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Sarah and Matt’s wedding took place at the hidden gem River Farm with it’s lush gardens, rolling hills and breathtaking views of the Potomac River. Sarah’s style complimented the naturally picturesque setting with accents soft pink, white & natural green throughout the décor. After a beautiful outdoor ceremony, guests were invited to stroll the grounds during the cocktail hour followed by an evening of great food, wonderful company and a packed dance floor!

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Laura and Priyesh began their wedding weekend with a Friday morning traditional Hindu ceremony with their close friends and family members. Laura wore a stunning sari and adorned henna on her arms and hands. The next day, the couple prepped separately for their American wedding. They wanted an American-style wedding, but with touches from India to represent Priyesh’s family. Laura wore a beautiful white wedding dress, but her maids dressed in colorful sari’s. For cocktail hour, there was a bourbon bar which represented Laura’s family home in Georgia and guests enjoyed music from Indian musicians. Guest dined on delicious Indian food and wedding cake for dessert. The couple surprised their guests with a flash mob dancing to a Bollywood song – that kicked off the dancing and the festivities continued through the night! Congrats Laura and Priyesh!! Thank you to Jennifer at Love Life Images for the fabulous photos!

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Robbie and James styled their ballroom with delicate linens and soft elegant florals with touches of gold. After dinner on the dance floor, guests were surprised as Pat the Patriot from the New England Patriots joined the party! Congratulations Robbie and James! And thank you again to Once Like a Spark for the beautiful photos!!!

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Robbie and James were married at St. Dominic’s in Washington, DC on Memorial Day weekend. They hosted 140 guests who came from New Mexico (where Robbie is from) and a strong presence was felt from the Boston area (where James is from). After the traditional catholic ceremony, cocktails and hors d’oeurves were enjoyed at the Sunset Room at National Harbor which was filled with a lot of custom details. It was such a beautiful day and wedding, we broke it up into two posts! Stay tuned for a very fun surprise after dinner! And a special thanks to Kait at Once Like a Spark for the images!!

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Maureen and Stuart are one of the most fun-loving couples we’ve had the pleasure of sending down the aisle. On the wedding day, the bride was sunny and bright as suggested by her infectious smile, and the groom’s gregarious demeanor heartened both his bride-to-be and the gathering guests.

The breathtaking ceremony was held at the Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament and afterward, guests enjoyed an evening of cocktails, dinner and dancing at the Chevy Chase Club. Maureen and Stuart danced the night away and were so happy to have all their loved ones surrounding them as they celebrated. A big thank you to Eli Turner Studios, who captured the day beautifully! Congratulations Maureen and Stuart!

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Sarah and Charlie planned an October 25th wedding out in the beautiful countryside of Virginia at Bluemont Winery. They lucked out with 70 degree weather for their outdoor ceremony overlooking the rolling hills of the winery, and they exchanged heartfelt vows underneath a chuppah. Dinner and dancing were held in the winery’s barn, but decorated with soft lighting, panels of draping from the ceiling and amazing flowers in deep reds, oranges and whites. The couple dined on short ribs, cut the cake and danced the night away with family and friends. Congratulations Sarah and Charlie! And thank you to Connor Studios for the amazing photos!

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M + S planned a winter wedding at the Newseum this past December and were thrilled to celebrate with almost 200 of there friends and family. On the wedding day, the couple were pleasantly surprised when the sun came out but Meghan still chose to wear her fur whenever possible. The colors of the wedding white and silver – a stunning compliment to the season. The guests dined on filet and halibut and danced the night away. The capital dome as a view was a treat for guests – it was illuminated with scaffolding and really made a statement! Congrats to the happy couple! Thank you to Procopio Photography for the fabulous images!!

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We were thrilled to work on L + B’s wedding in St. Michael’s at the Inn at Perry Cabin this past fall. The wedding weekend was full of guests that came from all over to celebrate with the pair. The bride wore a stunning wedding dress with a traditionally full skirt and the groomsmen brought color with blue blazers and light blue ties. The guests enjoyed lawn games, amazing food and danced all night under the gorgeous tent. The gold and white details complimented the farm tables and white flowers. Congrats L + B!!  Thank you for the amazing photos by Eli Turner!

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We were thrilled to participate in Kimpton’s Bridal Show this past Sunday. Guests were shuttled from each of the three properties in Alexandria which include the Hotel Monaco, Lorien Hotel and Morrison House. Easy hotel is unique in it’s own way and can accommodate different size and styles of weddings and receptions. Here are a few photos from our table and dessert display! Enjoy!

