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A Vintage-Inspired Wedding by the River

Although Susanne and Rich currently call NYC home, they chose a wedding day away from the city bustle and said “I do” in Alexandria, Virginia. With a ceremony next to the Potomac River, their guests enjoyed the best of nature while Elisha of Love Life Images captured the entire affair behind the lens. Filled with meaningful details and vintage-chic style, this gallery is one you don’t want to miss.

From the photographer, Elisha… Susanne and Rich are one of my favorite long distance love stories. They dated for five years while they completed their residencies in different states. Finally, they chose to settle down together in the hustle and bustle of New York City. Despite choosing NYC as their home, they were so excited to come back down to be with friends and family to celebrate their special day at River Farm in Alexandria, Virginia.

Susanne told me how much a wedding by the water meant to her as she always dreamed of being married on the river, and what better backdrop in the Mid-Atlantic than the Potomac! Susanne and Rich were blessed with some amazing weather on the day-of. The wind sweeping off the water and gorgeous clouds in the sky perfectly framed quite a few beautiful moments throughout the ceremony and during their portraits.

They had so many elegant and sentimental details tied into their day. Susanne was wearing her father’s family ring and had the rings of a couple of whom she and Rich admire tied into her bouquet. I just loved all the pastel colors, the vintage teapots, and their ombre cake. The day was filled with breathtaking moments and I’m so thankful that Susanne and Rich allowed me to document their special day.


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Photography: Love Life Images | Event Coordination: Etc. Coordinators | Floral Design: Helen Olivia Flowers | Cake: Occasionally Cake | Catering: Well Dunn Catering | Makeup: Alison Harper and Company | Hair: Alison Harper and Company | Transportation: Limousines, Inc. | Venue: River Farm | Reception Music: Bachelor Boys Band

Pretty in Pink for this Romantic Virginia Wedding

It’s Monday morning and we’d be lying to say we jumped out of bed with glee. Let’s get real; it’s a struggle but luckily we have the cure for those beginning of the week blues and it comes in shades of pretty pink. Whimsical, romantic and bursting with all the beauty that makes SMP sing, this outdoor wedding by Elizabeth Fogarty is all we need to add a spring to our step – all in our Vault right here!

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From the Bride… Caleb and I both wanted an outdoor wedding, near the water. We wanted to keep it intimate and just to our closest family and friends. I would say the theme of our wedding is romantic, whimsical and comfortable. The most important elements of our big day is having a beautiful ceremony and finding time to enjoy it/take it all in. We want to be able to enjoy each other’s company, as well as the company of our loved ones, but never lose sight that this is one of the most important, romantic steps in our relationship.

Caleb and his groomsmen wore light navy and my bridesmaids wore various shades of blush. The hardest thing about bringing our ideas to life was honestly budget – trying to make everything we wanted fit within the budget and prioritizing certain elements over others. Another small hiccup is trying to best accommodate family requests, but also staying true to what we want.

We met right after high school, through mutual friends at a party. Caleb broke the ice first and we started dating midway through freshmen year of college. We did 5+ years of long distance before he moved to NYC to join me in the working world. We’ve always known we’d end up together because we’re so similar (neat freaks, love being active, family oriented) but also challenge each other to be better every single day. Our families have been so welcoming and supportive since the beginning, and the engagement/wedding process has just brought us even closer. 

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Photography: Elizabeth Fogarty | Floral Design: Amanda Burnette | Wedding Dress: Hayley Paige | Shoes: Valentino | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Jenny Yoo | Bridesmaids' Dresses: BHLDN | Catering: Main Event Caterers | Make Up: Glam Bridal Beauty | Suit: Bonobos | Wedding Venue: River Farm | Calligraphy + Stationery Design: Joanna Hope Art

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Black +White Makes Everything Right in the Perfect Old Town Engagement

Whoever said the classic pairing of black and white was boring clearly hasn’t seen Leilani and Danny’s chic Old Town engagement session. Because these two? Well, they’re anything but. Donning the chicest apperal complete with the sweetest sunlit kisses, Audra Wrisley captured their session to share and thankfully we’ve got it all waiting for you in The Vault!

From Audra WrisleyLeilani and Danny’s chic Old Town engagement session is the epitome of spring and romance! I couldn’t be more excited for these two and their beautiful wedding day coming up this Fall, and we loved spending the day capturing their laid back and fun-loving relationship. Leilani and Danny happen to be stunning and have killer style, and their chic black & white aesthetic was the perfect dramatic look for their city shoot in Old Town, Alexandria. Blending the city streets, southern brick & ivy nooks, a classic car and the historic waterfront, their shoot was such a beautiful mix of old Virginia and new.

Photography : Audra Wrisley Photography | Gown: Rent The Runway | Hair + Makeup: Lori Nansi | Suit: Michael Kors | Film Lab: Richard Photo Lab | Shirt: Esther | Skirt: Zara

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Romantic River Farm Elopement Inspiration

Overflowing with romantic vintage details and Bridal accessories, soft spring florals, and a pair of the sweetest pooches I’ve ever laid eyes on, this inspiration shoot, brilliantly coordinated by Voila Event Studio and photographed by Audra Wrisley, is making me want to elope with my sweetie ASAP. See the rest of the pretty in the gallery here!

From Audra WrisleyI’m so excited to share this elopement inspiration shoot photographed at Virginia’s enchanting River Farm. Inspired by the Mottahedeh ‘Tobacco Leaf’ plates, our shoot centers on soft summery colors with a bold twist of royal blue. River Farm’s brick trellis was the perfect backdrop for a southern elopement, infused with vintage elements like the gorgeous Gossamer gown and Trumpet & Horn engagement ring.

Photography: Audra Wrisley Photography | Event Coordinator: Tyler Fitzhugh | Floral Design: Studio Dbi | Wedding Dress: Gossamer | Engagement Ring: Trumpet & Horn | Hair & Makeup: Lori Nansi | Venue: River Farm | Cake Design: Jacqueline Knight, Sweet Pearlz Cheesecakes | Film Lab: Richard Photo Lab | Mottahedeh Tobacco Leaf Plates: Mount Vernon- The Shops | Paper Design: Illiah Manger | Silk Ribbon: Frou Frou Chic | Vintage Accessories (bowtie, Cufflinks, Earrings): Lord & Lady Co | Vintage Rentals: Vintage Affairs | Vintage Ring Box: The Mrs Box

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European Garden Bridal Inspiration

Pause everything, because you’re going to want to soak up every bit of this beauty. With Michael and Carina Photography behind the lens it’s garden Bridal like you’ve never seen before. I’m talking lush florals, beautiful paper goods and one stunning dress. So, get scrolling and soak it all up in the gallery!

