Dapper Orange and Green Hay-Adams Hotel Rehearsal Dinner

posted on Friday, December 19th, 2014 at 7:30 AM.

I was lucky enough to work with Ron and Jon on all of their wedding weekend events, starting with the “DC Dapper” rehearsal dinner and roast at the amazing Hay-Adams Hotel. We took advantage of the in-house linens and chairs, since they coordinate so nicely with Jon’s favorite color, orange. Elegance & Simplicity created simple orchid arrangements in awesome, modern white bud vases. The modern classic Metro Map invitation was by Digby & Rose, and Carrie Ink handled all the other paper goods – and boy are they good! Connor Studios was nice enough to swing by before the shindig started and make some photos for me to share with you.

Wedding of Ron Mennow and Jon Pyatt at the Decatur House in Washington, DC Friday, August 29, 2014. (© 2014 Michael Connor / Connor Studios) Wedding of Ron Mennow and Jon Pyatt at the Decatur House in Washington, DC Friday, August 29, 2014. (© 2014 Michael Connor / Connor Studios)Wedding of Ron Mennow and Jon Pyatt at the Decatur House in Washington, DC Friday, August 29, 2014. (© 2014 Michael Connor / Connor Studios) Wedding of Ron Mennow and Jon Pyatt at the Decatur House in Washington, DC Friday, August 29, 2014. (© 2014 Michael Connor / Connor Studios)   Wedding of Ron Mennow and Jon Pyatt at the Decatur House in Washington, DC Friday, August 29, 2014. (© 2014 Michael Connor / Connor Studios) Wedding of Ron Mennow and Jon Pyatt at the Decatur House in Washington, DC Friday, August 29, 2014. (© 2014 Michael Connor / Connor Studios) Wedding of Ron Mennow and Jon Pyatt at the Decatur House in Washington, DC Friday, August 29, 2014. (© 2014 Michael Connor / Connor Studios) Wedding of Ron Mennow and Jon Pyatt at the Decatur House in Washington, DC Friday, August 29, 2014. (© 2014 Michael Connor / Connor Studios) Wedding of Ron Mennow and Jon Pyatt at the Decatur House in Washington, DC Friday, August 29, 2014. (© 2014 Michael Connor / Connor Studios) Wedding of Ron Mennow and Jon Pyatt at the Decatur House in Washington, DC Friday, August 29, 2014. (© 2014 Michael Connor / Connor Studios)

Happy FIRST Anniversary Lindsey and Bryan!

posted on Sunday, November 16th, 2014 at 4:11 PM.

I worked with Lindsey and Bryan for over a year on their amazing purple and gold Sunset Room wedding at National Harbor. This stylish DC couple is just the epitome of class. I can’t believe its already been a year since they wed. Time flies! Photos by Manning Weddings.

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Happy FIRST Anniversary Melinda and Gloria!

posted on Wednesday, November 12th, 2014 at 7:27 AM.

This DC wedding was many “firsts” for me – my first legal wedding of two women, my first wedding on the Sequoia Yacht, my first “interesting date” wedding (11/12/13), my first Tuesday wedding,  my first wedding with a couple who lives in Florida, and my first wedding with less than 40 guests. For all these reasons it was memorable. But the reason it was most memorable was the pure joy not only between the couple but with every single guest who bundled up against the wind, the cold, and the rain, all of them traveling from out of state to attend this beautiful celebration. Michelle Lindsey captured amazing photos while battling the elements and working within a teeny tiny event space, Petal’s Edge provided beautiful and understated flowers, and Main Event served a wonderful meal.

 

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Happy Anniversary Deb & Drew!

posted on Friday, November 7th, 2014 at 3:57 PM.

This adorable couple married at the Omni Shoreham in Washington DC on a gorgeous November day. After the interfaith ceremony under a sweet white chuppah, the guests danced all night long. Deb Lindsey captured these great photos.

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Happy Anniversary H + J!

posted on Friday, November 7th, 2014 at 3:55 PM.

Happy happy anniversary to H & J, who had an amazing baseball-themed wedding – appropriately at a baseball stadium! I am a few days late on this one, but I never forget about this wedding at my most favorite place on earth: Nationals Park! Photo by awesome Ralph Alswang. Don’t you love the adorable DIY pennant flags?!

 

bride and groom stand on top of the dugout with pennant flags that say "I do" and "Me too"

Happy Anniversary Katie and Josh!

posted on Thursday, October 30th, 2014 at 7:28 PM.

Katie and Josh had the sweetest wedding at the Hotel Monaco in Alexandria Virginia. My favorite part of course was the inclusion of their adorable chihuahua, Hercules. I had to look up what year they got married to be able to say – happy fourth anniversary!

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Happy Second Anniversary to Deborah and Jason!

posted on Monday, October 27th, 2014 at 7:13 PM.

Deborah and Jason had an amazingly personal Jewish wedding at the Ronald Reagan Building in Washington DC. My favorite thing about the design of this wedding is the neutral color palette that the couple chose, which I don’t always see in with Fall weddings. I also consider them my hurricane couple (I say with great love). When we first met, Hurricane Irene was coming in, and a little over a year later, Hurricane Sandy hit the weekend of their wedding. Photos by the immensely talented Procopio Photography.

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Happy Second Anniversary Allison and Heath!

posted on Monday, October 27th, 2014 at 7:06 PM.

Allison and Heath had their wedding at Holy Trinity Church in Georgetown, and then celebrated at the Le Meridien Hotel in Arlington, Virginia. This venue is really unique, with interesting tables and chairs, and a fabulous view of Georgetown across the Potomac River. I love my cake-loving couple. And their new daughter is simply adorable. Beautiful photos by Paul Morse Photographs.

Allison Barrett and Heath Bumgardner wedding on October 27, 2012. Allison Barrett and Heath Bumgardner wedding on October 27, 2012. Allison Barrett and Heath Bumgardner wedding on October 27, 2012.

 

Happy Third Anniversary Kate and Andrew!

posted on Wednesday, October 15th, 2014 at 7:55 AM.

Kate and Andrew had such a great wedding at Woodend Mansion. It was such a gorgeous October day. Check out these super fun photos by Stephen Voss. Its been three years since I’ve seen Kate and Andrew, but I’ll be seeing them in just a few weeks at Kate’s best friend’s wedding, that I’ve had the utter pleasure to work on.

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Happy FIRST Anniversary Karen and Albert!

posted on Sunday, October 12th, 2014 at 11:35 PM.

Karen and Albert had the most lovely wedding at Strathmore Mansion, in Bethesda Maryland. Check out this awesome video by Zinnia Films!

Karen and Albert Full Day from Zinnia Films on Vimeo.