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Make Your Rentals Uniquely You, with Goodshuffle

July 3, 2017

1.) A Sign of Personality

Perhaps the most obvious way to personalize a rental is to add something. Consider a sign, not only for utility, but also a pop of personality. If you always abbreviate and you’re from the South, change “bubbly bar” to “Champs, Y’all!”

2) A Few of My Favorite Things

Brainstorm a list of your favorite things, individually or as a couple. Obsessed with pineapples? Sneak them into the table arrangements! Met at a used book store? Style your gift table with antique books.

3) Think Outside the Box

When searching through your rental options, consider using items for more than their regular function. A lantern could hold a photo of the two of you. A vase could host golf balls in addition to flowers, for the couple who loves both. Barrels double as great tables.

4) A Pop of Color

Plenty of people add color using a table runner or festive flowers. Get creative! Consider a colorful dinner plate, bright paper lanterns, or a pastel sideboard or buffet.

5) Draw the Eye

You’ve spent so much time planning all the other personal details of your wedding, why not use the rentals to elevate what you already have? Use a special tray or chest of drawers to display your elegant cake. Highlight your grandparents’ wedding photos by displaying on a ladder.

6) Be Playful

Rentals don’t need to be serious business. Rent a vintage bicycle, a goofy movie prop, or even a moon bounce and show off your wild side with pride!

Photographer: Photography by Marirosa 

Rentals: Paisley & Jade via Goodshuffle

Credits
Catering: Windows Catering
Sign: Jenn Heller Design Co 
Planning & Design: Sincerely Pete , Designed Perfectly EventsA Beyoutiful Fete 
Florals: Joy & Co  | Florals: Love Blooms
Glassware: DC Rental 
Venue: Breaux Vineyards
Cake: Catherine George Cakes

 

Credits

  • Photography by Marirosa

Sparks Will Fly!

June 30, 2017

Happy Holiday Weekend, enjoy!

Styling by: Marigold and Grey 

Credits

  • Renee Hollingshead

Fall on our minds – Real Wedding of Greg and Kelly

June 28, 2017

 “Our inspiration for the wedding stemmed from the time of year – Greg and I both love the fall: the colors, the seasonal food, the smell and the crispness in the air. In choosing our wedding colors, I drew inspiration from Pinterest where I fell in love with the marsala/navy color palette. Once we decided on our colors, everything else seemed to fall into place. Details were my thing: table assignments on a beautiful mirror, family photos surrounding the room, the handmade wooden guestbook with our wedding logo, stunning flower arrangements cascading from candelabras. From the paper goods, flowers, and food, to the band that kept us dancing all night – our vendors went to great lengths to bring our vision to life and make our wedding the most memorable day of our lives and they far exceeded our expectations.”
 Wedding Planner: Elle Ellinghaus Designs  | Hair & Makeup: The Blushing Bride | Ceremony Music: The Antares Musicians | Entertainment: Millenium | Florist: Bella Fiore | Photo Booth: Pixilated Photo Booth | Photography: Dani Leigh Photography | Production: Event Pro Live | Rentals: Party Rental | Rentals: White Glove Rentals | Reception Venue: Baltimore Country Club | Videographer: Black Tie Video

Credits

  • Dani Leigh Photography

Down By The Bay – Real Wedding of Dana and Keegan

June 21, 2017

Dana and Keegan said I Do, Down by the Chesapeake Bay. 

They were inspired for their big day by the DC Cherry Blossoms and the scenic waterfront views of the Chesapeake Bay Beach Club. The reception space was filled with large cherry blossom trees constructed by Edge Flowers and lots of romantic candlelight. You can tell by their faces and friends that it was filled with unforgettable memories. Dana and Keegan met in NYC  and the rest is history! These two danced the night away!

We love the outdoor games & the trolley rides!

