Post # 17
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 # 18
I love seeing so many DMV Brides on the Bee! Are there any others out there? Please join the board and sound off :o)
Post # 19
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
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…
DJ: A friend
Hair and Makeup: Hair-Lakiesha Wright of Take Tyme Salon in Baltimore….Makeup: Makeup by Deya
Post # 20
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
Both Ms. Hawk and Ms. Mink are! I’m out of the state for graduate school but I consider VA my home!
Post # 22
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 # 23
For hair and makeup check out Candice with Elan Beauty. http://www.elanbeauty.com. [email protected]. Great affordable prices for onsite services. Congrats to all!
Post # 24
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
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
@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!
Post # 27
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
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
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
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
@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.