As I was standing at the conclusion of Carly and Tripp’s wedding, I thought, “This is why I do my job.” It was such a pleasure working with a couple not only in love, but a couple that had fun through the entire planning process by focusing on what was important to them. They started with two amazing venues. Duke Chapel for the ceremony and the Nasher Museum for the reception. Carly wanted to create a more traditional feel within the museum. So she chose warm pinks and browns combined with amber lighting to create a more traditional vibe but, mixed it with great modern table top accessories from CE Rental to mix the two styles. The soft and beautiful centerpieces from Floral Dimensions were an homage to her DC heritage and the blooming cherry trees. But, of all the small touches my favorite was the incorporation of animals. Carly’s career involves studying octopuses and as a couple they both volunteer at the zoo. It all started with amazing invitations from Indigo Envelope that featured hand drawn animal sketches by a close friend. At the reception the guest book was a poster of sea animals, the tables were all images of adopted animals from the World Wildlife Fund, and the wedding cake was covered in an octopus and had kissing beluga whales as the cake topper. It all came together so beautifully!
Congratulations to an amazing couple!
Wedding Planner- A Swanky Affair– Amanda Scott
Ceremony- Duke Chapel
Reception- Nasher Museum
Caterer- Cafe Parizade
Rentals- CE Rentals
Flowers- Floral Dimensions
DJ- Joe Bunn DJ– Randy Bennett
Photography- Raycroft Art
Lighting- Total Production Services
Bride and Groom transportation- Harrison Global
Group transportation- Duke Transit
Stationary- Indigo Envelope
Popcorn Bar- The Mad Popper
Formal Wear- Bernard’s