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Winter Wedding Cakes

January 13, 2017

We are expecting  snowflakes in the city this weekend and that fresh coat of white is truly inspiring. It has us craving warm cocktails and sweets. These gorgous tiered cakes have us dreaming of a winter wedding!

Elegant Wedding at Decatur

January 11, 2017

The couple always wanted an elegant, yet effortless and enjoyable wedding and a celebration that represented who they are as a couple. Event planner Sara Franklin shared with us: “Meghan and Mark are a super fun couple! Their interactions are very captivating, you can see the love between them with just a look. Their first dance was really wonderful and Mark’s speech to Meghan was a hoot!”
The bride’s family loves to dance at weddings so the band was a very important factor for the couple. Mark wanted a very “classic D.C.” venue with classic details that would match the gorgeous flowers designed by Duran Designs. The final result was a simple, classic and elegant day.
Event Planning: Sara Franklin from Social Scene Events | Event Design: Duran Floral DesignSocial Scene Events | Florist: Duran Floral Design | Reception Location: Decatur House | Ceremony Location: St. Dominic Catholic Church | Rentals: Perfect Settings | Lighting Company: Sugarplum Tent Company | Valet + Transportation: Fleet Transportation & Unipark Valet | Catering and Cake: Occasions Caterers | Hair + Makeup: Sue Volans & Julie Page Makeup Artists | Invitations and Day-Of Paper Company + Brand: Paperzest | Entertainment Company + Selected Entertainer: Bialek’s – Kaliedscope | Roomblocks + After Party + Brunch Locations + Details: Marriott Marquis, Hilton Garden Inn & JW Marriott


  • Deb Lindsey Photography

Clean and Fresh in the District

January 9, 2017

Clean: Having a simple, well-defined, and pleasing shape | Fresh: Pleasantly pure and cool

Redesigning the District Weddings site to have a new clean and fresh approach is very similar to designing a wedding. You need to consider colors, sizes, the overall look, and of course, how the audience will feel. Aesthetic decisions can be tough, we thought we would share our fun inspiration board with you. We truly wanted the site to be simple and clean, so that each real wedding we posted felt right at home! We selected green, which is just so fitting. Green is the color of life, renewal, nature, and energy, and is associated with meanings of growth and harmony- everything that defines engagement, marriage, and the next chapter.

The look will allow all types of weddings to be welcomed. So, if you are interested in submitting, please do! We love posting styled shoots, engagements, and real weddings!

In the year ahead we will be blogging on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.

Mondays will be dedicated to ‘Waking up with DC’: An inspired scoop into the District, an introduction on new and seasoned vendors, and engagement shoots |

Wednesdays will be dedicated to beautiful ‘Real Wedding’ submissions | and

Fridays are days for everything that inspires both you and I for wedding planning and life after too!




New Look, New Year!

January 5, 2017

Hey Friends, we are getting an updated look, hang in there with us! We will be off the grid for just a few days and coming up with new posts middle of next week! In the meantime, look at our instgram page, so much constant eye candy! Thanks for your patience!



See you in 2017

December 29, 2016


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