Archive for January, 2012

Buying a Consignment Wedding Dress

posted by julianne

Staying within your budget doesn’t have to mean forgoing your dreams of that gorgeous designer gown.  Specialty consignment stores offer the same personalized bridal salon experience but with wedding dresses discounted as much as 70% off their original couture price tag!  Yes, you read that right, and you can often find brand new, never worn [read more…]

Elegant Outdoor Summer Wedding in Maryland: Angie + Nate

posted by nole

Angie and Nate’s gorgeous summer wedding from Muriel Silva Photography took place on a beautiful private estate in Maryland– and they truly could not have asked for a more picturesque day!  Angie and Nate wanted a traditional wedding filled with lots of love and dancing.  They selected a classic black and white color palette accented [read more…]

Happy Weekend!

posted by Julianne

Anyone have an exciting plans for the weekend?  This weekend I might actually get out to see a movie with my husband.  I’m not the movie buff, but I like to be supportive!  Speaking of supportive, we’ve been busy, busy, busy adding lots of new and super talented vendors to our guide. If you are [read more…]

Jennifer + Hall’s Train Track Engagement Session in Charlottesville

posted by julianne

Jennifer and Hall took off with Eric Kelley Photography to an abandoned train track in Charlottesville, Virginia for a secluded engagement session with that “runaway” feel that is always so utterly romantic!  They also found themselves frolicking in the grass and swinging on the swings, each shot more idyllic than the next. Congratulations Jennifer and Hall! Looking [read more…]

Virtual Venue Tour: Long Branch Historic House & Farm

posted by julianne

We are venturing out to the Virginia countryside for today’s venue tour! Long Branch Historic House and Farm, located at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains, is an exquisite mansion swathed in luxurious antique furnishings and surrounded by lush and lovely gardens. Playing host to weddings since 1913, the venue has quite the experience [read more…]

Inspiration: Donuts

posted by julianne

Call them donuts or doughnuts, either way they these yummy, glazed goodies are a winner in my book.  A sweet that’s accepted as dessert and breakfast?  Sign me up!  Recently, couples have been embracing donuts at their weddings left and right, both instead of and in addition to the traditional cake. Donut holes make great [read more…]

Elegant Christian-Buddhist Wedding in Leesburg: Lena + Buzz

posted by julianne

Lena and Buzz’s wedding from Leo Druker Photography took place at the incredibly picturesque Murray Hill in Leesburg, Virginia.  Lena incorporated Asian elements to honor her Vietnamese heritage, from Lena’s jade jewelry to orchid floral elements to the color palette of red, gold, and black.  The wedding began with a Christian-Buddhist ceremony overlooking the Potomac [read more…]

Trends in Wedding Stationery

posted by julianne

Engagement season may have come and gone, but wedding planning season is in full swing!  While it’s important that your wedding plans reflect you as a couple, knowing about the current trends can help in your decision making process while also opening your eyes to options that you may not have originally considered – or [read more…]

Becky + Brian’s State Fair Themed Wedding Video

posted by Julianne

What do you get when you put together two people in love, lots of friends and family to support them and loads of popcorn and candy?  Oh, and carousel rides, don’t forget those!  Why, Becky and Brian’s wedding video from humanstory films, of course! William and Martin from humanstory films helped Becky and Brian to [read more…]

Modern Urban Wedding in Washington, DC: Kyle + John

posted by nole

Happy Monday everyone!  We’re starting the week off with an uber-modern wedding at an art gallery in Washington, DC.  Kyle and John worked with Sasha Nel from RSVP Event Planning to create an all-white wedding design inspired by The Shore Club in Miami, complete with long drapes, cabanas, and a cocktail-style reception in lieu of [read more…]

Happy Weekend!

posted by Julianne

Who is going to Unveiled this weekend??  (This is your last chance to use the code BLOGGER10 for a discount on tickets.)  See you there!  Have a great weekend! A few links: Honoring military couples. Want a wedding video? Win a free one. Speaking of free, how ’bout a free wedding! This is hilarious. Save [read more…]

Kristina + Zach’s Colorful Georgetown Engagement Session

posted by julianne

There’s an extra special connection in today’s engagement session.  Rebekah of Rebekah Hoyt Photography met Kristina and Zach in college and watched their entire love story unfold before her eyes!  With Georgetown near to everyone’s heart, the trio of friends hit a few hot spots like the popular waterfront and the secluded canal.  My favorite [read more…]

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