Sometimes I go to my initial consults, and after what seems like no times at all, I realized I’ve been there well past my allotted 1-hour time frame. Sometimes it’s strictly business (and that is great) and other times it unwinds into avenues of topics like DC real estate, home decor, small business ownership and more. This was the case with Sarah & Jaimee. When they suggested I come meet them at their newly purchased rowhome for our consult, I knew this couple was going to be one of those couples – one that would go a little beyond the wedding coordinator-client relationship.
Sarah & Jaimee are two of the most kind souls – a couple so truly perfect for each other and so full of life and happiness – a true dream wedding for me. I was so thrilled to get their amazing pictures from Cassidy & even more thrilled to have them share some insight into their wedding day, so I could selfishly relive it again. Though their day was just a few short days before the 2016 election, I am choosing to focus on the LOVE and AMAZINGESS that occurred on this day and will continue to occur no matter who is in our White House.
Happy Pride Week/end You guys <3
Early on in the planning process, we agreed that what we wanted our wedding to be, more than anything else, was a fun party, an opportunity get everyone we loved in a room together and to celebrate our love for one another. We also wanted it to be in D.C., the city where we met and that we call home.
Josephine Butler Parks Center was always our frontrunner. It’s a beautiful space in a terrific location, and one of the few places in D.C. proper that worked within our budget. However, our guest list was 200 people and Josephine Butler Parks Center couldn’t accommodate that many guests for a seated meal. It was important to us to include all the folks on our guest list, so we checked out other venues with larger capacity. But nothing else quite worked for us. They were either outside of D.C., outside of our price range, or were so big they felt like airplane hangars. So, we decided to skip the seated dinner and do a cocktail style reception at Josephine Butler Parks Center. This allowed us to have the party feeling we were going for in the venue we wanted.