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Perfect Spring Day Wedding at Bull Run Golf Club in Haymarket Virginia

For our associate coordinator, Jen Briley, this could not have been a better client for her very first wedding as a lead coordinator. Our couple was kind and fun and the day could not have gone better. Our bride had the biggest smile on her face the entire day. Congratulations, Jen! All photos by Brett Ludeke unless otherwise stated.

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Photo of cocktail napkins above by Vicky Choy/Event Accomplished.

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Venue: Bull Run Golf Club, Haymarket, VA
Wedding Coordinator: Jen Briley, Event Accomplished
Officiant: Phillip J. Campbell
Florist: JP Flowers, Jenny Park
Photographer: Brett Ludeke
Caterer: R & R Catering
Cake: Sweet Creations Cakes
Hair and Makeup: Alison Harper & Co
DJ: Chris Valentin for DJ Philpz
Transportation: Dulles Limo

What a gorgeous spring day in Virginia! Find out more information on how you can enjoy your wedding day as much as this couple did with our wedding coordination services. Vicky

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A Summer Gujarati Indian Wedding at Sheraton Tysons in Virginia

With every wedding, we learn something new. Even though we have been planning Indian weddings in the Washington, DC area for years, last summer we learned that Gujarati Indians tend to be more conservative from our clients who got married in Virginia. While the wedding itself was no less spectacular, it meant that we had minimal dancing. I wanted to share with you the highlights from their wedding day.

All photos by Mariel Hannah

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indian-wedding-virginia-sheraton-tysons-hotel-baraat-dancingLove it when the groom and his guests get into the baraat with a lot of dancing.

indian-wedding-virginia-sheraton-tysons-hotel-sarah-khan-mandap-pink-mauve-ivoryA Gujarati wedding ceremony under a mavue, pinks, and white mandap by Sarah Khan Styling.

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The bride’s family sends her off to be with her new husband in the vidaai after the ceremony, although I’m sure they did not travel in the Mustang back in the day.

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Event Partners
Venue: Sheraton Tysons Hotel, Vienna, VA
Wedding Coordination: Event Accomplished, Vicky Choy
Indian Caterer: Bombay Tandoor
Hair: Anna Fazio
Makeup: La’Sara Makeup Artistry
Decorator: Sarah Khan Event Styling
Cake: Custom Cake Design
Photographer: Mariel Hannah
DJ / Lighting / Mobile Music: SVP DJ
Chiavari Chairs: Sammy Rental
Garba Venue: Julia Bindeman Suburban Center

I hope you enjoyed the recap from this wedding. Check out our blog posts on Indian weddings.

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Refined Beach and Boat Party Style Wedding at Lansdowne Resort

It’s rare for us to have event planners as clients but in this case, our bride plans trade shows for a living. With her job’s constant travel demands, she really need a wedding planner to focus on getting her wedding planning tasks done. We had a fun time designing their wedding at Lansdowne Resort in Leesburg, Virginia to reflect their love of boating and for their cats. Carina Herman of LBC Design Co created an wedding logo that depicted a boat anchor with the name of their boat on it, flanked by an illustration of their two cats. All photos by Stephen Gosling

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Wedding Planner: Event Accomplished, Vicky Choy and Megan Farris
Venue & Catering: Lansdowne Resort, Leesburg, VA
Linens & Chairs Rentals: DC Rental
Graphic Design: LBC Design Co.
Officiant: Joan Nelson Phillips
Florist: Studio DBI
Photographer: Stephen Gosling
DJ: Michael Bell, MyDeejay
Cigar Roller: Cortez Cigars
Photobooth: Booth-o-Rama
Hair & Makeup: Nadia Zarkeshian
Lighting: 27 STUDIOS

Doesn’t these wedding photographs make you want to go out on a boat or to the beach? Find out more on how we can help you design your wedding.

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An Intimate Winter Wedding in Arlington, VA

I love when a client has everything for the wedding close by. Our client’s church and wedding reception venue were 2 blocks from each other; and both of those were only 3 block from their home. Most of our major event partners were in Arlington, Virginia or very close by. All photos by Cynthia Sambro-Rier.

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Event Partners
Wedding Planner: Vicky Choy, Event Accomplished
Ceremony Venue: Christ Church of Arlington, Arlington, VA
Reception Venue: Lyon Park Community Center, Arlington, VA
Caterer: Lyon Hall
Hair Stylist: Kirsten Eike
Makeup Artist: Leah Margosis
Floral Designer: Alisa Rabinovich of Galleria Florist
Photographer: Cynthia Sambro-Rier
DJ: Belt it Out Productions, Darin Pusker
Cake: Leonora Bakery
Lighting: 27 STUDIOS
Rentals: DC Rental

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Fall Bohemian Garden Wedding at River Farm

I loved how warm and friendly both families were. I loved the pops of color and interesting textures used throughout this wedding in Alexandria, Virginia. This all helped to warm up what otherwise was the first cold day in October. Photos by Stephanie Dee Photography.

