Copper and White DC Wedding Reception at the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) – Real Wedding for S&A Part 2

Earlier this week we shared highlights from the start of Staci and Andy’s Copper and White DC Wedding Reception at DAR (Daughters of the American Revolution). We are back with more from their beautiful wedding reception. Staci and Andy’s wedding included a classic color palette with a modern touch from copper with white, cream, black and lots of beautiful greenery. After their intimate ceremony, guests enjoyed cocktails in the DAR Library. And dinner in the stunning O’Byrne Gallery. Thankfully the rain stopped, and they were able to do dancing after dinner on the DAR Portico which overlooks the Washington Monument. As they had a destination wedding, we were so pleased to give guests a great DC experience. We love working with couples to plan classic weddings and destination weddings in the Washington, DC region. It was wonderful to work with Lissa Ryan Photography, who captured the day so perfectly. You can see this wedding featured in Washingtonian Bride & Groom (see the full DC wedding vendor list below). Here is more from Staci and Andy’s Copper and White DC Wedding Reception at DAR.

Copper and White DC Wedding Reception at DAR. DC Wedding Planner Bright Occasions. Photo by Lissa Ryan Photography

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Copper and White DC Wedding at the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) – Real Wedding for S&A Part 1

Last year we had the honor to work with Staci and Andy for their Copper and White DC Wedding at DAR (Daughters of the American Revolution). DAR is one of our favorite historic DC wedding venues. It’s a beautiful setting, with a great location, the Portico and terrace event space has an amazing view of the Washington Monument. So it’s an ideal setting for couples who want to give their guests a very DC experience. Staci and Andy, who are from Oklahoma City and live in Delaware, wanted to plan their destination wedding in DC. We love working with couples to plan and design their Washington, DC destination weddings. To start their wedding day, Staci and Andy started the getting ready process at The Hotel Palomar and then chose to do photos at DAR. It was unfortunately raining all morning and afternoon, but the talented Lissa Ryan Photography managed to get amazing photos and still used some outdoor areas at DAR that were covered and dry. Looking at their photos, you may not even know it was raining that day, proving that DAR is a wonderful venue rain or shine. They had a short and sweet wedding ceremony officiated by Staci’s brother. See the full DC wedding vendor list below, and this wedding featured in Washingtonian Bride & Groom. Here is part 1 of their Copper and White DC Wedding at DAR. We will be back later this week with more from Staci and Andy’s wedding.

Copper and White DC Wedding at DAR. DC Wedding Planner Bright Occasions. Photo by Lissa Ryan Photography

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Maryland Brunch Wedding Reception at Elkridge Furnace Inn – Real Wedding Jamie and Taylor part 2

Previously this week we shared highlights from Jamie and Taylor’s wedding and we are back with more from their Maryland Brunch Wedding Reception at Elkridge Furnace Inn. Their garden brunch wedding reception was full of personal details and was such a joyful celebration. Throughout their wedding, guests enjoyed lawn games and a special gluten free menu was made (due to allergy restrictions). Right down to the beautiful cake, you would have never known it was all gluten free. As a nod to their weekly frozen yogurt dates, an ice cream sundae bar was also served for dessert with their favorite candy toppings. We love working with couples to plan beautiful and personal weddings in the Washington, DC region. This wedding was beautifully captured by photographer Brittany DeFrehn (see the full list of wedding professionals below). You can also see their feature on a favorite local blog United With Love.

Maryland Brunch Wedding Reception at Elkridge Furnace Inn, DC Wedding Planner Bright Occasions, Photography by Brittany DeFrehn

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Maryland Brunch Wedding Ceremony at Elkridge Furnace Inn – Real Wedding Jamie and Taylor

Last Spring, we had the pleasure to work with Jamie and Taylor for their Maryland brunch wedding ceremony at Elkridge Furnace Inn. The Elkridge Furnace Inn is such a lovely setting for a wedding near Baltimore, MD. It’s great for couples who are looking for an outdoor wedding venue that has a bit of historic charm. Jamie and Taylor’s garden wedding ceremony overlooked the Patapsco River, which was a lovely backdrop for this early Spring day. There are so many wonderful locations like EFI throughout the area. Which is one of the reasons we love working with couples throughout the Washington, DC and Maryland region for their wedding planning needs. Jamie and Taylor’s wedding was featured one of our favorite DC wedding blogs, United With Love. Their wedding ceremony was beautifully captured by photographer Brittany DeFrehn (see the full list of wedding professionals below). Here is part 1 of Jamie and Taylor’s wedding day below, we will be back later this week with more from their wedding reception. 

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Washington, DC Watercolor Garden Wedding Reception, National Cathedral School Styled Photo Shoot – Part 2

We are back with more beautiful wedding inspiration from our styled wedding photo shoot at the National Cathedral School, a terrific venue located on the grounds of the iconic National Cathedral. It’s all-white ballroom with huge windows is a beautiful and blank canvas to design a gorgeous wedding in the DC area. To see the lovely ceremony and part 1 from this shoot go here and you can see more weddings we have planned at the National Cathedral School here. As an event planner it is always so rewarding to work on the creative direction for wedding and event styling for our current and future clients. We teamed up with Bonnie Sen Photography and The Dandelion Patch among other top event experts to create this Washington, DC National Cathedral wedding reception inspiration photo shoot (see the full wedding vendor list below). You can also see a recap here or head over to Once Wed: Elegant Garden-Inspired Indoor Wedding Ideas, to see the feature.

Here are highlights from part 2 of this Washington, DC National Cathedral wedding reception inspiration:

Washington, DC National Cathedral Wedding Reception Inspiration, Bright Occasions Wedding Planning, Photo by Bonnie Sen Photographer

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Washington, DC Watercolor Garden Wedding Ceremony, National Cathedral School Styled Photo Shoot – Part 1

In the DC area, we have so many amazing ceremony and reception locations that couples can choose for their wedding. And we also have an amazing pool of talented event professionals that couples can hire for their wedding planning, photography, invitations, flowers and more. We teamed up with Bonnie Sen Photography and The Dandelion Patch among other top event experts to share wedding inspiration at the National Cathedral School, which is on the grounds of the National Cathedral. The creative direction for wedding and event styling is always one of the aspects I most look forward to in working as an event planner. So it was a delight to create this Washington, DC National Cathedral wedding ceremony inspiration photo shoot (see the full wedding vendor list below). You can also see a recap here or head over to Once Wed: Elegant Garden-Inspired Indoor Wedding Ideas, to see the feature.

Here are highlights from part 1 of this Washington, DC National Cathedral wedding ceremony inspiration:

Washington, DC National Cathedral Wedding Ceremony Inspiration, Bright Occasions Wedding Planning, Photo by Bonnie Sen Photographer

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