We are back with more fun with Ashley and Frankie from Kirsten Marie Photography! (Did you see part one of their modern wedding ceremony in DC?) Since they were high school sweet hearts, this couple decided to incorporate their school theme throughout their reception. With loads of DIY touches – like their flowers! – and details, they were able to pull off a super fun reception that I wish I got an invite to!

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From Ashley: Because of cost a great deal of our wedding was DIY. Frankie is a web developer and I have some design experience, so he made www.frankieandashley.com and I designed all of the invitations and other stationery.

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My bridesmaids did some amazing work. The paper airplane backdrop was designed and assembled by my maid of honor. Another bridesmaid ordered flowers online and pulled off arrangements you would expect only from a professional florist. Instead of escort cards we ordered pencils and made Washi tape flags.

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Ashley and Frankie’s advice for other engaged couples in DC:

If you can swing the venue and the catering, you can save elsewhere by taking on projects yourself and recruiting your closest friends to help pull off the event you want. Spilled Milk Catering is worth every penny while providing an unbeatable price in the DC area. The food was fun, it received rave reviews and the cost was half that of most of DC’s ritzy caterers.

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Thank you so much Ashley and Frankie for sharing your wedding with us! The following Washington, DC area wedding professionals contributed to Ashley and Frankie’s wedding:

Ceremony & Reception Venue: Carnegie Library at Mt. Vernon Square
Celebrant: U.S. Representative Ted Deutch
Photography:  Kirsten Marie Photography
Wedding Planner & Event Desgin: DIYva Designs
Caterer: Spilled Milk Catering
Stationery: DIY
Flowers: DIY
Hair: Bang Salon
Makeup: DIY
Bridal shoes: Kate Spade
Headpiece: Fiber & Stone
Bridesmaid Dresses: J.Crew, Modcloth, BHLDN
Groom’s Attire: J.Crew, Paul Frederick
Groom’s Shoes: Johnston and Murphy
Groomsmen Attire: Zara, H&M
DJ: DJ Ezra Mechaber
Dessert: Georgetown Cupcake

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: Kirsten Marie Photography

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