Say I Do Wedding Expo

June 03, 2014  •  Leave a Comment

{pollyanna events & photos from the harty}

Say I Do LGBT Wedding Expo

Photos from the Harty teamed up with Pollyanna Events, wedding and event coordinators based in the DC metro area, for the Say I Do LGBT Wedding Expo.  For both Pollyanna Events and Photos from the Harty, this was a first; neither of us had done a wedding expo before and we weren't really sure what to expect.  We decided to reserve a table together, thinking that working as a team would be mutually beneficial.  

We started the planning process by drafting a booth that would highlight both photography and wedding coordination.  After a few hours, we'd come up with a sketch, a list, and a plan.

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Annnnd, then we arrived at the expo.  The set-up of our space was not quite what we planned, but we landed on our feet and ran with what we had; I think our tables - yes, tableS - came out great!  Plus, our location was awesome!  In retrospect, I'm not sure our original plan to setup on one table would have worked (see below).

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We had a blast meeting brides- and grooms-to-be as well as the other vendors - including Orchid Florist DC, Popcorn Queens, Edibles Incredible Desserts, and Jon Fleming Photography to name a few.

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