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Vineyard Nuptials – R+T’s Real Wedding

November 12, 2014

While their guests slept in, Rebecca and Turner broke tradition and stole away for breakfast together. Taking it all in over a cup of coffee and watching the rest of the world wake up and get their day started, R&T cherished every moment of their wedding day.  A sunny day turned stormy offered a grey skied backdrop to their vineyard nuptials, saying their I-do’s in front of a little more than 100 of their closest friends and family and fur-baby/Best Man- Max.  A graphic designer for the DC World Trade Center, the bride designed all of the fabulous details of their day, letterpressing, watercoloring, die cutting, laser cutting,  assembling and tying  each save the date, invitation, thank you note, liner, ceremony program, cocktail pick and bar sign. The menu cards, escort cards and table numbers were each custom burned using her designs and carried the custom “Max in the Vineyard” and honeycomb motif throughout their wedding. The wedding exemplifies a rustic yet charming celebration. The color palate of blush, aubergine, sage green and linen were the perfect fit and truly tied all of the wedding elements together. The ring bearers, the brides nephews, rocked green chucks with their tan three piece suits and the best “man” (at least man’s best friend”) Max rocked a sage green bow tie. After dancing, guests noshed on made-to-order apple cider donuts and ice cream from Carpe Donut and sent our couple off in sparkling’ style!

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Their favorite moment:

“The actual morning of the wedding Turner and I snuck out to have breakfast just the two of us.  I was at first torn about doing this as I can be a bit of a traditionalist.  But I decided to throw tradition out the window as it had been a crazy few weeks for us before the wedding and we hadn’t had any quality time together.  Looking back I’m so glad we did.  It felt like we had this little secret that it was our wedding day as we sat in the coffee shop eating breakfast amongst strangers going about their regular Saturday morning.  Walking back to the hotel after breakfast we stumbled upon a vintage store with old class rings for 50 cents each.  Turner purchased them for his groomsmen as a funny gift and we confided in the three old women running the shop that it was our wedding day.  Overall it was a nice, quiet and calm moment to have together before the day actually began.”
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Rebecca & Turner
August 31, 2013
Afton, Virginia

Photography: Hannah Colclazier Hudson| Design & Coordination: Danielle Couick, Magnolia Bluebird design & events | Venue/ Food & Beverage/Lighting/Lounge: Veritas Vineyard; Afton, Virginia| Donuts: Carpe Donut | Floral: Nature Composed | Band: Sam Hill Entertainment | Ceremony Musician: Sam Hill Entertainment; Peter Richardson | Print & Invitations: Design District DC | Table Numbers, Menu Cards & Escort Cards: Magnolia Bluebird | Hair & Make Up: Alison Harper & Co. | Sound : The AV Company | Officiant: Rev. Claire Goodman |

Be Ripe

May 16, 2014

Although it is rainy here in the district, just think what it will do for your tomato plants…

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Dumbarton House Garden Wedding

September 9, 2013

I hope everyone is having a fabulous Monday! Today I have the incredibly sweet wedding of Lauren and Aaron at the Dumbarton House!  Thank you to Sweet Tea Photography for sharing it with us! Natural, casual, comfortable and beautiful to boot – I think I am in love!

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Rustic Marriott Ranch Wedding

August 26, 2013

I can’t help but describe this wedding as magical! It includes a perfect early fall day, a too-cute-for-words pup, incredible florals by Holly Heider Chapple Flowers, a dashing groom, and of course, a beautiful bride! Thank you so very much to Eli Turner Studios for sharing it with us!

The Wedding of Megan and Todd

The Wedding of Megan and Todd

The fabulous vendor team:

Event Planner: Pizazz Ltd. Events
Venue: Marriott Ranch
Photographer: Eli Turner Studios
Videographer: Mizrahi Films
Florist: Holly Heider Chapple Flowers

Luau Renewal of Vows

May 28, 2013

After 30 blissful years, Carol and Steve renewed their vows at their Northwest D.C. home, joined by their family and closest friends. The entire day was a nod to the bride’s Hawaiian home, with a luau-themed celebration!

Occasions Caterers created an authentic Hawaiian menu while the design by Capital Decor and Events was nothing short of amazing. Thank you to Jay Premack for his oh-so-lovely photos!

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The fabulous vendor team:

Photography: Jay Premack Photography

Catering: Occasions Caterers

Decor: Capital Decor and Events

Rentals: Perfect Settings

Linens: DC Rental

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