The ceremony was a coupling of a traditional Persian ceremony and a non-denominational ceremony. The couple sat at the traditional Persian ‘Sofreh-ye Aghd’ facing east. It is tradition that by facing east, the direction of sun, the couple faces the Light of God. The Sofreh-ye Aghd is a traditional Persian spread of flowers, fruit, spices and objects that symbolize things the couple want in their marriage.
After the “I do”, guests were treated to a fantastic garden cocktail hour among the beautifully lantern lit Linden trees. Aubrey and Dave chose a palette of apple green, bright oranges and shades of pink to decorate their reception. As a fun surprise for the couple, I had their escort cards placed among three trees and hung with green ribbon.
Dinner was served at leisure through multiple stations and rooms by Main Event Caterers. We provided the the table numbers and menu cards through Papeterie. Aubrey and Dave decided to forgo the traditional wedding cake and served cupcakes, provided by Georgetown Cupcakes, and other confections for dessert. All of this was topped off with some fantastic sliders toward the end of the evening. While all of the delicious food was being devoured, there were just as many people dancing the night away to the DJ, Bryan George.
As favors they had cupcakes to go, which everyone loved! Check out Stacey Vaeth’s blog for more photos.
Venue: Meridian House, Washington, DC, Maria Canellis. This venue provides the most wonderful backdrop for a gorgeous, timeless and wedding. Aubrey and Dave
Photographer: Stacey Vaeth. While the pre-ceremony events were running a little behind schedule, Stacey was patient and managed to get all of the pictures that Aubrey and Dave requested prior to the wedding! She was efficient and captured the moments so fast. I would definiltey love to work with her again! Check out the slideshow of pictures by clicking here.
Floral Designer: Petals Edge. Provided beautiful personal flower.
Caterer & Lounge Decor: Main Event Caterers, Alison Fisher . As always, the catering team and food was great. The suggestion for using large white ottomans with colorful pillows offered an extra element of style to the reception!
DJ: Brian George Music Service . This was the first time I have worked with Bryan and would definitely welcome the opportunity again. Once the music started after dinner the dance floor was never empty! He had the guests dancing the entire time and appealed to both styles of music that Aubrey and Dave requested.
Valet Service: Marc Park
Hair & Makeup: Frizzles Salon, Georgetown, DC
Cupcakes: Georgetown Cupcakes. The cake was amazing and they also made the colorful and tasty French macaroons to accompany the wedding cake.
Cheers! Megan, Wedding Coordinator
I first met Aubrey and Dave only two months before they planned to wed on October 23rd at one of our most loved venues, The Meridian House. While there was only two months until they said “I do” they had a vision and feeling of exactly how the wanted their special day to be shared.
They could not have asked for better weather for an outdoor garden wedding in later October. The ceremony was comprised of a traditional Persian ceremony, performed in Farsi, and a non-denominational ceremony. The entire ceremony was beautiful and combined all elements that were important to Aubrey and Dave.
The cocktail hour immediately followed and Aubrey and Dave decided on the bright fall colors of green and shades of orange. Dinner was served by Main Event, and as always, they did not disappoint. DJ, Bryan George, did a fantastic job at keeping everyone on the dance floor too!