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Real Wedding: Tricia and Amelia

Guests rang in the new year at this classy and edgy DC wedding.

All photographs by Reneé Michele Photography.

Occupations: Attorneys

Hometowns: Tricia’s from Berlin, OH; Amelia’s from Hickory, NC

Where they met: Duke University law school

How they got engaged: On a white Christmas morning at Tricia’s parents’ house

Decor: Classy and edgy, with a nod to the New Year countdown—table numbers were displayed on small clocks set to different times

Wedding flowers: White calla lilies, white roses, white gardenias, and crimson roses

Wedding cake: First tier was red velvet with raspberry filling and dark chocolate ganache; top tiers were white and chocolate cake with cinnamon filling

Favorite detail: In lieu of a guest book, attendees signed wine corks and tossed them in an oversized wine glass engraved with “Put a cork in it!”

Most memorable moment: Midnight, when everyone rang in 2012 with hats and noisemakers

First dance: “Gotta Have You” by the Weepies

Where they live now: Washington, DC

The Details

Gowns: Jenny Lee (Tricia) and Carolina Herrera (Amelia), Carine’s Bridal Atelier

Florist: Amaryllis Floral & Event Design

Event planner: Buddee Clinton, Hotel Monaco

Cake: Fluffy Thoughts

Entertainment: Music by Anthem; DJ Lil’ E

Venue: Hotel Monaco

Photographer: Reneé Michele Photography

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