Archive for June, 2011

Get Camera Ready for Your Wedding

posted by Julianne

Oh the camera.  It is dreaded.  I’m one of those people who jumps out of the way when the camera comes around.  But, your wedding is one day that you’ll want to be front and center.  You’ve got the hair and the make-up and the fancy duds.  Time to show if off!  We heard from [read more...]

Beautiful and Natural Outdoor Vineyard Wedding in Virginia: Libby + Joshua

posted by nole

Today’s Virginia wedding literally took my breath away the first time I saw it – each detail is just more beautiful than the last, from the stunning baby’s breath bouquet to the gorgeous burlap and birch chuppah to a touching handmade wedding ketubah.  Libby and Joshua were married last May at Bluemont Vineyard in Virginia, [read more...]

Happy Weekend!

posted by julianne

This is a big weekend in the wedding world.  (And, not because it is my husband’s birthday!)  In my other life, I must have designed 20 garters for brides getting married this weekend.  Just seemed like client after client was for June 18th.  Looks like the big weekend is finally here!  So, to all the [read more...]

Rachel + Brian’s Annapolis Engagement Session

posted by julianne

When it came to their engagement photos, Rachel and Brian wanted a little something different from their bustling DC lives.  The small town feel of Annapolis was their answer!  Emily Chastain sent over this adorable sunset engagement session on the water and if you don’t fall for this couple’s chemistry radiating off the screen, then [read more...]

Must Have Accessories for Short Hair

posted by julianne

We’re back with more for those of you pixie loving, brides-to-be out there with short hair!  (Check our part one’s reader request for short hair inspiration here.)  This time we went straight back to Virginia-based couture accessory designer Liv of Enchanted Atelier, who stopped by last week to show brides of all hair types how [read more...]

Inspiration: (Super) Short Hairstyles

posted by julianne

We love receiving emails from local readers with specific questions, or troubles they are having while planning their wedding in DC, MD and VA.  So, when a reader sent us this email… I love your blog and read it every day.  It would be great if you could do something about wedding hair styles for [read more...]

Traditional Portuguese Catholic Wedding in DC: Monica + Dave

posted by nole

Today’s wedding is 100% joy and beauty, and it also happens to have one of the most amazing food and dessert selections I’ve ever seen at a wedding!  Monica and Dave mixed European elegance and classic Washington DC style with lots of fun and great food for their wedding last spring.  They worked with Janice [read more...]

Virtual Venue Tour: Thomas Birkby House

posted by julianne

Today’s virtual venue tour is located in Leesburg, VA, and it is well worth the drive out to Loudoun County.  The Thomas Birkby House offers historic beauty and outdoor elegance for your wedding celebration.  The main house of this unique venue accommodates year-round receptions of 50 guests and houses the bride’s salon and gentleman’s lounge.  [read more...]

“Day of Wedding” Paper Goods Advice

posted by Julianne

In the wedding world, there is such a thing as “day of” paper goods.  As in, the materials and items that you and your guests will be using on the wedding day.  These are the things that help your guests and point everyone in the right direction.  Day of paper goods include menus, programs, tags [read more...]

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