Let's Go Camping!

In honor of national camping moth we wanted to do a round-up on camping ideas for your wedding.

Mmm! I am loving this recipe I stumbled upon on Pizzazzerie. These S'more truffles would make the perfect inexpensive favor tied-up in a piece of burlap.


9 oz bittersweet chocolate, finely chopped (about 1.25 cups)

2/3 cup cream

4 graham cracker sheets or 1 cup graham cracker crumbs

1/2 cup miniature marshmellows

2 tbsp butter


Melt butter in medium size saucepan. Whisk in cream and bring to rapid boil. Remove pan from heat and stir in chocolate chips. Place saucepan in fridge for about 1 hour or until firm. Using your hands roll chocolate into ball around mini marshmellows. Roll chocolate in crushed graham crackers. Place in fridge to harden.

Image via Pizzazzerie


School's Out

For many of you school let out awhile ago, but for us in the northern VA area, last week and this week mark the last days of school. Congrats 2011 grads!

Here is some school inspiration for your inner nerd -

As I was pulling images for this post I realized it was two of my good friends in the Sweetest Occasion photo shoot - small world & congrats Lyssa on Kris - are we going on 13 years now?!


Sun & Sand

Today is flip-flop day so slap some new paint on those pretty little toes and let them breathe!

Flip-flops and beach go hand-in-hand. Loving this little something blue vintage beach spread we put together over at Style Me pretty -

Images via Southern Weddings, Credit Crunch Bride

Pitch a Tent

Pitch a tent in honor of National Camping Month!

Images via blogthelane, JessCreates, WeddingBee, RitzyBee via The BonBon Blog, Studio Juno, JacquelineChapelle



Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards in Charlottsville, VA allows your guests to enjoy the panoramic mountain backdrop while enjoying traditional menus centered on the abundance of locally produced veggies, fruit, meat and cheeses from local farmers.

Acacia in Frederick Maryland is a smaller venue and may be a great rehearsal dinner option. Acacia emphasizes fresh natural ingredients prepared on site using whole grains and organic products produced locally whenever possible. It is new American cuisine with exotic fusion in a warm California setting.

ABU hosted a wedding last September at Grandale Farm in Purcellville, VA. Head chef AJ Clark is an amazing host and prepares an exquisite menu made from scratch using locally ingredients whenever possible. Grandale provides catering services to several nearby vineyards as well.

For those of you who want farm-to-table ingredients, but don't necessarily want the rustic backdrop, Ridgewells catering whips up delicious and beautiful menus from sustainable farm-to-table ingredients. They are leading the way with organic and green entertaining in the Washington, DC area.

Images via (2) Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards and Ridgewells


National Flag Day

Today is National Flag Day!

Tips to host an Eco-Friendly Wedding

Looking to host a full-on sustainable wedding or maybe just want to infuse some green trends? Here are some tips and a few of our fav eco-friendly finds:

Green doesn't have to sacrifice beauty these days, look for invitations printed on recycled paper with recycled ink in an arrangement of colors and finishes. You can even buy seed paper and your guests can plant their invite to grow pretty wildflowers or herbs for their garden!

There are plenty of options out there for eco-friendly guest favors and they range in price. In lieu of favors, you may consider donating money to a Green cause. Two of our favorites - Bamboo servers & seed paper!

These recycled glass vases from Anthropologie will make cute centerpieces or great gifts for the bridal party -

Recycled Bride offers used bridal attire and accessories! Shop at the farmer's market or go with a farm-to-table and support your local communities. Live in the DC area and looking for a spot to host a farm-to-table wedding, All Buttoned-Up did a wedding last September at Grandale Farm. It was a beautiful setting and the food was exquisite.

Check back tomorrow and we will do a local round-up of farm-to-table options around DC!

Images via JessCreates, Green Wedding, Botanical PaperWorks, Anthropologie


All Aboard

After meeting with my Aug. bride this weekend and discussing her upcoming ceremony aboard the Cherry Blossom - I am loving all things nautical. Have a nautical Monday!

Anchors Aweigh!

I am so in love with this photo prop!


This Wedding Sets Sail Aug. 21

Had a wedding meeting today with the best MOB in the world. Blair's Mom is one amazing woman! So many details and such a fun crowd - can't wait to set sail with this couple in August! Here is a sneak peak at some of the goodies we are working on...

Bon Voyage

OH HAPPY DAY wants to send you and a guest to Paris! Spread the news to increase your chances and hopefully you and a lucky guest will be packing your bags.


Get'n All Country

Who am I to kid that we are going to have a "small" party for my first and only son's upcoming Baptism? I thought I would just throw a BBQ together and have a small handful of guests over to celebrate.

Let's be real - we all know my type A event planner personality isn't settled with this! Did I mention I will be traveling for business a week before this shin dig?!

So here goes, we will welcome 50 guests to kick off their heels & celebrate Carson joining the Catholic Church with a down home country BBQ - Bring on the mason jars!

Here is what the Carson's Fairy Godmother,
JessCreates and I came up with - Inspiration

Y'all come back now!

Images via SMP