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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.


If you’re on the hunt for a Virginia winery wedding venue, Veritas Vineyard and Winery is the spot for you. From the mountain views and wonderful staff to their delicious on site restaurant and wines, Veritas has it all! Aside from being my go-to winery to hang out with girlfriends, Veritas Vineyard and Winery is […]

Planning Tips, Vendor Spotlight

February 20, 2024

Virginia Winery Wedding Venue Spotlight | Veritas Vineyard and Winery


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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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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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