When it comes to weddings, one of the main goals that we find brides and grooms are looking for is a wedding that will remain forever timeless. This gorgeous D.C. wedding, featured by Style Me Pretty and planned by Events In The City, on the shores of the Potomac completely embodied that magical, elegant and timeless feel. Covered in stunning shades of whites and greens and showcasing our white tulle wave linen, with beautiful blooms from Holly Chapple Flowers – we are so excited to share this stunning collection of images from Rebekah Murray Photography.
From Events In The City… The design of this wedding was inspired by the beauty of the water for Brad who is a Navy officer and the classic timelessness of Alexandra’s stunning Vera Wang gown.
When we found a linen that was made of tulle and looked like soft waves in the water, we knew that we had found the perfect accent for the king table. A dramatic floral runner and lush elevated designs ran the length of the king table in crisp whites with tons of texture. Each guest’s place setting featured a pocket personalized with hand calligraphy that held their menu and a special note from the bride and groom.
In lieu of favors, Alexandra and Brad made donations to each guest’s favorite charitable foundation. Guests were mesmerized by the live painting of the reception and checked back throughout the night to see her capture the beauty of the evening. There was not a dry eye in the room when Alexandra surprised Brad, and all the guests, by serenading him with his favorite song.
From the beautiful Bride… Our May wedding was a dream and the most fairytale day we could have imagined. After literally chasing my now-husband, Brad, around the track field back in high school, our goofy friendship blossomed into a deep love for one another. With Brad being a Naval Officer, our love story over the past eight years has whisked us from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean and back.
We wanted a classic and elegant wedding with a touch of the bright and open charm inspired by our coastal living. Both classic and bright, the color white was the centerpiece of all of our wedding designs. Our vendors diligently worked to unearth stunning white textures from a lace band incorporated into our wedding invitations to the waved tulle tablecloth of the king table at our reception. My Vera Wang tulle gown was the epitome of elegance and softness that I wanted to wear as I danced all night along the wispy chiffon dresses of my bridesmaids.
However, what really set the perfect foundation for our wedding atmosphere and style was our venue on the Potomac River, comprised of floor to ceiling windows with water views and an open interior of vast white columns and ceilings. Everything on our special day fell together with such ease and beauty thanks to the creativity and efforts of my mother and countless talented wedding professionals.
Photography: Rebekah Murray Photography | Videography: Thomas Bowen Films | Event Planning: Events In The City | Floral Design: Holly Chapple Flowers | Cake: Fluffy Thoughts | Stationery: Miss Merkle Designs | Church: St. John Neumann | Reception Venue: Sequoia Restaurant | Hair & Makeup: Amie Decker Beauty | Calligraphy: Meant To Be Calligraphy | Band: Rollex | Ceremony Music: Diana Marie Gibbs | Transportation: ING Transportation | Linens: Nuage Designs | Painter: Patricia Hope Bennett | Rentals: DC Rental