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Luxe Holiday Wedding Reception C&N

2 Dec

To follow up yesterdays beautiful ceremony, I want to share Cara and Nate’s rich red and green cocktail hour and reception. I love how they mixed textured linens with varying patterns to compliment the lush raised centerpieces from Holly Chapple Flowers! Please enjoy!


Venue- National Museum Women in the Arts

Photographer- Jessica Shepard

Catering- Paris Caterers

Flowers- Holly Chapple Flowers

photo booth- Booth O Rama

DJ- DJ D-Mac

Invitations- Dandelion Patch

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Its in the details

24 Feb

We wanted to share some details of a beautiful wedding we were a part of this past fall. K&N were married in a beautiful DC wedding with rich and vibrant pinks and oranges throughout. I loved the bright preppy hues and lush arrangements by Petals Edge. A big thank you to Rothwell Photography for sharing some of the amazing detail shots so that we can share with you!!


Venue: Mayflower Hotel

Photography: Rothwell Photography

Coordinator- Roberts & Co. Events

Band: The Real Genuises

Florist: Petals Edge

Cake- Fluffy Thoughts

Hair/Makeup- Carola Myers

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Real Wedding: Jessica and Matt

4 Jan

Classic, timeless, and elegant are the best words to describe Matt and Jessica’s wedding from last year. Their wedding was captured by the talented Jenny McQueen of George Street Photo. They were married at Holy Trinity in Georgetown with their reception following at the Whittemore House.  I love working with Shelly of B Floral Design, and her flowers were effortlessly chic and I loved the all cream palate. The gentleman enjoyed cigars at the end of the evening and guests were given yummy Philly style pretzels from the Pretzel Bakery. Enjoy!


Ceremony- Holy Trinity

Reception- Whittemore House

Catering- Spilled Milk

Flowers- B Floral Design

Coordination- Roberts & Co. Events

Band- Invitation with Ghostons Music

Photographer- Jenny McQueen

Hair and Makeup- Brie Cafferty

Gown- Simone Carvalli

Invitations- Paper Source

Rehearsal- Darlington House

Pretzels- The Pretzel Bakery


















Signature Cocktail: Blackberry Mojito

20 Dec
Credit: Marty knows Parties

Credit: Marty knows Parties

Ingredients for 2

12 large blackberries

12 mint leaves

4 teaspoons sugar

1 Tablespoon fresh lemon juice

1 Tablespoon fresh lime juice

3 ounces light rum (you can substitute vodka if you like)


Club soda

Lime wedge, mint, and blackberries for garnish


Chill two glasses. Put the mint and the berries in the bottom of a cocktail shaker with the sugar. Use a wooden spoon to muddle (bruise) the mint and crush the berries. Add rum, lemon and lime juice. Fill with ice. Shake until well chilled. Put mint leaves in the bottom of the glass. Add ice. Strain the cocktail over the ice. Top with club soda for a little sparkle.

For a Group of 50 (approx 4 ounce servings)

5-6 pints blackberries plus some for garnish

4 bunches mint leaves plus some for garnish

6 cups sugar

4 cups cold water

1 1/2 cups fresh lemon juice

1 1/2 cups fresh lime juice

6-7 cups light rum (depending on how strong you want the drinks. This is based on 1 ounce per drink which is light. Add more if you like. You can also substitute vodka if you prefer)


2 bottles of chilled club soda (to taste)


Put the berries in the bottom of a container with the sugar. Use a wooden spoon to crush the fruit. Add the mint and gently muddle to release the essence of the mint. Add 4 cups of water and stir well to make sure the sugar is dissolved completely. Refrigerate and let sit for at least an hour. If you are using a dispenser with a spigot, you will need to strain off the mixture so the skin from the berries and the mint leaves do not clog the dispenser. Add the strained mixture to your dispenser. Add rum, lemon and lime juice. Fill with ice. Stir well. Top off with a bottle of club soda- to taste. Float mint leaves, lime wheels, or blackberries in the dispenser as garnish. Or thread berries onto a cocktail skewer and have those ready in glasses filled with ice. Then guests can help themselves to the beverage.