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Favored Friday Vendor Spotlight: Southern Blooms

4(1) From the moment I met Pat of Southern Blooms I was amazed at how sweet she was! Not only is she a talented florist, but she is a great overall person and made the floral design process for my bride and I a delight. Southern Blooms designs are inspired by gardens and all things natural. So if you are in love with abundant floral arrangements overflowing with garden-style flowers, fruits and vines than they are the perfect vendor for your celebration or just to add some beauty to your space!

Southern Blooms is widely recognized as an industry leader and trendsetter with features in many leading publications such as Weddings Unveiled, Southern Weddings, Southern Living Weddings, Southern Living, Victoria Magazine, Town & Country Weddings, Wedding Flowers, The Knot , and more. They have also been featured on renowned wedding blogs such as Martha Stewart Weddings, Style Me Pretty, Elizabeth Anne Designs, Once Wed, United with Love, theknot.com, Weddings Unveiled, The Fête Blog, Borrowed and Blue, and also featured on Vera Wang’s wedding app.The Mother-daughter partners Pat Roberts and Sherry Spencer and their fabulous design team constantly inspire, innovate, and develop designs for each clients' specific vision while never lacking in refined elegance. They are located at 1694 North Main Street Madison, Virginia 22727 and always welcome you with some southern hospitality. See some photos of their beautiful work below and visit their website at http://www.southern-blooms.com/.

Photography by Jen Fariello, Jose Villa & Once Like A Spark

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#WeddingWednesday: Koyal Wholesale

andaz collection Adding simple personal touches to your wedding isn't as complicated as you may think. The smallest detail can make the world of difference to your guests. For inspiration check out the Andaz Collection at Koyal Wholesale. No matter what the occasion, Koyal has something to take your special event to the next level.

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Favored Friday Vendor Spotlight: Anthropologie Presents BHLDN

unnamed (4)unnamed (5) Checkout Anthropologie's new wedding dress line BHLDN! These gorgeous gowns can be found at store locations in Georgetown, New York, and Chicago to name a few. Cant make it to a store? Shop online at BHLDN.COM! These looks are perfect for an outdoor wedding. Simply elegant and timeless.

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#FavoredFriday #YoureInvited: The Dandelion Patch in Georgetown

The Dandelion Patch is a fine stationery store that began in the heart of downtown Vienna, Virginia. Since 1994,  thdy have been part of the fabric of the community and through their invitations, stationery and announcements we have been privileged to share in the many births, weddings, anniversaries and parties of their growing list of loyal customers.  As Northern Virginia and their customer base have grown, they too have expanded.  You can now visit them at their flagship store in Vienna as well as at their locations in Reston and Georgetown. The Dandelion Patch is hosting a Tip Tuesday event Tuesday the 28th of April at their Georgetown location and you're invited! Tips-on-Tuesday-Evoke3Source: thedandelionpatch.com


Favored Friday: BHDLN is Coming to Georgetown!

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Washington brides who want a wedding befitting an Anthropologie catalog will soon have another option besides shopping online for their gowns. The brand's wedding brand, BHLDN, will open a permanent shop-within-a-shop this spring at the Georgetown Anthropologie store on M Street. In addition to the brand's full assortment of wedding gowns, reception dresses and attire for bridesmaids, BHLDN's Georgetown shop will sell an edited assortment of jewelry, accessories and décor. Expect to find in-store exclusives hand-selected for D.C., with a focus on personalized service via BHLDN stylists. I dont know about you but I cant wait to check out the new store! The offical opening date is Friday April 11th!

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#FavoredFriday Vendor Spotlight: Rusty Love - Vintage Rentals & Props for Special Event Decor

vintage Rusty Love Vintage Rentals is a one stop shop for all of your vintage prop needs. From desks, couches, chairs, to bottles and phones, Rusty Love is sure to have something to perfectly accent your next special event.

"We love events that are unique and personal to your style. Whether you want a lounge set up, card display, altar, or dessert table, we have everything you'll need to bring your inspiration to life." - Rusty Love Vintage Rentals

Rusty Love has a full inventory including, "french sofas to farm tables, candelabras to chandeliers. Our collection is ever-growing, so check back each week to see our new finds.  If there is something you have your heart set that you don't see, we can find it."

For a full list of inventory and contact information, visit: http://www.rustylovevintagerentals.com


#FavoredFriday Vendor Spotlight: Olivera Music Entertainment



Olivera Music Entertainment is a "full-service agency, providing high quality, service-oriented, professional music entertainment production to suit your special events." If you are a music lover like me, the entertainment aspect of your event is just as important as the food and decor. Olivera Music Entertainment is a one stop shop for all of your musical needs, including unconventional requests such as calypso and mariachi bands! For more on this #FavoredFriday Vendor see below.

Olivera History:

Olivera Music Entertainment maintains a loyal talent base of excellent musicians and performers. The owners, Kevin and Connie Olivera, each hold music degrees from outstanding music universities.

