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Wedding Day Love for Monica and Sharrod

March 25, 2015

Good morning friends!

While we wait for mother nature to bring us some sunshine, here's a colorful and vibrant wedding to keep you warm.  The colors and design of this Virginia wedding were inspired by a Kate Spade vacation tote owned by a member of our planning team!

A Bride and Groom Kiss at the End of Their Wedding Ceremony

Held at the Lansdowne Resort in Leesburg, Virginia, this wedding was filled with pinks, oranges, greens, and silver colors.

Kate Spade Inspired Wedding Stationery

Monica honored her late father in a very special (and personal) way by placing his photo on her wedding bouquet.

The couple's wedding program (created by LePenn Designs) resembled a magazine.  You will see that the programs are just as colorful as the rest of the wedding design!

A Wedding Program that Looks Like a Magazine

And, how can you NOT love Monica's bridesmaid's response to the couple's kiss!?!  It's hilarious and so much fun!

Bride and Groom Kiss While the Wedding Party Looks On

Since their wedding day design was filed with so much color, we recommended a tone-on-tone ivory-colored wedding cake with the daintiest of sugar flowers on top.  To tie it all together, the wedding cake was placed on a fuchsia cake pedestal.

And, did we mention that Sharrod loves golf!  The Lansdowne Resort was a little slice of heaven for this golf lover.

The wedding reception was just as colorful as the ceremony.  Guests were treated with pink, green, silver and orange confetti, colorful table design, and the most adorable confetti style escort cards.  It made for a fun afternoon "day party!"

A Wedding Reception Table with Colored Goblets

A Wedding Reception Taxicab Sign


Love & Soul Always, Kay


(Photos: Michael Clark Photographer)

(Photo of the Stationery: Tatiyana Kent Photography)

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Wedding Day Love for Sarah and Aaron

March 18, 2015

While I love so many of the latest wedding trends in place right now, I have a special place in my heart for traditional Washington, DC weddings.  Sarah and Aaron's wedding was a perfect example of a traditional DC wedding too!

Sarah's bouquet was created by Petal's Edge Floral Design, and as I have said before, the ladies at Petal's Edge really know how to create a wedding bouquet!

A Bride and her Bridal Bouquet

Aaron looked so handsome in his tuxedo!  He and his attendants stayed at the newly renovated Dupont Circle Hotel in Washington, DC.  It made for an easy, breezy walk to their wedding ceremony and their wedding reception.

A Smiling Groom before His Wedding

The couple's wedding ceremony took place at the beautiful Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle, located in downtown Washington, DC.

 A Bride and Groom at their Roman Catholic Wedding Ceremony 


A Bride and Groom in a Spring Garden in Washington DC

Aaron's wedding attendants includes two of his female friends -- Side Note:  I am still coveting their pink shoes.  They were hot!

A Wedding Park in Pink and White in Washington DC

When the wedding guests arrived at the Whittemore House, they were greeted by a fun MadLibs game created just for Aaron and Sarah's wedding.  The wedding reception featured pictures of the couple with numerous wedding guests.  I thought that was a fantastic touch!

The reception meal was catered by Spilled Milk Catering, and of course the food was creative and incredibly yummy!  In fact, the bride is not a fan of wedding cake, so the couple served an ice cream bar instead!

A Mad Libs Game at a Wedding Reception at the Whittemore House

Details from a PInk and White Wedding Reception

Sarah and Aaron's wedding ceremony and their wedding reception were featured on United with Love's blog last spring.  Check it out!


Love & Soul Always, Kay

(Photos: Emily Clack Photography)

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Event Planner Secret, Allow Some Time for the Bustle

March 11, 2015

When our brides have a bustle on their wedding gown, we set aside approximately 10 minutes after the ceremony and before the dinner reception to allow the maid of honor time to bustle her gown properly.

This little tip avoids that awkward moment when guests have been seated for dinner, but nothing is happening.  With this tip, you will have a smoother transition between your ceremony and your reception.

Wedding Gown Bustle Time



Love & Soul Always, Kay

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A Simple, Elegant and Rustic Wedding Reception

March 8, 2015

A while ago, one of our couples asked us to create a simple, casual and rustic table for their intimate wedding reception.  They wanted their wedding design to showcase a taste of their Scottish heritage, but they wanted their wedding day focus to be family, friends and love. (My kind of wedding day!)

Simple Elegant Rustic Wedding Reception Dinner Table

The wedding ceremony and reception took place at the Brookeville Academy located in Brookeville, Marylandy (near Olney).  The gorgeous tables and chairs were provided by Vintage Affairs and the wedding day flora was created by the talented ladies at My Flower Box Events.  The menu cards were created by LePenn Designs.

Brookeville Academy in Maryland

Seeing the couple's friends and family members actively participate in their wedding ceremony literally brought tears to my eyes.  I knew it may evoke the same emotion for their wedding guests, so we made sure there were plenty of antique hankies available.

Antique Handkerchiefs for Your Tears of Joy

As you can see, tears weren't the only emotion felt on our couple's wedding day!  There was plenty of happy smiles and laughter too!

A Happy Child at a Maryland Wedding Reception Dinner

I was so happy to see that the bride had an opportunity to enjoy their dinner, laugh a lot, cry a little, and catch up with family and friends.

Happy Maryland Bride at Dinner Table

After dinner, a few of the wedding guests enjoyed a good cigar and a great conversation.  It was obvious that old friends were catching up.

Wedding Guests Enjoying a Cigar After Dinner

Thank you for enjoying our couple's wedding day!  Have an amazing Sunday!

Love & Soul Always, Kay


(Photography: Charles Maple)

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