Uncommon Goods is a great resource for fun, unique gifts for your bridal party! Personalize your gifts wedding for your bridesmaids and groomsmen with a gift that represents something special to you as a couple, like these City Map Glasses. Use could choose one for the city where you met or where you’re getting married (and, yes, there is one for DC!).
There are great options for your bridesmaids too. You may want to go with a pretty, feminine bracelet that can be worn for the wedding and afterward or something super fun (but practical) like a cute umbrella!
And when it’s time to celebrate your anniversary, Uncommon Goods can help with the perfect gift!
Uncommon Goods is a giving-focused company that is committed to sustainability and featuring products from artists and other suppliers who make their goods in a socially and environmentally responsible way. You can learn more about them here.
We love designing and planning beautiful weddings at the Hotel Monaco in DC! Newly renovated and gorgeous, we can’t want to create new weddings in their new space!
Don’t let the title fool you. Your wedding does not have to be orange, red and yellow! In the fall, there is nothing more gorgeous that a café au lait dahlia! Dahlias everywhere are the game, and so are gorgeous, fall hydrangea with hybrid color tones of blues, purples and reds.
Rustic greenery and leaves along with some the best fall garden roses from David Austin are to die for this time of year in bridal bouquets! Make your appointment today!]]>
Summer is considered to be the most romantic time of the year for floral designs. Particularly in May and June, the most requested flower from brides is the ever lovely peony (which we love) and beautiful snapdragons!
When it comes to July and August – it’s hot in DC! So stick with your hearty flowers for these months. Roses, orchids, snapdragons, interesting types of greenery and plants as well as billy balls are some our faves to work with during the super hot months.
Images: Documentary Associates]]>
We’re so happy that we could wow our lovely friends at United With Love and inspire this wedding feature today! This wedding was charming, blue and just beautiful! Take a look!
Image: Jennifer Latos Photography]]>
Spring is one of the easiest times of years to find an abundance of bulb flowers for your wedding. Our favorites to use in March are tulips and anemones! For April, we love spring hydrangea from Holland and ranunculus – they are the most vibrant this time of year!
If you are procrastinating and don’t have your floral designs together for March or April, we still have room!]]>
Your wedding is all about a party to reflect you as a couple, so don’t just put some candles out and some petals to save money. There are so many ways to make simple elements, like candles, interesting and fun. Do you use candles and petals in your home? For a fall wedding, what about mixing candles with apples? Can you use candles and rubber duckies for your tables an inside joke for your guests to figure out? (We borrowed that one from one of our real couples!) Don’t hesitate to shake things up and put your own fresh spin on old wedding classics.
Don’t just opt for table numbers on an ugly metal stand. You can name your tables or number them with something like these wood number carvings.
Think outside of the box when it comes to your table decor!
Image: Jessica Latos]]>
When renting venues for your wedding, there will be some weird spaces and nooks that you’ll want to pretty up and aren’t quite sure how. Particularly in historic locations, your guests will have access to areas such as libraries, living rooms and bathrooms, and while the decor or furniture may not be your style, you still want to add a little something special to them since they are part of your wedding’s overall design.
The answer is simple- throw some flowers at it and brighten the space up with some simple floral decor. A recycled medicine bottle and a few flowers can make a dated bathroom fun and it’s these little details that make guests remember how interesting your wedding was!
Photo: Jessica Latos]]>
Once you have all of your big vendors is place, it’s time to get down to the details! Don’t get derailed by wedding planning sites that just sell a bunch of things. Everything in your wedding, from the favors to the food, should reflect your personality and things that you really love. So here are a few questions to ask yourself when choosing your wedding day details:
Stay tuned all week for more on wedding details!
Image: Jessica Latos]]>
When it comes to creating a little personality to your wedding, it’s always about the details! Next week, we’ll share a new blog series about some of the secrets behind wedding details and how to make them shine above the rest at your wedding!
Hint: it’s about using your life as a resource for creative inspiration. Love copper? Then let your designer spray paint cool decor items for your wedding in cooper, like these fun vases and table numbers.
Take the ordinary and make it extraordinary!
Image: Jessica Latos]]>
We love working in our nation’s Capital providing interesting, fun, classical and creative floral designs.
We always get excited about being in our Smithsonian museums here and we absolutely love Henry the Elephant!
Where is your next event?]]>
We love events at the Gaylord at National Harbor! There are so many possibilities for corporate, social and weddings! Let us know how we can help with your next event!]]>
When thinking about your cocktail hour or event, don’t forget about the flowers! They add the extra touch and vibrancy to each and every event! They don’t have to be boring either! Simple greenery adds a nice touch!]]>
There is nothing like yellow flowers to brighten your home or office. We now have 2 spots available for weekly deliveries!
Please note that all weekly deliveries require a $500/month minimum with a 6 month contract.
