After their sophisticated, outdoor wedding ceremony, Megan and Chris upped the drama and glamour for their reception, captured by Kristen Gardner Photography! Moody lighting and luxurious florals really stole the show here, folks! Of course, the photo booth (turned favors and guest book, too!) was also a star. Check out their perfectly purple-hued reception and see for yourself!

Custom Wedding Coasters

From Megan: For the theme, we decided on a classic feel and chose purple and silver as our wedding colors. We added preppy touches with chevron throughout the stationary. We focused on having a sophisticated event with good food, lots of drinks and a packed dance floor!

Moody Reception Flowers Purple Wedding Thank You Signs

There were only a few DIY projects that we tackled. We got our Martha Stewart-on by creating signage, head table escort cards, the guest book and a seating chart display. The cocktail hour displayed numerous family wedding portrait photos. This personal detail meant the world to us. Those who couldn’t be with us on our wedding day were honored by the images. (The reason why I love photography!)

Photo Booth Sign

Dramatic Wedding Reception Decor

Glamorous Wedding Reception Dramatic Wedding Reception Flowers

Dramatic Wedding Flower  Centerpieces

Landsdowne Resort Virginia Wedding Reception

Landsdowne Resort Virginia Wedding

Wedding Photo Booth Guest Book

Wedding Photo Booths Bride and Groom Photo Booth Photos

Photo Booth Props

Purple Flower Wedding Cake

Landsdowne Resort Virginia Wedding Cake Cutting

Megan’s advice to other DC-area couples:

My advice to future brides is to decide what elements of the wedding are a must-have, and then compromise on the rest. Its easy to get caught up in thinking that everything is as important as the next, but having a clear idea of what is truly important to you will keep you happy throughout the process. I would recommend giving control to your vendors. They are the experts in the field and are truly amazing at what they do.

Virginia Wedding Sparkler Getaway

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

Venue: Lansdowne Resort
Photographer: Kristen Gardner Photography
Floral Designer: Holly Heider Chapple Flowers
Officiant: Reverend Daniel Kane
Ceremony Music: Classic String Trio, MSE Productions
Rentals: DC Rental
Lighting: Atmosphere Lighting
Reception Music: MyDeejay
Photo Booth: Booth-o-Rama
Stationery: The Dandelion Patch
Hair: Samira Ghanjaovi, Salon Daniel
Makeup: Marti Wright, Tica Beauty
Wedding Dress: Paloma Bianca from Hannelore’s
Bridal Shoes: Jimmy Choo
Veil: Toni Federici
Bridesmaid Dresses: Alfred Sung from Bella Rose Salon
Bridesmaid Accessories: Kate Spade
Groom + Groomsmen Attire: Jos. A Bank

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: Kristen Gardner Photography

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