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Stunning Ronald Reagan Building Wedding in Washington DC

I adore the mini pumpkin centerpieces in today’s stunning fall wedding! Captured by Procopio Photography, Deborah and Jason were married at the gorgeous Ronald Reagan Building in Washington DC on a crisp October day. Be sure to read more about this fabulous couple and their inspiration for their wedding day below!

A few words from the bride:

Deborah and Jason were brought together by Judaism’s modern online community: J-Date. Each of them had been on many J-Dates before, but were still searching for their match as singles in Houston. Deborah saw Jason’s profile: the new pediatrician in town who had recently moved from DC. She sent him an e-mail saying she’d be happy to show him around. It started with a coffee date, where they talked for hours about politics, healthcare, and NPR. Soon enough, they shared their first kiss on the grassy lawn of a Houston outdoor theater. They have grown together, sharing friends, family, memories, museums, trips, and, of course, food.

We loved having our nation’s capital as a backdrop for our special day. Having both come into our own in DC independently (yet ultimately meeting in Texas), we wanted to come back to the city that we both love to celebrate together. We describe our wedding as, “Fall in DC”. Our decor represented the bride’s favorite season, but with a modern twist: swapping oranges, reds, and yellows for her more preferred color palate of silvers, blues, and grays. We were happy to accomplish all of this while staying true to our Jewish heritage with traditional ketubah and chuppah ceremonies. The centerpiece of the ceremony was the chuppah, a fall wedding canopy of birch trees, pumpkins, and flowering branches interwoven with the traditional tallit (prayer shawls) from the bride’s grandfather and groom’s great grandfather. Highlights of the reception included a step-and-repeat photo booth to capture our guests as DC’s who’s who as well as a late night snack surprise of chocolate milk shakes and nachos (the groom’s favorite). Jason and Deborah chose signature cocktails representing their home towns, the Coral Springs “Cuba” Libre and the Austin Champagne Rita. Deborah and Jason (and their wedding coordinator) worked hard to ensure that their wedding represented them as a couple and that their guests had as much fun as they did.

Photographer: Procopio Photography // Planner: Janice Carnevale of Bellwether Events // Venue + Catering: The Ronald Reagan Building & International Trade Center // Floral Designer: B Floral and Event Design // Lighting: John Farr Lighting // String Quartet: St. Charles String Quartet // DJ: Dan Goldman of Bialek’s // Cake Designer: Fluffy Thoughts // Videographer: Michael Brazada Films // Stationery: Carin Davidson of The Invitation Lady // Calligraphy: Ashley Stewart of Pretty in Ink // Hair Stylist: Julie Jackson of Hair By Jewels // Make Up Artist: Avantika Wagle Fraser // Bridal Gown Designer: Amsale // Bridal Gown Store: Mia Bridal Couture // Groom’s Tuxedo: Twilight in Midnight Blue by Jean Yves, rented from Sarno and Sons Tuxedo by Geoffrey Lewis Tailors // Groomsmen’s Attire: Perry Ellis Windsor Navy 2 button dress suit, rented from Sarno and Sons Tuxedo by Geoffrey Lewis Tailors // Groom’s Tie: Hugo Boss, from Sarno and Sons Tuxedo by Geoffrey Lewis Tailors // Groomsmen’s Ties: Brandon Michael from Sarno and Sons Tuxedo by Geoffrey Lewis Tailors // Bride’s Cathedral Veil: Sara Gabriel, purchased from Belle Marie Bridal // Bride’s Reception Bow: Amsale // Ceremony Train: designed by the bride, created by tailor at Belle Marie Bridal // Reception Necklace: Kendra Scott // Ceremony Earrings + Portraits Necklace: Banana Republic // Reception + Portraits Earrings: Nordstrom // All images by Procopio Photography

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Bridal Fashion: The Glamorous Bride

 

The glamorous bride is next in my new series of bridal fashion looks. Centered around a gorgeous mermaid gown that is super fitted on top and luxuriously voluminous on the bottom, this look is perfect for a bride with modern-vintage glam style. Colored jewel earrings, fun polka dot pumps and a simple black clutch complete the ensemble.

