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Washington DC Inspired DIY Fondant Roses

posted by Ally

Leave it to Washington DC to lend itself as the perfect wedding dessert inspiration! I know when you think “Washington, DC” you think “cherry blossom,” of course! But, for the next installment of our DIY wedding dessert series, we were inspired by the official blooms of Washington DC, the American beauty rose. For our next [read more...]

5 Things You Should Do The Week Before Your Wedding

posted by julianne

Did I scare you enough this morning with my list of things that you should not do the week before your wedding?? I’m back with some advice on a more positive note! Weddings in the Washington, DC are amazing and wonderful, but they definitely come with a lot of work! So, here is my list [read more...]

5 Things You Should NOT Do The Week Before Your Wedding

posted by julianne

It is spring time (finally!) and that means lots of weddings in the Washington DC area are coming up, and many of you are getting ready for your weddings in the summer and the coming fall. As you begin to set a wedding schedule, here are five things that you should not save until the [read more...]

Creating and Designing a Wedding Photo Album

posted by Ally

As a little girl, I remember constantly looking through my parents’ wedding album, in complete awe of all the love and beauty captured from the day. It’s this very reason that preserving your Washington DC area wedding memories is so very important. When you finally get all of your beautiful photos back, there’s just a [read more...]

Advice For (Or Not!) Having Children at Weddings

posted by julianne

Did you know that this week is unofficially “kids week” on the United With Love? We kicked it off yesterday with a pretty awesome free kids wedding activity book download. Now, it is time for some advice. We’ve all seen those cute pictures of kids at weddings, but not every wedding is a kid friendly event. [read more...]

What To Do If Your Wedding Vendors Are Late or Don’t Show Up

posted by julianne

A local wedding planner in the Washington DC area, Tiffany at Simply Breathe Events, wrote to me with a horror story about how the wedding cake baker did not show at one of her recent weddings! She had to come up with a solution on the fly. Total yikes! Things might not go perfectly on [read more...]

Sample Wedding Ceremony Script

posted by Ally

You and yours are probably knee deep in designing and planning a Washington DC area wedding reception with style and personality so, naturally, your ceremony should be no different! Earlier this morning, real DC area bride, Stephanie, shared tips on the process for that she and Keith took to write their own personalized, non-secular wedding [read more...]

How to Write Your Own Wedding Ceremony

posted by Ally

When it comes to your non-traditional wedding, there are absolutely no rules! We’ve talked about incorporating unique wedding ceremony traditions, but if you’re looking to personalize your wedding ceremony even more, take some serious notes! Today, real Washington DC area bride, Stephanie, shares her tips on how to write your own ceremony…from scratch! When we [read more...]

How To Throw a Bridal Shower

posted by Kate Oczypok

Hello, bridesmaids and maids of honor! As promised, we are back with a few bridal shower tips and advice from Rachel of Sweet Root Village. Rachel is the mastermind behind the beautiful retro inspired bridal shower in Old Town Alexandria that we showcased earlier this morning. We were so in love with Lauren’s bridal shower that [read more...]

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