Fall Meridian House Wedding | Jermaine + Scott

by Abby Jiu

Jermaine and Scott exchanged vows on a beautiful September day at the Meridian House, a historic DC home showcasing stunning architecture. They said “I do” in the gardens, with their two dogs, Abby and Chloe, serving as their flower girls. After the intimate ceremony, guests enjoyed cocktails in the property’s Linden Grove, which was an amazing backdrop for conversation and laughter. The couple met at a bar named after Marvin Gaye and had a two-year long engagement following their two-year long courtship. This gave them the perfect amount of time to make every detail absolutely flawless. From the stationary to the Welcome Boxes, no detail was spared, down to the Beyonce-inspired cookies. “Halo” was their processional song so she was tied into their day in more ways than one. The grooms traveled in a vintage 1964 Rolls-Royce, complete with a eucalyptus garland adorning the back. Amaryllis Floral & Event Design also created a beautiful doorway garland of roses, ivy, and more eucalyptus which led the couple and their guests into the reception.


The outdoor space at the Meridian House greeted Jermaine and Scott’s loved ones with a bourbon bar and a charcuterie station. The charcuterie station by Design Cuisine sat under a crystal chandelier and was not only visually appealing but no doubt delicious. Inside, guests were seated in both the library and the dining room. Shades of green, white, and grey used throughout the space and on the table settings were understated, beautiful, yet still masculine. The couple chose tall vases for their tables, filled with orchids, other florals, and a hint of greenery. The three-tiered, two-flavored cake was topped with a marble tier and donned a unique gold monogram on the middle tier. It was a vision. To prepare for the party, the couple changed from their sleek black loafers to matching glittered loafers. Although Scott’s Christian Louboutin’s were classic and modern, nothing says party-time like glitter!  

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Event Planning and Design - A. Dominick Events | Location - Meridian House | Transportation - Regal Limousine | Floral Design - Amaryllis Floral & Event Design | Officiant - Rev. Michael Koppel | Cocktail Napkins - ForYourParty.com | Welcome Boxes - Marigold & Grey | Stationery - Cheree Berry Paper | Catering - Design Cuisine | Calligraphy - Laura Hooper Calligraphy | Cake and Cookie Favors - Buttercream Bakeshop | Music - Nation | Rentals - DC Rental | Linens - La Tavola Fine Linen | Tabletop + Cocktail-hour Chairs - Party Rental Ltd | Dinner Chair + Bourbon Bar Glasses - Perfect Settings | Rentals for Linens, Barware, Ceremony Seating - Something Vintage: | Grooms' Tuxedos - Ralph Lauren Purple Label | Grooms' Accessories - Tom Ford | Shirts - Bonobos | Cuff Links - Tiffany & Co. | Studs - David Donahue | Shoes (Scott's) - Christian Louboutin | Lighting - Frost Lighting Company of DC | Cigars - Cortez Cigars | Printing - iCustom Label & Invitation | Table Number Tiles - The Tile Shop

Midsummers Night Dream Wedding at Fairmont 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