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Real Wedding, Alexandra and Carter at Meadowlark Botanical Gardens

Wednesday, September 10th, 2014

Earlier this summer we had the pleasure to work with one of the sweetest couples for their Virginia wedding at Meadowlark Botanical Gardens.  Alexandra and Carter had a wedding filled with joy!  It was wonderful to work with Katie DeLorme Photography, the photos are absolutely stunning from this wedding and we couldn’t wait to share them!  The staff at Meadowlark did an amazing job, and we could just tell that all of Alexandra and Carter’s guests were having the best day ever.

Alexandra and Carter at Meadowlark Botanical Gardens, wedding DJ – Chris Laich Music Services, photography – Katie DeLorme Photography

Alexandra and Carter each started the day getting ready with their wedding party and family.




We love how they set-up the ceremony outside at Meadowlark.  They chose the song “Begin Again by” for the Bridesmaids and “A Thousand Years” for Bride Alexandra and her Father.  For their recessional, we played “Forever”

Katie DeLorme Photography

Katie DeLorme Photography

Additional photos of the wedding party and reception details were taken after the ceremony, we love the simple and elegant style of this wedding party!

Katie DeLorme Photography

Katie DeLorme Photography

Katie DeLorme Photography

Katie DeLorme Photography

Katie DeLorme Photography


To start the reception, we introduced the wedding party and then Alexandra and Carter danced their first dance as Husband and Wife to “The Only Exception by Paramore”.



Alexandra’s parents then gave a welcome and toast before dinner.  After dinner, we heard toasts from the Maid of Honor and Best Man.


To open the dance floor, Alexandra and Carter each danced with their parents and then all were welcomed to dance.  Alexandra and her Father danced to “Can You Feel the Love Tonight by Elton John”.  Carter and his Mother danced to “Songbird by Fleetwood Mac”.


Later in the evening, Alexandra and Carter cut their wedding cake to “Lucky by Jason Mraz and Colbie Caillat”, delicious cupcakes were also served to guests.



After the bouquet and garter toss, the dance party continued for the remainder of the evening!



Congrats again to Alexandra and Carter!  We hope you’re enjoying newlywed life!

Alexandra and Carter at Meadowlark Botanical Gardens, wedding DJ – Chris Laich Music Services, photography – Katie DeLorme Photography


Real Wedding Highlights for Nora and Matthew

Wednesday, August 20th, 2014

It was a pleasure to work with Nora and Matthew for their Spring wedding at the Sheraton Pentagon City with Pamela Lepold Photography.  Here are highlights, to view Nora and Mattt’s wedding photos check out the full gallery on Pamela Lepold Photography’s facebook page.



AT&T Best of Washington 2014

Wednesday, August 6th, 2014

This year’s sold-out AT&T Best of Washington party at the National Building Museum on July 16th was truly the party of the summer.  The Alice in Wonderland-themed event featured two levels of restaurants with delicious food and drink from more than 70 of Washingtonian’s 100 Very Best Restaurants and Best of Washington winners. In addition to being an amazing party, the event benefited the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

It was wonderful to work with A. Dominick Events (event planning), Adora Wedding Films (videography), All Stage & Sound (audio/visual), Booth-o-Rama (photo booth), Chicka (decor and design), Edge Floral Event Designers (flowers), Frost (lighting), Occasions CaterersSperry Tents, and XOXO Photo Booth (green-screen photo booth.  Thanks also to the event sponsors: AT&TBMWAmerican Beverage AssociationQatar AirwaysWells FargoCelebrity Cruises, and Hailo.

Here are some of the highlights, see the full galleries on Washingtonian’s website: Gallery 1 and Gallery 2


Chef Sebastien Archambault of Blue Duck Tavern serving summer-tomato salad with goat cheese and balsamic-vinegar pearls. Photograph by Jennifer Domenick.


