Welcome to the blog written by the ladies of Hitched, a couture wedding boutique in Washington, DC! At Hitched, we strive to create a shopping experience that is warm and welcoming, hip and helpful, and sleek and sophisticated. We hope to inspire with you all sorts of creative wedding ideas. Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Halloween, dear readers! This is no trick, but surely a treat-- next weekend we've got a double-the-fun Anna Maier Trunk Show weekend, feature both bridal & evening wear! Be sure to make an appointment!
When Hitched bride Laura was in fittings for her gorgeous, open back Anna Maier sheath gown, she noticed a tan line across her back that she wanted to kiss goodbye before her big day. We realized then that we didn't have a go-to spray tan solution here in DC, so we started helping Laura do some research for a place where she could get a natural, realistic, sunless glow. Enter Whole Glow!
The gals at Whole Glow were kind and accommodating from the very start, instructing Laura and her 'maids on how to prep for their airbrush sesh and how to care for and maintain that glow through the wedding day and beyond. The results were amazing, helping to camouflage Laura's tan line and providing an overall bronze that was stunning but super subtle.
Unfortunately we didn't snap a photo specifically of the tan lines in question, but here are a couple before and after pics of Laura and her overall glow!
How stunning is she?!
The organic sunless tanning salon uses the same product beloved by names like Jessica Alba and Jennifer Aniston, called Infinity Sun. This streak-free formula lets brides and guests alike enjoy a natural, beachy glow that will last for seven to ten days. Just make an appointment to visit owner Katie DePaola and her right-hand gal Alex at BodySmith on 14th Street. It’s the perfect way to glow before an engagement photo session, wedding weekend, or bachelorette party, and she’s happy to arrange a group tan session.
As a special treat for Hitched gals, mention Hitched at your Whole Glow tanning session and get a free Infinity Sun lip gloss while supplies last!
We're pretty much obsessed with Hitched bride Mallory's recent Hay Adams wedding, featured this week on Style Me Pretty. All the details are a dream, but we're particulary smitten with her Austin Scarlett Livia gown and her chic Anna Elyse bridesmaid dresses!
We're excited to welcome back Sara from Sara Muchnick Events to share some more wedding advice with our dear readers! Sara will be stopping by more regularly to share her style tips & tricks with us, so please help us give her a warm welcome!
In preparing for my 2015 weddings, my brides and I have been meeting with lots of photographers lately. Something that keeps coming up is how photographers love their jobs more today than they did years ago. I have to jump in at that point in the conversation. Fact for them or not, I interject that it must be because today's weddings are slightly more creative and unique than years ago. Couples want their personality to show through. They just don't want a "nice" experience for their guests. Everything from the ceremony to the food selections and the decor is custom and meaningful and that is my favorite part of the job.
One of the wow factors that I have been working with more over the recent years is ceiling treatments. Especially striking for event spaces with soaring ceilings, it's the unexpected element when guests enter a ceremony or reception. Years ago I started simple. One of my brides had hoped her September reception would be on the water with guests dancing under a twinkling tent. The venue however had just built a beautiful new ballroom and views of the water through the windows would have to do. But if draped and twinkling ceiling she wanted, draped and twinkling ceiling she would get. We transformed the ballroom space to create the perfect atmosphere.
For a more recent wedding at the Corcoran, the bride wanted a little bit of sparkle to bring down the high ceilings over her guests as they dined. The drama of hundreds of crystal strands was jaw dropping to guests as they found their seats for dinner.
Bringing a garden inside? No problem! We've got a ceiling treatment for that. Greens and Wisteria hanging from a tray ceiling serves to fill a cold, noticeable void and camouflages an out of place chandelier for this garden tea party reception.
From paper lanterns to 5,000 ribbons with crystals on the ends, ceiling treatments are transforming more than tents these days and are adding drama and character to the usually forgotten about space above. Up next? I'm working on hanging lucite planks with pillar candles and delicate butterflies fluttering overhead.
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