Dock 5 Union Market – Colorful Mid-Century Modern DC Wedding

May 18, 2020. Category: anniversary, DC Wedding, DC Wedding Planner, DC Wedding Venue, industrial-chic, uncategorized

Happy first anniversary to Emma and Drew!

This colorful and fun loving couple put their own twist on every aspect of their wedding day which took place on May 18th, 2019 at Union Market’s Dock 5 event space. An event planner herself, Emma knew that she wanted the wedding to be unique from all of the events she had planned and the blank industrial space at Dock 5 allowed them the freedom achieve a true transformation. Emma and Drew embraced a colorful mid-century-modern-chic theme in bright jewel tones with tropical touches. Personal touches could be found throughout the day including: the 2Pac/Biggie cuff links that Drew wore (an early present from Emma), Emma’s grandmother’s fabric for the chuppah (which her sister also used at her wedding), incorporating a Southern tradition to bury and dig up a bottle of bourbon at the wedding site to ensure good weather, and a dessert bar featuring Rancatore’s ice cream (owned by the bride’s uncle) and cakes from Baked and Wired (the couple’s favorite cupcake shop). Check out this amazing day below!

Photography: Procopio | Venue: Dock 5 | Florist: Amaryllis | Videographer: Shutter & Sound | Invitations: Flourishing Penguin | Bridal Gown: Suzanne Harward | Lighting: Frost Lighting | Rentals: Party Rental LTD | Linens: LaTavola Fine Linen | Catering: Spilled Milk | Band: Sound Connection | Cake: Baked & Wired | Hair & Makeup: Amie Decker Beauty | Photobooth: OM Digital | Transportation: Atlantic | Ice Cream: Rancatore’s Ice Cream and Yogurt

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Classic and Traditional DC Wedding – DAR Constitution Hall

September 01, 2019. Category: anniversary, DC Wedding, DC Wedding Planner, DC Wedding Venue, uncategorized

Congratulations Hillary and Scott on your first wedding anniversary!

Classic and Timeless DC Wedding at Daughters of the Revolution. Black and White Photography. A. Dominick Events. Abby Grace Photography

Hillary and Scott both grew up in the DC area and met when they were in elementary school, so getting married in DC was important to both of them.

They wanted to have a classic and traditional wedding, so they chose the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution for their wedding reception and were married at Holy Rosary Church

DC Wedding Portraits. Wedding Planner. A. Dominick Events. Abby Grace Photography

They went to The Jefferson Memorial for their bridal party photos, which were just beautiful, you really can’t go wrong with taking photos at the monuments the architecture alone is just breathtaking and makes the perfect backdrop

Classic and Traditional DC Wedding. A. Dominick Events. Wedding Portraits Jefferson Memorial, Abby Grace Photography

The bride wore a bridal gown by Anne Barge, from her Blue Willow Collection and her bridesmaids wore light grey gowns by Joanna August 

Classic and Traditional DC Wedding. Light Grey Bridesmaid Dresses Joanna August. Sweet Root Village Floral Design

With the wall to ceiling glass windows and beautiful architectural details inside the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution the couple chose a color palate of soft creams, warm gold and lush floral arrangements in pinks, white white and greenery.

Cream and Gold Wedding Decor accented with lush florals by Sweet Root Village. A. Dominick Events
Wedding Floral Inspiration DC Wedding. A. Dominick Events. Sweet Root Village Floral

Cheers to many more years of love and laughter!

Classic and Traditional DC Wedding. Abby Grace Photography. A. Dominick Events

Photography: Abby Grace Photography Floral Design: Sweet Root Village

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Lewes Yacht Club wedding on the the Delaware Shore, full of delight.

May 05, 2019. Category: anniversary, destination wedding, Destination Wedding Planner, uncategorized, Yacht Club Wedding

Happy First Anniversary Peyton and Chris!

This adorable couple were married in the bride’s home town of Lewes, Delaware.

Nautical Wedding on the Delaware Shore. A. Dominick Events. Patricia Lyons Photography

Their wedding was truly a family affair, full of personalized touches and classic blue and white decor.

Wedding Details

Guests received a personalized piece of sea glass as their place cards, a lovely keepsake and a nod to the couple’s nautical wedding.

