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When bride-to-be De’Angela got the call from us less than three months before her wedding that we may have to postpone her August 2020 wedding date due to the COVID-19 pandemic, she was devastated.  “When Melissa informed my fiancé and I that we should start considering a backup date, I felt so overwhelmed because all […]

Courtesy Calls and Masks Marked “Quarantined for Life” Helped Save De’ Angela and Aaron’s Original Wedding Date Amidst the Pandemic

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Large-scale weddings may be paused due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, but that doesn’t mean you need to postpone your wedding.  Washington, DC has seen a rise in micro weddings and we’re thrilled to see this new trend gain traction. As one of the first to pivot in this direction back in April, […]

The Rise of Micro Weddings in Washington, DC

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This whole COVID-19 pandemic is still up in the air, and the brides of 2020 are dealing with so much uncertainty. We’re not going to try to pretend that we have all of the answers to the unique and difficult scenarios, but Melissa Williams (CEO of B Astonished Events) did have a chance to check-in […]

Astonishing Q&A: Coping with Wedding Planning During the COVID-19 Pandemic

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The COVID-19 pandemic interrupted our normal way of life just as the window for brides shopping for their fall 2020 wedding gowns was beginning to close. Wedding planners typically encourage their brides to purchase a gown at least 8-9 months preceding their wedding date. This time-frame allows for production, unforeseen shipping delays, alterations, and shoe […]

Shopping For A Wedding Dress During The Pandemic

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Brittany and Laurence met in August 2003 during their senior year of high school through their mutual friends. Not an item then, they knew each other “from a distance” and remained acquaintances throughout their twenties. As fate would have it, in late 2014—11 years later—Laurence and Brittany rekindled their friendship. This friendship, which they affectionately […]

Accountability Partners Turned Forever Partners: A Real Love Story & Real Wedding Inspiration

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It’s heartbreaking to come to terms with the fact that the wedding you’ve planned isn’t going to happen as you envisioned. The COVID-19 pandemic has derailed the wedding plans of thousands upon thousands of couples, but my clients—Warren and Lauren—decided that while they’d celebrate with friends and family later in the year, they were going […]

This Intimate COVID-19 Wedding Sparked a New Service that Allows Couples to Keep their Wedding Date

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