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Enter to win a #TwoBrides Print from the new #CapRoShop


Day three of giveaways is here! We’re giving away an 11×14 print of our Two Brides design. Hang this beautiful design in your room or put it on your mantle! You could frame this for your guestbook or give it as a gift to engaged friends! We can’t wait to hear what you plan to do with this gorgeousness!

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Discount Alert! Today Only: Get 25% Off DC Flag Soap [Perfect DC Wedding Favor Idea!]

Of course, while the bar has powerful cleaning abilities and high lather, it still is not able to clean up corruption, earmarks, or redistricting shenanigans. So, ya know, let’s get to work on that, yea?

Happy Flag Day everyone – for those of us in Washington, DC, flag day sort of becomes a bigger deal as we remind those that are unaware that Washington, DC continues to fight for its statehood – as we are taxed [at a rather high rate] but do not have representation in Congress!

*Steps off my DC political soapbox*- to celebrate flag day, DC statehood – AND offer a discount on some pretty sweet Washington, DC wedding favors, we are teaming up with Ethnically Engineered – ethnically engineered, organic, and vegan soap– to provide you a 25% discount on some seriously kickass soap – perfect eco-friendly, unique wedding favors or Washington, DC themed wedding gift ideas!

This particular DC Flag Soap is available in the scent of peppermint from essential oil only. Also, like all Ethnically Engineered products, it focuses on using plant-based, organic, sustainably produced, and fair wage ingredients. They complete their eco-friendly mission with the use of biodegradable packaging and solar power in the production.

And now for some history:

The flag of the District of Columbia, USA, consists of three red stars above two red bars on a white background. It is based on the design of the coat of arms of George Washington, first used to identify the family in the twelfth century, when one of George Washington’s ancestors took possession of Washington Old Hall, then in County Durham, north-east England. For heraldic reasons, the stars are properly called mullets.

I am TOTALLY buying some of these bars for my own house – they are AWESOME!

So celebrate Flag Day, DC Statehood, & the awesomeness of ethically created soap – we are offering 25% off the DC Flag Soap – a perfect, unique Washington DC wedding favor OR a great addition to your DC Themed Welcome Bags OR great as a Washington, DC themed gift!

Just head on over to their Etsy shop here, enter CAPITOL at check-out and enjoy 25% some seriously awesome soap, while promoting a small, eco-friendly business!! Happy Flag Day!

Unique Wedding or Bridal Shower Gift Idea: Shopping with Olios

Introducing a seriously awesome, unique, [and of course, non-traditional] wedding gift or bridal shower gift idea for the Washington, DC area ~ the gift of personalized shopping with an interior designer [& her store discount!].

What do I mean? Well, remember this awesome bride from her travel-themed DIY Virginia wedding we featured? Turns out Katie is a super talented interior designer, and she just came up with an ingenious idea: personalized interior design shopping, called “Shopping with Olios“.

Katie shares the details:

This season, indulge in a few hours of shopping with your very own personal interior designer. Whether you are in need of a few new pieces of furniture, looking for some fresh ideas, or want to surprise that special friend with the gift of design, I am yours for the entire afternoon!

But wait, it gets better… I will even pass on my designer’s discount to you! You heard it right! Choose from a variety of stores, like Crate and Barrel, West Elm, and Pottery Barn (just to name a few), with up to five hours of shopping!

All of this if yours for $200

And … her reasoning for starting the program:

Whether large corporate chain stores or small one-of-a-kind shops, DC does have a ton of opportunities when it comes to interior furnishings! By offering this service, I hope to empower people in the area to expand their shopping options available.

This service is to help people ‘hunt’ for that perfect piece, without it being a completely overwhelming process. Through this (up-to) 5-hour day of shopping, I want to learn what my clients need, guide them in the right direction, and teach them how to create a space they will love. I have a strong desire to help my clients be bold in their selections and help them understand how they can truly individualize their personal space.

Personally, I think this would just be the COOLEST gift to receive as a bride to be, or a newlywed. After coming home from the honeymoon, Andy and I wanted to get right to work on updating our newly shared space and creating a home that was “ours”. I would have LOVED to have been given 5 hours of shopping with a professional interior designer – especially one that can share her store discounts on purchases, to help us create that space!

BUT WAIT…. THERE’S MORE: Just for being a Capitol Romance reader ~ you get 10% off the package by mentioning this blog post! All you have to do is mention something you love about Capitol Romance in the comments or within the contact form on Katie’s website and the deal is yours!

Still not convinced? Well – hop on inside this post and check out some of Olios Design’s amazing work AND some even cooler information that might just sweeten this deal even further …

Just For Fun: Beepart Vinyl Wall Decals

My friend Amber sent me the facebook page of this company eons ago, and ever since then I wanted to share it. Beepart makes FREAKIN’ AWESOME vinyl decals and these decals are just too cool not to feature. (Plus I am infatuated with their logo … like if I could marry it, I would).

Though not entirely wedding-centric, I think these decals could be used for a wedding in a few ways – you could certainly buy one or two decals to use as your photobooth background. Or – gifts for your wedding party? I would forever be at the mercy of a bride or groom that gave me one of these decals for being in their party!

Now let’s showcase some of these babies!

First, their too cool for school wall decals:

I need this tree one stat! So cool!

This would make for an awesome ceremony backdrop! Could you ceremony pics in front of this??

And now some awesome smaller, custom decals:

Don’t forget stickers:

(seriously in love with this decal … makes me want to do Roller Derby SO BADLY)

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Capitol Gifts: Ork Posters

Morning everyone!

Today I wanted to share a gift idea that I had found while searching for gift ideas for my husband sometime ago.  I know in general, bridesmaid, groomsmen, and wedding party gifts can tend to be more of a pain than a virtue sometimes (I mean how many flasks or monogrammed mirrors can people own?). Therefore, I wanted to share ideas to help couples with unique, different, or dc-inspired gifts to give to anyone involved in their wedding day.

Here I present you with Ork Posters:

These awesome posters are available for multiple cities and can be printed in either a typical poster or screen-printed format. There are also other colors available.  We have Andy’s poster hanging in our office/den and it looks awesome!

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