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Dancin’ in the District – Real Wedding of M + J

June 17, 2015

Maria and Joseph’s real wedding, which took place at the Fairmont Hotel, was a celebration of two lovebirds. The couple met at the University of Pennsylvania, where Maria was auditing an International Relations course that Joe happened to be the TA of. Coincidentally, a mutual friend was also auditing the course and introduced them, thus resulting in the two meeting and hitting it off!

A few of the couple’s favorite things from the wedding were coming back to DC for their wedding as well as their incredible band, which had their family and friends dancing all night long. Maria explains, “We also had some really touching speeches from my sister and Joe’s best man that we’ll never forget. Lastly, we loved sneaking out between family photos and the ceremony to get some photos of just the two of us in Old Town — that was hands down the best decision we made!”
The couple’s wedding had shades of purple and ivory and was filled with all sorts of different flowers that were perfect for their summertime nuptial. Pictures of the beautiful wedding are featured below for you to enjoy!
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Venue: Fairmont Hotel | Event Coordination: Karson Butler Events | Photography: k. thompson photography | Flowers: Dragonfly | Lighting: Frost | Rentals: Party Rental LTD | Hair: Julie Jackson, Hair by Jewels | Makeup: Amie Decker Beauty | Band: DC Synergy | Invitations: Wedding Paper Divas | Calligraphy: Grace Edmunds | Videography: Shaking Hands

Credits

  • K. Thompson Photography

Romantic Reminiscing – Real Wedding of C + K

June 10, 2015

Who could have guessed that a corporations class and a big bag of books would lead to a mountaintop proposal and a life filled with happiness? Certainly not Caroline and Kyle, but this is exactly what happened in their love story.

The two met when they both were attending George Washington University Law School. Kyle approached Caroline in the gym and asked if she was in his class, although he knew she was because he had helped her lift her huge bag of books over a row of people one day when she was late to class. The bride and groom both said their first impressions of one another occurred when he helped her with her books – Caroline felt embarrassed about the situation, but Kyle said he thought she was adorable because of how flustered she was.

For their first official date, the pair went to Cafe Divan in Georgetown, although they had already spent quality time walking back from the gym and grabbing smoothies together. The two hit it off and dated for four and a half years after Cafe Divan.

In April 2013, Kyle popped the question at Shenandoah National Park. Kyle and their dog Roxy went ahead of Caroline on the hike, and when Caroline reached the top of Hawksbill Summit, he was waiting for her and led her to the overlook, where he proposed. They were engaged for 13 months before being married.

The bride says that her favorite detail in the wedding was the sprigs of lavender that were placed in front of each menu. “They made the room smell magnificent and added a bit of that country garden feel,” she explains. The groom’s favorite wedding detail was the wedding band. “We also did some late night snacks, which I think were a big hit – milkshakes and sliders,” he adds on.

Caroline and Kyle’s wedding, set at St. Regis D.C., had hues of purple, ivory and gold, but the colors were not what lit up the room. The smiles on the bride and groom’s faces were all the lighting that the wedding needed as the couple was clearly excited about their big day and so in love. Even though there was rolling thunder on the day of, there was so much excitement that nothing could put a damper on it. Congratulations to Caroline and Kyle!

 

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 Caroline + Kyle

May 25, 2014 | Washington, D.C.

Ceremony/Reception Venue: The St. Regis | Photographer: Eli Turner | Bride’s Gown: Cristiano Lucci, Bridal Beginnings  | Groom’s Tux: Vera Wang, The Men’s Warehouse | Hair Dresser: Shana Brown | Makeup Artist: Shaune Hayes | Event Coordinator: Claire Matthews, SoCo Events | Cake: St. Regis | Florist: Barbara Von Elm, Growing Wild Floral | Caterers: The St. Regis | Transportation: RMA Worldwide | Videographer: Michael Brazda | Music/Entertainment: Ceremony: The Palladio String Quartet, Band: The Jangling Reinharts | Invitations: Michelle’s Memos. | Lighting: PSAV | Menus and Programs: Sprites Ink | Chuppah: Charm City Chuppah’s

Credits

  • Eli Turner
    Eli Turner Photography

Sophisticated Simplicity – Real Wedding of B + R

June 3, 2015

Today’s wedding feature is one that embodies sophistication and simplicity: the real wedding of Bryttava and Rob, a couple who met in our very own District through mutual friends. Bryttava and Rob dated for about four years before Rob popped the question in Bryttava’s hometown, San Diego, over Christmas. As the sand crunched between their toes and clear blue water washed up on a San Diego beach, Bryttava said “Yes!”

