black and white invitation with pink ribbon belly band and a gold seal
bride puts on her earrings
bride puts on her white shoes
the bride and her sister, the maid of honor
the maid of honor wears a lot of bangle bracelets
an elephant brooch on the bridal bouquet
the bride and groom meet in the hall of Hotel Monaco
the bride and groom under the Hotel Monaco sign
the bride and groom in front of Pop's Ice Cream in Alexandria
gold chivaris with purple and pink fans are set in the hotel courtyard
pink and purple fans
the wedding ceremony in the back up ballroom
large orchid sprays sit atop the dinner tables
some dinner tables feature 3 vases with submerged orchids
gold framed table name
menu card
plated first course of a greek salad
sushi dinner station
first dance
bride and groom enjoy the toasts in their honor
guests look at their photobooth photo strips
post-dinner candy bar
post-dinner candy bar
end of night bags of gourmet popcorn
the wedding rings on the day's Washington Post
a surprise rain storm forces us to move indoors

Mukta and James planned their Alexandria, Virginia wedding with hospitality towards their guests in mind. While a surprise summer thunderstorm moved their outside ceremony to Plan B, their guests felt no discomfort, sipping on specialty drinks while the last minute set up was finished. The guests enjoyed a wonderful dinner with a wide variety of dinner stations that appealed to their international guests, plus a candy bar, Georgetown Cupcakes, and a late night gourmet popcorn snack!

Janice Carnevale of Bellwether Events made sure my wedding day flowed smoothly. Sudden downpours did not dampen the festivities (or change the schedule) with Janice coordinating everyone! Her vendor recommendations were great—she understood exactly what my husband and I wanted (down to the tiniest detail), and then helped us make it happen. With her coordinating our wedding, we were able to spend time celebrating and enjoying with friends and family –and not worrying about wedding details! From start to finish, everything turned out a little nicer than I could have hoped for—from the way she laid out wedding favors, to the way everything was packed up and delivered to our room at the end of the night, she made my wedding day extra special. I would recommend her to anyone looking for a job well-done and done with style-Mukta and James