Luxe “Capital City Chic” Wedding in Washington DC

Once this DC wedding made its way around the SMP office, we deemed it one of the best ballroom affairs to ever hit our pages. No surprise, Julie of Strawberry Milk Events was at the helm of this showstopper, planning every step of the way. Inside the gallery, you’ll find incredible details like a floral-covered ceremony wall and a gilded dessert display that’ll make your jaw drop. Thanks to KT Merry for each and every image, plus a must-see film below by our friends at East West!


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From planner + designer, Julie of Strawberry Milk Events… This couple wanted to give their guests a “classic D. C.” wedding experience. The ceremony and dance party took place in a “from scratch” ballroom we built on a high-rise terrace overlooking Georgetown, DC on a perfectly sunny, fall day.

The elegant, city-chic affair was both modern and romantic, and an all-white and gray palette incorporated warm fall tones such as beige, blush and antique gold. We wove a unique, laser-cut motif throughout many elements such as the invitations, linen and tent decor (bars, valance, band stage, etc.)

The couple exchanged vows in front of a gorgeous, white flower wall and later danced under the custom, tiered chandelier made entirely of gold leaves which sparkled in the candlelight while city lights twinkling in the background. Exquisite gold draping, a gray and gold custom patterned floor, a French electric violinist during ceremony and cocktails, fall-inspired apple brandy cocktails and DC-themed welcome guest bags were a few additional highlights.

It was fun to see the “tented ballroom” transformation from the ceremony to a dance lounge which took place while the guests enjoyed a delicious, multi-course dinner inside. Guests re-entered the tent after dinner to a rocking band from Elan Artists, a change in lighting which contributed to the change in mood, a too-pretty-to-eat gilded dessert display, and oversized, plush lounge furniture groupings.

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Photography: KT Merry Photography | Cinematography: East West | Floral + Event Design: Blossom Events | Wedding Planning: Strawberry Milk Events | Wedding Dress: JLM Couture | Stationery: Aerialist Press | Makeup: Blend Make Up Artistry | Hair: Bridal Hair By Remona | Entertainment: Elan Artists | Venue: W Retreat & Spa | Tent: Sugarplum Tents | Furniture Rental: White Glove Rentals | Linens: Nuage Designs | Rentals: DC Rental | Welcome Bags: Marigold & Grey

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