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A Wedding in Washington

This weekend was the wedding of my college roommate and sorority sister, Jennifer, to her long-time sweetheart, Nathan. It was a beautiful wedding, held at Holy Rosary Church in downtown Washington, DC. The church has some beautiful, ornate architecture, and was a fitting setting for their formal wedding.

The details Jennifer planned, with the assistance of Jamie Spears from Simply Chic Events, made the day personal and unique. Here are a few details from the ceremony and reception.

The reception was held at the stoic Carnegie Institute for Science, also in Washington. Cocktails started in the Rotunda while the bridal party took photos among Corinthian columns on the Institute's front steps.

At cocktails, guests were greeted with Specialty Cocktails in addition to a full bar, aptly named "The Jennifer" and "The Nathan." (Note: After the wedding, the bridal party went for nightcap at a nearby hotel's bar. Apparently, you cannot order "The Jennifer" there, much to our disappointment.

We feasted on a delicious meal created by Occasions Catering, finished off with wedding cake from Fluffy Thoughts Cakes, located in McLean, Virginia, and a late-night ice cream sundae bar (yum!). The setting of the Rotunda lent itself to after-dinner dancing and a bouquet toss from a third-floor balcony overlook.

The fun of weddings, of course, is seeing old friends. We had a fabulous Tri Delta table, accompanied by the men lucky enough to marry us ladies. We danced the night away and took FULL advantage of the self-service photo booth.

All in, it was a fabulous wedding, full of laughter, friends, family, and A Very Exclusive Target.

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