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Gown // Peter Langner Holding Tight Gown

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Modern Southern Wedding in Mississippi

Wow, talk about amazing bridal shoes! Captured by Adam + Alli Photography, Carley and Max were married on a gorgeous June day in a church ceremony in Jackson, Mississippi. The college sweethearts wanted a modern, Southern atmosphere on their wedding day. A simple color palette of black and white made kept the details of the event elegant and crisp. Carley and Max honored the college where they met with a large ice sculpture of Colonel Rebel, the Ole Miss mascot. I absolutely adore the killer blue heels that Carley wore as her ‘something blue’!

A few words from the bride:

Max is from Memphis, TN and I grew up in Madison, MS. Max and I are college sweethearts. We both attended Ole Miss. We met in 2005 at the Ole Miss v. Vanderbilt football game in Nashville, TN and were introduced by mutual friends. We have been together ever since.

I graduated in Dec. 2008 and moved to Oklahoma City for a job. He moved to Oklahoma city to be with me in May 2009 and went to work for the Oklahoma City Thunder, the NBA team. He is now the marketing director at First Mortgage Company. We got engaged in May of 2012 and married June 8, 2013. We were together over 7 years before we married! We both wanted a southern wedding so we decided even though we were living in OKC, we wanted to get married in Jackson. It was also more convenient for our family and friends too.

We wanted to keep it classic and simple but with a modern southern feel. We chose Fairview Inn for it’s obvious southern charm and thought it would be a perfect backdrop for our wedding. We kept it simple with a black and white color theme and a little more modern with the modern cut tuxes and the variety of bridesmaid dresses. We both love Ole Miss football, Max especially so we had and ice sculpture of Colonel Rebel, the Ole Miss mascot. It was a hit! The flowers were mostly shades of white with hints of pale pink and some greenery. We used the same linens that Kate Middleton supposedly used at her wedding reception- I believe it was called ‘pintuck’ fabric. The centerpeices were a variety of antique glass votives, flower arrangements and candles. We had chandeliers hanging from the huge oak tree outside above the bar.

I had my something blue be my shoes. I have always loved fashion and am currently pursing a career in fashion. When I saw those shoes at Neiman Marcus, I knew I had to have them! The diamond in my wedding ring came from the wedding ring that Max’s dad gave to his mom. Max had it reset into a new setting before he proposed. We honeymooned in Rome and Paris for 10 days in July!

Photographer: Adam + Alli Photography // Ceremony Venue: St. James Episcopal Church // Reception Venue + Catering: The Fairview Inn // Linens: Wendy Putt- Fresh Cut Floral & Catering // Bridal Gown Designer: Marisa Bridals // Bridal Gown Store: The Bridal Path // Bridal Shoes: Brian Atwood // Bridal Headpiece: Molly Gee Designs // Bridal Veil: Imported French chantily lace veil from The Bridal Path // Wedding ring: Family heirloom // Groom’s Ring: BC Clark Jewelers // Bridesmaid Dress Designer: Each bridesmaid chose her own black dress and peep toe pumps // Tuxedo + Mens Attire, Shoes: Vera Wang for Mens Wearhouse // Cake Designer: Cakes By Iris // Floral Designer: Wendy Putt- Fresh Cut Floral & Catering // Makeup Artist: Bride using NARS, Mac, Trish MacAvoy, and Laura Mercier make up // Hair Stylist: Allissa Reed of Studio 750 // Invitation Designer: Emily Ferguson // Wedding Planner: Kendall Poole of Kendall Poole Event Planning // Band: Meet The Press // Lighting: Davaine Lighting // Photobooth Rental: Big Bad Photo Booth // Ice Sculpture: Ice Dragon // Officiant: Rev. Shannon Manning of St. James Episcopal Church // All images by Adam + Alli Photography // Submitted via Two Bright Lights

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