Our second Washington DC wedding today is also totally gorgeous and comes to us from the heart of the city with a ceremony at National City Christian Church and reception at Meridian House.  Elizabeth and Adam were married on a beautiful and unseasonably warm day in late September, with a classic wedding infused with personal elements and touches of whimsy – and the talented team from Engaging Affairs was there to make sure that each detail went off without a hitch!

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From Laura at Engaging AffairsThe ceremony was held at National City Christian Church, where Elizabeth borrowed a tradition from the Jewish faith and had both her parents walk her down the aisle.  Elizabeth comes from a family of serious musicians, as was tenderly displayed when Elizabeth’s grandfather serenaded the couple on the violin during the ceremony.

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After the ceremony, it was off to Meridian House, where guests sipped on fruity sangrias beneath colorful lanterns strung overhead in the garden.  The vibrant color palette continued inside: the linens, flowers, and lighting were all bold orange, yellow and merlot tones.  When guests were invited into the house for dinner, they found little flip books documenting Elizabeth and Adam’s world travels tucked into their napkins.

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Even the toasts were extra fun and playful, because of the couple’s customized wedding bingo cards!  Guests were invited to fill in words they thought the toasters would say, and then the first person to complete a row would yell “bingo!” and win a prize.

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When guests weren’t dancing, they were enjoying the dessert buffet from Occasions in the garden.  In lieu of wedding cake, the couple served adorable personalized cupcakes from Georgetown Cupcake.

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The following DC-area wedding vendors contributed to Elizabeth and Adam’s wedding:

Event Planning and Design: Engaging Affairs
Photography: Fotobriceno
Ceremony Venue: National City Christian Church
Reception Venue: Meridian House
Floral Design: Multiflor
Catering: Occasions Caterers
Cupcakes: Georgetown Cupcake
Reception Music: MSE Productions and Fabulous Fantoms
Stationery: The Written Word
Lighting: EventEQ
Linens and Rentals: Perfect Settings

Don’t forget to visit our vendor guide for a full list of DC-area wedding professionals!

Photo Credit: Fotobriceno

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