Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Real Wedding: Lili & Andrew: Vintage Garden Party

Featured on the cover of Washingtonian B&G - Summer/Fall 2012
Our first clue that Lili & Andrew were a laid-back, fun loving couple was when they booked us for "day of" planning all the way from Florida.  They loved our portfolio and trusted us to tie up all their loose ends, execute their vision and make sure everything was in place on the big day. No in-person consultation or long distance phone call.  I love that they knew what they wanted and could make decisions - a planner's dream.  Our suspicions were confirmed when we found out that they were photographers and graphic designers with a knack for surfing, vinyl records, art and thrift store shopping.  They described their personal styles as retro-chic with a pop-punk edge.  How fun is that??  Not surprisingly, the two had a strong vision for what they pictured on their big day - a simple yet whimsical garden party, with a slight nod to Alice and Wonderland.  I love how much these two infused their personalities into every detail.  They even put a 50's spin on the garden party complete with an 18 piece swing band.  Their families are really into swing dancing, so after dinner there was a 15 minute swing lesson from their personal instructor.  This way all guests could participate and dance the night away in true swing style!  Jump down the rabbit hole with us for a few minutes to enjoy their fun wedding photos:

Photographer - Love by Serena
Ceremony - St. Jude's
Reception - Brookside Gardens
Flowers - Elegance & Simplicity
Caterer - Main Event
Hair/Makeup - O'Hair Salon
Cake/Cupcakes - Cake Love
Band - The Swing Machine
Transportation - Awards Limousine Service
Tent/Rentals - Grand Event Rental
Paper - designed by Bride & Groom
Planner - Strawberry Milk Events



  1. love the tea party theme! too cute!

  2. The Alice in Wonderland references are perfect for this outdoor garden wedding! Do you think the upcoming outdoor wedding season will be great also? Outdoor weddings are just as grand as any, and there are some of the nicest Restroom Trailer rental options available for people having their wedding in a similar fashion

    Did you know a local company was named one of America’s Best Restrooms in 2011 with their restroom trailers? We’d love to see a post about The importance of portable restroom rentals at outdoor weddings sometime soon!