Our clients wanted to elope. They also wanted to celebrate a bit with their friends and family. So they did both! We had a blast planning and designing this celebration. We didn’t even call it a wedding.
Our clients wanted a cocktail style reception with no formal seating and not too much structure to the evening in general. With a combination of low cocktail tables, hightops, sofas, bar tables and long kings tables, we were able to provide sufficient seating without using traditional round tables (check out the floorplan below). We also had a rolling display of their elopement photos. We had two rooms to work with and so one room became a more relaxing lounge space while the other had a more upbeat feel with the bar and the dance floor.
From a design perspective, our couple wanted a warm feel with elements inspired by nature, mixed with rich jewel tone colors and a splash of Indian inspired motifs to honor the bride’s heritage. Variety was the name of the game when it came to the food and beverage options. At the bar, guests could choose from 4 signature cocktails, 5 craft beers, 2 scotches, in addition to standard beverage options. They served a delicious selection of passed hors d’oeuvres and desserts, as well as savory stations.
All photos by Amber Wilkie unless otherwise stated. Enjoy! Vicky
For another shot of that awesome bar, click here.
Wedding Planner: Event Accomplished, Vicky Choy
Venue and Catering: Newseum / Wolfgang Puck Catering
Floral & Event Design Partner: Liza Bourkard, Studio DBI
Graphic Designer: Little Bird Creative, Carina Herman
Photographer: Amber Wilkie & Julia Devine
DJ: DJ D-MAC & Associates
Transportation: Reston Limo
Hair Stylist & Makeup artist: Mandy Hollinger
Dhol Player: Dave Gupta, Dholi Mastana
Henna Artist: Bhavna Naik
Furniture Rental: AFR and Perfect Settings
Cocktail Napkins: For Your Party
Linens & Other Equipment: Party Rental
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