Midsummers Night Dream in Downtown DC | Alana + Daniel

by Lisa Ziesing

Who needs to find a local bridal dress shop when you can have not one, but two of your wedding dresses made in Israel?! Well, that's just what our bride, Alana did to create her show-stopping entrances in her custom-made Lihi Hod gowns. Draped in lace and delicately concealed by a sheer veil, Alana – alongside her parents, excitedly greet her groom. And in a traditional ceremony, under a chuppah arch of greenery custom created by Holly Chapple Flowers, Alana and Daniel wed with their closest friends and family around them.

But setting tradition aside, Alana and Daniel's reception was one that was dreamt into reality. Curating their special day with pattern purveyor Grit and Grace, they combined rich velvet textures, warm wood accents and lush floral layers that felt like a Midsummer Night's Dream in the fall. Guest lead to custom created escort card displays, which paid homage to the romantic parks in Paris. These copper tinted pillars were draped in vines of smilax, held the names of their guest and made a statement, to say the least. Transforming the Grand Ballroom of The Fairmont in such a way that still allowed for details such as the mirrored walls and modern chandeliers to peak through.

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It was the truly the little details that made this wedding one for the memory books. From the welcome gifts created by local vendor Marigold & Grey, which included a drawing by a family friend – to personal mementos of petite salt and pepper capsules for VIP guest, created by the bride herself.

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But there was nothing more memorable than our personal favorite guest of honor, Larry. If weren't sure you met him or remember him, he was their huge... white... fluffy... dog. With such love and adoration for him, Alana and Daniel even dedicated this entire after party to him, name Larry's Lounge!

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Planning + Design Grit & Grace Inc  | Photographer Lisa Ziesing for Abby Jiu Photography | Videography Bowen Films | Venue The Fairmont Washington | Florist Holly Chapple Flowers | Wedding Gown Lihi Hod | Production Revolution Events | Tabletop + Chair Rentals DC Rental | Band Andy Kusher Entertainment's Sound Connection | String Quartet: Sage String Quartet | After Party Band Sean McNally | Invitations & Day Of Paper The Dandelion Patch | Calligraphy LH Calligraphy | Hair + Makeup Claudine Fay  | Welcome Gifts Marigold & Grey | Photo Booth Bash Booths 

Long View Gallery Wedding | Nicole + Brian

by Lisa Ziesing

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Event Design: Lauryn Prattes Events, Day of Coordination: Cheers Darling Events, Venue: Long View Gallery, Florals + Decor: Amaryllis, Invitation: Stephanie B. Designs, Decor/furniture: Something Vintage Rentals, Catering: Heirloom, Strings: Elan Artists, Rentals: Party Rental, LTD, Linens: Nuage, Hair: Bridal Hair by Remona, Makeup: Nikki Fraser: Beauty n’ the bride