A Fresh + Airy Wedding Styled by Lauryn Prattes Styling

May 21, 2015


Just in time for this long weekend up ahead, we thought the perfect wedding to share would be Morgan and Ross’s bayside wedding. They were married at Stoney’s in Brooms Island, Maryland, a venue selected by Morgan’s mother just before she lost her battle with cancer. Situated in a quaint town along the Chesapeake Bay, the venue was the perfect landscape for a preppy nautical affair.

Lauryn Prattes Styling and Events did such a fabulous job with this wedding. Talk about covering every single detail…The wedding featured a fresh and airy color palette of navy, mint and crisp white. Tuscan wood chairs brought a slight rustic feel which paired well with the romantic and whimsical details.

Upon arrival, guests were treated to bottles of lemonade while they waited for the ceremony to begin. A framed map made by the father-of-the-bride served as the guests’ seating chart where each name was adorned by a small golden anchor.

The anchor theme was repeated throughout the event: a navy anchor pattern adorned the back of the groomsmen’s ties, Mr. and Mrs. anchors hung on the backs of the bride and grooms chairs, and a vintage anchor from Morgan’s mother decorated the dessert bar.

As guests left the reception they received to-go bags of mini-ice cream sandwiches wrapped in parchment paper to enjoy on the ride home.

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Event Planning and Design: Lauryn Prattes Styling and Events | Venue: Stoney’s Brooms Island | Wedding Photography: Amy Rockwell Photography | Detail Photography: Sweet Root Village | Floral, Lighting, Drape and Styling: Sweet Root Village | Rentals: Party Rental LTD | Farm Table and Dessert Bar: Something Vintage Rental | Band: Ocean Street  | Linens: La Tavola | Desserts: Buttercream Bakery | Stationary: Paper Daisies | Calligraphy: West Sheridon Calligraphy | Transportation: Z Best Limo | Brides Gown: Hayley Paige | Bridesmaids: JCrew | Groom and Groomsmen: Men’s Warehouse

Modern Memories – Real Wedding of K + A

May 20, 2015

When you walked into Kristie + Andrew’s wedding, you felt completely at home. The couple assigned family members and friends to greet and welcome wedding guests upon their arrival at the Carnegie, creating a warm and inviting environment. With the music strumming familiar tunes and laughter humming, dancing children were plentiful.

A classic color palette of navy, champagne and gold was used throughout their attire and décor, while the flora featured succulents, pebbles, and Manzanita branches. In concert, these elements created a delicate juxtaposition between modern and rustic.

Kristie has a love for the written word, inspiring her to incorporate a unique font for her wedding day programs and signage. She also enlisted the hand-lettering skills of her new sister-in-law on her wedding invitations and escort cards.

We hope you enjoy this classic DC Wedding!

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Kristie Lee +  Andrew Jen

 Saturday, November 15, 2014

Carnegie Institution for Science in Washington, DC

Event Planner: Howerton+Wooten Events | Attire for the Bride:  Hayley Paige Londyn Gown via Lovely Bride DC  | Attire for the Bridal Party: The Watters® Posey via WeddingtonWay | Attire for the Groom: His fathers tuxedo | Attire for the Groomsmen: Suitable | Wedding Cake: Fancy Cakes by Leslie | Caterer: Main Event Caterers  | Florist: Falls Flowers  | Hair and Make-Up: O-Nal Hair Salon | Susan Lim Makeup Artist | Lighting: Atmosphere Lighting | Entertainment: Scott Entertainment | Photo Booth: DMV Premium Photo Booths | Photographer: Mike Sperlak Photography | Stationery: Grooms Sisters | Transportation: American Eagle Limousine | Videographer: Ryan Geldermann, Wedding Cinematographer |



Airbrush with Temptu

May 19, 2015

A growing wedding trend is creating a lot of buzz among brides – the pros and cons of airbrush makeup vs traditional makeup are everywhere, so we thought we would share some of the benefits of one over the other. Today we decided to focus on some of the benefits of airbrush over traditional:

- Mixes foundation tones to match your skin tone

- Waterproof

- Allows skin to breathe, not accentuating your pores

- Creates a lightweight, invisible look that still provides full coverage

- Doesn’t transfer onto clothing


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Summer Love with BHLDN

May 18, 2015

Today, we are sharing  “Summer Loves” via BHLDN, its latest collection of creative imagery. This new line is whimsical and you can see that through the stunning shoot in her exploration of land and sea as she glistens in the embellished bridal separates, lace wedding gowns and reception dresses and relaxed bridesmaids styles of the summer collection. Ombre rose tulle, tonal sequins and colorful blooming handwork that can be seen throughout the entire line!

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Knot To Miss

May 14, 2015


Join the Dandelion Patch from 6:30-8:30 PM  at the Dandelion Patch on May 28th in Vienna for an in-store event featuring free bites from Spilled Milk Catering, champagne, shopping, and the ultimate charity auction benefitting the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society that is a must-not-miss for Washington area brides. Special guests will be on-hand to offer wedding planning advice, tips, and trends to create your perfect day!

Whether you are a bride or not, all attendees will have the opportunity to bid on 40+ auction items (there’s something for everyone!) from some of the area’s top businesses and vendors including:

Restaurant gift cards
Photography sessions
Wedding dress discounts
Event Planning
…and more!

A few randomly selected attendees will receive a special prize!

The Dandelion Patch’s gifts and stationery will be available for purchase. A portion of sales during the event will also benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

If you have any questions please contact Emily Baird at emilybaird89@gmail.com.

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