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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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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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There is no shortage of Charlottesville wedding venues, which makes being a wedding planner in Charlottesville, VA exciting! Many of the wedding venues people know of in this town are wineries, but there are lots of others that deserve love, too. Let’s talk about them! 1. The Wool Factory This venue is located at a […]

Planning Tips

September 5, 2023

6 Charlottesville Wedding Venues You Need To Know About

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Cassie & Sam’s outdoor winery wedding at the Eastwood Farm & Winery was gorgeous and such a wonderful day. Beautiful views, lots of personal touches, and only one minor veil issue added up to a pretty perfect summer wedding! Cassie & Sam’s love story started at Virginia Tech and has brought them to their current […]

Real Weddings

August 22, 2023

The Perfect Outdoor Winery Wedding In Virginia | Cassie & Sam

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As wedding planners, we see a lot of different wedding design ideas. Whether it’s an idea our couples bring to the table or designs we’ve seen throughout the industry, we can’t help but have a few favorites. From colors and patterns to being mindful of your carbon footprint, our top 6 list really runs the […]

Inspiration, Planning Tips

August 1, 2023

6 Wedding Design Ideas That Will Really Wow Your Guests

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Rachel and Tommy’s waterfront wedding in Northern Virginia was the classic and chic wedding they always wanted. In classic spring wedding fashion, there was some rain, but these two lovebirds didn’t let that ruin their day! Rachel reached out to us back in December of 2021 right after they got engaged. They wanted to get […]

Real Weddings

July 18, 2023

Springtime Waterfront Wedding in Northern Virginia | Rachel & Tommy

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Not even a little rain could stand in the way of Kelly and Danny’s dream garden wedding. From their picturesque proposal, to finding the perfect Virginia wedding venue and having the best team of wedding vendors, everything seemed to be working toward making this an unforgettable day! Kelly and Danny met on Hinge in 2019 […]

Real Weddings

July 5, 2023

A Dream Garden Wedding Come True | Outdoor Virginia Wedding

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Having a first look on your wedding day is a modern tradition and is becoming more and more popular. This intimate moment for the bride and groom to see each other before the wedding ceremony versus seeing each other walking down the aisle for the first time has become a bit of a hot topic.  […]

Inspiration, Planning Tips

June 20, 2023

First Look vs No First Look: The Pros and Cons

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