No better way than to start wedding Wednesday…this gorgeous classic wedding is just perfect and we love hearing about it directly from the bride…
Both of us knew right away that most importantly we wanted all our friends and family dancing all night. To do this we knew we needed to hire an amazing band and jump start the night early with something that would get everyone on their feet. After thinking for a while we decided that we would swap the father/daughter dance with the mother/son dance because Caroline and her Dad were planning on kicking into ‘Sweet Caroline’ half way through their song. Sweet Caroline is something Caroline and her Dad dance to at any family event where there is dancing and it is also the famous 7th inning stretch for the Boston Red Sox which is the home team for Ryan’s entire side of the guest list. That choice got everyone excited and onto the dance floor, where they stayed for the entire night! Success!
Favorite Details: After Ryan found the church, St. Joseph’s on Capitol Hill, we had the idea of mimicking the starry ceiling from St. Joseph’s and projecting a starry night sky onto the ceiling at the Mellon. We thought a starry night would really capture what that time of year is about! Our September Starry Night was everything we wanted and more!
Florals and Inspiration Behind the Big Day: Design wise we thought for a long time about what is a signature September look? Since early September still feels very much like summer we knew we wanted the wedding aesthetic to be classic and clean with a lot of creams, whites and crisp greens.
Aimee and Cindy from A. Dominick Events helped us form this ‘crisp and clean’ vision even further into the design for the floral, linens, place settings and more! Throughout the process they really understood what we had in mind and what we were trying to build.
When we stepped into the reception space we were blown away with how everything we wanted was translated perfectly at the Mellon.
Our September Starry Night was everything we wanted and more!
To our irreplaceable readers: we have a treat for you!
Maybe you’ve taken the weekend off from planning your wedding (does this ever really happen?) and Monday comes up faster than you imagined that it would. You may be feeling a lack of inspiration as you come back from a relaxing weekend. Not to fear – the DW team is here for you!
Monumental Mondays are going to be days where DW lists a number of the best resources in D.C. for you! Living in D.C., the Washington Monument is a reliable reference point to where you are in the city. This is exactly what District Weddings wants to do for you – be reliable, and be a point of reference for everything that you need while planning your wedding. That is why Monumental Mondays are being implemented: to be there for you in this amazing and exciting process!
Today, we are focusing on some amazing Event Planners that will make this whole event planning process stress-free for you.
Take a look! (Listed in alphabetical order – all planners are created equal.)
Please understand that we love and support all of our local event planners!
After meeting the lovely Saivita and hearing about her love of all things flowers, we dreamed up the idea of doing a photo shoot together. As planners, we are often amazed at how different a table can look by changing the rental elements even with the same flowers. And these lovely images were born. Sai provided a few gorgeous arrangements of blush roses and trailing Jasmine all set in concrete cubes. The juxtaposition of concrete against the exposed brick, at The Loft at 600 F Street, made perfect sense.
Our first look was inspired but the adorable teal plates and loads of clear glass candlesticks (all rentals are from DC Rental). We loved how the mix of clear and color played together for a polished but still romantic look.
The second table look was inspired by gold accents. Gold is huge this year, but can become too much very quickly. By mixing the Tuscan cross back chairs, with the lacy chargers and the gold the overall effect is rustic but current and dressy enough for a DC bride.
Bonnie Sen did an amazing job capturing the all of the looks and details and as always was a pro to work with on the shoot.
Jen and Chris wanted to have a “DC” wedding that everyone would enjoy – and without a doubt, they succeeded in creating a memorable and fun celebration for all! The romantic understated look was filled with white flowers by Amaryllis, simple white table settings, a patterned green table linen, and oodles of candles.
The National Museum of Women in the Arts allowed the couple to have multiple spaces to create separation and movement throughout the wedding; the ceremony on the first floor, the cocktail hour on the third floor with the exhibits, the dinner on the mezzanine, and then dancing on the first floor.