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Built almost a century ago, and located exactly 1.5 miles north of the president’s residence, The Meridian House is one of Washington DC’s most elegant and intimate venues. Its secluded garden and vintage decor provided the perfect backdrop for Michael & Regina’s beautiful wedding. The day was the epitome of an effortlessly styled celebration, filled with stunning florals and joyful moments from start to finish. Regina has an impeccable eye for style, and chose a gorgeous green wedding dress, accented with elegant florals in burgundy, blush and ivory. Incorporating their Jewish faith traditions throughout the ceremony and reception, Michael and Regina created a day that was truly their own – with a wonderful combination of traditional and modern details!

Photography Audra Wrisley Photography | Styling/Design Cherry Blossom Events | Floral Design Sweet Root Village | Dress Katie Ermilio | Tuxedo Alton Lane | Hair & Makeup Alison Harper and Co. | Venue The Meridian House | Catering Well Dunn Catering | Cake Buttercream Bakeshop | DJ Bruce Pike Productions | Music Sage String Quartet | Stationery Minted | Rentals Party Rental Ltd.

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Set on the stunning Adriatic Sea, this destination wedding inspiration in Croatia is sure to set your soul on fire. With a romantic and ethereal feel to this inspiration (loosely based on the Game of Thrones series) we kept it simple – and let the picturesque setting do the talking. Croatia is a main filming location for the series, and we wanted to play off the romantic and charming nature of the historical architecture, letting it shine through the imagery.

There’s no better way to experience this country than on the water, giving you access to the many diverse islands. We envisioned the couple, along with a small group of their closest friends and family, embarking on a seven day journey on the Adriatic Sea. Leading up to their ceremony, the group would spend time relaxing on their chartered yacht. There would be the opportunity to make multiple stops for portraits as well as enjoy the local flair of the islands of Mljet, Hvar, Korcula, and Brac. Of course, there would be a beautiful (and secluded!) dinner party on a private island. With their own yacht, they had the opportunity to drop anchor wherever they wished, allowing them to enjoy at their leisure, and create their own itinerary. It would be truly a unique and meaningful destination wedding experience – and one that you too can have!

Photography Jessica Rieke Photography |  Styling/Design Croatia Destination Weddings & Frankly Weddings | Floral Design Flowers By Laurel | Dress Sarah Seven | Hair & Makeup Sophia Pafitis | Venue Adriatic Sea | Ring Susie Saltzman  | Models Thomas Ascioglu & Marie Hiedewohl  | Ring Box The Mrs. Box | Hair Piece Jennifer Behr  | Paper Goods Simply Rooted | Veil + Earrings Hushed Commotion 

From the photographer:
Cassandra and Dan’s wedding took place amidst the exquisite backdrop of the Villa Balbiano on Lake Como. Its clean, simple lines, lush green gardens and lakefront, provided a perfect canvas for the classic aesthetic of Dan and Cassandra – an aesthetic that was inspired from the deep blues and umber of vintage Italian tiles. As the sun began to set on the Lake, the bride and groom arrived by boat and their happiness rivaled the beauty of the villa!

The ceremony took place on the lakefront side of the villa. Simple, custom benches which mirrored the clean lines of the villa, provided seating for the guests. A beautiful combination of specialty garden roses, hydrangeas, queen anne’s lace, and garden vines flanked the sides of the benches, echoing the gardens that flank the villa. Guests witnessed the marriage of Dan and Cassandra with the deep blues of the Lake as their backdrop.

The ceremony was followed by cocktails on the opposite side of the villa, where the grand entrance to the villa, naturally cordoned by tall green hedges, provided the perfect place for a cocktail party. Simple decor — large hurricane votives, textiles in deep blues and umber colors, and exquisitely displayed antipasti tables –  created a visual and virtual feast. Guest were serenaded  by a local quartet.

As the cocktail party came to a close, the music faded and guests were escorted through a hidden entrance in the tall hedges to the villa’s edible garden, where the dinner reception was held alfresco on the garden lawn. One long wooden table was surrounded by tall, metal, hand-crafted sconces which lit the “room” for the guests. The table itself was adorned with a regal, deep-blue velvet runner. Silver candlesticks and votives held candles and garden florals. A sumptuous meal of seared ahi, fresh tagliolini with black truffle and lamb was enjoyed by all.

The bride, the groom, and their guests celebrated well into the night. Just when it was time to dance inside the villa, the skies opened and it began to rain. Perhaps it was a sign from the heavens to take the party indoors – which is exactly what the bride, the groom and guests did… until dawn!

Photography KT Merry | Event Production & Design Lisa Vorce | Florals Tea Rose Floral | Hair & Makeup Cherie Spisso | Wedding Gown Monique Lhuillier | Her Shoes Jimmy Choo | Jewelry David S. Diamonds & Vincent Van Hees | Paper Amber Moon | Calligraphy Anne Robin Calligraphy | Bridal Stylist Maradee Wahl | Venue Locanda La Tirlindana | Wedding Planner Rachel Birthistle | Catering Classeventi Catering | Transportation Simone Sala Transportation | Cake Roberto Ramperti | Groom’s Suit Custom Tom Ford | Venue Villa Seta