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The beauty of rehearsal dinners is that they can mean different things to different people. Some people want to be an extension of their formal wedding, while others want it to take on more of a fun get-together vibe. The good news is you have a lot of leeway when it comes to rehearsal dinners. […]

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December 18, 2019

6 Affordable Rehearsal Dinner Alternatives

6 Affordable Rehearsal Dinner Alternatives-A BRIDE'S BFF
Rustic Christmas Wedding at The Barns at Wolftrap

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Alejandra and Adam’s Rustic Christmas Wedding at The Barns at Wolf Trap was by far our favorite holiday wedding! Now, I’ll be totally honest. I didn’t always care for holiday weddings. They can be super expensive, hard to plan and very cliché. But after having done Alejandra and Adam’s wedding, it made me change my […]

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December 4, 2019

Rustic Christmas Wedding at The Barns at Wolf Trap

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Lindsey and Peter’s Autumn wedding at Rust Manor House was so beautiful and full rich and vibrant colors. The couple actually met at while serving as bridal party members of a mutual friend’s wedding! How cute! Their decor included deep burgundy and navy colors. And even though a bit of rain kept their ceremony indoors, […]

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November 14, 2019

Autumn Rust Manor House Wedding-Lindsey and Peter

Reserved Seating at Weddings

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Reserving seating at the ceremony can be tricky. While it’s fairly common knowledge that the front row on each side is reserved for the bride and groom’s immediate family, we still suggest reserving those seats to make it clear. Sometimes, you need VIP seating in more that just the first row based on how many […]

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October 23, 2019

Reserved Seating For The Ceremony

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Candace and Corey’s VisArts wedding was a unique combination of refined boho with a touch of avant garde. One of our favorite design challenges–this wedding included new concepts such as cindgerblock centerpiece holders, and orchids paired with rustic details. But our very favorite detail had to be the fun and scrumptious East Coast vs West […]

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October 9, 2019

VisArts Wedding -Candace and Corey

VisArts Wedding
Reception Dress

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If you’ve been drooling about wearing that amazing wedding gown you found with ALL THE THINGS, you may not have considered how restrictive, tricky and uncomfortable it can be to actually wear it all night long.  At some point you’ll find yourself asking “do I need a reception dress”?!   For this reason, it’s becoming […]

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September 18, 2019

What is a Reception Dress and do I Need One?

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The Kamran Center is a fairly new wedding venue in northern Montgomery County, MD. This Zoroastrian center was created a center as a place of worship for their members, but also as a beautiful hall for events such as weddings. The venue features a classic elegance with crystal chandeliers and a light color palette and […]

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September 4, 2019

Kamran Center Wedding-Christine and Kenny

Kamran Center Wedding-Kenny and Christine-A Bride's BFF Planning
Planning and outdoor wedding

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Outdoor weddings are amazing when they go well. The scenery and ambiance can’t be beat! But planning an outdoor wedding can be super hard. There are so many factors to consider. Check out our list of the most important things you need to consider when planning an outdoor wedding. 1. Always have a Backup Plan. […]

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August 21, 2019

9 Tips for Planning an Outdoor Wedding

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Mel and Rico’s Rust Manor House wedding took place on a beautiful September evening. Their fun-filled wedding was filled with love, joy and laughter. The couple chose a beautiful mix of cool and warm shades of plum and blue to throughout the wedding decor. They met through mutual friends at the College of Charleston in […]

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August 7, 2019

Mel and Rico’s Rust Manor House Wedding

Rust Manor House Wedding-A Bride's BFF
Ethnic Wedding Cake Topper Ideas

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The figurines of the bride and groom have been the usual wedding cake toppers for centuries. Couples use these figurines to add a personal touch to their wedding cakes. But finding ethnic wedding cake toppers that represent different cultures in the past has been difficult. But now, with customization, there are host of options! Here […]

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July 24, 2019

7 Ethnic Wedding Cake Toppers You’ll Love