From Michael and Carina Photography… This dreamy bridal session is inspired by European gardens. Simple, elegant and organic. It is almost as if the bride is wandering through a secret garden, smelling the flowers and feeling the earth under her feet. The soft color tones and lush floral arrangements add to the organic feel of the photos.

This bridal session has it all: beautiful paper goods, florals and a stunning dress – and yet it is simple. Nothing is meant to overshadow the feeling of getting lost in that overgrown garden, in that smell of the blossoms…

Photography: Michael And Carina Photography | Floral Design: White Magnolia Designs | Wedding Dress: Gossamer | Makeup : Makeup Artist Liz Wegrzyn | Venue: Private Garden | Paper Goods: Written Word Calligraphy | Planning and Styling: Wit Weddings | Rentals: 12 Th Table | Ribbon: Silk Willow

Traditional Hotel Monaco Wedding

I love when a couple finds a way to add special traditions and touches to their Big Day. This intimate ceremony has so many lovely details, from the bride in her mother’s stunning dress to the romantic blush pink flowers, it is impossible to pick a favorite. Get even more of this love-filled fete in the gallery from Elizabeth Fogarty!


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From Elizabeth FogartyDaniel and Michelle’s wedding at the Hotel Monaco was simply perfect. Michelle wore her own mother’s dress, which looked fabulous with her sparkly Jimmy Choos. Daniel chose a Tiffany and Co. wedding band, which is awesome since the grooms deserve some love too! It was one of those beautiful and crisp fall days. After their first look, they signed the Ketubah surrounded by both their families. After the signing, they moved to the courtyard for their intimate ceremony. The silver chairs plus the pink and blush flowers made the perfect combination. Just like Michelle’s soft laced dress, the outside looked super romantic. The best part of the day was seeing how truly loved they are and what a great time all the guests had.

Photography: Elizabeth Fogarty | Flowers: B Floral Design | Cake: Amphora Bakery | Ceremony Venue: Hotel Monaco Alexandria Courtyard | Reception Venue: Hotel Monaco Alexandria Courtyard | Hair: Ty And Lilly's Hair

Traditional Alexandria Wedding

This wedding right here?  It’s everything.  And by “everything,” I mean stunning traditional details meets drop-dead gorgeous blooms from Petal’s Edge meets a beautiful bride and a dashing gentleman in uniform.  Captured in amazing images by Marta Locklear, we’re calling it classic done oh-so-right.  See for yourself in the full gallery.

From Marta Locklear… Steven and Alexandra’s wedding was the epitome of a classic Virginia wedding. He wore his dashing Marine Corp dress uniform along side his groomsmen’s black tuxes. Her long-sleeved delicate lace gown competed with the notorious classic Grace Kelly. All of this was surround by delicate blush and dove gray florals and the traditional settings of one of the oldest churches in Old Town Alexandria, The Christ Church, and our very own George Washington’s estate, Mt. Vernon Inn.

Photography: Marta Locklear | Florist: Petal's Edge | Wedding Dress: Hannelore's Of Olde Town | Ceremony: Christ Church | Reception: Mt. Vernon Inn | Shoes: Kate Spade | Catering: Mt. Vernon Inn

Summer Garden Wedding at River Farm

An al fresco affair at River Farm guarantees one thing for sure: an oh-so lovely landscape. As the headquarters for the American Horticultural Society, the gorgeous gardens are a built-in bonus. Throw in a dash of Dogwood Events, like this Bride right here, and your wedding day florals get a double dose of pretty. Take some time to take that all in, and pop in the gallery by Sweet Tea Photography.

From the Bride… Adam and I met while we were students at Auburn University. We actually met while we were out with friends on Toomer’s Corner (which if you know SEC football, you know the spot)! We began spending almost every day together. On October 26, 2009, Adam asked me to be his girlfriend after I decided to make a lovely home cooked meal for us to enjoy…burnt chicken (luckily, he saw past that culinary calamity). He had brought a bottle of wine to my apartment that night which he later gave me the cork that had 10-26-09 written on it (we still have it).

We were married on May 25th at River Farm, in Alexandria, Virginia. I can’t say enough good things about our wedding venue. River Farm was once the home to George Washington but now serves as the headquarters for the American Horticultural Society. I loved the history behind the property and the landscape is stunning. I’ve always envisioned myself getting married somewhere beautiful outdoors in Virginia, so the gardens at River Farm were perfect. I wanted the event to be inviting, romantic and intimate, which I think we certainly accomplished.

I worked hard putting all the little crafty details together because I just had so much fun doing it! We went antiquing on multiple occasions to find unique items for centerpieces and decorations. One day, I got the idea to have old sewing machine drawers holding assorted glass jars with flowers for our centerpieces. We found a bunch of these drawers at antique stores but also used some from the old sewing machine that my grandmother made her wedding dress with, so that was special. Second to the centerpieces, my favorite element was our cupcake bar. I found mismatched cake stands, crates for height, rustic decorations and created cute names for each of the delicious cupcakes then wrote out descriptions on a chalkboard sign. I displayed our seating chart on window panes; we had customized koozies as favors, a Memorial Day display, and an assortment of unique elements that pulled it all together. I told you I didn’t think I could choose!

My most favorite moment of the day was during our ceremony. The actual exchanging of vows seems to be a part that guests forget about, but to us, that moment was so meaningful. We had written our vows and given them to each other to read the morning of the wedding. During the ceremony, we put those written vows in a box. What is even more special is that we decided that for each anniversary we have, we will write a letter to each other to put in that box. The love notes and stories we will have written to each other throughout our life will be a great treasure for us to look back on.

I was in love with my veil. Originally I didn’t even want one but the second I saw myself in that veil, I truly felt like a bride. As it turns out, I wore it the whole night (even to the hotel bar after the reception)!

