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The Love Letter – Alicia and Giovanni

August 20, 2014

Real Wedding Wednesday can provide each of you with a different source of inspiration. Today, is a total tear jerker and true inspiration. The value of this video reminds us all why marriage is life-changing and how important it is to be surrounded with love and support. I will let the video speak for itself, captured by the fabulous StanPe. We will tell you more about StanPe in a vendor interview soon, but enjoy a sneak peak of their work first!

Alicia + Giovanni Wedding Highlight from Stan Pe Films on Vimeo.

Videography: StanPe Films 

Venue: The Hay Adams Hotel and St. Peter’s Catholic Church | Photography: Bill and Anne Holland |

Event Coordinator: Pam Barefoot, Atrendy Weddings 


A Pink-y Promise between Carolyne + Charles

August 13, 2014

“Love at first sight,” was how Carolyne and Charles define their relationship. They met while attending Gettysburg College. It was on a Tuesday night out with friends in January of 2008. Chuck was a Senior and Carolyne was a Junior; the rest is history.

The two were attached to the hip for four years until Chuck popped the question to C at The Rosewood Resort at Little Dix Bay in Virgin Gorda on Carolyne’s Birthday during a candlelight dinner on the beach.

Their wedding exemplified Spring, with a mix of classic elegance that blended seamlessly with the season they selected. “The energy and love that filled the air was unlike any other. Everything glowed in the candlelight, and the evening was truly remarkable,” says, the bride.

Love is evident between this couple, and better yet, the whimsical tone makes it all the more special. It is all in the details, and this bride and groom nailed it…They provided individually-boxed Laduree Macaroons from New York as the favor to each of their guests. The petite, yet elegant box beautifully matched our spring pink + green color theme. {A DW Favorite!}





Sometimes the best moments at a wedding are the unplanned ones, and this couple got some reassurance right before Carolyne was about to see her groom.

“The oldest ring bearer, who held the pillow, walked down the aisle and was almost to the altar; he turned right back around and raced up the aisle to the room where I was stationed with my dad. He gave me the biggest thumbs up and exclaimed “I did it!.” It made me smile and put my nerves at ease. It was the best thing that could have ever happened at that moment before walking down the aisle. I was totally and completely happy.”-Caroylne

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 A few of their favorite things…

Groom says: The ceremony. He loved the tradition of a wedding ceremony, its importance, and what it represented.

Bride says: The lighting was just gorgeous, and all of the spring flowers were in bloom.



Bride + Groom: Carolyne + Charles – April 27th

They Currently Live: Nashville, TN

Photographer: Kelsey Thompson of k.thompson photography | Ceremony Location: All Saints Episcopal Church| Venue + Catering: Chevy Chase Club  | Hair Dresser: Hair by Giselle | Makeup Artist: Jason Ascher, Barneys, New York | Cake: Chevy Chase Club | Florist: Flowers by Daniel |  Music/Entertainment: Sam Hill Entertainment-A-Town-A-List | Invitations: Write for You | Lighting: Frost Lighting | Videographer: Dolce Studio Films| Bridal Attire: Vera Wang, Luxe Collection | Grooms Attire: Ralph Lauren


Bold + Beautiful – Real Wedding Lauren and Mark

July 23, 2014

Lauren and Mark met in Greece while studying in college, Mark went back to his roots in deciding to study abroad in Greece and Lauren made a visit to Europe to visit a close friend who was in the same program. Lauren made the first move, making fun of a sweater that Mark had on at a party and the rest is history. After a few years of long distance dating, they ended up engaged and living in Washington, DC. To start true to the reason they met and Mark’s family, they decided to marry in a traditional Greek Ceremony at St Sophia Greek Orthodox Cathedral followed by dinner and dancing at the National Museum of Women in the Arts. Lauren’s vision was not clear at first, but with her excellent taste and background in interior design, the wedding ended up with a vintage, bold look with a mix of blues, oranges and golds. The night ended with late night bites and cocktails at POV Lounge at the W Hotel.

Eight years, three states, two cities and one dog later, they married on May 3, 2014.  They were so delighted to be surrounded by people they love, and wanted to not only celebrate their relationship together, but also their relationships with family and friends over the years. The vision for their wedding was carried out by Alex Pare and her team at Cherry Blossom Events. Together they created a romantic and cosmopolitan setting with elements of Art Deco and a little sparkle.













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Date: Lauren & Mark, May 3rd 2014

Ceremony: St Sophia Greek Orthodox Cathedral

Reception : National Museum of Women in the Arts

Event Planner: Cherry Blossom Events, Alex Pare

Photographer : Erin Scott Photography

Florist/Bar: Amaryllis

Rentals {Linens, Tableware}: Party Rentals

Rentals {Furniture}: AFR Event Furnishings

Cake: Maggie Austin

Paper Goods : Paper Source

DJ : E2 Events


Exhilarating Love for Vicki + Geremy

July 2, 2014

“One word sums up Vicki & Geremy’s wedding – exhilarating! This couple and their family had a contagious energy about them that we truly loved!” — said, Joe and Katye from The Happy Couple Photography. Between having an absolute amazing vendor team and an exciting celebration, you can tell from the photos, the love that surrounds this couple is truly priceless, as you know, an expression says it all! Happy Wedding Wednesday DW Readers! We hope you enjoy a taste of traditional love today!

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Photography Credit: The Happy Couple Photography- Joe and Katye 

| Catering: Occasions Caterers | Floral: Yellow Door Floral Design | Event Coordinator: Events Extraordinaire | Venue: Rodef Shalom | Reception Band: Broadsound Entertainment via Entertainment Exchange| Cocktail Music: Music Unlimited |

Chevy Chase Club Wedding

June 9, 2014

Liz and Russell were married at All Saints Church with a reception that followed at the Chevy Chase Club. Their big day was filled with elegant and traditional D.C. style. The soiree featured soft blush and ivory hues, from the bridal party to the stationery to the decor. Thank you to the oh-so-talented Michael Bennett Kress Photography for sharing this gorgeous celebration with us! Happy Monday, all!

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The fabulous vendor team:
Ceremony: All Saints Church

Reception: Chevy Chase Club

Decor: Jack Lucky

Entertainment: Broad Sound Band

Dress: Carine’s Bridal Atelier

Hair: Maggie Sprague of Franz Sebastion Salon

Makeup: Carlos Gallegos

Video: Dolce Studio Films

Wedding Planner: Pineapple Productions

Photography: Michael Bennett Kress Photography

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