Real Wedding Wednesday: Stone Tower Winery Scenic Surprise

Join us this Wednesday as we follow our featured bride and groom, Katie and Harris, to the rustic, rolling hills of Stone Tower Winery. Thanks to Procopio Photography, we are not only able to appreciate spectacular views of the fresh, liberating fields around but also get a taste of those intricate details of the event that leaves one in pure awe of the thoughtfulness in preparation and design. With a beautifully satisfying geometric motif resonating throughout, Katie and Harris show us that there certainly are a variety of opportunities to bring in some personality while still maintaining a strong wedding aesthetic!

We would also like to thank all of our fantastic friendors on the team in making Katie and Harris’ wedding such an amazing experience for all!

Photography: Procopio Photography | Planner: Roberts & Co | Venue: Stone Tower Winery | Florals: Sweet Root Village | Paper Goods: The Dandelion Patch | Hair & Makup: Alison Harper and Company | DJ: Bruce Pike Productions

Real Wedding Wednesday: Downtown D.C. Modern Metallic Mix

Katie and Steve wanted a wedding of contemporary feels while at the same time highlighting the historical significance of a city they both grew up around – and so, with each endearing moment captured Abby Jiu Photography, the pair celebrated this special day at Potomac View Terrace at the American Pharmacist Association. Here, with its beautiful rooftop and historic facade, the couple donned an artfully arranged palette of gold and rose gold with brilliant berry hues, all juxtaposed against stark blacks. As an added voice to their originality, a traditional string quartet serenaded the pair with some of their favorite Kanye West hits, while exquisite edibles of mid-Atlantic and Southern origins later surrounded the people’s senses. Bedecked with floral-tipped terrariums through and through, this wedding was truly a modern visual masterpiece!

We would like to give a big shout-out to our team of vendors, as none of this could have been possible without your tasteful contributions! And to our lovely bride and groom, may this day set the basis of bright aesthetics for the future!

Photography: Abby Jiu Photography | Planner: Elizabeth Duncan Events | Venue: Potomac View Terrace | Paper Goods: The Dandelion Patch | Wedding Dress: Hitched Salon | Hair and Makeup: Ali Harper and Co. | Floral Design: Amaryllis | Catering: Occasions Caterers | Ceremony Music: PopCulture Strings | Reception Music: DJ D-Mac | Lighting: Atmosphere Lighting | Valet: MJ Valet | Transportation: International Limo

Real Wedding Wednesday: Old Town Alexandria Enchanted Woodland Espousal

While our bride looked stunning and chic in a gown of simple garnishment, a face of fresh makeup, and hair crowned with a thin, vine-like golden headpiece, her groom complimented her expertly in a clean-cut, navy suit. Melissa and Bogdan decided they would celebrate their union in the very heart of Old Town Alexandria at Virtue Feed & Grain. For the wedding, the couple had decided to throw in a bit of their own magic to the woodsy, historical ambience of the local restaurant and bar, bedecking the tables with forest foliage and white floral centerpieces. Recurring appearances of geometric terrariums lent an industrial edge to the rustic atmosphere while concise designs revealed the modernity present in their signage and stationary. This bride and groom certainly knew how to run their own distinct style! Last but not least, we want to send our thanks to Andrea Rodway Photography and the other vendors of this team for lending their talents and resources in capturing all the enchanting moments of Melissa and Bogdan’s special day!













We loved their unique taste and simple choice of setting! Here’s to our happy couple – may you reap a life of continuous merriment!

Photographer: Andrea Rodway Photography | Venue: The Virtue Feed & Grain | Planner & Custom Headpiece: Amelia Lawrence Weddings | Florals: Vintage Floral Design | Ribbon: Silk and Willow | Dress: BHLDN |Hair/Makeup: Agape Airbrush Makeup and Hair | DJ: I’m the DJ Nate Clancy | Paper Goods: The Dandelion Patch

In Lieu of Flowers

When we think about weddings flowers are probably one of the first things that come to mind. Flowers are beautiful but the can easily cut deep into your budget. For couples who are looking to save a bit of cash, who consider themselves to be anything but traditional, or who just don’t like flowers, there are plenty of options to add color and life to your wedding! Paper flowers and greenery, or other natural elements, can all be designed to fit any color scheme or theme. 

Featured Above: Green Wedding Shoes – Below Left: Style Me Pretty – Below Right: A Practical Wedding

Featured Above: Southern Weddings – Below Left: Style Me Pretty – Below Right: Oh So Beautiful Paper

Featured Above: Brooklyn Bride

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– Maggie