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Real Wedding: Carly and Tim

5 Dec

Carly and Tim were married last fall at Stone Manor in upper Maryland with a Greek Orthodox ceremony under the outdoor pergola, followed by dinner and dancing. Carly and Tim were incredibly crafty and Tim did some amazingly cool projects to give their wedding and quirky and unique vibe. They used the color tones of bright red, black, and white to really pop against the fall season. Carly’s sister hand baked all of the yummy desserts for their sweets table, and her other sister created their fun multi tiered cake. To pull together all of the couples fun decor and ideas, they asked us to come in as Month of Coordinators to make sure everything ran smoothly, as well as looked just as they had envisioned. We loved coordinating their wedding and their guests really knew how to get down!


Photography- Duhon Photography

Venue- Stone Manor CC

Catering- Carriage House

Florals- Orys Florals (milk glass provided by clients)

DJ- Shew-sical

Uplighting- design diva

Transportation- Testerman Bus

Also check out their wedding featured on one of our favorite DC blogs United With Love

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roaring 20’s

14 Jun

Last year I had to sadly say goodbye to my 20’s and make way into my 30’s and I thought there was no better way than to throw a wild Roaring 20’s party. We wanted to have a secret speakeasy themed party with casino tables, backjack dealers, champagne, and all the pearls, feathers, and fringe a girl could handle. Guests looked for the house with the red light and were welcomed to signature mixed drinks and brown paper bagged spirits. Everyone really turned out in their best speakeasy attire!  A big super huge thank you to Lisa Boggs Photography for the photobooth and Audra Wrisley Photography for the detail shots! (make sure to keep an eye out for some of your favorite DC vendors in the photobooth!!)

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goodbye 20’s hello to my 30’s.


Real Wedding pt 2: Araceli and Andrew

11 Apr

To follow up on yesterdays ceremony and first look by Andrew and Araceli (here) I wanted to share their super fun cocktail hour and reception. For cocktails we brought in a wonderful Mariachi band to seranade guests while they enjoyed the bar and passed aps. Dinner was in the pavillion with large centerpeices of babies breath balls and pops of bright green runners. Guests enjoyed Timmie Metz (who I ALWAYS recomend!)  on guitar all night and dined on Airlies delicious food. Enjoy!

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Real Wedding: Araceli and Andrew

10 Apr

These two were so much fun to work with and they are a shining example of how much I bond with clients during their wedding process. I have made sure to stay true to keeping in touch and I am so excited that they have just bought their first DC area home! Araceli and Andrew came to me shortly after moving to the DC area from California and wanted to host a small intimate wedding for their closest friends and family. They knew nothing of the area and had a limited budget to work with, so I agreed to help them stretch it as far as we could.

After a bunch of venue options we settled on hosting the entire weekend at the Airlie Center from the rehearsal dinner and welcome cocktails to the post wedding brunch. We wanted to infuse Araceli’s Mexican heritage into the wedding so we order special paper picado flags, and had mexican wedding cookies for guests to take home.  We also made sure to have a grooms cake with Andrew’s love of zombies. I want to share their beautiful getting ready and ceremony photos today. We create babies breath bouquets for the ladies and Araceli wore a gorgeous dress from Betsy Robinson Bridal and to die for shoes by Valentino. Enjoy!

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Their guest book was so fun! They collected photos of everyone from the wedding and we strung them up. Guest then found their photo and added to a page that had a special layout to which they could write in notes and leave funny quotes.

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