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Meet Sensational Couple, Jennell and Brad

Happy Wedding Wednesday! This month, as we continue to celebrate love and marriage, we are featuring a few sensational couples who have become apart of the Sensational Soirees family. Today, we would like you to meet sensational couple, Jennell and Brad, who are getting hitched next year. The beautiful couple plans to host a sensational wedding that exudes romance and non-stop celebration!  Read on to see what we learned about these two love birds... "Computer Love"

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How did you meet? We met on the social site MySpace. Brad commented on a picture of my friends and I at a cookout, asking if he could come to the next one. We began to message one another daily and had our first date soon after.

When did you know you were meant to be? After 8 years of dating, it is hard to identify that defining "moment." While writing this feature, I asked Brad to choose a moment, and he says "I knew you were the one when I started doing things I had never done before." I asked like what and he states "when I gave you a foot massage and you know I hate feet."

Describe the proposal. Brad proposed at our son's 2nd birthday party and I was in complete "shock!" I never knew it would happen just 2 weeks after going ring shopping. Brad says "that occasion was chosen because it is one of the few moments that both our family and friends would be in attendance and I would least expect it."

What do you believe is the key to a successful relationship? We believe communication, date nights, compromising and friendship are the keys to a successful relationship.

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Love is truly such a beautiful thing! We are so excited for these two, and are enjoying being apart of their journey to the aisle.

Sensationally yours,

Shalyce

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Meet Sensational Couple, Ryan and Brian

Happy Wedding Wednesday! During February, as we celebrate love and marriage, we are so happy to feature a few sensational couples who have become apart of the Sensational Soirees family. On the blog this month, we will include love stories from some of our engaged couples, and interviews with some pretty amazing wedding vendors. Today, we would like you to meet sensational couple, Ryan and Brian, who are getting hitched this June in Fort Washington, Maryland. They are planning for a sensational wedding that truly reflects their love story, which can be summed up as beautiful and fun. Read on to see what we learned about these two love birds...

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Engagement Photography by Labyrinth Photography

How did you meet? We met at Thurgood Marshall Middle School when we were in the 7th (Ryan) and 8th (Brian) grade. We both liked each other but didn't tell the other, just our friends.

What was your most romantic date? In our beginning months of dating, we would alternate who would plan a date. The most romantic date was when we went on a sightseeing tour boat ride on the Potomac River from Georgetown to Alexandria and back. The sun was setting, there weren't too many people on the boat so it was just overall a romantic ride. rb2

Describe the proposal. January 7, 2014 I (Ryan) graduated with my Masters degree and we planned a graduation dinner to celebrate at Grace Mandarin's at the National Harbor. A lot of people couldn't make it to the graduation because there were not enough tickets so I expected more people to show up at the dinner. As the night when on more people starting to show up to the dinner, people I didn't even invite. But I just assumed Brian, my best friends or my Mom had invited them. As the night went on, everyone wanted me to give a speech so I just said thank you to everyone for coming and always supporting me. Two of our friends got up and spoke and then Brian's best friend Lance introduced Brian to speak. Brian isn't a talker so I was a little confused. He spoke, then gave me a Georgetown cupcake box with a ring box inside, that turned out to be empty! After everyone laughed, including me, Brian got down on his knee with the real box and proposed!

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What makes your love story so special? The thing that makes our love story so special is that it sometimes feels as though this story has been in the making since middle school. Although our lives took so many different turns and we went down different paths, we never lost contact with one another. The similarities in our names, and the fact that we've known each other since middle school, is just a true sign that soul mates do exist. We truly are each others best friends and biggest supporters.

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Don't you just love, love?! These two are such a joy to work with, and we can't wait to witness them say "I Do" in June.

Sensationally yours,

Shalyce

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Sex and the City Bridal Shower Feature

Brides and grooms all over are actively planning for their big  day! While the couples are busy wedding planning, bridesmaids are gearing up to host bridal showers. All festivities leading up to a wedding should be well thought out and memorable, so considering a great bridal shower theme is very important! One key factor to consider when planning a bridal shower is the bride's personality and interests. We had the pleasure of styling a Sex and the City themed bridal shower for a bride, who is quite the fashionista! Needless to say, we had to get pretty CARRIEd away with all the details. The party is featured on the Forever Your Prints blog, so check it out and let us know what you think in the discussion section of this post.

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Are you planning a bridal shower, and have no idea where to start or how to implement a creative theme? Contact us today at info@sensationalsoirees.com before our New Year's promotions run out. Also, visit our Etsy Shop to browse our Sex and the City party items, and feel free to make suggestions for items you'd like us to add.

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Sensationally yours,

Shalyce

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Save the Date: 2015 Winter Bridal Events

Happy Wedding Wednesday! As we mentioned last week, engagement season is in full swing, and likewise so are bridal events. Today, we're sharing a list of the Washington, D.C. and surrounding area's premier winter events that are catered to all the blushing brides out there. Whether you are looking for a fabulous wedding gown, the area's top florists or to sample some tasty wedding cake, our list is sure to point you in the right direction for all things wedding related. Photo Credit: Washingtonian Bride & Groom

In addition to all the events noted below, Sensational Soirees is currently taking appointments to discuss your wedding planning needs and share some sensational savings we are offering for engaged couples. Don't live in the D.C. area? No worries, we provide planning services throughout the U.S. and are available to assist with destination wedding planning, as well. Contact us at info@sensationalsoirees.com to get started with planning your sensational wedding!

Brides, grab your calendars and save the date...

2015 Winter Bridal Events

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We hope you enjoy these upcoming bridal events, and be sure to tell them Sensational Soirees sent you!

Know of a bridal event not listed above? Share with us in the discussion section of this post.

Sensationally yours,

Shalyce

 

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Marsala, Pantone's 2015 Color of the Year

Happy Wedding Wednesday! For the first Wednesday of a brand new year, we are excited to share some wedding inspiration. Engagement season is in full swing, so brides be sure to stay tuned to the blog, as we'll be sharing more wedding content and tips in the weeks and months ahead. Pantone announced the 2015 color of the year, marsala, in early December, and we are in love with this rich and robust red tone! As you know, we absolutely love Pinterest, and our clients know first hand how much we enjoy creating inspiration boards. So we've taken to Pinterest and pinned our little hearts away to provide you with some marsala wedding inspiration. Visit our marsala board here and take a peek at some of the eye candy below!

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Photo Credits (left to right from top): Color of the Year 2015 - Pantone | Bouquet - Munaluchi Bride, Photographer Judah Avenue | Invitation - Intimate Weddings | Cake - Love and Lavender | Groom - Woman Getting Married | Tablescape - Southern Weddings | Centerpieces - Elizabeth Anne Designs | Tablescape - Munaluchi Bride, Photographer Judah Avenue

Tell us what you think about marsala in the discussion section of this post.

Newly engaged? Congratulations! Contact us today at info@sensationalsoirees.com to hear about our current wedding planning specials and to schedule your complimentary consultation. We welcome the opportunity to help make your wedding simply sensational!

Sensationally yours,

Shalyce

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