Any wedding inspired by an enchanted forest is alright by us, and this one from Scarlet O’Neill, Lustre Events, and Patchouli Design does a fantastic job of bringing that forest indoors for a rainy day Canadian wedding. Lindsay and Justin wanted their guests to feel transported into a botanical world, and there’s no doubt in our minds they achieved that goal. We’re absolutely loving all the paper lanterns throughout the ceremony and reception!
Engaging Affairs is the D.C. area’s premier wedding planning company, creating the city’s most gracious and glamorous weddings since 1996. We’ve been ranked #1 in Washingtonian magazine ten times and have won multiple awards for our gorgeous weddings. We’ve designed weddings for movie stars, politicians and professional athletes. But what sets us apart (aside from our massive experience) is our passion for all things wedding.
Whether it’s a multi-day South Asian bash, an intimate same-sex ceremony, or a swanky museum affair, we thrive on being a part of a day devoted solely to celebrating love. Beyond getting our love fix, we are all about making our couples’ engagements the best time of their lives. Our clients are busy professionals who look to us to save them time and reduce stress so they can truly enjoy the planning process and the wedding day. We are all about streamlining and simplifying the often-overwhelming process. Most of all, we understand the years of dreaming that are entrusted to us to create one day of unforgettable moments!
Hellooo, beautiful. Today’s wedding has stunning flowers, serious romance, a bride and bridesmaids wowing us in wedding separates, lush greenery, and a nightcap of In-N-Out burgers all wrapped up in a modern industrial setting. Need we say more? Thank you to A Sea of Love, Lovebird Lane Events, and Amanda Page at The Workshop at Hickory for making magic happen on Kaylene and Jeffrey’s big day!
About Wild Hill –
We design unique arrangements for all your wedding and event needs. From a small, intimate gathering to a large formal event, we will plan the perfect florals to fit your style and budget.
About Jenni –
I love weddings and the energy surrounding those memorable days! Whatever your style – rustic, elegant, traditional or vintage, I will work to find the perfect combination of flowers to match your vision. I truly enjoy the entire process of designing a beautiful and perfect event. During our consultations, I will identify key elements that will make your event stunning and unique based on your style. My seamless process will ensure your floral design fits exactly with your vision AND your budget. Pure and simple – let me do the work.
A little about me… I graduated from K-State in 2006 and married my high school sweetheart a few years after. We built our home in the country a few years ago, where we love to spend time together and raise our 5-year old daughter, Katie. We also have several rescue dogs, horses and goats!
The words bachelorette party might make some nervous whether you’re the bride, the maid-of-honor planning one or a bridesmaid being invited to such festivity for different reasons. Here we shared 20 unique bachelorette party ideas that won’t make you cringe, and today we’ve partnered with Skedaddle to dish out 5 tips for planning a bachelorette party for the modern bride. Boasting a sleek vehicle fleet and providing completely customizable routes, Skedaddle is changing the game where party transportation is concerned. So ladies-of-honor, take note!
If you were ever a bridesmaid or maid-of-honor, you know bridal duties are no easy feat. Besides helping the bride with her wedding, you’re in charge of organizing pre-wedding events and orchestrating dates with everyone’s schedules while trying to stay cool and collected amidst all of it. San Francisco’s wedding team Cheers Babe, Honey & Twine plus a troop of talent threw their own version of a fun, relaxed and easy bachelorette party — a picnic at a scenic beach complete with rosé.
1. Think about what everyone enjoys doing
We never cease to be amazed by the creativity that goes into planning these events – you can visit wine country, a barre class or even have a whole weekend of destination fun. Focus on incorporating the activities and experiences everyone in the group will be eager to take part in. If you’re designing the setting itself, a pro tip is to think about how you can incorporate all 5 senses to create a fully immersive event!
2. Consider everyone’s budget
It’s important to be mindful about what the bridal party is willing to spend, especially since being a bridesmaid is no cheap gig! Modern bridal parties are chipping in for pre-wedding events like the bachelorette so that the final cost doesn’t fall on the MOH alone. We were delighted to find out that companies like Skedaddle are streamlining this process with options for split-payment, so you can be rest assured the transportation portion will be covered hassle-free.
3. Take care of transportation for everyone invited
So you’ve set the date, planned the event and confirmed your guest list, but you haven’t worked out the logistics of how you’ll get there! One of the most important details to think about, and almost always the last to be considered, is transportation. And it’s not always as easy as going from point A to point B. You might want to pick up the bride tribe in style or hop to a few different destinations along one route! Skedaddle allows you to plan all of this ahead of time, so your adventure can go beyond stop #1. (These are the moments we praise technology because it can all be done on your phone!)
4. Relax + rewind
Bridal parties today are made up of individuals living cross-country and beyond, who have all touched the bride in a different season of life. These pre-wedding events are the perfect opportunity to connect, bond and of course share embarrassing stories of the bride from all those different seasons. Bachelorette parties don’t have to be jam-packed with activities, and the prime example is this coastal boho picnic. Moroccan pillows, speckled sweets and fruity cocktails make this a perfectly curated setting for that long overdue gossip sesh!
5. Invite the groom (but not really!)
Bachelorette parties have historically placed a taboo on having the groom attend, and rightfully so! But that doesn’t mean he can’t have a small place at the table. One of the trends these days is for grooms to create an “I Can’t Wait to Marry You” video message to share with his bride at the bachelorette. Another idea is to have the MOH ask him a series of questions about the bride and their relationship, and then have the bride guess his answers in front of all her squad. It’s fun, sweet and gives the gals who may not know him as well a chance to see what your relationship is all about!
Skedaddle makes this event all the more easy with the ability to book your private round on-demand, no matter what party size. And with their vehicle fleet, the more the merrier! So now that you’re well-versed in the modern bachelorette party essentials, you can let stress take the backseat and Skedaddle take you home. Download the app here + share with the bridal party to see why it’s all about the journey and not the destination.
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