“I love everything about a couple’s wedding day. I know that sounds like a cliché, but I really do,” says Ildiko Juhasz, newly appointed Special Events Sales Manager & Wedding Specialist at the Park Hyatt. “I love the moment they see each other for the first time and the expression on the groom’s face; I love that look of anticipation as we line up the wedding party for the processional and the bride is about to walk down the aisle; The first dance is always magical—it’s so fun to hear what song each couple chooses! It’s amazing being able to share the entire day (and night) with them and knowing I was a part of making it come together.”
Juhasz has been with Park Hyatt Washington, D.C. for over six years, but now, in her new role, focuses exclusively on making couples’ Big Days better than ever. Not just a wedding consultant at a popular venue for it — she knows the biz inside and out, including the latest trends and design inspirations. Juhasz even has an opinion on the one area where brides and grooms should splurge!
“The use of greenery will… continue and flourish in 2019,” she predicts. “Couples will put more emphasis on statement florals—not just table centerpieces, but also ceiling décor, the use of garland and flower walls to create that “wow” factor and set the scene.”
She can help make special menus, organize musical arrangements, and even help plan honeymoon destinations at other Park Hyatt properties. But none of that is necessarily where Juhasz thinks couples should spend the biggest portion of their budget.
“A really amazing photographer is the best splurge. The day is always such a whirlwind, and the photographer will be the one preserving those memories for a lifetime to come.”
And she’s even planned out all of the best photo spots!
“We have so many amazing photo ops right here on property, including our Cherry Blossom booths in the lobby, and our staircase leading up to our Mezzanine Level, decorated by a rotating art exhibit from the Phillips Collection. Especially for our winter brides, you don’t even have to go outside! If you do, I love [pictures at] the Georgetown waterfront or the bridges over the canal.”