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An Aquarium Inspired Wedding at the Strathmore Music Center

I do love it when I meet future clients at a wedding. A few years ago at a wedding in Silver Spring, I met this couple. They reached out to me a year later and the rest is history. The couple’s interests were weaved into the wedding throughout. The overarching inspiration came from their love for aquariums. Enjoy the stunning images by David Hartcorn of Hartcorn Studios. Enjoy – Vicky

strathmore music center concert hall wedding

Loved using the stage at the Music Center at Strathmore for dramatic portraits. Photo: David Hartcorn.

strathmore music center winter wedding ceremony indoor

A chilly fall day required us to have an indoor ceremony, but the streaming sunlight was no less beautiful. Photo: David Hartcorn

strathmore music center wedding thai chinese tea ceremony

The groom, who is Chinese, and the bride, who is Thai, together performed a Chinese tea ceremony honoring their parents and family elders. Photo: David Hartcorn

strathmore music center wedding reception aquarium inspired purple blue green

We wanted the lighting to feel like water. Photo: David Hartcorn

car mold guestbook

Being big car enthusiasts, we used molds of their favorite cars as a guestbook alternative. This one is of a Porsche 911, the bride’s favorite. Photo: David Hartcorn

cars grooms cake fluffy fancy cakes by leslie

A surprised groom’s cake depicts their new home with their two favorite cars in the garage. Photo: David Hartcorn

fancy cakes by leslie wedding cake blue purple green aquarium inspired

For the wedding cake, we were going for a design that felt like waves and the team at Fancy Cakes by Leslie did an outstanding job. Photo: David Hartcorn

strathmore music center wedding navy blue and silver aquarium inspired

Using blue linens with a wavy texture, centerpieces that had the feel of coral and marine plants, and table names of fish names, we really tried to pull the whole aquarium feel together. Photo: Vicky Choy

strathmore music center wedding aquarium inspired blue purple green

For the design of the centerpiece, we wanted the floral elements to feel like marine plant life. Photo: David Hartcorn

reuseable totes fish favors

Love the fish shaped reusable tote bags the bride found online. Photo: David Hartcorn

Production Team
Wedding Planner: Vicky Choy, Event Accomplished
Venue: Music Center at Strathmore
Catering: Restaurant Associates
Photographer: David Hartcorn, Hartcorn Studios
Floral, Draping & Lighting: Davinci’s Florist
DJ: My Deejay, Anthony Simpson
Harpists: Melissa Tardiff Dvorak
Baker: Fancy Cakes by Leslie
Hair & Makeup Artists: Studio Sano (Sannia Malik) and Tiffany Chang
Officiant: Joan Nelson Phillips
Transportation: Alabaster’s Limousines

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