Wedding Wednesday is here and boy do we have an amazing wedding to share with you!
For this wedding I had the honor of working with a truly wonderful couple. Both the Bride and Groom are veterans who are very honored to have served our country. They met each other while on active duty at Fort Bragg, North Carolina and from that day forward, they were pretty much inseparable.
Fast forward a bit to May 2014, to the day that the couple got engaged, and the excitement continued! Very soon after their engagement they started planning their wedding. They were moving to NYC immediately after the wedding so everything was pushed into high gear but it was still important to them that their wedding defined their relationship and journey together. They wanted a venue in DC, something close enough to the monuments, and with good food. Their choice; Clyde’s Restaurant in Chinatown. They decided to have their wedding and reception at Clyde’s which turned out to be amazing.
The venue and all the vendors were booked and they wanted to make sure they incorporated the monuments into their wedding through their photo session. With the Groom being a huge history buff, dovetailed with their service to the military, the monuments take on a special meaning for them. When they and their guests see their wedding photos around the monuments, each of the monuments tell a story in itself, and for the couple, those stories are part of their journey through life together.
The day of the wedding came, and it went off without a hitch. Not only was booking the venue and incorporating the monuments important to them on their big day, they also wanted to DIY a lot of the decorations. They wanted each of the decor items to come from them, to be something that was personal to them. They spent a lot of time DIYing in preparation and everything turned out amazing. They even took it upon themselves to make their own flowers, which were stunning! Everything they wanted their day to be, it was and more. They were surrounded with family and friends which made it that much more special and to top it off everyone couldn’t stop raving about all of the lovely flowers and decor.
This couple did it all! They put a lot of thought into their day and made it personal to them, and in return they have so many lasting memories. Recently, I got an email from this couple and they said, “most people say their wedding day is the most hectic day of their lives and they can barely remember it but we disagree.” Being a planner it is so nice to hear when your couples enjoyed their wedding, didn’t have worries on the day of, and can tell you that they have so many memories from their big day!