I would tell future brides to be yourself in the planning process and stick with your vision. Don’t DIY your entire wedding…pick and choose several projects you want to take on and make them unique to your style. Truly live in the moment, savor every second with your family and friends, dance the night away, and take the opportunity to thank your parents. Also, hire a great group of vendors!http://robertsandcompanyblog.com

Photography: Lisa Blume Photography | Floral Design: Dogwood Events | Cupcakes: Fluffy Thoughts Bakery | Stationery: Minted | Ceremony Venue: River Farm | Reception Venue: River Farm | Catering: Main Event Caterers | Makeup: Bridal Artistry | DJ: Chris Laich Music Services | Ceremony Music: Classical Guitar Ceremonies Inc | Bride's Dress: Sarah Seven | Day-of Coordination: Roberts & Co. Events | Linens: Select Event Rentals

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Mid-Century Glam Wedding Inspiration with Earthy Details

Earthy yet elegant and filled with so many gorgeous textures and details I could squeal, this shoot beautifully crafted and captured by Sweet Root Village is just about as gorgeous as they get. It’s the definition of Pinterest-worthy, and you can get to pinning here.

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From Sweet Root VillageThis collection was first inspired by a strong and long-time love of mid-century glassware and leather. We started dreaming of warm metallics like gold and copper, then layered soft creamy textures to compliment a few deep navy accents. We added burgundy to the table as a later addition based on a few amazing locally grown flowers from our favorite farms that we couldn’t pass up! So, armed with buckets and buckets of gorgeous greens and blooms all sourced within 60 miles of our studio, we each made a bouquet and built ourselves a centerpiece and a mantle backdrop that is making us all want to get married again.

The moodier and manlier inspired aspects of this shoot came in swiftly through the custom made leather goods from wildly talented Carolyn of Matine as well as the dark wood and metallic aspects of the table settings from the team at DC Rental. It all felt perfectly pulled together when we set eyes on the stunning invitation suite and paper good elements lovingly designed by Jennifer of Tonic Site Shop. Our talented studio creative extraordinaire, Rachele, spent hours hand sewing countless bits of triangles to build a fantastical forest of geometric goodness which served as a backdrop to a few special highlights of of our day. The amazing vintage bar cart with all the fixings was so generously supplied by one of our favorite spots in Old Town Alexandria, The Hour! Shelves and shelves of heavenly mid-century entertaining goodness that has us drooling every time we walk through the doors. Also highlighted on the bar cart was a collection of fantastical raw goodies and treats that would appease every raw, vegan, gluten-free, paleo eater on the planet! We couldn’t believe our ears (or bellies) when we discovered these good-for-you desserts that just melt in your mouth so perfectly made by the amazing woman behind Joy Bliss Raw! Pure heaven on your tongue.

We were thrilled to connect with some fantastic local people like Gossamer who handed over an armful of dreamy dresses to play with for the day that inspired us so much and we had a blast working with the amazing ladies of Bishop Boutique down the block from our studio pairing some amazing shoes and jewelry to the gowns! One of our favorite hair and makeup artists, Ana Buitrago, created two rockstar looks for our stunning model Heather and she stuck around all day long adjusting and fluffing and keeping spirits high! The day wouldn’t have been complete without a few special details like the gorgeous sapphire ring sourced from Solovey Jewelers and the handcrafted metal hair crown by Heart of Gold Designs.

So grateful to partner with such amazing talent and so excited to be sharing everyone’s hard work in this collection of images!

Photography: Sweet Root Village | Floral Design: Sweet Root Village | Hair And Makeup: Ana Buitrago | Antique Custom Crown: Heart Of Gold Designs | Deer Antler Tines (on Escort Cards): High Mountain Horns | Invitations And Paper Goods: Tonic Site Shop | Leather Goods: Matine | Local Flower Sourcing: Capital Flower Growers | Local Flower Sourcing: Lynnvale Studios | Model: Heather Jones | Raw Desserts: Joy Bliss Raw | Rentals: DC Rental | Sapphire Ring: Solovey Jewelers | Shoes, Bracelets, Earrings: Bishop Boutique | Styling And DIY Garland: Sweet Root Village | Vintage Glassware, Bar Cart, Bar Accessories: The Hour | Wedding Gowns: Gossamer

An Elegant Black Tie Virginia Wedding

When it comes to picking a season to say “I do”, springtime seems to be the bride favorite. But, there’s something about the elegance added to a black tie affair when the wedding is a winter one, and this Virginia bride wouldn’t have had it any other way. Kelley Cannon Events was on point with all the tiny details and Sweet Tea Photography captured the classic shots in the prettiest gallery right here.


From Sweet Tea PhotographyLauren and Adam met at Wilfie and Neil, a New York City bar, where they both lived at the time. Adam confessed that Lauren being 5’7 and blonde caught his eye but he was truly drawn in by her kindness, fun loving attitude, and how comfortable she made him feel around her. Lauren had been obsessed with Texas since she had been recruited at UT and A&M for PwC. So when Adam said he was from Texas, she knew he was definitely getting her number but it was his charm that reeled her in….and his smile!! After that first night, Lauren invited Adam to her friend’s rooftop oyster party and they completely hit it off!

Lauren and Adam dated for 13 months and then the proposal was made.

From The Bride…It was the day we closed on the house we were buying and we also moving in that afternoon. So our apt was packed up and boxes were everywhere. He asked me to help him look for something so we had to start unpacking boxes. Inside one of them was a smaller box and inside that he had put a small bag from one of our favorite restaurants in the city (Mermaid Inn). When he told me he loved me for the first time the year before he said he knew during a dinner we had there that he was in love with me. He told me to look in the bag and he had the ring inside. He got down on one knee and asked me to marry him.

As soon as we got engaged, I knew Alexandria would be the perfect place. I had taken Adam there on one of our trips to visit my parents and he loved it. Plus with a number of people flying in from out of town, being 5 minutes from the airport was just what we needed. Also I knew all of our New York friends would love the walk ability of the town. I really only had 1 option in mind and that was Hotel Monaco. When we went down to see it, I had all fingers and toes crossed that Adam would like it and luckily he did (hard not too!). The hotel was the perfect size plus it was down the block from the church. And all the staff were so helpful and accommodating which made the decision even easier.

Since our wedding was the last day of February, I wanted the colors to be more on the winter side and less summery. We knew the guys would be in tuxes, so I suppose the tux inspired the black and white theme. I also knew that I wanted all my bridesmaids to pick their own dress. I chose black because there are so many dresses to choose from in this color and everyone looks great in black.

We were going for simple elegance and I definitely think we achieved it. All of our vendors totally got on board and understood our vision. All our vendors were just the best – I know we are biased but we couldn’t have had a better team!

Holly Chapple nailed our flowers. They were to die for and I knew they would be. When Lisa Marie gave us her recommended vendors, I went onto Holly’s website I knew I just had to have her for our wedding….and I was right. When our planner Kelley Cannon showed us the room for the first time, we were so taken aback – everything was stunning.

