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Modern Wedding Ideas in a Chic Green-and-White Color Palette

Megan Soh and Long Cao's October wedding at the The Showroom in DC is modern, organic perfection.
All Photos Courtesy of Vicki Grafton Photography

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.

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The Details:

Photography: Vicki Grafton Photography | Venue: The Showroom | Event Planning & Design: Bellwether Events | Florist: Holly Heider Chapple Flowers | Invitations: Fig. 2 Design | Caterer: Occasions Caterers | Dessert: Buttercream Bakeshop | Hair & Makeup: JKW Beauty | Bride’s Attire: Monique Lhuillier | Groom’s Attire: Suitsupply (suit), the Tie Bar (accessories) | Music/Entertainment: DJ Brian, MyDeejay | Rentals: Pressed Fine Linens (linens); DC Rental (place settings, chairs); Paisley & Jade (furniture) | Handmade Paper: Share Studios | Lighting: Revolution Event Design and Production  

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Amy Moeller
Editor, Washingtonian Weddings

Amy leads Washingtonian Weddings and writes Style Setters for Washingtonian. Prior to joining Washingtonian in March 2016, she was the editor of Capitol File magazine in DC and before that, editor of What’s Up? Weddings in Annapolis.