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Multicultural Real Wedding of Jeremy and Danya

September 27, 2017

With any Lebanese wedding, the goal is to make it as memorable as possible. Jeremy and Danya definately had a memorable and gorgous wedding! Their multi-cultural was filled with love and celebration and a timeless design, starting with Danya’s wedding gown. The night started with a true celebration with the Zaffe dance routine. The Zaffe is the dramatic entrance of the bride at the reception, and it begins with a dance routine with young men dressed in traditional clothing and the groom leading the group. How can you not stay on the dancefloor after a dance-set of cheering, clapping, music and more dancing. How fun!

Florist: Tierra Floral Design | Reception + Ceremony Location: Westfields Marriott Washington D.C. | Videographer: Eric Koraganie | Sarah Bradshaw Photography | Cake + Desserts: Custom Cake Design | Hair + Makeup: Alison Harper & Company | Invitations and Day-Of Paper Company + Brand: The Dandelion Patch | Entertainment Company + Selected Entertainer: Tamer Yehia

Credits

  • Sarah Bradshaw Photography

Real Wedding of Brett and Matt

September 6, 2017

Brett + Matt were married on a warm mid-August day at Clarendon Ballroom in Arlington, Virginia. They began their day in DC at neighboring hotels The Willard and the JW Marriott before joining together for photos at the Thomas Jefferson Memorial. Their ceremony at the Clarendon Ballroom was transformed into a modern affair with tall white, pink and luscious green arrangements from Love Blooms.  Their guests snacked on fun apps such as individual Chinese carryout out boxes filled with Red Chill Chicken and Fried Mac N’ Cheese bites, while sipping on the couple’s Signature Drinks: Brett’s Sparking Bride and Matt’s Old Fashioned. Guests were then invited back into the Ballroom for a complete room flip. A mixtures of rounds and a 28 person King’s Table in the center were covered in lush arrangements (high & low) and candles galore. The night ended with tunes from Bialek Music, a late night cookie bar, and a bubble send-off to end the night.

 

Event Planner: Simply Breathe Events | Event Catering: Clarendon Ballroom | Florist: Love Blooms | Reception Location: Clarendon Ballroom | Lighting Company: Bialek Music  | Valet + Transportation: Wedding Party (Fleet Transportation), Guests (Limousine Inc.)| Photographer: Birds of a Feather Photography | Cake + Desserts: Clarendon Ballroom | Hair + Makeup: Behind the Veil LLC | Invitations and Day-Of Paper Company + Brand: Day-of Stationery: Sarah Labadie | Entertainment Company + Selected Entertainer: Ceremony Music (Mason Music Productions) | Roomblocks | After Party | Brunch  Locations + Details: Roomblocks (The Willard + JW Marriott), Welcome Reception (1331 Bar + Lounge), Rehearsal Dinner (Woodward Table)

 

 

Credits

  • Birds of a Feather Photography

Real Wedding of K+D

August 23, 2017

Guests and vendors couldn’t stop raving about how wonderful and kind Kristin and David were. Having met on an Christian Mingle, the couple let their love of God and family guide them throughout their relationship before ultimately David popped the question. For their wedding day, they were married in front of their closest friends and family at their Church, Capital life Church in Arlington. The bride wore a beautiful Hayley Paige gown. The private “first touch” and prayer the couple had before the ceremony was unforgettable. They really had a bond that you could see radiating throughout the day.

Post ceremony, the couple ventured into DC for quintessential monument and Capitol photos with their bridal party, before heading back to Army Navy Club for a rocking reception. Classic tones of gold, white, and blush were layered in through flowers and decor!

 

Photography: Lauren Louise Photography | Coordination: Roberts & Co. Events  | Flowers: Event Studio | Signage: Leah Letters | Cake: Fluffy Thoughts | Transportation: KV Limo | Reception Venue: Army and Navy Building in Farragut Square | Church: Capitol Life Church | DJ:Chris Styles | Tux: The Black Tux | Gown: Lovely Bride / Hayley Paige | Invitations: Dandelion Patch | Hair: Leslie Rivera Silva | Makeup: Caitlin Meyer

Credits

  • Lauren Louise Photography

Rachel and Sean’s Magical Real Wedding

July 26, 2017

Rachel and Sean had a magical day at the beautiful Dumbarton House in DC.  The beautiful weather continued through the ceremony as we witnessed Rachel and Sean unite under the chuppah. So many smiles, so many tears, so much love easily seen between these two throughout the day!

Succulents, wheatgrasses and herbs; such as rosemary were incorporated into all the floral arrangements, giving the wedding a rustic vibe that perfectly complemented the beautiful gardens at Dumbarton. The natural look of the chuppah is a DW favorite! 

Event Planner: Chrishaun Jones of Elegance and Simplicity;  Event Catering: Spilled Milk Catering; | Florist: Elegance and Simplicity | Ceremony & Reception Location: Dumbarton House | Valet + Transportation: Reston Limousine | Photographer: Love Life Images, Elisha Coleman | Cake + Desserts: Fluffy Thoughts | Hair + Makeup: Colleen the Stylist | Invitations and Day-Of Paper Company + Brand: Just Paper and Tea | Entertainment Company: MSE Productions (Ceremony); Scratch Weddings (Reception DJ)

Credits

  • Love Life Images

An Unforgettable Simultaneous Jewish and Hindu Marriage

July 19, 2017

Where do you begin? When you have so many significant and important moments throughout the night, you start to list your absolute unforgettable favorites. This bright celebration included draping in coral, salmon, and fuchsia chiffon. The room design was warm with lots of candle light.  Mercury vases with candles lined the aisle and centerpieces for the reception giving the room a golden glow.

Susan Brinch & Milan Thakore explain their wedding as Serendipitous. I had the honor of attending, and I couldn’t agree more! We asked the couple what were their favorites throughout the day and here is what they had to say:

Our first look; the weather was perfect, we were both overjoyed with excitement and love and couldn’t keep it together! There was a lot of nervous chatter and some happy tears.

The reciting & signing of the ketubah, the Jewish marriage contract, in front of our Cantor, Pundit and our families, right before the ceremony began

The Baraat, where Milan’s friends and family accompanied him to the venue in a large procession. There was a drummer, dancing and singing and was a celebration of our pending marriage. Milan arrived with his entourage and was met by my parents & grandparents, who blessed him before entering the venue, signaling the beginning of the ceremony.

Walking down the aisle with my parents, while Iain played Fields of Gold on the electric cello

Our entire ceremony, which was a Jewish Hindu fusion, was magical. We spent a lot of time on the ceremony, incorporating our favorite and most meaningful traditions and wrote our own vows, which we barely got through. The pictures capture our emotions perfectly.

 

Event Planner: Evoke DC | Design + Florist: Sarah Khan Event Styling | Reception Location: The Westin Annapolis | Rentals: Party Rental Ltd. | Lighting Company: Electric DJVideographer: Bowen Films | Photographer: Carly Romeo & Co | Makeup and Hair- Infinity Artistry | Margaux Pivec Volatile Makeup: Miriam Ault | Entertainment Company + Selected Entertainer: Eyeglasses String Music, Iain Forrest | 

Credits

  • Carly Romeo & Co

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