Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Etsy Finds of the Week

Our Etsy finds of the week are decorative tape.  Etsy has a plethora of options to help you craft together your wedding or event and make it yours through your colors and style.  Decorative tape can add a touch of whimsy or elegance to your event.  Wrap it around the stems of your bouquets, around vases, etc... the options are limitless!

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Wedding Idea of the Week: Unique Place Cards

Wedding Idea of the Week: Use the colors of your wedding and the season your wedding is taking place in to create a unique place card!  For this fall-themed table, we used gourds to hold the place cards.  Contact us to start thinking of unique ideas for your wedding or event!

Friday, November 25, 2011

Airlie Bridal Show

We wanted to share a few photos of a Fall themed table we designed at the Airlie Bridal Show.  We chose soft tones of yellow, green and peach.  Many thanks to Shelley's Floral Enterprise for the lovely gourd floral arrangements and Gala Cloths for the linens!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Now Booking for 2012

A Splash of Elegance is now booking for weddings and events taking place in 2012 and 2013.  To schedule a complimentary consultation please contact us via our contact form or email us at or call us at 703-888-8728.  We are excited to hear all about your vision for your wedding day, and how we can help you be a guest at your wedding!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Association of Bridal Consultants Annual Meeting 2011

The team just returned from the 2011 Association of Bridal Consultants annual meeting which took place this year at the beautiful Tremont Grand Hotel in Baltimore, Maryland.  We had an absolute blast networking with fellow wedding planners and attending seminars taught by members of ABC.

Our Keynote speakers this year were the fabulous Diann Valentine:

and the always elegant Grace Ormonde:

We are looking forward to next year's conference in Denver, Colorado!

Monday, November 21, 2011

Wedding and Event Inspiration!

We've just returned from the Association of Bridal Consultations annual conference and we wanted to share with you some photos that we snapped throughout the conference.  When wedding planners plan a conference you know it is going to be beautiful!  Enjoy these photos- we hope you find some inspiration for your next wedding or event!

Monday, November 14, 2011

Wedding Tip of the Week: Freeze Your Candles!

Wedding tip of the week: freezing or refrigerating your candles before your wedding will make them burn slower and drip less!  Transport them to your ceremony and reception in a cooler- that way your guests will be able to enjoy them longer and you will have less of a waxy mess to clean up!

Friday, November 4, 2011

Spotlight on Splash: Consultant Lynn Nelson

What do you enjoy most when working with a bridal couple?
I enjoy hearing their story; who they are individually and as a couple, how they met and what their future plans are together.

From where do you draw your inspiration?
My inspiration comes from having a desire to serve.  I want our couples to enjoy the process of the planning and not look back on it with regret. It’s a beautiful and exciting time in their lives and I come alongside of them and guide them, give them advice and execute those dreams to the smallest of details.

What advice do you have for brides and grooms who are in the throes of planning their wedding?
Trust a Professional Wedding Consultant with your dreams. I’ve been given my Professional status through the Association of Bridal Consultants, ABC, and am here to guide you in the process, including helping you stay within a budget. Our fee is absorbed in the savings we find for you, in the peace you receive in knowing we’re handling the details and in the enjoyment of your wedding day.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Sneak Peak: Kelly and Kyle

We wanted to share a few of our non-professional photos that we snapped at Kelly and Kyle's beautiful waterfront wedding!  We will post the photographer's professional photos as soon as we receive them.

Lead Planner: Lynn Nelson
Assistant Planner: Julie Daniel
Ceremony Venue: St. Mary's Church, Alexandria, Virginia.
Reception Venue: Sequoia Restaurant, Washington, DC
Florist: Great Falls Florist