Happy Monday everyone, we hope you had an amazing weekend full of love and laughter! We are kicking off June with a month full of amazing DC area real weddings and tons of advice posts in response to all of the wonderful feedback from our survey! We are starting off today with a wedding that not only had lovely reception florals and design, but was full of entertainment and dancing inspiration! Ben and Hannah were married at the iconic Meridian House in the heart of the District. The bride is a contemporary dancer so having dance as a prevalent part of their wedding was always very important when wedding planning. We loved how they had Isadora Duncan style dancers perform at their cocktail hour, followed by a choreographed first dance together during the reception. We love the idea of having wedding entertainment to surprise guests, but also that is a nod to the true personalities of the couple! Congratulations to the newlyweds and thank you to Birds of a Feather Photography for sharing this beautiful day with us!

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From the Bride: “I wanted to make our wedding feel like we had transported our guests to Paris, and between the venue, decor, music, attire, and Isadora Duncan-inspired cocktail dancers, I think we accomplished that! We were also able to bring lots of personal touches throughout the day, which made our wedding extra special.

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Everything seemed like a blur, but my favorite part of the day was being able to dance the night away with my husband, family, and friends. It was a joyful day and an incredible party, and that’s what we hoped it would be.

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We were able to weave a lot of personal touches into our day, but I’ll focus on one: I’m a modern/ contemporary dancer, and so dance was an important theme throughout the evening. During cocktail hour, I surprised our guests with performers who danced in the Isadora Duncan style–it felt like Greek statues had come to life! The whole thing was very ethereal and magical.

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My husband’s and my first dance was also a surprise to our guests. We had secretly choreographed and rehearsed a fun first dance, and no one knew it was coming! I was even able to surprise my husband during our first dance when I brought out all of my bridesmaids and dancer friends from college on the dance floor for a flash mob.

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Tips from the couple: Everything books up so quickly here in DC! Be sure to give yourself plenty of time to book the vendors you want early on.

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Congratulations to Hannah and Ben!  Thank you for sharing your romantic Meridian House wedding in Washington DC with us!

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

Photography: Birds of a Feather Photography
Videography: James Bonato Video
Beauty: Modern Bridal Studio
Bridal Gown: Jim Hjelm / Salon: Ellie’s Bridal
Bridal Shoes: Badgley Mischka / Bridal Veil: Etsy
Venue: Meridian House
Floral Designer: Succulents and Saffron
Printed Materials: Minted
Ceremony Musician: Classic Guitar Ceremonies
Cake: Fluffy Thoughts
DJ: Even Reitmeyer
Officiant: Say I Do Your Way
Catering: Main Event Catering
Day of Coordination: DC Soirees

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: Birds of a Feather Photography

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