Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Rebranded & on the Move!

We've rebranded and our wedding & events blog full of wedding inspiration, real weddings, and the things we love has moved. Please check us out at

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Styled Bluebell Bridal Shoot - Featured on The Brides Cafe

We are so proud that our styled bridal shoot with Morgan of Petals and Hedges was recently featured on The Brides Cafe. We love Janie and her style and are honored to have our work on her blog. This shoot came together so quickly and it really was like a midsummers night dream. Once setup was complete it was like a dream world with all the bluebells around us. Check out the feature here. We'll be posting more images from this shoot soon, so stay tuned. Images by Vicki Grafton Photography

Monday, August 22, 2011

Angel & Jonathan's wedding featured on United with Love

One of our favorite local wedding blogs United with Love recently featured Angel & Jonathan's bright and cheery, daisy filled wedding! We were so happy to help design and coordinate this cute and fun loving couple's wedding. Check out more lovely images by Genevieve Leiper Photography on United with Love
Some of the other vendors that helped with this adorbable wedding included: 

Venue: Oxon Hill Manor
Floral Design: Maryam Flowers
Catering: Windows Catering
Hair and Makeup: KC Felton Bridal Hair & Makeup
Music: Elan Artists

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Details - Greta & Thomas' Wedding

I promised these a while ago, so without further adieu here are some details shots from Jennifer Chase Photography of Greta & Thomas' shabby chic, garden inspired wedding at Fort Belvoir.  I adored the shape of the bridesmaids dresses and the flower girl's hair pieces were a super cute touch. The mother of the bride also made custom runners with pink and white lace details that were perfect for the tables. 

Friday, July 29, 2011

Sneak Peek - Angel & Jonathan @ Oxon Hill Manor

This is a quick and cheerful sneak peek of Angel & Jonathan's wedding at Oxon Hill Manor. Image by non-other than the wonderful Genevieve Leiper.  Happy Friday! 

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Stylish Garters - The Garter Girl's Flash Sale!

For all brides, that may or may not be planning a garter toss, but would love a unique and stylish garter for their special day, one of my favorite local vendors, The Garter Girl, is having a flash sale this week on 100 Layer Cake's pop up shop. Check it out right here

There are great deals of nearly 50% off some of her stylish garters and even some of her couture garters are on sale!

Friday, July 15, 2011

Hot Miami Wedding

For a warm Friday night, I thought I'd post a few more hot images from Yasmin and Michael's 2011 Miami wedding. Hope you enjoy!  All Images by Lara Rios Photography. Some  of my favorite details were the multiple black plexi signs for the seating chart, cigar lounge and the novio/novia chair signs. 

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Super Sneak Peak of Solomons Island Wedding

Last Saturday our team was working overtime on a super cute and detailed destination wedding in Solomons Island.  The venue was the bride's mom's estate and it was great to see the couples vision come to life. Here is a sneak peek of the cute ring bearer, Raja, who fetched a tennis ball that contained the rings from the crowd when he was asked for them. Too cute!

I can't wait to see all the images that Andrea Jae Photography captured!

The rehearsal dinner was also a relaxed and fun crab feast at the neighbors property.  Don't you love friendly neighbors :) 

Monday, June 20, 2011

Jenny & Jamison's Colorful Wedding Featured on Green Wedding Shoes

Check out some wonderful images by Heidi at Our Labor of Love of Jenny & Jamison's Wedding on Green Wedding Shoes today. 

My favorite detail from this super fun wedding, besides the stunning bride, was the bird whistle escort cards. After alphabetizing them, the birds whistle tails were stuck in colorfully framed chicken wire and hung from the greenhouse with fabric streamers. The guest could then easily find and free their colorful bird from the chicken wire. Let us know your favorite detail from this wedding or how you plan to incorporate color into your day?  

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

My Simple Details = Proud Member of Style Me Pretty's Little Black Book

We are excited and extremely proud to announce that My Simple Details is an official member of Style Me Pretty's Little Black Book for 2011! 

I want to personally thank all the vendors that highly recommended our services to Style Me Pretty's editors to approve our membership. We are ecstatic and full of gratitude.  

Check out our new listing in SMP's Destination guide right here
The Best Wedding Vendors - The Little Black Book

Monday, June 6, 2011

Pink Lace Bridal Shoot Featured on Wedding Chicks!

A recent styled bridal shoot that we worked on with Morgan at Petals and Hedges has been featured on Wedding Chicks blog. Details of this shoot that I loved include the vintage clothes pins that held escort cards, vintage pitcher to hold the bridal bouquet, little lace cardigan to keep the bride warm and stylish, the bride's gray leather boots, milk glass ice-cream goblets, and a vintage peach broach.

Check out the full gallery here.  Images by Vicki Grafton Photography.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Jenny & Jamison's April 16, 2011 - Frederick MD Wedding

Since I was in Miami for Yasmin & Michael's wedding, Melody, one of our other lead planners was in charge of coordinating Jenny & Jamison's super colorful DIY wedding in Frederick, Maryland. Their very personal wedding was designed by us and as a result Melody with 2 assistants had the tireless task of setting up tons of decor including streaming yards and yards of bunting and fabric all over the green house structure at Shade Trees and Evergreens. Our team even had to endure tornado forced winds and rain, but thanks to Melody it really turned out amazing!  

