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Old Ebbitt Grill Wedding

Lauren and Ben were married at the famous Old Ebbitt Grill, which fit their vision for the big day with a fantastic atrium space, a rooftop with monument views, and in-house catering! Their decor gave a nod to the glamorous historic D.C. location.

I love her beautiful Wtoo by Watters dress (how can you not?!), the DIY theatre ticket-inspired escort cards, the art deco cake by Fluffy Thoughts… such a lovely day! Thank you to Sweet Tea Photography for sharing it with us!


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The fabulous vendor team:

Venue: Old Ebbitt Grill

Photography: Sweet Tea Photography

DJ:  Dan Goldman, Bialeks

Dress:  Wtoo by Watters, Hera Gown Style

Shoes: Kate Spade

Hair: Mandy Hollinger

Make Up: Lisa Diaz Jones

Florals: DaVinci’s Florist

Cake: Fluffy Thoughts




Mandarin Oriental Wedding

The holidays season brings family together and this wedding is the perfect example of that joy — It was almost 18 years ago when Ashley and Devin met for the first time at Hebrew School. Their families had already known one another for years since their parents had attended High School together and went to the same Synagogue…but it was Ashley and Devin who truly brought the two families together.

Now, holidays, events, even family vacations and dinners are shared together by both families. Family is a top priority for Ashley and Devin and Ashley even says that “extending the love and joy to our families and friends” was a main focus for their nuptials at the Mandarin Oriental Washington DC.

Pulling inspiration from the couple’s intense love of nature, serene details like the orchid chuppah, white rose floral wall (both by Edge FlowersMaggie Austin Cakes petal cake and cascading waterfall brought the outdoors inside at the modern hotel.

The food menu was critical and dinner, as well as the cocktail hour hor dourves reflected the couple’s love for cooking Asian-inspired food together on a typical Tuesday night. The true inspiration for the entire wedding day, says Ashley, was “Ultimate Romance.” Hats off to Michelle Lindsay Photography for capturing the big day!

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The fabulous vendor team:

Venue and Catering: Mandarin Oriental Washington DC

Photography: Michelle Lindsay Photography

Decor/Design/Florals: Edge Flowers

Lighting: Swank

Cake: Maggie Austin Cakes

Music: Bialek’s Music (Dinner Band)

Hair: New Wave Salon

Make-up: Christyna Kay

Dress Designer: Monique Lhuillier

Shoes: Jimmy Choo

Bridesmaid’s Dresses: Simone Carvalli

Suit: Vera Wang



Spring Dumbarton House Wedding

Melissa and Lou met in Georgetown and call it home, so when it was time to select their wedding venue, a Georgetown location was a must.  Dumbarton House offered them the perfect combination of a beautiful garden setting for a relaxed and intimate ceremony and the ability to have dinner under the stars on the terrace. This wedding is truly lovely – certain to start your week off right!

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Wedding Planner: Elizabeth Duncan Events 
Caterer and Cake: Occasions Caterers 
Flowers: Sidra Forman
Tent and Lighting: Sugarplum Tent Company
Ceremony Music: Palm Strings with Bialek’s Music
DJ: DJ Karim 
Lounge Furniture and Chandeliers: Chicka Chicka Boom Boom
Makeup: Leah McKay 
Wedding Dress: Hitched
Invites/Paper Products: Just Paper & Tea
Officiant: Julia Jarvis


Wye River Wedding

Today’s wedding by Carly Fuller Photography makes me want to sit outside in the sun by the water and never leave! Laura and Ian’s celebration on the Wye River is drop dead gorgeous. I adore the signage, the fun attire, the blooms, and all of the detailed treats for the guests – too cute!

The fabulous vendor team:

Wedding Coordinator: Elizabeth with Cherry Blossom Events
Officiate: Ed Cardoza
Venue: Private Home
Ceremony/Cocktial Guitarist: Garrett Anderson
Photographer: Carly Fuller Photography
Catering: The Smokehouse Grill
DJ: Bialek’s, Richard Bareto,]
Florist: Local Color Flowers
Pies: Occasions Caterers
Hair & Makeup: Behind the Veil

The Mayflower Hotel Black Tie Wedding

When Evan wrote to me a little bit ago, the first thing that he told me was that he had married his best friend, David. So, I  know that this is sure to be a long, happy, wonderful marriage. How do I know? Well, his focus was on WHO he got to marry…not the wedding day itself…and don’t get me wrong, I love hearing about a fantastic wedding day — and this wedding is chalk full of fantastic decor and details — but, first, it is about the relationship. And, I just love that about Evan and David.

To kick off the last week in September — yes, the LAST week! — enjoy this black tie wedding at The Mayflower Hotel shot by Freed Photo.


The fabulous vendor team:

Venue, Catering and Floral: The Mayflower Hotel
Planner: Paul Tramonte
Photography: Pablo of Freed Photo
Groom’s Attire: Tuxedo House
Hair: Bridal Artistry
Transportation: Diamond Limousines
DJ: Dan Goldman of Bialek’s Music