Samaria and Galvin’s Intimate Georgetown Wedding at Tudor Place

Captured & submitted by Shelly Pate Photography

 

Samaria’s family is from Sicily so they really wanted to blend her family’s culture and traditions with their lives in DC. Since so many members of her family could not come in for the wedding, it was important to make her feel as if she was back in Sicily. When they toured the Meridian House, they felt that they were at a villa in Sicily and dreamed of celebrating over wine pairings and multi-course dinner by candlelight.

It was really important to Samaria to also embrace the history of the building, so every part of the celebration took place in a different room that celebrated the space. I think her vision really came to life with the beautiful white flowers, strung lights across the trees and candlelit dinner with wine pairings.

Dessert was also inspired by the venetian hour. Samaria had all of her favorite desserts (cannolis, macaroons, profiteroles, italian cookies) and four cakes from their favorite bakery, Baked and Wired.

THE COUPLE: Samaria & Galvin wanted an elegant, modern, but classic feel of Europe for their big day. Using Georgetown locations gave the perfect feel for this couple’s European style intimate wedding. Most important to this couple was the first look, dancing with guests, and sharing a meal with their loved ones. Additionally, they took a scooter ride after their first look along the brick and cobblestone streets of Georgetown!

LIMONCELLO FAMILY TRADITION: A tradition in the bride’s home growing up was drinking a limoncello following any important meal or holiday. The couple brought some of this Italian tradition to their wedding feast via individual bottles of limoncello gifted to guests. Every glass limoncello bottle had the guest’s name and table info tied to it. This was a DIY project that their amazing wedding planner helped complete! Following the best man’s toast, all guests poured their limoncello into the accompanying miniature wine glass. The guests then joined together for a toast to the newlyweds!

TUDOR PLACE: Tucked away in the Washington, DC neighborhood of Georgetown you will find Tudor Place Historic House & Garden. This historic wedding venue built in 1816 hosts over five acres of flowering gardens. These are perfect for both first looks and romantic wedding ceremonies. Even the pink, elegant Historic House creates a perfect contrast to all the green! Tudor Place provides the ideal surroundings for an intimate Georgetown wedding. I personally enjoy the grounds for first looks and newlyweds photos in the gardens and around the estate. The Bowling Green where these two had their first look has a beautiful fountain surrounded by lush greenery. You enter through a small path surrounded by a mix of boxwood and magnolia trees. The tree coverage provided the private atmosphere the couple wanted for this special moment.

MERIDIAN HOUSE: This location is perfect for couples who want a Washington, DC wedding with outdoor options that is tucked away from the busy city streets. This venue has a historic, elegant feel with spectacular surroundings. The grounds of Meridian House are so breathtaking–from the front drive to the backyard terrace and garden spaces.

VENUE OVERVIEW: Between the gorgeous gardens of Tudor Place where their first look was held, to the the stained glass windows of Holy Trinity Church for their ceremony, followed by the elegant reception on the grounds of Meridian House–these two were blown away by all the local beauty of Georgetown!

LIMONCELLO FAMILY TRADITION: A tradition in the bride’s home growing up was drinking a limoncello following any important meal or holiday. The couple brought some of this Italian tradition to their wedding feast via individual bottles of limoncello gifted to guests. Every glass limoncello bottle had the guest’s name and table info tied to it. This was a DIY project that their amazing wedding planner helped complete! Following the best man’s toast, all guests poured their limoncello into the accompanying miniature wine glass. The guests then joined together for a toast to the newlyweds!

THE COUPLE: Samaria & Galvin wanted an elegant, modern, but classic feel of Europe for their big day. Using Georgetown locations gave the perfect feel for this couple’s European style intimate wedding. Most important to this couple was the first look, dancing with guests, and sharing a meal with their loved ones. Additionally, they took a scooter ride after their first look along the brick and cobblestone streets of Georgetown!

 

Floral Designer: Flowers at 38//Other Location: Tudor Place//Reception Venue: Meridian House//Ceremony Location:Holy Trinity Church//Makeup Artist: MAB Artistry//Event Planner:Sara Muchnick Events//Dress Designer: Sarah Seven//Photographer: Shelly Pate Photography//

Submitted via Two Bright Lights

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