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Classic Real Wedding of M + G

January 13, 2016

You know that couple who’s so effortlessly chic that basically everything they touch turns to gold? This real wedding reminded us just of that! Their clean and classic style mixed with the gorgeous elements of the mellon auditorium, must have left guests speechless! Meredith & Greg tied the knot this past September right in the heart of D.C. Their wedding reminded us what weddings are all about – A celebration that honors one important thing: love. How do we know? When we asked Meredith her favorite moment of the wedding was, she answered, “Getting to peek inside the venue before everyone and getting to appreciate everything just with Greg. Also… sneaking out with our photographer, Eli Turner during the reception after it rained to take some fun city pictures was definitely special.” She said it perfectly, enjoying the moment with the one you love most, after all, that is what it’s about!

The Wedding of Meredith and Greg

The Wedding of Meredith and Greg

The Wedding of Meredith and Greg

The Wedding of Meredith and Greg

The Wedding of Meredith and Greg

The Wedding of Meredith and Greg

The Wedding of Meredith and Greg

The Wedding of Meredith and Greg

The Wedding of Meredith and Greg

The Wedding of Meredith and Greg

The Wedding of Meredith and Greg

The Wedding of Meredith and Greg

The Wedding of Meredith and Greg

The Wedding of Meredith and Greg

The Wedding of Meredith and Greg

The Wedding of Meredith and Greg

The Wedding of Meredith and Greg

Meredith Gourash and Greg Dolan
September| Washington, D.C.
Event Planner: The Event Group | Florist: Amaryllic, Inc.  | Reception Location: Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium | Ceremony Location: St. Matthew the Apostle | Rentals: Amaryllis, Inc. and Design Cuisine | Lighting Company: Digital Lightning | Catering: Design Cuisine | Photographer: Eli Turner | Cake + Desserts: Design Cuisine | Hair + Makeup: Alison Harper and Co.
Invitations and Day-Of Paper Company + Brand: More Than Words + William Arthur | Entertainment Company + Selected Entertainer: Entertainment Exchange + Free Spirit |After Party: P.J. Clarks | Roomblocks: J.W. Marriot, The Willard, The Mayflower | Wedding Colors: Navy, Blush and Gold


  • Eli Turner Studios

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


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