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Custom Wedding Guestbooks and Invitations | Basic Invite Sponsored Post

Custom Wedding Guestbooks and Invitations | Basic Invite Sponsored Post

This post is sponsored by Basic Invite, all opinions are my own.  I’ve noticed in recent weeks that many of my couples have wedding day paper on the mind. I’m talking save the dates, invitations, and G U E ST B O O K S.  Curious to hear my thoughts? Keep reading for our guide […]

Wedding Glossary: the lingo you need to know

Wedding Glossary: the lingo you need to know

A wedding glossary: Your guide to all of the wedding terms Vendors are using all of these terms like they’re common knowledge… and you don’t know what they’re talking about.  Our wedding glossary is your guide to understanding the lingo and all of the terms. Next time you head into a meeting and they ask […]

Planning a 2021 Wedding | Trends & What to Expect

Planning a 2021 Wedding | Trends & What to Expect couple during the traditional hindu ceremony

photo by Bakerture If you’re planning a 2021 wedding, you’re probably wondering what’s going to happen with weddings and gatherings in 2021 and beyond.  You might remember our journal entry from earlier this year (in the early pandemic era). Will it be safe to celebrate in 2021?  What can we expect?  Here are a few […]

Modern Industrial Wedding Venues | Inspiration

Modern Industrial Wedding Venues | Inspiration

Are you not sure if an industrial venue is right for you?  You love the raw authenticity and the potential,  the hipster artistry, but aren’t sure if the space can transform into a refined backdrop for your wedding?  The amazing potential of a modern industrial venue is just that: the potential.  This kind of space […]

Transitions & Timelines: Two things to think about for your wedding day

Transitions & Timelines: Two things to think about for your wedding day

Two words that matter A LOT to your vendors: timelines and transitions.  Do you know that the timeline will be the working document for all of your vendors on the wedding day?  I sort of (but really didn’t) understand that when I got married! Your timeline or schedule for the day is a critical part […]

4 venues that are hidden gems in the DC area

4 venues that are hidden gems in the DC area

The Manor at Airmont Set among the rolling hills of Virginia wine country, the Manor at Airmont opened its doors in 2018 and has been making a splash.  Amidst the abundance of barn venues and wineries, the manor is something different.  Upon entering the space, you’ll immediately notice the striking dark beams and dramatic chandeliers, a definite […]

Elevate Your Table with a Gorgeous Napkin Fold

Elevate Your Table with a Gorgeous Napkin Fold

  Imagine this. It’s almost time for your reception celebration to begin.  Guests are filtering in from your cocktail hour, drinks in hand and ready to relax with their friends and significant others at their seats.   As they locate their table, one of the first things that will catch their eyes is your carefully […]

Mount Vernon Wedding, Alexandria, Virginia | Amber & John

Mount Vernon Wedding, Alexandria, Virginia | Amber & John couple who included their dog in their wedding day! photo post-ceremony

 For their design, Amber and John envisioned a sparkling, celebratory evening inspired by the fun of New Years, and a feel of Old Town Alexandria at night.  The photos definitely express that wintry magic.  And with shades of copper and gold, and a pop of red it was a stunning start to the new year. […]

Eastern Market Wedding | Washington, D.C. | Molly & Joe

Eastern Market Wedding | Washington, D.C. | Molly & Joe

Little did we know that their celebration would be one of the last gatherings the guests would enjoy for quite some time. The memories are made even sweeter that family and friends gathered from across the country, California, New Hampshire and many states in between. This was a true DC wedding.  Though the couple are […]