Now that you’ve had a chance to fall in love with Esther and Julius’ wedding in Virginia, it’s time to dive right into their gorgeous reception. This modern-inspired affair features an incredible view from Top of the Town and lush purple blooms, all of which have been captured by Pier23 Photography. And to top it all off, the bride (with the help of her amazing bridesmaids!) created all of the wedding stationery, too!

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From Esther: We wanted a simple, classic wedding. I love grey, so I picked a color scheme that would be pretty but calm to match that. We settled on lavender and grey.

Virginia Wedding Purple Bridesmaids Dresses

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My bridesmaids and I handmade the program, place cards, and basically all stationery that day. This helped us keep consistent color and material, while also catering to both Korean and English-speaking guests.

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Virginia Wedding Cake Cutting

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

Research is endless and you have a million options! It’s important to prioritize what really matters, then go after what you care about most. Sometimes you keep searching for something more perfect, and end up missing out on the fun and excitement of being engaged.

Virginia Wedding Pier23 Photography

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

Ceremony Venue: Open Door Presbyterian Church
Officiant: Reverend John Cha
Reception Venue: Top of the Town
Photography: Pier23 Photography
Floral Design: Columbia Florist Gallery
Stationery: Paper and More
Bridal Attire: White Swan Bridal Boutique
Veil and Jewelry: Le Duet
Makeup: Susan Lim Makeup Artist
Bridesmaids’ Attire: Brides and Grooms Inc.
Groom and Groomsmen’s Attire: Men’s Wearhouse
Catering and Linens: Main Event Caterers
Cake: Anne’s Cakery
DJ: DJ Voss
Transportation: ING Limousine
Favors: Koryo Bakery
Photobooth: Sillyshotz Photobooth

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: Pier23 Photography

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