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As the year comes to a close, we had lots of fun planning a few holiday parties around town. Here is a glimpse at our early December party at the W Hotel DC. We loved bringing the ski lodge & its surroundings indoors for our clients with the help of Design Foundry! {Photo Credit : Kate Warren} Happy New Year from Cherry Blossom Events!

 

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Winter has arrived and we are warming up to these festive wedding ideas! Enjoy the cold weather with hot chocolates, s’mores, and glamorous accessories. Your loved ones will be delighted to cuddle up and celebrate your special day with you.

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Is it November already? We’re starting the celebration off with a collection of fall-inpired decorations, bound to complement any Thanksgiving wedding. We wish a happy holiday to you and your loved ones!


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Alana and Dan were such a fun couple to work with, and not to mention a couple that photographs amazing together- don’t you think? After selecting the Corcoran Gallery of Art as both their ceremony and reception, they knew they wanted a night their guests would never forget. Complete with a beautiful chuppah designed by Edge Floral, and catering musings of Occasions Catering – each detail was careful deliberated by the couple and Alana’s parents. A neutral palette of whites and silvers, the Gallery was the perfect romantic setting for an evening ceremony followed by a three course dinner and dancing. A good time was had by all, with the night ending with all their guests on the dance floor. Thank you to the amazing Michael Connor with Connor Studios for the beautiful photos from the day!

 

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Amelia may have been one of the most stunning brides ever, her dress was incredible – just look atthese photos to see for yourself! Amelia & Jimmy were concerned about one thing – getting through dinner and hitting the dance floor! They gave their guests a sneak preview during their first dance, when Jimmy literally swept Amelia off her feet.  In addition to tradition table numbers, the couple added photos of themselves at each age for guests to see and this made for lots of laughs and storytelling throughout the evening. Amelia & Jimmy spent the entire night beaming, so happy to have all their loved ones surrounding them as they wed and celebrated their new beginning together! Thanks to Cicely and Jason at Procopio Photography for the stunning photos of the day!

 

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We know that some couples are anything but traditional – so we came up with a list of fabulous wedding cake alternatives! Here are some ideas that are tasteful, tasty, and creative. From naked cakes to towered waffles, doughnuts, and cheese, why not choose a cake that is as memorable as the rest of your special day?

Naked cakes:

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{Martha Stewart Weddings}

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{Wedding Chicks}

A breakfast lover’s dream:

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{Ruffled Blog}

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For Doughnut fans:

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Easy to share treats:

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Dusted Croquenbouche:

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{Ruffled Blog}

Sweet and simple Cheesecake:

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Grown-up Rice Crispies:

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Ice Cream wedding cake:

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Pie for your special day:

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And for a savory alternative… a cheese cake!

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Pair it with an array of meats and fruits for an instant crowd pleaser.

May 24, 2014

Annapolis, MD

 

After an intimate elopement in March with their immediate family, Chris & Elizabeth wanted to celebrate the marriage with their family and friends in Annapolis, MD at the William Paca House. The couple had three requests : good music, good food and a really fun party.  Elizabeth decided against a traditional wedding dress, and instead wore a beautiful watermelon colored Oscar de la Renta tea length dress, and some killer Jimmy Choos. She looked fabulous! We welcomed in the guests with moscow mules in the traditional  copper mugs and mojitos, two of the couples favorite cocktails, the guests roamed the gardens and played lawn games. Elizabeth & Chris picked a menu of their favorite foods – raw bar, a grill station, milk and cookies, and a hometown favorite of the brides, Graeters Ice Cream flown in from Ohio. A good time was had by all, and the party continued down the street after departing the Paca House.

Thanks Ashlee from Documentary Associates  for the great photos!

 

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May 31, 2014

Katie & Steve were married on a beautiful Saturday in May in Alexandria, VA. Katie chose a bold blue, with accents of pinks throughout the day for the bridesmaids dresses, bouquets and tablescapes. Tied to her bouquet, a locket from her mother as her “something old” and her shoes “something blue and new!”. Touches of the couples love of baseball and DC shined through – from the baseball cake topper and the metro sign table indicators {a fun touch for out of town guests to see all the local DC “stops”!}. Katie, Steve and their guests spent most of the evening on the dance floor, and the party continued in the early morning hours!​

Special thanks to Carmen Wang Photography!




