Image: Gosling Photography

2017 seems to be the year of the wedding. Our inquiries for wedding coordination clients are through the roof, and my inbox for submissions to showcase here, are equally overflowing. Not a complaint in the least (though I am sad that be turning coordination clients away since we are almost completely booked out already!), just an observation. Today we have a beautiful, intimate wedding from to cutest brides. They kept their wedding completely local to Alexandria, where their first home together was, and included some DIY touches! Check it out.

We wanted to get married in Alexandria, because it was our first home together.  Everything we did came from Alexandria.  Our dresses came from 2 blocks from our apartment- at Global Bridal.  The morning of the wedding we walked Glynn Jones Salon and then walked to the Hotel Monaco.  After getting ready, we walked around Old Town for all of our pictures- with the amazing photographer who lives on the same street as we do.

We choose the Hotel Monaco because we wanted to be able to walk down the aisle at the same time.  There are two sets of doors to the inner courtyard- both of us were able to walk out with our parents, meet in the back, then walk/dance up the aisle together.

Kristin knit the ring pillow and all the shawls worn at the wedding (most of the knitting was done while riding the metro to and from work).  Kristin’s aunt made all the flowers- and with Kristin’s father built the Chuppah.  While Kristin’s family is all Catholic, Breana’s is Jewish- and it was important to Breana to be married under a Chuppah.

With the help of google image search, Kristin’s father was able to figure out what a Chuppah is, and how to construct it!  One challenge is Kristin’s father lives in Arizona- so he built the entire Chuppah out of PVC pipe and shipped it to Virginia in a golf club box.

Kristin’s aunt brought all the fabric in her suit case from Illinois when she flew to the wedding, and the entire Bietsch family constructed the Chuppah on site right before the ceremony.

Vendors -> Photographer:  Stephen Gosling Photography | Cake Designer: Fluffy Thoughts Cakes | Venue: Hotel Monaco Alexandria | DJ: Les Talusan | Officiant: Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington | Submitted via Two Bright Lights

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