Welcome back to the second part of Mariela and Brian’s wedding in Maryland. After they said their “I Do’s” (You can see their wedding ceremony right here!) and a few dreamy portraits with Elizabeth Fogarty Photography, they brought on the summertime goodness with lovebird details, like those adorable birdcage centerpieces! Summer weddings are the bees knees, am I right?

Maryland Wedding Reception Portarit

From Mariela: Brian and I chose the color teal when that was the first color we agreed on! The lovebird theme I incorporated into my place cards and birdcage centerpieces. For me, adding the damask pattern made it classy, so my final color choices were teal, black and white.

Maryland Wedding Reception Teal Groomsmen Accessories

Maryland Wedding Reception Teal Bridal Party

Maryland Wedding Reception Elizabeth Fogarty Photography

Maryland Wedding Reception Teal Decor Maryland Wedding Reception Teal Napkins

Maryland Wedding Reception Lovebird Theme Maryland Wedding Reception First Dance

My favorite memory from my wedding is my first dance with my husband. We danced to Jason Mraz’s “I Won’t Give Up.”

Maryland Wedding Reception First Dance (2)

Maryland Wedding Reception Cake Topper

Maryland Wedding Reception Father Daughter Dance

We wanted unique favors so we put together little boxes and put Bolivian cookies, alfajores, in them.

Maryland Wedding Reception Bolivian Cookie Favors Maryland Wedding Reception Teal Wedding Cake

Mariela’s wedding planning advice for other DC-area couples:

If you can afford a wedding planner for the day-of… get one! I didn’t have an official wedding planner but I had someone designated to help with my schedule so my mom and I wouldn’t have to worry about it.

Maryland Wedding Reception

Thank you so much Mariela and Brian for sharing your wedding reception with us! The following Washington DC area wedding professionals contributed to their wedding:

Ceremony Venue: St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church
Reception Venue: Hilton Washington DC North/Gaithersburg
Photography: Elizabeth Fogarty Photography
Bridal Attire: Oleg Cassini from David’s Bridal
Veil: Etsy
Hair: Martha’s Hair Salon
Bridesmaids’ Attire: David’s Bridal
Groom and Groomsmen’s Attire: Men’s Wearhouse
Catering: Hilton Washington DC North/Gaithersburg
Cake: Classic Bakery
Transportation: A Touch of Class Limousines

For more vendors, please visit our Washington DC area wedding vendor guide and for even more local ideas visit our wedding inspiration galleries or check out our other Washington DC area real wedding features.

Photo Credits: Elizabeth Fogarty Photography

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