Early in their performing careers, they saw a need for a music entertainment agency with an emphasis on service. As their experience as professional musicians continued to provide wide-ranging opportunities, their list of performers expanded. The result is a polished look and style presented alongside their signature customer service for the past 26 years.

They Offer:

  • National acts with complete production services, including talent booking, rider and release negotiation, back line and stage management, lighting, sound, transportation, hotel arrangements, on-site recording, videography, and production personnel.
  • More than 150 dance and specialty bands.
  • All styles of small ensembles, including classical, show tunes, Dixieland, Cajun, jazz, swing, new age, contemporary dance music, bluegrass, country steel and calypso bands, mariachi and ethnic groups.
  • Soloists of all music genres, from background entertainment to featured performers.
  • Unique themed event production, tailored to your imagination.
  • DJs and karaoke.
  • Customized arrangements, scored specifically for your event.

For more information about Olivera Music Entertainment and to book them for your next event, check out their website at http://www.oliveramusic.com/.

If you and/or your company would like to be featured as a #FavoredFriday Vendor contact me at carol@favoredbyyodit.com!


#FavoredFr​iday Vendor Spotlight: Tunji Sarumi Photograph​y

TS3 "We all see the world differently, and I believe my talent for telling stories through photography is a gift from God. I am neither especially clever, nor especially gifted. I am only very, very curious. I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination during some of life’s most important moments." - Tunji Sarumi

Tunji Sarumi is an extremely talented photographer based out of Baltimore, MD. His work is timeless, capturing moments during the wedding in a very artistic but natural way. Check out a few of his pictures that I absolutely loved below.


To see more of his amazing work and for contact information, check out his website http://tunjistudio.com/



#FavoredFr​iday Vendor Spotlight: Baked by Melissa

christmas cupcakes Why purchase fruit cakes, and boring ginger bread cookies for your next party when you can have a fun spread of cupcakes! Gone are the days of simple vanilla and chocolate cupcakes, now Christmas themed treats are at your finger tips. Baked by Melissa makes it easy to get creative with your dessert table. Check out more about her business and her cupcake art below.

Baked by Melissa started after she was fired from her 9 to 5 in 2008. Inspired by her love to bake and her wanting all to enjoy desserts guilt free, Baked by Melissa was born. In 2009 the first Baked by Melissa bakery opened in New York City. Now her cupcake art can be created online or visitors can browse and purchase creations by others or herself on the website. The creations range from proposals, sports, and logos. If you can imagine it, you can create it! I love this idea and the best part is the cupcakes are mini so you won't feel bad about breaking you diet! So indulge a little and check out Baked by Melissa for your next event!

#FavoredFriday: Winter Wedding Favor Ideas

ivory-ugg-boots-with-just-married-embroidery_full Winter is here and you know what that means, Winter Wonderland themed weddings! If you are having a winter wedding but have no idea what to give your guests as favors you are in luck! Take a look at a few of Favored by Yodit's favorite creative winter wedding favor ideas.


Snowflake Key Chains: Give your guests a gift that will remind them of you everyday. It is subtle but still cute and effective.

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Gloves and Blankets: Send your guests away warm and cozy with gloves filled with hot chocolate or a fleece blanket


Pine Tree Sapling: Give a gift that keeps on giving. Instruct guests to plant the tree in an area that they can watch it grow and can always be reminded of your big day


Pine Cone Fire Starters: For our DIY brides, this is an easy and affordable favor that all guests can enjoy. For instructions visit: http://www.myownlabels.com/blog/pinecone-fire-starter-favors/


Apple Cider: Create custom burlap sacks and fill them with apple cider mix. Add a tag to express your thanks.


S'mores: Give your guests the official snack of winter to enjoy. Create a label with a cute quote for a personal touch.


Cocoa Mix: Fill Mason jars with cocoa mix and label with your wedding date. Even after the cocoa is gone, the mason jar will always be a stable in their kitchen.

#FavoredFriday Vendor Spotlight: Captured Journeys Photography


Photographers are one of the most important vendors you can hire for your big events. The right photographer will capture the essence of your day and leave you with timeless photos that you can treasure forever. This week we would like to spotlight a local company that prides themsleves on " providing CERTIFIED professional level quality at prices far below even less capable studios." Meet Kalina and Kelly at Captured Journeys Photography after the break.

The Captured Journey's Photography page says, "Our style is modern and timeless and combines unique artistic approach, knowledge of lighting techniques and photojournalistic skills. Our goal is to capture the love and emotions of your special day thru fresh and effortless images. We believe in attention to detail, highest quality of images and happy clients. Shooting always with two photographers as a husband and wife team, gives us the luxury of looking at the same moment from different perspectives."

Captured Journey's Photography is offering a wedding special for 2014! If you book a wedding package by December 31st, 2013 you will recieved 10% off. They also offer a discount for Active Duty Military personnel. Check out some pictures of their work below.






