bride and groom cuddle on a love seat in the lobby of the Hotel Monaco in Alexandria VA
black and white portrait of the bride
bride kisses groom on the cheek
bride laughs while standing in an alley in Alexandria VA
Groom stands in front of a huge American flag
Wedding Party portrait
bride walking down the street, holding up her dress
dad helps bride into the classic cadillac
groom's blue tie and white boutonierre
flower girl plays with her basket of flowers
ring bearer and son of groom holds the rings
flower girls run down the aisle
Dahlgren Chapel catholic wedding ceremony
bride and the groom's son share a fist bump during the ceremony
bride and groom kiss in the doorway of the chapel immediately after the ceremony
bride and groom pose by the cadillac
escort cards insilver frames on blue linen
tented reception = silver chairs, navy linens, white base plate and silver napkins
overhead view of the cocktail reception in the gardens
tiers of cupcakes with small round cake and vintage cake topper on top
small round cake with vintage family heirloom cake topper
nighttime photo of Carlyle house with luminaries lining the sidewalks
menu card inside the silver napkin
dessert buffet with m&ms, mallomars and baked alaska sticks

Carolyn and Ted had an intimate wedding celebration in the fall, but they did not follow convention with the design of their event. The color palette of blue, silver and white was a glamorous departure from the usual red and oranges seen in October. The ceremony was held at the couple’s alma mater, Georgetown University, and the reception was at the quaint Carlyle House in Alexandria, Virginia. The guests enjoyed a jazz trio and a fabulous dessert buffet, complete with the father of the bride’s favorite Mallomars!

I just wanted to thank you for doing an AMAZING job at our wedding. Throughout the entire planning process you were nothing but helpful, pro-active, creative and organized. I found you invaluable - especially since we had six weeks to plan. The day/weekend went perfectly - and you handled the few surprises so I had nothing to worry about. Everyone has been raving about the evening; the site, the food, the decor, the desserts... and the weather helped!-Carolyn and Ted