Says event planner Tabitha Roberts, of Robets & Co. Events, “Maggie and Gareth hosted their ceremony and reception at the Carnegie Institute in D.C in the early spring for 120 guests. They met prior to the ceremony for a sweet first look at the rooftop pool of the Donovan House.
They were able to escape before the whirlwind evening for private photos together and then met up with family to shoot on the gorgeous steps of the Carnegie Institute. The bridal party carried gorgeous yellow florals accented by their floor length purple dresses.
They were married in the round of the atrium in a ceremony in both Spanish and English as a nod to Maggie’s Costa Rican heritage.
As the night flowed into the reception guests dined on a special dinner by Main Event Caterers and each guest was given a special hand made pottery bowl from the mother of the bride as a special favor.
Dinner and dancing followed, but the really unique portion of the night was Carnivale. In Costa Rica, at weddings, guests don masks and other fun party ensembles and really cut loose. Spanish salsa music is played and the guests at this wedding went nuts. Maggie and Gareth brought in feather boas, maraca’s, beads, ornate decorative masks, and noise makers to start up the party. Everyone piled into the dance floor and it invigorated the rest of the evening leading up to the couples’ sparkler send-off. Guests were such good sports about it, as it was raining but they wanted to make sure this adorable couple got the send-off they deserved!”
Thanks so much to Tabitha for submitting this wedding – truly beautiful! Love the idea of incorporating a masked ball! Share your favorite detail of this wedding with us! 🙂
Credits: Photography: Exclamation Imagery / Flowers: B. Floral Design / Event Planning: Robets & Co. Events / Ceremony Location: Carnegie Institute / Hotel/First Look: Donovan House / Cake: Fluffy thoughts / Catering: Main Event Caterers / DJ: Avalon DJ’s / Hair and makeup: Belle Souer / Officiate: Reverend Bonnie Berger