Tips and Advice

ceremony and reception

5 Ways to Build A Good Wedding Vendor Team

5 Ways to Build A Good Wedding Vendor Team

Perhaps you’ve read the wedding planning advice or you’ve heard other recently married couples talk about it. Either way, know this about planning a wedding: it is important that you build a great team of wedding vendors to help you pull off your wedding day. From the wedding fashion to the officiant, to the catered meal [read more…]

Last Minute Summer Wedding Tips For Heat and Sun

Last Minute Summer Wedding Tips For Heat and Sun

This is a true story. My parents went to a wedding last weekend. It was the middle of June so you can imagine how sunny, hot and steamy it was here in the Washington DC area. The wedding ceremony was outside in the sun with no shade. The wedding ceremony was supposed to start at [read more…]

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design, decor and details

Valentine’s Day Color Story Inspiration

Valentine’s Day Color Story Inspiration

Whether you want subtle pops of color or vibrant shades of pinks, reds, and purples, February is the month to incorporate this color story into your wedding.  From your invitation suite, to your bouquet, to the decor in the venue, there are many different ways to utilize the season’s tones. Let photos from United with Love’s plethora [read more…]

Luxurious Industrial Chic Wedding Ideas in DC (Part One)

Luxurious Industrial Chic Wedding Ideas in DC (Part One)

For my last two posts of the year, it is truth time. You know that I always promise to keep it real when it comes to planning a wedding in Washington DC. My mission is to show you what is practical and what is possible when it comes to Washington DC area weddings. What is it [read more…]

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fashion and beauty

What To Ask Your Wedding Makeup Artist

What To Ask Your Wedding Makeup Artist

OK, ladies, gather ‘round because we’re talking wedding day beauty today! Before hiring the pros to come in, it is always best to have a set of questions before making your final decision. To make sure you look your best on your wedding day, we turned to some of the top DC-area wedding makeup artists to ask [read more…]

Best Questions to Ask Your Wedding Hair Stylist

Best Questions to Ask Your Wedding Hair Stylist

Let’s talk wedding day hair, shall we? When it comes to hiring the pros (in any part of your wedding planning really!), it’s always good to go into a meeting with the right questions! To make sure you look your best on your wedding day, we turned to some of the top DC-area wedding hair [read more…]

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food and entertainment

How To Host A Bridal Shower Brunch for $50 or Under

How To Host A Bridal Shower Brunch for $50 or Under

Good morning Washington DC area wedding lovers! Are you reading this as a maid of honor or a bridesmaid? Are you wondering how on earth you’re going to host a bridal brunch for your BFF in honor of her big wedding day? Maybe you’ve called around to a few restaurants in the Washington DC area [read more…]

5 Things to Know About Hiring String Musicians for Your Wedding

5 Things to Know About Hiring String Musicians for Your Wedding

There are a few classic things that set the tone for any wedding in the Washington DC area and make it memorable. One of those special and iconic memory creators is a beautiful sounding and well-placed ensemble of string musicians setting just the right tone at your wedding ceremony and maybe at your cocktail hour before the band or [read more…]

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planning and budget

Post Engagement: What Do We Do Next?

Post Engagement: What Do We Do Next?

Now that the question has been popped, you can’t stop staring at your gorgeous rock, and friends and family have all squealed with glee, what do you do next? This question may seem daunting if all you can do is think of the countless things on your post-engagement to do list but relax! This is [read more…]

5 Tips for Creating the Perfect Wedding Timeline

5 Tips for Creating the Perfect Wedding Timeline

Trust me when I say that your wedding day will be a whirlwind – an exciting, wonderful whirlwind, but one nonetheless. There are so many moving parts and you certainly don’t want to leave anything out on the big day! That’s where the perfect wedding timeline comes in. Creating your timeline can seem like a [read more…]

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miscellaneous

Spice Things Up With A Boudoir Session!

Spice Things Up With A Boudoir Session!

Okay ladies, we know that on your wedding day you want to feel beautiful, charming, lovely, classy, polished, and fabulous but today we’re going to talk about feeling sexy! With all of the pre-wedding preparation we know you are doing in the gym, why not show off a little for your groom? Boudoir sessions make [read more…]

“Day Before” Guide: Pre-Wedding To-Do Items

“Day Before” Guide: Pre-Wedding To-Do Items

It’s almost that time! Your big day is quickly approaching and you aren’t quite sure what to do on the day before? Have no fear! We have compiled a list of must do’s complete with some great suggestions on where to do these pre-wedding activities  and which of our favorite DC area wedding vendors  can help! (Deb Lindsey [read more…]

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