Continued from post on Monday 9/21/20.
After a spectacular ceremony at the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C., Summer and Nick’s reception was hosted at the storybook Chevy Chase Country Club. The gorgeous outdoor cocktail hour on the lawn oozed with florals from Amaryllis Floral and Event Design. The bride’s favorite flower, the hydrangea, was used in abundance, including a bar that was completely covered in the bloom. Guests enjoyed a leisurely cocktail hour that included two specialty cocktails. The bride’s signature drink, dubbed the “Summer Lovin’,” is otherwise known as a Palmoma comprised of tequila, grapefruit juice, sparkling water, lime juice. The groom’s drink, a play on his last name and Instagram handle, “The Fine Man” was an Negroni made of gin, Campari, sweet vermouth, and orange peel. Both drinks came with custom stir sticks designed by Cheree Berry Paper.
Allison Jackson, owner and lead event planner of Pineapple Productions, worked with Amaryllis and Cheree Berry to create a spectacular escort card display, featuring four trellis panels filled with individually calligraphed seating cards. The panels were anchored on each corner with large urns bursting with hydrangea.
After a seated dinner, guests were ushered downstairs for a night of dancing to the dynamic “Nation” band by Elan Artists. As a nod to their wedding date (9/21), the couple brought the house down with a choreographed first dance to “The 21st Night of September” by Earth Wind and Fire. It was one of the most impressive dances I’ve seen!
Summer reflected on the night, “Pineapple Productions also did a great job of allowing us to have a gorgeous wedding that was also so fun! I also loved that guests were constantly moving around every two hours or so–from the cocktail party, to dinner, to dancing to the after party.”
The next day, a brunch was hosted at the Delaney’s home in Potomac, Maryland. From there, the couple traveled to Sea Island, Georgia for a “mini-moon.” They hope to do a trip to Asia to celebrate their two year anniversary.
Ceremony: Washington National Cathedral
Reception: Chevy Chase Club
Planning & Design: Pineapple Productions
Florals: Amaryllis Floral and Event Design
Gown: Carolina Hererra
Bridal Shoes: Manolo Blahnik
Grooms suit: Brooks Brothers
Video: Elysium Productions
Hair: Karma Beauty Lounge
Makeup: Carl Ray
Invitation design: Cheree Berry
Calligraphy: Laura Hooper Calligraphy
Ceremony Music: National Cathedral Choir
Wedding Band: Nation by Elan Artists
Cake: Chevy Chase Club
DJ: Stylus Chris
Linens: DC Rental
Lighting: Frost DC
Furniture: DC Rental
China: Maison de Carine
Tent: Sugarplum Tents
Film Scans: Fast Foto