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Today’s Coffee Talk is with Liz & Brian, who were married last year in Georgetown on a perfect summer day. See their wedding featured on Washingtonian and MODWedding.

Tell us a little about your wedding style? We wanted our wedding to reflect a sophisticated, urban feel, while still being soft and natural. We added so many personal touches in an effort to make the evening feel warm and welcoming, and to make the most of the gorgeous floral courtyard at the Fairmont.

Favorite detail of your wedding?  We talk about this all the time! I seriously have two!  I loved the table at the entrance to the Cathedral that displayed framed photos of our grandparents when they were our age.  The table had a beautifully painted sign reading, “Where you go I’ll go, Where you stay I’ll stay” from the Book of Ruth, which was also one of the responsorial psalms from the ceremony.   My second favorite detail was the table numbers, which were small silver guest books reading (for example), “Please sign for the couple to read on their “6” year anniversary.”  I can’t wait to see what people wrote to us!

Most memorable part of your wedding day?  The ceremony, no question.  Walking down the aisle, the hustle and stress of the preparations instantly slipped away as Anne gave me a nod, signaling that it was time for my dad and me to proceed. I didn’t really notice the music we had carefully selected or the flicker of iphones. I felt so relaxed and excited walking down the aisle to meet Brian.  It was special to be at the altar with him, with all of our loved ones there to support us. 

Why did you choose Atrendy for your wedding? Choosing Anne never felt like a “choice.”  I just knew that she was the match for us.  I had received so many recommendations from recently-married friends and colleagues; but, Anne was the most prompt to respond to my initial barrage of questions (which, I learned over time is the way she approaches every detail of her client’s weddings) and, hands down, showed the most genuine interest in making our day special. From the start, I felt confident that I could trust Anne to be a part of the design and planning of our wedding. She is so good at interpreting those little details that are difficult to put into words.  Our wedding was to be the most important day of our lives to date and I always knew that Anne appreciated what that meant. 

If you could give one word of advice to a couple what would it be? Focus on those details of your wedding weekend that are most important to you — the people you will have around you and the feeling you want to have when you think back on that day. If you do that, the other details will fall into place.