Posts Labeled ‘Mayflower hotel’

A Fall Mayflower Hotel Wedding

I had the great privilege of working with Prisca and Eric as they planned their September 2012 Mayflower wedding. As you can see, they are a stunning couple. What the photos don’t show, however, is how absolutely kind and special they are. It was a joy working with them and I wish them much happiness!

Congratulations, Prisca & Eric!

Venue and Flowers: Mayflower Hotel
Photographer: Pablo Sartor from Freed Photography
Rentals: Party Rental
DJ: Aaron Couch
Makeup: Nour Kazoun

A Mayflower Hotel Wedding – Classically Beautiful

Recently, I had the privilege of working with Sara and Branon, a fun young professional couple in DC, on their wedding. The two were a joy to work with and we had a lot of fun pulling the various elements of the event together. From the rehearsal dinner and welcome reception, to the ceremony, reception, and after-party — each part of the weekend was designed to extend gracious hospitality to their family and friends. And it was a blast to boot!

Congratulations, Sara & Branon!


Officiant — Jeff Maszal
Ceremony, Reception, and Brunch Venue — The Mayflower Hotel
Photographer — Steve Canning
Videographer — Julie & Samantha with Blue Sky Films
Photo Booth– Shutterbooth
Band — Free Spirit
After-Party DJ-- Chris Laich
Florist — Janet Flowers
Transportation– Linder & Associates
Makeup — Jan Makeup Artist
Hair — Silk Salon & Spa
Rentals — Party Rental
Calligraphy Meant to Be Calligraphy
Rehearsal Dinner & Welcome Reception– National Press Club
Plant Decor — Plants Alive


Mayflower Wedding: Don’t Stop Believin’

I had such a pleasure working with Kristin & Carl as they prepared for their recent wedding at The Mayflower. Yes, they were planning a beautiful wedding which was fun to work on, but the real joy for me came when I saw not only how they loved each other, but also how evident it was that they really are each other’s best friend. They were kind to one another, laughed heartily together, and showed great love to both of their families. A sweet couple!

I also loved the way they made their wedding personal to them — right down to a Mets groom’s cake and processional music that the bride had been dreaming of for years and years.

The parents and grandparents entered to “Like A Prayer” and the processional, including the bride, walked in to “Don’t Stop Believin'” — both played beautifully by the Cherry Blossom String Quartet. The bride wanted to enter at a certain point in the song and we were able to time it perfectly so that the doors opened and the beautiful bride processed down the aisle. Later at the reception, one of the bride’s closest friends sang a toast to the tune of “Don’t Stop Believin'” — a fitting tribute!

The groom chronicled the wedding preparations in the Washingtonian’s Tales From the Groom blog. Be sure to check out his witty posts!

The fabulous photos below were taken by Merkle Photography and tell the story of perfect wedding day!

Congratulations, Kristin & Carl!

pinning a groomsman (with some antics in the background!)

adding the finishing touches

A stunning bride

A sweet "First Look"

The wedding party at the Jefferson Memorial

The couple at the Jefferson


Preparing for the walk down the aisle

The ceremony took place in the Chinese Room at the Mayflower

Introducing... Mr & Mrs Carl and Kristin Monaco!

The Grand Ballroom was a beautiful backdrop for the reception

Ready for guests to enter

Encore had the crowd on the floor all night

The couple enjoys toasts from their dear friends

The ceremonial cutting of the cake

In honor of the groom: A Mets cake

a monumental kiss

Venue: The Mayflower
Photography: Merkle Photography
Florals: The Mayflower
Makeup: Aisha Alves, Picture Perfect Makeup
Hair: Sarah Bombard, Premiere Makeup
Ceremony music: Cherry Blossom String Quartet
Reception music: Encore
Groom’s cake: Furin’s