Happy Monday, wedding lovers! We’re kicking off the week with Lauren and Judson’s two-day wedding celebration that included an intimate Virginia wedding ceremony and a reception in Washington DC the next day! Carrie Holbo Photography was there to document the day and this wedding party decked out in J.Crew formal wear (Lauren’s dad is the director of design in menswear – lucky!) But the great fashion doesn’t end there as I am totally coveting Lauren’s coral bridal shoes! Be sure to join us later this morning for their Washington DC wedding reception featuring a grand view!
From Lauren: When we started planning, we felt a bit schizophrenic in that we were working with two broad, but different ideas. On one hand, Judson and I are both very close to our families and wanted to do something that was quiet, classy and really honored our families. On the other hand, Judson and I LOVE a good party. What that translated to was a two part wedding celebration – on Friday we had a small ceremony on the rooftop terrace at the Lorien Hotel for just family and our wedding party and on Saturday we had a larger reception at the Flying Bridge, including all of the guests from Friday, plus another 60 or so friends.
My father is Director of Technical Design in menswear at J. Crew, so it was really important for us to honor him and show how proud of him we are by wearing J. Crew. My dress was from their bridal collection. My father had Judson’s Ludlow suit custom tailored for him. And all of my bridesmaids were in J. Crew as well.
From Lauren: I splurged a pair on Ferragamo heels – they were the perfect height and color… I just couldn’t resist. But I think they cost more than my wedding dress and my party dress (eek!). I also wore my recently departed grandmother’s wedding ring on my right hand during our ceremony.
Thank you so much Lauren and Judson for sharing your wedding ceremony with us! Don’t forget to come back later this morning to see their reception. The following Washington DC area wedding professionals contributed to their wedding:
Ceremony Venue: Lorien Hotel and Spa
Reception Venue: The Flying Bridge
Ceremony Music: Eric Waters
Officiant: Wedding by Jeff
Photography: Carrie Holbo Photography
Wedding Planner: Amanda of Engaging Affairs
Floral Design: Petal’s Edge
Stationery: LilyPad Arts
Hair Stylist: Anastasia of Bang Salon
Makeup: Pattie Martin
Bridal Dress: J. Crew
Bridal Shoes: Salvatore Ferragamo
Groom’s Attire: J. Crew
Transportation: Sunny’s Executive Sedan Services
Rentals: AFR Furniture Rentals
Linens: DC Rental
Catering: Amphora Catering
Reception Music: DC Fusion
Cake: Amphora Catering
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Photo Credits: Carrie Holbo Photography