There are times, as an event planner, where you just feel lucky to witness true, majestic love. The kind of heightened affinity between two individuals that makes you believe in magic and dwell upon blessings. Erin Farfaglia and Kevin Moore are exemplary of exactly that.
Mother & Bride as they begin their walk down the aisle
On a late July day we witnessed the picture of effortless love, rooted in friendship — the sort that commands you to simply cherish the day. We’d say they were mirror images of each other except he stands at least a full foot taller than she. We beheld glittering eyes as they were joined in together in matrimony, but even better, joined together in bliss at The Church of the Immaculate Conception.
Stunning details of the day
Art Deco Cake
The nuptials were followed by an unforgettable affair at The Belvedere in Baltimore. With the Art Deco aesthetic, it was the perfect venue for the couple and their guest’s to celebrate the occasion. The live band, LOVE – one of the most magnificent we’ve ever experienced, performed everything from Hey Jude and Bridge Over Troubled Water to Rolling in the Deep and Nicki Minaj’s SuperBass. It was a non-stop dynamic celebration.
The reception at The Belvedere
Mr. & Mrs. Moore!
When evening fell we knew they we couldn’t help, much like Kevin & Erin, to feel the luckiest to be a part of this day.
Many women anticipate their walk down the aisle on their wedding day their entire lives and while many aspects of the wedding change as the years pass (the groom, the dress, the color scheme…) one thing remains the same; women want to look fit, healthy and amazing in their wedding dress. As the big day approaches, women start dieting and exercising in an attempt to look their best on their wedding day and in their wedding photos. Aside from eating healthy and reducing stress as much as possible, there are five great ways women can lose weight and get in shape before their wedding day.
Drink More Water
One of the easiest ways to improve health and lose weight is to drink more water, even if it may not seem like a way to get in shape or lose weight. Drinking water releases toxins from the body, which increases productivity, improves skin tone and keeps women fuller longer, which decreases the amount of snacking and eating they do throughout the day. Health professionals recommend at least eight glasses a day.
Change your Eating Habits
Instead of snacking and indulging in unhealthy food throughout the day, women need to eat healthier foods to get in shape and lose weight before their wedding day. Fruits and vegetables are diet necessities. In addition, substituting for wheat pasta and bread is a good diet choice. Eating more calcium and lean proteins are another way to improve health and lose weight.
Start Working Out – Slowly
Nothing makes a women feel worse about herself than undertaking a huge workout before she is ready. Starting off slowly helps women build up stamina and energy, which will prepare her for a bigger, more complex workout. Begin by walking thirty minutes a day and gradually increase workouts by jogging for 20 instead of walking for 30 and so on.
Sculpt Problem Areas
Even when a bride hasn’t much weight to lose, she will feel and look better when she sculpts her body by toning problem areas, such as under arms and legs. Light to moderate weight training is the way to achieve this along with cardio exercises such as swimming and walking.
Make Workouts Enjoyable
Women often torture themselves at the gym or on the treadmill when in reality, they become burned out quickly doing something they do not enjoy. The best way a woman can work out to get in shape and lose weight is to do something she enjoys, such as swimming or biking.
Not only does a woman feel more beautiful on her wedding day after getting in shape, she also feels more confident, which allows her to enjoy herself more at her wedding. Other ways women can feel more confident is by going tanning, getting a new haircut and getting teeth whitening treatments. There are many DC dentist offices that offer different types of teeth whitening so like any service it is important to research and find the right one for the individual. These in combination with being in shape give women the full body confidence needed for their big day!
Klover Events is pleased to welcome our guest blogger, local beauty, fashion and fitness writer, Liz Davies, sharing her expertise on how to get in shape for your wedding day!
One of D.C.’s favorite new bridal boutiques, Soliloquy Bridal, is practically GIVING away select luxury wedding gowns. I’m talking swoon worthy gown, so gorgeous they make your knees buckle! The new, luxury boutique features a variety of heralded contemporary and coveted designers known nationally and internationally.
This can’t miss year-end promotion offers an opportunity to purchase select designer gowns for $2,011. From December 27 – 30th, walk, don’t run, to Soliloquy Bridal for what is certain to be one of (if not THE) most coveted opportunities to purchase your bridal gown at a boutique that takes proper care of a fantastic bride!
Click here to book your appointment and for additional information!
Starting to secure vendors can seem like such the daunting task. We thought we’d share the questions we think should be at the top of your list.
Do you have my wedding date available? This is the first question you ask of ANY vendor. I’m certain this is obvious why this is the first question, but just in case there’s any question, do let me explain. If the vendor does not have your date – the date you are married to (pun intended), you need not have another bit of conversation about their services. If you want THAT photographer then the fact that they don’t have availability will seal the deal and you can move forward with shopping other vendors. Time is everything in planning your wedding so one must not waste time dwelling on these issues.
How far in advance do I need to book your services? This tip helps a great deal, especially when you are shopping vendors for a specific service. You will have a proper understanding of what sort of timing you are up against and when you’ll need to contract and have deposits ready to secure said vendors.
Do you have a portfolio you can share? A vendor’s portfolio is the best representation of their work. As vendors, our portfolio is what represents us. It is representative of the high quality work we do on a client’s behalf. Keep in mind that these are the images the vendor has CHOSEN to show as the work that is exemplary of their work. If the images in someone’s portfolio strike you as mediocre, then take heed. If they have a significant portfolio and you don’t see what you like then they likely won’t match very well with your aesthetic. Certainly you can have a conversation with the vendor about the possibilities, but also consider this may be a cue to move on.
What packages do you offer and can they be customized? All vendors should have a clearly outlined offering of services. It may not be on their website as most of us don’t want to include the more in-depth detail on our websites so as not to overwhelm you when visiting. Generally if you inquire about services via the website or by phone, we can supply a detailed list of services and discuss costs, as well. Get this upfront and factor the costs into your budget. This should be a big consideration and help tremendously in guiding your planning.
What are some wedding vendor questions you think should be asked immediately?
This is a CAN’T MISS event! Kevan Hall, the hearalded designer who has dressed everyone from Halle Berry and Charlize Theron to Renee Zellweger and Vanessa Williams, will be taking appointments for custom-fitted wedding and evening gowns on Saturday, November 12th at the fantastic new luxury bridal boutique, Soliloquy Bridal Couture.
With a hat tip to the most stylish and celebrated of the Hollywood elite many of the gowns have been coined apropos names, like Mansfield and Blanchette. The Kevan Hall White Label Collection, exclusive to Soliloquy Bridal Couture, maintains Mr. Hall’s fashion philosophy – “emphasizing purity of style, incomparable tailoring and sensuously draped streamlined silhouettes”. Modern and elegant, these works of fashion art range from $4,500 to $10,000. A pittance to look like a million bucks for your nuptials.
Make your appointment today for the November 12th affair at Soliloquy Bridal Couture by visiting www.soliloquybridal.com or by calling 571.449.2580.
Note that Kevan Hall is also being honored by the presitigious Washington Club on November 11th. For more information visit http://twcspecialevents.com. Press privileges can be attained through Celia Reyer by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Special Note: Look at for members of the Klover Events team who will be speaking at Soliloquy Bridal Couture’s February Bridal Forum! Details to come!!