Working out in the same F45 Training class led to some fun outings for Katharine and Grant—then came an “official” dinner date at Tartufo in Tenleytown. One year later, Grant proposed at a “magical” hotel while they were vacationing in France.
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“To the Moon and Back” was their November wedding theme at the Conrad hotel, planned with a romantic vibe in muted earth tones paired with black and metallic accents, to be modern, different—and elegant. Baby’s breath—in hues of white, pink, and purple—was the star of the floral show, and “cold sparkler” indoor lights plus a disco-ball display provided the fireworks, as did the electric violinist who entertained during dinner, which was illuminated by candlelight.
The “Fly Me to the Moon” escort wall emphasized the theme and represented Katharine and Grant’s love of music. As a surprise tribute, their nieces and nephews performed Ray Lamontange’s “You Are the Best Thing” with the band. Live illustrator Cris Clapp Logan was on hand to sketch the guests, who also created memories in a 360 photo booth.
Venue: Conrad Hotel
Event planning and design: Cheers Darling Events
Florist: Sophie Felts Floral Design
Invitations: Fig. 2 Design
Cake: Cakes by Gene
Hair: Alex Kasey Studios
Makeup: Beauty ’n the Bride
Bride’s attire: Matthew Christopher from Love Couture (ceremony); Cult Gaia (reception)
Groom’s attire: Custom from Bethesda Custom Tailors
Music: Tiffany from Bialek’s Music (violinist); BroadSound Band from East Coast Entertainment
Photographer: Liz Fogarty Photography
Videographer: Strands of Light
Rentals: Something Vintage; White Glove Rental; Perfect Settings; Cloth Connection
Decor: Social Supply Events
Draping: Fabrication Events
Cold sparklers and lighting: A2Z Music Factory
Dance-floor vinyl: Grofik Installations
This wedding originally appeared in the January 2023 issue of Washingtonian.