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Parisian Perfection: Sabrina + Ethan’s Engagement

August 6, 2015

Simply put, Sabrina and Ethan are passionate about Paris! For their engagement shoot, they channeled Parisian charm while in the nation’s capital. Sabrina grew up in D.C. but knew she wanted her wedding to be in Paris, so Lisa Ziesing for Abby Jiu Photography captured both sides of the globe in one shoot.


















  • Abby Jiu Photography

Soft Sentimentality – Real Wedding of J + P

August 5, 2015

As we come upon August and the season of fall is finally arriving, we want to share a beautiful fall wedding with you!

Julia and Patrick’s wedding took place on a perfect fall day in Washington, D.C. Their ceremony was at Saint Sophia Greek Orthodox Church, where they tied the knot with grins on their faces and love in their eyes.

After the ceremony, guests made their way over to the reception. Shades of blush and champagne softly adorned the Mandarin Oriental, reflecting the elegance and charm of Julia and Patrick’s romance. The wedding was simple, which highlighted the exciting love that J + P share.

A highlight of the night was when the reception stopped and Patrick shared his surprise for Julia – a sweet song that he wrote for her. The night was filled with romantic gestures and the kind of joy that stems from two people in love.IMG_0035 IMG_0057

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Event Planner: Thy Parra, EVOKE | Design: Syzygy | Florist: Holly Chapple Flowers | Reception Location: Mandarin Oriental | Photographer: Dominique Fierro | Ceremony Location: Saint Sophia Greek Orthodox Church | Rentals: DC Rental + Party Rental | Lighting Company: PSAV | Valet + Transportation: Avalon and American Eagle Limousine | | Cake + Desserts: Maggie Austin Cakes | Invitations and Day-Of Paper Company + Brand: Dandelion Patch | Entertainment Company + Selected Entertainer: Neo Kyma Entertainment | Room Blocks: Mandarin Oriental | Videographer: Stan Pe  | Wedding Dress: Vera Wang | Wedding Shoes: Louboutins


  • Dominique Fierro

Dos and Don’ts – Wedding Planning Style

August 4, 2015

When discussing weddings, it is easy for a bride to become easily shaken up about the planning process. Here are three short tips to staying calm while awaiting/planning your big day!

1. DO remember why you are under stress for the next few months or year or however long your engagement is. You are in LOVE.

2. DON’T think about what everyone else wants. Of course, this is a hard one to follow, but it is your wedding and ultimately, you have to plan it according to what you love.

3. DO get excited! There is nothing wrong with talking about your big day because, well, it’s YOUR big day!

District Weddings is here for you – as a resource, a guide, and a reminder that if you are planning your wedding, remember that this is for you. Celebrate just as you want to with limited stress!

Jennifer Domenick


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Monumental Monday – Event Planners

August 3, 2015

To our irreplaceable readers: we have a treat for you!

Maybe you’ve taken the weekend off from planning your wedding (does this ever really happen?) and Monday comes up faster than you imagined that it would. You may be feeling a lack of inspiration as you come back from a relaxing weekend. Not to fear – the DW team is here for you!

Monumental Mondays are going to be days where DW lists a number of the best resources in D.C. for you! Living in D.C., the Washington Monument is a reliable reference point to where you are in the city. This is exactly what District Weddings wants to do for you – be reliable, and be a point of reference for everything that you need while planning your wedding. That is why Monumental Mondays are being implemented: to be there for you in this amazing and exciting process!

Today, we are focusing on some amazing Event Planners that will make this whole event planning process stress-free for you.

Take a look! (Listed in alphabetical order – all planners are created equal.)

Please understand that we love and support all of our local event planners!

 A. Dominick Events


 Anne Book | Wedding and Social Event Planning


Atrendy Wedding and Event Company


Engaging Affairs

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 Events in the City


 Evoke DC


 Karson Butler Events


Lauryn Prattes Events


 Magnolia Bluebird Design & Events


 Roberts & Co Events


 Sara Muchnick Events


 Terri Bergman Events


With these amazing planners, you have absolutely nothing to stress about while planning your wedding/event. Check back next Monday for another list of our favorites!

Calling for Fall Wedding Submissions!

July 30, 2015

Hello DW readers! Today, we are asking for you to be a part of District Weddings!

If you consistently read our blog, you are familiar with Real Wedding Wednesdays. If you do not know what this is, it is the day out of the week where we focus on real weddings that have occurred in the D.C. or surrounding areas. We post these weddings based on the season that we are in, and this is what we want you to be a part of this fall!

Fall is a beautiful season, so naturally, there are plenty of lovely weddings. We want to see them and we want to share these weddings with everyone. If you have a fall wedding or if you know someone who has pictures from theirs, simply visit our Submissions page and show us your beautiful pictures.

We can’t wait to see!

Jennifer Domenick


  • Love Life Images

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