real wedding: Liz & Jim's wedding celebration!

As we celebrated Liz & Jim’s 1 year anniversary this past week, we can’t help but to wish we were back in the throws of planning for this fun couple! 

From the drum line leading our stunning bride, Liz, down the aisle (in a dress that looked like it was created solely for her, I might add) to the cocktail hour with a full band which transitioned into a DJ for the reception to create a more club atmosphere that the couple wanted — this wedding had no shortage of phenomenal surprises. With the help of our talented vendors, we were able to completely transform the American Visionary Arts Museum in a way that hadn’t been done before. And because the couple had first met at that very venue years before, and then moved in across the street, it could not have been a more perfect space to celebrate their wedding. We absolutely adored this couple and designing their fabulous celebration is something we constantly reminisce about (and will continue to do so for years and years to come) and wish we could do all over again!!

 

It will be hard to top a ceremony sealed with a kiss AND a balloon drop but we love a challenge. Happy 1 year Liz & Jim — we hope you are roasting magnum bottles of champagne to many, many more!!

Our incredible wedding professional team:

Venue: American Visionary Arts Museum
Rentals/Production: Revolution Event Design & Production 
Rentals: White Glove Rentals
Flowers: Victoria Clausen                                                                                                                Band: SoundNation
DJ: District Remix
Videographer: Shaking Hands Productions
Caterer: Rouge Fine Catering
Ceremony Musicians / Drumline: Bateria Terra Maria
Balloon Drop: Affairs to Remember Events
Cake: Charm City Cakes
Linens: La Tavola & Nuage                                                                                                                               Photo Booth: Pixilated 
Bride’s Dress: Garnish Boutique
Invitation Suite & Paper Details: Cheree Berry Paper
Calligraphy: Anchor Point Paper Company
Valet: Jay’s Valet

 

real wedding: Kelli & Aksel - The Perfect Garden-Inspired Soirée

During this cold, Valentine’s Day week, it is only fitting that we are spending our time daydreaming about one of our favorite weddings from 2016 - Kellie and Askel!!  The gorgeous waterfront estate was the perfect backdrop for their summer nuptials. And dare we say, the weather could not have been more perfect (phew!). 

Throughout the day, you could clearly see and feel the love these two have for one another and how thankful they were to share this time with their friends and families. The father/daughter “first look,” Aksel’s reaction to Kellie walking down the aisle and guests dancing the night away, it is easy to understand that quite a few (happy) tears were shed! If the day wasn’t exciting enough, our stunning bride, Kellie, was featured on the cover of the Washingtonian Bride and Groom Winter/Spring 2017 issue! We had so much fun working with this couple and being a part of their special day. 

Needless to say, it was the BEST. DAY. EVER. 

Our Lemon & Lime team absolutely LOVED working with the couple throughout the planning process and were so happy to see all the details come together! 

Our amazing wedding professional team:  

Venue: Private Estate In Severna Park, MD
Photographer: Anna Reynal Photography
Videographer: Just Hitched Wedding Films
Caterer: Rouge Fine Catering
Band: Hero
Flowers: Cache Fleur 
Rentals: Party Plus Tents and Events 
Cake: Sweet Hearts Patisserie
Hair & Makeup: Up Do’s for I Do’s 
Bride’s Dress: Casablanca Bridal
Groom’s Attire: Suitsupply 
Invitation Suite: The bride
Wedding Day Paper Details: Highwing Creative Co. 
Signage Calligrapher: Anchor Point & Co 
Transportation: An Extraordinar Limousine Service Inc.

Welcome to the refreshed lemon & lime!

Welcome to the refreshed lemon & lime! We are so excited to share with everyone our new brand designed (every.single.detail) by the talented Kathryn of Creme Brands! We cannot thank her enough for all of her hard work and talent to create a new look that reflects our company and makes us so proud.

lemon & lime has changed so much in five and a half years, but so much has also stayed the same. The foundation of our company and our WHY will always stay the same. We have the privilege to work with people on one of the most important days of their lives and that is truly an honor. We LOVE what we do and will continue to learn and grow from each wedding with all of our amazing couples! 

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A Few of our Favorite Small Business Saturday Discounts

As small business owners ourselves we love promoting other small business on this lovely holiday! Here are just a few deals for you to check out! Evelyn Henson 20% off all prints with code HOLIDAY Adorable prints of cities, brunch settings, champagne bottles and more!

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Laura Hooper Calligraphy 30% off Products The queen of calligraphy is offering a great deal. From signs, to gift tags, coasters, drink stirrers and  wood later cut items -- getting married or not there are tons of fun options!