I also loved our wedding cake. One of my bridesmaids (who I have known since I was 3) made our wedding cake. She has always been skilled when it comes to the kitchen so when it came to picking a baker, Paige Allen was the only one who got a call. Although she was a little hesitant since she is not a professional baker (but she should be), she accepted the challenge and knocked it out of the park! We also had pieces of cake for breakfast the next morning – cake for every meal (and yes I have a sweet tooth!).

I am obsessed with my bridesmaid gifts. One of my bridesmaids recently started a bag company (Beau and Ro) and she made a special edition bag for my wedding and my ladies. They were such a hit and the perfect gift!

DJ Dan, there really is nothing else to say except he is amazing. Everyone had such a blast at our wedding and danced their faces off and I attribute that all to Dan. Our make-up and hair Stylist, Amie Decker, was phenomenal. Similar to Holly, I was flexible on a lot of things but hair and makeup is something that I knew I wanted / needed the dream team and Amie Decker and Kelley Small were just that. Couldn’t have trusted 2 people more and they both made me and the rest of the bridal party look stunning.

I hired Kelley Cannon as a day of planner. After the wedding, I was raving to my mom about Kelley – I kept calling her my 7th bridemaid. She literally did everything for us and made the day completely perfect. I didn’t worry about 1 thing knowing Kelley had everything under control. She really was the glue that held everything together and I can’t thank her enough for doing such a fabulous job.

I really had never envisioned having a winter wedding but I would do it again in a heart beat. There was something magical about it. And for anyone on a budget – you can get some major deals because it is definitely not as busy of a season!

My favorite memory was our ceremony. Adam walked me down the aisle and walking in to the church together. We are also blessed to have prepared and married by Father Kleinmann at St. Marys who I can’t say enough amazing things about. There are just know words for how special he made our wedding day. Hearing the homily, saying our vows and exchanging rings was something I will never forget. Truly life changing.

Photography: Lisa Blume Photography | Planner: Kelley Cannon Events | Cake: Paige Allen | Ceremony Venue: St. Mary's Catholic Church | Reception Venue: Hotel Monaco Alexandria Courtyard | Catering: Jackson 20 | Hair + Makeup: Amie Decker Beauty | Calligraphy: Rachel Carl Co. | DJ: Bialeks Music | Bridesmaid Gifts: Beau And Ro | Floral: Holly Heider Chapple Flowers LTD | Garter: The Garter Girl

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Intimate Alexandria, VA Wedding at the Morrison House

I may sound like a broken record, but intimate weddings are my absolute favorite. They warm my heart right up and make me feel like a part of all the pretty. This beauty photographed and designed by Sweet Root Village is the perfect example, and is proof that intimate doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice style. I would go as far to say it makes it even more chic. See why here.

From the Bride…Kyle and I chose to have an intimate wedding ceremony and reception with 20 of our closest family members and friends. I completely fell in love with the Morrison House in Old Town Alexandria because of its Downton Abbey charm and sophistication. We wanted our guests to feel as if they were attending a fabulous dinner party while there happened to be a wedding beforehand. We decided on a long King’s Table filled with romantic white candles, a soft color pallet of flowers and gold finishes throughout.

The inspiration for my dress was that it needed to simply flow. At Soliloquy Bridal Couture I found a simple Lazaro special occasion gown that I had custom altered to have a dramatic drape on the back. The draping was remarkable work! I received so many wonderful compliments about my wedding dress. What really made this day superb were our vendors who made the wedding a complete breeze while we carried on without a worry in the world. Specifically, our florist and photographer, who is one of Kyle and I’s incredibly talented, creative, and downright remarkable friend, Rachel Bridgwood of Sweet Root Village. Rachel made my pre-wedding jitters disappear simply with her smile and calming personality. The ceremony and reception went by so smoothly. Our guests were having a lovely time, the food was fabulous and the décor was beyond gorgeous. I couldn’t have asked for a more perfect day!

We wanted our parting gifts for our guests to be special and to show how much we love and appreciate them. Our wedding favors were all homemade and handpicked, from spicy pickles to strawberry jam. We put our hearts into it! And now we have weekly requests from friends and family to continue canning for them. If I could sum up our wedding in the fewest words possible I would choose: sophisticated, fabulous, intimate, and over the moon happy!

Photography: Sweet Root Village | Floral Design: Sweet Root Village | Wedding Dress: Soliloquy Bridal Couture | Cake: Gateau | Wedding Venue: Morrison House | Bridal Hair: Ana Buitrago | Bridal Makeup: Carol Hung | Guitarist: Bialeks Music

Colorful Alexandria Wedding

Geomyra Lewis Weddings & Events just schooled me on the beauty of color. I’ve always been more of a neutrals are tops kind of girl, but this happy Virginia wedding has changed my opinion forever. Color is key. Rachel May Photography captured the day which has changed my ways forever, and I dare you to walk away from this gallery without a smile on your face (I guarantee it won’t happen).


From the photographer… Anou & Siobhan were married in Alexandria Virginia in May of this year. While they were planning their wedding they lived in separate countries and used Pinterest heavily to share their ideas and plan their wedding together. They love design and color and brought that aspect out in their wedding details.

Photography: Rachel May Photography | Wedding Planner: Geomyra Lewis Weddings & Events | Florist: Anthomanic | Cake: Sweet Creation Vakes | Bridesmaid Dresses: Union Station | Hair & MakeUp: Dawn Newsome | DJ: Crow Entertainment | Grooms Suit: Topman | Brides Gown: Justin Alexander

Old Town Alexandria Wedding from Love Life Images

When you marry a fashion blogger, you’re in for a super stunning day (and you’re most definitely one lucky groom). Love Life Images captured a wedding fit for the most beautiful of fashion bloggers, planned and perfected by Kelley Cannon Events and I’m feeling inspired. Everything from the seafoam bridesmaids to the sweet flowers the best kind of pretty, and lucky for you, it’s all right here.


From the bride… When Mark and I started planning our wedding, it became very clear to us that we both had the same priority in mind: throw an epic party. Mark quickly took over crafting a song list that was worthy of dancing and cartwheels (yes, my husband does cartwheels at every wedding we go to!), while I focused my efforts on all the pretty, romantic details of the wedding. To say I got into the details is an understatement! As a fashion blogger, I’m already a bit in love with reading blogs and browsing Pinterest, so it was an easy transition to focus my efforts on wedding planning.

