It is always an honor to witness two people so deeply in love celebrate against a strikingly beautiful backdrop and this wedding did just that.
Then bride-to-be Ashley actually managed to plan her big day from afar: Florida, to be exact. Now, as anyone who has ever played wedding planner knows, that is no small feat.
Friends and family came together for the couple’s rehearsal dinner at Malmaison, the night before the wedding took place. There, the attendees toasted to Ashley and Chris’ love while eating and sipping on top-notch dishes and drinks.
The next morning, as final touches were being made to their wedding venue and reception hall, half a mile away, the bride and groom stepped into their dress and tuxedo at Avenue Suites in Georgetown. Not long after, they arrived at Sequoia in Washington Harbour, eager to begin the festivities.
Ashley looked radiant as she walked down the aisle in a magnificent Vera Wang gown. She and her dapper groom exchanged “I dos” beneath a lovely petal blue art piece, which was complemented beautifully by chic décor and beautifully-draped sheer white curtains.
Once rings were slipped on and vows were made, we headed over to the harbor and attempted to photograph the bride on one of the boats. Unfortunately, this was not to be as we were not permitted to walk onto the boats. However, one of the boat owners toasted the bride and groom with shots of tequila right there on the deck!
Overall, the reception was simply spectacular; there were incredible centerpieces and stunning views of the harbor. The joyous atmosphere was helped, no doubt, by the musical stylings of Scot Diggs and Elite Mixers Entertainment and elevated even further by treats from Fluffy Thoughts Bakery. All of these came together and made it an evening that will never be forgotten.
Planner: Latoria Williams w/ Simply Breathe Events
Bride’s dress: Vera Wang
Bridesmaids dresses:David’s Bridal and Rent The Runway
Tuxedos: Generation Tux
Cake: Fluffy Thoughts Bakery
Officiant: Alice Langholt
Flowers: Taylored Grace Floral
Accomodations: Avenue Suites Georgetown
Music: Elite Mixers Entertainment