Mai and Alexander wed outdoors in the lush gardens of Salamander Resort & Spa in Middleburg, Virginia before heading inside to a beautifully dressed ballroom for their Virginia wedding reception. In case you missed their lovely, sentimental wedding ceremony, you can see all the stunning photos here.  After the “I do’s”, their wedding guests were welcomed by pastel pink DIY escort cards (you’d never know the bride did the calligraphy herself!) and a custom cigar roller for the guys in the group. A tall traditional wedding cake and pretty-in-pink wedding flowers dressed up the formal reception space, while the lovebirds danced the night away with their friends and family. The backdrop for Mai and Alexander’s big day is pretty incredible, but not nearly as memorable as their faces of love as they celebrated. Thank you to their wedding planner Event Accomplished and photographer Vicki Grafton for giving us a glimpse into their fabulous Washington DC area wedding reception with us.


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From Mai: I took a calligraphy class [from Meant To Be Calligraphy] and hand wrote all the wedding invitations, name cards, and then digitized the font on the menus and the ceremony programs. My mother, mother-in-law, and I also did the watercolor name cards.

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Mai’s advice for other Washington DC area couples?

Having a wedding coordinator was a huge help! Even though we just did a partial coordinator package it made a world of a difference.


Congratulations to Mai and Alexander!  Thank you for sharing your beautiful blush pink ballroom wedding reception in Virginia with us.

The following Washington DC area wedding professionals contributed to their wedding:

Ceremony + Reception Venue: Salamander Resort & Spa
Photography: Vicki Grafton Photography
Videography: Angela Wu
Wedding Planner: Event Accomplished
Stationery: MODweddings
Floral: Blooms
Hair Stylist: Don Dao
Bridal Gown: Marisa Dress
Bridal Shoes: Fendi
Groom’s Attire: Men’s Warehouse
Officiant: Pastor Daniel Kim (Open Door Presbyterian Church)
DJ: My Deejay
Rentals: Chivari Chair Rental
Linens: DC Rental
Lighting: Atmosphere
Cigar Roller: Cortez Cigars
Calligraphy Class: Meant To Be Calligraphy

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

Photo Credits: Vicki Grafton Photography

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