Featured: District Weddings

Our stylish spring DC wedding at The Fairmont Hotel for Becky and Harry was recently featured on one of our favorite DC wedding blogs, District Weddings. Their wedding included a romantic ceremony and elegant dinner with one of the biggest dance parties we’ve seem. Becky and Harry were such a sweet couple, we loved getting to know them and their entire wedding party. It was wonderful to work with Becky and Harry on their event design and wedding coordination. We loved working with Deb Lindsey Photography and the entire team of wedding professionals who helped create a wonderful celebration (see the full list of wedding professionals below). To see the feature, head over to  District Weddings.

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Stylish Spring DC Wedding at the Fairmont Hotel, DC Wedding Planner Bright Occasions, Photography by Deb Lindsey

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Rose Gold Wedding Inspiration

While gold and silver have long been the go-to wedding metallic, rose gold has become a great option and there are so many beautiful rose gold wedding inspiration ideas. Rose gold is a softer shade and adds a romantic and feminine touch to the wedding. It is perfect for an accessory (think shoes, jewelry, bouquet or boutonniere ribbon) or as part of the overall wedding color palette. You can try mixing rose gold with lighter muted colors, such as blush or gray, but it also works with deeper colors such as navy or marsala. Rose gold is beautiful as the only metallic, but also pairs well with either gold or silver accents. We love working with clients in the DC area to plan their wedding, including thinking about the overall design and style. Today we are sharing 10 of our favorite ways to incorporate rose gold wedding inspiration:

1) Bridal/Bridesmaid Bouquet – rose gold ribbon treatment adds a feminine touch to your flowers.

Rose Gold Wedding Inspiration, Rose Gold Bridal Bouquet, DC Wedding Planner Bright Occasions

Image by Brittanee Taylor via The Southern California Bride 

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W Hotel, Washington, DC Wedding Ceremony and Reception – Real Wedding for Carey and Robert

Previously this week we shared highlights from Carey & Robert’s wedding and we are back with more from their W Hotel, Washington, DC wedding ceremony and reception. Carey and Robert chose a modern style for their wedding with a dramatic colorful ombre ceremony aisle and head table, along with a color palette of black, white and gold. Black linens and drapery set the tone for a dramatic space that let the white, gold and colorful flowers really pop. We love working with couples to plan creative and stylish weddings in the Washington, DC region. Everything was perfectly captured by DuHon Photography (see the full DC wedding vendor list below). Here is more from this stunning W Hotel, Washington, DC wedding ceremony and reception.

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W Hotel, Washington, DC Summer Modern Wedding – Real Wedding for Carey and Robert

This W Hotel, Washington, DC summer modern wedding oozes sophistication and fun, we loved working with Carey and Robert for their DC wedding last summer! The W Hotel is a such a great hotel with a central location and great views of the Washington Monument. Carey and Robert chose to do host their wedding at the W Hotel because it really fit their overall style. It was such a pleasure to work with Carey and Robert! Their vision for an elegant, modern and creative Washington, DC wedding, also fits with the types of weddings we love to plan. To start their wedding day, Carey and Robert got ready with their wedding party members at W Hotel and chose to do photos on-site at the hotel. They had a ceremony that blended both their religious backgrounds, followed by cocktails dinner and dancing. Everything was perfectly captured by DuHon Photography (see the full DC wedding vendor list below). Here is part 1 of their W Hotel, Washington, DC summer modern wedding, we will be back later this week with more from their ceremony and reception. 

W Hotel, Washington, DC Wedding, Wedding Planning by Bright Occasions, Photography by DuHon Photography_0625

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Pink and Red Valentines Day Wedding Inspiration

Valentine’s Day is a day to celebrate love and romance and such a perfect time of year to get married. At Bright Occasions, we feel love and romance shouldn’t just be on Valentine’s Day (and nor should those pretty pink and red wedding details). Though we do love celebrating the holiday! I have discussed Valentine’s Day Inspiration in the past, so you may already be aware of my affinity for the lovely inspiration ideas available. We love working with clients in the DC area to dream up classic and beautiful wedding design ideas. In honor of the holiday, we have dreamt up the lovely pink and red Valentine’s Day wedding inspiration board below. We’ve incorporated a rich marsala red, blush and deep green foliage. The end result is a super dreamy and romantic look for your wedding.

Pink and Red Valentines Day Wedding Inspiration, DC Wedding Planner Bright Occasions

Pink and Red Valentines Day Wedding Inspiration, DC Wedding Planner Bright Occasions. Photos: 1) Ceremony Arch, 2) Blush Wedding Dress, 3) Floral Centerpiece, 4) Bridal Bouquet, 5) Tablescape Ceiling Treatment, 6) Marsala Bridesmaid Dress, 7) A Trio of Wedding Cakes

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Lavender and Mint DC Wedding at The Hay-Adams Hotel – Real Wedding for M&J Part 2

Earlier this week we shared highlights from the start of Margot & Joe’s Lavender and Mint DC Wedding at The Hay-Adams Hotel. We are back with more from their beautiful ceremony and reception. Margot & Joe’s wedding included a fresh color palette of cream, lavender and mint with touches of pink, deep purple and greenery. They had an intimate ceremony in the “round” with guests around a half-circle and then the space was flipped to become their stunning reception. Cream linens and chairs kept the focus on the mint chargers, lush purple flowers and sweet menu card designs. We love working with couples to plan classic weddings with pretty details in the Washington, DC region. It was wonderful to work with perfectly captured by Wedding Photojournalism by Rodney Bailey (see the full DC wedding vendor list below). Here is more from Margot & Joe’s Lavender and Mint DC Wedding at The Hay-Adams Hotel

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