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Bold + Beautiful – Real Wedding Lauren and Mark

July 23, 2014

Lauren and Mark met in Greece while studying in college, Mark went back to his roots in deciding to study abroad in Greece and Lauren made a visit to Europe to visit a close friend who was in the same program. Lauren made the first move, making fun of a sweater that Mark had on at a party and the rest is history. After a few years of long distance dating, they ended up engaged and living in Washington, DC. To start true to the reason they met and Mark’s family, they decided to marry in a traditional Greek Ceremony at St Sophia Greek Orthodox Cathedral followed by dinner and dancing at the National Museum of Women in the Arts. Lauren’s vision was not clear at first, but with her excellent taste and background in interior design, the wedding ended up with a vintage, bold look with a mix of blues, oranges and golds. The night ended with late night bites and cocktails at POV Lounge at the W Hotel.

Eight years, three states, two cities and one dog later, they married on May 3, 2014.  They were so delighted to be surrounded by people they love, and wanted to not only celebrate their relationship together, but also their relationships with family and friends over the years. The vision for their wedding was carried out by Alex Pare and her team at Cherry Blossom Events. Together they created a romantic and cosmopolitan setting with elements of Art Deco and a little sparkle.













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Date: Lauren & Mark, May 3rd 2014

Ceremony: St Sophia Greek Orthodox Cathedral

Reception : National Museum of Women in the Arts

Event Planner: Cherry Blossom Events, Alex Pare

Photographer : Erin Scott Photography

Florist/Bar: Amaryllis

Rentals {Linens, Tableware}: Party Rentals

Rentals {Furniture}: AFR Event Furnishings

Cake: Maggie Austin

Paper Goods : Paper Source

DJ : E2 Events


Exhilarating Love for Vicki + Geremy

July 2, 2014

“One word sums up Vicki & Geremy’s wedding – exhilarating! This couple and their family had a contagious energy about them that we truly loved!” — said, Joe and Katye from The Happy Couple Photography. Between having an absolute amazing vendor team and an exciting celebration, you can tell from the photos, the love that surrounds this couple is truly priceless, as you know, an expression says it all! Happy Wedding Wednesday DW Readers! We hope you enjoy a taste of traditional love today!

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Photography Credit: The Happy Couple Photography- Joe and Katye 

| Catering: Occasions Caterers | Floral: Yellow Door Floral Design | Event Coordinator: Events Extraordinaire | Venue: Rodef Shalom | Reception Band: Broadsound Entertainment via Entertainment Exchange| Cocktail Music: Music Unlimited |

Chevy Chase Club Wedding

June 9, 2014

Liz and Russell were married at All Saints Church with a reception that followed at the Chevy Chase Club. Their big day was filled with elegant and traditional D.C. style. The soiree featured soft blush and ivory hues, from the bridal party to the stationery to the decor. Thank you to the oh-so-talented Michael Bennett Kress Photography for sharing this gorgeous celebration with us! Happy Monday, all!

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The fabulous vendor team:
Ceremony: All Saints Church

Reception: Chevy Chase Club

Decor: Jack Lucky

Entertainment: Broad Sound Band

Dress: Carine’s Bridal Atelier

Hair: Maggie Sprague of Franz Sebastion Salon

Makeup: Carlos Gallegos

Video: Dolce Studio Films

Wedding Planner: Pineapple Productions

Photography: Michael Bennett Kress Photography

Spring Lansdowne Resort Wedding

May 27, 2014

I hope that everyone had a fabulous long holiday weekend! Today we are back with a bang – with Kathleen and Zach’s springtime Lansdowne Resort wedding. It is oozing prettiness with floral details from Blooming Spaces, a classic J. Crew dress, and lovely Wedding Paper Divas stationery! Thank you to Kelly Ewell Photography for sending it our way!!

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The fabulous vendor team:

Venue: Lansdowne Resort
Cake: Cupcakes Actually
Florist: Blooming Spaces
DJ: Starlust Entertainment
Invitations: Wedding Paper Divas
Dress: J. Crew
Hair and Make Up: CMF Artistry
Photographer: Kelly Ewell Photography

Sweet Tea Photography Shakes Things UP!

May 22, 2014

Today we’re switchin’ things up a little bit…..adding a little sexy to the mix! From Sweet Tea Photography


We are so excited to finally publicly announce that we are now offering Boudoir portrait sessions. We have actually been offering these sessions for about 4 years now but typically only booked clients that specifically asked if we do so. Our clients have been so happy with the sessions that I’ve become more and more open to the idea.

Now some of you are probably wondering what the heck these sessions entail. Typically bride’s will book this session and take beautiful photos of themselves in order to gift them to their future husband on their wedding day. So I guess you would think of it as “pin-up” photos. Basically it’s a portrait session with fun lingerie, much like pin-up images, that the bride gifts to the groom as a wedding gift. There sure haven’t been any complaints from the grooms!




Photo Credit: Sweet Tea Photography

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