Waking up in the warmth of the boutique rooms of the Clifton Inn was the perfect beginning to Day Two. Each room on the property is uniquely different and has a history behind that given room. I had the pleasure of staying in the Rivanna Suite. My favorite part of the room was the cushioned window seat, ideally positioned for viewing the gardens and croquet lawn!
After a night among new friends, we woke up and fueled ourselves with some power food for the day. Then we ventured out to a few local wineries along the Monticello Wine Trail.
(It’s never to early to start tasting wine, right?)
Each vineyard gave us a taste of their palatable wines, and each one focused on different varietals that incorporated Virginia grapes, grown right on site. The slight drizzle of they day added a uniquely, cozy element.
After our share of sips and samples, we stopped for a quick lunch break at the well-known restaurant Salt. Salt specializes in sandwiches, cheese + charcuterie, and specialty retail with emphasis on local, seasonal, and small-batch items. Here at DW, we are all about supporting local business. If you’re interested in an wedding or other event in the area, Salt can provide lunches, welcome-bag gift items + any local favors for you and your guests.
Overall, the day was filled with laughter, learning and, of course, new relationships fermented right alongside the wine.
250 family and friends gathered to celebrate true love on this crisp, spring day! Denise and Devin tied the knot at the beautiful Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium in late May.
The bride said: “Although I know I am biased, since almost every bride believes her wedding to be unique and perfect, I found ours to stand out because of how personal it was. I married Devin as he wore his Marine Corps dress blues, and danced our first song as he wore his civilian tuxedo. His exit out of the Marine Corps after 11 years as a fighter pilot took place only a month and a half after our wedding.”
During cocktail hour, they brought their Paris engagement to life by incorporating Parisian details such as: French martinis that were passed to the tunes of Bon Musique, a French jazz band. The couple and amazing design team brought the outdoors in by creating a “Midsummer’s Night Dream” ambiance.
“Our families, friends, and wedding team exceeded our expectations in every way to make our wedding one of the greatest days of our lives, one that we will never forget.” – Denise
A DW Favorite was the gospel choir from the ceremony…The bride says it is still a talking point and memory for them!
Happy Monday! Today, we are sharing the top 10 hottest places to pop the question! Give your special someone that memory that they will never be able to forget. These locations are bound to fit any type of couple. Between elegant gardens, romantic getaways, historical monuments, hidden gems and stunning paranoiac views, one of these 10 will totally have them saying “I Do!”
The DW team is loving the following hot spots in the DMV:
Pinstripes Georgetown is a new venue in town! The space can accommodate groups of up to 200, boasts two outdoor patios overlooking the C&O Canal, a wine cellar, and indoor entertainment options including bowling and bocce.
This fabulous Georgetown location, where the entrance is located on Wisconsin Avenue right off of M Street, is a wonderful space for a wedding reception, rehearsal dinner, or even an after party!
They have menus from their Italian-American Bistro, hand crafted cocktails, in-house A/V, tables, chairs, linens…the list goes on and on!
Longview Gallery recently went under an expansion project, and the results…well…they are awesome. The 8,500 square feet of divisible historic warehouse space boasts 20 foot ceilings, finished concrete floors, loads of natural light, and outdoor space in the historic Blagden Ally. It’s an urbanites total dream space!