Living Local: A Hyper-Local Weddingposted Wednesday, August 01 by Think Local First DC
Living Local is a blog series that captures how DC residents interact with the city’s local businesses. This post comes from Ashley Lusk, who describes her experience planning a hyper-local wedding.
How to Get Married Locally
Guest Blogger: Ashley Lusk, Staff Writer for Borderstan
This spring I was married in DC and our hyper-local wedding was the perfect way to introduce our friends and family to our favorite local spots. Sourcing components of our wedding from the places we are regulars became a simple way to tell the story of how our relationship unfolded in the District.
So what does a local wedding look like? How about Meridian Hill Park for your wedding? But make sure you have a great backup location in case it rains; check out The Whittemore House, Sewell-Belmont House, Washington International School, or the Tudor House. Ask Spilled Milk Catering to take care of the food — you won’t regret it. Call Whisked for your wedding cake. Set up your registry at Hill’s Kitchen. Search on Etsy for local artists to make your bridesmaids dresses and pick up vintage decorations at Miss Pixie’s. Ask Allen Woods to take care of your floral arrangements, or if you’re on a budget, head over to the DC Fresh Farm Market and pick up your own. Ask The Pig to cater an incredible rehearsal dinner picnic. Grab a Washington, DC coffee table book at Kramer’s and create an innovative guest book. Ask Pleasant Pops to give your guests a sweet treat on their way out into the summer heat, or maybe have a delicious scone from Frenchie’s waiting on their hotel pillow when they arrive. Leave the celebration in an Uber towncar, then kick off your party shoes and curl up with your sweetheart at the Tabard Inn.
Photo: Ashley and her husband David stop by Idle Time Books after their wedding to snap a few photos.
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