Bryttava and Rob wed in Anderson House, which was the perfect venue for their intimate wedding. The colors for the wedding were shades of ivory, blush and champagne, setting the tone for elegance. The inspiration for the wedding design came from the couple’s desire to have a natural and classic wedding, and these calming colors satisfied their design inspiration.

The first look between the couple was said to be the bride’s favorite part of the wedding because it calmed her nerves prior to the big event. Rob remarks that his favorite moment in the wedding was “dancing with our family and closest friends – even our friend on a mobility scooter!”

The wedding was special, simple, and beautiful. Bryttava and Rob’s wedding is the type that appeals to many because of its classy look and intimate feel. The featured photos below showcase the undeniable delight in their eyes as they wed.

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Bryttava + Rob

August 16, 2014 | Washington, D.C.

Event Planner: Amanda McCabe – Engaging Affairs | Florist: Helen Olivia Flowers | Ceremony + Reception Location: Anderson House | Rentals: Susan Gage | Photographer: Abby Jiu | Cake + Desserts: Susan Gage | Hair + Makeup: Amie Decker Beauty | Entertainment Company + Selected Entertainer: Bruce Pike Productions | Roomblocks, After Party, Brunch Location: Hotel Palomar

Bright and Blissful – Real Wedding of M + K

May 27, 2015

When Maureen and Kyle met through mutual friends at a Labor Day barbeque in 2009, they were unaware that they would be set up on a blind date just a few months later. And when Kyle said he wanted to show Maureen a new card game in June 2013, she did not know that the cards he dealt her would propose one of the most important questions of her life: “Will you marry me?”

About a year after the proposal, Maureen and Kyle’s summer wedding took place in Washington, D.C. Their ceremony occurred at St. Peter’s Catholic Church, and their lively reception happened at the Hotel Monaco. Their wedding colors were as bright as their smiles, with shades of coral, red, and ivory.

Before the wedding, the couple put their love on display and took pictures around some of the most iconic places in D.C., including the Lincoln Memorial and the Smithsonian. Their love for each other can be seen in the way that they smile when they look at each other, and this love was shown throughout their wedding day. Maureen and Kyle’s wedding is the epitome of a summer wedding as it was bright, warm, and filled with sunshine.

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Maureen + Kyle

July 12, 2014 | Washington, D.C.

Venue: Hotel Monaco DC | Photographer: Sweet Tea Photography | Florals: Phillip Tarrant Floral | Catering: Poste | DJ: Bialek’s, Brennan Sullivan | Invites: Dandelion Patch | Hair: Julie Flury, Jewel Hair Design | Make-up: Bridal Artistry | Transportation: Bayside Limo

Credits

  • Sweet Tea Photography

Modern Memories – Real Wedding of K + A

May 20, 2015

When you walked into Kristie + Andrew’s wedding, you felt completely at home. The couple assigned family members and friends to greet and welcome wedding guests upon their arrival at the Carnegie, creating a warm and inviting environment. With the music strumming familiar tunes and laughter humming, dancing children were plentiful.

A classic color palette of navy, champagne and gold was used throughout their attire and décor, while the flora featured succulents, pebbles, and Manzanita branches. In concert, these elements created a delicate juxtaposition between modern and rustic.

Kristie has a love for the written word, inspiring her to incorporate a unique font for her wedding day programs and signage. She also enlisted the hand-lettering skills of her new sister-in-law on her wedding invitations and escort cards.

We hope you enjoy this classic DC Wedding!

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Kristie Lee +  Andrew Jen

 Saturday, November 15, 2014

Carnegie Institution for Science in Washington, DC

Event Planner: Howerton+Wooten Events | Attire for the Bride:  Hayley Paige Londyn Gown via Lovely Bride DC  | Attire for the Bridal Party: The Watters® Posey via WeddingtonWay | Attire for the Groom: His fathers tuxedo | Attire for the Groomsmen: Suitable | Wedding Cake: Fancy Cakes by Leslie | Caterer: Main Event Caterers  | Florist: Falls Flowers  | Hair and Make-Up: O-Nal Hair Salon | Susan Lim Makeup Artist | Lighting: Atmosphere Lighting | Entertainment: Scott Entertainment | Photo Booth: DMV Premium Photo Booths | Photographer: Mike Sperlak Photography | Stationery: Grooms Sisters | Transportation: American Eagle Limousine | Videographer: Ryan Geldermann, Wedding Cinematographer |

 

 

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