July 1, 2013

Wedding Bells in DC!

Ah, weddings! I love weddings. I mean, what's not to like? The happy couple, delicious food, good company, and (ahem) an overflowing bar. Shirley Temples for everyone! :) 

On Saturday, my cousin Amy got hitched to her fiance Ari at the historic Hay Adams hotel in Washington, D.C., which is located across the street from the White House! I don't know if I mentioned it on the blog before, but Amy asked me to coordinate her wedding back in January and so we've spent the last six months in the throes of planning, from scouting out locations to hiring vendors to picking out invitations and to everything else in between. Whew, it has been quite the whirlwind! 

Admittedly, I was a bit of a nervous wreck on Saturday since I've never been a wedding coordinator before and I wanted everything to be perfect for Amy and Ari... *Cue lightheadedness* But fortunately the hotel staff was a dream to work with and I think—I hope!—that the wedding went smoothly and the guests enjoyed themselves. 

Here are a few photos from the weddin'! As a quick note, I didn't post any photos of Ari since he really wants to keep a low-key profile online. I promise he was there though! Also, I didn't add any pictures of myself since I also like my privacy...oh, who am I kidding? Let's be honest: I looked awful in all of the pics that I was in! Like, seriously. Hair blowing everywhere, shiny face, puffy cheeks. I'll spare you the gory details!

{The view from the Top of the Hay.}
{The lovely floral arrangements!}
{My parents shortly before the cocktail hour.}
{Amy changed into a traditional Chinese dress--called a qipao--for the cocktail hour.}
{Photos from Amy's mother's wedding. My Aunt Rosa passed away in 2011.}

 How about you? How was your weekend? Attended any weddings lately?


  1. Beautiful pictures! Congrats to your family! Thanks for sharing.

  2. BEAUTIFUL!!!! Looks like you did a fantastic job. <3

  3. It looks like an amazing wedding Caroline! I love your cousin's dress - gorgeous! I'm sure you looked lovely! No weddings this year for us, but 3 next year. One in Greece yay!

  4. As you know, I was swimming in weddings earlier this year - as a bridesmaid in one, a guest in another. Both of them were for old childhood friends and very different. Amy's wedding looks beautiful though, and I'm sure you did a great job! (You have a lovely design eye.) I love Amy's qipao - how it's not the super traditional kind. Congrats to the newlyweds (and to you for surviving the coordination)!