#FavoredFriday Blog Post: Great Expectations Styled Shoot from Studio Laguna Photography

Munaluchi20 What do you get when you combine a bridal shoot with inspirations from the book Great Expectations? You get an enchanting edgy bride surrounded by a neutral color palette highlighted with deep jewel tones. As I was going through the pictures, I fell in love with the sophistication and the seemingly effortless timeless beauty. The photographer, Katrina of Studio Laguna, did an amazing job capturing the essence of the book without overwhelming or overshadowing the venue. I got lost in the pictures and felt like I was experiencing this great day with those in the photos. Take a break from your day and travel with me to Aria, one of Minneapolis’ premier wedding venues below.



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Creative Team:

  • Bride & Groom - Melat & Eyob
  • Photography – Studio Laguna Photography
  • Venue – Aria
  • Florist – Summer Harsh Bontanical Artistry
  • All gowns and dresses – Mestads
  • Groom's tux - Hermes
  • Invitation and Menu – A Milestone Paper Company
  • Linens and Glassware - Linen Effects
  • Decor – Bungalow 6 Design
  • Makeup for both men and women – Brett Dorrian Artistry Studios
  • Desserts – Patissierie 46
  • Custom Lace Plates – Painter Steph Guidera (www.stephguidera.com)



#FavoredFriday | Spotlight Vendor: Couture Cakes by Sabrina

Attention cake lovers! We have yet another incredible Vendor for you to check out for your next event. Gone are the days that you have a plain sheet cake at your wedding, birthday party, bridal shower, or anniversary! Make sure you get a cake that will not only serve as dessert, but also WOW your guests. This week we spotlight Couture Cakes by Sabrina.
Bio: As a child in Saginaw, Michigan, Sabrina Hare was always around the cooks in her family. She developed a passion for baking watching her grandmother turn out delectable pies and cakes for the family. Sabrina’s love for mixing decadent combinations of butter, sugar, and fruits led to a summer job in her aunt’s commercial kitchen, where she helped prep for wedding receptions.
In 2013, she officially launched Couture Cakes by Sabrina. With fashion as her inspiration,  she loves making each order special for any occasion. With her unique touch in cake decoration and sugar craft, her goal is to bring the clients vision to life. If you can think of it, it can be done!
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Prices vary depending on size and complexity of the design. Their custom cakes have a starting price of $250 for a minimum of 30 people. A 3D Sculpted/Carved Cake has a starting price of $350 for a minimum of 30 people.

Website: http://www.cakesbysabrina.com/


#FavoredFr​iday | Spotlight Vendor: Fabipops Cake Pop Boutique in NY

2012-11-19 15.37.22 Fabipops is a new luxury cake pop boutique in Park Slope, New York. Unlike other cake pop shops, every cake pop is handmade and custom designed for thier clients liking - take a look at some of the images below and check out some of their celebrity work, its fantastic!

Fabipops caters to any occasion, whether its birthdays, kids parties, adult parties, weddings, communions and ect, their cake pops can be customized to match any event. Fabipops is a custom, gourmet dessert company that bakes in a Kosher kitchen which has catered to corporate, private and celebrity events, and because of consumer demand, Fabiola will now open her first store.
Fabiola, the owner of Fabipops, is a Haitian-born, and also pregnant with her second child. She started this business from scratch after the death of her newborn child - where she took a complete gamble and left her career in the financial industry to start her company.
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#FavoredFriday Spotlight Vendor: Tanamachi Studio, Design & Lettering Boutique

cover Recently, Favored came across a interesting Vendor: Tanamachi Studio, Design & Lettering Boutique. This studio specializes in "hand-lettering & custom typography for editorial, lifestyle, food, and fashion brands." You may have seen Dana Tanamachi's work on several publications and not even realized it. Recently, her chalk work has been featured on well known magazine covers such as Time and O Magazine. Learn more about this #FavoredFriday vendor after the break.

Dana Tanamachi is a Texas-bred, Brooklyn-based graphic designer and letterer who enjoys living a quiet life and working with her hands. After designing Broadway show posters at SpotCo and working under Louise Fili, Dana opened her own design & lettering boutique, Tanamachi Studio. She has been commissioned by clients such as Google, Yahoo!, Rugby Ralph Lauren, The Ace Hotel, Tommy Hilfiger, West Elm, and Bloomingdale’s. In 2011, she was named a Young Gun (YG9) by the Art Directors Club and a Young Creative to Watch by HOW Magazine. In 2012, Dana had the unique honor of creating custom cover art for O, HOW, and TIME Magazines.

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Final cover for Time Magazine's October 29, 2012 issue


Tote Bags created for the O YOU! Conference, hosted by Oprah Winfrey


Wine Bottles created with Brandever


Inside of the employee enterance at Andaz Hotel on 5th Avenue in New York City. Totaling over 350 square feet and approximately 100 words.

Unfortunately, Tanamachi Studio is not taking personal or wedding-related inquries at this time.

Source: http://tanamachistudio.com