Fall 2012 Wedding Guide

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After dating several Rodents of Unusual Size, you found true love. Buck up, Buttercup, with help from this gang of wedding insiders.

Ch. 1: The Bride
GMU grad Sareh Nouri started sketching bridal gowns before her 2009 wedding and hasn’t stopped since. Find her feather-light silk and tulle creations at Love Couture Bridal.

Ch. 2: The Groom
He may look, at times, like a common farmhand. Take the country out of the boy at NYC-transplant Michael Andrews Bespoke’s new made-to-measure shop (opening October 24) with shirts, suits, and tuxes in around 10,000 fine fabrics; a basic slim-cut two-piece suit starts at $995.

Ch. 3: The Courtship
Who better to snap your engagement announcement than a real-life couple? Allison and Chris Britton travel to the ends of Earth (or the bar where you met) and encourage personal touches, (i.e., poochie included). Brides interested in something sexy should ask about Allison’s pinup and boudoir portraits.

Ch. 4: The Preparation
Your maids yearn for dresses they can wear again. Bella Bridesmaid is the only D.C.-area stockist of Love Lane by Ivy & Aster, a line of draped silk styles in Ring Pop colors. (Note: Your hard-to-please pal can donate hers to NewlyMaid.)

Ch. 5: The Announcement
Proclaim your intentions with letterpress invitations from Cleveland Park’s Digby & Rose. We adore the whimsical Metro map-inspired motif.

Ch. 6: The Festivities
Transport guests to a land far, far away with an Indian-style wedding cake from IndAroma. Select tiers with painted paisleys or peacock feathers and choose fillings like chocolate, mango, pistachio, or serve instead traditional Indian rose-scented gulab jamun (spongy fried dough balls).

Ch. 7: The Screenplay
Let Kate Headley, who specializes in vintage Super 8 wedding films, capture your celebration. Her final edits turn your big day into a movie with a once-upon-a-time look you’ll love.

Anything less than a happy ending? Inconceivable.

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Photo: Courtesy of Kate Headley Photography

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