Author: Tara Melvin (Tara Melvin)

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Meet Our Sister Blog Site…"You're Cordially Invited"…A video blog show

“You’re Cordially Invited” is a video blog show that spotlights wedding and event professionals in the Washington, DC Metro area.  Hosted by Tara Melvin of Perfect Planning, she will take you behind the scenes and have candid discussions with the areas best wedding and event professionals.  The viewers, potential clients and other professionals, will be able to...

Guest Blog Spotlight…Honeymoon Islands discussing Weddings in the DR
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Guest Blog Spotlight…Honeymoon Islands discussing Weddings in the DR

This week we are highlighting one of special wedding professionals that we work with in the District of Columbia metropolitan area, Honeymoon Islands with honeymoon planning specialist, Teresa Belcher.  Looking for a special destination wedding location?  Teresa discusses the romantic backdrop the DR offers for your special day. Weddings at Casa de Campo:  LaRomana, Dominican...

Happy New Year from Perfect Planning
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Happy New Year from Perfect Planning

Dear Family & Friends I can’t believe that 2012 has made such a brief appearance in my life this year.  I don’t know about you but the time went by very quickly.  As I close out this year, I wanted to say Thanks and let you know how myself and Perfect Planning have been blessed...

It’s His Wedding Also!
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It’s His Wedding Also!

I found this website, the Groomslist, earlier during the week as I was pondering my mind about how to cater more to THE GROOM.  The Groom, a very important figure in the wedding process that is highly overlooked because it has been a tradition that its’ HER DAY!  But you know it’s not just HER day, it’s...

Tuscany meets Bealeton, Virginia…Morais Vineyards
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Tuscany meets Bealeton, Virginia…Morais Vineyards

Since the wedding season for Perfect Planning has come to a pause for 2012 and as we are preparing for 2013, it is our time to explore and build relationships with new and exciting event locations.  Yesterday, I had the opportunity to embrace a venue that allows you to escape the hustle and bustle of...

2013 Wedding Styles, Part 1…The Dress
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2013 Wedding Styles, Part 1…The Dress

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!  I hope that each of you had the opportunity to share your holiday with love ones, reflect on old memories, and create new ones.  As I gave my over stuffed body a rest yesterday from my tedious exercise of sprints to the kitchen, I rehearsed in my mind about the styles of...

How to Accomodate Food Requests from Your Guests
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How to Accomodate Food Requests from Your Guests

Knowing the Difference & Having Specific Conversations with Your Caterer….   You’re counting down to that special moment in your life – planning, organizing, and making sure that all of the details are carried out appropriately.  The most important element of your big day is making sure that all of your guests are able to savor in a...

CurvyGirls Bridal allow You to say "Yes to the Dress!"
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CurvyGirls Bridal allow You to say "Yes to the Dress!"

This past Friday, I was cordially invited to take a tour of a local bridal boutique called “CurvyGirls Bridal” in Fairfax, Virginia.  Through the buzz in the wedding industry I had heard lots of positive chatter about this special boutique so I decided to accept their invitation to see what the noise was all about....

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Northern Virginia Wedding Planner | Cultural Wedding of Tina & Dobromir | October 27, 2012

We could not have asked for a better weekend for an autumn wedding!  Nestled in the serene country estates of The Airlie Center in Warrenton, Virginia our staff helped to organize and celebrate the wedding of Tina & Dobromir.  The autumn orange, yellow, and brown leaves rustled across the grounds help to accentuate the wedding...