Welcome back to Orialys and Cristal‘s Washington DC wedding reception photographed by Shelly Guberek Photography. (Did you see their outdoor wedding ceremony?? Make sure you check that out first – it will make you fall in love all over again with springtime in DC!) This gorgeous reception on Capitol Hill was as fun as any destination wedding should be with trolley tours of Georgetown and DIY welcome bags with the city skyline painted on them by Orialys. In fact, these Floridian brides loved planning their Washington DC wedding with Rebecca of Blue Canary Events so much that they even moved here – welcome to Washington, DC, ladies!
From Cristal: Since all our guest came from out of town. We also made sure to provide transportation for them. Since they were tourist in DC and due to the wedding probably wouldn’t have much time to sightsee, we treated them to an Old Town Trolley ride. After the ceremony the trolley took us all on a tour to the Lincoln Memorial where we were able to take fantastic pictures and through the monuments to the Capitol for family portraits, and finally to the Liaison for our reception at Art & Soul.
We, well Orialys, since she didn’t allow anyone else to help much, hand painted each and every welcome bag with the DC monuments skyline to match our invitations. Cristal hand painted all the tags for the bags, little wood hearts which she hand painted red and added our guests initials on them, also to match our invitations. We personally delivered each bag to our guests as they arrived to the hotel, it was a great way to spend a little bit of time with them before the wedding.
Cristal’s wedding planning advice for other DC-area couples:
Although the trolleys have a tough time in Georgetown with the small streets, our guests really enjoyed it.
Thank you so much Orialys and Cristal for sharing your wedding ceremony with us! The following Washington DC area wedding professionals contributed to their wedding:
Ceremony Venue: Tudor Place
Officiant: Maureen Burke Ceremonies
Reception Venue: The Liaison Capitol Hill
Photography: Shelly Guberek Photography
Videography: Cinema Cake
Wedding Planner: Rebecca of Blue Canary Events
Floral Design: Toulies en Fleur Floral Design & Events
Bridal Attire and Veils: Couture Bridal Miami
Hair and Make Up: Alison Harper and Company
Catering + Dessert: Art and Soul
Ceremony Music: DC Harpist
Reception Music: DJ Shade
Linens: Party Rental Ltd.
Transportation: Old Town Trolley
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Photo Credits: Shelly Guberek Photography