Featured On: Style Me Pretty

We are giddy with excitement to have this sweet wedding featured today on Style Me Pretty‘s front page.  Daphne and Andrew were such a lovely couple to work with and their Southern Charm wedding couldn’t have been more fun!

 

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Thank you to our amazing vendor team!

Event Planning and Design: Elizabeth Duncan Events | Photography: Jodi Miller Photography | Floral Design: Blue Ridge Floral | Wedding Dress: Pat Kerr | Cake: Caroline Dix | Invitations: Just Paper and Tea | Ceremony Venue: Lee Chapel, Washington & Lee University | Reception Venue: Goose Creek Highlands | Shoes: Valentino | Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Annie Griffin | Catering: Full Circle | Hair And Makeup: Serenity Spa | Band: Adrian Duke Project | Groom’s Attire: Hickey Freeman | Ceremony Music: Southern Comfort | Transportation: Quicks | Transportation: Lexington Limo Vans | Chalkboard Menu: Paper Tangent | Dessert: Sweet Things Ice Cream |  Getaway Car: Private Owner | Groom’s Attire Boutique: Everard’s Clothing | Reception Shoes: Jimmy Choo | Rentals: Festive Fare | Rentals: Blue Ridge AV & Lighting | Veil: Pat Kerr

 

Puppy Love

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As the new owner of an adorable puppy, we’ve got puppy love on the mind.  Here are a few tips for including your four-pawed family members in your wedding day.

 

1)  Make sure your venue is pet-friendly.  If you’re having an outdoor wedding, is there shade for your dog in case it’s a hot, hot day?

2)  Make sure you have someone who can handle the dog other than you or a family member.  Animals are unpredictable and if they aren’t behaving or need to take care of business, you don’t want someone attending the wedding to miss out.

3)  Make sure they look their best.  Have them groomed the day before and, if appropriate, add a little bow tie or tutu to make it official.

4)  Don’t forget treats, food and water (and poop bags) so that all their basic needs are taken care of.

5) Everybody say “Cheese!” Don’t forget to let your photographer know that you want pictures with your pet(s).

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I know I’m biased, but I think Miss Darley would make a great flower pup!

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~Elizabeth

Featured On: Wedding Sparrow – Pretty in Pink London Wedding

We are so excited to have our client’s romantic and glamorous London wedding featured on Wedding Sparrow today.  Combining shades of pink and metallic gold with black and white, this wedding is the epitome of classic and timeless.  We loved bringing in whimsical ideas to add personal touches like flamingo drink stirrers to reflect the couple’s time living in Florida and their beloved dog Sir Oliver making an appearance at the ceremony, but also as the host of their Welcome Party, on drink stirrers and in the welcome bags.

 

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Photos: Abby Jiu Photography

Featured On: The Knot

We’re enjoying some trumpet fanfare here at having one of our favorite weddings from last year published in the current issue of The Knot, available on stands Nationwide now.  Rebecca and Frans’ London wedding was romantic and fun, personal and memorable.  We cherish all of our clients, but it is extra special when we get to help a former employee and close friend plan their wedding day.  Be sure to pick up your copy now and check out the sneak peek below.

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Featured On: The Knot

We are so thrilled to have Dianna and Mark’s truly amazing wedding at the W Hotel featured in the current issue of The Knot DC/Maryland/Virginia.  Dianna and Mark were such a sweet couple and Dianna’s eye for fabulous design made us all absolutely giddy during the planning.  Be sure to pick up your copy on stands now.

 

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The Wedding of Dianna and Mark

The Wedding of Dianna and Mark

The Wedding of Dianna and Mark

 

The Wedding of Dianna and Mark

The Wedding of Dianna and Mark

The Wedding of Dianna and Mark

The Wedding of Dianna and Mark

 

Thank you to our amazing vendor team!

Wedding Planner: Elizabeth Duncan Events

Venue: W Hotel DC

Photographer: Eli Turner Photography

Floral and Décor: Amaryllis Floral Event & Design

Cake: Fluffy Thoughts

Hair: Akilah Bradshaw

Makeup: Faces by Liz

Reception DJ: Scratch Weddings, DJ Premonition

Cocktail Musician: Potomac Jazz Project

Ceremony Musician: Chesapeake Strings

Dress: Oscar de la Renta / The Bridal Salon at Saks Jandel

Accessories (veil, jewelry, shoes): Veil – Handmade , Jewelry – Nadri, Shoes – Jimmy Choo

Bridesmaid dresses and accessories: Dresses – BCBG, Jewelry – Nadri

Weekend Wanderlust: Dominican Republic

Dominican Republic I just returned from a wedding in the Dominican Republic – as a guest!  The backdrop was breathtaking: sunshine, warm breezes, sand between our toes and friends to share in it all. Today, weddings are often more than just a great party; they are a reunion for family and old friends, too.  Destination weddings, in particular, offer the opportunity to create memorable moments beyond the wedding day and to help everyone feel included and part of a community on the wedding day itself. Dominican Republic wedding1 Between catamaran trips, snorkeling, beach parties and even swimming with the sharks, not only did we celebrate a wonderful couple’s wedding, but we also had an amazing adventure exploring the beauty of the Dominican Republic. Thank you Erin + Brandon for bringing us together to celebrate your wedding in this idyllic location! Dominican Republic wedding2 ~Hillary

If you’re considering the Dominica Republic for your destination wedding, here are a few properties we would recommend:

For European-style luxury: Eden Roc at Cap Cana

For the convenience of all-inclusive: Iberostar Grand Bavaro Hotel

For golf and the luxury of your own villa: Tortuga Bay Punta Cana Resort & Club

For an extraordinary spa experience, Zoetry Wellness & Spa Resort.

Snapshot: NYC Bachelorette

Anyone who has spent any time on a wedding blog recently knows that photography and videography documentation have become one of the most popular areas to have some fun – from creatively capturing the actual wedding day to intricate, styled engagements shoots to well-planned proposals, everyone seems to be embracing the fun you can have in front of the camera.

One of our recent brides shared one more idea, having a videographer capture your bachelorette party.  These girls had a fabulous weekend together in NYC with one glamorous night on the town to top it all off.  The video, by A Mosely Media (alvismosely@gmail.com), makes us feel like we’re there toasting the bubbly with them!