It’s time for one of my most favorite receptions, from Michelle Lindsey Photography and Kelley Cannon Events, of all time. (Did you miss their outdoor wedding ceremony in the park?) At first glance, you may guess that I love this wedding so much just because of the custom designed and built copper centerpieces (Yes, copper!) that Amira and William built. Maybe! Not only are the centerpieces gorgeous and centered in an intimate courtyard with string lights above, but there were food trucks at this wedding. Why choose just one caterer when you can have three food trucks plus a pie and cupcake bar!? Oh how jealous I am of the guests at this wedding! Aren’t you?

Morven Park Wedding Reception Hanging Place Card Displays

Our flowers were absolutely gorgeous. We used Barbara from Growing Wild, who instantly understood our vision and personalities. Once we had our initial consultation she took our ideas and ran with them. We also designed and built custom center pieces mimicking copper tubing, which perfectly complemented the flowers.

Copper Trimmed Place Cards

Casual Outdoor Wedding Reception in Virginia

Red Fall Wedding Flowers Fall Wedding Reception Decor

Copper Piping Centerpieces

Copper Wedding Centerpieces

Copper Wedding Reception

Outdoor Wedding Ceremony in Virginia Copper Tube Tablescape

Fall Wedding Favors

We are foodies and it was important to us that the food be amazing. We struggled to find a caterer that met our expectations of quality along with the whimsy, so I had the idea to use food trucks. We selected 3 of the local food trucks to come on site and used them instead of a single catering company.

Food Truck Wedding

Red Hook Lobster Pound Truck at Weddings

Food Trucks at Weddings Wedding Belly Dancer

Evening Wedding Lighting

Georgetown Cupcakes at Weddings

Wedding Mini Pie Bar Mini Pie Bar for Weddings

Mini Pies Wedding Dessert

Virginia Wedding Band

Virginia Wedding First Dance

Virginia Wedding Bands

Amira’s advice to other DC-area couples:

Know that working within budget is difficult, but if you have an ideal you can find a way to create it. It’s important to recognize that not every detail has to be exact, you are creating an experience.

Wedding Photo Booth

The following Washington, DC area wedding vendors contributed to Amira and William’s wedding:

Venue: Morven Park
Wedding Planner: Kelley Cannon Events
Photographer: Michelle Lindsey Photography
Officiant: Sacred Celebrations
Floral Designer: Growing Wild Floral Company
Food Trucks: Red Hook Lobster Pound, Sauca, The Big Cheese
Catering: Occasions Caterers
Band: Jeff From Accounting
Dress: Hannelore’s
Pies: Betsy’s Bites
Cupcakes: Georgetown Cupcake

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: Michelle Lindsey Photography

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