New Website, New Blog

1 11 2011

Welcome to November! New month = new website. Let us know what you think!  We also have a new blog. To continue to receive updates from our blog, don’t forget to update your feed. — Vicky





Real Wedding: Backyard Indian-Inspired Fusion Wedding in Great Falls Virginia (Part 2)

27 07 2011

Go back to Part 1.

At home wedding Great Falls VA L&A Tent Fall

Can you spot me in the tent? Photo: Kate Hauschka.

Trailer Restrooms: Blue Ribbon Restroom Trailers. Vince and Val own this company and they make everything really easy. If you do a restroom trailer, best to have a dedicated generator just for the toilet.

Rental Equipment: DC Rental. Really accommodating since we had to have several visits to the showroom. We rented practically everything from them.

DJ: Amer Sultan. To prevent my client from having a disaster of a DJ, I told them to get out of the contract they had with the DJ they hired. I want to thank MyDeejay for referring Amer. He was so flexible, from dealing with providing sound for 2 outdoor areas, to coordinating with the dance instructor. He kept the dance floor hopping!

Flora Design: Helen Olivia. Marianne was a natural match for this couple and the mother of the bride, who was on task for the design. The flowers were so vibrant.

orange fuchsia wedding bouquets dahlias Helen Olivia

Photo: Kate Hauschka

orange fuchsia wedding flower arrangement Helen Olivia

Photo: Kate Hauschka

Cake: Hot Bakes n Cakes.

Photographer: Katharine Hauschka

Tent, Chairs, Tables: L&A Tent Rentals

Food: Masala Arts. One word of advice for using ethnic restaurant caterers – clarify exactly what the staff will be doing. The restaurants are typically not full service caterers. They don’t set up, clean up or break down or supply equipment. They bring the food. Period.

— Vicky





Featured on Wedding Pickle

18 07 2011

The photographs from one of our Arlington weddings a while back were featured in an article by Jan Michele Photography in Wedding Pickle on choosing the photographer that fits you best.

Photo: Jan Michele Photography

 





Real Wedding: Backyard Indian-Inspired Fusion Wedding in Great Falls Virginia (Part 1)

29 06 2011

Remember this Sneak Peek? Yeah I didn’t think so. Well no matter. Here is this wedding story.

With a wedding date like 10.10.10, I bet you will never forget your anniversary! I had to snap a photo of the clock of the microwave that morning. Look at what time it was!

Chelsea and Harish had glorious weather on their wedding day, with the event being held at her parents’ home. I really feel honored to be welcomed by the family into their home. Being there so often, I felt like I was imposing on them and their privacy. I just loved this family and wanted to share some of the highlights. Have I mentioned that I love fusion weddings?

They were an emotional family so that meant lots of crying.

At home Indian fusion wedding Great Falls VA

Chelsea and Harish rode in on a scooter for their introduction.

At home Indian fusion wedding bhangra dancing Sarina Jain

Sarina Jain, the Jane Fonda of India, taught the guests bhangra dancing. We got the largest dance floor that made sense and it was still not big enough.

at home Indian fusion wedding fuchsia orange tablescape

The color scheme of orange and fuchsia gave the wedding a happy vibe. DC Rental's linens played a big role in the overall look.

More next week — Vicky





Real Wedding: Champagne & Pearls, a Fall Wedding in Arlington (Part 2)

22 06 2011

Go back for Part 1 if you missed it. I wanted to share with you a few more great images from this wedding.

Cakes by Linda Arlington VA wedding

Photo: Renee Cobb

Rehearsal Dinner: Union Street Public House, Alexandria, VA.

Ceremony: Old Post Chapel, Ft. Myer

Reception: Washington Golf and Country Club, Arlington, VA. Molly Jones Radigan (Events Coordinator)

Ceremony Music: Dolce Quartet.

Band: Adrian Duke Project (booked through Sam Hill). Funny story — the band arrives and at some point during the evening, I realized that I knew the saxophone player from somewhere. Well, we both figured out that he was the DJ from one of our weddings in 2007. Very random.

Floral Design, Lighting, Linens: The City Florist. Jim Gray.

Photographer: Renee Cobb Photography.

Wedding Cake: Cakes by Linda.

Groom’s Cake: Sweet Ladies Bakery.

Transportation: ING Limousine

Guest Hotel: Hilton Arlington

I will leave you with this image of the guests dancing the night away! Looked like fun! — Vicky

Washington Golf and Country Club Arlington wedding

Photo: Renee Cobb





One of our Meridian House weddings featured in Emmaline Bride

20 06 2011
Washington DC Meridian House wedding fall

Washington DC Meridian House wedding fall

Remember Aubrey and David’s fall wedding (and here) at the Meridian House in Washington, DC? More of their story on Emmaline Bride blog. Check it out! — Vicky





Real Wedding: Champagne & Pearls, a Fall Wedding in Arlington (Part 1)

15 06 2011

Remember this sneak peek? The rest of this wedding story …

I’m a true believer in that inspiration for a wedding can come from anywhere. For this wedding, the whole look and feel came from the bridesmaids’ dress. A Priscilla of Boston brocade knee-length dress with empire waist and pleated bodice in a gold and silvery tone.

Priscilla of Boston bridesmaid dress PB134
Pretty, right? All the bridesmaids looked great in the dress, including the bride’s sister who was very pregnant.

Ft. Myer Old Post Chapel Washington Golf and Country Club wedding Priscilla of Boston bridesmaid dress

Photo: Renee Cobb Photography

The whole look followed the champagne and pearls look and feel.

Washington Golf and Country Club wedding white champagne The City Florist centerpiece

Photo: Renee Cobb Photography

One thing I love about this wedding was that there were quite a few surprises! Keeping them straight and remembering not to put them on the timeline were a struggle, but very fun in the end. One of the surprises was the groom’s cake, designed to look like a fire truck as the groom is a fire fighter in New York. How cute is this?

Sweet Ladies Bakery Fire Truck grooms cake

Photo: Renee Cobb Photography. Cake by Sweet Ladies Bakery

More next week — Vicky