Thursday, September 29, 2011

Page and Daniel Sneak Peek

Enjoy a few of our non-professional photos from this weekend's wedding.  We will post professional photos of this beautiful wedding as soon as we receive them from the photographer!

Lead Planner: Lynn Nelson

Venue: Westwood Country Club, Vienna 

Florals: Laura Warren

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

The Original Runner Company

The Original Runner Co produces customized, beautiful non-skid fabric aisle runners.  You can choose from one of their solid color or patterned runners or customize your own with your wedding colors, and design, logo or motif.  We especially love them for outdoor weddings- they can really bring together all of the design elements of your big day!

Happy Planning!

Julie Daniel, Splash Consultant

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Vendor Spotlight: Sugar Cookie Creations

This week we had a chance to chat with Michelle Hawkins of Sugar Cookie Creations.  For more information on her business please visit her website at

Tell me about your business.
Sugar Cookie Creations designs custom sugar cookies for all types of events.  Each cookie is custom made and hand decorated.  I do weddings, birthdays, showers, sports events, etc.  I will accommodate your specific requests, or will design the perfect cookie for your occasion.  I also ship cookies if your event is being held in another location.  They make the perfect party favor for both kids and adults - you never outgrow cookies! 

The goal is to have a cookie that looks as good as it tastes, and tastes as good as it looks!

What do you enjoy most when working with a bridal couple?
I enjoy working with bridal couples because their excitement is infectious!  Some couples have clear ideas of what they would like, whereas others are looking for suggestions.  Cookies can be used for wedding favors, place settings, or desserts.  Each wedding is unique and there is a cookie waiting to be designed for each couple.  

From where do you draw your inspiration?
Often I'm asked to replicate a design from the wedding invitation onto a cookie.  I also take the color palate from the wedding and make custom designs using the wedding theme and colors.  Learning more about the bride and groom, and things they like, will always yield new ideas. 

What advice do you have for brides and grooms who are in the throes of planning their wedding?
My advice to brides and grooms planning their wedding is to be creative!  Wedding favors don't have to be generic wedding designs.  Let your favors show who you are.  I have done alma mater logos when the bride and groom graduated from rival schools.  I have made Greek and Italian flags when the bride was of Italian decent and the groom was Greek.  I have done monograms on golf bag cookies for a couple taking a golfing honeymoon.  Let your favors tell a bit of the story of how you arrived at this special day!

Thanks Michelle!

Monday, September 26, 2011

Kendra and Brent

Enjoy these beautiful photos of Kendra and Brent's wedding taken by Mandi White!

Lead Planner: Lynn Nelson

Photographer: Mandi White

Venue: Thomas Birkby House, Leesburg, Virginia