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Couple walks between raised hands of wedding party

I deeply believe in helping my couples avoid a stressful wedding experience. Here are some of my best wedding day tips for having a super relaxed wedding!

Best Wedding Day Tips: How to Plan a Relaxed Wedding

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Couple stands kissing in forest wedding

Get your wedding day taken care of from start to finish with an all-inclusive wedding venue. I wholeheartedly recommend the Iron Gate Restaurant DC!

The Perfect All-Inclusive Outdoor Wedding Venue: Iron Gate Restaurant DC

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Couple holds hands outside of Virginia barn wedding venue

A vow renewal saved the day for this 2020 wedding. The couple planned a two-part celebration that concluded with wedding vow renewals and a HUGE surprise!

Wedding Vow Renewals: Turn Your Wedding Into a Special Two-Day Celebration

Wedding Resources, Weddings

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Couple embraces under wedding veil

After you’ve selected your wedding photographer, it makes sense to choose a videographer that either already works with them, or that you know will match their style. Your wedding photographer and videographer will work hand in hand the entire day. The pair will coordinate shots, angles, directing, and capturing candids without being in each other’s […]

Insider Tips for Hiring the Best Wedding Day Videographer

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Couple poses with wedding bouquet and sunglasses at rooftop elopement

This couple planned an elopement quickly, with some plans that happened on the day! See how an amazing last-minute elopement is planned in Washington, DC!

How to Pull Off an Amazing Last-Minute Elopement in Washington, DC

Elopements, Wedding Resources

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Groom lifts bride at Virginia backyard wedding

You can design your wedding any way that you imagine it. If you’re wondering how to have a backyard wedding just the way you like it, then read this story!

How to Have a Backyard Wedding: Virginia Wedding Inspiration

Wedding Venue, Weddings

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Couple holds hands by wild horses at Assateague Island engagement session

Adventure sessions can be more than just an engagement session. See how this couples’ spring engagement photos turned into a memory-making adventure!

Why Your Engagement Photos Should Be an Adventure: Spring Adventure Session

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Couple pops confetti at Virginia park elopement

The highlight of this elopement was the intimate setting and the beautiful touches of each spring wedding flower from the bride’s floral crown and bouquet.

Spring Wedding Flower Inspiration at Falls Church, VA Park Elopement

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Couple stands in archway of Virginia wedding venue

Keep reading for this videographer’s answers to the top questions to ask a wedding videographer as you select one for your wedding day!

Top Questions to Ask Before Choosing Your Wedding Videographer

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wedding florals with table setting at backyard wedding

Working alongside the talented Wander + Whimsy has left me convinced that wedding florals are one of the key ingredients to creating your wedding style!

Wedding Day Florals – How to Style Your Intimate Backyard Wedding

Wedding Resources, Weddings

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Bridesmaid zips up bride's wedding dress

The morning of your wedding is such a crucial time for setting a relaxed vibe. Here’s how you can make the most of getting ready on your wedding morning!

Make the Most of Your Wedding Morning Getting Ready

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Groom holds bouquet while embracing bride at wedding

Here are thoughts from a photographer who has photographed many elopement and wedding days on what to consider when you plan yours!

How to Plan an Elopement vs Wedding Day

Elopements, Weddings

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