Lettering by Lynne

The Willard Spring Wedding

April 28, 2014

Stephanie and George’s spring wedding at The Willard showcased classic D.C. elegance. I adore the light and airy soft florals by Edge Flowers, the classic stationery by the bride herself, Stationery by Stephanie, and that elegant Matthew Christopher dress from Love Couture Bridal.

Thanks to Heather Sala of HJ Planners and Gillette Portrait Arts for sharing this celebration with us! Yay!

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The fabulous vendor team:

Planner and Designer: Heather Sala, HJ Planners

Photographer: Gillette Portrait Arts

Church: Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle

Venue: The Willard

Florals: Edge Flowers

Stationery: Lettering by Lynne (Invitations) and Stationery by Stephanie,

Wedding Dress:  Matthew Christopher from Love Couture Bridal

Hair: Joe Pitta and Neal Foore from Neal’s the Hair Studio

Makeup: Dawn Newsome from Bridal Artistry

Strings: Cherry Blossom Quartet

Band: John Winntet Band

Lighting: AVS Lighting

Chairs: Chicka Chicka Boom Boom

Transportation: Alabaster Rolls Royce, Old Town Trolley, Sarakel Limo

Hotel Monaco Alexandria Wedding

April 1, 2014

Hello and Happy April! Today’s sunny wedding took place at the Hotel Monaco Alexandria. The talented Sweet Tea Photography caught all of Caitlin and Jeff’s details, including the lovely colorful flowers by Petal’s Edge Floral Design, the gorgeous calligraphy by Lettering by Lynne, to the sweet ride from Old Town Trolley Tours.

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From the bride and groom:

We were planning to be married on Long Island, NY, but found that planning remotely to be more challenging than we expected (at the time,

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I was working and going to graduate school full-time). Just to see what was available in our area, we started looking at venues in Old Town suggested by others. We looked at the Hotel Monaco and instantly fell in love with the spaces and with their staff – Allison Manning is the best! It’s also in the heart of Old Town, which has been our home for several years, and we were excited to share that with our friends and family.

Initially we wanted to have a nautical-themed wedding and blue and gold seemed to fit that theme. When we found our dream venue – not nautical themed – the colors fit the place and the season. We were really hoping for a classic meets modern look. Our florals were inspired by an arrangement that we received for our engagement, a low, glass cylinder filled with brightly colored seasonal flowers. We met with Rebecca at Petal’s Edge Floral Design and she was able to make our vision a reality while introducing us to new and exciting flowers.

Our favorite moment from our wedding day was the “first look.” We decided that seeing each other before the ceremony would really help with “butterflies” and nerves and make for great photos as well. I would recommend future brides to plan early, ask thorough questions, and read the reviews of your potential vendors. Most importantly, go with the flow!

It was important to us to incorporate family touches while making the event our own. Our cake topper was Jeff’s parents, used at their wedding 33 years ago. We needed something to liven-up the table settings – Caitlin really liked the idea of table runners and selected a pattern and fabric. Jeff’s mom made our table runners, which we were able to share with our families after the reception. Instead of a traditional guest book, we enlarged and printed on canvas a photo from our engagement shoot for guests to sign. It now hangs in our home. For favors, each guest received votive candles and a matchbox with the DC skyline printed on it. The candles were fall scented and from a candle company in Jeff’s hometown. Caitlin’s something old were her grandmother’s pearls, which her mother had strung into a bracelet. Her something blue was blue shoes, which was really fun – all of the guests kept asking to see them!

The fabulous vendor team:

Ceremony Venue: St. Mary’s Catholic Church

Reception Venue: Hotel Monaco Alexandria

Photographer: Sweet Tea Photography

Calligraphy: Lettering by Lynne

Hair & Makeup: Sugar House Salon & Day Spa

Band: The Jangling Rienharts

Florals: Petal’s Edge Floral Design

Cake: Sweet Ladies Bakery

Transportation: Old Town Trolley Tours

Decatur House Fall Wedding

November 11, 2013

Today’s beautiful wedding took place last fall at The Decatur House. Cindy of A. Dominick Events led the charge and lined up fabulous vendors, including Occasions Caterers, Beehive Events, and Jeff Greenough. It was a picture perfect day for Bride Kate and Groom Jack, just oozing lovely details. Oh, remember this watercolor guest book? Yup, from this special celebration!

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National Museum of Women in the Arts Understated Wedding

October 7, 2013

Jen and Chris wanted to have a “DC” wedding that everyone would enjoy – and without a doubt, they succeeded in creating a memorable and fun celebration for all! The romantic understated look was filled with white flowers by Amaryllis, simple white table settings, a patterned green table linen, and oodles of candles.

The National Museum of Women in the Arts allowed the couple to have multiple spaces to create separation and movement throughout the wedding; the ceremony on the first floor, the cocktail hour on the third floor with the exhibits, the dinner on the mezzanine, and then dancing on the first floor.

A. Dominick Events seamlessly led the planning and day, Occasions Caterers served the delicious menu, while Sound Connection kept the dance floor packed! Thank you to the oh-so-fabulous Abby of Abby Jiu Photography for sharing her breathtaking pics!

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The fabulous vendor team:

Planner: A. Dominick Events

Photographer: Abby Jiu Photography

Venue: National Museum of Women in the Arts

Rental Equipment: Perfect Settings and La Tavola Linen

Catering and Cake: Occasions Caterers

Floral: Amaryllis

Lighting: Frost Lighting

Transportation: Atlantic Services Group

Ceremony Music: Celebrated Strings 

Band: Sound Connection

Invitations: Cheree Berry Paper

Calligraphy: Lettering by Lynne

Hair: Hair by Jewels

Make Up: Carola Myers

Lettering by Lynne: Write with White

August 29, 2013

Letting by Lynne (one of our favorites) now offers white writing on dark envelopes. Such a pretty detail! I think white on gray would be lovely!

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