Real Wedding: Linnie and Billy

A quirky wedding with metallic accents, lots of gray, and pops of color. And did we mention the robots?
Photographs by Tracy Timmester, Timmester Photography.
Photographs by Tracy Timmester, Timmester Photography.

Occupations: Linnie’s a receptionist at an animal hospital; Billy’s a videographer

Hometowns: She’s from Burke; he’s from Vienna

First date: Watching the planes land at Reagan National Airport from Gravelly Point Park

How they got engaged: Billy arranged for a scuba diver to hold up a “Will you marry me?” sign underwater at the Mandalay Bay Shark Reef Aquarium in Las Vegas

Wedding theme: The couple has a fondness for vintage robots, so the decor was quirky and mechanical, with metallic accents, lots of gray, and pops of color

Wedding flowers: Multi-hued calla lilies; centerpieces were lily-filled vases stacked to look like robots

Bride’s bouquet: Handmade from a mix of vintage and new brooches

Wedding cake: One tier of caramel cake with caramel buttercream, and two tiers of chocolate with chocolate buttercream

Wedding cocktail: The “Intergalactic Planet Berry”: berry vodka, lemonade, and fresh strawberries

Attendant attire: All the attendants wore bright, coordinating Converse sneakers

DIY element: The couple made clay robots to hold up the place cards; guests then took them home as keepsakes

First dance: John Mayer’s rendition of “Free Fallin’”

Four words to describe the wedding: Greatest dance party, ever

Honeymoon spot: Las Vegas, “where it all began,” says Billy

Where they live now: Centreville

The Details

Bride’s gown: Priscilla of Boston

Groom’s tuxedo: Calvin Klein

Wedding planner: Laura Ritchie, Events in the City

Florist: BrookHill Florist

Caterer: R&R Catering

Cake: Edibles Incredible

Entertainment: DJ Theo

This real wedding appears in the Summer/Fall 2012 issue of Bride & Groom.

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