My vision for the wedding? Romantic, whimsical, colorful, and local. After looking at one venue (yes, only one!), we knew we had hit the jackpot. The Hotel Monaco in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia is only a mile from our house. Alexandria is where we feel the most comfortable, the most at-home, so there was something really special about sealing our love here. Many of our vendors work with the Hotel Monaco on a regular basis, so our entire day was a well-oiled machine — despite a huge art festival happening the same weekend that closed down all the streets surrounding the hotel! Fortunately, this busy event only added to Old Town’s charm and made for some fun photos.

Besides finally getting to see Mark at the end of the aisle (a feeling I’ll never ever forget — I’m getting goosebumps just writing this), my favorite part of the big day was seeing all the colorful little details come together. After months of scouring the depths of Etsy and hunting for vintage bottles, it all came together even better than we imagined. I cannot thank Love Life Images, The Enchanted Florist, my Etsy vendors, our crafty moms, and coordinator Kristen Puzzo with Kelley Cannon Events enough for bringing my colorful turquoise and coral vision to life.

Every bride tells you that your wedding day will absolutely fly by. What I’ll remember most is seeing our wonderful family and friends dancing their shoes off, laughing, hugging, and jumping up and down with us from the first song to the last. My feet may never be the same from all that dancing and I wouldn’t have it any other way. I look forward to a happy and joyful marriage — and always having a dance partner by my side.

Photography: Love Life Images | Coordination: Kelley Cannon Events | Floral Design: Enchanted Florist TN | Wedding Dress: Luna Novias | Cupcakes: Occasionally Cake | Invitations: Minted | Ceremony Venue: Hotel Monaco Alexandria Courtyard | Reception Venue: Hotel Monaco Alexandria Courtyard | Bride's Shoes: Pelle Moda | Hair: PR at Partners | Officiant: Maureen Burke | Bridal Party Robes: Silk And More | Bridal Shop: White Swan Bridal | Bridesmaids\' Dresses: J.Crew | Chair Garlands & Cupcake Toppers: The Path Less Traveled | Groom\'s Attire: Bonobos | Guest "Tree" Poster: peachwik | Hair Pins: Nordstrom | Music: MyDeejay | Placecards & Table Numbers: SwellAndGrand

Virginia Garden Wedding from Jodi Miller Photography

Today, Virginia is taking over our feed. We started the morning off with this pretty number and now we’re diving into a garden affair full of so many beautiful moments; kissing under blossoming cherry trees, fur babies mixed into the festivities and all with a layer of crazy gorgeous florals by Petal’s Edge. You honestly won’t be able to keep your eyes off them or the snapshots captured by Jodi Miller Photography. Have a look here.

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From the Bride…. April was the perfect time for our wedding because of the cooler Virginia weather and the gorgeous spring blooms. Our ceremony was held at the historic St. Mary’s Catholic Church and the reception was just a short drive down the road to River Farm, the ideal backdrop for our garden reception. River Farm is especially stunning in the Spring with its blooming gardens and beautiful views of the Potomac River.

Our wedding palette included soft pinks, champagne, and grey for the Spring look I imagined. The bridesmaids wore beautiful Jenny Yoo dresses and Greg and his groomsmen wore grey suits from Brooks Brothers with a matching grey tie with a tie clip for a classic look.

We wanted flowers that would look like they were picked from the River Farm garden and our florist helped us create a garden-textured look filled with lots of hydrangeas, roses, peonies, ranunculus, and succulents. To create a vintage look for the tables we used lace overlays for the tables and milk glass and mercury glass vessels.

Other personal details included the vintage stamps used for our wedding invitations, my antique inspired engagement ring, my vintage wedding band created from a cocktail ring from Greg’s grandmother, and the beautiful antique pearl bracelet that was my something borrowed from my mother-in-law. My absolute favorite accessory were my wedding shoes which were the same ones my mom wore 31 years ago on her wedding day.

Lastly, we chose a dog friendly hotel for our getting ready photos so we could include our pugs, Munchie and Rocco, in pictures. I found adorable collars from an etsy store for an adorable formal look for them. My sister, the maid-of-honor also had a bow tie for her pug, Louie.

Photography: Jodi Miller Photography | Cinematography: Michael Brazda Films | Event Coordination: A Sweet Soiree | Florist: Petal's Edge | Dress: Fabulous Frocks of Alexandria | Cake: Nilda Wolman - family friend | Ceremony Venue: St. Mary's Catholic Church | Reception Venue: River Farm | Bridesmaid Dresses: Fabulous Frocks of Alexandria | Caterer: The Chef's Table | Hair & Makeup: Modern Bridal Studio | DJ: March Wilner, Washington Talent Agency | Officiant: Uncle of the Bride | Getting Ready Venue: Morrison House | Groomsmen Apparel: Brooks Brothers | Guitarist: Classical Guitar Ceremonies Inc | Invitation Suite: Wedding Paper Divas | Linens & Rentals: DC Rental | Veil & Hair Flowers: Fabulous Frocks of Alexandria

Alexandria, Virginia Wedding from Amelia Johnson + Karson Butler Events

This might sound a little crazy, but I believe you can tell a lot about a bride by her wedding shoes. They sort of set the tone of the entire day — casual, formal, quirky, glam —  I’m telling you, it’s ALL in the shoes. So what better way to introduce this wedding than the bride’s mint BHLDN pumps? They’re every bit as sweet and stylish as the day crated up by Karson Butler Events and JM Flora. And what’s better yet? You can see it ALL for yourself in the full gallery from Amelia Johnson Photography over here.

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From Amelia Johnson… Su Chuen and Chia met as teenagers in Malaysia. From their teenage years through college and careers the two have been inseparable. They opted for an intimate wedding at River Farm in Alexandria, VA, and invited their beloved guests through hand-written notes. Chia, the groom, thought that a mind-map style seating chart would both beautifully serve as seating direction and to illustrate how the couple knew their guests.

The couple’s unique love of dragon boating and Malaysia was incorporated brilliantly by Karson Butler Events. Boat paddles hung above the tented bar and rested against chairs by the ceremony. Guests were invited to pin notes of love and advice to ribbons streaming down a garden tree. Karson Butler Events created custom menus and chopstick cases from the stationery suite to showcase Malaysian cuisine.

Su Chuen and Chia’s wedding was truly a close-knit, intimate event. Guests quickly became friends as they celebrated the couple’s new life together.

