Kristyn and Evan

We are SO excited to share today’s wedding with you!!! This fall has been FULL of amazing couples and as we begin to receive their pictures over the next few months, we will have a lot of pretty to share:)

Kristyn and Evan were such a joy to work with!! They planned their wedding to a “t” and knew exactly what they wanted but as a smart DIYer, they knew they were going to have to step back, relax and entrust an extra pair of hands the day-of their wedding to make their dream a reality.

We LOVE working at Whitehall Manor in Bluemont, Virginia; not only does it have historic charm and gorgeous views of the Loudoun country side, the owner and venue coordinator, Douglas, is a top notch professional and master of weddings!! Whitehall Manor is one of the most well run venues in the entire Washington DC area and their staff always does an incredible job and I can’t forget to mention how delicious their food is. I highly recommend their catering services!!!:)

To make the most of their budget we repurposed the bridesmaid bouquets as centerpieces during the reception.   The arrangements that hung along the aisle on shepherds hooks were also reused as centerpieces.   One advantage that our clients receive, is that when we are onsite throughout the entire wedding, we can repurpose the flowers and decor as the event transitions from one space to another.

I’m SO grateful Kristyn & Evan trusted me to help bring their wedding day to life!!  Enjoy!!

 

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Whitehall Manor Wedding

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Arrangement on shepherds hooks along aisle

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Wasn’t her bouquet gorgeous!! It was designed with garden roses, dahlias, lisianthus, ranunculus, white astilbe and seeded eucalyptus.

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VENDOR CREDITS
Cake Baker:
Edibles Incredible

Caterer:
Celebrations Catering

Dessert:
Hot Apple Pie
Aldie, Virginia

Photographer:
STUDIO C Photography
Susan Centineo

Venue:
Historic Whitehall Manor
Bluemont, Virginia

Wedding Coordination & Flowers:
Diamond Events

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Northern Virginia Wedding Planner & Florist – Carlyle Club

Chelsea and Jeffery visited almost every venue in Northern Virginia before concluding that the charm and character of The Carlyle Club in Alexandria was the perfect fit for their wedding. Chelsea and her bridesmaids got ready nearby at Hotel Monaco, a gorgeous hotel whose eclectic design and furniture is a photographers dream for bridal portraits. Hotel Monaco is also pet friendly, so Chelsea’s dog Manee, was able to partake in the festivities of getting ready. Manee even made an appearance during the ceremony! The bridesmaid carried bouquets of all dark pink flowers including roses, calla lilies and gerbera daisies. Chelsea’s bridal bouquet was all white garden roses and gerbera daisies.

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Northern Virginia Wedding Planner and Florist

Northern Virginia Wedding Planner and Florist

Northern Virginia Wedding Planner and Florist

Northern Virginia Wedding Planner and Florist

Northern Virginia Wedding Planner and Florist

Northern Virginia Wedding Planner and Florist

Northern Virginia Wedding Planner and Florist

Northern Virginia Wedding Planner and Florist

Northern Virginia Wedding Planner and Florist

Northern Virginia Wedding Planner and Florist

Northern Virginia Wedding Planner and Florist

Northern Virginia Wedding Planner and Florist

Northern Virginia Wedding Planner and Florist

Northern Virginia Wedding Planner and Florist

Northern Virginia Wedding Planner and Florist

Northern Virginia Wedding Planner and Florist

Northern Virginia Wedding Planner and Florist

Northern Virginia Wedding Planner and Florist

Northern Virginia Wedding Planner and Florist

Northern Virginia Wedding Planner and Florist

Northern Virginia Wedding Planner & Florist

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Photographer:
Marta Felix

Venue:
The Carlyle Club
411 John Carlyle St, Alexandria, VA 22314
(703) 548-5953

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Northern Virginia Wedding Planner – Vanessa & Amir

Vanessa & Amir had a beautiful wedding that blended two cultures, Hispanic and Persian. We were thrilled to have been entrusted with the task of setting up the Sofreh Aghd. The Sofreh is an elaborate floor spread set up for the Persian Ceremony (Aghd) that includes different kinds of food and decorations. During the ceremony, the bride and groom sit on a bench and face the Sofreh. Single women or female relatives of the couple hold a fine cloth, over the couple’s head. The women alternate grinding sugar cones over the bride and groom’s head, which is symbolism for adding more sweetness to their life together.

