Marriage is sharing life with your best friend, enjoying the journey along the way and arriving at every destination together (author – Fawn Weaver). This quote perfectly describes the connection between Charlie and Sarah. Two beautiful souls that met each other at the perfect time in life, and as they grew to know each other they grew a special bond between each other that created their foundation for love, their “friendship”.
Charlie and Sarah were actually married on March 17, 2014 but wanted to celebrate with a formal reception surrounded by those near to their heart. On September 13, 2014, friends and family joined Charlie and Sarah at Sequoia Restaurant in Georgetown. Sequoia, named after the Presidential Yacht, USS Sequoia, nestles on the Potomac River in Georgetown. With its stunning fiber optic blue and crystal chandeliers in the main dining room, 360 degree view of the Potomac River – it was the perfect setting for these love birds. The decor we chose, sapphire blue, ivory, and gold, was simple and elegant not too compete with the scenic view and the architectural space. The guest had the pleasure of a seated duet dinner of Maryland jumbo crab cakes and an Aspen Ridge Farm filet mignon. For dessert, guests satisfied their sweet tooth on a gelato and sorbet station, and with a lemon and raspberry filling wedding cake created by Gateau, Inc.
The day was about Charlie and Sarah – what better way to make the evening exciting was to hear amazing stories about the two of them from close family and friends. Expressions of love and funny tales from Sarah’s law partners, and her besties from Wellesley College and The Madeira School; along with family hoorahs from Charlie’s side of the family shining light on his fantastic character and remembering his father and mother who are no longer here on earth. Charlie and Sarah raised a glass to their guests to thank them for the support over the years, and for those coming near and far to celebrate with them. Then everyone hit the dance floor as deejay David Lugo entertained them with rhythmic beats that kept them on their feet all night long. In lieu of wedding gifts, Charlie and Sarah suggested their friends to donate to charities that are close to them; Horton’s Kids, Wounded Warrior Project, and Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy.
Sarah and Charlie have a love that was built on friendship, and a love that will last forever.
Special thanks to all that help to make this day possible:
Reception Venue – Sequoia | Catering – Sequioa | Floral Decor – L’Artisan Lily | Photography – Lux Photography | Photobooth – Luxe Photography | Deejay – Lugo Entertainment | Wedding Cake – Gateau Inc. | Linen, Charger, Chair, Rentals – Select Event Group | Lighting – DJ Angie D Entertainment | Event Planning & Stationery – Perfect Planning Events
Charlie McGarvey & Sarah Piper | September 13, 2014