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Real Wedding: Nicole and Alex

This couple’s elegant reception featured mirrored tabletops and a three-tier hazelnut pear crunch cake.

All photographs by Erin Lassahn.

Occupations: Nicole and Alex co-founded, a wedding planning website

Hometowns: Both are from McLean

First date: Seven years ago at Founders Park in Old Town Alexandria

How they got engaged: After a series of weather-related mishaps, Alex proposed on their snow-covered front stoop

Wedding flowers: An all-white mix of orchids, hydrangeas, and roses

Wedding cake: Three-tier hazelnut pear crunch cake

Wedding cocktail: A blend of Prosecco, sparkling rosé, and sparkling Shiraz

Favorite detail: Reflective mirror tabletops at the reception

Most memorable moment: When Nicole’s father gave her hand to Alex at the ceremony

Biggest surprise: The dance floor was packed all night—every guest joined in

First dance: Michael Bublé’s “Sway”

Four words to describe the wedding: Modern, sleek, intimate, fun

Where they live now: McLean

The Details

Bride’s gown: Pronovias

Groom’s tuxedo: Armani

Bridesmaid dresses: Shelli Segal, purchased at Neiman Marcus

Florist: Edge Floral Event Designers

Event planner: Jodi Moraru, Evoke

Decor: A Vista Events

Band: NYX Live

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

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