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Sara & Matt’s DIY, Modern Purple Whittemore House Wedding in Washington DC

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[Images: Linda Wang Photography]

Tiffany of Simply Breathe Events sent over this DARLING modern Washington DC wedding today! Sara & Matt picked the delightful Whittemore house for their venue, and while it’s more of a traditional place, they upped the modern factor with their style choices and bright purple color palette. There are SO many fun details from this DC wedding feature.

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We looked at A LOT of wedding venues. We really wanted a space that felt intimate and warm, and wouldn’t require us to do a whole lot of decorating. We knew pretty much from the moment we walked into Whittemore House that was going to work for us. We knew it would feel cozy, and we could bring our personal touch to it without having to do up the whole space.

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I wanted to keep the colors simple so they would make the rest of the details and decisions easier, not harder. I chose a range of purples matched with gold and ivory, thinking purple was a flexible palette that wouldn’t clash no matter what shades came out. The bridesmaids got to choose any purple dress they liked, and they came out pretty different!

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Dori & Geoff’s Intimate DC War Memorial Wedding in Washington, DC

This intimate Washington, DC wedding at the DC War Memorial is the PERFECT example of how, just because you are having a small, low-key wedding, doesn’t mean you have to skimp on details! Dori & Geoff had a TON of awesome details in their DC wedding – a custom wedding dress, an intimate ceremony performed by the groom’s uncle and the coolest crest that they had a graphic designer create that represented their union. They used the crest on paper products and decor throughout the wedding and reception and the result was SO awesome! Check out their entire wedding from Love Life Images below.

Dori & Geoff’s Intimate, Modern DC Wedding at the DC War Memorial & Hanks Oyster Bar

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Photographer: Love Life Images | Ceremony Location: DC War Memorial | Reception Location: Hank’s Oyster Bar | Wedding Coordinator: Events by Sofia | Bride’s Dress: Original design by Coren Moore | Bride’s Shoes: Jimmy Choo | Makeup Artist: Jan Scott | Groom’s Tux: Bonobos | Florist: Jackie Kanatzar | Cupcakes: Baked and Wired | Transportation: Corporate Chauffeured Services | Officiant: Groom’s Uncle | Ceremony Music: Pamela Ferguson | Invitations: Hannah Learner, Illustrator and Caroline Friedman at Paper Becomes You.

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We both wanted a small, intimate, family gathering. Geoff’s uncle is performing the ceremony. We also wanted the dinner to be relaxed and a lot of fun.

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The ring bearer is the Bride’s nephew and godson. Geoff’s goddaughter, Charlotte is our flower girl and my godson, Henry is the ring bearer; both of these kiddos are very special to us.

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Gillian & John’s Washington DC Brunch Wedding at Sequoia in Georgetown

I love brunch. I also love weddings. So obviously I REALLY love brunch weddings (sometimes I wonder why the heck I didn’t have one myself). I am also considering specializing in only brunch weddings for my wedding coordination business (I kid – but seriously, getting home at 5pm is awesome). But other than the food, the thing I think I love about brunch weddings is how relaxed they are. Other than the super early wake-up time, brunch weddings have a different vibe to them – one that is more focused on enjoying a casual setting with your guests and one that is less focused on crazy “blog-worthy” details.

All of this is apparent in Gillian & John’s DC Brunch wedding today. They kept things light, cool, and easy, but still personalized and fun, by hosting a crazy cool rehearsal at the Mansion on O, and then throwing a brunch wedding the next morning and an afterparty later in the evening. They kept things local with DC wedding details and super awesome wedding vendors. Everything was planned to a T by Rebecca Dick with Blue Canary Events & captured beautifully by Procopio Photography. Check it all about below!

