Capitol Finds: Local DC Clothing & Accessories Designers

Yay for reader submissions! A reader [hi Ava!] sent me some kind words and some fun local designers to share. We all know how much I love supporting local [enough that I have a “local finds” tag just for this type of vendor] and always recommend that you use local businesses and vendors in both your wedding planning AND daily life!

First up is: Kalivoda (clothing and accessories designer, and sometimes textile designer!)

A local dress & accessories designer – I am LOVING what I see on her site! Some totally appropriate [not to mention affordable & re-wearable] bridesmaids dress options, and an adorable headpiece:

Next: Little by DM (graphic designer and streetwear brand)

LITTLE by Darin Michelle is a Clothing & Art Brand. Made in Maryland and founded on Faith, Fun & Home


And last, but not least: Kajs(a jewelry sculptor!)

Kajs has some REALLY awesome nontraditional jeweler, that could totally work for weddings bands for an offbeat couple! Check them out ~ and let us know what you think!

Thanks again to Ava for submitting these awesome local finds!

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Local Deals: iGorman Annual Storewide Sale!

Attention couples thinking about getting engaged …. or looking for a last minute valentine’s day gift … anniversary gift … or a “whoops I spent a ton a money on myself again” … gift ….

Whatever the case, iGorman (an AMAZING jewelry store in DC) is having their Annual Store-wide sale NOW through February 14th! Up to 70% off select items. You cannot beat that.  I will be doing an entire post on the amazingness that is iGorman, but for now, check out the shop, the sale, and meet the wonderful people that work there for yourself!

You will not be sorry!

Local Finds: Willow Oak Flower & Herb Garden

After my first day of advertising my blog, I received my very first email. Boy was I excited! I was then even more excited to read about this AWESOME place out in Severn, MD (near BWI) that is a small, family-run farm that is dedicated to gardening, flowers, and cut herbs.  The family-run business strives to offer old-fashioned favorites, and newer, top of the line gardening breeds to offer prospective buyers a wide range of displays

One look at the bios page of their website, and you will know you have found an absolutely amazing place to have your bouquets or centerpieces made. Martin & Maria obviously know how to have a good time, while doing something they not only enjoy, but are very passionate about. Heather is the talented artist behind all the wedding arrangements and is an absolute joy to chat with.

In addition to all the arrangements they offer, they also offer classes! When I read that, I instantly thought of how cool it would be to have a bridal shower out at the farm. In a more nontraditional fashion, guests could take classes, maybe even learn how to make some DIY centerpieces to be used in the wedding!

Rad Things For Your Big Day & Life Together Go Shopping!