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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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Lea & Mike’s DC wedding made perfect sense with their DC love story. They met working for a Congressman on Capitol Hill, got engaged in front of the Capitol, and said “I do” in the DC War Memorial. Their reception at the Spy Museum wrapped up the perfect DC wedding day! The DC War Memorial […]

Real Weddings

June 4, 2024

Timeless DC Wedding at The DC War Memorial | Lea + Mike

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There are a lot of reasons a couple may choose to have an at home wedding, whether it’s the sentimental feel of having their wedding in a familiar, meaningful place, privacy, or the freedom to choose any date. Even with all of its perks, an at home wedding does take some extra planning to make […]

Planning Tips

May 21, 2024

7 At Home Wedding Planning Ideas You Cannot Forget

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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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The floral garden wedding style is getting more and more popular, and Anna & Tom dove right in! Their vision was something colorful and fun, gardenesque and whimsical. Bringing this vision to life for them was an honor. We have had many weddings at Airlie in Warrenton, VA, and it’s the perfect wedding venue for […]

Real Weddings

March 5, 2024

Colorful & Intimate Garden Wedding in Virginia | Anna & Tom

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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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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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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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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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