A Regal, Marie Antoinette Themed Wedding at the Cosmos Club in Washington, D.C.
Our wedding was a French, Marie-Antoinette, inspired wedding. The wedding had a regal feel with a mix of luxe gold, pastels of pink and aqua and a flair of personality with a bee inspired theme. There was a bee theme throughout the wedding. My (the bride) fiance nicknamed me,"Busy Bee" early in our relationship because I was always very busy running the large bridal salon and event company I co-own with my mother. the nickname stuck. So when designing my own wedding, in order to make it more personal, I added beautiful queen bees and honeycomb patterns subtly throughout the design and the entire event. We created "The Hive," where the band and dancing took place and later in the reception we opened the "Busy Bee Bakery," which was a facade of a french bakery. Two girls in custom aprons and bakery hats served delectable bee inspired treats...and of course French Macaroons! The bee was a consistent theme throughout the wedding and we used the symbol in our wedding brand. The custom crest designed by Ceci of Ceci New York was used on our invitations, programs, napkins, guest towels, custom pillows, custom bow ties for the groomsmen, escort cards, bakery, cake, floral design and more. My mother and I designed the entire event and decor. We then hired amazing vendors to execute the day of the wedding, so we could enjoy the day and being bride and mother of the bride. The ceremony took place at Mount Vernon United Methodist Church in Washington, DC and the reception was held at the Cosmos Club (a private club with a ballroom from the gilded age). It was stunning! There were so many special touches and details. The wedding was a perfect reflection of the relationship between me and my husband and was a day honoring the sanctity of marriage, the love of a husband and wife and joining two families together.