Photography: Amelia Johnson Photography | Event Planner: Karson Butler Events | Florist: JM Flora | Cake: Catering By Windows | Stationery: Rifle Paper Co. | Shoes: BHLDN | Catering: Catering By Windows | Makeup: Blush DC | Hair: Julie Jackson Stylists | DJ: Dave Grimm | Officiant: Say I Do Your Way - Joyce Cochran | Tent: Rent-All Center | Bridal Gown: J.Crew | Bridesmaids Gowns: J.Crew | Day of Papergoods: Little Bit Heart | River Farm: River Farm

Alexandria Wedding from Katie Stoops Photography + Karson Butler Events

It’s weddings like this which make me curse Vogue for not putting gorgeous, poofy ballgowns in the “perfect for everyday wear” category. Because you better believe I’d be rocking this dress every single day if only I looked as stunning as this bride. It’s totally gorgeous, and absolutely fitting for the wedding it was worn to. Karson Butler Events planned and designed a soiree so spectacular, I’ll be spending my entire day with every last image from Katie Stoops Photography.

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From the beautiful bride… My groom George and I were set on finding an outdoor venue for our wedding that would supply natural beauty and majesty. Our wonderful planners, Amber Karson and Emily Butler of Karson Butler Events, found the perfect setting – the historic River Farm in Alexandria, Virginia. River Farm was owned many years ago by George Washington and is now the headquarters of the American Horticultural Society; it is open to the public during the week and features amazing gardens, play areas for children, and beautiful views of the Potomac River. We liked that it was a place we could come back and visit for years to come, eventually with our children perhaps. We invited our guests to dress comfortably in “garden party attire”, and luckily the August weather cooperated – it was a much cooler day than the days prior or following, and though rain threatened, it didn’t come down until we were all under the tent for dinner!

One of the most exciting elements of the venue was the complexity of the grounds. We were able to work with our planners and caterers to set up lemonade stations and other surprises for our guests throughout the property. We worked closely with our paper goods provider, Little Bit Heart, on a fun map of River Farm, which pointed out the lemonade stands, various gardens to explore, the ceremony and cocktail locales, etc. It came out beautifully! Little Bit Heart printed the map on the flip side of our programs, and we included fun facts about the grounds as well.

Perhaps the most exciting design element for us (especially since we didn’t know what to expect!) was the beautiful escort card display that our planners, Karson Butler Events, put together for us. They hung lanterns in our color scheme (red and purple) from the trees in our cocktail hour area, with long ribbons hanging from the lanterns and the escort cards (featuring beautiful calligraphy from Kathryn Murray) clipped to the ribbons. Guests were welcomed into the space for cocktail hour after the ceremony while our amazing photographer Katie Stoops took pictures of us with family. We got many compliments from our guests, who said the garden had a fairy tale look, and who raved over the calligraphy and adorable little clips! Our special lemonade flavors and three signature cocktails (my favorite: Bubbly Cherry Blossom Bellini), supplied by Main Event Caterers, were also a huge hit during cocktail hour.

We also had fun incorporating little details which we thought would be significant to our guests. One of the most meaningful was a photo homage to Sara’s father, who passed away a few years ago. Sara also had both her mother’s and father’s wedding bands incorporated into the ribbons on her bouquet stem as her “something borrowed

In terms of our favorite moments from the day, George’s wow moment was seeing me when I tapped on his shoulder for the “first look,” which took place in one of the beautiful gardens. It was a special and emotional moment for us both! I had picked a simple white dress from Mikaella – it had the drama I wanted, but also seemed to communicate simplicity and joyfulness. It was the dress I felt George would respond to emotionally the most, and I was right! My “wow moment” was when I walked through the ballroom and was shocked to see a photo booth (complete with props!), which was George’s surprise gift for me. I had wanted a photo booth early on but we had rejected the idea as outside of the budget. George decided it was worth it, and it was a wonderful and fun treat for both us and our guests – not to mention that it made me feel even more loved by and appreciative of my amazing groom. Our ceremony reflected our strong Christian faith, but we had some unique elements as well. I walked myself most of the way down the bridal aisle, and then George, already at the front, walked the rest of the way to meet me right before I walked through the guest rows. We felt this was a good representation of both our former self-reliance and our new union. Our bridesmaids, groomsmen, and adorable flower girls (who also carried a banner in front of us after the ceremony) and ringbearer made the ceremony complete. The beautiful dinner outside under the tent was also amazing – we loved hearing the toasts, eating the delicious food from Main Event Caterers (including a River Farm Flower Garden salad, incorporating edible blossoms), and seeing all our closest friends and family gathered in such a majestic space.

After dinner, we enjoyed dancing in the ballroom of the estate house with our guests and taking pictures in the photo booth. The flower girls, who donned stick-on mustaches from the photo booth props, danced up a storm and charmed everyone at the wedding! For dessert, we had a small cake complemented with a dessert buffet – another big hit. After the dancing was over, we all went back into Old Town Alexandria for an after party with our guests. It was a wonderful end to a beautiful day!

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Photography: Katie Stoops Photography | Event Planning + Design: Karson Butler Events | Cinematography: Josh Gooden | Flowers: The Enchanted Florist | Catering: Main Event Caterers | Venue: George Washington’s River Farm | Invitations: Minted | Paper Goods: Little Bit Heart | Calligraphy: Kathryn Murray Calligraphy | Make-Up: The CM Artist Group | Hair: Hair by Jewels | DJ: Brennan Sullivan, Bialek’s Music | Tent: Rent-All | Photobooth: Booth-o-Rama

Alexandria Wedding at Lorien Hotel & Spa from Eli Turner Studios

Despite a storm knocking out water and electricity the night before the wedding and a last minute change of venue thanks to a hero wedding planner, Claire Ward of Simply Chic Events , this wedding looks as if it went off without a hitch. And what’s so incredibly beautiful is that all of that storm fall out really drove home the idea that a wedding day is about the love; simple as that. Take a look at the full gallery of images captured by Eli Turner Studios for even more Alexandria festivities. It’s a beauty both inside and out.

