Washingtonian Unveiled giveaway + a Recap of our 2017 Wedding Season

With the cold winter we’ve been having so far, we are getting that much more excited for things to warm up and our 2018 weddings to start next month! And we can’t think of a better start of the year, than with the Washingtonian Bride & Groom Magazine at their annual Unveiled wedding show. We are giving away 2 tickets to the show, so please go and follow Bright Occasions on Instagram if you don’t already (via @Margobrightoccasions). We just announced the giveaway on our Instagram page and will be announcing a winner soon, so stay tuned!

2017 was such a wonderful year, both personally and professionally for Bright Occasions. I could not have done with without Courtney Nolan and Bethy Allard, and our whole team! Here are some highlights from the beautiful DC weddings we helped to plan:

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Starting 2018 at Washingtonian Unveiled + More Jacob Photos

We hope your year is off to a great start. We are excited for our weddings and events this year and looking forward to getting back to blogging more of our wonderful 2017 wedding season. A big thank you to our team at Bright Occasions and our network of wedding planners and wedding vendors in the DC community for all your support this past year. Our 2017 was a big year, both personally for @Margobrightoccasions and professionally we were a part of some really wonderful weddings. If you are not already, please head over to Instagram to follow Bright Occasions (@Margobrightoccasions or #brightoccasions), we will be giving away a ticket to Unveiled later this week.

Earlier this week, we shared Jacob’s birth story, click here to read about his birth story and see some cute newborn photos! Now that Jacob is a little older, he has started daycare, and it’s been great to get back to work (and hopefully blogging more :). Becoming a working mom has been challenging, yet so rewarding.

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Happy New Year! Washingtonian Unveiled & What we’ve been up to (A personal post).

Happy new year! We are so excited for 2018 and all of the amazing clients we are working with this year. We have some dates still available for Spring, Summer and Fall, so if you are engaged please do not hesitate to reach out to us to discuss your wedding planning needs. Our team at Bright Occasions is looking forward to planning classic, timeless and beautiful weddings and events in the Washington, DC region. To get the year started, we are gearing up to showcase at this year’s Washingtonian Bride & Groom Unveiled. We will be giving away a ticket later this week. So stay tuned for details!

If you follow Bright Occasions on Instagram (@Margobrightoccasions or #brightoccasions). You may see a cute little baby from time to time! This past August, my husband and I welcomed our baby into this world. Without boring you with all the details, I wanted to share some of his sweet newborn images by Procopio Photography and share a personal post about becoming a working mama!

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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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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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