Emily & Awesome John

Emily & John met in grad school in DC in Arabic class. John had recently returned from a backpacking trip in Syria, and in Emily’s words, “looked insane”. So when John asked, “Do you like food?” she OBVIOUSLY said yes… and that’s how they had their first date. hahaha, isn’t that awesome?! Awesome John {as we fondly refer to him} has a way with words, wouldn’t you say?! We’re glad Emily said yes, because we had an absolute GAS at their wedding. John’s dad graciously postponed his plans for a cherry orchard so these two could host a personal, relaxed and classy affair in his gorgeous backyard overlooking the water. Emily called it “the best picnic you’ve ever been to, on some mild steroids”, and we concur! Everything was designed to the nines! With happy little red, white and blue accents everywhere you turned- we were in heaven! And Emily & John put us over the top: so down-to-earth, so in love, and SO willing to do whatever we wanted, ha! Ya can’t ask for more: enjoy!

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From Emily:

Invitations: our amazing, talented friend Greg Mortimer who was also one of the groomsmen

Flowers: Family friend Martha Holdren (centerpieces) and Beth Krasnovsky of Country Garden Weddings (bouquets) – Martha lives just around the pond from High Brewster and all of the flowers for the centerpieces and bouquets came from her garden.

Catering: Casual Gourmet

DJ: Beat Train Productions (Sam Bogart & Ben Woods)

Tent/party rental: Undercover Tent company, the tent itself is a Tidwater tent

Peacock feather accessories: Gilded Shadows on Etsy

Necklace: Kendra Scott

Rings: my own, plus my paternal grandmother’s wedding rings

Dress: Jenny Yoo

Shoes: Kate Spade

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