SUBMIT WEDDING
View All Weddings in The Mid-Atlantic
Urban Georgetown Loft Wedding at Powerhouse

A beautiful blend of modern and classic styling, this chic loft wedding at Powerhouse has officially made our Monday morning. Beautifully captured by the lovely Vicki Grafton, this gallery of images is like a collection of all of our favorite things, and you can see just what I mean right here.

Colors
Seasons
Summer
Settings
Warehouse
Styles
Rustic

From Vicki Grafton PhotographyKatie and Carter were married on May 10th. Their ceremony and reception can be described as having an urban loft feel with succulents and soft blues and greens. They had their first look across the street from their apartment on the grounds of the national cathedral and then traveled down to the heart of Georgetown for their outdoor ceremony. After the ceremony, guests were welcomed inside the historic Powerhouse which was originally constructed in 1917 by the D.C. Paper Manufacturing Company. With 30’ high ceilings, dramatic floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the C&O Canal, and a smokestack which rises through the building to a height of 150 feet, towering over the Georgetown skyline, it was a unique space for guests to mingle and explore and dance the night away.

From The Bride…Carter and I dated in high school and went to prom together, but decided to go our separate ways once it was time to go off to college. However, we always remained friends and stayed in touch over the years. While Carter moved back to Washington, D.C. (where we grew up), after college, I settled in New York. In December of 2010, we found ourselves back in D.C. over the holidays, catching up with a few friends from home over drinks, and we realized there might still be something there. Over the course of the next few months, we re-started our relationship from a distance, and in June of 2012 I moved back to D.C. to be with Carter. We were engaged on October 2, 2013.

Carter and I wanted to get married at home in D.C., and we were looking for a unique venue with a “party” atmosphere. Between the two of us, we had been to probably over 50 weddings, but it was still important to us to try to make our special day unique. The Powerhouse, the event space where our wedding took place, was the second venue we saw, but we knew immediately it was “the one.” The venue was relatively new as an event space, and right in the heart of Georgetown which we knew would be fun for out of town guests. I loved the exposed brick, the balcony over looking the dance floor, the huge smokestack running up one end of the interior and the overall industrial feel; the space could be dressed up any way we wanted it to be. There was also outdoor space right next to the venue, and right next to the C&O Canal, that we thought would be awesome for an outdoor ceremony.

After we found the space, we really relied on our wedding planner, Anne Kelley from Atrendy Wedding, for her thoughts as to how we could decorate (decorating does not come naturally!). We wanted the decor to be pretty simple, and I wanted it to reflect the spring season. We also kept our bridal party to just family members, so we did not have specific colors. We used cream colors, greys and green. Though we spent part of the day taking pictures in the rain, the clouds parted in time for our outdoor ceremony and everything came together beautifully!

Photography: Vicki Grafton Photography | Catering: Spilled Milk Catering | Hair And Makeup: Jordan K. Winn & Company | Lighting: Digital Lightning | DJ: Daryle Francis | Calligraphy/ Wood Signs: Audrey Staples | Decor And Flowers: Capital Decor & Events | Invitations & Paper Products: Smitten On Paper | Rentals: Select Event Rentals | Wedding Planner & Designer: A Trendy Wedding | Wedding Venue: Power House

These Vendors are members of our Little Black Book.
For membership information, click here

You'll love these vendors in Washington DC

Alicia Jayne Florals
View Portfolio
Just Write Studios
View Portfolio
Buttercream Bakeshop
View Portfolio
Lauryn Prattes Styling and Eve...
View Portfolio
Fabulous Frocks of Alexandria
View Portfolio
JG Entertainment
View Portfolio
Classic DC Art Museum Wedding

Fact: classic weddings will always and forever be my favorite. No buts about it. And when you’re marrying with the most timeless of days, what better spot to be but our nation’s capitol? Or the National Museum of Women In the Arts, to be specific. It’s the unbelievable setting of this black, white and gold affair and thanks to Vicki Grafton the party is just getting started. More right here!

Colors
Seasons
Spring
Settings
Museum
Styles
Elegant

From The Bride…Our story began, ironically, when Alfred’s friend approached me at a networking mixer. After learning that I went to undergrad in the city that Alfred was in town visiting from, his friend thought to introduce us. There was in instant connection between myself and Alfred and what followed was several years of long distance dating —I lived in Washington, DC and Alfred lived in North Carolina.

After weathering the storm of dating long distance, we really wanted our wedding to be special…to be the ultimate celebration of our love. We decided to keep our wedding party small so that we could focus on what was really important, becoming husband and wife!! I wasn’t the type of bride who had fantasized about what her wedding would be like so when it came time to plan all I knew was that I wanted the day to feel like us. I wanted a day that was beautiful and glamorous but still elegant and timeless. I didn’t have a theme for our wedding but I focused on a black/ivory/gold color palette because it embodied the understated beauty I envisioned for our day.

