Sunday, May 29, 2011

Mindi and Philip: A Fantasy Wedding 2011

Enjoy these beautiful photos from Mindi and Philip's fantasy wedding yesterday!

Photography: Jones Photography

Ceremony Venue:  Reston Town Center Pavilion  

Reception Venue: Il Fornaio Restaurant

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

A Fantasy Wedding 2011 Vendor: You'Nique Chic

Owners Cassie and Christine Hurd

A Splash of Elegance is pleased to announce that You'Nique Chic will be doing our Fantasy Wedding winner Mindi's hair and makeup this Saturday! Based out of Winchester, You'Nique Chic serves brides in their studio and on location.  For more information on You'Nique Chic please visit

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Monday, May 23, 2011

A Fantasy Wedding 2011 Vendor: Salon Nordine

A Splash of Elegance is pleased to announce that Salon Nordine is a vendor for A Fantasy Wedding which is taking place this Saturday, May 28, 2011 at the Pavilion at Reston Town Center.  Salon Nordine is generously offering up their gorgeous salon and spa for our bride Mindi and her bridesmaids to get ready in.  To book your next spa day please visit or call 703-427-6444.

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Friday, May 20, 2011

Hilton Garden Inn Open House

Two members of the Splash team, Deb and Julie had the opportunity to visit the Hilton Garden Inn Fairfax the other week for their open house.  Located in the heart of Fairfax, this is a must see venue for a bride who is looking for an elegant courtyard ceremony or reception space.  

For more pictures of this lovely venue and contact information for their venue coordinator, Catherine Calvin, check out their blog at  

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

A Fantasy Wedding 2011 Vendor: Perfect Harmony

A Splash of Elegance is pleased to announce that Perfect Harmony will be a vendor for A Fantasy Wedding 2011!  This string quartet, lead by Gretchen Heller, will be providing the ceremony music for this year’s Fantasy Wedding.  Beautiful ceremony music in perfect harmony!  For more information on Perfect Harmony contact Gretchen Heller at or 240-912-7604.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Orange Wedding Tour

A Splash of Elegance is pleased to be participating in the Orange Wedding Tour which is taking place this Tuesday and Wednesday May 17-18 in charming Orange, Virginia.  From the press release "Over thirty Orange area wedding professionals are joining forces this May 17 and 18 to present the Orange Wedding Tour to leading wedding professionals from across Virginia.  Designed with the goal of building awareness, as well as connecting influential wedding professionals to Orange County, the Orange Wedding Tour boasts two full days of wining and dining as attendees make their way through venues and bed and breakfasts throughout the county."

Two of our consultants will be partaking in this event- we are so excited to learn about all the fabulous wedding venues Virginia has to offer!

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Remarriage Showcase This Saturday!

Just a few more days until the Remarriage Showcase taking place this Saturday, May 14 at 10:00 am at the beautiful River Creek Club in Leesburg, Virginia! If you or someone you know if getting remarried, this is an opportunity you do not want to miss!  Seating is limited so make sure and register to reserve your spot.

The schedule for the day is:
10:00-10:15 Registration and Check-In
10:15-10:30 Welcome
10:30-11:30 Champagne Brunch and Wedding Attire Fashion Show
11:30-12:00 Vendor Showcase and Breakout Sessions with Experts
12:00-12:45 Keynote Speaker, Paula Bisacre, Publisher,; Author, Journal for Stepmoms
12:45-1:10 Vendor Showcase and Breakout Sessions with Experts
1:10-1:40 Dessert and Fashions
1:40-2:00 Door Prize Drawings and Closing Remarks

For tickets please visit

Happy Planning!

The Splash Team

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

A Fantasy Wedding 2011 Vendor: Stella & Dot

A Splash of Elegance is pleased to announce that Stella and Dot will be a vendor for A Fantasy Wedding 2011!  Susan Dooley, a stylist with Stella and Dot will be donating a $50 gift certificate so that our dear bride Mindi can adorn herself with some beautiful jewelry for her big day!  For more information on Stella and Dot please visit Susan's website or contact her at 703-442-7352.

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Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Royal Wedding Trend Predictions

The wedding of William and Kate this past Friday certainly will have an impact for years to come on the bridal industry here in the U.S. and around the world.  Here are our predictions for trends in the bridal industry as a result of the Royal Wedding.

One of the most visually interesting parts of the wedding were the hats and fascinators donned by the female guests.  The British certainly are experts when it comes to hats and we would not be surprised to see headpieces become more and more of a part of everyday and bridal fashion here in the United States.   Jane Taylor is a popular English milliner whose designs were worn by many of the Royal Wedding guests.  She has a bridal line of beautiful fascinators and birdcage headpieces:

We can also expect to see women wearing hats more and more at daytime weddings.  What was your favorite hat or fascinator of the day?

Church Bells
The sound of the bells ringing in the air as Kate stepped out of her car added to the ambiance of the day. While brides before might not have even thought twice about having church bells at their ceremony, they now may be looking for a church that has bells..

We loved the look of the trees in Westminster Abbey; they can add so much color and visual interest in a room.  We predict trees will become more and more popular in ceremony and reception decor.  A fun idea would be to plant a tree that was used in a couple's wedding decor in the yard of their new home.

Lace and Sleeves
One of the most anticipated aspects of the wedding was Kate's wedding dress.  We think it was breathtaking and knockoffs were surely being designing as soon as she stepped out of the car.  While wedding dresses up until this point have had less and less fabric and have been showing more and more skin, designers will start producing more classic and timeless dresses that include lace and sleeves.  

Classic Cars
One of the biggest surprises of the Royal Wedding was Will and Kate's exit in an antique Aston Martin.  Couples may want something different than the normal limousine; a classic car is a fun and unique was to exit your reception.

What are your predictions for trends we can see in the bridal industry due to the Royal Wedding?

Julie Daniel, Splash Consultant