Ping Pong Dim Sum served guests Chin Shih’s grog cocktail, with rum, mango tea, orange shrub, and pineapple juice. Photograph by Sarah Matista


Chefs creating their masterpieces at the AT&T Best of Washington party. Photograph by Jennifer Domenick.


Occasions Caterers provided tasty “eat me” cookies at the private publisher’s reception. Photograph by Jennifer Domenick.


Hedge rabbit created by Edge Floral Event Designers. Photograph by David Rice.


Marisol Plata Canary, Rebecca McFarland, and Katharine Ragsdale. Photograph by David Rice.


Sprinkles displayed a variety of miniature cupcakes to go with the Alice in Wonderland theme. Photograph by Sarah Matista.


Photograph by Daniel Swartz.


Photograph by Daniel Swartz.


Interior shot of the Alice in Wonderland themed party. Photo by Andrew Propp.

Happy Anniversary Shannon and Jeff

Wednesday, July 16th, 2014

It was a true pleasure to work with Shannon and Jeff for their wedding last year at The Hotel Washington.  Shannon is not only one of the most resilient and courageous brides we’ve worked with, she is truly beautiful inside and out.  This amazing wedding was photographed by The Observatory and planned by Bella Notte , see the full vendor list below.  Shannon and Jeff’s story is one of strength and love and is truly inspiring.  Their wedding was featured this past Spring on ABC News and Style Me Pretty, from Style Me Pretty: “We’ve had our share of lovely brides that have graced the pages of SMP, but perhaps none as fiercely beautiful and inspiring as this one. She’s reminded us that the true beauty behind a wedding is in the love and strength two people can give one another—not the dress, shoes, makeup or even hair can shine as bright. After being diagnosed with cancer nine months into planning her wedding, this sweet bride chose to stand strong, hair or no hair, and marry her handsome Marine.”


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Vendor List:

Photography: Andrea Jacobson For The Observatory | Event Planning: Bella Notte | Floral Design: Multiflor | Wedding Dress: The Plumed Serpent | Cake: Fancy Cakes By Leslie | Invitations: The Dandelion Patch | Bridesmaids Dresses: Jim Hjelm | Makeup Artist: Carl Ray | DJ: Chris Laich Music Services | Accomodations: Hotel Washington | Bridal Hair: Hair By Remona | Lymphoma Awareness Wedding Garter: Julianne Smith Of The Garter Girl | Venue: Hotel Washington

Wedding News from Engaged Magazine

Thursday, July 10th, 2014

Here’s the latest from Engaged! Magazine: Introducing Debrajean Overholt


Debrajean Overholt
photo by Robert Isacson
When she was Director of Catering at the Ritz-Carlton Washington DC for 25 years, Debrajean Overholt’s unofficial title was “Queen of Weddings.” In addition to producing events for top corporations, embassies, associations, heads of state, celebrities and political parties, Debrajean orchestrated both grand and intimate weddings. While the luxury Ritz-Carlton brand was – and still is! – the impetus for DC brides and mothers of the bride who want the best of the best, Debrajean was often the first call after an engagement because she knew her clients as family and they were confident they would be in the best of hands with her.
Now, as owner of Debrajean Overholt Event Design, she continues to be the go-to planner for weddings in DC and beyond planned with finesse and style – but always staying cool, calm and collected.  She is the mother’s confidant, the father’s savior, and the bride and groom’s best friend.   By the end of the nuptials, Debrajean is part of the family.  Introducing Who’s Who of Wedding Planners,Debrajean Overholt…
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Truly, this upcoming weekend includes a mother lode of incredible Sample Sales at area bridal salons – if you’re looking for ‘the’ gown still, these sales are must-attend events! Sample Sales will be held at Hannelore’s Riziks and more.
Doreen Barlow Tisone
Editor, Engaged! Magazine

Real Wedding Highlights for Alexis and Noah – Four Seasons Hotel, Georgetown

Wednesday, July 9th, 2014

This Spring we had the pleasure to provide music services for Alexis and Noah at the Four Season’s Georgetown!   Kate Fine Art Photography did a wonderful job capturing their day.  The stunning florals are by Organic Orginals Floral Design.  Here are the highlights from their stunning wedding, see the full post on Kate Fine Art’s blog.


