Posts Tagged ‘dinner party’

Apr
01
Carly + Darion: An Elegant Ivory Dinner Party by Nancy Aidée Photography
Posted by Kate. Filed under Real Weddings, Uncategorized

Between the billowing ball gowns and sharp tuxedos, formal weddings will never go out of style. Carly and Darion’s Texas nuptials are no exception to the rule—fifty years from now their classic wedding style will be just as relevant and ravishing as it today. Scroll through for the story of their elegant dinner party celebration, photographed by the talented, Houston-based Nancy Aidée. Done in shades of grey, ivory, and blush pink, it’s the perfect way to start the week!

Carly and Darion met as undergrads at Baylor University. After four years of dating, Darion proposed in the Bahamas! For her big day, the bride opted for a subtly tiered gown by Watters, and her best girls donned floor-length Jenny Kim Couture dresses with the same sweetheart neckline. The tech-savyy couple created a hashtag (#Carlion) for their wedding so friends and family could tweet and instagram memories of the celebration.

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Nov
26
Classy Summertime Picnic Party by Anne Roberts Photography
Posted by Kate. Filed under Real Weddings

Colleen and Zachary envisioned a summertime wedding reminiscent of a classy dinner party, but combined with the relaxed charm of a picnic.  The outcome?  Hands down one of the most sophisticated, unique, and lovely weddings I’ve seen!  We’re overjoyed to feature their love story and beautiful wedding day photos by Anne Robert Photography as this week’s Real Wedding of the WeekColleen has always loved the small details that make a wedding special.  Together with event designer, Vicki Grafton of My Simple Details, she went to work implementing the dozens of unique elements that imbued the day with classy, summer style.  When Colleen first started planning, she found a photo of a bride and groom dancing on a checkered floor.  She was captivated; the vision and color palette unfolded from there.  Black and white gingham accents appeared throughout the day, and contrasted with a palette of champagne bridesmaid’s dresses and dramatic crimson florals.  Colleen’s look was feminine and romantic, and she carried a dreamy, lush bouquet by Petals & Hedges.  After a traditional ceremony at the same church that Colleen’s grandparents wed,  the happy couple and their guests traversed from D.C. to Arlington’s Hendry House for a dashing reception filled to the brim with darling details.  From the relaxed charm of the red bicycle and gingham napkins, to the refined sophistication of calligraphed place cards and casual-elegance centerpieces, the party was overwhelmingly stylish.  

Swoon.. (And the bride’s first dance dream came true)!  There’s much more to see, enjoy the full feature here…

Photos by Anne Robert Photography

Event Design and Coordination by My Simple Details

Bridal & Bridesmaids Gowns by J. Crew

Hair & Makeup by Amie Decker Beauty

Floral Design by Petals & Hedges

Invitations by minted.; Calligraphy by Rachel Carl

Ceremony at Cathedral of Saint Matthew the Apostle; Reception at The Hendry House

Rentals by Potomac Party Rentals and Capital Party Rentals

Cake and Catering by Eat&Smile Catering


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Jan
19
An Elegant European-Style Dinner Party
Posted by Kate. Filed under Real Weddings

Kerianne and Ryan celebrated their vows with an elegant dinner party held in a grand and very sentimental space: the dance studio that the bride grew up dancing in!  Kerianne is a floral designer, so she had so many ideas going into the planning process. Their shared vision was to have an elegant, English garden themed dinner party. Their mission was simply to share the love between them with their closest friends and family. Laura Parent of Relive Photography captured all the European-inspired, hand-crafted details of the day.The English garden theme really came thru in the florals and reception décor.  The tables were dressed in warm gold lamour linens and Imperial Bee table runners, both hand-sewn by the bride. Kerianne constructed the centerpieces in antique cast iron ivory garden urns.  They were filled with antique colored roses, hydrangeas from a friend’s garden and lush summer foliage.

With the dedicated help of family, friends, and their wedding party, it was a mission accomplished.

Photos by Relive Photography

Bride’s Hair by spa ni’joli

Florals by Les Fleurs

Day-Of Coordination by Details Events & Weddings

Reception Venue: DNE School of Dance

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