Baltimore’s top wedding vendors gather for Charm City’s premier bridal event at Four Seasons Hotel Baltimore on March 9, 2014

Baltimore’s top wedding vendors gather for Charm City’s premier bridal event at Four Seasons Hotel Baltimore on March 9, 2014

Baltimore’s top wedding vendors come together for Charm City’s premier bridal event, which includes a VIP Luncheon featuring renowned wedding experts

Baltimore, MD, US, 2014-1-10 — / — Four Seasons Hotel Baltimore is preparing to help couples create the wedding of their dreams in just onemarvelous afternoon on Sunday, March 9, 2014. The newly engaged will spend the day enjoying endless wedding inspiration – from browsing the latest bridal fashions to sipping champagne cocktails and sampling fabulous food.

Couples will have the opportunity to attend a VIP Luncheon before the main show bridal show, where they can enjoy a multi-course luncheon prepared by Executive Chef Oliver Beckert with wine and Champagne pairings while listening to a panel of renowned wedding experts: Marcy Blum, who’s been featured on Oprah, The Today Show, The Nate Berkus Show, Rocco’s Dinner Party, Good Day New York, and The Early Show for her expertise; Julie Sabatino, founder of popular wedding blog The Stylish Bride; and Kim Forrest, editor of WeddingWire who has held previous editor positions at, Brides, and Washingtonian Bride & Groom. Guests can get up and close and personal with these wedding experts and ask questions during a post luncheon Q&A. VIP tickets also include first access to the wedding show, front row seats for a fashion show where the top 2014 weddings trends will be presented, along with a fabulous swag bag to take home,

Later in the afternoon, the magic and expertise of Baltimore’s most talented wedding professionals – including photographers, videographers, florists, make-up and hair artists, planners, and cake decorators – will come to life through stunning vignettes highlighting the latest weddings trends along with timeless classics. Charm City’s best wedding vendors are renowned for creating customized, unforgettable wedding experiences and guests will have the exclusive opportunity to experience their creations and top notch services firsthand.

Couples can luxuriate in special areas including The Beauty Bar by the Spa at Four Seasons Hotel Baltimore with complimentary skincare consultation, lash and make-up demos and more; Groom’s Lounge with large flat screen TVs, hand craft cocktails and snacks from Wit & Wisdom and PABU; and a unique Mother-of-the-Bride Room.Guests will also have the opportunity to win luxury prizes raffled off throughout the afternoon.

2014 FS Weds VIP Luncheon Speakers

Marcy Blum, Marcy Blum Associates – Marcy Blum has been creating wonderful, memorable, magical weddings and events for 27 years. Her sane and humorous approach to entertaining in general and weddings in particular has made her an internationally sought-after wedding and party planner. Marcy is credited with being among the first to offer couples elegant, fun, and stylish alternatives to the cookie-cutter wedding. In addition to her work as an “eventiste,” Marcy is also a sought-after speaker and consultant for businesses in the wedding and special-event field. Aside from having contributed to many publications, the third edition of the best selling Wedding Planning for Dummies, written by Marcy, was released this year. She has been a guest on Oprah, The Today Show, The Nate Berkus Show, Rocco’s Dinner Party, Good Day New York, and The Early Show. She has also been a guest on several party planning shows in Japan but has no idea what was said to her.

Julie Sabatino, The Stylish Bride – Since 2004, Julie Sabatino, founder of The Stylish Bride has been helping her clients with all of their fashion needs surrounding major life celebrations. She has cultivated an expertise in all there is to know about fashion and shopping in New York City, and has relationships ranging from the most exclusive boutiques to Seventh Avenue showrooms.  This access allows her to customize a look for the most discerning client. She is committed to delivering the most luxurious and productive experience to her clients. Her career in the fashion industry started as a result of having difficulty finding her own wedding dress. She looked in vain for someone to help her, and the idea for The Stylish Bride was hatched.  After getting married in 2001, she decided to leave her job at Solomon Smith Barney and study at The Fashion Institute of Technology, where she graduated in 2003. Still in love with the wedding industry, she went to work for the bridal designer Amsale at their Madison Avenue boutique. While there, she worked with brides every day and realized that they needed the same non-biased help that she had a few years earlier.  So she launched The Stylish Bride in 2004, and has loved working with her clients ever since. Julie lives in Manhattan with her husband Michael and her two children Annemarie (5) and Teddy (3).

Kim Forrest, WeddingWire – A self-described “wedding nerd,” Kim writes about all aspects of wedding planning on WeddingWire and Project Wedding, from etiquette to decor to fashion. Kim has been writing about weddings for nearly a decade and has been quoted as a weddings expert in The New York Times and Washington Post. Before WeddingWire, she held editor positions at, Brides Local Magazines, Washingtonian Bride & Groom, and

FS Weds will be held on the second floor of Four Seasons Hotel Baltimore located at 200 International Drive, Baltimore, MD 21202 on Sunday, March 9, 2014 from 11:30 am to 4:00 pm. VIP Luncheon & Admission is from 11:30 am to 2:00 pm and is USD 125.00 per person (all inclusive). General Admission begins at 2:00 pm and is USD 25.00 (all inclusive).

To purchase tickets or learn more about the event, including a full list of vendors (updated daily) visit FS Weds online or follow the official hashtag for the event #FSWeds.