Bright Garden Maryland Wedding at Woodend Sanctuary for J&T

Last year we had the pleasure to work with Jackie and Todd for their bright garden Maryland wedding at Woodend Sanctuary in Chevy Chase. Woodend Sanctuary is such a beautiful setting for an outdoor wedding. We love working with couples to plan and design their garden weddings in the Washington, DC region at venues like Woodend. Ceremonies take place in a peaceful grove surrounded by trees. The reception is up at the beautiful historic mansion and tent, with dinner in the tent and dancing inside the house. For their fall wedding, Jackie and Todd dreamed of incorporating bright pinks and oranges, while keeping the overall aesthetic elegant and natural. Everything was perfectly captured by Astrid Photography (see the full MD wedding vendor list below). Here are highlights from Jackie and Todd’s bright garden Maryland wedding at Woodend Sanctuary.

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We loved working with Jackie and Todd for their bright garden wedding at Woodend Sanctuary in Chevy Chase, Maryland. To see more weddings we have planned head over to our gallery page.

Vendors:
Photographer: Astrid Photography
Wedding Planner: Bright Occasions
Ceremony & Reception Venue: Woodend Sanctuary
Farm Tables: Vintage Affairs
Invitation/Stationery: Minted

Modern Romantic Wedding Reception at Josephine Butler Parks Center

We are back with more from Sam and Josh for their modern romantic wedding reception at Josephine Butler Parks Center (JBPC) in Washington, DC. If you missed part 1, see the first part of their wedding day and wedding ceremony here. Sam and Josh paired white, emerald and gold to create a modern yet classic and romantic DC wedding. We love working with couples who are getting married at historic properties, like JBPC to plan and design their Washington, DC weddings. After the ceremony, guests enjoyed a cocktail hour on the first floor of the reception space and then we invited guests back upstairs for a romantic candlelit reception that later turned into one of the most epic dance parties we have ever seen. Everything was perfectly captured by Emily Clack Photography (see the full DC wedding vendor list below). Here is part 2, from Sam and Josh’s modern romantic wedding reception at Josephine Butler Parks Center (JBPC)

Modern Romantic Wedding Reception at Josephine Butler Parks Center, DC Wedding Planner Bright Occasions, Photo by Emily Clack Photography

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Modern Romantic DC Wedding at Josephine Butler Parks Center – Real Wedding for S&J Part 1

Last year we had the pleasure to work with Sam and Josh for their modern romantic DC wedding at Josephine Butler Parks Center (JBPC). Sam and Josh chose to have both their wedding ceremony and wedding reception at JBPC located near Meridian Hill Park in Washington, DC. We loved how bride Sam wanted to pair a clean and modern design with a more historic setting like JBPC. We are so luck in the DC area to have so many great historic settings and we love working with clients to plan and design their Washington, DC weddings at venues like JPBC. Some of our favorite features of the venue are the building’s front facade, the outdoor balcony that is connected to a second floor reception space, and all of the great natural light available for a mostly inside venue. Sam and Josh and a wonderful wedding and everything was perfectly captured by Emily Clack Photography (see the full DC wedding vendor list below). Here is part 1, from the start of their modern romantic DC wedding at Josephine Butler Parks Center (JBPC). We will be back later this week with more from their wedding reception.

Modern Romantic Wedding Reception at Josephine Butler Parks Center, DC Wedding Planner Bright Occasions, Photo by Emily Clack Photography

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Wedding Lounge Furniture Inspiration

A wedding trend that is here to stay is to incorporate lounge furniture, be it vintage or modern, there are so many great wedding lounge furniture inspiration ideas to incorporate for your big day. We love when couples are thoughtful with including lounge furniture for the wedding; it should make sense and be in a high traffic area so that guests can take advantage of having a place to sit and catch up. You can also incorporate lounge furniture as unique wedding ceremony seating and then repurpose the furniture for the wedding reception. We are lucky in the Washington, DC region to have some fantastic rental partners in providing wedding lounge furniture for our clients when we plan and design their wedding. Today we are sharing 5 of our favorite wedding lounge furniture inspiration ideas:

1) Vintage Alfresco

Blend the old with the new, by using vintage furniture for your wedding lounge set-up. In the DC area, we have some wonderful vintage furniture rental sources. The end result is super chic and great for an outdoor wedding, or wedding that is taking place at an historic property.

Wedding Lounge Furniture Inspiration, DC Wedding Planner Bright Occasions, Photo via Rachael Foster Photography

Wedding Lounge Furniture Inspiration, DC Wedding Planner Bright Occasions, Photo via Rachael Foster Photography. Seating by Vintage Affairs, LLC.

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Industrial Chic Waterfront Baltimore Wedding Reception – Real Wedding for C&B Part 2

We are back with more from Casey and Ben’s industrial chic waterfront Baltimore Wedding reception at the Frederick Douglass-Isaac Myers Maritime Park & Museum (see part 1 here). As Baltimore residents, Casey and Ben wanted to showcase their love for Charm City with a few items unique to Baltimore – from the Baltimore-shaped cuff links Ben wore and the Maryland ring box they used, to the National Bohemain/UTZ girl champagne flute and cake topper set, to even the sunset photos across the Harbor from the Domino Sugar sign, this couple did it right! We love working with couples to coordinate  and plan their Washington, DC, Mayland and Virginia wedding’s, who choose to add in personal touches that are meaningful to them and where they live. Rouge Fine Catering served some of the most creative desserts we’ve had under a sparkling, cafe light-lit tent. The venue’s location and ambiance were the perfect setting for this couple’s nuptials and Courtney from Bright Occasions couldn’t have been more excited to be a part of such a love-filled event. Everything was perfectly captured by J Fannon Photography (see the full Baltimore, MD wedding vendor list below), here is part 2 from their industrial chic waterfront Baltimore Wedding reception:

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Industrial Chic Waterfront Baltimore Wedding – Real Wedding for C&B Part 1

Last year Courtney from the Bright Occasions team had the pleasure to work with Casey and Ben for their industrial chic waterfront Baltimore Wedding at the Frederick Douglass-Isaac Myers Maritime Park and Museum. Courtney also worked with Casey’s sister Katie, both her and Ben’s family are so warm and welcoming that it was a joy to be a part of their wedding. At Bright Occasions it is such an honor when we get to work with siblings and friends of former clients for their wedding planning and wedding coordination needs in Washington, DC, Maryland and Virginia. Photographer Jill Fannon at J Fannon Photography, did a fantastic job of capturing Casey and Ben’s love for each other (see the full Baltimore, MD wedding vendor list below).  We loved all of the local touches the couple decided on, including getting ready at the Admiral Fell Inn in Fells Point and selecting an incredible venue along the Harbor. Their ceremony in the exposed brick, industrial warehouse-style space in the museum was incredibly romantic. Casey and Ben’s personal vows to each other were so touching – not a dry eye in the house! Local Color Flowers created a gorgeous chuppah and bouquets with jewel tones and varied textures, which were perfect for a fall wedding. And, even though it rained, Casey and Ben handled it in stride! And we certainly believe it’ll bring them luck in their new life together. Here is part 1, from the start of their industrial chic waterfront Baltimore Wedding. We will be back later this week with more from their wedding reception.

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Welcome! I’m Margo, owner of Bright Occasions, a full service wedding and event planning company serving Washington DC, Maryland and Virginia. Read the blog, view my portfolio, and get in touch.

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