UN-Forgettable Favors

February 27, 2015

Often times your wedding planner will tell you favors are the first thing you can cut when trying to save money. Lets be honest, how many weddings have you attended, received a favor at the end of the night and it ended up being thrown in the junk draw once you got home? Surprise your guests with an end of the night favor they will not want to pass by! Edible treats are always a hit. We also love these succulents and cooking ingredients.

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Photography: Liz + Ryan Photography, Melissa Schollaert Photography, Rebecca Gosselin Photography



February 26, 2015

Waking up in the warmth of the boutique rooms of the Clifton Inn was the perfect beginning to Day Two. Each room on the property is uniquely different and has a history behind that given room. I had the pleasure of staying in the Rivanna Suite. My favorite part of the room was the cushioned window seat, ideally positioned for viewing the gardens and croquet lawn!

After a night among new friends, we woke up and fueled ourselves with some power food for the day. Then we ventured out to a few local wineries along the Monticello Wine Trail.

(It’s never to early to start tasting wine, right?)

Each vineyard gave us a taste of their palatable wines, and each one focused on different varietals that incorporated Virginia grapes, grown right on site. The slight drizzle of they day added a uniquely, cozy element.

After our share of sips and samples, we stopped for a quick lunch break at the well-known restaurant SaltSalt specializes in sandwiches, cheese + charcuterie, and specialty retail with emphasis on local, seasonal, and small-batch items. Here at DW, we are all about supporting local business. If you’re interested in an wedding or other event in the area, Salt can provide lunches, welcome-bag gift items + any local favors for you and your guests.

Overall, the day was filled with laughter, learning and, of course, new relationships fermented right alongside the wine.

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  • Jen Fariello
  • The Clifton Inn

Suburban Video Showcases A Traditional Love Story

February 25, 2015

Wedding Wednesday brings eye candy from an amazing produced by some remarkable District Favorites and amazing pros and lucky for us, Bill Bowen and his team at Suburban Video was there to capture the entire event. You can’t miss this special day with this amazing couple that had all sorts of traditional elements.

Did we mention that this wedding was featured in the 20th anniversary of Martha Stewart Weddings!



Location: Anderson House | Event Planning: Pineapple Productions |Catering: Design Cuisine |Flowers: Beehive Events | Photography: Kate Headley | Officiant: Father Michael Kelley of St. Martin’s Catholic Church | Stationery: SimpleSong Design |Calligraphy: Arney Walker Calligraphy |Cake: Fluffy Thoughts | Rentals: Sugarplum Tent CompanyDesign Foundry | Videography: Suburban Video  | Bride’s Gown and Veil: Oscar de la Renta |Hair: Peggy Ioakim of Karma Beauty Lounge by Erwin Gomez | Makeup: Leah Margosis | Menswear: Albion Highland | Transportation: Linder & Associates | Audio/Visual: All Stage & Sound | Bagpiper: Robert Mitchell | Valet Parking: MJ Valet 


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Happy Birthday, J!

February 24, 2015

Today we are celebrating our very own, Jeannette. We send you endless amounts of birthday love and wishes as you endeavor upon another year of doing what you are so extremely talented and passionate about. Hope your day is as special and fabulous as you! Xo





FAM Trip – Day 1

February 23, 2015

Talk about a truly amazing experience at the Clifton Inn! The opportunity to experience fine dining in a beautiful setting, and make new relationships along the way, was unbeatable. That’s what this year’s first annual “FAM Trip” was all about. Over the next few days, we are going to be sharing with you the entire experience.

But first, welcome to our dinner party…A perfectly prepared 5-course dinner with wine pairings.

This exceptionally well thought-out dinner greeted us after a memorable welcome reception, where we mingled + new relationships began to blossom. Being a part of this highlighted how perfect a backdrop The Clifton Inn truly is for any event, especially for weddings. The grounds incorporate so many eye-catching spaces to host gatherings, both large and small, that we can’t wait to share with you!

Stay tuned for more as the week progresses…

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  • Jen Fariello
  • Clifton Inn

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