NATIONAL MUSEUM OF WOMEN IN THE ARTS WEDDING FULL OF SOUTHERN CHARM

April 14, 2019. Category: anniversary, Luxury Weddings, Museum Wedding, uncategorized

Happy First Anniversary Amanda and Ben!

Classic DC Wedding A. Dominick Events

This classic DC wedding was full of southern charm! Amanda grew up in the area so she knew she always wanted a DC wedding! Ben however, did not. Ben’s home state is Mississippi and the couple knew they wanted to include his southern roots in their wedding at The National Museum of Women in The Arts. To achieve this, they picked an iconic DC venue and brought in some elements of the outdoors and the south to make it feel (a little) more relaxed.

DC Wedding full of southern charm Edge Floral Design

They incorporated magnolia leaves into the bouquets by the bar, which is the state tree of Mississippi. Which was such a sweet nod to Ben’s home!

Magnolia Leaves DC Wedding A. Dominick Events

Amanda wanted neutral soft colors throughout the day so she chose a dusty pink for her bridesmaids and added in elements of light blue, grey, and white throughout. Maybe they were drawn to the blue because it is close to Columbia blue – their alma mater!

Blush Pink Bridesmaid Dresses A. Dominick Events

Cheree Berry Paper Wedding Invitations, DC Wedding A. Dominick Events

One of the things that was most very important to couple was that even though they were having a black tie wedding, they didn’t want it to feel stuffy or uptight. They wanted people to just be able to relax and let loose since most of their guests were traveling to attend.

Luxury DC Wedding A. Dominick Events

The bride’s favorite memory was just dancing and singing the night away with her new husband and all the people they love most in the world!

Black Tie DC Wedding

Wishing you both a lifetime of love and laughter!

First Anniversary DC Wedding A. Dominick Events


Photography: Jodi and Kurt Photography | Ceremony Church: Holy Rosary Catholic Church |Floral Design: Edge Floral Designs | Hair & Makeup: Amie Decker Beauty | Paper Materials: Cheree Berry Paper | Save The Date: Serendipity Beyond Design | Catering & Cake: Occasions Caterers | Rentals: Party Rental Ltd & La Tavola Fine Linen | Music: Rhythm Collective – Elan Artists | Lighting: Frost Lighting | Videographer: Bowen Films

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Planning a Milestone Birthday!

April 11, 2019. Category: 40th Birthday Party, 60th birthday celebration, First Birthday Party, milestone birthday party, uncategorized

Is there anything more fun than planning a birthday party?

From your child’s first birthday party to your mom’s 60th or your 40th, we love any reason to celebrate! Milestone birthdays are a great excuse to dress up, invite all of your family and friends and do something special. After all, it’s not every day that your grandma turns 100! Birthday celebrations should reflect the birthday boy or girl’s favourite things, so if your husband has always wanted to fly in a helicopter, get him a helicopter ride with somewhere like Jettly! Or if your wife has always wanted to go on a spa weekend, get her a spa weekend! Their birthday is all about them, so why not let them celebrate in style?! Here are a few of our favourite milestone celebrations:

This boho themed first birthday party for this darling little girl was colorful, relaxed and beautiful.

From the moon bounce, to the petting zoo, face painting and a performance from the Great Zucchini this lovely little’s girl first birthday party had something for everyone!

Her beautiful and delicious birthday cake by Buttercream Bakeshop was almost too pretty to eat. Thank goodness sweet Ella had her very own smash cake!

Guests gathered under a shaded tent to sit, eat and cool off! Rustic farm tables and mismatched chairs from Something Vintage along with beautiful lush flower arrangements by Sweet Root Village was boho perfection!

Even the kids table was a huge hit low farm tables with pillows, poofs were the perfect height for the littlest guests. Photography: Lisa Blume

For this fun loving and stylish 60th birthday party held at the industrial Dock5, we pulled inspiration from a PaperlessPost invitation which featured a large gold pinata inspired 60, which was the perfect theme and threaded throughout the entire party.

Guests were greeted by scrumptious food stations like Breakfast at Midnight, activities from blackjack to pool to a palm reader and who could forget about the band.

This mirrored bar with large. white frilly balloons gave the guests the perfect spot to grab one of the birthday girl’s favorite cocktails! | Catering: Design Cuisine

Photography: Bonnie Sen | Event Decor: Amaryllis Floral and Event Design

For this Palm Springs inspired 40th birthday celebration we wanted bright warm hues, a mix of different textures and relaxed vibes using inspired from the Parker Palm Springs hotel.

This beautiful custom and delicious birthday cake by Fluffy Thoughts was a focal point, with palm springs inspired flowers and Parker Palm Springs details it was a hit!

No birthday celebration is complete without balloons and this balloon installation was the perfect accent to the succulent plants that were given out as favors at the end of the night. Balloon Installation: All About Balloons

Photography: Lisa Blume | Rentals: Something Vintage | Rentals: Social Supply Design and Decor

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Classic Black Tie Wedding at the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium

March 24, 2019. Category: anniversary, black tie, classic, uncategorized

This sweet couple had a spectacular wedding day even though every unexpected thing that could happen, did. Luckily for us Jen and Jamie took everything in stride and they had the perfect wedding day despite some aforementioned hiccups!

