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Kara and Mike // Studio Theatre, Washington DC wedding // DC wedding coordinator

Photo by Darling Photographers Tarra recently coordinated this modern wedding that took place at DC's Studio Theatre and I had to share. As an ex-theatre gal, I was SOOO bummed I couldn't coordinate this wedding myself! But Kara and Mike were in great hands with Tarra - more words for Tarra, below along with some stunning photos:

Sweet is a complete understatement when it comes to Kara and Mike. This prompted me to look up synonyms for the word: Dear, Pleasing, Precious, Treasured, Well-liked, Admired, Esteemed, Near to One’s Heart, and what do ya know, DARLING!!! Darling makes me smile considering it was the actual first name of their photographer (who I must add lives up to the word and who took these BOMB photos!)

So, basically I was surrounded by the most awesome people ever during this wedding.  From Kara and Mike themselves, to their beautiful loving families, to their awesome friends, one who served as the officiant and others as cake and flower delivery team, to Darling and her assistant, to the lead and her team at Eat & Smile Catering, to Nikki at Studio Theatre who was beyond amazing, and to DJ Stereo Faith.  

I feel very blessed to have been part of the sweet dream team who made this April wedding in DC come together so perfectly.   And by perfectly I am including the inevitable bumps in the road that come along with wedding planning and executing. It is not a question of will they happen, but rather when they happen how will we respond?  Kara and Mike’s ultra laid-back demeanor helped the final planning processes go scary smoothly! That same demeanor carried over to the big day, making it seem like I was hanging out with them rather than coordinating their wedding. If Kara and Mike ever want to remarry (to each other of course!) PLEASE sign me up to coordinate/attend that wedding 100x times over. Just take a look at their gorgeous photos - can’t beat their infectious smiles, super tasteful wedding party attire with stunning bouquets, and a sick venue with no-fuss fresh décor! Enjoy!

 

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Kara and Mike's Vendors:

Coordinator: Tarra from The Plannery

Venue: Studio Theatre

Caterer: Eat and Smile

Photographer: Darling Photographers

DJ: DJ Stereo Faith, DJ DMAC and Associates

Flowers: Little Shop of Flowers

Cake: The Cake Room

Hair and Make-up: Alina Karaman

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Lauren and Carl // Dumbarton House Wedding, Washington, DC // DC wedding coordinator

Photo by M&E Photography Lauren and Carl got married on a hot May day this past spring at the Dumbarton House in DC. It was a gorgeous mix of some traditional, classic elements (like the venue itself, and the stunning bride), with some personal, less-traditional touches (like their adorable dog walking in the ceremony, and the wedding cake their FRIEND made for them!).

After a steamy ceremony outdoors, guests moved to the side of the house (in some shade!) to enjoy cocktails and lawn games. They then were led downstairs to the tented courtyard and house for dinner and dancing. Towards the end of dinner they had some (lengthy, but lovely) toasts and then the dancing kicked in led by the Blue Tip Rhythm Revue... and the rest is history!

Congrats again to Lauren and Carl... and their awesome puppy (that bow tie collar is everything)!

 

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Lauren and Carl's Vendors:

Ceremony and Reception Venue: The Dumbarton House, Washington, DC

Coordinator: Katie Wannen, The Plannery

Photographer: M&E Photography

Caterer: Spilled Milk

Ceremony Music: Haase Quartet

Reception Music: Blue Tip Rhythm Band

Florist: Morning Bird Designs

Tenting: Sugarplum Tents

Cake: Their friend, Adam Baron!