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Real Wedding: Emily & Michael
This couple tied the knot in a ceremony inspired by the colors of fall.Emily and Michael on their wedding day on November 9, 2013. All photographs by Astrid Photography.
When Michael Green met Emily Jones at a mutual friend’s birthday party, the first thing he thought was, “Who is this girl, and how have I never met her?” Michael, who is now in state government relations, quickly made up for lost time by asking Emily, an assistant director of retention and recruitment, out for dinner in Adams Morgan. After two years of dating, he proposed at to her at their home with a serenade. A year later they married in an autumn-inspired ceremony at Maryland’s Smokey Glen Farm.
Photographer: Astrid Woltering, Astrid Photography
Venue/Caterer: Smokey Glen Farm
Event Coordinator: Ken Grundy from Smokey Glen and the couple’s friend Betty Spengler
Makeup: Courtney Blakeney
Florist: Potomac Floral Wholesale
Flowers: Lilies, spider mums, daisies, and pompom mums
Music/Entertainment: Bristol Sounds
First Dance Song: “If Not for You,” by Bob Dylan
Invitations: “We made the invitations using ‘stamp it out’ personalized stamps.”
Biggest Surprise: “The bubbles at the end of the ceremony.”
Decor Details: Candy bar
Theme: Rustic fall
Honeymoon Spot: Belize
Where They Currently Live: Alexandria, VA
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