A Classic Affair- K + K’s Real Wedding

September 17, 2014

From bridal lace to a string quartet, a classic Southern wedding with all the fixings is always a timeless affair. With Katie and Kevin’s wedding, the Mason-Dixon traditions met with modern elements, which took the swoon level to new heights. With cathedral “I do’s” and a country club chic celebration, Katie and Kevin’s nuptials joined everything there is to love about the summer season.





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A light color palette of blush and sage was the only cool complement to this warm June wedding in Washington D.C. Inspired by a tone of modest elegance, Katie had designed the sophisticated ballroom with minimal petite floral décor details. Pops of vibrant pink not only accentuated the bridesmaids’ bouquets, but takes center stage in many of the reception arrangements. Wedding guests were welcomed to cocktail hour by a seemingly traditional string quartet, that quickly surprised (and delighted!) everyone by playing everything from pop rock to The Game of Thrones theme song.

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Playing on their vineyard engagement, Katie and Kevin personalized wine bottles for guests, who then granted them congratulatory wishes as their guestbook. After a sit down dinner, decadent chocolate Oreo buttercream and s’more cupcakes were served as the savory wedding cake and guests kicked off their heels to dance into the night. An ultra romantic vibe reigned throughout the evening to make this Katie and Kevin’s wedding a simple, elegant and memorable occasion



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Katie and Kevin

June 7, 2014 | Arlington, VA

Photographer: Stephanie Yonce Photography | Venue + Catering: Army Navy Country Club | Event Planners: HJ Planners | Florals: Edge Flowers | Dress Designer: Paloma Blanc | Shoes: Jimmy Choo | Bridesmaids Dresses: J. Crew | Hair + Makeup Artist: Melissa Schwartz Jones | Groom’s Attire: Allure and Vineyard Vines | Ceremony Location: St. Mary Catholic Church | Entertainment: Bialek’s Music – Palm Strings Quartet + DJ Dan Goldman | Cake: Fluffy Thoughts | Rentals: Party Rentals, Ltd |

Sugar Paper LA

September 16, 2014

Online invitations and personalized stationery have never looked so good! It only gets better – Paperless Post recently teamed up with Sugar Paper to launch Sugar Paper’s first appearance into digital space and Paperless Post first time offering gold foil imprinting. The new partnership is ideal for bridal showers, engagement parties and even wedding-related parties! Its festive designs and ability to personalize are perfect for any occasion.




Sugar Paper for Paperless Post is exclusively available at: PaperlessPost.com/SugarPaper


Ode to Summer

September 15, 2014

We love you, Summer. You make the rest of the year possible by giving those in the event industry some much needed downtime. You also provide moments like those created by the ladies of Atrendy Events. Each year, the team surprises us with a remarkable soiree where we exchange summer stories, catch up on each other’s busy schedules and, best of all, relax + sip on deliciously crafted cocktails. This event is an industrywide favorite, and we couldn’t have had the experience we did without some remarkable vendors + the Atrendy Team! Thanks for making summer’s sunset seem a bit further out on the horizon!


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Photography: Abby Jiu Photography | Planners + Host: Atrendy Wedding Team (Pam, Anne & Natalie) | Hair and Makeup: Alison Harper & Co.| Design and Decor: Capital Décor and Events, Select Event Group | Midnight Snack: Dolci Gelati Truck | Dessert: Fluffy Thoughts Bakery | Floral: Holly Heider Chapple Flowers | Calligraphy: Laura Hooper Calligraphy | Valet: MJ Valet | Catering: Occasions Caterers | Venue: Penthouse Pool & Lounge | Bar: Potomac Wine & Spirits


September 12, 2014

So, you’ve decided to get hitched in the District? We’re glad you love DC as much as we do! Be inspired by all things local and incorporate a touch of the city into your wedding. By adding this extra flare you help make your out of town guests feel more at home and give everyone a little taste of what this fabulous city has to offer. We bring you a few ideas, but the list goes on!

- Calligraphic transportation map of DC highlighted with all of your “go-to” spots 

- Welcome bags with a few of your local must-haves: Beer from DC Brau, Georgetown Cupcakes, Pie Pops from Pie Sisters and a Metro Card

- DC themed to-go favors at the end of the night; a sweet treat or a savory bite


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Calligraphy {Laura Hooper Calligraphy}

A September Steal with the Dandelion Patch

September 11, 2014

We are so excited to offer the best deal around town with our patch pals over at the Dandelion Patch! We will be reminding you every Thursday this month with some fun tips from the DP.  We sat down with Heidi Kallett, a lover of entertaining, fondness of tradition and respect for the latest fashion trends. So, it’s no surprise that she has traveled far and wide to bring each of your favorite stationary products that can be found at the Dandelion Patch.

First up:

Why do you feel it is important for couples to invest in their paper products from the beginning?

Obviously, the Save the Date is the first glimpse into the style, taste and individual personality of the couple. If done properly, a Save the Date can excite, inform and entice your guests. There is no better way to spend time and money to spread the great news of your upcoming nuptials than a professionally designed Save the Date

Do you feel that modern etiquette is more popular than traditional etiquette?

Etiquette of our grandmother’s day had a time and place. But today’s couple is professional and busy. So clearly small details like knowing to respond to an invitation without a printed and pre-stamped response card has lost it’s luster. That said, being gracious never goes out of style.

 “Save-your-Day in heart of the District”

THE GIVEAWAY: From September 1- September 30, couples must submit their proposal stories to submissions@districtweddings.com. One winning story will be selected based on the most creative, thoughtful and surprising proposal. In addition, all Save-the-Date suites will be priced at 25% off from September 1- September 30 at any location of The Dandelion Patch. Must use the discount code DWLOVESDP.

Don’t forget to include your instagram name when submitting- we will be announcing the winner on there first!

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The itty bitty print: May not be used in conjunction with other promotions, discounts or specials. Gift certificate value may not exceed $1000. No cash value. No price adjustments

Photography Credit: Rodney Bailey

Invitations Pictures: 1 + 2 SMOCK - created at the Dandelion Patch  

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