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Decatur House Wedding by Abby Jiu Photography

Happy Monday! First off, congratulations to Kim, our winner of the Hela Spa giveaway! Kim, please email Kristin for the details on next steps.


Kat and Robert are one of those beyond-words-adorable couples! It is almost just not fair! In addition to their dashing good looks, they had an incredibly beautiful wedding day, that I am thrilled to share with you!  Photographer extraordinaire Abby Jiu captured the celebration from the nuptials at Holy Trinity to the Chupacabra late night Taco truck – it is almost too good to be true! Enjoy!

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Bash National Museum of Women in the Arts Wedding

There is no doubt about it, that the National Museum of Women in the Arts is one of the most incredible wedding venues in Washington.  It has a prime downtown location, lovely architectural detail, and beautiful art. Maya and Steve’s wedding was planned by Terri Eaves, the owner of the fabulous firm, Bash and it too matches all of the above adjectives

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Dumbarton House Wedding

Hello and happy Monday! This morning, savor a fresh cup of coffee and welcome the week with the beautiful wedding of Kate and Aaron…Thank you to Jennifer Domenick of Love Life Images for sharing the lovely pics!

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Longview Gallery Wedding

Today’s wedding is like no other wedding that I have ever seen!  The unique and slightly spooky decor makes this the perfect wedding to get in the mood for Halloween this weekend…It’s a total scream!

Planner, Terri Eaves of Bash shares a bit of insight on the wedding inspiration,

“Ally and Josh wanted their wedding to be a reflection of their life together. Fun, untraditional and a party!  They love specialty brews, concerts and music. They are also night owls-their ceremony did not start until 8:00pm!  Initially, Ally’s ideas scared me!  However, once I met Ally and saw the inspiration boards she had created on her Mac, I knew this wedding would be one to remember. The first and only venue that came to mind was Long View Gallery. Ally and Josh love art and an urban space was the only one that would fit the bill.  There were a few things that Ally had to have on her wedding day: a short, vintage inspired dress, skulls, Baccara roses, leopard print and aubergine.  The mis-matched look wasn’t too hard to pull together at all!

As guests arrived, they entered thru the front of the gallery. High and low cocktail tables with sheer leopard print linens were topped with low arrangements of red flowers.  The bar had clear chandeliers hanging overhead, and across from the bar was Four Star Combo, a rockabilly and classic honky tonk band.  Guests moved up the ramp towards the back half of the gallery where the ceremony took place. Seating was arranged on three sides and pipe and drape separated the ceremony area from what would later become the dinner area and dance floor.

The wedding party (guys dressed in all black, with red print ties and Converse, ladies in all black with a single Baccara rose), walked down the aisle to Four Star Combo’s version of “All Shook Up”. Ally entered with her father, wearing a Vineyard Collection dress with hint of tulle peaking out underneath, and red patent heels, to “Sexy and 17″. Ally’s mom officiated the ceremony.”

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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