Weddings

We’re OBSESSED With the Escort Cards at This Vibrant DC Wedding

We love when couples embrace bright and bold colors at their wedding, and that’s exactly what Emily Harmon and Jonathan (Jon) Lin did for their summer celebration, with the help of some truly awesome geode escort cards and vibrant floral arrangements, all captured on camera by Terri Baskin Photography.

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After Emily, owner of floral design company Love Blooms, proved hesitant when her friend tried to set her up with Jon, a software designer, the friend decided to throw a party and invite them both so they’d be forced to meet. Emily was annoyed with her friend at first, but thought that Jon seemed to be a perfect gentleman, genuine, and polite. A month after they met, their friend’s scheme came to fruition, as the two went out on a first date at La Tasca in Arlington.

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Three and a half years later, Jon and Emily spent the Fourth of July with Emily’s family in Ocean City, Maryland. The pair went for a midnight walk on the beach, during which Jon popped the question, kicking off their 13-month engagement.

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For their August wedding, Emily and Jon planned a jewel-toned fete to follow their outdoor ceremony at St. Francis Hall. The bride inscribed the geode escort cards and the gold-framed table numbers herself, and her floral company, Love Blooms, tied together rich plum and berry pink hues with the bouquets and table arrangements of dahlias, ranunculus, and roses.

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After a night of sipping lychee martinis and dancing with loved ones, the newlyweds set off to begin happily ever after, with plans to honeymoon in St. Lucia.

VENDORS

Venue: St. Francis Hall | Photographer: Terri Baskin Photography | Event Coordinator: Pizazz Ltd. Events | Bride’s Gown: Hayley Paige, Love Couture Bridal | Groom’s Attire: Men’s Wearhouse | Hair Dresser: Tammy Chestnutt | Makeup Artist: Tiffany Lumpkin | Cake & Catering: Windows Catering Company | Dessert Table: Soft Stuff | Florist: Love Blooms | Music/Entertainment: DJ Marc Wilner, Washington Talent Agency | Invitations: Small Doses of Wonder

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Caroline Cunningham joined Washingtonian in 2014 after moving to the DC area from Cincinnati, where she interned and freelanced for Cincinnati Magazine and worked in content marketing. She currently resides in College Park.