“Tis New Year’s Eve and I hope that you are yours are getting prepped for an incredible night of festivities! If you are getting married on New Year’s Eve in the Washington DC area next year or just looking for some ideas for a festive wedding celebration, check out some of the new year wedding ideas we have featured on the blog…
We’ve had so much fun looking back at some of our favorite real weddings in the Washington DC area season by season, but today we’re doing something a little different! It’s always hard picking from a year’s worth of fab local weddings but there are some that we just have to share – they’re just too good not to! Juli and I (somehow!) narrowed it to our top four favorite weddings. Here we go…
Sarah and Stephen are boaters, so the Eastern Shore of Maryland was a perfect fit for their elegant, vintage inspired wedding day. I can’t get enough of their dreamy first look and portrait photographs captured by Cassidy DuHon Photography. In addition to all of the gorgeous florals and these dreamy portraits I was telling you about, this couple threw quite a party for their friends and family!
From the lush floral design to the dreamy garden ceremony setting, I can’t be sure of what my favorite detail of Samira and Chad’s vintage-inspired day is! Filled with pretty blooms and gorgeous string lighting, this wedding in Virginia is a serious show-stopper with some steal worthy style that will be all over your Pinterest page.
Sarah and Mike’s at-home wedding is as sweet as they come! Intimate and meaningful, every detail dreamt up by this adorable duo is completely personalized. This adorable duo and their small wedding party headed to EatBar in Arlington, where they rented out the back room and and arranged for a sampling of some of their best dishes, set out buffet style in lieu of a formal sit down dinner.
Elizabeth and James’ elegant spring wedding from Victoria Ruan Photography featured a romantic setting with elegant touches for a fun and personal wedding that combines the best the of Washington DC and England. We’re talking morning suits and fascinators paired with presidential table numbers and Washington DC wedding drink flags!
Next up in our “Best of 2014″ series is some of our favorite wedding engagements from Washington, DC, Maryland and Virginia that we featured on the blog this past year, as well as some of our favorite advice posts. Stay tuned! It was an amazing year and we are excited to highlight it all! Cheers to you, 2014!
This week, we are revisiting some of our favorite moments from the real weddings in the Washington, DC area that we featured. Finally, here we are at winter!. I can’t believe 2014 is nearing its end—the year just flew by! There’s been so many beautiful, take your breath away events on the blog this year. It was so hard to pick only a few favorites. Read on to experience our picks for the peaceful, serene, gorgeous winter weddings from 2014.
Christine and Mark got married in Baltimore in the middle of a snowstorm! They achieved romantic perfection with their small, intimate wedding surrounded by family and friends photographed by Kirsten Marie Photography. How cozy do their photos look?!
Vanessa and Dan’s sophisticated traditional Jewish wedding ceremony warmed me up just looking at the photos! The duo put such meaningful, personal details into their ceremony and reception, photographed by Love Life Images. I loved the details on Vanessa’s dress and how perfect are those navy blue bridesmaids dresses?!
Everything about Margaret and Christian’s wedding in DC is so sweet – from the Sunday brunch ceremony and reception, to her beautifully hand-knit “something blue” shrug, to the happy couple walking in the snow covered streets of DC. This wedding is a winter wonderland of love and perfection! All photographed beautifully by Katie DeLorme Photography.
Sarah and Ilana’s black-tie wedding in Washington DC took place on New Year’s Eve. How awesome is that?! The two went for a winter glam theme and absolutely nailed it! Soft touches like flower choices complimented the city already decorated for the holidays. Love the photos from Joseph Allen Photography so much!
And, check out their beautiful chuppah designed by Petal’s Edge…
Winter weddings are just the coziest! Be sure to come back because although we are done with rounding up our favorite weddings by season, we still have the best engagements from Washington, DC, Maryland and Virginia that we featured on the blog this past year, as well as some of our favorite advice. It was an amazing year and we are excited to highlight it all!
This week, we are revisiting some of our favorite moments from the real weddings in the Washington, DC area that we featured. I love having all four seasons living in this area, and spring in DC is arguably the best spring in the country! I love the warmer temperatures, cherry blossoms and flowers blooming wherever you turn! (For all you upcoming spring brides, just in case you missed it, here’s our spring makeup how-to.) Here are my favorite spring weddings in Washington, DC, Maryland and Virginia that make me wish for those cherry blossoms!
