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Cozy Capital Chic Wedding at DAR

Photos by: Kate Headley On a cool and sunny November day, Monica and Josh had a classic Washingtonian wedding with a reception at DAR boasting views of the Washington Mall and monuments.  Despite the 200+ guests, we pulled off the cozy and intimate vibe the bride was seeking.  To cozy up the grand venue, we […]

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Tex Mex Rehearsal Dinner

As part of the  festivities for Regan & Colin’s wedding weekend in Texas, we designed and planned a super colorful and fun fiesta-style rehearsal dinner, marrying the atmosphere of the ranch in a Tex Mex theme.  We wanted it to be laid back, bright, energetic and hip with fun food (guacamole station and mini street […]

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A French Fête for our Ballerina Bride

We hope you’ve had time to pick up the current issue of Martha Stewart Weddings (remember the teaser of our client’s wedding we previously posted?)  Happy to finally be able to post the actual print article as well as a link to the full online feature.  This was definitely one of our favorites!!  We will […]

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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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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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Whimsical Tea For a Bride-To-Be

The Dorothy Draper inspired tea we designed for our bride-to-be, at The Greenbrier Resort was featured on Style Me Pretty. Check it all out here! !

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The Chic Chef: 10 Drool-Worthy Kitchens that Will Make You Want to Cook

No matter how big or how small, the kitchen is the heart (and stomach) of every home. With so many styles to choose from (French country? modern & clean? retro?) it can be a little overwhelming when deciding how you’d like your hearth to look. Whether you’re looking to totally change your cooking space, or […]

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Haute Homes: Tiny Jewel Box

Category: Home Decor

Admittedly, I’m usually drawn to more neutral tones with pops of color or bold prints…but there’s just something about these très chic and colorful homes that remind us of pretty little jewel boxes, with all kinds of treasures that have been collected over the years…each having a unique story and just waiting to be discovered.  We […]

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Lounge Design for The Knot @ NY Bridal Market

Category: Bridal Show

Our friends at The Knot Magazine reached out to us for help with designing their lounge area at the entrance of Couture Show during Bridal Market in NYC.  We love it when we get to be super creative – they requested “color” and “no vintage/rustic” – and they got it!  We started with cool this […]

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NYC Bridal Market – Fall 2014 Recap: The Fashion, The Parties

Category: Fashion Friday

Enjoy some highlights from our whirlwind trip last week to Bridal Fashion Week in NYC where we got up close and personal with collections from top designers!  We enjoyed a few exciting runway shows, appointments for private viewings at The London, a cocktail party thrown by designer Reem Acra and a breakfast with BHLDN.  The […]

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Midnight in the Garden – Styling for The Knot Winter 2014

Be sure to pick up the latest national issue of The Knot Magazine (Winter 2014) to see our 5 pg. spread “Midnight in the Garden” color story.  We had so much fun traveling to NYC to create and style this for our friends over at The Knot!  The shoot features rich and luscious jewel and […]

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VERA WANG 2014 at Saks Jandel

Think pink! Vera Wang’s Fall 2014 Bridal Collection is coming to The Bridal Salon at Saks Jandel next week, May 15-17. These colorful beauties photograph so gorgeously and we absolutely cannot wait to see them up close and personal. For those who aren’t sure they could pull it off – it make a great surprise […]

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Liz & Mike: Shore Elegance

We planned and designed Liz & Mike’s southern-meets-nautical inspired wedding in picturesque St. Michaels last June – now that the wedding made it’s official debut in Weddings Unveiled Magazine, we are happy to finally share the lovely wedding photos by the oh-so-talented Erich McVey!  See more from the magazine here. Photography: Erich McVey    |    Event […]

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KATE SPADE SURPRISE SALE: WEDDING EDITION

What a way to start the day! Kate Spade, one of our faves, just announced a surprise sale: wedding edition! Shop items up to 65% off and preview the latest bridal collection! Enjoy $5 shipping to all 50 states (and $10 shipping to Canada) until Wednesday, March 19th at 11:59 PM. Here are a few we love: […]

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Catherine & Peter: Enchanted Garden Wedding

Category: Baltimore, Weddings

  Photos by: Corbin Gurkin Catherine Zamoiski and Peter Halprin were married at the swanky Four Seasons Hotel in Baltimore – a sleek and modern venue, which we transformed into a magical garden for the occasion.  We used jewel toned blooms, giant trees with hanging candles, crystal candelebra and antique silver pieces and vintage chandeliers […]

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Caroline & Teodoro’s Engagement Photos

Category: Engagement

Photos: Abby Jiu  We are so excited for our clients, Caroline & Teodoro, and their wedding this August in Washington, DC!  C&T currently live in the Dominican Republic, where their family splits time, so their photographer – the talented Abby Jiu – got to escape the long winter we’re having here in the nation’s capital […]

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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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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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R&E’s Wedding in The Knot Magazine (Winter 2013)

R&E’s shabby chic, french country wedding from last August was just featured in The Knot’s national magazine/Winter 2013!  See more here.    

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Kentucky Derby Dandy

Category: Weddings

With the 139th annual Kentucky Derby falling this weekend, we wanted to send you off in style this lovely Friday afternoon!  So many pretty ideas for southern wedding inspiration around this theme – for horse and hat lovers everywhere!          Photo Credits: Brides.com, Smitten Magazine, Bridal Musings, Laura Murray Photography, Southern Weddings, BHLDN

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