One of my favorite planning elements was our beautiful engraved wedding invitations. I put so much time into designing them and when it was finally time to mail them I was overwhelmed with all the other wedding planning. Alfred stepped in and helped me with everything from making envelope liners to picking out vintage stamps. It was quite the undertaking!! It was probably the only wedding task that we spent a large amount of time working on together and it transformed what could have been a tireless task into a treasured memory. Planning our ceremony was another special time in the planning process. I wanted to ensure every word spoken during the ceremony reflected the special bond that we share, so I wrote the entire ceremony which was officiated by my best friend from childhood. I labored over so many wedding decisions but this was one I never doubted for a minute. Surrounded by our family and friends, having my friend unite us in marriage, it was truly a magical experience.

After all the planning, the day really did go by in flash, I’m thankful for my family and friends that played a part and my wonderful vendors that helped bring my vision to life. Our wedding was a beautiful day, sometimes I close my eyes and mentally transport back to that day knowing the best part is that was just the beginning.

Photography: Vicki Grafton Photography | Cinematographer: Craft House Productions | Wedding Coordinator: Elegantly Chic Events | Floral Design: Bella Fiori Couture Floral And Event Design | Wedding Dress: Junko Yoshioka | Shoes: Valentino | Jewelry: Tejani | Caterer: Federal City Caterers | Hair: Kenneatria Sutton | Calligrapher: Linda Gilliam | DJ: Christian Gordy | Flower Girl Dresses: Kim’s Designs | Bridal Sash: Abigail Grace | Bridemaids Dresses: Ann Taylor Loft | Bridesmaids Shoes : Zara | Cocktail Band: Kendall Isadore | Grooms Shoes : Magnani For Nieman Marcus | Invitation Engraving : Reaves Engraving | Lighting : Yours Truly Lighting & Décor | Makeup: Blend Couture | Photo Booth: Bash Booths | Soloist: Mariah Maxwell | Tuxedo: Hugo Boss | Veil: Tatishotties | Venue: National Museum Of Women In The Arts | Vintage Car: Regal Limousine

These Vendors are members of our Little Black Book.
For membership information, click here
These Featured Designers are members of our Look Book.
For membership information, click here
Georgetown Summer Day Wedding

With an al fresco affair, this bride was influenced by the natural beauty of Tudor Place grounds, and kept a color scheme of greens and neutrals. Adding to the organic feel, Ultra Violet Flowers designed simple, yet stunning arrangements. All together the wedding was light, airy and romantic; one that you know was just as beautiful to attend. Stop and swoon each shot by Sweet Tea Photography in the gallery right here.

Colors
Seasons
Summer
Settings
Al Fresco

Ted and I were set up by Ted’s mother and a friend of mine. We met for dinner at a restaurant on the Upper East Side right before the Christmas holidays. We were a little nervous, but we sensed something special in each other. A year after we met, Ted proposed over dinner at a restaurant on the Upper West Side.

I was looking for a casual elegant look. I wanted to combine my sense of elegance with Ted’s rustic sensibility. Green is my favorite color. Since the wedding was outdoors in a natural setting, I wanted the colors to correspond to the environment. My favorite detail was Ted’s pineapple boutonniere. I also loved the tree cookie gift prepared by Susan Gage. We were married under a tree and it was the theme of our wedding. I’d always admired Tudor Place ever since taking yoga classes on its grounds. I knew I wanted my wedding to be outdoors in an urban setting and Tudor Place fit the bill. It felt like home to us. The wedding was intimate and we were able to connect with everyone who traveled to be with us.

My favorite memory is walking down the lawn with my father during the ceremony and being surrounded by so many loving faces. And, of course, seeing Ted by the tree waiting for me! It was a truly moving feeling. My wedding truly exceeded our expectations. Everything went according to plan and even the weather cooperated. We couldn’t have been happier

My biggest challenge in planning the wedding was planning from New York, rather than locally in Washington, DC. My advice to future brides is to enjoy the process and don’t worry too much. Everything has a way of working out in the end.

Photography: Sweet Tea Photography | Floral Design: Ultra Violet Flowers | Wedding Dress: Vera Wang | Ceremony Venue: Tudor Place | Reception Venue: Tudor Place | Catering: Susan Cage | Invitation : Just Paper And Tea

These Vendors are members of our Little Black Book.
For membership information, click here
These Featured Designers are members of our Look Book.
For membership information, click here