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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!

June10_3 June10_2 June10_1 The fabulous vendor team:

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


Gorgeous Country Club Wedding

Today’s Real Wedding is one part glamorous, one part elegant, and one part oh-so-fun!  Are you looking for beautiful detail inspiration?  Well, look no further because Claire and Brian’s wedding is going to knock your socks off!

Shot by Michael Kress, the photographer tell us, “This magical event had all of the elements required to make a memorable wedding…Great couple, beautiful location and decor, a high energy group of friends and a loving family all there to celebrate the night away.”

With Michele Hodges of Michele Hodges Events at the helm of the planning, it is obvious why this was such a fantastic day!

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National Museum of Women in the Arts Purple Wedding

Yes, if you haven’t noticed, purple was a huge color last year, the year before…and even this year…well, it just doesn’t seem to get old and sure is awfully pretty.  Today’s wedding is at one of the most elegant venues in town, the National Museum of Women in the Arts…enjoy!

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Halcyon House Wedding

No matter what your neighborhood or profession, if you live in D.C., you most likely  know about the famous, fun kickball leagues. Sara and Owen, who were married last year, met during a game of kickball – very fitting for a D.C. couple!

At their wedding in heart of Georgetown at the Halcyon House, Sara explains, “We wanted the overall vibe of the wedding to be fun and different, yet still have a very classic feel to it. We absolutely did not want a typical wedding venue, which made the Halycon House perfect.”  The venue allowed them to achieve this dream of “fun yet classic” for their wedding: the downstairs space is a blank canvas, and very modern, providing the couple with ample room to use their imagination and create their ideal setting, while the upstairs space is more traditional.

The variation among rooms of the house let Sara and Owen use a different color scheme and theme in each room. The end result was incredibly unique – full of fun, beautiful, and diverse décor by Amaryllis Florist, Capital Décor and Events, Pam Barefoot and Frost Lighting!

Dinner was served in the spacious lower level of the House, which had been transformed from a typical concrete basement into a classy, elegant dining room. Everything was lit with a red hue – so very romantic.

After dinner, the guests were led upstairs into a completely different environment than where they had just dined – suddenly they were stepping foot into a room with bright colors, fun patterns, and glowing colored lights. Sara and Owen loved seeing the looks of shock and awe on the guests’ faces as they saw the dance area – a total change of scenery from the dining room! They say that the unexpected, wild atmosphere “really let our guests know that it was not time to let loose and have a great time, which is ultimately what we wanted.”

After the ceremony and reception, Sara and Owen sped off to their Bahamas honeymoon in an elegant, vintage Bentley!

The fabulous vendor team:

Ceremony: Trinity Methodist

Venue: Halcyon House

Planner: Atrendy Wedding, Pam Barefoot

Caterer: Main Event Caterers

Photographer: Rodney Bailey

Florist: Amaryllis Florist

Band: Eleven Eleven Band, Jazz Trio

Décor: Capital Décor and Events

Cake: Fancy Cakes by Leslie

Lighting: Frost Lighting

Makeup: Leah McKay

Hair: Sachi Medlicott

Photobooth: M J Alexander

Transportation: Atlantic Valet, Fleet Transportation, Fairfax Limo