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Be a Buttercream Valentine

February 14, 2017

There were no Monday blues yesterday, only pops of pink, colorful gems and delicious frosting to help DC wedding planners decorate their own personal Valentine’s Day cakes from the very best Buttercream Bakeshop. The fun and creative gathering was hosted by Pam Barefoot & Natalie Schlosser from Atrendy Wedding. How does one decide between pink gummie hearts or red sprinkles? The most amazing toppings bar exsisted on the tables with personalized Laura Hooper cake decorating palettes. When our sweet tooth couldn’t handle anymore, Main Event Caterers had savory treats waiting for us! Liz Fogarty was there to capture all the fun, and we couldn’t be more excited to share it with all of you.

Happy Valentine’s Day! We hope you are inspired, not just by the fun details, but the pops of color for one of your future celebrations!


  • Elizabeth Fogarty Photography

Vietnamese Tea Ceremony

February 13, 2017

Wynn’s beautiful engagement ring combines the old and the new. The diamond is a family heirloom and the band and setting are new. It was absolutely perfect!

The ceremony began with the Bride’s family lined up to receive gifts from the Groom’s family. After the passing of the gifts, both families walked into the room with the altar where they lined up on either side divided by family. The Bride (who was kept in another room) was then escorted in by her mother. Next, the Groom’s Father gave a welcome speech. As a symbol of the joining of two families, two candles were lit simultaneously. At this point, Seth and Wynn joined hands and Seth gave Wynn a ring. Seth surprised the family by telling Wynn, “I love you” in Vietnamese. Then, they served tea to their parents together. This is significant for showing respect and appreciation to their family members and also a time where the family members share their well wishes and blessings for the couple’s marriage. Wynn’s mother wished them 100 years of happiness. A member of Wynn’s family was explaining the steps and significance to everyone who wasn’t familiar with the ceremony. Her traditional red gown, couldn’t put us more in the mood for Valentines Day! 



  • Joy Michelle Photography

A White Wedding – Real Wedding of Amanda and Brian

February 9, 2017

Amanda & Brian always knew when planning a January wedding that snow was a possibility, so they were delighted when the forecast called for a few inches! Despite the freezing temperatures, these two (and their wedding party!) braved the cold. Every detail from the elegant gold welcome mirror and hot cider bar to the oversized seating chart and branches dripping in florals proved that nothing went unthought. They chose plum and gold for the color scheme to warm up an otherwise chilly day! Guests enjoyed dancing the night away in the Carnegie rotunda.

Event Planner: Roberts & Co Event Planning Event Catering: Spilled Milk CateringFlorist: Petal’s Edge Reception and Ceremony Location: Carnegie Institution for ScienceCake + Desserts: Fluffy Thoughts CakesFavors + Special Details: Chouquette Artisan ChocolatesInvitations and Day-Of Paper: Minted Entertainment Company/Lighting:  Bialek’s Music | Roomblocks/After Party /Brunch  Location: The Jefferson Hotel Hair + Makeup: Alison Harper & Co


  • Alicia Lacey Photography

Vera Wang Trunk Show – Carine’s Bridal

February 3, 2017

Carine’s Bridal Atelier, a luxury Georgetown bridal boutique home to legendary and top emerging designers, will host its first Vera Wang trunk show collection as well as favorites from previous collections. Appointments can be requested online, by calling (202) 965-4696 or via email at

“We are honored to be the exclusive D.C. home for Vera Wang and excited to showcase her stunning new collection,” said Carine Krawiec, owner of Carine’s Bridal Atelier. “Vera Wang is a true icon and her latest bridal designs are romantic and sophisticated. Our brides are going to fall in love with her beautiful new gowns.”

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Engagment Session – Alex Heyn & Kenny Stephens

January 30, 2017

Alex Heyn & Kenny Stephens will be married at 48 Fields in Leesburg, but first,  their amazing DC engagment sesh! Alex is an interior designer with a love for great architecture, there is truly no better place than in DC. They totally took advantage of the structure and unqiue architecture that the Library of Congress building had to offer! 


  • Luck & Love Photography

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