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The Most Gorgeous Dress We’ve Ever Seen

For all of the brides that are reading today, I think we can stand in solidarity on one very important thing…the gown. We want to look in the mirror and believe that this dress was made for this moment, this girl, this day. It’s everything. And one look at the bride in this next gorgeous wedding and I think the world will agree…this dress was made just for her. It’s perfection. Add in an incredibly gorgeous design plus photographs from Simply Sarah that will bring you to tears and you get a gallery to obsess over.

From the bride…We met the old fashion way! In March of 2010, we were both out with friends and as fate would have it, ended at a bar on the Lower East Side. We instantly caught each other’s eye, though much credit is also due to one friend (who shall remain nameless) and his funny but decidedly bad dance moves – they were quite the conversation starter! By the end of the evening, we had exchanged numbers and went on a date the following Monday.

When we got engaged, we had been together over five years and had recently celebrated my birthday, however this one was without physical presents as Craig claimed my gift was an activity “unavailable” until a later date. Weeks later, due to bad weather, the surprise kept getting rescheduled and Craig, dropping a series of bizarre and completely misleading hints, had me completely stumped. Finally, on October 7th – a Wednesday – Craig told me to pack an overnight bag & after much mystery, we eventually boarded a private yacht and I was told that my birthday gift was a re-creation of one of our first dates. At sunset he popped the question to which I replied “Yes, Really??? Thank you!!!”and rapidly put him in a loving chokehold-like hug. That evening we checked into a suite at the Standard Hotel (another special place for us), ordered room service, ate french fries, and were just happy to start the next part of our story.

My favorite part of the wedding had to be our ceremony, especially because of our amazing string quartet & our meaningful program. We had changed officiants two weeks prior which resulted in some INTENSE, last minute marriage preparation sessions that really reminded us of why & how much we love each other. Our priest took letters we had written about each other & incorporated it into our ceremony which was so heartfelt and meaningful. Our second favorite part was getting to see everyone in the Anderson House gallery at cocktail hour – it was so beautiful & the first time we got to greet all our loved ones, friends & family, finally celebrating our wedding day.

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Photography: Simply Sarah Photography | Florals: Sweet Root Village | Wedding Dress: Legends by Romona Keveza | Shoes: Jimmy Choo | Catering: Well Dunn Catering | Makeup: Glam Qui | Hair: The Updo Specialist | Groom's Attire: Hugo Boss Red Label | Wedding Venue: Anderson House | Day of Coordination: The Velvet Veil | Film Lab: PhotoVision Prints | Music: Sage String Quartet

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Classic DC Wedding Just Blocks From the White House!

Imagine a Washington DC wedding that’s classic as can be, set just down the block from 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. Rachel and Tommy took that vision and ran with it, bringing on some amazing vendors like Kate Ignatowski, Federal City Caterers, Amie Decker Beauty, Buttercream Bakeshop and Joanna August, just to name a few. Pop to the gallery for even more imagery to inspire.

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From Kate Ignatowski PhotographyRachel and Tommy threw a classic DC affair full of elegant details – all just a couple blocks from the White House. From the exquisite design in the Hay-Adams where Rachel had her finishing touches to the church where they said the vows, full of presidential history.

As the long summer sun started to set, everyone gathered in the courtyard of the Decatur House for cocktails and conversation – it really was a sophisticated oasis in the city. Their party went into the night with dancing and soulful live music. It was my absolute pleasure getting to work with these two very sweet people and their families!

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Photography: Kate Ignatowski Photography | Event Planning: Simply Chic | Floral Design: Sidra Forman | Wedding Dress: Amy Kuschel | Cake: Buttercream Bakeshop | Invitations: Rock Paper Scissors | Ceremony Venue: St. John's Episcopal Church | Reception Venue: Decatur House | Bride's Shoes: Jimmy Choo | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Joanna August | Catering: Federal City Caterers | Makeup: Amie Decker Beauty | Hair: Locks & Lace | Calligraphy: Elizabeth Porcher Jones | Band: Keynote Band | Groom's Attire: Brooks Brothers | Bridal Boutique: Annalise Bridal Boutique | Getting Ready Venue: The Hay-Adams Hotel | Rentals: Frost Lighting | Rentals: Fabrication Events | Rentals: Party Rentals Ltd | Signage: Amanda Krovic

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A Playful, Modern Wedding That’s Anything But Stuffy

Brian and Nicole weren’t interested in a stuffy celebration, but instead wanted a wedding that felt like a party with all their favorite people. The night included good food, good drinks (pre-ceremony popcorn, anyone?), a playlist hand-selected by their guests and Lisa Ziesing of Abby Jiu behind the lens. This, my friends, is a happy day done right.

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FromLisa Ziesing of Abby Jiu Photography… They wanted to party and they did, all while eating delicious food. Bar was the focus and music was important (on the RSVP cards, guests were asked for a song request, which was later played at the wedding). Nicole and Brian live in the Shaw neighborhood in DC, so it was no surprise they picked Long View Gallery down the street for their venue.

Food was very important to the couple. They had a taco station setup called “chipotle Sunday” in honor of N+B getting chipotle every single Sunday. They are also huge movie-goers, so popcorn was handed out as a pre-ceremony, along with pre-ceremony specialty cocktail, to get everyone ready for the night!

The menu reflected a theme of “around the world” in shaw (their DC neighborhood). They both are huge foodies and love to eat. The menu mimicked a restaurant in the neighborhood, Sundevich, one of their go-to spots. They were trying to pull all of their favorite foods into one. 

There was a “Bride’s Seat” at the Bar – Nicole is known to have her spot at the bar, so it would only be fitting to have a fancy seat at the bar for her on the wedding day! And maybe a note about sunglasses never leaving Nicole’s face, hence the bridal party recessional with the white shades and having them for all guests during dancing.

To make things light-hearted and playful, airplane bottles were used as escort cards with a legend to help guests find their seats. They love to play games, so this was the perfect way to show that!

All of the wording throughout the stationery/paper goods was playful and informal and also unique. The quote we used for the save the date set the tone and expectation for the wedding and that it was going to be fun, fun, fun!

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Photography: Lisa Ziesing for Abby Jiu Photography | Coordination: Cheers Darling Events | Event Design: Lauryn Prattes Styling and Events | Floral Design: Amaryllis | Wedding Dress: Hayley Paige | Stationery: Stephanie B Design | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Jenny Yoo | Catering: Heirloom Catering | Makeup: Nikki Fraser Of Beauty N The Bride | Hair: Bridal Hair By Remona | DJ: Chris Stiles | Hotel: Hotel Monaco DC | Venue: Longview Gallery | Bridal Boutique: Love Couture Bridal | Decor: Amaryllis | Furniture Rentals: Something Vintage Rentals | Linen Rentals: Nuage Designs

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