Caitlin and Andrew were married at the Podickery Point Yacht Club in Maryland and they incorporated some of the sweetest details into the celebration. The pineapple robes are to die for, the keepsake book boxes are a great idea and that cake topper is possibly my favorite of all time. Great job guys!
Venue: Podickery Point Yacht Club
Flowers: Willow Oak Flower & Herb Farm
Food: Mission BBQ
Kyle and Lynea were married at Wind Watch Country Club in Long Island, New York. We love how they incorporated magnolia inspiration into the stationery and florals throughout their wedding. Lynne's dress was a total stunner and the mismatched bridal party looked gorgeous all lined up next to one another. The black and white captures of this event are some of our personal favorites.
Venue- Hamlet Wind Watch Golf & Country Club
Entertainment- Dance Jock Inc
Florals- Flowers by Burton
tationary- Si Design Lof
Video- Cody Glodfelter
David and Allison married in Las Vegas and embraced all things "Sin City" to celebrate their day and entertain their guests. The black, gold and (pops of) red color palette sets a striking tone that reflects the city's character without being kitschy. We couldn't love the Elvis impersonator who sang them back down the aisle any more! SO FUN! Top if off with the epic landscapes surrounding the city and you've got an perfectly played party so representative of this often over-the-top city. Well done!
Planner- Donovan-Groves Events
Ceremony- Atelier by Square Salon
Entertainment- Harbor Lights
Entertainment- Victoria's Event Productions
Entertainment- Donny Edwards
Favors- Dear June
Florist- Naakiti Floral Design
Transportation- Celebrity Coaches
Sean and Mandy's wedding is an EPIC example of what can happen when you infuse a little bit of personality into your wedding celebration. The super cool couple chose details that made their wedding a a representation of their interests and tastes. Everything from the leather jacket to the groom's live performance speak to the badass artists' vibe. We dig it.
Wedding Coordinator- A Little Party Events
Venue- Sorella Farms
Caterer- Avenue Foods
Specialty rentals- The Crimson Magpie
Cake/Dessert- Mama Crocketts
Florals- Petal Flower Co.
Videography- Shaking Hands
Ceremony Musicians- Morwenna Lasko & Jay Pun
Reception Music- E3
Make Up- Stephanie Paige MUA
Hair- Kristi Coleman
Rentals- True Value
Bride’s Dress- Lovely Bride
Bridesmaids Dress- BHLDN
Groom’s Attire- The Black Tux
Photo Booth- Shutter Nomad
Paper Suite- Minted
Shuttle- Grand Tour
We are taking a break in our regularly scheduled programming to bring you a BANANAS styled shoot that we did in Charleston SC a while back. Inspired by the sea and the south, these shots are physical manifestation of the soul of this timeless city. Enjoy!
Catherine and Jeff's wedding was such a classically stunning yet understated affair. We love the attention to detail in all of the paper and the intricate place settings. Pippin Hill proved the perfect setting for all of the soft tones and texture. We were able to create something really special for the client by using the clear skies and beautiful landscape- you'll know what I'm talking about when you see the next to last photo. And to top it off, this wedding was just as fun a it was gorgeous! (we think that you'll find the final picture in this post evidence of just that)
Wedding Planner- Donovan Groves Events
Beauty- Carolyn Thombs
Cake- My Cake by Rachel
Entertainment- DJ Tobler
Florals- Blue Ridge Floral Design
Officiant- Denny King
Rentals and Decor- Blue Ridge A/V and Lighting
Transportation- Albermarle Vintage Limousine, Quick's Bus Company
Travel and Accommodations- The Graduate
Venues- C&O Restaurant and Pippin Hill Farm and Vineyard
We just love how American and German elements were utilized to celebrate this couple and their love! Both polished and thoughtful, Chris and Annika's celebration at Sierra Vista was a truly sophisticated affair. The navy and blush attire complimented their custom paper perfectly and the gold touches gave this timeless combination of blue and pink some shine. We especially love the Koozies that toast the couple in both languages. Cheers!
