December 12,2013
Thursday

Fun Wedding Cake Flavors!

Image by Photography by Susie

Who doesn’t love a delicious wedding cake? Traditionally, wedding cakes were simple white or almond cakes with plain butter cream but over the years bakers have developed flavors ranging from chocolate to lemon and infused them with fillings and jams and liquors. We asked two of the D.C. area’s top wedding cake designers to tell us their most exciting new flavors.

Leslie from Fancy Cakes by Leslie shares that a great new bridal flavor of hers is Bailey’s Irish Cream cake.  It’s been very popular with her shop’s cupcakes so now she showcases the cake at tastings and it’s taken off And it’s a personal favorite of Leslie’s, too! Interestingly for 18 years her most popular cake for parties and bridal is vanilla butter cake with swiss raspberry jam and Swiss butter cream.  She says it’s delicious any time of year and at least 40% of her brides choose that combination. Both sound heavenly!

Lara Stuckey of Fluffy Thoughts Cakes says that one of her most popular cake combinations is the Candy Bar Crunch, which is marble cake with three layers of vanilla Italian butter cream, salted caramel, milk ganache, and crunchies. A new and exciting flavor is her apple bacon cake, which is apple cake with bacon bits baked into it, with three layers of maple cream cheese and salted caramel. Amazing!

So if you’re planning a wedding, why not try an exotic new wedding cake flavor to make your wedding really stand out? Happy tasting!

December 11,2013
Wednesday

Asian-Inspired Wedding Details!

We love when couples incorporate their heritage into their weddings! Here are a few of our favorite Asian-inspired wedding details from Engaging Affairs weddings.  Above, the Chinese symbol for double happiness adorned the front of red envelopes given to each wedding guest with lottery tickets inside.

Traditional Chinese dragon dancers at a wedding!

Images by Sota Dzine

A Korean tea ceremony during a wedding reception.

The Chinese symbol for double happiness on the top of escort cards and table name cards.

A bamboo ceremony arch adorned with orchids and bright roses for an Asian garden ceremony.

Colorful Chinese paper lanterns hanging in a garden as vegetarian summer rolls are passed to guests.

Wooden chopsticks customized with the couple’s names and wedding date, tied with red ribbon and tucked into orange silk napkins are the perfect finishing touch to the place setting.

A lovely bride from Singapore chose traditional outfits for her bridesmaids that were custom-made for her in Singapore. Even the tiny flower girl wore a hand-embroidered skirt and top.

These images by Greg Gibson

Wishing you all double happiness today!


Wednesday

Styling Night at Hitched!

Come deck yourself with some pre-holiday sparkle at the upcoming Hitched Styling Night on Thursday, December 19th!
 
What: Hitched Styling Night

When: Thursday, December 19th from 5-8pm (though no appointment is necessary, please RSVP!)

RSVP: 202.333.6162 or info@hitchedsalon.com

All the Details: During the Styling Night, they’ll be showcasing jewelry, veils, headpieces, belts, sashes, hair flowers, and all sorts of baubles and bling from their favorite accessories designers.  As an added bonus, all accessories will be 10% off during the event!

December 09,2013
Monday

Weddings With Bling!

Who doesn’t love a little sparkle? We adore these creative ways our couples have used bling to add drama to their weddings! Above, a bride adorns her wedding cake with antique broaches. Love!!

Bouquets made out of broaches and pins!

We adore shoes with glitz!

image by Fotobriceno
Bejeweled wedding gowns are breathtaking!
Image above by Greg Gibson
Image above by Fotobriceno

December 06,2013
Friday

Winter White Wedding Inspiration!

Photos by Eli Turner

‘Tis the season for wintery white weddings, fur wraps and glamorous frosty decor. We love the look of a glittery winter wedding! Here are some images from our favorite Engaging Affairs winter weddings!

Photos by Eli Turner

When decorating for Winter weddings, twinkle lights are the perfect way to add some magic. And what better dramatic impact that a soaring evergreen all decked out?

Photo by Tony Gajate

Blue lighting, silver linens and tons of glass create a frosty and elegant setting.

Photos by Eli Turner

Winter weddings lend themselves to bling so break out the crystals! In flower arrangements, on cakes, and in bouquets!

And we love a twinkle dance floor to add to the frosty glitz.

Photo by Eli Turner

Or a fun star light pattern to create a magical look for a first dance!

And what is a winter wedding without a fabulous fur wrap? We personally prefer gorgeous fake furs (and they look and feel so real now) and love the contrast of a sable fur against the white of a wedding gown.

Wishing you the merriest of holidays!

December 04,2013
Wednesday

Hay-Adams Romance! {Catherine + John}

Congratulations to Catherine and John on their beautiful wedding! I felt so fortunate to work with this charming couple!

Love this moment!  Talk about a special “first look!”

We love the romantic elegance of The Hay-Adams. It is truly one of D.C.’s best addresses and always a spectacular backdrop for weddings!

A beautiful ceremony with decor from Fox Ventures. Lovely and romantic!

Reception fun!

Gorgeous reception setting at The Top of The Hay!

Thanks to Free Spirit for keeping guests dancing the night away!

Is there a better view in DC? Stunning!

Thanks to the amazing team that helped create such an beautiful day:

Hay Adams
Fox Ventures
Free Spirit
Cherry Blossom Strings
Photography by Cliff Mautner
Escort board by Meant to Be Calligraphy

Chairs by DaVinci’s

xoxo
Christine