Abby and Johnny’s Wedding in Washington DC

February 12, 2023

Abby was one of our favorite clients for 2023. We hit it off right from the start AND to make it even more special we planned her cousin Stevie’s wedding in the summer of 2022.

Abby’s wedding was originally planned for September at The Mill at Rock Creek in Boone NC. When she and Johnny found out they were expecting they decided to go ahead and get married closer to their home in Alexandria, VA. We said “please take us with you!!!”.

We were able to have most of Abby’s original vendors be a part of the reenvisioned wedding celebration. Out of town weddings are a blast and it was so fun to take a road trip with the April Flowers team and Michelle Lyerly.

Bride and groom take photos at the Washington Monuments at the National Mall

Michelle lyerly photography

Johnny went to Gonzaga High School so St Aloysius Church which is a part of the campus was a really special choice for the ceremony.

Wedding ceremony at St Aloysius Church in washington nc

michelle lyerly photography

Army Navy Country Club was a dreamy backdrop for the reception. We loved working with their team. The April Flowers design team, did an amazing job of pivoting from a later summer mountain wedding them to winter in the city. The mixes of whites and cream with clouds of baby’s breath were the perfect accent to this historic space.

Favorite Things:

Road Trip with our vendor friends!!! Three Costume Changes, A break between ceremony and cocktail hour, historic locations, custom matches, an all white palette with bridesmaids in black.

The mad dash to a post ceremony shoot at the National Mall with lots of illegal U turns and parking.

The kindest humans in the world with one on the way.

Winter wedding at Army Navy Country Club wedding with baby's breath white and cream florals

michelle lyerly photography + april flowers studio

Vendor Team

The Couple: Abby & Johnny

Ceremony Venue: Saint Aloysius Catholic Church

Reception Venue: Army Navy Country Club

Planning: The Whole Shebang Events

Photography: Michelle Lyerly

Cinema: Chelsea Banglesdorf

Floral Design: April Flowers Studio

Cake: Hollin Hall Pastry Shop

Invites and Printed Favors: Shop Surcie

Entertainment: Affirmative Groove [Sam Hill Bands]

Ceremony Music: Cherry Blossom Strings

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