THE RACHEL NETWORK {WASHINGTON DC BAT MITZVAH}

May 21, 2015

That crazy, DC snow storm back in February was not going to stop this team from hosting two fabulous Bat Mitzvahs in DC. Rachel’s Bat Mitzvah at the Longview Gallery was definitely one for the books. With a crazy load in, our incredible vendor team still made this celebration go off without a hitch.

“The Rachel Network” was designed all around Rachel’s favorite shows. Longview Gallery is a raw and industrial space, which made it the perfect foundation for vibrant colors, a surprise new orleans brass band for a one-of-a-kind hora, mixology stations and high energy entertainment.

Tune into here to the Rachel Network!

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Photography: Abby Jiu

Venue: Longview Gallery

Catering: Occasions

Entertainment: NYX

New Orleans Band: The Soul Rebels

Decor: Chicka

Photo Booth: Booth-o-Rama

Valet: MJ Valet

Videography: Suburban Video

Transportation: US Sedans

After Party: Rogue 24

Haiku: The Haiku Guys

BEST OF BETHESDA VIDEO

May 14, 2015

We wanted to share with you this highlight video from the Best of Bethesda event we partnered with Bethesda Magazine on last week. The party was planned in a industrial, raw space in Pike and Rose on the perfect Spring day with many of Bethesda’s best restaurants!

Video by Suburban Video

Big thank you to all restaurants involved and these wonderful sponsors:

19th Street Band

EDGE Floral

Michael Kress

Carnival Day

Howard Lansat

Fabrications

THE 411 ON YOUR PERSONALS

May 12, 2015

Personal flowers for a wedding can often cause some confusion. Today we are providing a few tips about bouquets, boutonnieres and other personals so that you are fully prepared for your big day!

Bridal Bouquet: No matter the size of your bouquet it’s important to know where to hold it. The perfect spot is right at your navel. This placement will allow the flowers to not sit too low, or too high. We know that our brides (and bridesmaids even) have a lot of nerves right before they walk down the aisle which makes them raise their bouquet, but keep in mind you want your guests to see that gorgeous dress of yours!

Groom’s Boutonnieres: We have two important tips for the fellas. First, the boutonniere should always go on the left lapel of the men’s suit, placed right above the heart. Second, it needs to be securely pinned to the jacket. More often than you think we see wedding photos with the man’s boutonniere hanging off his jacket. To avoid this, follow these steps:

1. Place the flower exactly where you want it on the left lapel

2. Hold a pin with your right hand and starting from behind the lapel, push the pin through the lapel just below the stem

3. Pierce through the flower stem and reinsert the pin through the fabric of the jacket

4. The tip of the pin should end up behind the lapel

If necessary, or if the boutonniere is heavier than most, we suggest using two pins.

For the special ladies in your life (Moms and Grandmas), we suggest asking them if they prefer a small hand held bouquet or a corsage. We suggest against from pinning flowers onto their dress as type of dress and fabric will most likely not hold the flower up. Our suggestion would be a nice hand held bouquet for the Moms and a beautiful corsage for the Grandmas.

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