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Introducing Studio Milk!

We’re SO excited that this has been the first official week in our new studio!  We have dreamt for almost a year of finding the perfect space to suit our needs in the perfect location, and we couldn’t have asked for better.  Studio Milk is located in a historic building in the heart of Old Town, Alexandria right […]

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Julie’s 30th bistro bash!

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It’s official – I’m 30!!  Let’s be honest, I was always kind of scared of turning 30 (jokingly, I asked one of my friends a few hours before the party if she was “coming to my funeral…to mourn my youth!”) 😉 It’s like the fun part of your life is over…or so I thought.  But if you can’t […]

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E&C’s Wedding Featured in Martha Stewart!

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We are so excited to see our clients wedding featured in the newest issue of Martha Stewart Weddings Magazine!  Elizabeth and Cody had a beautiful wedding at The Meridian House in Washington, DC.  Elizabeth is a professional ballerina and her family has lived overseas in Europe (francophiles after my own heart!)  We wove elements of both  french […]

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March Madness on Style Me Pretty!

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Eeek!  We just found out that our Parisian wedding was selected to be included in Style Me Pretty March Madness! What does that mean? It means they’ve scoured through the millions of archives to find JUST 32 of their all-time favorite weddings in SMP history, and this was one of them! How does it work? Our wedding will compete against 31 other celebrations every […]

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Spring Soirée at The St. Regis

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We’re getting teased with some 60-degree days around our nation’s capital lately and it has us super anxious for spring (I’m tired of wearing black, I’m ready to break out the pastels!)  Which reminds me of this opulent, spring-fling themed tablescape we designed for the Engaged! Magazine show last March (and realized we never posted pics of!) […]

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Featured in Harper’s BAZAAR!

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Yes, you read right…this image from our Paris wedding was just featured in an Harper’s Bazaar article on the 15 most show-stopping wedding veils….and understandably, we’re a little giddy.  Backstory: I had found two different headpieces I loved and couldn’t decide…and of course, I really was ultimately looking for something with a lot of volume […]

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Y+J’s Wedding in Provence, France

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*As Seen in Flutter Magazine* Photos by: Jose Villa We’re whisking you away to Provence one last time for the finale of the three-part series for Yelena and Julien’s destination wedding weekend. We previously featured Y+J’s welcome party and rehearsal dinner and now – the big day!  Lavender fields for days?  Yes, please!   The bride commissioned a […]

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Y+J’s Rehearsal Dinner in Provence

*As Seen in Flutter Magazine* Photos by: Jose Villa Last July, we worked with NYC-based couple Yelena and Julien on creating their dream wedding weekend in the Luberon region of France.  The Luberon stretches 30 miles along a ridge of rugged hills east of Avignon, and hides some of France’s most storybook-esque hilltop towns and dreamy landscapes. We kickstarted their wedding […]

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Showstopper Summer Wedding Cakes

Wedding cakes were originally used to bring good luck & bountiful fortune to the married couple. Today, they play a huge role in the reception, and are often more works of art than dessert. Here are some summer wedding cakes that will definitely satisfy your sweet tooth! Sometimes, less is more. “Naked” cakes have swiftly […]

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TravelMILK – Paris, Summer 2014

PARIS PERFECT In route to our destination wedding in Provence this summer, we built in a few days in to enjoy Paris before heading south.  All photos by my talented hubby, Eric Parekh, on his Leica M6 with Kodak Portra 400 film! A few photos from my iPhone mixed in…but those will be obvious 🙂 […]

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VENUE SPOTLIGHT: LE MEURICE HOTEL // PARIS, FRANCE

Built in 1835, Le Meurice Hotel is a gem in the heart of our favorite city.  It sits a stone’s throw from The Louvre and overlooks the majestic Tuilerie Gardens.  Combining exceptional 18th century opulence with contemporary chic decor by Philippe Starck, the hotel is perfect for those looking for a piece of traditional old-world […]

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Fashion Friday: Kate Spade + Paris

If there’s two things we love around here, it’s Kate Spade and Paris, France.  So when Kate Spade debuted their “Paris Collection” this week just in time for Valentine’s Day, we felt compelled to share the love with you, dear reader.  And as an extra something sweet, today and tomorrow you can get 20% off […]

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La Parisienne

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“The Parisienne is the girl who’ll do everything to make you think it comes to her easily… and succeeds so well that she made the entire world believe that she stays thin while chugging croissants, has perfect skin while chain smoking, dresses in one second without thinking about it and was born in Paris when […]

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Julie & Eric’s Paris Wedding: The Video

At last!  I’m so thrilled to finally be able to share our amazingly beautiful wedding trailer video by the talented Gabriel Menassier of MG Image.  This video has allowed us to relive the emotions and special moments of the day over and over again! I highly recommend investing in a great videographer.  Make sure your […]

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Haute Homes: Inside the home of Fashion Illustrator Megan Hess

Australian fashion illustrator Megan Hess knows good style.  Her clients include Dior, Chanel, Yves Saint Laurent, Vogue, Harpers Bazaar, Fendi, Laduree, Hermes, The Ritz Paris, Tiffany’s, Bloomingdales, Bergdorf Goodman and Henri Bendel…just to name a few.  Her artwork ranges from the size of a postage stamp to the expanse of a high rise building – […]

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Featured in Martha Stewart Weddings: Julie & Eric’s Paris Wedding

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Guess what came out yesterday??  Our wedding in Martha Stewart Weddings Magazine!  Almost exactly a year and one month from our wedding date – we can finally share all the magic of the day with everyone 🙂  Well…almost!  The magazine will be on the stands through January – make sure to pick up a copy […]

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Strawberry Milk does Paris

My love affair with Paris is no secret.  Last week, we returned from an amazing trip all over France.  Here’s a peek into our escapades via Instagram and iPhone pictures…mixing business with pleasure, of course!  From Paris we went to Provence to scout for one of our destination wedding clients getting married there next year. […]

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Paris, Je t’aime…

Eric and I have been feeling homesick for a little while…homesick for Paris, that is.   It has been 7 months since our wedding in Paris and it’s safe to say that my romance with the city of love and light was only magnified by hosting our intimate wedding celebration there in October.  We both […]

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Our Parisian Rehearsal Dinner

 Photos by: KT Merry While we can’t show much of our wedding day in Paris due to it being published in Martha Stewart Weddings sometime this year, we wanted to at least share a peek at our cozy rehearsal dinner!  The menu was yummy typical french bistro fare – perfect for a rainy, fall night […]

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