Monday, April 9, 2012

Say Yes to the Dress: Bridesmaids

The season premiere of Say Yes to the Dress Bridesmaids is Friday April 13 @9/8c on TLC.  The previews for the show are hilarious and it looks like there will be lots of  drama.  Watch and see if you can pick up any good advice on how to get all your bridemaids to agree on the same dress.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Let the Fall Planning Begin

It's September 1st....just a few more days until it's officially Fall!!  During this time of the year we start to see an influx of bridal shows, trunk show, bridal events, and etc.  If you are looking for a bridal show in the Washington D.C. area to attend this month you are definetely in luck.  Here is a listing of September bridal shows in the local area:
  • Sep 11 from 11:00a-5:00p--Washington Bridal Showcase--Washington D.C. Convention Center
  • Sep 11 from 12:00p-4:00p--Great Bridal Expo--Hilton Alexandria at Mark Center; Alexandria,VA
  • Sep 18 from 11:00a-5:00p--Washington Bridal Showcase--Patriot Center; Fairfax, VA 
  • Sep 18 from 12:00p-4:00p--Bridal Show Extravaganza--Capital Clubhouse; Waldorf, MD

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Sample Bridal Gowns and Bridesmaids Dress Presentation

Designer gowns all under $500.00 by Bari Jay, Liz Fields, Maggie Sottero, Allure, Impressions, and Alexia bridesmaids dresses. Reservations are required call 202-546-7682.

June 11, 2011 11:00am-4:00pm
Westin Hotel National Harbor, MD
171 Waterfront Street
National Harbor, MD 20744

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Real Weddings: Travis and Sharon

We were the day of coordinator's for Travis and Sharon's beautiful July 31st wedding at St. Rita's Parrish located in Alexandria, VA. Travis and Sharon are such a loving and beautiful couple! Khanna Photography captured all of the special moments.

The reception took place on the Cherry Blossom Riverboat located in historic Old Town Alexandria.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Brunch Wedding Reception

So you want to have a "big wedding", but your wallet isn't quite cooperating. The most easiest and obvious ways to save money is by trimming your guest list, but this doesn't always work. If you and your fiance have very large families this option won't work for you. Another suggestion is to have your wedding day begin mid-morning followed by a brunch reception. A brunch wedding reception is generally less expensive than a dinner reception and can be just as elegant. Omelet and waffle stations, fresh fruits, and pasties, cold cuts and various cheeses are great options for your brunch menu. Top theses off with mimosas and champagne and your guests will be sure to enjoy!

Monday, October 19, 2009

Inspirations for a Fall Wedding:

Fall is a wonderful time of the year when the weather starts to get cool and the leaves change from vibrant hues of greens to various shades of red and orange. It is also a great time to incorporate these wonderful colors into your fall wedding. If you live in an area where the climate is still a bit warmer during the fall then you may be able to take advantage of the beautiful natural fall outdoor scenery as a ceremony backdrop.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Real Weddings: Cherry and Marko

(The lovely bride smiling just before she goes down the aisle with her brother.)

(Bridesmaid and groomsman ready to walk down the aisle.)

(Bride getting last minute directions from me before walking down the aisle.)

(Ensuring everyone is lined up in the correct order for the processional.)
On Saturday September 26, we had the pleasure of being apart of Cherry and Marko's wedding day at the Embassy Suites in Old Town Alexandria, VA. The bride looked absolutely gorgeous in her ivory retro wedding gown , birdcage veil, and long gloves. Her bouquet was stunning with accents of peacock feathers and diamonds.

The wedding party wore lapis (eggplant), black, and ivory. The reception room was decorated using eggplant as the primary color with accents of teal.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Honeymoon Gift Registry

A honeymoon registry is a great alternative to the traditional wedding gift registry for those soon-to-marry couples. Most of the clients I work with already have the household necessities one might acquire through a traditional wedding gift registry, but still want to offer a way for their guests to provide them a gift. A honeymoon registry generally works by allowing a couple to select elements of their honeymoon that friends and family may buy as wedding gifts.
At engaged couples can register for a number of honeymoon items – hotel accommodations, spa services, romantic dinners and more. Gift values are accrued to one gift card, which the couple can then redeem at approximately 3,000 Marriott's either during the honeymoon or for future vacations. Additionally, Marriott will throw in a complimentary $100 when registry contributions reach $1,000 as well as rewarding guests with $50 Marriott Bonus Bucks for every $150 they give towards the registry.
To our valued readers we would like to hear about your dream honeymoon destination. We will select 2 winners who will receive $50.00 Bonus Bucks from the Marriott Hotel!! In the comments section simply state where you would like to go on your dream honeymoon and why. We will select 2 winners with the most unique honeymoon destination. Please be sure to leave your email address so we may contact you if you are chosen as the winner. Contest ends September 30, 2009.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Miss Teen Northern Virginia Pageant 2009

We are so excited to announce that Elegant Events by Tiffany received a personal invitation to be a part of the judging panel for the Miss Teen Northern Virginia Pageant 2009 ( This will be our first time judging a pageant and we consider it an honor. All of the other judges are just like us, members of the community, from the social service sector, business and professionals, and individuals representing the beauty or entertainment industry in one capacity or another. The pageant will take place on Saturday September 26 and Sunday September 27 in Herndon and Woodbridge, Virginia. In addition to the grand prizes the winners will receive, we would like to offer to the winners and runners up a small prize as well.

To our readers please help us decide on a prize to offer:
A.) Simon Mall Gift Card;
B.) 1- year subscription to Teen Vogue Magazine;
C.) 1- year subscription to Seventeen Magazine;
D.) Spa service gift certificate

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

A Cancelled Wedding

Elegant Events was working with a couple for over a year meticulously planning their Labor Day weekend wedding. To our dismay, the wedding was cancelled 5 days before the big event! I know a cancelled wedding would be a nightmare situation for all brides, but sometimes things happen that are not within our control. Other times a cancelled wedding may be a blessing in disguise.
One of the biggest issues with a cancelled wedding is the forfeiture of deposits. Some vendors and venues will require you to pay the entire contracted amount even in the event of a cancellation so it is imperative that you read your contracts carefully and feel comfortable with cancellation policies. Most couples don’t think they would ever need to cancel the wedding when they start the planning process, but anything can happen and you want to be sure the cancellation policy is fair and equitable.
So how do you break the news to your guests? First, you should make every effort to inform your guest as soon as possible. In this particular situation, the wedding was 5 days away; each guest should be notified of the cancellation by phone. Many guest may ask you why you are canceling, you are not obligated to explain. If pressed for a reason, you could say, "We made the mutual decision to not get married right now."
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