There are sooooo many amazing things I need to share with you from this wedding. Where do I even start? Here goes (in no particular order):
Michelle and Phil decided to embrace Phil's Russian roots in many ways, my favorite being... SWEETS! I saw little bowls of halloween candy on the tables, and I thought "ooh! I'm gonna grab a Twix for sure!", only to discover (to my delight) that the cups were filled with Russian candies. I had a few, and let me tell you, they were amazing. Moving on! The SECOND (and BEST) Russian inspired sweet they provided was their wedding cake! A Russian Napoleon cake. If you have never had it before, it needs to be the first thing you do after reading this post! It was (and this is no exaggeration) the BEST wedding cake I have ever had (my own wedding included. Sorry!)
Aside from the food, the feeling of community, friendship, and family was palpable. From the minute I walked into the Air BnB they had rented, I felt like I was among my own family. Everyone was so relaxed, and enjoying the day! Weddings can be stressful, but Michelle and her crew knew how to start the day (with mimosas and kabob! There I go back to food again!). They chose their two good friends to officiate their ceremony, and it was so sweet and so perfect. I loved it.
Some other lovely details that made this day the delight that it was: Michelle's pink dress, first look and portraits in Meridian Hill Park (featuring Joan of Arc and Dante Alighieri), awesome sparkler sendoff, homemade vodka infusions, adorable parents, the weather!, they made their own rings from scratch! (I seem have moved into the exclamation-laden section of this post now), and a special shout-out to Laura Crouch (Events with Laura) who kept a level-head, and made sure the day was flawless. Love a good planner <3
Venue | Josephine Butler Parks Center
Planner | As mentioned already, the incomparable Events with Laura
Dress | Rosa Clara
Boutique | L'amour Bridal (Michigan)
Suit |Enzo Custom
CAKE | Mari Vanna DC
Caterer | Spilled Milk
Florals | Bloominous
Band | Machaya
Rentals | Select Event Group
Hair & Makeup | Rodney with Andre Chreky Salon (and Michelle's hair was GORGEOUS!)
First Look Locations | Meridian Hill Park
Photography | Right here! That was me!
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Thanks for stopping by <3