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Melissa and Merlin’s Dumbarton House weddings was all about beautiful blues! We loved working with this couple on the planning, floral design and décor! You can see more in the recent feature on United With Love!]]>
We have flowers, lighting, candy jars, furniture and props galore all in house!
Ask us how we can make your event perfect!]]>
We created gorgeous live floral garters with Juli from The Garter Girl and nothing was more unique from our photo shoots from last year! Perfect for a boudoir session! Ask us how we can make one for you!]]>
Nothing is more important than your bridal bouquet when it comes decor at your wedding! Make sure it is timeless. If you are a modern girl…make everything modern with a twist of classic in your bouquet so your granddaughter will want to recreate it! Ask us how!
Image: Lisa Blume]]>
Who says you can’t have your wedding at your favorite restaurant? Italian and love Graffiato? Then do that! Love Pop Tarts? Ted’s Bulletin has private spaces. Love tacos? Rosa Mexicano has a great space downtown! Greek? Nothing is better than the three Kapnos locations!]]>
We adore weddings at The Loft at 600 F. Whether it is a small gathering of friends or 3-floor affair complete with ceremony, dinner and dancing…we love the distinctive DC feel!]]>
Who says you only need manhattans and martinis? Does everything have to be a cocktail? What about a mocktail?
Look, you wedding cocktails should not be the same old thing that everyone gets at a bar! How about a fun and frothy Pisco Sour from your trip to Peru? A fun ginger, lime vodka lemonade from Mike Isabella’s restaurant? Or that ridiculously yummy blackberry and honey tea your grandmother used to make you? Have all of it and more!
Not every event and wedding calls for only flowers for your decor!
Think outside the box. What do you love to eat? What is your favorite decor element in your house? Use what is closest to your heart and share more of your personality in your decor!]]>
We have done 1000’s of bridal bouquets. We had a lot of fun in 2016. Here are a few of our favorites!
What can we make for you?
Left: Love Life Images
Top Right: Documentary Associates
Bottom Right: Us!]]>
Nothing is going to be as popular as Greenery this year for weddings! First, it is the color of the year from Pantone! Second, it could not be easier to work into any wedding color scheme. Greenery is a natural addition to any floral design. We love using greenery in bouquets, boutonnières, centerpieces and decorative elements! Ask us how!]]>
We are so excited about weddings at the Westin in Georgetown! Gorgeously renovated and easy for your guests! Ask how we can design your beautiful wedding at the Westin!]]>
New Year, new thoughts on your wedding maybe? How about doing something different from everyone else? Does your wedding have to be at a “wedding venue”? Why not your favorite restaurant or bar? A fun pastry shop? Furniture store? Go with a side of eclectic and fun with your flowers too!]]>
We are so excited for 2017 to begin and to gear up for all of the events we have planned for you!
Happy New Year!
Image: Michael Temchine Photography]]>
Let’s take a look at some of our favorite DC Wedding Trends for 2017!
#1 Foodie Weddings – We are becoming a foodie city, and our weddings should reflect it! Bring real, exciting food to your wedding with some of our favorite vendors (and we have lots more!):
Mike Isabella Concepts (display pictured above)- Not only are Mike’s restaurants a foodie’s delight, all of his in-house chefs can create the same meals or customized a Mike Isabella menu just for your wedding. No other local chef can do large scale weddings like Mike.
Astro Doughnuts – Go now to have the classic fried chicken and amazing doughnut combo for your late night snacks!
#2 Specialty Bars – Whether you are all about whiskey or all about martinis – having a specialty bar is high on the list of DC wedding trends. Don’t just have a bar – have fun signage and backdrops to go with it! Ask us how we can customize any back drop for you.
#3 Vertical and hanging décor – So many of our clients for 2017 want to incorporate hanging décor to either integrate texture or color for their ceremony or add dimension to their bar and tents.
#5 Organic, greenery and garden touches – While 2015 and 2016 saw a ton of garlands – this year you will see more greenery touches. Instead of garland streaming down tables – you will see more loose stems of greenery with pretty feminine accents of blooms with a more garden feel. Pretty greenery based bouquets are still the rage!
Images by Michael Temchine Photography]]>
Just got engaged? No worries! We have several upcoming wedding trend reports for you to help make your wedding planning life easier.
Today we are focusing on Pantone’s Color of the Year – Greenery!
This has to be the happiest color we have seen in the past few years and perfect for wedding and perfect for us here at Elegance and Simplicity!
We love the color green and, as a neutral color, it works well with every single wedding palette!
Go with actual greenery, gorgeous green gowns for your bridesmaids and pretty greenery linens! Ask us how to make your wedding filled with “greenery”!]]>
We hope all of you enjoy this weekend and celebrate Chanukkah and Christmas with much joy!
Photo via Pinterest
Wall Art from Simply Gypsy Designs]]>