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Carnegie Ombre Wedding

Areum and Jon’s romantic Carnegie Institute of Science ombre wedding brought warmth to the couple’s friends and family on a cold winter day! They celebrated with a soft palate of ivory, blush, and lavender. Roberts & Co. Events kept it all on track with expert planning!

The couple wanted to weave in family traditions so the bride had a dress change halfway through the evening into a traditional Korean gown brought over by her parents who still reside overseas. Areum and Jon kept the guests involved with a rousing game to see who knew the couple better. It even came with his and hers pink and black boxing gloves!

They capped off the evening with a s’mores bar for the guests, cigars and scotch for the gentlemen (and the few brave women!) and dancing to music by My DeeJay, where the groom actually works!







The fabulous vendor team:

Photography: Cassidy Duhon

Venue: Carnegie Institute of Science

Planning and Design: Roberts & Co. Events

Bridal Party Florals: Rick’s Flowers

Centerpieces: Roberts & Co. Events

DJ: My DeeJay Devin Alexander

Catering: Spilled Milk Catering

Rentals: DC Rental

Transportation: KV Limo

Monogram: Wedding Chicks DIY Downloads


Fairmont Wedding

I hope that you all had a Happy Thanksgiving! Ashley and Matt’s elegant wedding brings us into December in perfect style. It was sophisticated and fun, with a pretty palette of blues and whites, as Yellow Door Floral Design set the scene at the Fairmont Washington, D.C.

Lucky for us, Garrett Hubbard Wedding Storyteller captured it all with these stunning images…



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Strong Mansion Wedding

Lisa and Harrison were married in September of last year at Strong Mansion. The lovely garden venue paired nicely with the couple’s traditional style – and the pictures by Kelly Ewell Photography speak for themselves!

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From Kelly, the photographer…

It’s impossible to ignore the beautiful grounds at Strong Mansion. Green grass, a fountain-filled pond, stone steps that served as a waiting ceremony spot, and even the abundance of small frogs that leapped around the water’s edge. But there was a scramble for umbrellas on Lisa and Harrison’s wedding day and the outdoor ceremony they had planned was looking like it would have to be scrapped in place of the Plan B ceremony under the tent.  Luckily we had time on our side.  Because Lisa had left key pieces to her wedding dress on the shuttle bus she rode over to the mansion, so all we could do was sit and wait for the bus to be located and her dress retrieved.  So with a little bit of a delay and about half an hour before Lisa was set to walk down the aisle to marry Harrison, the rains stopped and fresh dry white chairs were set outside to hold their ceremony outside after all. Clouds remained overhead but the rains had passed. With this fortuitous turn of events, Lisa and Harrison had luck on their side as they started their lives together as husband and wife!

The fabulous vendor team:

Venue: Strong Mansion
Officiant: Samuel Seligman
Caterer and Cake: Elegancia Catering
Hair: Hair by Nicole
Make Up: Le Mariee
DJ: Starlust Entertainment
Photographer: Kelly Ewell Photography

Ronald Reagan Building Pavilion Wedding

Happy Monday, darling readers! Today’s wedding is at the Pavilion of the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center.  It includes an all-star vendor team, with photography by Eli Turner Studios, florals by Greenworks, music by DJ Ateet, cake by Patisserie Poupon, and Party Rentals linen. Simple, pretty and classic, I give this wedding an A+.


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Hotel Monaco Alexandria Wedding

Today’s wedding is classically beautiful and what I would call “just right.”  Lauren and John were married last spring at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Alexandria, VA with a lovely reception at Hotel Monaco Alexandria. Lucky for us,  the oh-so-talented Love Life Images captured the big day!

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From the bride:

“John and I were beyond blessed to have celebrated our wedding on a beautiful spring day just across the Potomac River from our Nation’s capital. We were married in our home church, the oldest Catholic parish in Virginia, and were lucky enough to have our families travel to Washington during the short time when the cherry blossoms were in bloom. While our wedding was traditional, my favorite moment by far was our “first look” before the ceremony. In all of the events of the day, it was the time when we were most focused on just us.” 

The fabulous vendor team:

Photographer: Love Life Images

Dress: La Sposa from Bridal Extraordinaire

Shoes: Jimmy Choo

Suit/Tux: Calvin Klein

Florist: The Enchanted Florist

Venue: Hotel Monaco Alexandria

Reception music: Artman DJ

Invitations: Papyrus