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Fall Countryside Wedding – Real Wedding of Abby and Russell

December 5, 2017

Abby + Russell’s fall garden wedding in the countryside of Northern Virginia epitomized everything sweet and charming. They diverged from the typical fall palettes of bold and deep colors and instead  chose to focus their design elements on pale pinks, gold, thistle blue, and navy. Abby and Russ honored both their preppy D.C. roots and the beautiful, natural surroundings of their venue. They stuck with classic design elements in their invitations and cake but brought in natural, organic, and romantic touches with their beautiful textured table linens, just-a-tad-rustic florals, and the gorgeous, intricate back of Abby’s Maggie Sottero ballgown.  They treated their guests to hot apple cider before their afternoon garden ceremony on the property of the historic Raspberry Plain Manor, then celebrated the night away with dinner, drinks, and dancing.


Event Catering: Purple Onion Catering | Florist: Rick’s Flowers | Ceremony + Reception Location: Raspberry Plain |Photographer: Anna + Mateo |  Cake + Desserts: Edibles Incredibles | Hair + Makeup: Lauren Gherig | Invitations and Day-Of Paper Company + Brand: Wedding Paper Divas | Entertainment Company + Selected Entertainer: DJ + String Quartet: MSE Productions |

Credits

  • Anna + Mateo

Royal News!

November 29, 2017

Now, the wedding plans…

Location: St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle 

Prince Harry and Markle will wed in Windsor Castle’s St. George’s Chapel, which dates back to the 15th century and has been home to royal family weddings including Harry’s uncle, Prince Edward and his first cousin, Peter Phillips.”Windsor is a very special place for Prince Harry and he and Ms. Markle have regularly spent time there over the last year and a half,” Kensington Palace said in a statement on Tuesday.

Dress: 

Our bets…

Erdem

Carolina Hererra

Elie Saab

J. Mendel

(now, we wait to see…)

 

Meghan: 

Markle would be the first American to marry a member of the British royal family since King Edward VIII began his relationship with Wallis Simpson, who was also a divorcée, in the 1930s. Edward went on to abdicate the throne and marry Simpson in France. Markle will become a British citizen, Kensington Palace said in a statement Tuesday, and she will be baptized and confirmed in the Church of England prior to the royal wedding in 2018.

 

The Host: 

The queen confirmed she will host the wedding of Harry + Markle

…stay posted with more details!

Vadim and Carla Real Wedding

November 15, 2017

In 2012 Carla moved back to Washington DC from Hong Kong where she worked for the International Finance Corporation. In November that year Vadim bumped into her at the corridor of IFC’s office and was stunned by her presence and beauty. He spent the next three years suffering from rejection, but in the end courtship and perseverance prevailed. Carla fell in love! We started dating in the fall of 2015 and moved together in February 2016.

“We were discovering each other playing sports, cooking, traveling the world and learning about each other cultures.”

Vadim proposed to Carla on the day of her birthday after taking her to the Rihanna concert.

The rest is history and a collection of very happy days together!

Venue – The Anderson House | Church – Georgetown Lutheran | Planner – Elite Planning Firm – Mayrelis Febles |

Photographer – Elizabeth Forgarty Photography | Florals – Phillipa Tarrant Floral Design  | Catering/Rentals – Design Cuisine

Dessert Table – June B Sweet  | Lighting – Atmosphere Lighting  | Band – Bachelor Boys |  Cocktail Music- Bossa Nova – Cissa Paz

Credits

  • Elizabeth Forgarty Photography

Vibrant Real Wedding – Sara Jin and Jonathan Kim

November 8, 2017

The couple cried when seeing each other for the first time – priceless! Though it was a sweltering hot day at this outdoor wedding, there were moments during the ceremony where the clouds covered the sun and there was a slight breeze – it was heaven sent! Instead of a unity candle, they planted a unity plant, where their mothers brought soil from their respective homes and the bride and groom watered the plant together. Jonathan first took a liking to Sara when he saw her dancing to the Wobble and their wedding entrance song was, you guessed it – the Wobble. It was probably the hottest day of the year, but one of the most fun, with everyone on the dance floor, tons of details, and lots of love!

Favorite Details: ice cream shaped place cards that doubled as coupons for the ice cream truck that arrived after dinner!

Event Planner: Irene Kim | Event Catering: P.I.G.S. (Pork Is Good Stuff) Florist: Scentsational Florals Reception Location: Glen Ellen FarmRentals: Grand Rental Events | Videographer: Wise Films | Photographer: Anny PhotographyCake + Desserts: Cakes by Diane Hair + Makeup: Hair: Styled by Anna Fazio; Make up: Susan Lim | Entertainment Company + Selected Entertainer: Dj ChizzauActivities: District Photo Booth

Credits

  • Anny Photography

BEST DAY EVER! For These Two!

November 1, 2017

Will proposed down in Stone Harbor on Labor Day Weekend 2015.  He was being really odd in the car ride down. Out of the blue he suggested we go for a walk on the beach before everyone got to the house.  Now, I always ask him to go for walks with me and we never do, I suspected something was “up.”  I could feel myself getting excited, thinking “oh my god this could be it!”  So we drive to the beach, walk for a while, not really talking much and then Will said “let’s head back home.”  I was totally confused! When we arrived at the family beach house and get out of the car, I walked around to the back and Will was already there, down on one knee.  I cried for a while and finally said YES! It was perfect that he proposed at the house – we have spent almost every weekend there and it’s where we had our first kiss.  Will had spoken with my Dad in advance, so when we walked inside the house and he and my family where there – he had video recorded the whole thing and had champagne ready to pop. It was so amazing to get to celebrate such an exciting moment with my family right away. 8 months laters, we tied the knot at the amazing Four Seasons Baltimore! It really was the best day ever! 

Biggest Surprise of Wedding:

The greatest flash mob ever!!!!

…And the Mummers band, that was so fun!

 

Groom’s Favorite Wedding Detail: Watching Kiley walk down the aisle, I have never seen her look more beautiful.

 

Event Coordinator: Elizabeth Duncan Events | Venue and Catering:  Four Seasons Baltimore |  Bride’s Gown (brand and retailer): Martina Liana from Garnish Boutique | Groom’s Tux (brand and retailer):  Vera Wang from Men’s Warehouse | Hair Dresser: Alison Harper & Co. | Makeup Artist: Sofia Alexandria | Cake: Charm City Cakes | Florist: Philippa Tarrant Floral Design | Transportation: ZBest                          Videographer: Tweed |  Music/Entertainment: JumpStreet Band, East Coast Entertainment | Invitations: Simply Noted | Tabletop Rentals:  DC Rental and TableToppers | Day-of Printed Materials: Dandelion Patch | Calligraphy: Sarah Bohl Designs

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  • Wedding Photojournalism by Rodney Bailey

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