Melanie & Adam’s Romantic, Greenery, & Industrial DC Wedding at Longview Gallery

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  • January 19, 2017

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Images: Taylor & Ben

There doesn’t seem to be much of a wedding season anymore in Washington, DC. I closed out my 2016 season in December, with this GORGEOUS wedding I am about to drop on you today. And I am gearing up for my first two weddings of 2017, in February (!). Just crazy! But winter weddings have always (maybe not-so-secretly) been some of my favorites to blog and now, work. Winter is romantic to me and the mix of cool temperatures & the industrial design of Longview Gallery, against the greenery & warm glow of candles showcased this perfectly.

Andy & I are headed North tonight for a weekend with family. I’ll be spending Friday off the social media grid as much as I can muster, but look forward to seeing all the videos, pictures, and social media posts from the march on Saturday! My heart, soul & spirit will be with all of you marching in DC. I hope to get to the sister march in Hartford while I am in CT. But for now, back to romance:

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We chose a very natural color scheme that paired well with winter and the coming holiday season – and then added gold (because who doesn’t love that?). The flowers that Sweet Root Village put together were absolutely perfect and were exactly what we had only imagined up to the wedding day.

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It’s hard to choose one favorite, so here are two! The beautiful chuppah was the epitome of how we wanted the venue to look and feel and felt so special to stand underneath. The candles and terrariums filled with greenery truly took the warm sentiment of the ceremony and projected it throughout the gallery.

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We are lucky to have been able to pick seven of our close family members and friends to read thoughtful Jewish blessings and make the day more inclusive and special. We loved pairing each of the speakers with the readings that would be most meaningful from them.

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The PIE, of course! My sister is a baker at Northside Social in Arlington and she is one of the best bakers I know. She spent hours and hours before the wedding making little, individual apple, chocolate bourbon pecan, and lemon buttermilk pies in lieu of cake. Although it was hard to convince the traditionalists before the wedding, having pie was one of the best decisions we made and left everyone hungry for more!

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Adam (with my help) painstakingly handmade our wedding favors. He made three types of cocktail bitters over several months – coffee cacao, lavender, and citrus cardamom – and I can’t say I’m sad that we have some leftover. We bottled the bitters in little blue eyedroppers and ordered custom labels to make them extra special!

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Vendors -> Photography: Taylor & Ben | Wedding Coordination: Me! / Capitol Romance Wedding Coordination |  Catering: Main Event | Venue: Longview Gallyer | Florals, Chuppah & Decor: Sweet Root Village | DJ: Marc with Integral DJS | Vintage Furniture: Paisley & Jad | Lighting: John Farr | Desserts: Sister (she bakes for Northside Social) | Bitters Favors: DIYed by Couple

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