With Andy out of town until Friday, the weird mid-week holiday, and Conrad still not sleeping well … I am realllllllllllly having a hard time focusing today. Next week’s trip to Shenandoah cannot come soon enough. Just the week, a wedding this weekend, and a few more things to get through first. In some REALLY GOOD NEWS though Evie was able to get her first vaccine shot last night!!! I am starting to feel some hope again that we can take a trip with the kids on an actual airplane for Spring Break …. gosh I hope.

For now, a wedding:

Samaria & Galvin wanted an elegant, modern, but classic feel of Europe for their big day. Using Georgetown locations gave the perfect feel for their European-style intimate wedding. Most important to this couple was the first look, dancing with guests, and sharing a meal with their loved ones. Additionally, they took a scooter ride after their first look along the brick and cobblestone streets of Georgetown!

It was really important to Samaria to also embrace the history of the building, so every part of the celebration took place in a different room that celebrated the space. I think her vision really came to life with the beautiful white flowers, strung lights across the trees and candlelit dinner with wine pairings.

Samaria’s family is from Sicily, so they really wanted to blend her family’s culture and traditions with their lives in DC. Since so many members of her family could not come in for the wedding, it was important to make her feel as if she was back in Sicily. When they toured the Meridian House, they felt that they were at a villa in Sicily, and dreamed of celebrating over wine pairings and multi-course dinner by candlelight. Dessert was also inspired by the Venetian hour. Samaria had all of her favorite desserts (cannolis, macaroons, profiteroles, Italian cookies), plus four cakes from their favorite bakery, Baked and Wired. 

A tradition in the bride’s home growing up was drinking limoncello following any important meal or holiday. The couple brought some of this Italian tradition to their wedding feast via individual bottles of limoncello gifted to guests. Every glass limoncello bottle had the guest’s name and table info tied to it. This was a DIY project that their amazing wedding planner helped complete! Following the best man’s toast, all guests poured their limoncello into the accompanying miniature wine glass. The guests then joined together for a toast to the newlyweds!


Photographer: Shelly Pate Photography | Planner: Sara Muchnick Events | 1st Look Venue: Tudor Place | Ceremony Venue: Holy Trinity Catholic Church | Reception Venue: Meridian House | Florist: Flowers at 38 | Cake & Desserts: Baked & Wired | Dress Designer: Sarah Seven | Makeup Artist: MAB Artistry |

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