This weekend's weddings were both beautiful and fun. Read our recaps of our weddings performed on October 23rd and 24th below.
Monica and Jefferson, 10/23/09 - Brookside Gardens, Wheaton, MD
DJ: Michael Bell
The setting: The gorgeous Brookside Gardens, with its spectacular landscaping that went on for acres -- the ceremony was held outside in the Fragrance Garden and couldn't have been any more beautiful.
The first dance: "You and I" by Ingrid Michaelson
The music: Lots of Latin music -- salsa and merengue -- to honor the bride's Colombian heritage, as well as 80s hits.
A unique touch: Orange was the primary color used in the wedding and was reflected in the stunning wildflower bouquets and paper lanterns.
A special moment: Seven of the couple's friends read special blessings during the ceremony, making it even more personal and meaningful.
Lesley and Demetrio, 10/24/09 - Stone Manor Vineyard, Lovettsville, VA
DJ: Anthony Simpson
The setting: The warm, intimate Stone Manor Vineyard and Orchard provided an atmosphere of rustic elegance.
The first dance: "As Time Goes By" by Jimmy Durante
The music: Lots of classic vocalists and 80s dance hits -- the guests responded with lots of energy and danced all night!
A fun moment: The best man and one of the groomsmen planned a very funny toast. It was a complete surprise to the bride and groom, and a huge hit with everyone in attendance!
Valerie and Chris, 10/24/09 - Sequoia Restaurant, Washington, DC
DJ: Michael Bell
The setting: Sequoia Restaurant in Georgetown looked incredible, with blue feathered fiber optic chandeliers and contrasting orange flowers.
The first dance: "You are the Best Thing" by Ray Lamontagne
The food: The couple selected an incredible seasonal menu with lots of influences.
A fun moment: "Call to the Post" from the Kentucky Derby was played just before the introductions of the bride and groom, in honor of the groom's Kentucky heritage.
Outstanding vendors: Gretchen Wade from Dragonfly Events did a wonderful job coordinating all of the evening's events, and Annette Baudeloque of Classic Creations Photographer was also great!