Thursday, March 31, 2011

Spectacular Wedding at The Cathedral and Corcoran {Isabel and Andrew}

This wedding was such a treat for me because it took place at two of my favorite venues in Washington:  The National Cathedral and The Corcoran Gallery of Art. Both spaces are grand and magnificent and quintessentially D.C.  Not only did I adore both venues, but I loved all the vendors who worked with us on this amazing day.  The cherry on the top for me was a lovely bride, charming groom and wonderful families!

Isabel and her bridesmaids got ready at The Jefferson Hotel with hair styled by Giselle and makeup done by Leah McKay.  Another two of my favorites!

I love the contrast of the pinks and lavenders of the flowers!

After getting ready, the bride took some time with the amazing photographer Greg Gibson for photos in the Cathedral gardens.  She also saw the groom for the first time in the gardens and the two had some nice moments before the ceremony.

The programs the bride chose echoed the beautiful scrollwork and detailing throughout the Cathedral.

The ceremony took place in the Great Choir. What an amazing backdrop for vows!

After some more photos in the gorgeous light of the setting sun, it was off to The Corcoran for the reception.  Jack Lucky did a spectacular job creating a magical setting with floral decor and lighting. Jack's work is always so breathtaking and he is the hands-down expert at Corcoran weddings!

After a cocktail hour where guests were serenaded by the Celebrated String Quartet, Isabel and Andrew were announced down the grand staircase and shared their first dance before guests sat down for dinner.

Joel Wolke with Occasions Caterers delighted guests with an elegant three course dinner then the couple cut the gorgeous wedding cake designed by the Fancy Cakes by Leslie.

The local band Gonzo's Nose kept everyone dancing for the rest of the night playing fabulous '80s music. I love Gonzo's Nose because they have so much energy and are not your typical wedding band.

At the end of the evening guests left with silk rose-topped boxes filled with gourmet chocolates and the memory of an amazing night.

Thanks to the phenomenal team who made this wedding so spectacular: a shout-out to Julie from Blue Sky for capturing the moments on video, Greg Gibson for the always gorgeous images, Linda Lindamood from Linder and Associates for the flawless transportation and valet, and the wonderful team at The Corcoran (Allie, Brooke and Kathleen) for making our job so easy. 

Thanks to my assistants Alison and Maeve for always being troopers, and special thanks to Isabel and Andrew for letting us share their beautiful day.  Congratulations!