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Shelly Pate

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Couple kisses at garden wedding

This wedding venue offers an outdoor garden vibe with year-round flowers. Escape from the city while staying in the DC Metro Area at Glen Ellen Farms!

Glen Ellen Farms a Picturesque Year-Round Outdoor Maryland Wedding Venue

Wedding Venue, Weddings

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couple kisses at rooftop wedding venue

HighPoint at 1333 New Hampshire has rooftop spaces with a panoramic view of downtown Washington, DC. Reach new heights at this rooftop wedding venue!

HighPoint at 1333 New Hampshire: New Rooftop Wedding Venue with a Panoramic View

Wedding Venue, Weddings

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Couple kisses while veil flows in wind

Knowing which venue to choose for your wedding story can be a tough decision. This couple found Airlie of Warrenton, VA as the perfect catch-all location!

Airlie Warrenton VA Whimsical Wedding Venue with So Many Options

Wedding Venue, Weddings

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Couple sits on steps at Lincoln Memorial sunset elopement

It’s confusing knowing how much wedding photography coverage you need. Here are the main factors in choosing between wedding photography packages!

Wedding Photography Packages: Knowing How to Choose the Best Fit

Wedding Resources, Weddings

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Couple embraces during wedding first look

Getting private moments on your wedding day outside of the wedding first look is limited. Here are the best ways to get more of these priceless moments!

Private Moment Inspiration: More Than Just Your Wedding First Look

Wedding Resources, Weddings

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Couple kisses at Hotel Washington Washington DC wedding

A love for DC can be the glue that holds your wedding together. This wedding was held at the Hotel Washington, a Washington DC venue perfect for DC lovers!

Hotel Washington: A Washington, DC Venue Perfect for Your Wedding Needs

Washington, DC, Wedding Venue, Weddings

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Wedding party jumps and cheers with couple at garden wedding

When delaying your wedding isn’t an option, here are my best tips for how to plan a wedding on a budget that you will love even with inflation costs.

How to Plan a Wedding on a Budget Without Losing Your Wedding Vision

Washington, DC, Wedding Resources, Weddings

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Photographer stands in field looking at Italy Dolomites

I’m sharing all of my best destination wedding photographer tips from my own crazy experience on the other side of the lens so yours can be so much better!

International 2022 Wedding Guide: A Destination Wedding Photographer’s Best Tips

Destination Elopement, Destination Wedding, Wedding Resources, Weddings

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Couple walks underneath Hotel Washington sign

DC has an endless supply of wedding venues to cover every style imaginable. Here’s what I consider to be the best all-inclusive wedding venues in DC!

Best All-Inclusive Wedding Venues in DC to Fit Your Wedding Dreams

Washington, DC, Wedding Venue, Weddings

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Couple holds hands embracing in front of sunset

Wedding should match the couple’s personality. A love of bluegrass music and nature fully showcased this couple’s personality at their nature wedding venue.

Inspiring Bluegrass Musical Theme at Vibrant Floral Nature Wedding Venue

Wedding Venue, Weddings

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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

Weddings

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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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