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Real Wedding of Oliver and Jillian

January 17, 2018

To look, or not to look…

Initially, I did not want to do a first look like most couples, but we realized what a great opportunity for pictures it would be. Most importantly, we realized it would be a moment to come together one-on-one before walking down the aisle. This time is rare and extremely cherished! 

Winter wedding arrangements

We incorporated greens, such as eucalyptus and succulents, into the floral arrangements and softness with hydrangeas and roses to fit in perfectly with our winter wedding. The best part about having succulents in the bridal bouquet and the groom’s boutonniere was that we were able to plant them and have them as a keepsake! 

Treat your guests

The majority of our family and friends are from out-of-town, so we wanted to highlight the beauty and history of the city. We did so by allowing them to experience Washington, D.C, the city we fell in love in! 

 

Florist: Love BloomsReception Location: The National Press ClubCeremony Location: Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle Lighting Company: Posh Life Entertainment |  Photographer: Terri Baskin Photography Cake + Desserts: Buttecream Bakeshop (Cake) / Georgetown Cupcakes (Cupcakes) | Hair + Makeup: Christy Strawser (Kindle & Boom Salon-Hair) and Tracey Garcia (StyleMeBar-Make-Up)Invitations and Day-Of Paper Company + Brand: Wedding Paper Divas Entertainment Company + Selected Entertainer: Posh Life Entertainment Roomblocks | After Party | Brunch  Locations + Details: J.W. Marriott Wedding Colors: Enzo Custom Suits

DON’T MISS OUT ON THE AISLE SAVVY EVENT!

January 16, 2018

We are back with more updates on Aisle Savvy! 

Did we mention there will be an entire DIYWed Center at Aisle Savvy? The masters behind by District Bliss will be presenting and helping brides and grooms. There will be 4 unique DIY projects run by District Bliss utilizing local artisan vendors.

Need some inspiration?

You must RSVP to be a part of this boutique experience! CLICK HERE TO RSVP NOW

Event: Aisle Savvy Bridal Showcase

Time/Date: January 21 from 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Location: Springfield Town Center, 6500 Springfield Mall, Springfield, VA 22150

This event is free, but you must RSVP in advance

Very Important Bride (VIB) Access:

Through the exclusive GROUPON deal, VIB ticket holders will enjoy early access to the event, special gifts, complimentary brunch-themed food & beverage and will be automatically entered into our Dream Wedding Giveaway! (This offer is available to VIB entrants only)

VIB ACCESS –> HERE

This will be a one-of-a-kind wedding experience.

A distinctive collection of bridal resources including:

  • Transportation
  • Jewelry
  • Planning & support
  • Florals & décor
  • Technology
  • Invitations & stationery
  • Apparel
  • Catering, cakes & confections
  • And more!

PLUS! Don’t leave the grooms at home!

Bring them to our Gentlemen’s Lounge to enjoy munchies, beverages, pampering & shave products, and more!

RSVP TODAY FOR THE AISLE SAVVY BRIDALSHOW

January 8, 2018

Newly Engaged? Unsure of where to start?

We have just the answer for you!

Aisle Savvy is a one of a kind wedding experience for the stylish, chic, social, and totally unique couple! You will be able to sample hors d’oeuvres from catering vendors, sip creative contemporary cocktails, and even enjoy decadent cake tastings. Don’t worry, there is even a gentlemen’s lounge for grooms to enjoy munchies, local craft beers, pampering and shave products, and more! We will be back next week with even more details. Mark the date now!

What will you be able to experience? 

Guests will be given gift bags packed full of products, special offers and a sleek planning tool.

They can also take part in hair and makeup trials courtesy of the cities chicest exhibitors and relax with massages and manicures at Aisle Savvy’s mini-spa

Event: Aisle Savvy Bridal Showcase

Time/Date: January 21 from 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Location: Springfield Town Center, 6500 Springfield Mall, Springfield, VA 22150

RSVP HERE

Real Wedding of Tessa and Tom

January 3, 2018

I had a total bridal moment when the church doors opened and it was time for me to walk in.

We love Holy Rosary so much! It is the church that we belong to and have been going to for a few years. It is so beautiful and has such a grand feeling while still being very small. When those doors opened and I saw the church all decorated and everyone staring back at me…it was a feeling I will never forget.

Memorable Moment

One of my favorite moments was when my cousin Jamey sang our first dance song with our rockin’ band, Black Tie.

Hidden, Personal Detail

The details that went unnoticed was most our cookie table. This is a long standing family tradition. While the cookie table goes back longer than anyone in my mom’s family can trace, the actual table, the Lazy Susan itself, is also a family tradition. The table was built as a gift for my parents wedding and has been used in almost every Salvi family wedding since then.

The tradition is that the bride’s family and friends bake all of the cookies to show their support and love for the couple. My family has what type of cookies they are making down to a T. I didn’t even have to ask. As soon as Tom and I got engaged the first thing people said was along the lines of, “Congratulations! Now, we better start baking.”

When I explained our tradition to Tom’s family they jumped right on board – it was amazing! They were as excited about it as my family was. With both of our families and many friends contributing we had over 2,000 cookies! The entire day and night was magical!

Wedding Coordinator: Simply Breathe Events | Photography: Camille Catherine Photography | Wedding Dress Store & Designer: Elegance by Roya / Badgley Mischka | Tuxedos – Tom – Suit Supply / Groomsmen – The Black Tux  | Venue: The Westin Georgetown | Bridesmaids Dresses: Diamonds and Lace Bridal – State College, PA | Florist: Kerr Kreations (Altoona, PA) | Cake: Fluffy Thoughts | Hair & Makeup: Style Me Bar | Band: Black Tie, via: Bialek’s Music | Videographer: In Depth | Invitations: Wedding Paper Divas | Transportation: Reston Limousine

Credits

  • Camille Catherine Photography

Aisle Savvy Bridal Experience!

January 2, 2018

Newly Engaged? Unsure of where to start?

We have just the answer for you!

Aisle Savvy is a one of a kind wedding experience for the stylish, chic, social, and totally unique couple! You will be able to sample hors d’oeuvres from catering vendors, sip creative contemporary cocktails, and even enjoy decadent cake tastings. Don’t worry, there is even a gentlemen’s lounge for grooms to enjoy munchies, local craft beers, pampering and shave products, and more! We will be back next week with even more details, mark the date!

Event: Aisle Savvy Bridal Showcase

Time/Date: January 21 from 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Location: Springfield Town Center, 6500 Springfield Mall, Springfield, VA 22150

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This event is free but you must RSVP in advance

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