Megan Soh and Long Cao met as college students in Texas and then became friends after graduation when they each moved to the Northeast—he to New York, she to DC. The friendship evolved after Long invited Megan to be his date at a company Christmas party. While the evening went a bit awry (one too many drinks, and she was taking care of him by the end of the night), they salvaged the weekend over ramen in a snowy Williamsburg. Eventually, Megan moved in with Long in New York, and he proposed in DC—where they held their nuptials 14 months later.
Megan pored over the details of their big day, giving particular attention to the stationery elements, from the handmade kozo-paper-lined invitations by Fig. 2 Design to the menus. They kept the ceremony short and skipped the family dances and garter toss. White flowers with green foliage arranged by Holly Heider Chapple Flowers perfectly complemented what Megan describes as the event’s “modern, organic” feel. At the reception, guests found their seats according to slate place cards designed by their planner and calligraphed by Jessica McSweeney. Instead of a drink menu, guests ordered beverages from ingredient options printed on cocktail napkins at the mixology bar, and instead of cake, Oreo gems and coffee were served tableside along with treats from a Milk Cult ice-cream bike.