Worried about rain on your wedding? How about a hurricane!? If there’s any fear of having your wedding dreams washed away with the rain, Elaine and Greg’s Washington DC wedding will put your mind at ease. Their wedding fell during hurricane Irene but they didn’t let it stop them from bringing their Southern-inspired (They met in Nashville!), summer-esque affair to its full potential. With the help of A Dominick Events, The Observatory and the rest of their team, you’d never know that just outside those baby’s breath-laden church doors there was a storm a brewing! Don’t forget to head right back here later this afternoon for their breathtaking reception, too.
From Elaine: I wanted our wedding to be elegant and classic, and also capture the feel of summer in DC. We had an unexpected “guest” at our wedding; her name was hurricane Irene. While no bride envisions getting married during a hurricane (I was watching the weather forecast like a hawk that week!), we ended up having the wedding day we had dreamed of, thanks to the hard work of our great team of vendors, and the emotional support from our friends and family. Everyone from the valets, who didn’t let a single guest walk into the venue without an umbrella, to my incredibly organized wedding coordinator Aimee Dominick, and our photographer who lugged around all her gear in the wind and pouring rain, made sure every detail was carried out seamlessly. Our friends and family braved the weather, and everyone had such a great time. Everyone told us it was good luck to have rain on your wedding day. If that’s true, Greg and I have enough luck to last us a lifetime!
My favorite memory is walking down the aisle with my dad and seeing Greg for the first time. A close second would be getting ready in my childhood bedroom at my parents’ house, and having my maids of honor and mom helping me into my dress. That was a really special moment I’ll never forget. Finally, seeing our friends and family gathered at the church, who had dealt with delayed flights and horrible weather (lots of hydroplaning cars that day!) to support us on our big day. It meant a lot that they traveled through a hurricane to be there for us and we felt very loved. All of our vendors were amazing too, and made the day go seamlessly.
The following Washington, DC area wedding vendors contributed to Elaine and Greg’s wedding:
Ceremony Venue: St. George Greek Orthodox Church
Reception Venue: National Museum of Women in the Arts
Catering: Occasions Caterers
Wedding Planning: A Dominick Events
Photography: The Observatory
Floral Design: Beehive Events
Cake: Patisserie Poupon
Pastries: Stella’s Bakery
Reception Band: Retrospect
Makeup: Amie Decker Beauty
Hair: Hair by Jewels
Invitations: Gilah Press and Melissa Clark Freelance Design
Calligraphy: Pretty Mail Calligraphy
Wedding Gown: Modern Trousseau from Hitched Salon
Bridesmaids dresses: J. Crew
Groom’s Tuxedo: Hugo Boss
Photo Credits: The Observatory