How would you like to kick off a wedding reception with delicious drinks in handmade glasses, and end it with an icy treat from a popsicle cart!? That’s how Kelly and David’s celebration from Lelia Marie Photography went down (After their intimate wedding ceremony), with a whole lot of handcrafted details and perfect moments in between. I love the lace lanterns, the birdcage centerpieces and you know I can’t say no to a good food truck!
From Kelly: The reception decor was the most unforgettable detail of our wedding. We used antique furniture for the cake table, bar, gifts table, and some seating. Coupled with the hand-made lace lanterns, it gave the perfect vintage spin to the rustic barn setting. My second favorite detail was the popsicle cart!
My favorite memory was the first dance – after many months of imagining that moment, it was simply overwhelming and something I will never forget.
Our photo booth was a memorable and personalized touch – it was set up from scratch (for free!) by friends with access to high-tech equipment. We also created drinking glasses from wine bottles, each unique, that doubled as a second party favor.
Kelly’s advice to other DC-area couples:
The single best way to save money is to find an affordable venue – this may mean going outside of the city. Look for non-traditional ideas for catering as well, such as a food truck. It is hundreds of dollars cheaper than any caterer, offers more food options, and the food is cooked fresh and made to order. Plus, the guests love it! DIY projects can save a lot of money, but make sure you have the help from friends and family or else you will get very overwhelmed! As a bride, I would also recommend picking a handful of details that are very important to you and be flexible on all the rest – it will save you a lot of time and effort if you can go with the flow on some of the smaller details.
The following Washington, DC area wedding vendors contributed to Kelly and David’s wedding:
Venue: Agricultural History Farm Park
Caterer: Dylan’s Downhome Food Truck
Photographer: Lelia Marie Photography
Flowers: Grandmother of the Bride
Officiant: Stephen Thelin, Father of the Groom
Cake: Sweet & Savory
Popsicles: Pleasant Pops
Invitations: Wedding Paper Divas
Hair: Alyson Mariella, About Faces Day Spa
Makeup: Staceylee Bartell, About Faces Day Spa
Dress: Designer – Marisa, purchased at Love Couture Bridal
Bride’s Shoes: De Blossom Collection
Hair Fascinator – Silverpencils
Bracelet: Jewel Mint
Suit: Joseph A. Bank
Shirt & Tie: J. Crew
Groom’s Shoes: Custom Made Vans
Favors: Succulents Galore
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Photo Credits: Lelia Marie Photography
Submitted via Two Bright Lights