Welcome with a Twist

February 24, 2015. Category: destination wedding, details, inspiration, rehearsal dinner

With so many people traveling to attend most weddings, it can be overwhelming for the rehearsal dinner to include all of the out of town guests.  One solution,  for many of our couples is a Welcome party.  This can be a very casual and fun way for guests  to meet and mingle.

Here are some pictures from one of our favorite destination wedding welcome parties.


Be sure to incorporate some local flavor and fun!

Round Hill Hotel and Villas, Montego Bay, Jamaica| Photography by: James Christianson


 Round Hill Hotel and Villas, Montego Bay, Jamaica| Photography by: James Christianson


Round Hill Hotel and Villas, Montego Bay, Jamaica| Photography by: James Christianson


Round Hill Hotel and Villas, Montego Bay, Jamaica| Photography by: James Christianson


Round Hill Hotel and Villas, Montego Bay, Jamaica| Photography by: James Christianson


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Cozy up!

February 20, 2015. Category: bridesmaid gifts, experience, photographer, weddings

As we prepare for freezing weather this weekend we hope everyone has some place warm they can curl up and cuddle! In the meantime here are a few of our favorite ways to embrace the cold; who says February can’t be the new May?

If your wedding falls in the cooler months make sure you are happy with your venue or hotel’s indoor portrait options in case it is too chilly to take pictures outside. We always say if you love your plan b you won’t have to use it.

If you are going to venture out for pictures make sure you invest in pashminas for your ladies, you don’t want to look back in your album an only remember that your bridesmaids were shivering.

Custom cups and sleeves can spruce up a coffee or hot chocolate bar. And never underestimate the power of a cute fur shawl!

Photography: 1 & 2 Eric Kelley Photography | 3 & 4 Abby Jiu | 5 Lynne Brubaker Photography

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Winter Deal and a Steal with Kimpton Hotels and Restaurants

February 05, 2015. Category: hotel

As engagement season is winding down and many newly engaged couples are making the leap to begin planning their special day, reserving hotels can be among the first to-dos on brides-to-be’s list. To help with this process and put your wallet at ease, four of the DC Kimpton Hotels are offering a winter promotion through March 1st.

Through this promotion, soon-to-be brides can book hotel blocks, rehearsal dinners, as well as the day-after brunch with a little added bonus. This chic boutique hotel group is a great place to look if you’re searching for style and personalization.


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Pole Your Bridesmaids

February 02, 2015. Category: bachelorette, experience

Terrified of being dragged around town with a veil and a phallic straw? Looking for a unique activity to do with your bridesmaids?

Why not try pole dancing!

cream+-+d3Pole dancing is a fun way for you and your special ladies to try something different and have a great time together.

The Poling Place, located on Connecticut Avenue inside DC’s Epic Yoga, offers a variety of pole dancing party package deals for you and your bridal party to have fun and learn some new moves. You can sign up for your own group private party online on www.thepolingplace.com. For more information and exclusive offers you can also subscribe to their email list.

So pop a bottle and play around with The Poling Place! No veils (or straws) required

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Looking Back at 2014

January 23, 2015. Category: decor, destination wedding, details, real wedding

As we journey further into 2015, we believe it’s time to take a look back at all of the beautiful weddings of 2014. Excited for many more looks back as the pictures from the Fall keep rolling in!

Photography: Stephen Dohring

Photography: Stephen Dohring | Location: Mountain Lake in Lake Wales, FL

Photography: Freed Photography | Venue: Fairmont Washington DC

Photography: Eric Kelley | Floral: Beehive Events

Photography: Eric Kelley

Photography: Greg Gibson | Reception Venue: Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium

Photography: Greg Gibson | Floral Design: Amaryllis Floral | Cake: Occasions Caterers

Photography: Vicki Grafton | Floral Design: Studio DBI

Photography: Freed Photography | Venue: The Ritz-Carlton | Floral Design: Edge Flowers

Photography: Freed Photography | Floral Design: Edge Flowers

Photography: Vicki Grafton | Farm Tables: Something Vintage | Floral: The Orangerie

Photography: Vicki Grafton | Furniture: Amaryllis Floral and Event Design

Photography: Jodi Miller | Late Night Snack: Pleasant Pops

Photography: Jodi Miller | Floral: Beehive Events

Photography: Freed Photography | Venue: Four Seasons Georgetown | Floral: Amaryllis Floral and Event Design

Photography: Cassidy DuHon | Venue: Longview Gallery | Ceremony Design: Edge Flowers

Photography: Love Life Images | Venue: Anderson House

Photography: Love Life Images | Floral: Amaryllis Floral and Event Design

We can’t wait to see what 2015 has to offer!

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