Friday, January 29, 2010

brian and chi

october 2009 was much rainier than usual in these parts.  october 8, however, was stunningly beautiful, just in time for brian and chi's wedding and brookside gardens in wheaton, maryland. 
brian and chi met while brian was teaching english in japan, so naturally it made sense that they incorporated some japanese culture into their ceremony - she wore a beautiful, traditional kimono (that took 2 hours to get into!), and they performed a sake blessing with their families.  instead of traditional vows, brian and chi recited the lyrics from one of their favorite songs, which they shared with their friends and family in a simple, yet very personal, ceremony inside a japanese tea house.
following the ceremony, guests were treated to delicious hors d'oeuvres on the luscious lawn outside brookside's visitor center.  canapes catering hit a high note with everyone yet again - they never fail to impress!  guests then gathered for dinner and dancing inside the visitor center, which was adorned with white chinese lanterns and chocolate-y linens, highlighted with green and orange accents.

after dancing the night away, guests were treated to chocolate covered almonds and espresso beans that matched the couple's theme.
dj: bruce pike, dynomite dj's
photography: susan centineo, studio c photography
cake: cinful cuisine

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

vintage chic with a modern twist...

a vintage-themed wedding turns modern with the addition of some hot pink lighting, strategically placed of course...

Sunday, January 24, 2010

rsvp gets kudos!

Washington, dc – january 24, 2010 - WeddingWire, the nation’s leading wedding technology company, just announced that rsvp event planning and management has been selected to receive the WeddingWire 2010 Bride’s Choice Awards™ for wedding planning!
The annual Bride’s Choice Awards recognizes and celebrates excellence in quality and service within the wedding industry, as determined by recent reviews and extensive surveys from over 500,000 newlyweds.

rsvp event planning and management is among the top five percent of all vendors in the WeddingWire community, which includes over 100,000 wedding professionals across the US and Canada. Awards were given to winners across 19 different service categories, from wedding venues to wedding photographers.

“We are excited to recognize and honor the success of the top wedding professionals within the WeddingWire Community” said Timothy Chi, WeddingWire’s Chief Executive Officer. “The annual Bride’s Choice Awards program has given us the unique opportunity to highlight the best wedding professionals in each region as reviewed by brides and grooms who have utilized their services in the past year.”

We are happy to announce that rsvp event planning and management is among the very best wedding planners within the WeddingWire Network, which includes WeddingWire and Martha Stewart Weddings. We would like to thank our past newlyweds for nominating us for the 2010 Bride’s Choice Awards.

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