Wednesday, November 27, 2013

A Love Story! {Kelly + Paul}

Kelly and Paul's Love Story from Bowen Films on Vimeo.

Thanks Tom Bowen for this lovely love story for Kelly and Paul!

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Calling All Prospective Weddingistas!

photo from Brumley & Wells via RuffledBlog

Engaging Affairs is looking for a new full-time wedding planner to join our team!  If you have experience planning weddings (other than your own or a friend's, please), are comfortable selling yourself to potential clients, and are familiar with the D.C. event market, we'd love to talk with you.

This is an amazing opportunity to join an established and successful wedding planning company (and it happens with us very rarely). We are looking for someone who loves weddings, can handle complex events, is calm under pressure, is supremely organized, and is an all-around delight! We encourage applicants with hotel, catering, rental, or venue experience.

To be considered, send a cover letter telling us why you are perfect and we can't live without you (along with your stellar resume) to Laura Weatherly at by December 6th. We look forward to meeting you!

Monday, November 25, 2013

Country Club Elegance {Devon + Harry}

I am so grateful for the opportunity to work on this gorgeous wedding! Devon & Harry were so much fun!

The Bride and her bridesmaids spent the morning getting primped by Remona of Hair by Remona and Nikki Frasier of Beauty and the Bride.  Once they were ready, the Bride slipped into her amazing dress.  Capturing her day was photographer Robert Isaacson and videographer Bill Bowen of Suburban Video.

The ceremony took place at Blessed Sacrament located on Chevy Chase Circle.  The beautiful flowers and d├ęcor was designed by Amaryllis. 

After a beautiful mass, all guests were transported to Congressional Country Club by International Limo for a night of great food and great memories.  Cocktails took place under bistro lighting on Congressional’s Terrace overlooking their amazing golf course.

 Once it was time for dinner, the guests were ushered into the beautifully decorated and glowing ballroom for the evenings remaining festivities.

The band Prime Time kept everyone dancing all night.

And guests departed with s'mores-to-go!

Thank you to everyone who made Devon and Harry’s day absolutely amazing!!

Ceremony: Blessed Sacrament
Reception: Congressional
Florist: Amaryllis
Band: Prime Time
Photographer: Robert Isaacson
Videographer: Suburban Video
Paper Products: Creative Parties
Hair: Hair by Remona
Makeup: Nikki Frasier, Beauty and the Bride

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Amazing Vermont Getaway Giveaway!!!!

The wonderful folks at Vermont's Riverside Farm and The Amee Farm have offered a free getaway to their fabulous Amee Farm Lodge to one lucky Bridal Bubbly reader!  Located on scenic Route 100 in the idyllic New England village of Pittsfield, Vermont the Amee Farm Lodge is the perfect Vermont bed and breakfast… relaxed country elegance at its best.  The fully-restored post-and-beam farmhouse features 15 deluxe guest bedrooms with wide-planked pine floors, hand-hewn wooden furniture, comfy beds, and private bathrooms with stone-lined showers. This is an amazing venue for a destination wedding so couples looking for a stunning spot to tie the knot, be sure to check this out! And what an amazing place for a honeymoon--heaven!

Package includes:

2 night stay at Amee Farm Lodge (based on availability)
Deluxe Continental Breakfast each morning of stay
Gift Certificate for Lunch to Original General Store
Welcome Basket/Bag from Riverside Farm
-Package Value of approximately $600
During your getaway you might enjoy (some at additional cost not included in package):
30+ miles of hiking and biking on the Green Mountain Trails 
yoga classes
snow-shoeing right out our back door 
skiing at Killington and Pico
tubing on the Tweed River
kayaking and fishing
at Kent Pond and Tweed River
on-site massages 
tours of the Amee Farm with Sweet Georgia P’s 
and of course, just relaxing by the fire or on the porch at the lodge. The night life on Killington in the winter
draws in wonderful bands – it is just about 15 minutes from the farm, and there are great restaurants too. Pittsfield is also a prime location for outdoor enthusiasts, no matter 
what the season. Surrounded by the lush Green Mountains, Pittsfield has renowned hiking, mountain biking, and snowshoeing trails. In fact 
immediately across the road from the Lodge you will find the entrance to Green Mountain Trails, boasting 20 miles of trails that stretch across 750 acres.  For the 
golfers out there, it’s only a 10-minute drive to Vermont’s #1-rated public golf course — the 18-hole Green Mountain National Golf Course.  Winter offers an equal array of exciting outdoor activities.
Besides the snowshoe trails across the road, and near bye cross-country skiing, they are less than 20 minutes from the one of the 
East Coast's largest ski areas Killington Ski Resort.  
To enter the giveaway, zip on over to our Facebook page. First, "Like" our page and then leave a comment on the 
post about the giveaway. Easy, peasy! Don't forget to do both-- 1) "Like" our page 2) comment on the giveaway post.
Must be 21 or older to win. We will announce a winner next week!  Good luck! 

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

A Southern Soiree {Video}

Southern Soiree from Bowen Films on Vimeo.

Thanks to Bowen Films for this fun video recap of the annual networking party we cohosted with Atrendy Wedding and Simply Chic Events! Enjoy!

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Uber Wedding!

Photo by Aki Akiwumi, Mangolens Photography

Looking for reliable, swanky transportation that's a little different? Check out Uber! Here are some ideas for making your wedding planning Uber-fun!
  • Order SUV rides through Uber for your bachelor and bachelorette parties.
  • Whether you’re cake shopping, choosing flowers, or visiting your venue use uberX to get there and back.
  • Or class it up and take UberBLACK to get your wedding dress home without stress.
  • Request a custom Uber promo code for your wedding events so new users and out-of-town guests can try Uber for free and arrive at your wedding on time and in style!
Visit this form to start the Uber-fabulous process!

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Guesterly {Fab New Finds}

Looking for a creative way to keep your wedding guests in the loop and get them excited for your big day? Guesterly will create a beautiful magazine-style book filled with gorgeous photo and great stories all about YOU! Professional magazine editors interview you and do all the legwork then mail a glossy copy out to each of your guests before the wedding. How fun!

What a creative and cool way to build excitement for your wedding without spending hours trying to put it together yourself. Check out just how easy it is to use their website to design your custom wedding magazine!

Friday, November 8, 2013

Monte Durham Gets Hitched!

My dear friend, Monte Durham, star of TLC's "Say Yes to the Dress Atlanta" tied the knot with his longtime partner recently. I was lucky enough to be asked to help him plan the wedding weekend and, boy, did we have fun!  Here is a teaser photo from their monument photo shoot following the civil ceremony in downtown D.C.  Cheers to a fabulous couple!

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Amazing Demo from Nightsong!

 Looking for a really fabulous band for your wedding?  Check out one of our all-time favorites: Nightsong!  This group sounds amazing and is fun to work with, as well! Love their new demo. Check it out here!  To book Nightsong, contact Entertainment Exchange.

Friday, November 1, 2013

Edge Floral Design {Vendor Love}

We consider ourselves lucky to work in an area with such a wealth of talented floral designers. One of our company favorites is Edge Floral Event Designers. This talented team has created everything for us from over-the-top drama to sleek elegance. We love working with Steve, Bill and Cassie and their entire amazing team! Check out just a few images from past Edge weddings and you'll see why they make us swoon!

From NYC's Gotham Hall . . .

To D.C.'s Four Seasons hotel . . .

to the Decatur House . . .

To a stunning bouquet!

Thank you Edge for all the beautiful memories! 

The Engaging Affairs team