Editor's Note: Angelina used to work at my husband's office. I heard she'd gotten engaged but I always hate it when people feel pressured to hire me because they know me - so I kept my distance :) But I was super-thrilled when she reached out (though disappointed I was no longer free!) - but Tarra took it on and had a wonderful time. Congrats again to you both! Now some more insight from Tarra:
Where do I start with Angelina and Ron?! They are the most witty, fresh ass couple I’ve ever met [insert corny Rongelina joke here, only not quite as funny in light of their divorce]. I really enjoyed our check-in emails and meeting with them. There were many points in the night that I felt like I was attending rather than working a wedding - they really treated me like a friend. My only regret with working with Angelina and Ron is that I didn’t get to meet their painfully adorable bulldog, Oliver!
The October weather was phenomenal. The Lodge at Little Seneca Creek was picture-perfect and the staff were incredible to work with. Add in Main Event Catering, Olivia Jacobs Photography, and DJ D-Mac & Associates and you know I was part of a wedding dream team. Both Angelina and Ron’s families and friends were also incredibly sweet and kind.
There were many enjoyable details about this wedding that were so true to Angelina and Ron. One of our favorites at The Plannery was the beautiful calligraphy invitation that we received in the mail with an overly cool Janis Joplin postage stamp. First thought, "Omg how did Angelina know that I LOVE JANIS JOPLIN?!" Second thought, "Our clients are so freaking awesome for 'inviting' us to the wedding!" Third thought, "I totally wish I could write that lovely and neatly" (the calligraphy was by The Wave Writer fyi). Come to find out, we weren’t the only honorary invitees. Angelina and Ron went ahead and sent their gorgeous wedding invitation to the POTUS and First Lady, Barack and Michele Obama!
Another stunning (and very true-to-themselves) detail were the centerpieces – garland, and succulents in stone planters. Angelina is allergic to flowers, so there wasn’t a single flower in sight at their reception (though she braved it by holding a bouquet for a few photos and during the ceremony). And when I say she held a bouquet it was literally for all over 20 seconds at a time! Her gracious bridesmaids took over the bouquet during any down times.
The final enjoyable l detail I will mention is the wardrobe change into Traditional Korean clothing. It was so special to see Angelina and Ron adorned in such brilliant and meaningful garb. Angelina’s parents and sister also wore Korean clothing at one point, and they were able to get some very beautiful family portraits taken. How special is that!? Congrats again Angelina and Ron!
Venue: The Lodge at Little Seneca Creek (Montgomery County Parks)
Coordinator: Tarra Morgan, The Plannery
Photography: Olivia Jacob Photography
Bride and Bridal Party Bouquets: UrbanStems (with some sprucing up by Maiya Dacey, a bridesmaid)
Bride Hair and Makeup: blo blow dry bar, in Gaithersburg, MD
Caterer: Main Event Caterers
DJ and Lighting: DJ Neville C, from DJ D-Mac & Associates
Officiant: A.C. Warden, from Capital Ceremonies
Bride's Gown: Maggie Sottero, from For My Wedding in Cliffside Park, NJ
Bride and Bridal Party Getting Ready Robes: The Paisley Box