After years of working in restaurants along with creating delicious and stunning cakes as a Partner and Lead Decorator Buttercream Bakeshop - there’s nothing more that we enjoy than reviewing all the special details that brought together a spectacular day. It is with this experiential lens we sought to create a space to transport our guests.
A venue and Floral destination
Whether a few little bites with game night or a big holiday feast - we love nothing more than a good party. We wanted our guests to be welcomed into their own country escape for the day - to enjoy the fresh air and scents of flowers and forest - their own personal secret garden for their special day!
-Maria Cecila Darling Young
"Quality and beauty and dedication to sustainable growing methods - alongside incredible communication during a very tough, very busy year - only speak to just a few of the perks of working with QBR."
Darling and Daughters Floral Design
They met on their first day of culinary school at The Culinary Institute of America in 2008.
more on the owners
Dan and Alex have a collective 25 years in the hospitality industry - having worked in quaint neighborhood restaurants to Relais & Châteaux properties in N.Y., D.C. and VA.
Dan is the mixologist of the family and makes his own syrups and specialty cocktails. Alex loves making jams and jellies and creating a custom cheese board for their guests.
They usually reserve their Friday night’s for pizza at home while watching BBC Gardeners’ World with their garden inspiration - Monty Don.
- Kaitlin Przezdziecki
"After working with Alex and Dan for years in the wedding and event space, we are so thrilled to see how they will grow Quince Blossom Ridge into the DMVs newest event venue."
Cheers Darling Events