Meadowlark Botanical Gardens is such a beautiful place to have a wedding any time of year. The sunny almost fall Sunday that felt like summer, turned out to be perfect for Alex + Mike’s outdoor ceremony.
They shared their first look along the leaf-strewn path near the Garden’s Atrium and then we wandered the extensive grounds looking for pretty colors and beautiful light for their portraits and wedding party photos. We headed back to the patio for the traditional Jewish ceremony with lots of personal touches. Several friends and family members took part in the ceremony, telling stories about the couple and incorporating their love of books and history and even a poem about how they met.
From there the party really got started with a fun choreographed first dance, a rowdy Hora and lots of Bon Jovi to keep the dance floor packed! Topped off with a cupcake cutting and a bouquet toss, the evening ended with a sweet bubble sendoff.
Wedding and Reception Meadowlark Botanical Gardens 703-255-3631 x105 Ilka Morris
Caterer Great Blue Heron Catering 703-255-3631 ext. 104
Florist Karin’s Florist 703-592-0952
Hair and makeup Alina Karaman 202-257-2447
Cupcakes Cupcakes Actually 571-522-6315