Getting couples to the altar with as little stress as possible is only part of Ashley Young's job description. As the owner and showrunner of A-Listed Events, she puts together important gathering of all sizes—and makes sure every detail is in place. Whether a client is planning a wedding or a corporate event a year or a month out, she knows how to get an event to come together without any of the seams showing. For spouses-to-be she also coordinates everything on the day of the wedding, making sure everyone knows where to stand and that the best man knows exactly when to jump out of the cake.
From Motown to contemporary hip-hop, the library of 200,000-plus songs encompasses the most-popular tunes since the 1950s. For each party, Firedog DJ's owner Joe Peralis and his fellow DJs spin up to 30 preselected requests. The rest of the time they draw upon more than two decades of experience as they gauge crowd response and pick tunes accordingly. Well versed in mics and VirtualDJ Pro software, the DJs can double as emcees, announcing dances and giving toasts at weddings and corporate functions.
When Kim Allen Kluge took over as music director of the Alexandria Symphony Orchestra in 1987, the outfit was made up of a small but enthusiastic group of community musicians. Sensing the potential of the orchestra, Kluge augmented the ensemble with freelancer virtuosos, quickly establishing the ASO as the premier professional symphony in northern Virginia. Today, the collective performs in the elegant Schlesinger Concert Hall on the Northern Virginia Community College campus, which makes for an acoustically friendly venue and a convenient base of operations for pranks on the Dean.
One word jumps out from A Little Bash's online profile over and over again: you, you, you. And for good reason: its party planners tailor every minute detail of an event to suit your tastes and personality. And those details— a sparse potted tree hung with spooky ornaments, orangeade and lemonade dispensed by summery glass cylinders, pastel cakes and cookies celebrating a recently christened baby—make all the difference. Clients can even learn the secrets behind such cute, personal touches that guests will remember during Haute Host workshops that cover planning, cocktail recipes, and more.
For almost 50 years, Don's Johns has been the leading provider of luxury restroom trailers for special events and portable restrooms and related products for construction sites in Virginia, Maryland, and Washington DC. We have the largest selection and best service available in the entire Mid-Atlantic region.
The confidence of A 2 Z Hair Studio's staff of hairstylists, nail technicians, and aestheticians puts clients at ease as soon as they enter the day spa. In addition to routinely seeking out techniques and mastering new trends, the team members employ professional-grade products in their everyday treatments. These lines include everything from Moroccanoil and Goldwell hair-conditioning balms to Shellac and OPI nail polishes. Equipped with high-end shampoos and conditioners, the stylists can recreate a classical look or devise a more modern hairdo by incorporating asymmetry or holographic bangs. Beyond hairdos, the staff can also pamper its clients with indulgent mani-pedis, body treatments, and facials that rejuvenate skin tone using 24-karat gold, Vitamin C-rich salves, or a customized selection of skincare products.