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Down By The Bay – Real Wedding of Dana and Keegan

June 21, 2017

Dana and Keegan said I Do, Down by the Chesapeake Bay. 

They were inspired for their big day by the DC Cherry Blossoms and the scenic waterfront views of the Chesapeake Bay Beach Club. The reception space was filled with large cherry blossom trees constructed by Edge Flowers and lots of romantic candlelight. You can tell by their faces and friends that it was filled with unforgettable memories. Dana and Keegan met in NYC  and the rest is history! These two danced the night away!

We love the outdoor games & the trolley rides!

 

 

Photography: Eli Turner | Planning + Styling: Pop the Cork Designs | Venue: Chesapeake Bay Beach Club| Wedding Dress: Pronovias | Cake: Cakes by Rachel | Florals: Edge Flowers |Makeup + Hair: Blend Event | | Band: Broadsound Band |  Rentals: White Glove Rentals 

Credits

  • Eli Turner

Finding a Florist

June 5, 2017

The flowers – an imperative detail of your wedding, one that is going to appear in almost all of your photographs and stand out to your guest more so than a lot of the other expenses you debate about. The important thing to remember when hiring your florist is you want to book someone who gets “you.” There are a number of wonderful and talented florist to choose from, but each have their own style and approach. Here are a few thoughts to remember before signing that contract!

  1. Meet with at least 2-3 florists to compare styles, prices and better understand their specific role
  2. In order to present you with accurate pricing and specific ideas, they will need to know your budget, your numbers and your style. It is great to go in ahead of time with an estimated guest count, rough number of tables and number of personal flowers you will need; including bridesmaids, groomsmen, mothers and grandmothers.
  3. What to bring to your meeting: your idea album. Visual aids always help, especially when it comes to floral design. Also bring a swatch of your bridesmaids dress or any other color you hope to use as an accent. There are so many shaded of blush, it’s best for them to have a tangible swatch to compare to.

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Credits

  • Audra Wrisley Photography

Wine is for Lovers: Alison and Greg’s Real Wedding!

May 17, 2017

Together, they have visited over 130 wineries in Virginia, California, New York, and Oregon and can trace their family history back to the Revolutionary War. They did not meet until they were 27, but grew up 10 minutes away from each other attending rival high schools and if that isn’t fate, I am not sure what is! The details of their wedding were well thought out, both in design and food and beverage. Guests raved all night about their dining experience before they hit the dancefloor. Their love is palpable through their wedding day photos and we can’t wait to reach out to Alison and Greg and get some wine recommendations! Happy Wedding Wednesday!

 

Event Coordinatior: Caroline Dutton | Event Catering: Main Event Caterers | Florist: J. Morris Flowers | Ceremony and Reception Location: Meridian House | Catering: Main Event Caterers | Valet + Transportation: Limousines, Inc. Photographer: Elisha Coleman, Love Life Images | Cake + Desserts: Fancy Cakes by Leslie | Hair + Makeup: Carola Myers | Invitations and Day-Of Paper Company + Brand: Renee’ Polcher | Entertainment Company + Selected Entertainer: Bachelor Boys Band |

 

Credits

  • Love Life Images

Galia Lahav and Gala by Galia Lahav

May 11, 2017

Galia Lahav, known for exquisite, extravagant custom-made haute couture wedding gowns launched yet another beautiful GALA collection, a luxury prêt-à-porter line for the fashionable modern bride who lives for the latest trends but craves classic, graceful elegance.

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Union Market Engagment Session

May 8, 2017

Today, Lisa Blume is here with us to share this fun engagment session and her thought process behind picking the perfect location for an engagement shoot! 

A former client and close friend of mine talked me into trying out a FlyBarre class with her. I was hesitant but was truly motivated by the high energy teacher and playfulness so early in the morning. Fast forward 1.5 years and I’m photographing that same Flybarre instructor’s wedding! How fun is that?!? Marisa and Chris got married this April at Malmaison, in Georgetown!

When photographing in Washington, DC many of my clients lean towards the classic and timeless options such as Georgetown roll homes and parks, Lincoln Memorial among other monuments, the Capitol building, etc. Marisa and Chris had other plans in mind. They are both fairly casual people and wanted to make sure their portrait session was true to who they are. They love the street art on the backside of Union Market and that general area, so we had a great time exploring the Union Market area.

Many of the murals were created by Los Angeles-based French street artist Mr. Brainwash, who had been commissioned by The Girls Lounge to do a mural on the theme of women education.

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Credits

  • Lisa Blume Photograpy

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