Unique Bridesmaid Gift Ideas - Bridesmaid Gifts Boutique

January 27, 2019

I had recently partnered with Groovy Guys Gifts to review and check out their groomsmen gifts, check out that blog here, and I have been just introduced to their sister site Bridesmaid Gift Boutique. I am frequently asked for unique ideas for bridesmaid gifts, and Bridesmaid Gift Boutique delivers just that. Great ideas and even better quality.  I sampled one of their products and was not disappointed. Keep reading below for my review of Bridesmaid Gifts Boutique's personalized seamless wine glasses.

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DC Columbia Country Club Summer Wedding

August 23, 2018

Beautiful wedding ceremony at Blessed Sacrament followed by a dancing filled reception at Columbia Country Club!

Ceremony - Blessed Sacrament

Venue - Columbia Country Club

Photographer - Julia Elizabeth

Band -  Bachelor Boys Band

Transportation - Coughlin Transportation

Makeup - Irina Gerasimova

Florist - B Floral Design

photo credit: www.julia-elizabeth.com

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Tips from a Wedding Planner - Pros and Cons of a First Look

August 13, 2018

To have a first look or to not...that is the question. Figuring out if you want to do a first look or not is a big decision. And both logic and emotion will have to go into the decision. Keep reading for some pros and cons of having a first look.

First, what is a first look? One of the biggest trends is having a first look, which means creating a special way for the groom to see his bride before the ceremony. Tradition is of course that the first time anyone sees the bride is when she is walking down the aisle, but now we are seeing a lot of couples opt to have a special moment before the ceremony.

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DC Wedding Invitation Inspiration

August 05, 2018

Looking for some DC inspiration?! We have found some of our favorite DC wedding invitations!

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July 17, 2018

We are excited to have a guest blogger this week! Event Supply Shop is sharing with us their five best steps for choosing your wedding venue. Who are they? They are here for all of your event decor needs. Their blog helps newly-engaged couples plan the perfect future together. Learn more about them here!

Keep reading to check out Event Supply Shop's tips!

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Spring Time Virginia Wedding (with a chance of 5-8 inches of snow)

June 06, 2018

A chance of 5-8 inches of snow did not stand in the way of this April spring wedding in Virginia!

Venue - Murray Hill

Caterer - Savoir Fare

Photographer - Rebekah J. Murray

Band - The Bachelor Boys 

Transportation - Point To Point Limo

Makeup - Lori Nansi

Lighting - a2z Music Factory

Lama - Outstanding Dream Farms

Cake - Tysons Cake

Florist - Affordable Arrangements

photo credit: rebekahjmurray.com

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Tips from a Wedding Planner - Wedding Day Emergency Kit Must Haves

May 29, 2018

Prepare for the unexpected! Having an emergency kit for your wedding day will provide you the ability to be your own problem solver. Remember, you are most likely not getting ready at your house so you will not have the everyday comforts and help as easily accessible as you normally would. Pack a "go-bag" a few weeks before your wedding a bit of piece of mind!

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