Hi everyone! I hope that you all had a nice long weekend! Did anyone get to somewhere warm? Well, if not, today’s Real Wedding wedding will just almost make you feel like you are basking in the sun.
We are a bit of schedule this week with the Monday holiday but I do want to share a few announcements with you first…
First, remember to get your tickets for the Washingtonian Bride & Groom Unveiled Wedding Showcase for this SUNDAY!
Next, the Monique Lhuillier Trunk Show appointments are filling up fast at Carine’s so make your appointments for this Thursday, Friday and Saturday ASAP!
Also, the Lela Rose (love!) Sample Sale at Hitched is this weekend, too — another place you need to visit!
Finally, we announced our new District Favorites over the weekend – an amazing list of vendors that I hope serves as a resource for all of you brides beginning (and continuing) your planning.
Now, onto the sunny pictures and story of Caitlin and Ben, a D.C. couple, whose wedding took place on the “18th on the 18th”: September 18, 2010 at the Sea Pines Resort on Hilton Head Island in South Carolina on the 18th Lawn at Harbour Town Golf Links overlooking the Atlantic Ocean.
The brides dress by Rivini was purchased at Carine’s in Georgetown, and the groom wore his Navy “choker white” uniform.
Caitlin tells us, “Marrying into the military, I wanted my “something borrowed” to carry that same military pride and significance, and my friend Lieutenant Kristen Murdock had just the piece. She had just returned from a 7 month deployment in Afghanistan three weeks before the wedding, and lent me a 2-carat sapphire ring that she purchased from a woman selling jewelry in Afghanistan. Having 7 siblings between the two of us, our bridal party was destined to be larger than normal. Our (12!) bridesmaids were outfitted in Lula Kate of Charleston, South Carolina, and the (10!) groomsmen in J. Crew. The two Maids of Honor, my sisters Kelsey and Caroline, wore different Lula Kate dress styles than the bridesmaids. The bridesmaids’ clutches were by Emerson Made.”