Bride of the Month: Maggie Gentile

Earlier this month we featured our bride Maggie and her husband Brad’s DC love story. The pair decided to get married here, since it served as a central meeting point for their families. They wanted a wedding that took advantage of all that the district had to offer, from getting married in a traditional catholic ceremony, taking gorgeous portraits on Capitol Hill, to celebrating on the fabulous rooftop of 101 Constitution. As you can see, their wedding was filled family, friends, and most importantly… love.

Maggie wore a Monique Lhuillier corset and skirt accented by lace mantilla veil.

Photos: Donner Photography 

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Monique Lhuillier Trunk Show Spring 2016

We always love Monique Lhuillier’s collection, and this season she did such an amazing job of mixing fabrics and textures. Whether the gown was ruched and curve hugging or airy and embellished, they were all rich and dramatic in their own way. These are our favorites from the collection, let us know what you think! Our trunk show starts tomorrow, simply call 202 965-4696 or email info@carinesbridal.com for an appointment.

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Liancarlo Spring 2016 Trunk Show

With many of our trunk shows, we like to highlight our top picks from the latest collection. For this week’s Liancarlo trunk show, starting tomorrow, we wanted share some Liancarlo love as well. This season the collection was filled with something for everyone, from princess ball gowns to sassy sheaths. To make an appointment and see these gorgeous gowns in person call 202 965-4696 or email info@carinesbridal.com…

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Bride of the Month: Sierra Cooper

In our newsletter we featured our bride Sierra and her husband John’s love story. They had a fabulously fun Annapolis wedding, with their ceremony at the Naval Academy Chapel and a formal cocktail reception at the Annapolis Yacht Club. Sierra stunned in her Berta gown and looking at their photos it is clear that they had the time of their lives celebrating their marriage with family and close friends.

Photos: Hamilton Photography 

Flowers:Violets Florist

Cake: Fiona’s Cakes

DJ: EventProDJ

Ceremony: Annapolis Naval Chapel

Reception: Annapolis Yacht Club

Planning: Allison Barnhill Designs

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Marchesa Spring 2016 Trunk Show

With our Marchesa trunk show starting tomorrow we wanted to pick our top gowns from the latest collection. We are so excited to share all of the latest styles with our brides this weekend! For appointments call (202) 965 4696 or email info@carinesbridal.com…

The show will be running July 16th-18th, let us know what you think!

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Vendor of the Month: Greenworks Florist

Our Vendor of the Month for July is Greenworks! They are so wonderful at what they do, flowers truly become artwork in their hands. We wanted to showcase some of the fabulous work they have done over the years and also get their top five tips when is comes to planning and choosing your wedding flowers. Here’s what they had to say…

1. Do some research before you meet with the florist. Think about what you like and do not like, what style you are looking for, and bring pictures of what you see online or in magazines.
2. Ask what flowers are in season. This helps especially with cost control. Consider the color(s) you want rather than a specific flower.
3. Know your budget. Don’t forget to account for a delivery charge and tax. Typically, the cost of one plate of food should be about what you spend on your centerpiece.
4. Splurge on your bouquet if you can! It will be in your photographs and possibly preserved. Make it special.
5. Trust your floral designer and their team. They want to make your wedding beautiful!

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Vendor of the Month: MBK Photography

In this month’s newsletter we featured MBK Photography and we have always loved working with Michael! Recently, we collaborated on an inspirational shoot at the historic Anderson House. The mood for the shoot was centered around vintage glamour inspired by the grandeur and romance of the Anderson House. The first gown pictured, with long sleeves, is by Berta Bridal. The second gown is a strapless mermaid style by Inbal Dror… enjoy!

Photos: MBK Photography

Make-Up: Dina of Dinechka Make-up

Hair: Marcela Urioste of By Marcela Make-up

Flowers: Edge Flowers

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As a special bonus, Bowen Films created this amazing video as well!

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