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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 |



College Sweethearts – The Real Wedding of J + W

May 6, 2015

Georgetown University sweethearts, Jane and Watson, planned an elegant black-tie wedding at the ornate Anderson House. The 50-room mansion is full of intricate marble floors and gilded papier-mâché ceilings. Inside a venue so elaborate the couple chose to keep the decor minimal, sticking with simple elegance: white flowers and delicate tea lights.

The ceremony was held at Georgetown University’s intimate Dahlgren Chapel where most of their wedding party was made up of friends from their college days in D.C.

This fun loving couple was brought together seeing the world through traveling, both separate and together! Their honeymoon was no exception – where after their wedding they hopped on a plane to Russia and the Maldives! Jane and Watson’s night was the true definition of a timeless and classic wedding here in the heart of D.C!

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Jane + Watson
Meridian House | Washington, DC

Venue: The Anderson House | Photographer: Ellis Photo Studio | DJ: DJ Dan Goldman | Florist: Twinbrook Floral Design | Planner: A Sweet Soiree Events |


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February 26, 2015

Waking up in the warmth of the boutique rooms of the Clifton Inn was the perfect beginning to Day Two. Each room on the property is uniquely different and has a history behind that given room. I had the pleasure of staying in the Rivanna Suite. My favorite part of the room was the cushioned window seat, ideally positioned for viewing the gardens and croquet lawn!

After a night among new friends, we woke up and fueled ourselves with some power food for the day. Then we ventured out to a few local wineries along the Monticello Wine Trail.

(It’s never to early to start tasting wine, right?)

Each vineyard gave us a taste of their palatable wines, and each one focused on different varietals that incorporated Virginia grapes, grown right on site. The slight drizzle of they day added a uniquely, cozy element.

After our share of sips and samples, we stopped for a quick lunch break at the well-known restaurant SaltSalt specializes in sandwiches, cheese + charcuterie, and specialty retail with emphasis on local, seasonal, and small-batch items. Here at DW, we are all about supporting local business. If you’re interested in an wedding or other event in the area, Salt can provide lunches, welcome-bag gift items + any local favors for you and your guests.

Overall, the day was filled with laughter, learning and, of course, new relationships fermented right alongside the wine.

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A MidSummer’s Night Dream – Real Wedding of D + D

January 21, 2015

250 family and friends gathered to celebrate true love on this crisp, spring day! Denise and Devin tied the knot at the beautiful Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium in late May.

The bride said: “Although I know I am biased, since almost every bride believes her wedding to be unique and perfect, I found ours to stand out because of how personal it was. I married Devin as he wore his Marine Corps dress blues, and danced our first song as he wore his civilian tuxedo. His exit out of the Marine Corps after 11 years as a fighter pilot took place only a month and a half after our wedding.”

During cocktail hour, they brought their Paris engagement to life by incorporating Parisian details such as: French martinis that were passed to the tunes of Bon Musique, a French jazz band. The couple and amazing design team brought the outdoors in by creating a “Midsummer’s Night Dream” ambiance.

“Our families, friends, and wedding team exceeded our expectations in every way to make our wedding one of the greatest days of our lives, one that we will never forget.” – Denise

A DW Favorite was the gospel choir from the ceremony…The bride says it is still a talking point and memory for them!


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Denise & Devin Myler

May 2013 | Washington, D.C.

Ceremony Location: St. Aloysius of Gonzaga | Reception Location: The Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium
Wedding Photographer: Greg Gibson, Greg Gibson Photography | Wedding Planner: Laura Weatherly,Engaging Affairs | Catering: Occasions | Flowers/Trees: Amaryllis, inc Event and Floral Design | Lighting: John Farr Lighting | Videography: Blue Sky Films | Stationary: Digby & Rose | Cocktail Hour Music: Bon Musique via Elan Artists| Reception Music: Nocturne via Sam Hill Entertainment | Hair: Bridal Hair by Remona | Makeup: Nikki Fraser | Gospel Choir: Nova Payton |
Classic Car: Regal Limousine | Dress: Elizabeth Fillmore | Bridesmaid Dresses: Jenny Yoo | Bridesmaid Jewelry: Stella & Dot |

Hot Spots To Say “I Do” – The Ultimate Engagement Locations

July 14, 2014

Happy Monday! Today, we are sharing the top 10 hottest places to pop the question!  Give your special someone that memory that they will never be able to forget. These locations are bound to fit any type of couple. Between elegant gardens, romantic getaways, historical monuments, hidden gems and stunning paranoiac views, one of these 10 will totally have them saying “I Do!”

The DW team is loving the following hot spots in the DMV:

1. Dumbarton Oaks

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2. Jefferson Monument

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 3. The Terrace at The Kennedy Center

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 4. The Inn at Little Washington



5. The Inn at Perry Cabin

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6. Memorial Bridge


 7. Georgetown Canal

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8. Four Seasons Baltimore

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9. Meridian House


10. Pippin Hill Farms and Vineyards 

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