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A White Wedding – Real Wedding of Amanda and Brian

February 9, 2017

Amanda & Brian always knew when planning a January wedding that snow was a possibility, so they were delighted when the forecast called for a few inches! Despite the freezing temperatures, these two (and their wedding party!) braved the cold. Every detail from the elegant gold welcome mirror and hot cider bar to the oversized seating chart and branches dripping in florals proved that nothing went unthought. They chose plum and gold for the color scheme to warm up an otherwise chilly day! Guests enjoyed dancing the night away in the Carnegie rotunda.

Event Planner: Roberts & Co Event Planning Event Catering: Spilled Milk CateringFlorist: Petal’s Edge Reception and Ceremony Location: Carnegie Institution for ScienceCake + Desserts: Fluffy Thoughts CakesFavors + Special Details: Chouquette Artisan ChocolatesInvitations and Day-Of Paper: Minted Entertainment Company/Lighting:  Bialek’s Music | Roomblocks/After Party /Brunch  Location: The Jefferson Hotel Hair + Makeup: Alison Harper & Co

Credits

  • Alicia Lacey Photography

Love Illuminated – Real Wedding of Susie & Christopher

February 2, 2017

So much inspiration came from the brides planning background in donor realtions. Inspiration taken from the Mauritshuis and the Lange Voorhout Palace (where the bride had planned past events.) This couple was on a mission to find something that had a similar look and feel. They ended up with two gorgous locations with similar attributes: St. Regis Hotel Washington DC and the iconoic Dalgreen Chapel. They were nothing short of perfection. The bouquets of baby’s breath and the wedding programs were a few of the brides favortie details. This wedding speaks volumnes to a timeless look, and we love the traditional elements. As the bride and groom sealed their marriage with a kiss, the 6:00 p.m. sun illuminated the whole chapel through the large stained glass window above the altar! 

 Venue: St. Regis Washington, DC  |  Event Planner: Caroline Dutton Events  | Florist: MultiflorCeremony Location: Georgetwon University’s Dahlgren Chapel of the Sacred HeartRentals: St. Regis Washington, DC Videographer: Wyatt Hill Entertainment | Valet + Transportation: Wadsworth Limousine | 

Credits

  • Elliot O'Donovan

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

Credits

  • Deb Lindsey Photography
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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! 

 

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

 

Credits

  • Camille Catherine Photography

Jingle Bells – Real Wedding of M&R!

December 21, 2016

“Since we both love the holidays and got married a week before Christmas, that was our inspiration.  We wanted the wedding to feel very traditional and elegant, but also wanted it to feel like Christmas without focusing on red, green and snowflakes.  I had seen a picture of a holiday table scape with flowers in a Ginger jar on a tartan tablecloth and I immediately sent the picture to my mom, and said, lets make this happen!”

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No way…how amazing!

Our limo driver was a guy named Don.  Our first date was at a National game.  When we left we couldn’t find a taxi and Rob saw Don staring in from of a 1960’s limo.  Rob asked if he was available and he was, so we paid $20 for Don to take us to a bar on Capitol Hill.  During the ride Don asked how long we were married.  We said it was our first date, by the end of the ride he said “You two are going to get married.  I know it.”  Rob proposed 9 months later at a Nationals game in the same spot where we first met.  When we walked out of the stadium Don was there to drive us home!  So, it was only natural that Don was there to drive us to our wedding.  Although, Rob forgot to tell Don to pick me up at the hotel to drive me to the church, so I had to take a taxi!

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Reception Location: The Whittemore House |  Ceremony Location: Holy Rosary Catholic Church  | Florist: Chesapeake Floral | Photographer: Emily Clack Photography  | Cake + Desserts: Clements Bakery | Hair + Makeup: Kelley and Merk Unthank | Invitations and Day-Of Paper Company + Brand: Eden Wedding Studio on Etsy | Entertainment Company + Selected Entertainer: Bachelor Boys Band |

Credits

  • Emily Clack Photography

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