Featured on: Junebug Weddings

We were delighted when Junebug Weddings contacted us about featuring our Runway to Table 2014 Photoshoot on the What Junebug Loves blog.  Check out all the pretty details of how we drew inspiration from this year’s hottest runway trends to design fashion-forward event designs.

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Thanks again to our fabulous vendor team:

Photography:  Sweet Tea Photography

Floral Design: Sidra Forman Flowers

Equipment Rentals: DC Rental

Styling and Design:  Elizabeth Duncan Events

 

Runway to Table 2014: Blue and Orange

Inspired by this year’s hottest runway trends, we created event designs ideal for the fashionista hostess.  Be sure to check out our blue and orange-inspired design below and in the feature on United with Love.

Some DIY elements we had fun creating with materials from places like Michael’s, HomeGoods and JoAnn Fabrics include:

  • Hand-painted table numbers
  • Gilded fruits
  • Personal collection of blue and white vases and candlesticks
  • Figurine accents

For more ideas on how to incorporate this season’s color trends into your next event, check out our Pinterest board.

Special thanks to our fabulous vendor friends who helped make the shoot possible.  If you want this look for your next event, be sure to contact them!

Photography:  Sweet Tea Photography

Floral Design: Sidra Forman Flowers

Equipment Rentals: DC Rental

Styling and Design:  Elizabeth Duncan Events

Runway to Table 2014: Embroidery

Inspired by this year’s hottest runway trends, we created event designs ideal for the fashionista hostess.  Be sure to check out the Embroidery-inspired designs below and in the feature on United with Love.

Some DIY elements we had fun creating with materials from places like Michael’s, HomeGoods and JoAnn Fabrics include:

  • Table numbers
  • Gilded fruits and vegetables
  • Napkin holders
  • Deer antlers

For more ideas on how to incorporate this fashion trend into your next event, check out our Pinterest board.

Special thanks to our fabulous vendor friends who helped make the shoot possible.  If you want this look for your next event, be sure to contact them!

Photography:  Sweet Tea Photography

Floral Design: Sidra Forman Flowers

Equipment Rentals: DC Rental

Styling and Design:  Elizabeth Duncan Events

 

 

Featured On: United with Love

Rebecca and Jason’s gorgeous Spring Hay Adams wedding is featured on United with Love today!

 

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Thanks to all the amazing vendors who helped:

Venue: The Hay Adams Hotel
Officiant: Noah Fabricant of Washington Hebrew Congregation
Wedding Planner: Elizabeth Duncan Events
Photography:Connor Studios
Flowers: Sidra Forman
Band: DC Fusion
Farm Tables & Chalkboard Frames: Chicka Chicka Boom Boom
Calligraphy: Arney Walker Calligraphy
Hair: Christophe Jouenne
Make-up: Lorna Basse
Lighting: Frost Lighting
Cake: Kendall’s Cakes
Wedding Gown: Ulla-Maija from Hitched Salon
Bridesmaids: Two Birds from Bella Bridesmaids
Groom’s Attire: Brooks Brothers

Featured On: United with Love

So excited to have Part 1 of our Runway to Table photoshoot featured on United with Love today.  We had so much fun working with our fabulous vendors to bring the latest runway trends to life as wedding and event designs.

Photo : K. Thompson Photography

Photo : K. Thompson Photography

 

Huge thanks to all of the vendors who contributed, especially K. Thompson Photography, Sidra Forman Flowers, Just Paper and Tea, and DC Rental!

 

Stay tuned for Part 2 and Part 3, scheduled for the next two Thursdays on United with Love.

Away We Go: The Greenbrier

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Yesterday, we celebrated America’s Birthday, so today I’d like to introduce you to America’s Resort – The Greenbrier.  Steeped in history, surrounded by natural beauty, and infused with Southern hospitality and luxurious elegance, this is truly a remarkable destination.

I was delighted to be invited by Lori Hicks, the social sales manager, for a site visit. Many clients and friends have told me about The Greenbrier and how their families have been going there for generations, but this was my first visit.

When you arrive at the hotel you can’t help but be in awe of the beauty and grandeur.  The façade of the resort’s main building is often compared to Tara, from Gone with the Wind.  The famous interior designer, Dorothy Draper, has combined color and pattern at every turn that is a bold mix of Florida Palm Beach with refined Southern charm. Mrs. Draper was also the author of the book, Entertaining is Fun! How to Be a Popular Hostess”. From the bright colors and floral prints to the enthusiasm of the staff, the distinctive decor and Southern hospitality are definitely central to the Greenbrier experience.

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The Greenbrier was built in 1778 and has hosted U.S. Presidents, foreign dignitaries, celebrities and generations of families. The rich history of the resort is thoroughly embraced, but all of the modern amenities, services, and any activity you could possibly want to enjoy are at your fingertips.

 

The Greenbrier is an ideal choice for a destination wedding. The options for entertaining and exploring are truly innumerable, but here is just one itinerary that I would propose:

Accommodations:

Wedding guests: Main hotel

Parents:  Estate Houses – Colonnade (Bride’s family), Top Notch (Groom’s family)

Wedding Party:  Cottages

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Thursday

  • Arrival
  • Activities on own – tennis, golf, pool, hiking, off-roading, etc.
  • Croquet & Cocktails on the Croquet Lawn
  • Casual dinner on the Prime 44 Terrace. (How amazing are these striped umbrellas!)
  • Late-night Bowling Party!

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Friday

  • Spa appointments for the Bridal Party in the morning
  • Bridal Luncheon at the Colonnade House (the dining room table seats 22!)
  • Groom’s Party to play a round on one of the top-ranked golf courses or enjoy other outdoor activities, e.g. fishing, off-roading, clay shooting, hiking, paintball, etc.
  • Welcome Party at Kate’s Mountain with BBQ and bluegrass (I highly recommend Whiskey Rebellion)


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Saturday

  • Outdoor ceremony at any of the beautiful garden and lawn options, although the Springhouse is definitely my favorite
  • Cocktails, dinner and dancing in the Cameo Ballroom.

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Photo via greenbrier.com

Photo via greenbrier.com

Sunday

Farewell Brunch at Howard’s Creek Lodge

Departure

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What makes the Greenbier so exceptional are the numerous activities for guests and the diversity of venues for entertaining!  If you’re looking for an incredible destination wedding location, look no further.

 

The Greenbrier is nestled in the foothills of the Allegheny Mountains in White Sulphur Springs, WV.  The resort is accessible from DC by car (surprisingly fast 4 hours), by train (a leisurely 6 hours) or by a short flight from IAD (1.25 hours).

Thank you again, Lori, for inviting us to visit the Greenbrier. We are so excited to work with you to create beautiful and memorable weddings!

 

Images:  Unless otherwise noted, all images by EDE