Tim + Suzanne | Mrs. K's Tollhouse, Silver Spring, MD

August 30, 2016  •  Leave a Comment

"You know she's the one when she serves you a burnt grilled cheese sandwich and expired wine!" at least that's when Tim knew Suzanne was the one! I love their first date story and love their zest for life and LOVE! This fun couple decided to say "I DO" at their favorite spot in Silver Spring, MD, Mrs. K's Tollhouse. The venue is just as adorable and eclectic as this couple is! Mrs. K's Tollhouse has a gorgeous garden, dining areas filled with antiques and a barrel bar that serves as an impressive wine cellar... and from what I hear, excellent happy hours!

Their wedding day started with heavy rain and storms but luck was on our side! Just before the ceremony, the skies cleared out and the sun came out for this shining couple! Cheers to Tim and Suzanne!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


DIY Wedding Bouquet | Darlene S Weddings a Northern Virginia Wedding Photographer

July 06, 2016  •  Leave a Comment

Yesterday I was at the grocery store and noticed a beautiful arrangement of flowers for sale. Peonies, roses and hydrangeas in so many beautiful colors I wanted to buy them all but walked out not purchasing a one... but I couldn't stop thinking of them.

 

That night I came up with the idea of a DIY wedding bouquet and how that would justify buying so many flowers! So I went back to the grocery store and picked up peonies, white roses, berry looking filler (sorry florists, I don't know the correct name!) and two additional fillers. The total was $34. 67

 

I came home and started unpacking and randomly arranging them.

 

Although I randomly arranged them I did so keeping in mind to keep things even and looking nice.

 

I made the best of all the flowers and used some left over filler to put around the house

     

After I arranged the flowers and was satisfied with the way it looked, I wrapped the stems with floral tape, and cut the stems.

   

To wrap the stems, I used a tulle instead of ribbon only because I had tulle in my supplies but not a good ribbon.

 

The last step is to add some pins. I had these in my sewing supplies.

    

And Voila, you've got a wedding bouquet! Not too bad for my first time around using grocery store bought flowers and supplies laying around in my workspace. It was fun too, flowers are an instant mood booster!

 

 


Brandon + Jennifer | Springfield, VA Wedding

June 30, 2016  •  Leave a Comment

Brandon and Jennifer are a couple who are so in love, so smitten and giddy around each other, it just brings a smile to your face.  Their wedding at The Waterford in Springfield, VA was a perfect gathering of family and friends!

 


Victor + Sandra | 4.30.16 | Quantico, VA

June 14, 2016  •  Leave a Comment

Victor and Sandra tied the knot in front of a small group of family and friends in Quantico at the United States Marine Corps Memorial Chapel.

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Isaac + Makayla | 10.17.15 | University of Mary Washington

January 17, 2016  •  Leave a Comment

Who doesn't love a vintage theme wedding? Vintage theme anything really? It's one of my favorite themes because it just has a classic feel that never gets old. So it was exciting to hear from Makayla that she was going with vintage theme for the decor and her dress, not the traditional white dress, but a Great Gatsby themed gown. This wasn't surprising given that her cousin, who married the year before where DSW provided photography coverage, also had a vintage Great Gatsby themed wedding... guess it runs in the family.