Glen Echo Park wedding

Audrey and Adrian // Glen Echo Park, MD // MD Wedding Planner

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

Charlotte and Dave's Glen Echo Park Wedding, MD

Charlotte and Dave got married at Glen Echo Park on one of the hottest days the DC area had this July. A day so hot we moved their first dance up by an hour so Charlotte could change out of her dress earlier than expected to cool off! We made sure plenty of water was on-hand, the fans were blowing, and the thunderstorm threatening to hit us miraculously never did (but made for an awesome lightning show!).

I worked with them as a Month-Of Coordinator - Charlotte’s family had experienced some tough times recently and she wanted someone there the day-of to help lessen the stress and make it run smoothly so she and all the family and friends could truly enjoy the day. It was such a pleasure working with them - and seeing all their fantastic (and colorful) elements come together for a joyous day was just plain awesome.

Charlotte and Dave really embraced their venue. Colorful lanterns were hung in the Bumper Car Pavilion, streamers and balloons were attached near the ceremony site, and her florist, Laura Francis from Floral Presentations, was amazing. They created whimsical ceremony decor (their baby’s breath maypoles are SO cute) and creative and playful reception arrangements -including a super-tasty cotton-candy inspired arrangement!

This couple and their families deserved this joyous, fun celebration - and it was an honor to be a part of it.


Charlotte and Dave's wedding vendors:

Event Coordination - Katie Wannen, The Plannery

Venue - Glen Echo Park, Glen Echo, MD

Caterer - Windows Catering

Florist - Laura Francis, Floral Presentations

Photography - Amy Free