 

 

Photography: Eli Turner | Planning + Styling: Pop the Cork Designs | Venue: Chesapeake Bay Beach Club| Wedding Dress: Pronovias | Cake: Cakes by Rachel | Florals: Edge Flowers |Makeup + Hair: Blend Event | | Band: Broadsound Band |  Rentals: White Glove Rentals 

Credits

  • Eli Turner

D&d in D.C. – Real Wedding of Danielle and Doug

June 7, 2017

Today we are sharing one of our very own industry leading planners weddings on DW! You will hear the voice of Danielle Couick from Magnolina Bluebird Design and Events and how she planned her picture perfect wedding in the heart of D.C. to her husband now, Doug! Their fabulous wedding was also featured in The KNOT

Florals and Inspiration Behind the Big Day: The style of our wedding was set to be traditional and classic with a whole lot of fun. We wanted to keep everything fun and bright so we focused on fun bars, a great logo/monogram that we pulled through and designed a cocktail style reception that would allow our guests to dance, eat, converse. Being from the South I’ve always had a love of emerald green as a nod to magnolia leaves. So I incorporated a boxwood wall for our ceremony and our bar. I wanted a clean look but with unexpected touches. 

My only requirement was that my bouquet have dahlias, white Phalaenopsis orchids, and Lambs Ear. When I was kid my grandmother had gardens and we walk through them. I would pull a leaf from the Lambs Ear and rub it in between my fingers. Since then it has always been a happy reminder of her and brings me calm. I also wanted magnolia topiaries and white orchids but left it up to them on how they used them. 

 I made Doug’s boutonniere out of feathers and included a fly fishing lure called a wooly bugger. Someone literally got hooked because the lure was MIA at the end of the wedding.

Our guests stayed at The Mayflower Hotel which was just blocks from our venue. Upon arrival, guests received welcome boxes that we designed. “Welcome to D.C. Y’all!” was burned into the tops of the boxes, a nod to my Southern roots and the D.C. flare. We created a D&d theme that carried through and used the same font from our invites for all of our collateral. The welcome boxes offered up a few favorites, Berger Cookies and Goetze’s Caramels from Baltimore, Andes mints and mini cans of Perrier to pull the color scheme through and dark chocolate covered pretzels as a nod to our favorite sweet. Custom welcome letters let our guests know of the weekend events, directions and details. 

We also did a late night bite with mini bags of Ruffles and French onion dip. If you have ever been to any party hosted by my grandmother, mother or me, you’ve had ruffles and French onion dip. There is something that it is so good no matter how fancy your party is! 

We had six specialty drinks. Moscow Mules, Pink Champagne, Jack and Gingers, Sidecars, Cosmos and Budweiser. It was more of a his and hers cocktail menagerie! Our cocktail selection varies depending upon mood so we decided to serve them al! Our calligrapher used a vintage brass tray that belonged to my grandmother, to display as signage. Our dear friends that own a big band- Radio King Orchestra created a playlist of tunes from the 20’s, 30’s and 40’s for cocktails that played in the background.

Everyone still raves about our food. Like I said, we wanted to focus on fun and the experience so we served what we love. We don’t necessarily need fancy but we need good and homegrown. We chose to do stations over a seated meal. The first station was a pulled pork BBQ station and being from North Carolina this was probably the most time consuming decision possible! HA! We spent lots of time doing “research” to make sure we got it right. While Occasions Caterers did most of our food service and food and it was outstanding, we called on the pros at Pork Barrel BBQ (winners of Shark Tank) to make the ‘cue happen. We also tapped them for our “Get Saucy” sauce buffet. When Doug and I were dating we had a garden at a nearby co-op. We had no idea what we were doing but it brought us together and gave us a great hobby. We ended up putting 17 tomato plants in 2 10’x4’ beds (about 3 times as many as we should). We had the best tomatoes of our life! We served heirloom tomatoes and homemade bleu cheese dressing from a personal recipe. The other station featured our favorite- a taco bar with made to order guac and mini margaritas! 

Event Planner: Danielle Couick | Event Catering: Occasions CaterersDesign: Revolution Events; Fabrication Events; Showtime Events; Creative CoveringsFlorist: Philippa Tarrant | Reception Location: The Decatur House on Lafayette Square | Ceremony Location: The Decatur House on Lafayette Square | Rentals: Perfect Settings (rentals); Creative Coverings (linen) | Lighting Company: John Farr Lighting | Videographer: Bowen Films | Valet + Transportation: MJ Valet | Photographer: Rodney Bailey; |  Hair + Makeup: Alison Harper & Co. Favors + Special Details: Favors- donation to the Alzheimer’s Association | Invitations and Day-Of Paper Company + Brand: Invites: The Dandelion Patch; Day of Paper: Party Favorites

Entertainment Company + Selected Entertainer: Millenium Band (Washington Talent Agency); Elliott Smith (soloist/acoustic guitar player); Gospel Choir (ceremony)

Credits

  • Rodney Bailey

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