A Garden Inspired Affair at Montalto

The mountain that Thomas Jefferson named Montalto is a part of the Carters Mountain range and overlooks the former President's home Monticello. It was also the location that Simone and Smith chose to celebrate their love and future life together.  Their garden inspired details and gorgeous classic looks match perfectly with the historic property to create a timeless event.  


Caterer- Harvest Moon

Entertainment- TD Layman

Planner - Kelsey Mayo for Donovan Groves Events

Florals- Floral Images Design Studio 

Details at the Yacht Club

Caitlin and Andrew were married at the Podickery Point Yacht Club in Maryland and they incorporated some of the sweetest details into the celebration.  The pineapple robes are to die for, the keepsake book boxes are a great idea and that cake topper is possibly my favorite of all time.  Great job guys!  


Venue: Podickery Point Yacht Club

Flowers: Willow Oak Flower & Herb Farm

 Food: Mission BBQ

A Magnolia infused Country Club Celebration in Long Island

Kyle and Lynea were married at Wind Watch Country Club in Long Island, New York.  We love how they incorporated magnolia inspiration into the stationery and florals throughout their wedding.  Lynne's dress was a total stunner and the mismatched bridal party looked gorgeous all lined up next to one another.  The black and white captures of this event are some of our personal favorites.  




Venue- Hamlet Wind Watch Golf & Country Club

Entertainment- Dance Jock Inc

Florals- Flowers by Burton

tationary- Si Design Lof

 Video- Cody Glodfelter 

Classy, Classic Vegas Wedding

David and Allison married in Las Vegas and embraced all things "Sin City" to celebrate their day and entertain their guests.  The black, gold and (pops of) red color palette sets a striking tone that reflects the city's character without being kitschy.  We couldn't love the Elvis impersonator who sang them back down the aisle any more! SO FUN!  Top if off with the epic landscapes surrounding the city and you've got an perfectly played party so representative of this often over-the-top city.  Well done!

Planner- Donovan-Groves Events

Ceremony- Atelier by Square Salon

Entertainment- Harbor Lights

Entertainment- Victoria's Event Productions

Entertainment- Donny Edwards

Favors- Dear June

Florist- Naakiti Floral Design

Gown- Kleinfelds

Transportation- Celebrity Coaches

Venue- Stratosphere

Venue- Wynn


A Badass Bohemian Celebration at Sorella Farms

Sean and Mandy's wedding is an EPIC example of what can happen when you infuse a little bit of personality into your wedding celebration.  The super cool couple chose details that made their wedding a a representation of their interests and tastes.  Everything from the leather jacket to the groom's live performance speak to the badass artists' vibe.  We dig it.  




Wedding Coordinator- A Little Party Events

Venue- Sorella Farms

Caterer- Avenue Foods

Specialty rentals- The Crimson Magpie

Cake/Dessert- Mama Crocketts

Florals- Petal Flower Co.

Videography- Shaking Hands

Ceremony Musicians- Morwenna Lasko & Jay Pun

Reception Music- E3

Make Up- Stephanie Paige MUA

Hair- Kristi Coleman

Rentals- True Value

Bride’s Dress- Lovely Bride

Bridesmaids Dress- BHLDN

Groom’s Attire- The Black Tux

Photo Booth- Shutter Nomad

Paper Suite- Minted

Shuttle- Grand Tour

A Styled Shoot in Charleston

We are taking a break in our regularly scheduled programming to bring you a BANANAS styled shoot that we did in Charleston SC a while back.  Inspired by the sea and the south, these shots are physical manifestation of the soul of this timeless city.  Enjoy!

A Pretty Party at Pippin Hill

Catherine and Jeff's wedding was such a classically stunning yet understated affair.  We love the attention to detail in all of the paper and the intricate place settings.  Pippin Hill proved the perfect setting for all of the soft tones and texture.  We were able to create something really special for the client by using the clear skies and beautiful landscape- you'll know what I'm talking about when you see the next to last photo.  And to top it off, this wedding was just as fun a it was gorgeous! (we think that you'll find the final picture in this post evidence of just that)  



Wedding Planner- Donovan Groves Events

Beauty- Carolyn Thombs

Cake- My Cake by Rachel

Entertainment- DJ Tobler

Florals- Blue Ridge Floral Design

Officiant- Denny King

Rentals and Decor- Blue Ridge A/V and Lighting

Transportation- Albermarle Vintage Limousine, Quick's Bus Company

Travel and Accommodations- The Graduate

Venues- C&O Restaurant and Pippin Hill Farm and Vineyard




Multiculturalism in the Blue Ridge Mountains

We just love how American and German elements were utilized to celebrate this couple and their love! Both polished and thoughtful, Chris and Annika's celebration at Sierra Vista was a truly sophisticated affair.  The navy and blush attire complimented their custom paper perfectly and the gold touches gave this timeless combination of blue and pink some shine.  We especially love the Koozies that toast the couple in both languages.  Cheers! 




