Professional beach-volleyball player Taylor Pischke and Washington Capitals forward Tom Wilson met at one of Taylor’s tournaments. This summer, the longtime couple married in Middleburg in the company of 112 guests. “Understated elegance,” says the pair’s wedding planner, was utmost as they shaped their vision of the big day.
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The “intimate, fun” outdoor affair at Salamander Resort was decorated in white, dove gray, and sage green. Taylor crafted some of the day-of paper, including the menus, signs, and escort-card display, which featured a collection of photos of loved ones. The couple’s rescue pup, Halle, played a big part: hanging out with the bride while she got ready, posing for photos, and—Taylor’s favorite detail—inspiring the cake topper. Tom’s favorite details were cocktail hour in the culinary garden, with live music, and the newlyweds’ first dance. For dinner, guests chose among New York strip, chicken breast, and risotto featuring vegetables from the property’s garden. The sweet finish: wedding cake layered with tres leches and strawberries-and-cream.
Planning and design: Anne Kelley Events
Florist: Love Blooms DC
Hair and makeup: Amie Decker Beauty
Bride’s attire: Suzanne Neville from Zoya’s Atelier
Groom’s attire: Custom by Elevee Lifestyle
Bridesmaids’ attire: Show Me Your Mumu
Groomsmen’s attire: Indochino
Music: Abby Rose (cocktail hour); DJ Phlipz (ceremony and reception)
Photographer: Theo Milo Photography
Videographer: Monachetti Films
Photo booth: ShowPow Events
Tent and lighting: Sugarplum Tents
Rentals: Something Vintage
This wedding originally appeared in the January 2023 issue of Washingtonian.