Weddzilla Rocks the Launch

Last week Editor in Chief Diane Forden, General Manager Jennifer Lazarus and I attended a pretty fabulous launch party in DC for, the first online social wedding platform to fully integrate the wedding planning process into popular social networks. allows brides-to-be to collect, plan, shop and connect with vendors nationwide—at no cost. Sounds pretty fantastic, right? We thought so.

The site will also feature content from its guru panel, which includes Cake Guru Ron Ben-Israel, Fitness Guru Sue Fleming, Invitation Guru Lisa "Ceci" Johnson, Sassiest Wedding Guru Steve Kemble, “How-To” Guru Sharon Naylor and our very own Diane Forden as Etiquette Guru. All the gurus were on hand at the "Rock the Launch" party to introduce themselves and chat with brides-to-be looking for a little wedding-planning advice.

Here are a few pics from the fun-filled event:



The party was held at the The National Museum for Women in the Arts. The architecture was beautiful and everything was so well done, from the flowers to the food to the music. Local vendors were on hand to show off their products and services to hundreds of brides-to-be.


The centerpieces on the silent auction table. A smaller version would look great on a reception table.



The food was soooo good. I couldn't resist the dessert table, so I loaded my plate with tons of sweets.


There were even cake samples courtesy of The Ritz-Carlton, Tysons Corner. I had the red velvet with cream cheese filling and candied pecans. Words cannot describe how good it was.



Their pastry chef, David Nolan (right), was on hand to answer questions and show off some of his beautiful cake designs.


The fabulous Weddzilla Gurus posing for a party pic. Check out our Facebook page ( to see a video of Diane talking to the crowd at the party.

Posted by Lori Francisco, Managing Editor at 6:31 p.m.