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Shobha Bridal Camp

August 16, 2016

Dear Maryland Brides,

After much anticipation, and as a result of the popularity of its Dupont Circle shop, Shobha has opened its second DC area location (and seventh nationwide) in Rockville Pike. The fashionable hair removal destination’s laser, waxing, sugaring and threading services have captivated a loyal following of fashionistas and celebrities alike.

As part of its company culture, Shobha has committed to furthering the lives of South Asian women and children with philanthropic efforts including the opening of Shobha’s Home for Girls & Women, a home that supports 90 orphaned girls and young women that range in age from pre-school to college.

Shobha’s methods of hair removal include laser, sugaring, threading, waxing and trimming. Today, we are sharing with you their bridal bootcamp experience and just a few tips on how to get ready for your big day when it comes to hair….



Shobha Rockville Pike (1800 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD 20852) 

*All images/information provided by Shobha

Bridesmaid and Groomsmen Gifts!

June 2, 2016

Sweet Root Village put together some fabulous gifts recently and today, they are sharing where and how these beautiful babies came to life!
These bridesmaids gifts were all things sweet, wintery citrus, and floral. A perfectly light combo of deliciousness for these ladies. The gifts included Anthropologie’s Royal Apothic Eau de Parfum, Castelbel’s Plumeria Blossom soap which you can find at World Market, and a delicious nougat treat from The Italian Store to satisfy a little sweet tooth!

The Groomsmen gifts included a pretty rocking stormtrooper tie clip from SirCuffs on Etsy to pay subtle homage to Josh’s deep love of Star Wars. As well as sleek clay pomade from Baxter Of California and a metal hair comb with a bottle opener by Wood ‘n Steel that can be found at Heritage Dry Goods.

The looks were perfectly on point for this crew of attendants and such perfect inspiration for a thoughtful collection of items to love on your closest of friends and thank them for standing with you on such an important day!

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Not Goodbye!

May 31, 2016

A letter to DW:

As I sit down to write this letter, I can’t help but reflect back on my introductory post – which seems like forever ago! While most is still true, a few things have changed:

  1. I knew I had a strong passion, but didn’t realize I would continue to fall more in love with it daily.
  2. I have now worked alongside all of you amazing DC vendors and am constantly blown away by your talent, energy and creative minds.
  3. I knew I wanted to learn, but I now understand the importance of listening, emerging yourself and being overly eager to engage yourself with other like-minded people.

I’m not going to lie – I didn’t TRULY understand what I was getting myself into when Jeannette asked me to take on this amazingly fun load of responsibility with her. The past few years with District Weddings have been more than I could have imagined. The relationships made, late nights and early mornings, endless albums of eye candy + constant overload of inspiration are only something that can be enjoyed first hand.

It is with a full heart, I am excited to announce that my southern roots are calling me home. I will be taking off on two exciting new journey’s and I hope that each of you will follow along!

Thank you District Weddings, for allowing me to share my passion with all of you! To all of the creative individuals who make up this unbelievable industry – keep shining! You truly are all one of a kind. To my Occasions family, I do not have enough room to tell you how amazing you are, but you know I will write it in a book. Thank you for teaching me, emerging me and giving me wings! To Ms. J, thank you for this opportunity. You are my rock, my brain and my constant joy.



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Inside the Catering Minds!

May 9, 2016

We sat down with Andrew Gerstel of Windows Catering Company to learn more about what they are seeing in the catering kitchen! Have a delicious Monday !

 What food trends are you seeing in upcoming weddings?

Strolling Buffets!

Providing an interactive environment for guests to socialize in is always a great way to enliven an event, and what better way to deliver a culinary experience to your guests than having a moving feast? Build-your-own ceviche carts, rolling dim sum (or sushi) bars, and roving oyster shuckers are just a few ideas that we’re excited to pursue in 2016. And while I’m at it…who would want to belly up to a build-your-own ice cream sundae cart?

Nostalgic Nourishment

What food memories do you have from your childhood? Savory or sweet? Was it your Mom’s favorite casserole, or your favorite Aunt’s Crock Pot creation?  Dad’s spicy chili or his famous barbecue ribs? If you’re like me, Grandma’s banana cream pie is what comes to mind. Look for foods that evoke memories of years gone by to be incorporated into catering menus in 2016. It’s not comfort food, but rather food that brings back experiences in your life you want to recreate.

Oysters Need No Introduction

With cleaner waterways, better farming practices that mean little to no environmental impact, and great value for the cost, oysters have already become a popular addition to our menus – and they don’t intend to give up their popularity anytime soon. Preparation can be simple, and can vary in presentation by using them as a passed hors d’oeuvre or as a buffet item.  One of our favorite recipes uses a petite kusshi oyster from British Columbia with an absinthe vinaigrette…delicious doesn’t do it justice.


What are the Benefits of cocktail style weddings?

Windows wants your wedding to be about YOU and your guests. The debate between a buffet and seated service-style is primarily about the vibe you want to create in the room. Buffet or stations – style service tends to lend itself more to a casual, interactive atmosphere. A served meal is more formal and does not create as much interaction between guests. When choosing between the two options you should also consider the variety of foods you’d like to serve…and of course your budget. Buffets, or stations, provide more flexibility in the types of cuisine you can offer.

Regardless of your choice of service, the menu you create with your caterer is a wonderful way to showcase who you are as a couple. For example, if you’re from the Jersey Shore, and you want Boardwalk Fries at your wedding, it is our job to recreate your desires and not push you into picking something standard. Many people chose off-premise catering for the freedom and creativity it provides. So if you like the variety that comes with buffets, do a buffet! If you desire a more classic duel entree with filet and lobster for each person that’s absolutely fine as well.



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May 5, 2016


Need a tuxedo or suit? Lets just say we are crushing hard at DW today! The BLK TUX is the next big thing and we can’t say enough good things. From their amazing customer service to their remarkable looks, you can’t go wrong! If you have some time, take a look at their Suit Rental section to become more familiar!

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