Archive for June, 2011

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…]

Purple and Green Spring Wedding in Virginia: Jessica + Jim

posted by nole

Happy Monday everyone! Today’s wedding has me wistfully thinking of spring and beautiful spring flowers.  Jessica and Jim were married last spring at the Stonewall Golf Club in Manassas, Virginia and chose a purple and green color palette perfect for their wedding season, all photographed by Amie Otto Photography.  Isn’t Jessica the most adorable bride?  I [read more…]

Happy Weekend!

posted by Julianne

I’ve been thinking a lot about my own wedding this week, which is odd for me because even though I work in the wedding world, but I don’t actually obsess about my own wedding very much.  What got me thinking was yesterday’s posts on sweet treats, or maybe it is because I haven’t seen my [read more…]

Aloysius + Christine’s Cherry Blossom Engagement Session

posted by julianne

As the temperatures start to rise here, I find myself longing for those few picturesque days we had during the peak of cherry blossoms season.  Aloysius and Christine picked one of those perfect days to embrace the beauty of spring in DC and Jeff Simpson Photography was there to capture the abundance of love and [read more…]

Summer Wedding Dessert Spotlight: Pies and Tarts

posted by julianne

You may have noticed in part one of today’s wedding dessert post, that I left out one very important summer classic: pies.  Yes, pies look great on a Thanksgiving table (and all year round, really!), but fresh berry pies and tangy citrus tarts are one of the many perks of the summer season.  Offer many [read more…]

Inspiration: Refreshing Summer Wedding Desserts

posted by julianne

We’re feeling the heat this week and it looks like summer has (unofficially) begun!  For those of you who’ve chosen to wed in this fun-in-the-sun season, how about letting classic summer treats inspire your dessert choices?  We’ve already talked gelato here, but if you’re feeling nostalgic, offer a banana split bar, cotton candy and ice [read more…]

Modern Family Farm Wedding in Maryland: Carey + Wendy

posted by nole

The words “modern” and “farm” aren’t often spoken in the same sentence when it comes to weddings, but Carey and Wendy totally made it work for their wedding in Maryland last summer.  They were married at Carey’s family farm, an Antebellum residence outside of Annapolis, with Mike B Photography there to capture the entire day. [read more…]

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