Kelly and Vincent were married on a beautiful spring day in Washington, D.C. at the Holy Trinity Church. Kelly got ready for the day with her mom and bridesmaids at the Graham Hotel in Georgetown.
Kelly’s mom helped her put on her dress and she wore a beautiful matching bracelet with her sister and soon-to-be sister-in-law.
Meanwhile down the street, Vincent got ready for the day with his groomsmen at the Melrose Hotel.
The ceremony was held at the Holy Trinity Church.
Kelly shares, “We were so thrilled that the weather held out for us! The forecast looked questionable all week, so to see the sun shining and everyone in bright spring dresses was a dream come true.
Besides seeing each other for the first time down the aisle and saying our vows, one of our favorite parts of the ceremony was that Vincent’s grandfather (a retired priest) was able to play a role in it. It meant the world to us that all of our living grandparents were able to be there for our wedding, and Vincent’s grandfather saying the Final Blessing made it extra special.
Most of all, we felt so surrounded by love throughout our entire wedding. We were overjoyed to finally become husband and wife in front of so many friends and family from near and far.”
After the ceremony we made our way to Tudor Place for some photos.
Kelly shares, “DC is where we met and where our relationship really blossomed. Since half of our wedding guests (Vincent’s side) would be traveling from Florida, it was important to us to pick a location for our wedding where everyone could really have the DC experience. We had all of our guests stay in Georgetown so they could be in close proximity to the gorgeous Holy Trinity Catholic Church. We chose Army Navy Country Club for the reception because of the stunning views of the monuments along with the beautiful ballroom with natural light pouring in. We wanted our wedding style to be timeless and refined with personalized touches.”
Kelly adds, “All of our vendors truly made our vision a reality at the Army Navy Country Club. We wanted a classic and elegant feel to the evening with a modern flair and personalized details. Our florist and event planner, Kelley Truxel with Event Studio, was able to perfectly execute the greenery heavy and single variety floral arrangements that I described to her. The pops of light blush on the napkins from Select Event Rentals and paper from Emily Baird designs looked perfect against the more neutral colors of the decor and florals. The monogrammed details and signature cocktails added the personal touches that we were hoping for.
Our first dance was one of our favorite moments of the night. We had a choreographed dance to “Can’t take my eyes off you” by Frankie Vallie. I think most of our friends and family were expecting a typical swaying slow dance. All of the reactions were priceless when we broke out some spins and dips.
Another incredible moment was when the band called Vincent up on stage to play the drums to “Play that Funky Music White Boy” with them! He absolutely nailed it (despite being a few drinks in) and the crowd was going wild.”
The bridesmaids made there way on stay and participated in a little Ain’t No Mountain High Enough!
You can also see their Georgetown engagement session here.
Church: Holy Trinity Catholic Church
Venue: Army Navy Country Club
Coordinator and Florist: Event Studio
Officiant: Father William Ryan
Cake: Heidelberg Pastry
Band: The Groove Motive Pierre Redding
Invitations: Emily Baird Designs
Makeup and Hair: StyleMeBar
Rings: Underwoods Jewelers, Jacksonville, FL
Bride’s Dress: Martina Liana
Bride’s Shoes: Jimmy Choo
Videographer: Peter Von Kahle
Photographer: Jessica Schmitt Photography with Eric Swartz
I got a little spoiled this year! I asked Eric to take some photos of Ollie and I with the cherry blossoms in Central Park. We had so much fun! This might have to be a new family tradition. I feel so luck to be married to a wonderful husband (and photographer!) and to be this little guy’s mama.
Erica and Pierre planned an intimate Brooklyn wedding at Le Fanfare in Greenpoint. The couple met at the restaurant to get their final touches ready for the day. Then we were ready to set off to Long Island City for some photos.
Erica and Pierre are very excited to be welcoming their son, due this summer!
After a stroll along Gantry State Park we made our way back to Le Fanfare for the outdoor ceremony.
Erica shares, “Pierre and I met through friends on his rooftop in the East Village as he was throwing a party with his roommate, who was a mutual friend. I went to the party with my friend, Mary Catherine, who officiated our wedding as she played a role in bringing us together and has been a very close friend to both of us throughout our relationship.
Pierre proposed at Les Calanques in the South of France (Marseilles) at a beautiful vantage point overlooking the Mediterranean sea. We met up with his family in Provence that evening and were able to share the news in person and celebrate with some delicious champagne.
We wanted our civil wedding to be intimate, relaxed and special, which is one of the reasons we choose Le Fanfare. The restaurant had a backyard for us to host an outdoor ceremony (difficult to find in nyc!) and comfortable interior with great design and a rustic but modern feel. We were incredibly fortunate to have a beautiful sunny and warm day which allowed the restaurant to open the front and back windows/doors, contributing to the festive and celebratory atmosphere.
It was wonderful to celebrate our marriage (and baby on the way) in front of our closest friends and family in such an intimate, warm environment with great food and wine.”
Congratulations Erica and Pierre!
When winter won’t seem to end and I miss my super cute nephew who lives about 500 miles away it is time to head south. We traveled to Miami for some sunshine and family time. The best part was seeing my son, Ollie, play with his cousin, Austin. Two terribly wonderful two-year-olds caused some commotion on Miami Beach!
Check out a slideshow with some fun iphone photos and more from our trip.
While we were there my very talented friend Brandi Toole took some family photos for us!