Rachel and Jonathan’s garden wedding at Meridian House was an absolute highlight for us last year. Firstly, Meridian House is always a historic and elegant setting for events in DC. Plus, in the spirit of Simply Breathe Events, we believe that every wedding should be a perfect blend of elegance, joy, and personal touches. Rachel and Jonathan’s wedding was the epitome of this philosophy. Our team poured our hearts and souls into bringing their vision to life, ensuring every element was executed excellently on their wedding day. So, cozy up with your favorite beverage, and let us take you through the moments of love, laughter, and refined beauty that defined Rachel and Jonathan’s magical wedding at Meridian House.
Before we share the details, we want to pause for a moment. We truly value the couples who refer us and our journey with Rachel began through a cherished connection – she was a bridesmaid at the wedding of Jessica and Jonathan’s Belle Mer wedding, a former Rhode Island bride of ours. Witnessing the love and joy at Jessica and Jonathan’s wedding, and then having the opportunity to create another unforgettable day for Rachel and Jonathan, was a true testament to the trust and relationships we build with our couples. There’s a special kind of joy in seeing familiar faces at the weddings we plan. We are SO GRATEFUL.
Rachel’s choice of attire for her special day was nothing short of breathtaking. Clad in a modern yet romantic backless dress by Alexandra Grecco, she was the epitome of elegance and grace. The dress, paired with gold statement earrings and chic gloves, was a vision of bridal beauty. Her bridesmaids complemented her perfectly, each donning spring-colored floral dresses that embraced individuality and style, a trend we wholeheartedly encourage and adore. I mean – just LOOK at them!
Once everyone was ready, the ceremony was held in the pristine gardens of the Meridian House, under the most exquisite fringe chuppah adorned with florals on each of its four corners with arrangements that mirrored the bridal party’s bouquets but with a heightened emphasis on lush greenery.
After the heartfelt vows and joyous celebrations, the bride and groom, Rachel and Jonathan, along with their family and friends, took a moment to capture the essence of their special day through portraits. In the enchanting ambiance of the Meridian House, these moments, frozen in time, not only encapsulated the beauty of the day but also the deep connections and cherished memories that were made on this gorgeous summer wedding day.
One of the most heartwarming elements of the day was the inclusion of the couple’s dog in their photos. This growing trend of incorporating pets into wedding celebrations is something we are absolutely obsessed with. It’s a beautiful way to acknowledge the role our furry friends play in our lives, offering a touch of home and heart to the festivities. Rachel and Jonathan’s dog, adorned in florals for the occasion, naturally, is not just a pet but a cherished family member, sharing in the joy and creating unforgettable moments.
Now let’s talk about one of our favorite parts, the reception details! As the day transitioned into evening, the reception unfolded with a display of stunning florals in blush, yellow, and white wildflowers. The tables were set with green and white taper candles in long glass holders, casting a soft, romantic glow over the celebration. This carefully curated ambiance created an atmosphere that’s both elegant and profoundly personal.
Watching the reception unfold into a night filled with such warmth, laughter, and dancing under the stars at the Meridian House was a true highlight for our team. We at Simply Breathe Events feel immensely grateful and honored to have played a role in orchestrating Rachel and Jonathan’s beautiful day. It was not just a privilege; it was a reminder of why we do what we do – to bring dreams to life and to create moments that not only celebrate love but also unite hearts and families. Plus, the weddings we plan are a lot of fun!
At Simply Breathe Events, every wedding is an opportunity to tell a story. We live to bring to life the dreams and visions of our couples. Rachel and Jonathan’s wedding was a day where every detail, from the grandeur of the Meridian House to the smallest floral arrangement, was imbued with meaning and purpose, tailored to celebrate the unique journey of two people in love.
If you’re dreaming of your own wedding, we invite you to reach out. Or, come find us on Instagram where we are sharing our latest work and behind-the-scenes glimpses. Let us be part of your journey, crafting a day that’s uniquely yours! We would be honored.
Wedding Coordinator: Simply Breathe Events
Wedding Dress (Store & Designer): Lovely DC / Alexandra Grecco
Tuxedo(s): The Black Tux
Venue: Meridian House
Florist: Wander + Whimsy
Caterer: Get Plated
Hair & Makeup: Bridal Artistry
Photographer: Lynn Dunston
DJ/Band: Washington Talent Agency
Invitations: Ten Story Stationary
Officiant: Phil Kim (friend)
Transportation: Limousines Inc.
Lighting: Dan Goldman Events
Alcohol: Ace Beverage
Tiffany Rivera is a DC & NYC Wedding Planner & Event Planner. For more inspiration when planning your destination wedding, check out this stylish summer wedding at the Intercontinental Wharf