Posts Labeled ‘DC’

Beautiful Fall Wedding at Holy Trinity and Old Ebbitt Grill

Photographed beautifully by Currie Fitzhugh, Xan and Matt’s wedding was a beautiful event!  They got ready at the Willard, had the ceremony at Holy Trinity, and the reception took place at the rooftop and Atrium of Old Ebbitt. I adored working with them and their wonderful families and wish them all the best! Check out the wedding on Currie’s blog.

 

photo credit: Currie Fitzhugh Photography

Great Holiday Gifts for Women

With the holiday season upon us, it is time to start (or finish!) the daunting task of buying gifts. But don’t be too intimidated! Here are three great holiday gifts that will appeal to all different types of women in your life.

Giles and Brother Mixed Curb Chain Necklace with Chaton Bead

This is the perfect holiday gift for the glamorous woman in your life! Pair this Giles and Brother necklace with a blouse and slacks for work or a LBD for all those upcoming holiday parties.

 

Agloves Touch Screen Gloves

Here is the perfect stocking stuffer for the woman in your life that is always on the go! These touch screen gloves allow you to use your iPhone, iPad, iPod or any other touch-screen device without removing your gloves.

 

Bluewick Evergreen Fragrance Diffuser

This is another great holiday gift! Give this fragrance diffuser to the woman who loves to entertain at home. It will leave her home smelling like the holidays!

Great Holiday Gifts for Men

Hanukkah has begun and Christmas is just around the corner! Here are some great holiday gift ideas for men with all different interests.

Sarah Chloe Homme Square Cufflinks

These gorgeous cuff links are the perfect holiday gift for the professional man in your life. The monogramming makes the gift personal and unique!

Sur la Table Whiskey Stones

Corkcicle Classic

For the men in your life that love a good drink now and then, here are two great holiday gifts. Whiskey stones allow you to cool your drink without watering it down. The corkcicle is placed in any wine bottle to keep it chilled to just the perfect temperature. Both are great holiday gifts that are guaranteed to please!

 

Miansai Men's Trice Bracelet

These trendy men’s bracelets are the perfect holiday gift for the guy who loves fashion. Pick his favorite color from the several options offered. My personal favorite is the slate!

A Beautiful Halcyon House Wedding

I had the honor of working with a beautiful couple last year, Camilla and Richard, on their August wedding. The ceremony took place at St Catherine of Siena church in Great Falls and the reception followed at the Halcyon House in DC (which is sadly no longer booking weddings). The bride thought of every detail and brought beauty and creativity to each part of the day. One of the highlights was the a cappella group that performed at cocktail hour. They were amazing. The bride, a nearly professional baker herself, carefully selected desserts from local bakeries which made for a special treat for all of the guests. The bride and groom, who looked stunning that day, were such a wonderful pleasure to work with.

Congratulations, Camilla & Richard!

 

Venue: Halycon House
Caterer: Design Cuisine
Photographer: Peter Bang
Videographer: Blue Sky Films
Reception Music: Euphonism
DJ: Chris Laich
Hair/Make-up: Melissa Jones
Cake: Fluffy Thoughts
Desserts: Baked & Wired, Bakeshop
Lighting: John Farr

Bridal Sweepstakes from Hillwood Estate Museum and Gardens

In connection with its upcoming exhibit, Wedding Belles: Bridal Fashions from the Marjorie Merriweather Post Family 1874-1958, Hillwood Estate Museum and Gardens is offering one lucky bride a wedding gift brimming with luxury.

Hillwood, the former of estate of the always-fashionable Marjorie Merriweather Post, has partnered with top bridal purveyors to help bring even more glamour to one lucky bride’s wedding day. The winner will receive:

 

Brides may enter to win beginning June 15 at the Bridal Bash that Hillwood is hosting. Click here for Sweepstakes rules and instructions.

Bridal Bash at Hillwood Estate

via Hillwood

One of the treasures of the DC museum community, Hillwood Estate Museum and Gardens, is hosting a spectacular bridal event on June 15, 2011, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Hillwood is the former estate of Marjorie Merriweather Post, heir to the Post cereal fortune and a fashionable and fascinating socialite.

The Museum’s newest exhibit, Wedding Belles, open from June 18, 2011–January 1, 2012, features Post’s wedding dresses, along with those of her mother and daughters.

The Bridal Bash is a wonderful opportunity for brides to preview the exhibit and to be inspired by bridal elegance. Bring your bridesmaids, mother, and mother-in-law and experience the showcase that Hillwood has assembled:

 

Enjoy a glass of champagne and live music, and don’t forget to sign up for Hillwood’s Wedding Belles Bridal Sweepstakes. The evening promises to be fabulous — if you are a bride, don’t miss it!

Tickets may be purchased online for $35 or for $45 at the door.

 


Phillips Collection 90th Birthday Cakes

My friends Jill and Katarina and I went to the Phillips Collection in DC this weekend to celebrate the gallery’s 90th birthday. The gallery commissioned birthday cakes from eight area pastry chefs to help celebrate the occasion. It’s fascinating to see how each chef interpreted the commission and chose to design the cakes. Check out the “edible artwork” below.

Rebekka Baltzell (Restaurant Eve)

Kevin Boxx (Domaso)

Peter Brett (Blue Duck Tavern)

Warren Brown (Cake Love)

Chris Kujala (Ris)

Travis Olson (1789)

Melanie Parker (701)

Tom Wellings (Equinox)

DAR Wedding: A Stunning Couple and A Starry Night

I recently worked with a beautiful couple, Jan and Judy, on their DC wedding. Jan, German, and Judy, American, were planning their wedding from Germany and I had the privilege of working with them to prepare the day.

The ceremony took place at The United Church in the Foggy Bottom area of DC with a reception following at DAR, a gorgeous historical building a stone’s throw from the White House.

The bride looked stunning. She wore a gorgeous ruffled gown through the start of the reception and then changed into a long, beautiful spaghetti-strap gown for the rest of the evening.

One of the things I love about working with my clients is that each couple brings their own personality, taste, and culture to their wedding. Jan and Judy celebrated a time-honored German tradition of sawing a log together. One of the first acts as a married couple, the sawing of the log symbolizes partnership and working together. Isn’t that a beautiful tradition?

Chris Baltazar captured the beauty and magic of the day with gorgeous photos.

 

Flowers: The Enchanted Florist
Catering: Design Cuisine
Photography: Chris Baltazar
Reception Music: Nation
Lighting: Atmosphere Lighting

New DC Wedding Blog: United with Love

Julianne Smith & Nole Garey (of Garter Girl & Oh So Beautiful Paper fame, respectively) have teamed up to launch a great new resource for DC-based brides: United with Love. The site features the best tips and advice on DC-area weddings, along with sweet wedding eye-candy for inspiration, and Real Wedding features. Check it out today and visit often!