Washingtonian Best-of, National Building Museum – July 16th

Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014

This year the AT&T and Washingtonian Best of Washington Party will be held on Wednesday, July 16, 2014 at the National Building Museum.  This is one of the best parties of the year and an one that Chris Laich Music Services looks forward to deejaying every year.  Tickets can be purchased online, so get your tickets today!


 Last year, more than 2,000 guests, celebrities, restaurateurs, and Leukemia & Lymphoma Society supporters filled the National Building Museum to sample, sip, and socialize. The regularly sold-out event has featured more than 60 of Washingtonian’s 100 Very Best Restaurants and celebrated chefs.  This year, all funds from the silent auction and a portion of ticket proceeds will go to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

The AT&T Best of Washington party will be the highlight of the summer season. It’s a winner for sponsors, foodies, restaurants, guests, and our beneficiary.

$125—General Admission, 7 to 10 PM
$175—Early Admission, 6 to 10 PM

We hope to see you there!

What’s New from Engaged Magazine

Thursday, June 26th, 2014

One of the benefits of being apart of Engaged! Magazine’s preferred vendors, is the great access to up-to-date wedding news in our area!  Editor Doreen Barlow Tisone, does an amazing job staying informed with what is new and hot in our area.  Here is some of the latest from Engaged! Magazine’s news.

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Washingtonian Best of Happy Hour Bethesda Row

Wednesday, June 25th, 2014

We are so excited to announce that Chris Laich Music Services will be providing music services for the Washingtonian Best-of Washington events this summer!  Come see us next Tuesday, July 1 for the Washingtonian Best of Happy Hour Bethesda Row!


Bethesda Row will be blocked off for the LAST happy hour of our Best of Washington season! Guests will enjoy delicious food and drinks from several participating restaurants. A $15 donation to The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society at the door will get you two drink tickets and tastes from participating restaurants Café Deluxe, Georgetown Cupcake, Jaleo, Luke’s Lobster, Mussel Bar, Mon Ami Gabi, Redwood, and Shophouse!

This will be the last opportunity for guests to purchase discounted tickets to the greatest party in the town–the AT&T Best of Washington blowout event at the National Building Museum on July 16.

Come see us there!

Bethesda Row

Tuesday, July 1

6pm to 8:30pm

Real Wedding Feature for Natalie and Joseph

Wednesday, June 18th, 2014

We had such a pleasure working with Natalie and Joseph for their rustic Virginia wedding reception at Bluemont Vineyard!  The day was beautiful and Natalie incorporated many DIY details that were a reflection of her and Joseph, their styles, interests and personal touches from their lives together.  It was such an honor to provide music for their day and it was a great to work with Stephen Bobb Photography and the staff at Bluemont.


This beautiful wedding was featured on United With Love earlier this year.  See the full feature, here is the recap:

Ceremony Venue: St. John the Apostle Roman Catholic Church
Officiant: Father Peffley
Reception Venue: Bluemont Vineyard
Photography: Stephen Bobb Photography
Catering: Savoir Fare Limited
Cake: Market Salamander 
Floral Design: Event Studio
Bridal Attire: Watters from Love Couture Bridal
Bridesmaids Attire: Jenny Yoo
Bridesmaids Accessories: Verde
Shoes: Betsey Johnson
Hair + Makeup: Le Mariee
Jewelry: Ross-Simons
Groom Attire: Black by Vera Wang
Stationery + Calligraphy: Melissa Kelman
Music: Chris Laich Music Services
Transportation: Chariots for Hire
Draping: Elegant Momentz by Kathleen