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Wedding on the water ~ ~ ~ September 16, 2009

Filed under: Decor,Emerald Engagements,Traditional Weddings — emeraldengagements @ 8:49 pm
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A PREVIEW made up of of amateur photos (by yours truely!) from the wedding of Sophia & Maurice, setting sail into the sunset on the Potomac River overlooking the National Monuments in Washington, D.C..

The ceremony was held at the couples church in Washington, DC, and then their intimate party of 65 close friends and family boarded the Spirit of Washington for a memorable dinner cruise wedding reception on water!

wine bottle wedding favors

Home-made “Perfect Pear” wine made for the couple’s wedding favors by a family friend. Personalized with date and sentiments, indicating for guests to enjoy after they return home to “…remember the evening with a cheers to Life, Laughter, and Love!”

perfect pear fans wedding

Carrying on the theme… “A Perfect Pair” fans made comfort on a hot, humid, August day in The District.

centerpiece candles wedding reception dinner

Each table decorated with a different design, but glimmering jewels and glowing candles made an impression throughout. The event coordinating team at Emerald Engagements had to work quickly, only able to decorate the cruise space between the ceremony and reception due to lunch cruises occupying the boat earlier in the day.

Spirit of Washington viewcandle cake table wedding reception

A stunning work of art from the Hollin Hall Pastry Shop in Alexandria, VA. The 3-tier wedding cake of flawless silver and green layers of fondant resembling draped silk. The bride loved her experience working with Hollin Hall!

escord cards favors rose petalscake table wedding reception candles

bride and goom on the boat

This is the one professional photo received so far by photographer Twaina Jones who was so great to work with – – Can’t wait to see the rest of the pics!!!

The bride’s one-of-a-kind dress was personally designed for her by Joy Houston Custom Design Wedding Couture. The fan collar was removable for the reception, but had a personal style to match her own. Joy Houston’s shop in Old Town Alexandria, VA is charming and beautiful! She has such a tallent for any style and walking in to view such a range of colors in bridesmaids, mother of the bride, and flower girl dresses is just too much fun!

Location:           Spirit of Washington – Potomac Dinner Cruise

Planner:            Emerald Engagements ~ Event Design & Coordination

Photographer:   Twaina Jones

Cake:               Hollin Hall Pastry Shop

Dress:             Joy Houston Custom Design



One Response to “Wedding on the water ~ ~ ~”

  1. Twaina Says:

    Hi Ladys!

    Sorry it’s been so long, I will get more images to you guys next week. School has taken so much of my time that I hardly get anything done these days. Please send me the email for where I should email the images. There are some really nice ones.

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