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Shelly Pate

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Couple kisses at Dover Hall estate wedding venue

What if I told you that Dover Hall, the English Tudor estate in Richmond, VA (just outside of Washington, DC) may be the castle of your wedding dreams?

Whimsical Styled Wedding at Dover Hall in Richmond, Virginia

Virginia, wedding, Wedding Resources, Wedding Venue

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How to Plan a wedding in 2021

Planning a wedding during a global pandemic with unexpected restrictions, quarantines, and closures has been quite the challenge. It’s been necessary for wedding vendors and couples alike to think creatively in order to accommodate the ever-changing rules and limitations. Here is my best advice for planning a wedding especially in the unpredictable climate of 2021. […]

How To Plan a Wedding in 2021

Washington, DC, wedding, Wedding Resources, Wedding Venue

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Your intimate wedding plan can have a perfect mix of nature and city life in Washington, DC’s National Arboretum & Navy Yard.

How to Plan an Intimate Wedding at the National Arboretum & Navy Yard

DC, wedding, Wedding Resources

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Wedding couple kisses outside of district winery in washington, dc

District Winery is one of the best Washington, DC wedding venues. Here are the many reasons why you should consider it for your big day!

Urban Waterfront Winery Wedding in Washington, DC

Washington, DC, wedding, Wedding Resources, Wedding Venue

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Couple elopes at Lincoln Memorial

Your elopement is so much more than a photoshoot–it is an experience you’ll remember for a lifetime. Get a Washington, DC elopement package!

Washington, DC Adventurous Elopement Package

Elopement, Washington, DC, Wedding Resources

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Couples marries at ivy wall at Goodstone Inn

Having your indoor or outdoor wedding ceremony at Goodstone Inn is like having a first choice and back-up location all wrapped into one!

Woodsy Ivy Garden Wedding at Goodstone Inn

Destination Wedding, Virginia, wedding, Wedding Resources, Wedding Venue

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Couple gets married at intimate wedding

For this Washington, DC intimate wedding it was their wedding planner’s ingenuity that made their day possible.

Why You Need a Wedding Planner for Your Intimate Wedding

wedding, Wedding Resources, Wedding Venue

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Santa Barbara Couple Embraces at Wharf

Traveling to California for this sunset Santa Barbara session confirmed my belief that destination couples sessions are always worth it!

Sunset Couples Session at Stearns Wharf in Santa Barbara

Couples, Destination Couples Session

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Couple gets married in the rain at the barns at hamilton station

This rainy wedding day at The Barns at Hamilton Station Vineyards started with sunshine until a surprise during the middle of the ceremony.

Rainy Wedding Day | The Barns at Hamilton Station Vineyards

VA, wedding

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This couple’s intimate mountaintop elopement in the glaciers of Iceland was the most amazing adventure where their dreams became reality.

Dreamy Iceland Mountaintop Intimate Elopement

Destination Elopement, Elopement, Wedding Resources

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The opportunities are endless with so many spots for epic wedding photos at Poplar Springs Manor in Warrenton, VA.

Epic Wedding Photos at Poplar Springs Manor

Virginia, wedding, Wedding Venue

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Couple exchange rings on the line rooftop at sunset

When I know that my couples are DC-based, there is no better place than getting married at the LINE DC Hotel in Adams Morgan!

Getting Married at the LINE DC Hotel

Washington, DC, wedding, Wedding Venue

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Whether you’re local or the DC Metro Area is your destination wedding location, here are my best tips for how to elope in Washington, DC!

How to Elope in Washington, DC

Elopement, Washington, DC, Wedding Resources

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