After cocktails in the Green Rooms, guests returned to find the main hall of the Mellon transformed with stunning, vibrant flowers and a collection of round, square, rectangular and hollow tables with huge palm trees coming out of the center. Susan Gage Caterers
served a flawless dinner that ended with a decadant dessert buffet while Free Spirit
kept guests on the dance floor (with the crowd even chanting “one more song” at the end of the night until the band obliged).
The one word that could define this wedding was FUN. The bride and groom were fun, the families were fun, the decor was fun. Even the little bags of warm donuts for guests to take away at the end of the evening were fun, fun, fun!
As I know you’re getting sick of hearing, I have amazing couples. Sarah and Danny truly enjoyed each other and laughed throughout the entire day. They were so easy-going throughout the planning process and their wedding day was no different. Sarah and Danny were truly a wedding planner’s dream!
Weddings at The Mellon are always a production because of the logistics involved with working at a government building, and I couldn’t have pulled off this amazing event without the hard work of everyone involved behind the scenes. Nicole from The Mellon was there every step of the way, making set-up go smoothly and even making the break down fun! Atlantic Valet
provided the shuttles and sedans while Marc Parc Valet
handled the parking seamlessly. I have to give a special shout-out to the team from John Farr Lighting
who, at 4:30 a.m., ran out to the scene of a horrible car accident a block away and pulled a person from a burning car. Seriously. I’m not kidding when I say weddings are never dull!
My Official Wedding Day Favorites:
Favorite wedding moment: The bride getting cheered by the rowdiest, roughest bikers you can imagine!
Favorite behind-the-scenes moment: Carrying the bouquets from the Mellon to the Willard with my assistants Alison and Christine. The bouquets were all in vases full of water (read: heavy) and we were all wearing black in the middle of the day (read: really hot) and the faster we walked, the more the water sloshed on us. We ended up making three round trips (it would have been silly to keep driving two blocks and reparking), but only one with flowers. I’m lucky to have great assistants who can appreciate the humor in life.
Favorite detail: The bags of mini-donuts-to-go with pink and orange”Sweet Dreams” stickers on them. I ask you, what is better at midnight than hot donuts?
Special thanks to photographer Matt Mendelsohn
for sharing his amazing images with us and to videographer Jenny Lehman
who has some great footage of our “biker bride” on her blog! Until next time . . .