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Real Weddings: Julianna & Gaby

Julie and Gaby were married on a beautiful September evening in the most lovely, relaxed, ceremony at the gorgeous Elk Run Vineyards, where they threw a super fun pig roast, had a rockin’ band and just really had a meaningful, thoughtful event for their freinds and family. I loved worked with them. All the happiness Julie & Gaby!

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Venue: Elk Run Vineyard, Photography: Pier 23 Photography, Rentals: A Grand Rentals, Catering: PIGS, Florist: To the 9′s, Transportation: A Touch of Class, Cake: Angelcakes, Band: Wicked Jezebel, Planning: Events to a T

DIY Lighting

I’ll admit, when a client utters the words “DIY” I do get a little worried. Not that I’m afraid of a little crafting or that I don’t love the way some DIYing can look, because I do! But I digress, there is a whole other post here about why I don’t think you should try to DIY your whole wedding, (hint hint, it has something to do with stress and time management). So, when a client said to me that she wanted to use a DIY lighting company  I had never heard of I told her “ok, let’s try it for that great price”, but I was worried and I told her that too! Luckily she had a great attitude and an adventurous spirit and we ordered uplighting from Superlative Events for her wedding. The company is local, so we felt good about the lights being shipped to us since they were not coming from a distance that I couldn’t drive to in case of emergency. We had them shipped to the venue. They came in a carrying case (a heavy one, but it had wheels) with exact directions inside on what to do. There was also a video online that we could watch. We got them out the night before and tested them and it was super easy. The day of the wedding, I was able to set them up for my client, turn them on and viola, beautiful uplights, no lighting technician needed, just little old me! At the end of the night I packed them up and we sent them back the next day. So easy, such a great price and so worth it! I highly highly recommend trying out Superlative Events if you are interested in doing your own uplighting. They offer a great service.  was so pleased as was the couple!

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Posted: March 5, 2015  • Category: Vendors • Tags: , ,   • Comments (0)

Real Weddings: Elizabeth & Joe

Elizabeth & Joe were married at the chic Hotel Monaco in downtown DC in October. The hotel’s art deco design fit in the the couple’s asthetic for what they were picturing for their big day. Elizabeth knew she wanted deep jewel tones, a little bit art deco, a little bit rustic and little DC. And she pulled off that mixture beautifully. Add my favorite florist and photographer and you get this amazing wedding!

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Doesn’t she look so happy! Love it!

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Planning: Events to a T, Photography: Pier 23 Photography, Venue: Hotel Monaco DC, Flower: Edge Flowers, Rentals: Party Rental Ltd, Cake: Fluffy Thoughts, Band: Davis Event Group, Officiant: Jeff Maszal, Photo Booth: Photo in a Box, Hair and Makeup: Hybrid Elements,

Posted: March 3, 2015  • Category: Weddings • Tags: , , ,   • Comments (0)

Real Engagement: Elizabeth & Joe

Elizabeth and Joe were a super fun couple to work with! Elizabeth knew exactly what she wanted (which makes my job so much easier and working with her so much more fun) and she was just lovely and not stressed! Another awesome perk of working with this couple was that I loved their taste (that isn’t always the case – shhhh).  But I’m getting ahead of myself…this is just their adorable engagement shoot by one of my very favorite photographers, Pier 23 Photography. Enjoy and stay tuned for their wedding coming soon.

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Posted: February 18, 2015  • Category: Engagement Session • Tags: , , , ,   • Comments (0)

Events to a T Hiring an Intern

Events to a T is hiring a social media intern. This person will be responsible for writing blog posts and keeping all of our social media sites updated. Must have a love of the events/wedding industry, knowledge of wordpress and social media sites. Please send a resume to tracy@eventstoatdc.com

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Posted: January 15, 2015  • Category: etc. • Tags: , ,   • Comments (0)

Real Weddings: Jessica & James

Jess and Jim were married on the most perfect summer day at the most perfectly lovely venue. The weather was amazing, the bride and groom looked wonderful, the flowers were bright and the food was awesome family style comfort food.

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Posted: November 20, 2014  • Category: Weddings • Tags: , , ,   • Comments (0)

Real Weddings: Jason & Joel

Jason and Joel were married this summer at Eastern Market, which I absolutely loved, not only because I live in the neighborhood but because it is an awesome venue.  It has a neighborhoody, cool, very DC vibe, which I cannot get enough of. These guys just wanted to have a great party for their friends and family and did they ever! Congratulations Jason and Joel!

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Posted: November 3, 2014  • Category: Same Sex Weddings, Weddings • Tags: , , , ,   • Comments (0)

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The Sparkler Exit

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It is pretty, it is grand and it is truly so fun and yes, it makes for a fantastic photo op. But that is where my love of the sparkler exit ends.  However, here are a few reasons you may want to consider rethinking your sparkler exit…

1. drunk people + fire…enough said?
2. trying to organize said drunk people with fire into some sort of lines
3. and then trying to organize drunk people with fire to dispose of sparklers properly
4. many DC area venue are historic and will still allow you to use sparklers as long as you are not on the steps, etc. Unfortunately I have still seen a sparkler put out on historic steps before I could stop it and clients have had to pay.
5. you didn’t contract your photographer to stay the entire to and therefore they won’t even be there to capture the sparkler exit
6. what in the world do you do with extra, 3 ft long sparklers?

Whatever you  decide to do, sparklers or not, grand exit or not, just think it through and have a planner to execute it. :)

Posted: September 17, 2014  • Category: etc. • Tags: , ,   • Comments (0)

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