Wedding Planner - A Little Party Events
Venue - Sierra Vista
Caterer - Pumpernickel Pickle
Cake - Cakeview
Florals - Bloom
DJ - Barry Tosh
Make Up - Meg Rhianne
Hair - Jessica Comiskey
Rentals - True Value
Signage & Paper - A Paper Wedding
Transportation - Sunshine Tours
Table Setup - Max & Dexter Event Design
Bartender - Tabby’s Bartending Services
Lighting - Castle Event Lighting
Photo Booth - Shutter Nomad
Samantha and Tyler's wedding was in a word- STUNNING. Their ceremony took place at UVA's chapel adorned with all the stained glass and they moved to Pippin Hill Winery for the reception that followed. Even their rehearsal dinner was an impeccably styled affair. We love how these two UVA alums paid homage to the alma matter through out the festivities.
Venue- Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards
Planner- Adam Donovan -Groves Events
Organist- Brian Dean Sousa
Entertainment- Plum Blossom String Quartet & The Real Geniuses Band
Invitations- Just Write Studios, DC
Videography- Shaking Hands Productions
Dress- Hitched Bridal Courure
Cake- Rachel Willis : My Cake by Rachel
Transportation- Albemarle Limosine
Lighting- Blue Ridge AV and Lighting
Rentals- MS Events
Welcome Bags- Wedding Welcomes
Hair- Element Studio Amy Vandemar
Make up - Carolyn Thombs
Flowers- Blue Ridge Floral Design- Amy Webb
Sunday Brunch- Keswick Resort
Nick and Brooke's touches of red, gold, and blue displayed against fall color at Belmont Country Club lend themselves to a subtle nod to Americana. The bride's unique dress is one of our favorite details- that back! Check out their exit if you are a bride seeking a sparkler alternative.
Venue- Belmont Country Club
DJ, Master of Ceremonies- DJ Maskell
Florist- Affordable Arrangements
Cake/Dessert- Aleatra Jones
Officiant- St. Anthony's
Hotel- Dulles Courtyard Marriott
Transportation- Fleet Transportation
Hair- Up Do Specialist, LLC
Make-Up- The Highlight Makeup Artistry
Photobooth- Party Favor Photo
Bentley and Michael's wedding was an education in understated opulence. The gorgeous subdued color palette, monochromatic mounds of florals, and touches of gold woven throughout the reception complimented an equally gorgeous couple and their love without stealing the show. We love all of the thoughtful touches like the custom monogram that graced both their invitations and the dance floor and the portrait that the couple had painted to remember their ceremony. We also love that the couple opted for a silent disco party because who says that a country club wedding needs to be stuffy!?
Wedding Planner- Donovan-Groves Events
Venue- Farmington Country Club
Entertainment- Horizons Band, Stephen Brownman, Old Metropolitan Hall, Plum Blossoms
Flowers- Blue Ridge Florals
Beauty- Anne Kibler
Officiant- R. Charles Grant
Rentals & Decor- Blue Ridge AV and Lighting
Stationery- Rock Paper Scissors
Transportation- Albermarle Limousine, Quicks
Rehearsal Dinner- The Colonnade Club
Marissa and Dave clearly put a lot of thought into creating a look of their own for their wedding day. The rich colors and glamorous textures all work together to compliment the grand architecture of Georgetown University where they were married. We are in love with the eclectic bridal party looks complimented by different bouquets that are made of singular components of the bridal bouquet. The palette is just perfect for a cool weather late fall/early winter celebration of love.
Coordination: Kim Newton Weddings
Reception Venue: Dupont Circle Hotel
Ceremony Venue: Dahlgren Chapel at Georgetown University
Entertainment: Bachelor Boys Band
Florist: Flowers by Lisa
Cake: The Cake Boutique
Hair and Makeup: Updo's For I Do's
Transportation: Culdesac Chauffeur Service and Georgetown Transportation Services
Ryan and Kelsey put together a refined, rustic tribute to their relationship at Sierra Vista in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. The details were beautiful but the bride's smile stole the show in the majority of her photos. Look at the joy on her face!
