Congratulations Catherine and Keith

December 09, 2018. Category: anniversary, DC Wedding, real wedding, winter wedding

Catherine and Keith met and fell in love in DC, though they spend a number of years in San Francisco before moving back to Washington, shortly after they got engaged, so it felt only natural to have a classic District wedding.

 The Decatur House felt like the perfect venue for them – charming, full of history, and close to so many DC landmarks.When they decided on a December wedding, the bride was thrilled. She loves the holiday season, and was so excited to plan a winter wedding.

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They wanted to include holiday touches and create a cozy, festive atmosphere – so they planned a hot cocoa bar, hung mistletoe at the entrance to the carriage house, and had snowfall lighting effects behind the DJ!

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The first snowfall of the season fell on the day of their wedding, which was so perfect and unexpected.

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The bride’s favorite memory of the day, was when they were surrounded by everyone we loved, and it was a moment of complete peace and happiness for both of them.

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Happy First Anniversary Mr. and Mrs. Muth. We with you a lifetime of love and laughter!

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Photography: Rachel May Photography   Floral Design: Blossom + Vine

 

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Be Thankful

November 22, 2018. Category: A. Dominick Events Team, Thanksgiving

With the holiday season almost in full swing, it is hard to believe it is already Thanksgiving and that another year has almost come to an end!

This Thanksgiving we wanted to take a minute and share what we are all thankful for and of course it wouldn’t be Thanksgiving if we didn’t sprinkle in a few of our favorite recipes or dishes!

Aimee: I am thankful for: My health. This is a big one for me this year. I feel we so often (as women) pick out our faults with our body, but I’m really trying to be grateful for all my body can do and how healthy I am. And of course, my family and our amazing clients!

Favorite recipe:  Alton Browns brined turkey  has been a staple for years and we added  Momofuku crack pie last year. This year, we are trying a few new/unconventional recipes: Thomas Keller’s leek bread pudding instead of stuffing and Pioneer Woman pumpkin cheesecake.

Christina:  My favorite part of Thanksgiving is gathering with family. My immediate family and I travel down to North Carolina every year to spend Thanksgiving with my dad’s side of our family. When my paternal grandmother was still with us she emphasized the importance of spending time with one another, so my dad and his siblings have rotated who hosts Thanksgiving and Christmas every year in her honor. That may sound like a big undertaking, but there are 6 siblings (plus all of their children!) to share in the fun and joy of hosting.

I’m grateful to have a family that makes it a priority to spend good, quality time together. It doesn’t hurt that we sincerely love each other too.

Favorite recipe: My favorite Thanksgiving dish is sweet potato pie! I think I love this pie specifically because it’s a recipe my mom learned from her grandfather and she has since passed it down to my sister and I. It’s super yummy, but also sentimental!

Debby: I am thankful for my amazing family, my two delicious, sweet and messy little boys, my dear friends and my wonderful co-workers. Life is very busy and hectic these days so I am really trying to be more present and live in the moment and I couldn’t think of a better way to do that than to be with my family all gathered together on Thanksgiving.

Favorite recipe: For those who know me well cooking is well, not my greatest skill but I do LOVE Pie, especially on Thanksgiving so my favorite dish would have to be Pecan Pie.

Photography: Abby Jiu Photography      Floral Design: Amaryllis Floral & Event Design 

 

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A. Dominick Events Spring Internship

November 19, 2018. Category: internship

Are you obsessed with events, especially weddings?  Do you plan your friends’ birthdays and love looking at Pinterest and event planning blogs? A. Dominick Events, based in Chevy Chase DC, is one of the premier event planning companies in the area and can teach you how to turn that passion into a profession.

A. Dominick Events has a fast paced work environment and we seek talented interns who crave learning new skills and aren’t afraid to tackle big projects. As an intern you will get to work with our staff, while working on real projects that will teach you what event planning is really about.

Our ideal candidate is someone who is friendly and professional, someone who is obsessed with event planning and is creative and thoughtful when approaching assignments. He or she should also be ready to take great notes and open to learning the intricacies of planning high-end events.

