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A Cultural Soirée – Real Wedding of Amar and Seema

May 4, 2016

“We are a couple that met a few years ago and endured a long distance relationship between DC and Texas before our wedding. Amar created an elaborate scavenger hunt leading Seema throughout DC with friends and family waiting at every stop for his proposal. That kicked off a year of planning their dream wedding.” – Seema Patel

Their vision was to have an upscale luxury DC wedding with the casual touches of the groom’s Texas background while highlighting the importance of culture.

The ceremony was traditionally indian starting off with the jaan where the groom’s family dances their way up to the ceremony entrance and the bride’s family welcomes them. The couple was inspired by the idea of a royal indian wedding choosing jewel tones for the ceremony colors. After the ceremony, the emotional vidaii happened where the bride’s family gives her away to the groom officially.

The reception inspiration was a classy DC dinner party. Classic colors were chosen including rose gold, black and white. Rose gold sequin table cloths were used with crystal candelabras, black lamps and white calla lilies. During the reception, the couple wanted to marry their two cities with themes from both DC and Houston. Each table had a DC metro sign which corresponded with the metro ticket table card that each guest received. Their families did a flash dance with cowboy hats to bring in some Texas flair!

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The most special moment was after the ceremony when I had an emotional embrace with my grandfather who had a huge role in raising me! ASP-SAW-1680ASP-SAW-1785ASP-SAW-1787ASP-SAW-1869
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“We wanted a special way to thank our guests at midnight – we surprised them with the captain cookie food truck as they were leaving the reception, it was special that we were able to get in the truck and make/hand out sandwiches to our guests!”ASP-SAW-2102

Planner: Project Bride DC  | Design + Florist: Liz Decorations | Reception Location: Washington Marriott Wardman Park | Ceremony Location: Washington Marriott Wardman Park | Photographer: Ajit Singh Photography  | Desserts: Captain Cookie and the Milk Man Food Truck | Hair + Makeup: Ana Buitrago | Entertainment Company: Maxx Entertainment |  Meet & Greet- The Willard Intercontinental, DC 


  • Ajit Singh Photography

Wedding Photos of 2015, That Gave Us Chills!

January 7, 2016

As we are starting to accept new Real Weddings to share with our readers, we decided to go through our archives and take yet another peek at some fabulous couples that we have the opportunity to feature this year! We are loving these newlywed shots/first looks. They were so beautifully captured + totally give us the chills! Richard and Christine-207Mike Morby Photography


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Emily Clack Photography


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Sarah Culver Photography


Sera Petras Photography

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Abby Jiu Photography 

Stylizing Your Engagement Shoot

October 20, 2015

We are constantly asked the question, “What should I wear for my engagement photos?” The trick is smart stylizing while being comfortable + being you! We thought we would share some of our favorite tips on how to rock your engagement session.

  1. Wear statement jewelry, but nothing too bold or flashy on your hands or wrists. (Let that new rock do all the talking!)
  2. Accentuate Your Assets: You know your body and your best angles. Don’t be afraid to show off some leg – Chat with your photographer about the perfect shots that will show off your best side.
  3. Coordinate With Your Surroundings: If you plan on taking your pictures at the baseball field, go for a more relaxed, every day look. Heck, even throw on your favorite jerseys!
  4. Choose Outfits that Move Well: You are going to be moving around, switching positions and most likely have an outfit change, or two – Not only should you be practical in your wardrobe selections, but think of how an outfit will look in a picture. If you are going to be outside, opt for a floaty dress. The right wind gust and your photographer has the perfect picture of the two you walking hand in hand.
  5. Be you! Don’t stray away from your already remarkable style and personality. Your engagement pictures are meant to be used as a public announcement to all the people who already know you best – and you should look just that, your best!

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  • Taylor Lord
  • Kayla Barker

For Your Seasonal, Maryland Wedding | Styled Shoot

September 15, 2015

Today, we are sharing what most people might expect to be a nautical-themed styled shoot in Maryland. Instead, it is a beautiful rustic shoot focusing on a variety of elements associated with Maryland. We couldn’t think of a better way to welcome the beautiful Fall season!
The Black Eyed Susan is the Maryland state flower that blooms from June through October and is perfect for an understated, earthy pop of vibrant yellow for summer and fall weddings. The fabulous design team decided to include other natural elements like burlap, lace, jugs, crocheted table pieces, and an old farm door for a table set over two original Jack Daniels whiskey barrels.
Using these staple items, the subtle colors of bronze, gold, and ivory were able to mesh but not distract from the overall design. It was all capped off with a large, suspended wagon wheel which made for the perfect floral chandelier. That’s our kind of statement piece!
Other details, along with the stationary, played off the Maryland theme incorporating the recognizable flag. The lace dress was inspired by the bohemian Lovely bridal salon, and we love the elegant and feminine feel it adds to this atmosphere.
Looking for something with a little added funk? Then the floral headpiece is for you!
We hope you enjoy this fabulously curated, styled shoot by some truly remarkable DC wedding vendors!

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Photographer: Michael Kress Photography | Videography: Bowen Films | Floral and Design: Nature of Design with Janet Flowers | Makeup: Nikki Frasier, Beauty N’ the Bride | Hair: Marcela Urioste | Bridal Attire: Lovely Bride DC -Designer: Sarah Seven | Venue/Location: Rockland Estates | Stationary  Gourmet Invitations | Jewelers: Kaufmann Jewelers |


  • Michael Kress Photography

Old-World Romance – Real Wedding of L + H

July 21, 2015

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!

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Event Planning: Engaging Affairs | Ceremony & Reception Site: The Mellon Auditorium | Caterer: Federal City, Jeff Judy | Floral Designer: Amaryllis, Rick Davis | Photographer: Greg Gibson | Sound: Nomad | Dance Floor: Perkins | Draping: A Vista | Cocktail Trio & Dance Band: Gerard Carelli Orchestra |  A Cappella Group: The UMD Generics | Cake: Sylvia Weinstock | Lighting: Digital Lightning | Shuttles and Limos: Linder and Associates | Classic Car: Regal Limousine | Hair: Elegant Hair by Giselle | Make-up: Kim Giammaria | Rentals: Party Rental | Rentals: Perfect Settings | Liquor: ACE Beverage | Getting Ready, Welcome Reception & Rehearsal Dinner: The Willard Inter-Continental Hotel


  • Greg Gibson Photography

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