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Images: The Hill Studios, LLC via Two Bright Lights

Apologies for the lack of posting on back to back days. Andy, Evie & I left SUPER EARLY Friday morning to head to NJ to put together an epic surprise anniversary party for my parents (oh you KNOW I will be blogging it once we get the pictures!). My siblings and I started planning this party two years ago and it was worth every second & dollar spent to see my parents’ faces when they arrived and were greeted by SO MANY people from their past and present. The party took on a whole other meaning too, as my parents sold our home in NJ and are moving out this month. I’ll try not to dwell on THAT because I will probably just start crying ;-p. Yesterday was spent recouping from the weekend/catching up on emails and prepping for my 2nd to last wedding of 2015. Seriously – where is this year going?!

But for today we have the lovely summer garden wedding of Robert & Jessica; college sweethearts that moved to DC from Pennsylvania after college and starting their careers. Their intimate affair at the Dacor Bacon House is a perfect summer wedding that was both elegant and fun. A great DC wedding venue if you are looking for that “garden wedding” feel. Check it all out!

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We wanted a DC themed wedding that felt elegant and timeless, but most importantly fun. After months of venue searching we found the Dacor Bacon House just blocks away from the White House with a huge outdoor garden that would make for a great place to dance the night away.

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Rob’s father married us and wrote incredibly touching vows. It was short and sweet and while we never said I do it was beautiful and memorable.

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—> CLICK INSIDE FOR THE REST OF THIS SUMMER GARDEN DC WEDDING <—

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Instead of having a sit down dinner we wanted our guests to be able to go from the house to the garden as they wished so we set up food stations inside and out so people could mingle try some of our favorite foods without feeling like they were stuck to their seats for a formal dinner. We had stations with pulled pork sliders, fried chicken and waffles, Chinese dumplings, Brats and Mustards, and Shrimp and Grits. We made sure we had a fully stocked bar and bartenders ready to make Martinis and Manhattans.

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 The cookies were decorated by hand which I thought made for beautiful favors.

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Vendors —> Photographer:  The Hill Studios, LLC | Dress Designer: Alvina Valenta | Jewelry: Belmont Jewelers |  Venue: DACOR Bacon House | Hair & Makeup: Wedding Hair Design by Paula Solar | Dress Store: Marry Me Bridal | Jewelry: Mervis Diamonds  | Transportation: Uber  Submitted via Two Bright Lights

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