Wednesday, February 6, 2013

A Glamorous Mandarin DC Wedding {Robin + Brian}

I loved working with Robin and Brian on their wedding, and I wasn't the only person who felt that way about this fun couple! 

The bride and her girls began their day getting ready in the amazing Presidential Suite at the Mandarin Oriental surrounded by hairstylists and makeup artists from Progressions Salon.   Once they were done getting dolled up, they began photos.  The bride and groom chose to see each other before the ceremony so they could enjoy every moment of their cocktail hour after the wedding. 

 After the Ketubah signing and as we were about to begin seating guests outside in the garden, storm clouds rolled in and brought rain and winds.  Thanks to the help of Bret and the Mandarin team, we were able to secure the chuppah to keep it from blowing away until the storm passed just a few moments later.  Armed with towels in hand, we were able to get all of the chairs dry so that we could continue with the outside ceremony, as planned. This "can do" spirit is one of the many reasons we love working at The Mandarin!!


Cocktails took place in the Ballroom foyer and once the doors to the Ballroom opened, thanks to Free Spirit, each and every guest jumped on the dancefloor and with the exception of dinner, they stayed on the dancefloor the entire night.

 Thanks to the fabulous team of vendors who helped make the amazing day happen:

Ceremony & Reception Venue: Bret Freedman, MandarinOriental
Flowers and D├ęcor:  Capitol Decor
Photographer: Bryan Blanken & Pablo Sartor:  FreedPhotography
Videographer: Two-Layer CinemaCake
Band: Free Spirit, Entertainment Exchange
Makeup: Progressions Salon

Congratulations Robin + Brian!