I helped Audrey and Adrian with Month-Of Coordination for their Glen Echo Park wedding this September. It was an intimate affair of about 50 guests - a size I ended up enjoying as it felt like a real communal gathering rather than an over-the-top party (and something the bride and groom were obviously hoping and going for). Before I get to the rain (wa wa waaa), can we talk about how gorgeous Audrey is? I adored her hairpiece, dress, red lips… the whole thing was just stunning.
So yeah. It unfortunately rained. Hard. All day and night. Like, legitimately started raining at 3pm when I arrived for set-up and steadily rained right until 11pm when the guests were leaving. But Audrey, Adrian and their friends and family did an awesome job embracing/ignoring the rain. Their ceremony was originally planned for the small grassy portion of Glen Echo Park by the carousel, but the rain thwarted those plans. Luckily we had the Cuddle-Up Pavilion as back-up and it was great.
After a cocktail hour in the Bumper Car Pavilion (which luckily wasn’t too crowded since they had a smaller reception), along with some great shots at the carousel, the guests sat down to a family-style picnic meal and then danced their booties off. I need to quickly mention how beautifully Audrey styled her reception. She used Glen Echo well and did an upscale picnic-type vibe. She picked bold red, blues and yellows - mismatching florals with picnic checkers and chose beautiful botanical plates. I just loved it, so had to give her that shout-out!
Big thanks and congrats again to Audrey and Adrian!
Audrey and Adrian's Vendors:
Event Coordination: Katie Wannen, The Plannery
Venue: Glen Echo Park, MD
Caterer: Five Fifty Catering
Photographer: Michelle Frankfurter
DJ: Steve Hoffman, Good Note DJ
Officiant: Maureen Burke