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J + L were married on a gorgeous June day with an afternoon ceremony at the beautiful St. Dominic Church in Washington, DC.  The groom wore a black traditional tuxedo and the bride was absolutely stunning with a 1940′s hollywood glam look. The reception was at Potomac View Terrace and guests enjoyed an outdoor cocktail hour on the patio, not having any idea that they were going to have a million dollar view as their backdrop all night. Everyone was amazing at the reception space. The view overlooking the Washington Monument, Lincoln Memorial and Potomac River were spectacular on this clear night. The guests dined on a miso-balsamic beef and horseradish-crusted halibut and danced the night away under the stars. Thanks to Rodney Bailey for the great photos!
Congratulations to J + L!
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Happy Tuesday!! Since we have found ourselves in the middle of a hot DC summer, we wanted to share some inspiration for fun summer wedding {or just cocktails with friends} sips. Whether it is an outdoor summer cocktail reception or drinks on the patio with girlfriends, these recipes have us excited for the weekend. Enjoy!

Red Book

Watermelon Basil Mojito {RedBook}

Southern Living

Watermelon Bellini {Southern Living}

Style Me Pretty

Lavender Cocktail {Style Me Pretty}

The Clever Carrot

White Peach Cooler {The Clever Carrot}

The Comfort of Cooking

Limoncello Raspberry Prosecco Cooler {The Comfort of Cooking}

The Kitchen McCabe

Cherry Pineapple Lemonade {The Kitchen McCabe}

Fiore and John wanted their wedding to be a small, intimate affair with close friends and family. After a short ceremony at Epiphany Church, John’s parents hosted the reception at their beautiful Georgetown townhouse. Guests enjoyed traditional Peruvian fare, a nod to Fiore’s roots, and spent the night dancing in the backyard! Enjoy the sneak peak of their special day. A special thanks to Eli Turner Studios for the great photos!

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Happy Fourth of July! In honor of the holiday, we are sharing some of our patriotic favorites. Enjoy!

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After a cold and busy spring, the Cherry Blossom team is back to blogging!! We are excited to show you a sneak peak of Lauren and Mark’s wedding at St Sophia Greek Orthodox Cathedral followed by a reception at the National Museum of Women in the Arts. Lauren and Mark were so much fun to work with as we pulled together Lauren’s unique wedding look with her. Thanks to Erin Scott Photography for the fabulous photos.

 

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The Cherry Blossom Events team is so excited to welcome spring to the District, after this long and cold winter we are ready for some sunshine and bright color palettes. In honor of spring arriving, and hopefully sticking around, we want to share some favorite spring inspired bouquets. We are thrilled to have peonies, tulips and lush roses back into our lives!

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Have a great weekend everyone, enjoy the sunshine!

Kyle & Tim were married on one of the first really cold days of this extremely cold winter this past fall, but they did not let the chilly weather dampen their spirits! The couple chose to marry at the beautiful St. Joseph’s on Capitol Hill followed by dinner and dancing at St. Francis Hall in NE. A great time was had by all, the night was full of toasts, laughing and dancing. It was a pleasure working with Kyle and Tim to bring together their special day, we wish them a lifetime of happiness! A special thanks to Meredith Hanafi for capturing the day for us.

 

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Hi Everyone! Since Valentine’s Day is on Friday, we wanted to share some of our favorite Valentine’s treats and goodies with you all. Hope everyone enjoys their weekend with their loved ones!

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Valentine Kiss Meringues, from {Cupcakes & Cashmere}

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Valentine’s Day Dozen, including Red Velvet, Chocolate Lava, Strawberry Lave and Chocolate Squared flavors, from {Georgetown Cupcakes}

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Chocolate Covered Fudge Brownies, recipe on {Martha Stewart}

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Personalized Giant Valentine’s Cookies, from {Williams-Sonoma}

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Decorative Love Pillow, from {Paper Source}

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Valentine’s Day Card, from {Sugar Paper LA}

Happy Day of Love!

Our October Bride, Erin, had a big sweet tooth. So much so that there was dessert served at dinner, cake passed around during dancing and a overflowing cookie bar outside the reception sending off guests with wishes of “sweet dreams”. Erin, with help from her and Pramit’s family, baked cookies for weeks leading up to the wedding to serve as the favors from the couple. We were so impressed by the time and love put in from family members to create this special cookie bar for Erin, we have to admit we had never seen so many homemade cookies in our entire lives! Erin and Pramit were married at Hotel Monaco DC and we had a blast working with them. Both the bride and groom, along with their family, were some of the nicest people we have had a chance to work with and a really fun group! After a beautiful dinner and a few heartfelt toasts from family and friends, the entire group spent the remainder of the evening on the dance floor! The theme of the day was green, Erin’s favorite color and appropriate with her Irish background, was seen throughout the day in the programs, bridesmaid’s jewelry and subtle touches throughout the room. It was such a joy working with Erin and Pramit, we wish them a lifetime of happiness! A special thanks to Amy Raab Photography for capturing the day!

