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Cheers 2 Love with special guest host Wendy Osefo!

Don’t miss out on this amazing day filled with love with Special Guest Host, Dr. Wendy Osefo.  As an award-winning researcher, television personality, professor, amazing wife, mother and inspiration to many women around the world, Dr. Osefo will be sharing some tips on marriage and more!  The Hampton Conference Center, an exquisite banquet catering facility,  has partnered with A4dable Events, a certified event planning company to create Cheers 2 Love. Cheers 2 Love will provide you with the opportunity to meet with Washington D.C.’s most talented and trustworthy event professionals and a chance to win prizes. Enjoy an amazing lunch, tasty sweet treats, and delicious mimosas while viewing some of the most trendsetting bridal gowns during our runway show. Come out and join us on Saturday, March 24th but don’t forget to bring your bride, groom, wedding party, fiancé and friends, to experience an event of a lifetime. We are looking forward to celebrating a day filled with love and laughter with you.

Your Purchase Includes:

– Access to a Delicious Lunch spread
– Complimentary Drinks from our Mimosa Bar
– Cake Tasting
– A Bridal Fashion Show
– A Gift Bag filled with goodies including amazing prizes and discounts that can be used towards your special day
– Free tips on decorating ideas and more!
Official Event Hashtag: #Cheers2Love

If you are interested in becoming a vendor please contact us immediately by e-mail  hamptonweddingshowcase@gmail.com

5 Reasons Why You Should Attend Cheers2Love

THE EXPERIENCE
Our Bridal Events are known for providing the ultimate pre-wedding experience without the overwhelming feeling of a bridal expo. Our goal is to provide a fun and interactive intimate setting where our guests can connect with local vendors  1-on-1 and create a fun memorable moment all while doing so. From cake tasting to viewing the newest collection from local bridal boutiques and more, it’s a night of love with love as we give away amazing prizes, gifts and unbelievable discounts and more! Come enjoy the Experience with us.

MEET LOCAL VENDORS
Our Vendors are experienced small local business owners that cater to your every need and are willing to go above and beyond to satisfy their clients.From photographers, videographers, bridal hair and makeup, floral and more, we’ve got you covered with the companies you need to create your perfect wedding.  Unbelievable discounts will be provided as that is our mission of each vendor that we have participate in our events.  They are dedicated in helping you create an amazing wedding or event and excited to meet you all.

YOU EAT
Our bridal events always have delicious food because we all know that food is one of the most important aspects of a wedding. Why not get a taste of the goods ahead of time? Our sit down dinner will feature some mouth-watering dishes that will exceed your expectations. Your dish will be topped off with delicious drinks and a cake tasting.

BRIDAL FASHION SHOW
Our bridal fashion show is the highlight of our event. When all our beauty vendors come together and our models SLAY the runway. We also get all our brides to walk the runway make sure to be ready to strut your stuff!

UNFORGETTABLE MOMENTS
Creating memorable moments are always our top priority.  We want to provide each and every guest with an experience that they will forever remember and more!  With such fun activities such as raffle ticket drawings, tasting delicious food, sipping chilled mimosas and capturing even more fun time while you snap away in our photobooth. View our images below to get a glimpse of the Experience.   We are so grateful for all the support we have received throughout the years and to all that have previously attended our event. We are looking forward to meeting our new guests!


2017 Bridal Showcase, CLICK for more Pictures

Vendors and Brides Brunch from A4dable Events on Vimeo.

2016 Bridal Showcase, CLICK for more Pictures 


A Valentine’s Day Proposal

I’m sure some of us celebrated Valentine’s day last week and what better day to spend some quality time with your loved one. But what if his plan was to propose to you? Would that have been cheesy or romantic and were you ready for it? Let’s go back to the beginning to explore what Valentine’s day is really about. Once upon a time, Emperor Claudius II believed married men made bad soldiers, so he banned marriages. But a brave Roman priest, by the name of St. Valentine, still believed in the magic of love and went behind the emperor’s back wed lovers in secret.Valentine was thrown in jail and sentenced to death. While imprisoned, Valentine fell in love with the jailer’s daughter and when he was taken to be killed, on Feb. 14 he sent her a love letter signed, “From your Valentine.”

But how does that translate in 2018? No, we no longer need to write letters to our significant other because they are probably a text, phone call or $5 uber ride away. Let’s not take that for granted. Let’s stop believing that shivery is dead so why try to save it? Instead, let’s spread love and follow our heart because life is too short. So, if you had the chance to broadcast your feelings to your significant other on that exact day then we really hope you did!! Love is never cheesy, it’s a beautiful thing so why not share it with that perfect someone for the rest of your life.

