Wednesday, December 19, 2012

The Personal Touch {L&S at Woodend}

 When I first met Leslie, we had a common bond.  We both love acoustic acts that play at local bars.  Leslie and Shawn had planned an amazing celebration at Woodend Sanctuary before they left for Thailand to start their lives together helping refugees.  It was a daytime celebration starting with a beautiful morning ceremony in the grove.

The guests then moved up to the portico and the lawn for some yard games of bocci ball and a bride and groom themed cornhole.  They were serenaded by the sweet melodies of Timmie Metz, who Leslie and I both knew from playing Tuesday nights at Clyde’s of Georgetown!  I loved that she went with an entertainment act who was a personal date night favorite of the couple!

Ridgewells provided an amazing spread for the guests to graze on.

The bride decided to forego the traditional floral centerpiece and opted for using a personal touch instead.  Her grandfather was a scientist and had a big array of beakers left over from his lab.  We filled these with water and food coloring to keep in her blue and green theme!  Guests heard about her grandfather’s experiments over the toasts!  

The best man and maid of honor gave toasts that had me doubling over with laughter- and I had just met the couple a few months earlier!  The maid of honor found an old email that the bride wrote her after her first date with Shawn-- epic!

DJ Dan Goldman kept the party going inside while DominiqueAttaway Photography  shot the couple enjoying their family and friends!  The couple had rented a section of Irish Times for their post party to keep the celebration going all night long!  

Thank you to my amazing vendors and my assistant Olivia who helped this daytime celebration go off without a hitch!

xoxo  Amanda

Venue: Woodend Sanctuary Bethesda, MD
Caterer: Ridgewells Catering
Entertainment: Timmie Metz and DJ Dan Goldman, Bialek’s Music
Photography:  Dominique Attaway Photography
Cake: Sticky Fingers Bakery