A Backyard Wedding in Charlottesville, A Welcome Party in St. Michaels, and Engagement Photos at a DC Museum

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Whimsical boutonnieres can make a unique alternative to the standard bridesmaid bouquet. Photograph by Kate Simon DeVito of KSD Photography

Pretty pops of purple embellish this Charlottesville backyard wedding shot by Kate Simon DeVito of KSD Photography (photo above). We particularly love the feather-adorned boutonnieres for both the ladies and gents. And who wouldn’t love to have a plane fly overhead in your honor?
Charlottesville Wedding Blog

So many great ideas come from this St. Michaels “welcome party”—from the personalized crab mallet favors to the burlap totes (love!) to the whimsical maps.
Bayside Bride

While we’re all a little sad that summer’s over, this wedding helped us get psyched for fall. Mini pumpkins make a fabulous escort card stands!
United With Love

A lovely engagement shoot, featuring an Army vet and his bride, incorporates the National Portrait Gallery and Rock Creek Park. Can’t wait to see the wedding!
Capitol Romance

The blogger behind the new Annapolitan Bride blog posted photos from her own wedding today, and we’re loving her handsome groom (we’re suckers for a man in uniform!), the beautiful setting (Chesapeake Bay Beach Club), gorgeous petal-patterned aisle, and lush floral arrangements.
Annapolitan Bride

This is a unique Baltimore wedding featuring book centerpieces, a bunny cupcake topper, and bicycle-themed details (that’s a lot of b’s!).

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