In case you were counting, today is our one year blog birthday!  That’s right, one year ago today we launched our little baby with this intro post and this real wedding.  So much has happened in a year; it is wild how fast time flies when you are busy blogging!

In just one year, we’ve covered it all when it comes to planning a truly inspired wedding in the greater DC region.  I thought it would be fun to round up some of my personal favorite moments from this past year.  With each post that I’m remembering, I get more and more excited!  It really has been an amazing year, so we hope that you’ll take some time to look around and dig back through our archives!

The food truck movement in DC is beyond explosive, as seen in our local food truck feature.  Everyday there is a new food truck in the DC area just waiting to cater your wedding!


Photo credit:  Poetic Reality Photography via Engaging Affairs

Keeping with the food, there are a few moments that stand out in my mind from this past year.  I’ll never forget Stephanie and Adam who scooped ice cream for their guests in place of a traditional receiving line.  What a great idea!


Photo Credit: Abby Jiu Photography

Krista and Jonathan‘s s’mores bar was so cozy and romantic.  I always think it is nice when there is something fun and interactive for your guests to participate in.  The s’mores bar is a total conversation starter and keeps everyone’s sweet tooth in check!


Photo Credits: Cassidy Duhon Wedding Photography

And, Lauren and Justin‘s wedding.  You can ask Nole, I talk about their wedding all the time!  Lauren and Justin had a competition BBQ team cater their wedding!  Yum!  I love a good meal and this just goes to show you that wedding food doesn’t have be formal or serious for it to be delicious and memorable!


Photo Credits: Red Shoes Photography

Moving onto the fashion, a subject that is near and dear to me.  Brides in the DC area get a bad wrap for being too conservative or boring.  Au contraire!  Caroline‘s purple wedding dress was stunningly sophisticated and quite memorable in such a good way!

Photo Credits: Love Life Images

Emily’s dramatic bangle bracelets and French braids prove that you can be fashion forward and timeless at the same time.  Her wedding day look was hands down one of the chicest wedding day looks I’ve ever seen.  It caught my eye then and I still think about it!  Gorgeous!


Photo Credit: Michelle Lindsay Photography

There are few words to describe the beauty that is Martha‘s custom made wedding dress from Baltimore-based Jill Andrews.  It was unreal and fit her like a glove.  And, their wedding was as a glass blowing studio.  Amazing!


Photo Credits: Muriel Silva Photography

I can’t stop pointing out all of my favorite moments from weddings in the DC area this past year.  There is just so much to love!  But, rest assured there is plenty more to do!  So, promise you’ll stay tuned.  We have lots of new features planned and, of course, much more inspiration on the way!

We just want to take some time to thank everyone who has supported us this past year.  This blog wouldn’t be possible without the generous contributions of the talented wedding pros in the DC area who let us share their work day after day.  And, big hugs to our loyal and inspiring readers.  Thank you all for joining us on this journey!

We hope that we’ve helped and guided you in your wedding planning process.  As always, our virtual door is always open, so please feel free to look around and email us anytime with questions or comments.  Here’s to another amazing year!

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