Declare your Love

June 16, 2016. Category: ceremony, vows, weddings

Writing your vows can seem like a daunting task, but before you get completely overwhelmed, we have put together a few tips on how to make declaring your love fun and not stressful!

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1. When writing your vows you want them to be personal but be mindful not to be too intimate remember your audience, your grandmother is sitting out there!

2. Make sure not to leave writing your vows to the very last minute! Your ceremony is just an important as the reception and this is really an unnecessary added stress on your wedding day just don’t forget to practice!

3. We always love to see vows written on beautiful stationery or even calligraphed, not only is it a wonderful keepsake but will also look lovely in your ceremony photos.

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Hats Off to Groundhog Day!

February 02, 2016. Category: catering, ceremony, traditions, trends

Sometimes it feels like planning your wedding is a bit like Groundhog Day, you see the same traditional elements over and over again.  You don’t want to give up on tradition but also want to put your spin they day. So in honor of Punxsutawney Phil we want to pass along a few of our favorite twists on some wedding traditions. Here’s to not seeing your shadow and starting something new!

Embrace the Darkness

We love a good daytime ceremonies but there is a certain romance and elegance about getting married at night. Use candles and a good lighting team to direct the guests attrition to exactly what is important…the two you starting your life together.

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Photo by Raquel Reis

Get Up and Move

Release your guests from their tables and let them mix and mingle! A dinner of food stations and passed small plates and mixing up the seating with cocktail tables and lounge furniture is the perfect way to get your guests to interact throughout the evening. Worried your guests are too shy? One the specialty cocktails start flowing so will the conversations (and dance moves)!

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Photo by Vicki Grafton Photography

Brides-man…Best Woman

Your posse may not necessarily fit perfectly into gender groups. Skip tradition and ask those that truly mean the most to you to stand next to you as you say “I Do”. Your brother is your BFF, make him a brides-man. Your childhood friend is a girl, best woman material right there.

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Photo by Eric Kelley

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Oh what fun!

December 22, 2015. Category: cake, ceremony, decor, details, inspiration, real wedding

2015 was such a great year we couldn’t resist sharing a few of our highlights!

Please note that A. Dominick Events will be closed from December 22nd- December 31st 

We will be spending time with our loved ones celebrating all the joy that the holidays bring!

We wish you all a wonderful Holiday Season and an even better New Year.

See you all in 2016!

Photography: Jodi Miller Venue: Hay-Adams

20150509_17_18_38Photography: Sam Hurd  Venue: Pippin Hill Vineyards

UntitledPhotography: Abby Jiu  Venue: Decatur House

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Untitled7Photography: Abby Jiu  Venue: Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium

 

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Happy Cinco de Anniversary!

May 05, 2013. Category: ceremony, real wedding, weddings

Last Cinco de Mayo, we were celebrating a quintessential DC couple with a rustic yellow wedding at The Comus Inn in Dickerson, Maryland. The bride, a teacher in DC, and groom, a journalist, wanted a fun party for their friends and family to kick off their married life together.

ADominickEvents_DCWeddingA beautiful ceremony next to the Comus Inn barn under a structure by Beehive Events was followed by a lovely dinner with pops of yellow.

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Happy 1 Year Anniversary Laura and Arty!!

ADominickEvents_CincodeMayoThanks to Jennifer Domenick of Love Life Images for the beautiful photos.

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Waiting for Spring…

January 29, 2013. Category: cake, ceremony, dress, real wedding
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