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Our blog is the place where you will find our team putting their pens to paper (or fingers to the keyboard!) and giving you all the latest tips, trends, and inspiration from the wonderful world of weddings. We will also be sharing with you highlights from our very own Dainty Details couples and spotlighting some of our favorite Virginia wedding vendors.

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Carrie & Andrew had one main priority for their wedding: they wanted to maximize the amount of time they got to spend with their friends and family. We knew we could make this happen with a fun-packed wedding weekend! From the perfect venue and full weekend itinerary to their elegant mountainside wedding ceremony, this wedding […]

Real Weddings

February 6, 2024

Relaxed Mountain Wedding Weekend in Virginia | Carrie & Andrew

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Every year comes with its own wedding trends, and 2024 is no different. It’s always exciting to see not only what is popular, but how each couple will make the trends their own! Since we are fortunate enough to be a part of a lot of different weddings, we get to see a wide variety […]

Inspiration, Planning Tips

January 23, 2024

6 2024 Wedding Trends We Are Excited About

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We love this DC wedding venue year round, but there is something extra special about a winter wedding at The Mayflower Hotel. Kathleena & Eyal described their dream wedding as elegant, romantic, and glamorous, and this venue in December really delivers! They line the Grand Foyer with Christmas trees and lights, and it was the […]

Real Weddings

January 9, 2024

A Stunning DC Winter Wedding at The Mayflower Hotel

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Having a European-inspired wedding starts with the venue. You are looking for a place with character, charm, and grounds that combine nature and architecture. European style wedding venues have sophistication and vintage details, and play into this romantic and timeless trend. If you’re planning a VA wedding and need European style wedding venues in Virginia […]

Planning Tips

December 27, 2023

5 Beautiful European Style Wedding Venues in Virginia

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Having a Charlottesville wedding just made sense to UVA alum Jenna. Even though Jenna & Ryan live in New York, we worked together to make sure their wedding at The Wool Factory was everything they wanted and more. The Wool Factory was the perfect place to blend in their New York roots to this Virginia […]

Real Weddings

December 12, 2023

Charlottesville Wedding With An NYC Twist At The Wool Factory

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Picture this: a gorgeous fall day in Middleburg, Virginia. Madi & Alex, a laid back couple with the biggest and kindest hearts, have the simple backyard farm wedding of their dreams. These lovebirds wanted their guests to feel relaxed and like they’re just hanging out with some of their favorite people. So that’s exactly what […]

Real Weddings

November 28, 2023

Picturesque Backyard Farm Wedding in Virginia | Madi & Alex

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It’s no surprise that with its sense of warmth and intimacy, the fall season is the most popular for weddings. Fall has ideal weather for outdoor weddings, as temperatures cool down, and there are so many great colors and textures to play with when it comes to fall wedding decor. And let’s not forget the […]

Inspiration

November 7, 2023

5 Of Our Favorite Fall Wedding Decor Touches

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Picture this – a bar in the West Village in NYC. Girl sees boy, asks him to buy her a drink, and the next thing you know they’re having a Virginia winery wedding at the peak of summer. Okay, so there’s a little bit more to the story, but that’s the gist of Sophie and […]

Real Weddings

October 25, 2023

Beautiful Virginia Winery Wedding at Stone Tower Winery | Sophie + Zarek

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Samantha & Carey’s Smithsonian museum wedding in DC was the sophisticated and classic wedding they always wanted. From the hotel to the church to the National Portrait Gallery for the reception, they celebrated the beginning of the rest of their lives with their loved ones amongst the beautiful artwork and history of this stunning venue. […]

Real Weddings

October 10, 2023

Sophisticated Smithsonian Museum Wedding in DC | Samantha & Carey

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A good wedding timeline is the thing that ensures a stress free wedding. Timing is everything! It keeps everyone organized, sets expectations with vendors, and lets everyone know where they should be and when.  Let’s dive right into some tips that you want to make sure you keep in mind when planning out your wedding […]

Planning Tips

September 26, 2023

7 Important Wedding Timeline Tips You Need

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