22 Christmas Wedding Ideas That Are Full of Holiday Cheer

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Winter may not be the most popular wedding season, but for anyone who loves the festive, holiday spirit, it’s the perfect time to get married. And if you’re saying ‘I do’ in December, you also have the perk of incorporating Christmas wedding ideas into your celebration—something you can’t do any other time of the year. …

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3 Great Wedding Reception Locations in Virginia

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Virginia and the Mid Atlantic are blessed with great weather and lovely colors for the fall. Indian summers are frequent and an outdoor space for your wedding service and reception gives guests the ability to roam, enjoying the grounds, and the venue while celebrating your special day. As a designer, I love venues with nooks …

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3 Great Wedding Reception Locations in Washington, DC

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Our nation’s capital is teaming with fantastic event sites!  How about the historic Hay-Adams Hotel!  If you are a history buff, this corner of H & 16th Streets at Lafayette Square was the center or Society Events from the late 1880’s through the early 1900’s. Washington DC has numerous historic properties with gardens. Two of my …

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11 Wedding Questions You’ll Be Asked During the Holidays

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The holiday season is all about enjoying delicious food and fun traditions with family…and of course, breaking out those stretchy pants. And if you’re recently engaged, your first holidays as an engaged couple will be even more special. However, being engaged over the holidays means that certain family members or your future in-laws might find …

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Great Ways to Use Lanterns for Fall Weddings

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Couples often want a touch of tradition with a sophisticated twist when thinking of decor and design for their big day. Designing a look that offers both, I like to incorporate unique pieces that are unsuspected, yet still give an elegance to the decor. Stunning lanterns provide a unique way of doing just that. Whether …

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The Best Centerpiece Ideas for a Fall Wedding

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Crisp air.  Blue skies. Colors of the trees….  The fall is here – A wonderful time of year for a wedding, especially outdoor weddings. Fall colors are dominant and for weddings, that usually means floral centerpieces take charge and set the “stage.”  In many ways, it is easy to decorate in the fall.  I usually …

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What to Wear to a Virtual Wedding

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Post-COVID nuptials may look different, but there are still things to consider when deciding what to wear to a virtual wedding (Hint: Showing up in the rumpled shirt you’ve been lounging in is not an option.) Here, our tips for guests and couples looking to pull together wedding-worthy looks for a virtual wedding. Read the …

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Our Favorite Backyard Wedding Ideas & Why You’ll See Them Everywhere

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In 2020, backyard weddings have become especially popular due to the pandemic. In light of the virus and social distancing orders, couples have reimagined their original plans into minimonies, microweddings and elopements with backyards being a venue of choice. If you’re hosting a hometown celebration, we rounded up 29 backyard wedding ideas that will make …

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The Ultimate Guide to Wedding Reception Tables

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From yacht club to ballroom to beachside, a wedding reception is full of logistical decisions you’ve been working through over and over again in the months leading up to your big day. The biggest decision (after settling on the location, of course) is perhaps how exactly the room is going to come together. Design elements …

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