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I am so glad you’ve stopped by.  In the journal you’ll find entries of real weddings, design inspiration, planning tips, with a few personal posts along the way.  I’d love to hear any comments you have. 

Mount Vernon Wedding, Alexandria, Virginia | Amber & John

New Years Day wedding at Mount Vernon Inn

 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. 

  A favorite moment (other than when the groom gave me a shout out in his toast!!)  was the couple’s first dance. They danced to “Georgia”, a not-often selected song, and perfect for them. 

   A final fun detail was their bundt wedding cake and “bundtinis” for the guests. The bride had a great time mingling with her guests as she took charge and even passed out bundtinis to everyone. Everyone loved them, I think they were gone in 10 minutes flat… 

   Finally, The couple danced the night away under all of the twinkling lights. Amber and John, it was such a joy to be a part of your special day. Cheers to the newest married couple! 

Wedding party and family toasting and celebrating pre ceremoy
couple during the cermony processional
couple who included their dog in their wedding day! photo post-ceremony