We cannot get over how fast September is flying by and we are thrilled to have another great week of wedding inspiration headed your way starting with today’s glam Ritz Carlton DC Wedding by Abby Grace Photography. Diane and Mark planned their wedding with the assistance of A. Dominick Events, creating an ultra sleek urban affair that is one we won’t soon forget! Keeping true to their personal style, the couple opted to take hints of blush and lavender and pair it with clean lines and white floral spheres to keep the wedding feeling sleek and sophisticated. Our favorite wedding décor detail would have to be the candle filled ceremony aisle that gave the space a warm glow and romantic ambiance to set the tone for the rest of the evening. Thank you to A. Dominick Events for sharing this beautiful sleek DC wedding with us today!
From the Bride: “From the very start of our planning process, friends and family advised us to make the entire event a personal expression, something that reflected us in every way. With that in mind, we chose details and touches, large and small, which were not only beautiful, but would instantly strike our guests as “Diane and Mark.” In planning our ceremony and reception, we conceived the idea of something elegant, timeless, urban, and sophisticated. In Washington, D.C, no venue could achieve those goals better than the Ritz Carlton Hotel.
We planned a simple and warm ceremony highlighted by the columns of candles down the aisle and tall white floral arrangements on the riser. Topping it all off was a string trio playing both classical and modern pop selections. As for the reception, there were stylish flourishes all over the room. From the stunning lavender and white florals, to the dance floor that glowed with overhead string lighting, and the unique mirrored bar, we received countless compliments on the décor from our guests. Each of these touches helped to create an atmosphere of intimacy, warmth, and fun. But more than anything, we wanted our guest to have the time of their lives.”
Favorite Memory of the Day : “Of the many, our favorite memory would have to be the way in which our families and friends of all ages and backgrounds wove seamlessly together. It was so gratifying to see everyone mingle and get along so well and so easily. To see everyone laughing, smiling, and dancing all night long was an enormous pleasure that both of us will treasure forever. In particular, we requested that the D.J. play two traditional Cambodian wedding songs during the reception to honor Diane’s heritage. When the songs came on, Diane’s family and Cambodian friends all flocked to the dancefloor. What really thrilled us was that almost all of the other guests jumped up to get in on the Cambodian dance as well.”
Congratulations to Diane and Mark! Thank you for sharing your Ritz Carlton wedding in Washington DC with us!
The following Washington DC area wedding professionals contributed to their wedding:
Wedding Planner: A Dominick Events
Venue & Catering: Ritz Carlton DC
Photography: Abby Grace Photography
Beauty Stylists: Alison Harper & Co.
Wedding Invitation & Day of Paper: Flourishing Penguin
Bridal Dress: Sottero and Midgley
Floral Designer: Amaryllis Inc
Grooms Attire: Alton Lane
Bridesmaid Dresses: Monique L’huillier
DJ: DJ Chris Styles / Elan Artists
Lighting: Frost Lighting
Linens: La Tavola Fine Linens
Table Linens/ Chargers/ Plates: Party Rental LTD
Pipe and Drape: Fabrications
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Photo Credits: Abby Grace Photography