Michelle + Eric knew they wanted a beautiful, modern and classy D.C. wedding. In her words, nothing Etsy allowed! She chose to go with an elegant black and silver color scheme and even incorporated fun, modern centerpieces that were not overly done. This tied in perfectly with their venue at Arena Stage, and truly represented their taste perfectly!
We love a yummy wedding cake, but better yet, we love a beautifully designed yummy wedding cake. Who says you can’t have both?! With so many wonderful cake designers and bakers, you are bound to partner with an extremely talented pastry chef to dream up the perfect stylish design for your sweet treat. We are loving this watercolor design by Buttercream Bakeshop from one of our styled shoots last fall. Not to mention, the gorgeous gold foil accents!
College sweethearts, Lesley and Brian met at Syracuse University when they became friends working at the student newspaper, the Daily Orange. One night in February 2007, after a massive snowstorm, Brian asked Lesley out on their first date and soon after the two became inseparable. As avid Syracuse sports fans, Brian proposed to Lesley while in Syracuse for a basketball game against Georgetown University, the actual proposal happened in the Daily Orange office where they first met!
Their gorgeous Fall wedding was held at The Whittemore House in Washington, DC. During their ceremony, which was officiated by a close friend, their love story was retold. Lesley and Brian’s orange, gray and white wedding combined lush dahlias, an abundance of local pumpkins and meaningful moments throughout the day. The highlight was a surprise visit from the official mascot of Syracuse University, Otto the Orange!
Lia and Hudson’s wedding was classic, elegant, and Victorian, just like Lia wanted it to be! The wedding’s venue, The Andres Mellon Auditorium, was perfect for the occasion, as its traditional charm allowed Lia and Hudson’s romance to be showcased in a beautiful and pristine way. Both the ceremony and reception were in this venue.
The sheer white drapes that decorated the ceremony created a romantic feeling as the bride and groom said, “I do.” Lia’s wedding dress was the perfect fit for the old-world feel of the event, as its details were precise and eye-capturing. After the ceremony, guests enjoyed cocktails as they viewed the Washington Monument from the upstairs terrace of the venue. Lia and Hudson’s signature cocktail was “La Vie En Rose”.
At the reception, the groom toasted to his bride and introduced the a capella group “The Generics” from his alma mater, the University of Maryland. Dinner was a scrumptious six-course meal, catered by Federal City. Everything about the wedding was Victorian, from the gold-edged menus to the memorabilia that the couple had their guests write notes on for them.
The Gerard Carelli Orchestra played and the guests began to dance the night away! On the way out, guests were offered cigars served on silver trays and crystal Tiffany bowls wrapped in the groom’s tartan ribbon and tied with Jordan almonds. Each guest received a personal note as well, which was an intimate touch.
Lia and Hudson exited the wedding in true classic fashion – they took a vintage car tour around the monuments at night!
With the mountains in the background and colorful flowers in full bloom, Jenny and Eoin tied the knot. Charlottesville, Virginia, held a beautiful wedding, as a long-distance couple finally was able to be together in the same country.
Jenny and Eoin met in London and were engaged in Paris, which is why vintage postcards were set up all around their wedding day. They both studied in the UK for their Masters programs, but Jenny had to leave Europe before Eoin did. Finally, nine months later, the couple was together again, and this time for good.
The wedding details had a lot to do with the homes of both Jenny and Eoin, which are Ireland for Eoin and Virginia for Jenny. Jenny made a lot of her decor, such as the programs, menus, favor cards, etc. For their favors, they donated to two charities that were close to them: The Lost Dog and Cat Foundation and American Rivers.
It was a lovely day, filled with perfect weather and a perfect couple. Congratulations Jenny and Eoin!