Friday, July 29, 2011

MyDCStyle: Cocktail Attire 101

A couple nights ago my dear friend April of MyDCStyle hosted Part 2 of her "Women of Good Taste: Summer Style Series."  Working with some of the area's best boutiques, she showcased several different looks for all your summer soirees.  Hosted on the patio of W Hotel's J&G Steakhouse Wine Bar, the event was a  huge success thanks in part to these boutiques and designers: Urban Chic, Annalee's Special Occasions, and Zophia.

Stella & Dot provided the jewelry for the evening.

And there was a surprise appearance by Ashley Boalch - Miss DC!

The Dandelion Patch provided the fabulous "Swag Bags" for the evening.  

Congratulations, April, for an amazing and successful event!

Friends - April is also available for bridal styling and consulting!  I'll dedicate another post about this in the near future!! Pin It

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Engagement Guest Book

I'm so excited to show you all my new engagement guest sign-in books!  These books have become a popular alternative to the traditional lined signature books.  Not only are they personalized with photos from your engagement session, but they become keepsakes that you can display on your coffee table long after your wedding day has come and gone.  I've searched a long time for a book with just the right features, and have finally found it.  My sample arrived last week, and I absolutely love it!  

Custom image-wrap cover:

Dimensions are 8x8 inches.  10 spreads/20 sides.  More spreads can be requested.

Durable, thick pages.

Lay-flat design makes it easier for guests to view and sign.

Plenty of white space for notes from your family and friends.

Quality is important to me, and this book has it.  I know my clients will love these as much as I do!
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Monday, July 25, 2011

Potomac, MD Wedding: Lohren + Trent

Simply put, they're good people.  And they surrounded themselves with the friends and family that meant the most to them at Lohren's parents' house in Potomac, Maryland - all gathered to celebrate the marriage of this sweet and fun couple.

Lohren glowed in her mother's dress, altered to suit a more current style, and Trent looked handsome in his dress blues.  During the reception, one of the groomsmen spoke of Trent's character.  While deployed in Iraq, an IED struck their vehicle, but Trent remained calm and strong at all times.  And Trent spoke of Lohren, saying she was the best thing that's ever happened to him, next to his salvation.

It was an evening filled with love, laughter, and good people, and I was thankful to be there to help capture it all.  A huge thank you to Armin DeFiesta for having me along to shoot with him - I had so much fun working together!

The DC-based band Prime Time kept the energy up all night long - they were so much fun!

Ridgewells Catering provided the amazing meals for the evening, as well as the dessert bar.  Can I just tell you how much I love dessert bars?!

The bridesmaids decided to jump in the pool at the end of the night, after Lohren and Trent had made their exit.  They wanted the couple to have a little surprise while looking through their wedding gallery!

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Saturday, July 23, 2011

Annapolis Engagement Session: Erin + Pete

He took care of her after she injured her ankle in a game of broomball, driving her to the emergency room and calling her sister to arrange transportation and make sure her car would also find its way home.  It was only a month after they had met, but that's when Erin knew that Pete could be the one.  

She took care of him after he was involved in a minor car accident.  They were 2 years into dating, but it was a solid reminder of all that she does for him and the way she looks after him.  One of the many things Pete loves about Erin.

He has so many qualities she loves that she couldn't begin to name them all.  She has so many qualities he loves that he didn't know where to begin.  And together?  I don't know where to begin, but I do know that a sweetness exists between these two that is calm and gentle.  A juxtaposition to their competitive, sports-imbued relationship.

We had so much fun walking along the beautiful alleys of Historic Downtown Annapolis, and the light was just gorgeous!  Erin and Pete, I can't wait for your wedding in September!  xoxo....

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