Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Long Distance Love

It's amazing the intimate details you discover when planning the biggest day in a couples' life. Details like how the groom got up the nerve to score the first date, and the unfortunate way he decided to end it, or how a bride who stated she wouldn't travel for a relationship has been back and forth to Japan several times during her courtship and engagement. That's how you know it's right. When unexpected circumstances connect two people in a way they didn't think possible.

I started off my season just last week with Julia and Steve. Steve is a medic finishing up service in Japan and Julia works and lives here in DC. The two met while Steve was finishing up medical training just before he was sent to Japan. The planning process for the two was a lot of fun, for me, but I can't imagine how difficult it is to live so far from someone you are about to share the rest of your life with.

I had the occasion to meet Steven just once before the wedding, he flew in for the tasting, of course, and what a wonderful man he is.

Julia and Steven had more forces working against them the week of their wedding. Luckily, the groom got into town with just a three day window available, but the bride's sister and brother in law, who are currently living in England, were delayed and almost didn't make it, due to the lovely Icelandic Volcano. Luckily, the ash subsided, and they made it in. A little late is better than never for your only sisters wedding.

Over all, it was a great event where everyone showed extra appreciation for being able to be together from all over the world to celebrate Julia and Steven.

A special thanks to all the amazing vendors who made the event possible:
Haydee from the St. Regis
Mary from Love Life Images
David from Love Life Images video
The ladies at Petal's Edge
New Monopoly


Sequoia {Weddings on the Water}

Photo courtesy of Fotobriceno

Yesterday, Amy, Sara and I had a lovely lunch with Scott and Michelle from Sequoia in Washington Harbor. We love this popular restaurant as a bridal luncheon, rehearsal dinner and wedding venue. You can't beat the Georgetown location, the floor to ceiling windows and the view of the water. Plus the light wood details and clean lines work well with just about any decor. And we love the new modern chandeliers hanging in the main dining room. They are so gorgeous lit up at night!

Here is a photo from a wedding Sara did at Sequoia a couple of years ago (before the new chandeliers). Enjoy!