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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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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Congratulations Betsy and Rachel

September 30, 2018. Category: anniversary, DC Wedding, fall wedding, garden wedding, real wedding, Washington DC

Betsy and Rachel wanted their wedding to be personal and romantic with an industrial feel and the The Ritz Carlton Georgetown had the exact aesthetic that they were looking for — exposed brick, enormous windows, steel beams and a beautiful garden for their outdoor ceremony.

Gravitating to darker and richer tones, the couple created custom navy and copper wedding invitations by Flourishing Penguin 

Navy and copper details were threaded throughout their wedding decor and accented with lavish greenery and gorgeous floral arrangements by Highway to Hill 

The couple wanted to include their three cats and a dog in their wedding day since they couldn’t be there, so they named a signature drink after their fur babies!

Happy First Anniversary Betsey and Rachel we wish you a lifetime of love and laughter!

Photography: Lissa Ryan Photography  

See more of this sweet couple’s wedding feature on Love Inc Magazine 

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Congratulations Jermaine and Scott

September 16, 2018. Category: anniversary, DC Wedding, fall wedding, real wedding, weddings

This handsome couple wanted a wedding that was “classic and elegant without pretense,” so they chose the Meridian House—a historic D.C. home known for its impressive European-style architecture for their gorgeous September wedding!

This dapper duo arrived to their wedding, in a 1964 Rolls-Royce with a eucalyptus garland. Amaryllis Floral & Event Design covered the doorway 
with white Tibet roses, smilax vines, bush ivy, and eucalyptus creating a stunning backdrop to welcome their guests.

Their intimate garden ceremony focused on family: Scott entered with his sisters, and Jermaine with his mom – each chose a sibling to be his “best person.”

After the couple exchanged emotional vows, guests enjoyed cocktails in the property’s grove of linden trees, then moved indoors for dinner.

The couple wanted a “romantic but modern” reception, so they opted for pillar candles on risers, chic tableware, and tall beveled glass vases filled with flowing white dendrobium orchids (along with other mixed florals).

The couple’s chic invitation suite by Cheree Berry Paper was inspired by the gilded mirrors, gold trim, and architecture of the Meridian House.

 Marigold & Grey created welcome boxes that showcased “their story,” popcorn from Scott’s home state of Iowa, Mississippi cheese straws for Jermaine, gourmet chocolates from their home in Washington D.C., homemade “Ted’s Tarts” from their favorite comfort food restaurant, and of course, a Beyoncé cookie, because they’re big fans and even chose “Halo” as the processional song for their ceremony!

Happy First Anniversary to one of the loveliest couples we have had the pleasure of knowing!

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

Photography: Abby Jiu Photography

See more details of this adorable couple’s wedding featured on Martha Stewart Weddings

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