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Shelly Pate

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Couple crosses street holding umbrellas at rainy wedding day

The best advice I can give for outdoor weddings and elopements is to prepare for rain. Here are 6 tips for how to best plan for a rainy wedding day!

6 Tips to Plan for a Rainy Wedding Day

Wedding Resources, Weddings

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Couple kisses at windy oregon coast elopement

Here’s what you need to know in order to plan a full-day elopement with MORE time as you’ll see in this Oregon Coast elopement.

What You Need to Know About Your Full-Day Oregon Coast Elopement

Elopement, Wedding Resources

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Couple kisses at Toolbox DC wedding

Toolbox of Dupont Circle in Washington, DC is not your average wedding venue. Its urban loft style design makes it such a unique DC wedding venue!

Toolbox | Washington, DC Urban Loft Wedding Venue

Wedding Venue, Weddings

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Couple kisses at industrial Baltimore wedding venue

If you’re a couple looking for an industrial wedding venue in Baltimore, Maryland then you’ll be head over heels for this place!

Industrial Baltimore Wedding Venue | Mt. Washington Mill Dye House

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Couple poses with dog at Virginia wedding venue

Airlie House and Farm, an outdoor wedding venue in Virginia, played the perfect complement to this couple’s personal touches on their big day!

Virginia Outdoor Wedding Venue | Airlie House and Farm

Virginia, Wedding Venue, Weddings

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The DC Metro Area has some killer spots perfect for an adventurous elopement. These are a few of my favorites!

Where to Have an Adventurous Elopement in the DC Metro Area

Elopement, Wedding Venue

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Couple embraces at Tudor Place wedding

Between the secret garden spots and Georgetown location giving this wedding venue such a European feel–I can’t recommend Tudor Place enough!

Secret Georgetown Wedding Venue – Tudor Place

Wedding Venue, Weddings

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Couple holds hands at National Arboretum engagement session

You are not alone coming to the engagement session completely nervous! Here are my tips so you can best get ready for your couples session!

Best Tips To Get Ready for Your Engagement Session

Couples, Wedding Resources

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Couple kisses dog at engagement session

It only makes sense to have your entire family there for your big day. Here are my best tips on how to include pets in your wedding!

The Best Ways to Include Pets in Your Wedding

Couples, Weddings

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Couple embraces at European Style intimate wedding in garden

If you’re looking for a European style wedding venue that you wouldn’t expect to be in and around Washington, DC —I’ve got the spots!

Hidden European Style Wedding Venues in Washington, DC

Weddings

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bride has bridal boudoir session at dover hall

Making a bridal boudoir session part of your wedding package is an investment in yourself that also makes for the most amazing wedding gift!

What Your Wedding is Missing: Bridal Boudoir

Boudoir, Weddings

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Couple kisses outside Meridian House

Georgetown truly stands out as some of the best that a Washington, DC neighborhood has to offer for an intimate wedding with European vibes.

Georgetown European Style Intimate Wedding

Weddings

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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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