Eliza and Josh // Adelphi Mill, MD // MD Wedding Planner

You folks may remember Eliza and Josh from their adorable library engagement session over on Capitol Romance. These two are quirky, awesome, creative, and bubbling with energy - as you can tell from their rainbow theme!

Their reception was at the Adelphi Mill, which is where I, along with many friends and family, helped put this DIY reception together. This was not an easy one, and like Linn and Dave’s wedding, hopefully a good reminder to you all that DIY demands a lot of effort. We lugged chairs and tables up and down stairs. There were lots of staple guns, floral shears, vans, and boxes. But as always, it was certainly worth it. Eliza (and her mother) caught DIY fever and went nuts (I mean this in seriously the most positive way). They created rainbow hand-dipped oreos. They created over 1,000 paper flowers. They created the beautiful crepe paper garlands that hung at the venue. My favorite detail was that Eliza and Josh bought lots of second-hand books, wrapped them, and put them at the tables to double both as centerpieces and favors. Their escort cards were book plates so each guest could mark their new book (the children ran around like crazy trying to gather all the Harry Potter books they could find - and, duh,  of course there were Harry Potter books).

Guests were treated to an amazing Mac N Cheese meal by CapMac, followed by dancing downstairs with cupcakes by Red Velvet Cupcakery (and check out those Monsters Inc cake toppers).

Congrats to this super-fab couple - it was such fun being a part of your day!