We are thrilled to be named a top vote getter in the first ever issue of the new WASHINGTONIAN WEDDINGS annual list of the best wedding professionals (and specifically best wedding planner list) in the Washington, Maryland, and Virginia area for 2019!
It is such an honor to be a part of such an incredible list and be voted the best wedding planner in DC among the company of so many of our amazing peers.
We love what we do and it wouldn’t be possible without our incredible clients who trust us to bring their vision for their weddings to life.
With only one week left until Christmas! We wanted to share what our favorite part of the holiday season is and some of our traditions that we do in our families.
Favorite part of the holiday season: I mean, it’s me so food and decorating. I wish I could have Clark Griswold’s house with ALL the lights but we only have some deer, a Santa and a few lights on our bushes. We do tons of baking, cookies, sticky buns and I have an awesome gingerbread cake with salted caramel buttercream recipe!
Favorite holiday traditions: My family does an act of kindness every day for advent. I am really trying to counteract the idea that the holidays are about getting (gifts/candy) but more about giving and finding joy and excitement in that. Some acts are small, like sitting with someone new at lunch others are bigger, like playing bingo at a retirement home.
Favorite part of the holiday season: I absolutely love giving back during the holiday season with my family! My mom and dad always made it a point to teach my siblings and I that giving back to those less fortunate than us was simply a part of the Christmas season. It doesn’t have to be giving back in a big way – sometimes giving of your time makes a bigger difference than money!
Favorite holiday traditions: One of my favorite holiday traditions is going to Christmas Eve service at my church with my family. I love taking that part outside of the present portion of the holiday to focus on our faith and our family.
Favorite part of the holiday season: My family always go to church on Christmas Eve and it is one of my favorite traditions that we do. There is something wonderful about being a part of something that is bigger than you. I always love how beautiful the churches are decorated and the songs that they sing. Now that I have a family of my own it is even more special.
Favorite holiday traditions: My Family is the most important thing to me in the world, and there is nothing better than Christmas in Connecticut. My mom always decorates the house so beautifully, no detail in spared and she always has a different theme! This year her theme is around “The Grinch” as my 4 year old is just obsessed with him! We also love the message around the Grinch that Christmas “doesn’t come from a store, that Christmas, perhaps means a little bit more!” Spreading small acts of kindness and joy has always been a part of what the holidays mean to my family. So making sure my boys now do that during the holidays is a wonderful thing!
One of our favorite new trends is tassels. Incorporating tassels into your wedding or party decor can add a fun and effervescent feel to the atmosphere on your special day!
Tassels are a fantastic way to add a unique twist to an old classic. These escort cards were given an upgrade by adding different colored tassels, and are a great way to set the tone for a fun and lively celebration!
A photo wall is a perfect way to get guests involved in your celebration, and having tassels in the background takes the fun one step further!
This couple added a fun and creative touch to their wedding photos by adding tassels to their balloons.
A great way to incorporate tassels into your wedding is through jewelry! These Vanessa Mooney and Bauble Bar earrings add a fun pop of color that your bridesmaids will love.
This one year old’s birthday needed to be just as adorable as she is, and there was no better way to do that than to add a tassel garland to her high chair.
Tassel napkin ties are the perfect way to add your own unique flair to a wedding staple. These napkin ties are sure to impress your guests at the table!
With a die-hard Denver Broncos fan on our team in Cindy, we couldn’t let the Super Bowl Sunday go by without a blog post. We have pulled together a few of our favorite Super Bowl entertaining tips and put together a cute downloadable version of Cindy’s favorite Super Bowl predictions game for you to print out and play with your friends. So get cooking, drink up and Go Broncos!
(This post may or may not have been written by aforementioned die-hard Broncos fan)
These adorable and easy to make cutlery cans (see instructions here) are the perfect way to add a little football flare to your Super Spread.
Aimee’s go to Super Bowl snack is the Barefoot Contessa’s caramelized onion dip (here). And who could forget the drinks! Consider calling in tired on Monday morning and making a crowd favorite Beer-Rita (here).
Don’t forget to have activities for those that may not be the biggest football fans. Fun activities like our downloadable predictions game (click here to download printable version) are the perfect way to engage those there for the pigs in a blanket and not the pigskins.