Omni Shoreham featured on Platinum Weddings!

29 06 2009


I was flipping the channel recently and came across a recent episode of Platinum Weddings on WeTV, which featured a local DC couple who married at the Omni Shoreham Hotel! (Truthfully, I rarely watch any wedding-related shows on TV.) Look at the transformation of the gorgeous Palladian Ballroom. Click here to see a slideshow of that wedding.

You know we loving working at the Omni and we recently reviewed it in this blog. The hotel has put together a new, fantastic “I have to Have It” Wedding package that starts at $135.00++ per person!  Contact us or William Grace at the Omni for more information.

— Vicky

*There is no pay for play on this blog. The Omni doesn’t pay us to write about them. We simply love working there and think you should know about it.

Be in the Washington Post – Share your Love Story

25 06 2009

Washington Post OnLove wedding storiesStarting this Sunday, June 21, 2009, The Washington Post will be featuring stories from engaged couples in the DC area in its Style “OnLove” section. If you have a unique story about your relationship or a beautiful wedding to share,   email us for more information or fill out the online form!

Be sure to check out its Wedding Week 2009. There is a variety of articles on the usual wedding planning topics but it looks like the newspaper is focusing more on stretching your budget on items like the honeymoon, catering, and much more. Check it out.

— Vicky

Read: Featured on Surviving Wedding Season

22 06 2009


We are proud to be contributing to Expert Tips in a new blog, Surviving Wedding Season!

“Survive Wedding Season is a unique online destination specifically designed for wedding guests. Survive Wedding Season offers smart products, advice from seasoned wedding industry professionals, and personal wedding season survival tips from guests like you.  Whether you are a seasoned aficionado or a first time guest, Survive Wedding Season solves the most common (and extraordinary) of wedding worries and makes you wedding season survival savvy!”

Our first article, “To Bring A Date Or Not To Bring A Date That Is The Question That Is Not Up To You Wedding Guest,” addresses the dreaded issue for single wedding guests. We hope you like it and find it useful! I hope to be contributed about once per month.

What other topics would you like us to tackle? Email us with your ideas!

— Vicky

Wedding featured in Washingtonian Bride & Groom Magazine!

18 06 2009

Event Accomplished in Washingtonian Bride and Groom magazineWe are thrilled that one of our 2008 couple’s (Joan and Ben) wedding will be featured in the Summer/Fall 2009 issue of the Washingtonian Bride and Groom magazine!

What a vibrant, summer afternoon wedding and the moments were all captured by the talented team of Bill and Anne Holland.

Here is a sample of Joan and Ben’s professional photos, and a recap of their wedding.

Event Accomplished in Washingtonian Bride and Groom magazine

Event Accomplished in Washingtonian Bride and Groom magazine

A big thank you to Anne and Bill Holland for having the creative eye to take such beautiful photographs and then submitting it to the magazine!

— Vicky

Contest: Genevieve Leiper Photography Love Story Contest

15 06 2009

Still looking for a photographer for your 2010 wedding? Win a photography package from Genevieve Leiper Photography! Genevieve is a sweetheart and a wonderful photographer. We had the pleasure of working with her at Allison and Kevin’s wedding in April (their Real Wedding recap coming soon!)

Genevieve Leiper Photography

Genevieve Leiper Photography

Here are the details from Genevieve:

“I have been in this industry for over 6 years and have been given so much. I feel that it is my turn to give back. I am looking for a couple who has overcome many odds and has an amazing love story. Tell me when your eyes first met , the courtship and how you decided to spend the rest of your lives together. Please include in your Love Story where your wedding ceremony and reception will be held along with your wedding date.  The wedding location will need to be within 100 miles of my studio in Ashburn, VA.”

All 2010 entries must be received before August 8, 2009 12:00PM EST. The winners will be announced on August 15, 2009! Please email your entry to Genevieve at

The Winning Couple will receive:

The Magnolia

Wedding Day
One photographer (Genevieve Leiper)
6 hours of coverage
Unlimited amount of exposures
Unlimited locations
600 edited and retouched final images
Dvd of all 600 images with a print release

Online private gallery for one year for family & friends

One 12×9 Coffee Table Book-includes 80 images and 40 pages

Engagement portrait
Up to two hours of Photography
Studio or outdoor setting
50 final images edited and retouched
DVD of all 50 images with a print release
One make-up application by Victoria Stiles Makeup

Total value-$4500

Good Luck!!!

Taste: RSVP Catering

11 06 2009

If you are still looking for a caterer for your event, give RSVP Catering in Fairfax a try. They will be hosting one of their bridal tastings on July 14th from 5:30pm to 7:00pm at their facility. Click here for more information and to reserve your spot.

While we have not had to the opportunity to work with them yet, we went to one of their spring tastings. Our friend, Meagan McKechnie, talked to us about what they had to offer and gave us a behind the scenes tour of the kitchen and prep spaces! During the tasting, you’ll get to sample a variety of dishes from hors d’oeuvres to dessert! Below are some of what we had.

Hors D'oeuvres station by RSVP Catering

Spicy Crab Maki Roll Station

Hors D'oeuvres by RSVP Catering

Melon Skewers. Perfect for the summer time.

Hors D'oeuvres by RSVP Catering

Seared Truffled Scallop

Dinner Buffet by RSVP Catering

Dinner Buffet by RSVP Catering

Dessert Display by RSVP Catering

Dessert Display. The mini cupcakes are so cute while the Georgia Peach Crisp was my favorite!

New Session Beginning for Tying the Knot: A Pre-Marriage Workshop for Couples.

8 06 2009
Back in February, we discussed the importance of working on the relationship/marriage part that sometimes gets lost in amidst all the wedding planning.  The JCCs of the DC area are once again offering pre-marriage workshops.
Tying the Knot: A Pre-Marriage Workshop for Couples 4 Sessions Starting July 16th.

If you’re engaged or thinking of becoming engaged, this class is for you.  Explore your relationship and the skills needed to handle the challenges that arise when couples share their lives.  Jewish values and traditions provide a strong context for a safe and supportive group discussion.  Topics include marital roles and expectations; religion and spirituality; intimacy and finances; decision-making skills; and more!  Classes to be held on July 16, 30 and August 6 and 13 at the Washington DCJCC, 1529 16th Street, NW.  $75/per couple.  For more information and to register, visit or contact Sarah Gershman at or 202-777-3237.

Tying the Knot is being offered at the JCC of Northern Virginia, the JCC of Greater Washington in Rockville and the Washington DCJCC. For specific dates and additional information, please visit, or