Prepping for our final wedding of the year this weekend and dreaming back to Monday’s #holidayholiyaydc Annual Ornament Exchange with @abbyjiu. Thank you to our friends who came to celebrate the holidays with us, and to our friends who contributed to this fun event! @occasionscaterers @hollychapple @lisaziesing @bttrcrmbakeshop @lhcalligraphy @legrandcourtage @cocktaildrops @sugarstudio_co
Milkshake magic by @occasionscaterers from last years #DCOrnamentExchange2016. It was so fun piling crazy random toppings high onto these milkshakes...talk about major sugar rush. I’m pretty sure this should fix your sugar craving fix for an entire week! Prep day for #holidayholiyaydc with @abbyjiu.
Finalizing recipes for cocktails for Monday’s Ornament Exchange and remembering how pretty and delish these snowflake martinis were last year! These gingerbread snowflake mug buddies made the perfect garnish for the glass. Photo @abbyjiu
Brainstorming creative things for @lhcalligraphy to write on is our favorite! Basically, everything at Homegoods is just dying to be calligraphed. Instead of printed menus or a printed bar sign why not pick up something unique like this glass jar to display the menu on instead? Photo @lisaziesing for @abbyjiu | flowers @sophiefelts @whitemagnoliadesigns | venue @whitehalleventsmd | table @whitegloverentals | planned with @cristinacalvertsignature
Almost all the leaves have fallen off the trees and it feels like Winter is definitely right around the corner. These gold leaf ornaments made for the perfect escort display for a Thanksgiving wedding wedding last year at the @hayadamshotel. Photo @abbyjiu | florals @hollychapple |escort frame @bd3design | calligraphy @lhcalligraphy
To keep guests interested throughout the event we love having some sort of interactive station or element of surprise following dinner. In this case we took a classic bourbon and cigar bar and turned it into a blind tasting. We created a guessing game for guests on who could correctly identify Rye, Whiskey and Bourbon. We only had a few winners, but everyone had fun! Photo @lisaziesing for @abbyjiu | rentals @smthingvintage | calligraphy @papercranecalligraphy
Winter wonderland magic is how I would describe C+R’s December wedding. That’s what happens when a bride puts complete faith in her planner and we get to dream up ideas like these cedar wreaths for under the place settings. Layered with glass gold rimmed plates and a grey oval menu (to mimic the shape of their crest) this was the perfect way to welcome guests to dinner. Pick up a copy of @martha_weddings to see more! Photography @abbyjiu | florals @sweetrootvillage | venue @hayadamshotel | stationery @chereeberrypaper | calligraphy @lhcalligraphy | decor @bd3design | carpet/drape/dance floor @fabeventsdc | hot cocoa cart @reveventpro | rentals @dcreventrentals | cake @bttrcrmbakeshop | cinema @socialartmx | hair @remonasoleimani | makeup @carlraymua
Beyond thrilled to have @celiparker and Rob’s winter wedding featured in 8 pages of the @martha_weddings on newsstands today! It has been a long time goal to see one of our weddings featured in print in Martha, and I am beyond thankful for the amazing team of vendors that made that happen! I can’t wait to share more images over the coming weeks. Photography @abbyjiu | florals @sweetrootvillage | venue @hayadamshotel | stationery @chereeberrypaper | calligraphy @lhcalligraphy | decor @bd3design | carpet/drape/dance floor @fabeventsdc | hot cocoa cart @reveventpro | rentals @dcreventrentals | cake @bttrcrmbakeshop | cinema @socialartmx | hair @remonasoleimani | makeup @carlraymua
My favorite bouquet from @hollychapple will always be my own personal wedding bouquet. I couldn’t find one photo of a bouquet that I loved for me, or a photo of a bouquet that included both peonies (typically considered more soft and romantic) and phalaenopsis orchids (typically more modern). Add to the request list blush ranunculus, tulips and sweet pea - and a bouquet that isn’t tight, but romantic and loose with no greenery. I just told Holly to do what she does best and the bouquet Holly created could not have possibly been more perfect. She added just a hint of lily of the valley to make it even more special, which just days before our wedding I also noticed was growing naturally along the driveway of our new home. It was perfection. Photo by @abbyjiu.