If you missed Part One of Joanna and Nico’s Washington National Cathedral wedding, open up a new tab and start there! Just don’t forget to come back because Part Two is equally amazing!
It’s not super often that I split a wedding into two parts! After all, I like to tell the full story of each couple’s wedding day and generally that is best received all in one post. But every now and then a wedding has SO many great details that it’s better to share it in halves and Joanna and Nico’s wedding is one of those! As I mentioned in Part One, this sweet couple was married in an incredible ceremony at Washington National Cathedral. Their guests then loaded on to a few shuttles and headed out to Running Hare Vineyard in Prince Frederick, MD; a beautiful venue with vibes reminiscent of Tuscany!
As I drove separate from the guests and wedding party, I was one of first to arrived. I walked in to the main reception area and my jaw dropped. Heather, Joanna’s coordinator of Hitched by Heather Events, and her team had created the most glamorous atmosphere for the guests to enjoy. First, they were greeted by hand-calligraphed escort cards on wooden country cutouts as many of their guests came from across the globe. From there, they could enjoy a smoke at the cigar bar or partake in some seafood at the oyster bar. Upon entering the dinner area, the room was practically dripping with lush floral creations by Alicia Jayne Florals. A maraca was placed at each seat as the party would be welcoming some salsa dancers later in the evening! Off to the side, you absolutely could not miss the custom cotton candy bar or decadent Georgetown Cupcakes. I truly cannot imagine the level of organization and imagination it took to pull off each and every unique nook at this reception, but Heather’s team did it with such grace!
Joanna and Nico, I cannot thank you enough for having me as part of your wedding day! I’ve loved getting to know you over the past year and had so much fun planning for this day — I’m still so sad that it’s over! I hope you’re having an incredible honeymoon and cannot wait to catch up when you return home! xx
A huge thank you to these vendors for making Joanna & Nico’s wedding amazing! And to Erin Schrad Photography for being an awesome second shooter!
Reception Venue | Running Hare Vineyard
Coordinator | Hitched by Heather Events
Florist | Alicia Jayne Florals
Cake | Georgetown Cupcake
Cotton Candy Bar | Fluffness
Catering | Elegance Caterers
DJ | Exclusively Entertainment
Calligraphy | Bailey Smith Calligraphy