From the Bride… After eight wonderful years of dating and ten months of wedding planning, we woke up on the morning of our wedding more than excited to walk down the aisle and say “I do!”  Unfortunately, the night before our wedding, a derecho (a straight-line wind storm) hit the DC metro area, causing significant destruction. Millions of residents lost power.  We woke up on the morning of June 30th, 2012 to learn that our wedding venue had lost water and power and we would not be able to hold our wedding there. We were devastated that we might have to cancel the wedding, but our AMAZING wedding planner, Claire Ward, took control of the situation and made sure that despite the loss of power and lack of cell phone service, we would have a wonderful, memorable and beautiful wedding. Claire tracked down a working phone and called around to venues in the area. We were beyond lucky that she found the Lorien Hotel and Spa, a Kimpton Hotel in Old Town Alexandria, that could accommodate us and our 130 guests. In five hours, Claire, the caterers at Main Event, the florists at Petal’s Edge, the wonderful staff at the Lorien and my dad created our special day in an entirely new venue. When I walked down the aisle, it was the first time I had seen the ceremony space!

Our guests were so wonderful and flexible, and everyone laughed, danced and had a great time. Our friend Amanda’s train from New York was delayed for four hours in Philly, and after it was cancelled, she took a cab to the airport, rented a car and drove to Virginia for the wedding. It was truly an act of love! The ceremony and reception felt even more intimate and familial because of what we had all been through together. Our parents, groomsmen and bridesmaids supported us throughout the day and made sure we remembered what was really important — we were getting married!

We truly were blessed to have Claire and our other wonderful vendors, including our DJ Rusty, who brought the house down on the dance floor! We were so excited that almost all of our original decorations made it from our original venue to the Lorien. They even welcomed our puppy, Barton, who was our handsome ring bearer. However, after months of fixating on details, we realized that all that really mattered was marrying the love of your life while your closest friends and family witness and celebrate with you! After being showered with lavender during our send-off, we ran to the car to find Claire driving — our limo couldn’t make it because of the storm. But it was still the perfect ending to a perfect night that started under less than perfect circumstances!

Wedding Photography: Eli Turner Studios / Wedding Venue: Lorien Hotel & Spa in Alexandria, Virginia / Event Planning: Claire Ward of Simply Chic Events / Floral Design: Petal’s Edge Floral Design / Officiant: Bill Cochran / Catering: Main Event Caterers / Wedding Invitations + Wedding Day Paper Goods: NMICreations / DJ: Rusty of DJ D-Mac & Associates / Texas Mr and Mrs. Signs: WoodenCreationsbyTJ / Longhorn Cake Toppers: The Pink Koala / Table Numbers: Sweettomyheart / Window Pane Menus: Dara Lipton (A Bridesmaid) / Balsa Bouquets, Hair Pins + Boutonnieres: ReflectGlamour / Favors: The Bride & Groom / Wedding Dress: Pronovias / Bride’s Shoes: Kate Spade

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Alexandria Wedding from Abby Jiu Photography + Cherry Blossom Events

I’m a cold weather girl at heart, so when a gorgeous winter wedding crosses my screen, it’s always a bit of a frenzy over here. Eyes darting from image to pretty image, devouring every single detail from Cherry Blossom Events. The way Abby Jiu Photography captured this soiree is breathtaking – the lighting, the emotion, the colors, it’s all beyond magical. So go on, get your gallery on, and let your eyes take in all the lovely!

 

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Hunter and I met when we first moved to Washington DC around 1998. Although, we are both from the “deep” South and attended the rivalry schools of Ole Miss and Mississippi State, we had never met before. Hunter likes to mention that he attempted to ask me out a few years before we began dating and I said no. This could be true… Nevertheless, we saw each other in a Congressional building hallway (where we both worked at the time) in January 2002 and he asked me to a hockey game. It was one of those busy days on Capitol Hill and I almost did not make the game. Luckily I got out of work and headed to the Verizon center and the rest is history.

As things got more serious, I knew the time would come for the proposal. Hunter and I had taken a trip to Gettysburg to visit the battlefields and fell in love with a small Inn called the Atrium Inn. It’s just right outside Gettysburg. I love everything old and historic so this was a perfect place to stay. Hunter took me back to that very Inn for a beautiful snowy late fall proposal. He proposed on the balcony of our suite. Afterwards we had an intimate dinner at the Inn’s restaurant and a cozy late nightcap by the wood burning fireplace.

It took us a while to finally plan the wedding but once we set the date, it was off to the races. Hunter and I knew we wanted a convenient place that had some spunk to it. After reviewing multiple options with Alex, our wonderful wedding planner, we settled on Hotel Monaco in Old Town Alexandria, VA. This hotel had everything I was looking for – a venue big enough for a rocking band, lots of room to eat and drink, and guests could take advantage of everything Old Town had to offer.

My wedding style was very much my style. Lots of whites, greens, and deep browns with creamy undertones. It gave a warm and inviting feeling to the setting. I told Alex there were three things that were important to me at the hotel: 1. Great food and drink selection 2. Beautiful flowers 3. A band that can play everything. We achieved all of that and more! As for the church ceremony, my thought had always been that the church should speak for itself. With that in mind, simple boxwood wreaths on the doors and two simple arrangements inside the church. Begging for some tradition, I wanted to wear my veil over the face stating a fresh beginning once it was removed. I also carried Hunter’s great great grandmothers’ handmade lace handkerchief with his great grandmother’s pin attached to my bouquet.

My jewelry selection was anything but the usual. Hunter and I picked out my engagement ring together at Chas Schwartz and Sons. It’s a beautiful little shop in the Willard Hotel in Washington DC. My engagement ring is a vintage 1930’s Tiffany original ring that still has the initials and date of the previous ring owners wedding date. I love that so much. We have been buying our jewelry there ever since. When I went by to tell Mark Martin, the store director, of the wedding date he said you must wear vintage jewelry from here! Of course I replied, yes you are right. Mark and I settled on a pair of art deco 1950s diamond drop earrings and a diamond and sapphire bracelet that Mark said just happens to tell time. It really worked out great because normally brides have no idea what time it is, but I did! The bracelet is actually watch but you would never know it by all of the edged jewels surrounding it. It was a pleasure to wear these pieces.

All in all, I could not have done this wedding without the help of Alex Strawn at Cherry Blossom weddings. To have someone see your vision and make it come alive, is priceless. I must also thank my wonderful photographer Abby Jiu for capturing a lifetime of memories. And last, to my husband, who made it all happen in the first place.

