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Editor’s Weekly Wrap-Up: Real Wedding Dresses of 2013, Winter Bouquets, Stud Earrings, Bad Weather Tips, and Brunch Desserts
Posted by Sarah Title. Filed under Flowers, Good Advice, Jewelry, Wedding Dress, Weekly Wrap-Up

It’s that time of week again! Here are some of our editor’s favorite boards and ideas that you may have missed:

Top 10 Real Wedding Dresses of 2013Beautiful as a wedding dress might look coming down the runway, something magical happens when a soon-to-be bride puts “the one” on, like Melanie’s short Kate Spade reception dress — perfect for a City Hall wedding. 

Photo: Abby Jiu 

Winter Bouquets –  Don’t feel confined to pale palettes in your bouquets. Consider jewel tones such as ruby reds, emerald greens, sapphire blues, and golden topazes.

Photo: Jenny Jimenez 

25 Stud Earrings Under $75Chandelier earrings are SO predictable. Mix things up with a pair of studs that cost less than $75!

Photo: C. Wonder 

How To Handle Bad Weather On Your Wedding Day –  You can’t control if it rains, snows, hails, sleets, etc., but you can have a Plan B as long as you follow these helpful tips.

Photo: JaneCane Photography

3 Brunch Wedding DessertsDelicious daytime affairs call for anything but cake! Pancakes, mini cinnamon buns, and doughnuts will do.

Photos (from left to right): Austin Gros 


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Fresh & Modern D.C. Real Wedding by Abby Jiu Photography
Posted by Kate. Filed under Real Weddings

Sara and Mark’s modern, Washington, D.C. wedding reflected their love of family, travel and our nation’s capitol! Held at an old car showroom-turned-art-gallery, we’re reveling in the unique contrast of natural elements with an urban industrial setting. Sara and Mark could’ve cared less about executing some theme or color palette, but rather, they focused on hosting a warm, comfortable and fun party for their nearest and dearest. It’s just a total bonus that the contemporary florals, fabulous paper goods and amazing venue make this wedding so fresh!  A special thanks to the incredibly talented Abby Jiu for sharing these photos with us!

Sara and Mark started dating just before Mark was sent to California and Naples, Italy for his work with the Navy. Their long distance relationship persevered as a result of a strong foundation (they had been friends for years in law school), dozens of trips to each coast and to Italy, and daily phone calls.  Plus, it’s pretty clear they’re made for each other.  Doesn’t Sara just glow in her Lela Rose gown and pretty pulled-back hairstyle?


The Longview Gallery in D.C. made for an extraordinary venue; natural light surrounded them as they said their vows. The couple made it a priority to support some of their favorite local businesses during the course of their planning. They also drew inspiration from Naples, Italy- where they spent lots of time together while Mark was stationed overseas.

The reception was warm and celebratory; the gallery glowed with candlelight.  Now that’s what we call a modern classic.

Be sure to check out the rest of this fabulous wedding here!

Photos by Abby Jiu Photography

Florals by Sidra Forman

Venue: Long View Gallery

Paper goods by Paperee

Calligraphy by Meant to Be

Dress by Lela Rose from Hitched Salon

Shoes by Jimmy Choo

Bridal Makeup by Jan Scott; Hair by Jewels

Catering by Occasions Caterers

Reception Entertainment by DJ D-Mac

Cake by Fluffy Thoughts Cakes

Day Of Coordination by RSVP Event Planning and Management

Jewelery by Shah & Shah


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