Items that are included in the Sofreh:

  • Mirror and candlesticks: A mirror reflects what is before it, so symbolically it brings the couple abundance and brightness in their future. The candles bring passion and energy. As the story goes, the first thing the groom should see is the face of his beautiful bride reflected in the mirror, lit by the light of the candlesticks.
  • Sweets and candies: for sweetness in life, and offered to guests after the ceremony.
  • Decorated eggs and nuts in their shells: for fertility
  • Gold and silver: for prosperity
  • Fresh flowers: to bring beauty in the couple’s life together
  • Fresh Fruit: for a joyous future
  • Rosewater: to perfume the air and bring beauty
  • Holy book: from whichever religion the couple follows

While guests enjoyed cocktails and appetizers, the couple went around Meadowlark Gardens with their photographer, (one of my favorite backdrops for wedding pictures). After cocktail hour the wedding party made their grand entrance, which set the tone for the reception, it was obvious that it was going to be a fun night!

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Immediately after the couple is married, the bride and groom each dip one pinky finger in the cup of honey and feed it to one another.

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Venue: Meadowlark Botanical Gardens Atrium

Photographer: Nuvoria Studios

Wedding Planner: Diamond Events

Welcome to the world Miss. Madelyn!

So you might have noticed that I haven’t blogged much this spring and summer and it’s not because we haven’t been busy (we had a wedding 3 weeks after I delivered) but the arrival of a precious baby girl, Madelyn, has limited my time for blogging. My cup runneth over with the love that this little girl gives me. Motherhood has brought a joy that you cannot explain (despite the deliriousness that comes from sleepless nights). Being a mother has given life a greater purpose and even more of reason to constantly challenge myself to show her the woman that I aspire to be, not only as a business owner, wife and now mother.

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xxoo

Stephanie

Rebecca & John

Rebecca and John hosted a fabulous New Years Eve wedding at Rockledge Mansion in Occoquan, Virginia.  The ceremony decor was simple, yet romantic, letting the beautiful Crystal Ballroom speak for itself with its elliptical domed ceiling, crystal chandelier, gold chivari chairs and candlelit backdrop.  After the ceremony guests moved into the main house as we quickly transformed the ballroom into a reception space set for dinner.  Guests mingled throughout the rooms, which are full of historical charm and details, some even claim the house is haunted and you could hear people discussing the mysterious hand print found above the fireplace.  Everyone danced the night away wearing New Years eve hats and tiaras with a memorable count down, as the couple rang in 2014 surrounded by their favorite friends and family.   The night wouldn’t have been complete without a picture perfect sparkler exit.  Take a look below to see all the beautiful details!

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Day of Coordination by: Diamond Events
Reception: Rockledge Mansion
Photographer: RW Photographs 

Yana & Matt

Yana & Matt exchanged vows on a gorgeous fall day at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church in Arlington with their reception following at St. Francis Hall, a perfect setting for an iconic Washington D.C. wedding! They filled their wedding with a lot of unique touches that incorporated Yana’s Ukrainian heritage and the couples attention to detail.  A few highlights from the night included a surprise performance from Ukranian dancers, hand made jelly favors with a variety of flavors, postcards for guests to sign and leave in a gold mailbox with wishes for the bride and groom, a traditional Ukranian cake made of  bread, called Korovai and a beautiful 3 tiered wedding cake with whipped icing that was displayed on the stage (that even tasted amazing too).  The reception was full of energy and dancing as DJ Mark Maskell kept everyone on their feet.  Congratulations Yana & Matt, what a fun wedding!

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Flowers, Decor & Coordination by: Diamond Events
Ceremony: St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church
Reception: St. Francis Hall

Goodstone Inn

We had the pleasure of attending an event at the Goodstone Inn & Restaurant in Middleburg this week. The beautiful estate is located on 265-acres in the heart of horse country. Rolling pastures surrounded by picturesque mountains and cozy cottages makes the perfect destination for those looking to experience the true feel of hunt country and gracious southern hospitality. There are several locations throughout the property to host a wedding. For larger weddings (up to 200 people) you can rent the entire property, using the ivy covered facade as a backdrop for the ceremony, the charming carriage house for cocktail hour and a tented reception overlooking the rolling fields and Virginia mountains. Weddings with a maximum of 125 guests can use the lawn adjacent to the French Farm cottage (which is so adorable) and for smaller weddings with less than 75 guests, the reception can take place in the courtyard of the 1940′s stone Manor House.  No matter which location is chosen, they guarantee that no other weddings will be taking place on the property the same weekend.

The catering is done onsite with a focus on fine dining by Executive Chef Benjamin Lambert.  The menus have a predominant Farm to Table emphasis with many of the vegetables and herbs grown onsite or sourced from local gardens and farms.

For more information or to schedule a site tour, contact Event Coordinator Dana Henry dhenry@goodstone.com 540-687-3333.

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Goodstone Inn & Restaurant
36205 Snake Hill Road, Middleburg, VA 20117
540-687-3333