Welcome back! If you missed Marianne and Ryan’s stunning Catholic ceremony, check it out right here, because we’ve now moved to Stonewall Golf Club for their reception! I love their simple black and white palette, and like the couple themselves, my favorite details were custom handmade items they incorporated. A wedding tree and an adorable cake topper gave this classic wedding from Janice C. Photography just the touch of fun and personalization every wedding needs!


From Marianne: Our wedding tree is one of the most meaningful items we own! We wanted something different then a guest book that would sit on a shelf. I love that we went with fall shades to mimic the changing leaves of the season. It hangs in our home and we love the constant reminder of all the friends and family who were there to celebrate with us.



Before we started any planning, we sat down and decided what were must haves. Food, drinks and music were at the top of the list from the very beginning. We wanted our guests to be comfortable and have an amazing experience.

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Our cake topper was one of my favorite things! Lynn was fantastic. She asked for pictures of the both of us, including photos of my wedding dress and hair inspiration. I also loved that we were able to include our sweet little furbabies in our big day!

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Marianne’s advice to other DC-area couples:

Breathe! Don’t let the little things get to you. It will all go by so fast – from the planning to the big day. Enjoy it! Sit down and decide, as a couple, what you really want your wedding to be. Choose what is most important to you both and make those things the priority, especially if you have a smaller budget.


The following Washington, DC area wedding vendors contributed to Marianne and Ryan’s wedding:

Ceremony: Holy Trinity Catholic Church
Reception: Stonewall Golf Club
Photography: Janice C. Photography
Invitations: Charming Go Lightly via Minted
Cake Topper: Lynn’s Little Creations
Wedding Tree: Lovliday
Flowers: Flower Gallery
Hair: Robin’s Hair Design, (703) 878-4946
Dress: Alfred Angelo Bridal
Rings: Quinn’s Goldsmith
Cake: Cupcake Heaven
DJ: Dream Day DJs

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: Janice C. Photography

Submitted via Two Bright Lights

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