Katie and Adam had a super-awesome wedding this past May at All Souls Unitarian Church in DC. They're a great couple - we bonded initially over our very random connections: Adam's father went to the same high school I went to and grew up in my hometown, and Katie works at the same facility where my husband's grandmother lives. Very small world filled with rad people.
Speaking of rad people, Katie and Adam had some of the best and most competent friends I've ever met. When couples tell me their friends are going to handle the large task of DIYing the decor, I get concerned. I get nervous. I get anxious. I'm quite dubious and generally show up expecting to have to do most of it myself and/or fix some semi-disasters. But not with Katie and Adam. With Katie and Adam, I showed up at the venue to find their friends chilling on the stage having KICKED SOME ASS in decorating their entire reception venue with flags and cafe lights in record-breaking time. My jaw dropped to the floor and my heart leapt. These were my people.
All of which is to say do please be sure to give some mad props and slow claps when you see the beautiful photos (by Jessica Crews) of their lovely reception decor. Katie and Adam had a short but very sweet ceremony in the All Souls Church followed by cocktails in the lobby (unfortunately it started pouring down rain right when their cocktail hour started, but we rolled with it!), and the reception in the church's main hall. My Thyme served some delicious eats, and after dinner but before dancing one of Katie and Adam's friends passed around letters for all of the guests to fill out that the couple would open on their future anniversaries (1st, 5th, 10th and so on). It's an awesome alternative to a guest book and a new option I've been seeing a lot lately at weddings. I love it.
Post-dinner and some toasts, the dancing started thanks to The Pinstriped Rebel who kept the dance floor packed. Both Katie and Adam are dancers and it was such fun to see them hit the dance floor.
Congrats again, Katie and Adam!
Katie and Adam's Vendors:
Ceremony and Venue: All Souls Unitarian Church, Washington, DC
Coordinator: Katie Wannen, The Plannery
Photographer: Jessica Crews (no longer doing weddings! booo)
Caterer: My Thyme
DJ: The Pinstriped Rebel, DJ DMAC & Associates
Florist: Jeanne from Park Florist
Photobooth: Instant Classic Photo Booths
Cake: Les Delices Bakery
Make-up and Hair: BANG Salon