We have an extra treat for our readers this week; a bonus DC Christmas wedding for not two but three real wedding features before the holiday break! We loved seeing the holiday cheer in Mike and Kristin’s fun wedding from Nat Wongsaroj Photography and knew we had to fit it in before Christmas! In January 2012, Mike & Kristin met at a mutual friend’s going away party. It only took Mike the whole year, but by December 8th he finally had the courage to ask Kristin out. This led to a great three hour date at Rustico. Three amazing years later, Mike proposed on Thanksgiving day surrounded by their immediate families.
The couple planned their DC Hotel Monaco wedding for a year later to celebrate their love surrounded by family and friends during the “most wonderful time of the year.” The holiday season was not only a favorite of the couple but the bride thought it would be special to commemorate their first date with a seasonal wedding. Once Mike came into her life, Kristin frequently remembers waking up so happy & excited, that she would say to him “this feels like Christmas morning.” How adorable is that? The couple’s goal for their day was to create an atmosphere that felt cozy and loving like Christmas morning!
Fun fact: the bride’s mom played classic Christmas tunes to welcome the guests prior to the ceremony! To personalize the space, they included family Christmas heirlooms, doughnuts for Christmas morning breakfast, mistletoe, holiday lights, and cookies baked by their moms. The couples all time favorite Christmas movie, “Home Alone” was immortalized in the Save the Date, and the “Home Alone” theme song bridal processional made for a unique entrance. Their love for music was present in the themed jingle bell place cards and oldies record table names. We love the personal touches throughout their Christmas wedding day! Congrats to the newlyweds as they share many more holidays together!
Don’t miss their adorable wedding video by Bowen Films!
The following DC Wedding professionals contributed to this DC Christmas wedding:
Planning: L. Havard Events | Photography: Nat Wongsaroj Photography| Beauty: Hair and Makeup by Claudine | Videography: Bowen Films | Florals: Flowers by Lisa | Venue: Hotel Monaco DC | Music: NYX Entertainment & Events | Cake: Fancy Cakes by Leslie | Bridal Salon: Katherine’s Bridal Boutique | Gown: Watters | Bridesmaids Dresses: WToo | Invitations: Paper Talk