Friday, May 29, 2009
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
We recently assisted at a wedding at The Black Horse Inn located in Warrenton, Virginia ~ it's a beautifully bucolic setting with horses grazing in the corral and gently rolling hills surrounding the venue. The reception/event site is a separate building that can hold up to 200 guests, and only being a 45 minute drive from Washington, DC, it's a beautiful alternative to the big city wedding. The staff was wonderful and really helped to ensure everything went perfectly.
Urban, suburban, rural ~ give some thought to where you'd like to celebrate your big day!
Happy Tuesday with love,
Monday, May 25, 2009
Happy Memorial Day! This is such a special day for our country, a day to remember all of those who have served our country and continue to selflessly serve today.
A special shout out and thank you to my Dad, retired National Guard; and, my brother who served in the Navy. You make me proud!
Our contribution to the cause is that A Splash of Elegance offers a 10% discount on all wedding-related packages to our active military clients. If you're serving today, let us hear from you so we can give you a shout of thanks!
Enjoy the holiday!
Friday, May 22, 2009
Offering a groom’s cake is also a wonderful way to add variety for your guests during the reception, as the groom's cake tends to be more informal and varied in flavor. Some wonderful choices might be a cheesecake or perhaps even a tiramisu dessert. Because it’s a “less serious” than the wedding cake, it’s not confined by wedding tradition protocol. Some couples choose to serve their groom's cake at the rehearsal dinner, while others save it for the wedding reception as an alternative to the wedding cake.
The groom's cake can either be chosen by the bride or groom, but some grooms like to make their choice without their bride’s knowledge. What fun! Adding their own personal flare to the design makes a groom’s cake even more special. I recently saw one in the shape of a baseball cap, reflecting the hat that the groom had worn for years ~ complete with his favorite team's insignia.
However you choose present your groom’s cake, make sure that it reflects Mr. Groom’s personality and taste ~ that’s the fun of it!
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Susan and John Smith
Monday, May 18, 2009
I thought they were so creative with the place cards ~ they were set on grass (yes, real grass!) with beautiful pink flowers outlining the grass. It was a beautiful presentation. It's so much fun to allow yourself to shine through your wedding, and this couple really did! Congrats!