Before you head off into your weekend festivities, we thought it proper to give you a pretty send off with this bundle o’ Washington D.C. goodness. And with Abby Jiu Photography behind the camera and A. Dominick Events whipping up many a stunning detail, this classic wedding is sporting a huge side of chic, city elegance. The couple? Drop dead gorgeous. The venue? Completely breathtaking. The florals by Beehive Events? Just about as pretty as you can get. So what are you waiting for? It’s officially time to delve into some pretty. See the full wedding here!

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From the Bride…Morgan and I met in college and have lived in Washington, D.C. since 2006.  After getting engaged, we knew that we wanted to have our wedding in D.C. so that our family and friends could experience D.C.’s history, culture, and food scenes – all the things we love about this city.  We started our wedding planning by searching for a unique venue that had an outdoor space for the ceremony.  After looking at a handful of options in and around D.C., we found our ideal location in Halcyon House, an 18th-century Georgetown mansion that is complete with tiered gardens that overlook the Potomac River and a very cool reception space – the owner’s first floor sculpture studio!

After setting the date with Halcyon House, we knew wanted to work with a local planner to help us refine our vision for our wedding day.  We immediately clicked with Aimee of A. Dominick Events.  Aimee and her colleague, Danielle, helped us immensely in every part of the wedding planning process.  We are especially grateful to them for helping us with finding fabulous vendors and for flawlessly executing our wedding day plans.   A big part of our planning included flowers and décor.  Our floral vision included soft, flowing arrangements in an array of blush colors that would work well with the historic features of Halcyon House, and complement its modern reception space.   Another important element to us was lighting, so we incorporated plenty of soft candlelight glow from wrought-iron chandeliers, hanging lanterns, and scattered candles.  Beehive Events understood our concept and gorgeously combined all the floral, lighting, and design elements.  On our wedding day, I loved seeing my bouquet and the “something blue” surprise designed by my mom and sisters – two petite blue flowers tucked into the bouquet!  And it was fun to get a sneak peek of all the décor before the reception began.

When our wedding weekend finally arrived, we kicked off the festivities with a welcome party for our out-of-town guests at our favorite local wine bar, Cork, which was a great way to introduce our family and friends to our neighborhood, and to each other!   Although the weather forecast threatened our outdoor ceremony, we were so glad that the rain stayed away.  Every moment of our wedding day, from putting on my wedding dress for real to laughing (and maybe shedding a tear) during the toasts, was surreal and very happy.  At the end of the day, the best part was having all of our family and friends there to celebrate with us!

Wedding Location: Halcyon House / Wedding Photography: Abby Jiu Photography / Event Planner: A. Dominick Events / Floral Design: Beehive Events / Rental Company: Party RentalsPerfect Settings / Lighting: Frost Lighting / Caterer: Occasions Catering / Wedding Cake: Kendall’s Cake / Band: The Winn Brothers Band / Ceremony Music: Celebrated String Quartet

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