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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!

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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!

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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

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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!

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#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.

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#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.

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#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!

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Images by Michael Temchine Photography

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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”!