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Alison and James’ wedding at The Mead Center at Arena Stage was a joyous and heartfelt event. Alison and James met on a rec softball team in DC through mutual friends (James’ friend from childhood was roommates with Alison’s coworker). James got Alison’s number after the first game, but they didn’t go on our first […]

Real Weddings

May 6, 2020

The Mead Center at Arena Stage Wedding: Alison and James

The Mead Center at Arena Stage Wedding
Emotional Intelligence and Wedding Planning

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Sad Fact: Emotional Intelligence is often lacking in wedding planning. So many couples get dragged in by the excitement of planning a wedding, that emotional intelligence tends to get pushed aside.  What is emotional intelligence you ask? It’s that special skill that allows you to be in tune with other people. And the most important […]

Planning Resources

April 22, 2020

Why Emotional Intelligence is Often Lacking from Wedding Planning

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Brandi has been a part of the BFF team for several years. But when it came time for her Columbus, Georgia destination wedding, you can believe that she handed over the reins to her fellow Coordinators to make her wedding go as smoothly as possible! Bertrand and Tony worked in the same building, on different […]

Real Weddings

April 8, 2020

Columbus, GA Wedding of Brandi & Tony

Columbus, GA Destination Wedding
Creative anniversary photo shoot ideas

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Couples everywhere are remembering the magic of their big day by taking anniversary photos as a way of celebrating their accomplishments. And we can’t get enough of the idea!  Why not gift yourselves an anniversary photo shoot of In lieu of a wedding gift? Here are our top 5 reasons why we think an anniversary […]

Inspiration + Trends

March 29, 2020

Creative Anniversary Photo Shoot Ideas

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Imagine this…your wedding venue abruptly closes leaving you without a place to hold your wedding and out thousands of dollars. It’s a frustrating situation, and the stuff of every couple’s nightmares. When things like this happen, couples usually have little recourse to regain funds from the venue. Here are some tips about what to do […]

Planning Resources

March 18, 2020

What to Do If Your Wedding Venue Suddenly Closes

What to do if your wedding venue abruptly closes
Indian-African Fusion Wedding at Josephine Butler Parks Center

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Keshni and William’s fusion wedding at the Josephine Butler Parks Center was a diverse, cultural event, mixing American, African and Indian traditions. The fairy tale engagement took place at a restaurant on a visit to London–a total surprise to the bride! The couple describes themselves as easy going, adventurous, passionate and humorous with shared values […]

Real Weddings, Uncategorized

March 4, 2020

Fusion Wedding at Josephine Butler Parks Center-Keshni and William

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With 2020 right around the corner, some wedding trends are losing their appeal. Based on our experience, here are 5 Wedding Trends we see dwindling in the decade to come! 1. Matchy-Matchy Bridesmaids Dresses Bridesmaids traditionally wore the same exact dress, but nowadays couples are opting for more creative bridesmaids dress combinations.  2. The Bouquet […]

Planning Resources

February 18, 2020

5 Wedding Trends That are on Their Way Out

Bridesmaid wedding dress trends
La Vie DC Restaurant Wedding

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We are so excited to share photos from Colleen and Jacob’s wedding at La Vie DC Restaurant. A charming waterfront restaurant in the District Wharf. This spacious locale boasts scenic views of the DC Wharf, a luxurious atmosphere and a gorgeous rooftop space overlooking the water. We absolutely love restaurant weddings because the food is […]

Real Weddings

February 5, 2020

A Posh Wedding at La Vie DC Restaurant-Colleen and Jacob

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While not everyone follows traditional roles these days…we do often get asked about what which parents traditionally do what? And who traditionally pays for what? These days, it’s more and more common for the bride and groom to host and pay for their own wedding. Below is a breakdown of some traditional role parents play. […]

Planning Resources

January 22, 2020

What Are Parents Traditionally Responsible For at a Wedding?

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Intimate Lorien Hotel Wedding

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Amber and Shane were married on a cool March day in an intimate Lorien Hotel wedding ceremony. From the very beginning, the couple was very clear that their special day wasn’t just going to be a special day for the two of them, but also for the friends and family. For this reason, they chose […]

Real Weddings

January 8, 2020

Intimate Lorien Hotel Wedding-Amber and Shane