Photography: Abby Jiu Photography / Flowers: Greenworks, DC / Event Planning + Design: Alexandra Strawn, Cherry Blossom Events / Ceremony Location: Trinity United Methodist Church / Reception Location: Hotel Monaco / Invitations: Dandelion PatchBella Figura / Shoes: Something Blue, from Shoe Hive / Dress Designer: Rosa Clara / Bridesmaid Dress Designer: J.Crew / Men’s Fashion: Monsieur’s Clothing Store in Greenville, MS / Art Deco Diamonds & Sapphires: Chas Schwartz & Sons / Blue Rhinestone pin: Vintage

Alexandria Wedding by Fresh In Love Photography

This Bride is so animated and adorable, the second you lay eyes on her you’ll want to be her best friend. Plus she’s rocking a blush colored Vera gown, so you just know she’s all kinds of awesome and toting images by Fresh In Love Photography to prove it. With loads of DIY charm and personality coming out the wazoo, I dare you to look through the full gallery of this Alexandria wedding without brandishing a big, huge smile. It’s contagious, I’m telling you.

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From the Bride… Vihn and I have very different personalities. I love vintage and soft flowers, while he prefers a modern, ultra-clean look. So combining the two looks took some planning, but in the end it all seemed to come together and work well. We did seating placements by writing on old window panes (vintage) but then put chevron on the tables and made the seating names in a modern font. I really wanted a soft simple wedding look on the day, so I chose the most beautiful dusty pink Vera Wang dress that looked beautiful and not too wedding-y. I did my hair and makeup myself, and even my flowers! I’m so glad I did because I felt like myself on the wedding day, just a more beautiful version of me! 

We are both chill people, so even though we knew there would be some procedure involved in a traditional church wedding  we wanted to make sure the reception was all about having a big party with our friends and family. We did do a cake cutting but didn’t make a big deal out of it and let people keep dancing while we did it so that the evening continued to flow perfectly. The best memory is the photos we took with our bridal party right after the ceremony. It was just us and a few super-close friends walking around in the sunshine celebrating the first hour of our new lives together. It was magical.

Wedding Photography: Melissa O’Connell of Fresh In Love Photography / Wedding Venue: The George Washington Masonic Memorial in Alexandria, Virginia / Floral Design: DIY by the Bride and Her Friends Julia Bresnak-Arata-Siebenaler + Albert Siebenaler / Wedding Invitations: DIY by the Bride / Catering: R&R Catering / Lighting: Brian King of Superlative Events / Wedding Dress: White by Vera Wang / Dress Alterations: Carol of Novella Bridal / Bride’s Shoes: Betsey Johnson / Hair: Frizzles Salon & Spa / Makeup: DIY by the Bride / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Charlotte Russe, Urban Outfitters, Free People, Anthropologie, Forever 21 + H&M / Men’s Suits: Banana Republic

Alexandria Wedding at The Carlyle Club by Anne Robert Photography

Take an affair that matches the gorgeous, vintage vibe of The Carlyle Club. Then add in a Bride that rocks that gorgeous, vintage style like nobody’s business and Anne Robert who captures that gorgeous, vintage vibe with every single image and you know what you get? A really fun gallery to peruse. See it all here!

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From the Bride… I know it sounds silly, but our wedding day was one of the best days of my life! From waking up and getting ready in the hotel suite with my bridesmaids to seeing my groom for the first time of the day to sharing our special moments with 90 of our most beloved friends and family, the day could not have been better! My family was expecting me to be the biggest bridezilla, but the truth is that I was walking on cloud nine from the moment I woke up until the moment I went to bed that night. For this, I have to thank the wonderful man I married and my talented wedding vendors! From my wedding planner to my photographer, everyone played their part and made the day a breeze. In saying that, my favorite part of the day was the ceremony, hands down! Exchanging our heartfelt words to one another and sharing those special moments with our loved ones was a feeling that is indescribable.

We wanted our wedding to make a statement, and our main goal was to share our vows over candlelight and throw an amazing party for our loved ones to help us celebrate our nuptials. For us, the most challenging part of the planning process was finding the venue that would allow for this to happen! After numerous site visits, I came across an art deco music/dinner theater in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia, and knew we had to check it out. Once we stepped in the venue with our planner, we knew it was the perfect place for us to host our wedding and reception. Because it was an Art Deco style venue, we decided to play off the decor and go with an “Old Hollywood Glam” theme! Once we had the venue and the theme nailed down, the rest of the planning process fell into place. I work for a wedding technology company called WeddingWire so I see a lot of amazing weddings and work with a ton of talented wedding vendors. I love everything and anything weddings so it wasn’t hard for me to find inspiration. The hard part was finding inspiration that I could actually use and that would be the perfect fit for us. For ideas and inspiration, I turned to wedding and photography blogs. To stay organized, I added my favorite 10-12 wedding blogs in my Google Reader and kept all of my ideas in one place (pre-Pinterest days) by creating a personal Tumbler blog called “The Wired Bride.” My blog allowed me to put my thoughts on paper, eliminate carrying the “binder of ideas,” and get feedback and opinions from family, friends and the occasional stranger. Let me also say that Etsy was a dangerous place for me. I  spent 3-4 days a week sifting through their marketplace and purchasing a lot of the little details from there, including the bridesmaids’ customized dress hangers, my groom’s cufflinks, my bridal bouquet, the invitations, our ketubah and the boutonnieres.

I learned very quickly that I would not be a DIY bride. I loved the idea of it, but putting those ideas into action was a disaster. I attempted a few projects like making paper flowers out of coffee filters from instructions that I found on WeddingBee, but it turned out to be a total waste of time and energy because I am a perfectionist and nothing ever turned out the way I envisioned. In the end, I felt it was easier to call in the professionals and leave the work up to them. In addition, family was a big help and a huge source of support! My dear twin sister is very crafty so she put her creativity into designing and creating our wedding programs and menu cards, which was so special to us. Looking back, our wedding day would not have been the same without our closest family and friends. The day was a perfect start to the next chapter of our lives, and we are so grateful for everyone who shared in our special day.

Wedding Photography: Anne Robert Photography / Wedding Venue: The Carlyle Club in Alexandria, Virginia / Wedding Planning: Kelley Cannon of Kelley Cannon Events / Floral Design: Shelly Bagdasian of B Floral & Event Design / Officiant: Rabbi Reeve Brenner / Wedding Invitations: B. Designs / Ceremony Musicians: Dromentation / Band: Snackbar Jones via Sam Hill Entertainment / Wedding Dress: Alfred Angelo / Bride’s Shoes: Vivienne Westwood / Hair: Julie Jackson of Hair by Jewels / Makeup: Kim Reyes / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Priscilla of Boston (Now Closed) / Men’s Suits: Macy’s