Wishing you both very happy first anniversary!

Black Tie Wedding, Luxury Wedding, Washington DC Wedding, Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium Wedding, A. Dominick Events, Eli Turner Photography

After scouring the DC events calendar, Jen and Jamie decided March 24th, 2018 was the perfect day to have a wedding in DC. There were no “scheduled” events, the weather would be great, and the Cherry Blossoms were sure to be in full bloom. They booked their venue – the Andrew Mellon Auditorium – right in the heart of Washington, DC. A few weeks prior to their wedding date, the unfortunate reality set in that snow was in the forecast and the largest anti-gun march ever would be the same day!

Andrew W. Mellon Wedding  A. Dominick Events, Black Tie Wedding
Classic Black Tie Wedding Ceremony Eli Turner, A. Dominick Events Wedding Planner, DC Wedding

The week prior to the wedding, two funny things happened. First, one of Jen’s bridesmaids unfortunately had the wrong wedding date planned. She was leaving for Tokyo for her spring break that Sunday. And guess what? She wasn’t supposed to return until a week and a half later. Jen says she learned just how strong their friendship was when the bridesmaid said she’d fly back early from Tokyo to be there for the big day!

Bridesmaids, Bridesmaid dresses, Black and White

Second, the Monday before the wedding, the couple learned all streets surrounding the Mellon Auditorium would be closed until 6:00 pm on their wedding day. This meant their 5:00 pm wedding ceremony couldn’t happen until 7:00 pm when the streets were open.


The road closures meant no vendor trucks could get near the Mellon Auditorium on Saturday; everything needed to be at the venue by Friday. This included everything from tables and chair to flowers… and a refrigerated truck (guarded by an overnight security guard) with all of their food!

Andrew W. Mellon Wedding, A. Dominick Events

Within two days, they collected email addresses for all 235+ guests, and notified them via Paperless Post about the last minute schedule change. Thank goodness for technology – everyone noted the change and they were good to go! After the 5” of snow hit and completely shut down DC that Wednesday, they thought nothing else could possibly go wrong and they were right – everything after Wednesday was perfect.


Saturday evening was filled with delicious food, tasty cocktails, and amazing music and dancing.

Happy Anniversary Jen and Jamie

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

Photography: Eli Turner Floral Design: Edge Floral

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Let’s hear it for the boys!

March 21, 2019. Category: groom, groomsmen, uncategorized, wedding style

As much as we love a gorgeous wedding dress and a timeless veil, we can’t forget to mention all of the handsome (and fun) groom looks we have seen. From classic black tie tux, to a well tailored suit, custom cummerbunds and bow ties, the possibilities are endless for the gentleman.

Here are a few of our favorite ways our grooms have showcased their style and looked fresh on their wedding day!



A classic black tux is a timeless and classic choice, and is always in style not matter what time of the year you are getting married! Jodi and Kurt Photography

Tailored suits is shades of blue, are great for a summer wedding when the temperatures are warmer. Abby Jiu Photography
Having a mobile barber come to you for a trim or a hot shave the day of your wedding will ensure your skin or beard look the very best! Mantas Kubilinskas Photography


A unique boutonniere will make sure the groom stands out! Abby Jiu Photography

Monogrammed suspenders are a fun way for him to personalize his tux and they make a great groomsmen gift! Patricia Lyons Photography
These gentleman had a little fun as their role as groomsmen, each choosing their favorite superhero motive to wear as socks. Cassidy Duhon Photography

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5 things every Maid of Honor should do for the bride on her wedding day!

March 14, 2019. Category: advice, maid of honor, uncategorized

If you’ve been asked to be a maid of honor (or matron of honor) in your best friend or sister’s wedding this is not only a huge honor, but a role that should be taken seriously and with stride. Your main role is really to be the biggest supporter of the bride during the planning of her wedding and more importantly her wedding day.

Here are 5 things every Maid of Honor should do for the bride on her wedding day!

1. As a maid of honor be prepared to jump in and help with anything. Abby Grace Photography
2. Carry the brides cell phone! As the maid of honor hold onto the bride’s phone for her and take photos throughout the wedding so at the end of the night when the party is over, she can relive all of the special moments all over again!
Bonnie Sen Photography
3. Learn how to do the bride’s bustle or at least have the wedding planner show you, so you can assist if need be.
Patricia Lyons Photography
4. Always have a small emergency kit with Advil, bandaids, anything you can think of! We like the Pinch Provisions Minimergency Kit for Brides as they have everything you need in the most adorable little case that can easily fit in your clutch. Bonnie Sen Photography
5. Have your own dress ordered, altered and ready to go well before the wedding. Make sure that the other bridesmaids do the same, the bride should not have to be chasing everyone to make sure they have their dresses she has enough to worry about. Bonnie Sen Photography

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