Gillian and David designed their wedding with color in mind! They said they basically started with the Indian table clothes, (which were bedspreads they hemmed), found the colorful moroccan votive holders and spray painted the gold on with stencils, then added the bright red paper lanterns and colorful lighting from Ilios.
Gillian's Mom has a antique jewelry business so she borrowed a beautiful 1920's jade and gold necklace, coral and jade with diamonds earrings - and a gold and diamond bucket bracelet from around 1900.
The Signature Cocktails made up by the Groom before hand- ( he actually smoked bourbon with an aquarium pump and made the bitters himself. He also infused the vodka with orange and basil. Pink Avocado served them as well as a colorful menu.
The hand painted animal silhouettes were used instead of table numbers- the couple choose their favorite animals and painted them and printed the escort cards to match.
Their LOVE of pickles had them come up with the idea of making a batch of pickles - all the vegetables were donated from Rain Lily Farms from their good friend works there. The secret ingredient? Clove!
Gillian's engagement and David's wedding ring were made by Steve Kriechbaum - who's a jewelry designer here in town. Her delicate wedding ring is from St. Kilda - a jewelry store in Brooklyn she found online.
Cheers to Gillian and David and new things to come!
Venue: French Legation
Wedding coordinator: Jessica Caplan/Novel Concepts
Flowers: Janines Florals, Georgetown
Catering: Pink Avocado
Music: James Filon guitarist and Seu Jacinto ( the couple heard them over the summer and chose them because they loved the happiness of the music )