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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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Spring is upon us and we are rounding up the perfect spring wedding guest outfit ideas. As wedding planners, we’re obviously well versed in what’s in and what’s out, and what will fit in a wedding dress code. This post is going to be all things spring wedding guest outfit ideas, from specific dress options […]

Inspiration, Planning Tips

March 21, 2024

6 Spring Wedding Guest Outfit Ideas + Wedding Dress Code Tips

spring wedding guest outfit ideas

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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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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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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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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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Emily Bartell reached out to me about assisting her with the planning and design of a cherry blossom editorial in Richmond. Being in Charlottesville, I knew this styled shoot would be a great way to network and meet some Richmond wedding vendors. I love getting to meet new people and expand my network for the […]

Inspiration

May 16, 2023

Behind The Scenes At A Spring Wedding Editorial Styled Shoot

styled shoot virginia wedding at the estate at river run

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Last month I shared my favorite Virginia outdoor venues, so it’s only right to follow up with my favorite DC outdoor wedding venues! With many weddings under my belt as a DC wedding planner, I have 5 amazing DC wedding venues I want to share with you today. 1. Dumbarton House This historic home sits […]

Inspiration, Planning Tips

April 25, 2023

5 DC Outdoor Wedding Venues You Need To Consider For Your Wedding

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Having a wedding website has become just another part of the wedding world, for good reason! They are an easy and convenient way to communicate essential wedding day details. All of your event information can be stored in one place that guests can easily reference for many months ahead of the wedding. Wedding websites are […]

Inspiration, Planning Tips

April 11, 2023

How To Make a Fun and Helpful Wedding Website

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Wedding florals are a key component of a wedding day. Great floral designs at your wedding will truly make your wedding photos. They tie your vision and design together, they add color and texture – wedding florals are very important! As wedding planners, we have a lot of experience when it comes to all the […]

Inspiration, Planning Tips

February 28, 2023

Wedding Florals 101: Tips and Tricks From A Wedding Planner

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There are so many amazing wedding venues in DC and Virginia that we’ve had the pleasure of having weddings at. Even so, there are a few dream wedding venues around here that we’d love to check off our list. Each of our fabulous wedding planners picked their top dream wedding venue to share, so if […]

Inspiration

December 20, 2022

Our 3 Dream Wedding Venues in DC and Virginia

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