Tips and Advice

ceremony and reception

What to Look for in a Wedding Venue

What to Look for in a Wedding Venue

One of the tough parts of planning a wedding in Washington DC is that there are just so many options! If you’re still searching for a wedding venue, then you know I’m right. And, if you’ve just started your search, well then you really know the confusion of what I’m talking about! With countless unique [read more…]

How to Have a Courthouse Wedding in Washington DC

How to Have a Courthouse Wedding in Washington DC

There is just something so utterly romantic about a courthouse wedding. From focusing on the love between two people to all the fun options for wedding day attire, what’s not to love? If you’re planning a wedding in Washington DC at a courthouse, then get ready to take some serious notes because today, we’re dishing [read more…]

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design, decor and details

What If You Hate Roses?

What If You Hate Roses?

We have come to the end of our two-time run of wedding floral week! I can’t believe it! We’ve been over everything from wedding floral costs to DIY wedding flowers. Today, we are talking about roses. I’ve heard from a reader or two that they aren’t really into roses and want some ideas for other flowers [read more…]

Options Instead of Corsages

Options Instead of Corsages

Are you loving wedding floral week part two as much as we are!? It has been a jammed packed two weeks full of just about everything you need to know to get yourself educated on having flowers it your wedding. I’ve gotten some questions from readers about floral options and things that couples can do [read more…]

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fashion and beauty

A Guide to Military Wedding Attire

A Guide to Military Wedding Attire

It’s all about military wedding week over here and now we are on my favorite topic: the wedding fashion! Most likely, the main distinction of a military wedding is the service members rocking their uniforms with pride. This, of course, depends on the style wedding, the season, and the government-issues uniform requirements. Sound a bit scary? [read more…]

DIY vs. Pro Wedding Day Makeup Tips

DIY vs. Pro Wedding Day Makeup Tips

The key to taking beautiful photos during your wedding in the Washington DC area starts with a flawless complexion, and a great place to start is with your wedding day makeup. If you were considering doing your own makeup—hold that thought! Today Lelia of Lelia Marie Photography. is here to share her professional advice on why [read more…]

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food and entertainment

How to Preserve Your Top Wedding Cake Tier

How to Preserve Your Top Wedding Cake Tier

The sweet tradition of celebrating your first wedding anniversary by eating the top wedding cake tier could turn sour, but there are a few tips that can help you do it successfully! One of the oldest wedding traditions, savoring the cake once again brings back memories of your big day and a blissful first year [read more…]

Best Questions to Ask Your Wedding Cake Baker

Best Questions to Ask Your Wedding Cake Baker

From butter cream and fondant to cake flavors and fillings, there is a ton to know when it comes to your Washington DC area wedding day confections. To ensure you get the cake (or desserts!) of your dreams, it’s important to know the must-ask questions before your consultation with your baker. But where do you [read more…]

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planning and budget

Free Printable Wedding Planning Pocket Guide

Free Printable Wedding Planning Pocket Guide

It’s high time for wedding engagement season! (The time between Thanksgiving and Valentine’s Day where many pop “the question.”) So, whether you’re newly engaged or already knee deep in wedding planning, you’ve probably got attending a local DMV wedding event on your to-do list. As much information and pretty wedding inspiration that wedding events offer, [read more…]

The Reality of DIY Wedding Flowers

The Reality of DIY Wedding Flowers

Hello and welcome back to wedding flower week where we are talking all things flowers and all things weddings! We are mid-way through our second week where we are taking the time to hell you learn more about having flowers at your wedding and all that goes into it. Today, we are focusing on DIY [read more…]

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miscellaneous

Best of 2014: Tips & Advice

Best of 2014: Tips & Advice

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 [read more…]

Holiday-Inspired Wedding Welcome Bags

Holiday-Inspired Wedding Welcome Bags

‘Tis the season for winter wedding inspiration and ideas! Today we’re talking about wedding welcome bags and how to add a little holiday cheer to them! (Be sure to take a look at our past posts on what to include in a Washington DC wedding welcome bag, a Maryland wedding welcome bag, and a Virginia wedding welcome bag!) [read more…]

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