Anne & Ben’s Wedding Day at the Monaco

“Those we love don’t go away,
They walk beside us everyday;
Unseen, unheard, but always near,
Love and missed and very dear.”

And so the day began with lovingly inscribed cards, grandma’s linen handkerchief, the lace from mom’s wedding dress, a saxophone and hot pink blues brothers glasses.

We would like to extend our special thanks to Anne, Ben their wonderful wedding party and families for a day filled with joy and beauty.

With our heartfelt thanks to the Father Kelly and Rabbi Biber who have spent a lifetime building spiritual bridges and who have given so much to all of us who have crossed those bridges with much love and joy along the way.

To the amazing staff of the Monaco Hotel and especially Buddee Clinton who makes miraculous days seem like a breeze.  This day was perfection.

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Marcia & Joe’s Wedding Day at Oxon Hill Manor

A shirred satin gown is not just a work of art.  It is also a labor of love and that is how the day started with a million laces and a lot of laughter.  Marcia carried a  bouquet handmade of satin, pearls and crystal. Joe made their stunning chocolate wedding cake in the days before the wedding.   Marcia’s family hand assembled the bouquets as she arrived to the mansion.  The wedding shawl of Joe’s mom became the covering for the gift table. Everything about this day had a loving, very personal touch.

Oxon Hill is a stunning Neo-Georgian mansion overlooking the National Harbor.  It is far and away one of the most beautiful settings in DC. The property was first owned by a colonial era family who built their home in 1711. The current home was built in 1929 for Sumner Welles, U.S. Undersecretary of State. Roosevelt and Churchill were both guests.   To this day the mansion has a regal feel with sprawling gardens, fountains and statuary.

Marcia and Joe were married in the gardens at sunset. The day was sunny and 70, genuinely perfect in every way.

We would like to express our thanks to Marcia and Tom their family and friends for making this day so joyful, fun and beautiful.

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Kelley and Davids Wedding Day at Thorpewood

We would like to express our thanks to Kelley, David and their wonderful families for an absolutely amazing day at Thorpewood.

What a joy it was to experience a wedding in the woods under a chuppah made from a prayer shawl — just as simple, inspiring and beautiful as it would have been a century ago.

Thorpewood emanates a sense of majestic calm with hundred year old trees, rolling streams, a stone bridge and a working farm.  Kelley and David chose a place of peace where the hubub of daily life stops for a moment, and one can experience nature. Later, Thorpewood rocked with dancing into the wee hours.

Congratulations Kelley & David!!!

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