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Elegant Wedding at The Westin Georgetown

September 21, 2016

The story behind this soft and elegant wedding is the reason we keep falling in love with weddings. The bride and groom, both avid travelers, met in the Netherlands and lived there for the first five years of their relationship. Needless to say, incorporating an international theme throughout the reception gave the wedding a very personal touch. Their passion for traveling is something that connected them since the very beginning. Reception tables were named after cities the couple had visited and the food and cocktails were also inspired by this– Dutch Bitterballen were passed around during cocktail hour as hors d’oeuvres.
“Our wedding was special for so many reasons. Our wedding was the first time we had both of our families and our closest friends from around the world together in one room. After we exchanged our vows, we took a moment to look around the room at all of the people that had traveled near and far to celebrate with us on our day, it was just an unbelievable feeling. If I had to choose just one moment, I’d have to say it was the father-daughter dance. My dad has advanced Alzheimer’s disease and up until that day, we weren’t sure whether he was going to be able to attend, walk me down the aisle, and much less participate in a father-daughter dance. When the moment came, my dad didn’t want to get on the dance floor, the crowd was overwhelming and he wouldn’t budge. After a few moments, I walked down to where he was sitting and we did the dance right there. He slowly swayed back and forth as I sang to him and held his hand. It’s a moment I will remember for the rest of my life”.

When asked to describe the wedding in one word the bride said “love” and we couldn’t agree more!

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Event Planning + Design : A. Dominick Events | Florist: Petal’s Edge Floral Design | Reception + Ceremony Location: The Westin Georgetown D.C. | Rentals: D.C. Rental | Cake + Desserts: Fluffy Thoughts Cakes | Hair + Makeup: Nikki Branzelle of Rachel Joyce Organic Salon | Invitations + Day-Of Paper: Minted |Entertainment Company + Selected Entertainer: Washington Talent Agency + Spectrum | Florals + Inspiration Behind the Big Day: Soft and elegant; arrangements of blush and white flowers with some succulents sprinkled throughout

Credits

  • Cassidy DuHon
    DuHon Photography

Rehearsal Dinner at the Top of the Hay Adams

September 14, 2016

The groom’s mother threw a spectacular rehearsal dinner at the Top of the Hay Adams for the wedding party, family, and friends. “We had many wedding guests from out of town and wanted to provide them with a quintessential Washington, D.C. experience and we choose the Top of the Hay because of it’s one-of-a-kind view of the White House. We saw the president land in Marine One during cocktail hour. During dinner we watched as the White House lit up in rainbow colors to celebrate the Supreme Court’s historic ruling on same sex marriage earlier that day. It was truly surreal.”

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Credits

  • Lisa Blume Photography
    Photographer

Grandeur Wedding at the W Hotel Washington

September 7, 2016

It is not hard to believe that this beauty pageant contestant planned her own grandeur and glamorous wedding at the W Hotel Washington last fall. Both the ceremony and the reception were self-designed by the bride with help from a family friend who is a floral designer. The day was adorned in blush and gold elegance with white and pink roses and hydrangeas. Photographer Carl Elixir shared some of the couple’s favorite moments: “We took the couples out on the street of DC for a few last shots, and the street lights of DC just became the most beautiful backdrop for us. Pedestrians saying congratulations to the couple, cars passing and honking; this all made the couple so happy at the end of the long day.”

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Photobooth: Guest House Events | Drapes: Quest Drape | Lighting: PSAV | Cake: Fancy Cakes by Leslie | Hair & Makeup: Thoa Nguyen of The Golden Hairpin and Tuyet Nhi Le | Invitations + Day-Of Paper: Wedding Paper Divas | Entertainment: DJ KNOM | Videographer: Danyar Studios 

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Credits

  • Carl Elixir Photography
    Photographer

Sparks Fly – Real Wedding of K+A!

February 16, 2016

Kristen and Andrew’s wedding was an all-around beautiful affair! Who doesn’t love the iconic Willard Intercontinental Hotel located in the heart of D.C!  The couple opted for dramatic flowers, sequin linens, lots of candle votives, and not one, but TWO custom-made cakes to complement the spectacular décor of the Crystal Ballroom. Sparks flew all night between K+A and their amazing friends and family!

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Kristen Lloyd & Andrew Marhall

Washington, D.C.

Event Planner: Natalie via Trendy Weddings | Hair & Makeup: Carola Myers | Florist: Jill Medawar, Toulies en Fleur | DJ: Bialek’s Music | Wedding Cake: Maggie Austin | Groom’s Cake: Charm City Cakes | Ceremony Musician: Bialek’s Music | Specialty Car: Regal Limo (1952 White Bentley) | Photographer: Kate Headley | Venue: Willard Hotel (Crystal Room)

Credits

  • Kate Headley Photography

Black Tie Affair – Real Wedding of T+A

January 20, 2016

On Oct 17th, 2015, Taylor and Andrew had a picture perfect day at the Park Hyatt in DC. A gorgeous black tie affair, the love between these two was captivating. One of my favorite parts of the day (and how can you choose just one), was when Andrew saw his bride for the first time. The first look is always one my favorites moments of the day because it carries with it such anticipation. The nerves of the day are diminished once you see your bride or groom to be, and its just a wonderful feeling as a photographer, to see and capture that.” -MBK

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Taylor Helfer & Andrew Friedman

Photography: MBK Photography | Videography: In Depth Photo and Video | Floral: Edge Floral | Dress: Alvina Valetta | Venue/Host Hotel: Park Hyatt Washington, DC | Hair & Makeup: Becky Watson |Event Planner: Michelle Hodges Events | Entertainment: Entertainment Exchange: Free Spirit | Ceremony Music: St. Charles String Quartet | Rentals: DC Rental

Credits

  • Micheal Kress

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