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The Dixon's Say I Do!

"Timeless and classic...yet fun!" Those were the words Rachel used to describe her wedding when we first met - mission accomplished I would say! With classic D.C. as a backdrop, Rachel & Grant incorporated fun, personal touches to their day, and guests who traveled from near and far felt right at home. Their day could not have been more perfect - from the flowers to the venue, to a surprise flash mob (yes, really!)...Abby Grace Photography's photos are a beautiful must-see!

Caroline's Classics

Photo from Old Joy Gift Boxes

Photo from Old Joy Gift Boxes

Fridays are my favorite because I get to share my latest edition of Caroline's Classics with you! On the docket this week: a kitchen must-have I'm convinced will turn anyone (including me!) into a chef, my favorite flats, a wonderful site where you can build a charitable wedding registry and more. Keep reading and make sure to share what's on your wish list!



10 Gifts Your Bridesmaids Will Love

What do you do when you're searching for a gift your bridesmaids will love? Give them any one of the 10 gifts I've carefully curated for today's post! From jewelry to bags, dresses to candles, there are so many gifts to love inside.



  Behind the Scenes: Our New Look From Love Detailed

A few months ago, I began to review my goals and wanted to update my website and branding to represent the version of Caroline Dutton Events my couples have grown to know and love in person. 

Come with me as I take you behind the scenes of my rebrand with Love Detailed!



Caroline's Classics: A New Series

Today is the first post in my new series, Caroline's Classics! A round-up of my favorite things from the week, delivered to you in a neat little blog post--from a pair of tassel earrings perfect for you and your bridesmaids to a dream Bermuda destination for a wedding, and even fun things to do around DC this weekend, take a peek at the items topping my list this week...



Shannon & Jim's Meridian House Winter Wedding

meridian house winter wedding

Shannon and Jim could not have had a more beautiful day for their winter wedding in January! From her gorgeous wedding gown & sari, to the classic ceremony & reception spots, to the elegant florals--oh, and the two sword arches!--you just have to take a peak at their elegant Meridian House soiree!



Chris & Susie's Classic St. Regis D.C. Wedding!

Washington, D.C. is home to some of the stateliest architecture and richest history. Classic and timeless weddings, like Susie and Chris’s August soiree, fit right into the atmosphere of the city. It’s safe to say, the result of classic with a modern twist is always beautiful!



Bridal Shower Inspiration!

Inspiration is all around us--from the multitude of ideas on Pinterest to the plethora of creative Instagram accounts devoted to the wedding space, creative inspiration is everywhere. The sky is the limit! As an event planner, it's always fun anticipating the next big trend and I love seeing...



Celebrity Bridal Hairstyles

In preparing your wedding day look, it's fun to source inspiration from celebrity bridal style! There has been a multitude of show-stopping, celebrity brides in recent years that are the perfect place to start for inspiration. Whether you're inclined towards a classic up-do or... 



The Importance of Registering for Classic Pieces

When it comes to the wedding planning process, it can be easy to forget or just seem very overwhelming!  one of the most important steps: registering! While some couples today choose to register for a honeymoon fund...



My Top 6 Picks for a Beach Destination Wedding!

To be fully transparent...I adore a beach wedding; whether it's the ceremony, reception, or both, beach weddings are some of my all-time favorites! The beach is a perfect backdrop and can really act as a blank canvas that's ready to be transformed to fit your vision. It's hard to pick a favorite beach spot...



My Top 3 Picks for a Wine Country Destination Wedding!

Who doesn’t love a good glass of wine?! Well, I love wine just as much as the next woman, but I love wine country weddings even more! In planning for your special day, consider the beautiful surroundings of a Napa Valley vineyard, or even the stunning countryside in Tuscany, Italy...



My Top 5 Picks for a Romantic City Destination Wedding!

Your wedding is one of the biggest moments in your life—if not the biggest—why not make it extra special? When it comes to planning your wedding, I think it’s wise to consider a “destination” as a realistic and viable option...



Elie Saab 2017 Wedding Collection

When it comes to your wedding, your wedding dress is one of the biggest decisions you’ll make. Do you want a princess-style ball gown, a more structured mermaid silhouette, or a simple, but chic A-line gown? And, even if you haven’t been dreaming about your wedding dress since you were a little girl, we’re all guilty of fantasizing about our dream dress at one point or another! So, when the Elie Saab 2017 Atelier Pronovias gowns were recently released...



Ceremony Details

Your wedding is all about you and your partner. And when the big day finally arrives, your ceremony should be a reflection of the love that you share for one another—and, most importantly, it should feel like you as a couple. When designing your ceremony space, keep in mind...