Carpe Donut

Vineyard Nuptials – R+T’s Real Wedding

November 12, 2014

While their guests slept in, Rebecca and Turner broke tradition and stole away for breakfast together. Taking it all in over a cup of coffee and watching the rest of the world wake up and get their day started, R&T cherished every moment of their wedding day.  A sunny day turned stormy offered a grey skied backdrop to their vineyard nuptials, saying their I-do’s in front of a little more than 100 of their closest friends and family and fur-baby/Best Man- Max.  A graphic designer for the DC World Trade Center, the bride designed all of the fabulous details of their day, letterpressing, watercoloring, die cutting, laser cutting,  assembling and tying  each save the date, invitation, thank you note, liner, ceremony program, cocktail pick and bar sign. The menu cards, escort cards and table numbers were each custom burned using her designs and carried the custom “Max in the Vineyard” and honeycomb motif throughout their wedding. The wedding exemplifies a rustic yet charming celebration. The color palate of blush, aubergine, sage green and linen were the perfect fit and truly tied all of the wedding elements together. The ring bearers, the brides nephews, rocked green chucks with their tan three piece suits and the best “man” (at least man’s best friend”) Max rocked a sage green bow tie. After dancing, guests noshed on made-to-order apple cider donuts and ice cream from Carpe Donut and sent our couple off in sparkling’ style!

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Their favorite moment:

“The actual morning of the wedding Turner and I snuck out to have breakfast just the two of us.  I was at first torn about doing this as I can be a bit of a traditionalist.  But I decided to throw tradition out the window as it had been a crazy few weeks for us before the wedding and we hadn’t had any quality time together.  Looking back I’m so glad we did.  It felt like we had this little secret that it was our wedding day as we sat in the coffee shop eating breakfast amongst strangers going about their regular Saturday morning.  Walking back to the hotel after breakfast we stumbled upon a vintage store with old class rings for 50 cents each.  Turner purchased them for his groomsmen as a funny gift and we confided in the three old women running the shop that it was our wedding day.  Overall it was a nice, quiet and calm moment to have together before the day actually began.”
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Rebecca & Turner
August 31, 2013
Afton, Virginia

Photography: Hannah Colclazier Hudson| Design & Coordination: Danielle Couick, Magnolia Bluebird design & events | Venue/ Food & Beverage/Lighting/Lounge: Veritas Vineyard; Afton, Virginia| Donuts: Carpe Donut | Floral: Nature Composed | Band: Sam Hill Entertainment | Ceremony Musician: Sam Hill Entertainment; Peter Richardson | Print & Invitations: Design District DC | Table Numbers, Menu Cards & Escort Cards: Magnolia Bluebird | Hair & Make Up: Alison Harper & Co. | Sound : The AV Company | Officiant: Rev. Claire Goodman |

Rustic Maryland Wedding

April 21, 2014

This rustic Agricultural History Farm Park wedding makes me want to escape from it all with a drive to the country to enjoy sunny farm fields! The DIY wedding included charming Bouquets, Favors, Centerpieces, and Programs all by the Bride. Thanks to Pier23 for sharing the photos!

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The fabulous vendor team:

Photography: Pier23
Caterer: R&R Catering
Donuts/Cider: Carpe Donut
Venue: Agricultural History Farm Park
Dresses: David’s Bridal
Headband: roseandlemons on Etsy
Hair: Bubbles Salon
Rings: Titanium Knights on Etsy

Corcoran Winter Wedding

November 26, 2012

Jen and Chris were married one year ago on 11/11/11. For a girl obsessed with number patterns, this was a dream date – to complement her dream husband!  The Corcoran was able to accommodate the 180 guests while also offering a beautiful ambiance with high ceilings and separate spaces for cocktails and dinner and dancing.

Jen, being from New Jersey, wanted to have a huge cocktail reception – full of action stations, passed hors d’oeuvres and grazing stations. Occasions Caterers fit the bill and offered guests a delicious menu with a lovely presentation.

As for decor, Edge designed a jaw-dropping 8 foot tree with hanging crystals for the escort card “table”. During cocktails, Jen and Chris hired Jamie Turner (who you may have seen by the Torpedo Factory playing his water glasses) as the entertainment. This was a nod to Chris, who is a music teacher!

Well, I could go on and on…but, I think the pictures speak for themselves…enjoy!

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Historic Jordan Spring’s Wedding

September 13, 2010

I hope that everyone had an incredible weekend! First up, I want to remind you of the fabulous Jewelry Give Away by Suzanne Somersall Jewelry Designs. I am drawing a winner on FRIDAY – so enter ASAP!

Next, we have the lovely wedding of Aileen and Jason that took place last September at Historic Jordan Springs.

This relaxed wedding has such sweet details — the cute harvest rustic farm items like the woven baskets and apples, the adorable umbrellas (make the most of a rainy wedding day and invest in some cute rain gear!), and the vintage donut cart.

Historic Jordan Springs, the venue for both ceremony and reception, was so pretty. It also provided the couple with an on-site wedding coordinator, linens, flowers, and catering.  Versatile and creative, the venue allowed Aileen and Jason to choose their own theme – in this case, rustic autumn – and helped to create their ideal wedding in any way they could… they even ventured out in the morning to pick fresh apples for the couple’s décor!

The ceremony, which was supposed to take place outdoors, was moved onto Historic Jordan Spring’s wrap-around porch, due to the rain.  Despite this change of plans, the ceremony location turned out to be perfect.

The Hillbilly Gypsies, a bluegrass band, ensured that absolutely no one remained sitting.  In leiu of cake, Carpe Donut was served – and there is nothing that compares to hot, fresh donuts!

The fabulous vendor team:

Photographer: Terra Dawn Photography

Second Photographer Shooter: Procopio Photography

Hotel: The George Washington Hotel

Hair: Naturally Creative Diva

Donut Truck: Carpe Donut

Transportation: Executive Limousine and Courier Service

Ceremony and Reception Venue, Catering, Linens, Floral: Historic Jordan Springs

Band: The Hillbilly Gypsies

Minister: Reverend C. Edward Pruitt

Wedding Coordinator with Historic Jordan Springs: Colt Nutter

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