We’re so excited to highlight another MAB Artistry bride on the blog! It’s so exciting getting to see all the pictures of our brides excited and celebrate their wedding with their spouse, family and friends. We normally only get to see our brides and her bridesmaids and never the ceremony or reception, so we’re beyond excited to share these moments of some of our brides.
Our next highlight is Caroline & Patrick and their classic DC wedding!
What made you decide on DC for your wedding? Why the Mayflower?
I grew up in the Northern VA/ DC area and it was where Patrick and I met and started our relationship. We loved going out to baseball games, restaurants, and shows in DC. The Mayflower was the best wedding venue because it was in such a great area of DC! We had a lot of out of town guests who wanted to tour DC and see the sights!
The ballroom in the Mayflower is beautiful, historic, and has all the great gatsby vibes!
What was the best part of wedding planning?
The best part of wedding planning was the details- the florals, linens, plates, tablescapes! Dance lessons were so fun too!
What was the hardest part?
The hardest part was COVID and the uncertainty. Changing our wedding date was disheartening as well- but everything worked out in the end!
You had to deal with a lot of uncertainty because of COVID-19. What helped you handle the stress?
Knowing a lot of things were out of our control and we just had to stay positive. Patrick and I just continued to enjoy our engagement period.
If you can pick one, what was your favorite moment from your wedding day?
Our first dance! Patrick and I took dance lessons and practiced a lot! The dance truly showed our teamwork!
What made you choose Makeup By Ana B/MAB Artistry to be your HMU team?
Ana B was reasonably priced and had great reviews! Ana and her team were flexible and cooperative when we had to change our wedding date – this was greatly appreciated during such a stressful time! Her team was also open minded and very creative. They truly listened and took their time and showed they cared.
My hair and makeup trial was close to 4 hours! I felt so cared about that she took 4 hours to make sure I was going to be happy with my bridal wedding day look, which was MUCH appreciated!
What advice do you have for other brides?
Have fun and enjoy it! It’s a once in a lifetime opportunity and celebration to plan your wedding! Have fun, don’t stress, and don’t worry about other people’s opinions! DO you and your fiance! Have fun, enjoy, and Be a little selfish! It’s your day!
Interested in booking MAB Artistry for your wedding? Submit an inquiry here!
Caroline and Patricks Vendors:
Planning & Design: Grit & Grace
Photographer: Abby Jiu Photography
Venues: St. Peter’s On Capitol Hill, The Mayflower Hotel
Bridal gown: Love Couture Bridal Potomac, Anne Barge
Bridesmaid dresses: Bhldn by Anthropologie
HMU: Makeup By Ana B, MAB Artistry
Groom and Groomsmen tuxes: Nordstrom & The Black Tux Rentals
Flowers: Edge Floral Event Designers
Wedding Cake: Fluffy Thoughts Cakes
Lighting: Atmosphere Inc
Rentals: White Glove Rentals, DC Event Rentals
Paper/Table Settings/Monogram Design: Emily Baird Design
Calligraphy: Laura Hooper Calligraphy
Dance Floor and Escort Wall: Syzygy Events
Band: Attraction Band Events, Sam Hill Entertainment