A Whimsical Bicycle-Themed Wedding at Charlie Palmer Steak in Washington, DC
A whimsical rooftop reception in Washington, DC, created the perfect wedding celebration for Brittany Byrd (30 and an economist) and Mark Kalenak (47 and an IT contractor). Mark proposed to Brittany during a bicycling date night, so bicycles became a theme throughout their wedding planning. "The wedding day designs included a tandem bicycle as a nod to our proposal story," Brittany says. "With all the details, we wanted it to feel classy and elegant, but also relaxed and approachable." Mark and Brittany's palette was navy, coral and sage. Coral-toned flower arrangements included roses, dahlias, succulents, dusty miler and eucalyptus were elegantly created by Sweet Root Village. Brittany wore a Paloma Blanca lace applique wedding dress with Mark in a navy suit with a coral spray rose boutonniere. After a traditional ceremony at Capitol Hill Baptist Church, guests were invited to Charlie Palmer Steak for a rooftop reception. The event details were beautifully executed by event planner Type A Society. We loved their final bicycle touch too. True to the couple's theme, their "Just married" sign rested on a floral-covered tandem bicycle. A clever kid-friendly reception trick from Brittany: "We had a number of kids at the reception, so we made boxes of toys and activities for them, including disposable cameras, a scavenger hunt, pipe cleaners, Play-Doh and coloring sheets." See more from the beautiful wedding, all captured by Tori Watson Photography, below.