Wedding Planner - A Little Party Events

Venue - Sierra Vista

Caterer - Pumpernickel Pickle

Cake - Cakeview

Florals - Bloom

DJ - Barry Tosh

Make Up - Meg Rhianne

Hair - Jessica Comiskey

Rentals - True Value

Signage & Paper - A Paper Wedding

Transportation - Sunshine Tours

Table Setup - Max & Dexter Event Design

Bartender - Tabby’s Bartending Services

Lighting - Castle Event Lighting

Photo Booth - Shutter Nomad

A Collegiate Celebration in Central Virginia

Samantha and Tyler's wedding was in a word- STUNNING.  Their ceremony took place at UVA's chapel adorned with all the stained glass and they moved to Pippin Hill Winery for the reception that followed.  Even their rehearsal dinner was an impeccably styled affair.  We love how these two UVA alums paid homage to the alma matter through out the festivities. 


Venue- Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards

Planner- Adam Donovan -Groves Events

Organist- Brian Dean Sousa

Entertainment- Plum Blossom String Quartet & The Real Geniuses Band

Invitations- Just Write Studios, DC

Videography- Shaking Hands Productions

Dress- Hitched Bridal Courure

Cake- Rachel Willis : My Cake by Rachel

Transportation- Albemarle Limosine

Lighting- Blue Ridge AV and Lighting

Rentals- MS Events

Welcome Bags- Wedding Welcomes

Hair- Element Studio Amy Vandemar

Make up - Carolyn Thombs

Flowers- Blue Ridge Floral Design- Amy Webb  

Sunday Brunch- Keswick Resort

Subtle Americana at the Belmont Country Club

Nick and Brooke's touches of red, gold, and blue displayed against fall color at Belmont Country Club lend themselves to a subtle nod to Americana.  The bride's unique dress is one of our favorite details- that back!  Check out their exit if you are a bride seeking a sparkler alternative. 

Venue- Belmont Country Club

DJ, Master of Ceremonies- DJ Maskell

Florist- Affordable Arrangements

Cake/Dessert- Aleatra Jones

Officiant- St. Anthony's

Hotel- Dulles Courtyard Marriott

Transportation- Fleet Transportation

Hair- Up Do Specialist, LLC

Make-Up- The Highlight Makeup Artistry

Photobooth- Party Favor Photo

A Curated Country Club Celebration

Bentley and Michael's wedding was an education in understated opulence.  The gorgeous subdued color palette, monochromatic mounds of florals, and touches of gold woven throughout the reception complimented an equally gorgeous couple and their love without stealing the show.  We love all of the thoughtful touches like the custom monogram that graced both their invitations and the dance floor and the portrait that the couple had painted to remember their ceremony.   We also love that the couple opted for a silent disco party because who says that a country club wedding needs to be stuffy!?

Wedding Planner- Donovan-Groves Events

Venue- Farmington Country Club

Entertainment- Horizons Band, Stephen Brownman, Old Metropolitan Hall, Plum Blossoms 

Flowers-  Blue Ridge Florals

Beauty- Anne Kibler

Officiant- R. Charles Grant

Rentals & Decor- Blue Ridge AV and Lighting

Stationery- Rock Paper Scissors 

Transportation- Albermarle Limousine, Quicks

Rehearsal Dinner- The Colonnade Club

Diverse Design in Downtown DC

Marissa and Dave clearly put a lot of thought into creating a look of their own for their wedding day.  The rich colors and glamorous textures all work together to compliment the grand architecture of Georgetown University where they were married.  We are in love with the eclectic bridal party looks complimented by different bouquets that are made of singular components of the bridal bouquet.  The palette is just perfect for a cool weather late fall/early winter celebration of love. 

