Kaitlyn & Mark’s Wedding at the Mellon Auditorium

Kaitlyn & Mark’s Wedding at the Mellon Auditorium

It’s not often we have two big events at the cavernous Mellon Auditorium within a couple of months of each other, but every time we do we’re so impressed with the space’s transformation. Is it just us or does that place just say historic DC glamour? It’s such a stunning venue and the glittering decor really set the mood for Kaitlyn & Mark’s festive Fall celebration. They, along with their families and friends, had us grinning from ear to ear at so many of the touching moments throughout their day. Take a look at some of our favorite images from the day and then check out their complete gallery. The password is Kaitlyn’s maiden name and is case-sensitive.

The fabulous team:
Venue: Mellon Auditorium
Planner: Thy Parra of Evoke
Catering: Occasions
Band: Source
Stationery: Haute Papier
Calligraphy: Meant to Be Calligraphy
Florist: Edge Floral Event Designers
Hair & make-up: Carola Myers
Baker: Maggie Austin Cake

Anne’s faves of Bill’s:

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Bill’s faves of Anne’s:

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Some great scene setters from Karen:

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And of course some incredibly beautiful (& sparkly!) details:

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Dear k&m,

Some of our favorite moments from your wedding weekend’s celebration include: Your mischievous grin, Kaitlyn, as you approached Mark for your first sight that day. The patient waiting and then a quick joke between you and your dad as you prepared to walk down the aisle to lighten the mood. The tender whispering in each other’s ears later that night when you thought no one was watching. Your grace and laughter during poignant toasts from your closest friends and family. Capturing a packed and energetic dance floor. (We might want to look into more insurance!) That your smiles, especially yours Kaitlyn, shined even brighter than the dazzling decor.

Congratulations, you two and we wish you many years of joy!

xoxo…
…a&b

 

Alicia & Gio’s Wedding at the Hay Adams Hotel

Alicia & Gio’s Wedding at the Hay Adams Hotel

It’s always a uniquely designed, gorgeous and well-executed wedding when we get to work with Pam Barefoot of ATrendy Wedding. Combine that with one of the sweetest, most tender couples we’ve ever met in Alicia & Gio, and we have one incredibly emotionally rewarding wedding. We’d describe it more, but we don’t think mere words will suffice…

When you’re finished looking at some of our own favorites from the day’s festivities, check out their complete gallery. The password is Alicia’s maiden name and is case-sensitive. Enjoy!

The talented team:
Planner: Pam Barefoot of ATrendy Wedding
Ceremony venue: St. Peter’s Church on Capitol Hill
Reception venue: Hay Adams Hotel
Florist: Amaryllis
Baker: Kendall’s Cakes
Gown: Lela Rose
Band: Jump Street
Make-up: Kim Giammaria of Beauty Mark
Hair: Alison Harper & Co.
Videography: Stan Pe Films
Stationery: The Dandelion Patch
Calligraphy: Just Write Studios

Anne’s faves of Bill’s:

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Bill’s faves of Anne’s:

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And we just had to pick a few from our fantastic assistant who totally rocked it out at this wedding. Anne & Bill’s faves of Karen’s:

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And last but not least, some lovely details:

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Dear a&g,

A few of our favorite moments from your wedding day include:

Your first sight! The strong emotional bond you have with one another was so incredibly clear to us. Alicia, when your family stood up in recognition and memory of your father, and toasted you. The never-ending conga line! Grateful that watermelons were still in season, even if they were a bit grubby-looking. That quiet moment you shared just before your announcement into your reception, and then your guest’s uproar of love and affection once you walked into the room. Your theatrical expression of “yes!” upon successfully cutting your cake. Gio, that look over your shoulder you gave just after dipping Alicia at the end of your first dance together. Words can’t describe the emotion in that look.

Congratulations, you two! It’s been such a pleasure getting to know you both and we’re so excited for you & your new adventures as Mr. & Mrs.!

xoxo…
…a&b