Tips and Advice

ceremony and reception

6 Unconventional Wedding Venues in DC

6 Unconventional Wedding Venues in DC

One of the hardest parts of having a wedding in Washington DC is that there is just too much choice! This is so true for finding a wedding venue. There are countless locations and unique spots to have your wedding. In addition to the number of options for wedding venues in DC is also the [read more...]

How to Become a Wedding Officiant in DC, MD + VA

How to Become a Wedding Officiant in DC, MD + VA

Being asked to officiate a wedding in the Washington DC area for a couple you know and love is position that comes with great honor… and it can also be little intimidating, too! Fear not, my friends, we’re here to help. Before you help write a custom wedding ceremony, you will need to check out the [read more...]

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design, decor and details

Military Wedding Stationery: What You Need to Know

Military Wedding Stationery: What You Need to Know

Welcome back to another installment in our military wedding week mini series—we hope you’re learning lots as we explore tips, advice and inspiration for military weddings in the Washington DC area. Today we’re talking wedding stationery tips  and what you need to know. Military wedding etiquette for stationery follow many of the same guidelines as civilian [read more...]

What is Wedding Branding?

What is Wedding Branding?

Maybe you’ve heard of wedding branding, maybe you haven’t, either way we are talking the “branding” of your wedding today. I’m sure you’ve been on Pinterest and seen gorgeous weddings in magazines and wondered how did they do it? How did these engaged couples make it all come together on their wedding day? Often times, [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

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...]

Ideas for DIY Wedding Photo Booths

Ideas for DIY Wedding Photo Booths

Ever since one of our readers wrote in asking about DIY photo booths, we’ve been all about it. To be more specific, Christy emailed us after she spotted what looked like a DIY photo booth on Lily and Tony’s wedding in Virginia. She asked us to put her in touch with the couple for advice [read more...]

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planning and budget

Military Wedding Planning Advice

Military Wedding Planning Advice

Being the nation’s capital and all, you know that we love our military brides and grooms! We adore and appreciate our of our active military and veterans, and especially our engaged military and their families for their sacrifice and dedication to this country. (And, it isn’t just because of those handsome grooms in uniform, although [read more...]

Wedding Floral Needs, Options and Advice

Wedding Floral Needs, Options and Advice

Its been a big wedding flower crash course here in DMV this wee! But, before we leave you for the weekend, let’s do one more advice post for wedding floral week here on United With Love. (Rememeber, very shortly we’ll be back with even more wedding floral advice for all of our couples planning a [read more...]

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miscellaneous

How to Build a Personalized Wedding Website

How to Build a Personalized Wedding Website

If you are looking to create a personalized website for your upcoming wedding in the Washington DC area, then read on my friend! In today’s digital world, a website is a convenient and paper-free go-to for the all the details of your day. We’re talking everything from engagement photos and travel accommodations to gift registries [read more...]

Ideas for Wedding Anniversary Gifts + Flowers

Ideas for Wedding Anniversary Gifts + Flowers

As much as we love weddings in the Washington DC area around these parts, we love a good anniversary celebration, too! Today we are talking about how to celebrate those milestone occasions with a list of gift ideas. (And here’s a little inspiration for wedding gift packaging ideas to help you get started!) From the [read more...]

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