Happy Monday! The sun looks like it is trying to peek out over D.C. and I am hoping for sunshine today! To bring even more brightness to your Monday, I am posting a pretty, pretty, pretty Corcoran Gallery of Art wedding planned by Pineapple Productions!
Lisa and Dan wanted a traditional and classic art gallery wedding, but one that also incorporated important personal details. Lisa absolutely loves the color pink and for her wedding paired it with a deep navy blue. Her French style hand tied bridal bouquet featured dark pink garden roses, and the walls of the gallery featured brilliant pink canvases — a perfect backdrop for pictures!
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Today is all about paper. If you’ve never seen an invitation suite by Dauphine Press, be sure to check one out today. They are all so pretty, so luxurious, with a hint of Southern charm. Look at these textured envelope liners and fabulous colors…oh, I’m in love.
Just like the Hello! Lucky collection, these beauties are available at Just Paper in Tea in Georgetown!
I’m heading out a little early today, but I’ll be back on Monday with a full week of tips from area vendors and loads of real wedding photos.
The weekly issue of District Weddings In Your Inbox will be coming out later this evening with the Weekly Recap – in case you missed anything from this week. Just enter your name and email in the top right column, and our fabulous newsletter will be tied with a bow and delivered right to your inbox.
Have a good weekend! Stay warm!
Not only is Just Paper and Tea one of the most charming stores I have ever seen, it is filled to the brim with gorgeous paper and delicious tea — just as its name implies. Just Paper and Tea carries invitation collections from designers including Crane, William Arthur, Hello Lucky, Ceci New York (who does the best wedding monograms), Dauphine Press, Mr. Boddington’s Studio (another District Weddings favorite), Abby Jean Press, Pulp, and many more. Stop in and spend an hour (or two) discussing your invitation ideas with Caroline (the owner). I guarantee you’ll fall in love with paper by the time you leave! Just Paper and Tea is located on the corner of Wisconsin and P Streets, in the heart of Georgetown.
I am so thankful that Jackie, from Coren Moore Brides & Bridesmaids, has shared her wedding photos with us. She and Donovan were married in D.C. last September.
When I asked her about why she chose to have her wedding in D.C., here’s what she said…
D.C.’s where I grew up. I knew it would be fun to come home from New York on weekends and plan wedding stuff with my mom! I also wanted to my grandmother to not have to travel. Plus, D.C. is just gorgeous, and I think we chose the most beautiful time of year. We definitely had perfect weather!
I couldn’t agree more!
Here are all of the wonderful vendors and venues who helped Jackie create this perfect day…
Reception Location: Mandarin Oriental, DC
- We chose this because it is in the heart of DC, but felt totally removed and peaceful – like an urban sanctuary. It was understated elegance, the level of service was superb, and it was a formal location without feeling “stuff” or uncomfortable. Plus – I knew the food was going to be amazing, and it was!
Florist: The English Garden (202.546.8277)
Music/Entertainment: Ochun (we brought this band down from New York – amazing traditional Cuban music)
Hair: Lara Campbell
Groom/Groomsmen Attire: Anthony’s of Georgetown (202.333.5762)
Thanks again, Jackie! This was such a treat!
As the 44th President takes office today, the new First Lady will be by his side, likely looking as elegant and put-together as ever. While this powerful couple radiates style at each and every public appearance, they also make it look so, well, easy.
On October 18, 2008, Barack and Michelle Obama celebrated their sixteenth wedding anniversary. In 1992 in Chicago, Illinois, the Obamas were married in a church ceremony and celebrated afterwards with an elegant, but not over-the-top, reception. Barack wore a white tie tuxedo, while Michelle looked gracefully beautiful in a white off-the-shoulder ballgown and cathedral-length veil. Michelle’s bridesmaids wore black.
If this effortlessly chic couple were to get married this year, their wedding would likely reflect their classic style and confident personalities. What an amazing D.C. wedding that would be! Here is a modern take on the Obama’s timeless wedding style…
Photos: Top Row – Barack and Michelle Obama (www.barackobamain08.com); Black & White Bouquet (Martha Stewart Weddings); Middle Row – White Cake (Kendall’s Cakes); Tux (Martha Stewart Weddings); Bottom Row – Invitation by Smock Paper (available at Just Paper and Tea); Dress by Oscar de la Renta (available at Hitched).