Venue- Sierra Vista
Dessert- Mama Crockets
Bar- The Cozy Caravan
Flowers- Coleman Brothers
Entertainment- Fred Donahue
Erin and Dylan put together the classiest celebration at The Mayflower hotel in Washington DC. The cool neutrals, clean lines, and edited elements made for a simplicity that allowed the couple's personalities to shine through. The details captured by the team on this one are blowing our minds. Great job Ellie and Karissa!
Florist- The Proper Petall
Hair/Makeup- Jennifer Saunders Bridal
Band- The Bachelor Boys Band
Cake- Fluffy Thoughts Cakes
Transportation- Extraordinar Limousine Service Inc.
This stunning wedding was beautifully accessorized on every level, from the mounds of florals to the bride and groom's epic wardrobe change after the ceremony. But the most striking feature throughout David and Tanzira's photos is the groom's expression of sheer joy in every single picture taken that evening. The love on his face is unmistakable. We love it!
Planner: Donovan Groves Events
Makeup: First Look Artistry
Cake: My Cake by Rachel
Catering: Harvest Moon Catering
Rentals: MS Events
Entertainment: Party Masters
Florals: Blue Ridge Floral Design
Venue: Kind Family Vineyards
When blush meets blue in just the right tones! We are in love with the rich palette and the sweet captures from David and Erica's wedding at Veritas Vineyard. Make sure you scroll to the end for the killer drone shot.
Caterer and Venue: Veritas Vineyard & Winery Grace
Event Manager: Veritas Events
Video: Ian's Creations
Florist: Petal Flower Co.
Hair: Deirdre Jeanne Hair
Makeup: Anna Breeding
Ceremony Music: Linden Trio
DJ: Sound Enforcement
Just outside of Washington DC, Susan and Danny honored military tradition throughout their wedding by incorporating elements and ceremonies that the branch has long held dear. The bride's option of a blush color palette and feminine design elements softened the look and made for a very distinct his and hers contrast throughout this wedding. We think the pillow puts it perfectly.
Food: Old Blue BBQ Catering
Rentals: Sammy's Rentals
Flowers: Floral Presentations by Laura Francis
Venue - Eastwood
Entertainment- The WestBand
Aaron and Maya celebrated their love by pairing ancient traditions with a chic, modern setting. The beautiful backdrop of soaring glass buildings made for a striking statement against the tradition chuppah under which the couple was married. This alter feature was adorned with traditional prayer shawls called tallits and the groom wore a tallit during a portion of the ceremony. The bride and groom also held to the tradition of signing and displaying their ketubah, a formal marriage contract written in the Hebrew language. All of this attention to time honored tradition leaves us feeling wistfully appreciative when looking back at these gorgeous photos.
Venue- Four Seasons Baltimore
Flowers- Floral Designs by Lisa Lisa Gloff
Unassuming Elegance was the vibe on this couple's wedding day. Nicole and Andrew said their vows in a church under epic stained glass and celebrated their marriage in a rustic barn venue on a Vineyard. The settings spoke for themselves and the bride's delicate lace dress complimented by the the groom's cowboy boots told a story about a simplicity and earthiness that was carried throughout the wedding details. Check out that killer drone shot at the end that ties it all together.
Venue- St. Bridget of Ireland Catholic Church and The Stable at Bluemont Vineyard
Flowers- Affordable Arrangements
Video- Tyler Cadenas
Catering- Savoir Faire
DJ- Ian Lade
Photo Booth- ievents
Transportation- Road Yachts
Jeff and Nancy shared their vows on their personal property with a small gathering of family and friends. The vibe complemented the venue perfectly in that it was laid back but sophisticated and thoughtful. The hay was rolled from the land that was cleared for parking and the couple's gorgeous home provided a perfect backdrop for their ceremony. A small tent hosted the festivities late into the evening and the black and white gingham screamed refined yet relaxed. Love this "posh picnic" option for a DIY bride.
Rentals: True Value
Direction: Ashley Eskridge
Design and Set Up: Max & Dexter Event Design
DJ: Obehi Idiake
Floral: Provided loose by Irvington Spring Farm
Caterer: Avenue Foods