Britney and Patrick’s intimate garden wedding in Washington DC was all about the lushness of spring. With the lush greenery and bright flowers photographed by SRW Joyce Photography, I started to get nostalgic for spring! How cute are those balloons too?! I loved Britney and Patrick’s garden wedding, because it just seemed to me what spring was all about: whimsical fun and being surrounded by your friends and family!
Amelia and Paul’s outdoor wedding in Virginia had perfect spring touches: tulips, peach colors dotting the wedding design and it all took place in Virginia’s horse country. I adored the fact that they had their wedding reception in a tent, outdoors under the stars. Their relaxed, laid-back vibe of their wedding just made me think spring! Enjoy their beautiful photos by Deb Lindsey Photography.
Sarah and Aaron’s wedding in Washington DC caught my eye because I just love the architecture of the Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle. Emily Clack Photography captured the beauty of the church and the gorgeous, classy details of Sarah and Aaron’s wedding. Don’t miss their bright pink bridesmaids’ dresses, which are a perfect choice for a spring wedding, don’t miss her stunning bouquet! The bright spring sunshine just added to the beauty of this wedding.
Talisha and Monica’s intimate outdoor Maryland wedding was simple and beautiful. Deb Lindsey Photography snapped all the gorgeous details in blue and yellow. They even honored Talisha’s African American roots, taking part in the traditional jumping the broom ceremony!
Oh, how we love springtime in the DC area! Be sure to come back, because we are going season by season and rounding up all of our favorite weddings from Washington, DC, Maryland and Virginia that we featured on the blog this past year. It was an amazing year and we are excited to highlight it all!
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We hope that you’ll check out Sarah Culver Photography for your wedding in the Washington DC area. Join us again next weekend for Sunday brunch with another fantastic supporter of United With Love! We’ll see you back here bright and early Monday morning! If you are interested in joining us for brunch on United With Love, please send us an email.
Did you know that we are more than just pretty pictures here?! Oh yes, United With Love is loaded with of wedding planning advice from the professionals in the Washington DC area. We’ve featured advice and tips on everything from how to pick a wedding venue to questions to ask your catering vendor to local bachelorette party ideas. Basically, we give you the inside scoop on everything you need to know to you plan your local wedding in Dc, MD or VA – the kind of info that you won’t find anywhere else! For this next round up of the best of Washington DC weddings, I picked a few of my favorite tips and advice that we’ve featured throughout the year. (And, don’t worry, we will have plenty of advice coming your way in 2015!)
What To Do If You Hate Planning Your Wedding
Do you hate planning your wedding or are perhaps in a wedding planning funk? You are not alone. We featured “What to Do if You Hate Planning Your Wedding” this year. So many couples get engaged and soon find out wedding planning isn’t always a party. Founder and editor Juli offered some of her best advice on what to do to get through planning your wedding with ease.
If you’re anything like me, you crave organization and structure at a wedding. If you’re getting married and aren’t sure what to do between your ceremony and reception, and don’t want to leave guests hanging with nothing to do, we got you covered. Our advice “What to Do Between Your Ceremony and Reception in DC?” had plenty to offer as far as ideas for what to do in this beautiful city we live in. Bride-to-be Christy wrote in to United With Love and asked what to do about an awkward time gap between her ceremony and reception. Bring on the experts!
This is piece of advice came out of our annual reader survey! So many of you told use that you had hopes and dreams for your wedding, but couldn’t afford the price tag. We went to some of the wedding pros in the Washington DC area and asked their advice for “How to Have A Wedding With Champagne Taste on a Beer Budget.” What would they tell a client who has a champagne taste, but only a beer budget for their wedding in DC, MD or VA? And, did they deliver with lots of tips and advice for how to spend wisely and make the most out of your wedding dollars?
How To Plan A Destination Wedding in the Washington DC Area
Being the nation’s capital, we are the ultimate tourist location! DC is home to many destination weddings. If you’re from out of town and trying to plan your wedding in this great city, we featured an article on “How to Have a Destination Wedding in the DC Area?” Rebecca from Blue Canary Events gave us the scoop on how to plan your destination wedding in the DMV. What were the best spots to feature for your wedding? What are great ways to plan a destination wedding on a budget? Rebecca tells us everything!
