How can you not love a wedding that’s inspired by a rockin’ pair of shoes? Megan and Patrick went back and forth on the palette for their Virginia wedding until Megan happened upon a pair of purple and green Kate Spade‘s and they sealed the deal. Documentary Associates perfectly captured the pops of color and the subtle Southern details, along with a few beautifully meaningful touches like Megan’s dress (it was also her sister’s!) and their traditional ceremony, led by the same priest who married Patrick’s parents.
From Megan: Our wedding was definitely comfortable high-energy. I was born in Richmond and lived in NC for 4 years, so I view myself as a southern gal. Patrick has lived in the DC metro area for the majority of his life, but loves all things south of the Mason Dixon. We wanted to have something that reflected this, but wasn’t too kitschy.
Our colors were green and purple which we went back and forth on for a bit. However, after a trip to Kate Spade, I found a green and purple shoe, I knew those colors were perfect! And Patrick, being the sweetest fiance/husband, said whatever made me happy made him happy.
Patrick and I are both Catholic so it was important for us to marry in the church. It worked perfectly that Patrick is a Gonzaga College High School alumn as they have the most beautiful church, St. Aloysius. Additionally Father Charles Currie, who presided our wedding married Patrick’s parents back in the 70’s!
One personal touch that incorporated our two families was that Patrick’s mother bought me a beautiful rosary that was tied around my bouquet. My mother is Cuban, so she loved that we had brought her cultural background into the wedding.
My dress was my favorite detail. I wore my sister’s dress that she had made for her wedding close to 6 years ago. I tried it on just as a joke, but ending up falling in love. I knew it was the one when my dad started to tear up seeing me it. It was so special wearing something that my best friend and sister had worn. We hope to pass the dress down! To make it my own, I went to Hitched in Georgetown with my mother and Patrick’s to find a bolero, veil and sparkly belt.
It may be weird, but my favorite memory was the ride from the church to the reception. We were with our bridal party and closest friends just sitting on cloud nine. We had champagne and music and of course were just married! It was just so much fun.
The following Washington, DC area wedding vendors contributed to Megan and Patrick’s wedding:
Ceremony Venue: St. Aloysuis Gonzaga Church
Reception Venue: Collingwood Library and Museum
Photographer: Documentary Associates
Caterer: Occasions Caterers
Flowers: Growing Wild
DJ: Davis Deejays
Bolero & Veil: Modern Trousseau, Hitched
Belt: Erin Cole, Hitched
Tent, Linens, Uplighting, etc: Perfect Settings
Stationery: Dara Designs
Shoes: Kate Spade
Bridesmaid Dresses: Bella Bridesmaid
Groom & Grooms Men suits: JoS. A Bank
Bow Ties: The Belle and the Beau
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Photo Credits: Documentary Associates
Submitted via Two Bright Lights