Elegant. Refined. Minimalist. All words we would use to describe Alicia and Kevin’s chic wedding at the Ritz-Carlton Georgetown last year. They chose an understated palette of white florals and greenery with hints of navy, which was the perfect palette for their classic style. The night was full of memorable moments – like the couple’s heartfelt first dance or their grand exit with streamers. Simply Breathe Events was brought on for a day of coordination, and our second in command, Michel-le’ Weeks, brought their vision to life flawlessly.
Alicia and Kevin were a joy to work with! They were nothing but kind and gracious, from our first call a few months before the wedding day to our final hug at the end of their wedding. We were so grateful to have been a part of their big day. Day of coordination is not always the easiest role for a wedding planner because sometimes we don’t always get a say in the vendors our couples have hired, but Alicia and Kevin had a team of rockstars who pulled together as a team to ensure they had an amazing wedding day despite the cold and rainy weather.
While there were so many memorable moments from their wedding day, some of our favorites took place before the ceremony. Alicia made sure to fit in all the special “First Looks” including a first look with her parents and their wedding party. Of course, she saved the best for last (her first look with the Groom), which was emotional and heartfelt. No inclement weather could have stopped these two from getting married this day! They were READY.
During their family and wedding party portraits, everyone shared the same enjoyment in merging the two together. The excitement of the day was clear to see, and it was so fun for us as their wedding planners to see everyone so eager to celebrate with our happy couple!
We love when friends and family get involved in the ceremony. For Alicia and Kevin, their ceremony was officiated by the Godfather of the bride, and it was incredibly personal and memorable. On top of that, we also absolutely adored their simple yet elegant wedding ceremony decor. Their florist (scroll to the end for a complete list of wedding vendor credits), designed two large pillars from an abundance of greenery and white florals, which served as the perfect backdrop anchor for Alicia and Kevin to exchange their vows.
We love when our couples create something that is both minimal and impactful. The industrial aesthetic of their wedding venue, the Ritz-Carlton Georgetown, was perfect. Love filled the room for Alicia and Kevin as they spent the evening surrounded by family and friends.
Every wedding day is unique, so we would be remiss, not to mention just a few of the ways Alicia and Kevin’s wedding was one-of-a-kind. First, we need to give a special shout-out to the brother of the groom’s toast, which left not a dry eye in the house and ended up giving way to an impromptu speech from the sister of the groom (no siblings left behind!). Guests enjoyed favors of authentic tea and cookies, which was just one of the ways we loved about how Alicia and Kevin personalized their day. DJ RI5E kept the party going all night. The evening finished with a faux send off with bubble guns, ribbons, and bells that Alicia and Kevin made on their own. It was truly a night to remember and we were so grateful to have been a part of bringing it to life.
The Ritz-Carlton Georgetown is the perfect location for a wedding day. If you are considering this gorgeous DC wedding venue, our experienced team of wedding planners would love nothing more than to work closely with you to make sure your day is exactly as you envisioned it. We understand that your wedding day is a once-in-a-lifetime event. We’ll make sure that it’s not only stunning but a GREAT time too. If you’re looking to plan a beautiful wedding at the Ritz-Carlton Georgetown, contact us here or find more DC wedding inspiration over on our Instagram.
Wedding Planner: Simply Breathe Events
Photographer: Angelika Johns Photography
Wedding Venue: The Ritz-Carlton Georgetown
Florist: Karin’s Florist
Bridal Attire: Anna’s Bridal
Groom’s Attire: Brimble & Clark
Bridesmaid’s Attire: Revelry
Wedding Cake: Buttercream Bakeshop
Bridal Hair: Sarah Choi Hair
Wedding Makeup: Elle Choi Beauty
Entertainment: DJ RI5E
Invitations: The Knot
Tiffany Rivera is a DC & NYC Wedding Planner & Event Planner. For more of SBE’s latest weddings, check out this gorgeous garden wedding at Salamander resort and spa.