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At Carine’s Bridal Atelier, we love food, and we love to eat. That’s why we’re always looking for places that are delicious and good for you. Enter Fruitive, our new favorite go-to healthy place. The menu is 100% plant-based and 100% certified organic. In fact, Fruitive is the first certified organic fast casual restaurant in North America; they have three restaurants in Virginia and one in D.C. What’s unique about Fruitive is that each of their locations has a different menu. We ordered lunch into our store the other day from the CityCenter DC location (we tried the Avocado Herb Toast, Avo Cucumber Sandwich, Protein Power Salad and Hail to the Kale Salad) and wished that we had tried more! Everything was amazing. If you aren’t sold on trying Fruitive yet, keep scrolling – we promise you won’t be disappointed.
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All Photos Via: @Fruitive

Wow was all we could say when we saw the photos of Brooke and Fritz’s wedding! The couple wed in true Washington fashion celebrating at the Meridian House with a cozy and elegant affair. Their wedding was even featured in Washingtonian Bride and Groom magazine, Brooke wore Carolina Herrera. We couldn’t have been happier to work with such a wonderful bride, congratulations again to Brooke and Fritz!













Photography: Abby Jiu

Flowers: Amaryllis
Catering: Ridgewells
Makeup: Carl Ray
Invitations: Nico and Lala


We recently returned from NYC for New York Bridal Fashion Week. We attend this event twice a year to see the latest collections from our very talented designers. Once again we we’re blown away by all the stunning gowns. Each of our designers has their own special touch that makes their collections truly unique. Here’s a recap of the trends for 2017 that we love.


Ines Di Santo gave us a touch of sweetness and a pinch of spice. She used delicate vines, petite flowers and lace overlay to create a collection in which the beauty emerges quietly. Her gowns are deceptively simple, meant to be admired surrounded by family and friends.





The inspiration for the new BERTA collection was derived from the variety that can be found in the world of flowers. The gowns feature 3D flowers and lace appliques, rich embellishments and a brave use of color. From boho to art deco, to rich and glamorous, they each tell a different story while maintaining the famous BERTA fit and cut.





At the Monique Lhuillier show, we saw youthful, fluid lines that deconstruct gowns into sheer negligees that embellish the body. Delicate tulles fall in layers, feathers float around sleeves, skirts cascade, organza folds and drapes. The extreme necklines and occasional daring slit add to the lingerie-inspired details.




As mentioned in our newsletter Lisa Blume Photography is not only one of our favorite vendors, she is also a past bride. As a fine art photographer who travels the world capturing her clients’ special day, she brings such an attention to detail, it’s amazing! She has been in the business for over a decade and is such a joy to work with. Here is a peek into our collaboration with Lisa and some of our other vendor friends that was featured in Washingtonian Bride & Groom…

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Planning: Elizabeth Duncan Events

Florals by: Amaryllis Inc.

Beauty: Amie Decker Beauty

Model: Amanda Nell

Invitations: Paperzest

Calligraphy: Meant To Be DC

Indie Film Lab

We are so excited to be hosting a dual trunk show with both the new Romona Keveza Luxe and Legends collections. Romona’s style is effortless and her silhouette is perfection. Take a look at what you can find at our trunk show starting tomorrow! For appointments call 202 965-4696 or email…

Luxe Collection

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Legends by Romona Keveza 

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