Lauren and Ben
in Washington, DC

MD, DC and VA, Real Weddings
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Photos: Jay Premack

Lauren and Ben, who both live in Boston, married at the bride's family home in DC. "After looking at venues in Boston, Ben and I decided on my mom's house because it has tremendous meaning to us," says Lauren. The couple married in the home's sunroom, under a chuppah held aloft by the groomsmen. Inspired by Audrey Hepburn's look in the film Funny Face, the bride wore a tea-length dress custom made at L'elite Bridal Boutique in Boston. After cocktail hour inside the house, guests moved into the reception tent, which was rented from Sugarplum Tent Company. "The tent felt like an extension of my mom's house," says Lauren. The couple and their 100 guests sat at tables numbered with Roman numerals and adorned with centerpieces of white roses, hydrangeas, calla lilies, and orchids. Dinner, catered by Susan Gage Caterers, included steak and Maryland crab cakes. The wedding cake, created by Patisserie Poupon, featured buttercream frosting sprinkled with coconut shavings. "I love anything coconut," says the bride. "The cake was one of the best I've ever tasted." Read more from this couple's wedding here.

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