(Closed) Where are all the DMV Brides?? (D.C./Maryland/VA)

posted 9 years ago in Washington, D.C.
Post # 17
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

When?:  May 5, 2012

Where?: Church ceremony – Church of the Epiphany, DC; Reception – Glen Echo Park, Glen Echo, MD

DoC?: Won’t have one.  Friends of friends will help. 

Local Vendors?:  Photographer is a friend-slash-award-winning-photog; Hair & makeup – Andre Chreky.

Post # 19
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Hi Ladiessssss!!!!!!!

I currently live in Waldorf, MD right outside of Suitland and Clinton, MD! I’m from Baltimore and met my Fiance at Morgan State so our wedding will be held in Baltimore!

Ceremony & Reception:  Mt. Pleasant Church in Cedonia (my Mom’s choice for a location…NOT mine, needs SOO much work to bring out my vision…ughh)

Dress:  Trimene by Winnie Couture

Shoes:  Dont know yet…but I’m praying my cousin gets me some Loubs like she promised

Bridal Shop:  Couture Miss Bridal in Upper Marlboro

Flowers:  BCG Event Decor

Officiant: undecided

Photographer:  KBOBB Photography

Bridesmaids Gifts:  undecided

Groomsmen Gifts:  undecided

Groom and Groomsmen wear:  undecided..he found some Ebay company that tailor makes suits from China *eye roll* dont ask…

Cake:  undecided

DJ:  A friend

Hair and Makeup:  Hair-Lakiesha Wright of Take Tyme Salon in Baltimore….Makeup: Makeup by Deya

Post # 20
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

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@NJmeetsBX: Venue twin!!! I’m having my reception at NWM!!!

You have great taste 😉 What are you doing to spruce up the mansion with your wedding colors?

Post # 21
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

Both Ms. Hawk and Ms. Mink are! I’m out of the state for graduate school but I consider VA my home!

Post # 22
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Hello,

I just recently got engaged a day before New Years. I am looking at the Silver Spring Civic Center for the reception and the World War I Memorial for the cermony… Any suggestion on catering would be great. My wedding date is set for May 25, 2013 as of now!

Post # 24
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Hey all! I’m a DC bride too! June 9th seems like it can’t come soon enough, yet also like its coming far too quickly. 

Ceremony: Epiphany Catholic Church, Georgetown

Reception: The Fairmont

Photographer: Kristen Gardner

Florist: Holly Chapple, hopeully, seems there was an issue with a lost deposit

Dress: Vera Wang, sample bought from Saks Jandel

Shoes: Vera Wang Lavender, one of the few that do beautiful flats that don’t cost $500

Bridesmaids: Priscilla of Boston – ordered just before they went out of business, they came in just fine

Groom/Groomsmen – undecided, most likely MW

Invitations – most likely ordering from The Aerialist Press, based out of San Francisco. They do very affordable letterpress. 

Hair/Makeup – my personal stylist also does weddings, Kristin Beaubien

 

I am wondering if any DC residents/brides have any ideas for rehearsal locations? Preferably close to the Georgetown area. I don’t mind heading into Dupont or the Downtown area, but our hotel is in Georgetown/West End, and I don’t want peopel to have to cab too far.

Post # 25
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 1992

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@CC2012:  My wedding was in the Colonade room at the Fairmont– I love love loved it!!!

We had our rehersal dinner down the street from there at a place called Hudsons or something like that. THere is also a place near by called Georgia Brown’s you could look up. THey were a little too country for my taste though.

Post # 26
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@MrsDiddles:  DH and I had our first date at the Walters! It’s beautiful.

 

We got married in a state park. Small budget, but it was such a wonderful day. Congrats to all the local bees! Laughing

Post # 27
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

My wedding is 12/15/2012.  We are in the process of lining up our vendors, but we are getting married at our synagouge in Rockville, MD.  We are also have  the reception there.

I am in the process of ordering my dress- Lazaro 3018.

The only vendor (other than location) we have so far is our photographer- Len DePas.  I am super excited because we are going to take engagement photos soon.

Our catere has to be Kosher so that really limits our choices.

Post # 28
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I’m a VA Bride with a date in November

 

Ceremony is set through my church, but no reception venue is booked yet! Any suggestions in NOVa?

Post # 29
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I am a VA bride! Here is my info:

Ceremony: Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church 

Reception: 2941 Restaurant

Photographer and Video: Don Gray

Florist: Tip Top Florists

Hair/Makeup – Brie Cafferty

Alterations: Angie from Fairfax or Lien’s from Herndon

Registry: Bed, Bath and Beyond and Amazon

Invitation and Program: DIY.

Post # 30
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Oh, I love this thread!  It’s nice to see people from my area.  We are from VA (and I will always consider that home), family is all in DC and currently we live in NJ while I’m in grad school.  We knew we wanted to get married at a winery, so we looked all over NOVA but ended up choosing one in Charlottesville.  

When?:  September 15, 2012

Where?: Keswick Vineyards.  I can’t wait – I started crying when we took the tour, so I knew it was the place for us!


Local Vendors?:  Most of my vendors are from C-ville, except my photographer who I have to mention, because he is beyond amazing.  He’s in NOVA, and his name is Ken Pak.  I loved him before I got his prices and thought for sure I wouldn’t be able to afford him, but was shocked at how reasonable his prices were!  I’m very excited about him…and everything else, for that matter!

Post # 31
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

@chickfromDC- I live right near the Hilton Rockville. that is actually going to be our wedding hotel, though we will not be having our wedding there.

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