What You Will Learn:

To create a high-end event from start to finish

To balance client expectations and budget constraints

To create and present a scale floor plan using Social Tables software

To brainstorm event details and design including creating inspiration boards

To build relationship with our online community by maintaining our Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, blog and other media accounts

To create proposals for prospective clients

To dress professionally and interact as an adult in a workplace

To design and set up a sample table presentation

Plenty of additional opportunities in related projects

Format for Learning and Future Benefits:

Our firm prides itself on the quality of its internship program and many of our former interns are now working in influential positions in event planning roles in Washington, DC and beyond. Our introductions and recommendations have helped our former interns to secure positions at many companies including; The Ritz Carlton, Hay Adams Hotel, Elan Artists, Amaryllis Inc, our own firm and many others.

We begin our internship with a full day of intensive training and provide each intern a comprehensive full training manual. Each day, interns are provided with varied tasks that are discussed in detail and overseen by their direct supervisor. At the conclusion of each day, the intern is required to recap their progress providing opportunity for supervisor feedback and learning.

At the mid-point of the semester a quiz and review are given to assess each interns’ progress and to establish a dialog to ensure that the interns’ goals are being reached.

At the conclusion of the semester, a final review is conducted to access the progress of the intern and to discuss the intern’s goals beyond the internship. At this time career advice, resume review and if appropriate, recommendations and introductions are made to possible future employers.

What We Are Looking For:

Background/studies in Event Planning, Marketing, Communication, Management or other related discipline is preferred but not required

Strong communication skills (both written and oral)

Proficiency in Word and Excel

Great organization skills with an ability to prioritize time-sensitive assignments

Creativity and flexibility

Strong problem solving skills

Familiarity with social networking sites desired, but we will also train

Details:

The office internship program runs from mid-January to mid-May and you are expected to work 10 hours a week in the A. Dominick Events office.

To be eligible, you must be a current undergrad student.

This is a paid internship opportunity and you will be compensated at $15.00 per hour.

Questions?

For more information or to apply, please contact Christina Dean (christina@adominick.com or 202.216.9557). Please submit both a cover letter and resume for consideration.

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Congratulations Catherine and Chris

November 04, 2018. Category: anniversary, DC Wedding, gallery wedding, modern wedding

This lovely couple enjoy exploring “the real DC,” so a modern venue in their favorite neighborhood was a priority Long View Gallery  provided the perfect backdrop to allow them to include details that reflected who they were as a couple.

Caroline and Chris wanted to make sure all of their guests felt as if they were entertaining them in their own home.

Live music, outstanding food and great cocktails were very important.

They included elements in their cocktail hour that originated from their childhoods: lobster rolls from Chris’ home town of Gloucester, MA, chips and seven layer dip as part of a long running family joke for Catherine.

They also picked craft beers from locations that were special to their relationship, to reflect their first date. Chris and Catherine also both love cheese and charcuterie, so they included a large cheese bar in the cocktail hour, and family-style charcuterie boards at each table during dinner. Their wedding felt intimate, warm and welcoming exactly what this couple wanted!

Happy First Anniversary Mr. and Mrs. Hayes

We wish you a lifetime of love, laughter and many more days exploring your favorite city!

Photography: Eli Turner    Floral Design: Sweet Root Village

See more of their modern gallery wedding featured on United With Love 

 

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Congratulations Blaine and Justin!

October 28, 2018. Category: anniversary, DC Wedding

The groom proposed on a cool night in January in the middle of a beautiful pine forest on his farm. He had a candlelit path to a small area next to the lake with hundreds of lights hung up and a love seat next to a blazing fire with hot chocolate ready.

In the moment he asked Blaine to marry him, Justin pulled a string that uncovered a large lit up “Marry Me?” letters behind them – He literally lit up the whole forrest!

So it was only fitting that this adorable couple’s wedding invitations included vintage  postage stamps of pines and a wedding full or endless and gorgeous greenery.

One of the couple’s favorite memories of the day was when they each messed up their vows and the entire room erupted in laughter.  It completely lightened the mood and put everyone at ease!

They opted to forgo the traditional sit-down dinner and assigned seats for themed food stations (raw bar, Italian, etc) and a combination of community tables, high tops and low tops.  This allowed their guests to eat, dance and wonder when and wherever they wanted.

They also knew they wanted to forgo the traditional cake for Krispy Kreme doughnuts.

Happy First Anniversary Mr. and Mrs. Fitchett!

We wish you a lifetime of love, laughter and adventure.

Photography: Abby Jiu    Venue: The Ritz-Carlton    Floral Design: Amaryllis 

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