“A Marbled Wedding in the City” was the theme and inspiration for the wedding of Anthony Sims and David Butler. My first encounter with this vibrant couple was one that was of pure exhilaration! David and Tony were both eager to embrace a new chapter in their life and wanted to celebrate it with their friends in grand style. Although they had contracted all of their vendors, they needed someone to bring their vision together with the decor, and David wanted me to focus the design around a marbled wedding cake that he had seen in Martha Stewart Weddings and he wanted limited floral decor. Both gentlemen expressed they wanted their day to be one of grandeur and of distinction but most of all fitting their personality. Based on the couple’s specific decor requirements, I designed exactly what they had envisioned (this was expressed by David on the day of the wedding – he loved what we had put together).
Decor elements used for their wedding ceremony encompassed lots of candlelight encompassed by soft and luxurious pipe and drape around the perimeter of the room. The wedding attendee floral accents were of yellow-gold calla lilies and orange tulips. To enhance the ambiance of the ceremony, the flawless angelic sound of music from Mrs. Tanya Blount, Renee Trotter, and Mr. Michael Trotter filled the sanctuary and moved everyone to tears of joy!
After the ceremony, guests traveled downtown to the District Architecture Center for the reception. When guests entered, the room they were met with a glow of a romance. The entire room was wrapped in a luxurious pipe and drape; the table linen decor was shimmery Riviera gold set with dupioni brickhouse orange napkins, and gold glitter glass chargers; the guest rested comfortably in Cleo Bronze ballroom chairs. The floral decor was set with dynamic crystal globe vases with LED lighting to provide a romantic ambiance of lighting.
David & Tony’s first dance was to Patti Labelle’s – My Love, Sweet Love. Deejay Greg Sims kept the guests entertained with the best sounds – keeping the dance floor full during the night.
David & Tony celebrated the union of their love with their closest family and friends. It was a celebration of one to remember, and one that the two will cherish for a lifetime.
Anthony Sims and David Butler | October 18, 2014
The Metropolitan Community Church of Washington, DC | District Architecture Center
Special thanks to Industry Partners: Coordination & Design – Perfect Planning Events | Officiant – Reverend Dwayne Johnson | Ceremony Site – The Metropolitan Community Church of Washington, DC | Reception Site – District Architecture Center | Floral Decor – Tierra Floral Design | Photography – ArtsGroup Photography | DJ – Greg K. Sims | Ceremony Musicians – Tanya Blount, Michael Trotter, Renee Barnes | Wedding Cake – Cakes by Linda | Invitations – Niks & Naks | Linens – DC Rentals | Lighting Decor – Washington Celebrations | Chair, Bar, Charger Rentals – Select Event Group
Photography Credit: ArtsGroup Photography