Today I get to share that faaaaaaaaabulous hot pink and teal wedding that I sneak peaked on my Facebook page [wait, you aren't a fan of ours on facebook ~ well why the heck not?!]. Mallory & Hoyt’s wedding is everything I love to feature here on Capitol Romance – unique, personal wedding choices, awesomely offbeat & DIY details, oh and pretty much the coolest honeymoon uncovering I have ever seen [Hoyt planned the whole thing, kept it a surprise and then revealed it to Mallory at the wedding! Just wait until you see how....]
Mallory & Hoyt’s Hot Pink & Teal Wedding at Bristow Manor in Northern Virginia
About the couple:
Hoyt had been planning for the very special day with the parents of both families, and Mallory had no idea of what was to come! In May, Hoyt took Mallory’s Dad, Tim, out to lunch to ask for permission to have her hand in marriage. Tim shook his hand and welcomed him to the family. Tim and Hoyt then surprised Mallory’s Mom, Athena, a week later at dinner to tell her the good news. More importantly, Hoyt wanted to ask Athena to help him design the perfect ring.
The evening began at Faccia Luna, their favorite restaurant in Clarendon followed by yet another trip to the National Mall. After a great dinner, they headed into DC. It was the 4th of July weekend, so there was already a buzz in the air when they arrived. They headed up to the memorial and gazed at Honest Abe, read his speeches and even pondered the meaning behind them. They sat down on the steps and took in the beauty of the nation’s capital at night.
Hoyt suggested they walk through the park lit up next to the reflecting pool, and soon they found a nearby bench to sit down. Hoyt asked, “When was the first time we came here? How long ago was that?” They added it up, and it came to 2 years and 4 months ago. He said they have made so many amazing memories over the years, let’s make another one.
He slipped the ring on Mallory’s finger and said, “Will you marry me?” She could barely speak, and couldn’t believe what had just happened! “Of course, Yes!” she said, hugging and kissing Hoyt. He revealed the whole plan behind the proposal and Mallory couldn’t stop the tears. It had meant so much to her that he had been working with Mallory’s parents. Hoyt was officially part of our family now!
Details on their wedding:
Hoyt and I started planning right away; being a teacher I knew a summer wedding was in order and we needed to book quickly.
The NOVA area has a lot to offer, however I wanted something different. My mom and I spent a day going what seemed like every venue we could find but nothing had the vintage and homey feel I was looking for.
Our last stop of the day was Bristow Manor and when I saw it, I knew it was everything I was looking for. It incorporated both of our personalities, the historic mansion on a golf course. After the venue was set the second most important part was having the personal touches that made the day our own and being able to incorporate who we are into our day.
On the AWESOMESAUCE wedding color palette:
Fuchsia and teal have been my favorite colors and are just so me, so that was a given for our wedding day. I didn’t want the day to be too pink, so the teal became the main color with fuchsia as an accent color.
I don’t know these people … but I love these people. That guys face says it all :)
Click inside for the rest of this awesome, offbeat Northern Virginia wedding ~ with lots more on all their DIY wedding projects!