Last fall I had the pleasure to work with Jenny and Dave for their lovely wedding and cocktail reception at St. Francis Hall. I loved bride Jenny’s style and approach, she and Dave were looking to plan something that would be simple yet elegant, with a focus on quality vs. over the top. Just like Jenny’s own style, I would describe this wedding as effortless chic. It wasn’t fussy or elaborate, but we maximized the details in the space and focused on setting the scene for an unforgettable party. In the end, it was great to watch Jenny, Dave and their family have the best time celebrating their love. It was such an honor to be a part of their wedding. All photos are by Alexandra Friendly Photography, who made everything super easy and was great to work with on the wedding day. See the full vendor list below.

Here are the wedding day highlights:

Bright Occasions Wedding Planning, Photography by Alexandra Friendly, Real Wedding at St. Francis Hall DC

Jenny and family rented a house instead of staying at a hotel. It made for a fun weekend and a relaxed time getting ready the morning-of. Of course their wedding fell on a weekend that was calling for severe rain and potentially damaging winds. Luckily, as the weekend drew nearer, the threats lessened, but it was still going to be 100% raining. Jenny, Dave and their wedding party made the best of the situation with these super cute rain boots and planned on doing some photos outside with large umbrellas.
Bright Occasions Wedding Planning, Photography by Alexandra Friendly, Real Wedding at St. Francis Hall DC

I loved Jenny’s Judd Waddell bridal gown, and overall simple yet elegant style.

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Bright Occasions Wedding Planning, Photography by Alexandra Friendly, Real Wedding at St. Francis Hall DC

Bright Occasions Wedding Planning, Photography by Alexandra Friendly, Real Wedding at St. Francis Hall DC
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Bright Occasions Wedding Planning, Photography by Alexandra Friendly, Real Wedding at St. Francis Hall DC

Bright Occasions Wedding Planning, Photography by Alexandra Friendly, Real Wedding at St. Francis Hall DC
Bright Occasions Wedding Planning, Photography by Alexandra Friendly, Real Wedding at St. Francis Hall DC

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Bright Occasions Wedding Planning, Photography by Alexandra Friendly, Real Wedding at St. Francis Hall DC

A violinist played music as guests arrived and for the ceremony processional/recessional. We added in bistro lighting, which made the space feel more intimate and the lighting became more dramatic as the night went on.
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Bright Occasions Wedding Planning, Photography by Alexandra Friendly, Real Wedding at St. Francis Hall DC

Bright Occasions Wedding Planning, Photography by Alexandra Friendly, Real Wedding at St. Francis Hall DC

Always a favorite moment after the ceremony is seeing how how my couples look!
Bright Occasions Wedding Planning, Photography by Alexandra Friendly, Real Wedding at St. Francis Hall DC
Bright Occasions Wedding Planning, Photography by Alexandra Friendly, Real Wedding at St. Francis Hall DC
Bright Occasions Wedding Planning, Photography by Alexandra Friendly, Real Wedding at St. Francis Hall DC
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Bright Occasions Wedding Planning, Photography by Alexandra Friendly, Real Wedding at St. Francis Hall DC
Bright Occasions Wedding Planning, Photography by Alexandra Friendly, Real Wedding at St. Francis Hall DC
Bright Occasions Wedding Planning, Photography by Alexandra Friendly, Real Wedding at St. Francis Hall DC
Bright Occasions Wedding Planning, Photography by Alexandra Friendly, Real Wedding at St. Francis Hall DC Bright Occasions Wedding Planning, Photography by Alexandra Friendly, Real Wedding at St. Francis Hall DC Bright Occasions Wedding Planning, Photography by Alexandra Friendly, Real Wedding at St. Francis Hall DC
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Congrats again to Jenny and Dave and thanks to Alexandra Friendly for the great photos, plus the entire team who worked hard to make the wedding day one to remember.

Vendors:

Photographer: Alexandra Friendly

Venue: St. Francis Hall

Catering: Eat & Smile Catering 

Wedding Coordination & Event Design: Bright Occasions

Ceremony music: Kristin Bakkegard

Reception music: Blue Tips Rhythm Revue, Sam Hill Entertainment

Officiant: Pastor Brian Erickson

Dress: Judd Waddell

Rain Boots: Hunter Boots

Florist: Da Vinci Florist 

Hair and Make-up: Alison Harper & Co 

Questions email me at – thebrightoccasions@gmail.com – www.brightoccasions.com