Ribbon Box Events Blog

March 19, 2012

Spring Break!

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It’s true, we’re taking a little break before the busy wedding season is upon us. Don’t worry, we’ll be back next week with fresh bridal news, vocab, inspiration, and of course sharing snippets from some of our recent weddings.

You can always find us on Facebook and on our website!


March 14, 2012

Popping Up Pi(e)!

It’s 3.14.2012, March 14, or as you may know, it’s Pi (as in 3.14….) Day!  I never was much for math class, so I admit that Pi Day really only makes me think of one kind of pie.. and that’s the crusty, flaky, oh so yummy pie we all know and love!

Pie Sisters in Washington, DC

The other day I popped into my neighborhood Starbucks for coffee, and noticed these pint size portions staring back up at me…

Image from Starbucks.com

I couldn’t help but take note that these delicious desserts are making their way into the wedding world- and I’m delighted!

Back in 2009, Mike & Lisa served a pie bar of some baked goodness from her hometown bakery. They were not really into cake, and thought it would be a nice treat for their guests.. and it was a big hit! To top it off, we assembled the pies on all kinds of different pie stands, and it gave such a nice effect to the entire table!

Image from Luke Esh Photography

More recently, Laura & Ryan added a pie bar to their own cupcake display last fall at their wedding.

I’m loving the Pie Sister’s “cuppies”- an individual serving of pie. I’m looking forward to visiting their bakery in DC and checking them out for myself later this month!

Image from Melissa Maharaj photography

Can’t you just imagine your guests heading home with one of these little treats?


March 6, 2012

Word of the Week: Petal

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1. One of the often colored segments of the corolla of a flower.

Wedding Wise

Petals are a classic wedding accessory commonly found lining ceremony aisles and falling from the hands of flower girls during the processional. Brides have three choices: fresh petals, silk petals, and dried petals. Each have their pros and cons.

Freeze Dried Rose Petals retain color and texture longer than fresh ones. Because they are dried, they also do not stain or bleed- which makes them much safer around a bridal gown, and makes them very venue friendly!  While most folks see petals dropped down the aisle by a flower girl, or used to softly line the ceremony aisle, the uses and possibilities are as vast as your imagination.

Whether it’s a pattern or design incorporated from your invitations/overall theme…

Image from WeddingBee.com

or the perfect accompaniment to your tabletop centerpieces to soften and create a romantic place setting for your guests…

Image from The Wedding Vendor

Image from Crystal Velvet Weddings

My favorite supplier of these oh so fab florals are Flyboy Naturals eco-friendly rose petals. With a nearly never-ending array of color options, you are certain to find the right color, or blend to match your soiree! They also sell samples by the cup so you can see, feel, and gauge how many you will need for your project.


March 5, 2012

March 2012 Trunk Show Alert

Welcome to March, and to Spring! Here’s our monthly rundown of sample and trunk sales happening at area bridal salons. Enjoy!


1523 Wisconsin Avenue, NW
Washington, DC  20007

Hitched Styling Night March 22

Francesca Miranda Trunk Show March 16-24

Amsale Bridesmaid Trunk Show March 22-30

Hitched Sample Sale March 29

Anne Barge Trunk Show March 30-31

Chevy Chase Bridal

5300 Wisconsin Avenue Northwest
Washington, DC 20015

Pattis Trunk Show March 9-11

Mother of the Bride Trunk Show March 16-26

Sample Sale March 23-25


I DO I DO Wedding Gowns
Gaither Center
15932 Luanne Drive
Gaithersburg, MD 20877
Email: idoido@idoidoweddinggowns.com
Montage by Mon Cheri Trunk Show March 9-10
Mon Cheri by David Tutera March 23-24
Jeanette’s Bridal
10386 Festival Lane
Manassas, VA 20109-3548

Paloma Blanca Trunk Show March 9-11

Yumi Katsura Trunk Show March 16-18

Simone Carvalli Trunk Show 23-25


Hannelore’s of Olde Town

106 North Lee Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
(703) 549-0387

Romona Keveza Couture Bridal Trunk Show March 22-25

March 2, 2012

Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!

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Happy Friday, and Happy Birthday to Dr. Seuss!

You know you’re in love when you can’t fall asleep
because reality is finally better than your dreams.
~ Dr. Seuss~



Image by Terra Dawn Photography