My name is Tiffany and I’m a DC Wedding + Event Planner. I LOVE THIS BUSINESS and I’m sure my posts will show you why. 


welcome to the 411

details & specs galore

Wedding advice







DC Event Planner, DC Wedding Planner

December 28, 2022

A Stunning Rooftop Wedding at The Line Hotel

It seemed only fitting to finish out 2022 on the blog with a crazy wedding story! Adams Morgan (the neighborhood of Washington, DC where you’ll find the Line Hotel wedding venue) experienced a SIX-HOUR blackout the morning of Claire and Matthew’s wedding but as you scroll through the photos below, you’d never know! This stunning rooftop wedding at the Line Hotel would NOT have happened had we not been working with this team of absolutely rockstar wedding vendors (scroll to the end for a complete list!). At Simply Breathe Events, we only work with the best DC has to offer and Claire and Matthew’s wedding story reminds us not only of how important it is to build an experienced and professional wedding team but also how grateful we are for over a decade of stellar connections in the wedding industry! We can’t wait to see what 2023 brings!

bride and groom kiss during wedding at the line hotel

Rooftop Wedding Ceremony at the Line Hotel

Due to the blackout, The Line hotel was running on generators all day – in the middle of a rain storm, forcing us to run on borrowed time to find a backup plan in the event their wedding wouldn’t be able to happen on the venue’s breathtaking rooftop (plan A). A plan B in the event they would run out was needed fast! Fortunately (and I do mean, FORTUNATELY), less than an hour before the ceremony was set to begin, the power returned and the skies magically cleared. Clair and Matthew were able to have their summer DC rooftop wedding after all (and it was absolutely stunning).

rooftop wedding ceremony in DC
something for guests to throw at the end of the wedding ceremony
bride walks down the aisle with her father
gorgeous greenery wedding ceremony arch
aerial view of rooftop wedding at the Line Hotel
micro wedding on rooftop of the Line Hotel
rooftop wedding ceremony at Line Hotel
bride and groom exchange vows with DC skyline as the backdrop
bride and groom pose on rooftop wedding venue
bride and groom pose at The Line Hotel wedding venue
DC wedding photos during golden hour
bride looks at gorgeous summer bouquet
groom wears pattern tie and blue suit

Although mismatched bridesmaid dresses have been popular for a while now, we love how couples are taking it a step beyond different necklines and instead incorporating completely different colors and fabrics. Claire’s bridesmaids looked like a summer dream in shades of blush, sage and terracotta.

bride poses with mismatched bridesmaid dresses
large wedding party at The Line Hotel
wedding photos at The Line DC
wedding photos at The Line DC

An Evening Reception at The Line Hotel

With power restored, it was all hands on deck as we quickly set up their gorgeous outdoor wedding reception. They chose a muted and natural wedding color palette and against the brick walls of the Line Hotel, it was perfection. The terracotta accents really popped. We might be biased but as DC and NYC wedding planners, a venue with a city skyline never gets old. If you love an open air wedding venue as much as we do, I highly recommend The Line Hotel rooftop wedding venue. With menu cards and place cards in every seat, there was nothing left to do but to watch Claire and Matthew’s guests enjoy an incredible (and memorable!) evening under the stars

white seating chart with gold writing
outdoor wedding reception setup
closeup of wedding table decor at rooftop wedding at The Line Hotel
closeup of wedding table decor at rooftop wedding at The Line Hotel
closeup of white menu cards and white place cards
two tier white wedding cake with flowers

At the End of the Day, it was Champagne Problems

One of the reasons you hire a wedding planner is to take care of the wedding day stress for you and in this case, it’s safe to say by the end of the evening everyone was simply breathing! When you hire us to plan your wedding, no matter what happens, we have your back. Always. Claire and Matthew’s rooftop wedding at the Line Hotel finished with a champagne tower for everyone. It was such a vibe.

champagne pop with bride and groom
bride and groom pour champagne into champagne tower
bride and groom toast with champagne

The Line Hotel Wedding

I know we have said it throughout this post, but without the help of this star-studded vendor team, Claire and Matthew’s wedding day could have easily gone into shambles. As we tie the bow on 2022 and set our sites on 2023, we want to finish off by saying just how grateful we are for every single one of you (vendors, couples, and future couples alike!). If you are recently engaged and planning a wedding in 2023, connect with our team directly here. Otherwise, we will see you back on the blog (with weekly DC and NYC wedding inspiration) in the new year!

rooftop wedding venue at Line Hotel DC at night


DC Wedding Planner: Simply Breathe Events

Photographer: Hailey Pierce

DC Wedding Venue: The Line DC

Florist: Wander + Whimsy Floral

Wedding Attire: Rue du Seine at Lovely Bridal NYC

Tuxedo: Indochino

Bridesmaid Dresses: BHLDN, David’s Bridal, Aritzia, Reformation

Hair & Makeup: Caitlyn Meyer & Behind the Veil

DJ: Bialek’s Music

Invitations & Wedding Signage: Splendid Moment

Officiant: Michael Rye

Baker/Desserts: Buttercream Bakeshop

Tiffany Rivera is a DC & NYC Wedding Planner & Event Planner. For more of SBE’s latest weddings, check out Marilyn and Matthew’s wedding at a popular DC wedding venue (Mandarin Oriental, now Salamander DC).

Share this Post!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *