Megan and Patrick carried their punchy color palette and nod to the South right on through to their reception at Collingwood Library and Museum in Virginia. (Did you catch their wedding ceremony in Washington DC, captured by Documentary Associates?) They had his and her cocktails, fried chicken, and a guest list with some serious moves. In fact, Megan gifted Patrick, a self-proclaimed hip hop connoisseur, a custom pair of high-tops, in their wedding colors! Everyone was ready to get their dance on and this reception looks like a total blast.

Virginia Wedding Reception Venue

From Megan: The reception food and drink was a our top priority. We wanted the food to reflect our southern tastes, but still be wedding appropriate. We worked with Kate Brannack from Occasions to create the perfect menus. I still receive compliments about the fried chicken! As far as drink goes, open bar was a must as we had a lot of people coming in from out of town who were ready to party!

His and Her Wedding Cocktails

Purple Cocktail Tables Virginia Wedding Food

Green Wedding Reception

Alexandria Wedding Reception Virginia Wedding Menu

Wedding Table Numbers Wedding Martini

Collingwood Library and Museum Reception

Collingwood Library and Museum Weddings Orchid Wedding Cake

Collingwood Library and Museum Wedding Dance Floor

Mini Ice Cream Cone Desserts Heart Wedding Desserts

Wedding Ring Bearer

Virginia Wedding Dance Floor

Collingwood Library and Museum Wedding Reception Wedding at Collingwood Library and Museum

Patrick fancies himself as a hip-hop connoisseur, so as a wedding gift I had a pair of high-top Nike Air Force 1’s made in our wedding colors. Our wedding date is stitched into the side.

Alexandria Wedding

Megan’s advice to other DC-area couples:

Planning a DC wedding was rather stressful as we had champagne taste on a beer budget. What was possible and affordable in Richmond was astronomical here. My best advice is to really do some research and don’t throw out venues outside of the city.

Collingwood Library and Museum Wedding Getaway

The following Washington, DC area wedding vendors contributed to Megan and Patrick’s wedding:

Caterer: Occasions Caterers
Reception Venue: Collingwood Library and Museum
Photographer: Documentary Associates
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

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: Documentary Associates

Submitted via Two Bright Lights

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