Elly and John started their life together surrounded by a beautiful view and, of course, their loved ones with a Rustic farm wedding in Loudoun County at East Lynn Farm. The Pine Groove Trees set the perfect backdrop for a beautiful ceremony enclosed by nature. The cocktail hour was celebrated at the Dairy Barn Main […]

Farm/barn, Weddings

October 20, 2020

Rustic Farm Wedding in Loudoun County | Elly + John

warrenton wedding baker


Today I’m featuring Cakebee a NOVA Wedding Baker that specializes in Luxury wedding cakes. I met Sally a couple years ago in a Zumbini class that our kids attended. I had have the pleasure to try her cakes, cupcakes, cake pops…and yum yum..they aren’t only pretty, they taste amazing. She prides herself on working with […]

Vendors and Venues, Wedding Planning Tips

October 19, 2020

Featured Vendor – Cakebee | NOVA Wedding Baker


If there’s one thing I’ve learned as a wedding planner is that guest lists are one of a brides’ biggest nightmares. To help you go through this process as smoothly as possible, here are some tips on how to do it right.  1.    Determining the number When choosing the number of guests you’d like to […]

Guest list, Wedding Planning Tips

October 13, 2020

5 best tips to do your wedding guest list (includes wedding guest tracker)

wedding guest tracker free
Virginiahairstylist and makeupartist-CarlaPressley


I’m so excited to start this new blog series to share our favorite vendors!! Today we are featuring Carla Pressley Hair and Makeup, a Virginia hair stylist and makeup artist that loves to work with all tones and textures. I met Carla at a wedding we worked together. I usually don’t spend too much time […]

Vendors and Venues

October 5, 2020

Featured Vendor – Carla Pressley Hair and Makeup | Virginia Hair Stylist and Makeup Artist


It can be challenging to plan the floor plan / layout of your wedding reception. A good table set up for your wedding will encourage mingling, conversation, and a more fun celebration. No matter where you have your wedding, you need to figure out your floor plan once you know who is coming. The floor […]

Reception, Wedding Planning Tips

September 28, 2020

How do I make my wedding reception floor plan / layout?

Wedding reception ballroom set up at Morais Vineyards


Every wedding is unique, so the songs that you choose for your ceremony are primarily a matter of personal preference. It could be a tune particular to both you and your spouse or a special song that gets you in your feels whenever you listen to it. You could also choose a song with lyrics […]

Ceremony, Wedding Planning Tips

September 3, 2020

Best Songs to Walk Down The Aisle


When it comes to your engagement pictures in Northern Virginia, preparation is vital. These will be photos that you can share on your social media, wedding website and can use to personalize many details for your wedding. You need to have beautiful images that will create memories that will last a lifetime. When having your […]


August 26, 2020

How to prepare for your Engagement Pictures

Wedding registry gift idea


Creating an Amazon wedding registry is one of the best things you can do for your wedding registry. It’s a win for you and your guests! There are over 600 million-plus items to choose from, and you can even include an item that is not on Amazon. Once your registry is complete, you get either […]

Wedding Planning Tips

August 18, 2020

Wedding Registry Ideas from Amazon


Choosing a wedding venue is one of the first and important steps in your wedding planning. One of the things to consider when choosing a venue for your wedding is the location. You also need to think about the venue’s size and its style to make sure that it’s the best for you. Warrenton is […]

Venue, Wedding Planning Tips

August 10, 2020

Warrenton VA Wedding Venues Types

Rustic wedding seating card


Wedding Seating charts are essential or not depending on your type of wedding. For example, you don’t need a seating chart if you’re having an elopement wedding with just the two of you. Micro weddings with ten people or less don’t either. Other than that, most weddings need seating charts because they make everything easier. […]

Reception, Wedding Planning Tips

August 3, 2020

How-to Make My Wedding Seating Chart