There’s really only one way to start the conversation about Sarah and Alex’s Washington DC wedding from Megan Evans Photography… that dress. Who needs a little something blue when their wedding dress itself does the job!? I can’t get over just how gorgeous Sarah’s dress is, and I’m happy to report that it inspired the entire palette and feel for the day. A touch of elegance, light and fresh colors and a hefty does of stunning florals completed their celebration, but not without help from friends and family in just about every aspect of the day!
From Sarah: I think our guests have done the best job of describing our wedding: “Casually elegant;” “so many personal and unique touches;” “just plain fun;” “never-seen-anything-like-it” wedding dress. The ceremony was at a beautiful church on my husband’s high school grounds and the reception was at a farmhouse, River Farm, on the Potomac River in Alexandria (one of George Washington’s five farms!). The September weather was sunny and warm and we were surrounded by all our friends and family. Perfect.
My wedding dress is a light blue with a lace overlay so we chose colors that complemented the blue. I’m not a matchy-matchy kind of person so we ended up with several colors in our palette, including navy, dark purple, grey, greyish purple, and ivory for the wedding party clothes and reception venue and pinks, greens and pale blues for the bridesmaids’ flowers.
Alex’s and the groomsmen’s ties were dark purple to represent Alex’s high school colors (purple and white) – we also got married in his high school church.
The bridesmaids’ flowers and my bouquet were done by a personal friend, the photographer was one of my bridesmaids’ aunt, our soloist was a friend of one of our groomsmen, the priest was my husband’s high school soccer coach, and the invitations were designed and made by a friend of another one of my bridesmaids.
The following Washington, DC area wedding vendors contributed to Sarah and Alex’s wedding:
Ceremony Venue: St. Aloysius Gonzaga Church
Reception Venue: River Farm
Caterer: Avalon Caterers International
Photographer: Megan Evans Photography
Wedding Planner: Sarah Obenour, Engaging Affairs
Floral Designer: Personal Friend
Reception Music: Bialek Music
Stationery: Amy Chandler Design
Transportation: International Limo
Hair + Makeup: Hair Gallery
Wedding Dress: Oscar de la Renta
Shoes: Jimmy Choo
Bridesmaid Dresses: Custom by Paris Fashion LLC
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Photo Credits: Megan Evans Photography