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Alexandra Pare is a DC Wedding Planner and owner of event planning firm Cherry Blossom Events. She loves modern details and those ‘WOW’ factors that make each event unique. Contact them today for a complementary consultation.

As the snow began falling the morning, we started thinking about our favorite winter treats and details! There are so many ways to incorporate fun treats and details into your winter wedding! On a snowy day like today, nothing would be better than warm hot chocolate and s’mores. Here are some of our favorites, what is your go-to snow day treat?

How amazing are this escort card hot chocolate sleeves?

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S’mores Bar to keep your guests warm and cure a post dinner sweet tooth!

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Hot Chocolate Bar

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Coffee & donuts as a late night treat!

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Hot Toddy Station, a quick way to warm up your guests!

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Warm and cozy socks or blankets as a favor in the welcome bags

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As the snow keeps falling outside, stay warm!!

Photos: 1. The Knot 2. Wedding Wire 3. Dear Lillie  4-6. Martha Stewart Weddings

We love creating an unforgettable event experience for our corporate clients just as we do for our bride and grooms! This year, we have the pleasure of working with a client for the third time to create their annual holiday party. Each year, we create a holiday theme and during the event, we surprise the guests with something fun. This year, we decided to use candy canes as our inspiration so we kept with red tones accented with white and silver for a clean look. Guests were welcomed with a bow napkin, candy cane and ornament when they sat down at their tables after a welcome cocktail, cranberry kiss mojito! As dinner wrapped up and the company President welcomed the guests, we had some party crashers – the Washington Nationals Presidents. They came running into the room to get the party started – bringing people onto the dance floor, throwing out National’s scarves and joking around with guests. Needless to say, the photos show how excited all the guests were when they realized who was joining the party. We are not sure how we are going to beat this surprise for next years party!!!!

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Alexandra Pare is a DC Wedding Planner and owner of event planning firm Cherry Blossom Events. She loves modern details and those ‘WOW’ factors that make each event unique. Contact them today for a complementary consultation.

 

Happy Monday! We are so thrilled to share some exciting news with you all as we begin 2014!

Washingtonian’s Bride & Groom latest issue hit the stands few weeks ago and we are thrilled to once again make it on their top wedding planner list for the DC/MD/VA area!! It is an honor to make it on their list and we are in great couple with the other area planners who also made the list! Thanks Washingtonian! Although we are unable to attend this year, be sure to check out the Washingtonian’s Bridal Showcase “Unveiled” on January 26th at the Park Hyatt – get your tickets here.

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We are also excited to make it on Virginia Living’s list of top wedding vendors in their latest issue! Thank you Virginia Living!

 

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Alexandra Pare is a DC Wedding Planner and owner of event planning firm Cherry Blossom Events. She loves modern details and those ‘WOW’ factors that make each event unique. Contact them today for a complementary consultation.

 

Happy New Year from Cherry Blossom Events! We hope you had a fabulous holiday season filled with family, friends and fun! We are excited for 2014 and we hope you are too

As you all know, the time between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day is filled with lots and lots of engagements. TV Commercials, magazines and social media are filled with pictures of engagement rings and excited couples! We love this time of year! Whether its a close friend or family member who is newly engaged, we want to share some of our favorite congratulatory gifts to send off to the excited bride to be!

Personalized letterpress thank you cards! As a newly engaged couple, they will start receiving lots of gifts which means lots of thank you cards. Etsy has an endless number of personalized thank you notes to chose from to fit brides of every style. We these one, simple calligraphy letterpress – gorgeous! {order a set from Cerulean Press on Etsy}

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A Custom Wedding Planning Diary from May Designs. You can create the diary using her wedding colors, add the bride and grooms names to the cover or “Future Mrs. ___”! A May Designs book allows your bride to be to create her budget, keep a planning calendar and keep all her important wedding notes in one place {check out May Designs}

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For something extra special, Dom Perignon creates a custom wedding box set with the couple’s name engraved onto a personalized silver label. Allow them to relive their special day in the future {order online here}

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Alexandra Pare is a DC Wedding Planner and owner of event planning firm Cherry Blossom Events. She loves modern details and those ‘WOW’ factors that make each event unique. Contact them today for a complementary consultation.

 


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