Monday, January 13, 2014

Red Hot Romance at The Four Seasons {Morgan+ Jonathan}

I don’t even know where to begin with how much I love this bride!  During our very first meeting, she informed me that she wasn’t the typical bride and wanted to rock out this wedding- we did just that!  Together with the fabulous Tina Nader, we changed the Ballroom into a rock concert.  Bill with Edge did an amazing job of doing an edgy black and white theme with the pop of red being the Bride!!! 

The civil ceremony was held in Supreme Court Justice Ruth Ginsberg's chambers with only a handful of family and friends.


The day of the religious ceremony and reception, the bridal party got hair and makeup at George's Salon by the fabulous Carl Ray and Ishmael.

The couple saw each other for photos by the canal and shared a few special moments.

The magical ceremony featuring a chuppah of hundreds of paper butterflies was designed by Bill at Edge Floral Design.

The chuppah featured a back wall of white ledges adorned with candles and small vases.

 The gorgeous ceremony Part Deux!

On to the reception . . . and a creative escort card display.

The Four Seasons ballroom draped in black and white and set for dinner with square black lacquer tables, round tables with fluttery white linens and long black tables!

The room sparkled with lots of glass and candlelight and lighting by John Farr Lighting!

A bright butterfly cake and elegant black menu cards on top of glittering base plates.

The uber-talented rock band Z02 came down from New York to get this crowd going!  The bride even got up and sang two songs after a quick dress change!

Late night sweet treats!

Thanks to the talented team that helped me make this dream wedding a reality! You were all amazing!

Ceremony Venue: Supreme Court
Ceremony Part Deux , Reception, and Catering: Four Seasons DC
Floral Design: Edge Floral
Rentals: DC Rental

Photographer: Susan Stripling
Dress: Vera Wang
Invitations and Paper Products: Michelle’s Memos
Band: Cocktail Hour- Swing Machine; Reception- Z02; DJ- DJ Noel Sonkwa
Furniture: AFR
Lighting: John Farr Lighting
Hair and Make up: George Salon- Ismail and Carl Ray
Video: Toast Wedding Films

And a huge thank you to Morgan and Jonathan for letting me be a part of the magic!  To say I miss this bride is the understatement of the century!!