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One of my favorite bouquets thanks to the talent of Blair from Sweet Blossoms, with an asymmetrical, varied texture and loose arrangement of eucalyptus, dahlias, thistles, anemones, freesia, garden roses, craspedia, german chamomile, scabiosa, succulents and hypericum berries. Photo: Stephanie Dee Photography

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Guests were happy to have these warm blankets during the outdoor ceremony and cocktail hour. Photo: Stephanie Dee Photography

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With a family-style dinner service, we couldn’t have large centerpieces because of large platters. The Green Tic Tac napkins from DC Rental and the bright colors of the flowers popped against the neutral tablecloth. Photo: Stephanie Dee Photography

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Vegan wedding cake from the Happy Tart. It was delicious! Photo: Stephanie Dee Photography

Root and Stem Catering

LEFT: I love this Frou Frou Poppy linen from DC Rental RIGHT: A warm corn soup shooter for cocktail hour was perfect for this chilly day. Photo: Stephanie Dee Photography

Production Team
Venue: River Farm, Alexandria, VA
Wedding Coordinator: Vicky Choy, Event Accomplished
Caterer: Root & Stem Catering
Photographer: Stephanie Dee Photography
Officiant: Maureen Burke Ceremonies
Floral Designer: Blair Roberts, Sweet Blossoms
DJ: Sean Johnson, MyDeejay
Guitarist: Rafael Scarfullery
Cake: The Happy Tart
Hair & Makeup: Bridal Artistry
Buses: Fleet Transportation

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A Cheerful Virginia Summer Solstice Wedding at 2941 Restaurant

Happy Anniversary to M & D for their summer solstice wedding! More photos can be seen on Deb Lindsey’s blog.

Production Team
Wedding Planner: Vicky Choy, Event Accomplished
Church: St John’s Episcopal Church, McLean, VA
Venue: 2941 Restaurant, Falls Church, VA
Photographer: Deb Lindsey
Floral Designer: Yellow Door Floral Designs, John Duffy
Band: Six Stylez via Sam Hill Entertainment
Guitarist: Josh Walker via Levine School of Music
Graphic Design: LBC Design, Carina Herman
Linens: DC Rental
Chocolate Fountain: Chocolate Chick
Cocktail Napkins: For Your Party
Transportation: Reston Limo and Limos Inc

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Photo: Deb Lindsey

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Beautiful bouquet with lots of variety from John Duffy of Yellow Door Floral Design. M carried a bouquet of creamy white miniature calla lilies, pale pink peonies, pale yellow stock blossoms, coral miniature calla lilies, pink veronica, blushing bride protea, white scabiosa, maiden hair fern, green hypericum berries, and accents of small peach and pink variegated femma roses. PHOTO: Deb Lindsey

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Love the vibrant colors of this bridesmaids’ bouquet of coral peonies, coral miniature calla lilies, peach stock, and hypericum berries, maidenhair fern, and accents of deep coral roses. Florals: Yellow Door. Photo: Deb Lindsey.

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Colors used for this wedding were blue, coral and gold. Photo: Deb Lindsey.

baseball inspired table numbers names

Tables were named after baseball stadiums, a sport the couple loved, using fonts that were reminiscent of those found on jerseys. The tables were dressed in a gold-dots linens with a splash of blue provided by the napkins. Graphic Design: Carina Herman, LBC Design Co. Photo: Deb Lindsey

ForYourParty custom cocktail napkins timeline

The groom asked for only 2 things: a chocolate fountain and a way to let guests know the schedule of the day. We picked a cocktail napkin to serve that purpose. Napkins: For Your Party. Photo: Deb Lindsey.

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Photo: Deb Lindsey

Cascade Floral Sapphire tablecloth DC Rental escort cards

I loved this linen and how it looked with the floral arrangement and the escort cards. Linen: DC Rental’s Cascade Floral Sapphire. Photo: Event Accomplished (since Deb didn’t take this photo, you’ll have to excuse the poor quality)

2941 Restaurant summer wedding reception

Photo: Deb Lindsey

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Since their beloved cats could not be at the wedding, we had the next best thing – their bobble heads! They watched over the escort card table. Photo: Deb Lindsey

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Real Wedding: Karen & David Part 1

Karen & David's wedding collageVenue: Atrium at Meadowlark Botanical Gardens

Floral Design: Petals Edge. I *love* the work they do. They always bring their A game. Incorporating the pink color scheme and the Asian aesthetics, Gerry came up with two different arrangement for centerpieces (top row, left and center). One of the arrangements is a potted phalaenopsis orchid in a silver square pot which I’ve never seen used before in such a simple yet effective way. She also made the cutest flower girl basket I have ever seen (bottom row center)!

Catering: Fusions Cuisine is another one of my favorites, Fusions Cuisine did a masterful job of developing a vegetarian menu for the evening. Yes! A vegetarian menu as the mother of the bride is Buddhist and they all agreed that it would be a healthy and unique way to go. Although I was skeptical at first, I must say that the food was delicious and Chef Thompson prepared the best beet salad ever and I don’t even like beets.

Ceremony Music: Jeanne Calderon, pianist from Bialek’s Music (middle row right). Wonderful. She worked really well with the violinist and soloist who were both friends of the couple.

Reception Music: DJ Chris Roorda from ThePros. A neutral rating here. He kept the dance floor pretty packed and was amenable to playing some Chinese music. He did forget the mother/son dance and had to send his assistant out to buy a CD at the mall.

Videography: Crystal Video. David Chen was very professional and unobtrusive. Since he was only doing raw footage, I cannot attest to what finished videos look like.

Cake: Fluffy Thoughts. Lara did a beautiful 3-tiered square cake with a cherry blossom design (bottom row left). Lara stayed for quite a while after delivering the cake to do additional touch ups. The only issue I had with the cake was that it looked like David & Karen had trouble getting the knife through the fondant and the one layer I tasted was a bit crumbly.

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