Welcome back to Lauren and Judson’s two-day wedding celebration in Washington DC! (Did you see their intimate rooftop wedding ceremony in Alexandria?!) After some great wedding portraits in downtown DC with Carrie Holbo Photography, they headed to the Flying Bridge (the next day!) for a rooftop reception with a view you can’t beat. In lieu of a traditional guest book, Lauren and Judson had guests sign a book of craft cocktail recipes – cheers!
From Lauren: Our guest book was a book of craft cocktail recipes. Our guests wrote notes on stickers and put them on pages of their choosing. As we make the cocktails in the book, we’ll write/send a photo to whoever wrote on that page. It’s going to be a fun way to reconnect with everyone and remember our amazing weekend!
Lauren and Judson’s advice for other DC area couples planning a wedding:
Washington DC isn’t a cheap location for weddings, and we ultimately ended up spending quite a bit more than we had initially thought we would. When we made the decision to go forward with our plan, we made a pact to really make sure each element felt like us. And now, looking back, we don’t regret a single decision we made. Everything we spent money on, from our band, to the food, to the venues, to the outdoor photo booth, to even the lounge furniture… totally worth it. And we’re so happy with how everything turned out. So my advice is, do what represents you as a couple… and it will all be worth it in the end!
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:
Ceremont Venue: Lorien Hotel and Spa
Reception Venue: The Flying Bridge
Ceremony Music: Eric Waters
Officiant: Weddings 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