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Hannah & Sam

Occupations Hannah is the COO at Tricerat, Inc.;  Sam is an account manager at Barcoding, Inc. 

Wedding date May 15, 2021  

Number of Attendees 48 

How You Met Through a mutual friend in 2014. 

The Engagement Privately in Mount Vernon at the Washington Monument after dinner at Tio Pepe’s. It was a total surprise.

Wedding Design Inspiration Every detail started with my dress. I fell in love with Vera Wang’s Fall 2019 Collection before we even got engaged. When I tried on Marthe at Carine’s Bridal Atelier, I immediately knew it was the one. Vera’s line that season was inspired by King Louis XIV and Versailles. Knowing that, we pulled commanding details in the design but also wanted to maintain a degree of softness. We created this balance by juxtaposing things like a navy velvet tablecloth and tortoiseshell flatware against soft garden roses in the centerpieces or how my bouquet included deep burgundy and navy berries but was wrapped in soft ivory silk ribbon covered in lace from my mother’s wedding gown.

What Was Unique and Special About Your Wedding Day The beautiful thing about a wedding is that it is always unique to the couple. Sam and I shared a surprise list of five things we love about each other during the ceremony. It was one of my favorite moments of the day. Everything else up to that moment was planned out together–I loved having a surprising and raw moment.

Favorite Details My bouquet wrap is incredibly special to me. I loved carrying a piece of my mom’s gown with me down the aisle. Stacy Bowen has a magical touch. I still go back through my photos appreciating what a phenomenal job she did capturing our vision for the florals. I can imagine she thought we were a bit mad when we said we didn’t want our florals to look like wedding florals. And all of our day of paper and invitation suite.

Most Unexpected Event On Your Wedding Day Balancing on crumbling stairs to get the perfect photo. Cecily at Procopio was truly my hype woman for the day. I didn’t realize how important the chemistry between us, and our photographer would be. I felt like her bestie by the end of the day.

Piece of Advice Hire an excellent wedding planner like LynnAaron at Nouvelle Weddings.


Beauty Up Dos for I Dos Bridesmaids Bella Bridesmaids Caterer Linwoods Floral Design Stacy Bowen Floral Design Groom & Groomsmen Ted Baker Honeymoon Napa Valley and Hawaii Invitations Ruby the Fox LIGHTING & DRAPING Event Dynamics LINENS BBJ Linen Location The Cloisters Music String Theory (ceremony and cocktail hour); Michael Cruz (reception) Officiant Rev. Michelle Gerlowski of Ceremony Officiants Photographer Procopio Photography RENTALS Select Event Group SPECIALTY RENTALS Something Vintage Transportation Limousines, Inc. Wedding Dresses Vera Wang Fall 2019 Collection “Marthe” (ceremony); Pandora Satin halterneck by Galvan (reception) Wedding Planner LynnAaron Nichols at Nouvelle Weddings

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