Who’s ready to really get back into the swing of things now!? (We did have fun with our best of Washington, DC weddings!) Well, we are and we’re kicking of 2013 with a truly classic DC wedding planned by Cherry Blossom Events. While Rosa and Eric weren’t originally from the DC area they made it their home together and wanted to celebrate the beauty of the city throughout the day, from their venue choices, to their DC-centric gift bags. I love their fresh palette and the subtle hints of navy that popped throughout, adding a new color to a traditional and elegant affair!
From Rosa: I would describe our wedding as a fresh take on a classic DC wedding. While planning, many asked us what our theme was – we always said it was ‘us!’ We included many notes and personal touches throughout the weekend to both make our guests feel more welcome, and to put our own twist on the event. We’re grounded in tradition so we had a traditional ceremony, and then embraced our more modern side with a reception at the W Hotel. Our colors were bright earth tones – natural greens, cream and then accented with navy blue. This also carried over to our flowers, which focused on natural greens and some cream colored arrangements.
I had a small bouquet that was attached to a bible along with some jewelry from my grandmother. It was a simple touch that was a bit non traditional but was special to me.
I’m sure everyone shares that memory of seeing their spouse for the first time as they walk down the aisle – we had gone back and forth about doing a first look or taking pictures before the wedding – in the end I was glad we saved this moment for the ceremony itself.
The following Washington, DC area wedding vendors contributed to Rosa and Eric’s wedding:
Church: Metropolitan Memorial United Methodist
Venue: W Hotel
Wedding Planner: Cherry Blossom Events
Photography: Dana Duncan Photography
Videography: Buerhaus Design
Lighting: John Farr Lighting
Band: The Source, Elan Artists
Linens and Chargers: Party Rentals LTD
Hair + Make Up: Gustavo
Necklace: Desla Couture from Hitched
Invitations and Paper Goods: Appalachia Press
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Photo Credits: Dana Duncan Photography