Wedding: Chris & Alicia in Washington, DC

alicia6Alicia & Chris were married at Eastern Market in the heart of Washington, DC on a gorgeous Spring-like day in March! Though their wedding was a few months ago, it was such an incredible, celebratory, unique, and joy-filled day that is so memorable. Alicia and Chris are two  wonderful people, and their love for one another is inspiring and so genuine. I’d never met either of them before they hired me to be their wedding planner, though Alicia and I graduated from UNC together, and I truly loved getting to know these two during their engagement. I love how excited and involved Alicia was in the planning and decor for their wedding, and we really bonded over a love for gold glitter everything!

Some of my favorite moments and highlights of Alicia and Chris’ wedding day: the “best day ever” sign over the ceremony ribbon arch (made by Alicia herself!), finally utilizing Eastern Market for the ceremony and reception, the sunny, warm March weather, the intense + raw joy and emotion as Chris saw Alicia for the first time, the epic group selflie at the end of the ceremony, Chris ripping his pants as he high-kicked through the banner during their introduction as husband & wife, the brick oven pizzas + gelato cart onsite, all of the love their family and friends surrounded them with, cheering for UNC in the middle of March Madness, the pinata, and a pretty epic snow machine exit! As you can tell, this wedding was filled with so many personalized, meaningful, and just plain FUN touches. Alicia and Chris really celebrated their love and the family & friends who joined them on this day.

Photographer: Sam Hurd

Wedding Coordination: Stephanie Scholl Events

Venue: Eastern Market North Hall

Florals: bride, bridesmaids, & Stephanie Scholl Events

Rentals: Select Event Rentals

DJ: Steven Faith

Catering: Pizzeria Moto

Gelato: Pitango Gelato

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All images from the amazing Sam Hurd

Check out Chris & Alicia’s DC engagement pictures from Sam Hurd

O Christmas Tree

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The Willard Hotel

I’ve always loved Christmas trees with a child-like adoration! I’ve had fun this December stumbling across Christmas trees throughout Washington, DC – and returning to check out my favorites year after year! They’re all so grand; decked to the nines. It’s a treat to be able to stop and stare and take in the beauty of Christmas trees, and it’s the perfect little moment to pause, slow down, and enjoy the Christmas season.

Here are a few of my favorite trees I’ve visited around the city this year… which is your favorite?

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City Center DC

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DAR (Daughter of the American Revolution) Hall tree4

DAR (Daughter of the American Revolution) Hall
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City Center DC

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Norwegian Christmas tree at Union Station