A few months ago I received an email from a mother of a bride looking for a wedding coordinator. As we begin talking about the bride’s big day, I knew the GLWE team would be a great fit for the couple. As the groom is in the military and the bride was relocating back to the DC area, I worked very closely with the mother of the bride in finalizing the wedding day logistics. The couple selected Hotel Monaco Alexandria as their ceremony and reception location.
Throughout the morning the weather decided it wanted to play mind games with us, but ultimately agreed that Michelle and Larry deserved to have the courtyard ceremony they always envisioned!
After a smooth and swift ceremony, the guests enjoyed the cocktail hour in the courtyard while the bridal party took photos around Old Town, Alexandria.
The bride and groom kicked off the reception with a formal introduction and a first dance to “Hold On” by Michael Buble. Michelle and her father effortlessly danced to “Michelle” by the Beatles and the guests loved it!
The fresh and eclectic summer menu that our bride, Michelle, and the culinary team at Hotel Monaco and Jackson 20 created was also a huge hit. After a three course dinner, the guests finished off the night with a delicious wedding cake created by Deiv Compton.
The gorgeous blooms, ceremony arch and personal flowers were designed and assembled by the very talented Dexter Fields and his team at Dexter Fields Flowers. Our DJ, Brennan Sullivan kept the party live and super fun with his great mix of oldies and top forty hits.
Congratulations Michelle and Larry and thank you for allowing us to be a part of your big day!
Michelle + Larry’s Dream Team:
Wedding Coordinator: Geomyra Lewis Weddings and Events
Photographer: Daniel Soñé Photography-Daniel Soñé
Ceremony & Reception Venue: Hotel Monaco Alexandria-Allison Manning
Catering: Jackson 20 @Hotel Monaco
Cake: Deiv Compton
Florist: Dexter Fields Flowers
Officiant: Rev. John Hortum
Ceremony Musician: Chaerim Smith
Reception DJ: Brennan Sullivan
Hair & Makeup: Hair & Makeup by Claudine
Rehearsal Dinner: Overwoord Restaurant