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The Gift of all Gifts!

November 30, 2015

‘Tis true, the holiday season is right around the corner, and I can only imagine how many last minute stops everyone has until everything is perfectly wrapped under the tree! Not to worry. We are here to help today!

Here’s a gift that brides, bridesmaids and guests can wear all day and night. Meet Tieks, “the most versatile designer flats in the world. Made of the finest Italian leathers and designed to fold and fit in a purse. Wearable all day, every day.”

Tieks come in all types of colors, so you are bound to find your match (or matches).

 Stop by Tieks Online Boutiek and find yours today!


Photography Credit: Abby Jiu Photography


Stirin’ It Up (Fall Style!)

October 22, 2015

Today we are Stirin’ it up with Stir Bartending Co. We hope you love them as much as we do!

There’s a reason Pumpkin Spice Lattes are your guests’ favorite fall guilty pleasure. The classic food pairings of the season are tried-and-true delicious. But when it comes to cocktails to serve at your reception, autumnal flavors provide even more variety. Start with our favorite fall base spirits, such as apple brandy, spiced rum, and gin. Then, think of the bounty of your local farmer’s market and match fruits such as apples and pears with baking spices such as cinnamon, nutmeg, and allspice. Those flavors can be enhanced in cocktails by using them in syrups, in modifying liquors such as allspice dram, or even by infusing base spirits with the flavors themselves.


Play with a few of our favorite flavor combinations, such as:

  • Lemon, ginger, and honey: mix with gin, bourbon, or spiced rum.
  • Apple, caramel, and pecan: mix with bourbon, rye, or aged rum.  
  • Pumpkin, allspice, and maple: mix with apple brandy, mezcal, or whisky.


You’ll find more examples of recipes on Stir Bartending Co.’s blog page.


For a unique end to the evening, why not follow your reception dinner with a cocktail marrying scotch and coffee? These two are natural partners, as the roasted aroma of coffee plays with the smoke and peat in scotch to create fullness and depth. This after-dinner drink could be served hot or cold, and sweetened with other flavors such as cinnamon and cherry for a lovely autumnal finish. By following the natural pairings of fall flavors, you’ll create a memorable cocktail experience for your celebration.

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Fall-ish Tones

October 5, 2015


It sure is Fall here in our Nations Capital. So today, we are sharing Fall-ish details for monumental Monday. We are loving the warm tones + warm details… aren’t you?!
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Trumpet & Horn and Claire Pettibone

September 28, 2015

The highly anticipated, first-ever fine jewelry collaboration between Claire Pettibone and Trumpet & Horn jewelry, The Diamond Collection is almost here!

The collection will make it’s official debut on the runway at Claire’s bridal couture show in NYC on October 8th. It is truly a perfect finishing touch for the vintage inspired bride-to-be. We got a first look at the collection and love this gorgeous creation these two dynamic wedding geniuses have created!

Claire Pettibone x Trumpet & Horn wedding rings and bands range from $5,000-$20,000 and will be available starting October 1st at trumpetandhorn.com.

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Monumental Details

August 31, 2015

With every wedding comes wedding details and here are our monumental picks for the ultimate wedding details you should include!

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Signature cocktail napkins that give your guests facts about you two! ddcda0d098f4f40702d691d2be48b06c

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