I started the season in May with a wedding downtown. The couple (Pepper & Dave) were great. The wedding was at Georgetown Presbyterian Church with the reception at the Park Hyatt, Washington. I haven't received any photos from their photographer but was hoping to before posting because I'm sure they were gorgeous. I also saw the photographer taking some very creative photos.
In September it was off the Outer Banks for a beach wedding. My husband and I got married in the Outer Banks and I had a HORRIBLE wedding planner so I was so happy to plan this one. Naomi & John are from New York and her father arranged the catering with High Cotton BBQ which was great. Originally Naomi was talking about not getting a photographer. I think a photographer is one of the most important vendors for a wedding because in the end it's what you have to look back on the day with. I reached out to Rich Coleman of Coleman Shots and I'm SO happy I did. Rich was very willing to work with the budget we had and they did an AMAZING job! Here's a link to Coleman Shots: http://colemanshotsweddings.com/
My main job was to transform the pool/deck area that was a scene from Spring Break all week (about 30 twenty-somethings staying in the house) to a wedding venue. All I had to work with was the tables and the table cloths Meagan had brought. I brought some paper lanterns that I knew we could somehow use. I wish I had a before shot to share but I don't so you'll have to use your imagination here.
|A shot from above after cocktail hour right before the wedding party was announced.|
|The Bride & Groom being announced. We hung the paper lanterns with fishing wire from one balcony to another.|
|Guest Book and mailbox for cards- cluster of tea lights|
|Centerpiece Lemons! Great inexpensive centerpiece idea:)|
Erin was great to work with because she was so organized, which makes the whole process easier. Their wedding was supposed to be outside in the garden but the day of her wedding it was raining. I saw Erin the morning of her wedding as she was getting ready and broke this news to her and she was very confident in me and laid back about it. So we moved things around and at Oxon Hill you can easily do that as they have so many beautiful rooms to work with. Everything went very smoothly and the bride & groom seemed very happy. Here are some detail photos from the wedding:
|Mr & Mrs. Chair signs|
|Table Cards w/ Easels (I believe the bride got these off Etsy)|
|Family wedding photos on mantle|
|Jesse & Erin- love this one:)|
Congrats to all my couples and I hope they all have the happily ever after they deserve. Cheers to a great summer of weddings!