Featured on Wedding Pickle

18 07 2011

The photographs from one of our Arlington weddings a while back were featured in an article by Jan Michele Photography in Wedding Pickle on choosing the photographer that fits you best.

Photo: Jan Michele Photography

 

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Elan Artists Dance Band Showcase July 18

15 07 2011

Elan Artists Invites You…

Casual/Hip Band Showcase – Great Music for Great Parties…

Monday July 18th – 6:30pm to 8:30pm

3 bands rotate, playing 20 minute medleys each.  Each group plays twice…if you can’t come right at 6:30PM, no problem!

The Willard Hotel
Crystal Room
1401 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, D.C. 20004

Finally…a personalized and hip alternative for social, wedding, and corporate events.

We invite you to sample totally innovative entertainment options; styled, tasteful, and unique bands comprised of the highest caliber musicians DC has to offer.  Please join us!

To preview bands…

THE SOURCE  www.thesourcesamples.com

RAGGS & THE ALL-STARS  www.raggsandtheallstars.com

TRUTH GROOVE  www.truthgrooveband.com

Their groups have had the recent honor of performing and featured; Martha Stewart Show, Aspen Food & Wine Festival, Washington Opera Gala, Tribeca Film Festival, Grace Ormonde Magazine, Bride’s Magazine, and more!

RSVP is strongly requested, but not required = rsvpdc@elanartists.com
For more info or questions, call or email us 888.800.3526 / info@elanartists.com
www.dancebandshowcase.com





Featured in District Weddings!

14 07 2011

One of our May weddings is featured in District Weddings blog! The groom happens to be the brother of one of our previous clients from a few years back. Love it when the family call us again! Now we just need the bride’s brother to be married 🙂

A sneak peek at one of the great images by Michael Connor and his team at Connor Studios.

 





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





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