More image of the details will be coming soon, but here is a sneak peek of this super cool wedding. Even a tornado couldn't put a damper on Jenny & Jamison's colorful personalities and love.  Image by Heidi at Our Labor of Love

This is a review from Jenny, the stunning bride: 

We loved working with My Simple Details, since we were only engaged for 4 months a wedding planner was the best decision we made. Vicki helped us put all our ideas together and gave us amazing suggestions to create a beautiful wedding for us. Vicki was out of town the day of our actual wedding, so Melody assisted us with the day of plans. Melody was so amazing in helping us set everything up and endure the crazy weather we had on our wedding day. I'm recommending My Simple Details to all my engaged friends!!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Yasmin & Michael - Miami April 16, 2011

Here is a sneak peek of Yamsin & Michael's April wedding in South Beach Miami. The wedding was held at the historic National Hotel and it was muy caliente! With a hot fuchsia and black & white color palette to pick up the art deco style of the venue, a stunning and totally in love couple, loads of latin music, and a super cool cigar lounge with suave professional roller, it couldn't get any more perfect. 

All gorgeous images by Lara Rios, an up & coming wedding photographer, that I personally think is a super star in the making. 

Since Yamsin & Michael are busy working on Capital Hill, we were hired to take care of all of the planning & details of their big day and we were so honored to make their day personal, picture perfect & stress-free.

Here is a super sweet review from the happy couple: 

"After interviewing several wedding planners, my husband and I chose My Simple Details for a complete wedding planning package. And I can honestly say that we have zero regrets, our wedding was perfect! Vicki is professional and has impeccable taste - we basically let her design most everything and are so happy with how the wedding turned out. In addtion, Vicki was super easy to work with. Both of us work long hours so much of our communication was via email/phone. She was very responsive, getting back to us on any of our questions either that same day or the next day. She also was able to get us the best deal for our money so we did not have to spend an arm and a leg to have a really nice wedding. Our guests are still talking about how much fun they had and how ours was one of the best weddings they have every been too. We are so grateful to Vicki for making our day perfect! " - Yasmin and Michael. 


Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Astrid & Fred's Mexico Wedding Featured on Style Me Pretty

After much anticipation Astrid & Fred's Mexico Wedding was featured on Style Me Pretty today. Their December wedding took place at La Amada resort and was packed full of preppy fuchsia and navy details. Check out the feature here, and I'll post some more great images by Kate Triano Photography and details of the design coming soon.

We are actually packing for another Mexico wedding as we speak and we leave tomorrow! Yay for Mexico and bride's that love Mojitos!

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Slide a little closer on a Bench

Here is some inspiration for brides that are not feeling those white garden chairs or the not so unique chivari chairs.  Mix it up with some benches and have your guests slide a little closer to get to know each other.


First Row: Vue Photography/ Second Row: Richard Israel Photography/ Third Row: SugarLove / Fourth Row: Sarah Yates, Viera Photographics/ Fifth Row: Jose VilaCaroline Tran

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Sneak Peek of Greta & Thomas' Wedding - April 2, 2011

Detailed pics of Greta's vintage broach bouquet and much more to come soon. Photos by Jennifer Chase Photography

Friday, April 22, 2011

Happy Earth Day!

With the Earth Day in mind, here are some vintage earthy finds from Tree Potato Four that would be great additions to a spring celebration! 

For those of you new to the blog and our work, we love our dogs, animals, and the environment and donate 1% of all sales to either a local animal rescue or The Conservation Fund. Check them out to make your donation this Earth Day!  

Monday, April 11, 2011

Special Feature on EAD Today!

Today is a joyous day. Not only is My Simple Details featured on Elizabeth Anne Designs for our design work on a styled country shoot for a new event venue, but I personally was the featured photographer. For some time I've had a passion of photography, in addition to my passion for event planning and design. Since I started working with brides and grooms, I always put an enormous emphasis on hiring the best possible photographer, and my clients have always been glad they took my advice. With the addition of a few more planners to our team and some amazing assistants (who helped with the featured shoot),  I now have more time to pursue both of my passions.  

For our current clients this new venture will not impact my personal involvement with their weddings or events, and I'm personally excited for each and every wedding we have coming up this year. Our new clients will just have a larger team to rely on. I will personally still be involved in all planning and design aspects of our clients events, but I may not be as heavily involved in the coordination the month of. 

So take a minute and check out out styled country bridal shoot at the new venue Lamontagne at Bluemont. I'll be posting more images and details about this new venue soon. Morgan, a super talented florist and owner of Petal and Hedges, designed all the floral pieced for the shoot. They were yummy, even when compared to that home baked pie, and you must check out the bride's boots.  

Friday, April 8, 2011

Tunes We're Listening 2

Lately, we've been listening to and looking for some great foreign song writers, so please pass along your recommendations.  This song is called Comme des enfants by Coeur De Pirate.  I heart the super sweet video. 

Friday, April 1, 2011

Greta & Thomas are getting Married Tomorrow!

Hey everyone! I'm about to head out to Greta and Thomas' rehearsal for their  wedding tomorrow and I'm seriously crossing my fingers that the rain will stop.  We have some great things planned for their big day including an outside ceremony, but since we always have a great backup plan, so I'm positive it would look lovely no matter what.  Jennifer Chase, their photographer, just sent me some of some of their engagement shots, and I'm so glad she'll be there to capture all the little touches Greta and her mom handmade including her vintage broach bouquet.