Archive for May, 2011

Inspiration: Non-Alcoholic Wedding Drinks (+ Recipe!)

posted by julianne

We’re back with another round of fun and fabulous drinks, and this time we’re focusing on the non-alcoholic kind!  Hot chocolate is always a hit for those chilly winter months and summery lemonades in mason jars are the perfect refreshment for outdoor receptions.  Luckily, we’ve got one more recipe to share, and you’ll definitely want [read more…]

Inspiration: Signature Cocktails (+ Recipes!)

posted by julianne

Guests attend weddings to celebrate the love and happiness of a family member or friend.  But, let’s be honest, they also appreciate the free drinks!  Signature cocktails have been popular for quite some time now, often incorporating the couple’s cultures, favorite ingredients, or even the wedding color palette!  We’ve rounded up not only some fantastic [read more…]

Outdoor Wedding at Woodlawn Farm in Maryland: Jennifer + Brandon

posted by nole

Happy Wednesday everyone!  This week I’m up in New York attending the National Stationery Show, and while I’m in paper heaven the weather up here has been downright miserable!  Luckily we have this gorgeous wedding from Abby Jiu Photography to inject some sunshine into a wet and cloudy day.  Jennifer and Brandon were married last [read more…]

Virtual Venue Tour: American Visionary Art Museum

posted by julianne

Plan on using the words “unique” or “non-traditional” to describe your wedding?  Then you have to check out today’s venue!  The American Visionary Art Museum (AVAM), located at the base of Federal Hill in Baltimore, is the nation’s only museum dedicated to self-taught artistry.  It not only offers uniquely inspiring exhibits for your guests to [read more…]

Maryland Map Save the Dates

posted by Julianne

It is always really fun when a bride loves her stationery so much that she shares it with us!  Jennifer had a great time working with Daley at Merry Maps to design a custom, hand drawn map.  Jennifer and James’ personalized map incorporated locations and points that were meaningful to them.  They had their map [read more…]

Formal Winter Wedding in Washington, DC: Catherine + Ajith

posted by nole

Not only is this classic Washington, DC wedding totally stylish and elegant, but it serves as even more proof that it is totally possible to have a stunning winter wedding in the Washington, DC area.  Catherine and Ajith were married on New Year’s Day, January 1, with a beautiful reception at the Fairmont Hotel in [read more…]

Happy Weekend

posted by julianne

Oh my…is today Friday the 13th?! Anywhoo…  I feel like it is finally spring!  This week is about as good as it will ever get around the Washington, DC area.  The weather was amazing and I even broke out a summer dress!  We also hosted a happy hour at Jaleo in Crystal City (FYI – [read more…]

Laurie + David’s Washington DC Engagement Session

posted by julianne

Your engagement session is the perfect time to showcase all the things you love about a city, since you don’t have the same time (and wardrobe) constraints of your wedding day!  Laurie and David wanted to do just that and they brought along Katie Stoops to capture it all.  The couple, now Pennsylvania residents, made [read more…]

Wedding Photography Inspiration: Stairs

posted by julianne

We already know that a dramatic staircase makes for a picturesque grand entrance, but staircases also make a fantastic backdrop for all sorts of wedding photos.  Be they tall, wide, spiral, or all three, stairs can make for perfect first looks, unique portraits,  interesting ceremony sites and even fun engagement session settings.  Take a look [read more…]

Vintage-Inspired Wedding in Annapolis: Sarah + Lionel

posted by nole

I’m totally smitten with today’s wedding in Annapolis, a vintage-inspired affair from Steven Michael Photography.  Sarah and Lionel were married in a beautiful outdoor ceremony last year, and I love that they chose a public park as their wedding venue!  From Sarah’s vintage dress (made by her grandmother!) to a Swiss candy buffet to honor Lionel’s [read more…]

A Very DC Invitation Suite

posted by julianne

Wedding invitations are a chance to set the tone of your event and let your guests know what they can expect from your wedding celebration.  Beyond just the pretty paper and artful graphics, invitations are a chance to express a little bit about you and your partner.  This is why I really like Sheilah and [read more…]

Wedding at the Baltimore Aquarium: Jenny + Mo

posted by nole

I love the idea of zoos and aquariums as alternative venues for fun and quirky weddings in the Washington DC – and for those of you living in Baltimore, you’re lucky enough to have an awesome aquarium right at your fingertips!  Baltimore’s National Aquarium Institute served as the perfect venue for Jenny and Mo’s waterfront [read more…]

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