Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Happily Ever After: Patricia and Andrew - September 27, 2008

Patricia had envisioned her wedding day as being straight out of a Cinderella fairy tale complete with glass slippers and a castle. What a beautiful day she ended up with!

Andrew posed for a photo in the garden while Patricia looked on from her room (in the castle tower.) Then, it was time for the ladies to join everyone for a ceremony in the garden. Then ladies entered the awaiting carriage (elevator) and headed down to the patio level.

Patricia's dress was a Cinderella fantasy that looked as lovely coming as going. Features included a corset back, elegant train and royal blue detailing.

The garden ceremony featured a unity candle service. And then they were married!

While the guests began enjoying the cocktail hour, Patricia and Andrew posed for some photos in the garden and the staircase.

The ballroom was set with royal blue and purple flowers, a perfect complement to Cinderella details of a horse drawn carriage, a castle cake topper and a glass slipper!

The guests feasted on a sumptious buffet including Chicken with Lemon Basil Sauce and Herb Crusted Sirloin of Beef with Green Peppercorn Sauce. Then, the DJ kept the dance floor packed for the rest of the afternoon!

Best wishes Patricia and Andrew for a happily ever after!

Professional photographs provided courtesy of
Photos by Kelly

Thursday, November 6, 2008

I can see clearly now the rain is gone! Neda and Jorge: September 26, 2008

Neda encountered several challenges in planning her wedding. The first was that she was living in Utah the whole time and we had to rely on phone and e-mail to complete all of the necessary arrangements. We actually only met for the first time at the menu tasting one month before her wedding day.

The second challenge is that September 26th dawned rainy and miserable. You can see Neda looking hopefully out her window praying for a break in the clouds so she can have her ceremony outside.

No time to be glum, Neda, Jorge and photographer Anne Lord quickly whisked off to Union Station for a real DC photo session.

Meanwhile, back at the hotel, we were gearing up for an indoor ceremony. It was still wet when Neda returned so the photos continued indoors around the hotel lobby.

Then suddenly, the rain stopped. We scrambled to take advantage of this opportunity and set the ceremony outside.

The garden, fresh from all that rain, looked especially fresh and pretty.

Then, it was time to party! Neda had the ballroom decorated in bold black and white with red flowers for a dramatic accent!

Although the rain continued to fall throughout the night, it did not dampen the festivities. Nor did it put out the sparklers Neda planned for a dramatic send-off!

Best wishes to Neda and Jorge for long and happy marriage!

Photos courtesy of Anne Lord Photography
Fresh flower arrangements provided by Sylvains
Chair covers and sashes provided by Gala Cloths