Today’s wedding from Rebekah J. Murray Photography is all about classic elegance sprinkled with playful hot pink details!  Ashley and Wike were married last summer in Georgetown, and the beautiful neighborhood setting provided the perfect backdrop for a traditional ceremony followed by a nautical-inspired reception – a nod to the groom’s favorite pastime – at Sequoia on the Georgetown waterfront.

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From Ashley: We wanted the feel to be classic, elegant, modern, but not plain.  Wike loves sailing and I love the beach, so I wanted to incorporate some of those nautical details.  I also love hot pink, but I didn’t want to overdo it, so I chose a couple places throughout the wedding to make it noticeable but still keeping it looking elegant.

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We incorporated several heirlooms into our wedding.  I wore a crystal pin in my hair that my grandmother had given me a long time ago.  My mom let us borrow her silver champagne flutes from her wedding to my dad in 1975 and my beautiful engagement ring is vintage and was passed down from Wike’s great grandmother.

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Absolutely gorgeous pink and white bouquets created by the team at Petal’s Edge!

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I loved the sailboat place card holders!

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The venue was very important, I love the beach and Wike loves sailing, so I wanted to pick somewhere with lots of light and water views that would incorporate those aspects.  Also I wanted the reception venue to be simple but still spectacular and I think Sequoia really made that possible.

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I love the way Ashley incorporated strips of hot pink for a playful and personal touch on their classic wedding cake from Fluffy Thoughts Cakes.

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Ashley and Wike gave personalized sunglasses as party favors – and, as the highlight of the night, all the guests wore the sunglasses as they sang Piano Man to the couple during the reception!

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Being surrounded by all our guests, glasses in the air, sunglasses on, singing Piano Man to us, it felt truly magical and Wike and I felt so loved!

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The following Washington, DC area wedding vendors contributed to Ashley and Wike’s wedding:

Ceremony Venue: Christ Church Georgetown
Reception Venue: Sequoia
Photography: Rebekah J. Murray
Floral Design: Petal’s Edge
Cake: Fluffy Thoughts Cakes
Hair: George Four Seasons Salon
Makeup: Carl Ray
Dress: Kenneth Pool from Carine’s Bridal
Bridesmaids Attire: Lula Kate from Bella Bridesmaid
Reception DJ: Mark Wilner of Washington Talent Agency

Don’t forget to visit our vendor guide for more fabulous Washington, DC area wedding professionals or our real wedding gallery for more beautiful Washington, DC area weddings!

Photo Credits: Rebekah J. Murray

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