There is beauty in classic affairs, and Laura and Patrick’s relaxed and meaningful wedding in Washington DC is absolutely brimming with it. We are back with part two featuring their wedding reception, but before you go on, make sure you check out their outdoor wedding ceremony first. Sprinkled with navy and pink décor, candy galore, and Washington DC-inspired table names, it all comes to life with the imagery from Once Like a Spark and planning by Bellwether Events. I’m especially loving all the chalkboard signage made by the bride’s friend – DIY perfection!

Washington DC Wedding Escort Card

From Laura: The location was perfect! It’s just down the street from our nation’s capitol building, which is where Pat and I met interning and where he finally proposed to me six years later. Our wedding theme reflected our love of DC.

Washington DC Wedding Birthday Calendar Guestbook (2)

One of my best friends created the chalkboard drawings herself, and I made our guestbook. It was actually a calendar that included pictures from various points in Pat’s and my relationship and guests were told to sign their name on their birth date!

Washington DC Wedding Birthday Calendar Guestbook (1)

Washington DC Wedding Reception Marine Barracks (1)

Washington DC Wedding Pink Centerpiece Washington DC Wedding

Washington DC Wedding Kids Table

Pat and I are huge foodies! We spent a good amount of time searching for (and tasting!) different DC area caterers. I got so many compliments about how delicious the food was. We even had a midnight snack of warm chocolate chip cookies and milk shooters.

Washington DC Wedding Reception Marine Barracks (2) Washington DC Wedding Menu

Washington DC Wedding First Dance

Washington DC Wedding Mini Champagne Favors Washington DC Wedding Chalkboard Photobooth Sign

Washington DC Wedding Candy Buffet

Washington DC Wedding Custom Candy Bar

Washington DC Wedding Sweetheart Table Chair Signs

Washington DC Wedding Modern Cake

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Thank you so much Laura and Patrick for sharing your wedding ceremony with us! The following Washington DC area wedding professionals contributed to their wedding:

Venue: The Home of the Commandants (Marine Barracks)
Photography: Once Like a Spark
Videography: George Street Photo & Video
Wedding Planner: Bellwether Events
Floral Design: B Floral Event and Design
Stationery: Gram Paper + Design
Calligraphy: Lori Raines Calligraphy Studio
DJ: JG Entertainment
Bridal Attire: Demetrios Bridal
Shoes: Steve Madden
Hair: The Elegant Artisan
Make Up: Le Mariee
Catering: Ken’s Creative Kitchen
Rentals: DC Rental
Cake: Alexandria Pastry Shop

Photo Credit: Once Like a Spark

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