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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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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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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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Last month I shared my favorite Virginia outdoor venues, so it’s only right to follow up with my favorite DC outdoor 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 on […]

Inspiration, Planning Tips

April 25, 2023

5 DC Outdoor 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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Kaz and Dave’s timeless DC wedding was a regal affair we won’t be forgetting any time soon. With the ceremony at the Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle, the reception at The Mayflower Hotel, and all of their personal touches, their big day was perfect! DC is where these two met, had their first date, […]

Real Weddings

March 14, 2023

A Timeless DC Wedding Love Story – Kaz + Dave

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Natalia + Douglas’ luxurious DC wedding had a few bumps along the way. But neither venue cancellations nor road construction could stop this multicultural love story! When N+D originally booked with us, they had their venue and date set. Two months after we started planning, we found out that their venue was proceeding with renovations […]

Real Weddings

January 17, 2023

Luxurious DC Wedding At The Larz Anderson House

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You wouldn’t think of “whimsical woodland wedding” and “modern art gallery” in the same sentence, but Elizabeth and Nick knew what they wanted! We were thrilled to work with them from the beginning to create the wedding of their dreams! With Long View Gallery in DC as their venue, Elizabeth wanted to bring the outdoors […]

Real Weddings

January 3, 2023

An Unexpected Whimsical Woodland Wedding in a Modern Art Gallery

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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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