Real Wedding: Backyard Indian-Inspired Fusion Wedding in Great Falls Virginia (Part 1)

29 06 2011

Remember this Sneak Peek? Yeah I didn’t think so. Well no matter. Here is this wedding story.

With a wedding date like 10.10.10, I bet you will never forget your anniversary! I had to snap a photo of the clock of the microwave that morning. Look at what time it was!

Chelsea and Harish had glorious weather on their wedding day, with the event being held at her parents’ home. I really feel honored to be welcomed by the family into their home. Being there so often, I felt like I was imposing on them and their privacy. I just loved this family and wanted to share some of the highlights. Have I mentioned that I love fusion weddings?

They were an emotional family so that meant lots of crying.

At home Indian fusion wedding Great Falls VA

Chelsea and Harish rode in on a scooter for their introduction.

At home Indian fusion wedding bhangra dancing Sarina Jain

Sarina Jain, the Jane Fonda of India, taught the guests bhangra dancing. We got the largest dance floor that made sense and it was still not big enough.

at home Indian fusion wedding fuchsia orange tablescape

The color scheme of orange and fuchsia gave the wedding a happy vibe. DC Rental's linens played a big role in the overall look.

More next week — Vicky

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Rehearsal Dinner: Sequoia

27 06 2011

Looking for a venue with a view? What’s better than the view of the Potomac River at  Sequoia in Georgetown for your rehearsal dinner. — Vicky

Sequoia DC Main Dining Room

Photo: Sequoia DC

Venue: Sequoia

Food & Drink: The restaurant recently overhauled its menu and culinary staff, bringing in a new chef from the Mandarin Oriental Hotel. The new menu is more refined, focusing on modern American cuisine.

Private Dining Options: Sequoia has 3 options for private dining. The private State Room seats up to 100 without a dance floor or 75 with a dance floor, and has its own bar and outdoor terrace. The semi private Mezzanine overlooks the main dining room can seat up to 32  or 40 for a standing reception. Your third option is the Main Dining Room which will seat up to 250 without a dance floor or 200 with a dance floor and includes access to the Mezzanine Level and a semi private outdoor terrace. Their sample menus ranged from $45-$95 but please contact for Scott Moon for your updated, customized menu. The restaurant would also be a wonderful choice for an intimate wedding.

Transit & Parking: There is a parking garage under the restaurant. The closest Metro rail stop is Foggy Bottom.

Advantages:

Challenges:

  • The closest Metro rail stop is Foggy Bottom, which is a bit of a walk.
  • Friday rush hour can be a nightmare in Georgetown
Sequoia DC State Room

Photo: Sequoia DC





Real Wedding: Champagne & Pearls, a Fall Wedding in Arlington (Part 2)

22 06 2011

Go back for Part 1 if you missed it. I wanted to share with you a few more great images from this wedding.

Cakes by Linda Arlington VA wedding

Photo: Renee Cobb

Rehearsal Dinner: Union Street Public House, Alexandria, VA.

Ceremony: Old Post Chapel, Ft. Myer

Reception: Washington Golf and Country Club, Arlington, VA. Molly Jones Radigan (Events Coordinator)

Ceremony Music: Dolce Quartet.

Band: Adrian Duke Project (booked through Sam Hill). Funny story — the band arrives and at some point during the evening, I realized that I knew the saxophone player from somewhere. Well, we both figured out that he was the DJ from one of our weddings in 2007. Very random.

Floral Design, Lighting, Linens: The City Florist. Jim Gray.

Photographer: Renee Cobb Photography.

Wedding Cake: Cakes by Linda.

Groom’s Cake: Sweet Ladies Bakery.

Transportation: ING Limousine

Guest Hotel: Hilton Arlington

I will leave you with this image of the guests dancing the night away! Looked like fun! — Vicky

Washington Golf and Country Club Arlington wedding

Photo: Renee Cobb





One of our Meridian House weddings featured in Emmaline Bride

20 06 2011
Washington DC Meridian House wedding fall

Washington DC Meridian House wedding fall

Remember Aubrey and David’s fall wedding (and here) at the Meridian House in Washington, DC? More of their story on Emmaline Bride blog. Check it out! — Vicky





Website and Email are down

17 06 2011

It appears that our hosting company is having issues causing our website and email capability to be down. It has been down all morning. We apologize for this inconvenience. I hope we’ll be back up soon. Vicky





Real Wedding: Champagne & Pearls, a Fall Wedding in Arlington (Part 1)

15 06 2011

Remember this sneak peek? The rest of this wedding story …

I’m a true believer in that inspiration for a wedding can come from anywhere. For this wedding, the whole look and feel came from the bridesmaids’ dress. A Priscilla of Boston brocade knee-length dress with empire waist and pleated bodice in a gold and silvery tone.

Priscilla of Boston bridesmaid dress PB134
Pretty, right? All the bridesmaids looked great in the dress, including the bride’s sister who was very pregnant.

Ft. Myer Old Post Chapel Washington Golf and Country Club wedding Priscilla of Boston bridesmaid dress

Photo: Renee Cobb Photography

The whole look followed the champagne and pearls look and feel.

Washington Golf and Country Club wedding white champagne The City Florist centerpiece

Photo: Renee Cobb Photography

One thing I love about this wedding was that there were quite a few surprises! Keeping them straight and remembering not to put them on the timeline were a struggle, but very fun in the end. One of the surprises was the groom’s cake, designed to look like a fire truck as the groom is a fire fighter in New York. How cute is this?

Sweet Ladies Bakery Fire Truck grooms cake

Photo: Renee Cobb Photography. Cake by Sweet Ladies Bakery

More next week — Vicky





Brides Against Breast Cancer Gown Sale: 6/17-6/19

13 06 2011

WASHINGTON, DC
VIP Night – $40 Bride + 1 Guest; $25 Additional Guests

Friday, June 17 from 6 p.m. – 10 p.m.
An exclusive opportunity for brides to get first dibs at the gowns while enjoying hors d’oeuvres, wine, and mingling with top wedding professionals!
Purchase VIP Tickets Here!

General Sale – Free Admission
Saturday, June 18 from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sunday, June 19 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Register Here for Gown Sale!

The Dupont Circle Hotel
1500 New Hampshire Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20036

Contact babc@makingmemories.org for more information!

Why:

* The Foundation’s mission “Our mission is to grant wishes, including memory-making events, for metastatic breast cancer patients, while continuing to support, educate and increase resource awareness.” Some of the wishes they granted included family trip to Disney World, meeting a celebrity, and swimming with dolphins.
* This unique opportunity allows brides-to-be a chance to find the gown of their dreams at a remarkable price, while helping to make wishes and memory-making events come true. Most gown prices range from $89 to $799*, including hundreds of beautiful new name brand and designer gowns valued up to $8,000. *Exclusive designer and couture gowns valued up to $20,000 are also available at an incredible 25% to 75% savings.

You can also donate your gown.

We had a wonderful time the past few years (see photos from 2009, from 2008  and here) and will be volunteering again this year!  Hope to see you there! For more info, click here.