If you didn’t believe me when I said that orange made it’s real grand entrance after Shelley and William’s downtown Washington DC wedding eremony, now you will! Along with guidance from Cherry Blossom Events, they utilized what their venue already had to build a truly modern and bright reception. I also happen to be a fan of their dessert bar, and their late night snack – burgers and fries! They certainly succeeded at creating the lounge atmosphere they hoped for, and I’m sure every guest appreciated those extra treats!

Modern Orange Wedding Flowers

From Shelley: We wanted delicious food and a great party! We tasted a lot and thought long and hard about our menu. We also concentrated on adding furniture and decor that gave the reception more of a lounge feel.

Shakespeare Theatre Company Wedding Reception Venue

Orange and Purple Wedding Flowers

Modern Purple and Orange DC Wedding Reception

Shakespeare Theatre Company Wedding Reception

Shakespeare Theatre Company Wedding Reception in DC

Shakespeare Theatre Company Wedding Reception First Dance

Modern Wedding Catering in DC

Modern Gray and Orange Table Settings DC Wedding Dessert Bar

Shakespeare Theatre Company Wedding Reception Dessert Bar

Washington DC Wedding Dessert Bar

Modern Orange and Purple Wedding Cake Orange and Purple Modern Wedding Cake

Shakespeare Theatre Company Wedding Reception Dance Floor

Shakespeare Theatre Company Wedding Reception Dancing

Shakespeare Theatre Company Wedding Reception in Washington DC

Late Night Wedding Reception Snack

Shakespeare Theatre Company Wedding Reception Late Night Snack

Shelley’s advice to other DC-area couples:

Hiring a wedding planner was the best decision we made while planning our wedding. Without family in the area to help and my lack of DIY skills, our wedding planner actually made planning a wedding fun and dare I say-easy! Her guidance was priceless. I think choosing a great photographer is one of the best decisions you can make. Now that the excitement of the wedding is over, the pictures are what you are left with. We are so happy to have such fantastic works of art that capture the emotions of that day.

Shakespeare Theatre Company Wedding Reception Venue in DC

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

Venue: Shakespeare Theatre Company, Sidney Harman Hall
Catering + Cake: Design Cuisine
Wedding Planner: Alex Pare, Cherry Blossom Events
Photography: Procopio Photography
Flowers: Growing Wild
Furniture: AFR Furniture Rental
String Quartet: Cherry Blossom String Quartet
DJ: Jaime Eason, e2 Events
Hair + Makeup: Gustavo
Dress: Rivini, purchased at Hannelore’s
Shoes: Badgley Mishka

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: Procopio Photography

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