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Get The Look- Thanksgiving Style

November 20, 2014

In preparation for Thanksgiving, we have just the perfect post today. Want that perfect look for your tablescape that is sophisticated, yet creative? We know just where to get it! Last week with a group of fabulous pros, DW designed the perfect table setting with DC Rental.

We started with a metallic green salad plate that sat on the stunning pheasant antique dinner plate (that could also be used as a charger!) We put cranberries in mini a twig dish which added the perfect amount of color and organic freshness to the table. The hampshire gold flatware provided a perfect balance with the selected linen but also the  gold accents added the perfect amount of glam…after all out with the old and in with the gold!

The linen we selected is new and very stunning, wait till you feel the velvety texture on this stunning thick and heavy linen, it is goes by the name: Alessandra gold damask linen. We brought in two napkin looks- because one isn’t ever enough…We selected the  herringbone natural napkin and the green hemstitch linen napkin, both paired beautifully with the overall look!

The napkin ring is a district favorite selected from a market in downtown Leeseburg, VA.

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 Tomorrow, our vendor expert Carlene Thomas RDN from Healthfully Ever After, Wedding Wellness Nutrition, will be joining us to tell you how to craft the perfect + healthy feast!

Design Team:

Jeannette Tavares, District Weddings

Photography Credit: Abby Jiu Photography

Rentals: DC Rental 

Calligraphy: Meant To Be Calligraphy 

Floral accents: Holly Chapple Flowers 

The Art of Gift Wrapping

November 18, 2014


There is an art to gift wrapping, but if you want in on the total secret (after all, that’s what “tip Tuesday” is all about!) It isn’t about your talented skills, it is about how beautiful the wrapping paper is! I have just the recommendation for you all!

Haute Papier gift wrap is the perfect way to make your holiday gifts gleam. They offer a variety of styles sold in both sheets and rolls. From shiny foil patterns that pair perfectly with a red velvet bow, to holly patterns and merry messages in cool Christmas tones. While it may be the thought that counts, it’s that perfectly creased corner and lovingly tied bow that any aesthetically obsessed gift-getter will remember!

The best news of all? … you will have to see, later today! We will be posting it on twitter and instagram…only the very best for our readers.

Shop HP

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Photography Credit: Jodi Miller Photography 



Join Us for Brunch?!

November 17, 2014

Happy Monday! We had the pleasure of sitting down to brunch with Sweet Tea Photography, Succulents + Saffron, and Salt + Sundry to style the ultimate wedding brunch. We hope you love the look as much as we did!

Color Palate: Indigo + Colbalt Blue and Toast

Details: Mast Brother Chocolates + Bitters + Thank you cards

Food and Beverage: Fresh OJ + Figs + Variety of Scones

Floral: Organic + fresh

{a District Favorite were the succulent glasses hanging from the pine tree}

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Buy this look at Salt and Sundry; Get this look with Succulents and Saffron; Capture this look with Sweet Tea Photography; Design this look with Jeannette Tavares + Alexandria Noble at District Weddings

What’s Hot and What’s Not When it Comes to Social Media?

November 10, 2014


1. Creating a wedding hashtag can allow family and friends, both near and far, to follow along on your wedding journey. If you start it right when you get engaged, you can use it the entire time you’re planning and, of course, on the day of! It is a fun, interactive way to get your guests involved!

2. Charging stations at weddings help keep the posting live + the buzz going

3. Letting the world of Facebook know that you recently got engaged

4. Having a phone check at your ceremony.

5. Using snap chat to capture quick moments that you can look back at tomorrow.

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1. Bridesmaids and close friends posting photos of you on their personal Instagram accounts. The groom + groomsmen or family members should never see you on their 4″x2″ screen before they are suppose to.

2. LED screens lite up all over the room. Guests focusing on their phones, when they should be dancing the night away

3. A friend congratulating you on your engagement prior to you posting anything (ruining it for everyone else to find out directly from you + your family.)

4. Someone misspelling your hashtag or creating their own on top of the wedding hashtag, for example: #drinkingthenightaway (now your personal wedding photo has appear in a long stream of photos under that hashtag)

5. Phones and iPads have taken over the aisles at weddings, which makes it difficult for your photographer to take photos.

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Photography Credit: 1, 2, 3 and 4 via Tate Tullier Photography



November 4, 2014

Happy Election Day!

Today is the day where the Nations Capital will vote for Mayor  and many elections to the  United Sates House of Representatives and the United States Senate will also take place. The DW BLOG is all about some red and blue combos and unique election day inspiration. These little details could be fun to add to your special day, after all, everyone is voting for you + your significant other!


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Photography Credit: 1, 2 via Sweet Naomi Cookies, 3 and 4 via Theo Milo Photography, and 6.

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