuff Vanilla Cream!
In collaboration with House of Jonlei Atelier and a host of other Washington, DC metro wedding professionals, the event was a stellar showcase and the attendees had a wonderful time viewing the cuffs, enjoying the refreshments, and making their purchase of The Valentine Cuff!
Our beautiful models for the event – they were so gorgeous! The cuffs they are wearing are the The Morgan Flame, The Charlotte, The Morgan, The Charlotte Bridal Vintage Denim. The last picture showcases the models with myself (right) and Gigi Williams, owner of House of Jonlei Atelier.
I collaborated with Glam Candy Buffets to provide exquisite treats for all in attendance for the event. Isn’t this just gorgeous!
Our beautiful hanging floral chandeliers were provided by Tierra Floral Design. I knew I wanted something to hang in the ceiling and when I reached out to the team at Tierra Floral that went beyond my request for glamor.
I wanted to engage our guests at the event with social media and what better way to promote that event than with hashtag signs! Our partners at Ten23Designs handcrafted our beautiful gold hashtag signs. The guests had a blast using them.
Global Marketing Director of Diann Valentine Cuff, Darryl Wilson, demonstrated the cuffs to our lovely attendees. The attendees were excited and intrigued!
Photography Credit: Natarsha Wright Photography