Tuesday, January 4, 2011

A Night at the Museum {Grace + Luca}

After meeting the bride and groom, I knew this wedding was going to be a fun one to plan.  There was never a shortage of laughter during any of our meetings.  The couple made one thing clear at the start of the planning, they wanted their guests to have an incredible experience at their wedding (everything from the décor, to the food and the drinks to the decadent cake buffet). 

They chose to do both their ceremony and reception at the stunning National Museum of Women in the Arts in downtown Washington, DC.  Once they decided on the venue, they then decided to bring in our favorite Joel Wolke from Occasions to help create a delicious menu that included a cheese course and a mini dessert buffet.

We worked closely with the always creative Bill of Edge Flowers to come up with an amazing ceremony design that included white draping and white flower boxes lining the aisle filled with greenery.  The bride didn’t want to include flowers that were not in season so they kept the ceremony décor simple yet elegant and chic.  We used amber lighting around the room in order to create a soft glow.  Thank you to John Farr Lighting for a beautiful set up.

The ceremony began with adorable little fairy princesses leading the processional dressed in white with little fairy wings and crowned with flower crowns and were followed by the ringbearer who carried the Groom’s grandfather's 100-year-old baby pillow.  

 The bride and groom were married in the semi-round surround by family and friends from all over the world.  We had a special candle remain lit throughout the ceremony in honor of the bride’s mother who had passed the year before. 

After the ceremony, guests were ushered to the 3rd floor of the museum while the vendors worked hard to move the ceremony décor out and the band and reception décor in.

After dinner, the band Broad Sound got the guests out of their seats and kept them going all night long.  

The bride chose to have a custom wedding cake designed by the creative Maggie Austin

These, and all of the wedding images, were taken by the fabulously talented Greg Gibson.  Video was shot by the amazing Julie and Martin of Blue Sky Films.

Thank you to everyone for making this wedding amazing for Luca and Grace!