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Karen Tran Experience at The Greenbrier

March 29, 2016

This three day, hands-on workshop will offer participants the chance to fine-tune their business savvy, while experiencing and collaborating on the production of a high-end event. The fabulous experience will take place at the remarkable Greenbrier Property.

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  • Getting to know Karen Tran:  her story, challenges and triumph.
  • Creating A Signature Style Wedding. You will learn how to create an unforgettable style that is will appeal to today’s luxury market.
  • Using Social Media to advance your business:  Which platform works best for you?


  • Grand Scale Floral design – In every wedding space there is a feature floral piece.  The flower wall, flower entrance or over size hanging florals. Guests will incorporate one of these spectacular element into our program.  Attendees will receive hands-on experience in creating these artwork.  Learn to incorporate large piece items into your design to capture the luxury market.


  • Designing a ‘Karen Tran’ wedding.  Attendees will work on creating an ‘over the top’ floral pieces using luxurious linens, fine china, custom stationery and fresh flowers to produce an opulent table setting. Guests will return to this spectacular setting to dine with new industry friends.

This is a once in a lifetime opportunity! So register today and don’t miss an extravagant learning opportunity for the luxury wedding experience!

Register at HERE for the Floral Experience! 

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  • The Greenbrier

Inn at Perry Cabin Rehearsal Dinner of Kathryn and Ryan

March 16, 2016

Kathryn & Ryan wanted a dinner that would highlight the region and the groom’s love of the water.  The setting and the menu both reflected that.  The wedding was inspired by the knot garden on property, and we wanted the dinner to feel cohesive, but more fresh with crisp whites and greens featuring herbs and ferns. After the rehearsal dinner on the Miles View Terrace, all the guests were invited to a welcome party held a few steps away in the Croquet Lawn, where they were greeted with herbal cocktails and  lawn games. The bar menu featured a Lemonade and Sweet Tea Bar with “Pick your own” herbal garnish, Croquet Lawn setting, preppy Summer garden party.  The Inn at Perry Cabin by Belmond is renowned for its manicured gardens  “and guests mingled and danced into the early hours amongst the colorful flower beds.

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Venue: Inn at Perry Cabin | Planning & Design: Elizabeth Duncan Events | Florals: Amaryllis |Photography: Lisa Blume PhotoRentals: DC Rental | 




  • Lisa Blume Photo

The Power of Pantone

January 27, 2016

Inspired by Disney’s live version of the classic fairy tale “Cinderella” as well as the dreamy Pantone 2016 color of the year combination, we wanted to create a look that felt romantic, feminine, a bit whimsical, and completely timeless.  This team designed everything around the Pantone colors of Rose Quartz and Serenity,  silver, and that classic “Cinderella” blue that we all know and love, which created the most beautiful contrast against the stony grays of Airlie’s Spanish steps. They the chose silver accented place settings and candelabras that paired perfectly with the dainty paper goods designed by Twila & Co. Cakes in Art created a stunning dessert table featuring a duo of cakes and French macaroons, and the flowers designed by Succulents & Saffron brought in just the right amount of whimsy to really bring this a fairy tale to life!! Enlightened Styles crafted the perfect makeup for our gorgeous bride, who looked like a true princess in the gown provided by Ava Laurenne Bride. Every single detail of this magical day was captured by Stephanie Messick Photography.


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Coordination, Planning & Styling:  May June Events | Bridal Accessories: Ann Leslie Designs | Bridal Gown: Ava Laurenne Bride | Cakes & Desserts: Cakes in ArtFloral Design: Succulents & Saffron | Hair & Makeup: Enlightened Styles | Photography: Stephanie Messick Photography | Rentals: Capital Party Rentals | Stationery & Paper Goods: Twila & Co | Venue: Airlie |


  • Stephanie Messico Photography

Orange Crush – Real Wedding of L+B

October 7, 2015

College sweethearts, Lesley and Brian met at Syracuse University when they became friends working at the student newspaper, the Daily Orange.  One night in February 2007, after a massive snowstorm, Brian asked Lesley out on their first date and soon after the two became inseparable.  As avid Syracuse sports fans, Brian proposed to Lesley while in Syracuse for a basketball game against Georgetown University, the actual proposal happened in the Daily Orange office where they first met!

Their gorgeous Fall wedding was held at The Whittemore House in Washington, DC.  During their ceremony, which was officiated by a close friend, their love story was retold. Lesley and Brian’s orange, gray and white wedding combined lush dahlias, an abundance of local pumpkins and meaningful moments throughout the day.  The highlight was a surprise visit from the official mascot of Syracuse University, Otto the Orange!

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Photography: Emily Clack Photography | Wedding Planner: Bright Occasions | Venue: The Whittemore House | Caterer: Spilled Milk Catering | Floral Desings: Sidra Forman | Ceremony Music: Music by Anthem | DJ: Kyle from Mixing Maryland | Wedding Cake: Buzz Bakery | Hair and Make-up: Jordan K. Winn & Co | Wedding Dress: Nicole Miller | Bridesmaids: Watters/Wtoo | Invitations: Thomas-Printers Letterpress | Day-of Stationary: Designed by the Bride


  • Emily Clack Photography

Fall-ish Tones

October 5, 2015


It sure is Fall here in our Nations Capital. So today, we are sharing Fall-ish details for monumental Monday. We are loving the warm tones + warm details… aren’t you?!
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