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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Elegant Summer DC Wedding Reception at Carnegie Institution for Science – Real Wedding for J&M Part 2

We are back with more from Jennifer and Max’s Carnegie Institution for Science elegant summer DC wedding reception. If you missed part 1, see there the first part of their wedding day and wedding ceremony here. Jennifer and Max planned a classic DC wedding at Carnegie Institution for Science, which is a great venue in the heart of DC. It’s a few blocks up from the White House and near to the hip 14th street corridor. It’s also walking distance to Dupont Circle. We love working with couples who are getting married at Carnegie Institution for Science to plan and coordinate their Washington, DC wedding. For their wedding, Jennifer and Max chose a lovely color palette of pink, blush, navy, gold and cream and incorporated beautiful summer blooms into the bouquets and centerpieces. Everything was perfectly captured by Sarah Bradshaw Photography (see the full DC wedding vendor list below). Here is part 2, from Jennifer and Max’s Carnegie Institution for Science elegant summer DC wedding reception. 

After their ceremony, Jennifer and Max took some additional photos outside the venue and their guests enjoyed cocktail hour.

Carnegie Institution for Science elegant summer DC wedding reception, DC Wedding Planner Bright Occasions, Sarah Bradshaw Photography

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Elegant Summer DC Wedding at Carnegie Institution for Science – Real Wedding for J&M Part 1

Last year we had the pleasure to work with Jennifer and Max for their elegant summer DC wedding at Carnegie Institution for Science. Jennifer and Max chose to have both their wedding ceremony, which was officiated by a family member, and wedding reception at Carnegie Institution for Science. We work love working with couples who are getting married at Carnegie Institution for Science to plan and coordinate their Washington, DC wedding. We work there often and it still is fresh and new every time. Some of our favorite features of the venue are it’s classic DC style architecture and stunning marble rotunda. Jennifer and Max and a wonderful wedding and everything was perfectly captured by Sarah Bradshaw Photography (see the full DC wedding vendor list below). Here is part 1, from the start of their elegant summer DC wedding at Carnegie Institution for Science. We will be back later this week with more from their wedding reception.

To start their day, Jennifer and Max got ready separately at the Loews Madison Hotel, they then did a first look and photos by the National Mall and Union Station.

Elegant Summer DC Wedding at Carnegie Institution for Science, DC Wedding Planner Bright Occasions, Sarah Bradshaw Photography

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Creating a Wedding Registry

Last week we shared wedding registry gift advice for guests attending weddings. We are back to discuss creating your wedding registry, tips for modern couples getting married. One of the first wedding planning tasks a couple may do together is to create their wedding registry. Wedding registries are important, because friends and family will want to give a gift and this allows the couple to choose items they need or want for their new home and life together. And it allows friends and family to give a gift that will actually be used. Creating a wedding registry is definitely a must! As wedding planners in the DC area, we often get asked by our clients how, where and why they should set-up a wedding registry. Thankfully our friends and gift experts at Zola wedding registry have provided us with some helpful advice for creating your wedding registry, tips for modern couples getting married.

Creating a wedding registry and tips for modern couples getting married. Wedding Planner Bright Occasions. Zola wedding registry.

Zola Wedding Registry, Wedding Registry Advice

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