As a sponsor of the Bike MS event, Waterford Receptions donated dinner on Saturday, June 8 for the National Harbor event participants. Waterford Receptions Chef, Michael Rogers, and his culinary team prepared a tremendous, carb-loaded menu, including penne pasta , south west chicken bake with rice, and chicken cordon bleu with noodles – along with a fresh garden salad.
Hosted by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, the Bike MS event began as one bike race in Minnesota in 1981. Since then, it has grown into a two-day event that includes a series of 100 extraordinary cycling events across the county. More than 110,000 cyclists participate and since its inception, Bike MS cyclists have raised more than $1 billion for research, programs and services for people living with MS.
The Washington, DC Bike MS event took place at National Harbor, June 8-9. The event, named Ride the Riverside, took bikers along the Potomac River and through scenic state parks and historic sites, highlighting the beauty of the DC metro area.
This is a cause Waterford Receptions CEO and President, Keith Clark, takes to heart as he also serves on the board of the Capital Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.
We’re back this week to share the latest wedding finds on Pinterest. If you haven’t already discovered it, Pinterest is a fantastic resource to use in planning your wedding or gathering inspiration.
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Bridesmaids gifts are one of the most difficult details to decide upon. Most brides want to get all of the girls the same gift, with some special meaning, but with different personalities, this is almost impossible to do. Try these gorgeous “thank you for helping me tie the knot” bracelets from Tiffany. Very classy.
Here’s a less expensive ($17) but equally as thoughtful and pretty version from Etsy.
These calligraphy initial necklaces are another sweet, totally personalized idea that your girls are guaranteed to love.
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These are by Lala Design Studio on Etsy.
Here’s one last idea, also from Lala Design Studio:
What are you thinking of getting your bridesmaids? Any fun, different ideas?
If you haven’t discovered Pinterest, it is an incredible wedding planning resource. Check out Waterford’s Pinterest page for lots of great wedding ideas, all in one place. From dresses to flowers to food and decor, we’ve got you covered.
Here’s a round up of our favorite pins of the week:
This gorgeous dress by Marchesa. Loving the off the shoulder look, like in this lace beauty below…
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This is a wedding cake made out of cake pops! AND it’s hombre! Perfection.
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We can’t forget about the guy’s fashion. This is a great look for spring/summer. The yellow is so fun!
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Those are our pins of the week. Have you found Pinterest to be a helpful tool? What are you inspired by this week?
Today Waterford hosted a Day Prom for Key Center School in Franconia, Va., which serves students with intellectual disabilities and autism.
For the fifth year, nearly 50 Key Center students travelled to Waterford’s Springfield location and enjoyed fun, food and dancing – celebrating one of the most memorable adolescent milestones.
With a theme of “Vegas Baby”, the Waterford ballroom, already decked out with sparkling chandeliers, was adorned with casino decorations. The student planning committee determined the menu and Executive Chef Michael Rogers and his team were happy to prepare the array of fun finger foods that included pizza, chicken tenders, mozzarella sticks and waffle fries. Students began dancing to the tunes of the DJ as soon as they entered the ballroom and the fun lasted till the end with the final parent/child dance.
Earlier in the day, students of Edison High School’s cosmetology program visited the Key Center students to provide hair and makeup consultations and to help everyone prepare for the big event. More than 20 students from Robert E. Lee High School, who have served as peer mentors to the Key Center students throughout the year, were also in attendance.
Every high school student deserves a prom, and this Day Prom gives the students from Key Center School a chance to have a gorgeous, wonderful experience that will give them beautiful memories that will be theirs forever.
Waterford was honored to be a part of this special day and looks forward to hosting a similar event at its Fair Oaks location next week.