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Emily and Zach // Woodend Sanctuary Wedding, Chevy Chase, MD // MD Wedding Planner

rainy wedding

Photo by Amber Wilkie

First of all, I dare anyone to view that picture, above, and not pray for rain on their wedding day. Take in that gorgeous, stunning photo (by the truly talented Amber Wilkie) for a moment and then we can move on.

Ok.

I did partial planning with Emily and Zach – they were most stressed about finding a venue, so I helped them find and secure their venue, gave them some resources for the rest of their planning process along with some vendor recommendations and then reemerged this past February to do month-of coordination. This was the first wedding of my 2014 season and it was amazing. It helped me realize that while I adore and love month-of coordination, I get way more emotional when I’m working with clients I feel like I know because I have watched them go through the whole planning journey. Plus, it didn’t hurt that Emily and Zach are basically the best and nicest people you’ll meet. So. I got quite teary at this wedding, I’m not gonna lie.

After some prep at their own homes/hotels, both of them finished getting ready separately at Woodend with boutonierre pinning and dress putting-on. Then, they did their first look ¬†(unfortunately inside because of the rain – but with these two? who cares). Also,¬†Emily’s dress was to die and she was the hottest.

Photo by Amber Wilkie

Photo by Amber Wilkie

Photo by Amber Wilkie

Photo by Amber Wilkie

Photo by Amber Wilkie

(I love him checking her out here) Photo by Amber Wilkie

Photo by Amber Wilkie

We moved the ceremony to the tented area due to the rain (which we flipped to reception during the cocktails – big props to Main Event and their staff for getting that done so smoothly and flawlessly). And what a way to start my season. Not only did the ceremony open with the fabulous officiant Maureen Burke saying “Mawwage. Mawwage is what bwings us togethaah today” (PRINCESS BRIDE REFERENCE WHATTT), but it moved on to a very personal, wonderful service. Teary grooms and dads get me every time.

Photo by Amber Wilkie

Photo by Amber Wilkie

Photo by Amber Wilkie

Photo by Amber Wilkie

Photo by Amber Wilkie

Photo by Amber Wilkie

The chuppah and all flowers were done by Shelly at B Floral Event Design and I loved her arrangements, especially with the bird table numbers Emily and Zach put together. People then ate, drank, gave speeches (which I missed because I may or may not have been out buying more wine. Reason #204,568 that you should have a wedding coordinator. Just saying), and then danced their booties off.

Photo by Amber Wilkie

Photo by Amber Wilkie

Photo by Amber Wilkie

Photo by Amber Wilkie

Photo by Amber Wilkie

Photo by Amber Wilkie

Photo by Amber Wilkie

Photo by Amber Wilkie

Photo by Amber Wilkie

Photo by Amber Wilkie

Photo by Amber Wilkie

Photo by Amber Wilkie

I was so happy for this beautiful couple and wish them all of the best in what will undoubtedly be their wonderful mawwage.

 

Photo by Amber Wilkie

Emily and Zach’s Vendors:

Event Planning and Coordination: Katie Wannen, The Plannery

Venue: Woodend Sanctuary

Photographer: Amber Wilkie

Caterer: Main Event

DJ: Evan Reitmeyer

Officiant: Maureen Burke

Hair/Make-up: Carolyn Berry, Modern Bridal Studio

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Posted by katie, in: Real Weddings, The Plannery Weddings

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2 Comments

  1. Jacqueline Baver
    Posted May 9, 2014 at 1:26 am | Permalink

    Thank you Katie!!!! You were the very best, most professional, most organized, sweetest, and very smart planner we could have hired! You saved the day many times and we relied on your expertise countless times. Thank you again for a wonderful wedding experience. Our recommendation to anyone planning a wedding in the D.C. area would be smart to hire Katie Wannen at the Plannery!

    • Posted May 9, 2014 at 2:34 pm | Permalink

      Oh my gosh! I think this is the best blog comment I’ve ever gotten – you made my day, Jackie! What a pleasure to be a part of their day and work with your whole family. Thank you again!!

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