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Jimmy Tran and Camela Bulacan

April 19, 2017

Cultural traditions are what make weddings so incredibly meaningful. They tie the past to the present, and the traditional tea ceremony is the perfect example.We couldn’t think of a better way to spend the beginning of your Big Day taking a look at todays real wedding with this gorgous and relaxed couple! Todays classic elegant D.C. wedding took the time to honor their famlies and their elders by doing a traditional tea ceremony and tying the knot at the well known Dahlgren Chapel where they were able to include some of their Filipino traditions! Their elegance and styled day ended on the dancefloor with the ultimate dance party!



Event Planner: Elizabeth DuncanEvent Catering: Spilled Milk Catering | Florals: Blooms Reston FloralReception Location: DAR Ceremony Location: Dahlgren ChapelRentals: DC Rental Photographer: Elizabeth FogartyCake + Desserts: Breeze Bakery Hair + Makeup: Red Door Spa Invitations and Day-Of Paper Company + Brand: Wedding Paper DivasEntertainment Company + Selected Entertainer: DJ DMAC 

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  • Elizabeth Fogarty Photography

Classic Real Wedding of Meghan Hughes & Mark Rosenow

April 12, 2017

Talk about a captivating couple! You can see the love between them with just a look. Meghan & Mark said they wanted an elegant but effortless wedding with timeless attributes mixed with the ultimate dance party for their dearest friends and family! Today, we are swooning over these timeliness images via Deb Lindsey! 

 

Event Planner: Social Scene Events  | Florist: Duran Floral Design |  Reception Location: The Decatur House | Ceremony Location: St. Dominic Catholic Church | Rentals: Perfect Settings | Lighting/Tenting: Sugarplum Tent Company | Valet + Transportation: Fleet Transportation & Unipark Valet | Catering: Occasions Caterers | Hair + Makeup: Hair – Sue Volans & Make-up Julie Page Make-up | Invitations and Day-Of Paper Company + Brand: Paperzest – Christina Barbour | Entertainment Company + Selected Entertainer: Bialek’s – Kaliedscope |

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  • Deb Lindsey

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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  • Photographer
    Anna Marie Akins Photography

Spring is in the Air – Real Wedding of Elise + A.J.

March 29, 2017

We met at a dinner party hosted by mutual friends. Our first date was a stroll around the Tidal Basin during the Cherry Blossom Festival. We got engaged on New Year’s Eve before heading out to celebrate our engagement and ring in 2015 with friends! We wanted a classic and timeless wedding and got exactly that. When I was young I visited downtown Washington, DC and saw the young women in their business suits and sneakers and told my father that one day that would be me. It didn’t take very long before I made my dream come true. It only made sense to marry in the city that we met and fell in love in! National Women in the Arts is and will always be a timeless and classically gorgeous venue.

 

Event Coordination: Cherry Blossom Events | Catering: Main Event Catering | Cake: Alexandria Pastry Shop | Stationary: Wedding Paper Divas | Florals: Growing Wild Floral Co. – Barbara Von Elm | Band: Bachelor Boys Band | Hair and Makeup: Alison Harper and Co. | Videographer: Video Express Productions, Inc. | Rentals: Party Rental, LTD | Ceremony Music: Jeni Maneva | Dessert: Baklava Couture |

 

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  • Lisa Blume Photography

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

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  • Taylor and Ben Photography

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