by Amy Serrago
Megan and Tom met at a bar in Washington, DC. Megan laughingly says, “I know, romantic”! But that night they started talking and haven’t stopped since. About three years into their relationship, Tom spent a summer in Ghana for grad school. Megan says that the distance really did make her heart grow fonder. Soon after he got back from Africa, Tom and Megan flew to Kansas City for a family wedding. Tom caught the garter that night, but he’d already asked Megan’s parents for permission to propose.
After the wedding, Megan and Tom flew to Napa for a week’s vacation. One afternoon, Tom woke Megan up from a nap to ask her to be his wife. Megan says it was perfect, totally “them”. Of course, she said yes and wedding planning was underway. They chose the Newseum back in DC where their relationship began. And because Tom is originally from Canada, they loved that the rooftop ceremony site overlooks the Canadian Embassy.
Megan’s gown was simply stunning. The deep V neckline and full skirting were perfect on her, she looked amazing! Tom was handsome in his gray suit and cream colored tie and Megan’s bouquet was a sweet mix of white florals with wildflower accents. In addition to her vintage-inspired accessories, Megan incorporated some of her grandmother’s jewelry into her bouquet as a tribute.
The reception decor featured white florals with greenery and the newlyweds incorporated circles as much as possible, since they represent unity and eternity. Because their name is Stark, Megan and Tom entered to the “Game of Thrones” theme, to get the party started and then they took a spin around the custom dance floor. The large “S” in its center was handwritten by Megan’s mom, so cool! Congratulations Megan and Tom!
Ring Designer:David Yurman//Ring Designer: Fair Trade Jewellery Co.//Rehearsal Dinner Venue: Matchbox//Photo Booth Equipment: Viva Booth//Equipment Rentals: The Original Runner Company//Equipment Rentals:Event Revolution//Equipment Rentals:DC Rentals//Invitation Designer: Minted//Band: Elan Artists//Other Location:Washington Court Hotel//Restaurant: Source, by Wolfgang Puck//Groomsman Attire: Men's Wearhouse//Dress Store: Love Couture Bridal//Floral Designer: Blushing Blooms Floral Design//Event Planner: Simply Breathe Events//Reception Venue: Newseum*//Photographer: Photos from the Harty