Wedding Guest Survival Tip: Hindu Wedding Rituals

29 10 2009

Surviving Wedding Season

Our second Expert Tips article on Surviving Wedding Season is up! This time, we wrote a mini tutorial on Hindu Wedding Rituals so that you know what to expect.

We wrote 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,” addressing how to handle single wedding guests, back in June.

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

— Vicky

Visit: Long View Gallery

21 10 2009

It’s not secret that I’ve been on a search for modern or industrial spaces for wedding receptions in the DC area [see previous blog post here and here]. It’s tough to find a raw, industry, loft-like spaces for events here in DC. I think my wish finally came true!

Long View Gallery Washington DC

A sketch of what Long View Gallery will look like

I visited Long View Gallery a few weeks back. Party art gallery and party event space, this is a welcome addition in the Shaw/Convention Center area. It is the space DC has been waiting for, a great contrasting alternative to the plethora of historical buildings!

Suzi Molak, Special Events Director, walked me through the then-unfinished space but my mind was on over-drive dreaming of all the possibilities. She brings a wealth of special events experience. Here are some of the specs:

  • 5,000 Square Feet of Divisible Historic Warehouse Space
  • 400 Person Cocktail. The rear gallery can easily hold 200 people for a sit-down dinner with dance floor.
  • 20 Foot Ceilings with LED/Track Lighting system
  • Handicap Accessible
  • Finished Concrete Floors
  • Front and back 14′ and 11′ aluminum alloy glass doors
  • Flooded with Natural Light
  • Opens to historic Blagden Alley, which may be tented for outdoor use
  • Wall Space for Projections (walls are white & will have artwork)
  • Catering Staging Area
  • Sound System
  • Wireless Internet Access
  • Metro Station: Mt. Vernon Square & Yellow and Green Lines
Long View Gallery Washington DC

Long View Gallery front glass roll-up/garage style doors

Images from Long View Gallery.

I cannot wait to work here!

— Vicky

A Nature Inspired Fall Wedding

19 10 2009

The fall season provides many sources of inspiration for weddings. In this case, our clients used some of the fall’s cues for their wedding.

  • Fall is apple season. The couple used apples in green and red in their floral arrangements. They also served apple cider.
  • Using nature as an inspiration. The colors of dark reds, browns, greens. The bride was fond of squirrels and they appeared in the favors and the invitations.
Petals Edge fall floral arrangement

Just love this fall colors inspired arrangement with apples.


Brown chivari chairs. Cream pintuck tablecloth with brown napkins.

Petals Edge fall floral arrangement

Centerpiece #1 has a cluster of 3 arrangements. In the foreground, you can see the table number written in Serbian and the squirrel design on the wrap around the Hershey bar.

Petals Edge fall floral arrangement

2nd centerpiece design had a bowl of apples

Venue: Washington International School/Tregaron

Caterer: 3Citron

Photographer: Tracy Timmester. Check out her blog for more images.

Floral Design: Petals Edge Floral Design

Wedding Coordinators: Vicky and Juanice, Event Accomplished

Haute Papier Stationery Set

14 10 2009

You know I love my girls over at Haute Papier. They just recently launched their Personal Stationery line of 20 designs, which can be found in retailers across the country including Hitched in DC. Great idea for a gift for any occasion.

Haute Papier Personal Stationery

— Vicky

Event Accomplished adds Associate Consultant

12 10 2009
DC Wedding Coordinator

Photo by Three Lights Photography

I am very excited to introduce our new associate event consultant, Megan Farris. This is a huge step for Event Accomplished as we strategically grow and this is one of several announcements we will be making in the near term.

Megan adds several valuable dimensions to the Event Accomplished team. A Northern Virginia native, Megan’s extensive knowledge of the area will be an asset. She knows more about the people and places of Alexandria and its surrounding areas than anybody I know. Second, the ability to analyze an event and see where the risks are is an important skill for an event planner. Megan’s experience in risk management allows her to think about the “what if” of your event and to always think of workable Plan “B”. I was really impressed with her attention to detail, creativity, proactive attitude, and ability to read people – all traits that will ensure that your event is a success! Megan holds a Master’s degree in Public Administration from George Mason University and a bachelor’s degree in Sociology from James Madison University.

Here’s the real scoop. I like Megan’s personal style, a little bit classic and a little bit edgy. She loves beer, wine and food – and that’s why we’ll get along famously!

Welcome to the team, Megan!

– Vicky