December 05,2008
Friday

Cecily and Ari

My fall wedding season ended with the most perfect weekend for an outdoor wedding. After a cold, rainy week, the skies cleared and the air warmed as the temperature reached into the low 80’s on Saturday, November 1st.
The wedding took place at a private home in Fairfax Station, VA. After a romatic late afternoon ceremony under a tent, guests enjoyed cocktails on the deck and around the pool as the sun set. Guests were then invited into a clear tent where they were enveloped by the amazing changing colors of the trees above them for dinner and dancing. The bride and groom literally danced the night away under the stars!

The space sparkled thanks to Sugarplum Tent Company, Digital Lightning and Yellow Door Floral Designs. Occasions provided the cuisine- my favorite was a first course of grilled cheese, tomato soup and bouquet of lettuce. How fun! Thanks to Free Spirit for keeping the dance floor packed, and to Justine Ungaro for the amazing images.

A highlight of the evening was one of the best “speeches” I had ever witnessed, as it turned into an interpretive dance by the siblings of the groom. So creative! As a parting gift, guests were given personalized Starbucks travel mugs with diamond ring key chains inside, a subtle reminder of how the groom popped the question. It was an enchanting night for all!


Stay tuned for more over the winter slow-down and a full spring of great events!

Sara

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