Hot to Trot

They say everyone gets cold feet. But don’t worry, we’ve got ways to help you warm up to the big day.

Can’t Stand the Heat
Stay out of the kitchen and call local gals Lizzy Evelyn and Nichole Ferrigno of Paisley Fig to whip up delicious sweets like mini honey goat cheesecakes, flourless chocolate tarts, and shortbread cookie favors.

It’s Getting Hot in Here
Heat things up on the dance floor with salsa, reggae, bossa nova, and other tunes from Neal Becton, a.k.a. DJ Neville C. You might know him from his nights spinning at Cafe Saint-Ex, Science Club, and Bourbon (202-907-8586; neal_becton@yahoo.com).


Radiate Charm
No matter what happens, you won’t sweat it if you’re wearing custom jewelry by local designer Sissy Yates. She’ll work with you to design something perfect for your wedding-day look — whether modern or antique (202-262-2834).

Hot Stuff
Don’t leave the groom out in the cold. Make sure he looks dashing in a custom tailored suit and shirt from VM Clothiers. He can choose from 600 fabrics, plus monograms and collar and cuff styles (703-981-8814).

plant away!

Let the Sun Shine In
Don’t add to global warming with more trash. Put more oxygen into the environment with letterpress invitations by Baltimore-based Gilah Press + Design. They’re printed on all-natural handmade seed paper that your guests can plant for a wild flower garden (Hitched, 1523 Wisconsin Avenue; 202-333-6162).

Come Inside
Forget outdoor weddings. Have your fete inside at Heineman Meyers Contemporary Art, now available for parties and receptions. There’s a big, open space, and they guarantee art on the walls. Plus, they’re flexible with caterers (4728 Hampden Lane, Bethesda; 301-951-7900).


Rekindling the Fire
If things get frosty, relive every warm moment in black and white or color with photos snapped by ace photog Andrew Reilly (443-676-1926).

Now you can keep your cool.

For more ways to make your wedding memorable, check out our spring 2007 wedding guide.

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