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Little Bit Heart  20% off holiday cards, prints and stationery! If your wording or picture isn't ready yet for your holiday cards, you can still take advantage of the sale- order now and they will customize later! 11029987_1193165920697116_4478545825387323055_n

 

 

Waiting on Martha 20% off with code Shop Small A little bit of everything, from big names like Kate Spade and Rifle Paper to adorable holiday items and gifts. Shop-AM2_1024x1024 Mr_Mrs_Santa_DOF_ebfc0d13-738b-4832-81d7-1b8eed5c8f25_1024x1024

Gray Malin 30% off everything! Amazing photographs that can bring color and life into any space that needs a refresher!

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Other small business in Maryland and DC that we LOVE!

Garnish Boutique One of our favorite bridal boutiques --- from dresses to accessories and bridesmaids --- definitely a must visit for all engaged ladies! 800x800_1413916307710-thumbnail-4Trohv  With shops both in Baltimore & DC -- this is one of our favorite stores, well ever. From furniture, baby gifts, an amazing card selection, wedding gifts, and a lovely local selection -- you will never leave this place empty handed. IMG_35261

Becket Hitch Another great store located in Green Spring station in Maryland --- so amazing brands all under one roof! the window displays are always great too and definitely stop by Stone Mill Bakery for a coffee or sandwich. Becket-Hitch

The Charmery  Amazing flavors in the cutest little shop in Hamden. Even though the temps are dropping, we'll still be stopping by the charmery all winter. bcp-the-charmery-turns-1-celebrates-with-beach-bash-party-20140716

 

5 Things to Know for Bridesmaids Fashion for 2015/2016

Morgan who is a part of our lemon & lime staff also works for Bella Bridesmaid Baltimore. She joined the owner of the baltimore boutique in NYC for bridal fashion week, and is giving us the inside scoop for bridesmaids trends!

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For as timeless as the values and traditions of weddings are, the best part of planning modern day nuptials are the accents that can be customized to make your day as special and unique as you and your groom. You found your dream dress, you(most likely) told your groom what he will be wearing, and now its time to style your girls. Bridesmaids dress trends are constantly changing but are always expected to reflect the style of your wedding while complimenting you and your gown. Luckily, I was fortunate enough to accompany the ladies of the Bella Bridesmaids franchise to Bridal Fashion Week to get the scoop on the latest trends for bridesmaids attire. So prepare yourselves, cause these aren’t your mothers bridesmaids dresses!

 

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#1: Mixing and matching is more than just style swapping We’ve all seen the trend of bridal parties in the same color but each in a different style of dress. Well buckle up, because this trend is advancing fast and the designers this season just kicked it into high gear. Instead of keeping your bridal party in one color, more and more designers are introducing colors that are expected to compliment each other within a color palette. From shades of nudes and neutrals to pops of color that incorporate softer, subdued hues, colors this season are made to stand together without clashing. Thanks to this idea that not all colors have to be the same, the door is now open to a fabrication frenzy as well. So don’t be afraid to step out of that chiffon lined box and include some tulle or lace style options that you may not have considered before because of the lack of color options.

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#2: The new neutrals If you love the soft vibe of nude or blush bridesmaids dresses but are worried its been overdone, then you’re in luck this season. Designers are introducing some new colors that bridge the gap between wanting to stay neutral but still loving a pop of color. The answer is in the shades. To keep it simple, but still fun, designers are showing colors in more toned down, dusky hues. From different variations of cloudy blues to shadowy shades of purple and any other dimensions of color your heart may desire. These subtle hints of color truly embody the appearance of romance; which, after all, is the essence of a wedding!

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#3: Tulle, taffeta and lace...Oh my! Forget everything you thought you knew about dress fabrications. This year designers are playing a whole new ball game and throwing the rule book out the window. While chiffon is still ever-present, designers have come up with new fabrics and combos to fulfill every fairytale wedding dream you’ve ever had. If you’re looking for a dress that has a little extra without being full on Beyonce bling, then check out a metallic tulle or mesh. Just enough sheen to have your girls shine without competing with their naturally dazzling selves. Or if you’re torn between which fabrication you like better, check out combos like tulle and lace- equal parts fun and fancy. With so many fabrics to play around with each girl is sure to find something to match her style and comfort level.

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#4: One dress, endless possibilities For the brides who love the idea of different necklines and styles for each of their maids but are worried its too much of a headache- this ones for you. Enter the idea of a convertible, one dress with infinite capabilities. More and more designers, such as Jenny Yoo and Monique Lhuillier, are following this trend and putting their own spin on it. Which allows you to shop around to find the right convertible dress in the perfect color and fabric for your bridal party. The idea is relatively simple, on its own the convertible dress looks like a straightforward strapless. But look closer, and on both the front and the back of the dress it will have 2 panels that are able to be brought up and tied together to create your desired strap style. Go from strapless to tying it at the neck for a halter. Or gather the front panels to bring across the chest to the back panels for a unique one shoulder. The options are endless and if you get stuck, youtube.com is your best way to research even more ways to wear it you may have never thought of.

