Monday, May 7, 2012

The Knot Event 2012 - Arena Stage

This year we were invited as guests to attend the annual Knot DC event. Going into this event I didn't really know what to expect. I knew it would be a lot of mingling and schmoozing, which is always fun, and I really thought I'd feel a bit intimidated. Getting there it took us awhile to warm up to the crowd, but once we got in there we didn't miss a beat! The band was rocking out all thanks to NYX Entertainment. They were so much fun! I had never seen a band mixed with a DJ and I loved every second of their set. The food was catered and it was great! Different kinds of dips and hummus, and they even had a mac n cheese bar. It's exactly as it sounds! Mini cups of delicious mac n cheese and you could add your own toppings. So perfect, that we may have snuck seconds and maybe thirds haha
It was a really great event and we would really love to go again next year!  Here are a couple of pictures that we took throughout the night. There were some really great ideas! And some fun ones of just us too. Enjoy!

 One of two sculptures hanging at the bar. Glass ornaments with candles inside! 

 Lucite lamp that would sparkle when it reflected the suns rays. Very mod look!

 Still in keeping with the mod theme. The tables and lounge furniture fit the theme well. Speaking of the theme it was based on Mad Men, characters names throughout the party too! What a great idea since Mad Men is such a hot show on Bravo right now.

 I couldn't resist posing in one of the fun chairs that lit up! You can't tell in the picture but it actually lit up blue! And of course me sipping on my water. It was an open bar that night but I just enjoyed staring at the signature cocktails. 

Lining up for the popcorn bar was so fun! And not to mention the popcorn was so delicious! Thank you to
Dolci Gelati! We definitely did not go hungry tonight!

With our favorite officiant, Jeff Maszal!

Wedding cake perfection all done by Jason Reaves of Market Salamander in Middleburg, VA. Just one of our many favorites! See the next few pictures for his bite-sized cupcakes!

Can you tell what the theme is? It's all Mad Men!

Hello, Mr. Draper!

Loved the Arena Stage for this year's venue. It was very modern and had great flow for an event such as this one!

This has to be THE best or one of the best photobooths we have seen yet! The Majestic was great and love that there was a 6-picture option!

Delicious gelato from Dolci Gelati. Mmm Mmm... SO good!

Awesome floral arrangements by Edge Flowers!

One of the most entertaining bands/DJ's we've ever seen. We love the combination of having both at your wedding. They really got the crowd going! Awesome job NYX Entertainment!

We had such a great time at this event, and cannot wait for next year! A BIG thank you to The Knot DC!