You’re a total individual, so why should your wedding be like every other? Make your special day one that speaks volumes about you.
You Love Chocolate
Who needs a boring cake when you can have a chocolate centerpiece from Krishon? From a simple heart covered in real gold to a towering Rodin imitation using likenesses of the bride and groom, chocolatier Eric Johnson can make your chocolate ideas come to life. He can even spice up the bachelorette party with edibles in naughty shapes.
You Look Good in Green
Ecominded does not have to mean ugly. Adele Wechsler’s new ecocouture wedding gowns, arriving at Rizik’s next month, are made from organic silk and hemp with recycled lace detailing (1100 Connecticut Avenue NW; 202-223-4050).
You Go Old School
Surround yourself with the people who mean the most to you at a tiny, old-fashioned ceremony behind Georgetown’s historic Old Stone House. You can host up to 50 people in the grassy, flower-filled garden (3051 M Street NW; 202-895-6000).
You Like Sparkle
Local jeweler Zsuzsi Wolf hand fabricates and sets custom rings to order in her Torpedo Factory Art Center studio. She pairs traditional metals like platinum and gold with atypical stones like raw, industrial, or rose-cut diamonds. A last-minute bauble? She can make it in as little as two hours (105 North Union Street, Alexandria; 703-548-3319).
You Feel Good
Gather the ladies together for a day of pampering at Solarus Salon & Spa. They will customize a package to pamper your feet, remove unsightly stubble, and work out prewedding kinks from your neck and shoulders. Their professionals can also handle hair and makeup (1920 Clarendon Boulevard, Arlington; 703-243-7283).
The sky’s the limit for photographer Stacey Vaeth. In prewedding consultations, she’ll discern the vibe and images you want her to capture. From old-fashioned black-and-whites to futuristic mobiles of the bride and groom hanging from the reception hall ceiling, she’ll make sure that the event is picture perfect.
A picture is worth a thousand words, and you can get a library’s worth of photos together in Chrome’s new bound albums. The shop’s pros will help customize the size, cover, and color, offering suggestions and printing proofs until you’re happy (3247 Q Street NW; 202-333-3270).
The rest is up to you. Find more ideas in our fall 2007 wedding guide.