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We met at a non-profit networking event a little over three years ago and started dating a few months after that. We got engaged on December 4th at 2:30 a.m., at home after a friend’s party. It was completely spontaneous.
It was important that we pay homage to my Jewish heritage and Simon’s Scottish heritage. When trying to incorporate both of our religions, we really lucked out and had an amazing minister and rabbi who walked us through the process. Simon and I spent hours going over what was important to us and finding the right vows, readings, and ceremony elements that would reflect us as a couple. Designing our ceremony was an amazing part of the planning process and I would recommend it to any bride. It made it that much more special and something that was just “ours.” It wasn’t an easy or short process, but our ceremony was definitely “us” and I can’t imagine it any other way.
I was inspired by quite a few incredible wedding blogs. I became a wedding blog addict! I subscribed to so many including The Wedding Yentas, of course. I also would get magazines and clip the pictures that I liked and put them in a wedding (eventually dubbed “The Wedding Box”). Finalizing the colors was the most difficult part (I changed colors at least 15 times) but we finally drew from the colors in Simon’s kilt (blue, purple, green).
My favorite memory of the wedding day was the Hora, and everyone immediately jumped on the dance floor. Being up on the chair with Simon was fantastic! I just remember being so incredibly happy and that’s when being married became a reality. The best part of all of it was that we didn’t tell his parents (who are not Jewish) about the tradition of lifting both the parents of the bride AND the parents of the groom in the chairs, so the look on his parents’ faces were priceless! They looked like they were having so much fun.
Mazel tov, Stacia and Simon!
Venue: Dupont Circle Hotel
Photography: Sweet Tea Photography
Day of Planner: Perfect Detail Event Planning
Florist: Edge Floral Event Designers
Make-up: Real Doll Makeup
CupCakes: Curbside Cupcakes
Wedding Gown: Brides Against Breast Cancer
DJ & Photobooth: Bialek’s Music