Real Wedding: Art Deco Chic for Sports Fans (Part 2)

7 07 2010

Go back to Part 1.

Venue: Clarendon Ballroom. Sandra Hoehne. We looked at several venues in DC but finally Kara and Andrew came and saw the Clarendon Ballroom when we were setting up for Gwen and Adam’s wedding, and knew it was the place for them.

Officiant: Phyllis Anne Duncan, Northern Virginia Ethical Society.

Photographer: Angela Gaeto Photography. The bride’s aunt, a professional photographer in Albuquerque.

Floral Designer: Philippa Tarrant. When we decided on the black, white and blue color scheme, and knowing that Kara liked white, low texture flowers, Philippa was the perfect fit.

Music: Evan Reitmeyer. Love Evan. Love the way he treats his clients. Love the way he subscribes to the same work ethic I do. I had a great time working with Evan.

Clarendon Ballroom wedding dancing

Come on! You know the music is good when even Grandma, who is in a wheelchair, is boogeying down on the dance floor.

Photobooth: Party Booths.  Everybody had a blast with the photo booth. We used them before at Soumya and Tejus’ wedding a few years back. One note of caution – I thought the attendants were inappropriately dressed. They wore long sleeve polos shirts and baggy pants, inappropriate for a wedding where guests were in semi-formal attire. If you rent from them, please specify the attendant dress code.

Rentals: DC Rental

Bride Makeup: Leah McKay.

Hair and Makeup: Bridal Artistry. Barbara and Ky. Love working with Barbara and her team. We added and subtracted people several times and they were very flexible.

Rehearsal Dinner: Boulevard Woodgrill. If you don’t know, Boulevard Woodgrill has a private dining space in the lower level of the restaurant that can easily fit 60 people with its own bar.

Guest Hotel & Farewell Breakfast: Westin Arlington Gateway and Pizimini Restaurant. The Westin is an ideal location for anyone hosting a wedding in the Ballston/Clarendon area. The restaurant has a private dining space in the rear where our group had a farewell continent breakfast.

Clarendon Ballroom wedding  sports theme escort cards

So proud of how this escort card display came out! The graphic artist that designed the cards made them look like ticket stubs. You can barely see in the background that the display also included lucite boxes of baseballs balls and candles surrounded by golf tees. Photo: Angela Gaeto

— Vicky



4 responses

24 03 2013

Please tell me where you got the lucite boxes please!

24 03 2013
Vicky Choy

Gwen, you can buy the lucite boxes from any craft store, like Michaels or ACMoore. Good luck! Vicky

24 03 2013

Thanks but I already tried michaels, hobby lobby, going to try Joann’s today. Not sure what ACMoore is.

29 03 2013
Vicky Choy

ACMoore is like Michaels. They should have them in the area where they sell stuff to display memorabilia. That’s where I got these.

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