Living in Washington DC area means that you tend to have friends and family living not only all over the country, but all over the world. We here at United With Love we totally understand! This year, we featured advice on “How To Create a Wedding Website“. Wedding websites are great ways to reach all those friends and family, especially those that tend to misplace your pretty mailed invitations! We asked Margo from Bright Occasions for tips on how to create the perfect successful wedding website for all of your guests from out of town.
What’s a wedding without flowers?! This fall we featured a wedding flower week. It was chock full of advice on how to best use the florals in your special day. In fact, it was so successful that we came back in December and had a whole second week of advice! That’s right, two whole weeks dedicated to nothing but weddings, flowers and education! We talked to the best wedding florists in the DMV and got their opinion (and expert advice) on everything from when to have your first meeting to the pros and cons of DIY wedding flowers to why wedding flowers are so expensive. Yup, we pretty much covered it all in our wedding flower week parts one and two.
OK, so those are some of the most popular wedding advice posts that we’ve had on the blog this year. What are you favorite wedding advice topics that we covered this year? More importantly, what do you hope to see covered in 2015? Lay it on us in an email to email@example.com! In fact, most of our best wedding advice posts come from you, our readers, so let us know your biggest wedding planning questions and we’ll do our best to answer them in the new year.
From our blog family to yours, we are wishing you the merriest of holidays! Whatever you are doing and where ever you are, know that we love you, our dear readers, and this blog wouldn’t be possible without you. Take a break from wedding planning today, spend time with loved ones and we’ll see you back here tomorrow for more rounds ups and DMV wedding fun! Enjoy today, and everyday!
This blog is full of pretty pictures, advice and love stories, of course! But you know, one thing we love to throw in here and there are fun DIY wedding projects for you. You told us you wanted more DIY and that’s what we gave you all year long! For this next round up of the best of Washington DC area weddings, I picked a few of my favorite DIY projects that we’ve featured throughout the year. From the reality of DIY wedding flowers to free wedding printables galore to locally inspired sweet treats, we’ve got our crafty couples in mind, for sure!
Wedding flower week featured all things flower and all things wedding this year! We featured a piece, “The Reality of DIY Wedding Flowers,” that talked all about DIY wedding flowers. What are the pros and cons? What should a couple know before they decide to head down this route? Here is everything you need to know about DIY wedding flowers.
This week, we are revisiting some of our favorite moments from the real weddings in the Washington, DC area that we featured. I love the summertime, especially in the Washington, DC area! Even though the temperatures are scorching, there’s nothing like a warm summer night at a rooftop terrace in the city, the eastern shore of Maryland, or going wine tasting with friends at the Virginia vineyards. Here are my favorite gorgeous summer weddings in Washington, DC, Maryland and Virginia!
Ashley and Scott’s outdoor wedding in Southern Maryland is as relaxed as they come! Hannah Colclazier Photography captured some breathtaking photos of their gorgeous wedding along the St. Mary’s River, enveloped in sunshine. I am so in love with Ashley’s bouquet – it’s got me anxious for summer’s return!
Bright, colorful and full of summer lovin’, Ginly and Rob’s wedding in Virginia, captured by Lisa Boggs Photography, shows off their fun and playful wedding full of color. The two, who met in dental school, decided to have a candy bar buffet (So cute and delicious!) and a wedding inspired by all that summer in the DMV has to offer. It is full of bright and bold pops of color and we can’t get enough of it!
Lily and Tony’s whimsical summer wedding in Virginia is just romantic and beautiful. Simple and intimate, the couple had adorable details they incorporated into their big day—right down to the sweet toy car the ring bearer rode into the ceremony on! Enjoy the photos by Emily Chastain Photography of this perfect summer wedding day.
How cute is Allie and Daniel’s summer wedding in Maryland? They had a classic Southern affair outside at a farm in Maryland, which Birds of a Feather Photography captured perfectly. From the super adorable DIY chalkboard signs to the delicious pie bar, everything just screamed summer lovni’! I’m really enjoying their romantic pink and mint color palette too!
Isn’t summer the best?! I can’t wait for sun-kissed days, warm nights and a fresh round of summer weddings in 2015! Be sure to come back all week long because we are going season by season and rounding up all of our favorite weddings from Washington, DC, Maryland and Virginia that we featured on the blog this past year. It was an amazing year and we are excited to highlight it all!