Sea Glass Place Cards - Destination Wedding Planner

The couple knew that Lewes was the perfect spot for them to get married. When they started dating, they would escape DC to go to the bride’s parent’s house for long weekends and spend time at the beach and they wanted to share the charm of the Delaware shore with their family and friends.

Destination Wedding- A. Dominick Events

The bride kept family together by getting ready at her family home.

Bride Getting Ready - Destination Wedding - A. Dominick Events

The couple also had their first look on their the bride’s dock, with their wedding party cheering on from the porch of the house.

First Look - A. Dominick Events

The Lewes Delaware wedding reception continued to a tented dinner overlooking the water.

Yacht Club Wedding Decor - A. Dominick Events
Yacht Club Wedding - Blue and White Decor - A. Dominick Events

Wishing you both a lifetime of love and laughter!

First Wedding Anniversary - A. Dominick Events

Photography: Patricia Lyons Photography | Church: St Peter’s Episcopal Church | Venue: Lewes Yacht Club | Florist:  Floral InspirationsCinematography: Bowen Films | Paper:  Cheree Berry Paper | Bridal Gown: Vera Wang | Lighting: Frost Lighting | Rentals: Something Vintage Rentals | Linen: La Tavola Fine Linen  Tent: Coastal Tented Events | Cake: Quiet Elegance | Band: The Source Band | Hair & Makeup: Alison Harper and Company

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A Gorgeous Rustic Charleston Wedding at Cannon Green

April 21, 2019. Category: anniversary, destination wedding, uncategorized

Happy First Anniversary Ashley and Dave!

This stunning couple wanted to get married in a city that their friends and family would enjoy traveling to; Charleston was the perfect destination! With it’s gorgeous, warm, southern, and somewhat of a second home for the bride as her parents retired there in 2008.

They even made sure to give guests a list of their favorites places to see, eat, and shop so they could experience the best of what the city has to offer during their visit.

The bride wore a gorgeous bridal gown by Lela Rose

They wanted guests to see a more modern side of Charleston’s southern hospitality. They loved Cannon Green for its elegant simplicity.

They also knew that the “live wall” in the courtyard would be the perfect backdrop for the ceremony and cocktail hour (and look amazing in photos) and were drawn to the Trolley Room for its historic, industrial vibes. The two spaces complemented each other perfectly on the day.

Additionally, they picked Cannon Green for its incredible food! During cocktail hour, guests were treated to grilled peach and brie crostini, tuna tartare, lamb meatballs, crispy fried oysters, and fried chicken biscuits.

For dessert, they served guests full-size and miniature cupcakes from Sugar Bakeshop – a must if you ever visit Charleston! They loved how their signature vanilla cupcakes looked with their sugared blueberry toppers and their custom sign by Flourishing Penguin

One of their favorite details was incorporating Charleston palmetto roses into their place settings. They date back to the Civil War, when women gave men the roses to protect them from harm. Today, they are still considered symbols of true love. Many guests took theirs as keepsakes from the day.

For florals, their vision was classic flowers you see in rich, southern gardens. The bride’s bouquet had white peonies, white garden roses, Vendela roses, white anemone, olive branches, seeded eucalyptus, blue thistle, and dusty miller, and was wrapped in an ivory ribbon by Branch Design Studio

The round tables had centerpiece bouquets with similar flowers, and the gray wood rectangular tables had lush garlands made of several types of eucalyptus, succulents, blue thistle, dusty miller, accented by oyster shells and candles.

We wish you a lifetime of love, laughter and many more travel adventures!

Vendors: Photographer: Sam Hurd, Ceremony/Reception Site: Cannon Green, Florist: Branch Design Studio, Stationery: Minted and Flourishing Penguin, Cake: Sugar Bakeshop, Hair & Makeup: Nadine Matarand Winston Thompson, Gown Designer: Lela Rose, Groom’s Clothing Designer: Ratio Clothing Customer Menswear, Band: Ben Fagan and The Charleston Groove Factory, Hotel/Bridal Suite: Zero George, Linens: La Tavola, Rentals: Event Haus, Vintage Car: Lowcountry Valet, Trolley for End-of-Night Transportation: Absolutely Charleston & Biscuits for Welcome Party Favor: Callie’s Charleston Biscuits.

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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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