Gillian & John’s Washington DC Brunch Wedding at Sequoia

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Photographer: Procopio Photography | Wedding Planner: Rebecca Dick, Blue Canary Events | Wedding Rehearsal Venue: The Mansion on O | Ceremony & Reception Venue: Sequoia, Georgetown | Band at Reception: The Winn Brother’s Band | After Party: Bar George | After Party Band: 90’s cover band “White Ford Bronco” | Hair Stylist: Alison Harper & Co. | Makeup Artist: Blend | Floral Design: B Floral Event & Design | Photobooth: Majestic Photo Booth

From the photographer:

Their rehearsal was at this crazy cool old mansion called The Mansion on O. You can have dinner on the main floor and then explore the rest of the mansion. This place is covered from head to toe with chotchkies and music memorabilia. It has secret doors and passageways that will really get you lost! Guests found and put on vintage hats as they meandered about. It was not only unique but a great ice breaker for folks that didn’t know each other prior to the wedding.

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From the bride:

Basically- our goal was to have our friends all become friends. Having the wedding on a holiday weekend, we knew people would be foregoing time with their families, so we wanted to make it worth while. Our main focus was the music, even with a brunch wedding, we wanted people to dance – and they did! John grew up in DC proper, and I grew up in Fairfax county, so we are both local -which is rare in DC!

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Capitol Wedding: Molly & Mel’s Arts Club of Washington Wedding in DC

Happy Thursday Romancers! Today we bring you the beautiful wedding of Molly & Mel. Two gorgeous ladies that decided to throw a seriously stylish wedding at the Arts Club of Washington in DC. The ladies used a palette of orange and teal and incorporated a TON of fun Etsy details to their wedding style. I love that they told guests to dress for a “garden party” including donning their best hats & fascinators (how British!).

Also, I couldn’t help but share that I used the SAME Etsy artist to make clutches for my wedding too! I gave clutches to my mom & mother-in-law instead of corsages. And Molly & Mel coordinated custom orange clutches for each other. An awesome detail – and one that I love to see as a bouquet alternative!

A special thanks to eKate Photography for sharing her images.

Molly & Mel’s Stylish, Orange & Teal Wedding at the Arts Club of Washington

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Hair Stylist:  Red Door Spa | Floral Designer:  L’Artisan Lily | Dress Designer:  J. Crew, Augusta Jones | Other:  Dennis Kittmore Costume Design | Cake Designer:  Fluffy Thoughts Cakes| Jewelry:  Brilliant Earth | Bridesmaid Dresses:  J. Crew | Veils and headpieces:  Tessa Kim | Event Venue:  The Arts Club of Washington | Etsy Designer:  SylSyl | Submitted: Two Bright Lights


 Molly and Mel were married at the historic Arts Club of Washington. The I Street Mansion was formerly the home of President James Monroe. The Arts Club has monthly, rotating exhibits and is one of only 25 clubs like it around the world. Members of these clubs are able to visit the other locations and even stay overnight at those with accommodations.

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The wedding was gorgeous and stylish. Mel’s dress was J.Crew and Molly’s was Augusta Jones. They had coordinating custom clutches by SylSyl on Etsy and Molly’s fascinator was by Tessa Kim.

They encouraged guests to dress for the garden party wedding with hats and fascinators, and their guests enthusiastically obliged. This was a gathering of some truly fabulous people. The ceremony was beautiful and the reception was a blast.

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Click inside for the rest of Molly & Mel’s “Garden Party” wedding at the Arts Club of Washington in DC by eKate Photography.

Jess & Tyler’s Modern Purple Washington, DC Wedding

Keeping things chic today with this modern purple wedding from Travis Curry Photography [submitted via Two Bright Lights]. I’m not always down with the Georgetown weddings [they don’t often fit the bill of offbeat/budget-friendly] but this one felt a bit different.

The couple are high school sweethearts [we know I have a soft spot for those] and the couple kept a lot of personalized touches and traditions in their wedding that reflected their personalities – so I thought it still fit into a “capitol romance” worthy wedding feature. Oh also – I don’t think I will ever stop loving purple weddings. It’s just such a good color on everyone and everything!

Jess & Tyler’s Modern Purple Washington, DC Wedding at the Fairmont


Floral Designer:  Black Eyed Susan Florist
Reception Venue:  The Fairmont Washington DC
Makeup Artist:  BEHIND THE VEIL, LLC
Officiant:  Creative Ceremony

About the couple:

Jess and Tyler are high school sweethearts, their wedding was not just a union of them, but of their family and friends who’ve supported and watched their love grow and flourish over the years.

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