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Traditional Country Club Wedding – Real Wedding of Sara + Skip

April 5, 2017

Sara and Skip’s first date was to a Michael Buble concert at the Verizon Center, after being introduced through a mutual friend who was actually one of Sara’s bridesmaids. Months later, Skip surprised her with an engagement celebration over 4th of July weekend. Just like their first months together, their wedding was also remarkable. Skip’s favorite moment of the night was seeing Sara walk down the aisle with a big smile on her face. Sara’s favorite moment was dancing to”Stand by Me” with her Dad.
The wedding colors were lilac and gold and the wedding decor incorporated the bride and groom’s personalities: romantic, classic, modern, and fun. On the day of the rehearsal, Sara enjoyed taking her bridesmaids to Yoga and then Color Bar to make and design their own earrings to wear with the bridesmaids dresses they had all picked out. It was incredible to see how their different earring designs matched their fun and unique personalities. Although the couple contemplated a destination wedding, they were happy to have decided on Congressional Country Club because it is a meaningful place to them in which they will continue to create and share special memories as a married couple.
Ceremony Location: Annunciation Catholic Church | Reception Location: Congressional Country Club | Planning + Coordination: Kaitlin, Cheers Darling Events | Florist: Edge Floral Design | Band: Jump Street, East Coast Entertainment | Catering/Cake: Congressional Country Club | Paper Goods: Paperzest | Linens: Select Event Group | Hair: Bridal Artistry | Make Up: Leah Margosis | Transportation: Limos Inc.


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    Anna Marie Akins Photography

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

Elegant Wedding at Decatur

January 11, 2017

The couple always wanted an elegant, yet effortless and enjoyable wedding and a celebration that represented who they are as a couple. Event planner Sara Franklin shared with us: “Meghan and Mark are a super fun couple! Their interactions are very captivating, you can see the love between them with just a look. Their first dance was really wonderful and Mark’s speech to Meghan was a hoot!”
The bride’s family loves to dance at weddings so the band was a very important factor for the couple. Mark wanted a very “classic D.C.” venue with classic details that would match the gorgeous flowers designed by Duran Designs. The final result was a simple, classic and elegant day.
Event Planning: Sara Franklin from Social Scene Events | Event Design: Duran Floral DesignSocial Scene Events | Florist: Duran Floral Design | Reception Location: Decatur House | Ceremony Location: St. Dominic Catholic Church | Rentals: Perfect Settings | Lighting Company: Sugarplum Tent Company | Valet + Transportation: Fleet Transportation & Unipark Valet | Catering and Cake: Occasions Caterers | Hair + Makeup: Sue Volans & Julie Page Makeup Artists | Invitations and Day-Of Paper Company + Brand: Paperzest | Entertainment Company + Selected Entertainer: Bialek’s – Kaliedscope | Roomblocks + After Party + Brunch Locations + Details: Marriott Marquis, Hilton Garden Inn & JW Marriott


  • Deb Lindsey Photography

Love Actually – Real Wedding of J+H

December 28, 2016

The Groom from England was visiting D.C. when he met Jacqueline out at a bar after a flag football game. They instantly hit it off and began a multi year long distance relationship until he finally decided to move to D.C. to be with her. Shortly before their wedding they moved to NYC together for work. Their wedding had a lot of subtle nods to Henry’s British heritage including involving their English bulldog, Gatsby, Henry’s traditional coattails and a Union Jack themed groom’s cake! Oh, did we mention it was during the holiday season? We are still in holiday mode and this wedding was the perfect fix! 


















Ceremony: Holy Trinity Church in GeorgetownReception: DARCatering: Well Dunn



  • Camille Catherine Photography

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