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Bright and Beautiful – Real Wedding of Raquel & Brian

March 22, 2017

Raquel and Brian are the ultimate couple. They met in September 2010 as Americorps volunteers and maintained a long-distance relationship while Brian went to medical school in Boston and Raquel went to law school in New York. They moved to DC together in 2015 and are now your typical doctor-law DC power couple. Their wedding was nothing short of perfection! 

The design was inspired by my Mexican heritage, and I made a conscious effort to mix old with new. I wanted to use traditional design elements like wooden tables, lace, and talavera tiles to bring warmth to the industrial reception space. At the same time, I wanted the flowers to feel young and colorful, rather than going with a more traditional design.”

“My favorite part of the day was the first dance. Brian and I moved from friendship to dating in part because we took a salsa class together, so we wanted our first dance to be salsa. We invested in lessons before the wedding to refresh our moves, and would practice at home. Brian especially worked really hard to become a strong dance leader. It was so fun and rewarding to surprise our family and friends with the dance! It’s also something that we can continue to do to relive a little bit of the magic from that day.”

Event Planner: Gingerwood Creative  | Event Catering: Well Dunn CateringFlorist: Crimson and Clover |  Reception Location: Longview GalleryCeremony Location: Cathedral of St Matthew the ApostleRentals: Big Top Entertainment  + Vintage Affairs  + Plants AliveLighting Company: John Farr Lighting DesignCake + Desserts: Sweets by E Hair + Makeup: Bridal Artistry DCFavors + Special Details: Poptarts – Ted’s BulletinInvitations and Day-Of Paper Company + Brand: JP StationaryEntertainment Company + Selected Entertainer: Marquee Artists + Bobby Jae


  • Taylor and Ben Photography

Spring Cocktails

March 20, 2017

Happy Spring, we have refreshing cocktail on our mind! Here are some recommendations for those amazing signature cocktail that will have guests coming back for more!

Elegant Wedding at the Park Hyatt

March 15, 2017

Arielle and Casey’s top priorities for the wedding day were fun and food. Food plays a big role in their life (Arielle is a trained pastry chef and her dad is an amateur chef extraordinaire) so the dinner menu was carefully curated by the couple – they wanted guests to feel as if they were eating something special and unlike anything they had seen at a wedding before. Her father created signature chocolates as the favor for guests to take home. The band, from Philly, kept everyone on the dance floor all night. For design, Arielle wanted something sassy with a classic look without a color in sight. We worked with Paperzest to create a gray scale invitation suite, each piece adorned with a different patterned backer. The amazing team at Edge took our ideas of silvers, grays and whites and created a fun floral design for the ballroom. – Kaitlin Przezdziecki, Wedding Planner

Design & Planning : Cheers Darling Events | Florist : Edge Event Floral Design | Videographer: Rimas Videography | Rentals: DC Rental | Venue / Catering : Park Hyatt DC | Cake: Buttercream Bakeshop | Hair: Blo Dry Bar | Music: Love Jones Band | Make Up: Blend Make Up Artistry | Paper Goods: Paperzest | Calligraphy: Laura Hooper Calligraphy | Chocolate Favors: Father of the Bride


  • Lisa Zeising

Warm and Romantic Affair

March 9, 2017

This stylish NYC based couple Becky & Harry planned a warm wedding filled to the brim with elegance at the glamorous venue, The Fairmont, which is surrounded by all the breathtaking architecture Washington D.C. has to offer. Becky is a Bethesda native and Harry is a southern-born Doctor. The two met at a bar in NYC and instantly became the perfect couple.Their elegant Spring wedding included a color palette of peach, navy, white, silver and rose gold accents.
Becky wore an off the shoulder lace sheath dress by Lela Rose and fashion forward Jimmy Choo heels. Her bridesmaids selected any navy chiffon dress of their desire from Jenny Yoo. Harry wore a classic navy suit, and opted for a succulent boutonniere. They served classic Manhattan’s as a specialty cocktail and had a friend create the cutest signage to personalize their event and tie in their beloved fur-baby.
The huge crowd pleaser at this wedding was the excellently executed chuppah decor. With light and airy drapery that paired beautifully with hanging peach, green, and white blooms. Rose gold and peach accents on the table cards were a perfect compliment to the white linens and silver chargers. They incorporated three types of centerpieces, low and lush, tall arrangements and tables that were set with candles and rose petals. All worked together to create a warm romantic glow throughout the room. For dessert, the infamous and impossibly delicious cupcakes from Baked and Wired were served.
Design & Coordination: Margo Fischer, The Bright Occasions | Venue: The Fairmont Washington D.C. | Wedding Cupcakes: Baked and Wired | Officiant: Rabbi Laila Haas | Florist: Yellow Door | Ceremony and Reception Band: Marquise Band | Piano: Steve Long | Hair Stylist: Kayla Dreesen, Jewel Hair Design | Make-up Artist: Rachelle Glorioso, Blend Event | Transportation: Sunny Limo | Rentals: DC Rental and La Tavola Fine Linen | Wedding Dress: Lela Rose, Hitched | Suit: Calvin Klein | Bridesmaids Dresses: Jenny Yoo | Rings: Baron Jewelry | Invitations and Day-Of Paper: Minted


  • Deb Lindsey Photography


March 6, 2017

Ajax, located in the heart of Mt. Vernon Triangle is the newest venue to inspire the DC scene. This industrial chic venue offers 5,000 square feet of open space and endless possibilities for corporate and social clients looking to create one-of-kind event experiences. Their opening party was nothing short of perfection with their amazing teams alongside of them! The event industry got to enjoy the chic decor, warm ambiance and of course the delicious bites + stations provided by DC’s very best catering companies!

Email: Info@spacezdc.com  | Website: www.spacezdc.com


Dinner/Dance Reception: 150

Dinner Reception Only: 220

Standing: 250


SPACEZ is a one-of-a-kind event venue management, sales and marketing company that understands the need for unique yet relevant event spaces in and around the Washington, DC area. Co-founders Jodi Moraru and Suzi Molak are well versed in the world of special events and look forward to hosting your next event at Ajax.


Opening Party Partners:

Decor: SYZYGY | Catering: Occasions Caterers, Spilled Milk Catering, Ridgewells | Entertainment: Elan Artists | Lighting: John Farr Lighting | Print: Emily Baird Designs 


  • Abby Jiu Photography

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