#5: Ceremony formal to reception ready If your maids are even more unique to the point that different style options, or convertible dresses don't peak their interest- we have something for them too. Imagine going from a bustling taffeta gown to a sleek pencil skirt in one swift second. Shout out to Monique Lhuillier for making this dream a reality. With their new "separates" collection, Monique has introduced us to a new way to style your girls for more than just the ceremony. Within this 2-piece separates collection you have the ability to mix 4 different style tops with 4 different types of skirts. The tops feature a lower cut V-neck, a taffeta bustier, a tulle bustier, and a "fly away"- a flared out style that gives the illusion of a crop top but has complete coverage. Pair any of these tops with either a tea length detachable skirt, a straight and sleek pencil skirt, a high-low tulle option, or a long, taffeta fit and flare. With 8 possible combinations a bridal party can find their unique look and have the opportunity to change up their style through out the day and night. This is every fashionista-bridesmaids dream.

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So, there you have it, straight from New York. Style your girls with confidence now that you’re ahead of the game and on top of the latest bridal trends. Happy wedding season, ladies!

Cheers! Morgan

forever the bridesmaid; buy and sell your dresses!

We LOVE how much bridesmaid dresses have evolved over the years. There are so many lovely options! No matter what though, unless you're wearing a LBD, you're most likely not going to wear the dress again. Forever the Bridesmaid has a solution for not letting those dresses collect dust after the big day. Check it out! Forever the bridesmaid; a great online source to buy and sell bridesmaid dresses!

 

Always love J.Crew's bridesmaid collections!

bridesmaid love at our lemon & lime clients wedding. Photo by L. Hewitt Photography

lemon & lime wedding: bridesmaid love! photo by Brooke Tyson Photography

lemon & lime wedding: bridesmaid love! photo by Meaghan Elliott Photography.

lemon & lime wedding: bridesmaid love! photo by L. Hewitt Photography

meet our newest lemon & lime intern, ashley!

Hi Everyone! My name is Ashley and I am super excited to be lemon & lime’s newest intern. The first memory I have of a wedding was when I was four years old and had the great honor of being the flower girl for my aunt’s big day. I remember three specific things about that day; the red lipstick, my ring bearer counterpart forgetting our cue at the end of the aisle, and the reception where everyone was in the most exceptionally happy moods I’d ever seen them. Since then, I’ve been hooked!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fast forward 18 years and I’m 22-years-old and recently graduated from Towson University. Trying to figure out how the real world works is a stressful task, so I spend my free time reading, trying to live a healthier and more active life, and exploring every nook and cranny of the social media world. I’m also an enthusiast of many things including Harry Potter, green tea, my new puppy (!!!!), the Ravens, and the equality of all people. In the (somewhat) near future I hope to finish writing my first book and start living my life a little more like a mixture of Beyoncé, JK Rowling, and Harry Styles.

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Since the first wedding I’ve attended, and have also been in a few, seeing the joy it brings to everyone involved never fails to amaze me! I tend to worry a lot about things out of my control (like war and rare medical ailments I don’t actually have, eek!), so working with lemon & lime to focus on things that bring such positivity to the world is exactly what I need!

the new mrs. box collection is here!

If you're looking for the perfect engagement, anniversary or birthday gift, we love the mrs. box and the new spring collection launched just last week. If you haven't read the Grey likes Wedding blog yet, it's a must! Mrs. Grey is also the founder of the mrs. box and how brilliant of an idea to bring some color and fun to the boring old ring box? Check out her words about the inspiration behind the company:

"It really honestly started with the love of color. And the belief that things shouldn’t remain as they’ve always been—just because. We’re not sure when ring boxes became so boring—they weren’t always that way, but somewhere down the line these tiny little harbingers of joy were tossed to the wayside and doomed to spend an eternity feeling overweight and dressed in shabby colors. So we decided to change that."

Wether you/your friend/sister is newly engaged, or even if she has been married for years, this is a great gift or keepsake. So many lovely colors, it's hard to choose just one! And you can monogram the vintage velvet with a gold letter or ampersand.

lemon & lime event design loves the new colors of the Mrs. Box collection!

lemon & lime event design loves the new colors of the Mrs. Box collection!

lemon & lime event design loves the new colors of the Mrs. Box collection!

lovely spring colors are here!