Kristin and I have been busier than ever, working on all kinds of fabulous weddings, keeping a pulse on many lovely celebrations in D.C.! This week, we are taking a little blog-cation to renew our energy – and when we come back, we will be sharing all kinds of fun, including local Real Weddings, new area vendors, fun details and a honeymoon packing series. So, enjoy your week and holiday weekend and we look forward to catching up after Memorial Day! xo
Photo Credit: Jay Premack Photography
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I often get inquiries from new industry vendors, who are trying to break into the market, and who have a passion for weddings just like me! Well, recently when I met Stephanie Olvey, the Founder of Fortique, a lightbulb went off — Fortique is the perfect platform for creative vendors just starting out in D.C.
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I love, love, loveeee paper! So, therefore, I LOVE today’s post by Bride Blogger Milagros – and hope that you enjoy it just as much!
I am now just under two months from our wedding date!
And with time flying by, in what is feeling like the fastest year ever, now seems like the perfect time to talk about paper.
On July 6th, 2014 my husband and I will exchange some form of paper for our one-year anniversary, but for right now we are focused on invitations, programs, thank you notes and all the other fun and whimsical things associated with a wedding.
I had a lot of fun picking out our Save the Dates. My good friend and bridal planner tracked down the company Alexander & Company to come up with our custom vintage inspired invites. I had so much fun looking through all of their poster options – and even imagining the custom posters for kids as a great baby shower gift! But before I jump too far ahead with babies and such, back to the wedding.
There are so many options out there when it comes to great invitations, we ultimately decided to keep it simple and go for a classic style (which we found at Hitched – I swear, that place is amazing!). And while I never thought I would be a DIY bride, Paper Source has been a great resource to personalize our wedding paper with sweet little touches.
Really, you could get lost in all of the paper options out there, but the best advice I would have for other brides, is to stay true to you and not to the trends – and of course, have fun!