Washingtonian Bride & Groom Top Vote Getter 2018

September 19, 2018. Category: Event Planner, Top Vote Getter, Top Wedding Planner, Washington DC, Washingtonian Bride & Groom

Washingtonian Bride & Groom –  DC Wedding Planner Top Vote Getter!

We are thrilled to once again be named a top vote getter in Washingtonian Bride & Groom’s annual list of the best wedding professionals (and specifically best wedding planner list) in the Washington, Maryland, and Virginia area for 2018!

It is such an honor to be a part of such an incredible list and be in the same company of so many amazing peers.

We love what we do and it wouldn’t be possible without our wonderful clients who trust us to bring their vision for their weddings to life!

 

Did you miss our wedding expert advice on Page 67  about “The Coveted Plus-One?”

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Wedding Social Media Do’s and Dont’s

September 18, 2018. Category: advice, real wedding

Whether you are the bride, groom or wedding guest, social media is a fun way share your experience of the special day. Before you press send it is important to know some wedding social media etiquette, to make sure you don’t overshare the intimate event.

To help out we’ve created a list of some social media dos and don’ts to help you avoid any wedding faux pas.

Photo: Abby Jiu

Do set up a wedding hashtag.

Do use a hashtag that guests can easily spell.

Do tell the guests what the hashtag is. Post it on your website, on a reception sign or even cocktail napkins.

Do check your wedding hashtag to see if it has been used before.

Do include a place for guests to take pictures. Incorporate a well lit photo wall or backdrop so guests can snap some wedding selfies.

Don’t post too many design pictures as you plan. You want to leave an element of surprise for your big day.

Don’t post pictures of the bride on the wedding day until she in down the aisle.

Don’t post pictures of other guests that they wouldn’t want their boss to see (ie, after too many glasses of champagne).

Don’t let your vendors post too many pictures if you want your wedding published in a magazine.

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Congratulations Julie and Justin

September 16, 2018. Category: anniversary, Ballroom Wedding, real wedding, weddings

Julie and Justin were married at The Four Seasons in Washington DC.

The couple’s visions was a “black tie garden” wedding. The bride had always wanted a ballroom wedding, but wanted to bring the outside in with lush, flowing flowers to give the sense of walking into an indoor garden.

The couple were engaged for a year and a half so there was a lot of built up energy and excitement leading up to their first look. Julie said, she “didn’t give Justin any hints on what we was wearing, what she was doing with my hair- nothing!”

When she saw him it really hit her that they were getting married- and she will never forgot the “look in his eyes of love and excitement either!”

The couple chose a delicate white and gray invitation suite by The Dandelion Patch, for their Fall Wedding.

Sweet Root Village created a circular hanging chuppah of lush white flowers & dangling greenery and so their guests sit in a semi-circle during the ceremony, this was really important to the couple, as they wanted to be surround but all of their loved-ones!

The ballroom was draped in white to give the room a softer feel and had candles; lush, asymmetrical flower arrangements; and garlands throughout the space to finish off our garden look.

Happy First Anniversary Mr. and Mrs. Berger We wish you a lifetime of love and laughter!

Photography  Gabe Aceves

See more of their wedding details featured on District Weddings

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Congratulations Jermaine and Scott

September 16, 2018. Category: anniversary, DC Wedding, fall wedding, real wedding, weddings

This handsome couple wanted a wedding that was “classic and elegant without pretense,” so they chose the Meridian House—a historic D.C. home known for its impressive European-style architecture for their gorgeous September wedding!

This dapper duo arrived to their wedding, in a 1964 Rolls-Royce with a eucalyptus garland. Amaryllis Floral & Event Design covered the doorway 
with white Tibet roses, smilax vines, bush ivy, and eucalyptus creating a stunning backdrop to welcome their guests.

Their intimate garden ceremony focused on family: Scott entered with his sisters, and Jermaine with his mom – each chose a sibling to be his “best person.”

After the couple exchanged emotional vows, guests enjoyed cocktails in the property’s grove of linden trees, then moved indoors for dinner.

The couple wanted a “romantic but modern” reception, so they opted for pillar candles on risers, chic tableware, and tall beveled glass vases filled with flowing white dendrobium orchids (along with other mixed florals).

The couple’s chic invitation suite by Cheree Berry Paper was inspired by the gilded mirrors, gold trim, and architecture of the Meridian House.

 Marigold & Grey created welcome boxes that showcased “their story,” popcorn from Scott’s home state of Iowa, Mississippi cheese straws for Jermaine, gourmet chocolates from their home in Washington D.C., homemade “Ted’s Tarts” from their favorite comfort food restaurant, and of course, a Beyoncé cookie, because they’re big fans and even chose “Halo” as the processional song for their ceremony!

Happy First Anniversary to one of the loveliest couples we have had the pleasure of knowing!

We wish you a lifetime of love, laughter and many more adventures.

Photography: Abby Jiu Photography

See more details of this adorable couple’s wedding featured on Martha Stewart Weddings

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Falling for Fall

September 14, 2018. Category: Fall, fall wedding, trends, Washington DC, wedding inspiration

When the air turns crisp and leaves begin to change, the charm of a fall wedding is irresistible – It really is one of the perfect times of year to get married!

Although the first “official” day of fall is still a few weeks away, we got to experience our first cooler days this past weekend. Though we know they will be short lived, this is DC after all! Like many things in the city, the weather is “unpredictable” although it did have us dreaming of one of our favorite Fall colors palettes this season: Moody Plums and Rich Burgundy – The perfect colors for any elegant affair!

From bridal bouquets, to bridesmaid dresses, wedding stationery and decor, the possibilities of adding these versatile colors to your Fall or Winter wedding are endless.

Here are a few ways we had incorporated this gorgeous hue into some of our DC Weddings.

Photography: K. Thompson  Floral: Sweet Root Village

Photography: Lissa Ryan Photography  Floral: Highway to Hill

Photography: Kate Headley  Wedding Paper Cheree Berry Paper 

Photography: Kate Headley  Floral: Amaryllis Floral & Event Design

Photography: K. Thompson  Floral: Sweet Root Village

 

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