winter wedding

Abby and Scott's Carnegie Institution for Science Wedding

Photo by Sam Hurd

Photo by Sam Hurd

I really love December weddings. And I especially love December weddings at Carnegie Institution for Science, a venue so gorgeous, you don’t care if it’s cold outside! Abby and Scott got married this past December. After a first-look and some photos both at the hotel and the venue, they signed the ketubah and then were off to get married. They opted for an in-the-round ceremony which beautifully highlights the Carnegie’s rotunda. After cocktails they had a lovely dinner by Design Cuisine - I adored all of Abby’s choices for linens and design. She brought in some great green colors that accented the season, but also didn’t go to far into the wintery route and brought in some lovely blues as well! Enjoy these romantic and stunning photos by Sam Hurd, and enjoy dreaming of that cozy, cold weather that will be here before we know it!

Abby and Scott’s Vendors:

Venue: Carnegie Institution for Science, Washington, DC

Coordinator: Katie Wannen, The Plannery

Caterer: Design Cuisine

Photographer: Sam Hurd

Music: DJ Mark Maskell

Florist: Highway to Hill

Make-up: Alison Harper & Co

Huma and Sayeed // Meadowlark Botanical Garden Wedding, Vienna, VA // VA Wedding Coordinator

Photo by Mary Sandoval Photography In case you missed it, earlier this week we took a look at Huma and Sayeed's colorful henna party. Today is their beautiful wedding at Meadowlark Botanical Gardens. As many south asian weddings are, this was a big wedding - and because it was December (!) using the outdoor area of Meadowlark's beautiful gardens for ceremony and cocktails just wasn't an option. So Huma opted to have people sit at their reception tables for the ceremony, thus eliminating any need to "flip" the space and keeping things simple and fun for her many guests!

After getting ready, Huma and Sayeed did a first look and some portraits around the grounds (please be sure to not miss Huma's ROCKING sneakers, folks), and then walked each other down the aisle, which I adored (and always adore). The ceremony was beautiful (especially in front of the stunning floral arch Sarah Khan Events created!) and we then merged right into cocktails, followed by dinner. I have to give a huge shout-out to Carmen and her staff at C&G Catering. They were amazing to work with and helped run a difficult event (considering the caterer who shall not be named showed up incredibly late with all of the food!). After dinner, Huma and Sayeed kicked off dancing with their first dance - "You're Just Too Good To Be True" into Michael Jackson's "BAD"! LOVED IT. They ended the night by sneaking some shots in at Meadowlark's Winter Walk of Lights.

Once again, big thanks to Mary Sandoval for these absolutely gorgeous photos. And huge congrats again to the loveliest of couples, Huma and Sayeed!!

 

Photo by Mary Sandoval Photography

Photo by Mary Sandoval Photography

Photo by Mary Sandoval Photography

Photo by Mary Sandoval Photography

Photo by Mary Sandoval Photography

Photo by Mary Sandoval Photography

Photo by Mary Sandoval Photography

Photo by Mary Sandoval Photography

Photo by Mary Sandoval Photography

Photo by Mary Sandoval Photography

Photo by Mary Sandoval Photography

Photo by Mary Sandoval Photography

Photo by Mary Sandoval Photography

Photo by Mary Sandoval Photography

Photo by Mary Sandoval Photography

Photo by Mary Sandoval Photography

Photo by Mary Sandoval Photography

Photo by Mary Sandoval Photography

Photo by Mary Sandoval Photography

Huma and Sayeed's Vendors:

Coordinator: Katie Wannen, The Plannery

Venue: Meadowlark Botanical Gardens, Vienna, VA

Staffing: C&G Catering

Decor/Flowers: Sarah Khan Events

Photographer: Mary Sandoval

DJ: Dynasty AV

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