Summer’s not quite done yet, and we’re excited to keep the fun going with Mike Isabella Concepts! To celebrate the opening of their three new DC area restaurants, the team is inviting you to an all-out block party on September 12th and you don’t want to miss it!

Spend the afternoon with unlimited cocktails, music and bites by Kapnos Taverna, Pepita Cantina and Yona, (coming to Ballston this fall).  The food is amazing and the restaurants are beautiful, contemporary venues for rehearsal dinners and bridal showers, so you’ll get to do a little planning, too.

Grab your tickets here.

For more information about the event or hosting your wedding celebration at one of the Mike Isabella restaurants, contact the team at events@mikeisabella.com.

(Mike Isabella Concepts is a client of Elegance & Simplicity, Inc.)


While we’re hoping for a few more sunny, summer days, fall is definitely in the air! As you’re putting the finishing touches on your autumn wedding or planning for 2016, here’s a bit of shimmering inspiration for you!


Cake Deer Pearl Flowers via Pinterest

Bouquet by Elegance and Simplicity

Dress Knotsvilla via Pinterest

Popcorn Bar Style Me Pretty via Pinterest


Orange is such a gorgeous color for weddings in any season, and particularly in fall! You can go full out with your wedding dress or add a fun touch here and there with your floral design and decor details. Here’s a little inspiration to help!


Centerpiece: Us!

Dress: Photo via Pinterest (Photographer: Louisa Bailey)

Ring Bearer: Photo via Pinterest)

Donuts: Photo via Pinterest (Photographer: Cyrience)


It’s not just Wednesday, it’s Bouquet Day! That’s not an official day on the calendar (yet), but, for us, creating beautiful bridal bouquets is what we love to do, every day!

Here are some of our recent faves!


If you are planning a wedding in the Annapolis, Maryland area, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation is a unique venue for couples who care deeply for the environment.  The building is Platinum LEED certified, and there’s a private beach for your ceremony!

Plan a fun evening out on August 18, 2015 and come see this lovely space for yourself at an intimate bridal showcase featuring local vendors. The event will be from 6:30-9:30pm!

RSVP at  mspratley@cbf.org.