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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10 things you may not know about Christina

October 23, 2018. Category: A. Dominick Events Team

We love learning interesting facts about our clients so we thought it would be fun to turn it around and share a few fun facts about Christina that you may not know!

Christina Dean- Event Coordinator, A. Dominick Events 

1. I am a proud Army brat! Both my mom and dad had long careers in the US military.

2. I was born in a military hospital right in Washington, DC.

3. I went to an all girls high school.

4. I studied abroad in Florence, Italy in college.

5. My favorite color is purple.

6. I grew up tap dancing.

7. I studied piano for 12 years.

8. I’m lactose intolerant.

9. I was the one and only high school intern at A. Dominick Events!

10. I can not go to sleep unless my closet doors are closed. Something about having the doors open freaks me out!

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Green With Envy

October 15, 2018. Category: green weddings, real wedding, Royal Wedding, trends, wedding inspiration, wedding invitations, wedding planner

Darker greens are having a moment this season and are definitely making a comeback in fashion, decor, and weddings. Which was evident at the Royal Wedding of Princess Eugenie, which took place at Windsor Castle over the weekend!

Princess Eugenie who is ninth in line to the thrown decided to forgo a veil, but she did chose to accessorize her wedding gown with the gorgeous Greville Emerald tiara (borrowed from her grandmother, the Queen)

Photo Credit: Yui Mok/Pool via REUTERS

The newest Royal, The Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle has also been rocking this elegant color in many outfits lately.  Very soon we expect the gorgeous color to flood your Pinterest and Instagram feeds.

Photo Credit: People Magazine

The beauty of using green is it’s ability to compliment a variety of color palattes and it can easily be incorporated into any type of florals or can stand along by itself!

Photo Credit: Abby Jiu

 The color can also make a big impact for a winter wedding as well. Using a richer shade such as emerald or hunter green, will defiantly make a bold statement for your holiday soirée.  From invitations to centerpieces, and even calligraphy have showcased these gorgeous deep greens. To top it off the color looked breathtaking on some of our bridesmaids.

Photo Credit: Kate Headley

Photo Credit: Rachel May Photography 

There are lots of ways you can incorporate the sophisticated color into your events.

Photo Credit: Love Life Images

Try adding some eye catching seating into your cocktail hour with a hunter green couch or chairs. Use a gorgeous green velvet tablecloth to captivate dinner guests and make a statement. Even adding some green goblets or vintage books will your bring event decor to the next level.

Goblets: Something Vintage

Chairs: Something Vintage 

Linens: La Tavola 

Books: Something Vintage 

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Congratulations Jenna and Danny

October 07, 2018. Category: anniversary, garden wedding, real wedding

Jenna Berk and Danny Cackley have a DC version of a Hollywood romance. The two actors crossed paths multiple times at performances and at their alma mater, University of Virginia, but it wasn’t until they met at an audition in the District that they hit it off!

This adorable couple was drawn to the historic Meridian House for the venue, the gardens reminded the pair of where they got engaged.

The couple chose a custom navy + gold wedding invitation suite by Flourishing Penguin 

A fall color scheme of jewel tones and charcoal provided the backdrop, and an unofficial Harry Potter-meets-Secret Garden theme (fitting of their penchant for the stage) kept the mood fun.

Happy First Anniversary Mr. and Mrs. Cackley, we wish you a lifetime of love and laughter!

Photography: Love Life Images     Floral: Sweet Root Village 

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