Happy Valentine’s Day! We hope you’ve enjoyed all the Valentine’s Day wedding inspiration we’ve been sharing this week! I can’t think of a better way to send you off into the weekend with your loved one than with this beautiful brunch in Virginia with a “Heart Full of Love” theme. Hillary hosted a ladies-only brunch in Arlington and called on Elizabeth Duncan Events. The Observatory was there to capture all of the lovely DIY details that Hillary put together. You could use so many of these ideas throughout your wedding for a shower, a rehearsal dinner, day-after the wedding brunch – anywhere!
From Elizabeth: Hillary wanted to host a sweet and chic ladies brunch to celebrate Valentine’s Day with her friends and family. We chose the theme “A Heart Full of Love,” and combined a pink, red and gold color palette with strong font designs, playful signs (“All You Need Is Love… and Champagne” was one of our favorites, along with the fill in the blank custom coffee cup sleeves saying “I want to be a ____ when I grow up”), and a menu featuring childhood favorites with a grown up twist, e.g. Salted Caramel Milkshakes tipsy with bourbon.
Hillary also wanted to include several DIY projects she could do with friends to add the personal touch. Hillary’s knack for crafting certainly was on display in the custom-painted wooden monogram, hearts and flowers banners, tissue flower display, heart drink stirrers, glitter clothes pins sign holders, painted LOVE blocks, and photo displays. These details combined with the talents of some of the area’s best vendors, created a beautiful and memorable party celebrating love and friendship.
Thank you for sharing this love themed brunch with us! The following Washington DC area wedding professionals contributed to this inspiration shoot:
Event Planning + Design: Elizabeth Duncan Events
Photography: The Observatory
Catering: Design Cuisine
Floral Design: Philippa Tarrant Floral Design
Cake: Kendall’s Cakes
Calligraphy: Laura Hooper Calligraphy
Stationery: Trimmings by Jill
Rentals and Linens: DC Rental
Custom Drink Sleeves: Print Globe
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Photo Credit: The Observatory