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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

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

Get The Look- Thanksgiving Style

November 20, 2014

In preparation for Thanksgiving, we have just the perfect post today. Want that perfect look for your tablescape that is sophisticated, yet creative? We know just where to get it! Last week with a group of fabulous pros, DW designed the perfect table setting with DC Rental.

We started with a metallic green salad plate that sat on the stunning pheasant antique dinner plate (that could also be used as a charger!) We put cranberries in mini a twig dish which added the perfect amount of color and organic freshness to the table. The hampshire gold flatware provided a perfect balance with the selected linen but also the  gold accents added the perfect amount of glam…after all out with the old and in with the gold!

The linen we selected is new and very stunning, wait till you feel the velvety texture on this stunning thick and heavy linen, it is goes by the name: Alessandra gold damask linen. We brought in two napkin looks- because one isn’t ever enough…We selected the  herringbone natural napkin and the green hemstitch linen napkin, both paired beautifully with the overall look!

The napkin ring is a district favorite selected from a market in downtown Leeseburg, VA.

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 Tomorrow, our vendor expert Carlene Thomas RDN from Healthfully Ever After, Wedding Wellness Nutrition, will be joining us to tell you how to craft the perfect + healthy feast!

Design Team:

Jeannette Tavares, District Weddings

Photography Credit: Abby Jiu Photography

Rentals: DC Rental 

Calligraphy: Meant To Be Calligraphy 

Floral accents: Holly Chapple Flowers 

Join Us for Brunch?!

November 17, 2014

Happy Monday! We had the pleasure of sitting down to brunch with Sweet Tea Photography, Succulents + Saffron, and Salt + Sundry to style the ultimate wedding brunch. We hope you love the look as much as we did!

Color Palate: Indigo + Colbalt Blue and Toast

Details: Mast Brother Chocolates + Bitters + Thank you cards

Food and Beverage: Fresh OJ + Figs + Variety of Scones

Floral: Organic + fresh

{a District Favorite were the succulent glasses hanging from the pine tree}

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Buy this look at Salt and Sundry; Get this look with Succulents and Saffron; Capture this look with Sweet Tea Photography; Design this look with Jeannette Tavares + Alexandria Noble at District Weddings


October 31, 2014

Had the pleasure of designing a styled shoot with Dream and Star who is on their USA tour from Portugal. We packed our bags with Intrigue Designs and went deep into the woods during witching hour [magic hour] to create this spellbinding shoot. We hope it lurks in your memory and puts you in a spell.

Happy Halloween!

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Design: Jeannette Tavares, District Weddings

Photography Credit: Dream and Star

Florist: Intrique Designs

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