I met Shelley and Bill just a bit over a year ago and couldn’t wait to help them out with their wedding. Shelley told me about a venue I had never heard of for a wedding, Sidney Harman Hall so we made an appointment and I loved it (modern, funky, city views), yet one look on Shelley’s face and I knew we didn’t need to look further. We took a look at a few other venues but as I predicted, we booked Sidney Harman Hall, yay! I love weddings with bright colors so when Shelley said she wanted to play on the orange wall with another strong color, purple, I was sold.
Shelley and Bill invited all their guests to a welcoming party at Clyde’s the Friday night before the wedding since most of their guests were from out of town. The next day, Shelley sipped champagne as she was pampered in hair and makeup at the Hotel Monaco DC. The ceremony space was decorated in a romantic, softer look with dramatic lighting to enhance the white backdrop and large arrangements of orchids. If the guests looked to the ceiling, they’d see a funky purple pattern, just a nod to the vibrant décor awaiting them for cocktail hour. Tears were shed (happy ones!), champagne was popped and with two heartfelt “I Do’s!”, guests moved upstairs for cocktail hour, overlooking F St. The rest of the night flowed in perfect synch, the décor popping as the sky darkened. Guests danced the night away, stopping briefly to snack at the dessert bar and on sliders and fries.
Shelley and Bill, it was so much fun working with you, I loved your wedding and wish you nothing but the best! A huge thank you for the amazing photos to Jason & Cicely Procopio at Procopio Photography!
We loved every part of this wedding! More real weddings comign soon!
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