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Friday Vendor Spotlight – August 19, 2016

Ashley’s Sweet Beginnings

Ashley’s passion and love for the baking & pastry arts began early in life with decorating speciality cakes. Since the age of 14, Ashley has been designing and customizing unique cakes and pastries for all special orders.

In 2010 Ashley was accepted into early admissions to the World’s Premier Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York.

Since Graduating in 2013 with her Bachelor’s of Professional Studies degree in Baking & Pastry Arts Management she has applied not only her knowledge and skill of the pastry arts but her passion, drive and creativity to design each and every special occasion order to meet her clients visions.

In 2014 Ashley’s Sweet Beginnings Bakery Cafe Opened her doors with the concept of creating stunning and exquisite Cakes to make your Wedding day dreams become a reality. Ashley herself will sit down with the bride and groom to design a Wedding cake that represents the amazing couple.

Photo credit: Ashley's Sweet Beginnings
Photo credit: Ashley’s Sweet Beginnings

Type A Invitations


Type A Invitations was born out of our love for paper. Visualizing your story and helping celebrate your love is what makes our soul tick.


Each is as unique as your love. It’s the little things, the small details, that make each piece. So, we work directly with each of our clients to ensure that every detail is perfect. Based out of Washington, D.C., we design, print and produce all of our invitations, stationery, and event collateral in-house, by hand.

Photo credit: Type A Invitations
Photo credit: Type A Invitations

Honeymoon Island

With over 30 year’s industry experience, Honeymoon Islands specializes in luxury travel planning for the discriminating traveler. As masters in luxury & romantic travel, we take great pride in planning honeymoons, destination weddings, and celebration travel. Our mission is to ensure that our clients experience the ultimate in luxury and service. We strive to create an unparalleled travel experience for our clients. For the more discerning traveler, Honeymoon Islands offers a Concierge service to facilitate those extra special requests which raise the vacation experience to another level.

Honeymoon Islands has gained first-hand knowledge of all global destinations offered, allowing us to plan the ultimate vacation. Because of the personal relationships we’ve established with our global hoteliers, clients of Honeymoon Islands often are treated to complimentary breakfast, food & beverage credits or priority upgrades. Honeymoon Islands takes pride in knowing that our clients receive the red carpet treatment.

Honeymoons, Destination Weddings & Familymoons
This is an important segment of Honeymoon Islands as leaders in the industry, we can help from the selection of location to the daytime activities for guests. Honeymoon Islands is a one- stop shop. It all gets done with one company.


Villas and Private Islands
It is the meticulous attention to detail and knowledge of product that Honeymoon Islands relies on to make highly personalized selections. We go the extra step to evaluate staffing, facilities, proper insurance and such.

Escorted Tours
This an area that commands a high level of personal knowledge and experience to select the departure that matches a travelers budget and taste. With the many companies in the market place, Honeymoon Islands knows the most reliable and who delivers what is promised.

Cruising / Yachting
Honeymoon Islands can help you find the right ship, the best itinerary and cabin to fit your budget and interests be it a large ship or a small private yacht. A Honeymoon Islands voyage is enhanced by added amenities and personal excursions at many ports of call. It is the way to make a cruise a trip of a lifetime.

Adventure Travel
Honeymoon Islands serves those clients who have to start each day with an exciting activity. They can arrange for heliskiing to mountain climbing. If you have the interest, they have the wherewithal.

Photo credit: Honeymoon Island
Photo credit: Honeymoon Island

Elevation Party Rentals

At Elevation Party Rentals we take your event to the next level, creating memorable experiences through providing unique fun party equipment.

Photo credit: Elevation Party Rentals
Photo credit: Elevation Party Rentals

Sprinkles Cupcakes Georgetown

Happen upon Sprinkles as you stroll the fabled brick roads of Georgetown in DC’s Northwest quadrant. Blocks from the Potomac River waterfront as well as Georgetown and George Washington Universities, enjoy an all-American dessert in the heart of our nation’s capital!


Photo credit: Sprinkles Cupcakes
Photo credit: Sprinkles Cupcakes

The Registry At Bloomingdale’s

Your registry requires a strong foundation of everyday essentials. The Registry At Bloomingdale’s will help you break them down by room!

Photo credit: The Registry At Bloomingdale's
Photo credit: The Registry At Bloomingdale’s

Charm City Cakes


When his dream of slaying on the guitar in a rock band wasn’t paying the bills, Chef Duff Goldman turned to his talents as a classically trained pastry chef and metal craftsman and founded Charm City Cakes in Baltimore, MD in 2002. Duff and his intrepid team of cake decorators churned out cakes the world had never seen before: cakes with sound, cakes with smoke, cakes with motorized moving components, life-sized baby elephant cakes- no cake was too crazy to tackle.

It wasn’t long before Charm City Cakes caught the eye of the Food Network where the hit reality cake decorating series Ace of Cakes was born. Our Baltimore and Los Angeles bakeries (founded in 2011) have had the pleasure of making our awesome clients’ cake dreams come true for over a decade now- we LOVE what we do!

Photo credit: Charm City Cakes
Photo credit: Charm City Cakes

The Knot

When husband-and-wife team Carley Roney and David Liu cofounded The Knot, they had one mission in mind – to help other couples easily navigate every wedding planning detail, both big and small. After all, they’ve learned these lessons the hard way planning their own wedding (hint: make sure the AC works if you’re getting married on a rooftop in July!). Combine a whirlwind engagement, an unfamiliar city and an interracial couple and forget it – there was simply no resource with the insight they needed to help them plan.

Even though their wedding was a blast, Carley and David realized better resources would have made planning their nuptials a lot less stressful. So they vowed to make wedding planning easy and fun for everyone else. For nearly 20 years we’ve helped millions of couples plan amazing, memorable weddings. You’re next!

Discover your one-of-a-kind style

Get lost in thousands of gorgeous photos, from the coolest new flower trends to the prettiest hairstyles and jaw-dropping wedding cakes. Save your favorite ideas from real wedding couples.

Discover your one-of-a-kind style

Get lost in thousands of gorgeous photos, from the coolest new flower trends to the prettiest hairstyles and jaw-dropping wedding cakes. Save your favorite ideas from real wedding couples.

Discover your one-of-a-kind style

Get lost in thousands of gorgeous photos, from the coolest new flower trends to the prettiest hairstyles and jaw-dropping wedding cakes. Save your favorite ideas from real wedding couples.

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