Old World Elegance at Meridian House

Meridian House, Washington, DC

Highlights. Washington, DC couple, Bethany and Eric wanted a romantic and old-world wedding inspired by New Orleans (a favorite vacation spot) and France (the groom’s heritage). The Event Accomplished team worked really hard on making decisions that really personalized the wedding weekend for them that reflected their interests.

Color: Mint green, blush pink, and peach with black and gold accents. The black accent reminds them of the iron work of the railings of New Orleans, a favorite vacation spot for the couple.

Synopsis: As guests arrived, they were greeted by the sounds of a French jazz ensemble while enjoying cooling lemonades and cucumber water. For an intimate ceremony, guests sat in a circle surrounding the couple who stood in the center on a bed of rose petals as they exchanged their vows. As avid readers, the rings and vows were contained in old books as their mothers read excerpts from The Little Prince and The Velveteen Rabbit. The cocktail hour featured 3 signature drinks favored by the couple: a Sgroppino reminding them of Italy, Patience of a Saint for the bride, and a Mint Julep for the groom. The guests dined on a scrumptious 3 course dinner, ending with an assortment of dessert options including a variety of macarons, a gelato cart, and mini cakes from Maggie Austin. After dinner, a cigar roller rolled cigars for the guests. The couple danced to Crazy Love, Van Morrison. A painter captured the entire magical evening in an oil painting. As the night came to a close, guests were served the groom’s favorite, cookies and milk.

We provided wedding planning services for this couple for their rehearsal dinner, wedding, and brunch.

Read about this wedding in our blog post and another post about all the lovely stationery.

Event Partners
Wedding Planner: Event Accomplished, Vicky Choy
Venue: Meridian House, Washington, DC
Caterer: Occasions Caterers
Officiant: Rev. Bill Cochran, Say I Do Your Way
Photographer: Kurstin Roe
Videographer: Thomas Bowen Film
Floral Design: Petals Edge Floral Design
DJ: DJ D-MAC & Associates (DJ Stereo Faith)
Ceremony, Cocktail & Dinner Musicians: Veronneau (Jazz ensemble)
Baker: Maggie Austin Cake
“Day of” Paper Products / Graphic Design: Carina Herman, LBC Design
Hair & Makeup: Carola Myers
Lighting: John Farr Lighting
Cigar Roller: Cortez Cigars
Painter: Dan Nelson
Garter: The Garter Girl
Guest Hotel: Capitol Hilton,  Hay Adams Hotel
Transportation: Reston Limo, Limousines Inc.
Rentals: DC Rental
Save the Date: Custom Postcard by Carolyn Belefski
Invitations: Minted