Coordination: Kim Newton Weddings

Reception Venue: Dupont Circle Hotel

Ceremony Venue: Dahlgren Chapel at Georgetown University

Entertainment: Bachelor Boys Band

Florist: Flowers by Lisa

 Cake: The Cake Boutique

Hair and Makeup: Updo's For I Do's

Transportation: Culdesac Chauffeur Service and Georgetown Transportation Services 

Rustic Romance in the Mountains of VA

Ryan and Kelsey put together a refined, rustic tribute to their relationship at Sierra Vista in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia.  The details were beautiful but the bride's smile stole the show in the majority of her photos.  Look at the joy on her face!


Venue- Sierra Vista

Food- Sticks

Dessert- Mama Crockets

Bar- The Cozy Caravan

Flowers- Coleman Brothers

Entertainment- Fred Donahue

A Classy Classic in our Nation's Capitol

Erin and Dylan put together the classiest celebration at The Mayflower hotel in Washington DC.  The cool neutrals, clean lines, and edited elements made for a simplicity that allowed the couple's personalities to shine through.  The details captured by the team on this one are blowing our minds. Great job Ellie and Karissa! 


Florist- The Proper Petall

Hair/Makeup- Jennifer Saunders Bridal 

Band- The Bachelor Boys Band

Cake- Fluffy Thoughts Cakes

Transportation- Extraordinar Limousine Service Inc.

A Multicultural Wedding at King Family Vineyards

This stunning wedding was beautifully accessorized on every level, from the mounds of florals to the bride and groom's epic wardrobe change after the ceremony.  But the most striking feature throughout David and Tanzira's photos is the groom's expression of sheer joy in every single picture taken that evening.  The love on his face is unmistakable.  We love it!


Planner: Donovan Groves Events

Makeup: First Look Artistry

Cake: My Cake by Rachel

Catering: Harvest Moon Catering

Rentals: MS Events

Entertainment: Party Masters

Florals: Blue Ridge Floral Design

Transportation: Quick's

Venue: Kind Family Vineyards

A Wedding in Wine Country

When blush meets blue in just the right tones!  We are in love with the rich palette and the sweet captures from David and Erica's wedding at Veritas Vineyard.  Make sure you scroll to the end for the killer drone shot.  



Caterer and Venue: Veritas Vineyard & Winery Grace

Event Manager: Veritas Events

Video: Ian's Creations  

Florist: Petal Flower Co.

Hair: Deirdre Jeanne Hair

Makeup: Anna Breeding  

Baker: Sweethaus  

Ceremony Music: Linden Trio  

DJ:  Sound Enforcement 

A Marine Wedding in Warrenton

Just outside of Washington DC, Susan and Danny honored military tradition throughout their wedding by incorporating elements and ceremonies that the branch has long held dear.  The bride's option of a blush color palette and feminine design elements softened the look and made for a very distinct his and hers contrast throughout this wedding.  We think the pillow puts it perfectly. 


Food: Old Blue BBQ Catering  

Rentals: Sammy's Rentals

Flowers: Floral Presentations by Laura Francis

Venue - Eastwood

Entertainment- The WestBand

A Traditional Celebration on the Harbor

Aaron and Maya celebrated their love by pairing ancient traditions with a chic, modern setting.  The beautiful backdrop of soaring glass buildings made for a striking statement against the tradition chuppah under which the couple was married.  This alter feature was adorned with traditional prayer shawls called tallits and the groom wore a tallit during a portion of the ceremony.  The bride and groom also held to the tradition of signing and displaying their ketubah, a formal marriage contract written in the Hebrew language.  All of this attention to time honored tradition leaves us feeling wistfully appreciative when looking back at these gorgeous photos.

Venue- Four Seasons Baltimore 

Flowers- Floral Designs by Lisa Lisa Gloff 

A Simple Vineyard Affair in Berryville VA

Unassuming Elegance was the vibe on this couple's wedding day. Nicole and Andrew said their vows in a church under epic stained glass and celebrated their marriage in a rustic barn venue on a Vineyard.  The settings spoke for themselves and the bride's delicate lace dress complimented by the the groom's cowboy boots told a story about a simplicity and earthiness that was carried throughout the wedding details.  Check out that killer drone shot at the end that ties it all together.  

Venue- St. Bridget of Ireland Catholic Church and The Stable at Bluemont Vineyard

Flowers- Affordable Arrangements

Video- Tyler Cadenas

Cake- SweetsbyE

Catering- Savoir Faire

DJ- Ian Lade

Photo Booth- ievents

Transportation- Road Yachts