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Friday, May 30, 2008

Congratulations, Arienne & Rahman!

Another one of our Memorial Day weekend brides was Arienne! This elementary school principal married her dashing lawyer prince, Rahman, on Sunday afternoon at the Cathedral of St. Matthew in Washington, DC. They continued the celebration a few blocks away at the Galleria at Lafayette Square. It's been a long time since we've worked at the Galleria but it's always so beautiful. I fall in love with the venue all over again each time I see it.

Without further ado, here are my non-pro photos taken at the wedding. Once I get the real deal from Greg Gibson I'll share those too!I don't always get to sit in on the ceremonies but I was glad to be able to watch Arienne & Rahman's. Father Kemp was so funny and wonderful! He kept the entire ceremony lighthearted but serious enough for the occasion. Here are our almost-newlyweds listening to his homily:And the entire bridal party lined up across the front:
After the ceremony most of their guests took a leisurely 3-block stroll to the reception. The weather was gorgeous and the Galleria was so sunny!
DaVinci's Florist did a knock-out job on the flowers, as always. These beautiful orchids are wired to branches and stuck into blocks covered with moss:The other half of the tables had these beautiful cylinders with submerged orchids and floating candles:Windows Catering provided the fantastic cake as well as all the yummy catering:Here's a behind-the-scenes look at the cake cutting. It's never just the bride and groom by themselves! Here we have (from right to left, photographer Greg Gibson, videographer Beth from Blue Sky Films, Rahman our groom, Arienne our bride, and Greg's assistant):Here's another sneak peek at the end of the night. Once all the guests left it took Windows about 40 minutes to clean up everything! The florist came back to pick up their vases and the rental company picked up their tables, chairs, and linens. I'm always impressed with how efficient this process is when Windows is in charge: I had a great time with this wedding and am hoping to see Greg's photos very soon. While it was a very busy weekend, Arienne was one of the most calm brides we've had yet. Our best wishes and congratulations go out to her and Rahman!



  • I love those centerpieces! I have a couple of questions about you mind emailing me when you get a chance?

    Thanks so much!

    By Blogger Bliss Weddings & Events, at 4/6/08 3:32 PM  

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