Monday, February 27, 2012

Tangerine Tango Wedding Inspiration

The 2012 color of the year is Tangerine Tango, so we wanted to share some fun tangerine inspiration for your wedding or event!

Beaded Floral Embroidery from  MJ Trim is a great resource for ribbon, fringe, lace and all sorts of appliques to add a pop or color to your wedding!

Poms!  Poms add a touch of whimsy when hung from the inside of a tent, or from trees if you are having an outdoor ceremony or reception.

Tangerine Ring Bearer Pillow- for the bride who really doesn't mind doing things out of the box.

Paper Rosettes- These little rosettes would be great decor pieces throughout your reception and ceremony!

Happy Planning!

-Julie Daniel

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Interview with Cindie Reinhold of Brides & Wedding of Northern Virginia

This week we had a chance to chat with Cindie Reinhold, publisher of Brides & Weddings of Northern Virginia.  Thanks Cindie!

I publish a local magazine (Brides & Weddings of Northern Virginia), website ( and a blog (Bridal News Blog,, all designed to give brides helpful planning tools and keep them up to date with what's happening on the local wedding scene - be it wedding expos, bridal salon trunk shows and sales, catering open houses or available dates with area venues.

The inspiration for my business came from seeing a need in the marketplace for a quality-oriented, local planning guide. Brides who live, work and play in NoVA wanted a wedding resource that featured the vendors in their backyard. The editorial content in Brides & Weddings quite often comes from my advertisers - they are industry professionals who want to share their knowledge and expertise with the bride. And by staying in constant touch with those wedding professionals, I am able to find items of interest (and other cool stuff) for the Bridal News Blog. And, of course, I love food, fashion and fun - that's why I'm in the wedding business.

As for advice to brides & grooms: I say find the three or four things that are really important to your wedding vision, and put your time and resources into finding the perfect vendors for those products & services. Those things are going to be different for each couple. And that's where a professional event planner comes into play. She will help you identify what's important to your vision and recommend vendors who match your needs. A savvy event planner saves time, stress - and in the long run - money.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

DIY Aisle Runners

Wallpaper as an aisle runner is an easy DIYproject and sometimes cheap (depending on the wallpaper) way to bring an extra pop of color into your ceremony decor.  All you have to do is measure your aisle and secure both ends of the wallpaper with double stick tape.

Contact us to think of more ideas to bring splashes of your wedding colors into your ceremony and reception decor!

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Caribbean Caterers

Splash had the privilege of attending a tasting at Caribbean Caterers in Rockville, MD.  Gillian de Souza, owner, greeted us at the door and personally seated us at one of the beautifully decorated tables along with four bridal couples.  They served us three appetizers: Coconut Shrimp, Grilled Chicken Kabob and a warm Pumpkin Soup Shooter. All three left us wanting more!  We were then invited to an amazing array of delectable entrée offerings at the buffet; Spinach Stuffed Chicken Breast, Jerk Chicken, Grilled Salmon Fillet, Rosemary Roasted Leg of Lamb, Herbed Cream Potatoes, Pigeon Peas and Rice, Macaroni Pie, Grilled Vegetables and Coco Bread with Roasted Red Pepper Butter. Gillian made sure everyone knew that the Jerk Chicken could have more or less seasoning depending on their wedding guests’ palette.

Gillian and her staff couldn’t have been more gracious and welcoming and the bridal couples were standing in line with their contracts in hand, at the end of the evening.
For more information on Caribbean Caterers, please contact them at 301-255-0001, or visit them online at

-Splash Consultant Lynn Nelson

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

What Happens If.....I Lose My Wedding Rings?

Mary Kate McKenna Photography

In our first "What Happens If..." post we talked about bad weather on your wedding day.  Our next debacle that we hope never happens to you is missing jewelry.  What happens if you lose your wedding or engagement ring?

If you have Jewelry Insurance, you will be covered for the cost of the rings.  If you don't, you are out of luck.  If you haven't thought about jewelry insurance before we highly recommend you and your fiance or spouse consider buying it to cover your wedding and engagement rings.  After you've spent months or years saving, your rings can be gone in an instant if your house is broken into or you accidentally lose them.  Jewelry insurance can buy you peace of mind so that you know if something every does happen to your rings, you will be able to replace them.  For more information on Jewelry Insurance check out Jewelers Mutual, a great resource for Jewelry Insurance information:  

Saturday, February 11, 2012

The Business of Bliss

Splash couples enjoy a private shopping experience at our quarterly Splash bridal open house, The Business of Bliss. Pampered brides are our specialty!  At our recent open house brides were able to try on our beautiful collection of Kristina Eaton Veils while grooms were fitted for tuxes by our master seamstress.  Couples were also able to peruse our invitation and stationery collections- we're a one stop shop!  Contact us to schedule an appointment to view our invitation collection or our line of Kristina Eaton Veils!

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Encore Wedding Giveaway

We are so excited to be participating in the Encore Wedding Giveaway from 92.5 WINC FM!  A Splash of Elegance will be donating our Luxe planning package to the winning couple.  An Encore wedding is when either the bride or groom or both are getting married for the 2nd or more time.  The winner of the giveaway will be announced live from the Remarriage Showcase which is taking place March 10th at River Creek Club in Leesburg, Virginia.  For more information or to submit an entry please visit the WINC FM website at

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Bride's Choice Awards 2012

Reston, Virginia – February 2, 2012 – WeddingWire, the nation's leading wedding Marketplace, is excited to announce A Splash of Elegance has been selected to receive the prestigious WeddingWire Bride’s Choice Awards™ 2012 for Wedding Planning!

The esteemed annual awards program recognizes the top local wedding vendors from the WeddingWire Network who demonstrate excellence in quality, service, responsiveness and professionalism within the wedding industry. While many industry awards are selected by the organization, A Splash of Elegance was selected based on its stellar reviews from past newlywed clients.

A Splash of Elegance is recognized as part of the top five percent of wedding professionals in the WeddingWire local vendor community, comprised of over 200,000 wedding professionals throughout the United States and Canada. The Bride’s Choice Award recognizes  the best local wedding vendors across 20 service categories, from wedding venues to wedding photographers, based on their overall professional achievements throughout the past year.

“WeddingWire is thrilled to honor the success of the top-rated wedding professionals within the WeddingWire Community,” said Timothy Chi, CEO, WeddingWire. “Since the launch of the Bride’s Choice Awards™ program four years ago, thousands of outstanding wedding professionals have been recognized by the bridal community for their supreme service and dedication to the wedding industry. It is with great pleasure that we congratulate A Splash of Elegance for their continued professionalism and commitment to enriching the wedding planning experience for engaged couples.”

We are happy to announce that A Splash of Elegance is one of the very best Wedding Planning companies within the WeddingWire Network, which includes leading wedding planning sites WeddingWire, Project Wedding,, Martha Stewart Weddings, and Weddingbee. We would like to thank our past clients for taking the time to review our business on WeddingWire. Thanks to their positive feedback we were able  to receive the WeddingWire Bride’s Choice Awards™ for 2012.

For more information, please visit our WeddingWire Storefront today at

To learn more about the Bride's Choice Awards™, please visit

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