Design Cuisine

Longview Gallery

November 20, 2013

Longview Gallery recently went under an expansion project, and the results…well…they are awesome.  The 8,500 square feet of divisible historic warehouse space boasts 20 foot ceilings, finished concrete floors, loads of natural light, and outdoor space in the historic Blagden Ally. It’s an urbanites total dream space!

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The fabulous vendor team for the above pictures:

Photography: Susan Hornyak Photography

Catering: Design Cuisine

Decor: Chicka Chicka Boom Boom

Drape: Drape Kings

Floral: Edge

Valet: MJ Valet

Lighting: John Farr Lighting

Powerhouse Opening

February 15, 2013

Located in the heart of Georgetown just steps away from Dean & Deluca, DC’s newest event space, Powerhouse, opened with a bang last week. The two story venue with 6,500 square feet of event space, exposed brick and steel beams is the perfect blank canvas for a rehearsal dinner, ceremony or reception. At last week’s event the “industrial meets organic” floral and event decor by Amaryllis, Inc. truly transformed the space, and the food by Design Cuisine was definitely a crowd pleaser.

Read on to see more stunning pictures captured Rodney Bailey Photography. Please contact Roger at Rise Events for more information, as well as a list of exclusive vendors.

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6th and I Synagogue and Longview Gallery Wedding

December 3, 2012

Oh hello December! How did you arrive so soon? My goodness, it is here and the holiday season is as busy as ever. I kicked off the month this past weekend by working a series of lovely events! How about you all?

Today, I am here with the fun 6th and I Synagogue and Longview Gallery wedding of Rachel and Simon from  A. Dominick Events.

For the ceremony, the bride’s sister made Rachel and Simon’s chuppah from materials collected from their family and friends. It represented the love and support offered for their marriage. It was designed in the shape of two intertwining trees, much like Rachel and Simon’s ketubah – each branch representing a different part of their family and friends coming together in love.

To pay homage to Simon’s English roots, the men dressed in morning suits for the wedding. Then, two of the bride’s cousins sang during the ceremony, and surprised the bride’s brother and sister-in-law as they walked down the aisle by singing the same song they had walked down the aisle to in their wedding.

For this international couple, Rachel and Simon had a large custom map printed and framed that allowed guests to tack the places where they had traveled from to attend the wedding. The escort cards were hung from the ceiling and designed to look like luggage tags and every table had a large luggage tag with different airport city code as the table names. Then, the menu cards were designed in keeping with the theme, to look like airmail.

Love, love, love all these details!!

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Corcoran Wedding by Bash

September 10, 2012

Hi Hi Hi! I hope that you all had fabulous weekends! Today, I am back with a gor-g-eous wedding by Bash at The Corcoran. This is definitely a huge dose of design inspiration to start off your week. LOVE.

The fabulous vendor team:

Planner: Bash

Band: Black Tie via Washington Talent

Cocktail Music: Spanish Guitarist via Elan Artists

Photography: Connor Studios

Venue: The Corcoran

Ceremony Church: Holy Rosary Church

Catering: Design Cuisine

Beverages: Ace Beverage

Cake: Fluffy Thoughts

Lighting: John Farr Lighting

Flowers: Philippa Tarrant Floral Design

Drape: Fabrications

Transportation: Haymarket Transportation and RMA

Stationer: Baton Rouge Paperie


Ashley and Christopher’s Celebration by Blue Sky Films

August 27, 2012

Ashley and Christopher were married this past May and I love their intimate brunch reception after the ceremony! Blue Sky Films captured the day starting with the ceremony at Trinity United Methodist Church, followed by the brunch, then a reception at the Ritz-Carlton – what a celebration!

Ashley and Christopher’s Same Day Edit from Blue Sky Films on Vimeo.

Ceremony Location: Trinity United Methodist Church

Reception Location: The Ritz-Carlton

Planner/Coordinator: Events by Andre Wells

Photographer: Davide De Pas Photography

Hair/Makeup: Brown Sugar Hair Boutique (hair) Kym Lee for Outer Skinz (make-up)

Florist: Amaryllis

Caterer: Design Cuisine for Ceremony Brunch and Ritz Carlton for Reception

Music/Band/DJ: Elan Artist String Trio Wedding, Phillip Martin Project for Brunch and Sound Connection for Reception

Lighting Design: Atmosphere Lighting, Inc



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