Brian and Nicole weren’t interested in a stuffy celebration, but instead wanted a wedding that felt like a party with all their favorite people. The night included good food, good drinks (pre-ceremony popcorn, anyone?), a playlist hand-selected by their guests and Lisa Ziesing of Abby Jiu behind the lens. This, my friends, is a happy day done right.
FromLisa Ziesing of Abby Jiu Photography… They wanted to party and they did, all while eating delicious food. Bar was the focus and music was important (on the RSVP cards, guests were asked for a song request, which was later played at the wedding). Nicole and Brian live in the Shaw neighborhood in DC, so it was no surprise they picked Long View Gallery down the street for their venue.
Food was very important to the couple. They had a taco station setup called “chipotle Sunday” in honor of N+B getting chipotle every single Sunday. They are also huge movie-goers, so popcorn was handed out as a pre-ceremony, along with pre-ceremony specialty cocktail, to get everyone ready for the night!
The menu reflected a theme of “around the world” in shaw (their DC neighborhood). They both are huge foodies and love to eat. The menu mimicked a restaurant in the neighborhood, Sundevich, one of their go-to spots. They were trying to pull all of their favorite foods into one.
There was a “Bride’s Seat” at the Bar – Nicole is known to have her spot at the bar, so it would only be fitting to have a fancy seat at the bar for her on the wedding day! And maybe a note about sunglasses never leaving Nicole’s face, hence the bridal party recessional with the white shades and having them for all guests during dancing.
To make things light-hearted and playful, airplane bottles were used as escort cards with a legend to help guests find their seats. They love to play games, so this was the perfect way to show that!
All of the wording throughout the stationery/paper goods was playful and informal and also unique. The quote we used for the save the date set the tone and expectation for the wedding and that it was going to be fun, fun, fun!
Photography: Lisa Ziesing for Abby Jiu Photography | Coordination: Cheers Darling Events | Event Design: Lauryn Prattes Styling and Events | Floral Design: Amaryllis | Wedding Dress: Hayley Paige | Stationery: Stephanie B Design | Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Jenny Yoo | Catering: Heirloom Catering | Makeup: Nikki Fraser Of Beauty N The Bride | Hair: Bridal Hair By Remona | DJ: Chris Stiles | Hotel: Hotel Monaco DC | Venue: Longview Gallery | Bridal Boutique: Love Couture Bridal | Decor: Amaryllis | Furniture Rentals: Something Vintage Rentals | Linen Rentals: Nuage Designs
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