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.

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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.

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

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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.

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

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

Wishing you both a lifetime of love and laughter!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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.

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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!

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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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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!

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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!

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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!

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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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Wedding Budget: Where to Spend your Money and Why!

March 11, 2019. Category: A. Dominick Events Team, advice, anniversary, Luxury Weddings, uncategorized

You finally chose a wedding day and think you have found the perfect venue but now what? Before you start planning anything further, you need to put together a budget for your wedding day!

Do you care most about the photos you will keep or is it your dream to have a killer band for a rocking party?  Know that going into the budgeting process and allocate more money for those areas.  You also need to be prepared to scale back on the things you don’t care as much about!

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Be realistic: Most weddings we see in the Washington DC area are $800-$1,200 per guest.  Don’t believe the “average” DC wedding budgets you see in magazines and on other blogs.  Unfortunately, you can’t have a wedding like you see in bridal magazines for $50,000 in this region. Period.

Wedding Guests: Your guest count is the biggest way to contain your budget (read: save money). Take a hard look at not only your guest list, but your parent’s list, and your groom’s parent’s guest lists to see how necessary each invite and plus one is. But hold on, your list isn’t safe either. Stop and think who you will still be friends with in 10 years. Those coworkers might not NEED to be included.

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Don’t forget the un-sexy items: Yes, you have to think about transportation, insurance, rain plan and lighting. These items might not appear in your Pinterest-fueled dreams, but they have to be a consideration in your budget.

Prepare for the Unexpected: Know that you will likely go over budget.  Most couples go over by about 20%.  Last minute add ons and upgrades tend to be the culprit here.

Prioritize: What are the items you care most about? Those items should get weighted more in your budget. What items do you care least about? You MUST choose some items to be less of a priority to get a realistic handle on your budget. In reality, your food and beverage will be the most expensive line item, but depending on your priorities, the band or floral and decor will likely be next in line.

Ask An Expert:  Hire a planner or at the very least talk to a friend who is recently married in a venue similar. They can outline the true costs of the type of wedding that you are thinking of having BEFORE you book a venue! We happen to know the best wedding planner(s) in DC!

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