Featured: Washington Post OnLove

15 08 2011
Washington Post Meridian House wedding

Evy Mages / FOR THE WASHINGTON POST

Megan coordinated Sarah and Alex’s wedding at the Meridian House in Washington, DC back in July. Their story was featured in the Washington Post this past week. Check it out! — Vicky





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





Real Wedding: A Fall Wedding at the Meridian House (Part 2)

12 01 2011

As stated in Part 1 here are the much-anticipated details of the ceremony and reception for Aubrey and David’s Fall wedding at the Meridian House.

The ceremony was  a coupling of a traditional Persian ceremony and a non-denominational ceremony.  The couple  sat at the traditional Persian ‘Sofreh-ye Aghd’ facing east. It is tradition that by facing east, the direction of sun, the couple faces the Light of God.  The Sofreh-ye Aghd is a traditional Persian spread of flowers, fruit, spices and objects that symbolize things the couple want in their marriage.

persian DC wedding meridian house

Photo: Stacey Veath Photography

After the “I do”, guests were treated to a fantastic garden cocktail hour among the beautifully lantern lit Linden trees.  Aubrey and Dave chose a palette of apple green, bright oranges and shades of pink to decorate their reception.  As a fun surprise for the couple, I had their escort cards placed among three trees and hung with green ribbon.

escort cards green ribbon Meridian House DC wedding cocktail hour

Photo: Stacey Vaeth Photography

Dinner was served at leisure through multiple stations and rooms by  Main Event CaterersWe provided the the table numbers and menu cards through Papeterie.  Aubrey and Dave decided to forgo the traditional wedding cake and served cupcakes, provided by Georgetown Cupcakes,  and other confections for dessert.  All of this was topped off with some fantastic sliders toward the end of the evening.  While all of the delicious food was being devoured, there were just as many people dancing the night away to the DJ, Bryan George.

apple green and orange DC wedding Meridian House

Photo: Stacey Vaeth Photography

As favors they had cupcakes to go, which everyone loved!

Stay tuned for part 3 where I will the vendor team for Aubrey and Dave’s wedding. In the mean time, check out Stacey Vaeth’s blog for more photos.

Cheers! Megan





Where to get married? A list of DC, MD, VA wedding venues

3 01 2011

It’s that time of the year once again. Congratulations to all those who got engaged in the recent months! What an exciting time.  To help start your planning process, here is a listing of the venues in Washington, DC, Maryland, and Virginia where we have either coordinated weddings or have visited since 2008. We hope you find this useful!

Meridian House wedding reception navy blue & orange

Photo: Mark Battinger of Rodney Bailey Photography

Northern Virginia

Trummers on Main, Clifton

The Lorien Hotel, Alexandria

Clarendon Ballroom, Arlington (and another wedding, wedding, wedding, wedding, wedding)

Whitehall Manor, Bluemont (and another wedding)

Meadowlark Botanical Gardens, Vienna (and another wedding, wedding)

Washington Golf & Country Club, Arlington (and wedding)

Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Old Town, Alexandria

River Farm, Alexandria (and another wedding)

2941 Restaurant, Falls Church

Fort Belvoir Officers Club, Ft. Belvoir

Hollin Hall, Alexandria

Thomas Birkby House, Leesburg

Fairview Park Marriott, Falls Church

Signature Theatre Arlington (Shirlington, VA)

West Belmont Place (Lansdowne, VA)

Top of the Town (Arlington, VA)

Middleburg Community Center (Middleburg, VA) – summer wedding and fall wedding

George Washington Masonic Memorial (Alexandria, VA)

International Country Club (Fairfax, VA)

Foxchase Manor (Manassas, VA)

Mount Vernon Inn (Alexandria, VA)

Maryland

Marriott Bethesda North, Rockville

Rocky Gap Lodge & Golf Resort, Cumberland

Glen Echo Park, Glen Echo (and a wedding)

Newton White Mansion, Mitchellville

Oxon Hill Manor, Oxon Hill

Glenview Mansion, Rockville

Metropolitan Center for the Visual Arts “VisArts”, Rockville

Black Rock Center for the Arts, Germantown

Washington, DC

Long View Gallery

Omni Shoreham Hotel (and a wedding)

Westin City Center

The Fairfax at Embassy Row

Mexican Cultural Institute

Harman Center for the Arts

Sewall-Belmont House

Meridian House (and another wedding, wedding)

Newseum

Fairmont Hotel

Tregaron/Washington International School

Park Hyatt Hotel

Georgetown Marriott

Equality Center

American News Womens Club

Decatur House

— Vicky





Real Wedding: A Fall Wedding at the Meridian House (Part 1)

22 12 2010

I first met Aubrey and Dave only two months before they planned to wed on October 23rd at one of our most loved venues, The Meridian House. While there was only two months until they said “I do” they had a vision and feeling of exactly how the wanted their special day to be shared.

persian wedding ceremony meridian house

Photo: Stacey Vaeth Photography

They could not have asked for better weather for an outdoor garden wedding in later October.  The ceremony was comprised of a traditional Persian ceremony, performed in Farsi, and a non-denominational ceremony.  The entire ceremony was beautiful and combined all elements that were important to Aubrey and Dave.

The cocktail hour immediately followed and Aubrey and Dave decided on the bright fall colors of green and shades of orange.  Dinner was served by Main Event, and as always, they did not disappoint.  DJ, Bryan George, did a fantastic job at keeping everyone on the dance floor too!

Stayed tuned for part 2 where  I go into the details of the ceremony and reception!

-Megan

washington dc wedding meridian house

Photo: Stacey Vaeth Photography





Sneak Peek: European Elegance, a Fall wedding at Meridian House

11 11 2010
Meridian House wedding reception gold European elegance fall DC

Photo: Vicky Choy

… Sunday was just the cherry on a wonderful wedding cake of a weekend.  From Thursday evening through to the end, our celebration could not have been more perfect and you were a tremendous help in making that happen.  Given all that was on my plate … and Claire’s full schedule, we just could not have done it without you.  Your gift is not simply to get the job done, but to manage it all with great calmness and grace and efficiency  (even when folks don’t follow directions! ).  That is special … Finally, it was a splendid wedding, wasn’t it? Bottom line, Vicky, you’re great!  Thank you again. Fondly,
Kathleen. Mother of the Bride

I’m so luck to have several weekends in a row of beautiful fall weather in DC, giving our clients the opportunity for some gorgeous outdoor photos. I will share this wedding with you very soon — Vicky





Real Wedding: End of Summer at Meridian House (Part 2)

4 11 2009

Go back to Part 1. For more professional photos from Mark Bettinger of Rodney Bailey Photography, click here. These are the ones I took.

Gerbera daisies in wheatgrass floral centerpiece

Love the gerbera daisies popping out of a bed of wheatgrass by Petals Edge! A nice change of pace for the escort card table.

Meridian House linden grove wedding cocktail hour

The Linden Grove all set for cocktail hour.

Meridian House garden wedding

Ceremony in the garden

Meridian House library navy blue and orange wedding dinner reception

All set for dinner. Really loved the navy blue tablecloths in the library, accented with more orange gerbera daisy centerpieces.

wedding cake Pastries by Randolph

Enjoy! Vicky