Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Meridian House Romance {Suzanne +Colin}

August 29th held a special meaning for Suzanne and Colin. Not only was it the day they would say “I Do” but it was also the exact day, 40 years ago, that the bride’s parents said their “I Do’s”. The newlyweds honored the bride’s parents with a beautiful introduction to their 40th anniversary dance that took place later in the evening.

The couple, who met in high school but didn’t start dating until much later, chose to hold their ceremony and reception at the historic Meridian House, located in Washington, DC. The wedding weekend began with an intimate, family style rehearsal dinner at the trendy Darlington House, located in Dupont Circle.
All week the family and I had watched the pending storms tease us with the threat of showers on their special day. But, luckily, their day arrived and so did the blue skies. The bride and bridal party began the day getting made up by the talented make-up artist, Carl Ray.

The ceremony took place in the side garden with the ceremony being led by the sister of the groom. After the ceremony, the guests were moved to the rear garden for cocktails. Lighted, white lanterns hung among the trees while the drinks flowed and Celebrated Strings played. After cocktails, guests moved inside to enjoy their meal and the night’s entertainment.

Kiley of the Catering Company of Washington worked with the family to design a tasty menu for the guests to enjoy that included fun hors d’oeuvres such as pig in a blanket, curry crepes, and jalapeno shrimp. The couple had not only a beautiful, but tasty, cake designed by Lara of Fluffy Thoughts. Everyone danced and partied all night to the tunes of Night Song from Entertainment Exchange. While the party was in full swing, guests were treated to a “crazy” photo booth where they could take pictures of themselves using crazy props. These and all of the wonderful memories of this special day were captured by Kurstin Roe of Kurstin Roe Photography.

Congratulations to Suzanne and Colin!