Real Wedding Wednesday: D.C. Hay-Adams Hotel Cityscape Appreciation

This happy couple found their way up to the top of the Hay-Adams Hotel of Washington, D.C. to officialize and celebrate their new marriage status! With a simple, monochromatic wedding palette, they kept the overall aesthetic of their reception classy and concise, bedecked with elegant floral pieces that only enhanced the pleasant atmosphere! But wait – we haven’t mentioned the best part! The D.C. Hay-Adams Hotel is known for the  spectacular view it offers, one that includes the White House and other monumental structures. Thanks to Roman Grinev Photography, this eventful evening and its magical cityscape views had been captured on film for all to enjoy!

And last but not least, we’ve got to send a special shout-out to all the members of our vendor-friendor team for contributing such skills and talents to Kristen and Jarrod’s happy ending (or beginning)!

Photography: Roman Grinev Photography | Venue/Catering: The Hay-Adams Hotel | Wedding Planner: Elegantly Chic Events | Florist: Growing Wild Floral | Wedding Cake: Kendall’s Cakes | Paper Goods: The Dandelion Patch | DJ: Chris Laich Music Services | Officiant: Rev Laura Cannon

Theme Thursday: A Black Tie Affair

We love all styles of formality for a wedding–choose whatever fits you and your future spouse as a couple best! If you both want a fancy affair, you might as well make it black tie! Here are some of our favorite ideas for a black tie celebration. 

Every guy looks great in a classic tux. This groom pulls it off fabulously!

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A fancy day calls for a fancy dress, we love this bride’s choice of a ball gown style!

Featured Below: Hey Wedding Lady


Every high class affair calls for champagne (or sparkling apple juice)!

Featured Below: Colin Cowie Weddings 


How classy are these black and gold place settings?

Featured Below: Frosted Petticoat

Place Setting

This all-white cake would look great at a black-tie affair! 

Featured Below: Polka Dot Bride


Just because you’re having a black tie wedding, does not mean you have to be inside! Look how brilliant this outdoor estate looks for the wedding reception! 

Featured Below: Style Me Pretty

outdoor venue

These wedding parties look so regal in their black tie attire. 

Featured Below: Martha Stewart Weddings / Brides

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No matter what, if you choose to go for black tie, the pictures will turn out spectacularly. 

Featured Below: Southern Weddings


Did you have a black-tie wedding? We’d love to hear about it! Share with us on Facebook! And don’t forget to follow us on Pinterest/Instagram @TheDandelionPatch for more wedding inspiration.