My older sister got married this past Valentine’s day so I wanted to share a few pictures and stories from the day. (All professional photos are by the wonderfully talented Krystal at Sweet Pea Studios.)
I posted last spring about my younger sister’s April wedding (see posts here and here), so between those two weddings + nearly four years as a wedding planner, I am 100% eloping or having a low-key destination if and when I get married. It really is just sooo much work to pull off a wedding.
Given the fact that she only got engaged in December, I’d say we pulled off a really pretty wedding despite the short planning timeline.
My sister wore my mom’s veil.
If you live in Northern Virginia I’m sure you are familiar with Pastries by Randolph. Nothing they sell is not amazing, and the cake was seriously so, so good.
I’ve never been to or planned a brunch wedding before, but it was great. Mimosas and Bloody Mary’s are always okay in my book.
Someone thought I was pregnant. “You look healthy!” Uhhhhh…. #awkward. It was February, gosh darn it, it’s just my winter layer.
My stepmom’s friend, Kim Love did the flowers and did an outstanding job. Funny thing is, she and my stepmom put all the flowers out in the garage the day before the wedding and they all froze. So she had to go back and rebuy and remake all the flowers. None of us knew until this week.
I wanted to write down all the questions or references to being single I got over the weekend. Things got a little crazy once everyone got into town, so despite being told many times things like “You’re next!” and “You’re time will come (insert worried/sad face)”, the only thing I had managed to write down in my phone was “Don’t worry, you’ll have a family of your own one day.” Thanks?
The dinner jacket (below) was my sister’s first attempt at a faux fur jacket for the day. It was comical how ridiculous it looked. Gotta love Rent the Runway.
Day of Coordinator: Lynn Nelson at Bridal Silhouette
Venue: Kenwood Country Club in Bethesda, MD
Cake: Pastries by Randolph
Bridesmaids Dresses: Anthropologie and Nordstrom (mine)
Invitations: Paperless Post
Hair and Makeup: Trish Langley at My Mobile Salon
Photo Booth: Pixelated Photo Booth (Not pictured here, but photos can be seen at #danielgordonwedding on instagram.)