Your wedding vendor, florist, photographer or coordinator, has done a marvelous job and helped you get the wedding of your dreams so you wonder what is the best way to thank them for their efforts? Tipping wedding vendors is a wide-accepted way of saying “thank you” to that excellent vendor, who goes above and beyond […]

Vendors, Wedding Planning Tips

March 18, 2016

Tips on tipping wedding vendors


Planning a wedding? Here are the best tips to stay on track with your wedding budget that will help you have your big day, without breaking the bank: Establish your budget The first step is to think about how much you can afford to pay for your wedding. Consider the number of guests – it […]

Budget, Wedding Planning Tips

March 11, 2016

Tips to keep the wedding budget on track


The venue for this wedding was The East Lynn Farm, located in Loundoun County; specifically in Round Hill, VA. This historic dairy barn complex offers the perfect setting for a rustic, chic, farm wedding. The ceremony backdrop was perfect with the mountains and sunset. The cocktail hour and reception were celebrated at the barn on […]

Farm/barn, Weddings

February 25, 2016

A Relaxed Family Style Farm Wedding: Cheryl + Franco.


Narmada Winery, which is located in Amissville, VA with easy access via Route 211, has 51 acres and offers a great outdoor space with breathtaking views of the pond and vineyards. Liz and Daniel met on Thanksgiving 2011; it was love at first sight (as Liz described) and even though they had a long distance relationship […]

Weddings, Wineries

February 11, 2016

Narmada Winery Wedding: Liz + Daniel


Finding the perfect venue for your wedding might feel like a great achievement (and it is!) but what many brides-to-be often don’t understand is that your venue coordinator is not the same as your wedding planner. Having a venue coordinator is essential for the setup of your location, but it doesn’t mean you don’t need […]

Wedding Planning Tips

February 4, 2016

Wedding coordinator vs Venue coordinator: Who does what?


Can´t believe that the wedding season is over! But I’m happy I can finally sit to write about one of my favorite weddings of this season. The venue for this wedding, Morais Vineyards and Winery, has beautiful landscapes and very friendly staff. The ballroom is elegant with high ceilings, wood flooring, chandeliers and big windows […]

Weddings, Wineries

November 19, 2015

Morais Vineyards and Winery Wedding: Nathalie + Stathios


You aren´t alone!! Believe me!!!! This is a list of 5 common bride-to-be struggles that every bride deals with, all of which are perfectly normal. 1. You are starting to feel that your future mother in-law is not actually human. Who is this woman anyways? You barely even know her, and she’s pushing you to […]

Wedding Planning Tips

October 3, 2015

Bride-to-be struggles: believe me, you are not alone!…(Part 2)


By Virginia F. Swope. Warrenton, VA You aren´t alone!! Believe me!!!! This is a list of 5 common bride-to-be struggles that every bride deals with, all of which are perfectly normal. He proposed in the cheesiest way ever. What was he thinking? What happened to a nice restaurant and getting down on a bended knee? Face […]

Wedding Planning Tips

September 1, 2015

Bride-to-be struggles: believe me, you are not alone! (Part 1)


By Virginia F. Swope. Warrenton, VA Depending on your wedding style, your budget and how formal or casual you want your wedding; you have different options to serve your wedding reception food. Below you will find 5 different choices with their description 1. Buffets: A buffet style meal requires that guests serve themselves. Typically, each table […]

Caterer, Wedding Planning Tips

August 18, 2015

5-options to serve your wedding reception food


By Virginia F. Swope. Warrenton, VA If you are asking yourself what to do with the wedding dress after wedding day, here are some ideas and tips that I hope will help. Wedding Dress cleaning If the wedding dress is to be worn again, it can be treated like any other garment. However, if it is not […]

Wedding dress, Wedding Planning Tips

August 6, 2015

What to do with my wedding dress after wedding day?