As previously mentioned, my son was married this past August.
I’m finally getting around to posting some pictures and what better timing than to celebrate a new year with brand new beginnings.
The wedding was beautiful and so many of details can be attributed to the time and attention taken by my daughter-in-law’s family. The many helpers and sources also contributed with their artistic talents, ranging from events, to food to photography.
All these beautiful photo credits go to Carrie Holbo, who is an exceptional photographer, with quite the artistic eye for composing and getting the right shot at the right moment — a hard thing to do at a wedding with many moving parts.
Before the festivities began, out of town guests received welcome boxes. We helped with the locally popped popcorn, maps and chocolates and assembly.
Guest welcome boxes, designed by bride’s family
We used Fleurir chocolates in the Guest Welcome Boxes. They were recently featured in Energy of the City magazine by Washington Gas. They are probably the best chocolates, I’ve every had. They really are “hand grown,” miniature masterpieces.
The Rehearsal Dinner was at the Lincoln restaurant in DC. We rode a bus there and on took a night tour of the city on the return trip, getting out at the WWII Memorial.
Mason jar chandelier
Rehearsal dinner celebrants
Libby and Piers, bride and groom
World War II Memorial – Night Tour
The ceremony was beautiful. The stand-out decorations were the handmade, giant ruche / tissue-paper flowers by the bride’s family. These provided the height for a glorious backdrop that rustled in the breeze.
Ceremony venue atop the Lorien Hotel
The Reverend Elizabeth Locher and Peter Sr officiated the service.
Jackson read the readings
The Reverend Cannon Spencer performed the blessing
The married couple
The many details made all the difference:
And bouquets with bridesmaids
Handmade dog biscuits
Couples were asked to bring their own wedding photos to display
Thank you gifts of Virginia peanuts and beer.
The reception had many personal touches. The food was delicious and everyone was able to relax and enjoy. We brought the pictorial display from the Rehearsal Dinner with everyone’s photos of their most memorable moments of Piers or Libby individually or as a couple.
Welcome board with memory photos
A bounty of beautiful, individual wedding cakes from which to choose.
mother + son dance
The bride gets to enjoy her party
Piers & Libby enjoy a toast
The standard family and bride and groom pictures were take but somehow these seemed less rigid and more relaxed. They help to memorialize this important event, which brings everyone involved to a new stage in their life.
Libby & Piers
Setting out on their life together