If you popped the question on valentine’s day please share your story with us or hashtag #cheers2love to enter the chance to win 2 free VIP tickets to our exclusive event, Cheer2Love happening on Saturday, March 24th.

We hope to see you there!

Purchase your tickets Now! 

Purchase your tickets today or enter for a chance to win two free tickets.  Tickets range from $20/pp - $150 for a table of 10 people

Vendors Needed! 

If you are interested in becoming a vendor please contact us immediately by e-mail
hamptonweddingshowcase@gmail.com 

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Come out and join us on Saturday, March 24th but don't forget to bring your bride, groom, wedding party, fiancée, friends, to experience an event of a lifetime. We are looking forward to celebrating a day filled with love and laughter.

SPEAKERS

An award-winning researcher, Dr. Wendy Osefo is a Nigerian-American television personality and a highly sought-after progressive political commentator and strategist. Wendy is a Professor of Education at The Johns Hopkins University, Contributor at The Hill, and the Founder and CEO of The 1954 Equity Project, LLC.

In addition to her extensive policy experience, Dr. Osefo has been interviewed by and provided commentary for CNN, MSNBC, Fox News, ABC, Fox Business, BBC, HLN, Russian TV, The Washington Post, In Touch Weekly, Business Insider, One America News Network, and TV-One to name a few. Dr. Osefo has a weekly radio segment on Radio One 93.9FM WKYS, entitled “Three Things You Need to Know, With Dr. Wendy O“.  Additionally, Dr. Osefo has delivered keynote speeches and lectures on highly publicized issues in culture and politics.

Coalescing her love for politics and social justice, Dr. Osefo discovered her passion was empowering people and communities through the design and implementation of effective policies and programs. Wendy began her journey at The Fund for American Studies where she served as an intern at The International Center for Terrorism Studies. There, she gained extensive national policy experience that led to her authoring her Master’s thesis at The Johns Hopkins University entitled Ethnic Rivalry, Corruption, and Impulsive Political Transitions in Nigeria. Having learned the intricacies of politics and policy, Wendy moved on to become a Policy Analyst at The Office of the Attorney General (OAG). Dr. Osefo went on to serve as the Director of Family and Community Engagement for the Obama Administration’s Antipoverty Initiative and the signature program for the White House Neighborhood Revitalization Initiative, DC Promise Neighborhood (DCPNI). While at DCPNI Dr. Osefo designed, and implemented culturally competent parent-centered engagement strategies and successfully created and launched the first comprehensive adult learning academy within an underserved neighborhood in Washington D.C. Her leadership in the creation of the first comprehensive adult learning academy led Wendy to serve as the inaugural Director of the Master of Arts in Management Program at Goucher College.  Currently, Dr. Osefo serves as a Professor at The Johns Hopkins University where she teaches in the Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) program at the top-ranked School of Education.  At Hopkins, Dr. Osefo teaches courses that examine the role of policy and politics in education, entrepreneurship, amongst many others.

As a researcher, Wendy examines how race and class influence the learning, achievement, and educational trajectories of African American and other non-dominant students in schools and community settings. Dr. Osefo’s latest research explores the effects of the 2016 United States Presidential election on minority populations.

As Founder & CEO of the 1954 Equity Project, Dr. Osefo develops and implements the strategic vision of the organization. The 1954 Equity Project provides students with navigational capital to not just survive academia, but to thrive in academia as their authentic selves. Through the use of the Osefo Equity Framework, the 1954 Equity Project builds community with underrepresented minority students in universities to create a platform for students to share their lived experiences, identify and navigate microaggressions experienced on-campus, and work collaboratively with school administrators to co-create equitable solutions to address issues of inequality.

Wendy holds a B.A. in Political Science from Temple University, an M.A. in Government from The Johns Hopkins University, and an M.Sc. in Public Affairs from Rutgers University. Dr. Osefo made history in 2016 when she became the first black woman to earn a Ph.D. in Public Affairs-Community Development from Rutgers University. Dr. Osefo is the 2017 recipient of the Johns Hopkins Diversity Recognition Award, the 2017 recipient of the Johns Hopkins University Outstanding Graduate Award, a Baltimore Business Journal 40 Under 40 Honoree, and a 25 Women To Watch Honoree.

Dr. Osefo is a Board Trustee of the Children’s Scholarship Foundation of Baltimore, and a board member for The Education FoundationCongressman Elijah Cummings Youth to Israel Program and The Obama Green Charter School. Dr. Osefo is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated and The National Urban League.

Dr. Osefo resides in Maryland and enjoys spending time with her husband and two sons.

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