The vibrant color palette of this DC hotel wedding is beautiful! We love that Kristina and Iyad weren’t afraid to pair a bright, punchy green with various shades of purple. They really brought the ballroom to life! Just look at those stunning tall centerpieces by Amaryllis Event and Floral Design and the fun glassware that they wove into their tablescape. We love how they worked with the design of their venue, Hotel Monaco DC, rather than against it! When you have such a bold, fun space like this one, building your design plan with that space in mind is key.
We always love a good engagement story and Kristina and Iyad certainly have one! A surprise timeline, a beautiful and personal city, and an adorably nervous groom made for an unforgettable moment for these two. They were in the city of Jerusalem, where the groom was born, on the balcony of their hotel room overlooking the city. The proposal itself wasn’t a surprise, but the timing was. Iyad made a big deal about how Kristina needed to go to a jeweler with him so he’d know what she wanted so a proposal at that time was totally unexpected! When he proposed, Iyad was so nervous that he put the ring on the wrong hand! How cute is that? Thank you to Susie and Becky Photography for sharing this colorful jewel toned DC wedding with us today!
The following Washington DC area wedding professionals contributed to their wedding:
Photographer: Susie and Becky
Wedding Planner: A Brides BFF
Venue: Hotel Monaco DC
Hair Stylist: Premiere Hair and Makeup
Makeup Artist: Allison Barlow
Cake: Wandas Cakes
Bridal Salon: Fabulous Frocks / Alvina Valenta
Floral Designer: Amaryllis Designs
Quartet: St. Charles Quartet
Invitations: Elum Designs
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