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Galia Lahav and Gala by Galia Lahav

May 11, 2017

Galia Lahav, known for exquisite, extravagant custom-made haute couture wedding gowns launched yet another beautiful GALA collection, a luxury prêt-à-porter line for the fashionable modern bride who lives for the latest trends but craves classic, graceful elegance.

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Union Market Engagment Session

May 8, 2017

Today, Lisa Blume is here with us to share this fun engagment session and her thought process behind picking the perfect location for an engagement shoot! 

A former client and close friend of mine talked me into trying out a FlyBarre class with her. I was hesitant but was truly motivated by the high energy teacher and playfulness so early in the morning. Fast forward 1.5 years and I’m photographing that same Flybarre instructor’s wedding! How fun is that?!? Marisa and Chris got married this April at Malmaison, in Georgetown!

When photographing in Washington, DC many of my clients lean towards the classic and timeless options such as Georgetown roll homes and parks, Lincoln Memorial among other monuments, the Capitol building, etc. Marisa and Chris had other plans in mind. They are both fairly casual people and wanted to make sure their portrait session was true to who they are. They love the street art on the backside of Union Market and that general area, so we had a great time exploring the Union Market area.

Many of the murals were created by Los Angeles-based French street artist Mr. Brainwash, who had been commissioned by The Girls Lounge to do a mural on the theme of women education.

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Credits

  • Lisa Blume Photograpy

Real Wedding of Zach and Kelly!

May 3, 2017

Zach and Kelly were introduced through Zach’s cousin, Beth. Beth and Kelly are both third-grade teachers and knew one another from school. Beth had an inkling that Kelly and Zach would hit it off- and she was right! Kelly and Zach officially met at a Nationals vs. Cardinals baseball game. Zach is from St. Louis and is a huge Cardinals fan! Shockingly, Zach was more interested in Kelly that night than his beloved St. Louis Cardinals. Zach got Kelly’s number, invited her to dinner, and their relationship blossomed from that point.

 Zach and Kelly dated for a little over two years when they decided to summer in Italy. They explored Florence, Rome, Milan, and Venice, enjoying incredible food, wine, art, architecture and enormously unhealthy amounts of gelato. Zach planned to pop the question while in beautiful and romantic Venice. He organized a romantic gondola ride at sunset, followed by a delicious dinner at one of the best restaurants in town. Zach intended to propose right after dinner in St. Mark’s Square, but a sudden downpour prevented this. Kelly and Zach waited out the storm in a nearby bar for a few hours. When the storm finally passed, Zach and Kelly decided to walk around St. Mark’s Square, now tourist-free as the night grew later and later. Right around midnight, Zach got down on one knee in the middle of St. Mark’s Square to ask Kelly to be his wife. Kelly said yes!

Kelly and Zach wanted a classic wedding day that was not only a celebration of their love, but also a celebration of their amazing friends and family. Photographs of Zach with his late father graced each table to honor his memory. The wedding was a blast- guests literally ran to the dance floor the moment the first dance song came on, and there was not an empty spot on the dance floor the rest of the night! Zach and Kelly departed the next afternoon for a honeymoon in Thailand and Cambodia.

Kelly and Zach wanted a timeless and classic DC wedding. They knew immediately that they wanted to get married in Washington, DC, the city where they fell in love. They love the city’s dynamic energy, beautiful greenery, and stunning architecture. As a history buff, Kelly dreamed of wedding photographs at the Jefferson Memorial in the Nation’s Capital.

 Reception Location: The Westin Georgetown Ceremony Location: St. Stephen Martyr Catholic Church | Florist: Mystical Rose FlowersPhotographer: Avis Lane Photography Cake + Desserts: Fluffy ThoughtsHair + Makeup: KC Felton for hair; Heather Wombacher of Tica for makeup Invitations and Day-Of Paper Company + Brand: Reaves Engraving Inc. 

Credits

  • Avis Lane Photography

I Scream for Ice Cream

May 1, 2017

What is more fun than sundae bars, ice cream trucks and boozy milkshakes? Incorporating them into your wedding, of course! Everyone will be pleasantly surprised (and guiltily satisfied) by this sweet indulgence. Give your guests the freedom to create their own ice cream sundae with an ice cream station. From cherries and whip cream to sour gummies and sprinkles, there are toppings for everyone to create their own delicacy. Ice cream trucks are also a fun and interactive treat. Have one stop by for a refreshing “cool-down” during dancing. Don’t forget one of our favorites, boozy milkshakes. They are the perfect late-night surprise to pass through the party and can easily be made kid-friendly.

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Photography: Paige Jones + Ruth Eileen

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Photography: Marianne Taylor Photography

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Goodshuffle, It really is that GOOD!

April 27, 2017

Goodshuffle is on a mission to simplify event rentals. They make shopping for and booking all your event rental needs super simple.

Most brides and grooms enjoy being able to look at photos and brainstorm ideas. Goodshuffle boasts catalog shopping so you can browse through tons of inventory from many vendors throughout the DC, MD, and VA areas. They have custom collections and galleries for various themes and events to get your inspiration wheels turning, and a blog with additional tips and tricks. Trying to decide what size tent or tablecloth you need? Their fun-to-use tablecloth tool and tent calculator make sure you never have to second guess if you’re ordering the correct item.

Shopping is so easy, as Goodshuffle provides the ability to create multiple carts for different events. You can start building a cart for your rehearsal dinner, your wedding, and even your future sister-in-law’s baby shower simultaneously. All payment is done through the site, so you don’t ever have to worry about calling and waiting for a quote back, or faxing a credit card form. You shop, book, and converse directly with the vendors all through one site.

You don’t have to worry about a thing- they help you size, price, and organize your event rental needs.

 Contact them today:

info@goodshuffle.com

(571) 354-0613

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