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old world charm at santo domingo wedding

Virginia and Chris very much wanted to give their guests a fun and unique destination experience for their wedding, and they couldn’t think of a better place than the colonial city of Santo Domingo, where much of Virginia’s family is from. Captured by the incredibly talented Asia Pimentel Photography, this gallery perfectly showcases their vision of a modern day affair with an old world feel.

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After many years dreaming of creating a sister brand to serve a wider audience at a competitive investment, we have finally done it! We are so excited to introduce our new sister company, CEREMONIA. CEREMONIA is a boutique event planning firm providing wedding planning, design and management services for couples in the Washington, DC area […]

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One of the things we love about the Washington, DC area is how much of a melting pot it is – there are people of all different backgrounds, race, and ethnicities who have chosen to make our nation’s capital their home. Such is the case for our local DC couple, Anya and Lamin, who tied […]

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Remember the days when you had to look through a small glass lens in order to take a photo? And you had to hope that you had everything just right – good lighting, steady hands, big smiles and wide open eyes – because you weren’t going to see that picture until it was developed, days […]

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Like many metropolitan areas, Washington, DC is a hub for busy professionals who probably spend more time commuting or at work than they do at home. They strive to balance their jobs, working out, personal relationships, keeping a clean home, getting enough sleep, and the list goes on (and on). Throw an engagement into the […]

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When you think of D.C., one of the first things that likely comes to mind – aside from the iconic monuments – are its rich plethora of museums. This is where the Smithsonian Institution calls its home, after all – over a dozen world-class buildings steeped in culture and history, open to the public to […]

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If you can believe it, Claire Durán Weddings and Events turned 5 years old in October! Sometimes we look back and think, where did the time go?! And other times we can’t believe that it’s only been five years. The amount we have been able to both envision and accomplish in these past several years brings […]

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Though Erika and Shayan grew up in the same area of Montgomery County, Maryland (Gaithersburg and Potomac, respectively—just 20 minutes apart), they finally met in 2014. At first, their relationship was long distance with Shayan living in Orlando where he had settled after graduating from law school, and Erika living and working in Washington, D.C. […]

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We just love a classic Washington, DC wedding! Katy & Taylor’s wedding this past Summer was exactly that. Celebrated with a ceremony at the St. Aloysius Gonzaga Church, photos at the Jefferson Memorial and reception at Capitol View at 400, these two really showed their guests some of DC’s beauty. Even though life has taken […]

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You’ve found your perfect romantic match. Now it’s time to discover your perfect wedding day style … in cocktail form! To get started, simply choose the answer that best represents you.   QUESTION 1 – At home, you can be found: A.) Hanging out with friends and family that have popped past for an impromptu […]

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Kristina & Alden’s fall wedding was one of our very favorites this year. Not only are these two the sweetest, but they both come from wonderful and loving families, which was extremely apparent to everyone throughout their special day. Having family and friends traveling to Washington, DC from all over the world was something truly […]

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