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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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VENUE SPOTLIGHT: Eau Resort & Spa Palm Beach

While Florida is gearing up for hurricane Irma this weekend, we are sending positive thoughts and special prayers to one of my favorite places that our family has always travelled to annually for winter vacation.  It felt  fitting we devoted this blog post to our fabulous, recent trip to the sunshine state (which I know […]

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Destination Spotlight: Miami

There’s a reason people flock to Florida in the winter (especially us East Coasters!) and if you’re bride looking to get married between November and March, then maybe Miami should be towards the top of your list. Miami is a destination in itself without even having to leave the U.S. with its art deco charms, […]

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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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The Knot Gala 2016: 20th Anniversary

The Knot Gala 2016 from East West on Vimeo. You’re cordially invited for a peek inside The Knot Gala 2016!  How stunning was the invitation by Ceci New York??  Ceci and her team were a dream to collaborate with! The Knot’s latest issue is on newsstands now, which means we’re finally able to share all […]

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Presenting: Chic Sketch!

Category: Parties

Illustration by: Emily Brickel I had the pleasure of recently connecting with Rebecca Kaufman from Chic Sketch and am so excited about her business!  I feel like our clientele would LOVE this concept and therefore had to share 🙂 And how cute is this illustration they created from my headshot?? Photo booths are so 2014.  Chic […]

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Venue Spotlight: The Broadmoor Resort // Colorado Springs

  Among the magnificent Rocky Mountains lies the gem that is the Broadmoor Resort- a luxury hotel nestled in between Colorado Springs’ treasured wilderness. Built almost a century ago, The Broadmoor boasts an upscale, best of the  “American West” experience amongst the simplicity of nature coupled with elegance and grandeur of a bygone area. With […]

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Say Yes to the Snap (Filter) !

Chances are, you have the photo app “Snapchat” already installed on your phone. There’s an even greater chance that you use it to document your everyday happenings, special occasions, and post the occasional selfie (puppy filter included). But, have you ever thought of having your own custom Snapchat filter for your big day? My Wedding […]

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Something Blue Wedding on Style Me Pretty!

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We’re so excited to see our sweet couple’s timeless “Something Blue” waterfront wedding on Style Me Pretty this week!  The wedding was at the lovely Inn at Perry Cabin, in St. Michaels.  The bride, Danielle, has a degree in interior architecture and runs her own graphic design business on the side.  We used the classic blue and […]

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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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Caroline & Teodoro – the video

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Remember Caroline and Teodoro’s magical wedding at The Corcoran Gallery (with an amazing feature in The Knot Magazine?)  Well, we also wanted to finally share their highlight video from Mr. Wade Kock of Sharkpig!    

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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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Morgan + Jon in Washingtonian Magazine!

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  Photos by: Abby Jiu We had a great time planning Morgan + Jon Huntsman III’s destination wedding at The Greenbrier Resort in White Sulphur Springs, WV and are so excited to see it published in the latest issue of Washingtonian Bride & Groom Magazine!  We will post more pictures and details of the day very […]

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The Perfect Present

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Having trouble finding the best way to ask your bridesmaids to be in your entourage, welcome your wedding guests, or find thank you gifts for helpful family/friends? We have the solution!  Marigold & Grey, curators of artisan wedding gifts, has recently launched their pre-designed collection! With prices ranging from $28 to $140, you’ll be sure to find […]

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Fashion Friday: Haute Vault

Category: Fashion Friday

For those of you who are looking to splurge on the real deal when it comes to wedding day bling…look no further! We’ve all heard of rentals for couture clothes and fashion forward accessories such as Rent the Runway, and there are even weekend rentals out there for the latest designer bags. So why not fine jewelry? That’s […]

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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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Caroline & Teodoro’s Wedding in The Knot!

Category: DC, Published, Weddings

Loved seeing our clients [Caroline & Teodoro’s] beautiful wedding in the Summer 2015 issue of The Knot’s national magazine!  Pictures by Abby Jiu.   Vendor Team Planning and design- Strawberry Milk Events http://strawberrymilkevents.com – @strawberrymilkevents Photography – Abby Jiu Photography – http://www.abbyjiu.com – @abbyjiu Ceremony – St. Alban’s – http://stalbansdc.org Reception Venue – Corcoran – http://corcoran.gwu.edu Videograhy – Sharkpig http://sharkpig.com @sharkpig Calligraphy and […]

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Kelly & Matt: Classic Style

Category: DC, Weddings

  Photos by: Jackie Cooper Photography Kelly & Matt were married this past September at The Four Seasons in Washington, DC.  Most of their guests traveled in from the midwest for the celebration so Kelly wanted them to get the quintessential DC experience.  Their wedding location at The Four Seasons in Georgetown was the perfect […]

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Rent The Runway: Now Open in DC!

Category: DC, Fashion Friday

We are beyond excited to report that Rent the Runway has opened a new location in our backyard!  Whether it’s dressing to impress for a holiday party, date night or any of life’s many celebrations…(including weddings, obvi) this is a much welcomed game changer!  Welcome to the neighborhood, RTR!

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