More to share with this lighthearted wedding in Arlington, VA in the coming weeks. Here is a sneak peek photo of a white picket fence made by one of the couple’s friends. Very appropriate, no?“Dear Vicky, my mom is STILL raving about how much fun the wedding was, and we had a really fun time as well. We could not have done it without all your help, that’s for sure! Thanks so much! We were just at my cousin’s wedding in Chicago this past weekend, and noticed how stressed she and her mom were about all the last-minute details coming together … I couldn’t help but think how much more relaxed I felt by comparison on our wedding day, and how most of that was due to you taking control of all those details on our behalf. All I did was show up and more or less trust that people would find me when they needed me. (Did you task one of the catering staffers to follow me around with crab cakes, by the way? If so, that was awesome.) So, yeah, we had a blast … Thanks again! Sally & Evan”
Here is Part 2 of Brian and Kristin’s winter wedding at the Clarendon Ballroom. If you missed Part 1, go back and check it out. — Vicky
Venue & Catering: Clarendon Ballroom. You know I love Sandra Hoehne, Director of Catering, and Chef Patrick. Kristin and Brian said their favorite meal is Thanksgiving dinner. So Sandra and Patrick designed a comfort foods menu that was inspired by a Thanksgiving feast, but made it sophisticated for a wedding.
Photography: Kate Hauschka
Music: Bob Artman, ArtmanDJs
Floral Design: Devers Design Group. Other than Michael being so fun to work with, one of the reason we chose Devers was that given February weather, we wanted someone who can still deliver the flowers in case of snow. Devers was just down the street from the Clarendon Ballroom.
Lighting: John Farr
Guest Hotel: Westin Arlington Gateway. The Westin is a good choice not only for its location but the hotel has a modern, zen-like esthetic which provides a beautiful backdrop for photos.
Happy Anniversary to Brian and Kristin. To celebrate their wedding anniversary, let’s have a look back at their wedding. More in Part 2 later this week. — Vicky
Colors: We worked primarily with teal, fuchsia, and navy blue, with a pop of white.
Design Concept: Kristin loved paper pom-poms so we had them everywhere. She was also a huge Beatles fan and you will see that reflect in some of the design details. We used vinyl 45 records with Beatles albums as table numbers and some of Kristin’s collectibles as decor. We found a bunch of old records and used them for decor (Freecycle was a treasure trove of giveaway records). The ones we chose were all love songs. Kristin had given Brian a slinky as a gift a long time ago and Brian loves playing with it so that inspired us to give mini Slinkys as favors/escort cards and as a holder for the table numbers. Check out the photos by Kate Hauschka.